don chaddock

The Saturday Skinny: Set reasonable goals for weight loss, life

In this installment of "The Saturday Skinny," we'll look at goal setting and what's reasonable. Over the course of the last 16 months, I've managed to lose 94 pounds, or 31 percent ...

The Saturday Skinny: Single parents can still find time to lose weight

Finding the time to exercise has not been easy for me lately, particularly over the last six weeks. Why? I’ll let you in on a secret that I’ve not shared with many &nda ...

Editor's View: Snakes slither into snapshot slip

Do editors take sick time? Yes, we do, if it?s absolutely necessary. Such was my case last Thursday. The result of that day caused my e-mail to choke, bouncing back messages to se ...

Editor's View: Death and elections are life's only certainties

It was shocking to hear about the passing of Jeff John, one of Folsom’s code enforcement officers. Considering he was only 42 (my age), with a small child, it made his death ...

Editor's View: Slinging ink while carrying a baby, notepad

My kids are bright spots in my life. From their energy, enthusiasm and curiosity, they do their best to keep me young. I have the range of ages as the father of five. My youngest, ...

The Saturday Skinny: How to stay motivated to lose weight

A little more than a year ago, losing 100 pounds seemed like a daunting, and nearly impossible, task. As someone who had tried diet plans, pills, gimmicks, shakes and just about ev ...

The Saturday Skinny: How I got started with my own weight loss program

In early February, I wrote a column in the Telegraph describing how I had lost 60 pounds. The response I received was overwhelming. People wanted to know how I did it and they want ...

Editor's View: Joe Hoffman is running for judge seat in El Dorado County

Joe Hoffman, local barrister, is seeking the gavel of an El Dorado County Superior Court judgeship. Already a “judge pro tem,” Hoffman threw his proverbial hat in the ring last ...

Editor's View: Struggling Folsom mom's plight hits nerve

FOLSOM, CA - I consider myself someone who chronicles life in a small town. From my early days at the Merced-Sun Star until now, my focus hasn’t changed. During this time of year ...

A year of highs, lows and going underground

Folsom underwent some drastic changes in 2010. One year ago, I was battling a bad cold and shivering in the rain while the city kicked off its Historic District Redevelopment and R ...