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3/5/14 3:13 P

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I PRAY FOR STRENGTH TO EAT HEALTHY EVERYDAY WILL POWER



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3/5/14 3:08 P

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Not praying, but expecting for a miracle to happen? The perfect no-side-effects pill? Darn!

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Reached my goal weight of 128 pounds - Nov 8, 2014
Center weight set at 125 lbs.

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3/5/14 3:04 P

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Rather than the idolatrous approach of praying to lose weight. Pray for the strength to make the right choices to improve your wellbeing to better serve our Lord Jesus.

For those of you that say YOU are the reason for weight loss, you need to turn your mind upon JESUS. Otherwise salvation will not be waiting for you.

Edited by: TGUY82 at: 3/5/2014 (15:05)

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3/5/14 2:38 P

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Yes. I pray for God to help me make good choices, and to avoid drinking alcohol. A little prayer can't hurt. At the end of the day I give thanks for having the courage to do the right thing.

Like Gold to Aery Thinness Beat. ~John Donne


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3/4/14 6:25 A

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I don't pray. The only person taking credit for my weight loss is me!



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3/4/14 1:30 A

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No, prayer does not help me lose weight. Eating fresh, whole foods, exercising daily, tracking my efforts and getting a good night's sleep are the most helpful in my weight loss efforts. Walking in nature, listening to music, spending time with family and friends and meditation all bring me a peaceful sense of well being that helps me stay on my path towards good health.

"It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abe Lincoln


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3/3/14 10:15 P

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Yes, of course!

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right."
~Henry Ford


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3/3/14 9:10 P

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Neither praying, nor crossing my fingers, nor not stepping on cracks made any difference.

Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.


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3/3/14 9:08 P

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Yes, I believe in the power of prayer. I find it helpful to pray and give my concerns and worries to a greater power.

Remember to take time to enjoy the journey!


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3/3/14 8:16 P

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Prayer changes things indeed. However, you will not see or feel results in one day. Yield ye not into temptation!!! Pray fervently & be honest with yourself. I'm constantly praying & asking God to help me. Little by little, it's working. Blessings!!



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3/3/14 8:08 P

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Sorry, but No. Seemed when I prayed and turned to God for help, I gained. Could be I depended on him somewhat to much and not enough on myself.



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3/3/14 7:25 P

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Yes Yes Yes!

I pray for release from temptations from my "binge" foods. It works too!

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My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
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I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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3/3/14 6:01 P

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I think that every little bit helps

Made it to my maintenance weight of 125 pounds.

Eat what you like and if someone comments, eat them too

Please read my blog

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3/3/14 6:00 P

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I am a big believe in the power of prayer and weight loss. I prayed years ago for God to help me with weight loss...He found sparks people for me......he turned me on to weight lifting, running, walking and eating healthy......I lost 60 lbs.

Terri


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3/3/14 3:28 P

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It helps me stay focused and remember that it's a mental and spiritual journey as well as a physical one.



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3/3/14 1:12 P

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Taking care of the vessel God gave me. That helps. The body isn't going to be strong or healthy unless I put forth the effort to keep it that way.


~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~



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3/3/14 12:36 P

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Being in a relationship with our Creator is a vital part of all of life, and prayer is an integral part of that relationship. Prayer won't make me lose weight, any more than talking with my wife will, but prayer helps put our priorities in place, including stewarding the things God has given to us in this life.

"Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1Timothy�4:7-8)

"Jesus answered, 'The most important [commandment] is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength'" (Mark 12:29-30).


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3/3/14 12:26 P

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Prayer works - so does forgiveness.

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3/3/14 12:22 P

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Prayer helps me feel rejuvenated and at peace with myself. I feel like God is taking over and I have less to worry about. However, instead of praying for Him to help me lose weight, I pray for Him to guide me with life decisions, and to help me focus on my goal and push myself to achieve it. I also ask that He take my insecurities away, and help me to gain the confidence in myself I often lack. I noticed that since I started praying, I'm more energetic, and I can accomplish more. It's awesome :)



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3/3/14 11:57 A

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I'm not Christian myself, but here's my opinion on it.

I think prayer can certainly help as long you're realistic about it. You can pray to lose weight, but if you rely on that of course it won't work. Prayer is about getting help with things you are actively trying for. It's asking for the energy to workout, the discipline to chose an apple over a cookie; not just asking for the results. It's about God giving you the strength to walk on your walk on your own instead of carrying you to the finish line.

Highest: 178lbs Current: 128lbs
Goal: Maintaining & Toning.
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ~Margaret Thatcher


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3/3/14 11:26 A

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I believe Yoda
“Do or do not... there is no try.”

May the force be with you.

Sheryl from New Jersey, USA... EST


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3/3/14 10:42 A

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Prayer helps me; I feel more motivated and optimistic when praying for my weight loss efforts. It is hard for me to pray for myself; I need to remember I am loveable and have received grace-given gifts.

HOPE, LOVE, FAITH, JOY, HEALTH, GRATITUDE: Gifts


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3/3/14 10:38 A

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Does prayer help your weight loss efforts? If so, how? What part does prayer play in your diet and exercise?

The only "diet" that works is consistency!

NTAGABSF!



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