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#70: Character
Monday, September 07, 2009      4 comments

In life, character counts. Like a beautiful sculpture or an exquisite piece of jewelry, we are shaped by the hammers and chisels of our lives. Our experiences, our choices, our friends, our work, our hobbies, our education, our likes and d... Read more
#69: Self-Esteem
Sunday, September 06, 2009      5 comments

There is a chance we will not meet all of our goals as we expect. But as long as those goals are written down and reviewed often, failure to meet them decreases significantly thus having less of an effect on our self-esteem. When our ... Read more
#68: Get a Vision
Saturday, September 05, 2009      4 comments

Do you sometimes feel that your attempt at weight loss is a lost cause? That nothing you do matters or that the amount of pounds you want to lose is so great that you'll never be able to shed them? Then it's time you got a vision. A vision ... Read more
#67: Regrets
Friday, September 04, 2009      2 comments

If you were asked to describe significant regrets in your life, what would they be? Would they be things you never tried or things you did try but failed at? When R.A. Ricaurte asked people that question for a Ph.D. dissertation at the Univ... Read more
#66: Positive Affirmations
Thursday, September 03, 2009      6 comments

Some of these affirmations are adapted from the Helping Hand Alzheimer newsletter. * * * Write your positive affirmations on 3x5 cards. Place them where you will see them every day, in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, office, car, or m... Read more
#65: Handling Failure
Wednesday, September 02, 2009      6 comments

Major league baseball Hall-of-Famer Babe Ruth is remembered for his record-setting 714 home runs, not for his impressive strikeout record. His fans also remember him because he reacted identically to the cheers of a game-winning home run and the... Read more
#64: How Strong Are You?
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      6 comments

When we began our journeys to weight loss and better health, we knew to anticipate many new physical challenges. We knew we would begin tracking our food intake and our water consumption. We knew, too, that we would track our exercises. But... Read more
#63: Dedication and Commitment
Monday, August 31, 2009      5 comments

We are where we are because of all of the choices we have made in our lives. We all made the choice to change and become healthier. Throughout each day we choose what we will eat and whether or not we will exercise. But there is a cho... Read more
#62: Act Like a Winner
Sunday, August 30, 2009      4 comments

A short time ago I wrote about seeing the big picture. We need to realize that the scale is not always going to go down, that our smaller size clothes are not always going to fit and that our energy levels and our motivation will ebb and flow li... Read more
#61: Journey Forward, Not Backward
Saturday, August 29, 2009      5 comments

It is difficult moving forward by looking backward. Too often we allow thoughts of past failures to interfere with our forward progress. We listen to the voices that tell us because we did not achieve our weight loss when we tried before th... Read more
#60: Let Your Worries Soar
Friday, August 28, 2009      6 comments

I admit that I am a fan of the television show "Desperate Housewives." On today's re-run the character Gabrielle met her new neighbor who was a Native American. He came to know of the many worries troubling her and had her apply an Indian t... Read more
#59: Do You Beat Yourself Up?
Thursday, August 27, 2009      5 comments

How kind to yourself are you when your journey to fitness and better health hits a bumpy detour? Many of us do not always handle rejection well, even when it comes from a scale that refuses to move downward. But we don't need to beat oursel... Read more
#58: Nearly 38 Million Minutes For Exercise
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      5 comments

Our average life expectancy is 72 years, higher for women than men. Seventy-two years; 26,280 days; 630,720 hours; 37,843,200 minutes. Impressive numbers. Yet many people claim they have no time to exercise in order to accelerate their... Read more
#57: Recent Studies To Fight The Blues
Tuesday, August 25, 2009      6 comments

We all get the blues from time to time, periods when our worlds feel blah and gray. And women are found to be more than twice as likely to feel down than men. Here are recent studies on ways to chase away the blues: EAT BREAKFAST -- People ... Read more
#56: A Lesson From A Cancer Survivor
Monday, August 24, 2009      12 comments

In a recent issue of Woman's World magazine a profile of cancer survivor Jennifer Rudin, 31, showed her power of positive thinking and the importance of having goals to strive for. "Setting goals saved my life," she said. Although her goal... Read more

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