Rewards versus Sensibility
Monday, March 04, 2013 4 comments
"I believe in giving rewards and positive reinforcement for a job well done, but can we raise ourselves a little higher than the dogs and give rewards that have longer-term benefits? How can a poor food choice be a true reward anyway?" ~Jill J... Read more
To the Newbies and the Doubters!
Sunday, September 09, 2012 6 comments
I have a Spark buddy named Andy. He was posed a question by newbies on why he spent so much time on the computer/SparkPeople. I just had to share it, because to be successful with anything, you do need to spend time understanding how things real... Read more
Attitude is Everything
Thursday, February 19, 2009 7 comments
There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. "Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." So she did and she had a wonderful day. The next day she... Read more
What Makes Change So Difficult?
Saturday, November 22, 2008 8 comments
A POETIC INTERLUDE:AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS by Portia Nelson I I walk, down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in I am lost.... I am helpless It isn't my fault. It takes forever to fi... Read more
Monday, October 13, 2008 7 comments
Dear Santa's L.I.L. Helper, Thank you for another great year with SparkPeople. I have maintained the weight you helped me lose even though it has been challenging at times. Here is this years wish list; I wish and really want to... Read more
Will I live to see 80?
Friday, August 15, 2008 6 comments
I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age. A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you think I'll live to ... Read more
Sunday, August 10, 2008 3 comments
This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint... it goes like this: What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where some... Read more
Something we should all remember, "your bank account."
Friday, July 25, 2008 9 comments
I had to share this e-mail I received today. Your bank account. A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though h... Read more
1st Year Anniversary
Wednesday, May 07, 2008 9 comments
Today marks the 1st year anniversary of my journey to a healthier lifestyle. As they say "You have come a long way, baby". I may have lost the weight and reached my goal, but I have gained so much by being here on SparkPeople. I have found ... Read more
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