It’s my birthday, yay!

I actually forgot until I checked Facebook x D

But that’s okay. I was hoping to post some of my GTA story up today, but to no avail. Spent the last week scouring my friend’s old PCs to get mine running, but it didn’t work. So they’re still trapped on a dead computer. Oh well, I guess I’ll keep giving weight loss advice.

Meditation: If you don’t meditate, you really should start. Fifteen minutes a day, helps you focus. Helps you prepare. And it helps you RELAX! Which is something we all need to do in this world. Lots of simple techniques to use. Not to mention that with practice, you’ll find it helps with pain management, as well as a general sense of well being. But just like anything else in life, you get out what you put in.

Favorite technique:

Step one- breathe in through your nose. Internally ask yourself, “Who am I?” Three times.

Now breathe out through the mouth over the course of six seconds. Count it if you need to.

Step two- In through the nose again. Ask yourself, “What do I want?” Three times.

breathe out over six seconds.

Step three Breathe in and ask, “What is my purpose?” Three times.

Exhale, and clear your mind to relax.

Don’t try to answer the questions, just ponder them as you relax.

One thing I have noticed about health is that your body and mind are connected. You work on one without the other, and you’ll send everything out of whack.

Weight loss food of the day:

Tumeric

For those of you who like curry, you know this spice. Bright orange with a savory smell, this is a miracle herb. Just a tablespoon a day has AMAZING health benefits.

Pros

Contains most of the vitamins and minerals your body needs! From vitamin A to magnesium, tumeric has everything but protein.

A little goes a long way! Just a dash added to salads and soups brings out a lot of flavor.

Proven to help with prostate and other cancers! http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nE7T5FZUgu4

Cons

If you eat too much, it turns your poop orange! And I mean neon. Freaked me out the first day I used it.

Stains easily! Not just clothing, but skin too. So be careful when handling it.

Recipe:

Tumeric chicken

Two chicken breasts

pinch salt

two pinches pepper

quarter tablespoon tumeric

Place chicken in a baking pan. Sprinkle herbs on them. Bake at 325 for one hour. Cover the pan for juicier meat.

Slow cooker curry chicken noodle soup

Two chicken breasts

Five cups liquid(I use chicken broth)

One and a half teaspoons salt

tablespoon pepper

tablespoon tumeric

Two cups noodle of preference

One and a half cups frozen vegetables(I prefer corn with this recipe)

Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker. Set to low, and walk away for eight hours.

Best place to buy:

Since tumeric is a spice, you can readily find it in spice aisles, but I’m a frugal spender, so I like to look for deals. http://www.swansonvitamins.com/starwest-botanicals-turmeric-root-powder-organic-1-lb-pkg?SourceCode=INTL405&CAWELAID=1509247513&mkwid=gESnxh2Y&pcrid=59192791447&gclid=Cj0KEQjwtb6hBRC_57Pvyfn66LsBEiQAtlFVu7fjz3zaFqu6u7k7YFx8ipRovyJqRxFemKOlqiHh62kaAv9d8P8HAQ was the best deal I could find.n