Archive for December, 2012

My Health Journey: My New Beefless Diet

On Thanksgiving 2012 I grazed here and there.  I ate a little stuffing, a little macaroni and cheese, a little turkey, a little fish, a few greens, and desserts.  For the next two to three weeks after Thanksgiving, I felt ill.  I was even having trouble digesting the food weeks later.

Since Thanksgiving, I decided that I would only eat chicken and fish to finish out 2012.   I plan on cutting chicken out of my diet completely in 2013. My goal is to only eat organic fish for meat or protein.

Surprisingly, I feel satisfied and I feel so much better.  I have more energy without trying to digest beef and even turkey.  I just feel better!   A few days a week, I have this wonderful tuna sandwich with carrot coleslaw, cucumbers, and parsley that I absolutely adore.  As I approach 40 years old in January 2013, I have decided to give my body a break from the harshness of meat.

I do not mean to be gross, but since I eliminated beef and meat, other than chicken and fish, I have noticed more of an output (bowel movement).  I am sure that this is old waste coming out which makes me glad that I made this decision.

Is it hard for me to eliminate beef, pork, or other meats from my diet?  The answer is, “No.”  I feel better.  I feel lighter.  I even feel more clear-headed.  I know that this may sound weird, but I feel more alive. So, my health journey continues and I am excited to see where this path leads me.

What changes have you truly decided to make in 2013 in regard to your health?  Maybe you have decided to stop drinking sodas and drink more water, maybe you are giving up sweets or treats, maybe you plan on eating more fruits and vegetables. Whatever your personal goal, let’s keep each other accountable.

Merry Christmas 2012!

Merry Christmas!!!

Enjoy your day with family, friends, and pets.  Try not to allow the small annoyances that may try to creep in to annoy you or ruin your day. Remember that the birth of Jesus is the reason for the season. He (God) gave us his son to show us His unwavering love for us.  Let’s love no matter what circumstances may come our way.

 

Who hurt you?

As the end of  the year approaches, wouldn’t  it be nice to leave all of your unresolved disappointments, grievances, hurts, and pains in 2012?  Wouldn’t  it be nice to start 2013 on a positive note, free from un-forgiveness and strife that may have plagued you for years?

Take a few moments and reflect within yourself.  Is there someone that you need to forgive in order to move forward in your own life?  Remember, forgiveness is not so much for the other person as it is for your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health.

So, if you are interested in being free. Take out a pin and paper. Think of all of the people who may have hurt or offended you in the past that you may still be resentful towards.  Write their names on the paper.

Then say out loud, “I release myself from the anger, bitterness, and disappointment that these people caused me. I forgive myself for feeling like I did something wrong to deserve their mistreatment.  From this day forward, I forgive them and I forgive myself.  I will live my life free of bitterness and strife.  I open myself to all of God’s possibilities for my life. Amen!”

Once you have spoken those words destroy the piece of paper as a symbol that those people or those past experiences will no longer have power over you.

Welcome to your new positive life!

 

TVI: JWJ Radio Show Recap From December 8, 2012

The show aired at 4:30 a.m.  The show began with inspirational thoughts.

We also had a segment on dating in the 21st century. The questions was, “Do men and women view dating differently?”  I (Judith) chimed in and gave my opinion as a 39 3/4 year old virgin (lol) which is the twist of the show.  We always have a chance to hear from those that are married, single, and those that are sexually active.  Our society rarely gives “Virgins” the opportunity to speak out and to have a constant voice along other mainstream voices, so the radio show is based on the premise of hearing the opinions of a virgin.

Being on air was so surreal for me. It has always been my dream to be on the radio for years.  If you would like to hear the first show, please log onto http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thevirginsisland/2012/12/08/dating-what-is-your-idea-of-the-perfect-date.

“The Virgin’s Island Radio Show” airs every Saturday at 4:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.  If you would like to call in during the show and speak with Judith, you may reach her at (909) 202-8670.  Check out the show, I am sure that you will be pleasantly surprised.

 

What are you covering up?

 

 

 

Have you or someone that you know ever used designer labels to cover up personal insecurities ( i.e. low self-esteem or fear or rejection)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you or someone you know use food to hide your feelings about life, about yourself, or about your overall discontentment with life or your circumstances?

 

 

Please leave a comment. Share your feelings and thoughts about these postings.

 

 

Do you keep your word?

Dear Young Men,

When I was a little girl my Dad would always say, “A man is only as good as his word.”  Back then, I had no idea what he meant.  As I have gotten older, I clearly understand what it means to witness a man who never keeps his word and a man who always keeps his word.

Think about whether or not you are a young man of integrity who does what he says that he will do or not.  Do you have integrity?   Why or why not?  How do you think others view you if you do or do not keep your word? Do you care?  Why or why not?

Leave a comment or question.

 

 

The Most Important Dating Question: What is your HIV/AIDS Status?

Today, we are commemorating World HIV/AIDS Day which is on December 1st.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention young people between the ages of 13 to 24 years old are experiencing an increase of new cases of HIV/AIDS.

Did you know that you can test yourself by purchasing an HIV/Aids test from your local drug store? That means that there is no excuse, like embarrassment, that should keep you from knowing about your health status.

Be informed and protect yourself and those that you are in relationship with.  Know your status!

For more information read the link below.

Reference:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012). HIV among youth: Protecting a Generation. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/Features/vitalsigns/HIVAmongYouth/

 

 

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