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My Happy, Positive Attitude is Self-feeding

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I really feel good about staying on my streak of being on and using SparkPeople every day, exercising everyday and keeping a happy, positive attitude. I have always been a funny individual and most of my attempts at humor are pokes at me (called self-deprecating humor) or at life in general. I do not practice insult humor (unless I must) because I think it is mean.

However, remember that the clown, comedian, funny person is so many times because they are not happy about something. The unhappiness that I have is with my weight, size, shape, etc. Being an emotional eater, subject to binges of HUGE portions does not help.

It appears that my happy, positive attitude is self-feeding. Because I like the way I feel about staying on my streak of; being on and using SparkPeople every day, exercising everyday and keeping a happy, positive attitude, I keep doing it.

A good SparkPeople Friend, Pookie (Pookie inspires many and her SparkPeople Page is at
shared the following with me, “I read this on another friends blog today... seems apt to share...

"I can only make one person happy each day and today I choose ME!"”

One of my favorite quotes of all time is Mark Twain’s “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”

As I blogged yesterday, one of my favorite movie scenes is in the movie “Meatballs”. See the scene here

Bill Murray is a camp counselor trying to convince his summer camp of misfits that they can win the summer camp lake Olympics against a rival camp full of preppy campers. Bill Murray character has a pre-competition camp rally where he convinces all to go out and compete and whether they win or lose, “Just doesn’t matter”. He leads them in the chant, “It just doesn’t matter!”

Viewing this Meatballs movie scene is 3 minutes well spent!

Rick Nelson was an Elvis Presley 1950’s era teen idol here in the USA (and before my time). In the 1970’s (in my time) Rick Nelson was performing an Oldies Concert at the Madison Square Garden in New York City and he did not want to sing any of his old songs, only his current songs and was booed by the audience. He wrote about the experience in the song Garden Party and the lyric from that song that I must remember is: “You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself”

I have told my relatives, friends and acquaintances I am doing what I call, “The Streak” for me and no one else.

When my Wife first heard me refer to “The Streak”, she asked, “You aren’t “streaking” are you?”

I replied, “Only in the Men’s Locker Room at the Gym and our bedroom and bathroom!”

For anyone that does not know, “streaking” is running around naked in a public place and yes I did it a few times in my younger days.

I know that I am on some sort of endorphin high and I plan on going higher (without drugs of any type)!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HELEN_BRU 2/22/2013 8:52AM

    You are on a roll. . . .a good one! emoticon

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2ABBYNORMAL 2/21/2013 11:47PM

    Your happy and positive attitude is more than self-feeding.
It is an inspiration for all of us to use.

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NSTARSMITH 2/21/2013 11:13PM

    Oh, man, those endorphins are good stuff. Long live the Streak!

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WOLFKITTY 2/21/2013 11:12PM

    Good for you! Positivity does perpetuate itself! :)


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FROSTY99 2/21/2013 10:39PM

    emoticon Keep on streaking and making us happy with you Marty.


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NEWFREEDOM4ME 2/21/2013 5:47PM

    Happy Streaking! Thanks for the positive post. I enjoyed reading it emoticon

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FRAN0426 2/21/2013 5:28PM

    emoticon Marty, a positive attitude really does help get us through the tougher days. I do remember Ricky Nelson, and their family TV show too. Keep the great streak going emoticon

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CELESTE_B 2/21/2013 5:20PM

    Way to go, Marty!

I have to say, I'm really enjoying the positive happy Marty! And I'm enjoying seeing your posts every day!

emoticon You rock!

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BOVEY63 2/21/2013 5:16PM

    We do have to do it for ourselves, and as always I love your attitude. Your wife too - she cracks me up!
Although he was a bit older than me, I always though Ricky was oh so cute!!!

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LAURAAT 2/21/2013 2:39PM

    It does become rather addictive, isn't it? Awesome! I'm so happy to see these positive blogs from you as of late. emoticon emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 2/21/2013 2:29PM

    Yeah Marty!!
Do it for YOU!
Cause it is YOU who ultimately matters.

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KAYDE53 2/21/2013 2:17PM

    Rick Nelson, saw him in concert not long before he died, brings back memories!!
Anyhow, kudos for the streak, by the way, reminds me of that funny Ray Stevens song. And I like Bill Murray too, my son likes that Meatballs movie!! I don't know whether I ever watched the whole thing. emoticon

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GGCHET 2/21/2013 1:34PM

    I so agree Marty. It is a natural high to feel in control & doing well.
Meeting our own goals is the best we can do for ourselves.
I'm not on a streak I'm simply adjusting to my new way of living
and I'm loving it!!
We can & will succeed...I'm confident:) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AKELAZ 2/21/2013 1:05PM

    Glad to see you here every day - not only because you're always witty and entertaining but because I'm happy you're taking care of ourself. Time spent on our own health and well-being is never wasted - keep up with that streak - it's obviously bearing fruit. Thing is the only person that can do it for you is YOU and endorphins or not it's hard work. emoticon emoticon

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-POOKIE- 2/21/2013 12:46PM

    *hugs* thanks for the mention emoticon

I am only too happy to support people who face up to the fact its yourself that has to make the effort to reap your own rewards.

You are doing well, be proud! (and no real streaking, you may get in trouble THEN where would we be without a dose of humour from you?)

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DEE0973 2/21/2013 12:12PM

    YaY for you

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JACKIE542 2/21/2013 12:06PM

    emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 2/21/2013 11:55AM

    You are doing great! I am so proud of you and everything you've done.

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ANATASHIKI 2/21/2013 11:37AM

    streak or no streak keep going! emoticon

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SWAZY33 2/21/2013 11:09AM

    Keep that streak going emoticon

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KA_JUN 2/21/2013 11:07AM

    emoticon emoticon A rolling ball of positivity! Keep streaking! emoticon

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TIGGERJEAN 2/21/2013 11:03AM

    Oh man. My husband and I are big Bill Murray fans - We'll have to watch Meatballs soon.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/21/2013 10:58AM

    Another funny blog.

Keep the positive in the streaking. :-)

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