I Really Am Sorry: How To Teach Kids To Say It And Mean It

How Do You Teach Kids To Say "I Really Am Sorry" The problem with any method of teaching kids to say "I Really Am Sorry" the right way is that is requires you to give full attention to the children involved. The up side is that once you have established the pattern you only have to set the process in motion. The time commitment is not as stringent. Having said that, when I was learning how to deal with children I used to get really annoyed with authors that set up processes for children saying Read more [...]

Strength & Conditioning: Its Importance For Life & Living

Strength & Conditioning Is For Living Longer It is true that exercise is not enough if you want to lose weight. But it is just as true that exercise has some significant benefits and not just to weight loss. Strength & Conditioning is important for living longer. Mark Rippetoe is a famous strength coach who said: "Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general". It turns out that is more than just a nice quote. In a study called: Association Read more [...]

Samaritan Parable: Challenge Our Assumption About Our Neighbor

Another Good Samaritan Parable One day I was out driving, not even vaguely considering the Samaritan Parable when I saw a man standing on the side of the road holding onto a poll clearly trying to stop from falling. I immediately assumed he was drunk and started to keep driving past. At that stage in my life I felt nothing but contempt for those who drank let alone those who got drunk. This was partly because of the alcoholism in the family and partly because of my upbringing in the church. Yet Read more [...]

Grain Products: My Weight Loss Story Pt17

Last time I spoke about Eating Fruits and Vegetables. This time I want to talk about grain products. In the interest of full disclosure, I promote the Paleo diet. It's a good diet that I think gets a lot of bad press. But there is one thing that I do disagree on. Many promoters argue that grains are bad for you. The main thrust of this argument is that it wasn't until man became a farmer that he ate a lot of grains. Prior to that, mankind chiefly ate meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, no dairy Read more [...]

Eating Fruits and Vegetables To Lose Weight: My Story Pt16

Last Time I spoke about being Healthy And Overweight. Now I want to talk about eating fruits and vegetables to lose weight. Regardless of the diet, Low fat or Low carbs (High fat), fruit and vegetable are an integral part. Obviously being on the high carb diet meant that a significant part of what I ate was vegetables but Atkins also had lots of vegetables. In fact aside from the large amount of meat that I ate most fruit and vegetables were free to eat. It was potatoes and grains that were Read more [...]

Healthy And Overweight, My Weight loss Story Pt15

Last time I talked about making small changes to my eating in an effort to reduce my weight. But there are people out there that insist that you can be healthy and overweight. That is it is not relevant whether or not you are overweight but only if you are healthy. More specifically whether you are fit. And more often than not these people are way fitter than I. I guess it remains to be seen if what they believe pans out or not. The jury is still out on whether you can be healthy and overweight. But Read more [...]

Reduce Weight: Why Do People Assume It Is Easy

You know what I'm talking about, comments like "you should loose some weight" made in passing or even as a flippant remark, from the fitness nut who just love to flaunt their superiority because they have "done it" completely forgetting, it would seem just how hard it was if they had to reduce weight themselves. Worse still are the medical professions par se comment: "have you thought of losing weight"? And in your head you hear your self screaming "uh ha so why didn't I think of that. Wait... Read more [...]

Reduce Weight & Small Changes: My Weight Loss Story Pt14

Last time I was struggling with the idea of how to reduce weight if my body is going to go into starvation mode every time I try. It will slow down my metabolism and anything else it needs to do to try and keep that weight up. The situation seems to be hopeless. Or is it? A while ago I was listening to "The Health Report" on the Australian Broadcasting Channel (ABC) and Dr Norman Swan was the reporter. I like Dr Swan because he make medical speak understandable for people. I liked him even Read more [...]

Body Starvation Mode: My Weight Loss Story Pt13

As I said last time, there is little doubt in my mind that one of the factors that has made my weight loss hard is the sugar and carb cravings that I have had. I gave links to show that this appears to be backed up by research. However I have discovered that not only are carbs and sugar addictive to a degree; something that makes sense since we need them to live but when we diet the body goes into a kind of body starvation mode. That is, experts say that the body interprets a diet as though it Read more [...]