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Renewed Strength Once Again

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I HAD A GLORIOUS TIME IN WORSHIP SERVICE THIS MORNING, AND MY STRENGTH IS RENEWED BY THE HOLY GHOST OF GOD. GOD IS SO AWESOME AND GOOD ALL OF THE TIME.

THESE ARE WORDS OF ENCOURGEMENT TO MYSELF (ANYONE ELSE WHO NEEDS IT)

IF I AM TEMPTED TO OVER EAT/LET MY EMOTIONS DETERMINE WHAT I EAT AND HOW MUCH /OR HAVE A HUNGRY FOR FOOD AND I HAVE ALREADY ATE.

GREATER IS HE THAT IS WITHIN ME THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD. FOOD IS NOT/SHOULD NOT BE MY GOD. CHRIST SAID THAT "I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE: HE THAT COMETH TO ME SHALL NEVER HUNGER, AND HE THAT BELIEVE ON ME SHALL NEVER THIRST AGAIN." I WILL READ HIS WORD DAILY.

IF I AM SICK: CHRIST SAID: THIS SICKNESS IS NOT UNTO DEATH, BUT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, THAT THE SON OF GOD MIGHT BE GLORIFIED THEREBY.
HE ALSO SAID HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS--BRUISED FOR OUR INQUITIES THE CHASETEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM AND WITH HIS STRIPS WE ARE HEALED.

IF IT SEEMS HOPELESS:CHRIST IS MY HOPE. I WAIT FOR THE GLORIOUS APPEARING OF OUR GREAT GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

IF MY STRENGTH WAVERS: HE IS MY STRENGTH: THEY THAT WAIT ON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES; THEY SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT.

IN DEATH-- DEATH ITSELF SHALL BE DESTROYED--AND GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, NOR SORROW, NOR CRYING, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE ANY MORE PAIN THE FORMER THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY. HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS NEW.

I WILL RENEW MYSELF IN CHRIST EACH DAY. HE IS MY ALL AND ALL. I THANK HIM FOR HIS MERCY AND FOR HIS SPIRIT THAT WAS POURED OUT IN WORSHIP THIS MORNING AND ON THOSE WHO TRUST HIM.
http://Encouranging word to myself

  
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UGOGIRL51 11/13/2007 12:29PM

    There are no other words that I can say nor add except for...AMEN...

HUGS...Annette

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NO_DISTRACTIONS 11/12/2007 4:17PM

    Glad your feeling uplifted from your worship service - I came away from mine feeling the same. Isn't God awesome.

We can make the changes needed as we have the best coach there is - one that loves us unconditionally and wants the best for us - we just have to listen and then do as directed.

Standing with you on this great road that is leading us to a newer healthy body

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WILLBEMEAGAIN 11/12/2007 8:30AM

  How beautiful - I have recently renewed my faith in my savior Jesus Christ - well not actually renewed - but I am persuing a very personal relationship with Him that I had not had in the past - I have found a new church to worship in that really teaches His spirit so this was so wonderful to see and so uplifting.
Thank you for posting this.
Jeri

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WILLBEMEAGAIN 11/12/2007 8:30AM

  How beautiful - I have recently renewed my faith in my savior Jesus Christ - well not actually renewed - but I am persuing a very personal relationship with Him that I had not had in the past - I have found a new church to worship in that really teaches His spirit so this was so wonderful to see and so uplifting.
Thank you for posting this.
Jeri

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I would like to say thanks to all my friends who have encouraged me this day. I have been under the weather. Not depressed but may be a little sad, may be a in funk. But the funk will pass. It really hurts me that I have to start over yet again. The scale didn't lie no matter how much I wish it was wrong. It wasn't and I had to move my ticker. Thanks ok I am coming back with a renew strength and determination. I guese this is a note of encouragment to me (myself) Sometimes you have encourage yourself on this journey to a new life style....this too shall pass and no journey is without bumps and dipps. I'll wear a helmet next and ride it out!!!!!
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SUPERSHE 11/8/2007 1:05PM

    Hang in there, Danica! With your attitude, I know you can pick yourself up, dust yourself off,, and keep on going! All of us slip some on the journey of life, and as long as we know we're gonna stick with the program, its ok. Hope you have a really great day, my girl. Hugs to you, sheila ((((((Danica))))))

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Cancer fighting foods

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Top 5 Super Cancer Fighters
1. Cruciferous vegetables: Think “crunchy” and munch away to your heart’s content. Cruciferous veggies -- cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, watercress and mustard greens -- you can’t eat too much of these. All are rich in antioxidant phytochemicals and fiber, which are cancer protectors. Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower contain indole-3-carbinol that can combat breast cancer by converting a cancer-promoting estrogen into a more protective variety. Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and cabbage contain antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin that may help decrease prostate and other cancers.

2. Colorful fruits and vegetables pack a “one-two punch” to protect your cells from the ravages of free radicals, produced by your body’s metabolism and from the environment. When left unchecked by antioxidants from healthy foods, free radicals can be cancer-causing. Color means super-nutrition, so eat at least nine servings daily. It’s not hard to do. A serving is one small to medium piece of fruit, a half-grapefruit, cup of melon, 15 grapes, a cup of berries stirred into a cup of yogurt or a fresh-fruit smoothie. Crunch on baby carrots; add tomatoes to salad; tomato salsa to baked sweet potatoes; spinach or kale to a casserole. Deep-orange sweet potato, mangos and nectarines mean vitamin C and beta carotene. Vibrantly colored, flavonoid-rich berries are tops for cancer-fighting antioxidants and phytochemicals. Red grapes contain antioxidants called bioflavonoids and are rich in resveratrol, which inhibits tumor growth.

3. Folate: Think green! And brown, as in whole grains, beans and fortified breads and cereals. Green leafy veggies and grain foods are rich in folate, and research points to higher risk for colon, rectum and breast cancer in people who get less folate than they need (about 400 micrograms daily), and it’s especially important for women who may even be thinking about becoming pregnant. Women who drink alcohol should also be sure to get enough folate, to lower cancer risk. Researchers say eat your folate, it’s better from foods than supplements.

4. Fat: Some fats are very good for you, in the right portion size and ratio. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids (MUFA & PUFA) are rich in antioxidants E and selenium, and are linked to lower rates of heart disease and cancer. They enhance absorption of immunity-boosting and inflammation-reducing antioxidants from fruits and vegetables, and lower risk for cancer. Best sources of healthy fats are nuts, seeds, avocado and flaxseed and fatty fish (more below). Portion control is important, because fat has nine calories per gram compared to four for protein and carbohydrate. Avoid corn and safflower oil; olive and canola oils have the best nutritional profiles.

5. Fish: Research shows that people who replace saturated fat from red meat with fish rich in PUFA omega-3 fatty acids have lower rates of breast and colon cancer. Omega-3s promote brain growth and development, and they are also important in reducing risk for inflammation and cancer. Best Fats: in fatty fish including wild salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines. Bake, broil, grill, poach. Don’t fry, especially in hydrogenated fat. By the way, all fish are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, but deepwater large fish including fresh tuna, king mackerel and some fresh water fish often contain undesirable levels of toxic mercury. Shellfish is a good choice. Instead of fatty tarter sauce, enjoy cocktail sauce made with tomato ketchup and horseradish, with a squeeze of fresh lemon and Tabasco.

Top 5 Stupid Foods
1. Bad fats: Saturated and hydrogenated fat are solid at room temperature. Both are bad for your heart, and increase risk for cancer. Regular consumption of saturated fat raises both total and LDL “bad” cholesterol; trans fat may act like saturated fats in the body, raise LDL but also lower HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Whole milk, butter, cheese and ice cream, red meat, chocolate, coconuts, coconut milk and coconut oil are rich in saturated fat. Although a tiny amount of trans fat occurs naturally in meat, it’s found mainly in most margarines (except those labeled “trans fat-free”) and vegetable shortening. Even if a food item is labeled “free” of trans fat, a serving may contain up to 0.5 grams. If you eat more than a single serving, or a few servings of foods labeled “free” daily, you may be accumulating trans fat in your diet. Read the ingredient list first and avoid “partially hydrogenated” oils.

2. (Some) Meat: Some meats packed in cellophane rank tops on the stupid list, because they’re processed with substances linked to colon, stomach and other cancers -- especially sodium nitrate. Research shows that frequent consumption of processed and red meat is associated with higher rates of cancer. Avoid bacon, sausages, breakfast meats, pepperoni, hot dogs and luncheon meats; try a veggie dog or tofu pup. Save lean red meat for an occasional meal and replace with grilled fish, or a meatless meal of beans and rice, plus lots of veggies, and finish with fruit.

3. Burnt Meat: Don’t char or burn meat or poultry on the grill, which may also increase cancer risk. An occasional barbeque is fine, but regular dining on well-done or charred meats increase your exposure to chemicals created when high temps break down an amino acid in meats. Fats dripping onto coals create more chemicals in smoke, which waft up and make the meat even more problematic. When grilling, precook meat or poultry in the oven or microwave and finish on the grill. It’s OK if you char plant foods -- there are no fat drippings to worry you. Try a barbeque of meaty mushrooms, tempe (fermented soybean cake), eggplant and zucchini.

4. Too Much Booze: A little may be good, a lot can kill you. Although moderate consumption of alcohol may be heart-healthy and even promote immunity, consistently overdoing alcohol increases risk for many cancers, including liver and some digestive cancers. Breast cancer risk increases with increased alcohol consumption.

5. Sugary Soda: Soda adds calories and promotes obesity, an independent risk factor for cancer. Soda displaces good nutrition; instead of drinking a glass of folate-rich orange juice, for example, reaching for a soda means you may not be getting enough of this cancer-fighting nutrient. There’s some research that links soda and esophageal cancer, and although not conclusive, your health and waistline will no doubt benefit from avoiding sugared soda. By the way, diet soda’s artificial sweeteners, additives and preservatives also displace cancer-fighting nutrients.

Sources


American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
Cancer Cure Foundation www.cancure.org
Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.com

  
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SUPERSHE 11/7/2007 11:51AM

    Hi Girl....

I just saw this entry at The COPD team, and ... I think this is very valuable information. Would you mind posting this on the "Lets Share" thread? Its something that I think we all need to be aware of. Good information here!

If you don't want to post it, do you mind if I do??? I'm just afraid I'll forget though. I'm running so much these days, I sometimes don't know where I'm going. LOL. Hope you have a great day, Danica. And hugs and kisses for that little baby girl too!

Hugs to you too.... :-)

sheila

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Sick and can't exercise

Monday, October 29, 2007

After taking care of my kids who had colds/coughs. Not it is my time to get sick. I really hate this. When you have to stop exercising. You have sort of start over again. I know if I don't take of myself properly I will have a relapse and I don't want that. I'll have to take it easy for now until I am better. I will miss it here at my sparkpeople family. Take care all.

  
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COACHGIA 10/29/2007 3:04PM

    Hi DO2HEAL, I hope that you will feel better soon, your presense will be missed on the teams!



Hugs, Gia


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PARIS2009 10/29/2007 2:02PM

  Hi there - We'll miss you on the team while you're recovering, but be sure take
enough time to get better. You'll be back at it again soon enough! Take care, Shawn

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UGOGIRL51 10/29/2007 12:18PM

    Hi Sweetie,

You take care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, fluids and make sure you eat! You have to eat!!!

I shall pray for you for a quick recovery.

HUGS...Annette

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Great Day

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday was a great day I really workout with my new exercise routine. I get ideas from fellow sparkers--I tend to burn out easily and I am somewhat limited in the aerobics area. I manage to workout. The Lord give me strength. I stayed in cal range and I exercised for 65 min. I even managed to stay away from cookies that my hd brings in just abnout every night. I have talked to him about this. May be he is feeling a little threatened and wants me to remain large??? Not sure of his motives. I could be off--I have been before. No matter what his motives are I am not going for it. I can resist them thur Christ who is my strength and helper in time of testing. I am going to have another great day like I did yesterday.

  
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SUPERSHE 10/24/2007 5:20PM

    Congratulations, girlfriend, on TWO great days in a row! Positive attitude goes a long way, doesn't it? I love the attitude of our group!

I am trying a new version of pursed lip breathing, and I think it is helping my breathing. Rather than buying one of the devices out there to build my lungs, I am trying covering my nose and mouth loosely (and adjusting it as needed) when I breathe in, waiting a couple, or few seconds, then breathing out with the same hand over mouth & nose, more tightly applied, to accomplish the resistance breathing in and out. I can really tell a difference in how much air I'm taking in, and blowing out. Just a thought... Will see how it goes when I have my next PFT, which should be in late november. That gives me time to really test it out.

Hope you have a THIRD great day tomorrow, girlfriend!

Hugs, sheila

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