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Recipe Day — Fresh Fruit Parfait

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Well, my recipe for the day flopped. I made a healthier version of blackberry crumble. I had to rename it blackberry sludge.  I think I know where I went wrong and will try again, but in the meantime, here is […]

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Plan to Win #6: Plan to Celebrate!

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Plan to celebrate.  In fact, start celebrating now. One trouble with doing healthy things is that we are used to having the bad stuff as “treats.”  If we don’t get them, we feel we are being punished. So don’t punish yourself.  […]

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Plan to Win #5: Plan for Failure

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Plan for failure.  Hey — don’t panic!  I didn’t say “plan to fail.”  You are planning to win.  But along the path to the finish line there will be many stumbles and falls.  You will lose some battles on the […]

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Plan to Win #4: Expect the Unexpected

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We’ve been talking about planning — and how it can be the key to your success in your healthy eating and exercise plan.  Plan your food — don’t try to make decisions when you are tired and starved.  Plan your […]

Don’t Quit!

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Even though I had looked every imaginable place for my Fitbit, the snazzy electronic pedometer my daughter gave me for Mother’s Day, it was nowhere to be found.  But I kept looking, even in the same places I had looked […]

Recipe Day — Nut-Crusty Chicken

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Getting tired of plain grilled or baked meat?  Here’s a recipe that adds a different, crunchy twist to chicken. Nut-Crusty Chicken Ingredients 3 medium chicken breasts 2 egg whites 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup almonds 1 tsp. sea salt or […]

Plan to Win # 3 — Watch Where You are Going!

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You know what you will eat and when you will exercise. Is that all they planning you need? No — there are a couple or other things that will help you in your plan to win. Write Out Your Schedule […]

Plan to Win #2 – How to Make Sure You Get Your Exercise

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You are going to work today. Really.  You walk over to your treadmill and unload it.  You hang up all the  clothes and move the pile of papers to another place.  By now you have used up most of your […]

Plan to Win #1 –Here’s How to Avoid a Temptation Ambush

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Do you ever feel like that your best intentions were ambushed and defeated by life?  You intended to eat right and to exercise.  Monday came, and you were sure that you would do it right this week. And life happened. […]

How to Avoid the Ambushes of Life

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A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, but the simple pass on and are punished. (Proverbs 27:12) Have you had some punishing defeats lately? Sometimes it seems that temptations are around every corner, ready to ambush us.  We […]

My Favorite Scripture for Bad Days

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Yesterday I didn’t do so well sticking to my plan.  In fact, it was the kind of day when I washed out in lots of areas.  Here is one of my favorite verses.  I use it a lot — and […]

The Source of True Gladness

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Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.  Psalm 4:7 Naturally skinny people can by trying at times.  They can eat what they want and never seem to gain […]

Get Out the Roadmap

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“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” Yogi Berra During our low times we sometimes forget where we are going, and why.  That’s when we mess up in our […]

Start Adding Steps the Easy Way

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Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits. Anonymous It’s called inertia.  Things that are at rest don’t want to start moving.  It affects all of us, and as we get older, it exerts a stronger and stronger […]

The One-Day-at-a-Time Diet Plan

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“Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means.” ~Robert Louis […]

Recipe Day — Sweet Potato Boats

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It’s recipe day — and here is one with such different ingredients that I was a bit doubtful about it.  However, it turned out surprisingly tasty.  Ingredients 2 medium/large sweet potatoes 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil 1 bag fresh baby […]

“Sweet 16″ Ways to Burn Fat Faster

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We’ve looked at 16 ways to rev up your metabolism — the rate your body burns fat.  I like to call them the “sweet sixteen.”  Here they are, in abbreviated form:   Eat small meals throughout the day.   Drink […]

Metabolism Booster #16 — A Vitamin that Moves Out the Fat

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You knew that Vitamin C prevents scurvy.  And when you have a cold you reach for the C supplements.  But did you know that Vitamin C can give your fat-burner a boost? The University of Arizona did a study in […]

Metabolism Booster #15 – Vitamins that Rev Up Your Metabolism

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Here’s another tip for revving up your sluggish metabolism:  Make sure you are getting your B vitamins. According to the American Dietetic foundation, several of the B vitamins can give your natural fat-burning powers a boost. Vitamin B2, also known as […]

Here’s How to be Strong — Even When You Feel Weak

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And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  II Cor. 12:9 I sometimes find myself thinking that I have to be strong or that God won’t be pleased with […]

Recipe Day — No Bake Cherry Chocolate Brownies

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The best plan is to train your taste buds away from sugary treats.  When you have been off sugar for a while, fruit tastes unbelievably sweet and delicious! However, this is real life we are living. It’s going to happen. […]

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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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