Category Archives: Week 2

What goes in is more than what goes out

It’s amazing how much difference two pounds can make. It doesn’t sound like much, but when you’re 5’0”, it feels like more than you’d think.  I’d be willing to bet that most people indulge in an excess of high GI … Continue reading

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Stress Fracture…But I Don’t Feel Stressed?

One day in my youth I was hanging out with one of my friends at his house. Next thing I know, I am getting dragged to his taekwondo lesson to watch. Sounds boring right? But it wasn’t. I really thought … Continue reading

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Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fats…Oh My!

I have always grown up with a very healthy lifestyle.  We have our own farm, and my mom has harvested an abundance of vegetables to keep us through the winter months for as long as I can remember.  She makes … Continue reading

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The Day My Diet Died (And How I Revived It)

If I had to pick one word to describe the essence of this post, it would have to be ‘willpower’, a particular characteristic that I lacked this Saturday. Because I would be at my home in Maine on Saturday, I … Continue reading

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Will Run for Dessert

For about a two-week period in April 2010, my daughter E and I were exactly the same height and weight (BMI = 21). I was at “marathon weight,” about 5 pounds lighter than normal. After the race, I decreased my … Continue reading

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An athletic career cut short

Both of my parents were college athletes, my mom played hockey and soccer and my dad played hockey. Growing up, their athleticism was always a huge motivator for my brothers and me. We played on multiple sports teams every season … Continue reading

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On Not Stretching

No one told me to stretch.  I didn’t know that my muscles were tired and my joints were creaky and the lactic acid stayed.  In fact, until our first lab class, I didn’t even know what lactic acid was!  After … Continue reading

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