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Top 51 Motivational Quotes From Zig Ziglar — INDIHOPE

Zig Ziglar born on November 6, 1926, died on November 28, 2012, was a popular American author, a perfect salesman, and an influential motivational speaker. His best-selling books are See You at the Top Zig Ziglar’s Secrets of Closing the Sale Over the Top Born to Win: Find Your Success Code Selling 101: What Every…

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Happy New Year-Welcome 2016

Hello and Happy New Year!  2016 is going to be a great year.  Last year was a bit rough for my family, but we made it through and are stronger than ever.

Here’s hoping that 2016 is your best year ever!

Popeye’s breakfast

I’ve been trying to drop a few pounds before my upcoming vacation.  I tried on some shorts a few weeks ago, and they were tight to say the least. So I stepped up my diet and exercise routine.  I saw an article in a magazine telling me about a miracle spinach smoothie to help you lose weight.  I like spinach, never had it in a smoothie, but it sounded like it might work.

So last Tuesday I started on my spinach smoothie kick.  I replaced my usual breakfast with this jacked up Popeye drink.  It actually didn’t taste too bad.  Here are the ingredients: 2 cups of fresh spinach, 2 cups of water, a tablespoon of ground flax seed, a scoop of whey protein powder and a cup of frozen fruit.

While it tasted okay, it looked like something you would see in a kid’s diaper. Good lord, such an unnatural shade of green.  Now I have been a regular exerciser for years.  I changed my routine a bit and added weights.  I bought some new shoes for vacation and thought I would see how they looked with my shorts. Oh crappity crap crap! The damn shorts are tighter now than they were before. WTF?!?!?!?!?

I mean I’m eating like a monk, drinking V8, snacking on Greek yogurt with fresh fruit. Not a lot of meat.  I must have really done something to piss off the diet gods, because my ass is getting bigger! I barely drink, don’t smoke, I don’t even drink coffee. I exercise for five hours a week, and nothing.  I know your metabolism slows down when you get older, but mine has basically stopped.

Diet Fail 3-26-15I must say I do feel better with all the veggies and fruit I’m eating, though it would be nice to see a smaller me in the mirror.  Oh well, guess I won’t be posting too many vacation photos on Facebook.

Another wonderful use for Argan oil!

Argan oil face_skin 3-9-15I used a few drops on my face right after I showered.   After about ten minutes, I put on my 30 SPF moisturizer as usual.  Then my liquid foundation. OMG!  My skin looked amazing.  I think the argan oil works better than a primer.  Every time I went to the bathroom today, (which is a lot because I have a bladder the size of a walnut) I couldn’t get over how good my skin looked.  My skin looked nice and dewy up until I took my make up off a little while ago.  I put my foundation on at 7 am, and took it off at 8 pm.  I also picked up some Almay stick concealer at the dollar store.  I don’t normally use stick concealer because it’s too heavy. Guess what? This stuff is great!  It worked really well under my eyes and around my nose.  It especially worked on the dent in my forehead.  Score one for Stacy!

Happy Monday!