Seeing myself through ugly pancakes

My Sunday began with weight gain and an ugly pancake. After two weeks of little daily splurges here and there - an activity I typically reserve for only the weekend - my mind and body battled with the degree of necessity to step on the scale Sunday morning. I know, I know, I'm not supposed …

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The Losers who keep losing

Like millions of Americans, NBC's The Biggest Loser captivated me for many seasons (until I wearied of reality TV and the same synopsis year after year). The strength and motivation each contestant managed never failed to baffle and inspire me. During more than one episode, I went hard on my mom's Tony Little Gazelle, sweating …

Times have changed

One day last week, I didn't feel like going for a run, and I had done some strength training at the gym the day before, so I decided to engage in an activity that's still new to me: yoga. I'm almost positive I don't do any of the moves correctly, and I'm way too self-conscious …