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Transforming the Hindrances

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“He transforms the very things that were before our greatest hindrances into the chiefest and most blessed means of our growth. No difficulties in your case can baffle Him….Put yourself absolutely into His hands, and let Him have His own […]

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Motive Matters

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Delight thyself also in the Lord and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Psalm 37:4 The skinny woman on the commercial zips up her size two pants and looks in the mirror with pride.  Then we see […]

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No More Anger

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How do you feel when you start a weight loss plan? I always felt angry.  I would think about the people who were not satisfied with me as I was and, yes, I resented them!  It just wasn’t fair that […]

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Keep Doing It!

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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22. “I’ve read every diet book on the market, but none of them have done me any good,” a friend proclaimed recently. Too true.  […]

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 […]

Interesting New Exercise Equipment – Bike for Seven

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Failed Intentions — Crumpled Prayers

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A crumpled check is still good money, if the signature is on it. So is a crumpled prayer, if Jesus name is really on it. -J. Piper Not sure how to pray for your weight loss?  Not sure your motives […]

The Easiest Day to Change

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Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow. ~Yiddish Proverb The longer you do keep on with poor eating habits, the harder it will be to break them and form new ones.  Think it’s too late to start a […]

Always Ask for Directions

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I inched along the unfamiliar street, looking from the GPS on my phone to the street signs, trying to figure out where I was.  I sighed.  It happened again. I was lost. I’m famed for losing my way, even on […]

This Scripture verse says it….

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When goods increase, they are increased that eat them. Ecclesiastes 5:11 This Scripture verse probably has a deeper meaning — but it is true for us who are on a quest to live a healthier, more active life and are […]

A Slump Time Prayer

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Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.   Ps. 17:5 Sometimes a healthy eating plan seems like a slippery slope, doesn’t it?  It’s so easy to slide into bad habits and to make poor choices.  […]

Look Higher

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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 […]

Pick Up Your Weapon!

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For the weapons of our warfare are  not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.  II Corinthians 10:4 Sometimes it seems like we’re in the middle of a war — and we’re losing!  But what “seems” […]

Stay Out of That Trap!

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But they, measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.  (II Corinthians 10:11b) Don’t get caught in the comparison trap.  You are unique and your business is to be the best “you” possible, for God’s glory.  […]

Watch out for the Fishhooks!

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Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. ~Thomas Jefferson I doubt if Thomas Jefferson ever tried to lose weight — but this quote works for us.  There may be momentary […]

Just Keep Swimming…..

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“Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.” Dorie the Fish from Finding Nemo “I have more than a hundred pounds to lose,” a friend told me. “It seems hopeless — like I’ll never get there.” How do you eat an elephant?  One […]

A Little Something to Make You Smile

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Sometimes laughter can get us over a slump.  Here is a cute video of  examples of low glycemic eating!

My Favorite Weight Loss 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 […]

What Does Thin Feel Like?

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It’s slump time — the dreaded time when our emotions lag behind our wills.  Do I really want to make these changes?  Is it worth it?  Does it matter anyway? Yes!  Don’t listen to the negative voices inside your head.  […]

It’s Slump Time — Don’t Fall

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Why a two o’clock post? Because, for me, two is slump time. We all have body rhythms that peak and fall. There are times of day we feel creative and have energy. Larks have them in the morning while owls […]

Previous Posts

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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