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It’s All Alright

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

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 […]

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Weight Loss: Eat Less? Exercise More? Do Calories Count?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

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, […]

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Blessed Assurance

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

“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. […]

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The Jesus Prayer – Win a Copy of the Book, Movie and/or CD!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You may have heard about the Jesus Prayer, Lord Jesus  Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I hope you use it in your daily prayer or meditations. I do.  i’ve experienced many positive changes in my […]

How to Prioritize the “First Things First”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s an old saying found in Twelve Step groups: “First Things First.”  When I first heard that years ago from a client, I honestly wondered what it meant. Was it the “first thing” that came to mind?  Or is the […]

Pray the Jesus Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Those 12 simple words are so ancient and so powerful.  Try the Jesus Prayer right now, and share it with your friends. Here’s what His All Holiness Ecumenical […]

The Healing and Healer Is Inside You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The key to all that is – is inside you.  God, your Creator, resides as an Image in your deepest core. Metaphorically, that Image of God was lost and forgotten when humans (created as images of God Himself), Adam and […]

God is Able!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had the pleasure and honor of delivering this past Sunday’s sermon at the Second Baptist Church in Bloomington, Indiana. At that wonderful service, the angelic choir sang “Yes, God is Able.” That got me thinking! Yes, God is always […]

We’re Still Here

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The world didn’t end.  We are still here.  Thank God. I’m grateful for the beautiful day.  The flowers are in bloom and so are the spring flowering trees.  The air is so clean and pure after days of spring showers. […]

About That National Day of Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

President Obama recently proclaimed that May 5th is National Day of Prayer in the United States.  But that’s controversial.  Why?  Last year a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. found that having a government sponsored day of prayer was unconstitutional […]

Terror and Fear No Match For God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Even though Usama Bin Laden may be dead, terrorism lives. There is still the threat that terrorists may want to retaliate, or take more action towards fueling hatred and war. Yet, with God we need not fear. Remember that terror […]

Mt. Athos: St Gregory of Sinai (Part 2)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week, I’m featuring sections of my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” the chapter on Holy Mt. Athos.  You may have seen the “60 Minutes” segment, and want to know more.  In my book, I also have a […]

Mt. Athos: St Gregory of Sinai (Part 1)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week, I’m featuring tastes of my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” the chapter on Holy Mt. Athos.  You may have seen the “60 Minutes” segment, and want to know more.  In my book, I also have a […]

Mt. Athos: Why Only Men?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m writing to you this week about Holy Mt. Athos, featured in a segment of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” recently and also in my new book and feature film, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.” Mt. Athos has only male monks, […]

Holy Mt. Athos: A Background

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You may have seen the recent “60 Minutes” piece on the Greek peninsula, Mt. Athos, since the last 1,200 years a holy refuge for monks and prayer, where there are only twenty monasteries.  It’s almost impossible to visit there, as […]

The Agony of Betrayal and the Promise of Infinite Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was reminded today of just how far down things can go in life, and how we just cannot ultimately rely on anything or anyone on earth.  That sounds so fatalistic and depressive, I know, but bear with me for […]

Direct Communion Through Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Can you imagine any greater thing than to have communion with God himself, and to be wholly absorbed by him ? – Evagrios of Pontus. Chapters on Prayer. 34b. Philokalia. 1. p. 179. from my Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer […]

Eating God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As a Christian, I’m aware of the wonderful idea and reality that God is inside me, and inside you.  Of the infinite treasures to be found in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, records of the teachings of […]

An Ancient Prayer: Food for the Body and Soul

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I offer you a prayer from a Christian saint, Evagrios of Pontus (c.345-399), was one of the most prominent figures among the monks of the desert settlements in Lower Egypt. The works of Evagrios had a profound influence on […]

God Will Guide You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If there’s one tip for losing weight, staying healthy and finding true, infinite happiness it is this: Keep God at the center of your life through constant prayer and daily worship. We humans are full of paradoxes and inconsistencies!    We […]

Simply a New Year and a New You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Making a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, diet, exercise, save money, etc., again? I encourage you to just be sensible and moderate this year, and perhaps not go on a crash New Year’s Diet or radical new program.  Simple […]

Make Meals Sacred

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I’m delighted to have a guest blogger, Maggie Davis, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, CDE the Author of a new book from Paraclete Press, “Good Food for Life: Planning, Preparing and Sharing.” Thank you, Maggie, for your good work, and […]

What is YOUR Christmas About?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Merry Christmas.  I hope you’re having a wonderful day, and that the peace of God on earth, Jesus Christ, is with you.  If you’re not Christian – no problem – I send my love to you and everyone. We’d probably […]

For Christmas: A Message of Christ

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I would love to share with you this message from the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Christian Church, for North America, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios.  I find it quite beautiful, and the point of why we are celebrating Christmas, the […]

Christmas in a Cave?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

With all the flurry of Christmas shopping and the stress of excess of the season, it may be tempting to escape the “civilized world” and retreat, just to find some peace and be alone with God.  After all, Christmas is […]

A Walk With God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This holiday season, it’s so easy to get all wrapped up in business, I mean busy-ness.  Yes, there’s the business of gifts.  The business of making money to pay for all the gifts.  The business of making ends meet. There’s […]

Christmas Tree Symbols

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve heard in ancient times, that the Christmas tree came about after people hung lights on trees, so that spiritual wanderers could find their way home on Christmas eve.  Or something like that. For me, I have a lot of […]

OK, A Diet Slip

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It happened again.  Much to your better judgment.  All the “willpower” went out the door in favor of deep-fried everything.  Sauces.  Mayonnaise.  Fat.  Sugar.  Desserts.  Late night snacks.  My, oh my. What to do now? – don’t give up– know […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

God Is Able

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I went to a wonderful church in Indiana yesterday, and there was a hymn “God is Able.”  The choir was heavenly, and the soloist fantastic.  The lyrics spoke of God being able to move mountains, solve all troubles, and help […]

You’re My Hero – 2

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday, I honored your dedication and how you are careful with your eating.  Today, I want to honor your physical being. You may not be so happy with the body you’re in – but let’s find out what s good […]

Lose Weight with Sex and Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I thought that title would get your interest, but I’m serious.  Please allow me to get a little intimate today. Working with lots of people over many years, there is a strong pattern I see in almost everyone who is […]

Ask God For Help

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is a question from a reader:  Can prayer help with weight loss?  I believe owning a weight problem and having the courage to surrender and ask God for help is the best way possible. Call it prayer, spiritual communication, […]

Weight Loss and the Becoming Process

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today I would like to feature a guest blog by a talented, sensitive, compassionate author, speaker and personal coach, Kanta Bosniak.  Full disclosure, she’s my sister-in-law.  I’m so proud of her and the excellent work she does. ___________ by Kanta […]

Meditation Time

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Take 10 minutes. Find a totally quiet, private place. Close your eyes. Breathe deeply. Relax. Empty your mind of all thoughts. There’s a special feeling of a vastly deep Love, an awareness of something bigger and more powerful, deep inside […]

New from Old

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sometimes it’s good to remember that good things come from difficult, or bad times.  Just look at how flowers grow out of dirt.  All the dead matter, the organic waste, the decayed previous living plants all form soil, then it […]

A Rainy Blue Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s been raining: pouring, driving, hard rain for days.  Work’s been pouring, too: so much to do, not enough time to get it all done.  Major transitions in the family: a close relative having surgery, kids demanding, emotional dramas.  Money […]

Weekend Diet Derailed?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do your weekend diet, food plan, or efforts toward weight loss fall apart every weekend?  While relaxing from a hard week of work, do you lose “will power” and discipline on your day’s off? If the answer to my questions […]

Real Weight Loss Help for Obesity

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday, I wrote about my dental hygienist who was struggling with losing weight.  She needed to lose 100 pounds, she said.  Also, she reported being on a severe weight loss diet.  After speaking a little while about the diet, and […]

A Prayer for Patience

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

God, thank you for this day. This beautiful, amazing day. Here again, with You, for You, today. God, give me patience to endure the hardships of this day. Help me to see that they, too are great blessings in disguise. […]

Someone Who Cares

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Remember that time when you were really in trouble, or sick, or needed help?  That moment when someone reached out and helped you?  That time when a loved or, or even a perfect stranger took you by the hand, and […]

A Prayer for Inspiration

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please join me in this morning prayer, today: God, thank you for my life again today. I so appreciate you and your Creation, And the life you have given me again This beautiful morning. God, grant me the ability to […]

The Importance of Listening

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I find that many people who struggle with overweight and obesity, also have problems that are connected with relationships.  Many clients of mine of the years have reported being very lonely, or in difficult relationships, either with their spouse or […]

God is With You, In You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you ever wondered why you’re able to pray silently, to yourself, and somehow God hears you?  It’s because God is there, inside you… OK…Now ask God to speak to you, and show you the truth of Divine Existence! Ask […]

Give 100%

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

During the years I weighed 400 pounds, I tried solving my own problems with diets, weight loss pills, exercise machines, gym memberships, and fasting to death. But nothing I tried worked in the long run. I just could not control my own eating. I […]

Hang In There

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you gained weight?  Are you struggling with money?  Is “lonely” your middle name?  Do you miss someone so bad you can taste it?  Are you ill or in pain?  Unemployed or struggling with work?  Don’t give up – no […]

Not to Take It Personally

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sometimes people say things that are plain upsetting.  I am easily upset, too, because I’m a very sensitive guy from being criticized, devalued and squelched for a good part of my formative years. That’s why when yesterday at lunch I […]

Uncovering What’s Covered Up by Fat

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I so love the comments posted last week, in my posting “Is the Fat Covering Something?” and in “Trained to Overeat – Some Responses” so I want to hold a few up for everyone to see.  There are lots of excellent […]

Help From God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are your weight problems affecting your relationship with God?  If you look to food for comfort and satisfaction, instead of God, you may be missing an opportunity. If you are isolated, lonely inside your house, avoiding an active and engaged life, you […]

On Silence and Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In case you have not yet joined our spiritual journey, traveling to ancient lands of Egypt, Mt. Sinal, Greece, Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Russia — for our upcoming feature film and book, Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer (click here to […]

Trained to Overeat – Some Responses and Thoughts

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Last week, I posed a question about being trained to overeat.  I asked for your thoughts, and a few of you shared what’s going on —  see comments here. I bring this up in addition to having written recently about […]

Back on the Healthy Bandwagon

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did you slip with your food plan?  Did you “fall-off-the-wagon,” so to speak?  No problem, all is not lost, surely God forgives you – just don’t let it snowball. In my efforts to be sugar-free, and lower fat, I often […]

Inspirational Quotes For Difficult Times

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you wake up in the morning with your mind filled with thoughts of personal shame, inferiority, hopelessness, dread, anxiety or worry?  You are not alone – many people do. I thought I would send some inspirational quotes, and uplifting […]

How to Give Care and Love to a Compulsive Overeater

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Overeating is a complicated, sensitive subject.  When it gets into the realm of eating disorders such as compulsive overeating, it’s especially difficult and urgent. I wrote the other day about a guest of ours who has some challenges in these […]

A Prayer & Meditation Before Eating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Try this meditation today. It’s very peaceful. Do it BEFORE you overeat. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Focus your mind’s attention on your breathing: in and out, in and out. Do this for as long as you can. End […]

Weight Loss Inspiration – Lose the Pounds Now!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here are some weight loss ideas, and some methods to help you lose weight and continue a healthy diet and lifestyle. Losing weight is not just about eating less, it is also important to eat the best foods.  If you […]

That Loving Feeling

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you ever had that “love rush” feeling, where you experience connection with the earth, others, and yourself?  You feel a part of everything; you belong and are truly valuable? Time almost stands still in those moments of pure love.  […]

What if You’re Not Full

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Another reader’s inquiry.What do you do if small portions don’t fill you up? I recommend eating six small meals throughout the day: one serving (USDA Food Guide Pyramid size) of grains, protein (meat or dairy), and a fruit or vegetable. This […]

Stand the Pain

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning is not a great morning so far:  gotten a cold, sore throat, irritable, laboring a debate with someone, and there’s lots and lots of work to do with demanding and annoying bosses.  All of that is external, though, […]

How to Pray for Forgiveness

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Calra, a reader of this blog wrote in a comment the other day… “i have a lot of guilt and anger built up inside of me and i don’t never go to church because of work that satan has made […]

Inspiration for Today

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Need some inspiration?  Do you need a good inspirational quote, prayer or uplifting quote to carry with you throughout the day? Here’s a very simple thought and a plan: God is here.God is everywhere.God is in me. Everyone you come […]

How You Can Lose 5 Pounds This Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am so excited: I’ve lost 5 pounds in little more than a week.  I needed to do it, as I was again in my range of 10 pounds, 5 up or 5 down, from my ideal weight.  What are […]

National Day of Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A day for prayer is really good, but I believe and practice that everyday is a day of prayer!  Let me add International to National Day of Prayer while I’m at it.  It’s controversial; just look at the Franklin Graham […]

I Love Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Every night, before I go to bed, I say the Lord’s Prayer, and I love it.  I get all happy at that glorious moment between consciousness and sleep.  Prayer is the bridge for me: taking me from on to off, […]

Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I want you to be among the first to know.  I have been working on a documentary movie and book about ancient prayers, once secret — now being brought to the world.  It is called Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer […]

Daily Peaceful Inspiration

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Don’t let the start of a week get you down!  It is possible to get everything done, and to get what you need – perhaps a little inspiration in the form of uplifting quotes and validation can help. – Remember […]

Is God There?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There, in the undercurrent of everything, is Spirit. There, behind you, is the Playful One. There, above, below, and deep inside is the Powerful Force. Therein, even in the darkest problems, the most extreme pain and suffering, lies the Divine. […]

Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

An “overeater” posted a comment the other day with a question on depression and excess weight that I think a lot of us may relate to. They wrote: “How do people go about focusing on getting unwanted pounds off when […]

Keep the Weight Loss Diet Going!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, as in every day, I want to encourage you to just make one little change to lose weight.  No need for a drastic diet or anything!  Just a small change, done every day, will add up.  Begin you day […]

Solve Your Problems

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning I am filled with all sorts of stuff that needs my attention – problem after problem.  Nothing urgent; no emergencies, but a lot to get done, and not enough time to do it.  Where to begin?  I feel […]

What I Learned from Easter and Passover

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This season, the lesson to be learned for me is that less is more, and that sacrifice to God brings freedom and life.  This worldwide recession is forcing us to make sacrifices – spend less money and make more, or […]

Easter Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Dear Jesus, Dear God, I have been sad my whole lifeThat people betrayed You.That the Son of God, who brought us so much joyAnd love of God, would be offered for crucifixion. Dear Christ, the Annointed One,Who sacrificed His human […]

A Message for Easter, Passover, and Spring

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Religious holidays of Passover and Easter are aligning in the same week this year. Traditionally, these are festivals of renewal, rebirth and most importantly freedom and forgiveness.  Passover and Easter ordinarily fall sometime after the Vernal Equinox (after the full […]

Phoebe Prince, Sexual Abuse, and Obscene Video Games

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The news of more child sexual abuse scandals from Catholic priests and the Pope’s alleged involvement in cover-ups, the abuse of Phoebe Prince – a bullied teenage girl who committed suicide, and a new video game that simulates rape are […]

Prayer for Passover and Easter

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I offer you a prayer to God in thanks for the spring holidays of Passover and Easter.  These are celebrated in the same week this year, and both are about liberation, release, forgiveness and salvation. God,Thank You for my […]

Recipe: Easter Dinner

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As Easter was originally a Passover meal, when the Rabbi Jesus Christ faced crucifixion at the Last Supper, it makes sense to want to celebrate His resurrection with a traditional feast.  A symbol of Passover was to take blood of […]

Last Supper Biggie-Sized?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Check-out this post in my friend and colleague’s Beliefnet blog, Fresh Living today.  Erin O’Donnell wrote a piece about the portion sizes in “Last Supper” paintings. She points out a recent study by the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, “Researchers […]

Weight! Try love!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is an inspiring and uplifting quote for you today… “My love is my weight.” –  St. Augustine When you’re concerned about overeating, and if you’re feeling low about your weight — fill yourself with LOVE.

On the Verge of Spring

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It was a gray day yesterday, with a little drizzles, but the rays of sunlight trying to appear through the clouds drew me outside.  There was a chill through the door as I made my way out, perhaps overdressed with […]

Can the Cant’s

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you ever wake up and just feel like you can’t go on?  All of the feelings of impossibility just overwhelm you as you make your way out of bed, into the day?  Here is what I do to put […]

Are You Addicted to Pleasure?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was addicted to pleasure for most of my life, until I “woke up” and got it together. I spent most of my time and energy pleasuring myself (I thought) by eating huge amounts of food, watching endless TV, and […]

Spiritual Wellness Month

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I hadn’t heard anything about Spiritual Wellness Month, this month of March, until I was researching some studies on the net.  It came up as a popular posting.  It seems that there was a spiritual wellness month last year, too.  […]

Weight Management

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello and welcome back.  I’m so glad you’re here.  Today, let’s keep the momentum going, the pounds flowing (off!), the healthy diet alive, and the recreation joyous and energizing.  All by the grace of God. I’m headed out the door […]

Continuing New Weight Loss Lifestyles

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I want to applaud you for staying with me through the entire Give-Back Diet.  This is a special day.  I don’t think of it as an end, I think of it as a continuation, or a new beginning – this […]

Unlimited Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Alright! It’s the 55th and next to the last day of your new beginning on the Give-Back Diet.  Many of you have made great efforts, seen some great weight loss results, and made some lifestyle changes that have put you […]

Recipe for Real Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here we are in the last stretch of the “Give-Back Diet.”  It’s the 54th day of 56 in total.  I’m taking the next few remaining days to encourage you to keep doing what you’ve been doing!  If you haven’t started, […]

Diet Tea

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello, and Happy 53rd Day of the Give-Back Diet, a weight loss, healthier lifestyle program.  We’re coming to the beginning of the continuation phase of the “diet,” thinking very positively.  We will wrap-up the initial 8 week starter series with […]

Listen for Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I wrote last week, “if you want to be loved, be loving.”  Today, this 52nd day of the “Give-Back Diet,” let’s expand on a technique I’ve learned for offering love to others, in a way that they need — listening. […]

Tips for Building Self-Esteem

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are your troubles getting the best of you?  That is, your opinion of yourself – the best person that you are?  For today, the 50th Day of our “Give-Back Diet” program, let’s get to the root of the problems: self-esteem. […]

Natural Appetite Suppressors

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here we are, at the 49th Day of the Give-Back Diet.  It’s a pleasure to be together with you, day-by-day.  A few of you have asked me about what to do when your appetite is “out-of-control.”  So I offer you […]

Save Money, Eat Well

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We are eating healthier, saving calories and money on the Give-Back Diet, this 48th Day.  Today, I want to encourage you to save at the grocery store or supermarket. Buying generic or store-brand groceries makes good sense.  Did you know […]

Give-Back Diet: Live, Laugh and Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello, and welcome!  Here’s a special message video I made for you, this 46th day of the “Give-Back Diet” program. Today, I want to encourage and inspire you to think of ways you can enjoy yourself, find comfort, and connection […]

It’s Just Emotions: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Happy Valentine’s Give-Back Diet day 42.  Welcome, and thanks for being here. I’ll keep it short today.  Give yourself some love, by realizing that your feelings are just thoughts.  That’s right: emotions are only thoughts.  They don’t necessarily need any […]

Loving the Binge Foods: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The next few days, the Give-Back Diet is all about LOVE, especially on this 40th day.  Loving in new ways, such as not “treating” yourself to binge foods.  Loving your successes, rather than over-thinking your failures.  Loving others, and giving […]

Inspiring Quotes: Gifts of Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’re on the 39th day of the Give-Back Diet.  Why is it called that?  This is about making simple changes by giving back the problem foods and behaviors.  It is about giving back to others in need. Today, I want […]

Recipe: Banana Dessert

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m so proud of you for joining us here today for the 38th day of the Give-Back Diet weight loss plan.  A central feature of this program is limiting (or eliminating) added sugar and carbohydrates.  We’re also all about eating […]

Michele Obama’s “Let’s Move” Childhood Obesity Campaign

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am delighted that our First Lady, Michele Obama is not only speaking out, but taking action to help adults and kids eat more vegetables and fruits, less desserts, and to be active on a daily basis.  Yes! As an […]

Connecting: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You have been losing weight by watching sugar and carbohydrates, eating less meat, moving, praying and journaling on the Give-Back Diet for 37 days.  Getting help with weight loss is also about helping others; making connections with new friends and […]

Enjoy a Prayer Walk

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s a great day for some prayer and physical activity. Thanks for being here – we’re on the 36th Day of the Give-Back Diet.  Today, I want to encourage you to try a prayer walk.  Yes, it’s cold in many […]

Count the Blessings – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello, and welcome to another day of the Give-Back Diet.  Today, let’s keep it really simple and joyous and count our blessings together.  Have you lost weight, stabilized your weight and diet, or made some healthy changes?  Let’s identify what’s […]

A Serving Is Enough: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Ever read package serving sizes?  Want to lose weight, get fit, and eat less? Have you been shocked to find out that they’re usually smaller than your diet has been in the past?    That’s the subject of Day 32 on […]

Eat Out and Save: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It is possible to occasionally eat out at a restaurant, or even a fast-food place and keep your healthy diet, and save calories and money too.  Welcome to the 31st day of the Give-Back Diet. I do want to say […]

Give-Back Diet Delight! The First 30 Days

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Many of us have lost weight!  Many of us haven’t gained any!  Many have tried new diet ideas, are getting fit, doing Give-Backs with our fears and problems, gave sugar and junk foods back to multinational corporations, given-back the high-fat […]

Keeping It Fresh – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Right on the heels of the completion of the first 30 days of the Give-Back Diet, let’s check-in on weight loss, new fitness and health routines, new and better habits, and your relationship with God and others.  Welcome to Day […]

Moved by Activity

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How are you?  How is your Give-Back Diet going?  Today, I’d like to give you a special gift.  It’s a lot of fun.  A song and dance.  Here’s the video: I hope you’ll sing and move along with me.  Singing […]

Give-Back Diet Friend and Food Fest

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve written this week about weight loss, diet help from friends, fitness and being grateful.  Here we are on the 26th day!  We’re giving back the pounds, the pain, and the unhealthy habits. Today is a good day for me […]

Recipe for Love: Gratitude for God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning, I’m feeling very grateful.  I’m very happy just to have awakened again today, and to be able to live my God-given life one more day.  It’s the 24th day of our “Give-Back Diet,” and I’m grateful to you […]

Counting Your Weight Loss Blessings – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today on the Give-Back Diet, Day 21, let’s take stock on what we’re giving back: the unhealthy foods and how we are giving back to others. In the past 2 weeks, we have been encouraging each other to stop buying […]

How Much Should I Eat? Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

On this the 20th Day of the Give-Back Diet, you may be asking yourself about food: how much to eat, what is normal, and when to eat?  So far, we’ve been doing things a bit differently; defining what you CAN […]

With a Little Help from Our Friends

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I love the net.  I love being able to speak together with you, every day, like today, Day 19 of the Give-Back Diet.  I love reading comments you post, and questions from you.  When I was losing weight, I got […]

Eat Regularly – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It is Day 17 of the “Give-Back Diet.”  Congratulations, I’m proud of you.  Let’s talk today again about food.   If you’re a regular reader of this column, you know I recommend eating six small meals throughout the day: one […]

Give-Back Weight Problems to God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you doing the “Give-Back Diet” program?  Join us!  This is the 16th day, but you may start anywhere.  Losing weight and keeping it off is a process, not an “on again/off again” deprivation diet. This program is about “giving […]

A Book You May Like

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I walked into a bookstore the other day, and given that it’s New Year’s Resolution time – there was a table with (no kidding) at least 50 new diet books.  Most of them deprivation plans, one way or another.  They […]

Less is More, More or Less: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s the 9th day of our “Give-Back Diet” program, the continuation of a new week together to help each other “give-back” to pounds, lose weight and get healthier.  If this is your first day, welcome.  If you’re continuing, welcome again […]

Mindful Eating and Shopping for Weight Loss-Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello, and welcome to the 8th day of the “Give-Back Diet.”  How are you?  REALLY!  How are you doing?  Please take time to reflect and consider how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, and consider what’s great and powerful in your […]

Grateful Appreciation

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yea!  Congratulations, you have come to Day 7, the end of the first week on the “Give-Back Diet: Lose Weight and Help Others” program.  Let’s use this day to rest, contemplate what we have learned, and get motivated to keep […]

Walk Away the Weight in Prayer – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Congratulations!  Another day is here, the 5th day!   Today, let’s keep up what we’ve been doing so far: logging and journaling food, feelings, activities, and now (since yesterday) caloric and financial savings.  You’re on the right track to lose weight […]

Find Love in Life, Not Food

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today is all about love — it’s Day 3 of the “Give Back Diet.”  Feeling loved is vitally important in your efforts to change.  I know from experience, I didn’t feel very loved as a child, other than through food.  […]

Healthy Food Can Be Inexpensive (Day 2)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Congratulations!  You have begun a new way of thinking and taken action on your desires to change.  I hope you have gotten a physical check-up from your doctor or health provider, or at least made an appointment.  I would love […]

Dr. Norris J. Chumley’s GIVE-BACK DIET – Day 1

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Welcome!  This is a totally different program that can help you lose weight and become healthier in a whole new way.  How is it new? Simple: most weight loss diets are about what you take in, this one is about […]

See God in ALL

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The solution to all of your problems is God. The source of all of your experiences is God. Think of God all of the time. See God in everything and everyone. Hear the Creator in every sound. Taste God’s bounty […]

Keep it Simple and Joyous

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

When planning your day, make sure to keep it simple. Don’t try to do too many things, eat too much, or forget to include some joyful activity. Remember your “Joy of Weight Loss” food plan. Pick foods that you will […]

Happy New Year!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was at a New Year’s party, and a friend asked me “what’s new about your new year? Any new year’s resolutions?”  I thought to myself, came up with nothing, and just spontaneously uttered, “I’m turning over a new leaf.”  […]

Diet and Weight Loss Happiness?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a question for New Years: What is it that makes you really, truly happy?  Being healthy, wealthy or wise?  A lot of folks are talking about happiness these days, and new year’s resolutions to lose weight, and I have […]

I Would LOVE To Hear From YOU About How I May Help

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Out with the old, in with the new!  Do YOU have a New Year’s Resolution, or need for the New Year? Have you lost weight, or are you enjoying better health?  Do you need to lose weight, feel better, get […]

Recipe: Soul Cleanse

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week, after Chanukah, between Christmas, during Kwanza, and before the New Year begins, I recommend taking some time to renew and recharge the soul.  We have filled our bodies with great food and drink.  Many of us have filled […]

New Resolutions for New Years – A Simple Program

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Don’t know about you, but I’ve made so many HUGE resolutions in the past, only to work on them for awhile, like a week or two, and then they fizzle away.  This time, I’m only going to do really little, […]

Christmas and Holiday Overeating – What Now?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you overate yesterday, I have some suggestions. Appreciate: Say thanks to God for your life, and for your family and beloved friends. Have enough: Appreciate what you have, the gifts you gave and ones you received. Be enough:  Know […]

Christmas Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

God, this Christmas day, I give You my love.I love you for this life, and this very special day. I love You for the gifts you give me:The gift of life, the miracle of existence. I love You for my […]

Thank God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The other day, I asked readers to share their “Reason for the Season.” I love the comments that people posted.  I thought that since it’s Christmas time, and Holiday time for many, it was a good time to ask what […]

Christmas Meaning

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As a Christian, a follower of Christ, I love the Christmas holiday not only because it is a time of celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but also that it is a time of hope and transcendence.  If you […]

Holiday Recipe: Merriment and Moderation

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve been baking some Christmas cookies this morning and afternoon: some butterscotch oatmeal, and whole wheat sugar cookies for decorating. Always baking, especially for holidays, Christmas cookies are a favorite of mine.  It’s just not the holidays without them!  This […]

Your Reason for the Season

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’d probably all love to hear what hopes, joys, challenges and gratitude you are experiencing this Holiday Season. Please comment below, right now, and I’ll pull a few together and add my own in an article shortly. For me, my […]

God is Here with Us

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There, in the undercurrent of everything, is Spirit. There, behind you, is the Playful One. There, above, below, and deep inside is the Powerful Force. Therein, even in the darkest problems, the most extreme pain and suffering, lies the Divine. […]

Trust In God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Trust in God in all matters, especially your health and habits, and you will see that you needn’t worry about anything. Real, unsolvable problems only occur when you are not allied with God in all aspects of your life. Give […]

Hunger for God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I just love the comment that someone posted a few days ago, in response to How to Curb Your Appetite.  I reprint it below, as the “Comment of the Week.” This week I’ve posted a lot on family history, genes, […]

Book Review: “The Restored New Testament”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

At the heart of Willis Barnstone’s monumental “Restored New Testament: a New Translation with Commentary, including the Gnostic Gospels Thomas, Mary, and Judas” is purity, poetry and the human condition. One of the most prolific and erudite scholars, translators, and […]

Jesus Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was reminded of a book, What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat?: Diet in Biblical Times by Nathan MacDonald of the University of Scotland in St. Andrews, that talks about food, eating, and by default weight loss / weight management […]

Give a Gift of Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes, it’s the Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa season, and it’s traditional to give gifts.  So I too am thinking of  “what to buy, what to give.” This year, as it’s still an era of the necessity of mindful money, as it’s […]

How to Handle a Craving

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The next time you’re ready to open the floodgates, and stuff yourself silly with food… 1) STOP. 2) Ask yourself how you’re feeling right now. 3) Ask yourself what you need in your life — what’s missing? 4) Pray for […]

Is It OK to be Obese?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What about the “fat acceptance” concept? Shouldn’t I learn to love myself the way I am? If this means accepting the fact that you are abusing yourself by overeating and not using your body then that’s a healthy concept. If […]

Vote for Beliefnet’s Most Inspiring Person for 2009

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Beliefnet has a cool program every year, the “Most Inspiring Person” award.  PLease take a look at the nominees below, and vote at  http://www.beliefnet.com/mostinspiringperson Meet  the Nominees for Beliefnet’s Most Inspiring Person of the Year for 2009: ·        Captain “Sully” […]

Advent Calendar

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is a very cool, beautiful Advent Calendar on Beliefnet this year.  Advent, and lighting of Advent Candles, is a Christian celebration of the coming of the birth of Jesus Christ.  The Advent Calendar is an online one, that you […]

Holiday Help

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is a list of ten ways to remedy holiday mistakes, blunders, and misfortunes.  If you overate, forgot to exercise, got lazy, said something you later regretted, didn’t do what you meant to do – whatever – join the club!  […]

Keep Thanking God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Each and every morning, the second you wake up – thank God or your Higher Power for the gift of another day. You’re lucky to be alive, yet again, for another day. While you’re at it, ask the Creator to […]

Thanksgiving Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a little prayer for consideration at your holiday table. (encourage everyone to observe a moment of silence, then begin) God, thank you for this wonderful gathering.For the many gifts of love you give.This wonderful family, our cherished friends, our […]

What is Thanksgiving?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Quite simply, Thanksgiving Day is a time of appreciation for a bountiful harvest. First celebrated at the Plymouth Plantation in 1621 (debatable) by the Pilgrims and the Native American Wampanoag tribe in North America, it was a meal shared by […]

Compassion

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What does it mean?  It means to be sympathetic or empathic of another’s condition, be it pain and suffering, deep emotions, problems – and to do something about it. This week, author Karen Armstrong (“A History of God” and other […]

Hunger Hurts the Ones We Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

While a lot of us are having a hard time keeping food OFF the table, 1 in 7 Americans are finding it hard to put food ON the table this year.  So reports a study from the U.S. Department of […]

Thanksgiving

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Beliefnet is the place for everything Thanksgiving.  We have recipes, turkey recipes, stuffing recipes, crafts, prayers, inspiration, videos, e-cards – everything!  This American holiday is a special one, filled with family, friends, food, and gratitude. Here are a few wonderful […]

Is God There?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Q: I wonder that God doesn’t have enough to do without hearing about my weight problem. So many crises, so much death and turmoil in the world, so many real problems to deal with. How can I possibly ask for […]

How Do YOU Stay Healthy?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Beliefnet’s Holly Rossi (Fresh Living) has just written a new gallery of ideas and great photos.  It’s called 21 Simple Ways to Be Healthy.  This is a good list, of easy, simple, free ways to either get healthy or stay […]

Weight Loss? Will Power? No Way.

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

For years I thought it took will power to make major changes in my life, such as getting healthy, finding a job or losing weight.  In the middle of doing it, though, and falling flat on my face a bunch […]

Helene’s Hint

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Meet Helene, a woman who has lost 50 pounds and kept it off over 23 years. See if you can relate to her words… “I was out on my own the first time (in my early 20’s) and started to […]

Book Review: “The End of Suffering”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A wake up call, that’s what suffering offers us, according to the poet and writer, Scott Cairns.  Suffering is not about the pain and hardship, per se – we need to look past suffering to what is beyond.  “The End […]

Spirit in the Wind

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, All Saint’s Day, I’m thankful for the wind, today. I love how it blows life into everything – especially me! I love how the wind moves the clouds, and the leaves on the trees, and how the birds ride […]

Weight Loss Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Can prayer help with weight loss? I believe owning a weight problem and having the courage to surrender and ask God for help is the best way possible. Call it prayer, spiritual communication, meditation, or simply belief–just do it–because it […]

Halloween

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We know Halloween comes every year on October 31, and it’s Hallowe’en – short for All Hallow’s Eve.  Halloween is actually an old Pagan feast, a Celtic New Year called Samhain, or “summer’s end.”  What is it all about, other […]

I Believe as I Affirm

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A lot of people believe in affirming. I believe in using whatever works to lose weight and get healthy. Have you ever tried verbally affirming? Check it out. Try saying one of these lines to yourself: “I am God’s creation, […]

In God We Trust

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You are a believer in God, right?  Or by another name, Higher Power, Lord, Spirit – that great Creator of you and me, who is always there no matter what may come.  You believe in God and His power, right?  […]

I Would LOVE To Hear From YOU About How I May Help

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please tell me what you’d like me to talk and write about that is most helpful to you.  This is not only a blog, it’s a community of those of us who love God (or Higher Power, Spirit, et al) […]

Recipe: Roasted Lasagna

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s what I’m serving to some dear friends tonight for supper, a lasagna big in flavor but small in calories and fat.  It’s a meatless recipe, using root vegetables from the garden; kind of the last of this year’s harvest.  […]

Filling Up Before Eating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a way to eat less by actually eating (and drinking) more. Before your meal or snack, drink a large, 16oz glass of water, and eat a little fruit or vegetables. Drinking water is so good for you, in so […]

God, Spirit, Angels, Everywhere!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Look around you, Spirit is everywhere. Big and powerful, tiny and invisible all at the same time, in harmony. See God in simple, little things: a dog’s tail wagging, a cat purring just because you’re near. A leaf falling from […]

Meditation for Health

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please take time to be silent every day, if only for a few minutes. This will help you immeasurably in your program for wellness of body, mind, and soul. Find a quiet place, and just sit and close your eyes. […]

Cure For Hopeless Bingeing

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How are you doing with food?  Are you eating healthy foods, in moderate or small amounts?  Or is your eating out-of-control, are you fast and furiously stuffing as much food into your mouth as possible? If you’re feeling empty and […]

If You Aren’t Full

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A question from a reader: What do you do if small portions don’t fill you up? I recommend eating six small meals throughout the day: one serving (USDA Food Guide Pyramid size) of grains, protein (meat or dairy), and a […]

Weight Loss Truths: Comments of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Each week, at the end of the week, I try to feature weight loss comments from our readers that I think are right on-track.  These tips are sound advice from people who are in the process of being healthy.  I […]

Recipe: Yogurt Snack

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today is my birthday (Sept. 30) and here’s a brand-new video recipe for a very low-fat, low calorie yogurt fruit snack.  It was a lot of fun to make, and I hope it’s helpful to you. Just to recap (in […]

Pouring on the Pounds

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was in New York City the other day, riding the subway, and saw one of these new ads: “Are You Pouring on the Pounds?”  Take a look at the ad: it’s striking.  That soda becomes gooey-globs of fat in […]

Log to Lose Weight

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A great way to understand what’s going on in your life, in your habits and actions, thoughts and needs, is to write about it. Keep a journal or diary. Write what you’re thinking and doing. Talk on paper about what […]

Spiritual Community

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s nothing like a spiritual community where you can feel instantly understood and appreciated for what you believe in and experience. You’ll hear other people’s experiences, too, which often helps you to deepen your own. There are religious, church based […]

Ten Commandments: Adultery

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

ABC television is running a new series on the Ten Commandments, on “ABC News Nightline” click here to check it out online here.  You probably know or remember, the 10 Commandments are the guides to living given by God to […]

A Moment of Peace

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a United Nations initiative for peace: on Monday September 21, a suggested moment at noon (EST) they’re calling “A Million Minutes for Peace.”  The idea is for as many people around the world to gather together for silence or […]

Give it to God in Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you feel like you just can’t lose weight, no matter how hard you try? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything? Are you on the brink of giving up? I can’t blame you. Losing weight seems really hard, if […]

Recreation

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I recommend signing up for a recreation class, and faithfully attending it.  It’s like going to a party!  You can quickly make some friends, and move, and stretch and feel good.  It important to find the right group, though, where […]

Patrick Swayze

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did Patrick Swayze “lose” his battle with pancreatic cancer?  Many news reports said so, as they were reporting his death.  I believe he won. In his movie, “Ghost,” the key moment of the whole film, at the end, was his […]

God’s Bounty

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Aren’t we blessed to be alive? Isn’t it wonderful to be human: To give and receive love, to have dreams and aspirations, to learn and change? Let’s take time together to see what bountiful blessings we have today, instead of […]

Let’s Get Honest – Are You Overeating?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Unsure if you need to lose weight? Don’t pay attention to most of those insurance company charts – they’re designed to make the premiums higher. Don’t compare yourself to fashion magazines or TV shows – they’re the smallest percentage of […]

Healthcare

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Gosh, we’ve had a lot of comments and traffic from that blog I wrote the other day on healthcare, Obama healthcare reform, and on America’s health care system.  I’m so glad people are voicing their opinion here!  I’m sad that […]

911

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As we mark September 11th,  or 9/11 again this year.  I have a few thoughts. I remember the lost souls, the innocent workers, and the fearless first-responders and say a prayer for them all.  I remember the moment, the uncertainty, […]

Really Fresh Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Emerson wrote, “There’s no wound a garden trowel won’t heal.”  He was so right!  I got up very early this morning, and started my day digging the soil, applying compost, and planting seeds.  It was a little bit of hard […]

Hook Up and Lose Weight Together

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Get yourself a “Beliefnet Spiritual Weight Loss Buddy.” Find a friend or person who is following the “Joy of Weight Loss Plan” or some other healthy diet and do it with them (or share yours). Post a comment below, and […]

Feeling Low About Yourself?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I find the best way to move on and recover from low self-esteem, is to get moving. Wrap yourself around a project.  Get work done.  Distract yourself. If you feel that you’re worthless, try doing something that can show yourself […]

Satisfying Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Remember that great feeling right after a really healthy meal?  That sense you get of having had food that’s so good, and good for you?  It comes from eating really healthy food in appropriate quantities, and really appreciating God’s great […]

Food Lovers Fat Loss: Mary’s Thoughts

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was interested in what Mary wrote here about the Food Lovers Fat Loss weight loss program, commenting about my Food Lovers Fat Loss System Review.  She seems to think that we don’t need to buy any program, just observe […]

Sweet Surrender

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Last week, I wrote about surrendering your problems to God.  Last month, I wrote about surrendering your problems to God.   Have you tried it yet?  I encourage you to right now. A way to really solve your weight problems […]

Fellowship for All

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you ever been to an anonymous support group meeting? They can be really interesting and valuable and you meet people you can relate to, because they’re having similar experiences with being overweight. You can also discover cool groups at […]

KGC

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m pretty happy that they’ve taken the “F” out of KFC.  Now it should be KGC, for Kentucky Grilled Chicken.  The massive chain has begun grilling instead of frying everything.  Be careful, though, there’s still lots of fat, sugar and […]

Recipe: Oriental Grilled Chicken/Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is an easy and very tasty low-fat and healthy dish that will leave you very satisfied.  You can grill, bake or boil the chicken.  Serves 3-4.  Add a half cup of brown or wild rice on the side, if […]

A New Day & All Is Forgiven

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Didn’t do so well on your food plan yesterday? Today’s a new day. Couldn’t find time to be active, go outside, play, or have fun yesterday? Today’s a new day. Make sure to take good care of yourself today, because […]

A Concerted Effort

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

My wife treated me to a special date last night.  We went to hear Jonny Lang, the amazing 20-something rock-blues singer-guitarist.  Amazing he was – we both said that was one of the best concerts we’ve ever been to.  If […]

Joyous Comments – Such Satisfaction

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Thanks to all who have been commenting.  It’s so fun and full-filling to read what you write!  Your comments make me happy, even the tough ones.  So PLEASE keep them coming.  Also, tell your friends about this amazing, growing online […]

Sweet Surrender to God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

When we’re disconnected from God (or Spirit, or Higher Power), we’re on our own. We have to handle everything ourselves. We often worry a lot, because we’re not sure of what will come, and unsure of how to handle what […]

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