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How to Build YOUR Custom Lifestyle


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Had to have 2 more steroid shots, so my weight jumped up a bit. Had to fight it back down. How? Fresh fruits and veggies and lots of lean protein sources. I cut out the fake carbs and stick to natural carbs like fruit, potato, peas, you get the drift. It isn't that I say NEVER to fake foods... processed foods. I say sometimes. I just don't let them into the house and make myself go out of the house to get them and eat them there. That way, it's more of a pain in the neck to eat processed junk food.

Processed food I do let into the house includes lean frozen entrees like Smart Ones, Lean Cuisine, and Healthy Choice. I often add vegetables to them and proceed to cook them, such as waterchestnuts to the Asian dinners or tuna to tuna noodles au gratin. That way they are more filling. Adding fruit as a dessert makes them more satisfying too.

So all in all, it's never a perfect world for me. I don't eat all natural. I don't eat all junk or processed either. I blend and am picky about what I blend. It's up to you to find your balance and what works for you. Take all the diet books you've ever read, all the exercise information, blend it together, toss out what you hate and you have your custom lifestyle. ~Beth aka ~Indygirl
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WHITEANGEL4 10/19/2014 9:12PM

    Thanks for posting this blog. It reminds us all

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TERRIJ7 9/27/2014 12:46PM

    I love your approach, Beth!

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LORIVIOLA 9/6/2014 9:13AM

    emoticon emoticon ideas!

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MAYBER 8/8/2014 12:34PM

    You are an inspiration thank you
one day at a time
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ANGELN325 7/31/2014 1:48PM

    Thank you!

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BRITISHGAL14 7/28/2014 12:41PM

    Great advice! emoticon

I blend my foods also and found that it works better for me. It really is finding out what works best for us as individuals and running with it.

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MRSRIGS1 7/22/2014 3:30PM

    GREAT advice! Thank you!

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CHERIJ16 7/22/2014 10:32AM

    Great advice. Thank you!

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PHOENIXNICKI 7/21/2014 10:05AM

    What a success! You found the path to success! Thank you for sharing, it shows that you do not have to be perfect in your choices and can still reach your goals. You look fabulous! emoticon

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--ALYSSA-- 7/9/2014 1:02PM

    Great idea!

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CORNERKICK 7/8/2014 3:07AM

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--CHERYL-- 7/7/2014 12:25AM

    You look wonderful--before and after. emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 7/5/2014 7:55AM

    Love the 'balance' and 'blending', that's the ticket Beth!
You go girl!
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CARINEVE 7/4/2014 8:07AM

    You are so right!
It is not going to be perfect, but you have implemented healthy parts into your life (like adding the fruit and veggies to frozen meals).
That is the way to do it, and probably the only way you can make it a life style change for good.
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NYARAMULA 7/3/2014 3:16AM

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MARYJEANSL 7/2/2014 11:11PM

  Good suggestions - that definitely have worked very well for you! I try to eat nutritious, non GMO, even sometimes organic foods, but it is super hard to do when I eat outside the house.

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SUSIEMT 7/2/2014 4:00PM

    Well said Beth! Well said!

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DIETER27 7/2/2014 3:00PM

  Beth you are truly an inspiration. thank you for sharing your wisdom and knowledge with us. Have a nice day and God bless you!

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MILLIE5522 7/1/2014 5:02PM

    Great advice as always! emoticon emoticon

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ROXYCARIN 7/1/2014 2:20AM

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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/1/2014 1:47AM

    It's a lifestyle! emoticon emoticon

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BLUEJEAN99 7/1/2014 12:52AM

    emoticon for the great advice! emoticon

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PATRICIA-CR 6/30/2014 9:22PM

    emoticon It's not a perfect world for any of us. It's always a struggle but we have to face it with dignity, strength and determination.

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JUSGETTENBY42 6/30/2014 9:13PM

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LTCARTWRIGHT 6/30/2014 6:56PM

    This came at a good time. I was fighting to do a low carb diet and was just struggling...my cortisol levels are already elevated so I decided instead of stressing I will just stick to non-processed and junk foods. And I decided to get my carbs from veggies and fruits until I see some progress. I'm also in the process of healing my adrenals, so I will take your advice and tailor my eating habits and lifestyles. Thank you for your motivation!

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SMILINGEYES2 6/30/2014 6:23PM

    Again, you offer so much wisdom in your approach and leave room for individual preferences. Thanks for sharing your insights.

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CHARTHESTAR 6/30/2014 5:53PM

    I just figured out last week that the steroid shots I have had over the last year have not helped me in the weight department. Never thought of it. It does make you feel a little better knowing that their were other factors working in the equation.



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KATELJM 6/30/2014 5:02PM

    Sounds like a good balance without being obsessive!

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TATTER3 6/30/2014 2:56PM

    Right with you!

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JSEATTLE 6/30/2014 2:41PM

  I do the same, and it works for me too. I appreciate you and your blog!

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NONNAOF2 6/30/2014 2:16PM

  We are all individuals and what works for one maybe doesn't work for another, we have to individualize our food plans and make changes when necessary. You have done such an amazing job with all of the odds against you and you most certainly are my hero and a beautiful person! :-)

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NEPTUNE1939 6/30/2014 12:52PM

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CFMOSS 6/30/2014 12:40PM

    Yep, working to find what works for each of us and our own unique combinations of issues, struggle and....life.

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LIVELYGIRL2 6/30/2014 12:12PM

  Yes, indeed. This is balanced.

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PATRICIAANN46 6/30/2014 11:47AM

  emoticon for the great advice, Beth......

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DIANNEMT 6/30/2014 11:45AM

    Great idea--I do that, too!

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LCRUMLEY81 6/30/2014 10:59AM

  thanks for sharing

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DJSHIP46 6/30/2014 10:41AM

    Glad the blended thing is working for you... It sure didn't work for me!

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BARBARAJ73 6/30/2014 9:20AM

    emoticon and emoticon !!!

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SHERYLP461 6/30/2014 9:07AM

    This is a wonderful blog. I am the all or nothing type of person so it would never work for me, I have chosen to go unprocessed with my diet sticking with whole foods, plant based. (WFPB) And the big news......I have actually started losing weight. I have stayed within my calorie range for quite a few years and never lost more than 1/2 pound then right back on. In 3 weeks since changing my diet I have lost 3 pounds. Yea, it works for me.

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NANCY- 6/30/2014 8:33AM

    Great message!
doing what works for me is the only way I keep moving forward. Sometimes what works changes as I change.

You are one amazing lady! WTG on moving forward.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 6/30/2014 8:16AM

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JERICHO1991 6/30/2014 7:51AM

    Thanks for the tips, and reminder, to live the best blended healthy lifestyle.

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