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My Fight to Be Fit: Linda Michaels

Linda is a producer and lives in Virginia Beach.


August 23, 2006

Final Thoughts

When I started this blog, I made a commitment to writing it for approximately three months. That time is coming to a close, so this will be my final blog entry. More...
August 21, 2006

My Weight Loss Progress

I have had some interesting experiences since giving the whole weight loss thing over to the Lord. More...
August 16, 2006

Losing Weight God's Way

I think the Lord was looking on patiently as I read books, planned my diet and consulted experts -- waiting for me to exhaust myself and ask for His help. More...
August 14, 2006

Weight Loss and Surrender

After a week of celebrating my birthday, a weight gain of 3 pounds and a birthday picture that had me thinking that I actually look pretty good for my age, I was ready to shut down this blog and give up on the whole weight loss thing. Then I heard God’s voice. More...
August 9,, 2006

Why one Pastor says Weight Loss is not a Prayer Away

On Monday, I mentioned that I was looking forward to watching Pastor David Ireland on The 700 Club today. I wasn't disappointed. More...

August 7, 2006

Eating Fresh for Weight Loss Success

If there's one principle of weight loss or healthy eating I hear more than any other, it has to be, "Eat fruits and vegetables." More...
August 3, 2006

One Woman's Weight Loss Success Story

I thought I'd share an e-mail with you that I recently received from one of our readers. She writes:

Back in March, 06, I asked Christ to help me lose weight. I promised Him I'd go where ever he wanted me to go and do what ever he called me to do if He'd just help me lose this weight. At 252 pounds, I thought the task was impossible. More...

July 31, 2006

The Simple Truth about Weight Loss

All you have to do is stand in the grocery checkout line to realize that there is an endless amount of advice about dieting. Low-carb, no-carb, low-fat, the right fats, the right carbs -- on and on it goes.

But there is one simple fact about dieting that they rarely share. More...

July 26, 2006

Is Food Your Best Friend?

Yesterday, I learned about a study revealing that Americans are lonelier than they have ever been before. More...

July 24, 2006

My Love Affair With Food

Last night, I was talking with a dear friend about why I love food. She struggles with the same thing and when I mentioned that I thought one of the roots of the problem was that I was a "latch-key" kid, she replied, "me too!" More...

July 19, 2006

Weight Loss By the Numbers

It has been eight weeks since I began my weight loss program and I’ve lost a total of eight pounds. That’s not exactly the kind of statistic you’ll find in advertisements for the latest weight loss program or product. But at the end of those ads, you also find the words, “results not typical.”

So what is typical? More....

July 17, 2006

What’s Your Weight Loss Season?

Do you find it easier to lose weight at certain times of the year? More...

July 12, 2006

Could Exercise Be Hurting Your Weight Loss Efforts?

The thought that exercise can hurt weight loss may seem ridiculous. I thought so too, until I read the following excerpt from an article on More...

July 10, 2006

Eating Over Anger

I never cease to be amazed at the emotions that drive me to the refrigerator. More...

July 5, 2006

Winning the Weight Loss Battle

Patience and perseverance have never been my personal strengths. But I think I’m beginning to catch on to the importance of those qualities when attempting to lose weight. More...

July 3, 2006

Weapons for Your Weight Loss War

Well, thanks to a few new weapons in my arsenal, I can now report a total weight loss of 10 pounds. More...

June 28, 2006

Face the Facts for Faster Weight Loss

As I began this week, I started logging everything I eat in a convenient online program. More...

June 26, 2006

All Or Nothing

I wish I could learn that I can blow one meal without blowing the whole day. More...

June 21, 2006

Are You Having Fun Yet?

The answer to that question may be important to your weight loss efforts. Find out why. More...

June 19, 2006

Sweet Scale Success

A drop of two pounds on the scales is only one of the reasons I'm shouting "Hallelujah" this week! More...

June 14,, 2006

Ask the Experts

I have found that when I'm in doubt about what to do with my weight loss program, it's best to consult with an expert. More...

June 12, 2006

When the Scales Don't Budge

What do you do when you've done everything you are suppossed to do and still the scales don't move? More....

June 7, 2006

Why Losing Weight Takes Faith

The Bible says that “without faith it is impossible to please God.” Well, I say, without faith it is also impossible to lose weight – at least for me! Here’s an example that explains why I would say that. More...

June 5,, 2006

Dodging the Donuts

Last Friday we were treated to donuts in the office. Now I have never turned down an opportunity for a free glazed donut in my life -- as my waistline can attest. That is until now. More...

May 31, 2006

How I Got Roped into This

I finally found a way to stay motivated to lose weight! Now I haven't cheated in over a week. Discover my secret weapon. More...

july 6, 2006




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