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#235: Are You Trying To Steer A Rope?
Friday, February 19, 2010      7 comments

I met an interesting lady this afternoon, a psychotherapist. We talked about the major type of problems she counsels patients on. Depression was number one, although the reasons for the depressions were varied. ... Read more
#234: Too Many Big Words?
Thursday, February 18, 2010      5 comments

I once had a professor who was strongly against the appearance of "big" words in our class papers. His motto was, "Never utilize utilize when you can use use." On the door to his office was this warning: If you must come in, remember: ... Read more
#233: Positive Imaging
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      5 comments

Have you ever seen pictures of ancient cave drawings? Many times these drawings depict figures of men armed with spears attacking animals such as bison or buffalo. Researchers tell us that these drawings are tens of thousands of years old ... Read more
#232: Do You Have Self-Discipline?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      4 comments

"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not." James Gordon As with any addiction, and admit it, overeating is considered an addiction, we must arrive at the point wh... Read more
#231: A Confession: I Like Doing Chores
Monday, February 15, 2010      8 comments

Yes, it's out in the open. I enjoy doing chores. Like laundry (I know how and when to use fabric softener), ironing (with spray starch), changing the bed linens, all of it. Why? Am I a demented soul? Well, maybe. But the secret is what I w... Read more
#230: Do You Go With The Flow Of Life?
Sunday, February 14, 2010      5 comments

Have you ever tried to run into a heavy wind or row or paddle a boat against the water's current? Pretty difficult tasks, aren't they? Isn't life like that? We can spend too much unnecessary energy going against the flow of things and ... Read more
#229: You Don't Have To Do It
Saturday, February 13, 2010      6 comments

Imagine for a moment that a wise and insightful person approached you and told you that you could have the secret to weight loss and better health, for free, but that you don't have to accept it. Would you? Suppose they told you that y... Read more
#228: Do You Stride Boldly Toward Success?
Friday, February 12, 2010      8 comments

How do you approach your journey to weight loss and better health? Do you tiptoe cautiously around the established successful SP program, dipping a toe in the healthy eating pool here and another toe in the exercise pool there, afraid of co... Read more
#227: Every Day is a Contest to Win
Thursday, February 11, 2010      10 comments

I ran across this quote today: "We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win." Edward Gibbon It got me thinking that this sums up our journeys to weight loss and better health. We are in a fi... Read more
#226: Dealing With Frustration
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      7 comments

I've been working on taxes. Right off that says headaches, one migraine and plenty of frustration. emoticon Lik... Read more
#225: A Funny Story
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      11 comments

I don't often pass along emails but this one pointed out how soft "city folks" have become compared to our hardworking farmers. Enjoy. :) * * * * * West Tennessee FARM KID in Marines NOW IN SAN DIEGO FOR MARINE CORPS RECRUIT TRAINING... Read more
#224: Judging Others
Monday, February 08, 2010      11 comments

"Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are - or, as we are conditioned to see it." Stephen Covey * * * * * While I waited in a l... Read more
#223: Super Bowl: More Than a Football Game?
Sunday, February 07, 2010      10 comments

For many people, today is the pinnacle of professional sports -- the NFL's Super Bowl. For others it is more a story of rebirth than football. Representing Indiana, we have the Indianapolis Colts from the third largest city in the Midw... Read more
#222: Overcoming Temptations
Saturday, February 06, 2010      8 comments

On my profile page last June 4th I wrote: "Mental strength is necessary for physical strength." "Carpe Diem -- Seize the Day. It has been made for you and will never be repeated. Tomorrow begins a new one full of opportunities and chal... Read more
#221: Cravings
Friday, February 05, 2010      11 comments

I crave a chocolate candy bar and lasagne and spaghetti and pizza and country fried steak, a thick cheeseburger, key lime pie, gravy and mashed potatoes, oh my. The likely reason for these cravings is stress which I admit to being under and... Read more

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