Category Archives: Fat Camp

Back with a Vengeance

My levels of self-loathing are at a new high and this is a hard post to write. I have put on most of the weight I lost last year and, as the anniversary of my respite at the (yes, madly … Continue reading

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Position Vacant: Marketer. Salary: 1000 calories a day and all the exercise you can handle

The Duke Diet and Fitness Center is cutting back on its weekend services, a victim, it says, of the economic downturn. It is expensive to be sure–about $10k for a month, not including accommodations when I was there enjoying the … Continue reading

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Pictures of the Year

This year I did not so much lose my father as learn to hold him close to my heart and appreciate him as part of my own essence. The pictures of him below were taken by my sister just a … Continue reading

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Hey Dukies, I did good.

This post is written primarily for my fellow inmates at Duke Diet and Fitness center. Everyone else is welcome to read on of course, but if you are the sort of person who routinely loses weight just by upping the … Continue reading

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On losing 20lbs…

I have lost 20 lbs. Yippee. I have done this in 50 days, losing 7lbs in the three weeks since I returned home from Duke Diet and Fitness center. There are those of you who will scoff I know, saying … Continue reading

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Tired, whiny and short on blood sugar

I write to you from Charlotte airport, North Carolina where I am trying not have a beer and a salty snack. I am on my way home from Atlanta and my plane has been delayed. I should be home by … Continue reading

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Nonchalance at the Natatorium

It’s odd to be the new girl. Especially in the week I celebrate my birthday. I am simultaneously older than I have ever been and newer than I have ever been. I have a new office and a new laptop … Continue reading

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California Calories

The scale may tell a different story, but a week after leaving fat camp, I am feeling quite good about my menu choices and portion control. It helped to be in the land of the beautiful people of course. Cuisine … Continue reading

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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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