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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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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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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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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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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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