Monthly Archives: July 2016

The paradox that helped make me fat

So it turns out I really hate dietary clutter. For someone who used to eat all day long, who once couldn’t imagine being able to possibly keep track of every little thing that went in my mouth on any given … Continue reading

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The thrill of finding an open track

When I dropped Colleen off at her travel softball tournament Sunday morning, I was wearing flip-flops. Then I noticed the track next to the softball diamond was open. A couple of walkers were going round and round. A dad and … Continue reading

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Eliminating vacation munching

I’m not one to simply relax on vacation. On this trip, in addition to getting in some good hikes, I wanted to work on something I’ve never been able to master: Not eating between meals. During past family vacations that’s … Continue reading

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An awkward moment on the trail

So we’re hiking to Grotto Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when my sister-in-law Dawn spots something in the bushes about 20 feet above us. “What is that up there – a piece of trash?” “Hey, it’s moving! Think it’s a … Continue reading

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Hiking tip helps in river incident

The gap between the rocks was too wide.   I knew I could leap across, but I couldn’t tell if the rock I’d be landing on was slippery. Though my son and his long-legged male cousins had taken this route, … Continue reading

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An offbeat low-cal, low-fat travel snack

Before heading off to visit Rowan and Loki at their new digs in South Carolina, then meet up with grandparents and cousins in Gatlinburg, Tenn., we picked up a giant bag of fortune cookies at Gordon’s Food Service. It’s kind … Continue reading

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