Thanksgiving day game plan

Americans, in two days, we're about to do what we do best: eat copious amounts of food. Last year, I wrote a list to raise awareness to the abuse and neglect Thanksgiving has endured over the years, but this year, I wanted to address how to handle the holiday respectfully and responsibly. So here it …

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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 …

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 …