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Reflections on infinite pie for Thanksgiving

Funny how after four months of weekly cheat days with some truly stupendous pigouts, I’m now looking forward to a gentle, mindful meal tomorrow afternoon. I want to savor tastes and smells. To tune in to gratitude. I don’t want … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Football fun + 2 more pounds lost!

By Colleen, age 12 Last Saturday I went to my cousin Garret’s football game at Marian University in Indianapolis. I had a lot of fun, even though it was so cold that day. Garrett got a bunch of tackles and an … Continue reading

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Road trip leads to new cheat day record

Last Saturday night, as we huddled under blankets in below-freezing temperatures watching Marian University take on Taylor, my nephew Garrett shook off a pair of first-quarter pass-interference penalties and scooped up a blocked field goal attempt, dashing 73 yards for … Continue reading

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Bring on the cheat day boundaries (please!)

Can there be such a thing as too much freedom on cheat day? Apparently so. I’m finding that even though I restrict myself to just one day a week when I can eat whatever I like, whenever I like, I … Continue reading

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Crapload of cashews = 2.4 pound weight loss

I used to think cashews were off limits because they’re so high fat and I could never keep from eating several handfuls once I started in. Now cashews are my go-to Monday treat food.  I literally ate half a pound … Continue reading

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Why cheat day is worth it – even after a 7-POUND one-day gain

I don’t always let myself go as much as I did this past Saturday, but I was in the mood for a no-holds-barred cheat day and I went for it – only to wake up 7 pounds heavier Sunday morning. … Continue reading

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Garlic rolls (with bonus cinnamon roll recipe)

These garlic rolls were a big hit when we hosted last week’s pasta dinner for Ben’s cross country team. This was basically the same recipe as the cinnamon rolls he took to a 6 a.m. practice the week before — … Continue reading

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Getting the hang of ‘cheat day’

I didn’t have a great loss last week on the Slow Carb Diet — just .2 pound, and it literally took me all week to get there. But I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of Cheat Day*, … Continue reading

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Slow Carb Diet update: the dreaded ‘cheat day spike’

So much for the notion of a quick recovery from the dreaded “cheat day weight spike.” After following the Slow Carb Diet fairly rigorously for nine days, I managed to erase my loss in a single day. Two days later, … Continue reading

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