My Journey

Its come to my attention that people who claim to know me are saying things they know nothing about so to set the record straight this is My Journey.. Jan 2015 I joined weight watchers because I needed to be healthier..I also made the decision to quite drinking.. I started a 1200 calorie a day regimen.. eliminated alcohol and went gluten-free.. By Sept 2015 I was 70 lbs lighter.. at my Dr’s request I went to speak to a bariatric surgeon and she suggested I get a VSG procedure (Vertical Sleave Gastrectomy) and I actually said no.. I’m doing fine.. She educated me on where the stomach hormone is created and how when you have a stretched out stomach from being a chronic over eater creates more of the hunger hormone then a successful diet and regimen withstands and that all a VSG does is correct the size of a overeaters stomach to that of a non over eater, and one that will fit my new habits.. She actually gave me this analogy and I will share it with you.. If you were to injure your knee and stretch the tendons you would let a surgeon get inside that knee and repair it so the injury could heal? I said of course I would, She said “Why wont you let me repair what the years of overeating did to your stomach? Sept 21 a mere 3 weeks later because I had already proved to her that my life style change was in fact permanent, I had a VSG procedure.. Humbly I will say I am 17 lbs heavier than my lowest weight.. Why, because it is a constant battle to stay the course of healthier eating.. I still don’t drink and wont drink because of the lives I have seen destroyed and Because of the judgement I have endured although I don’t judge.. You want to drink, go for it.. I don’t.. I love life and spend time with those that love life and human spirit as much as I do.. you can post your comments, you can attempt to disparage me all you want because I know what I know.. and I know for a fact you don’t.. I have never hid the fact that I made the choice to have the VSG..

On the weight loss side if anyone out there thinks that no matter how you change your life for the better, even for those that chose a procedure, that is their journey and for those that have never walked it let me tell you this.. I am in support groups for weight loss.. it’s a journey and no matter what journey you are on, its hard.. bypass, VSG, band.. not one of these paths is taking the easy path.. Many, Many people on this journey fail.. Weight comes back.. I am here to pick any of you up and help you reach the top.. Shame on anyone that wants to disparage one because they have chosen a path you don’t like.. or maybe one that you dont have the courage to accomplish..

The struggle is real.. I’ve lived it.. In fact I am still living it.. I’m a overeater.. I’m an emotional eater, but even the likes of people who hate wont take me off my path.. They are not worth it.. I am more valuable than that..

Big Hugs to all that are on this journey.. Together we can all make it to goal.. One day ❤

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Why I Almost Walked Out of American Sniper

I myself.. Had to walk out.. I told my husband I was going to use the lady’s room.. I had to step out to catch my breath.. We are all, or at least most are guilty of putting the realty of what our soldiers are going through.. Their families are going through.. The sacrifices they are making.. we are tucking all of those realities into the back of our minds.. Out of site.. I guess out of mind.. American Soldier for me at least was a huge “Realization” of how great we have it.. and as a Mom, A Wife, I can’t imagine the pain of wanting my husband.. my soul mate home.. and knowing how he is in harm’s way every minute he is gone.. I will never be the same.. Not after watching this movie.. I will be Better..

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You might have clicked on this post expecting to find some anti-American, leftist liberal rant on the military and how America is a bully, based on the title I posted. But you’re not going to find that here. Ever.

And it’s pretty rare for me to post a movie review, and this isn’t really that, either.

But I did almost walk out of this movie. Twice, actually.

But before we get to that, let me tell you the reasons why I think you (and everyone else) should see this movie. In the process of doing that, I think I can better explain why I almost walked out.

You need to see this movie because, as everyone who sees it will agree, Chris Kyle (the American Navy SEAL & sniper whom the movie depicts) did some amazing stuff for America.

Hero? Yes. Expert skills? Definitely. And the fact that he survived…

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I Have A Dream.. I have a Goal.. This is My Vow..

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My Dream .. About Network Marketing.. My Goal in an Industry I love..

That dream is to instill into an industry that so many distrust.. a level of truth, honesty and respect. One that is free of the Hype and over exaggeration.. One that encompass’s the best of the best.. of people who work from their Heart. People full of passion and grace.. People that only want what is best for others.. by putting those first before themselves.. Now I always want people to understand that there is no free ride.. Success comes from work.. Nothing is Free.. As with any other path to the “End” Keeping the end in Mind.. Working to get to where you want to be..

That is my Dream, Because this industry has given me relationships that have changed me.. Some that have warmed my heart and made me feel full of blessings, and a few that have made me learn more about the person I never want to be. Even One that in so many ways, Saved me..

So those blessings and the financial reward because if you work.. you get paid and no I haven’t made millions.. But I have Definately Made more then most in their first few yearts.. but what I have received in relationships is more than money can buy.. With that said, I will continue the Quest to achieve my dream.. I know there is a better awakening for what a Networker can do to change an industry so many distrust.. Together we can make it a phenomenal place, to change lives and live for the better..

 

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Only 6 % of the world’s population will work in network marketing. It’s the same 6 % that take companies up to the top, move causing their former company to fall some..yet that same move then allows another company to move towards the top. It’s a precarious cycle..

Let’s just say my method of building a phenomenal organization is finding the gems that are in the 94 %

 

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Has Facebook replaced real True Showing of Emotional Gratitude, Love and Celebration..

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As I sit here and see all my wall flooded with the I love you’s and Be My Valentine, I have to wonder.. Are all those people actually expressing their love for their significant other.. or is it just a post.. and nothing else.. And I think this during all the Gushy posts.. Are people still going the extra mile for Birthdays and Anniversaries that they used to.. How many actually think a Facebook post actually cancels everything else out..  Or is it really just a attempt to make them feel like they did something special or to make them look amazing to their facebook friends whom they seem to clinch to for the appreciation that they might be missing at home, probably because they stopped showing the people they love, that they really love them in person rather than on facebook.. Think about it for a while..

Now to me Valentines Day has never been that important because I believe to have a strong relationship that your significant other needs to feel special everyday.. Not just one day a year.. That just for no reason the I love you’s should be shown and the little displays of gratitude and affection need to happen all the time.. Not just on a Day in February..

But for all those people out there that are Taking the Time to Rally your love for that special person.. I challenge you to do something amazing for them.. Something that makes them feel special.. Something that makes them smile.. Doing something like this doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money.. Just do it in person.. not just on Facebook…

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Seahawks .. To me they are not just a team..

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I remember when the Seahawks launched the Franchise in 1976.. All the excitement.. I was 11.. I was living in Port Angeles Washington which is just across the Bay from Seattle.. Until the late 20’s I lived in the State of Washington and grew up a Seahawks fan.. At 18 is when it changed to rarely missing a game with friends.. Dave Kreig was the Quarterback at the time..  Life goes on and I met my Husband, who is a Raider fan.. He swore he would convert me.. at 28 We moved back to his hometown in Northern California and he was even more convinced he would sway my passion to the Oakland Raiders.. Not a chance..

It all became more than a sport when the Seahawks made it to the Superbowl Feb. 5, 2006.. Of course I was planning a Superbowl party and the morning was very busy.. Now for anyone to understand the magnitude of what I will be explaining next I need to first tell you, I had never met personally my birth father.. I knew who he was and for 10 years (yes, I will live with this regret my whole life, that is, that it was never made a priority to get together personally.. We both kept saying next year.. never thinking that next year would never come) but we talked on the phone and shared emails pretty regularly.. The morning of Superbowl XL my dad called to say he was rooting for my team.. not a big football fan himself but he knew how much I loved my Seahawks and he called to wish me well. To say he loved me and that he was Routing for my Hawks.. I was busy and we talked but I told him I had a few more things to do to get ready for guests and we said goodbye.. We got to Exchange “I love You’s” that one last time.  My dad went for a walk with his dogs just after the call and when he didn’t return they went looking for him and found him on the sidewalk.. He had a massive heart attack.. He had passed away.. The phone rang just as guests were arriving and I looked at the caller id and remember thinking as I answered it ” you know I am busy ” but it wasn’t him.. it was my Aunt to tell me what had happened and that he was gone. I was standing in the kitchen and I hit the floor.. He was gone..

My husband took over from there and as people arrived he explained what happened as I stayed in my room the remainder of the day.. I didn’t even watch the game.. In fact in an attempt to not go through the pain I guess I stopped watching them play all together. It was a reminder of what was lost.. the regret for putting off something so important that I can never get back.. it was just easier not to watch.

A few years ago, something finally hit me.. Rather then looking at the glass half empty, I needed to be thankful for what I did have and that the Seahawks gave that to me.. That one last phone call with my DAD.. You see that phone call wouldn’t have happened with out that Super Bowl appearance that day.. and Do I believe that God played a part in that phone call.. absolutely..

For all the people out their, Niner fans, Bronco Fans, Sherman haters.. whoever you are that like to harass and put down people with a passion.. Look deeper.. you might just see that for some it is more than just a game.. it is more than who is going to be the winner. Getting their, both teams are winners.. and just because they are their, what ever teams they are..lives change and hopefully they change for the better.. Glass half full.. never half empty..

Go Hawks.. I will forever be thankful for what this team gave me that one Superbowl Sunday.. 8 years ago.. RIP James Dale Agan 7/12/43 ~ 2/5/2006

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Enrich your life in many ways.. Find a Church home.. The Message you hear might just be for you <3

This was the Worship Service at my Church a few Sundays ago.. As I sat there and listened to Pastor Randy, I heard his message loud and clear and it also hit home that these 4 principles are key to our success in so many areas of our lives.. If you are in Modesto I challenge you to come to “The Well” Church.. The teachings there will most importantly strengthen your spiritual life.. Give you a strong relationship with God, and quite possibly Change your life.. if you are not in Modesto you can watch the Worship Service from “The Well” at https://vimeo.com/78270523 God Bless and I hope to see you at The Well ♥

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What a week it has been.. The Roller coaster you end up on when you realize your health is at Risk..

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It was April 20th 2010 when I got the scare of my life.. I go that call that stated my biopsy showed Uterine Cancer.. I had went in because I just wasn’t feeling right.. Started with the female stuff and that was the result.. Or so we thought.. A few days into the testing I got another call and was told that the lab at Kaiser had possibly mixed my results with someone else’s … Back in I went and I am to assume the other person as well.. I prayed my result was clear but at the same time was sad that one of us was sure to have that biopsy that said Cancer.. A few more days passed and I got that call that said I was in the clear.. She did tell me that the protein in my Urinalysis was high and that there was signs of blood but that could just be because of the two biopsy’s that we would recheck later.. Well unfortunately insurance for us was very high as we paid it ourselves and the industry changing on us we had to let the coverage go just 9 days after all of that took place.. I have experienced back pain and fatigue for 2 and 1/2 years. I have done what I can to manage it on my own but was so glad when Insurance became an option through my husband returning to a union job..  So once again on Oct. 1st we were legit I guess you could say.. I made the appointment and off I went.. What I wasn’t expecting was a blood pressure of 172 over 104.. and yes they took it three times throughout the appointment .. always the same.. They immediately sent me upstairs and I proceeded to add to my stress as the staff seemed perplexed over my situation and I stubbornly told them “Your making my blood pressure higher, and I left..”

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I came home and sat at the computer.. Picked out a primary care physician and made an appointment.. Now, those of you that know me know I also took to the internet and found that a diuretic is a medicinal way to treat high blood pressure so I immediately got one and took one.. Monday and Tuesday.. Went to see the primary care physician on Wednesday and my BP was down to 156 over 94 and at the end of the appointment 149 over 90.. so already a huge improvement over the previous 2 days.. Then Thursday it was back to Kaiser for more tests..  this time protein is 20 and the other one which should be 0 is 2.0 so and actual improvement over 2 1/2 years ago there.. but only because I have been so aware of how my body feels.. I cut out drinking for the most part,.. I am down 40 lbs More at one point.. but solidly down the 40 lbs..  I know I still have a way to go to get these things under control but I will through better eating… My doctor actually said eat more greens and that is what I will do.. lol  thank god I can buy them in a powder form.. because me and Rabbit food are not friends..

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I sit here and I think of all this and the timing of Obama Care and all that is happening in DC.. People need health insurance.. I am living proof of that.. My life could have very well been lost because I was a Walking Time Bomb that was waiting to explode in my chest.. Sounds graphic but all so true.. and believe it or not I am not a fan of Obama Care.. There is too many holes in it and too much too fast as far as the penalties for not getting it..  It is not affordable for those that need it most.. or even available.. It is making the costs of shared employee expense insurance go up.. Don’t understand why.. I don’t believe it is bad.. just don’t believe it is ready…

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I am very thankful that I have the ability to get treatment.. I am thankful for my husband’s job.. I know so many don’t have that.. My industry if very stressful.. Being a Real Estate Broker in this economy, it’s not a shocker I have Stage ii Hypertension.. I do not want it any more.. I will be making changes.. SO long Stress.. or at least that is my Goal..

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