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Paleo diet continues shedding the pounds

Well, another week has gone by and so has another two pounds via Paleo. I guess losing two pounds in a week is good, but it is still hard to be patient. I know didn't get where I am today in a month, so I shouldn't be surprised if it takes a little time to get where I need to be.

November 20, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Healthy Living

First week of Paleo: So far so good

You know, it's really difficult for me to admit, but so far so good. After my first week on Paleo, I've dropped three pounds and feel less bloated. I don't seem to retain water as much – even after a dinner of kraut and brats. Normally that's good for about five extra pounds the following 48 hours. This go around, not an ounce. Don't ask me to explain, it's just how it is. I can already notice less bulk around my mid-section.

November 13, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Healthy Living

Lifestyle columnist goes ‘paleo’

Let me be upfront. Since my early teens, I have always had to "watch" my weight. Didn't matter if I was on a softball team, ran track or was on a 7-day-a-week workout schedule, I still had to be careful what I ate. Thus, I think I may have tried about every "diet" known to man. I've tried Atkins, extra-low fat, cabbage soup and even that awful grapefruit diet-for those of you who know me and how well fruit and I get along, imagine how pleasant that one was. I don't do diet pills, prepackaged diet ...

November 11, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Healthy Living

Halloween is favorite holiday

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I think maybe it's because the leaves have started turning and the cooler weather is setting in. No need to run the air conditioner, and most of the time you can leave your front door wide open without freezing. Maybe it's just because fall is my favorite time of year and Halloween is the first fall holiday.

November 06, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint

Time to grow up

Challenges. All of us have them. And, it is easy to sit around and point fingers and blame others for our failures. It is easy to throw out exaggerated or incorrect information and hope people will listen and take up our cause because of the passion behind our words. It is easy to become caught up in distracting and destructive banter. It is easy to become a fool.

May 10, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint


Taxes. It was one of the primary causes of the American Revolutionary War.

February 17, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint

Let’s return game to a family event

In recent years, the Super Bowl has become a family affair for us, and it isn't because of the football. The Chiefs have lacked a little...success over the past few years (or decades) so obviously we can't watch them in the championship game. So we huddle around the TV with our snacks and cheer on our favorite commercials and watch the half-time entertainment, a fun light-hearted event without the seriousness or intensity of March Madness.

February 08, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint

Right to keep and bear arms

When the framers of our constitution constructed the Bill of Rights, they did so with the gravity and attentiveness it deserved. These "limitations" to government were to protect the natural rights of property and (most importantly) liberty of American citizens.

January 24, 2013 | Mary Hoisington | Viewpoint

The defination of marriage should not change

You should not judge what others do.

June 28, 2012 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists

It's not all Greek to me

The financial situation and recent elections in Greece are once again bringing to the forefront the deficit issues in our own country. Admirably, the citizens of Greece elected the party vowing to stay in the European Union but work toward reducing the harsh terms of the bailout program.

June 22, 2012 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists

Not everyone will excel at same level

Eighteen year old Justin Combs accepted a full-ride football scholarship this month to UCLA.

June 15, 2012 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists

Chuck's passing leaves hole in community's heart

I am not the type of person that can often be rendered speechless, but this one did it to me. The Tribune's city news editor Chuck Smith passed away unexpectedly yesterday while mowing his lawn.

March 30, 2012 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists

Service above self is the secret

This past week has given me much to reflect on.

February 07, 2012 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists

Hey, it's worth a try

You have got to be kidding me.

July 28, 2011 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists

Seniors rule, you Mickey Mousers

Can you believe they have benches?

May 19, 2011 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists

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