Thursday, March 20, 2014

Granny's Punch It Up Orange Juice

Ever come across something that is good for you but you just hate it?  That's how I always felt about oranges or orange juice.  I've been at home this week taking care of myself per the Doctor.  When the weather does a lot of changing, sometimes it is difficult for the body to keep up without the proper nutrients that help ward off some of the illnesses that come during this time.
One of the things my Grandparents used to do when I was a little girl was to fill us up with oranges or orange juice.  I never liked them.  They thought it strange that I would make such faces trying to get it in while everyone else wanted more.

Last night as I was trying to force myself to get the juice in, I went into the lab (my kitchen) to concoct a recipe to make it go down a little more pleasant.  It was a success and I am ready to share it with you.  Being that I was on a restriction from going anywhere by the Doctor, I only used the fruit that was left in the house.  Feel free to use what you want as much as you want.  Make this recipe to your liking.

Granny's Punch It Up Orange Juice

Large pitcher (mine is 3L)
2 cans of frozen orange juice

Cold water
Fruit of choice
Ginger Ale

Put content of both cans of frozen orange juice into picture.  Add the amount of cold water as directed by can.  Stir until well blended.  Add Ginger Ale to your liking.  Add fruit of choice.

I left the fruit in the container until the end so that I could enjoy them as a delightful dessert when the picture was empty.

Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Much love,
Decided to throw in the remainder of the fruit not used in the glass

Anything in your edible arsenal you had to change to satisfy your taste buds for your enjoyment?  Share with us in comments below.

Get ready for Granny's launch of her first book on Amazon March 30, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Doing Something About It

Ever wanted something in your life to change?  I sure did.  You know what?  I did something about it.  I wanted to lose what was causing me to be so unhappy, unhealthy, and keeping me bound so I could not enjoy my life.

I lost a lot of weight since this photo. I was so tired of taking so much medication and not being able to breathe.  Nothing was going to change until I made the decision to change it.  The decision to change wasn't even the ticket.  It was me putting action behind my decision to change.

So many times in our lives we complain about things that need to change, but still haven't put action behind what we know to do it.  Until then, that very thing will remain the same or get worse.

When I put action behind my words, all this weight started shrinking.  And so did the medical difficulties with it.  Next week, I'll post a side by side view of the differences.  Hope this message inspires you to put some action behind your words and create the change you want to see.

More information of health journey and the mindset it took to get me there in upcoming book. Launching on Amazon March 30,2014.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Changing My Mind So I Can Be Healthy

There are times when you are bullied for things you have no control over.  What people don't realize at the time is how it shapes your mindset as you get older.  Not only are you bullied in your childhood, but in your adult life as well.

As a child, I was teased for being so skinny by my peers and adults.  There were so many names and different things adults used to tell me about how people with more meat on their bones looked better.  I worked so hard to look better that I almost killed myself doing it.

Thing is, I ate more than anyone else in the house.  As I got older, my eating habits drove me to gaining more weight than my health could handle.  As a result, my asthma attacks became worse.  How I got over this mindset and change was a great journey.  You must get over how people feel about you so you can treat yourself better.

Here is a shot of my sisters and little cousins in the front.  That's me in the rocking chair hiding because I was always to myself because I never felt pretty enough to be in front of a camera. That rocking chair was soothing to me.  It helped me escape and not think about people's words.  The picture is blurred on purpose to indicate how I felt because of the words that taunted me from others because I was so small.

Children take in more than you realize.  It is so important to watch what you say and how you say it.  You never know what the result may be.  So glad I worked to get over how people feel about the way I look.  It has caused me to live my life over with so many possibilities being fulfilled.

Were you bullied as a child because of the way you looked?  Did it carry into your adulthood?  Share with us below.

Much love,