Popular Blog Posts

  • Don't Pray for the Chicken

    The other night I went through my newsfeed when I came across a message that stood out. "I had fried chicken tonight, my favorite food. I feel bad about it. Please pray for me," my friend had written and I pressed my lips together and blew up my chee...

    Posted on 7/19/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 17 Comments

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  • Summer Struggle

    I thought weight loss would be easier in the summer.  Shorts, swimsuits, outside activities – I thought all this would be encouraging in my loss journey.  Nope.  At least, not for me. I failed to realize how much other summer distractions would count...

    Posted on 7/18/2018 by melissarose4 | 13 Comments

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  • Have You Made a Goal?

    When I got here, I had a goal of getting thin. I didn't really know how to connect my idea of thinness to my reality. I just wanted to be thin. I imagined myself when I was skinny. I know some of us were never skinny, but I was.I have made all sorts ...

    Posted on 7/03/2018 by dsjohndrow | 6 Comments

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  • Does MFP Have An Image Problem?

    Let me be clear up front, this has nothing to do with forums or MFP's public spaces.  I am referring only to images placed either in one's personal news feed that is seen only by their friends, or in their gallery.Just the facts:I, as a man, can post...

    Posted on 7/13/2018 by SaintGiff | 40 Comments

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  • The Secret to My weightloss

    Years ago, when I quit smoking I expected the worse to happen. After all, mood swings and tantrums are part of the quitting process and I was scared. How would I react if I would finally give up my beloved cigarettes?I pictured myself laying on the f...

    Posted on 7/12/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 15 Comments

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  • How Do You Play the Game?

    As a life-long New Englander, I am pretty blessed when it come to sports teams. I onlly like hockey and Facebook after the Patriots get in the Superbowl.Neither team is in its season.I am pretty sure I am leaving New England and moving somewere I can...

    Posted on 7/10/2018 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

    47 votes + -

  • Finally -The Fat Lady has lost 100 Pounds!

    I had waited for this moment and knew how I would react. I would clap my hands like a little girl, would dance through the house and the yard -butt naked of course- and would share my joy with the rest of the world -nothing less would do.Funny how it...

    Posted on 7/05/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 89 Comments

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  • The Fat Lady and the To-Go Box

    Our office signed a new client and yesterday I met her for the first time. A very beautiful lady who is obviously not aware of the effect she has on people -or she doesn't care.  Everything on her fits. Her figure is slim, her hair is perfect, in col...

    Posted on 6/28/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 27 Comments

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  • Dear Mother Nature!

    It's me, the fat lady, just a little bit less fat now but surely, you cannot have forgotten me.We haven't seen each other in a while, ever since you abruptly ended our friendship about two years ago, when you decided, I would not receive your monthly...

    Posted on 6/21/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 25 Comments

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  • Sing to the tune of "Winter Wonderland"

    Much walkingSome light liftingThis ain't sweatI am glisteningFeeling all rightMy bra's not as tight!In time I'm gonna be in one-der-land!  Slimming down, haven't you heard?Moderation's my new word If I stay strongThen it won't be longUntil I'm tiptoe...

    Posted on 11/25/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 4 Comments

    17 votes + -

  • Today Is My Someday

    Some days I don't really know about life. I have taken a few hits in the last couple of years. Back some years ago it took a year to complete Couch to 5K. Most of you know that I have cancer and I am working through the treatment options visiting dif...

    Posted on 6/19/2018 by dsjohndrow | 21 Comments

    89 votes + -

  • A Fat View on Health

    It's ok and healthy to be realistic about the short-comings of my body, as long as I realize that I am much more than just my body. In an ideal world, we could be critical of our bodies, without being critical of our whole person.If you walk off a cl...

    Posted on 6/14/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 26 Comments

    118 votes + -

  • Why Does This Always Have to Be a Battle?!

    I don't know about you, but even though I am not afraid of being mugged my a chocolate cake with vanilla icing (is this profiling?), this effing food thing is tough. I does not care how fit you are, or what you do; when you consume more calories than...

    Posted on 6/12/2018 by dsjohndrow | 22 Comments

    80 votes + -

  • Hello It's Me

    For the last two school years I've been sporadically walking through the neighborhood around my daughter's high school after I drop her off in the morning. There are several reasons I walk here, a half hour from home: 1) when I started, I absolutely ...

    Posted on 5/26/2018 by rundgrenrocks | 15 Comments

    54 votes + -

  • This is us -She is me, I am her

    Finally had time to binge watch This is us and like so many others, I fell in love with the TV series and the characters. I would love to have dinner with Randell and Beth or go out for a drink with Toby and Kate, and perhaps visit a jazz club with W...

    Posted on 6/06/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 10 Comments

    89 votes + -

  • Fat Chance

    I was obese and then overweight. I had a million excuses for not losing and maintaining my weight. It doesn't matter what you call your fat, but it is a health hazard and you know it.Fortunately I survived congestive heart failure. My cardiologist to...

    Posted on 6/05/2018 by dsjohndrow | 16 Comments

    93 votes + -

  • Experiencing the Treadmill

    One cold afternoon as the wind drifted the snow outside, three dozen of us lined up on our treadmills beneath four large flat screen TVs. It was like a scene out of Clockwork Orange. As the miles wore on, Ellen, Olivia from Law and Order, Pat Summera...

    Posted on 5/04/2018 by dsjohndrow | 4 Comments

    24 votes + -

  • First Blog Post

    Like I told yall, they shouldn't have done this. lol. I feel like Carrie from Sex and the City. When I got to work today my Boo Thang was waiting for me before he clocked out for the overnight shift. Seeing his beautiful smile is always the highlight...

    Posted on 6/01/2018 by Kimyonce84 | 11 Comments

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  • The Garbage-Disposal-Gene

    My husband is a picky eater. He carefully inspects his plate. He searches for fat around the meat and pushes food to the side. "I cannot stand the texture of fat," he says, and I can see the disgust on his face when he looks at my marbled ribeye.  He...

    Posted on 5/31/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 10 Comments

    82 votes + -

  • Advice to My Younger Self

    When I came to MFP, I wanted to lose weight. When I had congestive heart failure (despite a few months of hard work), I wanted to be fit and run 5Ks. If you have read my blog at all, you know that I got cancer.Disease changed my view of healthy and o...

    Posted on 5/29/2018 by dsjohndrow | 8 Comments

    72 votes + -