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The Habit Change Cheat Sheet: 29 Ways to Successfully Ingrain a Behavior
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      5 comments

here is another article I find very helpful and thought it might be helpful to all of you. The Habit Change Cheatsheet: 29 Ways to Successfully Ingrain a Behavior We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.... Read more
15 Tips on How Successful People Think
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      3 comments

I just read this and thought of all of my fellow Sparkpeople friends. I thought how this could help you in your thinking. It was read online at Business Insider, and all the writing and credit goes to them and the author of the book they got it ... Read more
And it started with 10...
Sunday, December 28, 2014      2 comments

sit ups. Trying to get myself back into exercise. This site says to start with 10 mins. I decided to start with 10 sit-ups. I haven't done that since I was in the Navy 27 years ago. But doing 10 really made me feel pretty good. ... Read more
It's like a freight train...
Saturday, December 27, 2014      3 comments

As some of you know, I have been going through a pretty tough time as of late. But one thing that I have noticed lately, is my weight gain instead of weight loss. Because of the issues I have been having, I turned to food to help overcome all of... Read more
My breakthrough and finally AHA moment
Friday, December 19, 2014      7 comments

I want to open this blog saying that this is going to be a lengthy blog, for me, and a soul cleansing blog. I ask all of you who decide to stay and read on, to just bear with me through the entire blog because I really, really need to get this o... Read more
Today is the first day of my new life
Saturday, December 06, 2014      10 comments

i have been on Sparkpeople on and off since 2008. Today I am back for good, along with the support of my family and friends. Here is to the new me. I welcome any advice or help that anyone wants to offer and to friend me if you want to support m... Read more
Finally taking a step to invest in myself
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      7 comments

Today I crossed a milestone. I actually invested in myself and bought a gym membership. This might not seem like much to most people, but to me it is big. I have been reviewing this over and over in my mind for the last 60 days. Why? Because of ... Read more
Don't know where else to turn, so I am turning to my friends
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      3 comments

Hello to everyone, I have been on this program for the second time for over a year. In that year, I have gone up and down the first 10 pounds and can not get myself to get it in gear to track, journal, lose etc. I do not know why it is so hard... Read more
When peace and quiet are really needed, go for a bike ride
Sunday, June 03, 2012      3 comments

I am a BIG fan of peace and quiet. I love to get up at 5 in the morning to just putz around the house, read email, read blogs on Sparkpeople, etc etc etc. But today I just needed a little bit more. Because of the rain that we have been havi... Read more
At that very moment I knew....and still did nothing
Thursday, May 10, 2012      5 comments

I am not sure how many of you who are reading this can relate, but for me it was a pivotal moment when I knew I was getting too heavy. For years, as a guy, as I got heavier and heavier, I would just suck the gut in a little bit more each time I ... Read more
Hi, I'm Paul and I'm fat!
Thursday, February 16, 2012      6 comments

Have you ever had the days where you wanted to just get up in front of a crowd of people, or outside in a yard or park, and just yell it out? Let me tell you. It is purifying. It is invigorating. Why on earth would I say that? Because for me, it... Read more
Muffin Tops and Me
Friday, December 09, 2011      2 comments

When I first heard the term "Muffin Top", all I could think of was wonderfully delicious muffins, hot out of the oven, bigger than my head, and soooo delicious you could hardly stop at one. But then I heard the term "Muffin Top" for another... Read more