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Want to shed those unwanted pounds?

The minute we look in the mirror we are often discouraged by that daunting task, but before you sign up for Pilates, a three hour coached routine at the gym and the South Bahama Diet consider small steps.  Small things that can become habits that individually may not help, but in the long run will.

For instance:

  • Take the stairs at work instead of the elevator
  • Reduce your consumption to one Coke a day, then try C2 for a couple of weeks then Coke Zero.
  • Split your meals up.  Bring 1/2 your breakfast to work to eat on morning break.  Save 1/2 your lunch for afternoon break.

There are dozens of things you can do.  Like to give any suggestions to our readers?


September 12, 2006 - Posted by | Daily Devotional


  1. I am an exercise nut- although the cold I came down with Friday has limited me.
    If I can reiterate one point, lower your sugar intake. Somtimes that means you have to give up food or drink you really like, but a lower sugar intake will keep you from gaining extra weight and you will be much more energetic. Pay attention to what you are consuming- read the labels on the food and stay away from food and drink with excessive amounts of sugar and saturated fat. Some fat is ok, and not even bad for you.
    It really makes a difference. With that extra energy, do more exercising too. I try to lift weights about 4-5 days a week and do running as well. If you cannot possibly stand running, walk a few miles here and there. In general, staying active is the best way to get it done- you will be in better shape and you will seriously feel a lot better about yourself. Lastly, nothing more important than getting a good night’s sleep every night. The improvement you will see wont occur over night, but after a few weeks of doing it, you will notice.
    If you commit to these things, good things will happen, guaranteed. You will feel better, more energetic, and it just results in a positive change in attitude, better relationships with people, better spiritual relationship with God and Christ, seriously, it is very uplifting.

    If you have ever heard or listen to Joel Osteen, this is stuff he always talks about. It really does go beyond the physical aspect of one’s self.

    Comment by chickenhawk | September 12, 2006 | Reply

  2. Hi CH!

    I am going to try to implement just one small thing a week. Let me know if you have any other tips!


    Comment by bereans | September 13, 2006 | Reply

  3. Ha you got me going Jack. But yours is a good start and we can take it from there. It is difficult to transform one’s entire lifestyle all at once. Ill keep posting what comes to mind.

    Comment by chickenhawk | September 13, 2006 | Reply

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