Welcome to Erline Lindberg’s 16th Provident Living Newsletter. The new year is underway.
I’m including links about New Year’s resolutions, losing weight, saving money, getting out of debt, the Church’s progress in 2011, a survey about Mormons, chia seeds, powdered eggs, fueling (eating) for life, rice blend recipes, car kit, alternative to toilet paper, a prepper’s show, and something special for Valentine’s Day.
If you’re making and keeping New Year’s resolutions, read this article to stay motivated throughout the year.
If you’re trying to lose weight, try one of these eleven delicious treats under 50 calories.
Here are some web articles to help you save money in 2012.
Speaking of money, I’ve been listening to Dave Ramsey on the radio at night for several years. Dave is a financial wizard, real estate expert and debt counselor. Dave Ramsey has devised Seven Baby Steps to guide people in their financial destination. You can quickly learn these steps by listening to Dave’s radio broadcasts on FM105.7 Family Talk Radio from 7 to 10 p.m. mountain time. Dave has written curriculum and many books, the latest on EntreLeadership. Dave approaches money from a Christian viewpoint. Did you know that there are 800 verses in the Bible dealing with money? To attend one of his classes locally or to learn more, go to Daveramsey.com. You can go to Dave’s website to download free budget forms.
If you know someone who is in debt, tell them about a free download of a Debt Reduction Calculator and Debt Snowball Payment Schedule worksheet for Microsoft® Excel® and OpenOffice.org. It’s a great tool.
If you don’t have a testimony of President Thomas S. Monson, you will after you read this article about the Church’s progress in 2011.
Also don’t miss the Pew Research Center’s groundbreaking new survey about Mormons. It is the first ever published by a non-LDS research organization to focus exclusively on members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their beliefs, values, perceptions and political preferences.
I bought some chia seeds from AlpineFoodStorage.com. Chia seeds are packed with nutrition and aid in weight loss. Simply add a teaspoon of chia seeds to a smoothie and it gels in your stomach creating a full feeling. I came across this video about what a powerhouse chia seeds are.
In case you wondering which food storage company to buy freeze dried food from, you may find this short article interesting, especially when it comes to powdered eggs.
You also might learn something from reading the comments. Watch for freeze dried cream cheese. I’ve just barely heard about it coming out.
A friend at work gave me a 4-page handout entitled “Fueling for Life!” Basically it is about meal planning with alkaline and acidic foods. The more alkaline foods we eat, the better it is for us. Really acidic foods can cause cancer, diabetes and arthritis. I wanted to share the handout with you and you can decide for yourself. I enjoyed the color “At–A-Glance pH Chart” on page 4 showing what foods are better for us. You can learn more and get recipes off the website too: www.naturesgardenwellnesscenter.com.
I’ve been following Simply Living Smart with Anitra for several years. Periodically she has sold her rice blends and finally Anitra is sharing her rice blend recipes with the world.
If you like Rice A Roni and want to save money by making them yourself without any preservatives, print these four savory rice blends for your collection.
Anitra also shared a great video on an emergency car kit.
What would you do if you run out of toilet paper? I mean for a long term. I read about this videoon singlemompreparedness.blogspot.com/ in a December post. I don’t know about practicing now, but I’m sure to keep a few supplies on hand.
Have you heard of the term “preppers”? Preppers refers to people who are preparing for the future by storing food, fuel, money and other items. I caught wind of a new cable TV show entitled Doomsday Preppers on the National Geographic channel. I take issue with the term “Doomsday”. I’m eating stored beans TODAY, not waiting until doomsday, but now. Anyway the first episode of the show airs February 7, 2012.
I know this has nothing to do with provident living. I just wanted to share with you a romantic song for Valentine’s Day by Celine Dion.
Be prepared so you can provide peace of mind and comfort to your family come what may!
As always, thanks for reading!