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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...

    Postado em 26/07/2018 por The_Movie_Chair | 22 Comentars

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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...

    Postado em 19/07/2018 por The_Movie_Chair | 34 Comentars

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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...

    Postado em 12/07/2018 por The_Movie_Chair | 18 Comentars

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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 ...

    Postado em 16/08/2018 por The_Movie_Chair | 38 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...

    Postado em 28/08/2018 por dsjohndrow | 13 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 ...

    Postado em 06/09/2018 por The_Movie_Chair | 26 Comentars

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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...

    Postado em 27/08/2018 por The_Movie_Chair | 19 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 ...

    Postado em 30/08/2018 por The_Movie_Chair | 17 Comentars

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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...

    Postado em 09/08/2018 por The_Movie_Chair | 24 Comentars

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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...

    Postado em 13/07/2018 por SaintGiff | 43 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...

    Postado em 13/09/2018 por The_Movie_Chair | 16 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...

    Postado em 27/08/2018 por dsjohndrow | 15 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"...

    Postado em 20/09/2018 por The_Movie_Chair | 29 Comentars

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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...

    Postado em 11/08/2018 por rundgrenrocks | 29 Comentars

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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...

    Postado em 02/08/2018 por The_Movie_Chair | 11 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...

    Postado em 12/09/2018 por dsjohndrow | 19 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...

    Postado em 01/09/2018 por IremiaRe | 12 Comentars

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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...

    Postado em 18/07/2018 por melissarose4 | 19 Comentars

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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 ...

    Postado em 03/07/2018 por dsjohndrow | 6 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...

    Postado em 24/07/2018 por dsjohndrow | 10 Comentars

    39 votos + -