Here is additional information about the Fat Flush Soup recipe I posted yesterday.
This soup can slash your cholesterol! Australian researches discovered that eating just 2 oz. of cooked tomatoes daily -- the amount found in every serving of Fat Flush Soup -- can help reduce bad cholesterol by about 10%! Credit goes to the antioxidant lycopene, which has been found to also guard against heart disease.
Ingredients: Here's how Fat Flush Soup helps you get skinny:
Lean ground beef, turkey or chicken - Protein not only boosts post-meal metabolism by 25% and stimulates production of fat-burning hormones, it has also been shown to dramatically reduce appetite!
Onions: Onions are loaded with the mineral chromium, which helps improve levels of fat-storage hormones.
BEANS: Beans are loaded with fiber so they help to fill you up, plus they stabilize blood sugar which reduces the amount of fat-storage hormones our bodies make.
CAYENNE: Studies have shown that the antioxidants that vie cayenne its heat can boost metabolism up to 20% for up to 30 minutes!
PARSLEY AND CILANTRO: "These herbs help relieve bloating by flushing toxins out of the body," says Gittleman. They're also loaded with antioxidants, a type of nutrient that researchers have linked to low body fat.
GARLIC: Preliminary studies show that a compound in garlic called allicin may prevent pre-fat cells from turning into full-blown fat cells.
TOMATOES: Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C; Arizona State University tests also show they help burn fat 25% faster!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Here is additional information about the Fat Flush Soup recipe I posted yesterday.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I made a pot of this on Saturday and have been eating on it for lunch. If you like dishes made with tomato's, and I do, then this is a very tasty, rich soup.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Back in November I cooked and processed pumpkin to put in the freezer.
I spent part of my Memorial Day fixing 2 different pumpkin desserts from one container of the frozen pumpkin.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Thank you Connie for posting this! The minute I read it I thought: "Now that will work for me!" I'm such a visual person and I just instantly connected with this idea. You can just imagine the look on Mickey's face when I told him I wanted to buy some marbles!! What??!! So I explained the above. For your information, finding marbles today is not that easy. I did find some, not very pretty ones, at Dollar General but they'll work.
So I decided to set my goal at losing 20 lbs. I need to lose more, but wanted to set a realistic goal that I truly believe I can reach. So I got these two little canning jars. Marked one: "To lose" and the other one: "Victory!". I weighed on Saturday, May 12th, which was my starting weight and day.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Here I am, getting set to head out to one of these exciting adventures of meeting a blog friend!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
It is the Lord who has begun the good work within us; it is He who has carried it on; and if he does not finish it, it never will be complete. If there be one stitch in the celestial garment of our righteousness which we are to insert ourselves, then we are lost; but this is our confidence, the Lord who began will perfect. He has done it all, must do it all, and will do it all. Our confidence must not be in what we have done, nor in what we have resolved to do, but entirely in what the Lord will do. Charles Spurgeon
My life verse is Philippians 1:6 - "Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ". I am ever so thankful that God planted this verse into my life, mind and spirit soon after finding Him as Lord and Savior at the age of 18.
Over these ensuing 56 years I have always been sure and comforted that it truly was the Lords work and my part was to remain in His hands as soft, pliable clay, and He would accomplish His plans and purposes for Susan.
As I read these words from Charles Spurgeon this morning it brings me great comfort. I just wanted to share them here, on Penless Writer, for any of you that might be struggling with trying to do it in your own power, might or will. We cannot!!! Plain and simple. Quit trying!!! Put yourselves totally in His hands and then watch and be amazed as you see your life unfold.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Jacque & Benny hosted Mother's Day at their home. They catered Rib Crib Bar-be-que: chicken, pulled pork and beef, cold slaw, baked beans, Texas toast, pickles, onions, & peppers. Benny made a big batch of his own delicious potato salad. Chocolate & apple pie. Marc paid for 1/2 of the catering.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Just have to share this.........A few days ago Mickey & I were driving down one of the very busy, car jampacked main streets in Tulsa. All of a sudden the traffic up ahead began to slow and then came to a complete stop. I could see a couple of woman standing in the center between the 4 lanes, and then begin to head toward the other side of the street and I said to Mickey, "An accident must have just happened".
Then we saw what was really happening. These two woman had seen a mother duck with her 6 to 8 little ducklings starting to cross the street, stopped their car, jumped out and stopped 4 lanes of traffic, 2 going each direction, to let this little Momma get her babies across the road and up the curb onto the green grass.
Thought I'd share this in saying to all my friends who happen by:
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Monday, May 7th, we left our house at 6:45 a.m. to head to Owasso so we could attend the 7th grade award ceremony for Aric's 7th grade classes.
The empty chairs in the middle are for the 200, out of the 742 students, who have earned MERIT AWARDS. I am thankful for a school who only honors awards to those who EARN them. What a concept!!!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
On April 22nd I wrote about Real Christianity and told you I would follow up after we held our opening class. Well, May 6th, was that day.
This is part of what I wrote in that blog (the book I am referring to is The 10 Second Rule by Clare De Graff):
As we were reading this book I kept saying to Mickey, "I wish someone would teach this at our church. I just know that if 10 to 20 people really DO what this book teaches it would revolutionize not only our church but our community." The more I prayed about this the more Christ was saying to me: "YOU do it!"
Kent & I were assigned Room #418 which is on the second floor of the ORC (Outreach Center) Building. When we went to look it had 25 chairs. BUT GOD BROUGHT IN 30!!!! Mickey had to pull in 5 more chairs. The chairs are placed in a large circle and not in rows.
I began by sharing how the class had come about and a brief overview of what I feel God is going to do. I told everyone that I had been praying, for the past 8 weeks, that God would place whom He wanted to be in this class and that I knew they were there because God answers our prayers. Kent asked for prayer requests and then lead in prayer. We pointed out that Kent & I are not "teachers" but facilitators who are going on this journey with the class. I gave a brief presentation with a flashlight, based on Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Which I had been blessed to hear, in person, from Bill Cloud the Sunday evening before!!! I love the way God gives us things to use and learn just as HE knows we need them. Kent gave a brief presentation, which he had gotten from watching Frances Chan, using a long white rope with a short area of red on the end, The long rope represents eternity, and the short area of red our lives here on earth.
Then we went around the room and everyone gave their name and told a little bit about themselves. It was really interesting and a good way for everyone to start becoming more familiar with each other. Next, Kent talked about us wanting a 13 week commitment from each of them and how this was not a game or a competition and tied it in with my earlier presentation about OUR path that The Word is lighting for us individually.
When Kent asked how many were willing to commit to the 13 weeks EVERY hand in the room went up!!!! Then we passed out the books and gave out the first assignment: read "About the Author", "Preface" and "Chapter 1" and come prepared next week to discuss what God has shown and spoken to them. I closed in prayer.
One young woman said, "I've taken a part-time job so I may have to miss a few Sundays, but I've already decided I will type out what God has shown and spoken to me that week, e-mail it to Mrs. Susan and she can read it to you." Now that is the spirit - thank you Tanzy!!!!
We have had many wonderful comments about the class, but I want to share a special one that Jeanne posted on my fb wall: Just a note to let you know, Susan Errett Joyce and Kent Rife, you did a wonderful job giving the overview for the Real Christianity class. I told Kent you have eliminated the things that I don't like about small groups...ie, classroom is too hot, the chairs are uncomfortable and one person controls the entire class time. You didn't even use the stinky white board markers! ;) Thank you thank you thank you! I'm excited to see what God does in this class! Your door greeter did a good job (Mickey) and Kathy Robinson was doing a great job keeping up the paper work.
You guys are awesome!
Mickey, Kent & I are excited about what OUR ABOVE & BEYOND GOD has already done and what HE has in store for ALL of us. We covet your prayers!!!