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12 in 12

 One of the things that really seems to sabotage my efforts at making certain positive changes in my life is the fact that I always tend to try to make ALL the changes at once.  I get on kicks, probably about every 3 months or so, when I decide “ok, I am going to be better about, sticking to our budget, AND planning the meals for each week, AND following up with customers and clients within 24 hours of a… Read more »


Tasty Smoothie!

I am having a tasty shake that I thought I would share.  Quick, easy, and on the go!  Also, one of the secrets to a great smoothie is frozen fruit.  I MUCH prefer the smoothie if all fruit involved has been frozen first.  It keeps the shake good and cold, without watering it down like too much ice can do.  Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie 2 scoops Arbonne Essentials Vanilla Protein Shake 8 oz. Almond Milk (I used vanilla flavored…yum) ½ a frozen banana 1 tablespoon peanut… Read more »


Taking a Look at Detoxing

Julie has given me some more information related to my post from 12/28, and the suggestions that I gave her.  Read on for a little more on a detox plan as well!   Julie in Oregon: Thanks! I know that sweets are my downfall….a couple of items that I have not mentioned:    I take fiber supplements every morning (about an extra 8 grams).  I take calcium (2x a day), vitamin c, d, a multi and fish oil.    I will… Read more »


Ideas for my friend

Hey Julie-To answer your questions, as best I can recall, I was given a 1700 calorie limit for maintaining my weight. If you want to calculate it yourself, I’m 39, 5’6, weigh 169-172 on any given day.    As for feeling sated after meals, breakfast always fills me up. Lunch…not as much (for example, I just finished eating about an hour ago and am already feeling lightheaded and needing a protein boost). I have been trying to limit my plate… Read more »


Julie in Oregon Update

    As you can see in the transcripts of our email conversation below, Julie and I have a little detective work going on.  And what I think will become apparent as you read this, which IS the reason for my blog, is  that we are all different, and there is not a static answer for everyone.   However,  there are some basic concepts, truths, and biology that we will use as a springboard for understanding.  Also, the EASY answer… Read more »


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