#304: Birthday Party Day
Saturday, May 01, 2010      10 comments

This afternoon was my young nephew, Evan's, bowling center birthday party. It's always an experience for single me to be around a gaggle of six year olds running around uncontrolled like they were all on super sugar highs. ... Read more
#303: We All Need Help Now and Then
Friday, April 30, 2010      15 comments

We all want to be winners. emoticon That is, we want to be successful in what we do. This is why tomorrow at m... Read more
#302: How Intense Are You?
Thursday, April 29, 2010      14 comments

I have read in various fitness magazines about intensity and how working out intensively will improve our exercises and speed the results we derive from our workouts. ... Read more
#301: Yesterday is Gone.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      18 comments

I recall reading once that what seems a failure in our lives may not have been one at all but simply may have been the best we could have done under the circumstances. Tears, self-regret, even self-loathing will never change our past decis... Read more
#300: Does Stagnant Thinking Have You in a Rut?
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      11 comments

Does your thinking need refreshing? It's easy to get into routines that soon turn into ruts of doing the same things in the same way day after day, ruts that drain us of our creativity and energy. When was the last time you drove a d... Read more
#299: Being Positive and Grateful Takes Practice
Monday, April 26, 2010      14 comments

A rebellious teenager, a car on its last legs, the loss of a job, or in my recent case, a broken computer. All serious problems on their own that will not automatically change for the better simply because we practice being grateful for the diff... Read more
#298: Forged By Hardships
Saturday, April 24, 2010      16 comments

There is a saying that anything that doesn't kill us will make us stronger. Like the blacksmith who places steel in the forge of red hot flames, molds it then cools it off with water to finish the hardening. Think for a moment about your pe... Read more
#297: Computer Still Down But Not Me
Friday, April 23, 2010      7 comments

Day three without my computer but I am enjoying the super fast speed connection offered by those the city provides in my neighborhood center. I think I'm getting spoiled by the speed and the large screens. ... Read more
#296: Dealing with a Dead Computer
Thursday, April 22, 2010      15 comments

I have been without a computer since Wednesday afternoon when a strange demon took possession of my laptop. Not sure if it is a virus, worm, malware or other predator or whether after seven years of faithful service the machine has come to the e... Read more
#295: Rebelling Against Food/Fitness Rules
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      14 comments

Do you get tired of all of the so-called food and fitness gurus and their continual in-depth analysis of everything related to becoming a healthier person? Sometimes I do. I'm all in favor of education but one has members swearing off all s... Read more
#294: What Defines Your Success?
Monday, April 19, 2010      13 comments

If asked, how would you define your weight loss/fitness success to-date? What standards would you use to explain whether or not you have been successful ... Read more
#293: Who Surrounds You?
Sunday, April 18, 2010      16 comments

From today's SP Healthy Reflection, this quote from Mark Twain: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great." * * * * ... Read more
#292: Flexibility -- A Key to Success
Saturday, April 17, 2010      11 comments

This afternoon I had a pleasant conversation with an aunt in Indiana. Our talk brought back memories of her late husband, my uncle Bud, and the farm on which they lived. One memory in particular flashed into my mind as I did leg lifts from the c... Read more
#291: We Have To Be Patient
Friday, April 16, 2010      11 comments

"All great achievements require time." David Schwartz * * * * * It is an old, boring story by now about people who never accomplish anything worthwhile because they want immediate results and are unwilling to work diligently toward t... Read more
#290: Memory of Childhood - 4: Cereal
Thursday, April 15, 2010      17 comments

A few minutes ago I had a bowl of cereal for a bedtime snack. It reminded me of how large a part cereal has played in my life. My first thought was of my late father who always had a bowl of Corn Flakes, with spoonfuls of sugar, before bed ... Read more

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