Archive for November, 2013
We hope that all of our readers will take this time to reflect on the many blessings that you have in your life and pay if forward by helping someone who may be unable to help themselves.
As this year comes to an end, we are feeling blessed that we made it through increment weather, tough financial climates, tough political climates, sickness, disagreements, and a host of other issues. We are grateful to be alive in this time and we are grateful that you all are here to share our joy.
Please do not drink, do drugs, text, hold your telephone, or do anything while driving that could hurt someone else.
With Grateful Hearts,
The Journey With Judith Staff
Many of the deodorants that we buy are filled with aluminum, gluten, paraben, and propylene glycol. Needless to say, these are awful chemicals that could be very harmful to the body. Research is inclusive about how certain deodorants could be increasing the new cases of breast cancer. I always think to myself, why would I continue to use something that has even a 2% potential to make me sick? So, since the end of the year has come, why not give up your usual deodorant and switch to an all natural deodorant like the one below. Over time, you may also notice that the dark armpits that you try to hide, have lightened.
Also, this time of year is a good time to switch to a healthier all natural toothpaste. Many popular toothpastes have chemicals in them that over time could be harmful to the human body. Say, “No” to the overuse of chemicals in everything that we use on a daily basis and say, “Yes, to natural alternatives (see the natural toothpaste alternative below)”.
So, on October 10, 2013 I started a new weight loss program. When I went to the seminar at Dr. Vaziri’s office the tag line of the presentation was exactly what I needed to hear. The tagline was “The last diet you will ever need.” After sitting through the seminar I told that doctor that I lose weight easily, but I struggle to keep it off beyond one year. He assured me that they would walk with me through the process. I was tired of my current situation and I refused to let the fear of failure imprison me any longer.
I chose this particular lifestyle or weight loss program because I was in an auto accident in June 2013, which greatly hindered me from doing any exercise. I knew that I was still healing and I needed a program that would not require much exercise. In Dr. Vaziri’s presentation he said, “We do not want you to exercise because we want your body to preserve your lean muscle mass and just get rid of the fat in your body. At the inception of the program, I was over 50% fat and I would be considered obese by most medical journals.
Here are my before photos:
As of November 4, 2013 here is my after photo.
If you live in the Los Angeles area and would like to learn more about this diet or lifestyle changing program, please send me a message on my blog otherwise, stay tuned to my last weight loss journey.
My new saying is, “I have too much life to live to be burdened down by weight.”
If you have to work today, then maybe you can just pray for the veterans that have served in our armed forces.
“The Virgin’s Island: Journey With Judith” would like to thank everyone man and woman who has dedicated their lives in service to our country and to protecting our freedom.
As you all know, I love to journey from place to place to meet and speak with people. In my travels, I often meet young people and adults who are miserable with the conditions of their lives. I have listened to their stories and tried to make suggestions to them as to how they can change their lives.
I often ask questions like: What are you going to do to change your life? How do you plan to reach your goals? Do you think that your life has to stay the way that is it?
At first the people that I am speaking to seem puzzled by my questions as if they have never asked themselves these questions at all.
Next, I ask them how they spend their time. Some will say, “Well I work full-time, I am raising a family, etc and I just don’t have time to change my life.” I always think to myself, “WHAT!” If it were my life I would make time to change my life.
Remembering Your Childhood Dreams
I remember when I was a kid and I wanted to take acting classes, but the cost was substantial and both of my parents were disabled at the time. I went to them on a daily basis to see if our financial outlook had changed because I really wanted to take these classes. Unfortunately, my parents could not afford to pay for the acting lessons, but that did not stop my best friend and I front acting out scenes that we saw in movies. Our favorite movie to reenact scenes from was “The Color Purple.” Lol! Even though we grow from a child to an adult, we should never forget the dreams that we had as kids because those childhoood dreams that are often kicked aside and forgotten were the paths that we should have followed as adults and until we return to the path designed for our lives, we remain in misery. How do I know? I know because I became a “Corporate Monkey” and I was completely miserable because I had to deny my creative side in whole.
When I was working in corporate, I must admit, I was exhausted after work. I did not feel like doing anything to move in the direction of my dreams because I was too tired after working a job that I hated. One day it hit me. I thought, “If I don’t change my life, who will?” I decided to cut out television at night, even if that meant that I would miss my favorite shows. I began making plans, doing research, and studying the path of my dreams. I accomplished so much in one year that the boring and draining nature of my job did not matter anymore. I went to work with a new attitude knowing that I was finally working toward my own goals and dreams. I became alive again!
In truth, I must admit that taking this time to achieve my own personal goals was a sacrifice. I said, “No” to important family events and parties because I had to make my dream a reality. I told family and friends that I would not be available for a period of time because I was working on something. Some people were not very understanding, but I could not let their feelings hamper my goals. I mean I had hampered my own goals long enough, so I certainly was NOT going to let someone else’s feelings hamper my goals. I cut out television, I worked during my lunch hour, and I worked into the wee hours of the night. Any time that I could put toward my dreams and goals, I made the sacrifice.
I am writing this article to encourage someone to stop believing that you cannot change the circumstances in your life that you dislike. Stop thinking that you cannot achieve your goals because of the lack of money or time. If you set your mind on your goal and begin to train, do research, and move in the direction of your goal, you will achieve it!