Cinnamon Water……

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I am obsessed with cinnamon water. I know that sounds a little strange. Everyone I have told this to, all have made an ill facial expression. They ask why are you drinking cinnamon water? Yes, cinnamon water tastes really – really good whether it’s hot or cold. 

When I was looking up new ways to drink water, because I just don’t like drinking water. I came across cinnamon water. I’m like who would drink cinnamon water?  I was thinking cinnamon powder in water would look totally disgusting, but what about using a cinnamon stick instead? 

The first time I tried cinnamon water. I boiled the water like you would do tea, a cinnamon stick in place of a tie bag, and hope for the best.

Someone suggested adding honey and that would be hot cinnamon tea. I tried it, it was way ~ way too sweet, and I couldn’t drink it. I added a piece of ginger in hope I would like it better. I realized hot cinnamon tea doesn’t really work for me.

Another good use for the cinnamon stick is pineapple. How to make cinnamon pineapple tea:

  1. Wash and cut the pineapple. Leaving some fruit. I also add the core of the pineapple and the fruit is a good snack or toppings for a salad.
  2. Add pineapple in either a tea pot or a pot of water, filled water to the top, and then add a cinnamon stick.
  3. If you like a little spice, you can add a fresh piece of ginger.
  4. Strain the pineapple and cinnamon stick
  5. Add honey, {if you like it sweeter} but to me it’s sweet enough.  
  6. E.N.J.O.Y

The question was why would you drink cinnamon water? I couldn’t recall all of the goodness in this tasty drink.

(https://entirelyhealth.com/lifestyle/food-nutrition/10-most-common-health-benefits-of-cinnamon/?ref_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Cinnamon%20Benefit-D&utm_content 

10 Most Common Health Benefits of Cinnamon Food & Nutrition Posted by Rowena T.

What are the benefits? “Adding cinnamon to your water is not only hydrating and delicious, it can also supply an array of health benefits, such as: delivering antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties, supporting heart health, lowering cholesterol, and potentially aiding in weight loss,” says Poon.Aug 1, 2021)

There may be more ways to drink cinnamon water than these two ways. I like the pineapple cinnamon tea hot and the cinnamon water cold.

After a short 35 minute walk around the neighborhood, it’s nice to have a nice cold glass of cinnamon water, while I watch anime, and maybe think of a new crochet project…

Bye IV Now, LD*

Just Laugh….

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I have never been a competitive person, I do my best to not only finish what I started, and to do my best at whatever it is I am doing.

I sent out a friendly challenge to family and friends (whom I thought wanted to improve their health by losing a few extra unwanted pounds)and challenged them to be more motivated. 

I kept things simple by going for a walk, light dancing , and even posting a few exercise videos. I got replies like: “Are you really doing everything you are posting?” “Why are you posting this?”

Needless to say, I stopped posting for a while. Then I realized who I was and started posting once again. I am doing this for myself and I don’t need anyone else’s approval.

I then challenged myself to keep on being the person I want to be:

  • I am Loved.
  • I believe in myself.
  • I am someone Special…
  • I will continue to be me…
  • I have Faith and Know where I stand…
  • I can do more than what people think I can do.
  • I will NOT let anyone STOP me from being a better me…………

When it’s all said and done, how can you Not Laugh, because you are LIVING YOUR LIFE THE BEST AS YOU CAN. Those who do see that or don’t want you to see it are frowning every time their unwanted words are NOT being acknowledged.

Bye IV NOW,LD*

One More Cup of Water….

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I have never been the one who likes to drink water. I know it’s good for me, but I still have to figure out more creative ways to drink it. Hot or cold, inside and outside of your body, we all need water.

I have started adding pineapples to my water with something with ginger or cucumbers. I read about adding cilantro as well. I haven’t tried this yet, but I can’t wait to see if it tastes as good as the other two.

I know this may sound a little crazy, but drinking hot water is actually good as well. I can actually sip on it as I read and drink a full cup. Well, if I am not thinking too hard about it.

I will continue to look for better ways to drink more water as well as drink what I need to be a better me. This love and hate for water will NOT stop me from drinking it.  I am still looking for better ways to drink more water:

Just one cup at a time…..

Bye IV Now, LD*

Cutting Words……

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I didn’t want to redo my book, because I thought I had done a good job as it was. I knew my story was good, so why should I change it? I had left a publisher to look at it and said these hard words, “I don’t think your story is good, but I will still help you publish it.” Yes, for a healthy payment.

It took me a moment to overcome her words. I had to remember all of the changes I made before allowing her to read it. I listen to:

  • You need to add more detail.
  • You need to have more surprises.
  • You need to build up to the high part.

The list goes on, but today my eyes were open. I NEED to not only edit, but get my story back to where it was supposed to be from the start. 

I know it’s going to take a moment, because I took one story and  scratched that into three books. Now I decided to combine over 15,000 words into one book of 5,000 words. 

Today was the first day of my word cuts. I know this is going to take a good minute to finish, but I am going to do it and do it my way….

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Short List..

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I Will lose this weight.

I Will Never get a Needle in my knee again.

I will find a better job. 

I said it, I believe it, and it’s already done ..

I believe words are powerful. They have the ability to hurt or to encourage, so be careful of what you say..  

Bye IV Now, LD*