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  • The scale is dead

    I killed Victoria; she survived only a few months in our home. Poor thing, she was so young. I liked her shiny personality but found her a bit slippery at times -naughty little thing.Now she is dead; doesn't make a sound anymore, her display went dar...

    Gepostet am 05.10.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 27 Kommentierens

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  • What Do You Want to Be?

    When I was a kid my friends wanted to be astronauts, cowboys and doctors. Me, I wanted candy for dinner or to be a superhero. Then I got to high school and I wanted to be a professional hockey player and rock star. I pursued both into college and lef...

    Gepostet am 05.10.2017 von dsjohndrow | 14 Kommentierens

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  • Food, Food, Food

    For years I ate everything that didn't eat me first. From morning to night, I thought about what I could eat. Now, here at MFP, I think about healthy food and healthy meals and how much I am allowed to eat. Then and now -food is always on my mind.I g...

    Gepostet am 30.09.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 24 Kommentierens

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  • My wake up call

    A few weeks ago a coworker wasn't feeling well.  She thought maybe she had bad indegestion or maybe gerd, but blew it off and worked through the day.  She was really feeling it on the way home and drove herself to the hospital where she passed sudden...

    Gepostet am 22.09.2017 von hockeymomchicago | 16 Kommentierens

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  • Cancer and Bucket Lists

    The smell of coffee made me want to go back to bed - my own bed - back home in the US. I sipped my coffee and made my final preparations before walking up to the starting line. Ruth gave me a hug and a kiss and I got on the elevator.It was now 8:15 i...

    Gepostet am 27.09.2017 von dsjohndrow | 39 Kommentierens

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  • A woman called Rose

    I had already checked out, my friend -as usual- took her time; she was not even near the register. I had time to kill, and I sat down on the bench close to the checkout and watched the people around me. I am in no hurry on Saturdays, I can piddle aro...

    Gepostet am 23.09.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 37 Kommentierens

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  • Working out at a snail's pace

    "Why haven't you logged your exercise?" One of my observant friends here at MFP had noticed, and sure enough, he sent me a message. "Busted," I mumbled, and I told him about my cold.Then the next one messaged me, and sure enough, he too was persisten...

    Gepostet am 21.09.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 39 Kommentierens

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  • Finally! Bye-bye 250

    I woke up excited. Thursday is my weekly weigh-in day, and I had high hopes for today. Last week had been extremely hectic and it had forced me to move around more than usual. Perhaps it would show on the scale?  I felt like a little kid on Christm...

    Gepostet am 14.09.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 77 Kommentierens

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  • Well, It's That Time

    Life can be insane, painful, exciting and a lot of other things all at the same time. I haven't had nearly as much social-not-working time as I would like to. It's not because I don't want to, it's just that I haven't had time. So what's going on?Eve...

    Gepostet am 12.09.2017 von dsjohndrow | 9 Kommentierens

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  • Fat, or not Fat?

    Some people have asked me to stop using the words "Fat" and "Morbidly obese" when I talk about myself, and I thought about it. There are other words I could use instead. CHUBBY -  OVERWEIGHT -   BIG  -  WELL ROUNDED   all of them sound so much nicer...

    Gepostet am 07.09.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 39 Kommentierens

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  • Look! Feet!

    When you get to MFP you think, I'll lose some weight, get good looking and live happily ever after. I suppose some do. It's been a couple of years since I thought about how freakin' hard it used to be to put on a pair of shoes. When I leaned over my ...

    Gepostet am 05.09.2017 von dsjohndrow | 9 Kommentierens

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  • French Fries Day!

    My smart phone was acting up, and I drove to the nearest phone-rescue. It's in a small strip mall close to our home, right behind my all time favorite hole-in-the-wall burger shop. I stopped there at lunchtime, and the young kid behind the counter f...

    Gepostet am 31.08.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 20 Kommentierens

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  • Don't Quit!

    Did you ever have one of those days where you just didn’t feel like doing this fit lifestyle crap? I know that I have. Worse, I have one and the next day it seems I have a worse one. It's one of the big reasons I can't have cheat days - they end up a...

    Gepostet am 31.08.2017 von dsjohndrow | 24 Kommentierens

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  • The fat lady on the treadmill

    The last years I haven't been walking much, and it got worse after I had surgery. These days I drive everywhere I need to be, and I park as close as possible to the entry door. At work I sit and at home, I sit even more. Deep down I know it's not hea...

    Gepostet am 24.08.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 56 Kommentierens

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  • It's My Birthday. I Can Eat Anything I Want!

    This food thing is pretty intense. It seems that we think about food more than we do fitness and personal health. At least that has been my experience.It's hard to get it right. Why is it that skipped past the produce section and walk down the ice cr...

    Gepostet am 22.08.2017 von dsjohndrow | 27 Kommentierens

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  • The fat lady at the beach

    "If you want to look skinny on the beach, find the biggest person and lay right beside it." I thought about the old joke when I looked around. Sure enough, I was the biggest person there. I even make overweight people look tiny beside me.  The long ...

    Gepostet am 16.08.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 44 Kommentierens

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  • Finding a Way to Change

    How did I ever let myself get to almost 300 pounds? I ate too many calories, that's how. The change occurred slowly over a period of millions of bites of food. It's pretty much the same way I became a daily drinker, a smoker, and drug user. I never s...

    Gepostet am 15.08.2017 von dsjohndrow | 66 Kommentierens

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  • Life's curveball

    Just when I thought I had it all figured out, life threw me a curveball. This one I didn't see coming, and it hit me right between the eyes -as usual. I just have been diagnosed with a disease that I can control if I stop eating gluten.  I had to l...

    Gepostet am 10.08.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 24 Kommentierens

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  • 10 Things which Really Helped Me Get Fit

    After 6 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!I have met a few of the MFP clan in real life. The...

    Gepostet am 08.08.2017 von dsjohndrow | 30 Kommentierens

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  • A different focus

    For the first time in my life, I am selfish. This weight loss journey requires my full attention.After years of being a wife, a friend, a Mom, a nurse, a play buddy, a caretaker and a Mom-taxi- I am putting myself first. It's an odd feeling, somethin...

    Gepostet am 03.08.2017 von The_Movie_Chair | 36 Kommentierens

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