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Here is another great article for you to consider,

Talk Yourself into Reaching Your Goals
How Self-Talk Can Help (or Hinder) Your Progress
-- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert.

1. Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn’t say to someone else.

2. Look at the whole picture.

3. Ditch the drama.

4. Reward yourself for right thinking.

Read the whole article to find more hints on how to talk to yourself.

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7/5/07 12:55 A

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Hi everyone,

I found a fantastic article today called 'Lessons for All Walks of Life'. It has some brilliant advice well worth consideration by all of us.

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6/23/07 12:18 P

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Yup. I need that one. I'm constantly telling myself that I'm an idiot. And that's not what the IQ tests said.

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6/23/07 10:25 A

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Definitely an article I am gonna read

Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed.

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6/23/07 5:23 A

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3 Ways to Stop Negative Thinking
Don't Let Negative Thoughts Sabotage Your Efforts
-- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert

This is a really good article.

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6/19/07 6:21 P

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Yes I agree, I think your talking about endorphins

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6/18/07 9:36 P

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yep.... that is a great idea.

A great BIG belly laugh is another way to get your inner voice back into action.

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6/18/07 9:20 P

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Tell your little inner voice that you are going to exercise to help it out, because exercise releases hormones (I don't want to name the wrong ones) that can be mood elevators! Maybe then it will start saying "yes" to you!

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6/18/07 6:17 P

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Wanna talk to my little inner voice, because its too depressed to talk to me right now


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I am very much a morning person & have been for as long as I can remember.........(now what was I doing yesterday?).

No, seriously....... I have found that I need to do it all in the mornings becase by the arfternnon I don't want to do anything much at all BUT can keep going if I have bee active during the morning. If I don't get on with things & stay moving in the morning I am super sluggish by afternoon get little done.

When I used to work as a telephonist in my younger days, I always tried to get the late shifts as often as I could because I was able to get all the house work done in the morning, start work at 2pm & go home to a nice clean house.

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Same here!!
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Several good reasons for doing it in the am, guess I'll have to talk to that inner voice that says Nooo!

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Top 5 Reasons to Love A.M. Exercise


Exercising early in the morning "jump starts" your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours, sometimes for up to 24 hours! As a result, you'll be burning more calories all day long--just because you exercised in the morning.


Exercising in the morning energizes you for the day--not to mention that gratifying feeling of virtue you have knowing you've done something disciplined and good for you. (Much better than a worm!)


Studies have shown that exercise significantly increases mental acuity--a benefit that lasts four to ten hours after your workout ends. Exercising in the a.m. means you get to harness that brainpower, instead of wasting it while you're snoozing.


Assuming you make exercise a true priority, it shouldn't be a major problem to get up 30 to 60 minutes earlier--especially since regular exercise generally means a higher quality of sleep, which in turn means you'll probably require less sleep. (If getting up 30 to 60 minutes earlier each day seems too daunting, you can ease into it with 10 to 20 minutes at first.)


When you exercise at about the same time every morning--especially if you wake up regularly at about the same time--you're regulating your body's endocrine system and circadian rhythms. Your body learns that you do the same thing just about every day, and it begins to prepare for waking and exercise several hours before you actually open your eyes.
Exercise Extra: More than 90% of those who exercise consistently have a morning fitness routine. If you want to exercise on a regular basis, the odds are in your favor if you squeeze your workout into the a.m.

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6/16/07 8:13 P

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Thanks guys

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6/16/07 7:46 P

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Wow, Jennifer!!! emoticon
Good for you!
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Jennifer, I just noticed...10 pounds. You rock girl. You're doing great! emoticon

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6/16/07 5:58 P

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I too am done using the past against myself


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That is wonderful Shari,

I have to agree & here's to long & happy life for all of us.

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I just posted to that thread! To the effect that I'm using my past as a reminder of what I don't want anymore. I'm done with being a spectator at life. I want to be a participant. It's my life and I'm going to live it, and live it up. Hopefully for a VERY long time.

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yep it sure does.......... I love it.

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6/15/07 1:34 P

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Kinda just reinforces our only be positive motto

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Thanks for emphasizing this; I just read it this morning, and it is so true.
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Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.

- William Osler, Canadian physician.


Remembering the good times, learning from the bad

Memory can be used for good or for evil. If you use your past as a source of learning, it's worth remembering. If, however, all you do is mull over your mistakes and punish yourself for your failures, it's a waste of time. Rehashing failure can paralyze you in mortal fear of making another mistake, which, of course, just makes the feeling worse and practically guarantees future letdowns. The key to making meaningful changes is to pay more attention to the future than to the past. Have you ever noticed that the best athletes also have the shortest and most selective memories? Instead of dwelling on a missed shot or a flawed dive, they concentrate on making corrections and getting the next one right. It's as if the failed attempt never happened. It's forgotten and they don't fear trying again. If you mess up, even in an epic, life-altering way, work hard to leave it behind and concentrate on the possibilities yet to come. Tomorrow is much brighter when it's not smeared with a fixation on yesterday.

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"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book".
An Irish quote.

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you are very welcome.

Just remember.......if you find one you want to keep for the team, let me or Jen know & we will add it the team favs.

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6/13/07 9:12 P

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Sharyn, thank you so much for putting these articles in a very convenient place to find. Saves a lot of time. You're an angel!

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I like this article too is one of the few i have saved to favourites

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Here is a fantastic article to read for those of you who are struggling with meals & flavours.

Enhance the Flavor of Your Food
Add Taste, Not Calories
-- By Tanya Jolliffe, Nutritionist

The full article is in the team favs. found on the main Team Home Page in the box called 'Team Links'.

I have added a few articles there so I am sure you will find some that will interst you.

Anyone who would like to have an article added, let me know & I will add it to the Team Favs.

Cheers for the night.

see you all in the morning

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Learn to Love Strength Training
Improve Your Health and Your Appearance
-- By Leanne Beattie, Health & Fitness Writer

1. Strength training preserves muscle mass during weight loss.
According to a University of Michigan research study, at least 25% to 30% of weight lost by dieting alone is not fat but lean tissue, muscle, bone and water. However, strength training helps dieters preserve muscle mass while still losing weight.

2. Strength training elevates your metabolism.
Starting in their twenties, most people (especially women) lose half a pound of muscle every year if they aren't strength training to preserve it. After age 60, this rate of loss doubles. But regular strength training can preserve muscle throughout the lifespan, and rebuild the muscle lost.

3. Strength training helps you lose weight more easily (or eat more without gaining weight).
Since muscle is active tissue (unlike fat, which is inert), it requires energy to maintain. The more muscle you have, the more you can eat without gaining weight. Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is helpful for weight loss and long-term weight control.

For every additional pound of muscle you gain, your body will burn about 50 more calories each day. A study by Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., from the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts, showed that a woman who strength trains two or three times a week for eight weeks gains 1.75 lbs of muscle and loses 3.5 lbs of fat.

And John Hopkins researchers found that while aerobic exercise burns more calories at the time you are exercising, your metabolism returns to normal about 30 minutes after you finish your workout. Individuals who perform strength training, however, elevate their metabolisms (burn more calories) for two hours after their workouts end.

4. Strength training increases bone density.
A study conducted by Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D. of Tufts University found that strength training increases both muscle mass and bone density. Dr. Nelson’s research showed that women who lifted weights did not lose any bone density throughout the study, and actually gained an average of 1% more bone mass in the hip and spine. Non-exercising women lost 2% to 2.5% of bone mass during the same period of time.

Another University of Arizona study showed a 3% increase in spine and hip bone mineral density after an 18-month strength training program among women, ages 28 to 39.

5. Strength training counteracts depression.
In a study of 32 men and women who suffered from chronic depression, Nalin Singh, M.D. and Tufts University associates divided the individuals into two groups. They directed half to perform strength training while the other half received health information. After three months, 14 of the 16 members who lifted weights felt better and no longer met the criteria for depression.

A Harvard study also showed that 10 weeks of strength training reduced clinical depression symptoms more successfully than standard counseling alone.

6. Strength training reduces sleep difficulties.
Ten people in Dr. Singh’s strength training group (see reason 5, above) also reported sleep difficulties at the start of the study. After 12 weeks, six of the 10 reported they no longer had trouble sleeping—they fell asleep more quickly, slept more deeply, awakened less often and slept longer.

7. Strength training reduces your risk of diabetes.
Adult-onset (Type 2) diabetes is a growing problem, with over 14 million Americans suffering from the condition. Research shows that strength training can increase glucose utilization in the body by 23% in just four months. As muscles contract and relax during exercise, they use sugar for energy. To meet this energy need, your body uses sugar supplies in your blood, reducing your blood sugar levels.

8. Strength training lowers your blood pressure.
The University of Arizona study (see reason 4, above) also showed resting blood pressure (RBP) levels were impacted by strength training. Strength training participants shifted from the high-normal RBP category to normal RBP levels. Regular exercise, including strength training, strengthens the heart, allowing it to pump more blood with less effort. The less your heart has to work, the less force (or pressure) is exerted on your arteries.

9. Strength training helps you age more gracefully.
As you age, muscle mass decreases (if you're not working to preserve it), which can cause skin to sag in not-so-pretty ways. By strength training, you can fight age-related muscle loss and maintain a more youthful physique.

10. Strength training improves your quality of life.
Building muscle allows you to get more out of life. Everyday activities, such as lifting children (or grandchildren), carrying groceries, and working in the yard are much easier when you’re not struggling with the effort. Being in shape also makes you more confident, helps you stand taller and makes you feel great about yourself. And what’s better than that?


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Yeah it is sort of like that old expression look after the pennies and the pounds (dollars) will look after themselves

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I've read the 10% Solution twice, now. I've really enjoyed it!

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Thanks for this Sharyn; I have read it, and it actually is very close to my goal. Good article though, makes a lot of sense.
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I have been reading more & more of the articles that come my way & some are VERY interesting.

So I thought I would pass on theose I believe is worth everyone reading. I wont copy & paste the entire article but just the title. I have added it to my favourites so if it is easier for you to find it. just go to my Sparkpage & then check out my favs.

Here is the 1st..............

The 10% Solution
You May Not Need to Lose as Much as You Thought
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