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Battling the Bulge: Adventures in Fitness

(This blog was originally published on Tea & Strumpets.) Last week I wrote about my reasons for wanting to maintain a healthy-for-me weight. I wrote about my re-commitment to a healthier lifestyle and that I’ll be sharing my experiences with you. To start things off, I want to share my latest exercise find.. Wait….come back! Trust me, I’m not one of those peppy “I love to run” people! In fact, the word “run” is a…

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Battling the bulge….why?

This blog first appeared on the Tea & Strumpets blog on April 27. After writing monthly for some time about the crazy goings-on in a busy newsroom, I’ve decided to give cranky readers a rest and switch gears to something a bit more practical: battling the bulge. Yes, I mean that bulge – the one around the mid-section that hangs over the top of the waistline if the pants are a bit tight…or that causes…

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Scale Phobia: Curse or Salvation?

Do you struggle with weight issues? If so, you’re not alone. According to a study published  several months ago by the Trust for America’s Health, Americans, both adults and children, are getting fatter than ever. The “heaviest” state, Mississippi, has an adult obesity rate of 34.4%, and the thinnest (Colorado) of 19.8% This same study last year rated those states at 33.8 and 19.1%, respectively. My own state, Virginia, has increased from 25.5 to 25.9%…

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