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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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February 2009 Archives

Fasting – Food, Thoughts and Actions

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

For many Christians, this is a time of great awareness, a time in the year called Lent, a preparation for Easter.  It’s the annual time to be aware of our beliefs and faith, to love the many gifts that God, […]

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Eating Less

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Thinking about the recent study on most diets being basically equally effective; read what I wrote about it here, these are my simple thoughts: When it comes to food, eating less is more. If you’re trying to reduce your weight […]

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Paying Relief by Dancing

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning I was all flustered because I had to pay bills.  Gosh, those expenses are high!  It’s an exercise in stretching, moving money from one place to another, shuffling, leaping and moving forward.  Kind of like dancing: you stretch, […]

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Major Weight Loss Study Shows It’s About the Calories and Relationships

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve been saying this for years, no matter how you do it, lowering carbohydrates and increasing protein, lowering fats and preferably non-saturated ones, eating less of anything is now clinically proven for weight loss.  There is a recent and major […]

It’s a Wonderful, Wonderful Life

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I just got an email from a longtime friend in Indiana, Michael White, who is a very talented singer and composer.  He and another friend made a really moving video at Christmas about having “A Wonderful Life.” Please take a […]

Scales: Liars or Lovers?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning I jumped on our bathroom scales, as I do every month.  I like to check to see what I weigh, to keep my 160-pound weight maintenance on track. I only weigh myself once a month, because I know […]

Comment of the Week – Thanks Dino

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This comment from Dino just reached out and grabbed my attention: For me, the big change in my thinking came one day. I realized I was a creation of God; made in God’s image. What I had been doing was […]

Hope in the Credit Crises

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’ve now gone through a long period of economic woes, and we are making it through.  Yes times are hard, harder than we’ve ever known or experienced.  It’s true it is not over, but there is hope and we’re going […]

Magic Weight Loss Bullets – Dodge Them!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you, too, been the victim of weight loss quackery? Have you tried “miracle diets” and “magic bullet” quick-fix products or schemes? Did you buy any of those “revolutionary” exercise machines or appliances from TV infomercials? Did you buy any […]

Take a Break

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sometimes everyone needs a little break. Perhaps you need to take a day off or do something different with your weekend. Recharge yourself; do something invigorating, restorative, or restful. Take an afternoon to go to a history museum and check […]

Grieving the End (of the Meal)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Alas, the meal is done.  I’ve reached my limit and it is time to stop eating. Pity it is.  A sad moment that I dreaded would come with each bite, but I ignored the inevitable in favor of flavor. Now […]

Recipe: Cake and Eating It Too

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The other day was a big birthday for a cherished family member.  I asked what gift he wanted and the reply was “make me a German Chocolate Cake!”  Knowing how delicious they are, and a favorite of mine since I […]

Comment of the Week – Lori and Sandra

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Thank you’s to everyone who read this blog regularly, and big thank you’s to those who posted this week. A lot of people ask me questions; too many for me to answer here although I will from time-to-time if it […]

Mistaken Learning Makes All All-Right

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

So you slipped off your food plan, and had a few ice-cream sundaes, or a bag of chips or cookies. I know you regretted it! Use this episode and learn from it. Study how you felt afterward: Did you feel […]

Mistakes? No problem!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did you make a mistake? No problem. No surprise. Everyone makes mistakes. Admit it. Correct it with God’s assistance. Learn from it. Mistake gone. No problem. Problems arise when we cling tight to OUR way, not God’s way, or fail […]

Weight Loss and Health: “Getting It”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A lot of folks commented recently here about what’s working and what is not in their lives, in order to be their healthiest.   Lori wrote,  “At reaching 60 you can imagine I’ve tried every diet out there over the […]

Recipe: Healthy Love Feast

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

(revised — thanks for the comments and questions!) Nothing says “I Love You” more than taking good care of yourself and the one you love.  Here’s a menu, shopping list and some recipes for a special, romantic dinner that’s also […]

Comment of the Week – Wellness Encouragement -Thanks Burt

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A tip of the hat to all of you who visited and commented in this blog this last week on several subjects: New Year’s Resolutions, being with God, exercise and going to the gym, and Janice and my first online […]

St. Valentine, St. Valentine’s Day and Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Spring is almost here, and love is in the air!  Valentine’s Day is upon us, hooray! Valentine’s Day, as we know it, is a celebration of love.  Love is itself a celebration of others.  To love one another is to […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What Are You Hungry For? Health? Or Pleasure?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m finding Janice Taylor and my online blog conversation very, very revealing!  Janice and I have gone in just four little days from hunger for weight loss, brownies, to diets, carbohydrates, to grandmothers and mothers, to hungry, starving people that […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What Are You Hungry For?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There are really no coincidences in life, God has everything planned, I’ve been told, and sometimes it seems true, like today. This morning I was reading Janice Taylor’s contribution to our online conversation and there was an ad on her […]

Comment of the Week – Thanks Caroline

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I really loved Caroline’s comment, posted a few days ago: “If we look at the needs of others and beyond our problems you can always find someone who has it much worse. A little encouragement goes a long way.” So […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What are YOU hungry for?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I think you will love this:  Janice Taylor and I are beginning an online, blog conversation.  This is the beginning.  We will talk back and forth between our Beliefnet blogs from time-to-time.  Our conversations will be about specific themes and […]

Previous Posts

Goodbye Beliefnet
Today is the last day of this column on Beliefnet.com.  After over 12 years of daily writings on Beliefnet, I’m moving on.  I thank God for this wonderful experience.  As far as I’ve been told, I’m the last original Beliefnet ...

posted 11:47:45am Jun. 30, 2011 | read full post »

It’s All Alright
If ever you are worried, fearful, or think that things are not all right, hand it over to God. Put your problems into God’s infinite care.  Hold up the troubles so that God can see them.  He will see your good intentions and efforts to do ...

posted 10:55:26am Jun. 29, 2011 | read full post »

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posted 5:19:49pm Jun. 28, 2011 | read full post »

Weight Loss: Eat Less? Exercise More? Do Calories Count?
It’s not just how much we eat, it’s WHAT we eat that affects our weight.  Those who eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains gain less weight, and maintain weight loss better than those who eat a lot of carbohydrates, potatoes, ...

posted 3:28:20pm Jun. 28, 2011 | read full post »

Blessed Assurance
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself,” said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the worst moment of the depression in the 1930’s.  He was right. Fear is not always useful.  It often just gets in the way. Sometimes, our ...

posted 12:00:09pm Jun. 27, 2011 | read full post »

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