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  • Losing inches vs pounds

    Posted on February 10, 2018 by Wendy

    As we age the struggle to lose pounds seems to get
    greater as each year passes.

    How I remember those days when weight dropped off
    just as easy as it was put on.

    Our metabolism slows down and changes especially
    after menopause hits for us ladies and the ideas of
    losing that weight as quick as we gained it is not as
    easy as we would like it to be.

    I have been charting my weight loss and muscle mass
    as I do my best to eat a more alkaline diet and for the
    past month the scale stayed the same

    I however feel lighter in the mid section and on my buttocks

    So this morning I took out the measuring tape and I
    actually have lost a couple inches off both.
    The scale however said the same.

    I have been a bit hard on myself this past month
    thinking why isn't this working?
    So I am here today to share with you
    it's not always about what the scale says.

    I know, as humans we want to chart our success and
    say "hey I lost 10 pounds" however if you are losing
    inches and body fat and gaining muscle it will be
    a greater story to share.

    Check out this fabulous article by Livestrong.com
    It's and excellent perspective on Losing inches vs pounds


    Full article and photo credit to Livestrong.com


    Remember to Always Be Fabulous

    This post was posted in Health and Fitness

  • Spelt Pasta Veggie Delight

    Posted on February 8, 2018 by Wendy

    So quick and easy to make, for lunch or a light dinner
    Mix all ingredients in a big pot and transfer over to small bowl for serving.


    1 small box of Spelt Pasta
    1 can of 6 bean medley low sodium
    3 small stalks of celery
    1 small broccoli head-flower
    1 medium tomato
    1 small cucumber
    4 small romaine lettuce leaves
    Olive oil
    sea salt to taste
    ground pepper to taste
    1 scoop of medium salsa


    Boil the Pasta - not too soft so it keeps its texture

    Allow the pasta to cool to room temperature
    I put mine in the refrigerator for a few minutes to
    speed up the cooling.

    Chop up the ingredients in small pieces

    Put ingredients in a large pot and stir all together

    Mix in the cooled cooked pasta

    Add the olive oil, sea salt, ground pepper

    Mix it all up then transfer to another bowl
    Add the scoop of salsa and mix up

    Excellent way to get some Alkaline into your system!


    Remember to Always Be Fabulous!

    Luv Wendy

    This post was posted in Recipes

  • There's a Hole Down That Road

    Posted on January 26, 2018 by Wendy

    I heard this the other day while listening
    to James MacDonald and thought I would share with you.

    Such a great analogy of how we walk the road of life and do not
    see the holes we fall into.

    It takes us a while to realize we keep falling into the
    same holes.

    The process to get out of them can be long and then
    finally we walk a different road all together.

    There's A Hole Down That Road

    I walk down the road. There’s a hole down that road.
    I don’t see the hole. I fall in the hole.
    It’s very deep, and at the bottom, where I lay broken,
    it’s cold and dark. I can’t get out.

    I walk down the road. There’s a hole down that road.
    I see the hole as I am walking down the road.
    I fall in the hole. It’s familiar and strangely cosy.
    I can’t get out.

    I walk down the road. There’s a hole down that road.
    I see the hole as I am walking down the road.
    I fall in the hole. I don’t like the hole anymore.
    I want to get out.

    I walk down the road. There’s a hole down that road.
    I see the hole as I am walking down the road.
    I dread falling in the hole. I fall in the hole.
    But I look up and decide to get out.

    I walk down the road. There’s a hole down that road.
    I see the hole as I walk down the road. I say to myself,
    “I will not fall in the hole again.” I fall in the hole again.
    I start climbing out.

    I walk down the road. There’s a hole down that road.
    I see the hole as I walk down the road.
    I try not to fall down the hole.
    But I fall in the hole again.
    I get back out straight away.

    I walk down the road. There’s a hole down that road.
    I see the hole as I walk down the road.
    My foot catches the edge and I fall in the hole.
    But I don’t hit the bottom.
    I cling to the edge and climb out of the hole.

    I walk down the road. There’s a hole down that road.
    I see the hole and step over it.
    I don’t fall in the hole this time.

    I walk down the road. There’s a hole down that road.
    I see the hole and step over it.
    But I trip. I fall in the hole.
    I climb out faster than before.

    I walk down the road. There’s a hole down that road.
    But I’m not on that road.
    I’ve walked down a different road.

    With credit to Lorna MacDonald, via James MacDonald, with some poetic license.

    Remember to Always Be Fabulous

    Luv Wendy

    This post was posted in General

  • Delicious Soup with lots of Alkaline Ingredients.

    Posted on January 21, 2018 by Wendy


    3 Yams
    4 carrots
    25 Brussel sprouts
    4 celery sticks
    1 head of broccoli
    1 bag spinach
    1 bag green beans
    2 small onion
    4 gloves of garlic
    pinch of basil
    pinch of sea salt - season to taste
    Ground pepper - season to taste


    Leave the skins on the vegetables and cut everything up in small pieces.

    Boil the yams, carrots, Brussel sprouts for 5 minutes and use the water you boiled in to add into larger soup pot.

    Cut the rest of the ingredients and put directly into larger soup pot.

    Add 2 or 3 cups of water to larger pot once all ingredients are in pot and simmer for 40 minutes.
    Depends how large a pot you are using. Make it so there is a nice amount of broth.

    Stir occasionally

    Great way to warm your insides on a cold winter day and also get your alkaline vegetables


    Remember to Always Be Fabulous!

    Luv Wendy

    This post was posted in Recipes

  • Your Skin is Your Largest Organ - My Before and After

    Posted on January 13, 2018 by Wendy

    Did you know your Skin Is Your Largest Organ?

    Everything gets filtered thru your skin.

    All the toxins of the world, pollution, smoke etc,
    build up on your face and can cause wrinkles and make
    your face look dull and grey.

    Looking after your skin is important. Not just your
    face but all your body.

    Make sure you drink enough water to keep it hydrated,
    eat an alkaline diet and use a hydrating replenishing
    skin care system.

    I wanted to share a Before and After photo with
    you of a journey I have been on this past year and a half.

    So..... here's my before and after. Crazy aye!

    A few months before our wedding a friend introduced me to a new skin care line.

    I had seen her before and after photos and thought it was maybe a gimmick
    but she sure looked awesome.

    I have always been someone who took good care of my skin
    with facial cleanser, toner, creams etc. so decided to give it a try.

    I wanted to have a softer glow to my face for the wedding and after
    a couple of months I really enjoyed my results.

    I also had a couple of clients comment on how soft my face was looking.

    After the wedding I decided to continue to use the products and
    because I have mature skin over 50 I decided to purchase the
    aging serum product and eye cream.

    Then WOW happened!!

    It felt amazing. The results were staring me back from the mirror.

    I saw my face the other night after a relaxing bath and
    decided to take some photos.

    I had my Before photo still in my phone that my friend took
    on the first day after a facial and I compared my After photo
    and was definitely happy with the results

    So I have decided to share with you

    I am seriously considering taking on this product
    thru Fabulous, Fit & Fantastic Living

    The 1st photo is 1 year 9 months ago after a facial hence why a bit of redness
    and 2nd photo was this weekend after a relaxing bath. Fabulous results!!

    If you would like further information or hear more about what
    I have used and done feel free to email me at wendy@wendyladd.com

    I would be happy to share with you.
    I don't want to be doing a sales pitch on my blog

    Just wanted to show you the WOW!!

    Keep on Being Fabulous!

    Luv Wendy

    This post was posted in General


    Posted on January 2, 2018 by Wendy

    Happy Fabulous New Year!

    I hope 2018 brings you all the things your heart desires
    Love, Health, Prosperity, Peace and Grace.

    Most people are starting off the New Year with
    a resolution and the majority of the resolutions are
    to "Go on A Diet and lose weight".

    I have nothing against New Years resolutions and think
    they are excellent ways to begin new programs and set
    new habits for yourself.

    The only thing is programs and habits fade and the
    novelty wears off and most people seem to be back in the same
    place where they started after a few months.

    I do understand though that some people actually keep on
    the program and keep the new habit so not being Negative on the

    I am not a personal fan of the word Diet. If you have
    read my book "Get To Your Natural State of Weight"
    you will understand that by telling yourself you are
    "On a Diet" your body seems to crave everything it
    cannot have.

    There is nothing worse that being focused on the things
    you cannot have. Why not focus on What you Can Have?

    So I no longer use the word Diet, and changed it to

    Why not start your New Year off with a commitment to
    having a Healthier Lifestyle?

    Learn how to eat the proper balance of Alkaline vs. Acidic
    foods and start feeling the difference in your energy,
    aches and pains and recognize how your body reacts when you
    eat processed and sugary foods.

    Learn and understand how stress and your emotions
    affect how you feel and how your body keeps on weight
    when you are emotionally stressed.

    It's not always about what you are eating that
    makes you gain weight or feel terrible.
    It can be the toxic people you are around
    or the situation you are dealing with.

    Do your best in 2018 to eliminate the negative
    people in your life and stop trying to fix everyone
    and everything.

    Stop worrying so much about what other people think
    and about what you think. How you feel, what your needs
    are and how to be kind to yourself.

    You deserve to feel vibrant and alive each day.
    I call this process "Getting To Your Natural
    State of Weight" - when everything inside is in sync
    and performing at its optimal strength.

    It's a process and it takes some time to learn.
    Once you understand what foods work best for you
    and how it all affects your pH level you will find
    it much easier to create the Healthy Lifestyle
    you deserve

    There are many blogs on my website which you can begin
    with to get yourself started. Or if you wish you can
    purchase the book "Get To Your Natural State of Weight"
    on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Get-Your-Natural-State-Weight/product-reviews/0992045207/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_show_all_btm?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews

    It's a quick read with a pH list of foods to get your started

    Please feel free to email me if you have any questions as

    I am happy to help get you started.

    Remember to Always Be Fabulous!

    This post was posted in General

  • Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

    Posted on December 30, 2017 by Wendy

    Excellent article by Healthy Holistic Living on why so many of us now
    have food allergies and our grandparents didn't.

    Nutrition affects EVERY cell in our body.
    The health of our cells is dependent on diet and lifestyle.

    Cells create tissues; tissues create organs,
    and we are made up of a system of organs.

    If your nutrition is inadequate, the integrity of each cell,
    tissue, and organ in your body will suffer.
    Thus you may be MORE sensitive to certain foods.

    Read the entire article here:


    Remember to Always Be Fabulous!

    Luv Wendy

    This post was posted in General

  • Happy New Year

    Posted on December 28, 2017 by Wendy

    The Boarding of Flight 2018 has been announced ~

    Your luggage should only contain the best souvenirs from 2017

    The bad and sad moments should be left in the garbage....

    The duration of the flight will be 12 months. So, tighten your seatbelt.

    The next stop-overs will be: Health, Love, Joy, Harmony, well-being and Peace.

    The captain offers you the following menu which will be served during the flight

    A Cocktail of Friendship, A Supreme of Health, A Gratin of Prosperity, A Bowl of Excellent News, A salad of Success, A Cake of Happiness,and All accompanied by bursts of laughter......

    Wishing you an enjoyable trip on board of flight 2018.....

    Before 2017 Ends,

    Let Me Thank All The good - People Like You, Who Made 2017 Beautiful For Me.

    I Pray You be Blessed With a successful Year Ahead.

    I wish you a great 2018

    Luv Wendy

    And Remember to Always Be Fabulous!

    This post was posted in General

  • Thank You

    Posted on December 23, 2017 by Wendy

    Thank You to all of you who have been a part of this
    journey with me.

    It's been a year full of emotions that's for sure.

    It's a year of reflection on how blessed I have been
    and where I want to go this year with Fabulous, Fit & Fantastic Living

    Life is way too short not to go for your dreams and love
    what you do.

    I hope this year brings you all your wishes and dreams.
    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the blessings of
    the season to you and your family.

    Take good care...

    And Remember Always Be Fabulous...

    Luv Wendy

    This post was posted in General

  • He Was Grieving Over the Death Of His Best Friend, Until and Old Man Told him This.

    Posted on December 9, 2017 by Wendy

    If you have ever lost someone near and dear to you sometimes
    you go searching for answers to life's questions.

    After my mom passed away last Christmas I researched about grief
    as my mom was, and still is my best friend.
    A part of me was lost, never to be the same, I am changed.

    I think it's time to write another chapter in my next book
    on how grief can affect your "natural state of weight" as well.
    You don't realize until you are in it how your weight
    gets affected with emotions and grief.

    On a positive note, I found this wonderful story from an old man to a younger man
    who was grieving over the loss of his best friend.
    It sure put things into perspective so thought I would share it.
    Unfortunately no one seems to know who the old man was.. or his name

    He Was Grieving Over the Death Of His Best Friend, Until and Old Man Told him This.

    I'm old. What that means is that I've survived (so far)
    and that a lot of people I've known and loved did not.

    I've lost friends, best friends, acquaintances, co-workers, grandparents,
    mom, relatives, teachers, mentors, students, neighbors, and a host of other folks.

    I have no children and I can't imagine the pain it must be to lose a child,
    but here's my two cents...

    I wish I could say you get used to people dying, but I never did.
    I don't want to.

    It tears a hole through me whenever somebody I love dies,
    no matter the circumstances.

    But I don't want it to "not matter". I don't want it to be something that just passes.

    My scars are a testament to the love and the relationship that I had
    for and with that person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love.
    So be it.

    Scars are a testament to life. Scars are a testament that I
    can love deeply and live deeply and be cut, or even gouged,
    and that I can heal and continue to live and continue to love.

    And the scar tissue is stronger than the original flesh ever was.
    Scars are a testament to life.
    Scars are only ugly to people who can't see.

    As for grief, you'll find it comes in waves.
    When the ship is first wrecked, you're drowning,
    with wreckage all around you.

    Everything floating around you reminds you of the beauty
    and the magnificence of the ship that was,
    and is no more, and all you can do is float.

    You find some piece of wreckage and you hang on for a while.
    Maybe it's some physical thing.
    Maybe it's a happy memory or a photograph.
    Maybe it's a person who is also floating.
    For a while, all you can do is float. Stay alive.

    In the beginning, the waves are 100 feet tall
    and crash over you without mercy.
    They come 10 seconds apart and don't even give you time to catch your breath.
    All you can do is hang on and float.

    After a while, maybe weeks, maybe months,
    you'll find the waves are still 100 feet tall,
    but they come further apart.
    When they come, they still crash all over you and wipe you out.
    But in between, you can breathe, you can function.

    You never know what's going to trigger the grief.
    It might be a song, a picture, a street intersection,
    the smell of a cup of coffee.
    It can be just about anything... and the waves come crashing.
    But in between waves, there is life.

    Somewhere down the line, and it's different for everybody,
    you find that the waves are only 80 feet tall.
    Or 50 feet tall.
    And while they still come, they come further apart.

    You can see them coming. An anniversary, a birthday, or Christmas,
    or landing at O'Hare. You can see it coming, for the most part,
    and prepare yourself.

    And when it washes over you, you know that somehow you will,
    again, come out of the other side.
    Soaking wet, sputtering, still hanging on to some tiny pieces of the wreckage,
    but you'll come out.

    Take it from an old guy. The waves never stop coming,
    and somehow you don't really want them to.
    But you learn that you'll survive them.

    And other waves will come.
    And you'll survive them too.
    If you're lucky, you'll have lots of scars from lots of loves.
    And lots of shipwrecks.

    Luv Wendy,

    Remember To Always Be Fabulous

    This post was posted in Uncategorized

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