Monthly archive for August 2008

Leadership Summit 2008

Our sixth annual First Place 4 Health Leadership Summit is now part of our memory bank, but the glow of God’s presence is still lingering in the lives of 306 men and women who attended. We came from 32 states and Canada to learn how to lead, and how to find the balanced life we all desire. In the days ahead we will post the messages on the FP4H website, so watch for them and plan to be blessed. The testimonies were outstanding. Tamara Fisher from Rockwall, Texas, shared how she lost 140 pounds and has maintained that weight loss for several years. Her husband, Kevin, lost 115 pounds, and their four young children have all been impacted by the lifestyle change in their family. Joyce Ainsworth from Brandon, MS, shared that since losing 175 pounds on the FP4H program, God has blessed the FP4H program at her church. She

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New Food Plan FAQ

I felt that it was only fitting that this month’s newsletter be dedicated to answering some frequently asked questions I’ve received these past few weeks since the new FP4H materials became available. Many of you have been so kind to express your enthusiasm about the new plan, and I’ve enjoyed reading your compliments and questions either on our new blog (http://fp4h.blogspot.com), the message boards on our website, or via email or phone. Below are a few of the questions I’ve received and my answers. Note: These questions may not make sense to you if you have not begun reading the new Member’s Guide, which contains the majority of information about the Live It food plan. 1. Would 1 tablespoon of peanut butter count as 1 ounce of meat and 2 teaspoons of my healthy oils? Yes, the healthy oils in any nut or nut butter contribute to your healthy oil

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Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. – Psalm 126:3 Yesterday, I was wiped out. I was sad at the death of an elderly friend, discouraged at learning that another friend’s cancer had returned and frustrated from trying to teach a class of students who had given me their silence and their attention for exactly 10 minutes. I hadn’t followed my food plan, and I was angry at myself. When two friends came over to walk with me, I started to fill them in on my complaints. As I was talking, I listened to myself and felt ashamed. I had left all those issues at God’s feet in my daily prayer time earlier that day. To change tack, I said, “Hey, let’s take turns saying what we’re thankful for.” My friends were surprised and a little skeptical, but they decided to humor me.

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