Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Prayer for the Physical Body

I have come a long long long way on my path to health and wellness. I thank Maria Miller for bringing this beautiful prayer to one of our weekly meetings, where we share in JOY of becoming who we are meant to be through! I have thought about how hard I worked to [learn to] love the me that was struggling with who I had become physically. It brings tears to my eyes when I think of how much I hated myself. I hated something that I didn't understand. I hated the confusion of who I was. I hated the magnificent creation of this human's existence. I was and will always be the symbol of my parents LOVE for one another - how could I have hated that... really, how? 
I'm walking this walk EVERY day now. I reach out EVERY day to help the next person who feels or has felt this way about themselves. I find it interesting that the thing I hated most about myself is now the CENTER of my Life! Very funny God!
I have always loved the saying, "if you wanna make God laugh... tell her your plans!"
Well... God must be laughing at me pretty good over the last year or so. I am completely GRATEFUL for this program. I am so grateful to those here in Nashville who brought it here, I am so grateful for the creators of this plan of health & wellness, I am so grateful for the love and support of my husband Tim Rumsey, who loved me EVERY step of the way, no matter what! 
So here's to the rest of my life in LOVING me! Every day in every way!
And so it IS!
If you are struggling - let me take you by the hand and show you a way to loving yourself, and your life!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CRUCIFEROUS & Lavendar-Fennel

I set a GOAL this year to begin eating 2 POUNDS of veggies a day! That's a BIG Goal for this lady, as veggies have never been my favorite. The only veggies I would eat, were in a basic salad (Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, Onion - with oil/vinegar).
As I go further into the SUCCESS of this program, and expand me food horizons. I am discovering CRUCIFEROUS veggies for my salads.
The contents of this salad: English Cucumber, Red Pepper, Red Onion, Green Onion, Cilantro, and Cabbage. The dressing is Olive Oil with my home steeped Vinegar (Cilantro, Oregano, Garlic, Whole Dried Cayenne Pepper). To go along with this meal - I'm reluctant to post my lunch today because it isn't PERFECT on plan. But I think it's important to show some of the meals I've been SUCCESSFUL on the plan [actually] eating. 
WHOLE FOODs is my favorite place to eat other than my own kitchen. And over the past year and a half, I have frequented the hot bar where the wings reside at Whole Foods. There was a chicken dish that I loved - Fennel & Lavendar Chicken. I make it a practice to take a picture of the ingredients card at Whole Foods when I love something, then I go home and recreate it. These wings are my version of the Fennel & Lavendar chicken.
If you've been following my story. I'm just about to hit my 1st GOAL of -92 pounds. I now help others reach their weight/health goals through the program I am using. It helps me to be ACCOUNTABLE, as well as brings me in a part-time income that is starting to get nicely sizable. I did this for my own health first, then decided I wanted to SERVE others in this manner. I hold coaching sessions EVERY Monday night, and have program members attend from all around the country. You don't have to live here in Nashville to be successful on this plan, you just have to be READY!
I'm here to help you learn the fundamentals of how to feed your body correctly for it's highest potential. I haven't felt this good in 30 years! 
Come JOIN me!  Contact info: facebook.com/carlachristinacontreras, clinttheblackcat@gmail.com or 615-473-3465

Thursday, November 06, 2014


Oh the life of a middle-aged actor!  

Today I auditioned for a national commercial for TANZEUM DIABETES MEDICATION.  

Here's what I had to do:
- We are looking for an Hispanic Woman (50's) who actually practices yoga. The director is an avid yoga enthusiast, so we'll know if you're faking. Please don't!
- Talent should generally be 25-100 pounds overweight.

It's been a few moons since I was in India practicing yoga, and I had gained so much weight prior to my recent -84 pound weight-release this past year... So I engaged a woman from church who teaches yoga.  She is 74 years old and was the first of two instructors here in Nashville, TN. 

I had recently taken a class with another instructor.  It was 'chair yoga'... and boy did it kick my butt!  

Last night as I was reviewing the Warrior I and Warrior II positions, my body began to remember what it used to do!  That is a WIN for sure!

Cross your fingers, [that] I am this YOGA WOMAN, and you will see me on your TV and in Print very soon!  Heck Yeah! 

Another positive outcome to RELEASING -84 pounds!  Can I help you do the same?

Thursday, October 02, 2014


"Trying to predict the future is a discouraging hazardous occupation.  The only thing we can be sure of about the future is that it will be absolutely fantastic." 
~Arthur C. Clarke, 1964


Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Healthy LIFE - 365 Days

I made it!  I really made it!  It brings tears to my eyes, because I have wanted what I have [now] since my first diet in 9th grade.  I didn’t know exactly what I wanted then, all I knew was that I wanted to be accepted and not looked down upon – not judged by the world around me.  Well, now, ironically after releasing -82 pounds, no one is looking down at me or judging me – everyone is smiling, smiling sincere smiles.  And I am receiving the praise of my life.  And I keep shaking my head in confusion, because I don’t understand why I had to ‘lose’ this weight in order to get the praise?  I’m still the same woman inside, the same woman with all the same dreams – accept I’m healthier, because I eat healthy, I choose healthy, because I now know [and understand] what a difference eating the way God intended does for my body.  My body rewards me with feeling amazing!  Hmmm… then I guess I am a new woman!  I am a born again woman with the knowing of how to love myself one bite at a time.  Wow.

Well, first and foremost, I learned ‘how to eat’ for the chemistry of my body.  I learned that wheat, dairy, and sugar are the reasons for my weight unrest.  Yes, unrest!  I didn’t realize how bad I felt until I felt great!  I now know that [manmade] food can make me hurt.  Make my body hurt, my head hurt, my joints hurt.  How did I learn this? I learned it by eating clean and whole.  And then I really learned it on the [few] days I didn’t do the plan to spec.  When I went back to my old ways, because I had a craving.  A false desire for something that I ‘thought’ I was missing – an old habit.  Only to find out that SUGAR hurts!  Fast food hurts!  Processed meat hurts!  Each one of these things physically hurt my body.  But I had to fall on my butt to learn this lesson.  I had to color outside the lines of my food plan to further understand what ‘I’ was doing to me with food.  Wow again. (Head shaking realization)

I should probably write about what I’ve learned over the past year, right?  As of today – the 365th day of my healthy eating plan; I now have no excuses to ever be that woman again.  How could I?  Why would I?  It would be like choosing suicide.  A slow painful death by processed crap filled food.  As of today, I have the knowledge and power to choose Good Better Best!  I wish I could walk into Overeaters Anonymous, Weight Watchers, any and all Diet Clinics, and grab each person [lovingly] by the hand and show them this miracle of life!  I wanna grab women who look like I looked and show them what I have that will save their lives!  Every day when I’m out in the public, I see so many people walking around who need to know what I know.  But I understand that they have to want it – I had to want it.  At 309.4 pounds, stuck on my couch because my knees would no longer lift me, I wanted it!  My darkest days were 366 days ago!  A blip in the continuum.  This year went by like a strike of lightning!

Some of the things I’ve ‘gained’ on this journey have been huge surprises. Some of the things I’ve lost (other than weight) have been huge and sometimes sad releases.  I have an entire new set of friends who desire to be healthy, whole, and complete.  I also lost a few friends along the way who couldn’t handle that I was no longer that tragic fat woman. Wow yet again!

Getting right down to IT… I LOVE MY LIFE [now], and I love me!  I get out of bed each day with a true desire to LIVE!  To live each day to the fullest potential!  And to serve my fellow human beings – to help the next person feel the way I feel!  Who knew? Not me.  I didn’t know that my excessive weight; the bane of my existence would end up leading me directly into what I always wanted – a true PURPOSE!  How many times can a woman say WOW without being cliché!?  (As many times as she pleases in a life-changing illustration!)

Before I go, I’d like to express my gratitude to those of you who had a hand in my success during the past 365 days on planet Earth.  And I don’t think you know who you are; I’m pretty sure you didn’t know you were one of the main characters who played a significant role in my personal transformation, development, and success.  So, if I send this letter to you personally, consider yourself one of my Angels of the past 365 days of my life – thank you for everything you did to help me gain the life I have today!  Thank you for encouraging me, noticing my efforts, accepting my changes, showing me my success in your face – you have been the mirror of my truth!  Thank you from the bottom to the top of my heart!

Tomorrows a new day – day number one of my new life – I can’t wait to see what’s coming next! 

Happy New Year – Happy New Me!

Carla ChristinaContreras
Ashland City, TN
September 11, 2014

Wanna know more about what Carla did to be successful? Go to this link: HERE

Friday, July 26, 2013


"We often hesitate to follow our intuition out of fear. Most usually, we are afraid of the changes in our own life that our actions will bring. Intuitive guidance, however, is all about change. It is energetic data ripe with the potential to influence the rest of the world. To fear change but to crave intuitive clarity is like fearing the cold, dark night while pouring water on the fire that lights your cave. An insight the size of a mustard seed is powerful enough to bring down a mountain-sized illusion that may be holding our lives together. Truth strikes without mercy. We fear our intuitions because we fear the transformational power within our revelations."

- Caroline Myss, is one of my favorite authors.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

True VALUE Investment

"We must learn to invest our time and energy into what we truly value, not just what we have been taught to value.

You can look at two indicators to determine what it is you value most: Your checkbook and your date book.

Where are you investing your money and time? Do those two indicators reflect your highest values?

Invest in what matters most today and you’ll feel your degrees of aliveness expand."

~ Mary Manin Morrissey, Prosperity Plus+ a New Way of Living

Monday, June 03, 2013

The ART of Marriage

One of the hardest things I've ever done in my life was join another human being in marriage...

If someone told me marriage wasn't easy... I probably wasn't listening.  I probably was too young to think I didn't already know everything... yes, young and naive.

I never realized that there truly is an Art to Marriage, to any relationship... really.  But this relationship is everything... Marriage doesn't fit in a box, it over flows the idea of a box, it goes to places of the unknown.  It is so unpredictable, your head just bursts at times...

But the one thing I know... is that I really love it - I love my partner... even when he completely drives me crazy... even when I roll my eyes over something he's said or done... and I roll my eyes A LOT.

Marriage is no easy path... no indeed! But I'm so glad I'm married!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Privledge of a Lifetime

Figuring out who I am has been easy...

Honoring myself by giving myself the permission to be who I am has been a bit of a struggle...

I am so grateful that I have become Me!  Go figure.

I committed to become who everyone else wanted or thought I should be... when all along, I already knew who I was!  But...  that is life, learning, and understanding that YOU know better than all the rest.

From your heart and soul ... do YOURSELF and everyone else a favor - BE WHO YOU ARE!!! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thinking of the Person I Intend to Become

“I realize that the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality; therefore; I will concentrate my thoughts 30 minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.”

~ Napoleon Hill's second step of his self-confidence formula

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Transformative Departure

Hardly a day has gone by since April 25, 2012 (my Mother's passing), that I haven't thought of putting butterflies to canvas... well, just sixteen days prior to the anniversary of her own transformative departure... here is the first of hopefully many... 

This felt GOOD!!! 

Thanks Mom!

This is a 24x36" acrylic painting on canvas.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

ASK and IT is GIVEN.... POOF!!!

INSTEAD of continually telling the Universe/God that "something" isn't going to work (before you actually FOR SURE KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE)... Ask God to show you what you NEED to KNOW to move to your NEXT STEP in your Life PROSPEROUSLY.

You have NOTHING to lose to TRY this... but you have to ask, then let it go and know that God is on IT!  ASK and IT is GIVEN! 

BUT, you must LET GO of the outcome and TRUST in GOD!  Easier said, then done... I know for sure...

I have a GOD box, I put things in the box, then forget about them... go in weeks, months, years later... and they have been taken care of...


Friday, March 22, 2013

My LIFE is a WONDERFUL pallet of Diversity

Week Two of Positively Perfect Prints!  The Life Mastery training continues and is beginning to show the most amazing promise as I incorporate the teachings to my life on a daily basis.

I am meditating first thing in the morning to Mary Morrissey Life SOULutions CD recordings.  This entire month is on MANIFESTATION!

Starting each morning with such a blessing is making the difference in my day - a loving way to begin each day, a gift to myself.

Have a wonderful day - be well!

Oh yes, and if you would like to have a printed copy of this image and saying , go to: https://www.etsy.com/listing/127244269/my-life-is-a-wonderful-pallet-of

Thursday, March 14, 2013

My DREAM is Happening NOW!

A Perfectly POSITIVE Print by CCC
Everywhere I turn there are beautiful expressions of my heart!

I am a student of LIFE! And right now I'm studying LIFE MASTERY!

Each week I plan to introduce a new Positively Perfect Print - I might even start a club for Positively Perfect People!

If you would like to have a copy of this print to frame, go to: https://www.etsy.com/listing/126449368/my-dream-is-happening-now-positively?

I am making these prints so affordable, how could you pass them by?  This is a 5x7" ready to frame print, or just put it up in your office, kitchen, wall, bathroom, or wherever it is you need a little bit more positivity!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

HABITAT HOUSE FUND - Pervis Rice Family

In 1992 I moved to Tennessee to start my life over after a divorce, and to pursue my career as a southern country rock artist.  I had fallen in love with Nashville, TN and the surrounding countryside on my initial visit, and thought it would be a perfect place to start my life anew.

After arriving and beginning my pursuit, I started picking up odd jobs here and there to make a few dollars. I worked as an administrative temp, a singer for Pepsi Co., a songwriter, an actor, a cocktail waitress, and on weekends, I'd work at a bed and breakfast cleaning up rooms and dusting the rest of the mansion.  It was at the B&B where I met Pervis.  She too was working there to pick up a few extra dollars on the weekend.  We hit it off immediately, and after a few years when I could afford it, Pervis came to work for me cleaning my house.  But the thing was, we worked together, and she'd spend the weekend with me, and after we finished cleaning, we'd have FUN together.

Many years have passed, and Pervis is now raising her GREAT-Grandson's - there are THREE of them!  She lives in Gallatin, TN where she was raised.  She has traveled around the World, but came home to live with her Mother in her final years... now she's raising three GROWING boys.

She applied for a HABITAT house and was denied. But because Pervis doesn't give up easily, she applied again a few years later and qualified.  She and the boys move into the house in just a couple of weeks and I'd like to help her out with some of the expenses.

So, give what you can - $1, $5, $10, $20, $40, $50, $100, $250, $500 - Whatever your heart moves you to do.  I've put in $100, and two other friends/family have put in another $250.  So I'm already part of the way to my goal.

Thanks so much!!!