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Scott M.

Eureka, California
In 1994, after a lifetime of obesity, Scott “Q” Marcus lost 70 pounds and assists people and organizations who are tired of making promises they have continually broken but are ready to change. Get involved or contact him at www.ThisTimeIMeanIt.com. You can also find him at www.facebook.com/scottqmarcus or on twitter @ThisTimeIMeanIt. Plan to celebrate the first eveer “This Time I Mean It Day,” a tribute to our personal successes, on February 15 (more info at the site)
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You just never know by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Early morning routine: Jack, my dog, and I are taking our walk. His leash is in my hand, my headphones are clamped over my ears; I am absorbed in the back-and-forth of my favo ... Read on »
Who do you think you are? by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I have a very unassuming, quick-thinking question. Don’t ponder the answer; just blurt it out. Ready? (Um, that’s not the question.) Here we go: “Who are you?” At first b ... Read on »
How Your Emotions Can Affect Long-Term Change by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Between the covers of the business book currently on my nightstand, the author devotes few pages to discussing cash flow or spreadsheets, while much ink is dedicated to changi ... Read on »
Can We Be Social Without Going Out To Eat? by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I hadn’t seen him in years even though we live in the same town. You know how it is, I’m busy, so is he. Time got away from us. It’s not like we had a disagreement, or we didn ... Read on »
Handling the food addiction: What to do When Slip-Ups Happen by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living He was celebrating four years of sobriety. When I asked how he knew it was time to initially seek help, he said, “I finally realized I had no control over alcohol. I thought a ... Read on »
Complain, complain, complain… by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness My, but we’ve become a grouchy lot, haven’t we? Maybe it’s climate change, or the economy; who knows? It could be the alignment of the stars for all I know, but we’ve got our ... Read on »
Dog Trains Man: How a Rescued Dog Taught its Owner New Tricks by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I’ve heard tell that dog owners (or “guardians” as some prefer) look like their dogs. I did not realize with how much haste that transpires. We have been considering ad ... Read on »
The New Normal by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I’ve had a revelation. Since the “great recession” of 2008 (which appears to still be in process) came trampling through our economic landscape, I have been — like so many ... Read on »
The power of intention by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Being a news junkie, I’m glued to the cable networks. Wedged between the peccadilloes of badly behaving starlets and inappropriately tweeted photos, the anchor brings in two p ... Read on »
A primer on how to change habits by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Most of life is done by rote. For most of us, alarm clocks buzz the same time every morning. The average grocery store stocks over 38,000 items; yet the standard shopper g ... Read on »
Hanging out with a better class of people by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health For the majority of presentations I conduct, I administer an on-line anonymous survey to get a better feel for what’s going on inside the organization. Question number one is, ... Read on »
The Fantasy of Perfectionism by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I am a perfect-o-holic. Sure, I know it’s folly; yet I can picture that magical happy place where all goes according to plan and everything works out as I imagined. I have ... Read on »
Building Supportive Relationships by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex In the end, we are remembered via the relationships we leave behind. I stand five-eight, no one’s depiction of “towering giant.” Someone of my stature is supposed to tip t ... Read on »
The Problems with Deprivation Diets by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If deprivation was a successful weight loss strategy, obesity would be obliterated. At first blush, sacrificing one’s favorites appears like it would blast away those extr ... Read on »
“Um, what were we talking about?” Study shows older folks not so good at multitasking by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Pop quiz! What did they call “multitasking” in the eighties? Answer: “lack of focus.” I don’t mean to sound like an old fuddy-duddy (of course, using the term “fuddy-duddy ... Read on »
"When combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan..." by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Until moments ago, I was unaware of the term, “to throw a wobbly.” Looking for a more colorful way to declare, “I am annoyed,” I stumbled upon the expression at a website dev ... Read on »
What Really Matters: How Japan Puts Everything Into Perspective by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It seems like merely days ago the public dialogue bounced between the skyrocketing price of groceries and gasoline; the rising up of working people in the mid east — as well a ... Read on »
Is Combo Pilling for Weight Loss a Good Idea? by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss While watching the news this morning, I was alerted to the practice of "combo-pilling," taking supposedly unrelated medications together to produce more powerful results towar ... Read on »
What really matters is often right in front of us by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Imagine what life would be like if we each lived exactly 100 years — to the day. From the moment of birth, barring accidents, you knew the exact minute of your death. One some ... Read on »
Time for Your February Resolutions! (Huh?) by Scott M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health We’re six weeks into the year; so, how are those New Year’s resolutions workin’ for ya? If they’re now broken shards lying along the highway shoulder several miles in the rea ... Read on »