Monthly Archives: May 2015

Why keeping “most” of the weight off isn’t enough

Having lost a significant amount of weight a few years ago, I’ve got this tendency to feel pretty good about keeping most of it off, even if there’s been a bit of slippage at times. “I only let myself gain … Continue reading

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5K Race Training: Week 1

This was my first week on Hal Higdon’s advanced 5K 8-week training plan. Not surprisingly, I didn’t wind up following it very closely. Still, it helped to see what was supposed to happen over the course of the week, and … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: A weird way to boost willpower

Did you know that watching reruns increases willpower? According to Psychology Today, reruns lower stress and boost  willpower. The same is not true for new episodes. The stimulation of a new plot saps the energy that is needed for willpower. … Continue reading

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Crockpot apple oatmeal

This has become our go-to breakfast on Mondays and Tuesdays when I’m already at work by the time the kids get up for school. It’s super easy. I put the ingredients together the night before, and Bob dumps everything in … Continue reading

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More evidence that I can’t outrun my diet

Just in case I needed any more evidence that it’s impossible for me to outrun – or outswim – my diet: On Saturday I ran 7 miles. The next morning, I was up 3.8 pounds. Monday night I swam a … Continue reading

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‘Taxi mom’ biking mindset salvages a training run

Playing “taxi mom” on a bike helped me get in a great ride last week. Even better, it also equipped me with a new mental tool that proved helpful during Saturday’s 7-mile training run. When I first embraced the idea … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Finishing my triathlon!

By Colleen, age 12 I can’t believe I finally finished the YMCA triathlon! Last Saturday Mom and I were at the Y for like 4 hours. I swam a mile, which has never happened before. It took me a long … Continue reading

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