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It’s Time we Talk about Food

I have a very different approach to dieting. In fact, I never refer to it as a ‘diet’. Diet, to me, means I am changing my food habits drastically to get weight loss fast. Like I am punishing myself for past bad decisions. I try to always avoid negativity in life so...

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Finally a Cheerleader

It took me until I was in my 50s, but I finally get to be a cheerleader. I was this fat, sad, lonely outcast kid in my Catholic grade school who so wanted to be liked and make friends.  In the late 70s, cheerleaders were the cool popular girls. I so wanted to be...

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The Woman in the Grocery Store

Wednesday evenings are grocery shopping nights. As I was filling up my shopping cart, trying to get enough food for at least 7 days, which is difficult to do when you avoid processed food, I felt like someone was following me. I saw a woman, mid 60s, about 50lbs...

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Let’s talk about Failure

We all have them, we all hate them, failures. I had a huge failure on October 7, 2018, the Chicago Marathon, my biggest race of the year. I must admit, many actions contributed to this failure, some my own choices and some happenstance, but either way I set my self-up...

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Why I coach high School Tennis

This week started my 4th year coaching high school tennis. I never played tennis in high school; tennis was for the rich kids who had taken lessons their whole lives. In high school, I would watch the tennis players with their white clothes as if they were rock stars....

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How a Catholic Priest Changed my Outlook on Life

I wasn’t blessed in the family department. A father who couldn’t keep a job and was violent after drinking Lucky Lager Beer (I did the puzzles in the cap) and generic vodka that smelled like rubbing alcohol, a mother who cried looking out the window drinking the same...

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How I get people to WANT to Run or Walk a 5K

Everyone sees them on the weekends, those crazy 100s or 1000s of runners who close off your streets and make you wait impatiently in your car holding up traffic. I know your first thought, “get out of my way, I have somewhere to go,” then your second thought, “how...

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Let’s Talk About Pain

Anything in pain that I need to know about?” I found myself saying to a client I hadn’t seen in a week who does extreme things and tweaks shoulders, her back, and other things. “Well I have this tiny twinge in my back from moving a box this weekend.” I watch her move...

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Why is he so Fat??

“He is so fat, it is disgusting. Why can’t he just stop putting food in his mouth?” “Have you seen how much weight she gained after her pregnancy? Did she just give up?” “I think my Mother-in-Law must be a closet eater, I mean how does someone get to be that size?”...

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