Cleaning Day!

When I was growing up, Saturday was cleaning day. We were rousted out of bed by my mom hollering up the stairs – “it’s Saturday, we have work to do.” She was relentless. We finally dragged ourselves downstairs, poured our Cheerios and milk in a bowl, and sat in front of the TV watching cartoons until it was “Cleaning Time”.

We each had our jobs. Mine was dusting. I had to move every single thing in the living room and dust all surfaces. I don’t remember what else I had to do, but I know I hated dusting. Mom made sure that every corner of that house was clean. Kitchen, bathroom (we only had one), bedrooms, all carpets vacuumed, everything wiped down, and all floors scrubbed on hands and knees.

In the meantime, she would have bread rising. By late afternoon the house was sparkling, and there were loaves of freshly baked bread, coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, maple frosted rolls, and so many delicious things our house smelled heavenly!

My memories are bittersweet. Once I had my own family, I still cleaned on Saturdays. Now it doesn’t matter what day of the week – my schedule is not as clear-cut as my mom’s – and I have a service that comes in every two weeks to hit the floors, bathrooms, and vacuuming.

Even though our houses may be clean, today’s environment is full of nasty germs that get tracked in from everywhere! Kids coming home from school, dropping their germy backpacks, shoes, coats, and sports equipment. Perhaps you visited a friend in a hospital or nursing home – dangerous cooties live there – and love to hop a ride home on the bottom of our purses, our reusable water bottle, our shoes. How about pets? We love our furry little critters, but there are litter boxes, doggie footprints and organisms spread on our carpets, furniture, yes, and even table tops when my cat hops up there to get a better view!  Sometimes it’s best to not even think of it – but there is a way to DEFEND your home from unwanted germs and bacteria!

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Just think of the possibilities!

It’s a simple 2-step application – your entire home can be “defended” in 20 – 30 minutes. Ingredients: Distilled water, pure gold, pure silver – spray one on top of the other to form a permanent bond that mechanically kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria – effective for months!

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My First Miracle Morning!

keep-calm-theres-always-tomorrow-7Well, today I started a practice that I joined with a friend. She asked me to be her accountability partner – and I accepted. I got the book (The Miracle Morning), read most of it over the weekend and last night chatted with her and decided to get up an hour earlier this morning and get started!

I didn’t exactly jump out of bed when my alarm went off, but I did get up, brushed my teeth, splashed water on my face, and headed out to the porch to get started. It was chilly, so I put on my hooded sweatshirt, warm socks, and grabbed the fleece blanket I keep there for mornings like these – and settled in to start reading and following the plan.

That’s worked for a bit, but all tucked in like that, I started to get incredibly sleepy. I was determined to follow the protocol, but found myself – almost exactly an hour later – waking up from my nap! Oh well, I did the relaxation part well – and there’s always tomorrow!

Try this.

michael-pollanI guess we’ve all done it. A new diet, exercise, pill, program – whatever. The grass is always greener. I’ve tried so many different eating plans (like everyone else) I can’t even remember them all.

I’m a parent of 3 (yes, three) Type I diabetics. I know nutrition. I know carbs. I know how to control blood sugars with diet. I know the glycemic index of many foods. I know what happens when you eliminate a food group. And yet, when I hear about the “latest and greatest” I just look at all the benefits and think it just might be for me.

Not. I can do it for about 3 days, sometimes a week, sometimes more. And they all work. But the test comes when you see how unsatisfied you are over time.

Good, healthy, fresh food is where’s it at. In moderation. One of my favorite quotes is by Michael Pollan in 7 Rules For Eating, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Words to live by.

So, for everyone else that has experimented with every diet plan in the book, I give you this essay on The Everywhereist Blog by Geraldine Deruiter. Enjoy!

I Went Paleo and Now I Hate Everything

Nic’s “Normal” – a story of a regular guy…

Nic’s “Normal”

Nic has health care through his employer thankfully; however, like many Minnesotans, every year he has to reevaluate to see what plan will help him most. He has frequent doctor visits – once a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) patient, always a BMT patient.  He knows how critical having the best possible plan is for his budget.

This year his HSA changed, and although he is able to use this fund, his deductible is higher which was an unexpected additional burden. He recently had to go back on his immunosuppressant drugs – he has Graft versus Host disease and was experiencing a flare-up. $650 out of pocket just to get back on these meds. GVH flares are common after a Stem Cell Transplant, and he experiences things such as respiratory problems (he only has one lung and it is compromised) and issues with his eyesight, dry eyes and light sensitivity, among other things. Once back on these steroids, he struggles with weight gain, which in turn affects his diabetes.  The cycle of complications is ever compounding.

Nic is an amazing friend and volunteer. He serves on several steering committees at General Mills where he works, and donates his time during tax season do free Tax Preparation for low-income people.  Despite his own needs, he focuses on what he can do for others in need and seeks opportunities to pay it forward.  Too humble to ask for assistance, we as friends decided to ask on his behalf for assistance in purchasing a new bed that will better accommodate his health needs .

In the scheme of things, we are still so very grateful he is 7 years cancer-free! He is able to live a good life, go to work every day, and enjoy his family and friends. Finances are always an issue, but he deals well with it well and does what he can to make the very most of each day.  Join us in helping him have a restful, restorative night’s sleep, so he can achieve optimum health despite his circumstances.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

https://www.gofundme.com/a-need-for-nic

Daily Spark Art –

Good Morning! I have created a daily discipline to fuel my creative needs – Daily Spark Art! I HAVE to create – and what better way to share these creations than by donating 20% of the proceeds from each piece daily to Starfish Tribe! We are currently working on this project – https://www.gofundme.com/a-need-for-nic/donate

Helping a young man with medical needs get a new bed! So – here is my featured canvas for today! Just follow the link to purchase – you get a great piece of art for only $75 to keep or gift (great for graduations), and Nic gets a bed – win, win!!
https://www.etsy.com/…/522206577/congratulations-quote-dr-s…

 With love,

Find your Limitless!

If you could improve one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Would you improve your financial situation? Your weight? Perhaps you’d just like to have the energy and stamina to keep up with your kids or even grandkids.
Imagine how you would feel once you’ve achieved this goal. Imagine challenging your own limitations every day, and the impossible suddenly appearing. Imagine being able to take your loved ones on vacation without concern over cost. Imagine making activities like hiking, biking, tennis, or even weight lifting a part of your daily life. So much so, that you’re participating in these activities for the sheer joy of it.
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IAMLIMITLESS Weight Loss Challenge 2017

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Limitless is excited to partner with you to help you reach your goals in 2017!  The I Am Limitle$$ challenge includes limited-time specials on weight loss products, an online DietBet game hosted by Limitless Worldwide, and ongoing coaching from our very own Fitness Ambassador Erica Shields!
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Coaching
All DietBet participants will gain access to the online forum to provide encouragement, share successes, and get weight-loss tips from not only each other, but from our Fitness Ambassador, Erica Shields, as well. Erica will be moderating and contributing to our DietBet game, and she is excited to be a part of your journey toward achieving your lifestyle goals.

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Call me for pricing – and to get your product before the Challenge begins on February 6th!

All of us at Limitless Worldwide want to thank you for your business, loyalty, and
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