I used to be 300 pounds of fat and unhappy.
I'm not either anymore. Here's why.
I've lost 140 lbs this millennium.
It seems like an eternity.
These outdoor photos were taken summer 2003.
I was just under 250 pounds:
Rest assured, however, that I know all about health, nutrition, and weight loss....as well as a few other things about happiness in general.
My goal was to be an athlete by the time I turned 35.
I'm way ahead of schedule:
Circa 2002, I tried to slit my wrists.
Since then, I've read a few things...
And tried a shit-load of new stuff.
After trying to kill myself because I
hated everything about my life, I decided to scrap
everything and start over because I NEVER wanted to feel that way
If nothing you do has worked, try something else.
The key is to try anythingand
everything, especially things you (only think) you can't or shouldn't
do. The reality is that no one is going to stop you, except you.
The secret to success and fame is to be fully oneself. Only when a person is truly living up to their individual potential can they achieve success. This entails having higher standards and sticking to them. It also involves a little self work.
Begin by stripping away all the conditioning and training that is forced upo...
This is the story of a book, a philosophy, and how the two are inextricably intertwined in my mind. The book is Learned Optimism by Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D. The philosophy is Buddhism. Both were initially first recommended to me by the first shrink I ever saw twice.
She recommended both book and philosophy highly. I didn't listen...
When things happen, we choose how to react. Usually, this is an unconscious choice we make by default based on how we're wired. That wiring can be changed, however, with the addition of some basic logic:
Some events make me unhappy.
I was able to dredge a lot out of The Secret and its predecessor "The Science of Getting Rich" as well:
I'm not giving these last two 100% unqualified endorsements, of course, but there is definitely some good stuff in there, despite the excessively materialistic slant.
The Secret, in particular, is responsible for changing many of my friend's lives for the better. When it first came out, it was a free download for the first month or so. I burned that bad boy and gave a copy to everyone I cared about for Christmas that year. Those of us who weren't skeptical asses are all incomparably happier than we were, what, less than two years ago?
The real key is gratitude. Just be happy for what you've got while
going for what you want and things will almost magically keep getting
better. It really is that simple.
Way of the Peaceful Warrior, a Book That Changes Lives is the first of twelve self-help books written by Dan Millman. Prior to becoming a writer, Millman's professional background was gymnastics and teaching, as was that of his lead character. This book is a fictional autobiography, which he categorized in an interview wit...
I began smoking the summer of 1989, when I was thirteen years old. I told myself I could quit at any time. Seventeen years later, I finally quit smoking at 12:00 am September 25th, 2006.
It still seems unreal that I'm a nonsmoker now. Even though I don't miss cigarettes at all, being a nonsmoker didn't fit in with my s...
I have been noticing fat on other people lately. It looks like it has been placed there as an afterthought, almost as if there wasn't room for it in the original design. Like clutter hurriedly shoved into a closet before company arrives, it threatens the integrity of the bulging door seams before spilling out and encroaching upon the rest of the room. It makes me think of alien invaders, taking over a host body and distorting it beyond recognition. Only this attack of the body snatchers isn't sudden and external, rather it comes slowly and with its delicious friends: fat, sugar and processed foods.
Vitamin supplements are not a substitute for a wholesome diet. No pill can replace the body's own internal magic as it converts food into fuel. Think about this for a moment: What exactly does one need to eat each day in order to get the maximum amount of nutrients and the minimum amount of leftover waste? Is there a bare m...
Food Combining Charts
World's Healthiest Foods
Complete nutrient information on 130 wholesome foods
Dry Skin Brushing
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Once in awhile, I do parties with my portable, hand-held, All-In-The-Mic Karaoke Player. The microphone connects directly to most TV / Stereo Systems and provides scrolling lyrics right on the TV screen.
Singing Karaoke in a supportive and loving environment has been demonstrated to remarkably improve confidence, posture, and even singing ability.
Recommended Therapeutic Songs for Empowerment:
ADDICTED TO LOVE ROBERT PALMER
ALL I WANNA DO SHERYL CROW
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL PART II PINK FLOYD
BORN TO BE WILD STEPPENWOLF
CONTROL JANET JACKSON
DO YOU THINK I'M SEXY ROD STEWART
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME CULTURE CLUB
DON'T YOU WANT ME HUMAN LEAGUE
DREAM ON AEROSMITH
EYE OF THE TIGER SURVIVOR
FAITH GEORGE MICHAEL
FAME IRENE CARA
FLASH DANCE WHAT A FEELING IRENE CARA
HAND IN MY POCKET ALANIS MORISSETTE
HERE COMES THE SUN THE BEATLES
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT PAT BENATAR
I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
I WILL SURVIVE GLORIA GAYNOR
I WANT YOU TO WANT ME CHEAP TRICK
I'M TOO SEXY RIGHT SAID FRED
IRONIC ALANIS MORISSETTE
IT'S A SIN PET SHOP BOYS
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE BILLY JOEL
LET IT BE THE BEATLES
LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA RICKY MARTIN
LOSING MY RELIGION R.E.M.
MY WAY FRANK SINATRA
MY LIFE BILLY JOEL
PAPA DON'T PREACH MADONNA
RIGHT HERE AND NOW BILL MEDLEY
SEXUAL HEALING MARVIN GAYE
SHE BOP CYNDI LOUPER
SHOUT TEARS FOR FEARS
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN GENE KELLY
TREAT ME RIGHT PAT BENATAR
TWO PRINCES SPIN DOCTORS
UNDER MY THUMB ROLLING STONES
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS QUEEN
YOU OUGHTA KNOW ALANIS MORISSETTE
Not necessarily therapeutic but Sunshine just loves these songs:
ANY WAY YOU WANT IT JOURNEY
CARELESS WHISPER WHAM
COME TOGETHER BEATLES
I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE CAROLE KING
I JUST DIED IN YOUR ARMS CUTTING CREW
I'M SO EXCITED POINTER SISTERS
IMAGINE JOHN LENNON
LOVIN' TOUCHIN' SQUEEZIN' JOURNEY
SELF-CONTROL LAURA BRANIGAN
STAND BY YOUR MAN TAMMY WYNETTE
SUMMER OF '69 BRYAN ADAMS
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY BERLIN
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART BONNIE TYLER
UPTOWN GIRL BILLY JOEL
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN PERCY SLEDGE
YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN FEELIN' HALL AND OATES
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