New Years Resolutions…ideas on how to keep yours ;-)By
What are your New Years resolutions? A quick search on the net shows that the number one New Years resolution is to lose weight. We had to blink twice at that one because many of the sick and needy we serve don’t have that problem. In fact, they have trouble finding the resources to get enough food to eat.
If you are trying to keep your New Years resolution of losing weight, we have some suggestions that might help
1. One day a week fast for one meal (or two) and donate the money you would have spent on those meals to charity. Give it to your church, your local food pantry or send it to
6078 Lundy Rd,
Houston, MO 65483-2225.
If you would have eaten something you already have in your home in your food storage – take the cans or boxes you don’t eat to your local food pantry, or donate them to a family you know could use them.
2. We all know exercise helps us lose weight. Get off the computer, stop watching the TV and dig out your sewing machine, knitting machine or serger and make some baby blankets or receiving blankets – perhaps a quilt or two to give away. It will stimulate your heart and mind at the same time and bless the lives of the sick and needy. If you prefer to hand knit or crochet – I bet there are some chemo patients that would love a hat to keep their heads warm or a prayer shawl or afghan to keep them snuggled and warm during the long hours of laying there getting chemotherapy for cancer.
3. Gaining weight, for some of us, comes from comfort eating, do something else instead! Bad day – chocolate, upset – ice cream, family party and feeling good – Grandma’s famous peach pie, special occasion – root bear floats and birthday cake…well, you get the idea. Good or bad, we tend to reach for food to complete the situation. Space abhors a vacuum. Instead of reaching for food eating food, try doing something nice for someone else. It’s hard to fork more pie in your mouth if your hands are busy sewing quilts for the crisis center and you can’t reach for the jelly beans at home on the counter if you are giving your neighbor in his wheelchair a walk in the sunshine for a much needed outing. Attend a local charity work meeting, volunteer time at the local library, or keep your hands and mind busy doing another productive service for someone – like weeding their garden when they can’t.
4. There are good weight loss products to help boost your efforts (and there are many bad ones). We recommend a supplement that compliments your efforts, not one that shocks your body into unhealthy weight loss. After a great deal of research, we found that America’s number one health weight loss supplement is HCG drops. Not all drops are good for you, though, depending on what the manufacturer has put in the bottle. The most productive, safe, and cost effective can be found at www.herbalhealthco.com – you must stick to the diet suggested, but if you do, it works well. HCGslim can help you get the body you want, healthy, strong and trim. The company also donates to Relief Share – we are grateful for that.
Good luck! We would love to hear how your New Years resolutions are coming. Please feel free to respond to this post and share!