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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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October 2010 Archives

Silence is Golden

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Every time, before you eat, take a moment to be silent. Close your eyes if you like, or just fix your attention on a neutral object or point. Take a few slow, deep breaths. Think about your body and that […]

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Have Faith and Live It

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I know it sounds too easy to be true, but it’s really powerful to ask your “Higher Power” for help. It works. You have to experience it to believe it. There’s no need to feel shy or embarrassed right now, […]

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Thanks FDA for Banning Qnexa

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am delighted with recent news that the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has banned another diet and weight loss drug. The third in only a month! They banned Qnexa because of safety concerns. I think this was a […]

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Spiritual Action

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What does it mean to be spiritual?  It means that you believe in a power greater than yourself.  It might mean that you are religious, or belong to a church or organized creed or group of believers. Being “spiritual” may […]

Recipe: Pork Chops with Spiced Apple

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a fall recipe that is really great for carnivores who are also concerned about weight loss, and weight maintenance.  It’s very simple and quick, too. Dr. Norris Chumley’s Spiced-Apple Pork ChopsServes 2 2 center-cut pork chops, with or without […]

My Friend on a Diet – Spiritually

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The last few days, I’ve been writing about a good friend who I visited last weekend.  She’s such a lovely, kind person.  Lots of fun, too.  Lately, though, she’s not her usual self. She’s been on a very strict diet.  […]

My Friend on a Diet – Emotionally

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday, I described my friend’s new diet,  yes, the dreaded “D-word” as she put it.  It’s a VLCD, or Very Low Calorie Diet program that you purchase, that’s subsidized by the company she works for. Doctor supervised, she says a […]

My Friend on a Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We visited an old friend over the weekend, and I offered to bring fresh bagels for breakfast. She emailed back, “I don’t want to have to hurt you! I’m on a d— (yes, the dreaded “d word”).” We got there […]

Go Slow on Meats

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Near the top of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Pyramid, you’ll find meats and dairy. These are the protein groups. They’re at the top, because you don’t need very much of them in a given day. For meats, […]

Recipe: Healthier Pizza

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s an idea to try in the kitchen. Vegetable pizza.  Get some bread dough (from a mix, pop-out can, a home-made dough recipe, or use a bread machine on the dough cycle). Spread it out on a lightly greased cookie […]

Celebrate Your Positives

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, join me in celebrating all that’s good in you.  Just skip the cake and ice-cream (or have it, within your Joy of Weight Loss Food Plan, that is!) – Celebrate that you are alive.  Yet again this morning!– Celebrate […]

Think Yourself Thinner

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

“As you think you become,” said Descartes.  “To think is to create,” is another variation.  I know that’s true.  Rhonda Burne in “The Secret” gathered a bunch of experts, and they said it too – calling the power of mind, […]

Walk, Walk, Walk

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Recently, I’ve been so busy that I just have not been able to get to the gym, or my dance class regularly.  I know that to maintain my weight, and to feel good, I need to move.  So I’m walking. […]

What to Do When the Bulge Won’t Budge

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Trying to lose weight, but the pounds are not dropping?  Dieting to get rid of some excess fat, but despite your great efforts, you are not losing weight?  Don’t worry, help is here.  Try my tips for weight loss plateaus […]

Recipe: Stuffed Acorn Squash

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a true autumn dish that is truly delicious. It’s possible to make some variations of it, making it with varying degrees of spiciness, sweetness and fat. No matter how you make it, it’s really yummy and so good for […]

How to Deal with Sugar Cravings

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you crave sugar all the time? Are you a walking sweet-tooth? Ask God to help you curb your sugar habit, and have some fruit, instead. Fruit has sugar, of course, but much less than the sugars in baked goods, or […]

It’s Simple: Be Free to Eat

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

With my Joy of Weight Loss Plan, and with God guiding your food choices, it’s true you can have anything you want, as long as it’s just one serving, and a reasonable size.  Anything you crave you should have, in moderation. Perhaps […]

Meridia Banned

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The diet drug, Meridia, has been recently withdrawn from the market by its maker, Abbott Labs.  The U.S. F.D.A., or Food and Drug Administration requested it be taken off the market.  I’m delighted with this news. It was reported in […]

Chilean Miners – Miscounted

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

“There are actually 34 of us,” Jimmy Sanchez a nineteen-year-old trapped Chilean miner said in his letter forwarded up a tube last Tuesday just before the dramatic rescue a day later, “because God has never left us down here.” Trapped […]

Half

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

An easier way to lose weight and maintain it, without drastic diets, is just to eat half of what you are eating, and take twice longer to eat. For breakfast have half a bagel instead of a whole one.  Or […]

Have It Ready

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a good weightloss and diet tip for your day today. Have your food ready and available. Don’t wait until you are starving or ravenous. Have the ingredients for a snack or meal on-hand. If you have to go shopping […]

Grocery Shopping

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

“If you refuse to go shopping, you’re stuck!” says Dr. Phyllis Mendel in my “Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss” video. What I think she means is that if you depend on restaurants, fast food joints, or snack bars for all […]

Jump In!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You will find great joy and happiness if you can overcome the inertia, get up, and be active on a daily basis. If you stand aside and watch the world go by, you will be left behind! It doesn’t matter […]

Time Heals

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s an old adage, but it’s true. Time heals all. There’s no problem that won’t get better with passing time, and some care and attention. Give your problems time, especially when it comes to losing weight. You did not develop […]

That Human Connection

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was reminded this morning about the importance of being human. Our washing machine was not working right, and my wife said there was a “burning smell.”  I had tested it, and sure enough, the agitator wasn’t turning.  The clothes […]

Just Don’t Overeat

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There comes a point when we just have to put the fork or spoon down and not overeat. That’s very difficult if not impossible for many of us. It sure is hard for me. Like an alcoholic has to “cork […]

Have A Drink

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Be careful of what you drink, it is easy to consume lots of calories.  Lots of us enjoy a good beverage, of course, but please pay attention and make good choices. Many households have juice ready at hand.  Not a […]

Watching My Weight Slowly and Surely

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I think I told you, it was my birthday recently.  I was treated to not one, but several really nice celebration meals — some homemade; a few at restaurants.  I was given chocolates!  Cake!  Ice cream!  I thoroughly enjoyed them, […]

It’s Fun to Play

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday, I wrote a sentence about my desire to go outside to play.  That’s exactly what I did – I went outside and played.  I went for a long walk with my wife and sister. It wasn’t exercise – although […]

A Happy Childhood

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I’m thinking of Wavy Gravy’s line, “it’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”  I think he’s right!  So I’m going outside to play…

Want or Need?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

“You can’t always get what you want…” the saying and song goes, “but if you try sometime, you get what you need.”  I’m thinking about that today – the difference between want and need.

That Was Yesterday

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As I had a rather large birthday lunch and dinner, I’m having less breakfast this morning.  I’m writing less, too, until the Beliefnet blog is repaired, which they assure me, work is being done on it!  Keep coming back!

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 contributing editor and writer; everyone else is new.  Now, howe

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 what is right, be your best, and be good to others. 

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

Take My Survey - Enter to Win a Book, DVD and/or CD

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, starches, and meats, and drink a lot of sweetened sodas.  It

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 natural instinct of fear is helpful, such as to avoid fa

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

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