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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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300 pounds of fat later, how did one sib help the other?

Recently I interviewed a guy who shed 90 pounds and reversed his type 2 diabetes with the help of his sister, who’d lost more than 200 pounds. “I can’t even put into words how much I owe her,” Quinton Horton … Continue reading

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3 amazing people who lost 200 pounds each

I used to think a 100-pound weight loss was really something. But in the past three months, without necessarily setting out to do so, I’ve interviewed three people who’ve each lost at least 200 pounds. All three either live in … Continue reading

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Is going on a diet like joining a cult?

Is going on a diet like joining a cult? This is one of the jokes magician Penn Jillette makes in his book Presto: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales. Jillette is the loud, tall and … 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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Eliminating vacation munching

I’m not one to simply relax on vacation. On this trip, in addition to getting in some good hikes, I wanted to work on something I’ve never been able to master: Not eating between meals. During past family vacations that’s … Continue reading

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The snack that convinced me to give up key lime pie

It’s been awhile since I’ve edited any foods out of my life. At one point I was jettisoning old standbys left and right. Sometimes it was eliminating a specific problem food, like M&Ms or French fries. Other times it was … Continue reading

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The ‘stutter-step bite’ plays huge role in avoiding run-on meals

In the Hoosier hay-loft hoops world I grew up in, the “stutter step” wasn’t a flashy playground move but a reference to the short, quick adjustment step that helps set up a powerful foot plant  for launching a lay-up. For … Continue reading

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Our family’s unofficial ‘diet guru’

In the unlikely event we manage to get everybody together in time to shoot a photo for my parent’s Christmas card this year — and in the astronomically less likely event someone managed to slide a giant scale under the … Continue reading

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Martian Potato Diet update

Technically, the Martian Potato Diet was a failure. After four days of eating nothing but potatoes, I lost 1.8 pounds – not enough to meet my 3-pound goal for a Chocolate Peanut Plus shake at Ivanhoe’s on Saturday night. Of … Continue reading

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