Are you doing “just enough?”

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While in church service this morning I found myself once again pondering the vine and the branch.  It’s a topic I think about regularly and I’ve written a post about it before BUT the more vines and branches I’ve grown in my garden, the more I ponder the spiritual concept parallels.  Previously I’ve posted about how the branch separated from the vine is dead, not free. However today I was thinking about partial connections.

You see, I find myself regularly going through cycles of ups and downs, on fire and cooled off, pursuing passionately and being passive.  I’ve definitely been in more of a valley than on a hill for quite some time.  It’s not that I don’t think about God and talk to Him regularly but there’s been no passion lately.  Most of my communication with my Father has been all about me…very self-centered.  I know my Father loves me and thinks of me regularly but I also know that He wants more for me than for me to swim in a pool of ‘thoughts of me’ all the time.  I want to see my kids be successful and happy but I also want to see them make a difference for others.  I will love them equally whether they are productive or not but I know that their lives will be more fulfilling if they are doing more than indulging themselves.  Our heavenly Father knows this too (and so much more).

Now, back to my garden. 😉  As I sat in church pondering this today and asking God why I’m so stuck in thoughts of me and how to get out of it, He gave me a picture (love it when He does that!!).  I saw my zucchini plants.  Throughout the summer they became very bushy and heavy to the point that when I would lift them up to look under the leaves, it was common for stems to break or bend and crack.  I would remove the broken stems if I saw them but every now and again I’d hear one crack but couldn’t find which one it was.  Eventually I could find the damaged stem because the leaf would start to turn brown.  I know this sounds simple but stick with me here. 🙂  The stems were still attached to the vine…they still had nourishment flowing from the roots BUT there was damage and interruption.  The stems weren’t receiving the full flow of life needed to keep them healthy so they started to die…slowly.  Here’s the word I received this morning:

“The branch separated from the vine is dead but don’t be deceived, the branch which is partially separated is dead too.  The browning may come slower but it will come.  Don’t be satisfied with a partial connection.  Don’t be blind to the gradual decline of life and supply.  Connect, live, grow, flourish!”

I don’t know if that is revelation to anyone else but it was good for me so I wanted to share.

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Meal planning

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It’s been awhile since I’ve made a meal plan and stuck to it.  Summer really threw me off.  It’s strange that the more time I have on my hands, the less likely I am to stick to a plan.  🙂

However for this week, my menu is made, my groceries are purchased and my ingredients are prepped!  Here’s the plan:

Today:  Barbacoa meatballs with homemade guacamole.  I add chunky salsa to my guacamole so I didn’t follow the plan from the link.  The meal was good but my husband said he could taste the cinnamon and would prefer the dish without it.  I didn’t mind it but will leave it out for him next time. 😉

Barbacoa meatballs with guacamole, grapes, and veggies

Barbacoa meatballs with guacamole, grapes, and veggies

Monday: Chicken and vegetable lo mein from ’30 Day Intro to Paleo’ recipe book.  I couldn’t find this one online and I purchased the e-book so I guess I can’t share the actual recipe.

Tuesday: Deep dish zucchini pizza pie.  This will be the first time I’ve tried this type of crust but I’ve really enjoyed zucchini as a pasta substitute in lasagna so I’m hoping this will go well too.  For my layers I plan to use pizza sauce, smoked provolone, turkey pepperoni, black olives, and diced onions.

Wednesday: frozen junky food for the kids (pizza, nuggets, biscuits, etc.) and leftovers for me.

Thursday: Bacon mushroom honey Dijon chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans

Friday: Crockpot beef and broccoli over rice

I also have bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, baby carrots, grape tomatoes, grapes, bananas, clementine oranges, and ranch dips for snacks and sides.  I’m ready for a healthy and energized week.  Gotta fuel the engine properly to run on all cylinders. Let’s rock this!

Where has the time gone?!

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I can’t even believe that it has been over a month since my last post!  I’ve thought about many posts since the last one but just haven’t gotten them drafted.  So much has happened in the last month…Zeal, school, work, garden, church, friends…life!  I would love to take the time to do an individual post for each category but I just really don’t have time for that these days so this will be a compact post to cover some ground for those of you who are really wanting to know what’s going on in my life (yep, you family members). 🙂

School has started back and my children are in public school for the first time ever now that I’m staying home with them instead of working to pay for private school. My two oldest children are going to school in a neighboring town since they were accepted as transfers.  Unfortunately my youngest is in Pre-K and he couldn’t go out of our district so I’m making an hour trip every morning to get the three of them to the proper locations on time.  My Pre-K’er only goes to school from 8-10:30 so it’s a short kid-free time.  I’m grateful for it though because it gives me time to go to the park to exercise and get a shower before I pick him back up.  I’ll take it!!  My kids are all very excited about school and have had so many positive stories each day.  They are all excited to meet so many new people and even to be in a larger school with more children.  I’m so relieved!  However, homework has already begun and that’s not fun for any of us.  :/

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Speaking of ‘not working to pay for private school,’ I did actually start working again yesterday.  I am blessed to have been well trained in a technical field which is currently in high demand and I’m also blessed to know many people still working in the field who remember me as a good co-worker and employee.  I was asked by a good friend of mine to do some sub-contract work just to help out with some special projects in my own timing.  So, two days a week, I’m going into an office to work after dropping the kids off and leaving in time to pick them up.  My supportive father-in-law is picking up my four-year old at 10:30 on those days for me.  I’m excited about this opportunity because I’m getting to work with people I’ve always enjoyed working with, I still get to be with my kids and I’m earning a little extra cash to help out the family.  Win-Win!

On the Zeal front there’s much I could say…an entire post’s worth…but I don’t have time right now to write it all out.  Here’s the summary version:

I didn’t end up getting to go to the Zeal Champion’s weekend due to a death in the family that occurred the day I was supposed to leave.  As it turns out, the conference really was very good and would definitely have been worth the time and money.  However, since I didn’t go, I also didn’t get the money I won from that contest so I did end up being out the $194 for the conference tickets.  The prize was a package deal so I knew I had to attend the conference to get the money. However, due to the circumstances of my cancellation, I was hoping I could still get the cash portion of the prize so I wouldn’t be out the registration fee.   I contacted the prize giver about my cancellation but I never got a response to my request.  I understand the prize giver has been pretty busy over the last month so it’s possible my message to him got lost in the crowd.  I’m not really upset about it but I am a little disappointed, especially since the company always talks about helping others above helping yourself.  I’ve heard great things about this particular person that I won the prize from though so I’m assuming this experience of mine is just a fluke and I look forward to meeting him in person one day.  🙂

My 90 day challenge was technically over on the 18th (two days ago).  I can’t say I really followed the challenge after the first 30 days though.  I feel good and I still really enjoy the Wellness and the protein shakes.  I take the Cleanse still when I think about it but the Burn isn’t a part of my regular routine.  I have stayed the same weight since my last post but I haven’t remeasured so I’m not sure about fat vs. muscle weight.  I do know that my clothes are still fitting looser overall and my belts are getting fastened on a tighter notch than usual so I’m happy with that progress.  I’m still doing regular cardio exercise and I’ve been trying to fit in toning at least twice a week.  I know I need to get more serious about my diet and more consistent with toning but, considering the efforts I have invested, I’m happy with my current results.  I haven’t taken any pictures since the Day 30 pictures so I guess I’m just a slacker.  Oh well, there’s always another day. 😉

On the business front things are well.  I really haven’t been focused on signing new consultants with big starter packs as I said in my previous post but I have had one customer switch over to consultant and she is the only one actually selling under me.  It’s nice to have someone else on my team helping in that respect and she happens to be my neighbor so we also get to talk and visit regularly which I enjoy even more than the sales!  My team of consultants and customers is growing steadily and it’s always exciting to hear new testimonies of how Zeal is helping those who use it.  With the growth of my team also comes a growth in my residual income based on their regular orders.  I’m still not bringing home a large Zeal check but it’s enough to help me buy extra product to keep the kids on the Wellness.  I have remained G4 (get four, pay no more…free product) since the first full month of selling Zeal but my husband lost his G4 this month (based on July sales).  He still has four purchasers under him but last month one of his consultants put his regular autoshipment on hold while he uses up all his extra product so that put my husband one auto-order shy of a free Wellness canister this month.  We’ll get it back though as others continue to order. 🙂

Car qualified!

Car qualified!

On my way to a Zeal party.

On my way to a Zeal party.

My garden is still producing and has really been a full-time job.  Of course, some plants are doing better than others.  My pole beans have never really produced. The vines have grown and flowered, but many of the leaves have been turning black (like mold) and falling off ever since they’ve been forming.  We’ve gotten a total of five beans from the plants and even those weren’t at one time where we could eat them.  My tomato plants look really brittle and frail but they are still producing so I haven’t put very much effort into plumping them up.  All the peppers (bell, cayenne, jalapeno, and banana) are finally taking off so that I need to harvest them daily.  The carrot tops are really getting thick but the carrots aren’t ready yet.  I actually pulled one this past week to check them.  It was really little but cute.  However within days on the counter, it was soft and shriveled so we didn’t get to eat it.   Our onions are still vital but don’t seem to be getting any bigger (they are about the size of a golf ball).  In an attempt to keep them edible, I’m waiting to pick them until we’re ready to eat them…just a couple at a time.  My one and only brussels sprout plant is still alive but not producing yet.  I’m hoping there’s still hope as we get closer to Fall.  The summer squash and zucchini plants have gotten huge (although they aren’t the vining type).  They actually got so bushy that I couldn’t effectively keep the squash beetles at bay so I had to prune about half of the stalks off of each plant.  I still regularly kill several adult beetles and remove 3-5 egg patches every day!  I have four winter squash plants growing now so the squash beetle battle will continue to wage on!  My winter squashes are vining…everywhere.  I knew they would get rather big and I have been training them to grow up poles but they are still going everywhere.  It’s exciting to see the growth yet overwhelming to search for eggs.  The squash are so big and heavy that they are weighing the poles down so I definitely need a different support structure next year.  We’ve had an inordinate amount of rain in July and August so that has led to some unique problems.  Many of the squash blossoms are molding and causing rot on the vegetables if I don’t remove them fast enough.  Also, the water has made the ground really moist so that the structure poles aren’t staying stable with the weight of the plants anchored to them.  All in all, I’m really impressed with my first garden and I’m making mental notes for changes next year. 😉

Garden in full bloom.

Garden in full bloom.

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Peppers

Pole beans...kindof...

Pole beans…kindof…

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Tomatoes

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Onions

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Brussels sprouts
Vines growing out of the compst bin. Fail!

Vines growing out of the compost bin. Fail!

Pole beans

Pole beans

Winter squash growing vertically.

Winter squash growing vertically.

Winter squash. Buttercup?

Winter squash. Buttercup?
Winter squash. Delicata?

Winter squash. Delicata?

Winter squash. Delicata?

Winter squash. Delicata?

Winter squash. Delicata?

Winter squash. Delicata?

Winter squash. Delicata?

Winter squash. Delicata?

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Carrot tops

Carrot tops

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Summer squash and zucchini...bushy!

Summer squash and zucchini…bushy!

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On the church and friend front (covering both topics together since our friends are mainly from our church), we are on a journey.  I would’ve never thought we would, but we have started attending a new church.  I have grown up spiritually in one church and my friends and family and life have all been there.  It’s an odd thing to go to a new church but we didn’t leave our former church on bad terms.  I still very much love my original church and we have decided to continue going there on Sunday nights for friends and fellowship. However, we are following God on a new journey to a new location.  I’m not sure what is in store but it almost feels like a local mission trip, like we’ve left home but for a purpose.  It’s somewhat like walking in the dark while holding onto a guide wire…I’m not really sure where we’re going, how or when we’ll get there but I do know we are well led and it will not be in vain.  My husband and I are on the same page and that alone is worth the unknown and the discomfort of change.  I do really like our new church as far as the Word but my church family still feels like my former church.  Oh transition! I’m excited to see what all God works from this and we have already seen some really positive occurences from our stepping out.  Life is a journey and I have to keep remembering that it’s not about me.  Stay tuned on that one…I know I am!

I guess that’s about it for now.  Wasn’t that enough for one sitting anyway?! 😉

Zeal for Life – 60 day review

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It’s hard to believe it’s already been 60 days since I started the Zeal for Life Challenge!  In my last post, I had lost five pounds total using the Wellness drink alone and I had just started taking the Burn and Cleanse.  I noticed that I had much more appetite once I started using the Burn three times a day.  I’m told that’s because of an increased metabolism but it presented a challenge for me.  I’m generally a pretty healthy eater but when I started getting so hungry all the time, it was a struggle to always eat healthfully when those foods weren’t always prepared and my kid’s chips were readily available.  Add to that my husband taking a two week vacation with lots of eating out and very little exercise and it did not bode well for more weight loss.  😦  It’s my understanding that most people do not experience hunger from Burn and, in fact, no one I know personally does.  I have seen a few others mention it on Facebook though.  So, I stopped taking the Burn pills a week ago and I’m much more satiated these days.  😉  Despite the setbacks (and skillet cookies topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce…yes more than one), I only gained two pounds this last month.  That’s still a net loss of three pounds over the last 60 days so I’m not too upset with that.  I’m actually still working on getting my diet back in line after all the junk eating this last month.  It takes much less time to establish cravings for junk than it does to get rid of them again.  😦  Weight loss efforts aside though, I definitely need to get back on the gluten-free train because I just feel so much better without it.  Too bad I still have some Braum’s brownies in the kitchen to finish off.  Hopefully my family will finish that and the ice cream in the freezer while I’m gone this weekend.  I have started replacing breakfast with a protein shake.  I wouldn’t have ever thought I’d do that because I am such a foodie and I love to eat, but it has made it easier to get out to my morning walk/jog before it gets too hot outside.  The shakes actually keep me full until lunch too which was also surprising to me!

I had a little bit of a techy mishap this month when I accidently deleted my Day 1 pictures.  I only had them on my phone and I certainly hadn’t sent them to anyone!  The folder they were in appeared on my phone twice for some reason so I deleted one of them which seemed fine at the time.  However, the next morning both folders were gone.  I’ve tried restoration apps and software but have not been able to recover the pictures.  So, I guess my 30 day pictures will just have to be my starting point.  😉

Regarding business, there have been updates too.  I won two awards on July 1st for my sales accomplishments in June.  First I won $250 from one of my upline consultants.  Then, I won two nights hotel stay for the Zurvita Champion’s weekend and another $250 from my Upline Ambassador.  I hadn’t been planning on going to the Champion’s weekend due to cost and childcare challenges but since I’m getting it free I’m going to go.  I hadn’t registered while the early bird price was available (since I wasn’t planning to go) so I had to use most of my $250 prize to pay for the ticket and the rest of it to buy an 80’s outfit for one of the parties at the event, but at least I’m not out any money.  🙂  I actually leave for the conference tomorrow.  Everyone says it’s “life and business changing!”  That sounds like hype to me but maybe I’m just jaded from all the business conferences I went to when I worked in the Corporate world.  None of them were ever as beneficial as I’d have liked since I had to leave my family to attend.  What can I say, I’m a homebody…always have been.  Hopefully this conference will be well worth the time though.  The agenda is non-stop including two parties. If nothing else, I’ll meet lots of people I only know through Facebook and I’ll get to spend time with some friends from my church. 

Just like the weight loss report, business hasn’t been all roses either.  I did earn my $1,000 AllStar bonus last month but I did not get my husband’s AllStar bonus.  I was $1,000 (two Builder’s packs) short of earning that bonus and I actually sold one of those just hours after the deadline passed but it still wouldn’t have been enough.  I use the bonus money to help others sign up cheaper so missing out on that bonus has limited the discounts I can offer to others moving forward. 😦  It was recommended to me by my upline consultants to try to sign up everyone I can as a consultant even if they don’t want to sell because that helps you earn bonuses and promote faster.  However, I have learned that if no one you sign up wants to sell, you won’t continue to earn bonuses unless you are selling an awful lot on your own.  Since I don’t keep that money anyway, I’d just as well have people sign up as customers with regular shipments than give a big discount for them to sign up as a consultant and never sell anything. It didn’t take long to run out of promo money while trying to get my husband’s bonus but then I didn’t get it so I had no way to replenish that fund.  Anyway, I’m not sure my strategy will stay the same moving forward.  I think I’ll only offer discounts on the big starter packs for those who actually plan to sell.  I did promote to Senior Consultant in June which means I will now earn commission on orders from people signed up as far as 4 levels under me but since no one is selling under me, that doesn’t really help me out yet.  This has just been my experience of course but I wanted to put it out there for any others new to the business…something to consider.  On a more positive note, my husband and I are both G4 which means we both now get our monthly Canister of Wellness for free.  That’s exciting to me!!  Also, I got my first residual check this month so that was exciting too.  It wasn’t high dollar but it was something and it will continue to grow as I’m able to share this product with more and more people.

All that being said, I am still happy with Zeal and I’m looking forward to more fat loss and more muscle gain once I get my diet back in line.  I’ve enjoyed hearing good reports from many who have tried the products.  It’s amazing how people have such different results.  Some get lots of energy while others (like me) don’t.  Some have improved joint functioning, some lose weight, some feel more alert…it’s almost like waiting to open a present when I’m waiting to hear other people’s results.  🙂

Here are some pictures just for fun.

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Signing up the final consultant needed to promote to Senior.

For those of you who are using and/or selling Zeal, what has your experience been?

Vacation time!

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I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve been on vacation with my family.  My husband was able to get two weeks off work which was awesome!!! In an effort to spread our vacation dollars, we decided to visit local fun places instead of travel and also have to pay for hotels.
We visited the science museum. Even after being there all day, we hardly got to really delve into most of the displays.  There was much to see, read, and explore.  The kids mostly wanted to play on the play areas though.  🙂

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We indulged in desserts we wouldn’t normally get.

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We went to Frontier City. It was my first time there and it was fun.  We went on a day that the temps stayed in the 80’s so it was nice.  Unfortunately my daughter is not a thrill seeker so I sat with her most of the time while the others rode the roller coasters but it was still a good time. Our youngest wanted to do everything but wasn’t tall enough.  Hopefully next summer that will be different. 

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We went to the party and fireworks display at our church.  It was the best one I’ve seen there so far! Also there was a live band this year which really added to the night.

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We painted our picnic table to give it a chalkboard surface. 

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We went to another fireworks display with my sister at her friend’s house.  Our kids really enjoyed getting to meet some new friends and go swimming too.

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We went to Andy Alligator’s Fun Park. All three kids tried the rock wall and go karts. It was a good glimpse into more fun to come as they get older.

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All in all, it was a great time of family fun and we didn’t have to get cat sitters or beg anyone to stay on watch for squash beetles. It was nice to have my husband home, keep up with house work and still be ‘on vacation.’

Stay tuned for my 60 day Zeal review in the next week!

Quite the pair!

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A few months ago our cat (and several others in the neighborhood) suddenly disappeared. After awaiting her return for weeks we decided that she probably wasn’t coming back and we should move on. 😦

One of our friends was expecting kittens (actually two of our friends were but we can’t save all the cats!) so we decided to take two of them and keep them indoors to avoid any further mysterious disappearances.  The kittens were born outside and stayed in hiding for quite some time.  Just as we were about to give up and take kittens from our other friend, the first litter came out of hiding.  They were a bit feral at first but have adjusted well after about a month with us.

I’d like to introduce you to Blondie and Goldie (AKA: the girls).

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Aren’t they cute?!

It’s harvest time!

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I’m continuing the battle against squash beetles and I’ve realized that I probably have tomato cutworms also BUT the harvest has begun so I’m excited and encouraged!  Last week I cut four zucchinis, one yellow squash, and some chard. My tomatoes are starting to turn red and the chocolate beauty bell peppers are starting to turn brown. My pole beans are making their way up the bamboo poles I staked for them and they’re starting to flower. Yea!! Below are some recent pictures.

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Squash beetle eggs on duct tape

How’s everyone else doing with their garden?  Any good tips for organic pest control?  I’ve read that cornstrach on tomatoes will help keep pests away…

Zeal for Life Challenge – 30 day review

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It’s been 30 days since I started using the Zeal for Life products and I’ve had some excellent results.  I drank one Zeal Wellness every morning for three weeks with an occasional protein shake for a snack or dessert. On the fourth week (this past week) I started using the Burn and Cleanse but still only had an occassional protein shake (not as a meal replacement though).  I’ve also had a few days where I drank two Wellness drinks this past week. I’ve heard lots of people say they do that but I couldn’t really tell any difference in how I felt on those days compared to a one drink day.

In 30 days, I’ve lost five pounds, 2″ from my waist, 1.5″ from my hips, and 1″ from each thigh.  I haven’t had any coffee, tea, or soda (that I remember anyway) and have had no headaches as a result either.  I had my thyroid labs rechecked a week ago and was finally told that I’m on the correct dose of meds. After three increases since February, this was great news to me! I haven’t been one of the many people to feel a great energy boost from Zeal but I have been staying up much later even though I still get up early.  I guess you could say I get more of a steady state energy than a boost. 🙂 I have also been more motivated to exercise regularly.  When you start having good results, motivation returns!

Financially speaking, Zeal has also been great!  I’ve earned $1,700 in 30 days which gives me money to use to help other consultants get into the business. It’s nice to be able to pass it forward.  😉 I also became car qualified (not that I’m buying one any time soon)  and will now be receiving my monthly autoshipment of Wellness for free (minus tax, s&h)!!

Since my last review, I added the Burn and Cleanse so I wanted to give a review of those in this post. I haven’t lost any additional weight this past week but my diet has also gone a bit off the deep end (pizza, cookies, chips, etc.). I plan to reel it back in tomorrow… especially the gluten consumption. I can tell I feel best without it so I’m kicking it back to the curb! 

The first day and a half I used the Burn and Cleanse, I had a really upset stomach and a burning in my belly.  My husband had had a short lived stomach bug (or something) the night before I started them so I wasn’t sure if I picked that up or if my body was just unhappy with these new additions.  I quit taking them for the next day and a half then added them back and I’ve had no further issues with them.  On that note, the first couple of times I drank Zeal Wellness, I got heartburn even though I mixed it with water and drank it with food but that hasn’t happened since then either. FYI for anyone else that may happen to… just keeping it real! Sometimes our bodies have to adjust to new vitamins or probiotics. 🙂 That doesn’t mean they aren’t working for us or good for us, it could just be a detox or ‘die-off’ reaction. Since mine went away in just a few days, I’m sure that’s all it was for me. Go with your gut though (no pun intended), you know what’s best for you.

Anyway, as a whole I’m still very happy with the products and can’t wait to see how my measurements look in another 30 days. I plan to start weight training more so I’m not as concerned with the number on the scale as I am my measurements, visible changes, and how my clothes fit.

Here’s to the next 30 days!

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The battle has begun!

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My zucchini are growing so beautifully!  I check on them several times a day and I’m always so surprised at how much they’ve grown from visit to visit. Most mornings I have multiple beautiful yellow flowers. I’ve been using a Q-tip to spread pollen from male to female flowers just in case the pollinators aren’t doing their job.  😉 All is well…or so I thought.  :/

Last night I was watering my plants when I noticed several squash beetles running up the netting posts.  That’s right…SQUASH BEETLES! I had read about these before I planted my garden but didn’t realize they were already taking over my plants.  Last night is the first time I’ve seen any and I’ve already chopped up at least ten of them since then. I also removed four patches of eggs.  Unfortunately some of the eggs slipped out of my fingers before I could squish them.

I’ve been reading up on how to get rid of these pests and the verdict isn’t giving me much hope. I’ve read it’s hard to destroy them even with chemicals but I don’t want to use those. If anyone has any tips on how to get rid of them and prevent further infestation, please let me know.  I’ll be so bummed if I lose my beautiful crop!

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Zeal for Life Challenge – Week 3 Review

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I’m three weeks into my Zeal experience and I’m still really enjoying the product. I only lost another half pound this week but I was motivated and energetic enough to exercise four mornings this past week…even with three kids to schedule around. 🙂 I’m down a total of 4.6 pounds in three weeks from taking just one Zeal Wellness per day. Starting today, I’m also adding the Burn and Cleanse products to see how that goes. I’m not likely to use the shakes as a meal replacement because I love food but I may use them in that capacity occasionally if I’m in a hurry. I’m actually really excited to add Burn and Cleanse. Burn has extra B vitamins and Cleanse is a probiotic which I’m a big believer in anyway. I’m looking forward to even better results using the full Weight Management Program.

In addition to the health and wellness benefits I’ve been experiencing, there have been financial gain also. I was able to sell enough product in my first 30 days (which isn’t actually over yet) to earn the one-time $1,000 AllStar bonus and I’m now car qualified!  Also, I have qualified to receive my monthly shipment of Wellness for free (minus tax, shipping, and handling). I’m so excited…I believe…I will succeed!!

Lastly there has been an unexpected bonus of meeting lots of really great people on my journey. Zurvita is a company founded on Christian beliefs and it really shows!  I attended a women’s conference yesterday where I met many awesome Zeal consultants and heard hours worth of testimonies. Zeal really is changing lives…health, relationships, and finances. The picture below is from the conference. 🙂

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If you’re ready to give Zeal a try, visit my site to order as a customer or message me to get signed up as a consultant.  If you’re local to the OKC area, I’m having a Zeal Challenge party Thursday night in Yukon…message me for details.

http://hillarymoseley.zealforlife.com