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  • I Keep Forgetting

    I had a plumber working in my house the other day. Young guy, mid-20s, mentioned he's a single dad, sounded like there is plenty of drama in his life. Nice, funny, hard working. Boy, was that poor kid fat. I felt so bad because it was a physical job ...

    Posted on 11/02/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 14 Comments

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  • It's The Great Pumpkin Butt Charlie Brown!

    I joined MFP in Fall of 2014.  It was the FIRST time that I had successfully lost weight.  I didn’t use any  supplements, weight loss programs or  gimmicks.  It was just me, hard work, exercise and determination.   I had a stable job with a decent sa...

    Posted on 10/24/2016 by Goal179 | 2 Comments

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  • 50 pounds lost, no one cares, no one notices - Does it even Matter?

    I am half way towards my weight loss goal. The sad part is I am still morbidly obese and even when I make my goal weight, I will still be in the overweight range.  In fact, I am so big that people can't even tell that I have lost weight.  50 pounds a...

    Posted on 11/02/2017 by Goal179 | 77 Comments

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  • In his Eyes

    I often wonder why my husband never said anything about my weight gain. I doubled in weight and size over the years. Of course, he noticed so why didn't he say anything? The other night I watched him doze off. He looked tired - work had been crazy l...

    Posted on 11/02/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 43 Comments

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  • Set Backs are Never the End

    Have you ever felt defeated on this journey? The scale talking back, your favorite pants popped a button and took out a migrating sparrow, or worse, you have an injury and can't exercise!? Most of that has happened to me.I started my fitness journey ...

    Posted on 10/31/2017 by dsjohndrow | 10 Comments

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  • Man in the Mirror

    I promised myself when I decided to start... ahem ...‘blogging’, that I would be a 100% honest with myself, and you. I guess that’s the luxury anonymity affords you. You’re able to put more of yourself out there. So at least in my alter ego, I’m goin...

    Posted on 10/30/2017 by jaimydude | 19 Comments

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  • Take Five

    I've lost five out of the hundred or more pounds I need to lose. Such a small percentage!  But... --I wouldn't leave a nickel on the street--my kids would be thrilled if their teacher added five points to a test --having five of something is consider...

    Posted on 10/02/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 11 Comments

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  • In the year 2525

    So I think I originally 'discovered' MyFitnessPal in 2006, and used it on our only computer, the family desktop. I couldn't conceive of a simpler way of logging food--in the 90s my girlfriends and I had been writing everything we ate in steno pads, a...

    Posted on 10/08/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 2 Comments

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  • 291 Days - 70 Pounds gone - It's Halftime!

    70 1/2 pounds are gone. I can't believe it, it still feels so surreal. I have dreamed of losing weight, I have planned it numerous times in my mind, but I never succeeded until now. Could someone please pinch me? I just want to make sure it's not a d...

    Posted on 10/26/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 46 Comments

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  • The Over-Thinking Woes

    So there I was, sitting alone and I could not get that food out of my mind.You see, a few Sundays ago we had a BBQ at church. I did really well and never had a single bite off of my food program. When it was over, there was so very much food left ove...

    Posted on 10/24/2017 by sugargrammy45 | 14 Comments

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  • The Look

    I'm not completely sure, but I think I got "The Look" at the grocery store this morning! I saw someone I know casually, for the first time in months. She got a little squinty-eyed. Out loud, we talked only about our children and their school adventur...

    Posted on 10/24/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 11 Comments

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  • 10 Things Which Really Helped Me Get Fit

    After years on MFP, I have figured out a few things about weight loss, fitness, and running. Most of it I didn't learn in the forums. ;)The most important is this, weight loss and fitness is fragile!Gaining control of your health is a real gift. Sinc...

    Posted on 10/24/2017 by dsjohndrow | 19 Comments

    104 votes + -

  • Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

    I haven't had to crawl through my minivan for a few weeks now! 🎉See, when we got a new van in 2014, it was a few inches wider than our old one, enough to make it impossible to get in the driver's door if my husband parked his car too close to it (if ...

    Posted on 10/19/2017 by rundgrenrocks | 14 Comments

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  • Liftiversary

    A year ago today I stepped into a gym for the first time in over 15 years. I was deadset on getting strong. Not losing weight, not getting fit, getting strong. I'd been inpsired by the badass women on my FL who routinely lifted, who lifted amazing we...

    Posted on 10/19/2017 by cuteandcurvy1 | 10 Comments

    46 votes + -

  • Standing tall and letting go

    Standing on my own is hard on me. It makes me feel uneasy, and I feel uncomfortable. If sitting is the new smoking as they say, then I am a chain smoker. I sit all the time. At home, in the car, at work and then back at home. Sitting down eases my pa...

    Posted on 10/19/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 37 Comments

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  • Keto Sub Groups

    The below is part of a discussion I started on Feb 27th, 2015 on the Low Carb Daily discussion forum. The original post may be found here:http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10098018/keto-sub-groups/p1The ketogenic way of eating has many ...

    Posted on 7/03/2015 by DittoDan | 3 Comments

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  • Weight Loss, Running and Cancer

    Last week was a tough one. I was dreading my Friday oncology appointment, trying to find ways to not eat everything in the dang house, and be nice to the people in my path.Yeah, I was on edge.I hate living from one appointment to the next. 6 months a...

    Posted on 10/17/2017 by dsjohndrow | 19 Comments

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  • Overweight...no longer Obese!

    With this morning's weigh in, I have moved from the obese category on the BMI charts to the overweight category. I am thrilled! I would like to say normal, here I come, but to be honest, I don't know if that is realistic for me. I am enjoying exercis...

    Posted on 10/16/2017 by dawnviking | 34 Comments

    90 votes + -

  • Converting the Heathen

    In the beginning of your fitness journey (Come on, we all mean weight loss, who are we fooling.), there is a lot of self-doubt and insecurity surrounding your ability to make this whole thing happen. Two days in you get mugged by a donut in the break...

    Posted on 10/12/2017 by dsjohndrow | 22 Comments

    50 votes + -

  • Trick or Treat

    I haven't had chocolate and candy bars for months and I didn't really miss it. "Perhaps I have lost my sweet tooth", that's what I thought until I saw all the Halloween candy.  It's everywhere. In the office, in the stores, it seems I can't get a br...

    Posted on 10/12/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 39 Comments

    61 votes + -