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06.09.14: On Starting, Stopping, Backsliding, Cheating, and Forgiving

Based on that title, if I didn’t know better, I’d think that this piece was about a relationship. And in a way, I am writing about a relationship – my relationship with myself, or My Self. My daughter just turned … Continue reading

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08.09.13: Don’t Make Any Big Decisions on Bananas and Skim Milk Day

We went on vacation.  It was a wonderful vacation.  It had been four years since we went on a real vacation, and it was well-deserved.  We spent time with good friends and we enjoyed ourselves.  Then, we went on a … Continue reading

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02.01.13: The Mystery of Willpower

Willpower.  If we only had it, we wouldn’t struggle with our weight.  We wouldn’t have any bad habits, and we’d live moderate, measured, Zen, perfectly peaceful lives.  Ah, willpower.  How I hate people who have it. I’ve written about willpower … Continue reading

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08.09.12 Excuses, Excuses.

I’ve heard them all, as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, and even as Wellness Director. A client of mine years ago said she couldn’t work out anymore because she got a puppy and she was too busy. O-kay. … Continue reading

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08.07.12: Portion Sizes, Politics, and Indignation

Serving sizes and the regulation thereof have sparked several flaps of late. Most prominent among said flaps is the proposal to ban sales of massive soda pops in New York City. This entry is not about that particular flap – … Continue reading

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07.18.12: “What Really Makes Us Fat”

My mom sent me an article in The New York Times about a clinical trial out of Boston that examined the notion of whether a calorie is, in fact, a calorie, as we’ve all been told pretty much since time … Continue reading

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02.03.12: My Number-One Secret for Rock-Hard Abs!

Ha!  Made you look.   I do have a secret for rock-hard abs, actually.  I’ll tell you what the secret is, but first, I’ll tell you what it isn’t. The secret to rock-hard abs is not a piece of exercise … Continue reading

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