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#231: A Confession: I Like Doing Chores

Monday, February 15, 2010      8 comments

Yes, it's out in the open. I enjoy doing chores. Like laundry (I know how and when to use fabric softener), ironing (with spray starch), changing the bed linens, all of it. Why? Am I a demented soul? Well, maybe. But the secret is what I w... Read more

#230: Do You Go With The Flow Of Life?

Sunday, February 14, 2010      5 comments

Have you ever tried to run into a heavy wind or row or paddle a boat against the water's current? Pretty difficult tasks, aren't they? Isn't life like that? We can spend too much unnecessary energy going against the flow of things and ... Read more

#229: You Don't Have To Do It

Saturday, February 13, 2010      6 comments

Imagine for a moment that a wise and insightful person approached you and told you that you could have the secret to weight loss and better health, for free, but that you don't have to accept it. Would you? Suppose they told you that y... Read more

#228: Do You Stride Boldly Toward Success?

Friday, February 12, 2010      8 comments

How do you approach your journey to weight loss and better health? Do you tiptoe cautiously around the established successful SP program, dipping a toe in the healthy eating pool here and another toe in the exercise pool there, afraid of co... Read more

#227: Every Day is a Contest to Win

Thursday, February 11, 2010      10 comments

I ran across this quote today: "We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win." Edward Gibbon It got me thinking that this sums up our journeys to weight loss and better health. We are in a fi... Read more

#226: Dealing With Frustration

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      7 comments

I've been working on taxes. Right off that says headaches, one migraine and plenty of frustration. emoticon Lik... Read more

#225: A Funny Story

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      11 comments

I don't often pass along emails but this one pointed out how soft "city folks" have become compared to our hardworking farmers. Enjoy. :) * * * * * West Tennessee FARM KID in Marines NOW IN SAN DIEGO FOR MARINE CORPS RECRUIT TRAINING... Read more

#224: Judging Others

Monday, February 08, 2010      11 comments

"Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are - or, as we are conditioned to see it." Stephen Covey * * * * * While I waited in a l... Read more

#223: Super Bowl: More Than a Football Game?

Sunday, February 07, 2010      10 comments

For many people, today is the pinnacle of professional sports -- the NFL's Super Bowl. For others it is more a story of rebirth than football. Representing Indiana, we have the Indianapolis Colts from the third largest city in the Midw... Read more

#222: Overcoming Temptations

Saturday, February 06, 2010      8 comments

On my profile page last June 4th I wrote: "Mental strength is necessary for physical strength." "Carpe Diem -- Seize the Day. It has been made for you and will never be repeated. Tomorrow begins a new one full of opportunities and chal... Read more

#221: Cravings

Friday, February 05, 2010      11 comments

I crave a chocolate candy bar and lasagne and spaghetti and pizza and country fried steak, a thick cheeseburger, key lime pie, gravy and mashed potatoes, oh my. The likely reason for these cravings is stress which I admit to being under and... Read more

#220: A Laugh is Good for the Spirit

Thursday, February 04, 2010      8 comments

It is way too easy for us to take so many things seriously. Sometimes we need to lighten our spirit. I ran across this today and hope it brings you a chuckle. "If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills... "If you can be cheer... Read more

#219: Will You Trust a Genie?

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      5 comments

We all likely recall the fable of the magic lamp and the genie that promised the lamp holder three wishes that all came true. Suppose a genie or doctor or friend or stranger approached you and, knowing how much you want to lose weight, told... Read more

#218: Hanging Tough in Tough Times

Tuesday, February 02, 2010      14 comments

Last month on Jan. 4 I began treatment with a new medicine called Byetta, a twice-a-day injectable dose that controls hunger and levels out blood sugars. Until then, my blood sugar readings for the previous three months were irregular and high a... Read more

#217: Have You Resolved to Succeed?

Monday, February 01, 2010      10 comments

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing." Abraham Lincoln How strong is YOUR resolution to succeed at weight loss and gaining a healthier lifestyle? Are you fired up to attain... Read more


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