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.


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*

A Better Cup of Water….

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I am working hard to drink more water and less coffee. Even though coffee tastes better. I was looking for a healthier coffee and didn’t come up with any. At least none that didn’t have a side effect. Dandelion coffee is supposed to be good for you, and it does help you go to the bathroom, but who wants that? Then again, if there is ever a need, I guess drinking coffee to help would be a good thing.

Drinking hot spicy lemon water and watching an old movie is better than drinking another cup of coffee. I am sipping on a bottle of water here and there, because I know it’s good for me. I have stopped trying to figure out why what is healthy either tastes bad or costs a lot?  

I am finding myself chewing on gum, instead of getting the chips that are on top of the refrigerator. I did get Lays with less salt, so not as bad, but it’s true no one can get just one or a few. There is also some onion dip inside of the frig. I may have gotten that for someone else, but it’s still there for me to enjoy as well.

I may have to look up some ways to jazz up my water: 

I can’t wait to try some of these and hope for a better tasting cup of water….

Bye IV Now, LD*