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Friday, August 10, 2012

The Power Of Memory

It's amazing how things from your past suddenly pop up--and often they are good things. What astounds me is the clarity of the memory--and if it isn't clear at first, how amazing the mind is to find that 35 year old memory--

For me today it was Turkish Barley Buttermilk Soup--I couldn't remember how to make it, it's been years and years--I had the name of the book my mom originally had made it from, all I could remember was it had a planet on it--I just kept visualizing in my head that planet (whether it really has a planet or not it helped me come up with the title) Diet For A Small Planet!!  I used to hate that book, mom was always sticking soybeans into everything...LOL

They have it on Kindle now, can ya believe it?  SO yes, I downloaded it and also found the recipe this weekend  I am making it--my other question is I wonder if I can substitute Quinoa for the barley.....
Will add a picture after I actually make it--I am going to use my homemade yogurt as well in place of the buttermilk--see how it goes :)

Turkish Barley-Buttermilk Soup (From Diet For A Small Planet)

(Makes 4 Servings)Saute in heavy pot until golden:
oil, as needed
2 lg. onions, chopped
Add and stir until lightly toasted:
1 cup barley
When onion is well browned, add:
5 cups seasoned stock
Have ready:
2 cups buttermilk or plain yogurt
1 tsp. dill
Cook until barley is well done--about
45 minutes-1 hour (or 25 min. in a
pressure cooker). Remove from heat,
let cool a bit, and add the buttermilk
slowly aand more stock if too thick.
Sprinkle in dill to taste and butter.

I didn't have Barley or buttermilk so this is what I made :)

3/4 C Quinoa 
1 large Onion Chopped ( I used a red one from my garden)
Sautee Onion in oil as needed until golden, add quinoa, sautee for a minute or so
Then add 5 Cups stock--Vegetable, Beef or Chicken whatever you prefer
Cook for about 445 minutes or until the Quinoa is translucent in the middle and you can see the outer ring.

Remove cover, let cool a little then add 2C non fat unflavored yogurt, stir in and add more stock if too thick.  Spinkle in dill to taste, add butter if you wish.  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Peanut Butter Vi Power Bars


For all your  challenge needs

NEW RECIPE!  Thanks to Kathi Bufalini!

Peanut Butter Vi Power Bars

1 cup dates

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup natural peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds (2 tbsp whole) (Or use Chia Seed)
1 cup Vi Shape Protein
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup dried apricots, diced
1/2 cup Grape-Nuts cereal, divided (Or Steel Oats)

In a food processor, blend together dates and water.
Add peanut butter and process until smooth, adding more water as needed.
Add Vi Shape, flaxseeds and salt and process to combine thoroughly. Add apricot pieces and half of the Grape-Nuts. Pulse just enough to incorporate them into the mixture.

Place a two-foot-long piece of wax paper in an eight-by-eight-inch dish, with half of the wax paper hanging over the edge. Pour mixture into dish. Use the wax paper to press the mixture evenly in the pan. For best results, place in freezer for one hour to firm. Cut into eight pieces. Roll each piece in the remaining cereal to coat evenly. Wrap individually and refrigerate or free

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Is Free Too Expensive For Better Health?

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Friday, August 3, 2012


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Day 12 Transformation-The Olympics

The Olympics has affected me, 
watching all these positive stories 
of people with a dream, 
people with goals and the ability to step out every day 
and work towards those goals.

You can achieve SO much if you just believe and act.  
Makes me wish that the idiot box (aka TV) had
 inspirational and positive messages more often; 
It is sad to think that you only really see these types of "spots" 
during the Olympics and Major Sporting 
events like the Super Bowl.  

I Didn't do everything right but that is life :)  
It is the small steps you make that direct your course.  

My transformation is a fluid process, 
something that is not rigid, 
set in stone or something that will be seen tomorrow
or even next week.
Transformation is a journey, not a destination
Have a fantastic day
Enjoy your transformational journey!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Transformation Day 11

Wow, was a long night but had fun!  Join the challenge today!! 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Challenge Showdown Transformation Day #10

Something To Think About

"Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late. Today, this hour, this minute is the day, the hour, the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good, with all of its trials and troubles, and perhaps more interesting because of them."
Robert R. Updegraff
I received this quote in my daily Bob Proctor Insight Of The Day email.  It served as an excellent reminder for me in this early morning that I must be happy right where I am, the joys of life are in the here and now, not in the "Someday I'll" in the land of "Someday I'll" leads to frustration and defeat.  Join me, today, this moment and live in the here and now!

Embrace Happiness!!

~Just something to think about~

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Visalus Most Common Product Questions Answered

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Marilyn is down 11#, Stephanie down 3#, Me down 20#, Cindy down 37# April down 12#, Bria down 11#, Eric down 240#.......the list goes on and on..

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Be That Which You Want

Thots spring boarded from a quote by Eric Hoffer

"The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own."

Eric Hoffer
1898-1983, Writer
Reading this quote this morning really convicted me--how often we approach our outside worlds through the filters of our inside world--the feelings inside us--about ourselves--color our perceptions of other people and situations. These feelings then feed on one another and grow--being intolerant of others' shortcomings that we see in ourselves causes us to become even more angry--it is cyclic--some of us can easily turn the anger inward at ourselves while others lash out at others and don't appear to have the introspection needed to look within and make change. Neither is an emotionally healthy place to be.

Change always begins with BEING, not DOING------
BE the person you want to become--
if you want love, BE loving
if you want peace, BE peaceful
if you want good friends, BE a good friend
if you want joy, BE joyful

and the list goes on---
this principle of life is so true---
who when they are bitter and angry are happy? One can SAY they want to be happy but unless they BE happy, happiness won't come to them.

THOUGHTS lead to FEELINGS that lead to ACTION that lead to RESUTS

It all starts with what we think about--

Today, as I am,  ponder what results you have had in life--than be introspective, look at how you really THINK about things--it really IS all in your head---it all starts with how you think about things.....

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Transformation Day 5

The End of Day 5 -still wanting chocolate but have a plan in place for tomorrow


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Transformation Day 4

What I forgot to mention was that I had a "staring down" contest with a Hershey Bar that I won!

What I love about the challenge is that it has given me a focus point--going public with my goals, my starting point, my day to day actions, gives me that accountability.  Fail to plan, plan to fail, don't want to do that.  4 days down, 86 to go---

Monday, July 23, 2012

FOCUSED CONSISTENCY-Transformation Day 3

Had a great day #3!! Rocking this Challenge--
I can do all I put my mind to!

Kept my food choices under control and
below the 1350 limit I have for myself.  

FOCUSED CONSISTENCY is my Challenge Motto