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A food log lesson: When your strategy is foiled by the unexpected

When I record entries in my food journal, I sometimes pretend I’m reviewing game film of how the day went, breaking down what went wrong and how I could do it better next time. I use a lot of sports … Continue reading

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3 ways to beat serving-size guilt

A meal bar that offered an astonishing 48 grams of protein in exchange for 24 carbs, 6 grams of fat and 320 calories would seem like a nutritional powerhouse. So why is it that when I get those same numbers … Continue reading

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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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Food log favorites tied to days of the week

When I record my hours at my day job, if I indicate that I was working with a specific person on my caseload rather than general administrative duties, a set of goals linked to that individual will automatically pop up … Continue reading

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Learning to appreciate hunger

My natural reaction to hunger, whether it’s real or make believe, has always been panic. Never mind that it makes no sense whatsoever, as I’m hardly in danger of starving to death. That’s just how I’m wired. Lately I’ve been working … 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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Holiday eating tips from people who lost weight during Thanksgiving week

Looking for some holiday eating tips for an upcoming newspaper column, I stopped by Debbie Powers’ Weight Watchers class Sunday afternoon – where over half the members managed to register a loss for the week in spite of Thanksgiving. “In … Continue reading

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6 people lost 1,000 pounds – but who will become a Weight Loss Master?

Several years ago I began collecting weight loss stories, hoping to glean additional insights to add to my own diet/fitness toolbox. Not surprisingly, some of the people I interviewed eventually regained the weight they’d lost. In one unfortunate case, the … Continue reading

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Leading the weigh

I interviewed a 34-year Weight Watchers leader for my final column to appear in the print edition of The News-Sentinel, which will roll the presses for the last time Oct. 7 before going all-digital*. One of the things I admire … Continue reading

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Colleen’s report on working out with a world-record holding personal trainer

Hi, it’s Colleen again. It has certainly been a long time since I’ve put my two cents on this blog. The first time I wrote a blog post for Mom I was 10 years old. Next month, believe it or … Continue reading

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