Archive | March 2012

When You Are Too Nice To People, That’s A Recipe For People Taking Advantage Of You

I know all too well on how it feels to be taken advantage of in terms of being too nice to people and always running to the rescue and never complaining about it. It is all too familiar with me when being used. I discovered that I am way too nice to people and I rarely complain about anything, and I am afraid to hound people because I am not that type of person to do so, so I let it go and I don’t bother. I have learned that if you are way too nice to people and if you keep saying yes all the time, its a recipe for people always taking advantage of you and they will keep doing it without realizing that it is wrong to keep going to somebody only when needed. I know that all too well as I have battled problems such as this one to make friends, to get out there and be accepted for who I am. Most of the time people see you in your vulnerable state or they see you are alone and then asks you for a favor. It is a no no. I cannot stand when people use other people and take advantage of someones good nature all the time. I mean yes I understand if its once, or two times, but when it becomes too much, then that is when it gets out of hand. People should know their limits when it comes to real serious things in life. There is a time for everything and a time to get serious on issues like this one about life and among everything else. Don’t let others dictate you and your life and don’t let others walk all over you. When your too nice to others people will find that as your weak point and then they work their way in to convince you to do something for them, lend them money or something. Life is an unfair journey. I want to change that in myself to be firm and to speak out when needed, but I have that weakness to never shout and yell and give people grief. It is very difficult for me to say no and its extremely difficult for me to change my attitude when it comes to certain people, but it doesn’t matter. I treat everyone the same and equally and I have no favorites. This issue is something I am working on and its something that I am trying to focus on, so that I am no longer a person who gets walked all over. Pretty soon I am going to have foot marks all over me because if it. I am just so tired of being used and then tossed aside when not needed anymore. I need to speak up, and I need to focus on getting myself stronger. I have dealt with so many social problems with others not accepting me for who I am in the past. I believe in changing and become the woman who needs to stop people by their tracks and stop users. Find people who will appreciate you and what you have done. It will be the best gift you give to yourself. Stand tall and don’t take CRAP from anyone. I am working it it.

 

I Am So Happy! I Can Yell From The Rooftops On How Happy I Am!

I cannot even begin to describe how great I feel and have been feeling. This whole new world of exercise, eating well and losing weight has put a huge smile on my face and the motivation is so contagious, that I got it in an instant. I am just so ecstatic and satisfied with everything that is happening. I have a lot more energy throughout the day, My treadmill and outside walks are getting so much easier since I will be getting into my 4th week next week. I cannot believe it has already been four weeks since my exercise has started and feel so great. My body muscles are getting tight, i feel like my thighs and legs have gone down quite significantly. All I can say is I can yell from the rooftops and announce it to the world on how great I am feeling, so much more positivity, and so much more outlooks on life and just walking through the mall and saying I am going to wear that dress and I am going to make it a goal for me to do it. Who says exercise and eating well is easy? It is hard at first and it is a new experience and challenge, but I believe that anything can be achieved with hard work and determination to what you want in your life. If you want that nice body and the great health benefits that come with it, then I say go for it. If it is something that is going to benefit you in the long run and in the future, then do it. You are your own person and you have to make these changes for yourself and for the people you care deeply about. It is tough at first, but trust in me, it will get easier, the results will come soon after and everything will fall into place in where you want it. If you want something bad enough and if you are determined to change your lifestyle, then you will do it and you will feel so much better about yourself once your accomplish your goals that you set. If you say your going to lose 60 pounds or if your going to lose that 100 pounds or whatever the case maybe, and write down your goals and check them off as your accomplish them, you will see a big difference on your life and you will be rewarded with great health and so much more. If you want it you must go after it. Enough said, but it the willingness to do it and the will power to not give up. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Once you get into shape and eat well at the same time and find your balance in diet and exercise, with portion sizes, and fresh produce and meats that are not processed and staying away from processed foods, you will see the big difference. did you know cutting out sugar from coffee and tea, cutting out soft drinks, cutting out ketchup/relish condiments in your burger or fries, sodium, mayonnaise, fatty dips, chips, cookies, vegetable/corn oils, and replacing these with  a more healthier approach, you can lose weight by just cutting these things.

My mood is ever so good. I am the happiest woman right now and I am so enthusiastic and serious about my workouts. I am having fun doing it. I listen to my MP3 Player, I watch TV while on treadmill. Everything. Occupy yourself with something in the beginning because I know you may think being on the treadmill or exercise feels long, and it will feel like that in the beginning, and then once you get in the swing of things and when you get used to it, you wont even feel the time going by. SO DO IT, BE HAPPY LIKE ME. IF I can do it. YOU CAN DO IT! YES I CAN!

The Doctor’s TV and Dr. Oz Show – I Love Those Shows

As a person who likes to learn and be educated by great TV shows such as The Doctor’s TV and Dr. Oz, they teach me so much and open my eyes on overall health and wellness for everyday life and they make health and medicine so interesting to watch and it is so informative. There are so many things they talk about whether it is from Fitness, Food consumption, diet, recipes, educating the public audience on symptoms and sicknesses, warning signs, prevention, also giving people a reality check of what happens to you if you do not take care of yourself and your health. You health is so important and the most important thing in your life. Without health and without taking care of yourself and your body physically and emotionally the outcome is not so great. We all have a choice to make great choices in life to prolong our longevity and to take charge and control of ourselves and our well-being is the greatest gift you can give yourself and you give yourself a gift of a happier and healthier life ahead where you can live to see so much in life and witness incredible and beautiful things.They also teach you about dangers of diet pills and energy drinks and how they are so harmful and people do not realize that all these useless chemicals and drugs that are going into our bodies are so harmful for us. They also have ordinary people come on the show and discuss they’re personal struggles for weight issues, personal medical issues, among everything else.

These two shows describe all of that and more. These shows would not be aired if Doctors like them did not care. I try to watch these shows as much as I am able to when I am home. If you have not yet watched these shows please tune in. You will be amazed on what they explain to you and in a very interesting and intricate way. Things that you would not even have thought of in terms of public health and bacteria that lurks around and what we can do to prevent disease and everything else, so we can have a better life and do everything in our power to take care of ourselves.

All the best to these shows. I love them.

Talin’s Healthy Avocado Apple Spinach Salad

I have not written a recipe for sometime now. Today is the day I want to share with you all a recipe I came out with this past week. My Healthy avocado, apple, spinach Salad with other healthy ingredients. Since I am on the path of weight loss and getting fit, I has to do with the food consumption and what you eat as well. Remember to have a balanced diet and as well as exercise incorporated into it. I have been eating with smaller portions and have been incorporating a lot more greens, veggies and fruits. Its very important to have when losing weight. without further delay, here is my recipe:

Ingredients & Amount Needed

1 or 2 bags of Fresh Baby Spinach — Wash them really well. – Do not get rid of the stems as the stems have a lot of nutrients in them as well.

3 Avocado’s —- Cut them into medium cubes — Put them aside in a bowl— Add this one last on top then toss — Avocado’s do not last for a long time, so you must consume it when you cut it.

2 Green Apples — Washed really well — Sliced then stack them together and cut the slices into long pieces — then toss

1 Red Onion — Medium Sized — Chop it in the middle, then make 2 – 3 slices on each side horizontally, then cut 3 times vertically. then toss

1 cup of Almonds — With the skin on top — Non Salty Non Seasoned – then toss

15 Fresh and Very red Cherry Tomatoes or as desired — Washed well— then toss

Dressing Ingredients All Mixed into a separate bowl before adding to Salad.

3 tblsp of Dijon or Regular Mustard

2 tblsp of Olive Oil

half to 1 teaspoon of salt – flattened

sprinkle of cracked black pepper

2 tablespoons of balsamic Vinegar

1 teaspoon of ground powdered Mint – OR Mint Leaves

1 tablespoon of squeezed Lemon.

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Mix the dressing ingredients very well before adding it to the Salad —- Then toss the salad with the dressing mix.

You can serve this with grilled chicken breast with natural seasonings, with Brown Rice.

Or you can eat it just like that.

Then Voila! you have a healthy and great salad

 

BON APETIT!

 

Childhood Memories I Miss – Watching My Favourite Cartoons

I have been thinking a lot about my childhood memories and I miss so many things about it. The years and time are going by ever so quickly and there has been a vast change in everything since then. A lot has happened since then and it makes me appreciate on what life was before, but I also appreciate now too. My Childhood had its ups and downs. Downs at School when I was bullied ever so much, and Ups as soon as I left school to carry on about my life with my family. At Lunch time I would come home, and during the weekends after My Saturday Armenian School, I would enjoy the weekend cartoons. I rarely missed episodes of my favourite cartoons and it would take my mind off of my bullies in school and everything else I would laugh so hard.

Some of my favourite cartoons were Bugs Bunny & Tweety show, Anamaniacs, Flinstones, Sailor Moon, Disney Cartoons. Beetle Juice and Inspector Gadget. These are some of the few that come to my mind right now as I used to watch them most. I miss those shows a lot. I wish these can be reruns now. I don’t see any of these on TV Anymore. I really wish they can come back. I hope they resurface again soon. I would love to relive my childhood moments and so that now I can understand these cartoons more better and laugh all over again.

Attending Bible Study At My Armenian Church Is So Important To Me

Since toward the end of 2006, I began on my own personal spiritual reflection and journey to attend bible studies at my Armenian Church. After a year and a half of attending bible studies, I was appointed the communications director for up to 2-3 years to send out e-mails, to create flyers and keep the Armenian Community in the know about upcoming bible studies, upcoming outreach programs, volunteering at children’s aid to wrap Christmas presents, and spending time in senior homes with the elderly with my Armenian Church community, and I also attend another Armenian Bible Study that we take weekend retreats once or twice a year out of town with the Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC). It was a truly rewarding experience and I still attend bible studies to this day. I love keeping my bond with the Lord Jesus Christ, and reflecting upon how incredible it feels to hear God’s words and to learn about life and the true meaning of what God and the Bible chapters really mean.

I feel so close with God and I feel refreshed each time I attend church and the studies. Now I am only attending bible studies once a week on Thursday evenings. I have made so many friends from it and we all share a special bond together and we have become like family and we continue our journey together outside of bible studies and we go out, and we enjoy each others company so much. We have grown together and we know each other so well that we know what each other will say, we know the moves and signals we give toward each other, we know each others characters very well, we know the importance of togetherness and enjoying each other that we don’t even feel the time going. Our conversations, our inside jokes, and our gatherings are so special to me. They happen to be some of the most awesome people I have ever met in my life. It is great to attend a church function or a community outreach, retreats, bible studies and knowing the outcome of it will be positive and one that is so fulfilling to its fullest extent. It has become a huge ray of sunlight in my life knowing that I have somewhere I look forward to going all the time. I try my best not to miss any bible study discussions or friend gatherings, but sometimes life and busyness gets in the middle, but I am determined all the time.

It is not about the material, physical being, but it is also about the spiritual and inner personal reflections that makes everything great. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it weren’t for the supportive friends and family who always give the energy to me and tell me to never stop going to bible studies which I enjoy thoroughly. Each person who teaches bible studies have their own personal ways of teaching the bible and I do not like to judge people by that. In the end I like to hear Gods words and get different opinions about it from different teachers/priests/fathers/pastors/ etc… I really like my priest very much. He explains the bible to the level where we could understand, he lets us ask questions, and he is so passionate about it and he answers beautifully to us. I can hardly wait until Thursday again to go back to the bible study and hear and learn some more. The Bible is a never ending learning spiritual journey and there is so much to absorb and so much to read and the bible is also beyond the book itself. The life bible and what we can do in our lives to live with the words from The Bible and learn. Life is a never ending process of learning, absorbing information. Just be thankful everyday and never lose hope on anything because you can turn the impossible to possible because I’M Possible (impossible) . Always remember to every physical, mental and emotional side, there is always a spiritual and reflective side to life. Balance out your life today. make positive changes for a better tomorrow.

Great Success, My Weight Loss is Progressing Well

There are a few things in my life which I am looking forward to this year and getting into shape is one of them. I am on my way to a new body, a new me, and a new outlook on the new life I will have when I want to get to the weight I want to be. Today, I was exercising on the treadmill and it was one of the most painful days ever in terms of the lower leg calve muscles which were burning so much and that burn pain made me go crazy on the treadmill, tears were rolling down my cheeks of how excruciating it was and it almost hit my heart. I was not going very fast either. I was just doing a brisk walk and boy did it really hurt, but that burn pain will go away soon and I will begin to walk on the treadmill without the pain and I will see the weight coming off even more.

I am going into my third week into my exercise and my family and friends that have seen me have noticed that my body has changed slightly but It is going well and drinking a lot of water I find is making my body more hydrated, my skin, my face, my hair feels more hydrated and vibrant. I am eating very small portions, and I am not eating late. I feel a burst of energy and I feel so great after the exercise I am doing. It hurts like H E double L, but I am not going to let that be a setback and I will not slack off. As I am on the treadmill I have my TV in front of me, I put music on in my Ipod, or play with my blackberry playbook and watch Youtube Video’s while I exercise.

After I lose about 30 pounds or so, I will be taking up Yoga. I decided to today. I am going to sign up for classes and improve my breathing when stretching and share my experiences with other people in the class with me. After my exercising improves and when I lose a lot more, I am going to join a gym as well for ladies and make friends with others who are trying to get fit like me and share our eating habits, what each person does to make lifestyle changes, the type of foods consumed. I am super excited for all of this. I can join it now, but I want to start out on my own and search the internet, and then work my way up to join the public.

I am patient and I am not going to overdo it to prevent myself from discouragement and I will not give up even when I am in the most terrible lower leg calve muscle pain ever. No pain No Gain.

I can do this!