Monthly Archives: May 2011

Can you take your inner child along on your weight-loss journey?

I don’t know if it’s advisable, but that’s what I did. I doubt I would’ve ever gotten started if I’d felt like I had to solve all my eating issues before I set out or had to say no to … Continue reading

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How ‘Normal People’ Eat: Outdoors enthusiast Karen-Lee Ryan

My friend Karen-Lee Ryan, past author of several books on Rail-Trails and now director of digital content for The Tennessean in Nashville, is an outdoors enthusiast. A few years ago she and her husband, Mark, stopped by here on a … Continue reading

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On breathing and running

My sister and I pay a lot of attention to our breathing when we run, in part because she’s a respiratory therapist but also because nothing can derail a run faster than feeling like you’re winded. The funny thing is … Continue reading

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All wound up about Prom Bound

It turns out that Rowan is not only the biggest loser for her Prom Bound team during this year‘s Wells Weighs In challenge, she was also the only team member to actually wind up attending last night’s Norwell High School … Continue reading

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Colleen declares 1-point grape dessert ‘better than ice cream’

My sister-in-law Dawn makes this awesome “grape salad” that’s so full of brown sugar and cream cheese and pecans that it really belongs on the dessert cart. This low-cal substitute can’t really compete with her concoction in terms of the … Continue reading

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Team Caylor salutes the competition

With one week left in the Wells Weighs In contest, Team Caylor is holding steady but not making any major advances. So this week we tip our hat to Rowan, who lost another pound for Prom Bound (hard to believe … Continue reading

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Counting games

I’m convinced that those who are most successful at counting —  whether they’re tallying calories, carbs or points — are the ones who make a game out of it, rather than viewing it as tedious homework. Taylor LeBaron, who lost … Continue reading

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Financial incentives that work in reverse

What if you were fined for not sticking to your dietary vows? And what if that fine was paid to a cause you abhor, such as a political candidate who stands for everything you despise? That’s the premise behind http://www.stickK.com, … Continue reading

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How ‘Normal People’ Eat: Eclectic Citizen Gabe

Gabriel Szoke, a friend and former co-worker at The News-Sentinel, got his start as a DJ  at our wedding reception 20 years ago. Not too long after that, he brought over several large boxes of comic books for safekeeping and … Continue reading

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The ‘action movie’ exercise philosophy

If you suddenly found yourself in a real-life action movie, could you run away from the bad guys? I was thinking about that one day on a run that took me into a desolate stretch along a row of parked … Continue reading

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