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BBQ And Our Healthy Lifestyle

Sunday, August 26, 2012      4 comments

I really really like BBQ. I enjoy taking a cheap cut of meat, making my own dry rub for it, preparing and injecting my own inject recipe, firing up some charcoal briquettes, and then tending the smoker for 8 to 18 hours. I am learning how to m... Read more

Stinkin Thinkin

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      9 comments

I have no idea when I first hear that phrase and I think it was part of a self improvement program. Where ever I heard it the words have stayed with me. Stinkin thinkin is what we do when our self talk sabotages our efforts. Stinkin thinkin g... Read more

Be All You Can Be

Tuesday, August 21, 2012      5 comments

The Army's mantra is "Be All You Can Be" and that's a great goal----maybe. The problem is figuring out how to get to all you can be. The semantics are a little tricky when applied to Sparkpeople because we want to get in better physical condit... Read more

Political Blogs Are Poison

Monday, August 20, 2012      5 comments

Tonight I am not a happy camper. I commented on a members political blog and she posted on my Spark Page. I was not happy with the way she characterized me. She did amuse me when she referred to my old folks. In my family, my wife and I are ... Read more

How Do You Eat An Elephant???

Friday, August 17, 2012      9 comments

I'm sure most of you have heard this but I think the answer and concept it represents are exactly the same as SP recommends as we work the program. How do you eat an Elephant? One bite at a time. I asked my 10 year old grandson this question ... Read more

Maintenance - The Trap

Thursday, August 16, 2012      8 comments

Here I am at my goal weight so why don't I feel like celebrating. Learning that only about 5% of people who take weight off actually keep it off had a very sobering effect on me. I have always been an optimist but adulthood has also taught me ... Read more

There Are No Secrets to Gaining a Healthier Lifestyle

Tuesday, August 14, 2012      4 comments

So why do advertisers make claims of a secret that only the manufacturer has figured out? Why do writers of articles say there are secrets? They do that to get our attention. If they are selling something they hope that we will believe that t... Read more

Compartmentalization - A Gift

Friday, August 10, 2012      3 comments

In the 1980s a couple of Navy Psychiatrists did some extensive studies of Naval Aviators and reported their findings in a paper titled "Sex and The Naval Aviator". Female Naval Aviators were few in numbers but were included in the study. The d... Read more

To Win Keep Trying

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      8 comments

When I was 10 yrs. old I started playing little league baseball. Hey, it was St. Louis and St. Louis is a huge baseball town. At the beginning of the season the established teams kept their players and all of us new guys went to the Jaspers. ... Read more

Knowledge is Power

Monday, August 06, 2012      7 comments

I've seen that truism used for good and used as a manipulative device. People who willingly share their knowledge do so for the good of others. Think Teacher. Manipulative people withhold their knowledge to manipulate or deceive others. Thin... Read more

Politics and Sparkpeople

Friday, August 03, 2012      18 comments

I joined Sparkpeople to help me lose weight and found a gold mine. I joined 4 Spark Teams where I have something in common with the teams and participate with all four teams. I like the mutual support we provide and I like to believe that I ad... Read more

It's A Mind Game

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      13 comments

Our mind can be our biggest ally or our worst enemy. Remember when we were kids and we didn't know we couldn't do something. We would try and try until we did it. We failed repeatedly but we kept trying because no one told us we couldn't do i... Read more

My Reward

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      11 comments

I had no reward planned for reaching my weight goal. I have said that my reward would be doing things I couldn't do at my starting weight. I'm doing this so I can do more for and with my family. Well, my 10 yr. Old Grandson has gotten very ar... Read more

Good News, Bad News

Saturday, July 28, 2012      10 comments

This week has been one of those good news/bad news weeks but the bad news brought on the some of the good news. I have been at my target weight all week and I shifted into maintenance mode. As the result of a blood test I found out that my Thy... Read more

I'm Just A Guy!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012      4 comments

Brad Paisley had a hit song titled "I'm Just A Guy". It's a little risque but I sure can relate to the theme because I have no delusions of greatness. I feel good about the accomplishments of my life but I'm not impressed by them. Most of my ... Read more

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