Monthly Archives: May 2015

Losing Weight Through Play: A Lost Art

MyGoal #013 Illustration (Kids Playing in the Autumn Leaves)The other day, I was sitting at a resort watching a group of kids play soccer on the front lawn.  It was not an organized game of soccer.  Rather, they were just a group of kids kicking the ball around.

This surprised me.  Then it surprised me that it surprised me.

Playing just for fun seems to be such a lost art.  Yet, here was a group of innocent children doing just that.

Growing up, I remember playing with the neighborhood kids.  We would get together after school and in the evenings to play kick the can or running bases.  We even played basketball.  Not organized basketball, but games like H-O-R-S-E and knockout.

And yes, just shooting hoops.

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Weight Loss Limitations: Are They Real?

Have you ever heard of people writing their own personal obituaries even while they are still alive?  Sounds morbid I know, but it has a point.MyGoal #012 illultration - typewriter

It’s easy to think your life has no meaning, or you haven’t done anything noteworthy, but is this really true?  Writing your own obituary gives you a chance to reflect on your life and remember the highlights.  How do you want to be remembered?

Maybe obituary is not the right word.  Let’s call it a Celebration of Life writing exercise.  Now is the time to write your own personal triumph story. Highlight the good stuff!  Here are a few guidelines to get you started:

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Sami Stoner

Do limitations exist?  I´m sure it´s easy to answer yes to this question based on situations you may have experienced or are currently experiencing.  This story may help you think again.

MyGoal #011 illustration - girl and dogSami Stoner is a runner.  Even with a rare eye disease, called Stargardt´s disease, which causes blindness, she still runs.  While this story has been around for awhile, and Stoner has since graduated from high school, it still bears repeating.

Even though Stoner was deemed legally blind, she ran cross country in high school.  With just a bit of peripheral vision, she traversed the trails with her guide dog, Chloe.

Sound incredible?  That’s because it is!

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