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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


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90 Day Vegan Adventure – Day 82 The Vegan Traveller

The recent road trip to Denver proved to be a challenge for Vegan eating.  A few discoveries are noteworthy. For breakfast we carried Nutrilite Meal Replacement Shakes and Bars.  They make your tummy feel good when you have to eat early in the morning and they keep you from veering off the road into hash browns and sausage sandwiches.

For lunch we found at Sonic, of all places cranberry juice, sugar was added but it was a wonderful break from bottled water and orange juice.  Quiznos grilled mushrooms and onions on my veggie sub and made it to my specifications.  It was delicious.  Of course the Morningstar brand of veggie burger is available at Burger King and if I’m feeling deprived I also order the onion rings.   Finally, the old standby, Cracker Barrell has a four vegetable side dish platter with corn muffins that is very satisfying and they serve pinto beans with a really nice pickle relish.  Their Apple Iced Tea and Sweet Potato Casserole are a highlight of the menu.

Once in Denver we ate at two different restaurants.  Las Fuentes near Speer Blvd in downtown has homemade mexican food with bean and rice fillings.  The sauces make the food extraordinary.  The Old Spaghetti Factory is a great place to eat if you are hungry and like homemade Italian food.  We ate Mizithra cheese from Greece with  browned butter on pasta, which was the best entree of the week.

Finally, we never go into the higher altitudes without our Perfect Water.  It is purified, re-mineralized, ionized, micro-structured, and oxygen rich which is very helpful when trying to walk or climb stairs in the Mile-High City.  For those of you readers who train at altitude I highly recommend it.  You can find it on our website, www.like.mychoices.biz

If you have tried to eat a healthy, vegetarian diet on the road send me your finds.  I would love to hear from you.


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90 Day Vegan Adventure Day 9 Struggling

At the beginning of the week I had my blood work drawn and had a conference with my Doctor about my knees and cholesterol.  The LDL number is high enough to treat with  medication.  My knees are slightly arthritic and the left knee has a bone fragment that is floating.  Even though surgery is in the near future, a lower weight would help all of these conditions.  So, the 90 Day Vegan Adventure isn’t only about a new eating habit, it’s also about weight loss.  The catch-22 is exercising with a bum knee.  Yoga has worked for flexibility and strength but I need an inexpensive form of aerobic exercise that doesn’t cause knee pain.  Recommendations are welcome.


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August 3 Reboot Day 10 The Nitty Gritty

Now it’s down to the nitty-gritty.  Paying bills, juggling schedules, babysitting, fatigue, frustration, are all of the everyday events that used to send me to the freezer for ice cream or to the local fast food place for french fries.  How do you handle the challenges of living without relying on the numbing effect of food?  I welcome your suggestions and comments.