Feed Yourself the Good Stuff!!!

Hello SuperStarrs!!! Today I’m chatting with you on the importance of feeding yourself the “Good Stuff”.  Watch the video below to where I share with you my thoughts on the “Good Stuff” and some tips that help me to keep feeding myself the “Good Stuff”.

 

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When I get home from the store and unpack everything, I put the veggies and fruit into the sink to rinse before putting them away.  Except berries.  We don’t rinse them until we are ready to eat them. If they sit in the fridge with any extra moisture, they will get fuzzy pretty quick.  I fill the sink full of clean water and about a half to a cup full of vinegar. I let them sit for a few minutes before wiping and rinsing them off.  Make sure they are good and dry before putting them away.  I let them air dry on a Kitchen towel or hand dry them if I’m in a hurry.

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Baked Eggs

I find it’s so much easier to bake eggs rather than boil them.  Here’s how I do it.

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Place eggs in a muffin tin.
  3. Put them in oven to bake for 30 mins.

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4. Take eggs from oven and place in an ice bath for 10 mins. ( I just fill one side of the                 sink up with water to cover eggs and add ice.)

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5. Done.  Enjoy your eggs or stick them in fridge until you are ready to eat them.  They               will have a small brown spot from sitting in the muffing tin. It’s all good, just eat it               or cut it off when you peel them.

Feeding Your Spirit 

I LOVE this scripture so much that I had My Amazing Talented Husband put it into the Design when He redid our Kitchen.  I wanted everyone who came into our home and ate in our Kitchen to know that “The Lord Is Good” and to know that is why we are Blessed!!!  I want them to accept the invitation that Jesus offers to them.  I pray that their life will be changed and Blessed because of their relationship with Jesus!!!

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This is My Husbands Brilliance of creating this glass art piece above our pantry. He is just so Creative and Talented!!!  One of the many reasons I Married him!!!

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What can you do to help feed yourself the “Good Stuff”???

What changes are you going to make to help yourself to eat your veggies???

Is there a veggie you are gonna give another try???

When in your day are you going to feed yourself with the Truth found in God’s Word???

Are you going to start your day, have an afternoon pick up, or end your day in the Word???

Some days can you do all three???

Remember that every time you make a Healthy Choice you are Loving Yourself!!!

Continue making Healthy Choices while you are “In The Weighting”!!!

You Do Have What It Takes!!!

If you have Jesus, YOU DO have what it takes to make healthy choices, get stronger and lose that extra weight.  Watch the video to hear more.  If you have questions about Jesus or the Holy Spirit, check out My Upper management page. “Who is this Jesus guy” & “Who is the Holy Spirit” for more information.
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I can feel like punching someone in the face, but when I don’t, I’m exercising Self Control.  Come on now, Don’t Judge!!!  We’ve ALL felt it before. If you say you haven’t, you need to repent because you are lying. Whenever we feel like doing something, we make a choice to do it or not.  Just because we feel something does not mean we have to go by our feelings.  Just because I feel like eating ice cream doesn’t mean ice cream is the boss of me and I have to eat it. Weird Al isn’t really serenading me… Eat it, Eat it, Eat it, Eat it.  Even if I’m thinking and feeling like he is LOL!!!
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You might feel like you don’t have what it takes to make lasting real changes, but YOU DO!!!  Here’s how I know because I once felt and thought that I was..
“Too old to start getting healthy,  I should’ve made healthier choices when I was younger.”
“No way I could run…I used to smoke, my lungs are shot.”
“Every woman loses their body after having kids.”
“I don’t have the time or money to workout.”
“My family won’t eat healthy meals that I cook.”
“Healthy food cost too much money.”
“I wasn’t raised with healthy habits.”
and on and on with so many hopeless excuses of why I could never be healthy or strong again.  So sad when I think about how much time I wasted being miserable and feeling hopeless.  But I am here to tell you that YOU CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens you!!! Philippians 4:13  I want to save you some time.  All alone we are weak but with Jesus WE ARE STRONG!!!  Through Jesus we have access to the Holy Spirit. The Powerful, Counselor and Helper to us.  When we have the Holy Spirit inside us we HAVE Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness & Self Control. All the fruits of the Spirit.  We just gotta use them to help us.
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The fruits of the Spirit, just like our muscles, we can use them and get stronger. Or not and they will just stay weak. God covered our skeleton with muscles for the purpose to assist us in moving and strength when we need it.  Because they are inside and covered, we kinda forget or don’t even know they are there until…we use them. They become sore and then we are reminded they are there. They have always been there all along. The same as the Holy Spirit.  Again like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it gets and then other people notice you have it.  We all can think of people that we love and admire them because they are patient, peaceful, kind, joyful, good, gentle and have self control or Awesome ripped arms.
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The first time I saw Sarah Connor doing pull ups in Terminator 2, I knew that’s who I wanted to be when I grew up.  LOL!!!  Seriously though Sarah shows us from the 1st to the 2nd movie, how much you can change and strengthen yourself when you know your purpose.  Like protecting your son from a deadly Terminator!!!  Also just had to show you the arms I’m working to have.
OK back to those who have strong fruits of the Spirit.  We see it in their actions, their character…it’s who they are. They weren’t born that way. They choose everyday to continue to be that. They choose Joy!!! They choose Peace!!!  We can too!!!  They are not at an advantage over us.  We just have to choose to not go by our feelings.  We just have to choose to strengthen ourselves in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness and Self Control.  Not what we feel like doing, but what we know that we need to do. Over time we will grow strong and have fruits to show.  Just like a muscle, once you get it you still gotta work on maintaining it.  With doing what we should even when we don’t feel like it.  IT’S IN THE RESISTANCE THAT STRENGTH IS BUILT!!!
Remember to love yourself along the way!!!
I Choose Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, and Self Control!!!
What will you choose???
Make healthy choices, In The Weighting.

H2O

I don’t know about you but whenever I hear H2O, I think of the Adam Sandler movie Waterboy!!!  LOL!!!  Great movie!!!  Seriously though today I’m sharing with you the importance of getting your “High-quality H2O”.
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Here are some Signs of Dehydration to help you to know when you need more water.
-Thirst is the first sign to drink up!
-Headaches
-Muscle cramps
-Dark urine (Except your first pee of the day. Urine concentrates during the night.  Urine    should be clear with a slight yellow color.)
-Dry skin and lips
-Feeling tired and sleepy
I LOVE my coffee but I also always chase it with water. I know coffee is a diuretic and I don’t want it to dehydrate me.  My husband always makes fun of me because I always have two drinks at all times.  A hot one and a cold one.  Having the habit of always carrying water with me helps me to keep sipping throughout the day.
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Yummy La Croix!!!
Don’t forget to drink from the Living Water!!!   Just like H2O, we might be able to go sometime without it.  However after just a couple of days and you will feel the negative effects of going without!!!
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Do you drink enough water???
If so, what helps you to drink more water???
Who’s gonna watch Waterboy now???
Make healthy choices “In the Weighting”.

My 2nd half Marathon

This video I recorded right after my 2nd Half Marathon that I ran in Dubuque, Iowa on Labor Day 2016.  I didn’t know if I’d ever use it but now I am so glad I did record it!!!  Not only am I able to share with all my SuperStarrs, but I can totally see the difference in my face from then to now!!!  STARR POWER BABY!!!
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Here is my Finish, running with my Sweet Energetic Ethan!!! My two BIGGEST Cheerleaders, My Love Bob and my Daughter Melody cheering me on!!!  Also where you will see my buddy Jake encouraging me to finish strong!!!
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After race fun…feeling like Wonder Woman!!!  My Bestie Michelle bought me this cape for my Birthday after my 1st race.  She still continues to Bless me with all kinds of Wonder Woman things.  Makes me feel great that whenever she sees anything Wonder Woman she thinks of me.  She is always encouraging me even though she thinks I’m CrAzY for running as much as I do!!!  Michelle constantly speaks life to me and over my dreams, that’s why she is my Bestie!!! I am so Thankful that God crossed our paths years ago in Beauty School!!!
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What’s your favorite part of this story??? Please share below. I’d love to hear from you.
I pray that you will continue to make Healthy Choices while you are “In the Weighting”.

Love Yourself, Give Yourself Credit & Get Rid of Guilt!!!

Hello SuperStarrs,

Today’s video I share a few thoughts with you that will help you to have faster progress on your journey.  There is no much negativity in this World, we don’t need to be allowing it in our minds.  We shouldn’t be speaking negative things about ourselves.  We spend more time with ourselves then we do with anyone else so it’s important that we love and like ourselves.  We can’t love others properly if we are not loving ourselves.

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Matthew 22:36-40

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Our thoughts and words do have Power!!!

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Proverbs 23:7

Listen to what you are saying about yourself.  What is your heart speaking???

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Luke 6:45

What do you need to do to heal it???  What Truth do you need to fill your heart with???

Focus on what you are doing instead of beating yourself up for what you didn’t get done or what you didn’t do.  This journey is about progress not perfection!!! No one is perfect so if that’s all you focus on, you will be disappointed.  Give yourself credit for what you are doing!!!  Celebrate everything do SuperStarrs!!!

Don’t feel guilty for eating delicious food.  Just Thank God for it and enjoy!!!

Comment below if anything I shared helped you.  I pray you will make healthy choices in your thoughts and actions while you are “In the Weighting”.

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Where to Start???

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PSALMS 4:8
Today’s video I share what I feel is the First Step in making healthy changes for your future.
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I am not a Doctor, this is just my opinion of building a strong foundation for you. Always check with your doctor with what’s best for your health!!!
I pray that you will have sweet peaceful sleep.  Sometimes things come up and we have trouble getting there.

 

Here’s  few tips to help you get asleep.
Using lavender essential oils before bed can help you to fall asleep naturally.  You can massage them on skin, spray them on sheets or diffuse in the air.
Deep Breathing.
Yoga Stretches.
Use a fan or noise machine.
Avoid caffeine late in the day.
Drink some sleepy time or chamomile tea before bed.
Making the room a cooler temperature.
Use ear plugs and sleep mask to block out light and noise.
Make bedroom as dark as possible with use of black out curtains.
Keep bedding fresh and clean so that it’s more inviting.
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Proverbs 3:24-26
What helps you to fall asleep???  Share with us below.
Make Healthy Choices while you are “In The Weighting”.