Monthly archive for February 2012

FP4H after several years

I have recently returned to FP4H after several years. Even though I am not following the study the way it says (due to health and emotional reasons) I am getting a lot out of the Bible Studies God has seen fit for us to study. I am also getting some great insight and information from my sisters in God. Last night was testimony to that. I had a bad day yesterday emotionally, but despite that I was able to make wise decisions for about 75 percent of the day. Usually that would have been unwise decisions for 90 percent. I kept hearing God’s voice telling me to get up in the middle of the night and journal about my emotions or I would end up using my food to console myself instead. Phillipians 1:6 came to mind before I even got out of bed. It is: Being confident of this,

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Success is Caught Not Taught

Success is Caught Not Taught

I just returned home from spending four days with some fellow authors and speakers.  This is the fourth year we have met in January to refresh and refuel mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.  A few have attended all four years and a few were with us for the first time.  The reason I am mentioning this event is because several things happened to convince me that in this life, much more is caught than taught. Our daughter, Lisa Cramer, and our daughter-in-love, Lisa Lewis, cooked the meals for the group of authors.  Before the event began, Lisa L. asked Lisa C. why she ties her shoes with her left hand?  Lisa C. didn’t have a clue that she tied her shoes with her left hand but as the days went by, the three of us were amused at how much Lisa C. does with her left hand.  Lisa C. is not left-handed, but her Mama is

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No Excuses

No Excuses

This month we are going to focus on the next step to developing a lifetime of wellness –getting rid of the excuses!  There is a reason that you have not been doing what you know you need to do.  What is it?   Are you coming up with new excuses every time that exercise commitment rolls around?  Are you holding on to the excuse that you have decided you are just not athletic, that exercise is just too inconvenient, too hard? I saw a sign at a Reebok store that said, “There is an athlete in all of us.” I believe it!  However, most of us believe that we can’t be an athlete; there is no hope that we can exercise.  I believe that if you really want to do something, you will.  I have made myself available over the years to help individuals with exercise, to the point of stretching my schedule very thin. Why?  Because I believe

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Taste the Goodness

Taste the Goodness

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left that you may be successful wherever you go. –Joshua 1:7 The Lord loves me and has given me His law to follow in order to guide and protect me from evil. Through the First Place program, I have learned to rely on God’s law to be strong and courageous and to face the truth about tempting foods. They are just not good for me, regardless of how good I used to think they tasted or looked. Today I choose not to eat them. Each day that I refuse to give in to temptation, I experience how truly good being at a healthy weight feels. Nothing tastes as good as that! When it comes to my food plan, I no longer diet,

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