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#295: Rebelling Against Food/Fitness Rules
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      14 comments

Do you get tired of all of the so-called food and fitness gurus and their continual in-depth analysis of everything related to becoming a healthier person? Sometimes I do. I'm all in favor of education but one has members swearing off all s... Read more
#294: What Defines Your Success?
Monday, April 19, 2010      13 comments

If asked, how would you define your weight loss/fitness success to-date? What standards would you use to explain whether or not you have been successful ... Read more
#293: Who Surrounds You?
Sunday, April 18, 2010      16 comments

From today's SP Healthy Reflection, this quote from Mark Twain: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great." * * * * ... Read more
#292: Flexibility -- A Key to Success
Saturday, April 17, 2010      11 comments

This afternoon I had a pleasant conversation with an aunt in Indiana. Our talk brought back memories of her late husband, my uncle Bud, and the farm on which they lived. One memory in particular flashed into my mind as I did leg lifts from the c... Read more
#291: We Have To Be Patient
Friday, April 16, 2010      11 comments

"All great achievements require time." David Schwartz * * * * * It is an old, boring story by now about people who never accomplish anything worthwhile because they want immediate results and are unwilling to work diligently toward t... Read more
#290: Memory of Childhood - 4: Cereal
Thursday, April 15, 2010      17 comments

A few minutes ago I had a bowl of cereal for a bedtime snack. It reminded me of how large a part cereal has played in my life. My first thought was of my late father who always had a bowl of Corn Flakes, with spoonfuls of sugar, before bed ... Read more
#289: Maintaining Perspective
Wednesday, April 14, 2010      15 comments

Recently my young nephew showed me a cool trick he learned (an old trick for the rest of us) of looking through a telescope's big end, making everything seem so very little. But then I showed him one of the coolest ways ever to change pers... Read more
#288: Are You Making the Effort?
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      12 comments

In his book, "How I raised myself from failure to Success in Selling" (published 1949 by Prentice-Hall, Inc.) author Frank Bettger asks: "Are you discouraged by your failures?" Then he tells us: "If you fail to find your name on the list of make... Read more
#287: Handling Failure
Monday, April 12, 2010      13 comments

Why is it when we hear or read of successful people we rarely are informed of their many prior failures? Most people who follow baseball know that the history books show the home run record holders and the number of their great feats. But ... Read more
#286: Joy in the Outdoors
Sunday, April 11, 2010      14 comments

Tonight I read a blog titled "Seasons of Life" by JOYATLAST www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
OYATLAST that made me want to get outside and enjoy the evening for a while before bed. I sat outs... Read more
#285: Benjamin Franklin's 13 Success Steps
Saturday, April 10, 2010      9 comments

In "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" we read that he was a small-time printer in Philadelphia and deep in debt. Thinking like the inventor he was, he created a simple 13-step plan for success that can be applied to our endeavors to lose w... Read more
#284: How Do I Say Thank You?
Friday, April 09, 2010      14 comments

emoticon Two simple words that carry a ton of meaning yet are sometimes inadequate to fully express our gratitude w... Read more
#283: True Friendship
Thursday, April 08, 2010      14 comments

There is an old story of two close friends who sat together quietly one day. Considerable time passed without either of them saying a word. Finally, one turned to the other and said simply, "May you live to be 100 years." "And, may you live to b... Read more
#282: Do Not Be Defeated By Life
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      15 comments

This week life has been trying to knock me down and draw me into a pit of despair and depression. Recent unexpected car repairs (aren't they all unexpected?) and now one or more leaks under my 51-year-old house has me worried about the unplanned... Read more
#281: Imagine Your Possibilities
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      11 comments

How many times during the day do you think of big goals? I imagine most people would answer none and say they are too busy with the details of their jobs to have time to contemplate any goal loftier than what is for dinner. Remember t... Read more

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