Friday, December 28, 2012

The NOT SO SWEET truth in my world
This is "about me" this is my journey with my struggles. 
 I have much to share.... for today it is the realization that I can put a name to one of my biggest challenges: 

SELF Induced Inflammation Disorder
(PLEASE do not worry, I just made this up)
*Please note that I am not a licensed medical professional. I do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness or health issue. The information or advice provided here should not be construed as medical advice. If you chose to use any of the natural remedies or advice discussed here, you will be taking responsibility for your own health and wellness*
                                                                                                                                       Any attitude is purely my own

The symptoms:

*avoidance of mirrors
*seeing the need for bigger clothes
*wanting to keep my winter coat on
*yanking up pants
*yes, bigger undies... 
(this is truth, okay?)

For me is is "sugar" all I need is one taste to set my brain and body in a downward spiral. Not everyone has this problem but I know many do!

From a friend:

"We're dealing with something
stronger than a drug addiction, so it ought
to not come as a surprise. I really abhor 
sugar now but I still think about a nice big
creamy banana cream pie for example once in a
while, and occasionally have given in to a
tiny taste, but have never gone back. It is
powerful stuff!"

There is also this:

(an awesome friend found this while researching)
More and more research is concluding that sugar is not only 
unhealthy, but actively destroys cells in the body with a domino-
effect of insulin and free radicals. I'm sure not many doctors and 
health professionals would argue that sugar is in any way healthy,
 or even meant to be consumed by humanity. The entrance of 
refined sugar and flour into the human diet is pretty much where
disease, diabetes, obesity, and other lifestyle diseases entered at 
There are actually a lot of studies out there too that are showing 
sugar to be carcinogenic. Once again, it's not the sugar that causes 
cancer, but rather the process by which sugar is metabolized by the body.
I'm sure in moderation for some people, sugar is not as damaging. I, 
myself, can't handle it in moderation. At least not for now. I 
personally don't believe it is even meant to be consumed, therefore 
I'm not really looking at it like something to treat myself with.
Fruit is absolutely fine for me. Fruit contains all the fiber and
vitamins needed for the metabolization of the fructose in it, and if 
nature made it that way, then that's good enough for me!
Once again, I know not everyone will take to this, or even agree
that sugar is that damaging. That's fine. But I thought maybe my
recent insights on self-discipline could help people for things other 
than quitting sugar, too. ~Unknown

I know sugar feeds cancer cells. 

It also does a REALLY GOOD job of feeding FAT


Then you have 60 Minutes and 

Dr. Lustig  

My goal for 2013 is to STAY on the best HEALTH PATH for me!!! 
This is NOT about you or you or you...
 but you are WELCOME to come along with me so we can share the joys and positive stuff and pull each other up as we slip and fall.  My journey will and HAS TO BE 
Each day is a new beginning... Each day we can use our strength, tools and resources to grow and progress! I don't want to hold on to the past, I want to use everything I've experienced! 

I'm on the right path for ME, I know it! I am RESOLVING to do some good stuff this year, making 2013 a VERY LUCKY number for many (I hope!) 

*Keep up with this BLOG 
*Share LOTS of good stuff from anywhere and anybody  I can learn from!
*Take my business to the level it deserves

Come with me! I want to be my best

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday is a good day to get a cold sore............. and other unexpected blessings!
It has been a crazy wonderful weekend. My Marvelous Mike Merrill (aka: hubby) and I were able to go to the Manti Temple and be sealed for Time and All Eternity. A very important ceremony for our faith. I chose a temple that I've always thought of as my "Fairy Tale" temple! The day was perfect. My photographer daughter in law even found a heart shaped cloud!

My daughter did invitations for us as well as a zillion other things I could thank her for for the next 127 years! 

I am crazy about my guy, and thankful I get to keep him for ever and always! Even though my parents and most of my siblings were not able to be there we were surrounded by lots of family and friends! This just stretches the ties that bind us together! (I didn't mention gagging.......... get that too sometimes!)

All these special people (and more that weren't in the pic) traveled through mountains and road construction to be with us!

We are both rather happy to have taken this step........

Even with losing babies and sons for a while the day was perfect for us! We had a wonderful party that included a massive wind storm that took down 2 large branches from our trees. The beautiful tables were brought inside and everyone adapted wonderfully!
It would have been easier without the storm, but life isn't "easy". We don't know what we're going to get from day to day sometimes!!!

Monday I woke up with a cold sore............. They are NASTY painful annoying things to suffer through. I have not had one in years! My sincere first thought? I was REALLY glad it waited for Monday so I didn't have to be at church with this ugly lip. You know how you wonder if people are staring? I direct music every Sunday, and I know smiling would have cracked that thing! I chose to be excited and thankful that it waited that extra day!!!

I am NOT known for patience. I'd like to have it someday, and maybe I will...... about the same time I overcome my procrastination issues!

Family has returned to there respective states (of confusion and chaos for my daughter I'm sure! She sacrificed being here for a few days with her baby girl, leaving her 2 little boys home with daddy and friends!)

I am blessed.......... I am grateful! I felt strongly enough about this that I wanted to share the blessing of my Monday cold sore! By next Sunday it will be well on the way to healing!

Many things are out of our control. The storm was significant. The Winds of Change according to hubby dear! Profound, yes! 

I will continue to Pursue the Power of Positive............ this day and always!

(Even if it is kicking and screaming all the way!)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Catching up...............

Goals and results and SLACKERS..............
I have NOT posted for months and months..... Life has been amazing and busy. (The two are not mutually exclusive!) I also GOT OUT OF THE HABIT.......... that is the "big" deal!
So instead of "beating myself up" or eating.............. *when I'm NOT hungry* I'm using this!!!! 

I have learned so much over the last year+ that I won't be able to share it all here! Stalk me on Facebook!

This is about learning and sharing!  I recently got back from Alberta Canada......... My awesome friend and I spoke at a women's event. That makes me an INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER! I'm laughing as I type, but it was wonderful and I can't wait to do more!!! I am starting to understand a lot about what makes our bodies 'tick' and what makes them WANT TO BLOW UP....... well, makes us feel like that!!! I've learned that FAT is an organ. Over 7 hormones are stored there.... We CAN get rid of them, but we can also get new ones and they can go ANYWHERE on our bodies, even where fat has never gone before!!!

      The DEATH of a fat cell

How much are we holding onto??

I have my struggles........ I am an "emotional" eater. I've been reading and using a great book, Weight Loss Apocalypse by Robin Woodall.Weight Loss Apocalypse (I will post more about it, but this is a "catch" up post!) I highly recommend it if you are sincere about wanting to really conquer a food addiction. Many of us have them....... I am determined to conquer mine for better health!

     Positive thoughts and energy make more of a difference than we can possibly understand! 
We all have a "why"! Why we SHOULD/WANT/NEED.... to be healthy! I have many........... here are 10!
I also have realized that I've been working towards specific goals.
2.Family graduations
3.June 9th celebration
4. I don't have a "4" but today I realized I have to live each day as what it is! Not working "toward" but taking each one!

Follow me..... ask me questions. I'll do my best to be there! You are you! I am going to do my best to share what I've been through, what I've learned and where I'm going!
In a couple of weeks I will be 57. Twice in the last week I've been mistaken for a 20 something! TRUE........... really! I am not questioning, I'm just tucking it away with a smile!!!!
So for the REST OF YOUR LIFE................
Thanks for listening!