Monthly Archives: April 2012

‘Brick’ funhouse legs

“Great,” Traci says, as we drop our bikes in her driveway and do a couple of quick stretches before starting our 3-mile run. “We’re covered in bugs!“ “We are?” I hadn’t noticed any bugs on our 10-mile bike ride, other … Continue reading

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The streamlined Paula Deen donut burger

Dear Paula Deen, Even though I’ve never watched your cooking show, I was sorry to hear about the whole diabetes thing. That’s got to be a scary development, not to mention the hassle of having to “respin” your entire career. … Continue reading

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The 3-week countdown

After last week’s less-than-stellar weigh-in — two of four members of the Fitness Protection Program posted net gains for the month — we were stunned to discover we fell only one place in the standings for Wells Weighs In. With … Continue reading

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The ‘whim’ triathlon

So I haven’t run any races this year and now, out of the blue, I’m training for a triathlon that’s less than four weeks away. Am I nuts? Probably. But I’m also incredibly excited, because I always thought I was … Continue reading

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My new ‘Dew’

Gotta be honest here: I probably wouldn’t have started drinking lemon water if I hadn’t heard somebody say it was a metabolism booster. It’s unclear whether there’s any truth to that or not. Articles on livestrong.com, for example, seem to … Continue reading

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How people eat in the Netherlands

So we’re going to a dinner prepared by a guy from the Netherlands. A whole spread made up of the special dishes he prepares when he has family visiting from his home country. Would you believe everything on the menu, … Continue reading

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Ex-‘footballer’ tackles the London Marathon

Remember Michael Dobson, the ex-pro British “footballer” I interviewed a few weeks ago who was training for the London Marathon in honor of his father who’d died of cancer? Well, yesterday was the big race. And it was cool to … Continue reading

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Fruit pizza!

Here’s a sign of progress: The kids wanted fruit pizza for Thursday’s weigh-in day dessert treat. It was a hectic enough day that we didn’t take as many streamlining measures as we might have otherwise. Basically Cassie and Colleen just … Continue reading

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Preparing to dive

To Ben’s credit, he didn’t say anything. Much as he loves to tease his little sister, he knew better than to brag about coming within 2 ounces of a 10 percent loss at yesterday’s Wells Weighs In monthly weight check, … Continue reading

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Another example of ‘Normal People’ extreme energy levels

My friend Tinea Agen, front woman for the band Vinyl Richie, was the subject of my very first foray into contemplating How Normal People Eat that later launched a series of interviews. Like so many people I’ve talked to since … Continue reading

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