Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How to beat the middle-aged weight gain (my insight)

You know the feeling: The spare tire, the inner tube, the bloat.

It doesn't go away. It ebbs and flows and you start wondering if anything ANYTHING will touch it.
I know the feeling. It sucks. It blows. It takes over some days.

I went to Napa last summer and the entire time I fought it. I wanted to eat all the great food; drink all the wonderful wine. However, I wanted to cry because I always felt bloated and big. I tried new workouts (upping my workout time to 90 minutes a day -- I was on vacation). I tried not eating this; not eating that.

Still, it persisted and I was depressed.

I took to the web. I found that a couple meds I was on (birth control and anti-anxiety (mostly for pre-PMS insomnia) were likely culprits. Those along with several other factors. After several months I feel like I finally have an upper hand. I'm not winning completely, but I have control. You hear that? CONTROL.

Here's what I've found:

--Review your meds: Very likely one or more of them is adding to your girth. Talk to your doctor, but do your own homework and read between the lines. Most docs will say birth control doesn't add weight gain (just what BIG PHARMA wants them to say). But it does in many cases.

--Review your diet. Seriously. You eat healthy, though, right? I thought I did, too, but realized that eggs really cause me to bloat. Eggs! I'm sensitive to them and can't really eat them. It's just one things I've found through lots of irritating trial and error, but at least I can control it. Do the food testing and find out what makes you bloat.

--Working out: This is where I was surprised. I actually cut down my w/o time, but seriously increased the intensity and voila! My sweet spot. I'm no fitness model by a long-shot, but I fit in my clothes and feel (fairly) good about myself most days. Who knew?

If you think working out longer is the key, re-think it. Working out for 20 minutes 3 or 4 times a week, but really pumping up the intensity might be all you need. And who has time for 90 minute workouts everyday, anyway?


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How to Look Better in Photos

Don't you hate when you see a bad photo of yourself? You cringe and wonder why you stood that way, why you wore than, are you really that fat?

For some simple and easy tips to look better in photos, read this article. I found it really helpful!

Look Better In Photos


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oprah, Danny Glover & Other Celebrities in Direct Sales?

This post caught my eye and I'm doing some more research on what it is exactly (and if it's true)...

You be the judge...

Braidless Sew-in Hair Weave Class Now Has An Online Classroom

“The braidless sew-in 1HourWeave course prepares students to make their dreams come true with career in the beauty industry.
 1HourWeave the original Braidless sew-in weave has done it again.
Always ahead of the curve, has created a proprietary education system based on bridge engineering, that facilitates hair weaving with no braids or glue. The online class is only $99. No license is needed to learn.

As the economy tightens even further, it has become painfully apparent that people need new ways to feed their family and make fast cash for bills. New technology that will allow a student to learn quickly and efficiently. As well as, technical skills that will follow students through out their lifetime.

Overall employment of barbers, hairdressers, cosmetologists, and even shampoo people is expected to grow at least 14 percent between 2010 to 2020, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's a very healthy employment outlook for those who choose to become involved in this forward moving industry. Cosmetology and barbering have always been a perfect job alternative for people who need a flexible schedule. is and because it truly is the ORIGINAL braidless hair weave technique. Anyone who has ever been interested in the beauty business can learn the method quite quickly and easily from the online education classroom. The first level Braidless Sew-in 1HourWeave class teaches how to add hair extensions for the standard procedure. 90% of clients require this level of service. Level 2 and 3 are much more advanced. Level 2 teaches natural hair technique. While level 3 breaks down how to easily add extensions up to 50% balding and thinning clients heads. Each and every class provides ground breaking, exclusive information on various braidless sew-in 1HourWeave techniques and short-cuts.

The Braidless Sew-in 1HourWeave online classroom may be accessed 24/7 by registered students. Students can now learn from any computer. Currently, no license is required to register and take the course.

Anyone with a creative edge, is poised to make it big in the the beauty industry. After 30 years, Paashion the inventor says "Its the most fun you can have on the job! I still love it after all this time working in the field! The opportunities, positions and numerous salon atmospheres bring something to the table for every personality. I believe anyone can find a position to thrive in. The income potential is truly unlimited for motivated creative people, that includes men and women."

“As a nationwide leader in Hair Weaving and extensions, 1HourWeave will continue to focus on and innovate products, technology & techniques.” says Paashion, Inventor of the original Braidless sew-in 1HourWeave.” The concept of a "braidless sew-in" is currently the buzz in the industry and is prepared to help position it's graduates and certified salons at the top. The braidless sew-in 1HourWeave technique has been on the cutting edge of hair extensions for over 15 years. Based on suspension bridge engineering it is applicable for all hair textures and prepares stylist to easily service 1 client per hour.What would normally take 2 - 4 hours, takes only 60 minutes or less with this method.

Braidless SewIn Classes are $99 for level 1. or or

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Let's Attack Cellulite: Rub Your Body

Love your Body, Rub your Body€ is particularly fun and healthy.

While it is true that detoxifying the body is one component to a cellulite reduction plan, manual massage is another component. Specifically massage techniques that help lymphatic flow. The lymphatic system is the sewer system of the body, carrying away the cells waste products and there are bodywork techniques that are very good at manually clearing the lymphatic system. Simple massage will do this to some extent.

I believe this is why the €œcellulite creams€ work. It’s not just the cream that helps, it may be the regular massage of the area that helps more. That being said, there is a really fun way to do massage for yourself that will not only help in this way, but help in changing your attitude towards your body and your self-esteem. I call it "rub your body, love your body." 

You can practice this in the shower every morning. After a few days you may feel like Venus stepping out of her shell as you step out of the shower! You can also do this every time you moisturize. Get some really wonderful bath gel. Pretend your hands are the hands of the best massage therapist in the whole universe for you right now. Now is time to love and appreciate every part of your body inside and out. Imagine also that your hands have angel's feathers extending from the fingers, which energetically massage you on the inside.

Massage, cleanse and love your body, especially those parts that you don’t appreciate or that give you discomfort. Also pay special attention to your feet, hands, breasts and face. Let the water and gentle cleansing breaths take all your stress down the drain. (there is a version of this for men as well). If you are consistent with this technique, don’t be surprised if you get more compliments (cellulite or not!) and feel more energized and motivated to do the things that will help you feel more healthy and beautiful.

Dr Katie Hawn Lambertville, NJ

How to Firm and Tone Your Eye Area Using Microcurrent - Hooded Eyes

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