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#85: Take Pride In What You Do
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      6 comments

Do you remember Dog 'N Suds drive-in restaurants? They were popular many years ago in the northern states. A carhop would take your order at your car if you chose to eat outside. When your meal was ready, it would be carried to your car and serv... Read more
#84: What Happened To....?
Monday, September 21, 2009      8 comments

Last night at dinner with a long-time friend who is also former military and former law enforcement, we began talking about the loss of respect in society today. Neither of us would even think of wearing a cap inside a building, yet this is prev... Read more
#83: Stress Recognition -- Part 3
Sunday, September 20, 2009      6 comments

This last part of a three-part series on stress recognition will assess a respondent's overall stress level as related to changes in life events. Because stress has been linked to overeating, recognizing our stress levels can lead us to ac... Read more
#82: Stress Recognition -- Part 2
Saturday, September 19, 2009      4 comments

In this second of three parts looking into stress, we chart our individual stress profile. It's important to recognize the signs of stress before a crisis occurs. If you become aware of your own symptoms of stress, you can take steps to min... Read more
#81: Stress and Eating - Part 1
Friday, September 18, 2009      8 comments

There is no shortage of articles and studies showing a correlation between stress and overeating. In this part one of questionnaires, learn whether or not you have a stress-prone personality. Rate yourself as to how you typically react in e... Read more
#80: Getting the Support You Need
Thursday, September 17, 2009      8 comments

"Find people who've done what you want to do and surround yourself with them." Jeff Olson Isn't this one of the great opportunities we have via the SparkPeople site? Simply by SparkMailing we can learn specifically how others have achieved ... Read more
#79: Judge Not, Lest We Be Judged?
Wednesday, September 16, 2009      4 comments

"Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think th... Read more
#78: Status Quo or Bust?
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      5 comments

Are you motivated to lose weight and gain better health? What if you were told that motivation isn't enough to ensure substantial change? In today's Psychology Today magazine author Robert Wicks explains why this may be so. "One of the... Read more
#77: A Different Way to Lose Weight
Monday, September 14, 2009      4 comments

A good estimate is that 95 percent of overweight people have suppressed metabolisms. Whereas a normal weight person might burn 1500-2000 calories per day without exercising, someone with a suppressed metabolism might burn 1000-1500. For the... Read more
#76: Desire
Sunday, September 13, 2009      7 comments

Do you realize what an awesome responsibility faces you? You are the only person in the world who can use your ability. Pretty eye opening, isn't it? Desire allows us to take the ability given to us and use it to the maximum. Desire encoura... Read more
#75: The Habit of Doing
Saturday, September 12, 2009      8 comments

Nothing occurs simply by thinking about it. Everything in the world -- computers, satellites, diapers, shoes, you name it -- came about by someone acting on an idea. There is a great void between people who DO and people who are GOING TO, BUT DO... Read more
#74: Positive Mental Attitude
Friday, September 11, 2009      6 comments

A special note: A few minutes ago, about an hour or so after I wrote what follows, a Twilight Zone rerun showed two men arguing about whether Clem Labine was better than another pitcher. What a coincidence! * * * * * When Clem Labine w... Read more
#73: Dreams
Thursday, September 10, 2009      2 comments

When you were growing up what were your dreams? What were they a year ago? What are they now? How large are your dreams? How realistic are they? Dreams should be big enough to challenge us but they should also be achievable. We may want to ... Read more
#72: From Dreary to Bright
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      4 comments

Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up feeling blah and expect nothing to go right? That's how my day started this morning. It didn't seem to be based on anything concrete, simply a free-floating grayness that overshadowed my norma... Read more
#71: The FUD Factor
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      5 comments

The message below is a bit long. It was written by Tom Kavala for his Spare-Time Biz Success subscribers. But I think it's so good I wanted to share it with you. By Tom Kavala Tell me who your best friends are and I'll tell you who you... Read more

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