Go And Fail Big!

Life’s most important lessons are learned when you fail at trying to do great and mighty things. Dont be afraid of failure. It too has a treasure for you!


Week 4 Weight Loss Update

Welcome friends! I am so excited about something that happened this week!! If you follow me on Facebook you are aware that something happened to me this week that I could hardly wait to share with you. But first let me tell you about this weeks lack of lost pounds.

As you can see in the above picture that I only lost one pound this week. It may shock you that I am not totally discouraged at this sad amount of weight loss this week. I am actually very excited that I lost a single pound this week. Here’s why. We had family come in on Friday from out of state. This is family that we rarely get to see, so when they come in we throw a feast! Well, I have decided that I am not gonna punish myself on these types of occasions. I allowed myself a full weekend off of my new way of eating.

Just to let you in on how badly I fell off of the wagon I’ll share with you what was available throughout the weekend. Let’s see, there was fried chicken, BBQ fried chicken (Oh MY GARSH!), Mac and Cheese, desserts that were out of this world, and did I mention fried chicken lol. I can’t even remember what all there was. I just want you to know that I wasn’t even trying to be good.

All that said, through 2 days of falling back into my old ways I was still able to jump right back on the wagon and continue my journey. Not to mention losing a pound on top of that.

Next week will be better!

Now for my exciting news. In the past year and a half I started having to buy new clothes because the ones I had were getting too tight. As a matter of fact, when I got on Dr. John McDougall’s program I tried to put on a pair of jeans that I had replaced over a year ago and I couldn’t even get the buttons on the waistband to get within an inch of each other. I now regret that I did not take any body measurements other than my weight when I started this, but I didn’t because my belief was not really all that high as to whether I would even lose any weight because of my recent past failures. But, I did try on those pants in the beginning, grateful for that because this week, 4 and 1/2 weeks into this new way of eating, I was able to button them up AND COMFORTABLY!! Sorry I don’t mean to brag…THE HECK I DON’T lol!! I am bragging, because I am doing this! My body is healing, I feel great, I am encouraged!

Please understand, I have not been able to lose any weight for several years now. No matter what I tried I could not lose weight. And even though my weight loss may not be stellar, I am totally thrilled that I no longer feel my body is broken. It is not broken! God is healing my body by the natural foods He gave us, not by taking manmade pills or supplements. You don’t need supplements when you eat what God created you to eat!

I want to leave you with this, Get on Dr John MacDougall’s program. Read his books or get them on audio . If you have had trouble in the past with weight loss, if you don’t feel good, if you can’t afford surgery or expensive diet programs, if you are too self-conscious (like me) to go to a gym, or if you just want to learn to eat healthier, please get his books. Getting healthy does not have to be complicated. It does not have to be expensive. YOU….CAN….DO….THIS! Come go with me to a smaller place.

I love you, God loves you. Let’s get this done! Bye-bye


STASH Portfolio Update for week 2-25 thru 3-1-2019


Good Sunday morning STASHERS! Thanks for checking in, and a great big WELCOME to everyone who has joined STASH through my referral link. So glad you are all here. It thrills me to know that through these articles and updates I am able to maybe reshape your thinking about investing for your future. You are learning that it doesn’t have to be difficult, nor intimidating. So again, welcome aboard! Let’s get started.

On Monday with me regular weekly deposit I only divide that money between stocks I already own starting with those in my portfolio that are my current lowest gainers that have not been brought up to the $10 investment level. Remember, at this point I am only investing in $5 increments. So here is the list of the 8 stocks that I added $5 to on Monday:

  1. Domino’s
  2. Electronic Arts
  3. CVS
  4. The J.M. Smucker Company
  5. Tyson Foods
  6. Booking Holdings
  7. BP (For some reason I have $15 in BP now due to an oversight on my part)
  8. Union Pacific

This week I received dividends from the following companies. Dividends are a predetermined amount of money companies share with you simply for owning their stock. Its like little bribes to get you to invest. They are fun to receive and are helpful in building up your portfolio. Here is that list:

  1. Constellation Brands
  2. Wynn Resorts
  3. Slow & Steady (ETF)
  4. Simon Property Group
  5. Wells Fargo
  6. The J.M. Smucker Company
  7. Boeing
  8. ConAgra
  9. ConocoPhillips
  10. Ford
  11. Phillips 66
  12. Intel
  13. Kroger
  14. Pfizer

Then on Tuesday I rebought the stocks that I had sold on the prior Friday as the funds had been made available. Keep in mind that I only sell them for a minimum of a 10% gain, but if I remember right one of them had an increase of over 20% by the time it sold. Here is that list:

  1. Robots Rising (ETF) $10
  2. NVIDIA $10
  3. JD.com $10
  4. Honeywell $5
  5. Paypal $5
  6. Young Money (ETF) $5
  7. Water the World (ETF) $5
  8. Dine Brands Global $5
  9. Marriott $5
  10. Oracle $5
  11. Las Vegas Sands $5
  12. Intel $5
  13. Wendy’s $5
  14. Home Depot $5

Then on Friday March 1st at 2:20ish I put in my order to sell my stocks that were showing at least a 10% profit. Here is that list:

  1. The Gap
  2. Cisco
  3. JD.com
  4. Apple
  5. Monster
  6. Anheuser-Busch InBev
  7. Nike
  8. Boeing
  9. BLOK (ETF)
  10. Abbott Laboratories
  11. Small but Mighty

Following are the screenshots of each end-of-day results for the week. It was a very slow market week, as was the week before, but still was able to take some profits and reinvest them in some companies who are at some low levels right now. Remember, this is exactly how you are to invest. You must buy stocks that are low and sell them when they are high.

Warren Buffett even advises you to “never lose money.” In other words, do not sell a stock unless you have made a profit. This assumes that you are an investor and not a speculator, meaning you are buying for the long-term. Far too many investors never really gain this kind of understanding about investing. If you look online in the stockmarket chat rooms you will find that there are more people out there gambling (speculating) on stocks than are actually investing.

I am trying to teach you the “buy-and-hold” technique that Warren Buffett recommends, but with an added twist of occasionally selling so that you can take profits and reinvest them creating a compounding effect which in-turn will really cause explosive growth in your portfolio. It just takes time to make that happen, and you must be patient. Your patience will be greatly rewarded!

Y’all have a great week! I love you and God loves you!! Bye-bye