Short Term Fix vs. Long Term Problem!!!
I have come a long way which means I can turn around and look at the steps I've taken as well as the steps I failed to take. Then in acknowledging these, I feel the need to try and analyze them properly or else I believe I can never truly move t... Read more
Eating Healthy while Saving Money!
Before Spark People, I had the convicted belief that it was impossible to eat healthy and save money. Now, after having been doing this "Healthy Eating Thing" now for 5 months, I've come to a new realization. It is impossible to eat healthy and ... Read more
What is the easiest way to get to where you want to go?
Even though I am turning 50, I can still learn! Unless we take the time to put the pieces of life's puzzle together, sometimes we fail to see the big picture. And then even after seeing what is in the picture that we've developed in our minds, w... Read more
Grab hold of the gold wherever you can find it or be washed away in the tides of life!
Life is a gift as is each moment we spend in it. We all should try to find the treasures of each passing day that come in the form of small moments of peace, joy, pride and honor and hold on to each of the seemingly insignificant pieces (all the... Read more
What are you focused on? Where do you want to go?
These are 2 very important questions that I continually ask myself. And why are they so important? It is because I have come to realize some very important truths about life.
When we focus on something, the things in the background are blur... Read more
Is living within the strictest rule set really living?
Many of us have a basic need to be in control! Many people don't want to be in subjection to someone else's watchful eye or judgmental regulations! This type of life is stressful especially when we fail and are subjected to the wrath or conseque... Read more
The challenge as I see it!
This challenge will be what you make of it! Don't think diet or just weight loss, Think lifestyle change! Know that what you were doing is what got you to where you are and ... Read more
What is that Spark all about!
Yeah, as many of have come to realize, we know and understand that what we need to Spark ourselves is inside! But we should also know that sometimes that source can become d... Read more
The lone walk of weight loss? Is there any other way?
Many of us have personal issues that contribute to our unique lives that have contributed to our weight gain! We have schedules and commitments that demand our time. Sedentar... Read more
Getting my mind right!
What is all of this stuff about regarding weight loss, healthy nutrition and fitness? Can I really look at all of the things that I have to go through and not be overwhelmed by the challenge of loosing 100lbs? And not only loosing it but keeping... Read more
Battling the Binge & Splurge!
Many people will feel defeated when they over indulge during a Holiday or even on a special occasion like going out to eat with the special people in their lives! As a standard rule, we should be seeking to gain knowledge, wisdom and control ove... Read more
An Easter Day poem from The Carpenter's friend, The Handyman!
The true cause for Easter Joy!
Every year, we're reminded, on Easter Day,
God sent his son, to take, our sin away!
He was hung on a cross, which was originally reserved for me,
He accepted my punishment, paying with His life, which... Read more
Which is easier? To choose to win or to accept defeat!
Each day we struggle to make the right choice. We believe that if we make the right choice, we will be winners. The media, sports, competition, video games and many other aspects of life reinforces this mentality. But at what cost and what is tr... Read more
Count the good steps you've taken towards your goals!
Every day on this journey we are forced to consider our failures! Did we go over our calories or did we meet our nutrition quantities, did we exercise enough, did we get enough sleep and the list is full of opportunities to identify ways in whic... Read more
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Long posts vs. Short posts!
If you read blogs to learn and equip yourself to loose weight and improve your health, there is more helpful information in a long blog, although there can be helpful tid-bits in short blogs!
If you are simply jumping into a blog to grab an... Read more