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The World is Getting Bigger As I Get Smaller

Thursday, June 16, 2011      3 comments

Most people, I think, have heard the adage about putting a frog into water: if you put a frog into hot water it will jump out, but if you put a frog into room temperature water and slowly heat it, you can boil it. Before going any further, let ... Read more

To sleep, perchance to lose

Wednesday, June 15, 2011      3 comments

I am probably one of only a few people who use an alarm clock, not to wake up, but to make sure I get enough sleep every night. I am aware of the growing body of research that shows that getting adequate sleep is crucial for effective weight lo... Read more

Another page on the stack

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      1 comments

Cheng Man-Ching, the man who brought Tai Chi to the U.S., wrote that daily practice was like placing a piece of paper on a stack. By itself, each page seems like nothing, but if you stack enough of them you get a tremendous pile of paper. ... Read more

The scale moved!

Monday, June 13, 2011      6 comments

I joined SparkPeople last week and weighed myself today. I'm down three pounds. Even better, when I calculated my BMI, I realized I dropped below 40. It's great to go from "morbidly obese" to simply "obese." I'm excited but when I look at my ... Read more

Fear and Love

Sunday, June 12, 2011      0 comments

When I was a young man - a fat young man - my doctor told me that I had high blood pressure and put me on medication. I took my pills and made a half-hearted attempt to loose weight, but nothing really changed. When I was a middle-aged man... Read more

Cause and effect

Saturday, June 11, 2011      0 comments

Animal trainers know that neither reward nor punishment is very effective if there is a delay between a behavior and its consequence. If people developed cancer five minutes after they smoked a cigarette, no one would do it. I can't even make ... Read more

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