Tag Archives: exercise

How losing even a small portion of excess weight can make a big difference

Anybody who thinks weight loss is an all-or-nothing proposition ought to meet Vera Richardson. At 308 pounds, she’s still likely to be the most overweight person in any room she enters. But the 79 pounds she’s lost over the last … Continue reading

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10 reasons why… Exercise is the best medicine.

This week I’m sharing a post from another blog I’m connected with, t2diabetespioneer. (If I could figure out how to simply reblog it, I would.) Its most common side effect is weight loss. A natural sleep aid. It’s free! (Or … Continue reading

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How TV weather man lost 110 pounds

“When you’re heavy, you just don’t realize how awful you feel.” – Greg Shoup, WANE-TV meteorologist, on his 110-pound weight loss. Bob and I went to the local Soil and Water Conservation District dinner in February to hear longtime Fort Wayne … Continue reading

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A visit with my favorite fitness guru

Of all the diet and fitness folks I’ve consulted in seven years of doing this blog, the one who inspires me most is an 82-year-old diabetic chess addict who’s never run a race or joined a gym. Bonaparte C. Damocles … Continue reading

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A new hunger game

    Hunger has always made me feel weak. The voices in my head – what a blogger friend aptly calls the “melon committee” — start whining and bickering until it’s hard to focus on anything else. Once the rabble … Continue reading

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Conjuring up your inner kid

The whole time we were in South Carolina last week, this one phrase kept popping up in my mind: The Activity of Living. It was a fragment from a recent lecture by Dr. Rudy Kachmann, longtime neurologist and head of … Continue reading

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Holiday food log 25-26: 2 valuable lessons

I keep wondering if this holiday food log is a frivolous waste of both my time and yours. This is a busy time, right? Yet learning how to eat during the holidays in a way that feels enjoyable without losing … Continue reading

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How Rowan lost 40 pounds this summer

Even from 700 miles away, I can see my oldest daughter shrinking before my very eyes. The evidence is there on the workout pics she posts on Facebook. She gets a lot of exercise on her new job as a … Continue reading

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Offbeat triathlon game cures lazy-butt syndrome

Recently a friend posted on Facebook, “If I rode my bike, mowed the lawn, and then walked, does that count as a triathlon?” It was a joke, obviously. But it got me thinking about how sedentary some days can turn … Continue reading

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Janathon: Days 1-6

So much for daily Janathon updates on Twitter. I did one on New Year’s Day and that was it. I haven’t abandoned the challenge itself, though. I’m really loving the way it gets me to shake up my usual workout … Continue reading

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