Are you a Fast Food Junkie?

As we continue on our Healthy Journey (New Year’s Resolution)  it’s time to venture to  the path called fast food Boulevard   this brings us to our our next step.

Step #2 – Give up one fast food meal a week.  Wait a minute,  let’s back up for a moment shall we…

Fast food establishments make it so very easy for us to just swing in, grab a bite and get on with our day.  They also make it easy for us to add many unhealthy inches and pounds to our bodies.    Reason is, most have calories, sodium, unhealthy fats along with sugar.

Let me start by first start by saying  IF you partake in more than 5 (between 5-7)  fast food meals a week   give up 2 meals a week.  If you partake in more than 2 meals a day more than once a week  try eliminating one of these meals each day.

We tend to eat fast food quickly, try taking smaller bites and chewing food more.  Drink water with your food  (remember we were cutting down on soda in step 1).

Try and plan ahead by making your meal to take  with you, or perhaps keeping healthy snacks with you just to tie you over until you can eat a healthy meal.

If you have not joined us on facebook (our group to help uplift, encourage and offer tips)  please do so.

Please share (in comments below) the place and item your car seems to seek out all by itself .

 

Helpful tips for your Healthy Journey

Is this year the year your New Year’s Resolution sticks?   Each day is a journey, some smooth, some bumpy and others downright frightful.  The key to a sticking to your  “Get Healthy” resolution is baby steps.

Step#1- Do not jump into a strict diet along with joining a gym all at the same time.   Instead, start incorporating small changes which will make your journey much smoother.   One BIG STEP you can take is give up soda of any kind, along with any other sugary drinks .

The  average number of calories added on a  daily basis is about 400 by drinking soda.  If you are watching calories that is a quick way to use them up.   Choosing to cut back on soda can do wonders for your weight-loss efforts. See how many days you can go without drinking the fizzy stuff.    Please join us on facebook in our healthy Happy journey group.  We uplift, encourage and offer tips to others helping us all stay on the healthy path.

Plans for 2017?

Every year millions of us resolve to  do the same thing,  Lose Weight  and live a healthier lifestyle.

We Vow to do this each and every year, right after we finish that box of yummy chocolates we got for Christmas.   If you are sitting there shaking your head saying “yep, that’s me” you are not alone,   I have been there more times than I can count.

Have you ever stopped and counted the money you have spent on the never ending battle to lose weight? I actually did just that this year, and I was shocked!   If you count the lotions, the potions, this pills, the wraps, the “special food”, the patches  and oh let us not forget all those apps.  It blew my mind I have actually spent  5K (shhh do not tell  my hubby).    The Exercise equipment alone was  ridiculous .  First came the weight set (sits in a corner),  Then came the Treadmill, which did get lots of use however, the Dr said it was bad on the hips.   The Elliptical came next, this I still use.  We will not mention all those “gimmick items that were tossed in between.

The “More Mature” (never old) I get  I am concerned with being healthy.  Healthy, not broke.

If you are finding yourself in this same boat, I invite you to join me over the next few weeks as I share some helpful tips with you. These tips will also be shared in my facebook group please join us as we encourage, uplift and cheer one and other  along.

What if there was a way to Gain improved health while losing weight doing something most of us have been doing daily for years??????

 

 

Drink Coffee for Better Health?

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Coffee & More

  • Helps control appetite to lose weight
  • Helps promote healthy brain function
  • Tastes amazing

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Can Coffee really help you lose Weight?

I was a skeptic to say the least.   I saw a video on facebook and the woman was proclaiming she had lost 40 lbs in 4 months.   There was something about the way she said it that made me click on the link.  Now, this  could have been a mistake or my saving grace.

When I messaged her she sent me a link.  I watched a 24 minute video   and was very  intrigued. This video was a naturopathic Dr explaining what  all the ingredients in the 4 products were and how they helped  one naturally lose weight.

I was very delighted to  try this, sooner rather than later.  coffee

 

Fast forward seven days later, I had my product in hand.  I started the routine that day May 7th (I will not forget that day),

I drank the coffee  and felt  almost an instant  feeling come over me.  It was not the jitters or feeling dizzy.  It was a burst of clear thinking and abundant energy.   coffee-34251_1280

I followed the directions and made sure I drank lots of water- it was weird, but I wanted to drink water  which is very strange as I am not a huge water drinker

About 45 minutes before  Dinnertime I mixed a packet called trim into a bottle of water.  This had a pleasant taste, not too sweet.   I was shocked I ate smaller portions at dinner, and not my normal huge helpings.    an hour before bedtime I then took another packet called Immune mixed with water.

The first day was great  I did not binge, snack or overindulge. Instead I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I followed this routine for six days and  had a “rest day” on the seventh.

Fast forward six weeks later,  I have lost 14 lbs and about 5.5 inches overall.

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The huge side benefits besides the weight are   I do not have the huge swings with my blood sugar as I did before. My lower back, hips and knees are no longer in pain.  My mood is on a even keel, happy.   I do not think about sugar, potato chips and all the junk food I did before.  In fact I eat when its time for meals and I am completely satisfied.

I guess when you pray for God to  help you with your weight issues one should be prepared when he puts it right in your lap.

This goes to show you,  even a skeptic can be wrong.   I am glad I listened and took that first step.   If you are in the same boat and would like to learn more, send me a message I feel it is my duty to share with others.   No one should suffer when they do not have too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Buzz about Bugs

they are coming, are you ready?
they are coming, are you ready?

Sitting on my deck last night I was noticing all of the bug activity.  One thing is for certain, with summer right around the corner so are the onslaught of more bugs.

The news is full of stories about the Zika virus.  I often look at what the CDC is saying about this terrible fast spreading disease.  Prevention is the key.  The CDC information is a great place to start your research.

If you are bothered by bugs like I am, they think of me as their feeding ground be sure and arm yourself before heading out  in the wild.

One way I fend off and arm myself is using a Natural bug repellent. I keep it at hand  throughout the summer.

Going camping or having a outdoor gathering?  Take strips of cloth immerse with bug repellant and hang those strips around the area.   Spray your clothes often and keep yourself covered up.   The more skin exposed the more for those pesky bugs to dine on.

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Time to Clean Green

I do not know about you, but I do not like to clean my kitchen.  Sure I love it to look

Clean and tidy, but cleaning it no way.   You see, I always find other things that I want to do.

I decided to have some fun recently and pulled out one of my favorite essential oils to help me not only clean, but give me that Happy feeling I so desired.

Have I found the key to wanting to make me clean…    I think so.

What oil did I use?  I used Peel from Purely- This wonderful oil has Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Vanilla Bean.   This smells so very yummy.

First I started with my glass stove top.   I just put a few drops and smeared it all around on the stubborn burnt on grime.   I left it on a few minutes then wiped it with a clean cloth.

the results were amazing.

 That had such amazing results I then decided to attack the microwave, it was not too bad but still needed a cleaning.  I took a bowl of water (about 2 cups) and added 5 drops of peel.

I turned on the microwave for about 3 minutes and then just let it sit there for about 5 more minutes after the cook time ended.   The aroma made me almost giddy as my kitchen smelled so very  good.  I then just wiped out the microwave with a dry clean soft cloth.

 Next I thought, heck I may as well wipe out the refrigerator.  Yep you guested it again I used Peel.   I took 1 cup of water, 4 drops of Peep and 1 tablespoon of vinegar into a glass spray bottle.  After removing all the food (be sure and do this) I just sprayed it all down then wiped it down with a damp cloth.

To clean the Stainless Steel I chose to just use a soft cloth with Hot water and wiped it down.

If you want to “get Happy” while you clean   I recommend you try Peel.

Foaming Face Wash

Geranium & Frankincense Foaming Face Wash (1)

 

I was experimenting with Essential Oils  on the search of the perfect face wash for my  “mature” and delicate skin.   I nailed it on this one and just had to share .

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup distilled water
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoon  unscented Castle Soap
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Carrier Oil ( I used Immerse by Purely)
  • 2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Geranium Essential Oil

Place in Foaming dispenser    foaming face wash bottle

I chose  to you use Immerse from Purely do to the fact it is a wonderful Carrier oil that has  Grapeseed, Jojoba Seed, Fractionated Coconut, Camellia Seed and Apricot Kernel Oil.   I call this the Mac Daddy of Carrier Oils.

 

 

Pounds Vs Inches Day 1

Today May 7th 2016  I start my journey with hope and determination.

Today I dared to weigh myself and take my measurements.   I was very sad  that I had to find a real tape measure (the little one I had was not big enough).   I am not brave enough to share my weight right at this moment, I am however posting my Day 1 pictures.

DAY 1 5-7-2016 FRONT
The Day it all Begin
DAY 1 5-7-2016 SIDE
Time to Change this View

DAY 1 5-7-2016 BACK

When did this happen?

Since my journey is all about finding the real me (under all of the extra layers) and finding out what makes me feel better losing pounds or inches. I thought it best to share all of me .

My first part of this Challenge takes 24 days- Goal is  12 lbs or 12 ” or a combination of the two.

If you are tired of feeling  tired, achy, (you know too much weight on those joints)  and ready to  take the leap I would love to have you join me.

Journeys are always more fun when you have others to share it with.