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The Saturday Skinny: Technology has its place in weight loss plan
Friday Sep 28 2012
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: Weight loss for one can mean loss for others
Friday Sep 14 2012
When I really knuckled down and got serious about losing weight in October 2011 (after having only lost 20 pounds the previous 10 months), something shifted in the household. I ha ...
The Saturday Skinny: Forget willpower, just make healthy choices to lose weight
Saturday Aug 25 2012
This has been a week of meetings held in restaurants, a family gathering at a buffet and Celebration of Life for a friend lost to cancer. Through it all, I managed to stay focused ...
The Saturday Skinny: Hard work pays off on the scale when trying to lose weight
Sunday Aug 19 2012
On Saturday, I attended a black-tie fundraiser for a local community college. This was a very public debut of the “new me,” so to speak. Some of these people haven&rsqu ...
The Saturday Skinny: Get moving with your family to instill healthy lifestyles, lose weight
Saturday Aug 11 2012
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
Monday Jul 16 2012
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: Tips for maintaining weight loss on road trips
Wednesday Jul 11 2012
I often find myself behind the wheel of a car, driving up to five hours at a time. For many during the summer, this is the time for family vacations and road trips. They have prove ...
The Saturday Skinny: Treat yourself with healthier options for weight loss
Saturday Jul 07 2012
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
Saturday Jun 23 2012
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
Saturday Jun 09 2012
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: Set reasonable goals for weight loss, life
Saturday May 19 2012
In this installment of "The Saturday Skinny," we'll look at goal setting and what's reasonable. Over the course of the last 16 months, I've managed to lose 94 pounds, or 31 percent ...
The Saturday Skinny: Single parents can still find time to lose weight
Saturday May 12 2012
Finding the time to exercise has not been easy for me lately, particularly over the last six weeks. Why? I’ll let you in on a secret that I’ve not shared with many &nda ...
The Saturday Skinny: Quick meals can also be healthy on weight loss journey
Saturday May 05 2012
There are times when I find my life lacking color. Maybe I'm stuck in a rut, doing the same things over and over again. After winter, spring provides ample color - a feast for the ...
The Saturday Skinny: Grilling is a low-fat cooking method
Saturday Apr 28 2012
I have a confession to make: I love grilling. In sun, wind or snow, I can be found with tongs and a spatula within reach as I hover over some burning charcoal. My grill has come i ...
The Saturday Skinny: How to stay motivated to lose weight
Saturday Apr 21 2012
A little more than a year ago, losing 100 pounds seemed like a daunting, and nearly impossible, task. As someone who had tried diet plans, pills, gimmicks, shakes and just about ev ...
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