Thursday, June 30, 2011

What do you want you cry baby! Do you need a Slap in the head or a hug?

" What do you want?"

Good golly, how many times does a young mother  become frustrated as her little baby is fussy and cranky and whining and so unhappy and unable to "say" what they want.   

If you only knew what they wanted, if you could only read their little minds ....  

Problem is (drawing from memory  as a Mommy of little ones)... 
       They really didn't know what they wanted..... most of the time they are just hungry or tired and just need your attention and love.

Do Y O U really know "what you want"... ahhhhh so you "think" you know what will make you happy.

Let's go in this direction...  

Are your prayers... a bunch of Whining to the Lord.  Is  most of the time when  you say a prayer it's "whaaa whaaaa whaaa"?

What do you really want?

       If you think losing a few sizes will make you happy then why don't you just DO IT!

Why don't you exercise like you were on "biggest losers"?

Why don't you put down that fork when your "stuffed and can't eat another bite"?

Why don't you order a bowl of Strawberries for dessert instead of a bowl of Ice cream?

It's because you really don't know what you want! 
     (that's what I think and this is my blog)

You think you know, but you really haven't acknowledge what your REAL NEED IS.

No matter who we are, 
where we live
what we do.... 
what we have  or don't have 

To be loved!

All this other stuff is what we "think" will make us feel loved
 (aka Happy)

Yap, I'm preaching this morning (to me)

My blog is about being healthy!  

That means
                        Physically, Mentally and Spiritually.

Do you want to fit in those skinny jeans?  

Do you want to try  on a bathing suit without melting into a puddle of self hate?

Get Balance by going to the core of your NEED.  

To be loved

When  you start to acknowledge and live like you're a Spirit in a Body created by a Higher Power (GOD)
         ... you'll respect and Love the person God Created   YOU!

Love yourself today by seeking things that: 

FEED your SPIRIT  the Word of God
(did you know you came into this world with an instruction manual?)

FEED your SOUL  Positive thoughts
(lots of fabulous books out there on this subject.. eat up)  

FEED your BODY Organic, fresh foods and Exercise
(You don't have to join a Gym to do 30 minutes of floor exercises & stretches)

When you start Balancing your desires (wants) 
                   You'll find yourself making healthy choices. 

 You will begin choosing exercise instead of "grazing" 
    (aka mindless eating).

Take this thinking to your Heavenly Father today..... 
           Talk to him about your "WANTS"....

When you feel loved you'll be ready to take care of YOU!
(you are worthy of HIS love.... start loving what he created.. YOU)

Matthew 7:

“You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? 10Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 11So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wake up and smell the Coffee! or Breathe and Balance your Life

Wake up and Smell the Coffee

This is not possible unless you wake up and Get up and then  MAKE the COFFEE! 
(it's an action)

So, if you "want" this to be a GREAT day then.....

PLAN FOR IT then it has a better chance it Will Happen

Also,  when I say.......  Smell the coffee it  means :

Wake up and take in a good full deep breath.   

It'll Feed your BRAIN oxygen and detox your lungs 
since you have been passively been breathing all night.

As you Pull in the Oxygen into your lungs 
Say to yourself (as you take in and release each breath )



I WILL BE GLAD (thought)


 REJOICE IN IT! (action)

Say it over and over and over until the words penetrate and FEED your SOUL.

It tells yourself that GOD made the day you have before you.  Your Alive Man... Act like it.  
Then Tell yourself to Put your big girl panties on and Face it with JOY, BE GLAD, REJOICE  that you have another Opportunity to make this the best day EVER.  

Be Glad you have one more day to show Love, Kindness, Patients.... 
Be Glad you have one more day to show courage strength and FAITH!

No matter what Storm you wake up to.... Y O U  W O K E   U P!

You've now feed your Body Oxygen
You've now feed your Mind seeds for a Great Attitude

NOW, Go feed your BODY  some eat HIGH FIBER,  Nutrient Rich Foods!  Prepare for what is before you today.

Then  (oh, you thought I was finished? hahaha) 

Do 5 Minutes of Stretches and Maybe some lunges or jumping Jacks.... COME on for Heaven Sakes
MOVE that BODY.... Detox those dormant (from sleeping ) muscles.....

LOOK alive Man... 

YOUR ALIVE !... ACT Like it, 

Think like it, 

Flipping DO IT!

"it" is being Alive... dahhhh

Ciao and Salute to Your Health and Wellness

If you're still having problems getting motivated try this:

Turn up some "heart pumping tunes" 
Dance for ONE MINUTE 
Sing along! 

Yes, stupid... sing out loud!  
Do it..... You'll be pumped up for action 

It'll engage your: 
 Your Voice
Your Mind
Your Soul 
Your Breathing 
Your Muscles
Change the atmosphere in the room

You'll be sending a Strong Message to yourself that You Have a Winning Attitude and Your ALIVE!   

(if anyone sees you doing this and thinks your a nut..... so what?.... you're a nut who's alive!!! )

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Think outside of the Box or Habits that put us in a box

The discovery!

You find it, talk about.... tell about it... But seldom do it.

Although I started my blog about my journey to get healthier (with the added benefit of weight loss),  what I discovered is all about Habits.

Ok, not entirely figured it out yet, but getting closer.

I wanted to attempt to change Old habits in to New Healthy Habits.

Like Exercising every day!
Like making Healthier Food choices!
Like putting my thoughts in check!
Like changing my lifestyle to reflect my knowledge of the need to BALANCE my life

I believe that my quest has lead me to make many positive changes, however
     (Yikes, there is the... however)

What I now believe (may change later since the only real truth is in God's Word) is that
I MUST be like DANIEL in the Bible or 
I find myself failing!

Not doing what I know I should and need to do! Oh Flip!

He prayed three times a day. 
(one of my blogs talked about this 
and even had a picture of him kneeling at a window).  
He believe in this "ritual" (habit) 
so much that
he risked his life 
in the face of being thrown to the Lions
 for publicly doing this "ritual" (habit)

Think about it (because I am)
ahhh the Mr Magoo

He started his day F O C U S I N G on:
 who he is
why he is 
what he is to do 

He re-focused in the Afternoon  

He then ended his day
by preparing for sleep by centering his mind and thoughts  in the Positive, loving, forgiving, hopeful prayers that soothe and comforted him to sleep in Peace.

Daniels Ritual (habit) was PRAYER 
(go ahead say it.... it's not a bad word! and Don't try to be all cute saying the word meditate instead... ahhhh unless you feel you'll be thrown to the lions by today's world by standing up and saying to people  "I PRAY")


How easy it is during the day to become distracted from
Who I am
 Why I am here
What I am to do with my life.

That's it.... that's my blog today  - Focus 3 x a day

My blog in the morning is exactly that....
my starting my day FOCUSING on what is really important

it's any every day thing..... And not just trying but DOING IT!

Ciao  & Salute to Your Health and Wellness

Daniel was a fascinating Man in the Bible
He Knew the importance of Eating Properly and not giving into gluttony!

Daniel 1: 15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. 16 So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.

Daniel knew the importance of taking time to  "focus" three times a day! 
Daniel 6: 10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. 11 Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help. 12 So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: “Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human being except to you, Your Majesty, would be thrown into the lions’ den?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fat is Poop waiting to escape! Now there's a thought!



It's all about BALANCE

  Balance your life, food, mind, spirit, choices.....

High-fiber foods are good for your health. 

But adding too much fiber too quickly can 
promote intestinal gas, abdominal bloating and cramping. 

Increase fiber in your diet gradually over a period of a few weeks. This allows the natural bacteria in your digestive system to adjust to the change. Also, drink plenty of water

Fiber works best when it absorbs water, making your stool soft and bulky.

A high-fiber diet has many benefits, which include:
  • Normalizes bowel movements. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation. If you have loose, watery stools, fiber may also help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and adds bulk to stool. For some, fiber may provide relief from irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Helps maintain bowel integrity and health. A high-fiber diet may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids, and small pouches in your colon (diverticular disease). Some fiber is fermented in the colon. Researchers are looking at how this may play a role in preventing diseases of the colon.
  • Lowers blood cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber found in beans, oats, flaxseed and oat bran may help lower total blood cholesterol levels by lowering low-density lipoprotein, or "bad," cholesterol levels. Epidemiologic studies have shown that increased fiber in the diet can reduce blood pressure and inflammation, which is also protective to heart health.
  • Helps control blood sugar levels. Fiber, particularly soluble fiber, can slow the absorption of sugar, which for people with diabetes can help improve blood sugar levels. A diet that includes insoluble fiber has been associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Aids in weight loss High-fiber foods generally require more chewing time, which gives your body time to register when you're no longer hungry, so you're less likely to overeat. Also, a high-fiber diet tends to make a meal feel larger and linger longer, so you stay full for a greater amount of time. And high-fiber diets also tend to be less "energy dense," which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food.
  • Uncertain effect on colorectal cancer. Evidence that dietary fiber reduces colorectal cancer is mixed — some studies show benefit, some show nothing and some suggest increased risk. If you're concerned about preventing colorectal cancer, adopt or stick with a colon cancer screening regimen. Regular testing for and removal of colon polyps can prevent colon cancer.
How much fiber do you need?
How much fiber do you need each day? The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, which provides science-based advice on matters of medicine and health, gives the following daily recommendations for adults:

Age 50 and youngerAge 51 and older
Men38 grams30 grams
Women25 grams21 grams
Your best fiber choices
If you aren't getting enough fiber each day, you may need to boost your intake. Good choices include:
  • Grains and whole-grain products
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Beans, peas and other legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
Fiber is commonly classified into two categories: those that don't dissolve in water (insoluble fiber) and those that do (soluble fiber).
  • Insoluble fiber. This type of fiber promotes the movement of material through your digestive system and increases stool bulk, so it can be of benefit to those who struggle with constipation or irregular stools. Whole-wheat flour, wheat bran, nuts and many vegetables are good sources of insoluble fiber.
  • Soluble fiber. This type of fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like material. It can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Soluble fiber is found in oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium.
The amount of each type of fiber varies in different plant foods. To receive the greatest health benefit, eat a wide variety of high-fiber foods.

I just started to read a book: 
                    "The Fiber 35 Diet"  Nature's Weight Loss Secret
                      by Brenda Watson, C.N.C 

I was intrigued by her claim:  
Fiber slows down the conversion of carbohydrate to sugar.  
 Fiber helps slow the conversion of carbohydrates into blood sugar, and this 
slowing allows glucose to be burned more efficiently instead of quickly being stored as fat

You can lose weight- 
perhaps as much as 26 pounds per year! -
through what is called fecal energy excretion  (fiber flush effect)  


Side note to today's blog on Fiber and Weight loss/health:

Whom do you serve?  

When it's 9 pm and your passively 

looking through the kitchen for 
"something" ... 
..... just a little "Snack"

ask yourself ... (as you reach and feed the   *@(&#   in You)

Whom do I serve?

Can't you See your desire for a "snack" as a CRY!  

A silent scream that say's...

"I'm not happy about something and I'm seeking to satisfy that "feeling" with food"

Seek to Become Balanced in that moment by stopping and speak the truth

I need to seek out what is troubling my soul
I DON'T need to EAT

I need to seek out a food that heals and satisfies my soul
I DON'T need to EAT

I need to feed my soul a bowl of Living Truth
I DON'T need to EAT

In fact,  I don't really even WANT to EAT.... 

so then......  Why am I eating at 9 o'clock at night?

Whom do I serve?

Have you ever thought  of  your  unhealthy eating habits as a 
"Spiritual" Battle?

Eat That!
(take it to the cross)

Ciao and Salute!  
             To your Health and Wellness

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The voice in your head or Coffee Enema's

As I took my "walk" this morning
     (having to be my own drill sergeant to get up and DO IT)

I noticed the same long line of people outside a popular breakfast spot in town.  I've eaten there and I have to say... It's great fresh and well prepared - some very healthy choices on the menu. But, I refuse to wait 45 minutes for food!

But, the thought occurred.... through the LOUD iPOD music screaming in my ears
(sweet how we can multi task in our mind)

Wow, those people are willing to wait  in a line for 45 minutes just STANDING! 

Waiting in a line for 45 minutes to EAT...
               or  like how we stand in line for a cup of coffee  !!!

Would we ever wait in a line for 45 minutes for 
the privilege of sitting down to a 30 minute sermon to feed our Spirit?  

Honestly, think about it. 

Where is our BALANCE?

When we will be able to take off the "blinders" that keep us from taking it serious that we are body mind and SPIRIT!

  • Feed our HEART!  
  • Exercise our HEART
  • Detox our HEART

  • Feed our MIND
  • Exercise our MIND
  • Detox our MIND

we are so CARNAL in our approach to living..... GET SPIRITUAL!

So you think you are spiritual?   

Really?...... what  if the voice in your head 
(what your thinking to yourself)  

was heard over a loud speaker....  


immediately transcribed onto Facebook

Oh OUCH  that hurts !

Maybe you do need to Detox your  Mind/Thinking

Side Note:

OH No...
I do NOT BELIEVE  in Colonic's
God Provided for a NATURAL detox of our bodies:
Exercise, eat Wholesome Organic Foods, Drink 8 glass of water a day
Let your Lungs, Kidney and Liver do what is was intended to do...
Detox the the Natural God intended Way

  Is colon cleansing a good way to elimiate toxins from your body? By Picco MD / Mayo Clinic

Back on Track: 



heart, mind and spirit 

need a little DETOXING 

and then to be feed 

wholesome, powerful food 

"The Word of the Living GOD" (bible).

Are you successful in your life?... work, eating, relationships ?
   Do you have energy and a zest for living...?

 Do people see you as a loving, kind, patient... 
who has it all together despite your circumstances
do you show Strength and Courage 
in the storms of life?
(oh, ya that would be the character of the one you serve?)   

As a nurse we see the SYMPTOMS as a starting point to locating the illness/disease

Take your emotional, spiritual  Vital Signs... 
blood pressure, Pulse, Respiration and Temperature..... 

  • How about a Spiritual Treadmill?  
  • How about an Emotional Holter Monitor to wear for 24 hrs?   
  • How about a lab draw to see the level of Unforgiveness in your life? 

Think about, because I am

Ciao and have an amazing day! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Feed Your Heart before you Feed your Face

I talk a lot about "Balance"...  

It is because I believe 
the core of our health rest in "our balance"

The Balance of Hormones
The Balance of Life Style Choices
The Balancing of our what we take in and what we put out

This idea holds true when I speak of the condition of the Heart

Our Heart (I believe) is the center of our world.  
 Proverbs: 4:23  
  Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of your life.

So (making this a quick blog today)

If people were more consumed with

  "what they feed their heart" than "what they feed their face".... 

ahhhhh I believe it would bring Balance to their life.

Think .....

The Heart is a muscle: Exercise it!

The Heart is the seat of our Emotions: Detox it

The Heart is the core of our being (out of the Heart the Mouth Speaks): Feed it

When I'm asked how have I lost Weight.... it should be one word....


Mind, Body and Spirit

"Sorry, but I Can't hear you... I'm too busy feeding my Face"

and Salute to your Health and Wellness