Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pray it Off 11/15/2012 Gratitude and Weight Loss

Gratitude is a Sign of Consistency Between One’s Exterior and Interior Life*
Reflections on Lk. 17:11-19

Gratitude, Faith, and Clarity of Purpose -- The Most Powerful Statement,-Faith,-and-Clarity-of-Purpose----The-Most-Powerful-Statement&id=9403

Pray it Off 11/15/2012 Cultivating Gratitude

Cultivating Gratitude - The Benefits of Gratitude for Stress Relief
Gratitude: A Habit Worth Maintaining!

The Importance of Gratitude in Weight Loss

JoLynn Braley

Gratitude by Steve Pavlina


Pray it Off 11/15/2012 Thanksgiving Calories & Low Fat Stuffing

By Wendy Bumgardner, Guide

Pray it Off 11/15/2012 A Thanksgiving Prayer FOR JUST ONE DAY by Ellen M. McCauley

A Thanksgiving Prayer
By Ellen M. McCauley

Dear Lord,

Hi, it’s me again.  This might surprise you, but I decided that for just one day I’m not going to ask you for anything; not for me and not for anyone else either.  I know this doesn’t sound like the me you know, and love, but I thought it was about time I took stock of everything you’ve already given me, and Thanksgiving seems a good day to do that.

I think I’ll start by thanking you for life itself; for making only one me, unique, unlike anyone who is or ever was.   When I stop to think, that really is something Lord, it makes me value all life even more.

Thank you for my parents.  I know no one is perfect but they always did the best they could; words fail when I try to express my feelings for them.  As a matter of fact I’m grateful for my entire family – those who are living and those who are with you now.  I think I understand why you had your son be part of a human family, for everything I know about love, I first learned at home.

I don’t know what my life would be like without the friends you’ve sent my way.  I have laughed with them, sobbed with them, even disagreed with them at times, but ultimately have loved them so very much – we’ve seen it all together – they’ve energized and soothed me, and each and every one has enriched me in their own special way.

I have loved my country even when it wasn’t the thing to do.  I can’t thank you enough for America - truly the home of the brave.  I will forever appreciate the priceless gift of life, which so many gave, so that I could live in freedom.

And speaking of freedom, thank you for free will. I think I finally understand why you gave us choice.  Love has meaning when we choose to give it freely. You want us to choose to do right, choose to love you and choose to believe, even when the path isn’t always clear and we don’t understand your plan for us.  I guess that’s what faith is.

                            I’m grateful for my church, the religious and the countless members who unselfishly do so much for so many.  I rejoice in the music that praises you and I feel your presence as you touch and nourish me.

Thank you too for the simple gifts that mean so much; a winning team, good music, hot showers, clean sheets, a book too good to put down, hot cocoa when there’s three feet of snow, spaghetti and meatballs, turkey and stuffing, loved ones around a table, the kindness of strangers, a faithful pet.  Oh, I can’t forget good health either.

But most of all I am grateful that you loved me enough to send your son, your only son, to die and rise again, so that I might have forgiveness and everlasting life in paradise with you and with all those who I have loved with every fiber of my being.  I am stronger, even in the face of darkness, because I know that this is true.

Lord, before I end would it be all right if I changed my mind and asked you for just one thing today?  Could you please remind me, for as time goes by I fear I might forget, to be thankful always, and not for just one day?

Pray it Off 11/15/2012 Group Song - Gratitude by Nicole Nordeman

Pray it Off 11/08/2012 Guest Speaker Dr. Colleen Canale Why Can't I Lose Weight Part 1

Pray it Off 11/08/2012 Guest Speaker Dr. Colleen Canale Why Can't I Lose Weight Part 2

Pray it Off 11/08/2012 Guest Speaker Dr. Colleen Canale Why Can't I Lose Weight Part 3

Pray it Off 11/08/2012 Guest Speaker Dr. Colleen Canale Why Can't I Lose Weight Part 4

Pray it Off Ellen McCauley 11/01/2012 Surviving the Holiday Feasting Season

Holiday Weight Management Surviving Feasting Season
By Dulce Zamora   WebMD Weight Loss Clinic

Pray it Off 11/01/2012 Avoiding Thanksgiving Weight Gain

Holiday Weight Loss Tips*
Tips for surviving the holidays without sacrificing your weight-loss goals 
By Karen Baar

Avoiding Thanksgiving Weight Gain
Don't let the holiday wreck your weight loss goals
By Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD

Foods That Boost Mood and Fight Holiday Weight Gain

Don’t let stress and bad moods bring you down this holiday season.

By Jenny Stamos Kovacs

How to Exercise in Autumn

Pray it Off 11/01/2012 Tribute to Audrey Gleason

There Will Be A Day by Jeremy Camp
In Memory of Audrey Gleason

I try to hold on to this world with everything I have
But I feel the weight of what it brings, and the hurt that tries to grab
The many trials that seem to never end, His word declares this truth,
that we will enter in this rest with wonders anew

But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings
That there will be a place with no more suffering
Chorus:  There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more, we'll see Jesus face to face

But until that day, we'll hold on to you always
I know the journey seems so long.  You feel you’re walking on your own
But there has never been a step where you’ve walked out all alone
Troubled soul don’t lose your heart cause joy and peace he brings
And the beauty that’s in store outweighs the hurt of life’s sting.  

But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings.  That there will be a place with no more suffering  (Chorus)

I can’t wait until that day where the very one I’ve lived for always will wipe away the sorrow that I’ve faced.  To touch the scars that rescued me from a life of shame and misery this is why this is why I sing  (Chorus)

Pray it Off 10/25/2012 Guest Speaker Dr. Bernard Straile Total Wellness

Pray it Off 10/25/2012 Guest Speaker Dr. Bernard Straile Food Allergies

Pray it Off 10/25/2012 Dr. Bernard Straile Guest Speaker Food Allergies Continued

Pray it Off 10/25/2012 Guest Speaker Dr. Bernard Straile Food Allergies Questions and Answers

Pray it Off 10/18/2012 High Protein Diets and Weight Loss

Can a Diet High In Protein Help You Lose Weight?
Eight ways to pump up the protein in your diet

Pray it Off 10/18/2012 Special K Lifestyle Tips

Pray it Off 10/18/2012 Special K Fitness and Nutrition Tips

Special K Fitness Tips

Special K Nutrition Tips

Special K You Can Shine

Pray it Off 10/18/2012 Group Song - Hungry by Kathryn Scott

Pray it Off 10/11/2012 Ya Gotta KICK IT UP!!!

Is Your Diet Stalled? 13 Ways to Kick-Start It
Don't panic! Kick-start your weight-loss plan with these new and improved strategies from top diet docs.
By Sandra Gordon

Pray it Off 10/11/2012 Stress-Free Ways to Kick Weight Loss in the Butt!

14 Stress-Free Ways to Kick Weight Loss in the Butt
Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. – Mark Twain

Pray it Off 10/11/2012 Kick Your Metabolism into High Gear

Kick Your Metabolism Into High Gear!

The Do's and Don'ts of Efficient Fat-Burning
  -- By Dean Anderson, Fitness & Behavior Expert

Pray it Off 10/11/2012 Kick it Up Song - Light the Fire Again by Brian Doerksen

Pray it Off 10/04/2012 Office Chair Yoga Exercises

Pray it Off 10/04/2012 Guest Speaker Renee Teller Trillium Fitness

Pray it Off 10/04/2012 Guest Speaker Barb St. Pierre TRILLIUM FITNESS

Pray it Off 10/04/2012 Guest Speakers Trillium Fitness LOSER PROGRAM

Pray it Off 10/04/2012 Guest Speakers Trillium Fitness on SHAKEOLOGY

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pray it Off 09/27/2012 Psychological Stress Eating

Psychological Eating 


Pray it Off 09/27/2012 Why Willpower Doesn't Work for Stress Eating

Why Willpower Doesn’t Work For Stress Eating

Pray it Off 09/27/2012 Overcoming Stress

Overcoming Stress

Pray it Off 09/27/2012 Wall Push-Ups and Crock Pot Cabbage Rolls

Pray it Off 09/27/2012 Song - Just an Illusion by Kevin Max

Just an Illusion by Kevin Max

From the beginning
We were made to be like the Son
With no thought of sinning
In the Father's eyes we were one
Greatest deception
Was convincing we should break
The rules of relation
Heaven's creation
All alone, led astray by the snake

It’s just an illusion
To pull you outta
Your places of grace
Where's the confusion
You can't lose, if you choose
To obey...

Trials and troubles
The hidden blessings that shape our lives
Building our character
In the holy image of Christ
Living the good life. The good life.
Won't produce your heaven on earth
The fatal seduction
The assumption
You can live without God in your life

And go higher, higher, higher, higher
Let the Spirit take you higher, higher, higher, higher