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#55: Four Action Steps To Success
Sunday, August 23, 2009      10 comments

There are four action steps on the path to fitness: Wanting to succeed, deciding to succeed, making an effort to succeed, and perseverance in our efforts. Like an alcoholic or a user of illegal drugs, we must acknowledge that we WANT to cha... Read more
#54: A Yard Full of Praise
Saturday, August 22, 2009      11 comments

A SP member wrote recently of how she gives thanks when she exercises. This afternoon I decided to follow her example while mowing the front lawn. When I started it was a typical hot and muggy Central FL afternoon. A blah, gray feeling had ... Read more
#53: A Wise Moment
Friday, August 21, 2009      8 comments

A fellow SparkPeople member posted this quote today: A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds -- Francis Bacon. When I read it I was convinced I must have been wise for a short while this afternoon when I stopped at the gr... Read more
#52: Point of Reference
Thursday, August 20, 2009      9 comments

What is your point of reference regarding your journey to fitness? I read another member's blog this morning where she explained that she was at the weight she had set as a goal for herself. Now, she wants to lose more and realized that sh... Read more
#51: No More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      8 comments

There are two words, among many, I believe we should eliminate from our conversations and our writings -- "only" and "just." Think about how limiting these two words are. "I only walked for half an hour." "I'm just a bookkeeper." We ne... Read more
#50: Do You Like Yourself?
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      3 comments

Recently I heard a conversation between two young teenage girls. One was trying to convey how she had felt about something that had happened. "And, I was like...So she goes, like...And then I was like..." I'm sure you've heard similar remarks. ... Read more
#49: Interactive, Not Inactive
Monday, August 17, 2009      5 comments

We are all on similar pathways to a common destination of fitness, better health and weight loss. Along the way, at some point, we will need inspiration, understanding, and encouragement. These things will not magically seek us out. We must... Read more
#48: Perspective
Sunday, August 16, 2009      4 comments

When you look into the night sky, are you amazed when you consider the enormous distances between the earth and the moon, other planets and stars? It is something I can't readily comprehend. The numbers are simply too large. Yet, we have had peo... Read more
#47: Meaning
Saturday, August 15, 2009      4 comments

There is one thing that is eight times more likely to bring us satisfaction than money and eight times more likely to bring us satisfaction than prestige or recognition. IT is feeling that there is meaning to our lives, according to a study... Read more
#46: Are You Like a Shark?
Friday, August 14, 2009      5 comments

Are you like a shark? Do you continually make progress toward your goals of weight loss and better health? Just as sharks must keep moving forward to live, so must we, as people, continually strive toward our goals for a feeling of worth an... Read more
#45: Tricking the Mind and Body
Thursday, August 13, 2009      4 comments

Admit it. There are times we have to trick ourselves into exercising. Times when the mind is ready but the body says no. Times when the body is energized but the brain asks "why bother?" When these times hit you, how do you respond? What tr... Read more
#44: Joy
Wednesday, August 12, 2009      5 comments

Whatever you do on your journey to better health, take time not to think of the sorrow of tomorrow but the joy of today. May your hearts and minds be filled with thoughts of victory in your quest for weight loss and fitness. * * * TOD... Read more
#43: Do You Have A Self-Destructive Attitude?
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      4 comments

Some people allow their thinking to sabotage their fitness success and their happiness. Are you one of them? It should be a slam-dunk belief that people who begin a journey to better health or some other life-altering transformation truly w... Read more
#42: Using Your Special Ability
Monday, August 10, 2009      5 comments

We each have within us the ability to encourage, inspire and motivate others. I admit that I am mechanically inept. The same goes for carpentry and anything electrical. I don't know how to draw or do someone's hair or nails. I do what I ha... Read more
#41: Cravings
Sunday, August 09, 2009      6 comments

Do you sometimes crave ice cream or pizza or a candy bar or a big country style breakfast? I do. And I give in to my cravings. Otherwise this road to weight loss could become one long boring trip. It just does not seem healthy, to me, to d... Read more

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