Category Archives: Interviews

Talisha the successful serial dieter

Every time I see Rowan’s friend Talisha, she’s on a new diet. But unlike most serial dieters, she’s actually making progress, having lost more than 60 pounds in an attempt to qualify for the military. A little over a year … Continue reading

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How Elizabeth became a sponsored triathlete

Well, this is cool: Seems that Elizabeth — aka the blogger triathlonobsession and a major inspiration in my efforts to “tri” — has picked up a sponsorship. This year she’ll be competing in the official team uniform of trisports.com. So … Continue reading

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How ‘Normal People’ Eat: Rachel Blakeman

I’d gotten away from doing “Normal People” interviews, in part because of the extra work involved but primarily because I started wondering if such beings actually existed, or whether they were just a figment of my food-obsessed imagination. An awful lot of people … 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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Rookie runner finished 2 half marathons in 1st year

One of the suprises when I started attending Weight Watchers meetings again with my mom was that a regular I remembered from nearly three years ago, Sammi Cole,  had not only taken up running, but had finished two half marathons. … Continue reading

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‘All Seasons Cyclist’ to winter: Bring it on!

One of the benefits of my forays into cycling is the perspective that it brings. Now whenever I head out for a run on a blustery cold day I always think, “Well, it could be worse — I could be … Continue reading

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From alcoholic to cycling fanatic: Fit Recovery’s ‘Big Daddy Jim’

The blogger known as Fit Recovery has beaten booze, cigarettes and soda guzzling en route to become a cyclist who churns out hundreds of miles a month during the season. In September his 684 miles were good enough for first … Continue reading

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Running into (and away from) an eating disorder: NIPR’s Sarah Delia

It’s always cool to discover a person is a runner. But NIPR radio host Sarah Delia’s revelation that she used to run cross country threw me for a loop. She’d been quizzing me about my running experiences during a weight-loss … Continue reading

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Interview with Misty, a 100-pound ‘loser’

Former co-worker and fellow weight-loser Debbie Meyers introduced me to Misty, a Michigan-based journalist and blogger who’s dropped 100 pounds this year. Since then I’ve returned to Misty’s Facebook blog  several times to get a dose of her energy and enthusiasm. … Continue reading

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Interview: The liberating act of throwing away food

Like a kid who spits peas into a napkin or feeds them to a convenient under-the-table dog, my brother Brent has a system for getting rid of food he doesn’t want to deal with. Except in his case, the undesirable … Continue reading

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