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#40: A Real Fairy Tale
Saturday, August 08, 2009      10 comments

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Jack and his sister, a little girl named Jill. They were good little children. They were polite and respectful. They helped with chores around he house. They did their school homework every night. Al... Read more
#39: Lessons From the School of Nutrition
Friday, August 07, 2009      6 comments

Welcome to the School of Nutrition. We have many lessons to learn. Here's an example of one: Yesterday I talked with a nurse friend and told her I couldn't seem to break through the weight loss plateau that has plagued me for six weeks. I e... Read more
#38: Respect Yourself
Thursday, August 06, 2009      4 comments

Why are you trying to lose weight? Why are you trying to gain better health? Are these things you do for yourself? To build up your self-esteem? To energize your ego? If so, you're on your way to success. We shouldn't begin our journey to... Read more
#37: Are You Being Realistic About Your Goals?
Wednesday, August 05, 2009      4 comments

Are you being realistic about your goals for weight loss and better health? It is OK to say you want to lose weight and get fit, but if your goals are not reasonable, you are setting yourself up for failure. You will lose confidence, your s... Read more
#36: Weight Loss is Possible But Not Easy
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      12 comments

Have you noticed that the "models" used to demonstrate exercise equipment on television and in print ads all look as if they have never had an ounce of body fat in their lives? Viewers are stimulated by a body that represents their dream o... Read more
#35: Creating A Positive Mental Surplus
Monday, August 03, 2009      9 comments

Most people know that to lose weight they need to create a calorie deficit. That is, more calories must be expended than are consumed. It is an easy concept to understand but one often difficult to put into practice. But there are many die... Read more
#34: Life Isn't Like On TV
Sunday, August 02, 2009      13 comments

On television, the script seems to always be the same. When a woman is stressed and depressed, she talks about her problems with a girlfriend while they eat ice cream from a container. When a man has a problem he heads to the local bar to commis... Read more
#33: Your Ride to Success
Saturday, August 01, 2009      5 comments

Have you planned for success or are you simply hoping that success, by some mysterious intervention, will fall into your lap? Having a plan in place, having goals written down, provides us the direction we need to succeed. If you were... Read more
#32: Our Perception of Others
Friday, July 31, 2009      5 comments

Recently, I began thinking of famous overweight people. I realized I was not imagining these celebrities as fat people but simply as people accomplished in their particular field. The insight was that if someone is outstanding in their ch... Read more
#31: Big Picture Memories
Thursday, July 30, 2009      5 comments

We all have big picture memories of certain past events in our lives. Too often, the memories we carry with us are negative ones. Do you remember the first hamburger you ate? How about the 23rd one? Or the 7th pizza? We could easily co... Read more
#30: Put Yourself First
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      8 comments

On your journey to fitness, a healthier lifestyle and a physically improved you, it is important that you put yourself first. What you eat is not going to affect your spouse or your roommate or your best friend or your co-workers. Whether o... Read more
#29: Life Isn't Always Serious
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      5 comments

This may be a surprise to some people but life CAN be fun. It, and we, do not need to be serious all of the time. Consequently, we do not need to take ourselves too seriously all of the time. But we like to deceive ourselves into thinking t... Read more
#28: Image
Monday, July 27, 2009      8 comments

How often do you consider the image you present to others? The clothes you wear, the words you speak, the way you carry yourself all add to the total picture people have of you. Once, I was bowling in a tournament for law enforcement and c... Read more
#27: Words II
Sunday, July 26, 2009      4 comments

Recently a young lady was making quite a fuss inside a convenience store. She yelled and cursed at the cashier and other customers because her bank debit card wasn't approved for her purchase of a bottle of soda. She even tried an ATM for a cash... Read more
#26: It's Now or Never
Saturday, July 25, 2009      7 comments

What seems like far too many people lament about their life's situations. Admittedly some of their complaints are valid -- if there is no job, the lack of income is a true millstone around their neck -- but many other complaints are not valid. ... Read more

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