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The Hatch-Palucks, Week 8: Diary of an Emotional Eater

When the going gets tough, the tough eat cheese soup in a bowl made of white bread. And ice cream. Credit: Amy Hatch
Did you hear a gigantic "thud" some time around Wednesday last week?
That was my family, falling off the fitness ba...
Did you hear a gigantic "thud" some time around Wednesday last week?

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 7: Feeling the Burn, Feeding the Face

We clean up pretty good, but we ate our weight in party snacks. Credit: Amy Hatch My abdominal muscles have been through a lot. They carried two children -- including Henry, who weighed almost 10 pounds when he was delivered two w...After giving birth to two kids, my abdominal muscles have been through a lot. I have the kangaroo pouch to prove it.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 6: I Don't Look 47, Do I?

The stepping and stretching were nothing. But the results of this test nearly killed me. Credit: Amy Hatch
People are always telling me I don't look 39.
Usually, they tell me I look younger, which is why I almost swallowed my own ...
People are always telling me I don't look 39, which is why I almost swallowed my own tongue when I had my "real body age assessment."

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 5: Hitting the Treadmill

I face my nemesis -- the treadmill -- and live to tell the tale. Credit: Channing Paluck There's something I haven't told you, and it's keeping me up at night. I feel the need to 'fess up. I own a treadmill. About three years a...There's something I haven't told you, and it's keeping me up at night. I feel the need to 'fess up. I own a treadmill.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 4: Confessions of a Breakfast Hater

Hi, my name is Amy, and I hate breakfast. In fact, my idea of a morning meal is two cups of steaming caffeine with a side of heavy cream. What? There's calcium and vitamin D in cream. Stop looking at me that way. Yeah, that's exactly t...
Hi, my name is Amy, and I hate breakfast.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 3: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I didn't work out, but I did make my own applesauce. Credit: Amy Hatch
In a perfect world, French fries would be full of protein, watching "Jerseylicious" would burn calories and the work week would be two days long.
Sadly, it was...
In a perfect world, French fries would be full of protein, watching "Jerseylicious" would burn calories and the work week would be two days long.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 2: Fit and Fun in New York City

My dining companions in New York City were dolls. No, seriously, they were real dolls. Credit: Susan Avery
The Big Apple isn't the home of the healthy eating regimen, but that's where I found myself last weekend.
ParentDish invit...
The Big Apple isn't the home of the healthy eating regimen, but that's where I found myself last weekend.

Hatch-Paluck Family, Week 1: Sedentary Us? Who Says!

If someone had asked me six weeks ago whether we were an active family, I'd have laughed in that person's face. We're bookworms and reality-TV addicts who like to bake cookies! Now shut up and pass the chips, "The Apprentice" is on! Then, Emmi...If someone had asked me six weeks ago whether we were an active family, I'd have laughed in that person's face.

Healthy Families Challenge: Meet the Hatch-Palucks

Three years ago, I weighed 160 pounds. It was the most I'd ever weighed -- 35 pounds more than my wedding-day weight, 20 more than I weighed six months after the birth of my first child. My poundage wasn't the only thing that had changed....Three years ago, I weighed 160 pounds. It was the most I'd ever weighed -- 35 pounds more than my wedding-day weight, 20 more than I weighed six months after the birth of my first child.

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