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Menopause – What to Do After the War

For those of us who have made it through menopause to the other side or have lived with someone who has made it, this post is for you.  Do you feel like you have battled in a war with your own body for years?  For me, there were nine years when I was uncomfortable in my skin and my emotions were volatile.  I was definitely in warrior mode.  Always spoiling for a fight and feeling like I had to wear body armour to deflect the hurts that were flying toward me. 

It was like being in a battle.  Of course, it is also the stage in life when your children are separating from you with all of their hormonal tactics and your husband is going through his own losses.  This war absorbs who you are and your purpose in life until all you are doing is fighting to survive.

Well, now the battle is over, your body has changed and it’s time to clean up the battlefield and help the wounded.  You can take off the armour and put your sword in the corner. Bring the pain, disappointment, anger, bitterness and lack of forgiveness to the surface so you can heal and move to the second half of your life.

Restore the relationships that you slaughtered.  Reassure everyone that your emotions are stabilizing.  Express your feelings, taking responsibility for them.  Ask for forgiveness and in turn forgive.  Call your children and let them know that you love them.  If you still have a husband, let him know that you love and respect him as well.  Take time to think about who you are and what your purpose in life will be from this day on.  

It is also a good time to check your level of physical wellness.  Maybe it’s time to put your body back together.  Begin with a physical exam and face the changes that you need to make for optimal health.  Building a life of no regrets is the next task. .  Have you done all you can do to improve your well-being? 

These are the issues you will be dealing with until you can free yourself from the past. You can overcome.  Living in peace is the reward.  Admit that you were gone but now you are back and the menopausal war is over.

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Body Key Humor

Walkin’ through Wegmans and what do I see?

A big ole brownie winking at me.

I’m tempted to grab it

I step in the queue

When my brain sends a message, “Eat an Appetite Chew”

The Raspberry flavor tastes like a treat,

I’m saved, thanks to Body Key, from brownie defeat.

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Laura Like


Owning My Skinny Genes

The Inherent Health Genetic Test results are in.  I am what is known as a Fat Burner.  In order for me to reach an optimal body weight I need to keep my Fat consumption under 30% of my total calories per day and I need to workout intensely at least 3 times per week.  The MET total for the week needs to be a minimum of 13.  The MET is a value assigned to different exercises.  For example, riding my bike outdoors with hills for 45 minutes is an 8 MET activity. 

So, what does all of this mean?  That for me fat is the problem, and lofat eating is the way to get healthy.  This genetic test has confirmed some things that I already knew about my body and has given me a definite path.  No more stabbing in the dark, wondering if I should go hi-protein, lo-carb or a balanced approach or Mediteranian or Asian, or fasting for 2 days per week, etc., etc., etc. It is such a relief.

Now, I can adjust my eating and exercise habits plus, I am ready for the Body Key by Nutrilite Weight Loss Challenge.  Personal support, online support, phone app, genetic testing, terrific supplements and rewards just for logging-in to the website.  My team will be kicking off and abandoning weight beginning in May.  I still have 3 places left.  Who wants to get started?


The Issues That Most Diets Don’t Address

The Body Key Weight Loss Challenge is in it’s third week.  I loved the Aloe Cleanse and I am seeing concrete results:  less of an appetite and 5 pound loss.  However, one of the difficulties that less food uncovers is emotions, primarily the pain and fear that have been covered by food.  Painful stimuli cause emotional eaters to use food as a drug.  When that drug is taken away the emotions rise to the surface in a hurry. 

Once again, Body Key by Nutrilite has one solution and that is to form a group of five people.  Support from people with skin on who are going through the same process really helps emotional eaters to make it through.  Another suggestion is allow the pain to surface and work with a trained counselor or trusted friend to defuse it and make the necessary changes for healing.  Food is not a coping mechanism.  If you are like I am and have been using it to cover pain it’s time to stop.  Find optimal health in all areas of your life.  We can do this, together.


The Nutrilite 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge – Personal Journey

For the next 3 months I will be embarking on a weight loss journey.  Yes, I am committing to yet another plan, except this one is different from all the other diets and eating plans that I have tried.  This is a jump start for weight abandonment based on my genetics.  A genetic test from Inherent Health is included in the kit along with Nutrilite: aloe shots which prepare my body and metabolism; appetite supressant chews and a giant bag of shake mix along with a shaker cup.  Online support with a mobile app includes 125 pages of menus and recipes and 60 pages of exercises.  The next 60 days I will use the weight loss supplements and foods that match my genetic test results.  The only thing I need now is my team of committed individuals who are sick and tired of carrying extra weight and want a healthy solution.l

I’m putting together a team of 4 plus me, the leader.  We are going to meet once per week face to face or on skype to encourage one another and to share stories, challenges and go on field trips.  The cost of the first 30 days is cut in half until June 30 or until the limited number of kits are gone. 

So, now the challenge is how do I invite someone to join a weight loss group without  offending them?  I have friends who commiserate all of the time about the extra weight they are carrying and how they want to lose it.  I have already invited them.  Apparently they aren’t ready to get serious about their problem.  There are 3 places left on my team and I’ve decided to just put the word out there.  I  have to have faith that this message will connect with you and that you will join me.

Meanwhile, the journey continues and I will blog about it.

 

 

Contact me: llike@verizon.net


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I’m a Social Media Outlaw or How Being Restricted on Linked-In and Google + Made Me Not Better, Just Mad.

  Yes I am a Social Media Outlaw.  I have been restricted on Linked-In from making connections because apparently I had too many people who said “no” to my invitations by clicking an “I don’t know you” response.  So, their Social Media nanny had to tell me to take my toys and go home. I guess the whole point of Linked-In is to connect with people who you already know and ask them about their lives, which you already know about, because you already know them.

Eventually everyone is going to catch on and move to other sites like Google +. 
However, I hope you have a “normal” American name because if you don’t you will end up like me, restricted on Google + as well. I understand that it takes months to have an abnormal name approved like my husbands’, which happens to be Like. 

Here I was having a really good time making new friends and building business opportunities for myself and others.  I was researching profiles to make sure that I could add value to their professional lives and reading the great group discussions and connecting to like-minded people.

Oh well, back to skulking around the mall, meeting people at the grocery store, and resurrecting my holiday card lists. I’m sure that all the truly mature people on Linked-In would say that obstacles make you a better person and mountains are there to climb.  Nope, not me, I’m an outlaw so this hasn’t made me better, just mad. 
Forgive the Rant, The Social Media Outlaw 


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Body Key Challenge

Body Key Challenge

I’m throwing down a challenge to all of my readers who are ready to do something constructive about their health.  The Body Key Challenge by Nutrilite is 90 days of health reform including a genetic test which reveals how your body loses weight, a customized plan just for you, a human support team, one month of reorganizing your metabolism with aloe shots, healthy supplement support, appetite chews, delicious soy protein shakes, online and mobile app support with over 125 pages of recipes and menus for your genetic type and last but not least 60 pages of exercise regimens for everybody.   The 90 days begin when I have found 4 friends who are serious about changing their eating and exercise habits for life.  So, just throwing it out there. You can do this anywhere in the country. Whoever contacts me first wins a place on my team and receives a hefty discount on the cost of the tests, supplements, online support and foods.  It’s time, let’s just do it together!

contact me for more info:   llike@verizon.net