Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Green Smoothie Anyone?

I think if I weren't such an outgoing type personality that I wouldn't find out about anything! So there I am in my local fresh produce store shopping for my fabulous Vegan lifestyle and a rather, fit attractive woman was beside me carefully selecting a variety of dark green leaf vegetables and placing them in her basket. I looked over because she was picking a small amount of so many different types (mustard, kale, collard, spinach, chard etc.) I just had to know what she was planning on doing with such a small amount of so many leaves. She simply answered, "I make Green Smoothies with them." and kept right on picking away. "Green what??!" "Green Smoothies." " Really?! How did you hear about that??" "I read a book called 'The Green Smoothie Revolution'." and on her way she went with a smile.
I was determined to remember the title so as soon as I got home, I googled it and there it was, a book about Green Smoothie's 'The Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health by Victoria Boutenko'. I decided to purchase one on Amazon.com and when it arrived I dove right in. I was surprised how very truthful and clear cut the reading was. I didn't read any weird chants or hippie way of doing things in the book but just a honest truth about a woman and her family who were very sick that met a lady who helped her start the on green smoothies and how they all got better together. Diabetes went away, rashes cleared up, blood pressures lowered,weight was loss and so on (don't want be a Spoiler).
I was intriged and decided to give it a try. I don't have the fancy high speed blender but what I do have works just fine and the smoothie's taste great! We love them! I mix my NuPlus right into the batch and away I go. I have crazy energy and better mental clarity and I just feel better.
I am realizing that we can take better care of our selves if we would just eat they way the Father designed. Everything we need has been already given to us and we make the mistake trying to reinvent what has already been perfected and we are sick, infertile, cancerous, exhausted, angry and dying. I wish with all my heart that I could stand at the highest point with the loudest bullhorn and tell everybody to "WAKE UP!!". We are going through some very unnecessary procedures, we are malnourished and refuse to change. Yes, change is hard but it is so very worth it.
Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Roman 12:2
A new mind, a transformation and a change must occur now or we will die without ever really living in this life. Spiritually, Nutritionally, Humanly. We need a change.

I also recommend for those who like the facts: Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko  Both of these books are excellent, informative and easy to read.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tam's Thai on Adams Avenue... Black Rice??

So Ken and I went for a walk to Adams Avenue one evening 2 weeks ago. Kind alike an art trip as he is always seeking out new suppliers and classes to help hone his skills and his teaching knowledge. We decided to look for a place to grab something to eat which is always a challenge as most restaurants cater to "meat eaters". I always find myself getting more creative then what is on the menus hoping to inspire a change. ( I digress)...
Anyways we stumbled upon this very friendly, smiling face Asian woman beckoning for us to come her way and give her a try... her words. We obliged... it was a very small little restaurant with lavender painted walls and lots of little nick knacks to prove that a woman ran the shop. We had her curry potato rolls with this amazing black fried rice with NO MSG (so very important, please read this!). We were so very impressed with her.

Tam came out twice with a package of rice, showing me the label and where she got it... really encouraging me to get some Black Rice.. to make it at home and to stop eating white rice which has no real nutritional value in it. Not only did she make a mean fried rice (no eggs of course!) but she was talking and teaching health and telling us about how the sizes of people are changing because of the lack of the proper nutrients and she claimed Black Rice was a key source of these nutrients. I had to try it!

We now eat black rice mixed with a multi grain rice that she strongly suggested called Mogami 8 Blended Whole Grain Rice. There is Short Grain, Long Grain, Brown Rice, Black Rice, Maple Rice, Red Rice, Red Whet and Barley in it. I mix this rice with more Black Rice and some Calrose (because I have so much of it).  It has a meaty smell when cooked and a hearty taste. I made my own fried rice with it (not like Tam's but good) and we like it.

I had to share this with you. Please read the MSG and Black Rice articles... you will be so informed. I love to hear your comments on this.

It's been a long while...

Yes, it's been a long while since last I wrote. So much has happened since April 24... my last entry. Glad to say that things are getting better.
Since my last entry, I have been concentrating on my vegan diet and understanding what being a vegan is all about and how this lifestyle change has not only affected my personal menu but it has also affected how I socialize, where I spend my time (Henry's mostly) and how I interact with food.
I have been steady on my Calli (missing a day here or there but always getting myself back on the horse... my day doesn't feel right without it) but not so much on the NuPlus until very recently. I am thankful to be getting back to my routine of concentrated nutrition. Lord knows I need it!
I am glad to also say that I have maintained the 25lbs of weight lose from earlier this year and now that I am back on track & will be looking forward to the next 25 gone! I have also taken a more active role in my recovery by walking just a little more and I bought a Shake Weight...Ha!! I like it though... I am still trying to get use to the odd motion of it in some of the exercises but for the most part... 6mins is a very little sacrifice for firmer looking and feeling arms. I will post pics in a day or so of my before and then 30 days later my after... hoping for the best!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Emotional..

These have been some very emotional days for me recently as lot of changes are happening all around me. My body is slimming at an incredible rate (though sometimes I still feel like it's not fast enough... impatience, go figure), work is piling up on me and I now I gotta move on it but my motivation lately has been very low towards it... I blame sunrider for it! If I didn't feel so doggone good, I wouldn't want to take long walks and be in the sun all the time (though the sun has been here and there lately with it's rays, when it comes out I'm all in it!) and etc meaning, it's way too much to go into right now.
I did have a break through yesterday as I went on my 1st 10 mile walk in years... when I was a kid and had more ambition then money, I walked everywhere gladly. Honestly I was just glad that I could go so walking wasn't an issue but as I got older and got more $.. I was blessed with cars and now a big honking truck... I hardly ever walk. Times have changed, I am walking and 10 miles no less.
Tonight, I plan on going to my new Belly Dancing class... it's really a lot of fun. I am hoping to melt more of my core away as with all the shrinkage it is truly holding on for dear life and seems to be looking more prominent but I know that's because everything else is melting away.
I will post a picture soon. Still don't have a working traditional camera yet but it's in the works!















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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Funny how...

As I washed dishes this morning, a few random thoughts went flying around in my head about then and now instances. Like....

  • Isn't funny how back in the old days (like 1500s -1800s), girth was a sign of wealth and well being whereas those who were slim and fit were mostly those who worked hard in the fields (and such) and ate only vegetables and wild game if they could find it.
  • Isn't funny how sugar was for the elite and wealthy only.. they were the only ones who could afford it. Ken and I were talking about that and he said,"Yeah for the birthday parties they were lucking to get a fine hen and fresh veggies for the celebration let alone a homemade pudding or tart." Tart doesn't sound good to me at all! (remember Chai Tea wa only for royalty until the early 1900s when the secret was out.. that's just sugar, spice and milk)
I find it funny how, what was once a symbol of status is now a symbol of poverty, for it is reported that obesity is a poor people or poverty line thing. It's so crazy to go into a grocery store and pay $1.50 for an organic head of lettuce but pay only .79 cents for one that has been sprayed to death with pesticides... don't those pesticides cost more money then just water and compost?? I really wonder what's really going??!
I recently met with the editor of Edible San Diego and listened to her explain to me the real cost of food... that's interesting, I thought I was paying the real cost. I see what it really costs when it leaves my pocket each and every time! But as I listened I began to understand. If food was priced at what it really cost to produce it, I believe that line of what the?! would be better defined and I believe we would all look at food differently.
Food Inc talks about how the manufacturing companies pay the farmers to over produce corn, well below the cost to manufacture it so that it can be used to make a whole array of products that you would never suspect would have corn in it... durcell batteries, coke soda, twinkies, cows, chickens, fish, pigs... etc. In return, we see the meat getting bigger and bigger and our waistlines expanding right along with them because it's all a filler... fluff. We can not live on fillers and fluffs we must have sustaining foods... we all know that.
The consensus is, pay more for the right foods now to have a better life or pay a lot more later for your medications and hospitals and specialists to try to heal from what could have been prevented by eating the right regenerating foods.

I love what J.W. (Sunrider Officinado)  says, "We spend our health to make our wealth and then spend our wealth to get back our health."
I think that sums it up perfectly.

Happy Wednesday to you all!




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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

An interesting link that I just had to share!!

Vegan Diet Put His Cancer into Remission



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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Eggs and other things...

An interesting tidbit of information I received at a class I took this weekend. The speaker said,"....eggs are the menstrual cycle of a chicken." Out of everything I learned this weekend, that stuck oh so well in my memory banks. Ugh!! I really mean UGH!!! The idea that we eat the menstrual cycle of any animal is a little gross, to say the least.
As I ponder on this, I wonder why... all throughout my life I would just stop eating eggs... wouldn't want them even cooked in my presence... oh, especially if I was sleeping then was woke up by the smell of eggs... you definitely got a grumpy girl that morning. Well, that's it.. ! It's becoming more and more apparent that I will be digging my heels into this Vegan lifestyle even more. NO milk, NO cheese and NO EGGS! (period... no pun intended)
I find it funny how we (I) discover more and more information about the processed foods we eat and how very harmful chemical processed foods are or even repulsive in origin and try to share that info, that many people just don't want to hear about it. They are completely content with their ignorance. How is that? Why would anyone want to remain dumb (there was just no other way to word that!)?
... if it were bad, why would they sell it to me. Wake up people!.. the government knows just how deadly smoking is and even tell you or offer you aids to quit (which is just another ploy to get your money) and it's still legal to sell cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco. What?!! What is really going on here? It is so obvious yet everyone, including myself have been blinded. Blinded by what you say?? Trusting the untrustworthy!
If you don't take anything from this post, please take an interest in where your foods are coming from, how they are processed and who's preparing them. Get an education and don't be so afraid of change. Change may hurt, maybe uncomfortable and even suck in transition but it can be oh so good.

My change has come and I am so glad for it!



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Friday, March 26, 2010

Week 6


 It's been a few days since my last post. I've been feeling really tired for the past 4 days. It started when I added the Fortune Delight to the mix. That's the stuff that cleans the blood of free radicals and toxins in the fat. The foods have been really working in my system and we know when we sleep that's when the body can really repair itself so there you have it.... I am under some heavy repairs. Today hasn't been so bad.. I am feeling more energized and more eager to wrestle around with my hubby so we both see that as a good sign. (hehe)

I was driving earlier this week, I saw an older woman walking with some difficulty like there was more going on then I could see and a thought came over me... I wondered how many health problems I could be avoiding now that I am taking Whole Food Nutrition. I am excited about wanting to share and eager for my results to be great but I am really having a heart change that I just didn't expect. I sincerely want to tell everyone I know about this so that they can have this great opportunity too, to be healed by the food of the land. What a concept! It's just something that I have never heard in the same sentence before... that I can be healed by what foods I put in my mouth. It is almost mind blowing to think just how many drugs have been crammed down my throat by me or by the doctor trying to take care of this or that when all I needed was nutrition! UGH!! I want to be mad but I just can't (like I said, feeling pretty good today)... I don't think many people know about this and the ones that do that can make a difference won't because pharmaceutical militia is the Kingpin of the arena.
Oh well, enough of my ranting.... I am feeling crazy good today and want to get a jump on my day. The picture above was taken of me this morning. I am 15lbs lighter all together. I seem to losing more inches then actual pounds lately. The process is slow but at least it's moving... I am thankful.



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Sunday, March 21, 2010

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My Hubby...

On the way home last night, he told me," ...you know I've been drinking the Calli, right?" I said,"uh huh." He says," When I 1st started, my head filled with a lot of pressure and I had all this snot and sleep in my eyes and coughing up stuff. I thought to myself,' Man this stuff works! I almost wanted to stop drinking it and go get me a burger!'" (He was just kidding!)

We both laughed about it... I knew right where he was coming from. These Sunrider foods are taking us to another level of nutritional reality that's uncharted and so very definite. Like my incident with cheese, I have never heard anything about cheese or any dairy products being mucus causing. I often wondered why I would have so many problems when I consumed dairy but just chalked it up to "age".

We are now being educated and are educating ourselves about nutrition and the right balance of it. It's exciting and a little scary at the same time but I got to see it through and how I will transform. I officially have lost a total of ... 14.5lbs to date! It's only been 5 weeks that I have been on the Sunrider foods and there is already a huge difference!

Peace and Love!


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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

12lbs down several more to go...

                            January 2010                                                            March 2010
 I found an old pic of me on Facebook on the left and one of me taken tonight. There is really a difference here.


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So the scales says...

Got on the scale this morning feeling a little more optimistic and discovered that I am 2 lbs lighter. Don't blame it on the bread, don't blame it on the cheese, blame it on the Sun sa sun sun sun sunrider, blame it on the Sun sa sun sun sun Sunrider! Ha ha ha ha! Love it... (hopefully when you read it you added the beat of Jaime Fox 1 night hit.. Don't Blame it on the.... .) I love his voice just wish he did more with it... anyways. Yahoo, another 2lbs. I know it's water that has been trapped in me but it is nice to see the change. It was just the little bit of encouragement that I needed.

Happy Wednesday and Happy St Patty's Day to all my fellow Irish peeps! Yeah, there is a such thing as Black Irish. :)







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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Well.... !

I have to be completely honest. I hit a wall. I had one of the most dis-encouraged days since I started this journey. Let me start a little closer to the beginning....

About 2 days ago, my husband and I went on a walk to help get some blood flowing and burn off some extra calories (basically, squeezing the sponge). I get it in my mind to have a Cannoli from a local Italian Restaurant on the way home.. I figured I better have one before my taste buds for sugar completely leave... well, too late. They are gone! The chocolate was bitter and the sugar from the filling laid flat in my mouth. It was truly a sad day for me, I guess I didn't realize how much the Sunrider foods would change me and just how fast it would happen.
Today, after waiting a little too late to get some substance in me, I decided to stop off at Henry's but some cheese and make myself a delicious and well deserved Eggplant sandwich... hmmmm, my favorite! I figured I have given up so much, maybe even too much and that I could at least have a little cheese from time to time. Now grant it, I have watched all the seminars from Sunrider and have read countless articles on alkaline vs. acidic foods to know better on this move but I just had to see for myself. Milk is a no-no for me anyways but I have always indulged in cheese. I just love cheese.
We went for our evening walk in beautiful Coronado. The ocean breeze, the starry sky, tourists and quaint little shops are all a must experience. Everything seemed fine, I was feeling a little bloatie but I just dismissed it as I must of had 1 too many bites at dinner...all of a sudden, almost with no warning... my delicious Eggplant sandwich was backing out the way it came in and there was nothing I could do about it.... I ran off the main drag and let it go... cheese cheese and more cheese. I must have nibbled on about 3 pieces of Swiss before placing 2 nice slices on my lovely sandwich.  I know, this is a bit graphic and I am not trying to be gross but this is a blog about my journey on Sunrider and this is apart of that journey.
What I have read and have been schooled by my adoring husband is that DAIRY IS MUCUS CAUSING (Drinking a cup of milk is like drinking a cup of mucus. Cheese has this quality 100-fold, being concentrated milk. It takes about 4-5 quarts of milk to make a pound of cheese) and Calli is the mucus police or should I say a cleanser (While many of the undesirable elements we take into our body are quickly eliminated, others are not....the unique herbal extracts in Calli® assist in the body's natural cleansing processes.)... there was a war and the cheese lost.
Well as soon as the ordeal was over, I felt much better. My tummy is not so bloatie and I don't feel so stuffed. Funny.... what we eat really does make a difference. It's just crazy how fast it all happened.

Ok Sunrider... I can do this!!! Bring it on!!!!!






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Friday, March 12, 2010

My Bracelet...

Just wanted to let you know that I really liked the bracelet I bought at a jewelry party. It's the style that I love but I haven't worn it as often as I'd like because it fit so snug around my wrist. I tried to tell myself and others,'Oh they made this too small... or I naturally have large wrists so it fits a little snug.' (Looking back, that's a laugh. Funny, how we try to convince ourselves that they we are is how we are suppose to be. Sad really.)
A few times I thought to give it back and try another item but there wasn't much that I liked as much as I liked it so I kept it thinking I would squeeze into it on special occasions and when I wore something with a long sleeve so it wouldn't show so much.
Well good news....
I put that beautiful bracelet on today and it has a little space on either side. I almost can't believe it. I am so happy. I actually am losing the weight all over. I can fit the bracelet comfortably and I am so crazy happy about it. This Sunrider Whole Food Nutrition is really working. In conjunction with healthy food choices, this is becoming an amazing adventure. I am not only losing weight but it's helping my facial problems clear up... I could shout. Though this is going to be a long process, just seeing some clearing has given so much hope that it will one day soon be a distant memory of a horrible nightmare.

I had to share... I am stupid happy and crazy thankful. Thank you Jesus!

Marion

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

So Far...

Well, I have only been Sunriding for a month but I have had some significant and noticeable changes. I should start off by naming my ailments and then you can compare for yourself as to what has been going.

First off, Sunrider Foods are just that, food in their most concentrated and whole form. The whole point to this is to become nutritionally balanced, healed and whole. It is truly a God-send into my life and so many others.

I have PCOS, which is a hormone disorder in women that is also a leading cause of infertility. Other symptoms of PCOS include increased weight, increased facial hair, skin problems (ie acne), and irregular or absent ovulation, aka Hormonal Imbalance. If it is not treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. Besides that, I have some arthritis in my back, knee and arms/hands. These are some real issues for me and as I rapidly am approaching 40, I know that I have to start taking better care of myself... but how?
I seemed to have tried everything with no lasting success.  Weight Watchers, Make Over America, Vegetarian, Peskatarian, Fiber Pills, Lemonande Cleansing Diet, Walking, Running (yeah right!), Pilates, Yoga, Starving and on and on until I just decided that this must be what was meant for me. I am to go through life, over weight, hairy and childless with routine Chiro visits to align my back and hips. This was my pity party, daily.
Now I can see some light at the end of the tunnel. Sunrider foods are making a difference in my life. Though it's only been a month, I have lost 10lbs (effortlessly), my complexion is clearing (noticeably), my back is not aching and my knee has been just a little more tolerable to activity whereas, I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without a limp, no I speed walk everywhere I go. I seem to have so much more energy and I am sleeping much better then before, I actually feel rested.
I still haven't had any changes in my ovarian cysts ( I haven't noticed anything but I have had some slight cramping which is a good signs as I haven't had my cycle in 4 months) and facial hair is still my struggle but I have faith that it too will alleviate.
I take 3 NuPlus, 1 Calli (gallon throughout the day), 3 Quinary. It is my regimen daily. It was a bit of a struggle to try to drink a gallon of Calli in 1 day but I am finally getting the hang of it.





Quinary® supplement helps maintain health rather than waiting for the body to malfunction. It addresses the body's systems collectively as well as individually. Although it is very difficult to achieve with a formula as complex as this one, our blended herbs are maintained without preservatives or synthetic chemicals.




This is my daily balance and attribution to my personal health and well being. I have been for years addressing issues of my outside and not my inside. What makes sense to me in this program is that we must be healthy inside to look healthy on the outside.
Thank you Lord for hearing my cries and directing me to Sunrider. I am feeling better and I know it's only going to go up from here.