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2010 February

Surviving Restaurants

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Since I started my weight loss journey, I've made it a point to continue eating out in restaurants regularly.  While the over-sized, fat-laden meals at restaurants can be kryptonite to those of us trying to lose weight, dining out has always been a big part of my own personal weekend time...and … [Read more...]

There is No “Only” in Weight Loss

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On television and in magazines, we're constantly bombarded with "lose weight FAST" schemes and promises.  Swallow this pill, drink this powder, or have this frozen meal plan delivered to your home, and you'll lose 12 pounds in two weeks. We're obsessed with shows like The Biggest Loser, where … [Read more...]

Real Runner

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When I was bigger, I used to judge healthy, active people all the time.  I'd see runners pounding the pavement along the main drag through town, or at the nearby park, and I'd drive by and silently berate them.  "Who do these people think they are?"  If I happened to be driving with someone … [Read more...]

Cookie Monster

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Cookies are my one true weakness.  Chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, Oreo cookies...homemade cookies, store-bought cookies, Girl Scout cookies...drop cookies, rolled cookies, sliced cookies...no matter what form they take, those little pieces of heaven are absolutely irresistible to … [Read more...]

All or Nothing

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The other night I grabbed dinner in Jersey City with my friend, Ashley.  We used to intern together at a magazine, before I made the leap to the freelance life.  In those days, I was scarfing down salami and mayonnaise sandwiches, potato chips, and coffee with extra cream in the lunchroom, and … [Read more...]

Hunger and the Gym

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Back from weigh-in, and as I expected, the scale wasn't as kind to me as it has been the last few weeks.  I was up .2 pounds.  Granted, I consider a .2 loss or gain to be a maintain (really - it's the same weight as this empty water bottle sitting on my desk), but it's still disappointing when … [Read more...]