Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pray it Off 09/29/2011 Positive Programming & Self Image/Self Sabotage

Happiness, Mental Health, Coping Abilities and the Power of "Positive Programming" By Roberta Temes, PhD http://www.peertrainer.com/roberta/Happiness_Mental_Health_Coping_Abilities_and_the_Power_of_Positive_Programming.htm

Self Image And Self Sabotage by Tom Venuto http://www.howtobefit.com/self-concept.htm

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pray it Off 09/29/2011 The Power of Positive Language

Bad Language - A Major Cause of Weight Loss Failure (From Diet Weight Loss Authority David Ferrers) http://www.submityourarticle.com/articles/David-Ferrers-3596/weight-loss-31564.php

The Power of Positive Language By: Susan Wilson http://www.execstrategies.com/Author/Articles/PositiveLanguage.htm

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pray it Off 09/22/2011 St.Pio Feast Day & Novena & Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad

St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)http://www.padrepio.catholicwebservices.com/ENGLISH/Novena.htm

Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad


2009, Ina Garten, All Rights Reserved 4 Servings


For the vinaigrette:
• 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
• 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
• 1/4 cup minced shallots (1 large)
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1/2 cup good olive oil
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 6 cups baby arugula, washed and spun dry
• 1/8th seedless watermelon, rind removed, and cut in 1-inch cubes
• 12 ounces good feta cheese, 1/2-inch diced
• 1 cup (4 ounces) whole fresh mint leaves, julienned


Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, shallots, honey, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly, to form an emulsion. If not using within an hour, store the vinaigrette covered in the refrigerator.
Place the arugula, watermelon, feta, and mint in a large bowl. Drizzle with enough vinaigrette to coat the greens lightly and toss well. Taste for seasonings and serve immediately.

Pray it Off 09/22/2011 All or Nothing & Black & White Thinking

Letting Go of All-or-Nothing Thinking Written by Christine Kane http://christinekane.com/blog/letting-go-of-all-or-nothing-thinking/

All or Nothing’, or ‘Black and White’ Thinking and Depression http://www.clinical-depression.co.uk/dlp/understanding-depression/all-or-nothing-or-black-and-white-thinking-and-depression/

Pray it Off 09/22/2011 The Top 10 Types of Stinkin' Thinkin'

The Top 10 Types of “Stinkin’ Thinkin’”By DAVID BURNS http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/the-top-10-types-of-stinkin-thinkin/

Pray It Off 09/22/2011 Is Stinkin' Thinkin' Sabatoging Your Success?

“Is 'Stinkin Thinkin' Sabotaging Your Success?” By Michelle Armstrong

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pray it Off 09/15/2011 Song - Iridescent by Linkin Park

Thanks to my BFF Nancy S. for sharing this with me.

Let it go......

Pray it Off 09/15/2011 Serenity Prayer, Autumn Exercise, Taco Soup, Turkey Chili

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Reinhold Niebuhr

How to Exercise in Autumn By Marina Hanes

Weight Watchers Taco Soup - www.weightwatchers.com

Turkey Chili Jenny Levison, Souper Jenny Atlanta

Pray it Off 09/15/2011 Let it Go and Feel Less Pain

40 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Pain by Lori Deschene http://tinybuddha.com/blog/40-ways-to-let-go-and-feel-less-pain/

Let It Go: Taming Soft Addictions By Jeanie Lerche Davis http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/let-go-taming-soft-addictions?page=2

Pray it Off 09/15/2011 Successful Weight Loss Comes by Letting Go of the Old

Successful Weight Loss Comes By Letting Go of the Old by Maria's Last Diet http://blog.mariaslastdiet.com/2011/02/successful-weight-loss-comes-by-letting-go-of-the-old.html

Letting Go Of Your Past - Moving On With Life How to Deal With Your Mistakes and Move On by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen http://l-pawlik-kienlen.suite101.com/letting-go-a12912

The Confidence to Let Go of the Past and Our Suffering by Catherine Pratt www.Life-With-Confidence.com

Pray it Off 09/08/2011 Song - Every Season by Nichole Nordeman

Every Season by Nichole Nordeman

Every evening sky, an invitation
To trace the patterned stars
And early in July, a celebration
For freedom that is ours
And I notice You in children’s games
In those who watch them from the shade
Every drop of sun is full of fun and wonder
You are summer

And even when the trees have just surrendered
To the harvest time
Forfeiting their leaves in late September
And sending us inside
Still I notice You when change begins
And I am braced for colder winds
I will offer thanks for what has been and was to come
You are autumn

And everything in time and under heaven
Finally falls asleep
Wrapped in blankets white, all creation
Shivers underneath
And still I notice you
When branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass
Even now in death, You open doors for life to enter
You are winter

And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with You
And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be
As You are re-creating me
Summer, autumn, winter, spring

Pray it Off 09/08/2011 Breaking Bad Habits, CS Lewis, Fish Recipe

Tips for Breaking Bad Habits and Developing Good Habits (Pickthebrain.com)

Counting The Cost By C.S. Lewis

Baked or Grilled or Broiled Fish With Ritz Cracker Crumb Topping from cooks.com and The Frank’s

Pray it Off 09/08/2011 Developing Good Habits Continued

Developing Good Habits by Susan Scholl http://www.happynews.com/news/272008/developing-good-habits.htm

How to Develop Good Habits That Can Aid Your Weight Loss by Michele Wilkinson and Joan Inong http://www.helium.com/items/1509750-how-to-develop-good-habits-that-can-aid-your-weight-loss

Guide to Healthy Eating Habits T. Anthony MD, J.Vallone, RD, D.Ford

Pray it Off 09/08/2011 Developing Good Habits

Developing Good Habits For Moving Forward In Life (mysuperchargedlife)

There Must Be More Than This: Finding More Life, Love, and Meaning by Overcoming Your Soft Addictions by Judith Wright http://www.readersread.com/excerpts/theremustbemorethanthis.htm

Pray it Off 09/01/2011 Carbohydrates and Flaxseed

Three Mantras info@beckdietsolution.com

“If I want to lose weight permanently, I have to stop eating when I’m upset—every time. People without weight problems don’t eat when they’re upset. They either tolerate their negative emotions or try to solve the problem or call a friend or take a walk or go online or read a magazine or watch television. But they don’t eat.”

“Negative emotions are uncomfortable but not dangerous. I don’t have to “fix” them. I’ve had lots of times when I’ve felt very upset but I haven’t eaten. I’ve never exploded or lost control. The worst thing that will happen if I don’t eat is that my distress will peak and then the intensity of my emotions will go down. “

“If I eat, I’ll be temporarily distracted from my distress but whatever problem led to my distress in the first place will still be there and then I’ll also have the problem of feeling badly that I ate and I’ll really feel badly when I see that the scale has gone up.”

Carbohydrates http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/focus/nutrition/facts/lifestylemanagement/carbohydrates.htm

The Benefits of Flaxseed By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD WebMD Expert Column

Beaver Lake State Park http://www.beaverlake.com/dryrecreation/hiking/

Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers www.food.com

Pray it Off 09/01/2011 Learning Humility

Learning Humility: Not Every Flower can be a Rose By Jennifer Hartline
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Pray it Off 09/01/2011 Living the Virtue of Humility

Living the Virtue of Humility - By Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D. http://www.cuf.org/homilies/archive/090207b.asp

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pray it Off 08/25/2011 Song - The Motions by Matthew West

Pray it Off 08/25/2011 Stay With Me Lord - A St. PIO Prayer

Stay With Me Lord - A St. PIO Prayer - http://www.padrepiodevotions.org/pioprayers.asp

Pray it Off 08/25/2011 Exercise for Weight Control

Exercise for Weight Control by Anne Collins http://www.annecollins.com/weight_loss_tips/exercise-tips.htm

Pray it Off 08/25/2011 Losing Weight Is TOUGH!!


1400 Calorie Week 1 Combination Meal Plan http://www.caloriescount.com/week1_1400_combo.aspx#

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pray it Off 08/18/2011 Song - God is in Control by Twila Paris

GOD IS IN CONTROL by Twila Paris

This is no time for fear
This is a time for faith and determination
Don't lose the vision here carried away by emotion
Hold on to all that you hide in your heart
There is one thing that has always been true
It holds the world together

God is in control
We believe that His children will not be forsaken
God is in control
We will choose to remember and never be shaken
There is no power above or beside Him, we know
Oh God is in control, oh God is in control

History marches on
There is a bottom line drawn across the ages
Culture can make its plan
Oh, but the line never changes
No matter how the deception may fly
There is one thing that has always been true
It will be true forever

He has never let you down, why start to worry now?
Why start to worry now?
He is still the Lord of all we see
And He is still the loving Father
Watching over you and me, watching over you, watching over me
Watching over everything, watching over you, watching over me
Every little sparrow, every little thing

Pray it Off 08/18/2011 Raw Veggies vs Cooked, Walking, Cabbage Soup

Fact or Fiction: Raw veggies are healthier than cooked ones. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=raw-veggies-are-healthier

5 Benefits of Walking Outdoors! http://bodyrenewidaho.com

Zero Point Weight Watchers CABBAGE SOUP What you can do when your produce is “funky”http://www.thedailyplate.com

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pray It Off 08/18/2011 Daily Calorie Requirements and 1400 Calorie Plan

Adult Age Height Weight Chart http://www.healthyyounaturally.com/services/age_height_weight_chart.htm

Daily Calorie Requirement Chart http://www.positivehealthsteps.com/calories/daily-required.shtml

1400 Calorie Plan for Losing 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks http://www.sureshotweightloss.com/programs/1400-calorie-plan.shtml

Dieting Made Easy: Your So-Simple Shopping List (Edited from Self.com)