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Foods that heal your body
Monday, September 18, 2017      7 comments

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini wrote, in his book "The Power of Self-Healing," that the human body is naturally self-healing, but poor lifestyle habits hinder the body's ability to self-heal. In a chapter about diet, he listed foods that are especially fa... Read more
On busting weight loss plateaus
Thursday, September 07, 2017      9 comments

I was asked in another forum to post on Dr. Judith Beck's Day 38, topic "Deal with a weight loss plateau." I found Beck's solution too simplistic. According to Beck the most likely explanation for a weight plateau is that your body no longer nee... Read more
17 weeks to new year's eve
Sunday, September 03, 2017      6 comments

Late last night, we just got back from visiting my daughter in King George and my wife announced this morning that she had a change of heart about not going down to Chesapeake, Virginia to help care for one of our other daughters who just had an... Read more
Re 5% weight lost fall challenge
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      3 comments

Although I no longer need to lose weight I do need to continue a healthy eating and exercise routine and feel up to motivating others as an extra leader, or maybe an even greater leadership responsibility, so I am going to continue and join the ... Read more
My weekly progress and dancing
Sunday, August 27, 2017      8 comments

Sunday Morning by Mr. Owl Review of my goals 1. I will say aloud these affirmations each Saturday after I post my weight. I almost did not post my weight timely last night, in fact, I posted after my planned bedtime and did not say... Read more
My monthly commitments
Monday, August 21, 2017      7 comments

These are my own affirmations and commitments as of 8/21/17. I told my wife that she can hold me to them, but I reserved the right to modify them every 4th Sunday of each month. 1. I will say aloud these affirmations each Saturday after I po... Read more
Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy & Joyous Living
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      4 comments

I decided that I should amend my Spark page as follows: First I note that although I attend a Christian church with my wife, I am not a full believer in the divinity of Jesus and that the bible does have its faults. However, I believe a) th... Read more
Fighting Evil
Monday, August 14, 2017      10 comments

I decided that I add to my blog the following paragraph: First I note that although I attend a Christian church with my wife, I am not a full believer in the divinity of Jesus and that the bible does have its faults. However, I believe a) t... Read more
Pep talk for all
Friday, July 14, 2017      11 comments

Don't compare your achievement with that of others, find and use your own inner strengths to overcome all handicaps and fears. I know the pain of trying to break bad habits and set new ones, or overcoming other challenges, I've been there. ... Read more
Finally got my daughter to commit to her health
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      15 comments

I am Mr. Owl. I was a member of the Winter 2017 Awesome A’s 5% Challenge team and lost the last 8 lbs to get to my goal weight of 158 lbs, and decided to lead a Spring 5% challenge team so that I could better encourage my 4th daughter to lose we... Read more
Have confidence that you will slay your dragons
Friday, June 30, 2017      7 comments

emoticon I owe my success to the likes of Judith Beck (The Beck Diet Solution) and Linda Spangle (100 Days of Weigh... Read more
On self-confidence and respect for others
Thursday, June 22, 2017      6 comments

Yesterday’s blog on embracing failure while on a path to success left out a discussion of obtaining self -confidence which is the main subject of today’s blog. My parents took pains to teach me self-confidence. Even so, for many reasons, I bec... Read more
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

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