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The (Outrageous) Jammed Cat
Thursday, March 29, 2018      3 comments

Canadian Marnie McBean, three-time Olympic gold medalist in rowing, has a clever theory on what it takes to set and achieve goals. She calls it the jammed cat theory of performance. Folk wisdom tells us that if a cat falls, it will land on its f... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Going Somewhere?
Monday, February 19, 2018      25 comments

I keep reading that weight loss is a journey. The path has ups and downs, I'm told. If I detour, I should just get back on track. As long as I keep going, I'll reach my destination. Okay, thank you. I get it. This metaphor, with its focus ... Read more
Putting the “Me” in “Febmeary”
Sunday, February 11, 2018      4 comments

I know what you’re thinking: “Uh, … what? I’m pretty sure ‘Febmeary’ is not in the dictionary and is not a real word.” Dictionary, schmictionary. If 2018 is to be different, I say we bust the mold. February is home on the calendar to ... Read more
Life in Numbers
Friday, February 02, 2018      4 comments

"Numbers have life. They're not just symbols on paper." -- Shakuntala Devi Since starting keto on January 3, numbers have become a much more prominent part of my daily activities. How many grams of what did I eat? How many cups of water did... Read more
The New Normal? (She Asks Hopefully)
Saturday, January 13, 2018      6 comments

For a long time now, and I mean, a l-o-n-g time, I have struggled to get going in the morning. I work from home, affording me the luxury of setting my own work hours. It's rare I can get out of bed before 8:30, even after 10 or more hours ... Read more
One Week and Counting
Thursday, January 11, 2018      1 comments

On December 31, 1993, on a warm night on a beach in Thailand, I decided to quit smoking. Over the preceding months, many factors had bolstered my resolve. A close friend had been a nonsmoker for about six months; her success gave me hope. ... Read more