Category Archives: Wells Weighs In

WWI: And the results are in…

Our weight-loss team, the Fitness Protection Program, came in 7th out of 72 teams in Wells Weighs In with an official loss of 7.54 percent. The winning team, Waist Not Want Not, dropped an amazing 17.61 percent. Those four people, whoever … Continue reading

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WWI Week 15: Making the best of a bad situation

I wonder what the attendance office ladies at Colleen’s school would’ve said if she’d been spotted riding her bike on Bluffton’s River Greenway Wednesday, when she stayed home sick from school. She was sick. But I told her if she … Continue reading

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WWI Week 14: Trying to stay positive

Is this the beginning of the end for the Fitness Protection Program? With three weeks to go in Wells Weighs In, I’m up 5 pounds this week, Colleen’s stuck for the umpteenth week in a row and Traci hasn’t stepped … Continue reading

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WWI Week 13: Eating in ‘shifts’

Thank goodness we were so busy on Wednesday that Colleen forgot she’d dared me to eat nothing but egg whites that day. What would she say if she knew that in fact — on the day before our team’s monthly … Continue reading

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WWI Week 12: Weighing taste vs. heft

How do you decide whether to give in to a craving or put up a fight? I used to almost always give in, figuring that as long as I wrote it down, it was better to absorb the extra calories … Continue reading

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WWI Week 11: The candy locker, reincarnated

“Mom, you need to hide my Easter candy!” Colleen wailed as she shifted into catch-up mode after an overly indulgent holiday weekend. But it was too late to undo the damage: She was up 3 pounds at yesterday’s informal home weigh-in, erasing … Continue reading

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WWI Week 9: The scavenger in action

By the time Colleen and I get to the Indiana Pancake House after our team’s Thursday morning weigh-in, Traci’s already digging into her five-egg sausage omelet. With her spring break trip just hours away, Traci needs to eat and run. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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WWI Week 8: When you’re stuck, go swimming

After two hours in the pool Wednesday night, Colleen was surprised and disappointed to not see a loss when she stepped on the scale Thursday morning. If this weight-loss project were something she was doing on her own, she might … Continue reading

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WWI Week 7: Triathlon jitters amid snow day fun

All six members of the Fitness Protection Program’s “A” team and “B” team got together for a couple of hours on Wednesday, but did we do any training for tomorrow’s triathlon? Well, no. School was canceled due to a snow … Continue reading

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WWI Week 6: Official standings (and a little TMI)

The official results were finally posted yesterday, and somehow — despite my sister Traci managing to lose just 1.8 pounds in the first month of Wells Weighs In — we’re in sixth place out of 101 teams with a total loss … Continue reading

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