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Thought for the Day 6/11/07

Monday, June 11, 2007

Godís got the thing prepared for you, but Heís first got to prepare you for the thing.
Joyce Meyer

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
Galatians 5:6 (NIV)

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love
1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)

The thing thatís keeping you from receiving the blessing God has promised you, might simply be how you treat people.

Ask yourself: What have I done for someone today?

Then ask yourself: What have I done to someone today?


Just as Jesus encouraged us to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread" (Matthew 6:11), we should feed on Godís word every day.


Gotta overcome this FEAR!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

When it comes actualizing my weight loss goals, I am willing to dance, run, walk, crunch, cycle, lift bend or jump to burn calories--a good workout does not bother me. But there is one area that continues to haunt me...particularly when periods of success are interrupted by minor setbacks.

PROBLEM: That haunting area is food intake. Even though I am meal planning and am trying to be careful about counting calories... I am still afraid that I will slip and will completely relapse and eat one of everything on the planet. For example, today I exceeded my caloric intake, and although it was under 200 calories and for the most part I ate healthy... I still went over.

I admit that I am challenged when attempting to visualize portion sizes and counting calories without my measuring cups and spoons...and for that reason I am anxious about eating anything that has not either been prepared by me or has a nutrition label.

#1~I need to become better educated in the area of nutrition
#2~Continue to use the nutrition tracker on SPARK
#3~Conduct more thorough research on meal options when I know that I will be required to dine out
#4~Listen more closely to my body
#5~Last but cerainly not least, meditate regularly on the following scriptures:

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Phillipians 4:6,7 (NIV)

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

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D710DANCE 1/11/2010 10:46PM

    How odd that you read this blog today...

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DONNDOO 1/11/2010 8:00PM

  I know I'm a little late commenting, but Phillipians 4:6 is my favorite scripture!

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Weight-Lifting Burns More Calories than you Might Think

Thursday, June 07, 2007

By Jennifer Gruenemay, ACE-Certified, LifeScript Staff Writer
Thursday, June 7, 2007

If you want to lose weight, and you want to lose it fast, what does everyone tell you? Run. Running is a whole body exercise that burns mega amounts of calories and tones your whole body, but what if youíre not in good enough shape to start running right now? Walking is another option, although you need to walk twice as long as you would run (since youíre moving half as slow) in order to burn the same amount of calories. Is there anything else you can do to burn a lot of calories that isnít as difficult as running or as lackluster as walking? According to a study from the University of Southern Maine, weight-lifting actually burns 71% more calories than exercise scientists previously thought. Take the strength circuit, for example, which consists of 8-10 machines done consecutively to a timed buzzer. Just one circuit can burn over 230 calories Ė and you can do a circuit in just 20 minutes. Spend 60 minutes in the gym by doing three circuits, and youíll burn almost 700 calories. Thatís a big calorie burn! And not only are you trimming the fat, youíre also building lean muscle. And more lean muscle means a higher metabolism, which means you'll burn more calories just sitting still. No matter which type of exercise you prefer, wear a heart rate monitor that tracks your calorie burn. That way, you'll know for sure just how much youíre burning. So take this weight lifting challenge: Strap on your heart rate monitor and see how many calories you can burn!

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LOEKEII 6/8/2007 6:53PM

    Ok, I wanna know more about this.... What kind of weight lifting is right for me??... Holla at a sista...

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NEWBEIN 6/8/2007 2:06PM

    Yep! Yep!..That's why I LOVE strength training.

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Thought for the Day 6/7/07

Thursday, June 07, 2007

An incredible woman from my church publishes a daily email called "Thought for the Day"...it is always so timely and inspirational.

Today's below-listed "Thought" really speaks to what the focus of "Operation Janet Jackson" needs to be centered around.
If youíre successful at loving God, youíll be successful at everything else.
Cece Winans

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV)

So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today--to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul-- then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil. I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.

Deuteronomy 11:13-15 (NIV)


Just as Jesus encouraged us to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread" (Matthew 6:11), we should feed on Godís word every day.

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POCOHANTAZ 6/7/2007 3:25PM

    I LOVE IT !!!!!!! I will be using some of the quotes too!!!! Thank you for sharing Queen!!!!

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SUNSHINE120479 6/7/2007 2:55PM

    I agree, if we can truly LOVE God with all our heart, we can suceed at all things. Nothing is impossible with Christ

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MZQUIETSTORM 6/7/2007 1:00PM

    I really needed those words today.

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Why isnít the Weight Coming Off?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

By Jennifer Gruenemay, ACE-Certified, LifeScript Staff Writer
Sunday, June 3, 2007

Why havenít you lost weight yet? Youíve gone to the gym nearly every day for the past month and have been watching what you eat. And you know youíve been trying harder than youíve ever tried before. So why isnít the extra weight budging? Itís easy to fall into the trap of thinking youíre working hard enough to lose weight solely based on the fact that youíre working harder than youíve ever worked before. But if you kept track of your workouts and your food intake, you just might be surprised at how much room for improvement there really is. When itís in black and white, itís much more difficult to ďforgetĒ about that workout you skipped last week, or those cupcakes you baked and ate twice daily for a week. Make yourself a training log, and you wonít have this problem ever again. Use a calendar and write down your daily workouts in detail. This should include the duration and intensity of effort you gave that day, plus how you were feeling (mood, emotions) before and after working out. This will help you to recognize later on why you may have had a weak or particularly high-energy workout for no particular reason. To pump up the volume of your weight loss even more, keep a food diary. Pour a lot of detail into your records, and youíll identify the many reasons why your diet could be sabotaging your efforts in the gym. Whether itís exercise, diet or both, chart your progress and youíll know without a doubt why the weight isnít coming off.


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