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#64: How Strong Are You?
When we began our journeys to weight loss and better health, we knew to anticipate many new physical challenges. We knew we would begin tracking our food intake and our water consumption. We knew, too, that we would track our exercises.
But... Read more
#63: Dedication and Commitment
We are where we are because of all of the choices we have made in our lives.
We all made the choice to change and become healthier. Throughout each day we choose what we will eat and whether or not we will exercise.
But there is a cho... Read more
#62: Act Like a Winner
A short time ago I wrote about seeing the big picture. We need to realize that the scale is not always going to go down, that our smaller size clothes are not always going to fit and that our energy levels and our motivation will ebb and flow li... Read more
#61: Journey Forward, Not Backward
It is difficult moving forward by looking backward.
Too often we allow thoughts of past failures to interfere with our forward progress. We listen to the voices that tell us because we did not achieve our weight loss when we tried before th... Read more
#60: Let Your Worries Soar
I admit that I am a fan of the television show "Desperate Housewives."
On today's re-run the character Gabrielle met her new neighbor who was a Native American. He came to know of the many worries troubling her and had her apply an Indian t... Read more
#59: Do You Beat Yourself Up?
How kind to yourself are you when your journey to fitness and better health hits a bumpy detour?
Many of us do not always handle rejection well, even when it comes from a scale that refuses to move downward. But we don't need to beat oursel... Read more
#58: Nearly 38 Million Minutes For Exercise
Our average life expectancy is 72 years, higher for women than men.
Seventy-two years; 26,280 days; 630,720 hours; 37,843,200 minutes.
Impressive numbers. Yet many people claim they have no time to exercise in order to accelerate their... Read more
#57: Recent Studies To Fight The Blues
We all get the blues from time to time, periods when our worlds feel blah and gray. And women are found to be more than twice as likely to feel down than men. Here are recent studies on ways to chase away the blues:
EAT BREAKFAST -- People ... Read more
#56: A Lesson From A Cancer Survivor
In a recent issue of Woman's World magazine a profile of cancer survivor Jennifer Rudin, 31, showed her power of positive thinking and the importance of having goals to strive for. "Setting goals saved my life," she said.
Although her goal... Read more
#55: Four Action Steps To Success
There are four action steps on the path to fitness: Wanting to succeed, deciding to succeed, making an effort to succeed, and perseverance in our efforts.
Like an alcoholic or a user of illegal drugs, we must acknowledge that we WANT to cha... Read more
#54: A Yard Full of Praise
A SP member wrote recently of how she gives thanks when she exercises. This afternoon I decided to follow her example while mowing the front lawn.
When I started it was a typical hot and muggy Central FL afternoon. A blah, gray feeling had ... Read more
#53: A Wise Moment
A fellow SparkPeople member posted this quote today:
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds -- Francis Bacon.
When I read it I was convinced I must have been wise for a short while this afternoon when I stopped at the gr... Read more
#52: Point of Reference
What is your point of reference regarding your journey to fitness?
I read another member's blog this morning where she explained that she was at the weight she had set as a goal for herself. Now, she wants to lose more and realized that sh... Read more
#51: No More
There are two words, among many, I believe we should eliminate from our conversations and our writings -- "only" and "just."
Think about how limiting these two words are. "I only walked for half an hour." "I'm just a bookkeeper."
We ne... Read more
#50: Do You Like Yourself?
Recently I heard a conversation between two young teenage girls. One was trying to convey how she had felt about something that had happened. "And, I was like...So she goes, like...And then I was like..." I'm sure you've heard similar remarks.
... Read more