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  • Weight Loss, the New Religion

    Since the beginning, mankind and their various religions have often turned the world upside down. Everyone has an opinion about unseen - whether it's good, bad, or somewhere in between. They worship, they teach, they hope, they pray, and they even sp...

    Posted on 2/13/2018 by dsjohndrow | 17 Comments

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  • Crawling UP the rabbit hole

    I have a good friend (I will call AJ) who, once upon a time, was a lot like me -- overweight, liked to eat things that wasn't necessarily good for her, and really didn't exercise a lot.  We both often strived to do better, to eat healthier, and to ex...

    Posted on 2/11/2018 by LogR4Life | 15 Comments

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  • What made me successful . . .

    I have been back at MFP for two weeks on Monday.  I have shown a weight loss but I'm still struggling with those red numbers at the end of almost every day.  I just don't have the focus I once did.Today I sat down to think about exactly what it was t...

    Posted on 2/10/2018 by LogR4Life | 14 Comments

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  • Chocolate uncovered

    I have fallen in love with pomegranates, and to my surprise, it's actually a fruit you can buy fresh, and the seeds don't grow chocolate covered on trees. Go figure! Me, who has never eaten fruits, has to have them now every day. Blackberries in my o...

    Posted on 2/08/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 26 Comments

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  • Move completed!

    We spend our winters in Arizona and this year we purchased a new (to us) unit on the other side of the park where we live.  When you purchase an already established park model it generally comes with everything in it.  Basically you can bring your to...

    Posted on 2/05/2018 by LogR4Life | 10 Comments

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  • Fighting Through

    Life, exercise, food, logging, and health, each one has its own challenges. The London Marathon is April 22nd! That gives me about 75 days to get it together.If you subtract the 3 or 4 weeks that won't count, I have about 50 days left to train.It's a...

    Posted on 2/06/2018 by dsjohndrow | 22 Comments

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  • Three days in the red

    I have to say that I had forgotten that logging is actually kind of fun . . . and eye-opening!  I do love how simple MFP makes tracking food and their database is amazing.  But I really hate how many calories and how much fat are in the foods I love....

    Posted on 2/01/2018 by LogR4Life | 15 Comments

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  • It's not just a pair of socks

    Today in the morning, I searched under our bed for the socks I thought I had to wear when I went to bed last night. I am not sure how I do it, but I think I pull them off during the night, and then somehow the poor socks fly through the bedroom and e...

    Posted on 2/01/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 27 Comments

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  • Why did I change my username?

    This is my first blog since June of last year.  For months before that I was trying to learn to eat like a thin person.  I wanted to lose weight without tracking, weighing, or measuring.  I mean really -- lots of people do it.  Why couldn't I learn t...

    Posted on 1/30/2018 by LogR4Life | 25 Comments

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  • A Little Focus Changed a Lot

    I am finally getting my feet back on the ground. We had a warm winter weekend and I got in three runs! 4 miles, 5 miles and 2 miles. It is not the 15 miles which my marathon training plan called for, but I ran.I am running the London Marathon in Apri...

    Posted on 1/30/2018 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

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  • How to – Food Prep | Sandwiches

    I like taking sandwiches to work. They’re light (the way I make em), economical in calories, and they don’t make a mess. The problem is, even next day sandwiches can get soggy. And I want to make sandwiches for 4 days, ahead of time – (M-TH - I work ...

    Posted on 1/08/2018 by jaimydude | 11 Comments

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  • The fat lady is (not) an expert!

    Ten years ago, I gave up smoking, what turned me into the worst ex-smoker known to mankind. I had done it! I had given up cigarettes, and from that moment on, I became a merciless critique of everybody who still dared to smoke around me.Overnight I h...

    Posted on 1/25/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 38 Comments

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  • I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)

    So I've mentioned before that I have had a Fitbit for a year and I simply love it. I love all of the stats and encouragement it provides. In a year, my step goal has risen from 8000 to 15,000 and I regularly have 20,000 step days, which on my stubby ...

    Posted on 1/24/2018 by rundgrenrocks | 25 Comments

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  • Back in the Groove

    I am finally back in the groove. I confess, I don't like how I look, how I feel, or how I am progressing. I am running and eating correctly (for me). I can only say that I am back in the groove.They used to say if you do it for 30 days, it will becom...

    Posted on 1/23/2018 by dsjohndrow | 22 Comments

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  • The Fat Lady in the snow

    It snowed all day long yesterday, nature gave us eight more inches of winter-wonderland. Today in the  morning the sun was shining, and the outside world looks stunningly beautiful.I had helped my husband with the last snow. He had shoveled the heavy...

    Posted on 1/16/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 52 Comments

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  • Mama, there goes that man!

    The last time I gave you an update on my C25K journey, it was about how I was able to conquer the first 20-minute run in the C25K program. I was able to do it and felt really good about it. Here are the links to the previous posts if you want to catc...

    Posted on 1/16/2018 by jaimydude | 18 Comments

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  • Success Breeds Self-Sabotage

    So, they say confession is good for the soul – and I suppose it must be.  So… this is where I tell you that after reaching my original MFP goal of half my highest weight, and posting my success story and getting scads of new friends and congratulatio...

    Posted on 12/25/2017 by IremiaRe | 15 Comments

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  • Eff This

    Lots of changes in my life and health, again. I am just coming back off a broken leg. I have run 1 mile twice, 2 miles twice and 3 miles once. I also have been on the bike 20-30 minutes on my non-running days. I sure am looking forward to getting out...

    Posted on 1/09/2018 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

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  • 365 Days - 71 Lbs Lost - Smiles gained!

    I sit here with a big grin on my face and feel mighty proud of myself. One year ago I came here after a humiliating night in a movie theater. Oh, how time has flown by, as time does when you get older. In one year so much has changed, so much is stil...

    Posted on 1/08/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 56 Comments

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  • We've Only Just Begun

    So I've been taking a weekly yoga class for a few months now and I'm really enjoying it. It's not too hippy-dippy for my taste, and the instructor gives clear instructions but also says a lot of inspirational things. She also helps me up when I can't...

    Posted on 1/06/2018 by rundgrenrocks | 11 Comments

    54 votes + -