Anything is Possible

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Today I found and old teaching aid that I use to use in all my classes. After all, we have to believe we can lose weight if we are going to lose it. The first step is to believe in ourselves.

The problem is the fact that we are over weight, and when we look int the mirror we someone who has made bad choices, and is suffering the consequences. We need to realize that underneath those added pounds lies a champion who is slowly chiseling themselves out of this body and into a healthy body one day at a time.

Some days its easier to see the champion than others, but you have to believe that it is in you if you are going to bring it out. You can do it.  Say to yourself “I can do it.”

I wish I knew who the author was of this article, but I love it.

Anything is Possible

If there were ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
it is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily—
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that’s your aspiration,
something that’s your dream.

You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.
Have fun.
Dig deep.

Dream big.

Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy.
There will be good days.
And there will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
pack it up, and call it quits.
Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself,
that you are not afraid to learn by trying.


Because with an idea,
determination, and the right tools,
you can do great things.
Let your instincts,
your intellect,
and your heart guide you.


Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
|Of doing something that makes a difference.
Of working hard.
Of laughing and hoping.
Of lazy afternoons.
Of lasting friends.
Of all the things that will cross your path this year.

The start of something new brings the hope of something great.
Anything is possible.
There is only one you.
And you will pass this way only once.

Questions From the Sacramento Bee

Thanks to report Sam McManis of the

1. How long have you been doing it and, more importantly, WHY did you start the blog and podcast?

I've been doing it for a year. I started it because about three years ago I dropped over 20 lbs. Like many adults I found the weight I lost. So I got set to lose it again and thought I would inspire people with my story. The fun thing is being older (I'm 43) the weight isn't dropping off as easy as it did a few years ago and people are finding inspiration in the fact that I am not quitting in the face of adversity. Their faith and encouragement leads me to keep going with the podcast which then encourages them. It's a great community.

2. Do you have a way of tracking how listeners you have? And what type of feedback do you get from people?

I use a system at where I see many of my episodes have over 1500 downloads. I communicate through a toll free voicemail line, and then address those voicemails in the podcast. I also have a forum section at the website, and people can email me. My podtrac numbers show listeners from US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Philippines, European Union, Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, France, China, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Japan, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Brazil, South Africa, India, and Portugal.

3. Do you imagine people listening to your show while working out? Or maybe while eating a sandwich 🙂

Yes I do. Many of my listeners talk about how they listen on the treadmill. I know many listen in the car on the way to the gym, or while they are out walking. Podcasting is a conversation delivered in a time shifted manner. I can provide information, and someone may not download it for weeks. Then they can add a “Hey I had this situation..” and I may hear it days later. We all have different schedules, time zones, etc but its not stopping us from supporting each other.

4. What other weight-loss podcasts do you listen to (there are a lot out there!)?

There are a ton. I only listen to one other one at the moment (I've unsubscribed from a few). That is fat to fir radio ( if you listen start about the 6 minute mark where they quit talking about what they did all week. Likewise there is about a minute of music at the end that I skip.

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Burn 40 Times More Calories

A pound of muscles burns 40 times more calories than a pound of fat

(this is my summary of a point I read in YOU: On a Diet) .Keep this in mind when you are starting out. This is WHY you are exercising to build muscle. Eventually as your fat is replaced with muscle, you will be a calorie burning machine.

Update on my cookie. I ate one and it took 10 minutes to burn of those 70 calories on my Tony Little Gazzelle Elite.

TIP: Let your family know that you are getting fit. They should help you stay on track. Also write down your goal, and post it on your computer, your mirror, by your bed. This will help remind you of your goal.


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