Friday, December 28, 2007


One of my favorite commercials on TV is the one where Peyton Manning gives the advise for men 25 yrs and up to wear bigger shirts. I know Manning does way too many commercials, but that one is really funny to me. That has nothing to do with this post by the way.

I just read an article on MSN and I thought it was pretty interesting. Below is basically what it says:

Guidelines to making the best decisions in the gym.

-Train on your feet. Sitting is an unnatural body position for strenuous work. Once you sit, you lose your body's natural anchor: the muscles of the back, butt, abdominal core, and legs. Ground-based training immediately puts an end to a host of outdated stationary-machine and free-weight lifts, including the bench press, military press, incline press, and chest press, and leg extensions, leg presses, leg curls, preacher curls, and so on. You'll find that staying on your feet keeps your heart rate up, requires you to think creatively, and keeps your workout moving along efficiently. You're either exercising or walking it off. That keeps your awareness up and boredom down.

-Vary your pace. Stationary running or cycling can become a semiconscious plod, anesthetized by television. Structuring tempo builds aerobic capacity, burns calories more efficiently, builds strength, and helps develop the ability to absorb force while in motion. Tempo changes do not have to be intense, only clearly drawn, whether you alternate 30-second efforts or do an "inverted pyramid" of descending durations of effort. Mentally, varying your tempo makes the time go by faster as well. With alternating durations of effort, you are pushing, recovering, or holding steady, and never simply tuning out.

-Train movements, not muscles. The five basic movements to develop in any exercise session are limited to different forms of stepping, pushing, pulling, squatting, and rotating. There's no need to do one exercise for your biceps, another for your shoulders, and another for your chest. Two good pushing drills take care of them all. Instead of targeting the upper back and then the lower back, simply pull (in the form of pull-ups or incline pull-ups) and bridge (holding your torso stiff to build strength in your back). For the lower body, lunge, step-down, and squat drills are all it takes, and body weight alone is usually more than enough load.

-Train for the four elements: stopping, slowing, descending/ascending, and catching. Many gyms don't value the reduction of force — the catching of a ball, landing from a step-down, or changing direction — because there's no easy way to measure it. Yet stopping, descending, and absorbing momentum are far more valuable for joint safety than any isolated strength-building exercise. This means not only throwing a medicine ball but also catching each return throw or rebound. It means stepping downward on one leg, running downhill, developing footwork agility, and squatting or lunging with control.

-Prepare to use the distant corners of your gym. Since gyms are not often set up for clients who move their bodies across space or in multiple directions, who toss weighted balls, or who need to do drills that require stopping and starting quickly, a more athletically based use of your health club will often require taking over its less populated areas. Empty basketball courts, aerobics classrooms, and other open areas are necessary in order to train dynamically indoors, so get used to feeling like a pioneer on the prairie.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Back to Reality

Well, after a week and a half off for Christmas and a trip to Orlando, FL, it's now time for me to get back to normal life. I am ready to start my normal, daily routine again; I do dread getting back to the exercise and weights. Not because I don't want to workout, but because I know I'll be hurting for the next couple of day. I think the best way to get back into it is to start out light. Ok here we gooo...

Thursday, December 20, 2007


So, I'm, right now, at the computer lab, right outside of the gym, in Kissimmee, Fl. I'm tired, but not like yesterday. Yesterday, we went to 3 Disney Parks. We walked soo many miles, but it was fun. I've just finished working out, and now, I'm heading back to the room to shower and watch the first bowl game of the bowl season...yippee.

Bad Credit Offers

Do you have bad credit? If so, you are not the only one and there are lots of people and companies that want to take advantage of you. That is where a website like Bad Credit Offers comes in handy. It is the user's guide to bad credit. The site monitors the market and helps consumers sort through all the "bad credit" offers available to find the best product to fit their financial needs and circumstances. They rate the markets best bad credit loans whether it is a home loan, auto loan, or personal loan. They also compare credit card offers for people with bad credit and credit counseling services that offer credit repair, debt settlement, and debt consolidation. So, if you have bad credit I suggest you check out Bad Credit Offers to make sure no one is taking advantage of your situation and that you are getting the right product for your needs.

Finance Genius

FinanceGenius is a new website with lots of great resources about managing your finances. They have information regarding Auto, Mortgage, Credit, Insurance, Student Loan, Budgeting, and Auto Warranty. The site features calculators for auto payments, mortgage refinance, and college savings. Just click on a category to find solutions to your financial concerns. I definitely recommend everyone check out this site in order to make sound financial decisions.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Weight Management and Fitness Forum - 7th Edition

Welcome to the Seventh Edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We appreciate everyone's continued support for this forum. We again received a record number of article entries for inclusion. It was difficult narrowing it down to these few, but we hope you enjoy the selections. Please find information about the next edition at the end of this forum. Again thank you for your support and if you have any comments related to this forum please email us at


Paul Heingarten presents Slim Mom Workout posted at Workoutebooks, saying, "Inside Slim Mom Workout, you’ll discover little-known secrets for preventing excess pregnancy weight gain (that can endanger both you and your baby), stretch marks, varicose veins, saggy breasts, unstoppable food cravings, mood swings, and cellulite!"

Mike Remer presents Wish Exercise wasn’t so Hard? My Path To Fitness Blog posted at My Path To Fitness Blog

Eric Frey presents Recovery, As Important As The Workout. posted at Eric Frey Dot Com

Aparna presents When exercise can be harmful posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, "Exercise is great. It’s good for your physical, mental as well as your emotional well-being. But exercising outdoors is not as healthy and as safe as it used to – especially in cities where pollution is rampant. Recently it was mentioned in the Daily Mail that air pollution caused by diesel exhaust fumes could cause heart attacks and strokes. So experts have advised people with known heart conditions to exercise away from traffic, to be on the safer side."

Roger Haeske presents Why Bruce Lee Had To Have Super Confidence? posted at Raw Food Diet, Bodyweight Fitness and Peak Performance Living

Pete Schindler presents Common Resistance Training Questions posted at Workout With PistolPete, saying, "This article is for people who are thinking about starting up a resistance training exercise program."

General Health

Warren Wong presents How To Wake Up Without An Alarm Clock posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, "Tips on how to wake up without an alarm clock and feel refreshed."

Joe Fier presents Why Acupuncture Could Be For You posted at Be Healthy and Relax, saying, "A great and informative read on how acupuncture could benefit your life."

Tupelo Kenyon presents Consciously Programming Your Subconscious Mind Before Sleep posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "We are all continuously feeding our minds with the words we read, the audio we hear, and the images we see on the screen. The ideas we expose our minds to immediately before going to sleep are powerful. They sink deep into our subconscious mind as we ease into the alpha state of consciousness, as part of the sleep cycle. Here, the subconscious mind reviews the ideas over and over, not because they are the most important, but simply because they were the most recent. For a life of excellence, you must be the proactive, deliberate, aware, and conscious gatekeeper and feed your mind on purpose. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free."

Abdulrasool Sumar presents Weight Loss Side Effects of Cancer Treatment - Cachexia Wasting Syndrome posted at Mesothelioma Cancer, saying, "A common side effect of cancer treatments and the most common symptom of lung cancer or for that matter any other type of cancer is weight loss. Many cancer patients experience a significant reduction in their weights and a loss of appetite. About 6 in every 10 people suffering from lung cancer and 8 in every 10 people suffering from stomach or pancreatic cancer will lose a significant amount of weight before they are diagnosed."

Jose DeJesus MD presents Behavior change to healthier living habits opens opportunities in physician entrepreneurship posted at Physician Entrepreneur


Carey Yang presents Stress, Mindless Eating and Fat posted at Carey for Fitness

Randy Powell presents Post Thanksgiving Blues! posted at Alkaline Diet blog

Chris Berry presents The Carbohydrate Conundrum posted at, saying, "One part of the weight loss puzzle"

James D. Brausch presents My Crab Cake Recipe posted at Weight Loss Dude

Sagar presents Negative Calorie Foods: 15 Foods That Actually Burn More Calories Than They Contain posted at Bootstrapper

Alex M presents The Secret of the Right Diet posted at HealthOwner: Health & Fitness

Steve Pavlina presents Why Vegan? posted at Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

Weight Loss

Shamelle presents Staying Motivated When We Don't Loose Weight, The Way We Want! posted at Enhance Life

Tiffany Ludwig presents Little Tricks posted at Loving the Low-Carb Lifestyle, saying, "This article gives helpful tips on how to survive baking during the holidays, without sampling your creations."

Dan Taylor presents Habit #3 - Water Before (but not during) Meals posted at The 45-Year Old Six Pack.

Lucynda Riley presents The Size 0 Diet posted at A Public Diet

Craig Harper presents Living in Fat City. posted at Renovate your life with Craig, saying, "I'm amused by those who suggest that obesity is primarily an education problem, when in reality, it is (for the majority) a self-control problem. Self control: yes, that crazy, outdated notion I've spoken of many times before. We are bombarded with education but we choose not to learn."

Anmol Mehta presents Bhastrika Yoga Breathing Exercise to Burn Fat for Natural Weight Loss & More » Mastery of Meditation, Zen & Kundalini Yoga » Blog Archive posted at Mastery of Meditation, Enlightenment & Kundalini Yoga, saying, "Great breathing exercise to burn fat, increase metabolism and lose weight."

Mitch McDonald presents Hoodia, Can it help you lose weight quickly? posted at FYI

That concludes this edition. Look for the next edition to be published January 2nd. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Weight Management and Fitness Forum using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Again thank you for your continued support.

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Web Hosting

If you are like me, you do not know much about web hosting. You have a website that you want to publish on the internet, but you do not know who to use for hosting it. Well there is a new website that can point you in the right direction: . WebHostingChoice is a free guide to choosing the right web host for your personal or business site. They have a quick start guide that explains the basics of web site creation and web hosting. They also feature a search of the most widely known web hosts and gives their key features and benefits. So if you are new to blogging or web site creation, I definitely think you should check out WebHostingChoice to learn all about how to host your site.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Benifits of daily physical activity...

There are many benefits of daily physical activity...too many to mention. For times sake and simply because I don't want to write that much, I've listed a few of, what I think, are the most important. Take time to read ant think about each one and how they coud, or would, improve your life:

Exercise improves your mood.

Exercise combats chronic diseases.

Exercise helps you manage your weight.

Exercise strengthens your heart and lungs.

Exercise promotes better sleep.

Exercise can put the spark back into your sex life:)

Exercise can be - gasp - fun!

Now they aren't in any specific order. Let me know what you think and why you believe physical activity is important.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I've always been a fan of free weights, and I still am. Recently, however, because of a different work situation, I've been unable to go to the gym. I'm a volunteer firefighter, and a couple of the local stations put some money together and bought a couple of nautilus machines and a BoFlex. While I still love free weights, I've also become a big fan of the Boflex. It actually works really good. I get a great burn. The only bad thing about it is, with the one that we bought, there's no way to really do bench presses. It does a great job until I can get back to my normal routine.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Online Casinos

You guys may remember from some of my previous posts that I like to play online poker. Well for those of you that share my passion, I have found a website that will become a necessity for your habit: top usa online casinos. This site has a free guide to help US Players find safe and fun online gambling destinations. Casinos ranked by pro poker and blackjack players, according to bonus size, payout rate, customer support, # of games, deposit options, graphics and ease of use. They have detailed reviews of each online casino. So you can read about each one and decide which ones you want to visit and when you do there is a link right there for all the casinos. They also have equally valuable sections ranking online poker rooms and online sportsbooks. For those who like online gambling Top USA Online Casinos is a must visit.

LA Weight Loss Program

I have just found out about a new weight loss program. It is called the LA Weight Loss Program. It is supposed to be one of the most successful weight loss programs in America today. It is not a diet but a revolutionary program. It is a unique combination of one-on-one counseling, healthy menu plans that are customized for you and your lifestyle, and sensible weight loss tips. Each week you meet with your counselor who helps you with nutritional education and planning a strategy for leading a more active lifestyle. This is an all natural approach that encourages lifestyle changes which is what I think provides the best method to not only lose weight but also keep it off.

Weight Management and Fitness Forum - 6th Edition

Welcome to the 6th edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We received more submissions for this edition than we have ever received before. We had a very difficult time narrowing it down to these. We appreciate everyone's hard work and participation because that is what makes this forum possible. We hope you enjoy the selections and look for information about the next edition at the end of the articles.


Tiffany Washko presents Eco Friendly Yoga Socks posted at Natural Family Living Blog

FitBuff presents What Is Healthy? posted at's Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, "What is healthy? At first, this may seem like an easy question to answer. However, when you actually stop and think about it, it's not easy at all..."

Jeff M presents P90X® Extreme Training System posted at P90X Blog - Million dollar Body and Beachbody Products and Reviews

Mike Remer presents Oh, Oh! Here Come the Holidays and the Cold Weather My Path To Fitness Blog posted at My Path To Fitness Blog

Cindy Posey presents Playtime Workout for Moms and Toddlers 2 posted at Go Workout Mom, saying, "Playing with toddlers is a workout in itself. Try these toddler songs and games to incorporate a workout into your day!"

Michael Howes presents Why You Should Train Like an Athlete posted at Hot Body Training, saying, "This article explains why you should be training more like an athlete and less like a bodybuilder/ fitness competitor to get a sexy, functional and powerful body."

Sagar presents Stretch Your Goals: 10 Yoga Moves for Productivity posted at Bootstrapper

General Health

Roger Haeske presents What Is The Real Cause Of Colds? posted at Raw Food Diet, Bodyweight Fitness and Peak Performance Living, saying, "Do you want to know the real cause of colds and the flu? I can tell you right off the bat it isn't GERMS. That's an old fairy tale."

James Chambers presents Types of Hyperhidrosis posted at Hyperhidrosis

Warren Wong presents How To Feel Better And Be Happier posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, "Some practical tips you can use now to feel better and be happier."

Raj presents How Often Should You Deworm? MT Herald Dot Com posted at MT Herald Dot Com

Alvaro Fernandez presents Robert Emmons on the Positive Psychology of Gratitude posted at SharpBrains, saying, "can we enhance our happiness and health by nurturing gratitude?"


Doris Chua presents Benefits of Slow Juicing posted at Doris Chua: Organics & Your Health.

Becky Gillaspy presents Portion Distortion-How Portion Sizes Have Grown over the Years posted at Weight Loss without Worry, saying, "The past twenty years have produced a lot of change and our "normal" portion size is no exception. Here are a few examples of how our portions have grown over the past two decades."

Andrew Edgington presents Bodybuilding and Training Errors (Part 2). posted at Mick

Christine presents Hot Orange Juice and Honey for the Holidays! posted at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France, saying, "This is a great, simple, sugar-free, all natural recipe that is perfect for the holidays! It'll put a smile on the kid's faces and warm your soul!. The perfect holiday dessert drink for you, your kids and your friends refraining from alcohol."

Weight Loss

Chatty Cassie presents Losing the last 10 pounds posted at Daily Chick Chat

TherapyDoc presents Hoo-du ya love, Substances, and The Bake Sale posted at Everyone needs therapy, saying, "Cookies aren't substances, are they?"

Doug Ragan presents E3 Success Blog » Blog Archive » Cleansing for Weight Loss posted at E3 Success Blog, saying, "According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 66 percent of U.S. adults are overweight. 32 percent are obese. A new study by researchers at RTI International and the Centers for Disease Control estimates that U.S. obesity-attributable medical expenditures reached $75 billion in 2003 and that taxpayers finance about half of these costs through Medicare and Medicaid. Some estimates claim that obesity contributes to over 300,000 deaths per year in the U.S. and has surpassed smoking as the #1 killer."

Lucynda Riley presents Thanksgiving Day tips for dieters posted at A Public Diet

James D. Brausch presents Does Rice Make You Fat? posted at Weight Loss Dude

Dan Taylor presents Nutrition 101 (The Road to the 40-Something Sixpack) posted at The 45-Year Old Six Pack

That concludes this edition. Again, we hope you enjoyed the selections. Look for our next edition to be posted here at Weight Master on December 16th. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Weight Management and Fitness Forum using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Cinema's Best Revenge Scene

When you feel you've been wronged, do you crave revenge? The dictionary defines revenge as "an act or instance of retaliating in order to get even, an opportunity for getting satisfaction." Even though we know revenge isn’t the best way to solve a problem, payback is something sweeter when we can dream about it, or even better - see it on the big screen. One of the best revenge movies of all time is Man on Fire starring Denzel Washington. Nothing is more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose. If that man also happens to be John Creasy, the former government assassin in Tony Scott's cathartic and extremely satisfying Man on Fire, you don't stand a chance. When the little girl Creasy is hired to protect is kidnapped, he swears to avenge her capture and take out everyone responsible...and we do mean everyone. To get an idea of Creasy's fiery rage, just ask Officer Fuentes what an explosive suppository feels like. In that best revenge scene of all, after knocking him out, Creasy inserts a bomb into the crooked policeman's anus. Then, after getting the desired information out of him he simply detonates the bomb.

A new movie that has a central theme of revenge is Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd (visit the official Sweeney Todd movie site). In this big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller, Johnny Depp stars in the title role as a man unjustly sent to prison who vows revenge. When returning from prison, he reopens his barber shop and becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street killing those who wronged him. If you have never heard of this musical, trust me it is a great story and this should be a good movie. For more information you can also visit Sweeney Todd on MySpace.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Small things to help...

To Improve Nutrition:
1. Buy whole foods -- whether canned, frozen, or fresh from the farm -- and use them in place of processed foods whenever possible.2. Reject foods and drinks made with corn syrup, a calorie-dense, nutritionally empty sweetener that many believe is worse for the body than sugar, says Katz.3. Start each dinner with a mixed green salad. Not only will it help reduce your appetite for more caloric foods, but it also will automatically add veggies to your meal.

To Improve Physical Fitness:
1. Do a squat every time you pick something up. Instead of bending over in the usual way, which stresses the lower back, bend your knees and squat. This forces you to use your leg muscles and will build strength. 2. Every time you stop at a traffic light (or the bus does), tighten your thighs and butt muscles and release as many times as you can. (Don't worry, no one will see it!) This will firm leg and buttock muscles, improve blood flow -- and keep you mildly amused! 3. Whenever you're standing on a line, lift one foot a half-inch off the ground. The extra stress on your opposite foot, ankle, calf and thigh, plus your buttocks, will help firm and tone muscles. Switch feet every few minutes.

To Improve Stress Control:
1. Give your partner a hug every day before work. Studies show this simple act can help you remain calm when chaos ensues during your day, Katz says.2. Have a good cry. It can boost your immune system, reduce levels of stress hormones, eliminate depression, and help you think more clearly.3. Twice a day, breathe deeply for three to five minutes

To Improve Sleep:
1. Sprinkle just-washed sheets and pillowcases with lavender water. The scent has been shown in studies to promote relaxation, which can lead to better sleep.2. Buy a new pillow. Katz says that studies show that pillows with an indent in the center can enhance sleep quality and reduce neck pain. Also, try a "cool" pillow -- one containing either all-natural fibers or a combination of sodium sulfate and ceramic fibers that help keep your head cool.3. Eat a handful of walnuts before bed. You'll be giving yourself a boost of fiber and essential fatty acids along with the amino acid tryptophan -- a natural sleep-inducer.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Weight Management and Fitness Forum 5th Edition

Welcome to the Fifth Edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We appreciate everyone's support and participation. We hope you enjoy the article selections for this edition. Find out more about the next edition of this forum at the end of this post. Enjoy!


Dan Taylor presents The Strength to Change posted at The 45-Year Old Six Pack

Zoe Anderson presents 8 Pilates Myths and Truths posted at, saying, "An article that distinguishes 8 myths and truths about pilates."

Andrew Edgington presents Bodybuilding and Training Errors (Part 1) posted at Mick, saying, "Back to basics again boys and you may have to make some important decisions in your life. Read on please."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Top 10 Cheapest Ways To Exercise posted at The Digerati Life

Nutrition Fitness Life presents Back to Basics 101: Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercises posted at Nutrition Fitness Life, saying, "Here's a review of aerobic and anaerobic exercises and how the body responds to them, as well as how they improve your fitness."

General Health

Mike Remer presents Is STRESS Real? My Path To Fitness Blog posted at My Path To Fitness Blog

Sohail Ismail presents Masturbation: It is NOT healthy for you, contrary to popular belief! posted at The HealthBlogger, saying, "Yes, that’s right, I have chosen to write about a topic which is commonly perceived as taboo, though I know many will be intrigued and curious to read the information presented and learn the negative consequence of such an abhorrent practice."

Ian Welsh presents Fat Nation, Here We Are! posted at The Agonist

Tupelo Kenyon presents Inspire Yourself on Purpose – Inspiration from Inside Out posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "Here are twelve common sense reminders on how to inspire yourself. The word “inspire” derives from root words that mean “in spirit” or “spirit within.” Although there’s always another step to take, these points are a natural result of recognizing and identifying with this realization of who we really are. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

Becky Gillaspy presents Just How Much Water do You Need Each Day? Video posted at Weight Loss without Worry, saying, "Do we really need 8 glasses of water a day? This article breaks down the official beverage guidelines so you can understand them."


James D. Brausch presents Do Microwave Ovens Make You Fat? posted at Weight Loss Dude

Randy Powell presents Ramblings of a fat man posted at Alkaline Diet blog

Chris presents Here’s One Way To Eat Healthier Snacks posted at The Healthy Snacks Blog

Weight Loss

iamstr8fire presents Never Settle For Less - Letter To Everyone Struggling with Weight posted at Do It Light Do It Right Do It Wrong Do It Long, saying, "Heart felt letter outlining how and why I lost 50 lbs between November of 2006 and April of 2007!"

Ron King presents Diet - Weight Control: Lose 10 Pounds posted at Diet & Weight Control Blog

Vern L presents Do It Thai Style! A Lifehack for Losing Weight? posted at Aim for Awesome!, saying, "I inadvertently lost a lot of weight while not really trying very hard. This article is about how that happened, I think it's very easy to lose weight without hardly trying. Read this and let me know of your success! Best of life!"

Anmol Mehta presents Online Yoga Exercises for Healthy Weight Loss posted at Mastery of Meditation, Enlightenment & Kundalini Yoga, saying, "Effective yoga exercises for safe healthy weight loss, fitness and energy."

Paul Heingarten presents Lose Weight Fast For Your Wedding Day Dress posted at Workoutebooks, saying, "Your wedding dress is one of the most important outfits you will ever wear. Read on about how to make sure you fit into that dress without any issues."

Lucynda Riley presents Hold me Accountable posted at A Public Diet

That concludes this edition. We hope you enjoyed the selections. Look for the next edition of the forum to be published on December 1st. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Weight Management and Fitness Forum using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Friday, November 9, 2007

The Mist

I am a big fan of Stephen King's novels and movies. He has had some great novels made into feature films including It, The Shining, Carrie, Misery, Pet Cemetary, Cujo, and Salem's Lot to name a few. Anybody that does not understand why clowns are scary has obviously never seen It. The Shining is such a classic with Jack Nicholson. There are so many great lines from that movie, "Here's Johnny", and "Redrum. Redrum.", not to mention those creepy little girls. Kathy Bates is the very picture of demented obsession when she breaks James Caan's legs in Misery. Just the thought of that dog from Cujo and Sissy Spacek getting all that blood dropped on her in Carrie creeps me out.

I am excited about his next great thriller opening in theatres November 1st, The Mist by Stephen King. It is about a large group of terrified townspeople who are trapped in a local grocery store by a strange mist that has deadly, otherwordly creatures in it. As the townspeople are trapped in the store the base nature of human kind is revealed and they begin to wonder which is worse the monsters in the mist or the other ones, their neighbors inside the store. If you are a Stephen King fan like me, I encourage you to go to The Mist's official site and watch the movie trailer. I cannot wait to see this movie and get the willies.


I never do good at the holidays as far as watching what I eat. So I have decided to get a head start to try to counteract all of the eating I will do in the next couple of months. I have started a walking program. I am walking thirty minutes every morning before work. It is very enjoyable walking in the brisk autumn morning and viewing all of God's wonderful nature. Maybe this will help me keep up my weight loss during the holiday season.

Dental Repair

It is getting close to Thanksgiving, and that made me start thinking about past holidays I have enjoyed. My uncle from Charleston usually comes down every year at Thanksgiving and we all get together and eat too much at grandma's house. But one Thanksgiving my uncle did not get to overeat. In the middle of taking a big bite out of a turkey leg, he let out a loud grunt of pain. As he carefully removed the drumstick from his mouth, a dental crown that he had on one of his teeth fell out of his mouth and landed in his dumplings. It was somewhat humorous how it happened, but we all tried not to laugh because it was obviously causing him some pain and not to mention a lot of embarrassment. He was not able to eat anything else that Thanksgiving and was not able to get the crown repaired until he went back to his dentist the next week.

This story could have had a better ending if my uncle had known about Dentemp OS. Dentemp OS is the number one temporary dental repair material on the market. It provides fast, temporary relief of pain and discomfort. Just remove it from its plastic vial and it's ready to use. No Mess! No Mixing! Several Applications in each vial. Replaces lost fillings and may be used to temporarily cement loose crowns. You can eat on it within 30 minutes of setting. All products have been tested and fully comply with FDA Regulations for Oral Care.
So all of his problems could have been temporarily fixed in less than an hour and he could have enjoyed his Thanksgiving meal instead of watching us eat it all, if he had known about Dentemp OS.


Hey guys. I'm going to the University of Georgia football game tomorrow. We are going to have a blast I know. It is going to be a tough game against Auburn though. Wish us luck so hopefully it won't be a long trip home. Go DAWGS!

Shop the Alzheimer's Foundation eStore

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease that affects millions in the United States. You may remember an earlier post where I talked about a lady I know that has Alzheimer's, but if you do not remember I will retell her story. There is a lady at my church that is suffering the early effects of Alzheimer's. There are times when she forgets where she is or just stares into space. She also forgets who people are including her immediate family. She also understandably seems to suffer from depression and cries a lot. I feel sorry for her and her family, but I try to do my best to encourage them or help them any way I can.

One way that you can help her and others suffering from Alzheimer's is by shopping at the Alzheimer's Foundation eStore. All proceeds from purchases made at the eStore go to support the programs and services of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. The eStore is a great place to get the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones. The products they offer help to raise awareness and enhance knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. They have for sale some very beautiful jewelry and I will probably be getting one of their necklaces for my mother this Christmas.

One of the biggest problems facing those suffering the effects of Alzheimer's is receiving quality care. Many family members and medical professionals do not understand how best to handle people with Alzheimer's and dementia. Too often the care is limited to trying to prevent the patients from hurting themselves. While this is important, the care should be comprehensive and include enhancing their quality of life. So, while seeking a cure to Alzheimer's is important, ensuring quality care for those who suffer from the disease must not be overlooked, so the holidays are a good time to gift a donation, buy a gift from the eStore, or just spend some quality time with a friend or family member that is suffering from Alzheimer's.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Weight Management and Fitness Forum 4th Edition

Welcome to the Fourth Edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We appreciate everyone's participation and hard work. We had some very good submissions for this edition, and we had a difficult time narrowing them down to these select few. Hope you enjoy the selections and look at the end for submission guidelines and details about our next edition.


Doris Chua presents Get Active - Exercise! posted at Life..Passion..Travel & More...

The Free Geek presents How to Create a Free Home Gym posted at Free Geekery

James D. Brausch presents The Problem With Exercise posted at Weight Loss Dude

Jason presents Muscle Growth: Playing God With Your Body, Part 1 posted at World Fitness Network

General Health

Tupelo Kenyon presents Choose Excellence and Lose Mediocrity posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "What if you knew that a life of excellence was lurking right around the corner, if you would only prioritize your moments in such a way so that you could recognize it. Take an objective look at the various activities of your life. Get inspired to lose the mediocre to make room for something better. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

MT presents How To Keep Heart Healthy? MT Herald Dot Com posted at MT Herald Dot Com

Baseline of Health Foundation presents Jon Barron and the Baseline of Health Foundation - Detox Center posted at Jon Barron Blog, saying, "Free Online Detox Event"


Andrew Edgington presents Basics of Diet & Bodybuilding posted at Mick, saying, "It's really back to the basics, but without the basics you just won't get big muscle gains."

Weight Loss

Liz Smith presents The Metabolic Slump posted at Practical Living Blog, saying, "What to do when your metabolism heads downhill."

Juan Millon (1mil) presents How I Lost Weight and Gained Control - - Personal Finance, Business, Investing and Life posted at, saying, "The story of how I lost weight and saved money doing it!"

Becky Gillaspy presents How to Prepare for Weight Loss Success posted at Weight Loss without Worry, saying, "You decide to start a what? You won't see results on the scale until you start doing the right things, in the right order, and in a purposeful way. This requires some lead-in time because you need time to prepare properly. Here is what you need to do before day one of your diet."

Jenny presents Busy busy week posted at the so called me

Ted Reimers presents The Freshman 15 posted at CampusGrotto

That concludes this edition. Again thank you for your participation and we hope you enjoyed the informative selections. Look for our next edition to be posted on November 17. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Weight Management and Fitness Forum using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

A perfect trip...

Everyone needs a vacation once in a while. Nothing refuels the mind like some time off. One of the best vacation spots in the United States of America is St. Augustine, Florida. St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city. Not only is it a beautiful and relaxing city, it is also a perfect shopping city.

Now, if you love festivals and arts and crafts, then, believe me, you will not want to miss the last Saturdays in October and November in St. Augustine. During this time, the focus is on amazing shopping opportunities for all of you antique shopping gurus. On those evenings, not only is antique shopping great, but the antique district along San Marco Avenue livens up with great street music. Some of the great items that can be purchased here are antiques, of course, rare books and authentic Spanish treasure. Several worshops are offered covering a variety of antique related topics. Book reading and signings take place at the book stores, and art galleries have exhibit openings of great Florida artist.

Events in St. Augustine on place October 27th and November 24th are like none other. Uptown Saturday Nights in St. Augustine, Florida on October 27th and November 24th create festive atmospheres filled with hospitality and special deals. So when you are thinking of a getaway, consider these dates at in St. Augustine, Florida.

Ten best and worst foods

After some reading, I've put together a list of what I think are the ten best and the ten worst foods.

1. Sweet Potatoes
2. Grape Tomatoes
3. Fat-Free or 1% Milk
4. Broccili
5. Wild Salmon
6. Crispbreads
7. Brown Rice
8. Citrus Fruit
9. Diced Butternut Squash
10. Spinach

1. Pie Crust
2. McDonald's Chicken Selects
3. Cheesecake
4. Dove Ice Cream
5. Starbucks Venti Caffè Mocha
6. Ruby Tuesday’s Fresh Chicken & Broccoli Pasta
7. Burger King Quad Stacker
8. Campbell's Chunky, Select, and red-and-white-label condensed soups
9. Chipotle Chicken Burrito
10. Mint Chip Dazzler


Have you guys ever thought about how the idea of "beauty" has changed over the years. I mean, in ancient times, the perfect man was sculpted and a beautiful woman was "plump" even fat. Even earlier in the 1900s, most beautiful women had more meat on their bones. Today women think they have to be what I call "model" skinny. In my opinion, and according to fact, this is unhealthy, but to each his own.

Cosmetic surgery is more popular today than it has ever been. There are many reason people have cosmetic surgery. Some do it for health reasons and some just to feel good about themselves. Choosing the right doctor to do the surgery is incredibly important. John Ryan is one of the best surgeons alive. He works out of the UK, but, for the right cosmetic surgeon, distance should not be an issue. If you are looking for the best UK Tummy Tuck, take a look at


OK; I know that it may not have a lot to do with fitness, but the Georgia Bulldogs played great Saturday verses the Florida Gators. After years of disappointment and frustration, Saturday was a great day for me. GO DAWGS!!!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Writing and PowerPoint Presentation

Can you imagine not having to write a term paper or a book report? What if you had someone to edit your paper? How much time could you save and have to spend on the finer points of your projects. There is a site that offers this very service. offers students the opportunity to outsources their papers and presentations. For example, if you had a PowerPoint Presentation due, just contact MasterPapers and let them work. It is definitely worth the money.

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Yesterday, when I was running, I had a new pain hit me. I'm not sure what it was. I was starting on my second mile, and from the left side of my neck to almost my left eblow starting hurting. It was just a sharp pain, and, as long as I held my arm up, it didn't hurt. I finished the second mile, and went inside the gym. All of my vitals were good, so I'm not sure what it was. It was weird though.


If you are anything like me, and I'm not all bad, you sometimes have trouble focussing. I remember when I was in school how I could hardly motivate myself enough to study at home. This would sometimes result in below acceptable grades. I would love to have had a tutor.

TutorVista gives students that opportunity. It is the leading online tutoring company in the world. They offer an unlimited monthly tutoring package for only $99.99 a month for all subjects, and people can use it 24X7.

Just imagine, if you are having problems in math or algebra or just need homework help, all of your tutoring needs can be found at the online tutoring leader, TutorVista.

Sales Training

One profession that I have always thought I would enjoy is the profession of a salesman. I like the idea of controlling the amount of my own paycheck; however, I do have a problem. I am not a great-not even a good-salesman. I tried saling Rainbow Cleaning systems one time. I did not do too bad, but it just did not work out for me. I needed more extensive sales training. It was good exercise, because I was constantly lifting and carrying that system.

Sales Training Courses UK is a site that offers great and thorough sales training. This site started out as a plumbing training company around 3 years ago; however, after plumbers started requesting more information about how to become better salesmen, Sales Training Courses UK expanded into sales training. If you're interested in sales but have little experience, check out Sales Training Courses UK .
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17 Healthy Eating Tips...

1. Include at least 1-2 varied fresh / tinned fish meals per week.

2. Include several varied lean red meat meals per week. Vegetarians need to eat legumes and/or nuts daily.

3. Include lean poultry or pork weekly.

4. Include at least one legume meal per week e.g tofu, baked beans.

5. Include a handful of a variety of nuts/seeds several times a week.

6. Include eggs weekly.

7. Include several cups of a variety of vegetables daily. Include dark green leafy types, a variety of deep coloured vegetables across the week and garlic, onions and herbs in meals daily.

8. Use cooking methods that minimise the risk of cancer by adding herbs, spices, fruits, vinegar.

9. Include reduced fat milk products daily.

10. Have at least two different pieces of fruit daily.

11. Try to make most of your cereal serves whole grain and reduced in salt. Bread is a major source of salt in our diet.

12. It is OK to sprinkle a little iodized salt on healthy foods to improve their flavour.

13. It is OK to sprinkle a little sugar on healthy foods to improve their flavour; prefer foods with naturally occurring sugars over those high in added sugar.

14. Have plentiful fluids using water and tea.

15. Minimise 'hidden fats' by choosing lean meats, reduced fat milk products and processed foods.

16. Prefer unrefined natural fat found in nuts, seeds, fish, soy, olives and avocado (because the fat is accompanied by other desirable nutrients).

17. Reserve added fats (preferably cold pressed monounsaturated oils) for cooking to improve the palatability of vegetables, legumes & fish dishes.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Cartridge Finder

How many different kinds of printers are there in the world? Does anyone know? I do not think it is possible that someone could find out, but with all the different kinds, it is hard to find the right cartridge. There is good news, though. A Cartridge Finder site does exist. This site helps you find the right cartridge at a great price. With Cartridge Finder, finding a fax or printer cartridge is not hard at all.

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Fat Shot?!

I, along with many others, would love to have a few fatty spots just zapped away. When I logged on today, I noticed an article on the MSN that caught my attention. It is an article about shots that are suppose to get rid of the fat wherever you wish. It has not been studied or proven though. I've included the link to the article. Read it and tell me what you think.
The Fat Shot

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Mortgage Broker

I am certain that each one of you guys are, at least, a little bit familiar with the situation of the and, more specifically, the housing industry. As you all are aware, the housing market continues to keep higher property prices, and it has become more and more difficult for a first-time mortgage buyer to secure his or her initial home. Mortgage lenders usually would expect a deposit of some amount before they would even consider offering reasonable mortgage terms in return; but if you are looking for a Mortgage Broker that will help you overcome all of the usual and almost expected obstacles, you should take a look here. This is mortgage broker INDEPENDENT financial advisors (not salesmen) on every call, and it is well worth your time to check out.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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Ways to stay injury free in the gym...

Even the minor injuries suffered while working out can cause major problems. I've come up with a list of 5 things to do to try to avoid injuries in the gym.

1) Always perform a thorough warmup.

A proper warmup is the single best thing you can do to minimize your risk of injury. This simple 15-20 minute process will prepare your mind and body for the hard work to come by increasing blood flow into the surrounding connective tissue and by lubricating your joints. I would recommend that you perform 5 minutes of light cardiovascular exercise before each workout followed by 4-5 warmup sets for your first major exercise of the routine.

2) Always train with proper form.

This should go without saying. Every exercise that you perform in the gym should be done with proper form and technique in order to keep the stress off of your joints. If you start squatting or deadlifting with a rounded back, jerking the weights around in a ballistic manner or performing dangerous exercises you are almost guaranteed to hurt yourself at some point.

3) Always train within your own personal limits.

Weightlifting is a personal battle, and letting your ego take over is almost always a recipe for disaster. It doesn’t matter what the guy next to you is benching and it is completely irrelevant to your training program. You must always use weights that you can handle and control with proper form, and if you start piling on the plates to impress the people around you, you’ll be stretching your limits and putting yourself in a very vulnerable position.

4) Always know when to quit.

If you cannot complete another rep of an exercise using proper form, the set is over, plain and simple. Put the weight down and rest up for your next set. If you start using huge amounts of momentum and jerky body motions to crank out a couple of extra reps, you’ll be on the sidelines before you know it.

5) Never ignore your aches and pains.

When you’re motoring along through a training program and are making progress from week to week, the idea of quitting just seems impossible. This can sometimes lead us to ignore those obvious injuries and pretend as if they aren’t really there as we often “work through” the pain and hope that it magically disappears.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Need help??

I realize that sometimes it can be stressful, which is very unhealthy, when money gets "tight". Emergencies and other unexpected expenses can easily happen, and hardly any emergency money can be found. I've been in that position. It doesn't feel good at all.

There is help though. Now I'm not one to encourage or promote debt, but sometimes loans are necessary. If so, you should check into Payday loans. This is just a helpful cash advance that, if handled properly, can offer the help needed and be a stress reliever.

The next time you're in a financial bind, visit You should remember, this serves as temporary financial relief and should not be viewed as a means for quick, extra cash.

Staying mentally and phyically healthy

Just like brushing your teeth, healthy habits should be cultivated on a daily basis. The following is a guide to daily tasks:

1. Activity should be a daily occurrence. Walk, run or jump for a minimum total of 20 minutes a day.

2. Protect your skin. Sun block should be applied on face, neck, arms and hands even in the dead of winter. It protects against climatic toxins too. Moisturize skin daily.

3. Eat fruits, vegetables, grains, low-fat dairy products and small amounts of protein. Avoid sweets and other processed foods.

4. Meditate or spend a minimum of five minutes daily in quiet time.

5. Find your spiritual self. Discover what inspires you, raises your level of consciousness, motivates you, and satisfies your soul.

6. Exercise your brain. Read, study, solve problems, and learn new skills. As does the body, the brain atrophies with lack of use.

7. Hug somebody.