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Everyone is always telling us eat this don't eat that, what's good what's not.  What about us everyday nornal people together we can share ideas and help each other out.

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THREE TIPS TO QUIET YOUR MIND

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)


If you are not extremely busy in today's society, you are the exeption and not the rule.  We are all in high gear; we overextend, over achieve and over stress ourselves to the point of breaking.  This can have a lasting negative effects on our health! Here are a few ways to break the cycle: 

GRATITUDE

It is so easy to be upset when things do no go our way.  From the moment we spill our coffee, lock our keys in the car, and forget our lunch, a spiral of circumstances can set us off into a tailspin of negativity.

We can choose to stay in a state of discontent and let that dictate our day, or we can be grateful for the other things in our lives even if they are not present in front of us right now.

Did you ever notice that when something nice happens, we tend to smile for a moment and then move on? However, when something goes wrong, we feel the need to tell everyone and anyone that will listen.  It is in those exact moments that we need to focus on what we are grateful for, that is how we can instantly change our perspective and attitude.  Keeping the focus on grattitude offers your mind something to smile about, regardless of outside circumstances.  Focusing on people, places, and even things that make your grateful, gives your mind a break from stress!

STAY IN THE MOMENT

Being in the moment has become a cliche: however, if you really take the time to focus on what it means, you can start to practice quieting your mind.  Focus on what you are doing at the exact moment you are doing it.  If you are washing a dish, focus on the water, the soap bubbles and the dish in your hand.  When you take the time to do this, you will be in the moment and not two days from now when something big scheduled.

STILLNESS

Everyone has a bsuy schedule: that is a fact.  We all tend to create schedules are overflowing and then complain that we do not have time for ourselves!  Take a good hard look at your schedule and see what you can delete and what you can delegate.  If you are going to have a healthy mind, you need to take care of it as your body, and that means giving it a rest.

One tip for quieting your mind is to put it on your schedule.  Put it in big red pen on your calendar, text yourself a reminder, and place it on your list of things to do this week.  Take time for you.

NORMAL GIRLS GUIDE TO NUTRITION

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)


 Hello my name is Deanna Putts and this is my guide to eating healthy.  I have struggled with weight issues since I decided to get on birth control back in my 20's and have struggled ever since.  Even back then I wondered if it was a hormonal issue or not but not having children was more of an issue to me than my weight. After all I had a loving boyfriend at the time who didn't care.  Over the years I got bigger and bigger and bigger and just like many of you have tried just about every diet out there.  I could put all my heart into it, completely follow the rules of whatever the diet was at the time and then about two weeks later give in and go back to the same routine.   Believe it or not at this time in my life I was making bad choices including getting involved in drugs and being homeless. Even though I struggled financially and obviouisly had no money for food I still maintained the weight.  Strange thing huh?  I was able to pull myself out of that situation and started working on becoming a better person.  I got married and had a child, but I never could get back to the weight I was when I was is high school so I gave up.

Over the years I started to notice that people half my age where sicker on the whole and had diseases like cancer and diabetes and thought to myself how can this be?  That is when I really started looking into nutrition and how it played a role in our lives.  That's when I realized that this younger generation didn't come from a time when growing food and eating healthy was an option.  I grew up in the 70's and 80's and back then especially in the 70's it was just the way of life.  If you were poor you grew your own vegetables, and they were affordable in the grocery stores, and not as bio engineered as they are today.  That's when it clicked for me, but I do admit it's hard to eat healthy when you have a limited budget and your child only wants to eat KRAFT macaroni and cheese, and you really don't have the time to make anything else.   Well I am turning 50  next month and proud of where I am, but I want to keep kickin till I'm 100 and so I need to make some changes.  We all have different stories but the thing we all have in common is the need to eat a healthier diet, and enjoying the life that we have. Whether it's for weight management or illness.  In the days to come I will be sharing insights into how we all can take small steps to make better choices, I hope the you find the information funny and informative we are all in this together.  GO TEAM...


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