Happy 2015!

It’s that time again. The holidays are over, and a bright, shiny January is here. On New Year’s Day, we feel ready to let go of our bad habits. To take stock, dust ourselves off and begin ... read more

On Cruising

A Caribbean cruise in the middle of January sounded like an ideal escape from the snow and cold of the Northeast, especially this past winter. I eagerly counted the days until I would plop down on a lounge ... read more
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Having a Support Network

In March my husband and I went out to dinner for his birthday. It was at a restaurant I can usually manage very nicely in. However the portions are pretty large so I asked the waiter if my husband and I ... read more
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On Reaching Goal

Two weeks ago, 495 days after starting to log my calories and get serious about fitness, I stepped on the scale to see if I’d reached my goal weight. Four hundred and ninety-five days might seem like an ... read more
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Pushing Through The Blahs

Most days a workout is not only part of my daily routine, but something I look forward to. However, there are days when I just don’t feel like pushing myself through it. Those are usually days when I’m not ... read more
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Bet You Can’t Eat Just One

There was a Lay’s potato chop commercial back in the 1980’s that said teasingly, “Bet you can’t eat just one.” The commercial was sort of an “I dare you.” The point was that the potato chips were so ... read more
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But It Comes With

“But it comes with…” Since a key factor of weight loss is portion control, you need to get used to measuring cups, ounces and tablespoons of the foods you chose to eat. That’s pretty easy when you are in ... read more
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Dinner Parties Counterpoint

My advice on tackling dinner parties and social occasions is a little different from my mother’s. My problem has never been with insulting the host or hostess. Often, he or she is too busy to be ... read more