Monday, August 31, 2009

Quick and Healthy DInner.. Oh and Dessert:)

My hubby wanted to do his "Emeril" thing in the kitchen recently...sooooo here's what he put together. He did a remarkable job and all I had to do was hook up the dessert. I am NOT a pro at dessert (even the raw and healthy alternatives). But, I gave it a go and am back at the drawing board. Where did I go wrong? I saw some online recipes that said to add raw cashews...maybe that is a crucial step. ALL TIPS APPRECIATED: But don't play and give me a tip to just buy some Ben and Jerrys...Ain't Happenin'.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Is Living Healthy So Rare, That It's Extreme?

I get sick of people who choose to live healthy getting the friggin 3rd degree from unknowledgeable, irresponsible and sometimes even overweight people. The same people who eat fried/junk foods,sugar and caffeine become overnight nutritionists and want to ask a person doing a 30-day raw, where are they getting their protein from? They all of a sudden care about the safety of their fellow "extreme" health conscious friend. Give me a break! If you really care about your health, find out what healthy people are doing and do it!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Catch Us On The Soup Tonight (E-Channel)

I've been told that a clip of us on the show "Wife Swap" made the the top 20 best of '09 so far on "The Soup". The E entertainment channel has it showing Th 8.27 at 10:30p.m., Fri at 6p.m and Sat at 11:30 a.m. My guess is that they will show the following clip.
p.s. I am not sure of the date that ABC will re air the show in it's entirety.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I just finished watching Food Inc. and encourage you all to run, not walk to your local theater to see it. It is only showing in "select" theaters. My guess is that theaters make money from the concession stands and the health conscious moviegoers may avoid the counter like a plague. Not to mention the people who need to attend the most will probably disregard it. I really hope that it attracts people on the S.A.D.(standard American diet), so they can see how manipulative the food industry is and realize they are paying for it with their money and health. *UPDATE* Just as I was about to set up a private local showing for our clients/friends,the movie theater informed us that tomorrow will be the last day of showing and then it will be pulled. They said that people have not been buying tickets in the week that it's been there!...So sad:( A real example of "My people will perish for lack of knowledge".

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Put Your Thinking Caps On

1. What is the scapula?

2. What is the scientific name for the kneecap?

3. Which part of the brain regulates physiological stability in the body?

4. Which is the most acidic part of the digestive system?

5. What is protected by the cranium?

6. What tube connects the Kidney to the Bladder?

7. Where in the human body do you find the Alveoli?

8. A bone is joined to a muscle by what structure?

9. Where are the red blood cells made?

10. What is the correct name for a red blood cell?

11. What is average human body temperature in degrees centigrade?

12. There are 4 principal types of teeth, name them?

13. What is the fontanelle?

14. Human skin has 2 distinct layers, what are they called?

15. What are the 4 main blood groups?

16. It is a bone in the body with the medical name The Sternum, what is it?

17. Where in the human body is the umbilicus?

18. What is the name of the hormone which controls the supply of sugar from the blood to the muscles?

19. On which part of the body would you find the Bridge?

20. What is the name of the chief muscle used in breathing, which separates the chest from the abdomen?

1. Shoulder Blade 2. Patella 3. Hypothalamus
4. Stomach 5. Brain 6. Ureter
7. Lung 8. Tendon 9. Bone Marrow
10. Erythrocyte 11. 37 12. Incisors, canine, pre-molars and molars
13. soft area of cartilage on a baby's head 14. epidermis and dermis 15. A B AB & O
16. The breast bone 17. The navel or belly button 18. Insulin
19. The nose 20. The diaphragm

Saturday, August 22, 2009

This Marketing Was Sick, Careless and Ruthless

I was watching "The beautiful Truth" (which I highly recommend everyone watch), and it showed the following commercial. A 1949 ad showing Doctors and beautiful women glamorizing cigarettes. This makes a few points ring loud and clear to me. 1.If the majority does something (even if it is idiotic), then people will eagerly follow and ignore the consequences. 2.If well respected or desired/admired people are doing something, then people will follow and ignore the consequences. Not to mention the challenge at the end to try it for 30 days to see the enjoyment. They are clever enough to know that after 30 days you will be hooked and addicted. Let's use 30 days to create a positive and healthy habit, instead of falling for dumb marketing ploys that will ultimately bring destruction.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bucket List #3905-694

Ok guys, here is my "BIG REVEAL" of my tattoo! I enjoy scratching things off of my bucket list. My definition of a bucket list is a list of things I want to do that seem fun and interesting and possibly daring. It is easy to put them off into "someday " world, but I am motivated by fun and spontaneity.
So you ask, what was the meaning behind my tattoo?
Phil 4:13: My favorite scripture that states, "I can do ALL things, through Christ who strengthens me". This reminds me of my love for God, my hubby and kids, life, people and causes me to be thankful. This also allows me to never let fear paralyze me and to know my worth.
Sarge: He is my wonderful husband and I am here to serve him as his help meet by bringing him joy!
Camouflage: represents my passion/commitment to training the minds and bodies of myself and others for excellence.

Pile It On

This is fake..I repeat this is a parody! However, it is a parody that rings true for many Americans. Watch it and tell me what you think. Do you feel it was accurate or over exaggerated?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Winning Isn't Everything But A Winning Mindset Is

This is my favorite part of 1 of my all time favorite movies!!! We are in a society today that promotes quitting. It promotes giving up when things are difficult or uncomfortable and does not promote discipline and a positive mindset. What I love most about this scene is the lesson the coach was teaching his assistant and players on discipline and mindset. That lesson helped them to win the game and assisted them on winning in life. The movie was based on a true story and is very inspirational. I highly encourage you to watch it and show it to teens who may not be exposed to the power of a powerful, winning mindset.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Believe In Yourself

Focus on the following statement: "We allow ourselves to fail when we don’t truly believe we can reach our own weight loss goals". I will say it again, "we allow ourselves to fail when we don't truly believe we can reach our own weight loss goals". One of my favorite movies is "The Wiz" with Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. I love the part when Lena Horne sings the song, "believe in yourself". It is amazing how some people want a magical answer to their problems and the magic was already inside of them and they just did not know it. When you 1st go within, you will get what you want on the outside. I want to leave you guys with the clip to the aforementioned song because I get goosebumps everytime I hear it and it reminds me that I can and will achieve the things I believe I can.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Oprah Please Learn From Michael Jacksons Mistake

I happened to turn on the t.v. and the Oprah Winfrey Show was coming on. I was mesmerized by her and could not stop staring. I noticed a powerful, rich and smart woman who looked like she had 1 foot in the grave. Her eyes were bloodshot and teary. Her complexion was drab and lifeless. She is apparently obese and looked lethargic. Now I am well aware of her disclosure of the following: And on a recent appearance on ABC's Good Morning America, Oprah let fans in on her recent weight gain. She told the audience:
I was going through some stuff. I'd lost one of my lovely dogs ... and I had just not taken the time to slow down. I was so stressed at the end of the season that I was really almost like king of numb - to the point where I blew out my Thyroid and literally had to stop and give myself some time to create more balance for myself.

Unexplained weight gain is a common symptom of thyroid disorder.

But at least one doctor believes that there may be more to the story. Dr Ralph Miller, a professor at the University of Kentucky College Of Medicine, believes that Oprah may have destroyed her thyroid. The doctor is claiming that Oprah should seek medical attention immediately - because if left unchecked - it could be fatal.

I really would dislike to see her have access to the best of everything, yet not have anyone who is knowledgeable or bold enough to motivate her to nurse back her health (similarly to Michael Jackson). Oprah has been known to do quick weight loss gimmicks and fad diets, but never successfully mastered eating for a zestful, energetic optimum life. Now that her health is obviously compromised, I can tell that she is just taking prescription meds as her source of hope. Instead of focusing on stress reduction DAILY, eating high to all organic raw foods as medicine DAILY, working out DAILY, proper sleep DAILY, supplements DAILY, meditation/prayer DAILY and changing her mindset DAILY!!!!!!

And DO NOT friggin ask me how I know that she needs to change her mindset because fruit grows from EVERY seed. If she does not have positive fruit being displayed on the outside, then their is either no seed or weeds on the inside. For example: She has some of the best motivators and Authors on her show and I am sure that stress reduction has been discussed numerous times in numerous ways. But this year she just made the above statement indicating that she does not know how to personally apply methods to reduce or eliminate stress from her life. She said that stress has contributed to her ailing health. If you knew how to effectively deal with stress, you would nip it in the bud long before it starts to deteriorate your health.

It is unfortunate because there are people around her that may be able to help her but they may not want to comprimise their relationship by being assertive and honest. Oprah you need me for 30 days! I fear no one and if you fire me, OH WELL ! I will be able to sleep at night knowing that I did not quit on you, but that you quit on me. What is wrong with this world? What happened to honesty? What happened to everyone helping each other? What happened to people loving life and loving themselves enough to take care of their bodies and their children's bodies? Obesity, diseases and death (ODD) will take out anybody! It does not care if you are a celebrity or a teacher or mom or a dad. You have to know that you have led (ODD) into your life by your choices and your can eliminate them by your choices.
......stepping down from my soapbox now,

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My BIrthday Trivia

Ok guys, my birthday is tomorrow, August 13th!!!
Trivia Question: What will I be doing on my birthday?

Hint: 40% of those ages 26 to 40 have done it too.
Hint: In 2002 it was the 3rd most requested search item on the internet.

Prize: The 1st one to guess correctly will receive the 3-n-1 candle (Candle, Moisturizer, edible) from!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Month 2 w/Amy

Amy was very nervous about this weigh-in because not only did she miss 4 wks of bootcamp, but she also spent wks at family reunions. The good news is, she is relentless. She is at the point where she continues to just dust off and get back in the game. She is reaching many milestones and shared that in the past she would have never gone to a family function. I am glad that her dedication and mindset is spilling over into other areas of her life. Stay tuned for Month 3 w/Amy in September!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Which Days Of The Week Causes The Most Weight Gain?

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis wanted to understand how weekends affect weight fluctuations. During this period the test group's body weight at baseline increased significantly on weekends and was followed by a non-significant trend of weight loss on weekdays. Unfortunately this resulted in a slow but sure weight increase each week. Also during baseline measurements the researchers found that calorie intake was highest on Saturdays, averaging about 200 calories more than weekdays. In contrast, physical activity did not decrease on weekends during the experiment.These findings suggest that weekend behavior has a tremendous impact on weight gain in average people.

This research is consistent with that of the National Weight Control Registry report in 2004, which suggests that people whose diets are more consistent from weekdays to weekends are more likely to be successful in losing weight and keeping it off. So the bottom line is to not lose discipline on the weekend. This is one of the reasons that I am no longer an advocate of cheat days/meals. It plays on your mind and body and wastes all of your good efforts.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Dangerous Weightloss Methods

Starvation:Starvation is not fasting. Those who use starvation for weight loss, regain all of the weight and usually more when they resume normal eating habits. Consequences of starvation methods which can include a variety if illnesses as well as lowered immune system, weak bones, diminished mental capacity and even death.

Diuretics, or water pills are classified as drugs that increase the production and discharge of urine. They don’t make you lose real weight – just water. Dehydration is the most common side effect of using diuretics. Serious dehydration can turn into a life-threatening condition.

Laxatives are foods, compounds, drugs or supplements which induce bowel movements or loosen the stool. Laxatives come in the form of pills, powders suppositories and teas. Short term problems associated with laxative abuse include dehydration and hemorrhoids. Long term effects include intestinal paralysis, renal failure, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and even pancreatitis.

Purging:Purging is the act vomiting the food from the stomach directly after eating. Purging can lead to many problems the least being malnutrition due to purging the essential nutrients obtained in the diet.
Purging can cause serious problems of the stomach and esophagus such as ulcers, tears and ruptures.

Some people like that smoking suppresses the appetite. If they are addicted to smoking, they may also fear weight gain if they discontinue use. cigarette smoking is the cause of 85% of lung cancer cases. Smoking has so many negative effects on the body, not limited to the heart and lungs making it pointless to list them.

Diet Pills: We can divide diet pills into two types: prescription-only diet pills and over-the-counter (otc) diet pills. nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, bulging eyes, racing heartbeat, elevated blood pressure even heart failure. What about "Natural" or "herbal" pills? There are some that are beneficial and speeds the weight loss process in a healthy manner. There are also some that are ineffective or dangerous. Make sure you have a reliable source when choosing natural alternatives.


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