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.

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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. 💗

Natural Migraine Treatments that actually WORK!

Amazing article I happen to stumble upon when I was looking for some natural remedies for migraines. I hope you all find this article helpful. I know I sure do! The link to this article is at the bottom of this entry.

Please SHARE this post, you may help someone that suffers with migraines!

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The kids will love this! Spaghetti Skillet recipe

From the Taste of Home Cookbook. This is a light recipe that can be done under 30 minutes. You don't have to cook the spaghetti before adding it to the skillet.

Spaghetti Skillet

1⁄2 lb lean ground beef
1⁄4 lb bulk Italian sausage
2 (8 ounce) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1 cup water
1 (4 ounce) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained (I will use fresh mushroom)
2 celery ribs, sliced
4 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper

In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 14-16 minutes or until spaghetti is tender.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Time to try this protein-packed healthy cheesecake!

Healthy Protein Cheese Cake Dessert

1 cup low fat cottage cheese
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons sugar substitute (Splenda)
12 ounces fat free cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup egg whites or 1 cup egg substitute
1 reduced fat graham cracker crust

preheat oven to 350f degrees.
spoon cottage cheese into blender or food processor. Blend on high for 30 seconds. add cream cheese and blend 30 more seconds on high.
Scrap down sides then add splenda and vanilla. then blend on medium while gradually adding eggs for 45 seconds.
pour cheese filling into pie crust and bake for 30 minutes.
let cool for at least 30 minutes.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serve plain or with any kind of berries you choose and top off with some cool whip free!

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Amazing weight loss success story!

Real people! Amazing results!!

"My name is Lee and I was one of the lucky people in the initial test group for the Chew The Fat Off. I have to tell you, the results I have achieved have been absolutely incredible! I cannot believe the difference in the way I look and feel - and in my health. In just 8 short weeks I have lost 37 pounds, 20% body fat, and 6.5 inches off my waist.

The most spectacular change has been in my health; my blood pressure is now normal without the use of medication. My cholesterol has also completely normalized. But the most amazing blessing has been that although I have had to take insulin for 23 years to control my blood sugar levels, I have now been able to decrease my insulin units by 90%. My doctors are dumbfounded and tell me, ‘Whatever you are doing, keep it up.’

I HIGHLY recommend CTFO to ANYONE that wants to lose weight and especially those with health problems that are robbing years from their life and life from their years."

- Lee F.

If you'd like more information, please message me here and I'd be happy to answer any of your questions.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Taking it one day and one step at a time...

I have had so many friends kindly remind me that any journey always starts by taking it one step at a time, and that's what I most definitely intend on doing.

Living with any chronic pain or illness is a daily struggle. You never know how you're going to feel when you wake up. At time, there are days when the fatigue or the pain is extremely difficult to bare. All I can do, is try my best to cope. Today was no exception. I had to give in and take my anti-inflammatory and a pain killer. If you know me pretty well, you know I absolutely hate having to rely on prescription medication, but right now, it's the only thing that I don't have to pay out of pocket for. I rather prefer to take natural remedies, but unfortunately, anything healthy in this system costs money.

That's one of the reasons why I am so happy to be back in the health and wellness industry. I know that the natural way will benefit me more, but living on disability alone isn't going to get me to where I need my overall health to be. I hope I can help others while I am on my new journey. Just taking it all one day and one step at a time!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Time to share my new journey....

I wanted to take this time to share some information about this new company I joined. I am still in the training process, so please bare with me. I am super excited to share any and every thing that I can about this amazing company. I am proud to be a Chew the Fat Off associate!

Here is the story about how this wonderful company got started.

"Chew The Fat Off (CTFO) was founded by Stuart Finger after a lifelong struggle with being overweight. “Since I was 7 years old I’ve been “the fat guy”. I’ve tried everything; diets, pills, everything! You name it, I’ve tried it. Nothing ever worked for long.”

Stuart has spent years researching what works and what doesn’t work regarding weight loss, and after even more years of extensive development and testing, everything has lead up to this; the CTFO program that really works! “For the first time in my life, I know I’m experiencing something that isn’t just a temporary fix, and I want to share it with the world!”

The specific combination of ingredients in the products, the synergistic effect of taking the products together, and the design of the program itself are all key elements in what makes CTFO so unique and so effective. We are so convinced that this program can work for anyone that we offer an unconditional 60-day money back guarantee.

For additional information or to ask any questions you may have, don’t hesitate to contact me at: ( or you can visit my website at: (

If you're interested in starting your own home based business, please take a moment to visit: (

There is absolutely NO COST to join and you do not need to buy any product and no autoship is required to become an associate!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Introducing the DIY Network!

I am always on the look out for the latest and greatest in DIY projects. I have recently found an amazing website that publishes many helpful and amazing DIY idea's. I just wanted to take the time to share this newly found resource with you all!

Introducing the DIY Network!!!

They have How-To tutorials, videos, shows and even a blog. You can also register an account if that's your desire. It's a pretty neat little website. I know a lot of you prefer to opt for Do-It-Yourself idea's. I hope you find this website resourceful.

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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe

This is why I ALWAYS opt for homemade desserts!

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

1 1⁄2 cups bananas, mashed, ripe
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
3⁄4 cup butter, softened
2 1⁄8 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk

1⁄2 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1⁄2 cups icing sugar

chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 275°F (135C).
Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
Stir in banana mixture.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.

For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.
Spread on cooled cake.

Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired.

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Good morning!!!

Good morning everyone!

Exciting new things are happening in my life and I can not wait to share my experiences with you all. I hope you have a wonderful day! 💛

I refuse to give up!!!

Hey everyone. I wanted to start this post off by thanking you all for being so supportive and understanding, I know there are times that I can come across as complaining. I am really trying hard to work on being more positive. Living with lupus, fibromyalgia and migraines often causes me to feel drained, exhausted and it takes away my ability to enjoy every day activities. I do apologize if I ever complain too much or if I ever bring anyone down. That is never my intention.

If you're curious as to why I post about my health so often online, well I'll try to explain it as simple as I possibly can...

When I was a teenager, I used to write in a journal, every single day about whatever I was feeling or what I was experiencing. I feel it helped me open up, to where now, instead of writing in a journey, I like to share my experiences with other people. And since social media is available for me now, I feel it's the best outlet for me to express myself and maybe show others that are experiencing hardships, that they're not alone.

I like to share my successes and my frustrations. I want to show others that even when you are feeling at your lowest, you can overcome anything, with patience and the willingness to learn coping mechanisms. So that's why I tend to share a lot here on my profile. I am careful about who I post to as well, which is why most of the time, my posts are for friends only. But I do on a rare occasion, share with other people as well.

I look forward to sharing my journey to living a more productive and healthy lifestyle. It's a daily battle, but I don't think giving up is ever the answer. Do we need a break every now and then? Of course, but taking a break and giving up are two very different things.

Okay, enough rambling for now. Thank you all again for your time and friendship. It's most truly appreciated.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Exciting news!!!!

Hey everyone. Over these last several months I have been contemplating what I want to do in my secular life. As most of you know, I have tried many avenues. So far, none have really panned out. However, I am not going to give up.

I just started a new job with an amazing company. It's called Chew the Fat Off, Inc. I am so happy that I will be getting back into the health and wellness industry. I was looking into a lot of different companies and I came across this one. I didn't need any start up cost and I don't need to buy product every month just to be able to work this business. This is very well in my means to give this a try.

I don't really know what else to say, I am still in the training process. I am hoping that I will be able to get my health better on track and hopefully help others do the same. This was something that I had to pray hard about and really give it serious consideration. I will post my link at the bottom of this post, just in case you all are curious about the company and what they offer. I am still learning about it all myself.

If you have any questions of concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me via private message.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

SPECIAL OFFER! Only for a limited time!

SPECIAL OFFER!!! For a limited time only!

The first 50 people to make a donation of a minimum of at least $20.00 to this campaign, will receive a FREE autographed copy of my Mother's book entitled, "Her Silent Cry".

Once we reach 50 people, this offer will end. Please share this campaign, as this offer is for a limited time only.