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#220: A Laugh is Good for the Spirit
Thursday, February 04, 2010      8 comments

It is way too easy for us to take so many things seriously. Sometimes we need to lighten our spirit. I ran across this today and hope it brings you a chuckle. "If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills... "If you can be cheer... Read more
#219: Will You Trust a Genie?
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      5 comments

We all likely recall the fable of the magic lamp and the genie that promised the lamp holder three wishes that all came true. Suppose a genie or doctor or friend or stranger approached you and, knowing how much you want to lose weight, told... Read more
#218: Hanging Tough in Tough Times
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      14 comments

Last month on Jan. 4 I began treatment with a new medicine called Byetta, a twice-a-day injectable dose that controls hunger and levels out blood sugars. Until then, my blood sugar readings for the previous three months were irregular and high a... Read more
#217: Have You Resolved to Succeed?
Monday, February 01, 2010      10 comments

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing." Abraham Lincoln How strong is YOUR resolution to succeed at weight loss and gaining a healthier lifestyle? Are you fired up to attain... Read more
#216: Be Hopeful
Sunday, January 31, 2010      7 comments

Doesn't it seem as if too often our thoughts float back to times in our lives when we failed at something or when a sad event occurred or to an embarrassing moment? We know we have a myriad of happy memories of when we succeeded or were ha... Read more
#215: We Can Do Everything Right But...
Saturday, January 30, 2010      5 comments

Just finished an exciting book titled "Escape From The Deep" by Alex Kershaw, a remarkable tale of the USS Submarine Tang during World War II. The Tang and its crew had performed flawlessly during five attack missions, until it fired its la... Read more
#214: A Weight Loss Journey of Three
Friday, January 29, 2010      9 comments

A young boy asked a lumberjack which stroke of the ax was the most important one that felled the large tree. "All of them," the wise woodsman replied. "Without the first strike, the last one would not be possible. Exactly like our jour... Read more
#213: Magical Words
Thursday, January 28, 2010      12 comments

Many years ago I was one of the country's first domestic airline stewards before the advent of the term Flight Attendant. One day Leonard Nimoy, the half-Vulcan, half-human Spock on the original Star Trek series was a passenger, the most p... Read more
#212: Are You Waiting For Perfect?
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      11 comments

Doesn't it seem at times that too many people are waiting for the perfect set of circumstances before they begin their journey of weight loss and better health? They cry that they want the spouse to change with them. They wail that th... Read more
#211: A Grand Design?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      8 comments

I've been watching my two dogs and three cats today and marveling that they, like people, even though they have their own personalities, are identical for the most part inside. If we could see inside us we'd see the organs are in the same p... Read more
#210: The Power of Positive Thinking
Monday, January 25, 2010      12 comments

In "The Power of Positive Thinking" author Norman Vincent Peale relates a story of meeting a newspaper editor. "How did you get to be the editor of this important paper?" Peale asked him. "I wanted to be," the editor replied. "Is ... Read more
#209: Do Positive Affirmations Work?
Sunday, January 24, 2010      11 comments

Do you believe in positive affirmations? Do you believe you can be successful by repeating to yourself positive thoughts? I believe if we think of negatives, we get negative responses in return but if we think positive thoughts, then we get... Read more
#208: Beginning a New Life
Saturday, January 23, 2010      10 comments

Chapter eight of the book, "The Greatest Salesman in the World" begins with the story's man character, Hafid, reading from a scroll marked I: "Today I begin a new life." "Today I shed my old skin which hath, too long, suffered the brui... Read more
#207: Five Ways to Beat Stress
Friday, January 22, 2010      16 comments

Stress is a silent, ever-present killer. In our lives there are many things we can control and a great many things we can not. The things we can control are usually not even thought of in the course of a day. The things we can’t control, a... Read more
#206: The Story of the Banana
Thursday, January 21, 2010      13 comments

"We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless situation, when facing a fate that cannot be changed." Viktor Frankl * * * * * Tonight I talked with a friend from Trinidad who lives... Read more

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