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Thursday, October 12, 2017

The First Part of the Alternate Eating Plan When We Visit Dad

1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 

My husband and I would go to see my dad each week at the Veteran's Home. We were really happy he was there, because they took really good care of him and he liked being around other veteran's who were also wheelchair bound. I think it helped him with grieving the loss of his mobility, because of having Parkinson's Disease.

Anyway, each week when we went up, we went out to dinner before going to our hotel room. Now, I enjoy going out to dinner, but going out to dinner that frequently takes a toll on your weight. My pants were getting too tight and I really wasn't sure what to do.

I was prayerful about all of this and the first part of the alternate plan was to bring my own food for dinner. At first, I didn't think that was so practical, but it has really worked out well. I have an insulated carrier. Before we leave home, put a pack of frozen vegetables in the bottom of the carrier to keep the rest of the food cold. I pack lettuce for our salad in a small BPA free container. I have started freezing leftovers of our meals. That way, I know they are healthy and the left overs don't go to waste. I usually pack some cottage cheese along with some fruit cocktail in it's own juice, because I need additional calcium with having Osteoporosis. 

We purchased 2 stoneware plates and bowls to heat the food and to eat on and some basic silverware at a local thrift shop.  This works out really well. Not only has it been healthier, but it's more economical. My husband and I really look forward to our meals in the hotel room rather than going out each week.

Weight Loss Tips Video: The Science Is In: Exercise Isn't the Best Way to Lose Weight
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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



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lunch Out Was a Big Deal

These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 

My husband and I were doing an errand which caused us to be out of town. He had packed himself a lunch, but I hadn't known it. If I had, I would have packed one for myself, as well. I knew we were going to be gone the whole day, so skipping lunch was not a good idea for me. 

I prayerfully contemplated all of this while we were driving out of town. I could remember the times where I had tried it and had become irritable, because I had low blood sugar. Christ wants peace in our lives, not tribulation, so eating lunch was a big deal.


I told my husband that I needed to stop and eat lunch, so that I didn't become low blood sugar. He was gracious about it and took me to lunch, so I could get the food I needed for my body. I don't know why it's so difficult for me to ask for what I need, but I know that it's important. It's just something I have to keep turning over to Christ's capable hands, just like my food, body, and eating.  These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Weight Loss Tips Video:Tips for Starting a Healthy Lifestyle
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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




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Food Judgment Hypocrite

Matthew 7: 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

 I know someone who recently lost a considerable amount of weight. I have heard this person criticize other people for being heavy, not eating healthy foods, not eating healthy portions, etc.  It infuriates me when I hear this person criticizing others, when that person ate that same way not that long ago. It frustrates me that this person has no empathy for those who are struggling like they did not that long ago.

Although I've tried to share my insight unsuccessfully, I realize that I am being a Food Judgment Hypocrite. I'm judging this person when they are judging others. I realize I have to stand back and pray for Christ to handle this one, because I get to ensnared when I try to. Matthew 7: 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
 
Weight Loss Tips Video: 25 Awesome And Useful Tips for Busy Students to Eat Healthier
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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



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Open to Adjustments

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 1 Corinthians 14:33 

Although this isn't what this is verse is talking about, I am applying it to my eating. After finding my pants had become unbearably tight, I could no longer convince myself in believing that I was bloated. I had to honestly admit that my eating had gotten sloppy and I had gained some of the weight back that God had allowed me to lose over 30 years ago. There's also the other implication, if my food was being sloppy, then my relationship with Christ was being sloppy, as well.

My husband was excited that we were going to be eating breakfast at a bowling alley, but I wasn't. I was trying harder to turn my food, body, and eating over into Christ's all capable hands. While I'm writing this, I realize that no amount of my trying harder ever led to the 80+ pounds that Christ allowed me to lose. It was being open to letting Christ be in control of my eating, food, and body while turning my stress over into His very capable hands.

Here's an example of things that I knew I shouldn't eat: a stack of pancakes, a big egg and meat breakfast with biscuits and gravy, or a big egg breakfast smothered with gravy. I was having a difficult time as I frantically tried to find something on their menu that would work for me. Then, I saw an egg sandwich. Once Christ had me realize this was an option, I felt a calm come over me. I ordered the egg sandwich and asked them if they would just make me the egg and one piece of wheat toast and they did. Not only did it only cost us $2.50, it kept me within my eating program. I have to be open to adjustments when eating out for God is not the author of confusion, but peace! For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 1 Corinthians 14:33
Weight Loss Tips Video: Healthy Eating Tips for Kids
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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



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Half Will Do

Exodus 16:18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much [manna] had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating. 

I hate to waste things. I used to belong to a group that would say it's better to waste things than for it to end up on your waist. I usually take the left over Scalloped Corn and make it into Corn Chowder. I use half the amount of butter/margarine when I make the Scalloped Corn, so it's healthier, but that's not the half I'm writing about. I don't use any further butter/oils when I make the Corn Chowder, because I use Oat Flour as a thickener. It's amazing, it thickens well and I don't need the added oils. 

When I finished making the Corn Chowder, it made two big bowls. I had hoped ahead that it would, so you would think I'd be pleased. I've been trying to be much more aware of how my being sloppy in my eating has a negative effect on my body and mood, but that sloppiness seems to carry over to sloppiness in my relationship with Jesus.

Trying to remember that I've been praying for Christ to heal my food, body, and eating, I couldn't ignore the impact that two big bowls of Corn Chowder would have on my body. If I were totally being honest with myself, one cereal sized bowl would have been enough. What I did was to take the second bowl and put it in the refrigerator for the following day's lunch. Half now and half later will do. Exodus 16:18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much [manna] had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating. [That's what I need to do. Eat only what I need that day!]

Weight Loss Tips Video: How to Train Your Brain to Eat Healthier
by: Matt Lieberman, D News, Seeker 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



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Being Sloppy in Little Things



1 Corinthians 2: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory:


After my pants being too tight for longer than I could excuse, I realized that my food program and my faith in Christ had gotten sloppy. In realizing this, I have to look at all the areas were I have become lax.

As I scooped up the half cup of oatmeal to heat for my breakfast, I saw that it wasn't a flat level measurement. Actually, I didn't just notice. I had seen it for some time, but I didn't think it mattered. It's being sloppy in those little things that add up to something bigger. 

It's just like being sloppy in our daily prayer time, skipping it now with the thoughts of doing it later when it's more convenient, that slowly work a wedge in our relationship with our Savior. Fortunately for us, He did not put off giving His life to save us from our sins for a time that's more convenient. 1 Corinthians 2: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory:
Weight Loss Tips Video: 10 Secrets to Lose Weight Without Exercise
by: Caitlin Bea 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



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mixed Blessings!

John 10: 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life: and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.

 I knew we were going out to dinner at a favorite restaurant where we were staying that night. I had prayed earlier that God would heal my food, body, and eating and my willingness for Him to do it. The rest of the day, I was mentally struggling with what to order when I got to the restaurant that evening.

My favorite is their waffles with pecans. My downfall these days is nuts. Somehow I rationalized that if I wasn't eating sweets, eating nuts was a healthy food and was O.K. Sure they are O.K., but that's only if you eat an appropriate amount of them, not half of a bag!

Well, when we got to the restaurant, they only handed us the dinner menu even though you can order off of the breakfast menu all day. I was initially frustrated, because the waiter didn't come back until much later and it would have held everybody up if I had asked for a breakfast menu, at that point.

Then, it was as if I heard Jesus' voice, but it was really a thought, that really this was a mixed blessing from God. In my not getting the breakfast menu the way I wanted, Christ had saved me possibly getting the order of waffles with nuts that would throw my eating off again, so soon after I was trying to get back to putting things into Christ's very capable hands. In fact, that's what He did. I realized my initial frustration was misguided and Jesus was doing exactly as I had prayed earlier in the day. What a miracle! If Jesus can do it for me, He certainly can do it for you, as well!  John 10: 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life: and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.
 
Weight Loss Tips: Weight Loss Motivation/How I Lost 70 Lbs/Weight Loss Transformation
by: 70lbs of Life, Marissa Dawn 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



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Big Problem, Only Christ Knows the Answers

1 John 4: 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

I have spent a lot of my life eating when I got stressed over issues rather than turn them over to Christ. Now, I've got a big, BIG problem and don't want to revert to my old ways of handling things.

I have two friends who aren't Christian. Fortunately for me, they allow me to interject about my faith as I normally do. I had a suspicion for some they weren't Christian, because of their ethnicity, but there are Christians of all ethnicities. The thing is, I don't really know what to do now that I realize the truth.

Younger kids in the family will tell me that the kids in their groups are Christian. So, these younger ones who weren't encouraged to do so, are embracing having conversations with peers about their faith. Other than my normal interjections, I've been reluctant to openly address my faith, although there's no doubt they know what it is. 

I know there have been people of other faiths who have become Christian, but I'm reluctant to invite them to church or to discuss my faith, because I don't want to offend them or anger them. I think I also don't want to lose their friendship. I have to continue to be prayerful on this one. 1 John 4: 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
Weight Loss Tips Video: Can U Lose Weight by Walking 30 Minutes a Day
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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




Thursday, September 14, 2017

I Could Finally Feel My Hips!

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13

 After I found out that I gained back 13 pounds on top of the 10 pounds I had been toying with some time, I was overwhelmed. I had to come to the realization that I had become sloppy with my food program and my relationship with Christ.

After trying to avoid realizing what I had been doing, I finally had to come to terms with my action, or maybe I should say inaction. I realized that I couldn't take larger portions of foods or extra portions rationalizing it any more. I had to pass on things that weren't necessarily bad foods, but those extra large portions add up. 

It seemed like I wasn't making any progress, but this morning when I was in bed, I could feel my hip bones! That may not seem like a big thing to anyone, but I haven't been able to feel my hip bones for some time. I was just assuming I was just bloated or constipated, but those were just excuses. I have to keep focusing on turning my food, my body, and my eating over to Christ's very capable hands, because I can't do this alone!  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13


Weight Loss Tips Video: How Losing Weight Changed My Life/Full Interview/Possible Pat
by: Pat Brocco, Possible Pat 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



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Just Constipated???

But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 

I knew that my pants had been getting tighter, but long before I came to the conclusion I had been sloppy with my eating program, I figured that I was just constipated. I tried eating some things that generally loosen me up, like cherries and prune juice. They helped some, but didn't do the trick. I still felt bloated and thought I was constipated.

I ended up using a laxative, since the other things didn't work to my satisfaction. Actually, I had been constipated, but that's not why my pants didn't fit. I found they were still too tight after all that, so I took note. Now, was I willing to admit that I had been sloppy with my eating program and my relationship with Christ at that point? No, I was still looking for other causes for my pants being too tight.

It was about a week later, when I was finally listening what Christ had been showing me all along. I was taking larger sized portions and adding extra carbs to my regular routine. If you do that long enough, it's got to take a toll on your body. The saddest part of all of this is that when I was doing all of this, it means I wasn't aligned with my relationship with Christ and I was just going through the motions. I regret taking that relationship for granted-something I value more than all else!!! I wasn't walking in the light, but have asked His forgiveness!  But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

Weight Loss Tips Video:Can I Lose Weight by Walking?
by: Natural Cures 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



Thursday, September 7, 2017

An Overweight Twist on this Bible Verse

 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Ephesians 4:28

 I know this isn't the actual meaning of this Bible verse, but I have an overweight twist on this Bible verse. Having been a compulsive overeater for so many years, I have been very blessed when Christ allowed me to lose 80 pounds and keep the vast majority of it off for 30+ years. Unfortunately, I had gotten sloppy with my food program and my relationship with Christ and have gained back 13 pounds plus the 10 I have been toying with over the years.

Well, my take would be: Let him that compulsively overate, overeat no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. (Instead of spending my time obsessing over food and eating, I need to spend my time doing what Christ wants me to do for others on His behalf.)

It is my prayer that this and the other Christian blogs Christ has led me to create do some of that, but is that enough? I need to be a better example of how He works in my life. I need to not turn to food for comfort in stressful situations (a false god for me) and turn to my Lord and His will when I am feeling stressed, alone, and afraid...or hungry when I shouldn't be.  Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Ephesians 4:28

Weight Loss Tips Video:How to Break Your Sugar Addiction
by: Howcast 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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