Saturday, December 12, 2009

Only You Can Decide The Path Worth Taking

Only YOU Can Decide Your Path!
A good life comes from making choices that help honor what your heart values most!
Sometimes we need to let go of once-valued roles in order to realign with greater purpose for a BETTER ME!!


Think Positive!
Here are a few Things to help you start a fresh outlook!

*Simple Pleasures-This year, start a journal, record atleast 4 or 5 things that you are grateful for each day.  I believe you and I will notice a huge difference in our attitude.  I believe even on days when things go wrong, this will help us to realize we have more to be thankful for than we realize!!  Remember to let go of the NEGATIVES!!

*Mind Games-When we think positive thoughts, our mind, body and everything blends better!  So when we wake up every morning "say with a smile, "Today is going to be a great day, and all is right in my world!"  We will be surprised at how powerful thoughts in repetition can make our lifes better.   What we believe truly becomes our reality!

*Big Picture-Ok Make a 3x5 card in my purse with the biggest dream written on it, laminate it if you can!  When I feel less than positive, I read the goals on it and tell myself, one day I will fullfill this goal!  Taking that moment to see the big picture reinforces that if I believed in myself to achieve something truly big and wonderful then I can easily deal with the smaller hurdles in my daily life~~ 

Power Foods- Apricots Whether Fresh or dried, this delicate stone fruit has antioxidant potential-with a captial A!!

The perfect potassium packed snack!  They are nutrient rich, packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber!  Amazing how dried apricots 766 mg of potassium, that is more than bananas, prunes and most everything else!  This is definately a POWER FOOD!
Try them today! You will love them!  We all need potassium, believe I know that is what I have been having so much trouble with!!

The Abc's of SLIM
Ready to ditch some pounds I sure am! Start with the right volcabulary!
(Taken From Women's Health Total Fitness Guide)

A-is for ALCOHOL hmm...   You booze you lose; A daily serve of booze may be better for keeping weight off than abstaining.  Alcohol may increase leptin, a hormone that curbs your appetite for sweets.  This is for you to decide!!
Red Wine - Heart Health benefits?

What's in Red Wine that are good for heart?
Red wine is a particularly rich source of antioxidants flavonoid phenolics, so many studies to uncover a cause for red wine's effects have focused on its phenolic constituents, particularly resveratrol and the flavonoids. Resveratrol, found in grape skins and seeds, increases HDL cholesterol and prevent blood clotting. Flavonoids, on the other hand, exhibit antioxidant properties helping prevent blood clots and plaques formation in arteries.
Red Wine - Heart Health benefits?

Written by Gloria Tsang, RD
 Does red wine protect against heart disease? Maybe. Many studies investigated the benefits of red wine suggested that moderate amount of red wine (one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men) lowers the risk of heart attack for people in middle age by ~ 30 to 50 percent. It is also suggested that alcohol such as red wine may prevent additional heart attacks if you have already suffered from one. Other studies also indicated that red wine can raise HDL cholesterol (the Good cholesterol) and prevent LDL cholesterol (the Bad cholesterol) from forming. Red wine may help prevent blood clots and reduce the blood vessel damage caused by fat deposits. Indeed, studies showed that people from the Mediterranean region who regularly drank red wine have lower risks of heart disease

Should I start drinking more red wine now?

The answer is that is up to you. Studies showed that alcohol drinking may increase triglycerides (another Bad blood lipids) and result in weight gain due to its empty calories. Other studies also suggested that alcohol consumption is associated with cancer risk. Read Alcohol and Cancer. The American Heart Association cautions people NOT to start drinking if they do not already drink alcohol. If you already drink alcohol, do so in moderation. AHA recommends one to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women. (A drink is one 12 oz. beer, 4 oz. of wine, 1.5 oz. of 80-proof spirits, or 1 oz. of 100-proof spirits.)
She said that when going for health, think red because of the tannins from the grape's skin. The tannins give the wine its color.

"There's said to be a lot of antioxidant properties in the tannins. Therefore, drinking a moderate amount of red wine is documented to be beneficial to a woman's health. What you want to do is stick to the deep red wines. A rose may not have as many antioxidants as a dark red wine -- a cabernet or a pinot noir," Berrocosa said.

Yellow is one of the three primary colors. It stimulates thoughts of sunlight, joy, happiness, optimism, intelligence, summer and hope.

Bible Verse for Today-
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

—Philippians 4:4

May God Bless you and Keep you.  I pray for all that follow my blog, I hope you can live a better life for you!  YOU matter, don't YOU forget that!  We together will make a difference, please comment about anything, if you have questions, you can also email me at  Thanks so much for reading my blog! Lisa

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