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I am one of this year’s speakers at the Health Matters Summit hosted by Kimberley Payne. For 5 days, starting on Monday, March 23rd,  I  join other health and fitness experts to explore  ways to improve spiritual and physical health. Go here to get your FREE guest pass: (cut and paste into your browser if necessary)  http://www.kimberleypayne.com/health-matters-summit/

 

 

 

 

 

What is happening to your diet?

What is happening to your diet right about now? And we are only a few days into holiday eating!

Have the sugar plums and chocolate buns eaten their way onto your thighs? It is not too late to salvage the season. Try these few changes (and give up second helping):

  • At parties, scope the whole buffet before putting anything on your plate.
  • Go for the raw veggies, low cal shrimp.
  • Make / serve tiny tarts and cookies instead of instead of monster portions.
  • It never pays to miss a meal.
  • Don’t skip your exercise routine.
  • Keep lots of low-cal foods on hand for impulse eating.

Of course these are all helpful, but most of all, do not give up your time with God, for he is your key to success in all areas, even fat.

Then he taught me, and he said to me,” Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. (Proverbs 4:4-5, NIV)

Prayer- Lord, thank you for reminding us that your word is full of answers, if we will but ask the questions! Amen.

For Droolers Only

The more wonderful that I am on my Weight Watchers plan, the more I drool over terrific recipes…Never loose this yummy one. That doesn’t mean you have to make and eat it… just drool!
TURTLE CHEESECAKE BALL
Ingredients
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup mini semisweet choc chips
1/2 pk dry vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup caramel topping plus little more for drizzling
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Directions
1.Cream soften cream cheese & butter.
2.Add caramel topping and beat well.
3.Cream in brown sugar & icing sugar.
4.Add vanilla & dry pudding mix.
5.Fold in choc chips & pecans.
6.Pat into a ball and refrigerate for one hour.
7.Place ball on serving platter, drizzle with caramel topping and serve with chocolate wafers, chocolate graham fingers, Nilla wafers or sliced apples.

 

50th wedding anniversary–March 2

March 2 was our 50th wedding anniversary and  God threw me a 50th wedding anniversary party! I went to the podium to speak at exactly -to the minute- 50 years after Ron and I were declared man and wife.
So on March 3rd…
 I just got home after a trying but touching event last night.where people laughed, cried and came to know Jesus… I was quite controlled and strong—in Christ of course…but I am crying my way through today which is perfectly fine!
We were on our honeymoon and ordered pancakes one morning. My Ron was eating his way through a stack of them and looked up and said to me–When we get married, you will have to make me pancakes!
So I bought an order of them on the way home and ate every morsel with sausage and bacon and even syrup with never a thought of carbs, fat or dress size…

What are you eating today?

Or should I ask…what is eating you?

Whatever it is, we’ll be eating it via binging if we don’t

deal with it some other way first.

Unfortunately, I’ve learned by

personal experience, that this is true. Bet you

have too. So when craziness happens, let’s be

responsible adults and do something about them,

instead of swallowing them.

After all, we’ll have to deal with them sooner or later.

Without the chocolate is the smart way to go.

Fighting the Fat (AGAIN!)

Why is it that we do not remember what we learned over the last year? Why is it that we eat at Christmas like there is no tomorrow…when Christmas is all about the hope of tomorrow?

If you are struggling with your weight today… I encourage you to go to this blog http://manmeetsscale.com/  and listen to Jennie’s Story–she lost 300 pounds with Weight Watchers… and you will be encouraged beyond your eating.

Hugs to a smaller size…

Brenda J Wood

Health Food Cleanse


Health food gurus insist we cleanse our bodies with their expensive, non-food concoctions and we rush to comply. We act as if God forgot our needs when He created us. If real food is so bad wouldn’t we all be dead by now? In North America we rave about the latest health diet. “Give up wheat, stop eating potatoes, bread is bad.” How did losing weight become giving up certain foods instead of giving up extra portions? Isn’t it odd that third-world countries gratefully receive these same ‘dangerous’ foods from us and thrive on them?

Mark 7:18-19– Jesus said, “Are you being wilfully stupid? Don’t you see that what you swallow can’t contaminate you? It doesn’t enter your heart but your stomach, works its way through the intestines, and is finally flushed.” (That took care of dietary quibbling; Jesus was saying that all foods are fit to eat (MSG.)

Of course, we can make better choices. It won’t hurt us to eat less, exercise more, fast occasionally, choose life, choose joy, declutter our junk and deal with our anger issues. We’ll really feel better then, because we got rid of that weight.  We’ll have money left to help feed the hungry.

So if you are thinking of a cleanse……

Mark 7:20-23-He went on: “It’s what comes out of a person that pollutes: obscenities, lusts, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, depravity, deceptive dealings, carousing, mean looks, slander, arrogance, foolishness—all these are vomit from the heart. There is the source of your pollution (MSG).”

Prayer: Lord, we are really and truly sheep, following one another into the latest craze. Forgive us. Steer us aright. Remind us to follow you only. Thank you for all you created for us. In Christ’s name. Amen.

In case you didn’t know

about the author: Brenda Wood http://heartfeltdevotionals.wordpress.com

“I believe Jesus is the answer to every question.”Brenda Wood is a motivational speaker, writer and author of Heartfelt, 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living. She is also a recovered bulimic who has gained and lost several 1000 pounds over the years! She understands the pain of overweight and the agony of life with an eating disorder. Brenda is known for her common sense wisdom, sense of humor and quirky comments.