Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pray it Off 06/15/2012 Diet Tool: The Food Log

Pray it Off 06/15/12 Defeatist Language, Staying Positive, Exercise at Desk

The Mental Clutter of Defeatist Language

Staying Positive

Pray it Off Syracuse NY
Weight Loss Positive Affirmations

1.      God Wants Me To
2.     “I Can Do All Things Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me”
3.     Just Try Again
4.     I’m Not Alone, I Can Ask For Help
5.     We’re All In This Together
6.     No Pain, No Gain
7.      Put Your Best Food Forward
8.     Try, Try, Try Again
9.     Lean Dinner Makes You A Lean Person
10.             Self-Control is Self-Love
11.             Commitment is Everything
12.             Trust in Ellen and You Will Never Fail
13.             Think Positive
14.             Trust In God
15.             Trust In PIO
16.              I Can Get Up and Move Around More
17.              I Don’t Need To Go To The Fridge Or The Pantry In-Between Meals
18.              God Loves Me
19.              I Want To Be Healthy
20.              God, I Put It In Your Hands
21.              I Choose To Make Positive Healthy Choices For Myself
22.              I Am Inspired To Exercise Every Day
23.              I CAN Lose Weight
24.              I Deserve To Take The Time To Take Care of Myself
25.              I Have A Good Life
26.              Put A Smile Face On Your Food Log When You Have A Good Day
27.              Tell Yourself, “I CAN Do This” “And All Things Through Christ Who    Strengthens Me”
28.              Tell Yourself, “I Know I Can.”
29.              Don’t Give Up
30.              Every Day Is A New Beginning
31.              Treat Yourself, Occasionally, in Moderation
32.              I Will Make It A Habit To Have Ice Water Nearby
33.              We Can Do It
34.              Buckle Down
35.              Exercise A Little More Each Day
36.              Do Not Eat After 7 pm Each Day
37.              You Can Live Without Sweets
38.              Make Time To Exercise – Anywhere
39.               Eat When Hungry Only
40.              Eat More Protein
41.              Keep Health As Your Focus
42.              I Choose To Eat Smaller Meals
43.              We Choose Not To Give Up
44.              I Choose To Move Whenever I Can
45.               I am Trying To Take Better Care of Myself
46.               Healthier Food Nourishes My Body
47.               I Can Move Faster
48.               I’m Stronger
49.               I’m An Inspiration
50.               I Have More Energy Than Before
51.              People Tell Me How Good I Look And Say “Hello Skinny”
52.              I Feel Better In My Clothes
53.              I Went To A Reunion And Knocked Everybody Dead
54.              I Am Feeling Thinner And Better
55.              I Am Anxious To Do More Big Bike Rides

Exercise at Your Desk
Memo: This at-work workout can help fit fitness into your schedule
By Jean Lawrence WebMD Weight Loss Clinic-Feature Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD

Pray it Off 06/15/2012 Song - You Are More by Tenth Avenue North

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pray it Off 05/31/2012 Turning the Negative Into the Positive

Attitude: Turning the Negative into the Positive

Pray it Off 05/31/2012 How to Have a Positive Mental Attitude

How to Have a Positive Mental Attitude

The 5 Myths of Positive Mental Attitude

A positive mental attitude is the starting point of all riches,
whether they be riches of a material nature or intangible riches.

Napoleon Hill

Pray it Off 05/31/2012 Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmations

Pray it Off 05/31/2012 Song - I Will Not Go Quietly by Steven Curtis Chapman

I Will Not Go Quietly  by Steven Curtis Chapman

I was born with an angel whispering in my ear
Telling me sacred secrets that God wanted me to hear
And I have lived to tell the mysteries I've been told
And even when they tell me it's my time to go

CHORUS:  No I will not, No I will not
Not go quietly
No I will not, No I will not
Not go quietly no, no, Not go quietly no, no
Not go quietly

These things I tell, they are much true
Than the heart of he who speaks
Even so, this humble servant
Can not help but talk about his king
So I will sing 'cause I can't hold back the song
I shout and scream, Until God takes me home


So how can I keep silent?
So how can I not speak?
And tell about the savior
Who has set this prisoner free?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Pray it Off 05/25/2012 Will You Gain Weight Over Memorial Day & Cutting Carbs

Will You Gain Weight Over Memorial Day Weekend?
Mike Cola

Pray it Off 05/25/2012 Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Mediterranean Spinach and Fig Salad

A Cool Mediterranean Recipe for a Hot Summer Day

3 cups baby leaf spinach, raw
1/2 cup canned chick peas (drained and rinsed)
4 walnut halves
2 organic Turkish figs, sliced
5 grape tomatoes
1 Kirby cucumber, sliced
4 tbsp vinaigrette dressing

Toss all ingredients and enjoy.

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts


·         The 5 Ingredients
·         1 large red bell pepper 
·         1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese 
·         2 tablespoons finely chopped pitted kalamata olives
·         1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
·         8 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts 


1.     Directions: Preheat broiler. Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 15 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and finely chop. Prepare grill to medium-high heat. Combine bell pepper, cheese, olives, and basil. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket. Stuff 2 tablespoons bell pepper mixture into each pocket; close opening with a wooden pick. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from grill; cover loosely with foil, and let stand 10 minutes.

Nutritional Information  Amount per serving
Calories: 210 Fat: 5.9g Saturated fat: 1.9g Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g Polyunsaturated fat: 1g Protein: 35.2g Carbohydrate: 1.8g Fiber: 0.5g Cholesterol: 98mg Iron: 1.3mg Sodium: 266mg Calcium: 43mg

Mediterranean Pizza with Whole Wheat Crust

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Recipe Time Cook Time: 20 Minutes  Nutritional Information Amount per serving Calories: 189 Fat: 6.2g Saturated fat: 2.6g Protein: 8.1g  Carbohydrate: 27.3g Cholesterol: 11mg Iron: 2.1mg Sodium: 394mg Calories from fat: 28% Fiber: 3.8g Calcium: 127mg


·         2 tablespoons honey $
·         1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
·         2 tablespoons warm water (100° to 110°)
·         1 tablespoon olive oil
·         1 cup all-purpose flour
·         1/4 cup whole wheat flour
·         3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
·         1/3 cup cold water
·         Cooking spray
·         2 teaspoons cornmeal
·         1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
·         1 teaspoon olive oil $$
·         1/2 cup chopped red onion
·         1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
·         4 garlic cloves, minced
·         1 (14-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
·         2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided
·         2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, divided
·         1/4 teaspoon black pepper
·         3/4 cup (3 ounces) pre-shredded part-skim mozzarella and provolone cheese blend $
·         1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomatoes $


1.     Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Stir flours and 1/2 teaspoon salt into yeast mixture. Gradually add 1/3 cup cold water, stirring until dough forms a ball.
2.     Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 2 minutes). Roll dough into a 9-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough on a 12-inch pizza pan coated with cooking spray and sprinkled with cornmeal.
3.     Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size.
4.     Place tomato slices on paper towels; let stand 5 minutes.
5.     Preheat oven to 400°.
6.     Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add onion, zucchini, and garlic; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add artichokes and 1 1/2 tablespoons each of basil and oregano; sauté 30 seconds. Drain. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Set aside.
7.     Crimp edges of dough with fingers to form a rim; coat with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 9 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle crust with 1/2 cup cheese blend. Top with vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese blend. Place tomato slices on top of cheese. Sprinkle with feta cheese and remaining basil and oregano. Bake an additional 6 to 7 minutes or until crust is golden. Serve immediately

Pray it Off 05/25/2012 Walking is the Easiest Exercise

Walking: The Easiest Exercise

Pray it Off 05/25/2012 T'ai Chi Chih & The Dieter's Prayer

The Dieter's Prayer
Talking to God about helping keep perspective while losing weight
BY: Heather Harpham Kopp
Excerpted from The Dieter's Prayer Book. Copyright 2000 by Heather Harpham Kopp. Used by permission of WaterBrook Press, Colorado Springs, CO. All rights reserved.

Dear God,

I admit that I have come to both love
and hate the word "diet."
On the one hand, it represents hope for change.
On the other hand, it's like a sign flashing "Failure ahead!"
I don't want to simply embark on another faulty plan, Lord.
I want to embark on a journey with You
that is led by You and depends on Your power.
I can do nothing on my own!
Show me the right path that will enable me to change.
Show me, as only You, who knows me so intimately, can
what works for me, what is healthy for me.
I want to think of this venture in positive terms, Lord--
not that I am signing up to be miserable or in want.
I want to learn to redirect my thinking, to feed my body
what it truly needs when it truly needs it.
And to feed my soul with the Bread of Life--You!
Today I place my future, my failures, my setbacks,
all of my hopes and plans into Your hands.
There alone will I find meaning
and true success in my life.


Pray it Off 05/25/2012 Song - Pray by Rebecca St. James

Pray by Rebecca St. James
Jesus I am broken now
Before you I fall. I lay me down
All I want is you, my all

I cry out from the ashes
Burned with sin and shame
I ask you Lord to make me whole again

CHORUS: For you say if I will come and will
Pray to you
There's forgiveness when I
Turn from me and pray
For you say if I will come and will
Pray to you
You hear me and heal me when I pray

Your ways are not my own
But I long for them to be
So this is what I pray
One with you you'll make me
Melt me away 'til only you remain

CHORUS: For you say if I will come and will
Pray to you
There's forgiveness when I
Turn to you and pray
For you say if I will come and will
Pray to you
You hear me and heal me when I pray

Jesus I am broken now before you
Take me I am yours