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  • Back and Forth

    I went hiking, just me and my four-legged bodyguard. I wanted to be alone. I felt like screaming at the universe, I demanded answers to questions I had been afraid to ask. Stomping my foot in the middle of nowhere had seemed like a good idea.   Wha...

    Posted on 11/17/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 16 Comments

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  • Life Goes On!

    There’s an old saying I have always liked. “Always remember: Wherever you go, there you are!”  When I first heard it, I appreciated the humor of a saying that doesn’t seem to have much of a message at all. But the more I thought about it, I realize...

    Posted on 6/30/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 13 Comments

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  • "We are on a diet," he said!

    Like life isn't complicated enough already, now we are on a diet, that's what HE said. It's my own fault. I left the scale in the living room and he stepped on it. It would have been smarter if I would have schlepped the heavy box up the stairs to ...

    Posted on 7/22/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 19 Comments

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  • From Basset Hound to Shepherd Dog!

    "We need an energetic,  young one who can keep up with you," I heard my husband say and I cannot even begin to describe how it made me feel. A  mix of emotions rolled over me in waves. Disbelieve, joy, grief, happiness. It's hard to put into words....

    Posted on 5/31/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 9 Comments

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  • At home at last!

    I suspected my news feed to be overflowing with updates, news and messages from my MFP friends, but unfortunately, that's not the case, rather the opposite. I need them now more than ever, don't they know? It seems living and working at home has gi...

    Posted on 4/20/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 11 Comments

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  • The Chipmunk in my Office!

    Not by choice I work from home again, just like last year, when my husband recovered first from shoulder surgery and then from open-heart surgery. By now I am used to it, but this time all is different. I have to share my office with the love of my...

    Posted on 3/25/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 9 Comments

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  • Be careful what you wish for!

    Just a couple of weeks ago I felt overwhelmed by work and life in general. I wished for a few days off, dreamed of doing absolutely nothing. I hoped for a break and joked I would once again appreciate a loan from my imaginary time-bank. Now, just a...

    Posted on 4/03/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 16 Comments

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  • Dear Neighbor!

    Yesterday you filled your shopping carts to the rim. You went overboard, paniced a bit and now you are sitting at home, your pantry is overflowing with foods you bought for you and your family. The freezer is filled up to the rim, and the refrigera...

    Posted on 3/14/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 18 Comments

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  • The Fat Lady running?

    My husband just had another follow up with the cardiologist and we have broken all the records. He called him a "Rock star," and I couldn't agree with him more. We have been working hard, had been walking a lot during his recovery.  We have met new...

    Posted on 3/12/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 13 Comments

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  • Self Talk

    Do you remember when you used to have to ask a parent or teacher (or the prison guard) for permission to do something? We asked hoping that our request would be granted. Then when we were responsible adults, we pretty much only had to ask ourselves...

    Posted on 1/07/2020 by dsjohndrow | 135 Comments

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  • You Can!

    My Blog has moved HERE. Today marks a year since I finished the World Major Marathons. It was my way of flipping off cancer. You know, you can't take my life, cancer! Fighting back is a healthy outlet. That last marathon I was so incredibly mis...

    Posted on 3/03/2020 by dsjohndrow | 105 Comments

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  • Dear Under Armour!

    Almost every night I go online and I log into MyFitnessPal. It's a routine that belongs to my life, like brushing my teeth. It is a necessity I don't even question anymore. I have tried to get around logging, have tried to master the art of eyeball...

    Posted on 2/29/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 21 Comments

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  • WTF Ever

    Today I was up at 4:00 am with a scorching headache. I am waiting to call the doctor to see what my options are. I am not scheduled to see the neurologist for 2 more weeks. In my pain fog, I realized it is World Cancer Day. If I were to make a li...

    Posted on 2/04/2020 by dsjohndrow | 117 Comments

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  • It has been my Privilege!

    While I live with the illusion to know him very well, he will never know me -or others like me. Yet, he comes by from time to time, most in the form of articles, and sometimes I even take the time and watch him -and others like him- for an hour or ...

    Posted on 2/24/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 8 Comments

    72 votes + -

  • Why Is Enough Food Not Enough Food?

    I denied that I was an emotional eater. I remember one day there was the 6-pack of mini-cupcakes sitting on the kitchen table. The good news is that my daughter ate 4 of them. It wasn't a really big calorie hit. What bothered me is that I know I wo...

    Posted on 2/11/2020 by dsjohndrow | 83 Comments

    48 votes + -

  • Til Death will Take the Scale away!

    "Hold the weight for five years," my MFP friend wrote, and once again I came close to unfriend him. What was he thinking? He is lucky I like him! Holding my new weight for five years. Good grief! So far I have gone from one extreme to the next. I g...

    Posted on 2/12/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 13 Comments

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  • Hey Darling, let me tell you!

    "She is a big girl, I mean huge," I heard my husband say, and I saw something like disapproval in his eyes when he talked about the new engineer his company had hired at the beginning of the year. Ouch! Somehow it stung. He had just met the lady an...

    Posted on 2/06/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 20 Comments

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  • Today I am

    In "New Amsterdam" a rather new TV series meant to show us how health care could work, the character Max, the medical director of the hospital, sits in the waiting room of the pediatric department, waiting to have his six months old daughter looked...

    Posted on 1/30/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 26 Comments

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  • I am glad I am not a Chicken!

    Many years back -not sure how many and I don't want to think about it right now because it makes me feel old(er)- I attended a weekend seminar. I had been saving my money and time for this adventure, and I wasn't the only one. Everybody seemed exci...

    Posted on 1/21/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 17 Comments

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  • How Does is Feel?

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I wanted to go on this trip and so I did. All bundled up, heavy coat, warm mittens, scarf, winter boots, and soon I was on my way. And so it began. I closed the door behind me, held my head up high and took one ste...

    Posted on 1/08/2020 by The_Movie_Chair | 29 Comments

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