Read Judges 6:1-22; 7:17-22
Gideon couldn't believe that God was talking to him. He didn't believe that 'he' was going to be instrumental in the Israelites victory over the Midianites. In all actuality, he (Gideon) didn't believe in himself - At ALL. Fortunately, God met him where he was. Read the story, its quite provocative about how Gideon goes from cowering in the threshingfloor to leading the Lord's people in a supernatural VICTORY!!
HALLELUJAH - it just revitalized me to realize that it doesn't matter where I start out, baby steps, insecurities and all - GOD IS ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY AND ABUNDANTLY!!!
Don't mistake promoting loving yourself 'as you are' with being 'the best you you can be'. We have so much local media about 'phat girls club' and 'the double diva crew' to name a few that probably started out with great intentions...'self love' or building 'self-esteem'. Which is good. GREAT!! even. But somewhere in loving yourself where you are has to include loving yourself as you should. That includes taking stock of yourself and being honest about everything.
Is it really too expensive? Too complicated? Not enough time? Or is it really just 'easier' to keep doing what you've been doing? Taking stock includes being honest enough with yourself to evaluate why you keep doing what you are doing? Are you afraid to fail? Or are you afraid to win? Being honest means facing your demons which can be painful at times.
Some of us are holding on to our weight because it gives us something hide behind. Some of us are sabotaging ourselves because we are afraid of who we will become. Some of us won't admit that we are afraid that even if we lose the weight it won't change our circumstances and we'd rather keep it as our excuse than to face the music.
Kim J. MD- DOWN TO 288 from 321 in less than 4 months!! You are out of the '300's' out of the '290's' and now you are about to take the 80's by STORM! I'm so proud of you. You stuck in there through the plateaus and keep on pushing. You know you make me wanna SHOUT!!
Marsharie I. NC-Getting back on track with the exercise. I'm proud of you girl. Do your thang. Get those meals in and you've got it going on!
Easy Quiche (no cheese/no crust)
For this recipe you need a muffin pan (with liners - tinfoil liners are best) and a non stick skillet.
1/2 lb ground turkey (cooked)
1 medium onion (diced)
1/2 green pepper (diced)
lite salt/pepper to taste
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp red hot pepper flakes (optional)
Pam cooking spray (2 skeets)
Land o Lakes Parmesan & Herb shake seasoning (just a couple shakes at the end)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Over medium heat, spray your non-stick skillet with Pam, allow skillet to heat. Put the liners in the muffin pan - set aside. Add the onions, spinach, green peppers to the skillet and season. Once they begin to wilt, add the ground turkey and toss til its heated through. Turn off the heat and set aside and let cool slightly (or they will cook your eggs when you add them together).
Whisk the eggs in a bowl for 25-30 seconds. Get lots of air in them. Then slowly fold in the meat/veggie mixture. Once it is all combined, ladle it into the muffin tins and bake for 10 mins (or until set). Remove from oven and sprinke with the parmesan/herb shake seasoning (non-dairy and delicious). Remember to use your scale to determine your portion depending on which size muffin tin you use. You can put each 'muffin/quiche' in a zip loc bag and store them in the freezer. Take them out and reheat in the microwave for less than a minute for a GREAT quick breakfast or snack on the go.
Exchanges: 1 Protein A/B; 1 Veggie A
Prayer: Lord, help us to see ourselves as you see us. Worthy of the best. Mighty men and women of valor. Fighting along side of you in this battle that we fight in VICTORY. Knowing that we win in our obedience to you Lord. Even in all we do, following your precepts shall lead us to victory. Thank you for your covering and thank you for keeping us. Today and forever more. In the matchless name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. Amen!!
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