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  • Time, Weight Loss and Life

    I'm not really sure where I'm going with this but as I age I keep thinking about how time seems so long some days and so short other days.  My weight loss (about 70 lbs) took about 4 years, lots of stops and starts, but I never really gained more tha...

    Gepostet am 11.12.2017 von luluinca | 11 Kommentierens

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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...

    Gepostet am 12.12.2017 von dsjohndrow | 17 Kommentierens

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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...

    Gepostet am 11.12.2017 von jaimydude | 38 Kommentierens

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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...

    Gepostet am 07.12.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 23 Kommentierens

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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...

    Gepostet am 19.09.2017 von rundgrenrocks | 5 Kommentierens

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  • My 4th Time (Hospice)

    This is the 4th time in my life that I've been the responsible party for someone beginning hospice care.  It's such a wonderful and helpful resource but so sad and depressing at the same time.  My first experience was with my sister-in-law 32 years a...

    Gepostet am 05.12.2017 von luluinca | 13 Kommentierens

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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 ...

    Gepostet am 05.12.2017 von dsjohndrow | 97 Kommentierens

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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...

    Gepostet am 04.12.2017 von dawnviking | 39 Kommentierens

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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...

    Gepostet am 04.12.2017 von rundgrenrocks | 14 Kommentierens

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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...

    Gepostet am 29.09.2017 von rundgrenrocks | 5 Kommentierens

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  • Army St.

    I’ve told you before about my hour-long commute. A few years ago, that commute used to be from Hillsdale, CA to San Francisco. I used to take the Caltrain into San Francisco. Every day, as we approached San Francisco, at around Army St. (Technically,...

    Gepostet am 04.12.2017 von jaimydude | 11 Kommentierens

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  • Hold your horses!

    Someone left a comment on my blog, stating that all fat people are unhappy and it made me frown a bit. If all fat people are unhappy, does that mean all skinny people are happy? I don't think so.  I was a happy fat woman, still am, both, fat and hap...

    Gepostet am 29.11.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 40 Kommentierens

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  • Come on Baby Light my Fire ..

    This phrase is all but common on MFP. Every other day (or if you do a search) you see the same plea again and again – “Need Motivation”, “Fell off the wagon, need motivation”, “Gained X pounds, need motivation”. To those that just need tips or help a...

    Gepostet am 27.11.2017 von jaimydude | 19 Kommentierens

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  • The fat lady in maintenance mode

    "Thanksgiving is just one day," someone wrote, and I didn't leave a comment, just grabbed my keyboard and tiptoed away. Yes, I suppose that might be true, but not in our family. We are Holiday-crazy and Thanksgiving is the official start of the Holi...

    Gepostet am 22.11.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 34 Kommentierens

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  • The waiting (is the hardest part)

    "I can't wait until Christmas!" My 16-year-old routinely begins saying this in July. I always say wise, patient Mom things, like "Don't wish the summer away!",  and "It will be here before you know it!", and "Give it a rest, I'm already way behind an...

    Gepostet am 21.11.2017 von rundgrenrocks | 15 Kommentierens

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  • Why I Put Xanex in the Turkey

    In the US it's Thankgiving week. For Americans that means at least a half day off from work, more food that we usually eat, our crazy families, and being thankfiul for cash to buy Christmas presents.This year is different for me.My kids will be here ...

    Gepostet am 21.11.2017 von dsjohndrow | 13 Kommentierens

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  • My Mama always said..

    .. life was like a box of … no, that was Forrest Gump’s mama! Not mine. Mine said something else.   I was a kid. It was summer and I was being punished. That was very unusual for me. I almost never got punished as a kid. I'm told I never misbehaved, ...

    Gepostet am 20.11.2017 von jaimydude | 12 Kommentierens

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  • Only the shadow knows....

    Some of you have at times gently chided me for being too hard on myself, and that may or may not be true, but I don't think it is and this is why. Jung wrote, "The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can ...

    Gepostet am 17.11.2017 von BishopWankapin | 5 Kommentierens

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  • Dear Food Network!

    Nobody made me fat -I did that beautifully all by myself. And while I do not look for excuses, I will blame you, dear Food Network, for at least 30 pounds which I am carrying on my hips, thighs, belly, and all the other good places I don't want to ta...

    Gepostet am 16.11.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 42 Kommentierens

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  • The Jerk Store called …

    … and they’re running out of you! That’s a line from a Seinfeld episode where George Costanza is ruing a missed opportunity at a zinger / comeback. He’s going over what he should have said in response to someone and seeing if he can get himself into ...

    Gepostet am 06.11.2017 von jaimydude | 4 Kommentierens

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