Cancer Journey

I am thankful for a cancer diagnosis.


I am thankful for a cancer diagnosis. Good morning! Hope your Thanksgiving was a great time to connect with family and friends and recount why you are thankful. I am thankful that on March 9th, 2010 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Does it sound strange that I am so thankful for receiving a stage 4 cancer diagnosis? It may, but it’s true. Right from the beginning God worked in my heart to see cancer as a blessing and not a curse. The months following that diagnosis were filled with fears, anxieties but HOPE always won out. His promised always proved true. Here are some of the biggest lessons I learned. 1. Perspective. With only God’s help I was able to see a cancer diagnosis as a way to grow in my faith, allow God to love on me and choose to not complain or say, “why me?” Instead…

Eating Healthy

Orange Dreamcicle Smoothie Recipe

Orange Dreamcicle Smoothie

Orange Dreamcicle Smoothie This is a great refreshing summer time smoothie. Use as a meal replacement or after a hard summer work out to replenish electrolytes and soothe achy muscles. I have 2 versions of this smoothie.  A quick on the go option and the second if you have more time and a blender Quick Orange Dreamcicle Smoothie 8 oz coconut almond milk (or milk of your choice) 2 heaping teaspoons of Orange Shaklee Performance 2 scoops Shaklee Vanilla Protein (either 180, Energizing soy or Vitalizing protein) Mix in a shaker cup or mason jar If you have a blender or NutriBullet  Add… a 1/2 to whole frozen banana (sliced and put in freezer the night before) This will make smoothie thicker and add some more calories if needed. Enjoy!

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Chocolate, Raspberry Delight

Chocolate, Raspberry Delight

Chocolate, Raspberry Delight Recipe This is another “Eat Your Smoothie” Recipe. Ingredients: Siggs Raspberry Greek Yogurt – 1 Container 1 scoop Shaklee 180 Chocolate Smoothee Mix 1 TBS Milk (Cashew, Rice, Almond…whichever is your favorite) Several Frozen Red Raspberries 6 Chopped Pecans Directions: Mix Yogurt, Smoothee Mix and Milk in bowl. Sprinkle Frozen Raspberries and Pecans on top. Optional: You can add a drop or two of chocolate Stevia for a richer, chocolate flavor. Calories: 250 Protein: 23 grams Great for a breakfast or light lunch! Add a salad for more of a meal.

Gluten Free

Smoothie in a Bowl Recipe

Smoothie In A Bowl

Sometimes I “eat” my smoothie instead of drink it. Especially if I am having it for lunch like I did today after church. This is my favorite but you can mix up the yogurt flavor, fruit, lime instead of lemon etc. to make it custom to your tastes. 1 container of Siggs Coconut yogurt 1 scoop of Shaklee 180 Vanilla Smoothee Protein mix Generous squeeze of fresh lemon Mix that together Top with several blueberries and granola with sliced almonds This is so good! With Siggs yogurt about 13 grams of protein and 1 scoop of Shaklee 180 protein at 8 grams of protein, this is a great option as main course for any meal! Enjoy! Let me know your variations and favorite recipe combos!

Eating Healthy


    Heart Disease is the #1 Killer in men and women in the US! I will NOT leave you without HOPE though! The American Heart Association says that 80% of all heart disease is PREVENTABLE! Go back and re read that last statement.  That means that YOU have a lot of CONTROL over your heart health! It CAN be confusing and overwhelming! You can get tons of BAD information along the way! Let’s keep it simple and learn what you can do to protect your heart! Myself, Kim Waggoner, Registered Nurse and Wanda Cullison, Registered Dietitian will be tag teaming to host Healthy Heart Events! We will also featuring the Shaklee Smart Heart Regimens at 30% OFF! And teaching you how you can incorporate SAFE supplementation in your nutrition plan! WEAR RED for extra discounts!   3 Dates, 3 Locations but same message! Tuesday, February  24th 7pm  in  Etna…

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Name This Smoothie!

PB, Banana Smoothie

This is my absolute favorite Smoothie recipe. I don’t have a catchy name for it so if you want to throw out some suggestions, I’d love it! 8oz Almond Coconut Milk, unsweetened 1/2 Banana 1 tsp Natural Peanut Butter (OR 1 T. PB2) 4-5 Ice Cubes. 2 scoops Shaklee 180 Protein Vanilla Smoothee mix Put first 4 ingredients in the blender…after smooth, add in the 180 Protein Smoothie mix until well blended. Makes one serving


January Jumpstart!

I'm In For 10!

January Jumpstart! Have you made the New Years Resolution to lose weight this year? If so how much do you want to lose? 20 pounds? 30 pounds? 50 pounds or more? Setting a big goal, like losing weight, can be overwhelming! I want to help you break it down into small, simple steps that you can celebrate and see success. Your success will not always be measured by the numbers on the scale but it is one way to measure that you are on track! Why not start with making the commitment to lose 10 pounds! Join my January Jumpstart Group! This is for you if you want to -Commit to dropping 10lbs and a pant size -Are coachable and can follow simple proven steps for healthy weight loss -Don’t want to have to do crazy high impact exercise -Be accountable and join others with similar weight loss goals What…