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  • Something to Talk About

    A few days ago I saw some family members that I haven't seen in two years. That's 35 pounds ago! I was kind of excited, choosing an outfit that would be practical but not too loose or blousy so that they would definitely see the difference in me. I h...

    Gepostet am 11.08.2018 von rundgrenrocks | 22 Kommentierens

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  • Hear me roar!

    I started losing weight because I wanted to be able to enjoy the rest of my life without the restrictions, that morbidly obese people live with. I didn't want to be controlled by my weight and size any longer. For me it was never about a number on th...

    Gepostet am 09.08.2018 von The_Movie_Chair | 24 Kommentierens

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  • Do I get what I need?

    According to my doctor, I got myself an uncomfortable, but not very serious case of either, food poisoning or a stomach virus. Nothing dramatic, I will live happily ever after and beyond -as planned.At the beginning of the week, I didn't feel well. M...

    Gepostet am 02.08.2018 von The_Movie_Chair | 11 Kommentierens

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  • It's not just a piece of chocolate

    Last night I ate a miniature ice cream bar and as so often, I couldn't help but think about the man who tried to show me how to enjoy the sweet treats of life, so many years ago.My father-in-law was an incredible man, and more a father to me, than my...

    Gepostet am 26.07.2018 von The_Movie_Chair | 20 Kommentierens

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  • Don't Pray for the Chicken

    The other night I went through my newsfeed when I came across a message that stood out. "I had fried chicken tonight, my favorite food. I feel bad about it. Please pray for me," my friend had written and I pressed my lips together and blew up my chee...

    Gepostet am 19.07.2018 von The_Movie_Chair | 34 Kommentierens

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  • Summer Struggle

    I thought weight loss would be easier in the summer.  Shorts, swimsuits, outside activities – I thought all this would be encouraging in my loss journey.  Nope.  At least, not for me. I failed to realize how much other summer distractions would count...

    Gepostet am 18.07.2018 von melissarose4 | 18 Kommentierens

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  • Have You Made a Goal?

    When I got here, I had a goal of getting thin. I didn't really know how to connect my idea of thinness to my reality. I just wanted to be thin. I imagined myself when I was skinny. I know some of us were never skinny, but I was.I have made all sorts ...

    Gepostet am 03.07.2018 von dsjohndrow | 6 Kommentierens

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  • Does MFP Have An Image Problem?

    Let me be clear up front, this has nothing to do with forums or MFP's public spaces.  I am referring only to images placed either in one's personal news feed that is seen only by their friends, or in their gallery.Just the facts:I, as a man, can post...

    Gepostet am 13.07.2018 von SaintGiff | 41 Kommentierens

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  • The Secret to My weightloss

    Years ago, when I quit smoking I expected the worse to happen. After all, mood swings and tantrums are part of the quitting process and I was scared. How would I react if I would finally give up my beloved cigarettes?I pictured myself laying on the f...

    Gepostet am 12.07.2018 von The_Movie_Chair | 18 Kommentierens

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  • How Do You Play the Game?

    As a life-long New Englander, I am pretty blessed when it come to sports teams. I onlly like hockey and Facebook after the Patriots get in the Superbowl.Neither team is in its season.I am pretty sure I am leaving New England and moving somewere I can...

    Gepostet am 10.07.2018 von dsjohndrow | 8 Kommentierens

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  • Finally -The Fat Lady has lost 100 Pounds!

    I had waited for this moment and knew how I would react. I would clap my hands like a little girl, would dance through the house and the yard -butt naked of course- and would share my joy with the rest of the world -nothing less would do.Funny how it...

    Gepostet am 05.07.2018 von The_Movie_Chair | 91 Kommentierens

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  • The Fat Lady and the To-Go Box

    Our office signed a new client and yesterday I met her for the first time. A very beautiful lady who is obviously not aware of the effect she has on people -or she doesn't care.  Everything on her fits. Her figure is slim, her hair is perfect, in col...

    Gepostet am 28.06.2018 von The_Movie_Chair | 27 Kommentierens

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  • Dear Mother Nature!

    It's me, the fat lady, just a little bit less fat now but surely, you cannot have forgotten me.We haven't seen each other in a while, ever since you abruptly ended our friendship about two years ago, when you decided, I would not receive your monthly...

    Gepostet am 21.06.2018 von The_Movie_Chair | 25 Kommentierens

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  • Sing to the tune of "Winter Wonderland"

    Much walkingSome light liftingThis ain't sweatI am glisteningFeeling all rightMy bra's not as tight!In time I'm gonna be in one-der-land!  Slimming down, haven't you heard?Moderation's my new word If I stay strongThen it won't be longUntil I'm tiptoe...

    Gepostet am 25.11.2017 von rundgrenrocks | 4 Kommentierens

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  • Today Is My Someday

    Some days I don't really know about life. I have taken a few hits in the last couple of years. Back some years ago it took a year to complete Couch to 5K. Most of you know that I have cancer and I am working through the treatment options visiting dif...

    Gepostet am 19.06.2018 von dsjohndrow | 21 Kommentierens

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  • A Fat View on Health

    It's ok and healthy to be realistic about the short-comings of my body, as long as I realize that I am much more than just my body. In an ideal world, we could be critical of our bodies, without being critical of our whole person.If you walk off a cl...

    Gepostet am 14.06.2018 von The_Movie_Chair | 26 Kommentierens

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  • Why Does This Always Have to Be a Battle?!

    I don't know about you, but even though I am not afraid of being mugged my a chocolate cake with vanilla icing (is this profiling?), this effing food thing is tough. I does not care how fit you are, or what you do; when you consume more calories than...

    Gepostet am 12.06.2018 von dsjohndrow | 23 Kommentierens

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  • Hello It's Me

    For the last two school years I've been sporadically walking through the neighborhood around my daughter's high school after I drop her off in the morning. There are several reasons I walk here, a half hour from home: 1) when I started, I absolutely ...

    Gepostet am 26.05.2018 von rundgrenrocks | 15 Kommentierens

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  • This is us -She is me, I am her

    Finally had time to binge watch This is us and like so many others, I fell in love with the TV series and the characters. I would love to have dinner with Randell and Beth or go out for a drink with Toby and Kate, and perhaps visit a jazz club with W...

    Gepostet am 06.06.2018 von The_Movie_Chair | 10 Kommentierens

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  • Fat Chance

    I was obese and then overweight. I had a million excuses for not losing and maintaining my weight. It doesn't matter what you call your fat, but it is a health hazard and you know it.Fortunately I survived congestive heart failure. My cardiologist to...

    Gepostet am 05.06.2018 von dsjohndrow | 17 Kommentierens

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