Friday, December 30, 2016

Now there are more reasons to drink water!!! Details inside...

Have you ever wondered why drinking more water is so often recommended? Well, let me give you some of the reasons why water can improve your overall health and wellness.

Health Benefits of Drinking Water

1. Relieves Fatigue
2. Improves Mood
3. Helps Headaches and Migraines
4. Helps with Digestion and Constipation
5. Aids Weight Loss
6. Flushes Out Toxins
7. Regulates Body Temperature
8. Promotes Healthy Skin
9. Relieves Hangovers
10. Beats Bad Breath

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Who wouldn't thought.... comfort food that's GOOD for you!

I know there are so many people that use food to comfort themselves whenever they're feeling down. But what if there is foods that can comfort you and are good for you as well? Well, I finally found some. I'll list the foods below and the health benefits of those foods.

Mood-boosting Foods

Dark Chocolate (Antioxidants)
Walnuts (Omega-3 and Magnesium)
Eggs (Vitamin B-12 and D)
Sweet Potatoes (Fiber and Carbohydrates)
Oranges (Vitamin C)
Milk (Calcium, Vitamins and Minerals)
Bananas (Magnesium)
Spinach (Folic Acid)
Pink Salmon (Omega-3)

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Amazing new DIY idea...

It seems that palette bed frames are beginning to be all the buzz right now. I think this is an awesome idea. It also gives you that much needed extra storage space. I'm sure it's very inexpensive to create as well. If I had enough room I would definitely do this. Who knows right?

This project is a part of the 40 Clever Storage Idea's That Will Enlarge Your Space collection (

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Amazing Immune Boosting Tea recipe!

This is great for anyone suffering with the flu, cold or a virus.

Immune Boosting Tea

1 garlic clove diced
1 piece of ginger cubed
1 lemon
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon of honey
2 cups of water

1. Combine garlic, ginger and cayenne. Add boiling water.
2. Squeeze lemon into water, chop up rind and add that. Soak for at least 11 minutes.
3. Drain the tea water, add honey and stir. Drink when ready!

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

DIY scented candle

ORANGE CANDLE! So clever! 

Just take an orange/lemon/grapefruit, cut in half, eat the middle portion, leave the center core-like stem intact. Pour a kitchen oil (veg oil,olive oil, etc) into orange just below the top of the stem. Light stem. It will burn for hours and smell amazing.

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Simple remedy to lower back pain!

8 Bedtime Stretches to Relieve Lower Back Pain

I talk to a lot of people that suffer from lower back pain, well here is an easy solution! You can do these exercises in your bed, so this is great for those of you with limited mobility.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Reveal the new YOU!!!

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Some uses and benefits of Cinnamon!

Some uses and benefits of Cinnamon

1) Seedlings. The term dampening off covers a range of diseases and that attack a seed/seedling either before or after germination and cause the seedling to die. They can be caused by several different fungus and soil conditions. A few years back I read that if you dust the soil with cinnamon it will prevent dampening off. I've been doing it since with great results! (this also get's rid of those little gnats that somehow appear around seedling trays)

2) Wild mushrooms. Nothing worse then having to waste a beautiful day pulling mushrooms from the mulch in my flower beds. Mushrooms are fungus though, and by dusting cinnamon all over the mulch it helps to control mushroom growth.

3) Rooting hormone. Much cheaper then the chemical stuff they sell in the big box store and just as effective! Just apply cinnamon powder to the stem when you plant the cutting.

4) Ant deterrent. Ants do not like cinnamon! Sprinkle it in your greenhouse or around your garden beds. It will not kill the ants, but they will stay away from it. Sprinkle it by your doors if ants are coming into your house. They really hate to cross a line of cinnamon!

5) Plant wounds. Overzealous pruning or a slip of the weed whacker and you'll have a plant with a wound that needs fixed up. Simply dust cinnamon on the wound to encourage healing and prevent fungal infection at the same time.

6) House plants. Cinnamon get's rid of molds and mildew in house plants too. Simply sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on the soil. It will also get rid of gnats if you happen to have them buzzing around your house plants. These are the same gnats seedlings get, the cinnamon destroys the fungus they feed on and they will die.

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Let's try an Indian cuisine!

This is an absolutely delicious and easy recipe that is hearty and flavorful but also healthy. It is excellent as a leftover lunch the next day, so make some extra along with some extra rice. You won't be disappointed!

Indian Potato, Kale and Ground Turkey Over Rice

1 bunch cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, halved (remove seeds for less heat) or 1 pablano pepper, seeds removed and diced
3 tablespoons sliced almonds
Kosher salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 pound red-skinned potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 5 -ounce package chopped kale (about 6 cups packed)
2 1/2 cups cooked white or brown rice, or 50/50 mix

Puree all but 3 tablespoons cilantro with 1/2 cup water, the jalapeno, almonds and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 4 minutes.

Add the onion, garlic and cumin and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups water, the pureed cilantro mixture, the potatoes and kale. Cover and bring to a boil, then uncover and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes, stirring now and then. Season with salt and serve over the rice. Top with the reserved cilantro, stems removed.

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Take control of your health!

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When you're finished watching the video, come back here and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me! I'm super excited to share this amazing company with you all.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Exciting news!

Doing my training for the new company I am an affiliate with. I am already amazed at what this company has done for so many people. I can't wait to share this information with you all. Your jaw will literally drop when you learn about this company.

I want to help people with their overall health. Not everyone is on a weight loss journey, there are also people that are on a health and wellness journey. And those are two very different things.

I will be sharing this information with you all soon. I just want to make sure that I do all the training, that way I can be well informed about this company and the products so I can better inform others and help other people with their goals, whether it's weight loss or health and wellness.

SUPER excited to get 2017 started early!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sharing a recipe from a fellow blogger!

Hey everyone. I was searching for some new breakfast recipes and I came across this one! I love strawberries and Nutella, so I'm pretty sure you all would enjoy trying this one out.

Since this isn't my recipe, I'll only be posting the ingredients and I'll post a link under the directions so you can get it directly from a fellow blogger. Subscribe to her blog, she posts some really great recipes!

Strawberry Nutella French Toast Roll-Ups

6 slices fresh white sandwich bread, crusts removed
½ punnet strawberries, diced small
4½ tbsp Nutella
¼ cup caster sugar (superfine sugar) (Note 1)
1 tbsp butter

Egg Mixture:
1 egg (large)
2 tbsp milk (full cream or low fat)
Pinch of salt

Full Directions:

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Learn to live a healthier lifestyle!

I understand how difficult it can be to try and live a healthier lifestyle, especially when you don't have a support system and living in a difficult economy. I really want to be here for anyone that would like help on how to learn to live a healthier lifestyle and find the support you need.

This is a personal decision for every individual, so therefore I treat everyone based on their personal goals, their needs and what I can do to help them reach their goals. I prefer to take it all one step at a time and go by the pace that the individual wants to take.

If you're interested in having me as your health and wellness coach, whether it's for losing weight, maintaining your weight loss or any other health and wellness related issues, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Another homemade favorite!!!

If you're like me, you enjoy homemade bread with your soup. This one is really delicious!

Whole Wheat Bread

5 -6 tablespoons yeast
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup warm water
1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
3 cups hot water
1 cup honey
10 -13 cups whole wheat flour

Soften yeast in warm water for about 5 minutes.
Dissolve honey in hot water; stir in salt and oil. Cool to lukewarm.
Add softened yeast to honey mixture.
Gradually mix in flour until gluten develops and the dough begins pulling away from sides of mixing bowl. Don't add too much flour or bread will be too dry.
Spray sides of bowl with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until double in size.
Punch dough down and form into 3 equal loaves.
Place in greased loaf pans and let rise again until doubled.
Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. (I put pans on bottom rack of oven).
Place pans on wire racks and cool for 5-10 minutes before removing bread from pans.
Let cool at least 10 minutes longer before cutting.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gotta love Italian recipes!

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Minestrone With Parmigiano-Reggiano

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large red onion, chopped
2 large stalks celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 large carrots, diced
1/4 pound thinly sliced pancetta, cut into thin strips
1/2 head Savoy cabbage, finely sliced, blanched and drained
1/2 bunch Swiss chard, finely sliced
1 large waxy potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
3 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 bouquet garni (1 sprig rosemary, 4 sprigs thyme, 1 bay leaf and 1 bunch parsley, tied together with kitchen twine)
3 cups cannellini beans (canned or cooked dried beans)
1 cup spinach, coarsely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, for topping

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs 

Another warm soup for these cold winter months!


10 ounces ground turkey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 cup snipped fresh parsley
½ egg, slightly beaten (beat an egg and save half for another use. Or just double the recipe and don't fool with that!)
2 tablespoons Italian seasoned bread crumbs (I substituted regular bread crumbs with a small pinch each of Italian seasoning and garlic powder)
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed fennel seed

Soup Base:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup onions, finally diced
½ cup carrots, finally diced
1/3 cup celery, finely diced
6 cups low-sodium chicken stock or broth
½ cup orzo pasta, dry (or acini de pepe, or other small size pasta that cooks in about 8 minutes)
2 cups fresh spinach, thinly sliced with stems trimmed
Extra Parmesan cheese fresh shaved for garnish

Place ground turkey, garlic, parsley, egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, sage, salt, pepper and fennel seed in mixing bowl and combine well. Form into about 36 meatballs 3/4" diameter. (Don't be daunted by rolling such tiny balls; it takes only about 5 minutes and all the while you can daydream about how delicious they'll be!)
Heat olive oil in 4 ½ quart soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots and celery and cook until softened about 5 minutes, stirring.
Add chicken stock to vegetables and bring to a boil. Add meatballs carefully, reduce heat to maintain a slow boil, and cook 3 minutes.
Add pasta and continue cooking for 7 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add spinach and cook 1 minute more just to wilt.
Serve in individual bowls and pass extra shaved Parmesan cheese for garnish.

Yields: 4 main dish servings, or 6-8 small bowls.

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Reasons why I love working from home...

The reasons I love working from home?

1. I don't have anyone telling me that my efforts aren't good enough.
2. I set all my own hours.
3. If I want to be lazy and work in my pajama's, I can.
4. I get to enjoy all the rest of the moments in life I find precious.
5. I can help others do the same!

Does it take hard work? Of course, but you decide how much you want to do. And you make your own goals, you don't go by anyone else's. I think it's the greatest job I've ever had.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Classic Potato Soup recipe

Classic Potato Soup

You can, of course, decrease the cheese amount. I also add broccoli, carrots, corn, peas or any combination of those when I am in the mood. Very delicious, yet simple.

6 -8 medium potatoes
1⁄4 cup butter
1⁄2 cup flour
6 cups milk
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1⁄2 lb cheddar cheese

Peel, cube, boil, drain and "mush" potatoes to the consistency you like (I like them lumpy, but my kids like smaller pieces).
In separate pan, melt butter, add flour and cook while stirring for about a minute or so.
Add half the milk and stir until lumps are out of flour mixture.
Add remaining milk and on med-high heat, heat to a boil.
Stir almost constantly or it will scorch.
After boiling, turn heat off and add remaining ingredients.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Healthy and easy mug cake!

Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 stick butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2 peaches, sliced into wedges
6 oz blueberries
confectioners sugar, for dusting

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Time to bring out the slow cookers and crock-pots!

Have a lot of beans stored in your pantry? Need something hot for those cold Winter months? Here is an amazing recipe!

Bean Soup with Ham

1 pkg. dry Northern beans
8 C. cold water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. carrots, diced
1 C. celery, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. dry mustard powder
2 bay leaves
2 C. ham, diced
1/2 tsp. ground white pepper

Rinse beans thoroughly, removing any stones or bad beans.
Place water in a large stockpot and bring to a boil over high heat.
Add salt and beans and cover with lid. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.

Return to high heat and add remaining ingredients, except ham. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 hours, or until beans are tender.
Stir in ham and simmer for 30 more minutes. At this point the soup should have thickened a bit. Add more white pepper and salt as needed. Remove the bay leaves before serving.

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Good afternoon, plus an update!

Good afternoon everyone. I figured that I would take this time to give you all a short update on how and what I'm doing as of right now...

My physical health, I feel is kind of at the 50/50 point. While I am dealing with the lower back pain, I am starting to slowly manage it better. The strange thing is ever since I have had the problems with the arthritis in my back, all of my other symptoms from the lupus and fibromyalgia have been scarce. I honestly have no idea why that is even so, but I'm not complaining. My body is kind of strange sometimes when it comes to the health issues.

It could be because I am managing the lupus and fibromyalgia with a specific vitamin regimen and specific foods that I eat every day. If I don't follow this regimen, then I do get my symptoms back. I try to manage my physical illnesses naturally if I am at all able. There are times when I have to give in and take pharmaceuticals to manage the physical pain.

As for the working from home, that's slowly starting to improve. I have worked out a system for myself that will not be too stressful or overwhelming. I found that if I set small goals for myself every month, it helps me to meet that quota and helps keep me focused. It also helps me to put the work in that I need.

So enough about me, how are you all doing? I know that I don't get to talk to all of you privately, but I am trying to work on that. I know that everyone comes online at different times and I sometimes miss you when you're signed on Facebook.

If you ever want to talk, there are several ways that you can contact me. You can email me at -OR- you can text me at (916) 370-6105 -OR- you can inbox me here on Facebook. I always check all of my messages on those platforms.

Have a wonderful day everyone. You're always in my thoughts and daily prayers.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How to get me FREE as a Health and Wellness coach!!!

I've been contemplating which package I wanted to feature here, and since a lot of people are facing economical hardships, I honestly feel that this is the best package to purchase if you're unable to start the entire Chew the Fat Off program.

I am offering my services as a coach FREE to anyone that purchases this package. I will help you with meal planning, healthy recipes, nutritional support and fitness advice.

If you're interested in this package or any other Chew the Fat Off package, please contact me here: -OR- you can text me here: (916) 370-6105.

I do offer each Chew the Fat Off products as an individual purchase, but if you want FREE health and wellness coach services, you have to purchase the Stay Fit package that is featured in this post.

Feel free to ask about purchasing any of the products without purchasing any packages.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A new game-day favorite!!!!

Oh wow, this is an awesome idea and if you want to make it really healthy, make the cauliflower pizza crust. I'll post the recipe link to the crust at the end of this post. And if you don't want to use mayonnaise, I suggest using your favorite sandwich spread.

BLT Pizza

1⁄2 cup mayonnaise (I prefer Miracle Whip) or 1⁄2 cup salad dressing (I prefer Miracle Whip)
2 teaspoons dried basil
1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄8 teaspoon onion powder
1 (16 ounce) prepared pizza crust, Italian bread shell or 1 (16 ounce) your favorite homemade prepared pizza crust
12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided (I use turkey bacon)
3⁄4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (I've used Monterrey Jack instead as well)
3⁄4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, basil, garlic powder and onion powder; refrigerate for 1/2 hour or more.
Place the pizza crust on an ungreased 12-inch pizza pan.
Spread mayonnaise mixture over crust.
Set aside 1/4 cup bacon.
Sprinkle remaining bacon, cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese on crust.
Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted. If doing a homemade crust, I bake mine at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 to 30 minutes or until done.
Top with lettuce, tomatoes, and reserved bacon.
Cut into wedges and serve. Enjoy!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Just posting an update....

I had to get an x-ray done on my back earlier today. The pain has been getting increasingly worse over these last several weeks. My Doctor increased the amount of muscle relaxers I can take and had to put me on a pain medication. I don't see the physical therapist until next week. So the only relief I am able to get right now is soaking in the tub every night, it will help get me through until the next morning and then it's back to square one.

I'm hoping to get my back better so I can start my very low impact exercise routine and I know the physical therapy should help get me there. I am going to start doing Pilates too. I have the mat for it, just haven't used it yet. My weight loss is still doing good, it's slow but steady. Eating healthy isn't a problem for me, as long as I have the means to buy what I need, but I've had several friends help out when they're able. So to those of you you that have helped, thank you.

I have been able to do some work here at home, not as much as I would like, but hey, as long as I'm doing well at it, that's all that really matters. Am I making tons of money, no, I am however making what we need, and that is something I am super proud of. I am slowly getting back to the old me, just having to take my time doing it.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Simple French Toast recipe

There are many, fancy variations on this basic recipe. This recipe works with many types of bread - white, whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, Italian or French. Serve hot with butter or margarine and maple syrup.

Simple French Toast

6 thick slices of bread
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
salt to taste

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Quick Turkey Pot Pie recipe

Quick Turkey Pot Pie

2 cups mixed vegetables
2 cups cooked turkey, chopped
1 (10 ounce) can cream soup, undiluted (chicken or mushroom)
1 cup Bisquick
1 egg
1⁄2 cup milk

Place turkey and vegetables in a 8 inch pie pan.
Cover with soup.
Mix egg,milk and bisquick.
Pour over top.
Bake at 400F 30-35 minutes or until golden.
Serve with favorite salad.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thank you for your support...

Hey everyone. I'm sorry I haven't been able to post much here lately. I've had a lot going on in my person life, so I haven't had much time to focus on my blogging. Once things are back to normal, I'll be getting back into the swing of things.

Thank you for the support and sticking by me during this time. I really appreciate it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Yogurt inspired cheesecake!!!!!

For a decadent, reduced-fat dessert, try this recipe for Vanilla Cheesecake Made with Vanilla Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt!

Vanilla Cheesecake Made with Vanilla Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt

2 1/2 cups shortbread cookies, finely ground
1/2 stick unsalted butter melted
1 1/2 cups vanilla Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt
4 large eggs
2 8-ounce packages low-fat cream cheese
1 cup super-fine sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Juice and zest of 1 lemon

In a medium-sized bowl, mix cookie crumbs and butter. Press into a 9-inch spring form pan and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Add all ingredients for filling in bowl, and combine using food processor or hand mixer. Pour into cooled crust. Bake for 2 hours. Let cool overnight in refrigerator.

(Makes 10 Servings)

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Another satisfied customer!!!

Another satisfied customer!

My Name is Carmina. I am the happy mom of a 10 year old boy and my war on fat started the minute after I gave birth. I went on a diet soon after and I haven't stopped dieting since. 5 years ago, at 180 lbs I was my heaviest; at 5ft 4in, it wasn't a pretty sight.For a while I gave up but then I finally got sick and tired of carrying that extra weight around and I decided to do something about it. Prior to getting started with Chew The Fat Off I tried all sorts of diets, went to meetings, measured and counted every calorie, I even tried to suppress my appetite and craving for sweets with supplements and pills. Unfortunately, I got into some very bad habits such as skipping meals and it became very hard for my body to release any weight. My problem was always the same: The diets or programs were too hard, too complicated or too expensive to sustain for a long time, and even when I did get some results, I could never stick to any of them long enough to really achieve my dream weight and size. So the weight always came back, and back I was; on the lookout for the next miracle product. After fighting this war on fat on and off for 10 years I finally discovered THE solution and I haven't looked back since. The Chew The Fat Off Get Fit program has allowed me to consistently shed over 1 lb a week for the past 12 weeks. Every week, when I get on that scale I have a big smile on my face. I have now lost 13.3 lbs! I can't give you all the scientific reasons why the Chew The Fat Off products work. All I know is that this is the simplest and most fun I've ever had losing weight. I love the taste and always look forward to it. I have so much extra energy now that I even started a virtual walking club. Our club has over 270 members all over the United States; all walking their way fit! I'm looking forward to reaching my dream weight by the end of the year! Thanks CTFO!"

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Working from home...

Why do I love working from home? I'll tell you the reasons...

I can set my own hours. I can take days of when I want to. I don't have to answer to anyone. I can work at my own pace. The list could go on...

If you're interested in working from home, please send me a private message via my Official Facebook page and I will give you all the details.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Chew-Off 26 day challenge, plus win cash prizes!!!

I am looking for 5 people that would like to join me in the Chew-Off 26 day challenge. If you join this challenge in the month of October 2016, you can win 1 of 3 cash prizes! I will be there with you, every step of the way, as your health and wellness coach at absolutely no extra charge!

If you're interested in learning about this program, please contact me on my Facebook page here -or- you can email me here.

You can join this challenge by visiting my website at:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I'm looking to connect...

I am still looking to connect with fellow bloggers, coaches or anyone else in the health and wellness industry. The more, the merrier. So please don't hesitate to contact me.

You can contact me via private message on Facebook here, or you can email me here!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Let's have a CHEW-OFF!!!

I can honestly say that I think this is the best product in the company! I am looking forward to trying these myself, instead of buying separate raspberry ketones. I'm going to post the link to the product details at the end of this message. Just in case any of you are interested in reading more on it. The photo I posted is the complete product label in case you were curious.

There is also a 3 minute video you can watch too. If you're interested in giving this a try, you can order from the link or you can contact me here.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Update on my Mother's condition...

Good morning everyone. I really wanted to give you a more detailed update on my Mother's condition. While she is dealing with all of her physical conditions, she is now dealing with major problems with her right knee.

Apparently there is a major gap in between the two bones that connect at the knee. It's so extreme, that only a complete knee replacement would correct the problem, however, we have come to a brick wall on that matter. Since my Mother has several severe lung conditions, the chances of her coming out of that kind of surgery safely, are very slim.

As I posted recently, when we had gone to do some errands the other day, one of the places we had to go to was the pharmacy to pick up our prescriptions. We were waiting in line and my Mom's right knee almost gave out. If my older sister Michelle wasn't there to catch her, she would have more certainly had another bad fall.

She had a bad fall back in 2015, and that's what caused the knee problem to worsen. And her left knee isn't much stronger. When she was in her late 20's, my Mother fell when she was going to visit someone and the side walk was cracked and it caused her to fall. She had to have knee surgery on both knees. The Doctor that did the surgery back then told her that despite the knee surgeries, her knees would worsen as she got older.

That's exactly what has happened. This is why I started this gofundme campaign. If any of you don't feel comfortable donating money, we will gladly accept donations of the items she needs to get her mobility back. The physical therapy and other things we can work other arrangements out for her. I am sincerely trying to get mobility support for my severely disabled Mother.

She is able to use her mobility chair in the apartment, but it's not portable so she can not take it with her when she goes around town to do errands, go to Doctor's appointments or other things she would like to be able to do.

You see, I may have some illnesses, but I have my mobility. My Mother has lost all of her independence. Most of her life is spent in bed. She can't even sit on the couch because her legs and arms are too weak to get back up. I will be updating the campaign description soon and making some modifications.

PLEASE share this campaign on as many social media platforms as you can. I'm not asking you to donate, just share the campaign. I am sure, sooner or later, we will get her what she needs.

My sole income right now is my disability benefits. I just started my new home business and it takes time to build. I know I can do it, but even then, I can not get my Mother everything she needs on my own. I am pleading.... begging for any kind of help. Sharing this campaign will greatly help her out.

I honestly don't know what else to say to gain your trust that this is NOT a scam, in any way, shape or form. Like I said, if you're willing to donate some of the items she needs, I am willing to talk to you privately and make arrangements. Donations does not need to be monetary.

Thank you for your time and for reading this update. Have a wonderful day.

Her campaign link:

Real Homemade Hummus recipe...

Yesterday I posted a homemade corn tortilla chip recipe and I thought this would be great to make with it! Simple and delicious!

Real Homemade Hummus

1 clove garlic 1
(19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, half the liquid reserved
4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons tahini
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

In a blender, chop the garlic. Pour garbanzo beans into blender, reserving about a tablespoon for garnish. Place lemon juice, tahini, chopped garlic and salt in blender. Blend until creamy and well mixed.

Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Sprinkle with pepper and pour olive oil over the top. Garnish with reserved garbanzo beans.

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Let's begin!!!

There are so many ways that you can make a positive difference in other people's lives. Offering them a listening ear. Commended their accomplishments, no matter how small. Giving them support and motivation. Giving someone a hug. Smiling at someone.

Even the little things in life can make the biggest impressions! You never know what battle other's are facing. Even if someone snaps at you, whether you know them or not, your positive influence may change their entire day and even their attitude.

Let's be that positive change the world needs!

Another amazing success story!!!!

Real people! Real results!!

“When I was asked to be in the original test group to try the CTFO weight management program, I felt bad for them. I was thinking I would not be a very good participant. My previous attempts to lose weight always resulted in regaining the original weight I lost and then more. Since I had been struggling with my weight for over 20 years, I wondered, “How could this be different?” To my surprise it is!

The biggest difference is that after the first week on this plan, I knew I was going to make it. I really like the taste of the shakes and the tablets and I don’t feel hungry. Unlike all the other programs I have tried, I feel healthier and have more energy. I especially enjoy that the unique system for drinking pure water actually has me drinking more water. I also like that the program gives me a day off once a week to look forward to.

So far, after only 8 short weeks, I have lost 15 pounds, and my old clothes are loose on me. I have more to lose, but now believe the rest is also coming off. Finally, my prayers for a healthy weight management solution have been answered.”

- Delores F.

If you sign up for the CTFO (Chew the Fat Off) 90 day challenge, you will receive me as a health and wellness coach at absolutely no charge. I will help you with meal planning, healthy recipes and snack ideas, a fitness program that will fit your personal goals and needs.

If you're interested, please feel free to message me here!

Healthy Baked Corn Tortilla Chips (Homemade and Gluten-free)

A wonderful healthy snack and a great way to use up leftover corn tortillas. It's very simple to make. VARIATION: If you need more healthy oils in your diet, brush with olive oil.

Healthy Baked Corn Tortilla Chips (Homemade and Gluten-free)

5 corn tortillas (Misson brand is Gluten Free)
salt (optional, additional spice options listed in directions)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Stack tortillas one on top of the other and use kitchen sizzors to cut them into 4 slices like you would cut up a pizza.

Spread them out in a single layer on a cookie sheet (not air-bake) , spacing them at least 1/4" apart (they will be chewy instead of crispy if not spaced properly). (NOTE: If you must use an air-bake pan, try 350 degrees for 20 minutes).
Shake salt and desired toppings over tortillas.

TOPPING OPTIONS (choose any combo): SPICES: paprika, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder (sparingly), cayenne pepper (sparingly, will add heat!). CHEESES: grated Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, etc. or try SWEET: cinnamon & sugar.

Bake 8-12 mins or until chips are starting to get crispy and slightly golden brown at the edges (check every 1-2 minutes after 8 mins).
Remove from oven and let cool 5-10 mins before serving in order to let them fully crisp.

Extra Crispy: put back in turned off oven at least 10 mins or until ready to serve for extra crispy and warm chips (watch them, you may need to leave oven door cracked to prevent over browning).

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I am happy to report...

It's been a long and windy journey so far, but I can say that it's all been worth it, the good and the bad. I can proudly say that I am still steadily losing weight, and I don't do much exercise other than walking or aquatics. I eat healthy and I drink plenty of water and make sure I am good on m electrolyte levels.

I take vitamins, which I actually have been out of for about 3 months... That's probably why my pain levels and fatigue is back, but I'm working on getting back on my regular regimen.

I really love being able to share my progress, frustrations and thoughts with you all. I'm taking it one day at a time!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Why I'm so passionate about health and wellness...

The reason I am so passionate about being a health and wellness coach is because I think that one's overall health and wellness isn't just physical, it's also mental. We all deal with so many obstacles in our lives. I want to be the support system that my friends and even acquaintances need.

Now am I saying that you should have to put on a smile and hide your true feelings? Not at all! You should be able to express your feelings as freely as possible. What I do think we all need is the right people in our lives. Unfortunately, not everyone you meet is your friend. I really don't like having to put that out there but it's the truth. We need to carefully choose who we allow into our lives, that's our mental, physical and spiritual lives.

I honestly think we all need people that can relate to what we're dealing with, people that understand what it's like to struggle mentally, physically, whatever the struggle is you're dealing with. We need people that will help build us up and commend us for the good we do in our everyday lives.

Overall health isn't just being physically fit, or eating healthy. It's thinking healthy and trying our best to see the good in each day. I'm not saying that will cure all problems and make difficult times magically disappear, so to speak. It will however teach us the coping mechanisms we need so we can get through those difficult times with a lot more ease.

So if you ever need a friend, I am always here. I check my private messages on a daily basis. And for those of you with my telephone number, feel free to text me anytime. I hope you all have a wonderful day/night. 💗