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Holiday Food Log 28-29: the pre-celebration fast

One problem with single-day diet challenges is that the next morning I have an urge to overcompensate. That’s what happened after Tuesday’s “cycling diet” video game, when I had THREE Christmas cookies PLUS a Pop Tart. By 10 a.m., when … Continue reading

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Holiday food log #27: The diet/exercise ‘video game’

I love one-day diet/fitness challenges. Yesterday, knowing I had a cycling workout in mind, I decided to follow a diet modeled on one a cyclist-blogger friend has written about using when he’s trying to drop a few pounds. If I … Continue reading

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Holiday food log #21-22: ‘The Gingerbread Girl’ diet

For a while now I’d been wanting to try eating like this character in a Stephen King story called “The Gingerbread Girl.” In the story she’s literally running away from unhappiness, fleeing to Florida and doing a lot of compulsive … Continue reading

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Holiday food log #19-20: Salvaging a day that seemed doomed

How do you salvage a day when you’ve already had 1,000-plus calories before 9 a.m.? This holiday food log has really clarified something I already suspected: Tuesdays are a problem.  I typically have a really light dinner on Mondays, following … Continue reading

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Holiday food log day 16: Triumph over temptation

Sometimes the holiday season feels like a trip around a giant Candyland game board. Yesterday’s challenge was making it through the homemade molasses sugar cookie trap, then staring down the decadent display of goodies at the Tim Horton’s where I … Continue reading

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Holiday food log days 14-15: Eating large

You may have noticed by now that even when I’m not on a binge, I eat A LOT. Scaling back to tiny portions is something I’ve never managed to master. It’s literally easier for me to fast than to be … Continue reading

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Holiday food log days 12-13: Haunted by a 30-year-old commercial

Remember those old Reese Cup commercials where the guy eating a chocolate bar comes around the corner and bumps into the girl holding a jar of peanut butter? Well, that was me yesterday, playing both parts at once. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Holiday food log Days 10-11: Feast & famine

It’s funny what you can scrounge to eat when you haven’t been to the grocery store in a while. On Saturday, I found a container of cooked quinoa in the back of the freezer and a partial can of Asian … Continue reading

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Holiday food log Days 8-9: Running fuel

Is there any better running fuel than peanut butter stirred into oatmeal? Yesterday I had that for both breakfast and an early lunch (along with 7-8 dates) before meeting my sister for a hilly 10-miler along the Wabash River east … Continue reading

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Holiday Food Log Day 7: In search of ‘normal’

What – and how – do “normal” people eat? This was a question that obsessed me in the early days of my weight loss, and I surveyed a whole bunch of people I knew trying to find the answer to … Continue reading

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