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  • 2530 Days - What Changed?

    I don't know what your plans were when you started using MFP. Mine were to lose weight, look good, eat chocolate, and run fast. After a while, that changed to find a sexy mate (and I did!).It has been quite a journey in life.My first year here I was ...

    Posted on 5/15/2018 by dsjohndrow | 15 Comments

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  • The First 500 Days of Forever

    Who would have thought I had it in me. Here I am the weakest of the weak, the binger eater, the overeater and as of today, I have lost 94.5 pounds and have gained a little bit of something, that I like to call mindfulness.500 days here at MFP and I a...

    Posted on 5/23/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 25 Comments

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  • How I long to be

    My husbands birthday is coming up and it's going to be a big event. It's one of these round birthdays family and friends celebrate mercilessly -no matter if you are up to it or not.We already started planning the big day, and I made sure everybody wi...

    Posted on 5/17/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 31 Comments

    118 votes + -

  • But I don't, I just don't!

    Some days it seems that although yesterday life looked good, today it doesn't, and even though I know the only thing that really changed is my attitude, it's hard to shake.Old habits are tough to break. The wish to binge eat comes to mind, but by now...

    Posted on 5/02/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 23 Comments

    114 votes + -

  • Dear Body!

    I went through a whirlwind of emotions last week. From love and laughter to sadness and tears in just a few days. Life's roller coaster at it's best. We all have an expiration date. Youth is not an assurance for health, neither is age a guarantee for...

    Posted on 5/11/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 27 Comments

    108 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 | 24 Comments

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  • 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 | 15 Comments

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  • 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

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  • Completely

    I believe that the definition of definition is reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself.Completely.  - Henry RollinsMay is an important month for me.  Not because it's the month I became a mom and not beca...

    Posted on 5/03/2018 by usmcmp | 25 Comments

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  • 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 | 19 Comments

    72 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

    71 votes + -

  • 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

    76 votes + -

  • The Vacation Weight Loss Plan Trick

    Well, I stepped on to the scale expecting to use some of my best French, and boom, down over a pound! I don't know what that is in the UK, a stone -  a couple of rocks - whatever.Not too shabby after being on a two-week-food-filled cruise in the Medi...

    Posted on 5/01/2018 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

    67 votes + -

  • A Pep Talk

      Gather ‘round, take a knee, and listen up.  It’s crunch time.  It’s time to turn this around and grab a win.    But this is more than a game, it’s a battle.  You’re in a fight for health and fitness, a fight for your life.   Success doesn’t come...

    Posted on 5/07/2018 by johnwhitent | 16 Comments

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  • "M" for the WIN - NSV

    I used my lunch break at work today to do a little clothes shopping.  I try to do this every so often.  It really motivates me.  I love clothes.  I don't always buy things, just try on cute stuff.   Either the clothes don't fit and I get determined t...

    Posted on 5/08/2018 by melissarose4 | 14 Comments

    49 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 | 12 Comments

    43 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 | 13 Comments

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  • Fitness and Running Related Run Ins

    Making fitness friends is pretty important to living a fit life. I am pretty close with a few guys and gals I have met on MFP. I am pretty selective, they had food. I have run marathons with two of my MFP friends and even stayed at others houses. If ...

    Posted on 5/08/2018 by dsjohndrow | 3 Comments

    34 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

    29 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 | 3 Comments

    24 votes + -