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God can and will change this when we come to Him, in faith. You are invited to participate in our weekly Universal Prayer for our Youth which is conducted via conference call.

Every Tuesday @ 9:30pm (Eastern)

Dial-in: 1-209-647 1075

Participant code: 542045#

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READING GROUPS:
By now, you've had an opportunity to understant that CAN is a faith based organization. To us, this means that you simply believe in a high power that is holding you accountable for "acting now, doing good and being the difference".
To us, there is no greater or more recent publication that exemplifies this requirement more than the book: From Purpose to Promise Driven Life: Making the Differenence You Were Born to Make by Dr. Therman E. Evans.
We encourage you to read this book, we encourage you to practice this book, we encourage you to live this book!
Further, we have led 3 reading group sessions: His Promise Corner I, His Promise Corner II, His Promise Group III,  we have gathered with others and together shared the journey through this book powerful book: From Purpose to Promise Driven Life: A Prescription for Making the Difference You Were Born to Make  by Dr. Therman E. Evans who is Pastor of Morning Star Community Christian Center in Linden, NJ.
These groups have been conducted via conference call. Should you become interested in participating or starting a new group, we can assist you.  Please email dimmathis@aol.com.
"This book is one of a series of prescriptions to maximize one's life utilizing an approach that includes the whole human being, spirit, mind and body"  by Dr. Therman E. Evans to order: http://www.drthermanevans.com/books
May God continue to bless you and keep you.

POUNDS 4 PROMISE
C H A L L E N G E

HONOR SYSTEM

God knows and your weight shows”



Overview:


As we each strive to attain the highest level of living through the Promise of God , there are two critical physical success factors necessary to actually realize your Promise:


  1. Staying alive

  2. Maintaining your health


The United States is currently faced with obesity which has reached epidemic proportions. This problem significantly impacts the African American and Hispanic communities due to:

  • poor eating habits

  • lack of exercise

  • high demand for “fast food”

  • high concentration of “fast food” in neighborhoods

  • lack of education with emphasis on nutrition and good eating habits


Instructions for POUNDS FOR PROMISE CHALLENGE:


  1. Make up your mind and choose to lose weight to improve your health.

  2. Pledge to yourself and to God that you will lose weight.

  3. Consult with your doctor

  4. Identify the method of weight reduction that:

  •  
    • works best for you, your schedule and life style

    • includes changing your eating and food preparation habits

    • educates you on nutrition

  1. Include the 3 W's: Walk, Water, Willpower

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    • Walk: at least every other day, park further distances, use stairs versus elevator

    • Water: drink the recommended 8 glasses per day

    • Willpower: learn to discipline yourself when eating and shopping for food

  1. Start on a (day of your choice) and weigh yourself (use the same scale every time)

  2. Implement the 3 W's and the nutrition program you've chosen.

  3. Weigh yourself every Sunday

  4. Every (Same day you chose in #6) weight yourself and write down your total # of pounds lost during that specific week.

  5. Disqualifiers: Since we're fostering improved health through good eat habits - diet pills and surgery are invalid methods of weight reduction for the purpose of this challenge.


Tracking/Measurement:


  • The honor system will be used, no team weigh in - God knows and your weight shows.

  • For those who choose to, you can send us a quick note letting us know the total # of pounds lost by the combined participants. The combined number will be published on our Community Acting Now web site “His Promise Corner” page. Again, one big number reported all participants remain anonymous. It's a small way of us encouraging each other. 

  • Use the form below to submit your total number of pounds lost each week. For example, if you lost 2 pounds during the week, you just submit 2 pounds. Don't keep adding up all of your pounds otherwise we'll be double counting.

 

NOTE: YOUR INDIVIDUAL ENTRY WILL NOT BE POSTED!

Full name:
Email address:
Enter # of pounds you lost just this week:
 

Total # of Pounds Lost

23

 

 

POUNDS 4 PROMISE

USEFUL RESOURCES
 

(We need to continue to build this list - send us any suggestions you might have)

 

 

50 Million Pound Challenge

50millionpounds.com


Take Shape for Life

tsfl.com


Weight Watchers

weightwatchers.com


Jenny Craig

jennycraig.com


Nutrisystem

nutrisystem.com

http://www.letsmove.gov/

http://www.doctoroz.com/

US Department of Minority Health

http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/content.aspx?lvl=3&lvlID=537&ID=6456


Center for Disease Control: Assessing your Weight

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.html