|Polar Bear! Ok, you can’t really see him, but he was HUGE!|
Another great blog you have to check out: http://ducttapeweddingring.com/ Will lost 175 lbs after a health scare! He went from 350lbs to 175lbs!
“7) Advice for others trying to lose weight?
Don’t stop. Don’t give up. Never surrender. All it takes is motivation and time, and if you have both of those, nothing is standing in your way but yourself and your fears. Conquer those fears. Own them.
Set a routine and stick to it as best you can. Try not to fall into old habits. Don’t weigh yourself more than once or twice a week, and, above all, remember that you are more than that number on the scale. Even if you have a bad week or two or three, you’re headed in the right direction once you make the decision to change your life – never forget that.”
Story on CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/07/29/nevin.weight.loss.irprt/index.html?hpt=hp_bn6
Kandee Johnson is absolutely amazing!! If you’ve never been to her blog you MUST check it out!! She is a makeup genius and she is living out her dreams!! Why do I love her so much??? Read on….
(I took this “big” view from on top of the Empire State Building in New York…sometimes you just need to have “big vision” for your dreams…here’s a view to inspire you…)
dream a big dream…
people waste their dreams…by never doing anything to make them happen! Let’s be dream makers….not dream wasters!
Just like each person has their own fingerprints and likes and dislikes….you have your own personal dream…and your own one-of-a-kind-talent…no one else will say they same things you will, paint a painting the way you will, sing a song the same way…or even draw out the beauty in someone by doing their make-up, the same way…
Whatever moves you, excited you, whatever you have a “knack” for…..go after it! Go after it, big time! The small details are what will make your big dreams….come true!
And don’t listen to the dream-stopper lies that try to prevent your dream from happening…
*too old, or too young….(The world famous chef Julia Child, didn’t start cooking until she was in her 50’s)
*not talented enough…(some of the most famous people were told they had no talent! From Frank Sinatra to The Beatles!)
*have no time…(some of the most amazing inventions and books were written when people had to do them at night, because they were busy with work or kids during the day)
*you have lost hope….(whatever is lost can be found…..find your dream and your hope..and work hard to keep it alive…water your dreams & hopes, daily….no one can make them grow except you…and God…but we have to do our part!)
*too fat or thin, not attractive enough…..(Oprah has struggled with her weight, but she became the most powerful women (person) in the media…true talent doesn’t have a size or a beauty rating! I’ve seen some “pretty” people that were the ugliest people I’ve ever seen, and no one wanted them around!)
*you have kids and don’t know how you’ll do it….(I know of an actress, that was so desired, the studio paid for her to move to Hollywood, they paid for her house in the Hills, and they paid for her to have a Nanny service at her disposal…a lot of my friends are moms, or single moms…and they have been able to make their dreams come true, with their babies right by their side!)…everyone knows, moms have incredible work ethics, they can multi-task like nobody’s business….maybe you can’t answer the phone when kids are yelling…but thank goodness for email and texting! ha ha ha ha
I made small decisions to help get my “big dreams” jump started…
*I made the choice to enroll in beauty school (that’s all I knew to do at the time)
* I decided I was going to talk to salons and see if I could do make-up for prom
*I made flyers and put them up advertising my make-up services
*I made lil postcards and business cards to give to people, so they knew I was a “make-up artist”
*I made a little portfolio of all my friends I had put make-up on
*I made appointments with all the local photographers and advertising agencies to show them my “portfolio”…and I started getting work!
*I decided I was going to go talk to an award winning make-up artist at a hair show…
and before I knew it….I was walking onto movie sets, into the offices of MTV with my make-up kit to work, and being listed as key make-up for tv shows and commercials…and hiring my own team of make-up artists and hair stylists for jobs!
Each small decision I made, was going to have a huge effect!
So today…or even next week…start making tiny decisions to power up your big dreams!!!
Remember, every giant journey…is made up of a bunch of little steps….
typed with huge love for you and your dreams…kandee
I had total flashbacks today to my FAVORITE cartoon when I was younger…JEM!!! And of course I just HAD to have the dolls.
|These aren’t mine, but how fabulously 80s!!|
Plot: The central “secret” of the series is that Jem, lead singer and frontwoman of the rock group Jem and The Holograms, is in fact the alter ego of Jerrica Benton, owner/manager of Starlight Music. Jerrica adopts this persona with the help of a holographic computer, known as Synergy, which was built by Jerrica’s father to be “the ultimate audio-visual entertainment synthesizer” and is bequeathed to Jerrica after his passing. Jerrica is then able to command Synergy to project “the Jem hologram” over herself by means of the remote micro projectors in her earrings, thus disguising her features and clothing and enabling her to assume the Jem persona. She does so to acquire money to support Starlight Music and the Starlight Foundation for Girls, a foster program founded by her late mother Jacqui Benton.
I found my new inspiration: Marzia Prince. She is uhhhhmazzzzing!! She is a Fitness/Nutrition Expert, Athlete, Model, IFBB Bikini Pro, 2007 Ms Bikini Universe, Writer for Natural Muscle Mag. Vegan/Vegetarian/Raw Foodist. Um is there anything she can’t do??
Principle #4: FIND MOTIVATION!
What does your diet look like?
Promise Yourself …
1 1/2 Pounds of Lean Ground Turkey
1/2 c. Chopped Onion
2 tbsp Minced Garlic
1/2 c. Chopped Green Pepper
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
2 Egg Whites Slightly Beaten
2 tsp of Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 c. Chicken or Vegetable Broth
1/2 c. Quick Cooking Oats
1/3 c. of Low Carb Ketchup
2 Tbsp. Splenda Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. of Mustard
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Sauté the onions and peppers until just lightly brown and then add garlic and sauté for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly. Mix all of the meat loaf ingredients plus the onions, peppers and garlic together in large bowl making sure that it is mixed well. Shape mixture into a loaf and place in a baking dish that has been sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Mix the topping ingredients together and spread on top of the loaf.
Bake at 350 for 45 – 50 minutes. Let it cool for 20 minutes before cutting and serving.
Servings: 4 – 6 servings depending
I recently reconnected with an old friend from High school (thank you Beachbody!) and discovered that we have the same outlook on life. Unfortunately, our views seem to be the minority…but I wanted to share this with everyone because she touched my heart. Start living the life you want NOW…little by little until your big dreams are your reality. Don’t be in the minority of people who don’t believe their dreams can come true, or even worse…who don’t even have dreams!
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