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Forgive Me for I Have Sinned
I just had the binge from hell. I've been fine all week...eating healthy, exercising and then out of the blue I got an urge for ice cream AND chocolate. NOT chocolate ice cream but Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey AND a chocolate bar. I had to get in the car and drive to the store to get these evil things ...
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The Moso Bamboo Tree
by: Joel Weldon, The Sower's Seed
The moso is a bamboo plant that grows in China and the far east. After the moso is planted, no visible growth occurs for up to five years - even under ideal conditions!
Then, as if by magic, it suddenly begins growing at the rate of nearly two and one half feet per day, reaching a full height of ninety feet within six weeks.
But it's not magic. The moso's rapid growth is due to the miles of roots it develops during those first five years, five years of getting ready.
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BLOW the FAT CELLS from your MIND (Home Study) 21-Day Cure
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My mind set has completely changed. Your words have deeply imbedded themselves in my soul, and I'm a changed person. I'm no longer focusing (obsessing is a better word) on food but have turned my focus toward ME and my health. It sure feels good so far! ~ K.G.C.
I am delighted with my new beginning!!! No binges, no junk food for the past 5 days!!!! I relate quite well to your format of a daily focus. Thank you for being part of the new me. ~ P.L.
I am so excited! I lost 5.6 pounds this week! I am sure it is due to being on a more "conscious level" these past few days, doing some journaling and keeping my daily mantras going! Thank you so much! I am in this for the long haul.....and know that now. ~ Pat
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Mexican Chili Corn Pie - I totally blew the fat cells from everyone's mind when I delivered this incredibly tasty and beautiful dish to the table. In other words, it looks as good as it tastes and visa versa!
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil * 5 garlic cloves, crushed (I love garlic; if too much for your taste, reduce amount) * 1 red pepper, deseeded (duh) and diced * 1 green pepper (same) * 1 cup celery, diced * 1 tablespoon hot chili powder (I also threw in a tablespoon or two; maybe three of hot chili paste - for those who really like it hot) * 1 15-oz can of corn, drained * 1 15-oz can of tomatoes, diced (NOT drained) * 1 15-oz can of kidney beans, drained * 1 tablespoon coriander seeds * salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: Heat oil in large frying pan * gentle stir garlic, peppers and celery for 5 to 10 minutes, until softened * stir in chili powder/paste, tomatoes, corn, beans and seasoning. * bring to boil and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
THEN !!!!! preheat oven to 350 degrees * spray pan with non-stick spray and place chili corn mixture in it. * get one of those little boxes of cornbread mix (Washington or Jiffy are good brands - 8 oz. size * Read box, cause you'll need to add an egg and water to the mix * After you mix it together - plop it on top of the chili corn mixture. * Don't worry that it's not entirely covering it all. It spreads while cooking. * Bake until golden brown.
That's one big beautiful YUM.
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Chewing the Fat
Happy New Year Nuestra Dama ~ January 7th was my 49th birthday. I decided to throw myself a birthday party on Saturday, the 5th, and I indicated in the invitation that I will be 49 forever more (I've stopped counting the years). On the invitation, I provided a list of all the things I like so the invitees would have ideas of what to bring to someone who has everything! Wind chimes, bird houses, silver earrings with semi-precious stones etc... My Necessities! After I sent the invite, I absolutely tore myself up for being so presumptious and ridiculous for sending it ... especially to my very reserved male boss (one entry was "snug fitting workout top with or without shelf bra").
OMG!!! Forgive me! But the party ended up being a blast, and I even made "oral gratification goody bags" as party favors for the attendees. They had a small packet of 100 calorie Chips Ahoy cookies, small toothbrush, listerine strips, sugarfree gum, kisses, chapstick and candy money (like sweet tarts). My friends and family were thrilled and many even brought gifts off the list. So the moral to the story is "Trust your gut!". If you want to celebrate yourself do it and don't look back! People will actually respect you for having the balls to do it and wish they had done it for themselves. That's it for now! I know all IS forgiven and I have moved on. Con mucho amor ~ Regina
Dear Regina ~ What a great, great birthday! I LOVE that you 'had the balls' to do it! Well said!!! Bravo!! Cheers. And Yea, for putting yourself out there, asking for what you want - especially the snug fitting workout top and shelf bra. I don't even know what a shelf bra is (I suspect I don't have 'enough' for one), but I am in awe that it's on your list. Love the 'oral gratification good bags,' too. A creative act of weight loss if ever there was one! ~ OLofWL - PS: OH, I almost forgot ... Happy Birthday!
Dear OLofWL ~ When I woke up today, my belly brain and my head brain (last week's KICK) were having quite a discussion! The belly brain asked the head brain to opt for little carrots and some celery at night while watching TV. They shook hands and came to an agreement. Thats the new snack for me! - Judy G.
Dear Judy ~ Great news. The 'airwaves' between your two brains are now officially opened. Who knows what else they'll agree on! Thanks for sharing. ~ OLofWL
Dear Janice ~ Did I read in one of your treasured newsletters that you are a certified in hypnosis? Do you think it is possible to be hypnotized into believing that I LOVE and crave exercise? To thoughtlessly prioritize it into my day? As a youngster I hated PE so much (due to the old team picking ritual, the mandated laps around the track, and the locker room humiliations) that I still equate "exercise" to "failure and humiliation". I am also lazy.
As a young adult I always said, "I'd rather defrost the freezer than exercise!" Now, of course, no one has to defrost a freezer so I had to exchange it with "I'd rather have a root canal than exercise" but with a little less enthusiasm, partly due to the cost of a root canal and the fact of my dislike of exercise being so...well, OBVIOUS. It always gets a chuckle when I declare it, but I recently noticed that it is a VERY negative way of thinking.
You have such a great way of turning thoughts around to positive. Would you help me come up with a new way to relate to exercise that doesn't make it sound like an dirty eight-letter word? And, can hypnotism be done over the phone? Your faithful devotee,
Dear Susan ~ Hypnosis is a very powerful and effective tool. I do believe I could help you. Let's start with your "exercise = failure and humiliation" equation!
Instead of the same old exercise routine, how about changing your focus and 'walking for charity.' There are a bunch of good causes that you can walk for, which sometimes include months of training with other people. You'd be making a commitment to a cause, and making new friends at the same time. Power walking wouldn't be about exercise anymore. It would be about doing good, helping others, being a part of a community. Now, I'm betting you could be hypnotized to do that, because making friends, laughing, having a good time is very inviting! What do you think? ~ OLofWL PS: You are a hoot! Love your root canal story!
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