Monthly Archives: March 2012

Amish breakfast casserole ‘lite’

This is the streamlined version of the Amish breakfast casserole Grandma Linda made this week in Tennessee. If I’d been making this at home, there’s no way I would’ve put hash browns in this. But I have to say, it … Continue reading

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Our Spring break ‘Mental Attitude’ Winner: Grandma Linda

When we first started the Wells Weighs In contest two months ago, Colleen would sometimes get a little tense about going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house because she worried about succumbing to whatever treats she might find there. But Grandma’s … Continue reading

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Measuring time with a waterfall

I’m still tripping over the weirdness of hiking my favorite old Smoky Mountain trails in the best shape I’ve been in since I was about 14. On Wednesday, with plenty of other family members to walk in packs at different … Continue reading

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Return to Chimney Tops Mountain

The last time I hauled my butt up Chimney Top in the Great Smoky Mountains, it was still the 20th Century. On Tuesday, when I went back up with my dad and some of the kids, I was amazed at … Continue reading

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Debbie Meyers’ health makeover: A work in progress

The last time I saw Debbie Meyers, the newspaper we were both working for was much bigger than it is now — and so were we.  When I recently heard from Debbie, now a copy editor in the Saginaw, Mich., … Continue reading

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Running with an urban legend

The paw print was the size of my palm — with a couple of enormous claw marks. If we’d been hiking instead of running, I would’ve stopped to examine it. But because my sister and I were yakking at the … Continue reading

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The freezer ice cream experiment

OK, I’ll admit this looks and tastes more like a Wendy’s Frosty than ice cream. Still, it hits the spot during all this recent unseasonably hot weather we’ve been having. Plus it’s low in fat and calories and has the … Continue reading

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Moving on up

The good news: Our Fitness Protection Program team has moved up to 4th out of 101 teams in the Wells Weighs In challenge. The bad news: Rowan’s 1-pound loss wasn’t enough to cancel out slight gains this week by the other … Continue reading

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Sandwich batch reveals divergent Weight Watchers realities

Still in the grip of a Dragon Tattoo sandwich fix, my inner anarchist spent the better part of yesterday convinced I’d created a zero-point sandwich platter. My creation was based on half a slice of Healthy Goodness bread cut into … Continue reading

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Dragon sandwiches

Three-quarters of the way through Stieg Larsson’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and I’m not nearly as curious who killed Harriett as I am about another question: What’s with all the sandwiches? Every other page, it seems, the journalist Blomqvist … Continue reading

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