How I Will Lose 25+ Pounds of Body Fat in 10 Weeks (update: a fond farewell to 26-27 lbs of body fat)

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This is not a promo for a product … just a friendly blog post. I’m engaging a “slow-carb” eating plan, developed by Tim Ferris. I’ve lost 5 pounds the first week. And the eating plan has been manageable — I don’t feel deprived. I’ll add some updated notes to this post each week. (Read on to see the updates.) 

CURRENT UPDATE: I’ve bid a fond farewell to 23.5+ pounds of body weight in 10 weeks. I’ve likely actually lost  approximately 26-27 pounds of body fat (conservatively estimating), because I’ve been adding lean muscle tissue through consistent resistance training each week (machines, dumb bells, push-ups). Motivated. Also, see below for week-to-week updates.

There are several things I’m looking for in a successful weight loss initiative:

  • My weight loss should be fast enough (and healthy) to keep momentum and motivation at a high level.
  • Have you noticed that life does not slow down while losing body fat! I have to eat for high energy.
  • Feeling chronically deprived of food can kill a weight loss run. I don’t want to be distracted by feeling hungry all the time.

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Beauty Can Kill You

Men, beauty, whatever it is — natural beauty, a woman, music, art — arouses and puts us in touch with deep longing. A deep, instinctual longing for something much larger, something above and beyond the beauty presenting itself to us.

Beauty is powerful and mysterious. We need it. We long for it. Yet, beauty can kill you if you don’t understand it.

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Often, we settle and attach our longing to the face of beauty, not understanding that it is calling us to something more.

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Often, It’s Best to Just Stop Talking!

stop talking, horseWhat comes out of our mouths shapes things. Even more, our words create things.

What we say can also torch our lives.

Here’s what we now know from psychology, science, human achievement and business — our personal language affects our world.

Sometimes it’s best (for everything and everyone concerned!) that we just stop talking.

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Is Self-Sabotage Giving Space to Unanswered Prayers?

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Several days ago, I sensed the Holy Spirit nudging me into a fresh truth about unanswered prayers … I was reading through the book of James in Fairchild Chapel on the campus of Oberlin College. Photo: Fairchild Chapel

I think we can say that prayer (conversing and interacting with the Creator) is an unlimited pursuit!

We have the opportunity to grow and increase in prayer. The heavens are the limit! Thomas Brooks said, O the power of private prayer! I hath a kind of omnipotency in it.”

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Resurrection Life in You. Right Now. Right Here.

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“I am the resurrection and the life. Now.”

We can all live a new life … a life which is far beyond imagination.

Raising someone (or something) to life — resurrection life — now that is a showcase of God’s energy!

Lazarus was sick and died. He was entombed for 4 days. And yet the first thing Jesus says to his sister is, “Your brother shall rise again.”

What Martha did not know was that Jesus was ready to radically shift her perception and experience.

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