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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...

    Publié le 26/07/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 22 Commenters

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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"...

    Publié le 20/09/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 44 Commenters

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  • Arms are growing - Feet are shrinking!

    I am not kidding, I think my arms are growing.I can put on shoes and socks with ease, and I can paint my toenails in every color known to man, as often as I find the time to do so. Life has gotten easier lately, and I notice every little change that ...

    Publié le 16/08/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 38 Commenters

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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...

    Publié le 28/08/2018 par dsjohndrow | 13 Commenters

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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 ...

    Publié le 06/09/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 26 Commenters

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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...

    Publié le 05/10/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 25 Commenters

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  • My first bathing suit in decades!

    Almost a year later, I sat on the beach again and looked around me. Things have changed a bit. I am not the beached whale anymore, now I am "just" overweight and people don't stare at me the way they used to. I am not hiding under a tunica anymore bu...

    Publié le 27/08/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 19 Commenters

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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 ...

    Publié le 30/08/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 17 Commenters

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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...

    Publié le 09/08/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 24 Commenters

    113 votes + -

  • 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...

    Publié le 13/09/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 16 Commenters

    106 votes + -

  • 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...

    Publié le 25/09/2018 par dsjohndrow | 23 Commenters

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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...

    Publié le 27/09/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 20 Commenters

    100 votes + -

  • 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...

    Publié le 27/08/2018 par dsjohndrow | 15 Commenters

    94 votes + -

  • 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...

    Publié le 01/09/2018 par IremiaRe | 22 Commenters

    90 votes + -

  • 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-...

    Publié le 18/10/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 23 Commenters

    91 votes + -

  • 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...

    Publié le 11/08/2018 par rundgrenrocks | 30 Commenters

    64 votes + -

  • 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...

    Publié le 02/08/2018 par The_Movie_Chair | 11 Commenters

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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...

    Publié le 12/09/2018 par dsjohndrow | 20 Commenters

    54 votes + -

  • 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...

    Publié le 16/10/2018 par dsjohndrow | 14 Commenters

    49 votes + -

  • 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...

    Publié le 24/07/2018 par dsjohndrow | 10 Commenters

    38 votes + -