Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

ImageMy younger sister and I each have pet peeves that drive one another bonkers. We don’t always agree and sometimes can go a couple days with out talking to each other when life gets demanding. But the one person I know I can always share my heart with without being judged is my sister. She honestly is my Best Friend! When she hurts, I hurt. When she calls me with good news, I’m always excited for her. My sister and I have both struggled with our weight most of our lives. But with age comes wisdom, and after years of crazy crash diets, harmful pills like Phen Phen and poor self esteem, we both have reached a point in our 40’s where we LOVE who¬† we are and how we look. We’ve discovered that our health is paramount to our happiness! So, we keep each other accountable with healthy eating habits and exercise, and yes, we still enjoy our yummy foods like ice cream and chocolates, just in moderation. Today, we had our sister time at Mimi’s Cafe and enjoyed THE BEST onion soup and crab cakes…YUMMMMM!!!

I encourage anyone reading this, who is struggling with liking who you see when you look in the mirror to seek out someone you can truly trust to be your accountability partner. Talk to them about how you’re feeling and choose a small goal you both can achieve together…something that will make you feel good about yourself. Join a 5K, try to kick an unhealthy habit like smoking, commit to walking every evening, etc. The key is to get you out of that ‘victim’ mentality and to give yourself a small attainable goal you can reach with the support of a friend. I am so glad I have my sister:) Remember, it’s not about being skinny, but being healthy! So, who will be your accountability partner? I want to know because I’d love to also cheer you on! Keep me posted:)

Hugs, Yoli


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Nature's Bounty

Sweet potatoes and bushels of mustard greens…It’s a beautiful thing:)

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BB nmvI love the concept behind N.M.V.- loving yourself the way God made you and valuing your uniqueness. N.M.V. isn’t about being skinny. It’s about being healthy and fit spiritually, emotionally, and physically. In 2013 my goal is to share N.M.V. with as many people as possible through words of encouragement, helpful resources to aid with fitness goals as well as emotional health, and through video testimonials from those who subscribe to N.M.V. and want to share their triumphs, struggles and just encourage others who may be having a sad day. So, here’s to a new and exciting 2013 for N.M.V.!!!

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Skinny Chicken Enchiladas

This was a fun night! My sister hosted a dinner party where she made her Skinny Enchiladas: seasoned, boiled chicken breast rolled into tortillas that were warmed in cast-iron skillet with a bit of olive oil, topped with salsa verde, black olives, and Mexican cheese. So, we ate, talked about our business of sharing good health and fitness with others, and just had a good time:)

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Haven’t been feeling well the last five days. It looks like I caught that nasty stomach flu that’s been going around. So, I’m home from work resting, taking my medicine,and blogging. I soooo HATE OTC medicine! Give me natural remedies any day! I read that honey boosts your immune system, so hot green tea with honey is what I’m having:)
Stay healthy my friends ;

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Image I’ve been going through a mango craze the last two months! I’ve been off white sugar for more than a month now and feeling FANTASTIC! I’ve also replaced my sweet tooth with fruits like chilled grapes, melons, bananas, and yes…MANGOS:)

Try this spicy mango salad recipe:


  • 4 medium mangos – peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place the mango cubes into a serving bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime juice and olive oil. Season with red pepper flakes, cilantro, shallots, salt and pepper. Whisk briefly, then pour over the mangos. Stir to coat, then cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to blend the flavors before serving.

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It is a Life Style!

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