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  • 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 | 6 Comments

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  • 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 | 11 Comments

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  • 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

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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

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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

    141 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

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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

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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

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  • 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 | 17 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

    76 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 | 50 Comments

    116 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 | 15 Comments

    69 votes + -

  • The fat Lady and her broken seat belt

    The seatbelt in my car had been broken for a while. I could still use it but it was highly uncomfortable, it pinned me down in the seat, didn't give me any room to move forward.Right, when I was going to mention it to my husband, we rented a van for ...

    Posted on 4/26/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 19 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 | 29 Comments

    65 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 | 17 Comments

    55 votes + -

  • 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 | 20 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 | 44 Comments

    82 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 | 22 Comments

    90 votes + -