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  • He is doing it for me

    My husband doesn't know anything about nutrition or "diets" because he doesn't have to -his weight doesn't change much. During the holidays he gains about 5 pounds, and he loses them quickly right afterward -effortless, so it seems. He would still fi...

    Posted on 3/21/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 33 Comments

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  • Ten Years And Counting

    Ten years ago this month I sat in my doctor’s office listening to him recite a list of medications I needed to take and lifestyle changes that I would need to make as a result of my being overweight and out of shape.  My eyes glazed over and I tuned ...

    Posted on 4/02/2018 by johnwhitent | 31 Comments

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  • Last night I danced!

    When I was a small girl I never walked. I ran and jumped through my little world, I spread my arms and whirled around, danced to music only I could hear. Sitting still was hard on me, there was so much to see and so much to do. Why didn't adults unde...

    Posted on 3/29/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 29 Comments

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  • Sometimes I hurt

    It happens, some days I get up and right when my feet hit the ground, I can feel the pain. That's the magic about RA and all the other autoimmune disorders. They come in flares and take you by surprise. Invisible diseases -we look normal, and nobody ...

    Posted on 3/15/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 23 Comments

    99 votes + -

  • No Man's Land

    No Man's Land = Land that is unoccupied or is under dispute between parties that leave it unoccupied due to fear or uncertainty.I feel like I am sitting between two chairs. I started here at MFP 15 months ago, and I love my new life. However, there a...

    Posted on 4/05/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 25 Comments

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  • Darling, this weekend I will cheat on you!

    "Darling, you are so good to me. You make me happy, I have never felt better. However, this weekend I will cheat on you. I don't know how to tell you this, but you don't satisfy me. I know it's wrong and I know it's not good for me, but deep down I h...

    Posted on 4/16/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 19 Comments

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  • I am sorry!

    Today I got a friend request, and I declined, even though the lady was nice enough to respect my wishes and introduced herself to me. I read everything she wrote and felt excited. She was me, I was her. Two fat ladies on a mission who were supposed t...

    Posted on 4/11/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 42 Comments

    76 votes + -

  • Don't Stop Me Now

    I'm not losing much weight lately so I am looking for NSVs (non scale victories). Smaller measurements and better-fitting clothes are nice little wins that keep me going, but I had a really good one yesterday.Two years ago, my older daughter and I sp...

    Posted on 4/04/2018 by rundgrenrocks | 22 Comments

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  • I Really Wanted to Give Up, I Have Before

    As the London Marathon draws closer, it has become a bit of a stress. I broke my leg in October and missed 9 weeks of training during prime running weather. I gained 12 pounds. By the time I got running again, it seemed that we have had snow storm af...

    Posted on 3/20/2018 by dsjohndrow | 6 Comments

    59 votes + -

  • Sit Less Boot Camp Returns May 1st On MFP

    We've heard it before. Sitting too much is harming our health. The negative health impacts are so strong and pervasive that they just can't be ignored. Heart disease, strokes, diabetes, several types of cancer, and even anxiety and depression have al...

    Posted on 4/22/2018 by themedalist | 15 Comments

    49 votes + -

  • The Yays and Boos - back above 180.

    Ugh.  The scale showed just above 180 again.The barrier number of doom strikes again!  I wish my scale could talk sometimes.  I could use a pep talk or stern talking to from it now and then....  My weekend was a mix of good choices and bad.  I imagin...

    Posted on 3/26/2018 by melissarose4 | 13 Comments

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  • But it was my BIRTHDAY!

    Tuesday was my birthday.  We all have them . . . unfortuantely I don't handle them well.  It's not that I'm getting older . . . I'd much prefer aging to the alternative.  The problem is I enjoy having an excuse to celebrate!  I've been doing so well ...

    Posted on 3/22/2018 by LogR4Life | 14 Comments

    35 votes + -

  • Oops!...I Did It Again

    A bit of navel-gazing...Last week, I was feeling pretty good about my blog post. I literally typed as I thought, so my 'breakthrough' discovery was recorded in real-time. Even better, it seemed to have hit a nerve with several other MFPers who left i...

    Posted on 3/22/2018 by rundgrenrocks | 6 Comments

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  • My Mental Arnold Voice

    One pleasant side effect I've discovered from implementing a healthier lifestyle is the feeling of POWER I have when I'm making right choices.   It is a surge of self confidence and "YES I CAN" feelings whenever a good choice is made - even tiny ones...

    Posted on 3/29/2018 by melissarose4 | 7 Comments

    32 votes + -

  • That inner naughty voice needs to shut up.

     I gained a bit from my St. Patrick's festivities.  So beating that 180 number is still just barely out of my reach.  I've felt like I've hit a little bit of a wall with sticking to healthy choices and habits.  The last week or so, my inner naughty v...

    Posted on 3/20/2018 by melissarose4 | 5 Comments

    32 votes + -

  • Fat fingers

     I CAN TAKE OFF MY WEDDING RING! I haven't been able to take off my wedding ring since I got married 4 1/2 years ago.  I gained weight right after getting married thanks to a glorious honeymoon on a Mediterrannean  cruise (Venice, Croatia, Greece, Tu...

    Posted on 3/30/2018 by melissarose4 | 12 Comments

    28 votes + -

  • Goodbye March, Hello April!

    Goodbye March, Hello April!  March was a month of highs and lows.   I think it was a turning point for me really.  I hit the motivation level where I normally quit a health plan…only this time I didn’t quit, I kept at it and finished strong this mont...

    Posted on 4/02/2018 by melissarose4 | 11 Comments

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  • I Beat the Rhino - London 2018

    This almost 60-year-old headed for Europe earlier this month. Marathon runners need to taper (rest) for a few weeks before a big race. I decided the best way to do that would be do a lot of walking and a little running.My wife and I decided on a crui...

    Posted on 4/25/2018 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

    28 votes + -

  • Winding Down

    I can hardly believe that we have been away from home for nearly four months.  In some ways it seems like only yesterday and in other ways it seems like we've been here forever!  I must admit I'm looking forward to getting back home and seeing friend...

    Posted on 3/24/2018 by LogR4Life | 6 Comments

    18 votes + -

  • Return of the Puffy Princess (aka "Beatch, give me back my rings!)

    Well... she's back.  She breezed in on Tuesday and made her royal presence known.  *sigh*  First, the rings got tight... then they had to be moved to alternate fingers... and last night I just took them off. I got married in 1989 - when I was 24 year...

    Posted on 3/04/2018 by IremiaRe | 6 Comments

    22 votes + -