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Wednesday, January 03, 2018      7 comments

I lost 2 of the 6 pounds that I gained over the holidays. I will be back at my optimum weight by March 3, since I have only 4 pounds to lose. My exercise goal is to perform a set of 100 pushups on February 28, 2018, and also 100 unassisted c... Read more
An inspirational blog
Thursday, December 28, 2017      7 comments

I open my Spark mail today and discovered Song-of-Grace wrote and shared an inspirational blog. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=6443436# She weighed 357 lbs about five years ago, lost 240 ... Read more
More Progress
Tuesday, December 26, 2017      12 comments

I didn't get back from my Christmas trip until 4 pm, then ate dinner. Even so I weighed myself - 164.4, up only 2.2 lbs from 12/23, which is remarkable since I always previously weigh myself early in the morning, not after I've eaten the third ... Read more
Made progress!
Saturday, December 23, 2017      8 comments

Got up at 6:30 am. Listened 30 minutes to The Power of Practice audio book. Knowing how to do something is worthless if you don't put it into practice. Weighed myself - now at 162.2 (lost 0.8 pounds). My goal is to be 158, my optimum weight, by ... Read more
Time to refocus
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      6 comments

Weight: 163.2 lbs. I haven't exercised the last two weeks. Things just got in the way. No that's a silly excuse, I am retired and 15 minutes of my time is just a drop in the bucket. I just need to recheck my priorities. Also, my weight has ... Read more
Invitation to the winter 5% challenge
Saturday, December 16, 2017      2 comments

Since May 2013, when I joined Sparkpeople, I have steadily improved my health through better eating, drinking and exercise. I lost 35 lbs and gone from being a crouch potato to participation in seasonal 5K races. Last year at this point I w... Read more
Five Keys to Success
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      7 comments

A baby learns to walk chiefly by means of 1) Awareness; 2) Desire; 3) Confidence; 4) Action; and 5) Attitude. Adults can follow the same patterns, not necessarily in the same order, to success too. Awareness comes by obtaining ideas from a... Read more
Affirmations for All Protential Peacemakers
Monday, December 04, 2017      15 comments

The following are eight affirmations for all potential peacemakers (i.e. individuals regardless of their religion or politics) meant to encourage their self-esteem and to spark peace, goodwill and caring for others. PS It was partly inspired by ... Read more
You can do this regardless of your 'faults'!
Sunday, November 05, 2017      6 comments

Always say to yourself "My Body and Mind are sound enough that I can accomplish my goals and also inspire others to do their best." You may be struggling with your body size or physical handicaps, some of which may have been of your making; but,... Read more
National Men Make Dinner Day
Thursday, November 02, 2017      8 comments

I was all set to make dinner today according to the rules for "National Men Make Dinner Day" which I just learned about from the morning news. I was about to go shopping when my wife returned from a visit to our next door neighbor. She had jus... Read more
Mild chest pain
Thursday, November 02, 2017      10 comments

I’ve been having very slight chest pains off and on for 2 weeks; the cause may have been several possibilities, but I remember that I took a double dose of risperidone, and did a new indoor “walking” 3 mile exercise. Parts of the exercise inclu... Read more
Re a Caring, Benevolent, Peaceful World
Thursday, September 28, 2017      3 comments

I don't get many responses to my blogs, but 5 Sparkpeople members agreed with my blog "A Caring, Benevolent, Peaceful World." I wrote that God favors no specific race or religion, and peoples of the world will eventually live side by side in pe... Read more
A caring, benevolent and peaceful world
Tuesday, September 26, 2017      7 comments

Thank you for reading the following message. It is meant to spark goodwill and caring for others. PS I initially wrote this in response to a 9/12/17 blog of a fellow Spark member. I decided to share it with the whole Spark community. It was... Read more
Think positive, let happiness follow
Sunday, September 24, 2017      8 comments

Don't focus on being happy, just try always to become more positive. If you're in a bad situation, think "I can manage this," "This will change for the better" or "This will make me stronger." Researchers have found that those who try always t... Read more
Green Light Therapy Treats Chronic Pain
Sunday, September 24, 2017      6 comments

Researchers are finding that green light therapy reduces pain. Clinics are using other wavelengths of light to treat skin disorders. See www.sciencedaily.com/rel
.htm and www.webmd.com/s... Read more

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