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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How much are you willing to do for you?

original post date: 3/15/10

...not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly...Romans 12:3 (portion).

We as women often assume the roles of caregivers, selfless, loving, kind (some men too). But what we sometimes neglect is the notion of 'self-care'. We were good loving, caring mothers who insured our children had everything they needed in terms of diet, exercise, sleep. Many of us doing the same for our husbands and even more still extending themselves to others, as an expression of our love. However, we also sometimes neglect a very important person in the midst of all that selflessess....ourselves.

It is as important, if not moreso, to think AS HIGHLY of ourselves as we should - as children of God as it is NOT to think more highly of ourselves than we ought. We should acknowledge that we are worth the time, money and effort it takes to make sure we are healthy, happy, whole and rested.

Take time today to give to yourself.

Congratulations time!!
CONGRATULATIONS!! to Vann H. (drum roll please.........) Down 11lbs, 3.5inches in the waist, 2 inches in her bust, .5 inches n her hips....for a total of 6 inches & 11lbs in 7 days!!! Who's that slim shady!?! U better rock the Casbar - ROCK IT!!

CONGRATULATIONS!! to Jeanine, Tiffany, KT and Madison for choosing to let me join with them on their healthy journey!! Thank you for trusting me ladies. I love you and look forward to supporting you in your goals!

Recipe: OK, this was supposed to be saved for cook-out time, but I made it yesterday and pretending you are at a cookout is sufficient to enjoy this tasty take on a family favorite.

Cook out Time!

You don’t have to miss out on all the grill fixins’ just because you are eating healthy.

Heartfelt Potato Salad

2 lb. red or new potatoes

2 tbsp. chopped dill

4 oz. white wine

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1 tsp. Lo-Salt (or ½ tsp reg salt and ½ tsp Nu-Salt)

1/2 tsp. pepper (or to taste)

1 sm. red onion (diced)

3 hard boiled eggs, sliced (no yolks)

1 tsp. thyme

1 tsp cilantro

Place potatoes and eggs in warm water with 2 tablespoons salt. Bring to a boil and simmer eggs 8 minutes and continue cooking potatoes until tender. When potatoes are done, submerge in cold water to stop cooking.

Place wine, mustard, dill, vinegar, salt and pepper and thyme, cilantro in a bowl and mix with whisk and slowly add oil while whisking.

Cut potatoes in 3/8 inch slices and mix with dressing. Add eggs, and onions.

Twisted Cole Slaw

1 head green cabbage

1 head red/purple cabbage

3 carrots

2 packets splenda/truvia

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp low-salt

1 tsp pepper

½ c apple cider vinegar

¼ c white wine

2 tbsp olive oil

Juice of ½ lemon (if desired)

Grate cabbages and carrots together, toss. Place all other ingredients in a bowl and mix with whisk and slowly add oil while whisking. Once blended, pour over cabbage/carrot mixture and toss. Refrigerate for at least 2hrs.

Have your potato salad and your cole slaw with your grilled chicken breast and you won’t miss a thing!

Prayer: Lord, cover each one of my sisters and brothers and bless them with your goodness. Help us all to reach our goals. Remind us to look to you for emotional support and not to food. Help us to consider each day, each meal, the impact of what we choose to put into our bodies. Remind us to take time out to clear our minds, connect with you and rest and exercise our bodies.

In Jesus name we pray and ask it all. Amen!

Lisa Thatch - A Caring Professional
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