My Three, Four,and Five Hundred Approach to Weight Loss


By the grace of God, I’ve almost lost 40 pounds.

My goal is 185 lbs.

I was at 230 lbs.

God convicted me to lose weight so it has not been hard.

I’ll make my secret simple.

Invest in a good digital scale. Something in the neighborhood of forty dollars.

You need to have an accurate ongoing record of your weight progress.

Then use the 300, 400, 500 rule.

300 calories for breakfast.

400 calories for lunch.

500 calories for dinner.

You many need a bit more calories than I do.

The experts would have me at 1400-1500 calories per day to lose, but I feel good with the 1200 or 1300 that I ingest.

Check it for out as per your height, age, gender, lifestyle activity level, and so forth.

One of the few blessings of “big government over regulation” is that everything now has the calories on it.

So add them up at every eating.

Eat from all food groups. Don’t leave out starches or sweets or vegetables or you will end up craving them and blowing it later.

Eat your three meals a day. Do not skip a meal.

Indulge yourself when someone invites you to their home but don’t overdo it.

If you blow it, get on the bandwagon the next day.

My saving grace is two heaping tablespoons of Betty Crocker frosting per day.

This is about 80 calories per clump.

If you are in a location where you cannot count calories then use my one cup, one half, one fourth approach.

Purchase a three dollar set of measuring cups from Walmart and carry them with you.

If its breakfast. I measure one heaping cup of dry cereal, pour it into a bowl and use Silk Soy Milk.

I also love good black coffee with out anything.

Then I use the Art Linkletter approach by which he lost 70 pounds. Eat everything but cut all portions by half.

All of your desserts squash them into the ¼ cup size before eating.

More than anything ask God to help you.

Blessings.

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The author and his wife about 5 years ago

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The Author and his wife at Christmas

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Why Should You Lose Weight?


These photos were taken in 2004 in Kitengela, Kenya.

This was our first venture into our calling in Africa which spanned from 2004-2010.

This is my wife Mary with  Maasai friends.

A revival with the Maasais commenced twenty five years ago.

Previous to that the Name of Jesus had not been heard.

Now, these remarkable people are added daily to God’s kingdom.

Many Maasai live in manyatas, or cow dung huts, built by women.

This particular manyata is tiny.

The door was four feet high and the entrance into the manyata wound through a narrow hallway.

In 2004 I was thirty five pounds heavier today.

When I attempted to get into the manyata, I could not!

Halfway in I got stuck!

Terrified, I pulled out while others laughed.

I wonder if I could do it today.

I think I could.

This is one advantage of losing weight!

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Mary with friends in 2004 and the tiny manyata.

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Mary with friends in 2004 and the tiny manyata.

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Mary with friends in 2004 and the tiny manyata.

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A manyata that we slept in 2006

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Inside a manyata

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Inside a manyata

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A fatter me in 2004. Teaching for the first time in Africa!

Gluttony By Reason of Anxiety


I was scared to weigh myself after the Christmas holidays. I am amazed that I lost one and half pounds. It must be the grace of God. Now 37 pounds lighter, my life is being transformed, and God is using me in ways that He could not before, because of the sin of gluttony. In one way or another, face your fears. One scientific observation from this modification in eating is that we humans require much less food than what we consume. It’s a deception that many of us fall into.  I call it gluttony by reason of anxiety.

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Recent photo with former NYPD cop, Adam Gank

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Ministering in Ohio a few years back.