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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Still Wolfing It Down!

Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15

I was eating with some family members a couple of weeks ago. We all had subs and I noticed that mine was gone when they had barely begun to eat theirs. I made a comment about having been really hungry. One of the family members replied that they thought that might have been the case.

The thing is, I really didn't feel especially hungry. I just said that to hide that I ate my food so quickly, but all it really did was to draw attention to it. I used to think that I ate quickly because I was a Mom. I found that when my kids were little that the only time I seemed to stop and take a break was when I ate lunch. I would still feel hungry and would eat something else, but now think it is because I was still tired and just thought that I was hungry, so I could have extra time to rest. Who knows?

It's true. I do wolf down my food. I don't know why I eat it so fast, as if I wasn't going to get more for weeks on end, as if I was afraid that someone would snatch it out of my hand, as if there were going to be a drought, but there isn't. I'm not sure why I do this.

What I do know is that God healed my compulsion to eat large amounts of food. He healed my need to turn to food in times of stress, etc. Christ surely could heal me of wolfing my food down, if I let Him. Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15


Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.


Weight Loss Tips Video: Is It Healthy to Eat Eggs Everyday in Weight Loss?
by: Camden Smith, Healthy Hot Air via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Are We Killing Ourselves In Order to Be Thin?

For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection. 2 Corinthians 13:9

The other day, this lady popped into my mind. I had met her a few times at Parent's Without Partners activities. She was attractive, had a son and she was deaf. Unfortunately, I didn't know her very well. That's probably more what this post should be about. I feel so guilty now, because I wish I had gone out of my way to befriend this lady more... maybe it would have made a difference!

A few years later, I heard that this same lady lay on her death bed in our community hospital because she had starved herself to death. I went to see her in the hospital, but she didn't remember me. Anorexia is a terribly debilitating disease/sickness, compulsion-whatever you want to call it. What's more than that, her son lost his mother. Why?

Was she so grief stricken over a relationship/s that didn't work out that she starved herself thinking she would be more attractive to others? Was she so afraid that she might become overweight that this was the only way she thought she could control it? At what cost? Someone's daughter is no longer with them. Someone's mother is no longer with them. Are we killing ourselves in order to be thin? Is it really worth it????

Please get help. God healed me from my compulsive overeating, I feel sure that He could heal you from your eating disorders if you turn your life over to Him, your stress, your fears, and your control. It's worth it to live! For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection. 2 Corinthians 13:9

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.



Weight Loss Tips Video: Media's Effects on Teen Girl's Body Image & Self Esteem
by: Jackie Dunnett, Jackie D, The Dove Self-Esteem Fund via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Does Our Technology Tell Us Who We Are?

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

I wonder: Does our technology tell us who we are? It seems that whenever I go out, almost everyone I see is looking at some type of hand-held technology, even when they are supposed to be working. I heard a special on NPR or read somewhere that people are so in-tune to their texts, social media, emails, etc. that when they aren't getting pinged with something in their inbox, they are depressed and feel like they are missing out on things.

 I used to feel like I was missing out on things when I thought that my dress size told me who I am. I felt that all the thin people in the world were worthwhile and I would be if I ever lost the weight. Now, I know that God loves me regardless of my dress size.

Are we perpetuating future generations who feel that they are only worthwhile if they have lots of friends pinging, tweeting, and messaging them? Have we just developed new ways for people to feel insecure about themselves? I wish I had all the answers, but feel like it is certainly worth prayerful thought. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5


Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.


Weight Loss Tips Video: Top 7 Weight Loss Mistakes: Goals
by: healthyurbankitchen via You 

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling



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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I Think the Waitress Was Frustrated With Me

Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? Luke 12:24

I had to fast before I had some lab work done for my endocrinologist. I told my husband that I was going to heading out to get it done. He asked me if I would wait until he was able to join me, so I agreed.

After my lab work was done, he wanted to go to his restaurant that serves breakfast during lunch time. Unfortunately, that's what time it was, too. By waiting for my husband to join me, everything ran much later than I anticipated and I was very low-blood sugar by the time the waitress came to get my order.

Something strange happens to me when I get that low-blood sugar. It's like nothing on the menu appeals to me, at that point. It's somewhat ironic when what my body needs is for me to eat, but my mind doesn't want to. I had to have the waitress come back, because I couldn't make up my mind.

I think the waitress was frustrated with me. She came over and looked me squarely in the eyes. I think she thought I was on drugs or something, because I wasn't calmly making up my mind like most of her customers do. I wished I could have explained that I had been fasting over night for lab work and it was now noon and I was shaky and low-blood sugar, is all, but I didn't. I have a habit of trying to explain things to people and usually make the situation worse by doing that. About 30-40 minutes after I ate, I was fine. This why fast diets would never work for me. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? Luke 12:24


Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.


Weight Loss Tips Video: The Psychology of the Perfect Diet-Marc David
by: Marc David, Institute for the Psychology of Eating, via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Thursday, October 15, 2015

I Talked Myself Into Craving a Five Inch Meringue Pie

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:15-16

We were taking my daughter-in-law to a favorite restaurant. I told her about the impressive five inch meringue pies made in individual bowls. Then, I disclosed about the time I had decided I wanted to splurge on one of the pies when I went there. There had been only one pie left in the display case and I ordered it immediately and ate it instead of my dinner.

She asked me if it was good. I replied that it was alright, but the thought of the pie had been better than the actual taste of the pie. I rarely eat sweets other than fruit and it was just too sweet for me to eat any more. The strange thing with this, I talked about the pies so much to her, that by the time we got to the restaurant, I was craving another five inch meringue pie. I mentioned it and she said in support, that by the time I eat the rest of my dinner, I probably won't be craving the pie any more. Actually, she was right.

The thing is, I wasn't being a very good example and was letting whims lead me in a counterproductive direction. If I had eaten that pie, it would have affected my blood sugar level and I would have been cranky the next day. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:15-16

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.


Weight Loss Tips Video: One Weird Trick to Overcome Food Cravings
by: Tim VanOrden, Running Raw, via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling



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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

For Those Who Crave Chocolate

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with the increase: this is also vanity. Ecclesiastes 5:10

I could take this one step further, For Those Who Crave Chocolate shall not be satisfied with chocolate, nor he that loveth abundance of foods, sweets, etc. with the increase, this is also vanity.

I don't know about you, but often when I was craving something, something else was out-of-whack in my life! I had some major situation that was causing me stress even if I was trying hard not to think of it by downing large amounts of sweets or even foods that held no interest to me. They never satisfied me. They never took that aching feeling in the pit of my soul away, that often felt like a starving feeling in the pit of my stomach.

I was turning to food, my false god, instead of turning to Christ to get me through the issues that caused me stress, that worried me, that frightened me, etc. Once I started turning my food, my compulsive overeating, and my stress into God's capable hands, He freed me from being an Out-of-Whack Christian who turns to food, possessions, technology, etc. instead of turning to Christ to heal me and get me through these issues. He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with the increase: this is also vanity. Ecclesiastes 5:10


Weight Loss Tips Video: How to Eat Healthy and Lose Weight
by: WaysAndHow via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Have You Ever Had Too Much of a Good Thing?

Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. Proverbs 25:16

Have you ever had too much of a good thing? I know I have and my mind goes directly to food. For being a compulsive overeater for too many years to count, I connected more with food than I did with the people in my life, that I worked with, and my Lord and Savior. Food had become a false god for me, thinking it would heal my aching soul and take my pain away.

I remember the times that I encountered a preferred food that was available at a given time in abundance, especially around holiday meals. I would fill myself up on that food, because I might not get it again for a long time. Then, I would wait until it went "down to my toes," so that I could get another plate of that desired food. Sometimes, I would even follow that later with another plate, but would go home feeling nauseated. That's too much of a good thing!

Once I started turning my compulsive overeating and stressful situations over to Christ's capable hands to heal me, my life turned completely around. I not longer had to be a Too Much of a Good Thing Christian, where I let things of the world, whether food or possessions possess me instead of turning to the Lord. Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. Proverbs 25:16



Weight Loss Tips Video:Reality Weight Loss Show "The Weigh We Were"
by: Pat Carney, GPB, TheWeighWeWereTV via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.  Proverbs 22:9





Weight Loss Tips Video: How to Reduce Sugar Cravings
by: Dr. Josh Axe via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.  2 Peter 2:20-21


Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.


Weight Loss Tips Video: How to Deal With Cravings
by: Christy, Body Bodies, via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Misguided Support for Another

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21:23

I was typing this verse ahead from a list of verses that I had noted on my bedside table. I was going to write the rest of the post at a later time. Then I realized that God had provided this verse specifically for me, right now!

I think I am aware of a situation that someone has gone to great lengths to keep secret from others. I think I pretty well figured it out some time ago, but said nothing, because this person has been so evasive.

There's a part of me that recently thought I should share what I believe to be true, thinking it would lighten her load and show that I'm not going to judge her personal life and the decisions she makes. I have a difficult enough time managing my own life, much less someone else's. Fortunately, I have God to guide me through the daily issues and more monumental issues in my life.

Yesterday, I was thinking about contacting this person after a conversation with her to share my insights on this issue. Fortunately for me, God had this verse not only pop up today, but had it resonate in my heart, so that I know that God's telling me to let things be. Having eaten over so many issues in my lifetime rather than turning to my Lord and Savior the way I should, I mistakenly thought I would be showing support for this person, but that's not what she needs and only God can provide that.  Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21:23



Weight Loss Tips Video: Eating Disorders...Myths Busted
by: NEDC Australia via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Moderation-Huh! What's That?

My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of His correction: For whom the LORD loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Proverbs 3:11-12

Well, I went to the Cardiologist yesterday, because my heart fluttered and I got dizzy for about 30 minutes a few weeks ago. After all the tests, the doctor told me that it was because of my low blood pressure. I had been reaching up to the top shelf in a store and down to the lowest one and back and forth comparing prices, etc. He said that doing that so rapidly sent  all the blood down to my legs and made my heart pump extra hard to try to get the blood back up to my head again.

He said that since my health was so good, the simple thing I could do to remedy the low blood pressure problem is to use salt. All these years, I heard about how bad salt was for people, so I rarely use salt in my cooking and rarely put salt on the food that I'm eating. Maybe I should have used moderation-huh! What's that?

The doctor told me that I can also eat chips to help with the low blood pressure situation. I didn't figure I should eat potato chips, because my cholesterol is higher than it should be, so I decided to eat tortilla chips. As some of you might know, it's been the food I splurge on sometimes, rationalizing that it's healthy and isn't a sweet.

So, maybe this wasn't the wisest choice for me, because I had downed a half bag of tortilla chips, before I allowed myself to think about the doctor's advice. He didn't say to eat a whole month's worth of salt in one day. He said that I could have some chips, not a half a bag. That brings me back to the thought that it wouldn't have been so bad for me if I had eaten the tortilla chips in moderation-huh! What's that? My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of His correction: For whom the LORD loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Proverbs 3:11-12

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.


Weight Loss Tips Video: Body Image: Media vs Mind
by: Erin Richardson, inspectorgadetism, via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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