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The Drevitches, Week 19: Scenes From a (Healthier) Marriage

Wearing my wedding tux again is suddenly not so far-fetched. Courtesy: Gary Drevitch
It's Valentine's Day, so I think it's appropriate to write about a healthy (actually, healthier) marriage.
When my wife, Lynn, and I agreed to beco...
It's Valentine's Day, so I think it's appropriate to write about a healthy (actually, healthier) marriage.

The Drevitches, Week 18: Plateau Warning Ahead

Goodbye, old pants. Courtesy Gary Drevitch
OK, I'll admit it: On the list of dilemmas one could have, this is a good one. Still, as I've dropped the pounds over the last few months, the question has gnawed at me: How do you stop...
As I've dropped the pounds over the last few months, the question has been gnawing at me: How do you stop dieting?

The Drevitches, Week 17: Live-Blogging a 4-Year-Old's Gym Class

Adam and Coach Duane, who makes Thursday "Sports Day." Credit: Gary Drevitch I know what you're going to say. Why does a 4-year-old need a sports class? Isn't he too young to learn real skills? Can't he just pl...I know what you're going to say. Why does a 4-year-old need a sports class?

The Drevitches, Week 16: The Early Bird Gets Fit

Why didn't I get in shape years ago? A major reason is that, with one, two, and then three small children in the house, I felt sure that I had no time -- no opportunity, really -- to get to the gym. It's a refrain I repeated to friends for...
I've found the time -- because I've made the time -- for three workouts a week, without jeopardizing work or family responsibilities.

The Drevitches, Week 15: How Mom Sees It

Meet our guest correspondents. Credit: Natalie Drevitch
But enough about me. This week, I turn the keyboard over to my wife, Lynn, who you may recall from earlier columns, is our family's healthiest eater -- and, therefore, also...
This week, I turn the keyboard over to my wife, Lynn, who you may recall from earlier columns, is our family's healthiest eater -- and, therefore, also our most frustrated chef.

The Drevitches, Week 14: We Play Some Games and See Some Progress

They'd eat this whole gingerbread house -- if we'd let them. Credit: Gary Drevitch
I don't like to play games with my kids. Well, actually, I love playing games with them -- Boggle, Mastermind, Blokus, Wii Sports Resort, you nam...
I don't like to play games with my kids.

The Drevitches, Week 13: The Weather Outside Is Delightful

Natalie and Adam frolic in the snow. Courtesy Gary Drevitch
School vacation was brief this year.
With Christmas and New Year's Day falling on Saturdays, the kids had just a week-and-a-day off. But they threw themselves into recreati...
The blizzard dumped 20 inches on Central Park here in Manhattan, and for the kids, that meant just one thing: sledding.

The Drevitches, Week 12: A Few of My (New) Favorite Things

Little League is just one of things we were grateful for in 2010. credit: Gary Drevitch
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens? Not my thing. Dried cranberries and walnuts? Maybe.
It's the end of December, time for bloggers to c...
For our family, the top headline of 2010 has to be our participation in the Healthy Families Challenge, which has changed us in ways both small and large.

The Drevitches, Week 11: Special Occasions, Special Rules?

Benjamin and I celebrated Christmas at Fenway Park, just one of many recent events where the kids stuffed their faces. Credit: Courtesy of Gary Drevitch
Pizza and cake, pizza and cake, pizza and cake. This is a busy and festive ...
This is a busy and festive time for families across the country, but for my family, maybe even more so.

The Drevitches, Week 10: For Exercise, There's No Place Like Home

The boys' makeshift basketball court is a tight space, but it works. Credit: Gary Drevitch It's getting cold in New York City, and that means one thing: Kids bouncing off apartment walls on the east side, the west side, and all around ...It's getting cold in New York City, and that means one thing: Kids bouncing off apartment walls on the east side, the west side, and all around the town.

The Drevitches, Week 9: The New Normal

When you lose weight, you learn a lot about yourself and the people close to you. What am I learning about myself? Most important, that I could do it. As my weight increased over the past six or seven years, it bothered me -- it's no fun sho...
When you lose weight, you learn a lot about yourself and the people close to you.

The Drevitches, Week 8: The Kids Resist; We Prepare to Revel Responsibly

Natalie and Benjamin know that having the Macy's parade begin on our block is a major perk of Thanksgiving in the city. We just hope we don't all balloon up during the holiday season. Credit: Gary Drevitch The kids aren't completely on...The kids aren't completely on board with the healthier menu. At least not yet.

The Drevitches, Week 7: But What About the Children?

Benjamin and Natalie like to climb trees. Their other activities are a bit more costly. Credit: Gary Drevitch When I tell people about the Healthy Families Challenge, they usually ask two questions: How much weight have you lost? And, ...When I tell people about the Healthy Families Challenge, they usually ask two questions: How much weight have you lost? And, what exactly are the kids supposed to do to get fit?

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