“No Matter How Far You have Traveled in the Wrong Direction, You Can ALWAYS Turn Around.” ~ TobyMac
Being lost is just a nuisance. There is no discovery unless we release the potential, because the potential is what reveals our values, our purpose, and it is part of the journey. So put on the backpack, grab the walking stick, partner with a trustworthy friend and get going.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences. – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s trouble and courage in your own.” – Adam Lindsay Gordon
“When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.” – Bernard Bailey
“Nothing will cook your goose faster than a boiling hot temper!” Unknown
God’s Purpose for You: God knew you before you were even formed in your mother’s womb, and He has a specific plan for your life. Some of you search for fulfillment your whole life and have never found it because you fail to discover you purpose. The first step is the know that God is the Creator of all things. Second step realize your life is not a mere coincidence or a mistake, but a part of God’s plan. Your job while you are here on earth is not to choose your destiny but to discover it.
Do you know what His plan is for your life? Psalm 37:4 says “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.”
Bring on the Candy or Not?: We fount at Yahoo the top survival tips to make it through the candy season! October begins the eating season… Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. If you want to see your feet come January, start by conquering the sugar fest that’s nearly upon us. Here’s your plan for surviving:
SURVIVAL TIP #1: Toss the candy bowl -People who have snacks within reach when they’re watching TV consume more calories per day overall. But instead of simply relocating the bowl to another table, limit the potential for mindless munching by keeping the candy bagged and in the cupboard.
SURVIVAL TIP #2: Consume drinks before treats – Drinking 16 ounces of water before a meal fills the stomach, quells hunger, and helps you lose weight, according to a study presented at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Just don’t substitute a sugary beverage for the water or this strategy will backfire: A can of soda has more sugar than two Hershey’s Take 5 bars.
SURVIVAL TIP #3: Work out in the morning – Lifting weights reduces levels of blood sugar by 15 percent for more than 12 hours after you’ve left the gym, according to research from Syracuse University. Why does that matter? Some of the sugar you consume will stay in your blood stream, providing energy to your cells, instead of pitching a tent in your belly.
SURVIVAL TIP #4: Switch to dark chocolate -It won’t necessarily save you calories, but dark chocolate boasts a bevy of health benefits that milk chocolate can’t claim. Flavonoids in the cocoa help keep your arteries soft, decreasing your risk of cardiovascular disease. And according to new research, a compound called epicatechin might help prevent brain damage from stroke. Keep a bar on hand to nibble on any time you have a craving. Seek out those bars with at least 60% cocoa.
SURVIVAL TIP #5: Chew gum – Instead of plowing through the chocolates and taffies, throw a big gob of the gum in your mouth. The chewing suppresses cravings, and each piece has only about 15 calories.
SURVIVAL TIP #6: Don’t hand out your favorite candy – If your favorite candy is Milk Duds, and you’re stocking up to give away Milk Duds, doesn’t it seem likely that you’re going to wind up with a pound of chocolate and caramel in your stomach. Of course! And that’s not even factoring in how many Duds you’ll plow through as they sit on the counter in the days ahead. Choose something less tempting.
SURVIVAL TIP #7: Keep the candy-calorie load to 400 – The fewer calories you take in during candy season, the better off you’ll be heading into turkey season. So if you worry that you risk overindulgence, set a caloric limit and hold yourself to it. Four hundred is a good number—indulgent yet not overly destructive.
SURVIVAL TIP #8: Don’t skip dinner -A healthy dinner will take the edge off your candy craving, not to mention temper the blood-sugar rush that converts your body into a flab factory and puts you at risk for diabetes. What you want is a meal rich with fiber and lean protein—think chicken breast with vegetables.
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