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Whatever You Can Dream, You Can Do

If you want to be inspired listen to Earline Hill’s amazing heart. Earline and I were roommates in college way back in the early 1960’s.


Whatever You Can Dream, You Can Do


Since 2006 have lost over 300 lbs.


Could never have lost an ounce if a very caring Dr. had not gone to bat for me and gotten me into a gastric by-pass surgery program before age 64 when Medicare had its age limit.


It was no walk in the park…had to make numerous 300 mile roundtrips to San Antonio for all kinds of testing….blood, … Read the rest

Cherry’s Weight Loss Story

Sharing our stories, accomplishments, obstacles that we have overcome can be very encouraging for others who face the same challenges. I encouraged my sister Cherry to share her story because she discovered some “secrets” that finally made her successful in losing weight. Those same “secrets” may just be keeping you from losing weight.

Here’s Cherry’s story:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 8:20pm

I have struggled with my weight since I was in 5th grade. Honestly. After having two children, I kept on 30 pounds – 10 lbs. after son #1; another 20 lbs. after son #2. Add to that an … Read the rest

Diets Don’t work

Get Smarter Than the Scientists

Secrets even the scientists don’t know.

Did you see that newspaper article that reviewed a research project done at Stanford University that was set up to determine which diet was the most effective?  The diets included the famous Atkins diet, the Zone diet, Dr. Dean Ornish’s diet, and the US government’s national guidelines plan.

The women in the study were to stay on their respective eating plans for one whole year. Unfortunately they tended to go off their plans before the year was over. (So what’s new? That happens on most “diets”.)

This controversy is Read the rest

Mind Set 8 Goal Setting

How does your mind react to goal setting?

Does it say, “no way” or “yes, I love to set goals?”

I must admit that my mind balks at goal setting right now because I have been an over-achiever in my past. I’m enjoying a more relaxed approach to living now.

But I do have goals that I enjoy, like improving my level of fitness so I can continue to participate in the annual Labor Day triathlon. These goals seem to fit in naturally and without pressure in my lifestyle.

Goals serve us the best when they help us stay mentally, … Read the rest

Mind Set 7 Change is Scary

Your mind’s humming along not even thinking about the things that have become your daily habits (whether good or bad habits).  You grab a doughnut with your coffee at the service station on your way to work. In the lunch room someone left some brownies out on the table to share. You pop one in your mouth. You meant to go to the gym this morning, but you just didn’t get up in time. And tonight, well there’s that great movie on TV. I can’t go to the gym tonight.

These habits become so automatic that your mind never clicks … Read the rest

Mind Set 6 Forget About Will Power

What’s one of the first obstacles your mind brings up when you consider embarking on developing a new healthy habit?

“I don’t have enough will power to:

Eat vegetables

Find out if I have food allergies

Walk around the block every day

Take a few supplements twice per day

Do whatever it takes to convert my body from a toxic waste dump to a clean, lean machine

Or whatever it is that involves change.”

Let’s get rid of that defeating mind set right now!

You are in charge of your will. Period.

So take charge right now by erasing … Read the rest

Mind Set 5 Uniquely-You

You are uniquely-you. No one else in the universe has exactly the same DNA as you. Realize how special you are. You are called to a special purpose on this earth at this time and this season.

Now wrap your mind around that truth.

How wonderful that you are eager to walk out that purpose. How wonderful that you want to be healthy and strong so you can fulfill your purpose.

Your purpose may seem menial to the eyes of the world, but it’s important and you are needed to accomplish it. Without you we all will be deprived of … Read the rest

Mind Set 4 Throw Out the Scales

When you start a weight loss program, don’t you just love to run to the scales naked every morning to see how many pounds you’ve lost? Of course, we all do that! And we most likely run back to the scales after we’ve pooped to see if it’s inched down a little bit more.

There’s just something so satisfactory about seeing the number of pounds decrease on that dial, like the scales don’t lie.

But do the scales tell the whole truth?

No they don’t.

And aren’t you glad to hear that. Especially when you step on the scales and … Read the rest

Mind Set 3 Focus On the Positive

Our minds develop ruts in the way we think. Some of those ruts can be centuries old, passed down through a family for generations. So changing the way our minds automatically function can take some conscious thinking, especially when we’re working on converting negative self talk to positive thinking.

Perhaps looking at the way the brain works will help make the conversion to positive, optimistic thinking because “weight loss” is as much a mind game as a physical one!

Our brains work in funny ways and ‘negative’ statements cause some confusion in our minds.

Need help in choosing positive statements? … Read the rest

Mind Set 2 Support People

Here’s the second article on developing your healthy mind set for a healthy body.

Now that you have your mind on your side and you’re becoming your own best friend, you also need one or more really good friends to come along side and help you in this whole new adventure, this whole new way of looking at your life and your lifestyle. Find some folks (or at least one person) who would love to go on this amazing adventure with you.

It’s so much more fun to share the experience and keep one another accountable. You’ll recognize the false

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