Advertisement

Beyond Gorgeous

Beyond Gorgeous

Beyond Gorgeous Archives

Motive Matters

posted by sbrown

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 […]

Advertisement

Maybe It’s the Timing

posted by sbrown

You have been faithfully keeping to the plan and stepping up the exercise.  Why is the scale not moving? Yesterday we talked about how too many calories — even the right kind of calories — can stall out your weight […]

Advertisement

Plan to Win #5: Plan for Failure

posted by sbrown

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 […]

Advertisement

The One Day Diet Plan

posted by sbrown

“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 […]

Healthy Eating on a Budget

posted by sbrown

Yes, you can afford to eat a healthy diet with quality foods!  One easy way to add more money to your food budget is to push that grocery cart right past the beverage aisle. Don’t stop! Americans spend $66 BILLION […]

How Do You Start? Wade Right In

posted by sbrown

You know what you want — to be at a healthy, attractive weight.  But how can you possibly get there?  It seems too hard, if not down-right impossible.  I’ve been reading in the book of Joshua for my devotions lately, […]

Ready to Start Living?

posted by sbrown

Okay folks, we’ve already been on every diet known to man — or woman. We have done without fat, red meat, sugar, and carbs at various times. We have eaten grapefruit until it was coming out our ears. We have […]

Better Than Brownies

posted by sbrown

Why did I DO that?  We ask ourselves.  I was doing so well on my eating plan.  Why did I mess up and eat that candy bar? We talked yesterday about one reason our good resolves shatter and fail.  Sugar […]

Sugar — Are You An Addict?

posted by sbrown

Are you finding it tough to get off the sugar and the carbs that turn into sugar in your bloodstream?  Maybe you do okay for a while and then find yourself in the middle of a binge. And you ask, […]

Never Say Goodbye

posted by sbrown

“Hey, I thought you were going on a diet?” Paul said. “I am,” I answered around a mouthful of Oreos.  “On Monday. These are my ‘goodbye’ cookies. I’m eating the things I won’t be seeing for a long time.” And […]

Where Are Those Calories Coming From?

posted by sbrown

Maybe too many of us have heeded that advice, “Eat dessert first.”  It may be true that you sometimes miss out on good things by saving them until it is too late to enjoy them.  When we are talking about […]

It’s All in Your Head — Really!

posted by sbrown

It’s all in your head — the research proves it! Not to call you a fathead.  I just read an article about a study done at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, published in the August edition of the Journal of […]

Jazz Up That Boring Salad

posted by sbrown

Who wants to eat a boring old salad?  Nobody. So make an interesting salad that you will actually enjoy eating.  How do you jazz up a salad to make it tasty? Start out with the greens.  Use different ones — […]

The Fourth Personality Types Losing Weight — The Supporter

posted by sbrown

We’ve met the leader, the sparkler and the analyst.  Have you recognized yourself yet?  If not, today must be your day. The fourth personality type is the supporter, or server.  These baby-steppers are usually people-pleasers. They honestly care about others, […]

Help in Time of Famine

posted by sbrown

The Lord knoweth the days of the upright….and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.  Psalm 37: 18a and 19b Having a tough day?  The Lord knows all about it and gives a special promise. He will satisfy […]

This Scripture verse says it….

posted by sbrown

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 […]

Go Ahead — Eat the Guacamole!

posted by sbrown

The last in our series of surprise low-glycemic foods is another which you probably avoided in other diets.  The avocado has received a bad rap over the years and is listed as an exception in the “eat fruits and vegetables” […]

You Can Say “Yes” to Whipped Cream

posted by sbrown

It’s amazing what  a little whipped cream can do to make a bland dish into a indulgent-feeling dessert.  Yes, I said whipped cream. Like most dairy products, whipped cream has a zero glycemic number and, a  1/4 cup serving has […]

A Slump Time Prayer

posted by sbrown

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.  […]

Surprise Number Two — Cream Cheese

posted by sbrown

Here is another surprise for you — cream cheese.  You probably thought it was the cream cheese on the bagel that was adding the inches to your waistline.  Actually, it was the bagel!  Cream cheese is on the green-for-go list. […]

Stay Out of That Trap!

posted by sbrown

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.  […]

Finding Your Place

posted by sbrown

We talked in a post last week about shrinking our clothing size by increasing the size of our worlds.  Becoming involved in a mission is an excellent way to do that. Click here to read about things that are fulfilling […]

Watch out for the Fishhooks!

posted by sbrown

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 […]

An Easy Way to Add Steps

posted by sbrown

How are the steps coming?  Do you need suggestions for working more steps naturally into your day?  Here’s one that changed my numbers dramatically. I used to be frustrated at the amount of time I had to spend on the […]

Just Keep Swimming…..

posted by sbrown

“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 […]

It’s Slump Time — Don’t Fall

posted by sbrown

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 »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.