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#transformationtuesday Meet Pete!

#transformationtuesday Meet Pete!

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Meet my friend Pete Tremblay! Pete has an awesome inspiring story that has potential to give you hope. Here is Pete’s story.

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.

-In Christ,
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.

Monday Mentality – http://justinwilloughby.com/600-pound-weight-loss/landing/dont-wait-till-monday/

One Step Lifestyle – http://justinwilloughby.com/600-pound-weight-loss/landing/do-you-want-to-lose-weight-and-get-healthy/

Food Consumed Me: How I Overcame Food Addiction – http://justinwilloughby.com/600-pound-weight-loss/landing/i-weighed-799-pounds-and-lost-600/

#transformationtuesday C.A.S.T Your Cares Upon The Lord

#transformationtuesday C.A.S.T Your Cares Upon The Lord

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. 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 askwe 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.

#scripturesunday You’re Not Who You Use To Be!

#scripturesunday You’re Not Who You Use To Be!

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!”

#foodfriday Feel Full And Satisfied With This!

#foodfriday Feel Full And Satisfied With This!

I’ve been in love with OATMEAL! Oatmeal has been an old go-t0 food for me throughout the years. I’ve found that I can make oatmeal taste deliscious in a variety of ways.

Oatmeal Pizza
1/2-1cup of oats (make as you usually would)
Add desired amount of cheese. (Mozzerella or Cheddar or Both)
Add preferred amount of pizza sauce
Add a small amount of salt or salt substitute
Add a 1/2 teaspoon of butter or add fat-free spray butter

Oatmeal Cookie
1/2-1cup of oats (make as you usually would)
Add desired amount of cocoa powder
Add desired amount of honey
Add desired amount of stevia (for extra sweetness)
Add 1 tablespoon of ALL NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER
Add a tiny bit of butter or fat-free spray butter to add richness

Buffalo Wing Oatmeal
1/2-1cup of oats (make as you usually would)
Add 1 tablespoon of butter or fat-free spray butter
Add desired amount of hot sauce
Add desired amount of chicken breast pieces

Oatmeal

These are ONE STEP LIFESTYLE approved dishes! If you want to know what else I ate to lose weight, check out my e-books! My 21 Day Lifestyle Plan has some great advice. Mmm, I love oatmeal!

-Justin Willoughby
(One Step)
www.facebook.com/onestepnation

Upcoming E-book Q&A (Food Consumed Me: How I Overcame Food Addiction)

Upcoming E-book Q&A (Food Consumed Me: How I Overcame Food Addiction)

So I’ve come to realize that people have questions about my upcoming e-book. I’m here to answer those questions for you. This is what you can expect from the upcoming e-book “Food Consumed Me: How I Overcame Food Addiction.”

Question: Why did you write this e-book?

Answer: I wrote this e-book with a vision in mind. I know I will not be able to talk to thousands of people in ONE day. I want to personally talk to people who are struggling with food addiction. To make that a reality, I decided to write an e-book geared towards that subject. I wrote this book to communicate the reality of food addiction. The reality is.. it’s killing us. It’s giving us a bad quality of life. It’s robbing us from becoming the best versions of ourselves that we can be. We weren’t created to go to food as a crutch. We were created for more than that.

Question: What can we expect from this e-book?

Answer: You can expect my heart. You can expect me to share my personal journey with battling food addiction. I want my readers to take a journey with me to see where I’ve been, and how I’ve overcome it. You can expect to find the answers you have been looking for. Some of them you may have already heard, and some that, if applied, could change your life forever.

Question: Will this work for me?

Answer: This has the potential to change you, the reader. It has potential to help you take charge of life again. If you apply what you read, you can be a different person. You can overcome the addiction and start new again. You don’t have to be that person that’s battling food addiction day in and day out. You can be the person who looks at food, and takes ownershiJunkaddictionp over it.

Question: Anything else?

Answer: My heart is to help. Again, I am not the answer. But I point you to the answer. I want my readers to start the ONE STEP journey with me. The process may be overwhelming at the start, but it will be well worth it. It just comes down to us following through with our commitments. I encourage you, love yourself enough to make a change. Don’t hurt yourself any longer. Food can be destructive. A life of destruction will end in destruction. Let’s do this. It all starts with ONE STEP.

My e-book will be available on July 15th. It has the potential to change your life. If it worked for me it can work for you. Let me help you.

-Justin Willoughby
(ONE STEP)
www.facebook.com/onestepnation

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