‘Try hard,’ they said. ‘It’ll pay off,’ they said.

What to do when diet and exercise don't seem to be enough Okay, firstly, welcome back, faithful readers. Or maybe I should be asking that you welcome me back. I haven't posted since April 25, 2018. Honestly, I didn't think anyone would miss me all that much, but a few loyal family members and friends …

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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 …

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 …