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Life Changing Strategies -Spring!

NETFLIX - Marie Kondo's "Tidying Up" Series

What a way to start off a NEW year!  
 After dealing with the reality of 2018 - seeing Netflix created a series featuring Marie Kondo and her 'life changing' method of 'tidying up' - I was excited.  
I will start with the fact that (if you didn't read any of my Blog entries of my 2015 experience of going through her process) I already completed her entire process - every single category in my home was covered.   Believe me, I was a skeptic - in the beginning of her book she claims that using her system will result in long term change - and you will NOT go back to your old habits.

Life in Keto Land

Soooooo. I don't know if you're curious or not - I haven't posted in a long time - because VIstaprint was disordered or dysfunctional - and I am still waiting for them to tell me it's 'fixed'. . . 
I am STILL FOLLOWING THE KETO WAY OF EATING.  I have dropped almost 3 full dress sizes.  
In fact I am so committed to it now that I feel like I forgot how I used to eat - graze - and fill up on lots of empty carbs.    I really thought that I would miss my food groups: pasta, pizza and popcorn - but I DO NOT AT ALL.

PINTEREST and Weight Management

I recently fell into the Pinterest  vacuum!  

I find it so much more refreshing and personalized than the stale news feed of Facebook!   I can only handle so much 'hating' or hundreds of wedding - baby - travel photos by posters.  Sorry but I can't 'do' much of any of that so I needed a diversion.  

On May 1st, I decided to get REALLY serious about losing weight.  Although I had not gained more than 5 pounds in more than 5 years (must have figured out how in/out to do that).

Weight Loss Journey - for those over 50.

This is going to be the start of regular entries on my personal experience of attempting to lose50 POUNDS.  
I  will share that I have done this once beforeI'm repeating my pattern - my last intense weight loss program was the year before my 50th Birthday - when the light bulb moment happened and I became determined to take off my extra weight.   
I was hellbent and determined and that is what I knew I needed to do for this round.
My warning is that if you are NOT - then wait until you are - losing 50+ pounds required sustained focus, perseverance, and making a LOT of minute to minute decisions and choices you may not have the ability to do because your life is filled with 1000 other stresses and issues.

8 Ways to Survive Financially Lean Times

This is a share that I have been living through.   I know the anxiety, pressure and shame of not having 'enough'.   I know the frustration of having to say 'no' to almost everything.   I know the way to make bad decisions about money.  I know how quickly the best of budgets can be blindsided by external forces that magnify a stressful situation into a dark hole of hopelessness.  
I also know the satisfaction of getting yet another debt paid, feeling proud of handling the insecurities related to financial management and being compassionate about those who struggle daily to simply survive.

Spring Cleaning the Kondo Way

Are you interested in Marie Kondo's strategy and process of "Tidying" ?   

I'm going to present my edited way of beginning the process and add my personal experiences and tips,  some are not in her book - but helped me achieve the ongoing results that I appreciate every day.  

Her first step is NOT cleaning - tidying - tossing - or minimizing - its research!!

I'm going to add my secret - I complemented the process with my Smart Phone APP - by Joseph Clough - who provides hypnosis applications.
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