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  • Things You Say to Your Scale

    The scale has a lot of power over us. It's like a religion - an object of worship even! The fact that it is inanimate doesn't seem to stop us from talking to it, though. I am thinking about some of the things I've muttered under my breath besides the...

    Publié le 25/07/2017 par dsjohndrow | 32 Commenters

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  • From Disaster to Fabulous

    "Let's weigh you first," she said, and I almost pushed her aside to reach the scale. It showed three pounds more than my scale at home, and for a split second, I entertained the thought of stripping butt naked in a doctor's office. My doctor was impr...

    Publié le 19/07/2017 par The_Movie_Chair | 39 Commenters

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  • I Don't Like this Meal, Not One Bit

    I am not very good at returning food at a restaurant if I don't like it. I usually just don't go back. Times have changed and I now have the revenge of the Internet! I also can ask nicely for something else, or a replacement. I have had very good exp...

    Publié le 11/07/2017 par dsjohndrow | 12 Commenters

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  • Be good when you are bad

    Every time we go out to eat, I feel like I have one hand in the cookie jar already. Being in control at home is not that complicated. I am the chef in our kitchen. I plan the menu and the meals; I weigh the food, write down the ounces and grams and l...

    Publié le 08/07/2017 par The_Movie_Chair | 23 Commenters

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  • It takes a Village

    It's not the first time I am trying to lose weight, but it is the first time I am doing it successfully so far. All the other times I had a plan, this time I don't have a clue. There is not a diet out there that I haven't I tried. It started about 2...

    Publié le 29/06/2017 par The_Movie_Chair | 41 Commenters

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  • Another Dietician Appointment

    Today I had my second appointment with Chelsea, the dietician I told you about in my last blog.  In the 6 weeks since I last saw her I have lost 8 pounds . . . and the exciting part about that is I have not been obsessed with the scale during that ti...

    Publié le 28/06/2017 par LogR4Life | 18 Commenters

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  • Making Positive Changes Despite the Challenges

    I have been living the single life for a while now. I am pretty well into my 4th year. If my bathroom is not clean, it's my fault. I am a bit of a neat freak, so that doesn't happen very much. Between  running, work, traveling, and weekend races, I a...

    Publié le 27/06/2017 par dsjohndrow | 17 Commenters

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  • Tough Love

    "Be kind and gentle to yourself - Love yourself - You are beautiful!" That's something I often read in the comment section of my blog. You all mean so well, and you seem to care about me and my well-being. I appreciate it very much - more than I can...

    Publié le 21/06/2017 par The_Movie_Chair | 43 Commenters

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  • Dialing in the Calories and Running Marathons

    The older you get, the easier it is to regret that fact that you didn't do anything about your health for too long. Long enough to end up on MFP. I will turn 60 next year. I first joined MFP when I was 53 - right after a week-long stay in ICU after h...

    Publié le 20/06/2017 par dsjohndrow | 24 Commenters

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  • Viva Scale!

    Last week's weigh-in was not a success. I stepped on the scale, and for the first time in 150 days, it didn't show a weight loss. I felt disappointed, stood there, butt naked in all my glory in the bathroom and started an argument with our new, digit...

    Publié le 14/06/2017 par The_Movie_Chair | 28 Commenters

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  • Even after 6 years, this fitness thing requires effort

    It's been 2194 days in a row. It sounds like a lot, but logging in doesn't matter all that much. What matters are the changes that I have made to be fit. A lot more fit. I call them lifestyle changes.In the old days, I stopped using the scale at 276 ...

    Publié le 13/06/2017 par dsjohndrow | 27 Commenters

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  • Idioms for Health and Fitness Nuts

    I have traveled a lot, and even in my little town I meet folks for who English is a second language. For me, the language of nutrition and fitness is a second language. I mean, when I started, I thought a burpee was a couple of bodily functions gone ...

    Publié le 06/06/2017 par dsjohndrow | 7 Commenters

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  • A good day to be a good day

    "A fat lady enters the plus size store and asks for workout clothes." That sounds almost like a joke, doesn't it? Well, I suppose life writes the best jokes because that's exactly what happened.I started to plan my future workout routine. By the end ...

    Publié le 05/06/2017 par The_Movie_Chair | 62 Commenters

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    Anyone who follows my blog knows I've been down this road (and many others that look much like it) MANY times before!  About three weeks ago I had an appointment with a dietician which I blogged about in my last entry.  Since that time I have not bee...

    Publié le 31/05/2017 par LogR4Life | 13 Commenters

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  • Weight Loss is a Religion

    Since the beginning, mankind and their various religions have often turned the world upside down. Everyone has an opinion about unseen - whether it's good, bad, or somewhere in between. They worship, they teach, they hope, they pray, and they even sp...

    Publié le 30/05/2017 par dsjohndrow | 25 Commenters

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  • Only 99 pounds to go

    At first, when I signed up here, I was overwhelmed when I typed in the number of pounds I wanted to lose. Over 100 pounds- 140 lbs to be exact. That's a number that weighs heavy, not just on the scale, but also on one's shoulders. 140 pounds, that's ...

    Publié le 26/05/2017 par The_Movie_Chair | 66 Commenters

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  • I allowed myself to...

    This phrase is one of the most powerful phrases you can use in life. When you blame someone else or something else you give away your power.  When you take responsibility for your choices you take back the power and you can make changes.  This statem...

    Publié le 24/05/2017 par usmcmp | 30 Commenters

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  • What's Your Fitness Sign?

    It might be true that when you were born, the stars had a party, or the year you were born might have something to do with your destiny. But here on MFP, your sign is based on how well you do the program. :)The Dog - A walker at 3.0 miles per hour.Th...

    Publié le 23/05/2017 par dsjohndrow | 34 Commenters

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  • Bye Buddy

    We had to say goodbye to our oldest dog last week and even though I knew it was coming, it hit me hard. Losing a four-legged family member hurts. That night we had a few drinks, celebrated our dog's long life; we laughed and cried when we shared our ...

    Publié le 22/05/2017 par The_Movie_Chair | 39 Commenters

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  • Appointments, appointments, appointments!

    My blogs have been few and far between . . . as has my activity at MFP.  I look like I have quite a streak going (555 days!) -- but the fact of the matter is it is mainly because my iWatch automatically uploads my steps every day so it looks like I'm...

    Publié le 15/05/2017 par LogR4Life | 4 Commenters

    51 votes + -