Resolutions

Resolutions

We sat around the dinner table on New Year’s day and shared our resolutions. The suggestion came from my 6 year old son Ben who is intent to eat healthier, be good for the entire year and collect all the Puffles and Penguins from the Disney store. One by one we revealed how we were
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Clothes Are Heavy

Clothes Are Heavy

I have learned something valuable these last few days: that clothes are heavy. My advice is to find a private spot, close the blinds and the door, and strip down to your underwear or down to nothing before stepping on the scale — in my case it meant a three or four pound difference. It
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River Walking

River Walking

I went out and bought one of those digital, 3 in 1 weight scales from Shoppers Drug Mart yesterday. The indecisiveness of our $9.99 Walmart special was driving me to drink and to eat. So, gone is the “Not for legal trade” plastic white piece of crap and arrived is the slick glass and stainless
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My Aching Back

My Aching Back

One of my first paid gigs was shoveling the walks at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Kamsack for Father George. It was a big job, a wide sidewalk leading up to the main doors, one that ran parallel to third street and comprised the frontage of both the church and rectory — probably 200
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Shin Splints

Shin Splints

For several years I was an avid walker, traversing from home to the college with ease using my two legs. I’m not sure about the exact distance except to say it requires walking from one end of downtown to the other, a journey that takes about 25 minutes at a steady clip and 35 minutes
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Less Full

Less Full

Two words kept resonating in my head after day one of this battle of the bulge: less full. Leading up to and including the Christmas holidays it felt like I was in a perpetual state of fullness. Eating reasonably throughout the day and sticking to my edict of post-dinner nibblies comprised of only fruits or
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Where did those 10 pounds come from?

Where did those 10 pounds come from?

My middle age bulge is growing. There, I’ve said it. And while we have one of those $9.99 scales picked up in the dollar aisle, I have to stand up and take notice when it jumps by ten pounds after just a couple of weeks. Yikes! That explains why my 36″ waist dress pants have
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