Tag Archives: diet

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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My new look for 2012

I am resolved to wear more frocks in 2012, starting with three new ones I bought this week. Obviously I will need new shoes to go with them… My signature item for 2012 is my fab green scarf, a Christmas … Continue reading

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Diet dilemmas

Oh dear oh dear. I bought three size sixteen dresses today–and then came home and ate Hansel’s fried shrimp with honey hot sauce and some cheesecake that Gretel brought home from the bakery. I am now drinking a glass of … 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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The Near-Perfect Day

The day started with a delivery of a bumper birthday box from Scottish Susan. She sent some fancy soap and lotion, a lovely orange pen and notebook and two cookbooks to help with my calorie counting and portion control: Lighten … Continue reading

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Crunch Time At Lunchtime

I haven’t felt hungry since I arrived at fat camp. This is a testament to the skills of the nutritionists, and the kitchen staff at DFC. Overall the food is delicious, although I will admit to missing salt. The other thing I miss … Continue reading

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Non-rhotacism, road signs and a return to Boston lettuce

The people of Massachusetts have a funny way with words. It’s not just the way they pronounce them–dropping and adding the letter r just how they please–but how the words are deployed. Take road signs: They say “Thickly Settled” where others refer … Continue reading

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A shellfish diet

The Crone’s weight management counselor ( luckless woman) advised her to keep a food diary while she vacationed on Cape Cod. The idea is to keep track of intake, so you are shamed into saying no to excess. So far … Continue reading

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