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The Saturday Skinny: Technology has its place in weight loss plan

There are a few tools I have found extremely helpful in my quest to lose weight and many of them are free. When I started this journey back in December 2010, I weighed in at 303 po ...

The Saturday Skinny: Get moving with your family to instill healthy lifestyles, lose weight

I'll just come out and say it: Being a parent is hard work and when trying to incorporate exercise into family life, it gets even more difficult. What I've learned is my children a ...

The Saturday Skinny: Read food labels to balance nutrition

I am frequently asked questions regarding my weight loss. They range from the basics, "How did you do it?", to, "What's the difference between pinto beans and black beans?" Let's t ...

The Saturday Skinny: Treat yourself with healthier options for weight loss

Here's my skinny ah-ha moment for this week: I can go to a restaurant and still maintain my healthy eating plan for weight loss. I can also have treats (such as ice cream) that won ...

The Saturday Skinny: How to make smart lunch choices

For years, I did the fast-food drive through for lunch, justifying that choice by telling myself I was too busy for a real sit-down meal. In the newspaper business, we are known fo ...

The Saturday Skinny: Find exercise where you can to lose weight

For me, the key word for losing weight is activity. If I?m not active, I?m not losing. As of this morning, I?m down to 206 pounds, meaning I?ve lost 97 pounds and am only three awa ...

The Saturday Skinny: How I got started with my own weight loss program

In early February, I wrote a column in the Telegraph describing how I had lost 60 pounds. The response I received was overwhelming. People wanted to know how I did it and they want ...

Locally Yours: Feeding family well shouldn't take all night

I have been following a food columnist in the New York Times Magazine for over two years. Once a month I would read his sometimes sentimental, sometimes petulant tirades about h ...

Real Food: A dessert to sweeten any occasion

Whenever I think about ice cream balls my mind immediately returns to favorite friends in Boulder, Colorado. Our family moved to Colorado from Minnesota during my high school yea ...

Real Food: Mandarins sweetening winter meals

The slightly warm days and chilly nights of December are just right for fully developing the full flavor and sweetness of Placer County’s Satsuma mandarins. How blessed we are to ...