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  • Look to maintain weight lost in 2017 and lose more weight this year....

    Well I am glad to see the blogs are working again. I could not blog last January because it was not working.....Last year I lost over 27 pounds and I will take it.  That is the most weight I have lost since I have been on MFP – which has been almost ...

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

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  • The Perfect Scale for Weighing In!

    Part of the game here on MFP is to weigh in. There are discussions as to how often, what brand of scale to buy, and even the most favorable conditions to weigh in under (I wrote that!) Today I was thinking about the best scale for weighing in. Why? M...

    Posted on 1/02/2018 by dsjohndrow | 18 Comments

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  • For Those Who are Struggling...

    I have many friends having a rough time right now.Take this to heart: You have to remind yourself: why you are doing this? Does it take sacrifice that seems unfair? Yes.Is it easy? No. But it IS possible.Is it worth it? In my experience, 1,000 times ...

    Posted on 7/08/2017 by baconslave | 13 Comments

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  • It was the month after Christmas

    It was the month after Christmas and all through the housenothing would fit me, not even a blouse.The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste,at the holiday parties had gone to my waist. When I got on the scales there arose such a number!When I wal...

    Posted on 1/01/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 34 Comments

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  • The Lady in the far distance!

    Sometimes, when I read a comment on my blog, and people call me inspirational, I feel like I should turn around and make sure they are not talking about someone else who is standing behind me. They cannot possibly mean me.  How did a fat lady like me...

    Posted on 12/29/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 19 Comments

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  • Update - Mind over Matter

    For those who haven’t read one of my previous posts – Mind over matter, I urge you to go over and give it a look. I also urge you to go through the comments. Plenty of earnest people there who’re inspiring to me with their stories of both strife and ...

    Posted on 12/26/2017 by jaimydude | 12 Comments

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  • Starting Over

    I hate to admit it, but after six years of running and watching my food like a nervous teen awaits a prom date, I am starting over. The broken leg has became the most disruptive event in my journey to fitness. I haven't gained back all my weight - no...

    Posted on 12/26/2017 by dsjohndrow | 40 Comments

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  • Can't stop myself. Sing to the tune of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"

      I’m a mommy fighting flabby arms Want small clothes that fit on me all right Down my weight begins to creep While my chair pose gets more deep And my calorie and exercising goals in mind I keep   I’ll be a mommy getting oohs and ahhs One day when m...

    Posted on 12/22/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 9 Comments

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  • What a Let Down

    I like to save calories for a sweet treat at the end of the day, like chocolate, candy, or something I've recently baked.So today I was really looking forward to the cordial cherries and cordial blueberries (new to me) that I bought today, because th...

    Posted on 12/18/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 12 Comments

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  • Sometimes, I do mind!

    “Do you mind…?” These three little words often make me feel uncomfortable. I have been raised to be polite and kind to others -and I am- but sometimes I feel that this question it’s used to take advantage of me, and I don’t like that. “Do you mind….”...

    Posted on 12/21/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 27 Comments

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  • A Peek at my Peak!

    PC: BA HIKER."So what level is this"? I wanted to know what to expect. "Oh it’s average to medium", she said. "It's totally doable” she said. I looked up. I wasn't convinced. I took my last puff, tossed my cigarette butt and we started off. Straight ...

    Posted on 12/18/2017 by jaimydude | 10 Comments

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  • Well, Santa! What do you think?

    In a few days, my husband will start panicking, and he will ask me what I want for Christmas. It's every year the same. He has no idea what to get me, mainly because I really don't want anything. I have everything I need, and we are fortunate enough ...

    Posted on 12/14/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 33 Comments

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  • I Think I Need a New Tattoo - Not Dying Reward

    Today I am off to the hospital for a bone scan. Later this week I will get the results. There is a lot more health stuff to do before the year ends. I have to go back for an ultrasound of my heart. It’s my six year follow up to congestive heart failu...

    Posted on 12/12/2017 by dsjohndrow | 17 Comments

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  • Mind over Matter

    So I’m doing C25K – Couch to 5K. It’s a running program that claims to get couch potatoes from the couch to running a 5k in 9 weeks while having you do three sessions of walking and running a week. This is my third attempt at C25k – I failed my previ...

    Posted on 12/11/2017 by jaimydude | 38 Comments

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  • Just one, please!

    Last week I stepped outside at lunch and stopped at my all-time favorite food truck. I hadn't been there in months. The guy who owns it is a genius, he comes up with the most fun lunch meals, and people wait in line to try his newest creations. A gre...

    Posted on 12/07/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 23 Comments

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  • Obsession

    Now that I've been back on MFP for a few weeks, familiar patterns are emerging. Weighing chicken breast. Weighing everything. Medium peach or small peach? Counting the slices in a pound of deli cheese. Dirtying up all of my measuring spoons every day...

    Posted on 9/19/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 5 Comments

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  • I Don't Want to be Obese Again! But...

    It has been more than 5 years since I started this journey, but not yet 10. I lost the first 5 pounds and then the first 10 pounds. I ran a 5K and then a 10K. Finally I lost over 70 pounds. I also ran 8 marathons.This is my first blog back since the ...

    Posted on 12/05/2017 by dsjohndrow | 167 Comments

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  • 40 pounds gone!

    i did it! I lost 40 pounds. 40.2 to be exact of this morning, and, you know what, it feels great! I still have 11.8 to get to my goal, but that seems so achievable now! I have learned to love fruits and vegetables more than I thought possible. I am m...

    Posted on 12/04/2017 by dawnviking | 39 Comments

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  • The Letter

    It's time to plan my family photo and letter for the Christmas cards I still stubbornly insist on sending every year. Most of the letter is routinely taken up with the goings-on of my two kids and husband. I can usually get away with saying almost no...

    Posted on 12/04/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 14 Comments

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  • I'm Different

    Something weird has happened a few times now. I like to make a big salad for my lunch some days, and I will spend a while prepping and logging it. I just made a salad with chicken, wing sauce, lettuce, celery, homemade ranch, bacon, some toasted pank...

    Posted on 9/29/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 5 Comments

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