Read A Biography

Read the biography of someone you admire.


Every biography has lesson to be learned, either by example or providing a warning. Use these stories as your guiding star, learn from the experience of others.


drshelution: I AM Statement

I know who I am, Do you know who you are?

The words are synonymous with God. You are who you say that you are. I encouraged my weight loss group to create their I am statement and repeat it every morning.  Words are so powerful, and so often we use negative words each day to describe ourself.  When the words are not spoken our thoughts become our enemy. 

Repeat after me. I am Great,  I am Valuable, I am Happy,  I am Amazing.  Sheila wrote a post last year “You are amazing”  check it out.


I Am


I know who I am, Do you know who you are? Click To Tweet



Practice your I am statement each morning in the mirror. Click To Tweet


Watch this great video by the late Wayne Dyer:

I used a I am creator and made this I am statement several years back.  I keep it to remind myself who I am and where I was at that point in my life. 

I am Dedicated and Determined

I wonder about life mysteries

I hear the voice of your heart

I see answers to problems


I want life to matter

I see the world thru God’s eyes

I am your friend


I Pretend I am not afraid

I feel the weight of the world

I touch sensitive areas that need healing

I worry my words may be misunderstood

I cry when I am not heard

I am the voice of reason


I understand life is short

I say eat the meat and leave the bone

I dream of endless possibilities

If nothing changes, then nothing changes


I am who I am

Because of what I believe…

Roxanne Wilkening 

drshelution: 1 hour workout

A hour workout is 4% of your day.

Give yourself 4% you are worth it.  If you don’t think you are worth 4% who else will?  Here’s a challenge start with 30 minutes a day 5 days a week, that 150 minutes. You can do that watching TV. 

4-percent of your day


Old or young you are still worth 4%.  If you don’t want to go to the gym, try these chair exercises that I seen on Facebook. Believe me, it is a workout.  




A hour workout is 4% of your day.

Water Challenge

Do you drink enough water? Try this water challenge.

Water Challenge

Drink 4 bottles per day, 28 bottles a week.

Before I took this water challenge, I thought I drank a lot of water. I was wrong. Yes, I do drink a lot of water, but I found I was not consistent on a daily bases. 

The challenge was to drink 4 bottles of water per day for 7 days.  I purchased a 32 pack of Nestle Pure Life Water from Walmart for only $3.98.  I numbered the bottles 1 to 28. The goal was to drink 4 bottles per day, it didn’t  seem like a lot, until I started drinking them.  

4 bottles of waters

On day 2,  I had only consumed 1.5 bottles by 4:30 pm. I drank the 4 bottles,  but you know what that meant.  Yes, I was running to the bathroom all night long. After that incident,  I started checking the number on the bottle top to ensure I was on track so I would not repeat that mistake again.  

Quick note to my “Green Lovers”,  I know plastic bottles are bad for the environment, but this is a great test for accountability and accuracy. So often, we over estimate the amount of water we are consuming, at least I did.  Feel free to adjust the test to a more environmentally safe container if you feel more comfortable. 

Back to the test; at the end of 7 days this should give you a good ideal on how much water you are consuming.  At the end of 7 days, look at the results to determine if any adjustments are needed.  

Water Challenge drink 28 bottles of water in 1 week. Thats 4 bottles per day for 7 days. Click To Tweet

Stephanie was a part of our 30 day trial when she took this challenge,  she found it difficult to drink 4 bottles each day.  She said “I can get 3 down, but I am having problems with the 4th”.  I suggested she drink half a bottle of water when she first get up and the last half in the evening before bed. It worked, that simple adjustment made the difference.  Stephanie also noted that infusing her water with fruits made it easier for her to drink.

Water is essential in your weight loss journey. Taking this challenge will give you a true insight on how much you are consuming.


Embrace Change: Find Courage

Find Courage: A great quote from Lewis Timberlake calendar.

Each day my goal is to find more courage and do the things I love. Stepping outside my comfort zone can be hard, however staying in fear is more frightening. I love finding quotes or nuggets of wisdom to start my day.  I found this in my  “First Thing Every Morning” calendar.  These quotes are from January 4th, it was the perfect word to start my day.


Courage is:

  • Performing the task that would be easier not to do.
  • Mastering our fears and getting on with the wonderful things life has to offer — even when it appears there is no road on which to travel.
  • Flourishing in adversity and facing life’s disappointments head-on.
  • Not allowing fear to take over and control our lives. It is making plans for ways to overcome those fears.
  • Accepting the responsibilities that would be more comfortable not to accept.
  • Taking the least traveled path.

Resource: Lewis Timberlake calendar

Courage is: Not allowing fear to take over and control our lives. It is making plans for ways to overcome those fears. Click To Tweet



Food Journal

Check Box – Food Journal

Are you overwhelmed with doing a food journal?  Start out slow and do this simple check box journal.  You will be surprised how this simple technique will give you insight on your eating habits.

Checkbox Food Journal

It is not the traditional write down everything you eat journal, but a check box journal. Example, if you eat breakfast, check the circle, the same for lunch, and the other items on the journal below.   The goal is to end your day with all your circles checked.

Do it for a week, and next week we will look cover your success and/or opportunities with your food journal.

I recommend that either you download this template or get a ring index notecards and copy the info. Click here for the a downloadable food journal.