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Seeking individual to work in a local child-care center, paid holidays, etc., must be high school grad or GED. Apply in person at Cubs Country Childcare, 212 FM 1346 in La Vernia.
Immanuel Lutheran Church is now hiring for a Youth and Family Ministry Director. Pastoral: Minister to youth and their families during Sunday School and other church programs, being present in their lives outside the church walls, available for common concerns and in crisis situations. Leadership: Recruit and nurture Youth and Family Ministry program. Administration : Manage the planning process and coordinate with Pastor and Youth Committee all regular ministries to youth and their families. This includes youth of all ages on Sunday mornings and mid-week events; assisting with Confirmation, special events, trips and retreats, and parent meetings. Stewardship: Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of youth programs, manage youth ministry budget, and collaborate with the sponsors of each Youth group. Ability to build, lead, and empower youth. Ability to implement a ministry vision. Familiarity with Lutheran Doctrine required; must be comfortable teaching it and representing Lutheran Theology. Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database, email, internet, and social media. Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to adapt and evaluate curriculum preferred. Must have excellent organization, communication (verbal and written), and listening skills, with a high degree of initiative and accountability. Exceptional interpersonal and relational skills required, with sensitivity to church members and visitors. Understanding and enjoyment of youth and families and guiding their spiritual development. Please send resumes to immanuellavernia@gmail.com or call 830-253-8121.
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For your health: New Year diet goals require reasonable expectations




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Many people start the new year with the goal of losing weight. Improving your health is always a great idea but a Baylor College of Medicine expert said it’s important to have realistic expectations.

“You didn’t gain the weight overnight, and you shouldn’t expect it to come off right away either,” said Molly Gee, a registered dietitian at BCM.

People with a minimal amount of weight to lose should expect to drop about a half-pound to one pound per week. Those with more weight to lose can expect two pounds or a little more a week.

But no matter how much weight you shed at first, don’t expect to see the same weight loss week after week, Gee emphasized. And don’t rely on the scale as the only measure of progress.

Ways to measure

“Use a tape measure to measure those problem areas at the beginning of your weight-loss program, and then repeat that check no more than once a week. Remember not to expect a lot of change right away,” she said.

Another measure of progress -- and one that can make you feel good -- is how your clothes fit. “Try those favorite jeans on every so often to see how they feel and fit.”

If you hit a plateau and just aren’t seeing results, Gee said it’s time to evaluate if you have slacked off or there’s something you can tweak.

Helpful tips

Other tips to keep in mind

include:

•Be sure to drink plenty of water. During the winter, it’s easy to get dehydrated because you do not get hot and sweaty, and you can forget to drink water.

•To look better and feel better, do yourself a favor and get plenty of rest, Gee recommends. Adults shortchange themselves by getting less than seven or eight hours of sleep a night. A good night’s sleep will enhance weight loss and make you feel good.

•It’s always a good idea to have a cheering section. Have a buddy who can keep you motivated.

•Don’t underestimate the impact that losing just 5 to 10 percent of your total weight has on overall health, including heart health, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

“Remember, you don’t have to get back to the weight you were in high school to see the health benefits,” Gee said.

Source: Baylor College of Medicinan
 

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