Monthly Archives: September 2010

Tempting Shortcuts

Twice, I’ve undergone rapid weight loss through a liquid diet program at a hospital-based clinic. The first time, I lost almost 70 pounds; the second, closer to 60. Each time, I gained it back within about 18 months. Ugh. The … Continue reading

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Patience Practiced Here

I went to the gym today and did 15 minutes on the elliptical machine. And, I took the stairs down from the second level of the parking garage, and up to the 2nd level of the gym. Yea! That left … Continue reading

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Overweight is an Adjective, People

Dairy, used as a noun means, a place where cows (or, I suppose, goats) are milked. Used in a sentence: The heroine in Tess of the D’Urbervilles found work, and, briefly, love, in a dairy. Dairy can also be used … Continue reading

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A BMI is TMI

Nothing is more discouraging than finding out you are not just overweight, but clinically obese. According to all of the nifty body mass index (BMI) charts, someone my height (5’2″) becomes overweight at 136 pounds, and obese at 164. But … Continue reading

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Small Victories

Just got back from the gym! I did just 1 circuit on the weight machines, 12 reps per set, 1 set only. Since the weights are on the 4th floor, I took the stairs up and down, for my mini-cardio. … Continue reading

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