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  • There Is No Silver Platter

    I often wonder how it feels like to get everything served on a silver platter. Can the rich and wealthy feel the same joy that we do, when we after years of hard work, pay of a car or a house?I am planning the first and only Deed-Burning-Party in my ...

    Publicado el 09/11/2018por The_Movie_Chair | 14 Comentars

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  • You Can't Outrun a Bad Diet

    It's a huge battle which I suck at some days. 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. It does not care how fit you are, or wh...

    Publicado el 06/11/2018por dsjohndrow | 21 Comentars

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  • It's All About Today!

    I stupidly started smoking cigarettes in 9th grade. I was feeling cool, and no one seemed to care. Oh sure, they told us how bad it was, but it was too late. I was hooked. I was a real pro blowing smoke rings through smoke rings - and coughing up a l...

    Publicado el 30/10/2018por dsjohndrow | 9 Comentars

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  • I Will Recover

    There is something daunting about fighting illness and trying to prepare for the last marathon of the World Majors series. I haven't really run a long distance in months. I know I have time to train, but I wonder if I will be prepared.I do know that ...

    Publicado el 23/10/2018por dsjohndrow | 4 Comentars

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  • Two Weddings and 118 Pounds!

    Last weekend our little girl got married to a wonderful man, who fits right into our crazy family. And while the newlyweds were the center of attention, I often looked at our son and his wife this weekend, and couldn't help but remember their wedding...

    Publicado el 29/10/2018por The_Movie_Chair | 21 Comentars

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  • Every Child deserves Fun at Halloween!

    Everywhere I look, there is Halloween candy laying around. Chocolate and sweets, my biggest weakness!Last year I only bought Halloween candy I didn't care for and my husband hid his candy in the car and in his lunchbox. It felt like a walk on eggshel...

    Publicado el 25/10/2018por The_Movie_Chair | 11 Comentars

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  • The Wolf I Feed!

    I had to fill in for a colleague of mine, who got sick. I had to leave town, slept four days in a hotel bed, instead of my own. I wasn't particularly happy about it, moped around quite a bit. Instead of shopping with my daughter for my mother-of-the-...

    Publicado el 18/10/2018por The_Movie_Chair | 28 Comentars

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  • Taking the Next Step

    I am sitting here this morning trying to get my head into a run. It used to be easy. I looked forward to a cool morning run. Last year I was looking forward to the fall runs and I broke my leg on the first one.I sat for nearly 10 weeks doing pretty m...

    Publicado el 16/10/2018por dsjohndrow | 16 Comentars

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  • Walk through the Swamp!

    Every Monday she declares that now finally she will join me on my weight loss journey, and it lasts until Thursday. Then she starts complaining about her food, and she talks about the upcoming weekend and all the plans she has made. "I will not be ab...

    Publicado el 05/10/2018por The_Movie_Chair | 26 Comentars

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  • Wimbledon is safe!

    Of all the things I could have chosen as a reward for reaching ONEderland, I had rewarded myself with tennis lessons, what makes me wonder if my brain is shrinking as well.What in the world is wrong with me? Why didn't I go for a handbag, or new glas...

    Publicado el 27/09/2018por The_Movie_Chair | 20 Comentars

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  • Healing and Fitness

    After 3 emergency room visits, a pile of anti-inflammatories, muscles relaxers, and painkillers, as well as a visit with the spinal specialist, I have a diagnosis.I'm suffering from old age.The compressed nerve in my neck apparently craves drugs. I m...

    Publicado el 25/09/2018por dsjohndrow | 23 Comentars

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  • Hello, Sweet ONEderland!

    Today in the morning, for the first time, I was nervous. I had threatened Victoria II., had promised her I would throw her out of the window IF......IF she wouldn't finally show me the weight I wanted to see. A number -any number- starting with a "1"...

    Publicado el 20/09/2018por The_Movie_Chair | 44 Comentars

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  • An Apology to the "Skinny Girls."

    This is my formal apology to the “Skinny Girls.”  You know the ones I mean… you see them in forums.  “I need your support to lose 25 pounds!”  Uh huh.  Sure…  Whatever.  In my mind, I was thinking that they had no business being here… I mean, 25 poun...

    Publicado el 01/09/2018por IremiaRe | 25 Comentars

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  • The Beauty in every Wrinkle!

    Yes, I look older now. Thank you for noticing! Where once there was a layer of fat and a triple chin, there are now cheekbones coming through, and my face proudly shows the years, I have managed to get under my belt so far. "You have such a pretty fa...

    Publicado el 13/09/2018por The_Movie_Chair | 16 Comentars

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  • I Need a Break!

    I think I deserve a break in life, but I guess am not going to get one - yet. Today is rather emotional for a lot of reasons - I am hanging on as I work from home - in my underwear, which are clean.It's the little things.For over three weeks now, I h...

    Publicado el 12/09/2018por dsjohndrow | 20 Comentars

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  • Spreading my Wings

    A few weeks ago I watched on older gentlemen walk by our house. He wasn't very steady on his feet, still, he managed to walk right up to the stop sign on the corner. Then he turned around and slowly walked back to his home, just a few houses further ...

    Publicado el 06/09/2018por The_Movie_Chair | 26 Comentars

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  • Just the Tip of the Iceberg

    Years ago I sat down one night and wrote down all of the "bad" things I had done when I still smoked cigarettes. The confessions of an ex-smoker, finally admitting how wrong some of my actions had been. How could I ever forget the night I almost sat ...

    Publicado el 30/08/2018por The_Movie_Chair | 17 Comentars

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  • How Pathetic Am I? You Decide!

    If you've read any of my blogs, you know that I am pretty pathetic. Whether it's at the gym, out running around my home (actually I need one of those) or at the race course, I do so dumb stuff. I have a long pathetic history and doubt much will chang...

    Publicado el 24/07/2018por dsjohndrow | 10 Comentars

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  • The Real Me

    I know that some of you missed my posts and others sent messages to see how I was doing. Thank you! It has been a really tough season.It has been tough to stay fit as well.Five weeks ago, my wife and I left our apartment where the psycho landlord liv...

    Publicado el 28/08/2018por dsjohndrow | 13 Comentars

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  • Why Can't We Just Accept It, That...

    You've met them. Some of them are your MFP friends, and others are in real life. They are people who can't see that they are in trouble with their weight and ultimately their health. And worst of all, you could be one of those that continue to give y...

    Publicado el 27/08/2018por dsjohndrow | 15 Comentars

    95 votos + -