StoneBridge Community Church
Back on Track #2: Getting My Health Back on Track
Pastor Jeff Cheadle
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Campus
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Sunday 12:00 PM

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The Text In Context

Tom Hawkins, "Introduction to Proverbs"

The Biggest Loser

The Biggest Loser, a competition reality show, debuted on NBC on October 19, 2004. The show features obese or overweight contestants competing to win a cash prize by losing the highest percentage of weight relative to their initial weight… Seasons two and three were filmed at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley. A lengthy series overview, with criticisms from medical professionals and researchers. Wikipedia article.

Entertainment Before Health?

James Fell, "It's a Miracle No One Has Died Yet: The Biggest Loser Returns, Despite Critics Warnings," The Guardian January 4, 2016.

Adult BMI Calculater

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems but it is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual. This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI weight status category. Use this calculator for adults, 20 years old and older. Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Do you know your Body Mass Index (BMI) and know why it is important?

Bible Verses on Physical Health

What does the Bible say about physical health? Open Bible Info website

Health Risk of Being Overweight

"If you are overweight, losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight may lower your risk for several diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes." —Health Risks of Being Overweight, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

30 Unexpected Benefits of Losing Weight

Dana Leigh Smith, "30 Unexpected Benefits of Losing Weight" Eat This, Not That article. The Eat This, Not That website is fun to explore and has some great articles and information.

25 Surprising Benefits of Weight Loss

Tiffany Gagnon, "25 Surprising Benefits of Weight Loss" Men's Fitness article.
There is no magic bullet or secret sauce… but there is a proven path.
1. Start…
1. Start with God and who I am in Christ.

Who I Am in Christ

A reminder of our identity in Christ, with corresponding biblical texts. Originally compiled by Neil Anderson

This is who you are in Christ.

Why We Eat What We Eat

"Many people eat for reasons other than hunger, which is a primary reason American waistlines are growing larger. To successfully manage our weight we must develop a healthy relationship with food." An excellent, highly recommended article with great information and practical suggestions by Janet Tietyen Mullins, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., Extension Specialist in Food and Nutrition, The University of Kentucky.
For reflection/discussion
For reflection/discussion: Is our health and how we treat our bodies a spiritual issue? What emotional, situational, or relationship "triggers" tempt you to eat more than you need? How does trusting in who we are in Christ help us deal with eating out of anxiety, stress, depression, loneliness, or boredom?
2. Admit…
2. Admit that I have a problem and that I need help.

Changing Your Health Habits

"Changing your health habits is like driving a speedboat on a lake with your automatic pilot set to go east. If you want to reverse course, you could try to physically force the wheel in the opposite direction, but you’d likely get tired, let go, and the boat would drift back. But there’s a better option: Change your autopilot." — Rick Warren, "To Change Your Health Habits, Change The Way You Think"

6 Steps to Changing Bad Eating Habits

Kathleen M. Zelman, "6 Steps to Changing Bad Eating Habits" WebMD
For reflection/discussion
For reflection/discussion: What unhealthy eating habits do you have? How did these habits come about? What baby steps can you take to replace these bad habits with healthy, good ones?
3. Put…
3. Put a Christ-centered lifestyle plan into place.

Health and Fitness Tips from Jesus

"If you want to follow in Jesus’s footsteps then start walking. One estimate suggests that Jesus walked an average of 25 miles a day for a total of 21,525 miles on earth (about the distance around the globe at the equator)." —Top 10 Health and Fitness Tips from Jesus, Health Fitness Revolution, May 23, 2016.

20 Ways to Lose Weight

Simple, practical, easy to remember suggestions. —"20 Ways to Lose Weight After the Holidays," Reader's Digest


The LoseIt! app allows you to set goals, track food through its extensive database (which includes fast food and other restaurants), connect to other apps and devices, and more. Try it! You can download LoseIt! here.
SAFER Acrostic
Stay away from SUGAR, ALCOHOL, and FAT. DoEXERCISE and get plenty of REST and sleep.
For reflection/discussion
For reflection/discussion: How would modeling your eating and exercise habits after Jesus' habits impact your health? What baby steps do you need to take to transition into healthier habits and begin to enjoy better health? Have you asked God to help you with your health goals?

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