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#100: To All the Foods I've Loved Before
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      13 comments

I was listening to Julio Iglasias and Willie Nelson sing about "all the girls they've loved before" and began thinking of the relationships (with food) I've had over the years. There have been many one night stands -- the raw oysters in San... Read more
#99: Letting Things Go
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      7 comments

Sometimes unthinking people make remarks about us that sting and make us feel as if we are truly unworthy of success. I recently ran across this poem that puts things in perspective. I hope it brightens your day. -- Lou * * * * * A PRA... Read more
#98: Positive Imagery
Monday, October 05, 2009      9 comments

Have you checked your thinking lately? Is the image of your new self as motivating as it was when when you started on the path to better health? If not, what happened? Maybe it's time for what motivational speaker Zig Ziglar calls a "check up fr... Read more
#97: A Question of Character
Sunday, October 04, 2009      8 comments

Recently, a neighbor had a mild dispute with a landscaper. The neighbor had been complaining about how much time it was taking him to care for his yards. Then, one day, he waved down a landscaper who did business in the neighborhood, told him h... Read more
#96: Believing in Success
Saturday, October 03, 2009      8 comments

"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen." Frank Lloyd Wright * * * * * In our battle of the bulge, we often find ourselves thinking about eating, since that is what we're trying t... Read more
#95: Longing For Peace of Mind
Friday, October 02, 2009      7 comments

Doesn't life nowadays frequently seem overwhelmingly hectic and tense? How often do we wish for the serenity of a mountain morning, birds singing, fog hanging over the valley? How many times do we wish for the quietude of a beach, wa... Read more
#94: From Bad Habits to Good
Thursday, October 01, 2009      4 comments

Overcoming a bad habit such as being overweight is tough. But think for a moment of some of the advantages of losing weight: * Better health * A new wardrobe * Compliments from others * A sense of accomplishment * A new social life ... Read more
#93: Happy Sadness
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      9 comments

Yesterday I experienced happy sadness. All day I felt terrific, enthused and energized. I listened to gospel music most of the day and received a feeling of well-being and acceptance. The day was a happy one. Then I answered a post and had... Read more
#92: Why Do We Deceive?
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      6 comments

Car dealers are known for ads that tout "No credit application refused," leading listeners to believe they will be approved for a purchase regardless of how good or bad their credit is. The truth is that a buyer's credit can not be checked ... Read more
#91: Coping with Rejection
Monday, September 28, 2009      7 comments

One thing that contributes to weight gain is rejection. When combined with an already weak ego, rejection can be devastating. So, how do we cope when someone takes us to task for what they perceived as a slight? Yesterday I posted a blog co... Read more
#90: Lost, But Now Found
Sunday, September 27, 2009      9 comments

The latest of five stray pets I have taken in are two dogs. Baby, a Boxer, showed up four years ago with a collar but no tag. She obeyed certain commands, her nails were short and her brown and white coat was well-groomed. All in all she a... Read more
#89: Struggling To Help Others
Saturday, September 26, 2009      8 comments

This morning I saw runners participating in a hospital fundraiser. Actually, the people at the end were more walkers than runners. Sweat streaked their soaked shirts and caked their faces. Their energy was clearly almost gone. Some barely ... Read more
#88: A New Beginning
Friday, September 25, 2009      6 comments

There was an excellent article in a SparkPeople email this morning titled "The Secret Benefits of Massage - The Easiest Way to Combat Stress & Fight Fat" by Mike Kramer, Staff Writer. While we can all relate to how relaxing a massage can ... Read more
#87: Self-Talk For Success
Thursday, September 24, 2009      10 comments

I often think of Jim, a friend for several decades, who is the most positive guy I know. I've learned to catch myself as I am about to say "If I can..." and immediately change it to "When I..." I think one reason we have remained friends o... Read more
#86: Where is Your Paradise?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009      6 comments

Where is your paradise? For Jimmy Buffet it is Margaritaville. For singer Tony Bennett it's San Franciso where he left his heart. For Santa Claus it's the North Pole. Where is yours? For many years I have believed my paradise would be ... Read more

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