Tag Archives: Wells Weighs In

Indoor marathon training: Week 2

Who is the canine cop who takes his dog “running” at the 4-H Park while he sits in his SUV, leash in one hand with the other (presumably) on the steering wheel? My sister and I have done our last … Continue reading

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WWI Week 15: Making the best of a bad situation

I wonder what the attendance office ladies at Colleen’s school would’ve said if she’d been spotted riding her bike on Bluffton’s River Greenway Wednesday, when she stayed home sick from school. She was sick. But I told her if she … 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 13: Eating in ‘shifts’

Thank goodness we were so busy on Wednesday that Colleen forgot she’d dared me to eat nothing but egg whites that day. What would she say if she knew that in fact — on the day before our team’s monthly … Continue reading

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WWI Week 12: Weighing taste vs. heft

How do you decide whether to give in to a craving or put up a fight? I used to almost always give in, figuring that as long as I wrote it down, it was better to absorb the extra calories … Continue reading

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WWI Week 10: Colleen makes her move

Given the green light to use the cardio equipment at the Y, six months ahead of the usual age 11 requirement, Colleen worked out four days in a row this week and wound up with a 3-pound loss after being … Continue reading

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WWI Week 8: When you’re stuck, go swimming

After two hours in the pool Wednesday night, Colleen was surprised and disappointed to not see a loss when she stepped on the scale Thursday morning. If this weight-loss project were something she was doing on her own, she might … 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 5: The psychology of splitting a meal

For years, my parents have bickered over the notion of splitting a meal at a restaurant. Dad would prefer to do it almost every time out, not just to save money but to cut down on oversized restaurant portions. But … Continue reading

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