July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
Check out the e-book here! This has potential to change your habits for the better, and to set you free from addiction!
July 23, 2014 in Weight loss Wednesday
We all know the basics of weight loss, but sometimes we forget. Let’s just do a quick recap of the common things to do to lose weight.
1. Eat healthier – Vegetables, fruits, moderation of whole grains, healthy cuts of meat, and some dairy.
2. Eat less junk – Skip the fried/processed foods and enjoy God-given foods.
3. Stop being lazy – Get up and change the TV station with your legs and hands. Park further away from the store.
4. Drink more water – This will help you stay hydrated and sometimes less hungry.
5. Exercise – Begin moving more. It’s a shame we can watch TV for 2 hours, but we cannot walk for 30 minutes.
6. Sleep – Make sure you sleep decent. Being deprived of sleep can make your metabolism slow down.
7. Stress less – Begin finding ways to relieve stress. Prayer and walking works for me.
8. Pray – God wants to hear from you. Tell Him your requests. He wants to help you shed pounds.
9. Study – Read up on others who have lost weight. Try to be inspired by their stories.
10. See a dietitian – Sometimes extra help is needed. Allow a dietitian to help you make a meal play.
July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
Being a Pastor is not the most active calling in life. Pam and I had never been very heavy people, but in a few short years we put on a lot of extra weight. Suddenly I had high blood pressure, tachycardia (fast pulse rate of 126 bpm), acid reflux, and no energy. I weighed 265 lbs., wore a 3X shirt and was about to move into pants with a waist size of 46 inches. We began to feel convicted about our need to be better stewards of the bodies God had given us. How could we fulfill our calling to serve others if we needed to be served because of lack of care of our physical bodies? I was also concerned about Pam’s family history of breast cancer. The cause of a great percentage of cancers is lifestyle. Our first step in the spring of 2011 was to connect with Christian Care Medishare; a Christian medical cost sharing program. Because of weight, blood pressure and other factors, we were assigned health coaches to meet with once each month. Their goal was to lead us on a path of lifestyle changes towards a more healthy physical profile.
Through “one step at a time” changes within 1 year we had together lost more than 100 lbs., I was no longer on blood pressure meds, my tachycardia was gone, as was the acid reflux, and we were off the coaching program. Pam and I never went on a diet. We consider the changes we have made to be permanent lifestyle changes. Our dietary changes included gradually decreasing animal products in our diet until we became practically vegetarians. We have added some fish, and occasionally some cheese and ice cream back into our diet. We eat whole grains in cereals, breads and pasta. We avoid sugar and especially high fructose corn syrup. We try to eat foods as close to the way God provided them for us. We also began to regularly exercise. We started small and worked our way up. Pam is more faithful in exercise than I am. She spends 45 minutes each morning with an exercise regimen on her Wii Fit, and a few exercise DVDs. My minimum goal is 2 miles in about 30 minutes on the treadmill. We are still in the change process.
Recently we joined the YMCA and intend on working out there at least 3 times per week, especially enjoying the pool. Our encouragement is this; whatever your age your physical condition; take a step to improve your health today. Take another step tomorrow. You will be surprised how far you can go “one step at a time”. Just ask my pal Justin.
Pastor Pete and Pam Tremblay
You can start your own transformation by applying my tips and tricks. You can read about them in my e-books. Simply check them out.
Food Consumed Me: How I Overcame Food Addiction - http://justinwilloughby.com/600-pound-weight-loss/landing/i-weighed-799-pounds-and-lost-600/
July 16, 2014 in Personal Updates
I hope you are all doing well! I’d love to chat with you more and interact! Do you have a facebook page? You should check me out at www.facebook.com/onestepnation
I’d love to chat more and interact with you!
July 15, 2014 in Transformation Tuesday
I know Travis personally. Travis is a hard working guy. I am pleased to share his story with you. I hope it inspires you as much as it inspires me.
“ I had always been overweight, but it never really bothered me until my early teenage years. I can recall the time when I began to think, “You know, I don’t have to be like this.” I vividly remember stepping on the scale at 16 years old and seeing 230 pounds and thinking “This HAS to stop now!” I began by making small changes in what and how much I was eating, and I began to see results! Justin has been an incredible inspiration to me in many ways, and I have been blessed to know him personally and call him friend. He has been an example of what hard work and perseverance can accomplish. He has been some one I can go to for advice in training or in nutrition, but most importantly he has been a supporter! He is someone I can count on for encouragement and accountability. Every time I walk into the gym and see him there he has a way of making that workout seem a little less terrible. Thank you Justin for being there ONE STEP at a time!
Check out Travis before and after. The bottom picture is Travis on the right hand side in the orange. Now it’s your turn. Will you be the next TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY? It all starts with taking ONE STEP!
July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized
Check out this message I shared at church this weekend.
Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray continually
Prayer is to be a DAILY and REGULAR part of our lifestyle.
1Peter 5:7 Cast all your cares on him because he cares for you.
Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
C – CONFESSION – Confessing your sins to the Lord and confessing the promises of God over your life.
A – ASK… making our REQUESTS to God.
James 4:1-2 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
1. We are commanded to present our REQUESTS to God in EVERY situation with a promise ofPEACE.
Philippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
2. We are directed to pray to the FATHER in Jesus Name with a guarantee/promise of an ANSWER and Joy.
John 16:23-24 23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will giveyou whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
A. We pray to the FATHER.
B. In JESUS Name.
C. A GUARANTEED answer. There are three answers: YES, NO, and WAIT.
1John 5:14-15 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
D. A promise of JOY.
EVERYDAY, Get alone with God and spend time CONFESSING and ASKING.
July 13, 2014 in Uncategorized
We sometimes identify ourselves as our mistakes or failures. For the one who has give themselves to Jesus, we can have a new clean start. We don’t have to be that person anymore. WE ARE A NEW CREATION!
2 Corinthians 5:17 “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”