Are you ready for the Carnivore challenge?!

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Most people use January as their month to begin their renewals. a renewed mind by committing to reading more. A renewed spirituality by going to church more or reading their bible more. Some… a renewed body by committing to changing their way of eating via embarking on a low-carb diet.

What if you made the commitment for a renewal of body, mind AND spirit/soul?

There is a FB group called, Carnivore 75 Hard Challenge. This is not MY group as in I did not start it.

I am a member but I joined, and then did not complete the challenge. On January 1st. I will rejoin and recommit.

Who is with me? here is a peek at what you can expect. Remember, it is a HARD challenge. It’s going to be difficult to do.













The challenge starts January 1st and extends through March 17th!!!!Think about what 4 you want to concentrate on and give it your all. 75 days is a long time and I want this to be doable and challenging at the same time. Figure out and write down your WHY for this challenge. Print it out hang it up where you will see it everyday to keep you motivated.

You can leave a comment if you like, letting me know who is on board… or not. If you want to you can just join the FB group and participate through that platform. It does not matter. What matters is that you do the challenge and change whatever it is you wish to change.

Remember: take a before picture of yourself, take your measurements and if you have a scale and you wish to track your weight you can do that also.

Good luck!

I had written in a previous post about doing the Young living Slique products but they are still sold out. I am doing the Carnivore 75 Challenge instead.

What IS ‘fat shaming’?

Over the years, it has become en vogue to tell someone of an unpopular opinion that that they are ‘phobic’ or ‘shaming’.

There is ‘Christos-shaming’ where Christians are vilified and/or people try to ‘shame’ them for their beliefs. There is ‘creation-shaming’ where Christians are shamed for believing in creation over evolution. Some are even shamed by other Christians for making efforts toward living a pure life and adhering to scripture.

It seems that for every person who likes something, there is someone else who does not. This unhappy person will spend way too much energy trying to ‘shame’ you for just living a life that brings you joy. The people who shame other people for what they enjoy doing might be hiding a narcissistic personality disorder since they just LOVE telling other people what they should and should not enjoy doing… but I’m no expert of disorders, and that is not what this post is about.

This post is about fat shaming, and yes, FIT shaming. I have seen people shame other people on social media for wanting to preserve the hard work they have put into working out and being fit rather than observing religious fasting.

There are many ways to observe religious fasting. One of those other ways of observing a religious fast is by keeping control of your mouth. We must guarding what comes out of our mouths and now with social media, what comes out of our keyboards. If you keep a strict fast but go around condemning others, mocking them, criticizing and judging them, you have erased ALL of your efforts you would have gained by fasting. Poof! They are completely gone.

I chose to write about the topic of shaming because as you embark upon your wellness journey, you will encounter opposition. Not as much from enemies as you might think, but more so from friends… or rather people you thought were your friend until you chose to make some changes in your life that make them feel challenged or left behind.

A more well known example of fit shaming is what happened to the singer, Adele. Adele was ‘fit’ shamed by disloyal ‘fans’ when she chose to go on her own wellness journey and drop over 100 pounds. No matter how devoted a fan you are/were, Adele owes you nothing. No one ‘owes’ you anything. It is not Adele’s job to make sure you have a fat role model to help you feel good about yourself and you do not owe it to anyone to remain fat so that they do not feel bad about themselves.

Years ago there was a Christian ministry that helped certain males overcome their certain ‘issues’- should they WANT to try and come out of that lifestyle. However, because some people thought, erroneously (there are plenty of studies done to back up the fact that certain proclivities are chosen and can be overcome) that people could never NOT be THAT… that the institution should be closed down thus removing forever (unless people chose to try and self heal) a place that offered an alternative to their alternative. EVERYONE was denied the chance to change by going to that institution because a few people thought it was wrong for them to try and do so. A minor number of people decided something for others with no regard for their wishes, and THAT is a travesty.

I do wonder if we will be like that one day soon about gyms and fitness. Although ‘fitness’; gyms, supplements, surgeries, equipment, etc., is a multi-billion dollar industry, I can see it being attacked and gyms shutting down all over the country because some snowflake somewhere got a ‘butt hurt’ because they want everyone to ‘own it’… to accept their bodies how they are and never ever try to improve them by losing weight. One person deciding everything for everyone else is not a democracy. No mandate is part of a democracy.

Folks, there are certain things that are just not healthy for us and being 100+ pounds over weight is one of them.

What then IS fat shaming if encouraging people to live a healthy, fit life is not shameful?

Fat shaming is; name calling, teasing, belittling, bullying, mocking, condemning, etc. a person who is fat, obese, or overweight to a certain degree. yes, when children tear one another apart with words over their appearance it is a horrible thing and should not be tolerated. Deciding to lose weight because you get winded walking across your house is nothing to be ashamed about and you do not owe it to anyone to remain obese. Did you ‘get’ that.

You do not owe it to anyone to remain obese.

Do you know why it is ok for you to lose weight and not stay fat/obese for other people? Because NO ONE OWNS YOU!

The reason why it is important to talk about such things is because there are too many people in the world with messed up lives and control issues who are determined to try and manipulate and control the rest of us. Some of them are just scared your changes will lead to you leaving them. A legitimate concern for some people. Some of them will hate you for changing because you did not seek them out before you began your journey. These people think you must consult them, seek their approval and when you do not, they are offended and may even ridicule your efforts and dreams of change.

I tell you these things not to scare you off, but to try and prepare you for what might be coming when you embark upon your journey. Do not allow these people to get in your way. Your health, and well being, is far more important than the feelings, and opinions on how you should live your life, of other people who cannot even cheer you on toward victory.

People who may themselves be in need of a wellness journey of their own.

It is disgusting how other people try to destroy the lives of those around them. You just keep putting one foot in front of the other and do not look back.

Essential oil workout blend and getting a jump on wellness goals

2 drops Citrus Fresh essential oil blend 2 drops Vetiver essential oil 2 drops Black Pepper essential oil 2 drops Cedarwood essential oil

I don’t know about you, but I really dislike working out. I enjoy the health benefits, but over all it is not my ‘go-to’ for mental health and wellness. I have bad choices for that; chocolate, peanut butter, caffeine, etc.

After spending the summer marinating in stress and anxiety, it is time to get back on the workout wagon. Once again I am offering my workout book as a gift to you.

You can help support this blog, and the free workout book, by going to my Young Living website to order your essential oils and supplements. Starting Monday, Young living is having a big sale. You can find the essential oils listed above and many others as well as supplements to help get you started on, and continuing toward, your wellness goals.

My Young Living site LINK.


Although presently out of stock as a kit, I have several of the Young Living Slique products in my on line basket ready to be shipped to me on the first of December as part of my monthly subscription order. I will be documenting my progress on my blog but let me give you a heads up. If a Young Living product is out of stock there is a good reason for it… people LOVE it. If you struggle with your weight you might consider giving this product a go and see if it helps you reach, and maintain your weight loss goals.

I am not waiting for January 1st. With thousands of Young Living customers in the same mindset at the first of the year making weight loss a goal for the new year, maybe waiting until then to purchase your wellness products is not such a good idea? Maybe now is the time to at least prepare for new year resolutions and goals setting?

Legal stuff: I cannot guarantee success using these, or any other products sold by me or Young Living. Please consult with your doctor before beginning this, or any other wellness journey to make sure you are fit enough to be on a wellness journey. Please carefully read all ingredient lists for comparability with any food, or plant, issues you may have. While most essential oils are generally regarded as safe, serious complications can arise unexpectedly. Discontinue use immediately if reaction occurs. Seek medical help if needed.

How to safely pump gas

Or… how to survive a trip to the pumps.

We hear so much these days about cyber safety and preventing identity theft. What about personal, physical safety? Do you know how to avoid an attack while filling up at the gas station?

  1. Stop whatever you are doing and be fully focused on the task at hand. Yes, pumping gas into your car is boring! You’re going through your ‘to-do’ list in your head. Maybe scrolling on your phone or tending to baby or rambunctious children in the back seats. STOP!!

If you typically allow your children to be in charge; they are noisy, uncontrolled, chaotic… the gas pump is one of the places they simply cannot be allowed to carry on and be a distraction. Thieves and attackers typically look for chaos in order to grab what they want or to become lost in the crowd. There are plenty of videos on the net showing women being abducted in the middle of crowds. Some people even stand there watching as it happens. Chances are no one will come to your aid. Some might but don’t count on it. Put yourself in a situation where you do not need to be rescued… even by yourself.

You can make it a game for your children that when we get to the special place, the gas pump, we all are quiet. Frame it however works for you but get control of the situation before you drive up to the pumps.

2. It is not always possible to go for gas during the day and now that we are in daylight savings, darkness falls earlier. If you must go for gas after dark, choose a well lit area. I suggest a grocery store gas station or a busy convenience store. do not go to that station that sits by itself and creeps you out during the day. Look for security cameras and park near one that sees the most. That way IF something happens it is caught on camera and the police have a better chance of figuring out what happened.

3. Put your back against something solid. There are going to be times when you need to look at the payment screen on the pump. Be sure your back is to your vehicle and that no one can sneak up on you from behind.

4. Whenever possible, pay at the pump. This means you do not go to the window to purchase anything. If you must go to the window, LOCK YOUR CAR!! TAKE YOUR PURSE WITH YOU AND YOUR PHONE!!

The image above is of a woman having her purse stolen while she pumps gas. See the sneaky thief on the opposite side of her car? To make it harder for this opportunistic thief, lock your door. Place your purse on the seat closest to where you will be standing. My gas tank access is on the drover’s side so my purse should be on that seat or between the door and the seat so it is closer to me and not to a potential thief. I have lost count of the number of articles I have read about women having their purses stolen out of their cars WHILE THE CAR WAS PARKED IN THEIR OWN GARAGE!

Do not leave valuables in your car EVER. Just because you do not steal does not mean you cannot become a victim.

As soon as a new security system, garage door opener or supposed ‘super secure’ car comes on the market, thieves are already (or HAVE already) figured out how to thwart the system.

5. Check your vehicle before getting back in. You would be surprised at what can go missing or who might be in there while your back was turned ‘for just an instant’.

6. Do not carry anything with your address in your car. Meaning, when you get your car registration either put the copy that does not have your address on it in your glove box OR carry it in our purse or wallet at all times. If a thief gets a hold of your keys and has your address, they can go to your home and clean it out before you get there, or lie in wait to attack you. This also means you need to be sure to clean your car out on a regular basis of mail and any other item that has your address.

7. Take a self defense class. Yes. do it. It will change your life.

8. If you keep your purse with you at the pump, make sure it is closed and strapped across your body.

9. Consider carrying a concealed weapon. If you do, make sure it is easily accessible to you but not easily taken form you. Take a class and learn how to properly use your weapon of choice.

10. Do not assume that because you are a peaceful person and would not hurt others that you are exempt form being harmed. There is a reason why deer, and cattle have antlers and horns… to defend themselves.

11. Get a new mindset that it is OK to fight back and to defend yourself. You are under NO obligation to be a victim.

10 reasons to drink Ningxia Red by, Young Living everyday

In my continuing quest for improved health, and to keep myself as able as possible to fend of viruses, part of my health regimen involves a commitment of drinking Ningxia Red everyday and today is my first day.

My bottles just arrived and I am joining the team challenge to drink Ningxia Red everyday. I am also taking the,

Supports joint health*
Supports recovery time of joints after exercise*
Supports normal range of motion*
Supports bone health*
Supports normal metabolic functions and circulation*
Aids the immune system*
Supports hair and skin health*

For hair and skin health among other benefits. See list in caption.

Back to the Ningxia Red. Here are the ten reasons to drink it everyday:

  1. It boosts your immune system. Something to think about as we move back inside for the fall and winter months that are coming.
  2. It is an antioxidant.
  3. Supports normal eye health.
  4. Supports healthy digestion.
  5. Can boost energy levels without caffeine.
  6. Supports whole body health and wellness.
  7. Supports normal cellular function.
  8. May be beneficial in obtaining, and maintaining a healthy weight.
  9. Supports cardiovascular and circulatory wellness (hello my diabetic friends).
  10. May help maintain healthy blood glucose levels.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Some of these descriptions have been taken from the Young Living website.

This is a 30 day challenge. I still need to take before photos of my hair. At the end of 2003 and into 2004, I became quite ill and almost died. My hair fell out in clumps. It started to recover-ish and then I had cataract surgery a few years ago. The doctor put me on steroid eye drops which caused many issues with my health that I am still working on overcoming. One of which is hair-loss. I sometimes feel little hairs poking me when I rest my arm on top of my head. Either they are breaking off or growing back. I think they are trying to grow back but my hair line looks like an east coast shore line after a hurricane. It keeps receding.

If you would like to join me in my 30-day Ningxia challenge, you may do so by following this LINK and shopping for Ningxia Red. If you are asked for it, my member number is 30194809.

The fact about trying out new plans to improve health is that you do not know if it will work until you try. I cannot make any guarantees nor predict how this supplement will benefit you, or that it will. It all comes down to how ill you are, how much healing your body needs to do and if you are diligent in taking it everyday as directed. In other words, it only works as well as you are committed to being well.

Wellness is not a spectator sport. Contrary to the dictionary, wellness is not a noun… it is a verb. It is a state of being well achieved through active participation. You do not simply read about things to do to feel better, you experiment and find a wellness path that works for you.

I cannot read about supplements and hope that through osmosis they make me well. No, I must work out which supplements are the most beneficial for me and then take them on a regular basis.

If you wish to explore your wellness path, let us do so together.

When healing comes from outside the accepted box of ‘wisdom’

con·ven·tion·al wis·dom Learn to pronounce nounnoun: conventional wisdom; plural noun: conventional wisdoms

  1. a generally accepted theory or belief.

Beef, salt, water (often in the form of coffee). Everyday… all day.

That was her diet for 3 months. Not 100% but enough to do what she was told avoiding beef and eating chicken would do but it did not. Eating beef HEALED HER.

Being told to avoid eating beef because it causes health issues is right up there with the great myth that, ‘if you keep making that face your whole face will freeze and you’ll look like that forever!’. Lies, lies, lies.

If you think the nightly news, or morning news shows, or prime time t.v. are great places to receive accurate nutritional information… think again. Accurate nutritional information doesn’t even come from trained nutritionists! All it means when some one claims to be a certified nutritionist is that they learned what they were told and regurgitated the information accurately but what have they really studied and learned if they only vomit back the same information they have been fed and do not do their own research?

The person I mentioned above fought stage 3c breast cancer and lived. Stage 3c is the stage right before stage 4 cancer. She went to a nutritionist who told her not to eat beef because it would aggravate her condition and could cause her cancer to return. Lies, lies, lies. This person just had another scan yesterday after being on the lioness diet for three months. Everything is normal. No ‘hot spots’! Hot spots when she ate chicken and no beef. No hot spots eating beef and no chicken.

Her words to me:

‘We used to sit around and mock you for eating so much beef. We were sure you would drop dead any day… but you didn’t. Now I think you’ll out live us all!’.

My dear readers, there is a reason why beef is attacked on a regular basis and it’s not because raising beef is bad for the environment.

Eating meat heals the human body. Now, if you’re eating that beef with highly processed foods, you will not receive the benefits eating beef provides. You must stop eating processed foods.

Beef, salt, water (sometimes made into coffee) eventually maybe some fruit once and a while but not much and not too soon especially if you have metabolic syndrome (type 2 diabetes, obesity, etc.) and need to lose weight.

It’s not too late. It’s not too late to reclaim your health!

Here are some resources for you.




Another person’s testimony.

Then, there is this guy. Please watch the video. I recommend at 1.25x speed.

Falling in love with Jack Lalanne

Exercising around here has fallen away to the point of non-existence for me. My hands have been acting up quite a bit which makes lifting very difficult. What to do?

I climbed inside my ‘way-back machine’ and rediscovered Mr. jack Lalanne. Mr. Lalanne had a fitness t.v. show that spanned from 1951-1985. I never once watched it growing up but now on Youtube, he lives again and disperses fitness wisdom, enthusiasm, and encouragement.

Jack’s exercise technique is called, ‘trimnastics’. No iron, not heavy lifting (although he was one of the first advocates of women lifting weights). Body weight exercises used to be ‘the thing’.

I think that when ‘Pumping Iron’ with Arnold Schwarzenegger came out body weight exercises we forgotten. Body weight exercises are an effective way to trim up and lose weight without putting undo strain on joints, ligaments and muscle. Seldom do you see a fat yogi, fat Sensi, or fat Qi gong practitioner. Many do not ‘sling iron’. They use slow movement and body weight resistance to achieve their fitness goals.

If you are someone who is having issues getting going on working out because you think you need various pieces of workout equipment or you need to ‘sling iron’ you might want to look into some of Mr. Lalanne’s workouts on Youtube. You might just find a workout you can do.

John Mackey is right and he triggered a whole mess of ignorant snowflakes

John Mackey was quoted (in a poorly written People magazine article by Eric Todisco)as saying, “The best solution is not to need healthcare,”… and he is absolutely right.

Clean eating and movement are two of the main ways you can take control of your health right now… today.

The backlash on social media was incredible and incredibly stupid. The things people said were unbelievable. If people really believe the things they blurb out on social media, the outlook for the future is more dismal than I had originally thought. This also explains why so many people are against natural holistic wellness. They have been very effectively brain washed.

John Mackey did not say what he said to get people to buy more kale, he said what he said because after decades of working closely with, and consuming, nutritious foods he has seen first hand the benefits of eating a clean diet. It confuses me as to why some people are having such a violent emotion reaction to what he said. I do not understand the hate toward healthy eating. Also, Eric Todisco’s article is so poorly written it reads as if he is blaming healthy eating for certain diseases.

“heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease — are all related to healthy eating.”

Quote from People magazine article on John Mackey Jan. 5, 2021

“The best solution is to change the way people eat, the way they live, the lifestyle, and diet.” he added. “There’s no reason why people shouldn’t be healthy and have a longer health span. A bunch of drugs is not going to solve the problem.” -John Mackey. These are just some of the words for which Mr. Mackey is being vilified. 1. He is criticized simply for being wealthy (DO BETTER AMERICA) 2. People are (I hope. At least they sound as if they are) being deliberately ignorant and pedantic about what he said. Pedantic about things he never said. I think that is what I find most annoying.

We are so disconnected about nutrition and the roll it plays in being healthy that THIS is considered to be what a healthy woman looks like…

Is it safe to eat fast food every day? - Quora
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It is not.

What strange times we live in when obese people are labeled as healthy and clean eating is the enemy.

Clean eating and moving your body can do wonders for your health. don’t give up. Don’t give in to the hype that processed foods are just as healthy or that good nutrition cannot improve your health. I am so disappointed in the reactions to this article.