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Why keeping “most” of the weight off isn’t enough

Having lost a significant amount of weight a few years ago, I’ve got this tendency to feel pretty good about keeping most of it off, even if there’s been a bit of slippage at times. “I only let myself gain … Continue reading

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Voting Oreos off my island

In late 2011 I went through a major “editing” phase with my diet. I edited out foods in groups of three, and in some cases I did a reverse-editing maneuver  — based on the old “what would you take to … Continue reading

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Learning to put down that spoon takes practice

I practice eating the way some people practice to get better at sports. I’m talking about working on specific skills that do not come naturally to me. And one thing I’ve been practicing lately is to stop eating something if … Continue reading

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I can’t believe I ate the whole thing

There’s this catch phrase I remember from when I was a kid, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing,” apparently tied to this 1972 Alka-Seltzer commercial. Sometimes I wonder if this pop-culture slogan took root in my second-grade self … Continue reading

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A year without Weight Watchers

Running and Weight Watchers helped me lose 90 pounds in 2010. After I met my goal, I continued weekly weigh-ins for a few months before cutting back to once a month – a regimen I maintained through December 2013. In … Continue reading

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Slow carb diet update (almost done!)

I dropped another 1.6 pounds last week, for a total of 8.2 pounds since Aug. 1 — all done with very little running. I might go for another week or two (and another pound or two), but I’m going to … Continue reading

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Aunt Jen’s 17-day diet holiday feat

I wasn’t nearly as impressed when Bob’s Aunt Jenny lost 10 pounds on the 17-Day Diet as when I discovered this: She’s only gained a single pound since going off the diet Dec. 17, a full week before Christmas. So … Continue reading

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