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Resolutions That Fit YOU

posted by sbrown

God didn’t make us with a cookie cutter.  Every single one of us is different.  Your New Year’s resolutions should fit YOU and your personality.  We’ve talked before about ways the different personalities can approach losing weight and getting fit. […]

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Make Keepable Resolutions!

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“I can never keep my resolutions to lose weight,”  my young hairdresser told me. “I can’t stay on diet, so I’m not trying any more.” She’s off to a bad start — giving up on being a healthy weight before […]

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Keeping Resolutions — Know Your “Why”

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How can you actually keep your resolutions this year? We talked yesterday about the importance of preparing physically.  Begin eating healthier and start weaning yourself off sugar to give yourself a better start. You can also start preparing yourself mentally.  […]

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How to Make — and Keep — Resolutions

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A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.  Anonymous Making resolutions is easy. Keeping them sometimes seem hopeless.  But it’s not impossible!  You can reach your goals, if you do some preparation ahead […]

Preparing for Holiday Parties — A Real Dud Idea

posted by sbrown

Kind friends often give me suggestions to include in my blog.  Some of them are great — but every now and then I get a real dud.  Like this one: “When I know that I’m going to be going to […]

Avoid Lingering “Goodbyes” to Goodies

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Don’t make lingering goodbyes.  We’ve talked about that before, but this is the season of “goodbyes” to goodies.  People say, “I’m going to start a diet the first of the year, so today I’ll eat fudge.  This is my last […]

Look Higher

posted by sbrown

Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.  (Colossians 3:2) Can’t stop thinking about food?  Maybe that’s a signal to you that you need to change your focus.  The more you set your sights on the […]

Study for Your “Test”

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Here’s an interesting idea.  Use flash cards to lose weight! Pretend you are studying for a test and use the 3X5 card method.  Write down all the reasons you want to lose weight on  flash cards.  Read the entire stack […]

Why Fat Doesn’t Make You Lean

posted by sbrown

Why don’t overweight people have big muscles?  If a person is carrying around 50 lbs. of extra weight in fat, why isn’t that like a super workout which burns lots of calories?    Just lifting the weight out of a […]

Change — You Have to Do It Yourself

posted by sbrown

Life doesn’t come with a remote.  Get up and change it yourself.         Anonymous It would be nice if there was a remote control device that allowed us to rewind.  Go back. Do it differently this time.  It […]

How to Eat Holiday Goodies — Without the Consequences

posted by sbrown

Do you have to deny yourself the goodies that you make and enjoy just during this holiday season? No.  God made all good things for you to enjoy. So enjoy them. You can do that without a problem as long […]

Don’t Eat the Worms

posted by sbrown

Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, Guess I’ll go eat worms.  We’ve all had times when we could sing that song!  However, we usually sing, Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, Guess I’ll go eat cookies. Emotional eating can be […]

You Can Survive Family Holiday Dinners

posted by sbrown

You have no less than four Christmas dinners to attend —  his office, your family, the church, family dinner with the kids and grandkids, etc.  How do you survive them without a lot of leftover pounds? If it is a […]

Holiday Stress Pounds — How to Avoid Them

posted by sbrown

Stress eating — it can pile on the holiday pounds.  How can you avoid them?  Avoid stress. Okay, that’s easier said than done — but, whether you realize it or not, you actually choose your level of holiday stress.  Maybe […]

You Can Enjoy Holiday Parties — and Still Lose Weight!

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It’s the party season.  How can you get through these next weeks without blowing your healthy eating plan — and feeling perpetually crummy because of the sugar and junk? *Don’t go to a party hungry.  Eat a low glycemic snack […]

Don’t Trip on the Pebbles

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Nobody trips over mountains.  It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.  Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.  ~Author Unknown How many times have you accomplished something difficult,  […]

Avoid Overeating — By Buying Lots of Food!

posted by sbrown

How do you survive the holidays without packing on holiday pounds — which most of us keep from now on?  We talked about being aware of the temptations and planning ahead.  Also, adding steps to our days can help counteract […]

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Recipe Day -- Good-For-You Chocolate Cake
I looked at the recipe in disbelief.  NINE eggs? Surely that was a misprint.  Only 3/4 cup flour in a cake?  Not likely.  As I studied about coconut flour, though, I saw that, yes, it does take that many eggs to make a successful cake with ...

posted 3:06:20am Mar. 29, 2013 | read full post »

Climbing Into Jesus' Wheelbarrow
Once there was a famous tight-rope walker.  He stood before a huge crowd by Niagara Falls, preparing to do his most daring feat. “How many of you believe that I can walk across Niagara Falls on this tightrope?” he asked the people ...

posted 3:23:14am Mar. 28, 2013 | read full post »

How Do You Know When to Stop Eating?
“We asked 150 Parisians how they knew they were through with dinner,” food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, said.  “They said, ‘When we’re full.’  When we asked 150 Chicagoans that they said, ‘When the plate is empty.’” ...

posted 3:54:25am Mar. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Making Plans to Succeed
H.A.L.T. -- Don’t get too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired.  But how do you do that?  How do you avoid getting in a dangerously tempting position? It takes planning.  Start planning before you even head to the grocery store.  ...

posted 3:41:47am Mar. 26, 2013 | read full post »

No More "If Onlys"
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.- Carl Bard If only -- If only.  How the “if onlies” plague us! “If I had only kept up that healthy eating and exercise plan I ...

posted 2:36:33am Mar. 25, 2013 | read full post »

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