Monthly Archives: January 2013

Stiff, but not bored

It’s funny, given how much I’ve read about yoga over the years, how clueless I felt when I finally got around to attending my first class — “Yoga for Athletes” — the other night. I was also the stiffest person … Continue reading

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1-point pepperoni pizza

The magic number with turkey pepperoni is three slices. It’s the perfect amount for a snack-sized pizza, and it’s as much as you can get away with for zero Weight Watchers points. Add one more, and you’ve got to take … Continue reading

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My favorite Janathoner

You know how yesterday I was talking about Janathon envy? Well, the Janathoner I’ve been envying most is a blogger called the Car-Free, Meat-Free Runner who works down the hall from Bob and I at The Journal-Gazette. Turns out Mike and … Continue reading

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Janathon envy

I’ve been experiencing Janathon envy lately. After finishing out 2012 with a Holiday Run Streak, I couldn’t see plunging into another daily fitness project without a break. But reading other bloggers’ Janathon experiences makes me see how cool it could be … Continue reading

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Week One: 20 pounds lost (more or less)

How do you measure Week One results in a weight-loss contest? As a team, this year’s incarnation of the Fitness Protection Program reported a first-week loss of just over 20 pounds: Six pounds each for Colleen* and Traci, 4.8 for … Continue reading

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‘Team workout’ generates fun new challenge

A couple of weeks ago I thought I couldn’t possibly handle more than 10 minutes of “mountain climbing” — walking 4 mph on a treadmill set at maximum incline (15%). At our first “team workout” at the Y this week, … Continue reading

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The 3-point ‘Dragon Dog’

Here’s another nomination for my “dragon sandwiches” collection, a list of extremely low-calorie sandwiches that don’t really have anything at all to do with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, other than it stirred up my imagination as to how … Continue reading

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Aunt Jen’s 17-day diet holiday feat

I wasn’t nearly as impressed when Bob’s Aunt Jenny lost 10 pounds on the 17-Day Diet as when I discovered this: She’s only gained a single pound since going off the diet Dec. 17, a full week before Christmas. So … Continue reading

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Treadmill trickery

I can’t wait to get my sister to try this treadmill workout I’ve been doing lately. I burn 100 calories during the first 8 minutes — and that’s just the warmup. Needing a tough workout to make goal at Weight … Continue reading

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Team turmoil at weigh-in

Minutes before we hit the scales for Wells Weighs In, my sister and I are debating whether to kick Dad off the team. We figured his gung-ho team spirit would be an asset. Even in retirement, he remains the single … Continue reading

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