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Embrace Failure and Succeed
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      8 comments

You might be second-guessing this advice right now, that’s because many of you have been led to consider that failure is something to cringe at, to avoid and to be ashamed of. However Truman Capote said “Failure is the condiment that gives succe... Read more
Days 26-27 How to respond to sabotaging thoughts
Sunday, May 21, 2017      4 comments

On day 25 we were asked to identify sabotaging thoughts that tempt us to stray from healthy eating. It has been over a week since I discussed day 25. I had some sabotaging thoughts, first that my efforts to share Dr. Becks 42 lessons on Cogniti... Read more
Day 20 Getting Back on Track
Thursday, May 04, 2017      3 comments

Adapted from Judith Beck's book 'The Beck Diet Solution' Yesterday, we learned about thoughts that tend to justify giving into cravings and how to deal with them. Today we are going to learn how to respond to an even more damaging thought ... Read more
Day 19 Stop fooling yourself
Thursday, May 04, 2017      7 comments

Adapted from Judith Beck's Book The Beck Diet Solution Healthy eating is a choice, but many overweight people might make very rational and reasonable choices when it comes to financial decisions but find it easy to excuse eating something tha... Read more
Day 13 Countdown to Overcome Cravings
Saturday, April 22, 2017      15 comments

A trick of mine to overcome cravings is to think of a countdown to a successful rocket launch to weight loss. Count 5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off as follows: 5. This is just a craving 4. It will pass 3. I have strengthened my will to resist it ... Read more
Give Yourself Credit Even at "Failure"
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      9 comments

Adopted from Day 4 of The Beck Diet Solution book: Many people struggle unnecessarily at dieting because they rarely give themselves credit for doing that which they figure they should have done, but are quick to judge themselves unworthy for... Read more
Using the wisdom of a gardener for getting better Health
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      17 comments

If you are one that said you would eat better and exercise more as part of your New Year’s resolutions but can’t seem to follow through with your promises. Well read this blog. WHY WE TEND TO FAIL: Getting the habits of eating better and e... Read more
Simplify your life, less is better
Friday, March 17, 2017      6 comments

OlderOwl, yours truly, says "Simplify your life, focus first on what is important and necessary, in that order." I say this because too many times, we delude ourselves into believing that something is necessary when it is even not really import... Read more
Believe it and commit to it
Friday, March 17, 2017      10 comments

All humans, no matter their handicaps, have the potential to do Good Works if they have faith and are committed. This includes obtaining a healthy weight. I say healthy for it is most important to live a wholesome, inspirational, healthy and j... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Reached Goal after 46 Months at Spark
Monday, March 13, 2017      166 comments

Yesterday (3/12/17) after less than 4 years in Spark People (starting weight 190 lbs), I achieve my goal weight, 158 lbs, for the first time with the help of a private 5% challenge “weight loss” team and my wife’s cooking. I aim to maintain th... Read more
Leadership and COMMITMENT (by its letters)
Friday, March 03, 2017      30 comments

I am a committed leader. Commitment to me means: C-choosing to follow a wholesome, inspirational, plan to lose (or maintain a healthy) weight permanently because I want to lead and be an inspiration to others. O-one that is easy to ... Read more
Surprised that I lost 1 1/2 lbs the third week
Monday, February 06, 2017      9 comments

As a member of the Winter 5% weight loss Challenge team the first two weeks were rather ordinary for me except I more than tripled the amount of exercise I usually do, averaging 391 minutes a week. However, I only lost 1.4 pounds the first two ... Read more
A Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy & Joyous Life Pledge
Saturday, February 04, 2017      5 comments

Please (now is a fine time) add your name and spread this pledge to as many Sparkpeople members you think may be encouraged by it, such as by including it in a blog. A WHOLESOME, INSPIRATIONAL, HEALTHY, AND JOYOUS PLEDGE We, the unde... Read more
A Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy and Joyous Pledge
Saturday, January 28, 2017      3 comments

Important emoticon Prior to February 6, the contents of this message may be shared with others only by giving a li... Read more
Fixing negative emotions
Monday, January 23, 2017      14 comments

Tony Robins posted a YouTube story about a man who was in such a serious accident that he became a quadriplegic. Even so he had such a marvelous personality, even after the accident, that his girlfriend still decided to marry him. However, emo... Read more

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