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Wednesday, January 15, 2014      5 comments

The day 10 FatLoser video is a 20 minute commercial for personal development or self-help books, CDs, MP3s, and DVDs. Any self-help resources, not just Steve Siebold's. "Actions are dictated by our beliefs." His contention is that we shou... Read more

Prepare for Rough Times

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      7 comments

The FatLoser day 9 topic is preparation. Wanting something doesn't achieve it, or we'd all be maintaining our ideal weight. We have to take action to make it a reality. The desire to be fit and health... Read more

Negotiating the Price of Success

Monday, January 13, 2014      9 comments

The FatLoser day 8 video was on negotiating the price of success. This topic is to prepare us for entering the part of the process that seems like painful slogging to stay on course. The natural process is to find your level of motivatio... Read more

Attitude and Momentum

Sunday, January 12, 2014      9 comments

The day 7 FatLoser video deals with attitude and momentum. A few things that grabbed me: 1. My perspective can change my attitude. Our attitude can make the difference between misery and cheerfulness for the SAME situation. If I'm... Read more

Excuses, excuses...

Saturday, January 11, 2014      9 comments

Day 6 of the FatLoser videos was about excuses and our thinking. It had quite a few phrases that I want to remember and think about. Excuses are the failure's method of justifying something they should be taking responsibility for. Th... Read more

Emotions affect behavior

Friday, January 10, 2014      9 comments

The FatLoser video today dealt with emotions. He contends that humans are primarily emotion driven, and that we can manipulate our own emotions to get the results we want. He says that we can decide to be excited and that the excitement ... Read more


Thursday, January 09, 2014      5 comments

Today's FatLoser topic was Suffering. I took away several key thoughts from the video: There is suffering in success. There’s a price for everything. It's better to pay the price of success than to endure the price of failure. Expec... Read more


Wednesday, January 08, 2014      6 comments

The day 3 FatLoser video dealt with cravings. I watched this morning and then dashed off to spend the day with my Dad and sister. Concerning cravings it suggested: 1. Prepare rather than give in. 2. Realize they don't last forever.... Read more

Irregular reinforcement of a bad habit

Tuesday, January 07, 2014      8 comments

The day 2 FatLoser video talked about 100% commitment to your diet and exercise being good and 99% commitment being terrible. (because you don't then BREAK the old habits, but are reinforcing them on an irregular basis, which makes them even h... Read more

Watermellen starts a trend...

Monday, January 06, 2014      7 comments

Watermellen has recommended the free 21 day FatLoser program, and I've decided to take part. You can find it here at I watched the day 1 video today. The thing that stuck with me was the phrase "fat peop... Read more

The Value of Staying Committed

Wednesday, December 25, 2013      16 comments

I read Boss61's blog today about how 90% quit Sparkpeople in 3 years or less.
OSS61 I was going to comment on his blog, but my thoughts were a bit long and no... Read more

Thanksgiving 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013      8 comments

It's been a great Thanksgiving day for us! So much for which we are thankful!! All of the extended family were available on the same day...for the first time! We sat down... Read more

Arthritic Thumbs and Trips

Monday, November 18, 2013      6 comments

Watermellen was talking today about multiple things, but one, in particular caught my attention. She mentioned that she's been using machines at her gym to do strength training because of her increasingly arthritic hands. I don't think I'v... Read more

The Benefits of Giving Blood

Friday, November 08, 2013      6 comments

I gave blood yesterday. I've been doing this since I was a senior in High School. Lol. I remember my Mother finding out I'd given blood the first time. It wasn't a secret... I told her. She discarded any plans she'd had for our dinner... Read more

Remove trigger foods... create new ones?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013      8 comments

SLENDERELLA61 commented on my status today, which got me thinking about and then writing this blog. Thanks, Marsha! After 5 pretty stable months in maintenance, I went on vacation in August and had trigger foods left afterward - Hershey's ... Read more

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