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Weight-loss contest so fun we forgot about a prize

With just one week to go in our famlly weight-loss contest, we still haven’t settled on a prize – or  whether the winning team will be determined by pounds or percentage of weight lost. Strangely, no one seems to be … Continue reading

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WWI Week 16: What we lost — and what we gained

Well, I never saw this coming. When we started Wells Weighs In back in January, Traci and I considered kicking Dad off the team because we didn’t think he could lose enough weight to contribute. Turns out Grandpa somehow managed … Continue reading

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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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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 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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WWI Week 2: Colleen carries pathetic teammates

Theoretically, the three adults on our Wells Weighs In team are old hands at getting in shape, ready to provide gentle guidance to our less-experienced junior member. But in Week 2, 10-year-old Colleen put the rest of us to shame, … Continue reading

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Week One: 20 pounds lost (more or less)

How do you measure Week One results in a weight-loss contest? As a team, this year’s incarnation of the Fitness Protection Program reported a first-week loss of just over 20 pounds: Six pounds each for Colleen* and Traci, 4.8 for … Continue reading

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Team turmoil at weigh-in

Minutes before we hit the scales for Wells Weighs In, my sister and I are debating whether to kick Dad off the team. We figured his gung-ho team spirit would be an asset. Even in retirement, he remains the single … Continue reading

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