Water and the Fluids We Drink


As we get older the importance of drinking water and other healthier fluids becomes more apparent to us. For some of us, perhaps as we age we notice our bodies becoming more sluggish, and tiresome. Also as we age, we tend to get more dehydrated, our skin starts to sag, and our organs’ functionality begins to slow down.

If you are like me, the first thing I tend to grab for in the morning, is a cup of coffee. Their is nothing like that first cup, right? Wrong! We should be drinking a glass of water to start our day, this is so we can flush our kidneys and other organs so they can function properly. Here is a lists of the benefits of drinking water:

  • keeping your body temperature within normal range
  • lubricating and cushioning your joints
  • protecting your spine and other tissues
  • helping you eliminate waste through urine, sweat, and bowel movements
  • keeps your skin healthy and hydrated

*Please keep in mind that water consumption and the benefits and risks do vary per individual. We all are unique and therefore, please ask your doctor how much water you should be consuming daily. Their is such a thing as fluid overload. But for most of us, we tend to not drink enough. Medication, activity level, and environment play an important role in determining what we as individuals need to keep us healthy.

Pay attention as to what fluids you consume. Start reading labels. The ingredients are always listed in the order from most to least and this applies to food as well. If sugar is listed first, then that is what the product has most of. I have discovered with juices that just because something says grape juice, cranberry juice, etc., the first ingredient can be apples. 😦 I personally, found this surprising. I feel for all those people with allergies to apples, my son being one of them, you have to pick your drinks wisely.

I also had an experience during my nursing career, where a patient became diabetic and almost went into a coma for consuming too much pop, soda, whatever you personally call it. He was so use to consuming pop on a daily basis that we had to literally taper him off of it, and this process took a couple of months. Afterwards, when he was no longer consuming pop, he became non-diabetic and his health returned.

So in conclusion, now that you know some benefits of drinking water and other healthier fluids, my hopes is that you take care of yourself and drink wisely. Remember to flush your system every morning before you drink that first cup of coffee so that it can function properly. You only have one body, so take care of it, and keep it healthy! 🙂

Personal Health

Bridgette~

Keto Mocha Frappuccino


Hi there! I don’t know about you, but I just love iced coffee, especially this one, Mocha Frappuccino. I have been so busy today here in Oklahoma working on a rent house and tearing a wall down. Fun! Fun! I have really worked up an appetite! I tried this recipe yesterday, just to see how easy it was, and if it really tasted like the ones you buy at the coffee shops! Yes, it’s easy, and YES it taste just like the ones you buy! So today, I thought I would share this recipe to you for all you iced coffee lovers! Here it is!

Makes 1

Prep time 2 minutes

Ingredients:

2/3 cup strongly brewed coffee, chilled

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 cup ice

1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons swerve sweetener

Instructions:

Put all the ingredients in a small blender and blend until smooth, top with Almond Milk Redi Whip! Crumble toppings on if you would like!

Enjoy!

Nutrition info:

calories: 232 total fat: 23.3 g

carbohydrates 6.7 g fiber 3 grams

Now I have to get back to work!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Bridgette~

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Our Personal Health


It’s early Sunday morning and I am awake per my usual time. I am always amazed at myself how bright eyed I can feel in the early morning hours. The best time of the day if you ask me my opinion. There will be no solid food for me today, only clear liquids, coffee, tea, and perhaps some broth as I get ready to prepare myself for a scheduled colonoscopy exam early Monday morning.

No, I am not excited. I guess I have reached the age where these types of exams will be necessary to check for cancers. Yearly breast exams have been part of the routine for years now. The only thing good about this upcoming exam that I can see for now is the fact that I will be traveling back to my former town and staying with my children. So a nice visit will be a plus.

The whole point of this blog is this, our personal health needs not to be neglected. Whether we realize it or not, our health, is really all we have. No fame, nor fortune, can ever replace it. I was once told, that if money can fix all your problems then you really have no problems. That statement, is very true.

Our personal health, is our own responsibility. Now this statement by myself of course, is what I believe. Their are so many obstacles, distractions, unfit advisors, telling us otherwise, that we need to pay attention, and make our own wise decisions. We know our own bodies better than any doctors out there, and from my own personal experience, it seems doctors just want to fix us with some type of magic pill.

I am not suggesting that all medication is bad. I am just suggesting that we need to know what works for us. I personally, prefer mother nature over any pharmaceutical company because for one, for every man made pill out there, there is some type of side effect as well. I have seen so many people take a pill for one thing, and then have to take anther pill to relieve the side effects of the original pill. 😦 By the time its all said and done, you are left taking a hand full or more of pills throughout the day.

Do your own research. Get to know your body and find out what works and doesn’t. If you think the government and big corporations want you to be healthy, take a good look around. Go to Wal Mart and tell me what you see first! As I mentioned in my previous blog, A Battle For Our Health, see link, https://hardtobemeinoklahoma.com/2021/08/27/a-battle-for-our-health/ it shouldn’t cost us more to eat healthy, but it does. Healthier choices in food, shouldn’t be hard to find. It’s like you have to wade through all the crappy unhealthy choices and pay a higher price for the healthy ones. Why is this?

Here’s a thought!

Because no one is making any money if we are healthy!

So get out there, and take care of yourself. Get to know what works best for you. Make sure you get those necessary health screens even when you don’t want to. It is a lot easier to get a handle on a small problem before it turns into a bigger one.

I am by no means a Doctor, so everything here, is just for your awareness and based on my own personal experience. We only have one life, so please take care of yourself!

Personal Health

Bridgette~

I am blessed to be here and if my work is helping you in anyway all contributions are welcomed! Thank you in advance. 

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Think Yourself Thin


Why hello, and thank you for joining me on this personal health blog post, “Think Yourself Thin.” As I was sitting here shoveling in my mouth some no bake cookies that I made last night, I started to feel guilty. Why? Because its 10 am and I haven’t eaten any breakfast. Also, I have developed a habit of not eating, until later on in the day, which is only adding to me being overweight. You see, when your body doesn’t get food, it shuts down and holds onto your body fat, as a type of reserve, in order to get itself by until you feed it again. I know this, because I took a nutrition class in college.

I am not grossly overweight, just 20 pounds for my 5’6″ figure. However, it is enough for me to notice the difference in the way I feel about myself, and how I interact with others. I also, do not care for the tightness in my clothes. The feeling of being uncomfortable, never seems to go away.

I have previously written a blog, about manifesting what you want, in short terms, if you think it, and you believe it, it will happen. So this morning, I researched, thinking myself thin. And yes, there is plenty of information out on the web, to prove that it can be done.

So, with all this being said, I am writing this blog to help you, and I, Think Yourself Thin!

Let’s start by watching a video, that inspired me.

Pretty inspiring don’t you think? I had heard about EFT, and I have personally experienced it as well, to help with lowering my depression. Unfortunately, the counselor that performed it on me, told me nothing about what it was, so I brushed it off, as some fluke experiment. If only he would have informed me, I believe it might have worked. Just my thoughts.

So, what exactly is EFT? Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT (often known as Tapping or EFT Tapping), is a universal healing tool that can provide impressive result for physical, emotional, and performance issues. There are multiple definitions of it out on the web, I chose this one from http://www.emofree.com

I also found this video on You Tube as well, to show you how it can be done.

I chose the video above because it was created this year. So, are you inspired to, Think Yourself Thin? I definitely am, I tried most of it, until my dog, Gracie, begged for me to take her outside, and I found a profound difference immediately, on the way I felt about myself, that’s pretty impressive. I found myself walking with my head up, and I felt more confident.

So, I guess the no bake cookies are now a no go. What a shame, because they were pretty tasty. 🙂

I am setting a personal health goal to lose 20 pounds within the next 12 weeks. Who’s with me on this one?

Thanks for reading, and please feel free to share!

Bridgette~

I am blessed to be here and if my work is helping you in anyway all contributions are welcomed! Thank you in advance. 

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Keto Mocha Frappuccino


Hi there! I don’t know about you, but I just love iced coffee, especially this one, Mocha Frappuccino. I have been so busy today here in Oklahoma working on a rent house and tearing a wall down. Fun! Fun! I have really worked up an appetite! I tried this recipe yesterday, just to see how easy it was, and if it really tasted like the ones you buy at the coffee shops! Yes, it’s easy, and YES it taste just like the ones you buy! So today, I thought I would share this recipe to you for all you iced coffee lovers! Here it is!

Makes 1

Prep time 2 minutes

Ingredients:

2/3 cup strongly brewed coffee, chilled

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 cup ice

1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons swerve sweetener

Instructions:

Put all the ingredients in a small blender and blend until smooth, top with Almond Milk Redi Whip! Crumble toppings on if you would like!

Enjoy!

Nutrition info:

calories: 232 total fat: 23.3 g

carbohydrates 6.7 g fiber 3 grams

Now I have to get back to work!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Bridgette~

I am blessed to be here and if my work is helping you in anyway all contributions are welcomed! Thank you in advance. 

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