Yes, there are some great places to shop here. I only recently moved back to Wisconsin from Iowa. I lived in Iowa for the last 25 years. I think joining this community will be a good experience for me.
Thanks again for the feedback. It is funny but I never really thought about what my Dad would want for me. He has been gone for so long that I don't really think about him in that way. But the other day for some reason I wondered if I would see him in Heaven. I sure hope so - that would truly be Heaven for me. Your comments are much appreciated.
Thank you for directing me to this site. I think I'm gonna like it here. I guess it is nice to put a face to a name huh? lol Thanks also for the compliment on my page. I'm stilling playing around with tit o figure it all out. I'll eventuall get it the way I want it :) Have a nice day!
Thank you for the welcome. I love my exercise routine. I just laugh a lot. It lifts my mood, burns calories, and doesn't involve me leaving the chair. I suppose the only muscle that gets worked out is my diaphragm, but never mind. :D
my webcam cable isn't long enough:> When I first start to get in shape again, I'm really slow. We are talking slow motion. I almost got arrested for loitering. :> When I'm into it, I can to the western wall from Herzl (you can find this on google map) and I make it in about 40 minutes. I have no idea what the distance is. have a great day, ben
Hi. Here's my column. Do you need me to send it as a file or will this do the trick?
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Gaining our ideal weight
Call me a stickler for words, but our word choice has a profound effect on our reality. That’s why I don’t use the term “loss” when speaking about weight. Who wants to lose anything? I prefer to speak about “gaining” our ideal weight.
When we use the words “loss”, “diet”, and “exercise”, our unconscious mind shuts down and stops cooperating. When we say “gain”, “healthy eating” and “activity”, our unconscious mind is ready, willing and able to help us attain our goals.
Remember, all learning and change take place on the unconscious level. If we don’t have our unconscious mind’s permission and agreement, than all the conscious tricks in the world won’t work to gain our ideal weight. Period.
Allow me to share a few words about myself and my relationship to the bathroom scale. I am not overweight by any stretch of the imagination. However, I work at maintaining my ideal weight and if I were to let my guard down for more than 48 hours, I would begin to slide down the slippery slope to acquiring a pot belly, love handles, and the dreaded double chin.
I do need to gain my ideal weight to the tune of 10 pounds, but that will happen once my bronchial issues disappear and I begin running once again. In the meantime, I walk to all of my meetings and avoid elevators like the plague.
The way to gain your ideal weight and maintain it is easy. If I can do it, an ADD/ADHD, slightly dyslexic Texan who left the Lone Star State of Texas for the Lone Star State of Israel, than anyone can. Here goes.
Gaining the idea weight
Put your goals into writing and place this paper in a place where you will see it several times a day.
Eat small amounts of all of the food that appeals to you. Take your time and realize that you are satiated even before you think that you are full.
Make it a point to be involved in a fun activity at least three times a week for an hour. It can be running, swimming, or walking. Do it with a partner or with an MP3 player with a recording of your favorite music or comedian.
Take a picture of yourself and photoshop it to the ideal dimensions you want to gain. Look at this picture frequently. This is a tremendous motivator.
Whenever I see person who has not yet gained his/her ideal weight, this reminds me to gain and/or maintain my ideal weight. I have added many things to this list of reminders. Whenever I see a stop sign, it reminds me of my weight goals. Whenever someone uses verbs in a sentence, it reminds me that I’m closer to my ideal weight. Every time I exhale, I am again reminded that I have a job to do and I’m having a good time playing to get there.
I wish you success with your gains. Enjoy the process. Celebrate your successes. Did I mention enjoying the process?