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 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.
October 5th, Weight Watchers is opening a new class 9 am on Saturday Morning at the Masonic Hall in Cookstown…
The meeting begins at 9:30. If you have always wished for a quick weekend weigh-in to attack those extra pounds…come and see us!! Brenda J Wood
I’ll tell you how …just watch this You Tube video–only 5 minutes or so and funny!
Then please share it with your friends. http://youtu.be/-_rBploGa0E
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.