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WWI Week 16: The allure of end-game extremism

It’s tempting, with just a week to go in Wells Weighs In, to try a pro fighters’ weight-cutting strategy I read about this week on The Four-Hour Body author Tim Ferris’ blog. It’s a detailed five-day plan for jettisoning 20-30 … 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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‘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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Preparing to dive

To Ben’s credit, he didn’t say anything. Much as he loves to tease his little sister, he knew better than to brag about coming within 2 ounces of a 10 percent loss at yesterday’s Wells Weighs In monthly weight check, … Continue reading

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10 miles forward, 6 ounces back

The good news: Colleen successfully completed her running challenge, logging 10 miles in one week. The not-so-good news: The extra running didn’t translate into a loss at the scale. In fact, she wound up with a 6-ounce gain. Still, it … Continue reading

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End-game inspiration

All four members of the Fitness Protection Program registered slight losses Thursday morning, but the reality is as a team we’ve pretty much been in a holding pattern the last three weeks — ever since the official March weight check … Continue reading

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Our Spring break ‘Mental Attitude’ Winner: Grandma Linda

When we first started the Wells Weighs In contest two months ago, Colleen would sometimes get a little tense about going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house because she worried about succumbing to whatever treats she might find there. But Grandma’s … Continue reading

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