Monthly Archives: February 2014

A kid’s point of view: Not hungry

By Colleen, age 11 Me and mom are both surprised at how well I am doing with my weight loss. So far I have lost 11 pounds in three weeks. I think it is mostly because of my stomach shrinking. … Continue reading

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2nd life for artisan lettuce

I don’t really know anything about plants, but the lettuces that come in our Green Bean Delivery bin keep arriving with the plant still tucked into a small bit of soil. We cut off what we intended to eat, and … Continue reading

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Marathon not necessarily a weight-loss tool

In all the marathon hubbub, I neglected to report this week’s results in the family weight-loss contest. Or maybe I was trying to avoid the humiliation of admitting that I posted a slight gain despite having run 26 miles on … Continue reading

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Race report: Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon

In a lot of ways, this 204-lap event wasn’t a race so much as a convention for marathon collectors. Denis, who lives in St. Louis, came to Goshen to run his 150th. Jennifer, from nearby Warsaw, was running her 99th … Continue reading

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1st marathon in the books

The atmosphere and camaraderie at Sunday’s marathon was awesome. I expected to be intimidated, especially after I learned I was the only rookie in the field, but everybody was extremely supportive. Telling example: The guy who won was still hanging … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Proving my brother wrong!

By Colleen, age 11 Ben thought I would gain all my weight that I lost when I was sick,  but I didn’t. In fact, I have lost a little bit more! My stomach shrunk when I was sick, so I … Continue reading

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5 reasons for marathon optimism

As a middle-aged rookie, obviously there are all kinds of reasons to stress out about Sunday’s Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon. But there are reasons to feel optimistic as well. I thought I’d jot these down and try to keep them … Continue reading

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Hats off to the ‘6-pack’ marathoners

When you’re getting ready for your first marathon, and there are only 35 runners in the whole darn race, and you’re not exactly a speed demon to begin with, this thought goes through your head: Will I be last? I’m … Continue reading

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Celebrating ‘cheat day’ with a shrunken stomach

As expected, Colleen was the “biggest loser” this week in the family weight-loss contest, dropping nearly 5 pounds after a multiday stomach virus for an 8.8 pound overall loss two weeks in. The challenge now will be to avoid putting … Continue reading

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Switching from physical to mental marathon prep

I didn’t really intend to go on another 2-hour treadmill run Friday, but the weather was crappier than expected and I didn’t want to risk falling on ice this close to the marathon. So I just went nice and slow, … Continue reading

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