Think Before You Eat…

I am not a Professional what is shared with you is from my very own personal experiences:

For some reason most people believe you have to starve yourself in order to lose a few pounds when that’s far from the truth. Denying yourself in the beginning (cold turkey) isn’t a good move because you may have a relapse or actually suffer from anxiety when your body has become accustomed to garbage foods.

Think of a drug addict and how they act when they can’t get a fix…kind of the same thing. Anyway, just measure your food eat a cup of everything and once that’s gone if you find you are still hungry eat an apple or a cup of raw almonds chased with a tall glass of water.

It took me over 20 years to put on an extra 40lbs so what makes me think I can lose it in 30-days without half killing myself!

I am not interested in diets pills or those shots they give you to burn fat (I think?) whatever it is I don’t want it. I eat all day little portions of GOOD food and find it more satisfying than eating like a cow grazing on a field except it’s not grass it was fatty foods full of salt etc.

I think before I eat because it really matters what goes in my body and it makes a huge difference in how I feel.

My goal is not to be skinny not a good look for me when I love having meat on bones!
My goal is to be healthy even if I remain a little thick 😉

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The Open Toed Shoe Pledge

The Open Toed Shoe Pledge
Place your right hand over your heart and repeat after me:

As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the Rules
when I wear sandals and other open-toe shoes:

I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the
sides and tops of my feet will not protrude out between the straps.

I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free. I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe. I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.

I will shave the hairs off my big toe.

I won’t wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker,
mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.

If a strap breaks, I won’t duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.

I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. Scholl’s if my feet need him.

I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids’ sizes This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.

I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell
and begin to look like Vienna sausages. If I have been privy to the magic that is Foot Soup; I will share that knowledge and experience with the non-initiated.

I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend / sister / coworker when
she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good.

I will promise if I wear flip flops that I will ensure that they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.

I will promise to go my local beauty school at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $20 and worth EVERY penny).

I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear…nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals.

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Mean 4 No Reason

The young lady that hands out the express newspaper at the metro has such a pleasant smile.
Taking a few more seconds to look at her while saying good morning because I sensed something.
I noticed her eyes looked sad behind the smile.
I see this woman every morning and for some reason something was tugging at my spirit!
As if I don’t have my own personal battles…Taking a moment more to look at her while saying good morning; I asked her, “are these people mean to you that come through the metro?
She replied “yes, but not all”
My heart sunk as I took a deep breath.
I replied, “don’t you worry about them ok?, have a nice day”
She thanked me as I noticed that sadness in her eyes disappear.
People can be so mean for no reason and it hurts.
They ignore her like she doesn’t exist, push the paper away or give her dirty looks.
What’s wrong with saying, good morning and/or no thank you?
They look down on her because of her job.
They look down on her because of her race.
But she’s a human being first!!
Shallow people get on my nerves.
We have to stop being hateful towards each other.
We have to stop trying to make others feel inferior because we think we are so perfect based on what society dictates.
YOU WILL ANSWER FOR YOUR ACTIONS!!!

What Makes You Pretty?

You are beautiful and smart with so many things that set you apart.
There will always be someone prettier or smarter than you are based on a person’s standards that don’t really matter.

What matters is if you think you are prettier or smarter than the next and you should NEVER compare yourself to others EVER!

You are unique; there is only one of you so refuse to be a copy!
People are mean and will call you ugly because they are shallow and rotten in the inside. Your spirit is what makes you beautiful…your strength, character and confidence makes you attractive.

Don’t allow society to dictate to your reflection what true beauty is…its how you feel about yourself and how you treat others is what makes you pretty.

Show No Mercy, Get No Mercy!

Forgiving someone does not make you weak.

Forgiving shows you understand that human nature is flawed to the point that we cause anguish having no regrets at that moment or remorse. We all are guilty of hurting someone whether it was intentionally or not.

You may have cared that you hurt them and then again you felt like they deserved it. Honestly, not a soul alive deserves to be hurt. Unless, you know the root of their troubles and what has shaped them into this awful cold-hearted human being you have no reasonable excuse to hurt anyone emotionally or to retaliate against them.

“Hurt people hurt other people”, strangely they find some sort of pleasure seeing others miserable.

Knowing this about our flawed nature will help you better understand why it is so very important to forgive. God knows, from my personal experiences how hard it is to forgive when you would rather bash their head in!!!

Oh no, that is not healthy for not only them but for the spiritual being that lives inside of you. You are a bright light shining ever so bright but every time you HATE or HURT another human being that light inside of you becomes dimmer and is finally replaced with darkness.

Forgiving does not mean you have to continue to endure a person’s abuse there comes a time you must forgive them and move on to the next chapter in your life.

The most important aspect of forgiveness is having the ability to let go! Holding on to things that someone has done to you in your past will keep you from enjoying the wonderful future you have right in front of you.

Open your eyes and let your heart heal so that you can receive all the blessings that are waiting for you.

Forgiving sets you free! Forgiving does not allow others to have power over you!

You Never Met Me But You Don’t Like Me?

There are some folks that do everything in their power to make you not like them.

There have been people that I actually liked but for whatever reason they despised me.
If I never met you how in the world can I determine that I don’t like you?

Well, it’s done to me all the dang time. They see me and judge me without getting to know who I am and they don’t like me? Honestly, who cares besides they don’t pay my bills, feed me nor provide clothing? But it really puzzles me about how they determined that they aren’t fond of me without ever becoming acquainted. Hearsay plays a huge part most of the time. If you allow someone else to help you form an opinion about another person you never met you are a complete idiot.

In some cases the biased opinion of someone may be indeed true! However, everyone deserves a fair chance before you claim you don’t like someone. “I don’t like that bytch, I don’t know why, I just don’t” heard that many times and you know what that’s one sick puppy who says something so silly.

Why would you want enemies on purpose? When you ignore them and continue to be who you are never allowing them to make you act out of character is not an easy tasks sometimes.

You really want to curse them out but you know that ladies shouldn’t curse says Daddy :). You know that two wrongs don’t make a right says Grandma. Kill them with kindness says Mommy. Turn the other cheek says Jesus.

You must understand that people who are miserable and unhappy with themselves find some sort of satisfaction in irritating, upsetting others and gossiping.

Feel sorry for them and most importantly pray for them. Continue to be the Happy You!

Diarrhea of the Mouth…

Diarrhea of the mouth is a terrible thing and has not only hurt but ruined people’s lives!
Be very careful sharing personal sensitive matters with others.
Evil people store everything you tell them in their little pea sized brain to throw in your face later.
People like this are weak individuals with no integrity.
No matter how ugly a
disagreement/breakup is you should never use what someone told you about themselves to hurt or embarrass them.
People who behave this way make me wish I never met them and make me want to vomit.
Be leery of those that are eager to hear all the juicy or bad stuff going on in your life but tell you zero about them or just enough to keep you talking.
If you divulge information shared in confidence with others you are a piece of stinky poop and can’t be trusted.
Go crawl back under your rock you snake.