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Make Exercise Fit Your Life #7 –Do it the Hard Way!

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We spend a lot of time figuring out how to do our work more efficiently.  That’s fine — unless we are doing it so we have more time to spend on the couch in front of the TV.  Did you […]

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When Size “Large” is a Good Thing!

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Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress. Have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.  Ps. 4:1 Do you feel distressed, depressed, and like giving up?  There’s a […]

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Make Exercise Fit Your Life #6 — Vacuum Away the Fat

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We’ve been talking about making housework into a workout.  Vacuuming is another chore that can become a calorie burner.  Here’s how: As you vacuum the floor, do split lunges. Lunge forward to work the thigh and gluteus muscles. Be sure […]

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Make Exercise Fit Your Life #5 — Interval Housework

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Need to get your heart rate up, but no time for the gym?  Try interval housework training. Interval training is a new method of exercise I’ve been reading about. You do any kind of aerobic exercise at a moderate pace […]

You Aren’t A Victim!

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Where did those pounds come from?  Every veteran dieter knows the depression that comes from seeing hard-fought fat reappear like a recurring nightmare.  It takes so long and such diligence to rid ourselves of those unwanted bulges, and it seems […]

This “Forbidden Fruit” is Really a Superfood

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A fruit that does everything from preventing cancer to curing bad breath?  Yes, this one fruit has too many health benefits to list them all in one short blog.  It’s also very low on the glycemic index at less than […]

Make Exercise Fit Your Life #4 – Laundry Workout

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Laundry — bleuh!  I know it’s crazy to complain when I can remember my grandma scrubbing her clothes on a washboard in a metal tub out in the yard.  All I have to do is sort them, change from washer […]

No, You Are NOT Hopeless!

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“Ye have not resisted unto blood, striving against sin.”  Hebrews 12:4 “I just can’t help it,” a friend told me. “I’ve tried every diet known to man — or woman — and I’ve always failed. God must want me to […]

Recipe Day — Mexican Quinoa

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So, you are ready to ditch the grains and go for a healthier, diet with less gluten.How do you do that?  One way is to replace the grains with quinoa (keen-wa). We talked in our blog yesterday about the many […]

Good-for-You Food of the Week — Quinoa

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A new wonder grain that is rich in protein and low on the glycemic index? Well, almost. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) isn’t really new, since it was cultivated by the ancient Incas in the Andes Mountains of South America.  They called […]

Make Exercise Fit Your Life #3 — Strong Arms and Clean Windows

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Arms flabby but  no time to go to the gym?  Time to get out the window cleaner and start polishing the glass.  Think about your posture — shoulders back and down and stomach in.  Remember to pretend you are clenching […]

Make Exercise Fit Your Life #2 – Strengthen Abs the No-Pain Way

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Okay, I know you hate to do stomach crunches.  Here is something more effective that you can do, almost without noticing it, One of the best ways to strengthen your abs is by just holding them in.  You can do […]

The Dance With Pain and Pleasure

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“We will all do more to pass up pain than we will to pursue pleasure.”  Dr. Neecie Moore in Encouragement for Your Journey. I had to stop and think about that one.  Is it true that avoiding pain is more […]

Making Good-for-You Baked Goods — With Coconut Flour

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We are such creatures of habit!  We tend to think the food we always eat is the only edible stuff out there.  Actually, we don’t have to make do with empty calories or starve.  On Thursdays we will be looking […]

Stay Free!

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Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.  Gal. 5:1 It’s Independence Day!  On this day my readers who are in the U.S. celebrate our freedom […]

Make Exercise Fit Your Life — Top Multi-Purpose Muscle-Builder

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So, you are too busy to work out?  Some of my readers who are young moms expressed this problem. After a busy day of homeschooling, housework, and just keeping up with kids, there isn’t enough time or energy left to […]

Live Until You Die

posted by sbrown

If your focus is on looking good — sorry, but you are bound to be disappointed. There will always be someone more attractive than you are.  You may feel great next to your overweight friends, but suddenly feel like a […]

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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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