Monthly archive for June 2003

June 2003

Summer is here and it is vacation time for many of us. You may even be dreading summer and vacation time, because you do not want to lose the momentum you have established toward a permanent healthy lifestyle. Going on vacation does not mean you have to take a vacation from the healthy lifestyle you have formed in First Place. I am sure all of you have heard and read the recent headlines that our government is putting pressure on restaurants to offer healthy food choices. Not so very long ago, going to a restaurant was considered an occasion, an exciting experience saved for celebrations. For most people these days, eating out is neither exotic nor much of an event. In fact, eating out regularly seems to have become a part of nearly everyone’s daily routine. Overextended, time-crunched Americans increasingly rely on restaurants and take-out shops, and some kids practically

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Vacation Destination

Matthew 11:28: “Come to me and I will give you rest all of you who work so hard beneath a heavy yoke.” Summer is here and it is time to make plans for summer vacation. There are many questions and plans to make. Where will you go? What will you take? What hotel will you use, and how long will you stay? Before I began my journey with First Place, I can remember how I planned my entire vacation around food. Gulf Shores, Alabama has great seafood restaurants. I would have my entire week of food planned before I arrived. Food was the highlight and focus of the entire week. I can remember how it would thrill me to drive into town and see new restaurants. Rather than change my plans, I would add extra meals to my day. After all, I was on vacation and I deserved it. I would

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Messages from First Place Members

Dear Nancy, I know that the Lord had me in mind when He gave you those words of encouragement. I am approaching the one-year anniversary of my husband’s death; unfortunately, I returned to old habits and have been binging for the last few days. My First Place group is nearing the end of our first session. I thought this would be a good time to step aside and let someone more worthy take over. Your words are the encouragement I needed to get back up, dust off, and get going again. Terressa Hennigan Hillcrest Baptist Church Jasper, Texas P.S. Our group lost 269.25 pounds in the first 12 weeks! ———————————————————————————————– First Place is more of a personal journey than it is a weight loss program. If I had joined for the program rather than the weight loss, I would have been more on track. I suppose weight loss is a

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