Category Archives: Fitness Protection Program

Triathlon teams’ training under way

Well, it’s official: We’ve got two teams entered in next Saturday’s indoor triathlon at the Peabody Aquatic and Fitness Center in North Manchester. Madison, Traci and Ben will make up the Fitness Protection Program “A” Team, while Colleen, Dad and … Continue reading

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WWI Week 5: The psychology of splitting a meal

For years, my parents have bickered over the notion of splitting a meal at a restaurant. Dad would prefer to do it almost every time out, not just to save money but to cut down on oversized restaurant portions. But … Continue reading

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WWI Week 3: How to ‘treat’ a gain

How do you “treat” yourself after a gain on weigh-on day? Not with a single-serve slice of Edwards Key Lime Pie*, that’s for sure! After Colleen and I both posted small gains this week — teammates Traci and Grandpa lost … 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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The FPP ‘bagged fat’ food drive

Last year, on the suggestion of a Wells Weighs In competitor, Team Caylor did a “canned fat” drive in which we donated the equivalent amount of team weight lost (38 pounds) to Community Harvest Food Bank in Fort Wayne. This … Continue reading

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Is it possible to gain back 50 pounds in 1 day?

“I don’t like eating donuts for breakfast,” Ben announced. “I’d rather have oatmeal.” This was later in the day, mind you. After our 6 a.m. weigh-in Thursday, he was all in favor of a trip to Heyerly’s Bakery. In fact, … Continue reading

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‘Spirit week’ devolves as anticipation builds

Twas the day before Wells Weighs In, and all through the house, Fitness Protection Program members were stirring to see if they could rev up their metabolisms as high as a mouse. Ouch! Sorry about that. Actually Ben and Colleen … Continue reading

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Teamwork is a lot of work

Moments after congratulating each other for adding a bit more to our Wells Weighs In total with just a week left to go, Colleen snarls at her brother: “I hate you!” I understand her frustration; Ben had just sat on … Continue reading

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The 2-week countdown

After 3 ½ months in the Wells Weighs In contest — with just two weeks to go — Colleen has finally found a vegetable she likes. Sort of. I’d forgotten all about those frozen cheesy cauliflower packets that are just … 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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