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Finally, a Plan for Real Men!

When I first tried to lose weight in my teens, I didn’t know where to turn for answers.  It was the era of the TV infomercial, and that market was dominated by women. Some were more knowledgeable than others, but most of them seemed to be selling colorful workout clothes more than solid weight loss

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Netflix & Fast

When I was a kid, I loved Saturday morning cartoons.  One of my all-time favorites was Spiderman and his Amazing Friends, a show that captured all the elements that lit me up.  Superheroes. Secret Identities. Cool gadgets. Awesome battle scenes.  I remember anticipating those episodes all week long, building excitement for whatever new story awaited

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With Great Freedom Comes Great Responsibility

A familiar refrain from my ninth grade students, especially when they are asked to do homework, is “I can’t wait until I’m 18, so I can do WHATEVER I WANT.”  It’s a natural reaction from a 14-year-old, who is feeling a deep need for independence and control while lacking the life experience to know that

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No Longer Shrinking, But The Unfolding Continues

This is my first blog here on Fasting, Feasting, FREEDOM in well over a month.  I have been working on the development of Kim Smith Mentoring and as such, I’ve been blogging “over there.”  I’m not sure what the fate of this website will be, except to know that it will continue to live here to promote

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The Yin & Yang of my IF Life

This picture is a perfect visual representation of the yin and yang of my IF life.  In the mornings, I drink straight black coffee, no frills, no fanfare.  In the afternoons, I love a high-quality espresso latte, creamy in texture from steamed whole milk, beautiful in design, sometimes with a fancy chocolate syrup flair.  They

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Get With The (De)Program

Though this isn’t a follow up to my last beauty-of-winter-weather post, it does start out with ice.  A slip on icy pavement, to be specific.  Today I was walking in an unfamiliar neighborhood, lost deep within my thoughts, when I slipped on the ice.  Most of the sidewalk was covered with the thick, cratered ice,

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A Symphony of Stillness

It was one of those mornings in Maine.  The temperature overnight was below zero, and by the time I woke bright and early, it was five degrees. F-I-V-E.  Count them on one hand.  But, the wind wasn’t blowing and I have the supplies to safely layer and bundle up on a day like this, so

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