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Full to Bursting

The lady in the dry cleaners looked at me and looked at my gigantic rack of fresh-pressed clothes. Or perhaps I mean my rack of gigantic fresh-pressed clothes. “You and your clothes are not the same size” she said. “Your … Continue reading

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A Many Splenda Thing

I have lost 50 pounds since last July. Yaaay! Go me! I am pleased with how I look, but I will admit that the pleasures of bean stew were beginning to pall. I decided to splash out on an 8 … 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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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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Counting Beads

The evangelical branch of the family will have been startled to see the title of this post. They are alert to anything that feels like a move towards Rome, following yesterday’s appearance at Duke University Chapel (Very high church. Lots of … Continue reading

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What is making America fat?

A pound of weight represents 3500 calories. That’s what you have to eat to put on just one, and that’s what you have to work off (or deny yourself) to lose just one. This week, I have lost 5lbs or 17,500 … Continue reading

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Starting somewhere

I have been filling in lots of forms, all of which seem to be concerned with my weight-loss and fitness goals. Perhaps part of my weight problem is that I am not very good at setting goals, much less working … Continue reading

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