MZLADY77's SparkPeople Blog MZLADY77's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Praise The Lord Will Confuse the Enemy! <img src=""> <BR> praise WILL confuse the ENEMY... &#65279; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Praise is defined as -Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration. Praise is the antecedent that washes your sin away, praise is the invitation of God's arrival, praise is the connection of communication between your prayer life and your standard with God! <BR> <BR> <BR> :: Food for thought...:: &#65279; <BR> Could it be... that you are going thr... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:25:41 EST WEIGHT LIFTING FOR WOMEN: 14 REASONS <img src=""> <BR> 1. It perfects your posture <BR> <BR> Got problems with your posture? The American Chiropractic Association found that 31 million Americans can experience low-back pain at any moment, and that poor posture can definitely cause and complicate that pain. <BR> <BR> Weight lifting can help with that, Sally reveals that one of the biggest changes you will see from lifting weights, will be in your posture. <BR> <BR> "We are... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:20:25 EST Stay on God's Path! <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 05:58:04 EST What you don't know CAN hurt you!! <img src=""> <BR> Many, many times, Pastors, Preachers, Evangelists, Teachers do NOT teach about all that Jesus has done for us for today, in the here and now, and not just for everlasting life through our Salvation by his Saving Grace. <BR> <BR> In John 10:10, Scripture says that Jesus "came that we might have life and have it more abundantly". That means for "today"...there are benefits that we received when we accepted Him as our own ... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 14:16:43 EST TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOU!! <img src=""> <BR> Of course, family and friends are essential, but establishing a healthier relationship with yourself is the foundation on which all other relationships, be it with family, friends, coworkers or romantic partners, grow from. <BR> <BR> Anywhere and everywhere you turn, you’re likely to find all sorts of “remedies” to feel better about yourself…and most of them come with a price tag. But what about the things we can’t buy... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:38:33 EST WHY STRENGTH TRAINING?? <img src=""> <BR> First of all, lets face it: Putting everything else aside, life is EASIER when you’re strong. Carrying groceries? One trip. Children to carry? No problem. Car stuck in the snow? Push it out with ease. <BR> <BR> Plus, whether you’re 100 lbs overweight or just need to lose the last 15, strength training is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and build muscle. <BR> <BR> Lifting has been shown to halt and even reve... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:01:19 EST DO SQUAT DROP!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Squats, Squats, Squats!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Now squats have been widely regarded amongst women as being the ultimate exercise to build a great bum & lower body from. However where MANY girls have been saying that squats DON'T work for them (and having witnessed some girls squatting bad), I think they may find that it is infact themselves not allowing the squats to work for them. <BR> This brief post simply explains ... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 06:16:54 EST FINISH STRONG!! <img src=""> <BR> WHAT'S YOUR GOAL? <BR> <BR> I Learned that when you set out to start a goal you finish the goal. No only do you finish, but you need to finish strong. There is no point in working hard, no matter how hard you work if pull up short of the finish line on purpose. <img src="">When I am tired and sored from the workout. (Using weights or kettle bells) There were several ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:01:27 EST Use the Staircase as a Fat Burning Machine!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Before you spend hundreds of dollars on a piece of cardio equipment for your home, take a look around. If there’s a set of stairs nearby, you already have everything you need to get in shape. Not only are stairs ready-made for a killer cardio workout, but individual steps can be used for everything from lunges and step-ups to upper-body strength moves like pushups and dips. Plus, it’s incredibly efficient. It... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:25:32 EST Motivate Yourself! <img src=""> <BR> Working out is hard, but you do it anyway because it teaches you how to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> You do it because: <BR> <BR> You want to grow. <BR> <BR> You want to get disciplined. <BR> <BR> You want to get better. <BR> <BR> You want to do the impossible. <BR> <BR> So you do it. <BR> <BR> Staying the same is an option. It’s the easy choice. But it’s not going to change anything. Eventua... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:45:46 EST Be positive!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What is eating clean? I say it ALL THE TIME. But I guess I should once and for all blog about it!!! Simplified, eating clean means stripping your diet of nutritionally meaningless foods. This means no fatty, fried, processed, sugary stuff. In comes the WHOLE FOODS. <BR> <BR> Did you know that eating clean actually means you can EAT MORE??? That’s right. You can eat more on LESS calories. How amazing is that. Who ... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:04:36 EST Apple and Cinnamon! <img src=""> <BR> Apple pectin is an antioxidant compound found in apples. It is high in fiber has many health benefits and help to regulate sugar spikes. cinnamon has the power to stabilize your blood sugar level so you are not hungry. Increase water consumption and it will work. Sinnamon is beneficial to the body to fight other problems as well. <BR> Use organic apples. Don't forget to add some ice in your water. Fri, 7 Feb 2014 23:37:58 EST Eat Healthy! Feel Better! Look Better! <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Eating well, feeling great, and looking your best is all connected. After all, "we are what we eat." Learning how to eat healthy involves breathing clean air and drinking pure water, but the spotlight is really on how we get the proteins, fats, and carbs that shape our bodies and make us strong. <BR> <BR> Wonderful and richly colored fruits and ve... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 14:18:35 EST Quinoa! Quinoa! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Quinoa grain is actually more like a vegetable than a grain. Quinoa originated in South America and has been used as a diet staple for centuries. Quinoa is a close relative of spinach, kale and Swiss chard. Quinoa grain can help you lose weight in a variety of ways. Quinoa is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, and it leaves you feeling satisfied, not deprived. This is why quinoa is becoming popular as a... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 06:09:13 EST What's Up With The Scale?? <img src=""> <BR> When it comes to weight loss, the scale can be a good measure of progress, particularly if you have a lot of weight to lose. But if you place too much emphasis on your weight and not enough on your body composition (the ratio of fat to lean muscle), you’re only getting half the story. <BR> The scale doesn’t tell you how much fat you have. Your scale does exactly what it’s supposed to—it tells you how much you weigh. Whe... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:50:25 EST WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE? <img src=""> <BR> MOTIVATING! <BR> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 01:10:08 EST Anybody Tried This?? <img src=""> <BR> I am surprise! Something new! <BR> Green beans are easy to juice and have a mild sweet flavour (surprising I know!) They are high in vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, calcium and manganese. They are also high in carotenoids such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene. Zeaxanthin selectively absorbs into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes where it may provide antioxidant and protective UV light filtering functions. The... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:59:04 EST Fat Flush Cleanser! <img src=""> <BR> How it works! <BR> <BR> This detoxifying process boots the liver's ability to functions at its highest level to accelerate weight loss, break through plateaus and flush out stubborn fat while improving your health. I heard cellulite does a disappearing act. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:57:19 EST GOJI BERRIES!! <img src=""> <BR> Goji Berries are considered one of the greatest of the Super Foods. Though they are new to the market in the last few years, they’ve been used in Chinese Medicine for millennia as a general body tonic. I used to go to the pharmacy in China Town, in downtown Philadelphia - the only place I could find to buy them. I made a tea from them to drink as a medicinal tonic for 1 week out of every month. <BR> <BR> Goji Berries ... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 05:36:29 EST Protein Powder <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Allow me to present my personal choice awards – along with some information about protein powder processing and some things to watch out for. Feel free to click the links I’ve included and read more about the products – they will open in a new window so you can continue reading the article. <BR> <BR> #1: Warrior Food: Natural Vegan Protein <BR> <BR> warrior-food-natural-1000-grams Why I recommend this: Health F... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:39:53 EST The Chart <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So to keep it simple here are the 10 key elements to eating clean <BR> <BR> 1. All food must be fresh – this means nothing in a packet, nothing manufactured, nothing reconstituted, and definitely nothing labelled Diet or low fat <BR> <BR> 2. You must consume 2- 4 cups of vegetables per day – broccoli, green beans, zucchini, sweet potato, salads, kale, spinach, cucumbers <BR> <BR> 3. You must drink... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:24:34 EST Happy Healthy Long Life! <img src=""> <BR> The fast-food industry has added every chemical legally allowed to addict people to this food. In face if you eat fast food and then you stop eating it, you actually go through withdrawal symptoms. It's a drug. Not only that the level of preservatives is so high in fast-food burgers these days that the product does not even break down by bacterial action or mold if stored in a cupboard or closet. That's scary! <BR> ... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:42:11 EST MAKE A CHANGE INTO A LIFESTYLE! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> Fast food has been linked to the easily observed increase in obesity among people of all age groups. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the Wes... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:12:44 EST NO SUGAR AND FLOUR DIET! <img src=""> <img src="" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Amazing No Flour No Sugar Diet Plan <BR> <BR> Posted on June 27 2012 <BR> <BR> by Sarah <BR> <BR> You must have heard millions of times, how you need to lower the sugar in your diet if you want to lose weight. Are you ready to be introduced to a new diet plan that might juts wipe all those extra pounds off? Check out the amazing “No Fl... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:31:31 EST What happen to your brain? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Most of us know that junk food is unhealthy. We know that poor nutrition is related to heart problems, high blood pressure, and a host of other health ailments. You might even know that studies show that eating junk food has been linked to increases in depression. <BR> <BR> But if it's so bad for us, why do we keep doing it? <BR> <BR> There is an answer. And the science behind it will surprise you. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 01:08:17 EST Make a Change! <img src=""> <BR> Does this sound too good to be true? It’s not. Today there are ways to shed pounds that do not include lab created pills, sugar-laden diet drinks, unnecessary "diet" food, or dangerous tactics that could put your body and your health in harm’s way. <BR> <BR> I am talking about small changes that you can implement in your daily routine right now that will have you seeing a positive weight loss in a short amount of time.... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 23:58:12 EST Read Your Bible! <img src=""> <BR> Changing Your Direction: <BR> <BR> After making Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, you need to change the direction of your life. Once you realize you have been heading in the wrong direction, the only option that makes sense is to turn right around and start heading in the right direction. You cannot just say a few words and then continue on your merry way. You need to make a full commitment to Jesus Christ by readin... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:57:44 EST Prayer for Protection! PRAYER FOR PROTECTION THROUGH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS by HARRY (COURTENAY, BC, CANADA) Lord JESUS, by faith in your merits, I now take your precious blood and sprinkle it over myself and my family right from the crown of my head to the very soles of my feet. I claim total and complete protection for my life and my family. Lord JESUS, keep me free today from evil, sin, temptation, Satan's attacks and afflictions, fear of darkness, fear of man, sickness, diseases, doubts, anger, all calamit... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:08:26 EST These Disturbing Fast Food Truth! <img src="">"Mechanically-separated meat" is a mixture created when the bones and carcass of a leftover chicken are mixed together in a food processor. There's been a lot of back and forth about what that lovely pinkish sludge actually looks like, but chef Jamie Oliver decided to create a chicken mixture, shown above, to show what it might theoretically look like. This slime is then molded into a nugget shape, breaded and fried. Reddit u... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:08:21 EST Romans 8:28 <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Romans 8:28 NkJV <BR> <BR> And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. <BR> <BR> A confident woman is not afraid to get out of her boat and shake things up. I am not talking about doing whatever you want to do, but what you think God is leading you to do. If your heart is right if you have done your best to seek God and done what you know to do to hear from Go... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:17:14 EST The Power of Prayer! <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <BR> the Importance and Power of Prayer <BR> <BR> There can be no greater thing accomplished in life than to learn to pray aright and to realize the importance and power of prayer. The importance of prayer can be easily understood when we come to know that anything and everything we possibly can want in life can be received through prayer. This enables us to realize the tremendous power of prayer. Prayer will move Heaven and Earth and bring ... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:41:24 EST How Awesome God is..... <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Bible Verses About Awesome God <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 John 2:1-29 - My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: (Read More...) <BR> <BR> 1 Timothy 2:1-15 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; (Read More...) <BR> <BR> 1 Peter 2:1-25 - Wherefore laying as... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:35:18 EST GOD WILL LEAD YOUR PATH! <img src=""> <BR> "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take". ~Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT) <BR> <BR> Often times we are too hasty to realize, God already set our path for us. We get so busy doing other things, we forget to check in with God and inquiry about our path in life. In order to let God lead you to your path, you will need to d... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:32:46 EST Hold on to Your Faith-Without Wavering! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> Never Let Up On Your Faith Because God Is Shifting <BR> . 2 Kings 13:19 (KJV) <BR> Mark 8:34 (KJV) <BR> Luke 10:19 (KJV) <BR> Luke 18:1 (KJV) <BR> Romans 1:16 (KJV) <BR> Ephesians 3:20 (KJV) <BR> 1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV) <BR> 2 Timothy 2:19 (KJV) <BR> Hebrews 10:23 (KJV) <BR> . <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>---------------------------------------- <BR> <BR> Heal our situation <BR> No need in me getting in this battle if... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:57:57 EST Jesus Warning! TO WATCH! <BR> Watching, praying, staying sober and watching out for enemies <BR> <BR> In Mark's and Luke's accounts of Jesus Christ's prophecy, we see that Jesus connected watching with praying. There is much to pray about regarding the present and the future. Watching helps our praying, and praying helps our watching. <BR> <BR> Mark records Jesus saying: "Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time [of Christ's coming] is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his h... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:12:29 EST We are Soliders in the Lord! I am a soldier in God's Army <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am a soldier in the army of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, prayer, and the Word are my weapons of warfare. I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire. I am a volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity. I will either retire in this army at the Rapture or die in this army; but I will not get out, sell o... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 22:15:06 EST GOD'S WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> God's Weight Loss Program <BR> <BR> <BR> God has a weight loss program second to none. His will for you is health, a life not hindered and shortened by unwanted weight gain. His desire for you is to be trim and healthy. The solution for your weight problem is found in His magnificent manual for healthy living, the Holy Bible. In the Word, God comes right to the point and exposes the root cause of most of our prob... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 23:49:15 EST Fire of God! <img src=""> <BR> Renew your minds brethren. We can all say we Trust God in our comfort but just wait until we are out of our comfort zone, that will be another story. Much of today's system, even in our churches, have been influenced by the enemy, other religious churches, and the Babylonian ideology. It is a water down compromised gospel with NO POWER. When we learn to FULLY TRUST God, He can manifest His miracles, signs, wonders and H... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:03:12 EST PERSISTENCE BREAKS DOWN RESISTANCE! <img src=""> <BR> Jeremiah 23:29 "Is not My word like a fire? says the LORD, And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?" NOTE - Get this fact down deep into your heart. The Word of God IS an all consuming fire that will melt away and burn off that which is not of God, and a powerful crushing force to break apart even the toughest and most stubborn circumstances. Continue taking the hammer of God's Word and continue to hit the situ... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:00:58 EST Story of a Beggar and a Wealthy Man! <img src=""> <BR> Story of a Beggar And a Wealthy Man <BR> <BR> A beggar was sitting beside a road, when he saw a splendid carriage coming toward him. The carriage shone like the sun from the gold and precious gems which adorned it. The beggar thought, “Here comes a great and wealthy man. What will he give me?” <BR> <BR> The carriage stopped, and a man, regally arrayed, emerged and approached the beggar. To the beggar’s astonishment th... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:15:24 EST GIVE GOD THE GLORY! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> SHOUT HALLELUJAH! <BR> <BR> Praise bring the answer...Here are a few of the true experiences reported by Don Gossett: <BR> <BR> A young lady snatched by two men-probably to be raped or murdered is abruptly released. <BR> <BR> A church that has no converts for over a year suddenly sees eight people saved in one day. <BR> <BR> A young woman tortured by thoughts of dying is miraculously set free. <BR> <BR> An enlarged heart instantl... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:58:56 EST SUGAR IS YOUR ENEMY! Part II <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Carbs are forms of sugar, and sugar cues the pancreas to make more insulin, which in turn triggers appetite. The later in the day that you consume sugar, the more likely it is that you will get food cravings late at night. Late-night cravings are not a good thing! <BR> <BR> The latest research about sugar metabolism has taken this basic insight and built on it. <BR> One of the hot buzz-phrases in that research world is "insulin excu... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 08:15:44 EST SUGAR IS YOUR ENEMY! Part I <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Sugar is what is making you FAT, and it is coming into your body from many different sources. Your body uses what it needs and then turns the rest into FAT! Once you know where all the Sugar is coming from and understand what happens to it once it's in your body, You can start to make adjustments. <BR> <BR> Refined Sugar is found in processed foods, soda, candy, cookies, cake ice cream, etc. <BR> Refined sugar is a simple carbohydra... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:05:55 EST Word from the Lord! <img src=""> <BR> LIES AND FIERY DARTS <BR> <BR> My child, you have gone through fires in a sea of trouble. You must stand firm. A multitude of your fears will not come to pass. <BR> <BR> Fear is created by the devil to harass and torment. Why do you listen to the enemy? Why do you consider that you are helpless and alone? you are never alone. I will never leave you or forsake you. <BR> <BR> Lies, lies, lies are fiery darts thrown at... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:03:09 EST THE UPPER ROOM: Rely on God! <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <BR> We are told to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Esphesian 6:10. We walk and war in HIS strength. this requires humility and total dependence upon God. We are not confident to our own strength. We cannot allow pride to open the door for destruction. The Lord is a man of war (Exodus 15:3) He will fight our battles. We depend upon His power and direction. We depend upon His Word and His Spirit. I cannot overemphasize the ne... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:28:59 EST THE UPPER ROOM: Answered Prayer! <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <BR> Read 2 timothy 1:3-10 <BR> <BR> Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds. Heb. 10:24 <BR> <BR> My family believes in God but will not attend church with me. At times, I become discouraged, and my attendance becomes irregular. One sunday instead of going to church alone. I decided to stay home with my family. I was feeling out to God about my loneliness and my longing for family worship. not long after I prayed.... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 08:24:08 EST THE UPPER ROOM: Life's Seasons <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <BR> John 3:1-7 <BR> Jesus said, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born above." John 3:3 <BR> <BR> The day after my brother's funeral a "Nor'easter"' blizzard blew in with winds that whipped the snow into twisting funnels. That was in April. the following day I trudged through the cemetery. It all seemed surreal; my brother's death, me at his grave, and mounds of snow burying the flowers. Where was spr... Fri, 31 May 2013 08:15:59 EST THE UPPER ROOM: Life's Seasons <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <BR> John 3:1-7 <BR> Jesus said, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born above." John 3:3 <BR> <BR> The day after my brother's funeral a "Nor'easter"' blizzard blew in with winds that whipped the snow into twisting funnels. That was in April. the following day I trudged through the cemetery. It all seemed surreal; my brother's death, me at his grave, and mounds of snow burying the flowers. Where was spr... Fri, 31 May 2013 08:15:58 EST THE UPPER ROOM: Faith rather than fear! <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <BR> Luke 12:13-21 <BR> Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. Matthew 6:19-20 <BR> <BR> Today in my country, we are suffering from tremendous insecurity because of widespread violence. This has caused many of us to avoid owing automobiles or jewellery because having them exposes us to the danger of losing our posses... Tue, 28 May 2013 09:15:32 EST THE UPPER ROOM: The right tools! <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <BR> Read 2 timothy 3:14-17 <BR> YOUR WORD IS LAMP TO MY FEET AND A LIGHT TO MY PATH. <BR> Psalm 119:105 <BR> <BR> I arrived at the kindergarten with my daughter and was asked to assemble some new furniture for the children. The screwdriver they gave me was too small and unsuitable for the job. It slipped out of the screw head several times and injured me. I went home and brought back more appropriate tools and completed the work without pro... Tue, 21 May 2013 07:39:02 EST