Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pray it Off Ellen McCauley 02/21/13 Letting Go of Our Past and Our Suffering

The Confidence to Let Go of the Past and Our Suffering
by Catherine Pratt 

Pray it Off 02/21/13 Letting Go and Living Well

Letting Go and Living Well
by Sue Potter

Pray it Off 02/21/13 Letting Go of Your Past - Moving On With Life

Letting Go Of Your Past - Moving On With Life

How to Deal With Your Mistakes and Move On by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

40 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Pain

by Lori Deschene

The Pray it Off Group Shares Their Letting Go Affirmations

1.     I refuse to dream of the future before I start living in the present.

2.     I refuse to live with my old habits.

3.     I will not worry about something I can do nothing about.

4.     I will try to remember to surrender when life becomes too hard to handle, even if I have to go to a special place to surrender.

5.     I will meditate on the natural beauty of the world around me.

6.     I will let go of the frustration I feel when other people try to control me.

7.     I will let go of past memories that bring regrets.

8.     I will stop reliving mistakes, trying to change them in my mind.

9.     I will succeed.  I will succeed.  I will SUCCEED! 

10.  I don’t need that salt-filled snack.  I choose not to have it.

11.  I don’t need that fatty food.  I choose not to eat it.

12. I am at peace. 

13.  I let go of my fears of not being perfect. 

14.   I say good-bye to “stinkin’ thinkin’! 

15.   I let go of unrealistic expectations. 

16.  I will not sweat the small stuff.

Chair Exercises

Watercress-Cauliflower Soup

By Martha Stewart

Pray it Off 02/21/13 Letting Go Song - Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pray it Off 02/14/13 Excuse-Proof Your Diet

Excuse-Proof Your Diet

I'm too busy. I'm stressed. I have PMS. Sound familiar? Here's how to stop whining and start losing.   By Alexa Joy Sherman

Pray it Off 02/14/13 Top 10 Diet Excuses

10 Worst Diet Excuses

10 common excuses for ditching the diet

Diet Excuses

Pray it Off 02/14/13 Favorite Diet Excuses & Turkey Meatloaf

Excuses (edited from the DietBlog)
Struggling to eat better or start exercising? Need an excuse? Take your pick.
  • Too Busy
  • Pick a Holiday/Any Holiday
  • Wedding/Graduation/Pick a Party Any Party
  • Tired
  • I'm Sad
  • Too Old/Young
  • Addicted to Carbs/Sugar
  • I'm Bored
  • I'm Happy
  • Guilt
  • I'm Doomed
  • I'm Hungry
  • I'm Trying
  • I Love Food
  • I'm Anxious
  • I'm Injured
  • It's Summer
  • It's Winter
  • I Just Can't
  • It's So Hard
  • Food Calms Me
  • I Always Fail
  • I Am Stressed
  • I'm Depressed
  • It's Too Hard
  • Not Motivated
  • Start Tomorrow
  • I Eat Out a Lot
  • I Am Fighting With (Pick a Person)
  • No One Understands Me
  • I'm Overwhelmed
  • Not a Good Time
  • Food Equals Love
  • I Can't Exercise
  • It's My Birthday
  • It’s Somebody’s Birthday
  • Slow Metabolism
  • Food Is My Friend
  • Genetically Cursed
  • I've Tried Before
  • Lots to Celebrate
  • Addicted to Carbs
  • Friday is Pizza Night
  • It’My/My wife’s Time of the Month
  • I'm/My wife is Peri-Menopausal
  • I'm/My wife is Post Menopausal
  • Simply Not Inspired
  • I'll Start On Monday
  • No Time for Exercise
  • No Time to Food Shop
  • The Weather Made Me Eat
  • I'm Too Busy to Focus
  • Can't Afford a Trainer
  • I Just Can't Afford Healthy Food
  • My Illness Made Me Eat
  • I Am In Pain
  • No One Loves Me
  • Can't Give Up Chocolate
  • I Buy Cookies for My Kids/Grandkids
  • It's the Drugs I'm Taking
  • Travel Makes It Impossible
  • I Always Have a Muffin for Breakfast
  • I Always Fall Off the Wagon
  • I Can't Afford to Eat Healthy
  • My Lifestyle Is Not Conducive
  • Can't Afford to Join a Program
  • Member of the Clean-Plate Club
  • I Don't Want to Insult the Host
  • I'm Healthy for a Few Days But ...
  • I've Been This Weight My Whole Life
  • My Husband/Wife Is Skinny & Eats A Lot & I Have to Eat with Him/Her
  • I’m On Vacation
  • The Dog Ate My Food Log
Top 10 Reasons You Don't Exercise.  No More Excuses  By Paige Waehner

Turkey Meatloaf

By Fiona Haynes, Guide

Pray it Off 02/14/13 Song - God Will Make a Way by Don Moen

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pray it Off 02/06/13 Self-Discipline vs Self-Control: Faith, Hope & Love

Self Discipline vs. Self Control - G. Chris Pastoral Counselor

Pray it Off 02/06/13 Lent: Imitating Christ and Diet & Exercise

Beginning Lent--The Beginning of Imitation of Christ

LENT - Diet, Exercise, and Cold Showers
Sacrifice isn’t sacrifice unless it hurts, at least a little bit.

Pray it Off 02/06/13 Emotional Eating, Calories vs Exercise, Baked Fish

Weight Loss: Gain Control of Emotional Eating

Weight Loss: Better to Cut Calories or Exercise More?

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

2 lbs. fish (haddock, tilapia, swahi, white fish, salmon etc.)
1/2 lemon

Place fish in (sprayed with Pam) baking dish, sprinkle with 1/2 lemon Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or cook on the grill in aluminum foil or broil.


Reduced Fat Ritz crackers
1/2 tsp. grated onion
1/4 c. melted I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
1/2 tsp. garlic salt

Roll Ritz crackers fine. Mix ingredients together and sprinkle over fish. Bake 20 minutes more or if you are cooking on the grill – mix the crumb topping in a pan after you have melted the butter and stir and then pour over the grilled fish.

Pray it Off 02/06/13 Song: God is in Control by Twila Paris

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Pray it Off 1/31/13 The Power of Consistency: 5 Rules

Power of Consistency: 5 Rules

Pray it Off 1/31/13 Consistency is the Key to Losing Weight

Consistency is the Key to Losing Weight
By JL Smith

Consistency: Key to Successful Weightloss

Pray it Off 1/31/13 Consistent Training, AARP Diet, Turkey Chili

Consistency: The most important element of training Matt Russ

AARP The New American Diet
The absolutely most sensible way to lose weight (honest)
by: John Whyte, M.D., from: AARP The Magazine, November 30, 2012

Forget Fad Diets, Follow This Common-Sense Advice
Jenny Levison, Souper Jenny Atlanta

Pray it Off 01/31/13 Song - Trust You by Brandon Heath