Family traits…

My blue-eyed beauty looked at me and asked, “mom, will my knuckles look like yours someday?” I wasn’t quite prepared to answer, because truth is, they might. My hands are turning into my mother’s hands. My mother has my grandmother’s hands and so on… So I simply told her, I hope not. I also told her there are things we can do to help her be healthy and reduce the chances of her inheriting the swollen joints and pain that comes with them. I don’t tell her of how there were times when I couldn’t use my index finger to pull the tab closed on her diaper when she was a baby, or how my wrists hurt so bad one day I couldn’t use my hand to open the car door. I certainly don’t tell her about the nights interrupted by shooting pain in my hips when I rolled over. No, I tell her a different story.

I tell my daughter that when I don’t eat grains, my hips don’t hurt. I tell her when I drink NingXia red everyday my fingers don’t hurt. I tell her that when I exercise regularly I am not stiff. I tell her there is hope.

Find out more about NingXia Red and how it can give you hope for health and wellness. Blessings!

It is a family affair!

I am so excited! My wonderful husband has decided to create his very own Facebook page for Essential Oils. His love and support for the things that I am passionate about make me love him all the more! Here are a couple of the graphics he created to help share the information. I am so amazed at his talent!

Please go LIKE his page Essential Oils for MEN

so far so good…

6 pounds gone
only 4 more to go until I rid myself of the 10 I gained recently
determined to do the same thing this week that I did last week

walk every morning
eat grain free
eat turkey (it boosts metabolism)
core workouts
drink at least 64 oz a day of essential oil infused water
take Slique capsules twice a day
drink green tea and Slique tea

Anyone want to join me?

Slique™ Slim Caps combine essential oils, dietary fibers, and other key ingredients into a weight-management supplement that may induce feelings of satiation, increase metabolic activity, and decrease excessive eating and over indulgence.

Slique Slim Caps contain two powerful, patent-pending formulas that combine essential oils, dietary fibers, and other key ingredients into a dynamic, dual-action weight-management supplement. When taken as directed, Slique Slim Caps may induce feelings of satiation, icnrease metabolic activity, and decrease excessive eating and over indulgence — all factors in weight gain.*

Transform your body and slim into a new you with Slique Slim Caps.*

Slique products are uniquely formulated with powerful, effective ingredients to help you obtrain your individual weight goals when conbined with diet and physical activity.*

Ingredients: Proprietary Powder Blend consisting of Premium Glucomannan, Ocotea Leaf Fines and Fucoxanthin. Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, crosscarmelose sodium, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, water. The powder caps have been expertly formulated to dissolve in the stomach to allow the contents to expand, which may initiate physical satiation and feelings of fullness*.

Glucomannan is a soluble dietary fiber derived from the konjac root that expands in the stomach and may induce feelings of fullness and decrease appetite.*

Ocotea leaf is a South American plant thought to help reduce sugar cravings.*

Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid found in brown seaweed that has been studied for its role in metabolizing fat.

Ingredients for the Liquid Cap: A proprietary Liquid Blend of Lemongrass Leaf oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Lemon Myrtle Leaf Oil, Balsam Fir Idaho Leaf Oil — all 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Other Ingredients: Silicon dioxide, gelatin, water.

The liquid cap distributes key ingredients that may help increase metabolic activity while hindering fat-cell formations.*

Citral is a constituent found in lemongrass and lemon myrtle essential oil that may increase metabolic activity while decreasing appetite triggers.

Punicic Acid is an acid found in pomegranate seed oil that may block fat cell uptake of the cellular level and may reduce lipid levels in the blood.*

How to Use: Take 1 packet (3 capsules: 1 liquid cap and 2 powder caps) 45 minutes before your 2 largest meals of the day with 8-12 oz. of cold water to help increase feelings of fullness.*

CAUTION: Take this product as recommended. Failure to drink enough liquid may cause the product to swell in the throat and cause blockage or choking. Avoid use if you have ever had esophageal narrowing or problems swallowing capsules. Do not open capsules and sprinkle over food. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Keep in a cool, dry place. Do not expose to excessive heat or direct sunlight.

Item No.: 4573 — 30 twin packs
Pricing: Distributor $82.75 / Retail $108.88 / PV 82.75

Check out my Young Living page at the top of my blog to order yours!

no more restless legs…

I am truly amazed at what happened last night, or should I say early this morning. Around 1am this morning my husband, Greg woke me up. I could tell by his tone of voice that he was super frustrated. He said, “I’m sorry, but I need you to put something on my legs, they are so jumpy I can’t go to sleep and I am about to go crazy!” Now, I have heard Greg and his family mention “jumpy legs” for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized they were talking about Restless Leg Syndrome. His sister suffers horribly and even though Greg’s isn’t as severe, when it happens he is miserable. Well, I did the only thing I knew to do… I pulled out my Young Living Peace and Calming Essential Oil blend.

I rubbed 2-3 drops on the bottom of each foot and several drops on his legs. He rubbed 3-4 drops on his forehead and we turned the lights back out. In a matter of minutes he was sound asleep! I am amazed. I shouldn’t be, because Young Living Essential Oils work… I think sometimes people don’t find relief because they fail to use enough oil to reach what I call “saturation point” A liberal amount is needed when you are in a state of pain or illness, but at a mere fraction of a penny for each drop, I am happy to use something natural to help us find health.

If you or someone you love suffers from Restless Legs, I encourage you to give Peace and Calming a try. It works wonders rubbed on the back of my teenage daughter’s neck. She uses it almost nightly to help her fall asleep.

If you are interested, you can order this oil and others from my website
Denice Erway Young Living

recipe for weight loss…

Here they are, the ingredients in my weight loss recipe:

I am really focusing in on weight loss this week. I have been on my “fat to fit” journey for 9 months now! WOW! I can hardly believe it. My body is so different and so much stronger, but it isn’t all that much smaller. I can’t explain the emotional roller coaster I have been on as I navigate the “whys” and “what ifs”. I just know I have worked harder than any other time in my life. I have worked out faithfully 5-6 times a week, most weeks at least 3 of those workouts are with a personal trainer. I have changed the way I eat, and yet the weight loss has stalled. So, I am doing what I know to do, and trusting that the results will be great. I know that the items in the picture above are key to weight loss. This week I am committing to use the knowledge I have to get me over this hump. I am drinking a Shakeology shake with peanut butter for breakfast and lunch, and then eating a glutten free meal for dinner.

Here is my recipe:
1 scoop Shakeology – 140 calories
8 ounces skim milk – 130 calories
1 teaspoon natural peanut butter – 32 calories
mixed in blender with a handful of ice

I also take:
1 ounce Ning Xia Red vitamin drink – 19 calories
3 capsules Omega Blue fish oil – 17 calories

338 calories of vitamin packed, fat burning goodness!

Red & Omega Blue