Monthly Archives: July 2011

Letter Home

Dear Family and Friends, I leave Duke Diet and Fitness Center this weekend and it is good to know that I will have your understanding, encouragement and company as I strive to continue to look after myself back in the … Continue reading

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At least he knows his motivation…

Patrick is a nice looking man of a certain size. His manly frame could certainly show-off 300 lbs, but it is fair to say that he demands rather more of it than this. Patrick is full of fun, up for … Continue reading

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Dancing Sheet to Sheet

I was discussing my plan for ongoing exerise post fat-camp with one of the behavioral health specialists at Duke Diet and Fitness Center when it transpired that she didn’t know about dancing in bed. I filled her in so with … Continue reading

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Even DaVinci Started with Cartoons…

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Big Hair, Big Heart, Big Girl, Big Fun

  Edna and Tracy Turnblad are role models here at our own Hefty Hideaway and so I and a number of other ample Americans rushed to buy tickets as soon as we learned that Hairspray was playing in Raleigh this week. If … Continue reading

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Why all choice is difficult

Choice is a watchword at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center. We can choose whether or not we want to exercise, what we want to do, and how much and how hard we work. It is not at all like … Continue reading

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Don’t forget your Clean Wipes

News reaches me from Washington DC that the Camelot strip club is trying to boost lunchtime business. They are encouraging local professionals (Transparency Towers is just one of the organizations headquartered close to the club) to bring their smart phones, ipads … Continue reading

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Clean Pot, Dirty Pot: The Joy of Painting

I don’t care how dismissive my family is ( sister re last week’s efforts:”Oh Dear!”  Father on the same subject: “You’re very abstract” in a tone that suggested this was not a plus) watercolor painting is my new hobby. It’s highly … Continue reading

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Fat Camp is Fab

People ask me what kind of people come to Duke Diet and Fitness Center and the question is surprisingly hard to answer. I have met two fathers and daughters, two mothers and sons, one set of sisters and several couples. … Continue reading

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Belly ache

I woke up in some discomfort and the feeling persisted all day. The large white area known as my stomach was sore. I tried to diagnose the problem without the aid of medical staff at the Duke Diet and Fitness … Continue reading

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