Monday, December 29, 2008

Acne Complex

One thing that can be deflating to anyone's self-esteem is acne. It should not be, but, many times it is. Believe me; I went through it. Nothing seemed to help. I tried everything.

A friend of mine has had acne all of his life, and he also tried everything. Unlike me, he didn't just grow out of it. No matter what I said, his acne embarrassed him. He had a terrible acne complex. Finally he discovered a product that completely eliminated his acne.

As my friend will attest, Murad Acne, with its 90% success rate, is one of the best products on the market. I would highly suggest that, if you're struggling with acne, you try Murad Acne Complex. For only $30, you could be acne free in 4 weeks.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Aquatic Therapy

My mother has so many problems with her legs and feet. There were days when she could hardly stand, because her feet would be so swollen. She has consulted a doctor, who discovered a blood clot. After clearing the clot, he suggested Aquatic therapy. After researching this, I have decided that this is incredibly effective. It has worked miracles for my mother. Soon after the doctor suggested this therapy to her, she joined a fitness center with an indoor pool. Every morning, she goes to the gym for her aquatic therapy. You can actually see a difference if she misses a few days in a row.

If you are recovering from some kind of leg injury or surgery, you should really look in to this. There are actually pools you can buy specifically for therapy. You can look at different types of hydrotherapy pools at I can definitely tell you from experience that this therapy works. First of all, it is very low impact; so it does not hurt your feet, knees or hips. It also can be fun and relaxing. Instead of going to regular therapy, you can just take a trip to the swim spa. Swimming is also great exercise, cardio and fitness.

Aquatic therapy is actually becoming more popular. I know so many young people who view this is a type of therapy for older people, but that is a complete misconception. I have some knee problem myself, and I can tell you that this helps. If you're suffering from any type of leg or feet problems, you should research aquatic therapy.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Weight Management and Fitness Forum 31st Edition

Welcome to the 31st edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We hope that you find these articles helpful and informative. Our increase in submissions and readership are a testament to your continued participation which we appreciate very much. After reading through this forum, please come back to Weight Master for our other posts and our next edition of the forum.


Lauren Rose presents 7 Surefire Strategies to Avoid the Dreaded Holiday Bulge posted at Supertraining, saying, "Unfortunately, the holidays are the time of year when many people end up putting on the extra “holiday pounds” which is easy to do for the season continues for just about two months!"

Andrew Edgington presents What type of Steroids? posted at Mick, saying, "Discover this very accurate anabolic steroid cycle information which certainly is a great guide for bodybuilders who want to get Really Big Muscles."

Cory Albertson presents An Oldie but a Goodie posted at Eating Healthy, saying, "One of the easiest and cheapest (hey who isn't looking for cheap ways to stay in shape nowadays!) fitness methods is the good ol' pushup."

General Health

Marsha Hudnall presents How Much Stress Do Weight Worries Create for You? posted at A Weight Lifted, saying, "The contribution of the holidays aside, stress is a constant in our lives. What we often don't realize, however, is how much concern about weight can cloud all we do, adding stress to even the happiest situations.

Patricia Turner presents Exercise is good for the Heart posted at Pharmacy Technician Certification.

Serena Huynh presents Why you get stretch marks How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks posted at How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks.

Tony Huynh presents Why and How I Broke My Addiction to Caffeine at posted at, saying, "When I took account of what I was doing, I realized that I had a physical and mental dependence on a drug. Any substance that could affect me like this was making me weak. I resolved to quit caffeine immediately."

JRickG presents Personal Deconstruction, by JE Gonzalez posted at JE Gonzalez

Will Edwards presents The Tragedy of Drugging Our Children posted at White Dove Books, saying, "Americans are among the unhealthiest people on earth and this situation continues to get even worse. The reason is clear why this unfortunate situation continues to be so frightening. It's because you cannot get well by taking prescription drugs to resolve your ailment. I don't understand why the general public is so gullible to think this is the way to wellness."


Jeff Carlson presents Fruit before, Not after posted at Gobs Channel, saying, "Fruit before? Fruit after? what's the difference."

Erin Pavlina presents Going Raw for 30 Days posted at Erin Pavlina's Blog, saying, "I’ve decided to do a 30-day trial on a raw diet. I’m really excited by this challenge. Three or four years ago I tried going raw for 30 days but stopped after a couple of weeks."

Alvin Hopkinson presents Foods for High Blood Pressure posted at High Blood Pressure Treatment and Medication Reviews, saying, "Foods for high blood pressure are important to maintain a low blood pressure and minimize the affects of the annoying side effects caused by these medications."

Weight Loss

Joel Gray presents Dieting Tips for the Holiday Season posted at Health Tips 101

Valeria presents 10 Back-to-Basics Ways to Lose the Buddha (Belly) posted at Timeless Lessons.

Edwin Casimero presents Oprah admits she is obese, she needs TRUTH about Health & Nutrition, not gold diggers posted at My Family Health Blog.

Andy presents How to Stop Overeating posted at test, saying, "Sick of being overweight? Maybe you’ve been fat all your life, I have and I hated it. Until recently I was a slave to junk food."

Dr Martin Russell presents The LAP-BAND Solution posted at Dr Martin W. Russell, saying, ""The LAP-BAND Solution: A Partnership in Weight Loss" is the title of a book by Australian surgeon Dr Paul O'Brien which I read with interest when one of my patients found it in a library and showed it to me."

Margaret Garcia presents Nature v. Nurture: Genes Proven to Strongly Affect Weight Issues - Ultrasound Technician Schools posted at Ultrasound Technician Schools.

Bill Urell presents Anorexia, The Starvation Diet, And Drinking posted at Addiction Recovery Basics, saying, "Using a starvation diet to justify drinking without weight gain is a desructive strategy that is gaining popularity."

That concludes this edition. Please look for our next edition to be posted here at Weight Master on January 4th. 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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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Austin Real Estate

You may have heard that there is an economic crisis and global recession going on that was triggered by mortgage failures and the bursting of the real estate bubble. However, if you are financially able now is a good time to be a buyer in the real estate market. If you are a buyer then HomeCity is a good place to look on the web. They have listings as well as aerial photographs, slide shows, and virtual tours of homes in the austin mls. The site also gives information and tips on buying a home, selling a home, and qualifying and selecting a mortgage. So, if you are in the position to buy in the Austin Real Estate market, I definitely suggest you check out HomeCity for more information.

Healthy Chicken Recipe

I discovered this healthy chicken recipe at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website and thought I would share it.

Wine, lemons, and mushrooms flavor this chicken recipe the lower salt and lower fat way.

1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 C flour
4 chicken breasts, boned, skinless (5 ounces)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 C Marsala wine
1/2 C chicken stock, skim fat from top
1/2 lemon fresh lemon juice
1/2 C sliced mushrooms
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1. Mix together pepper, salt, and flour. Coat chicken with seasoned flour.
2. In a heavy-bottomed skillet, heat oil. Place chicken breasts in skillet and brown on both sides. Then remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
3. To the skillet, add wine and stir until the wine is heated. Add juice, stock, and mushrooms. Stir to toss, reduce heat, and cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce is partially reduced.
4. Return browned chicken breasts to skillet. Spoon sauce over the chicken.
5. Cover and cook for about 5-10 minutes or until chicken is done.
6. Serve sauce over chicken. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Yield: 4 servings--Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with 1/3 cup sauce
Each serving provides:

Calories: 277
Total fat: 8 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 77 mg
Sodium: 304 mg

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Many of you may not know, but gang violence in Macon, GA is increasing rapidly. In fact, it is probably the most violent city in Georgia. I live about 60 miles east of Macon. With the bad economy and Christmas this close, the crime rate is increasing even more. There are so many people moving to Warner Robins, GA just to escape the violence.

I always been taught that fighting is a last resort, and I still believe that today; however, this is a bad time right now. I know three people whose houses have been broken into in the past month. Last week I took a safety and security class. It was amazing to learn all the different things about gangs and the way they interact and mark themselves. It did not frighten me into a hole, but it did make me more aware of how bad things are getting and can become.

I own three guns; a 22/250, 22, and a 12 guage, but I do not own a hand gun. I always kind of wanted one. I have actually considered getting my license and buying a hand gun. Does anyone have an opinion. I mean, I may not ever use it, but It may one day save my life. I have talked to a few of my friend and cops, and they gave me mixed opinions.

Believe me, I have done my research, and I am leaning toward going ahead and buying a handgun and getting my carrying license. Honestly, knowing me, I will never use it, but I will feel safer. Besides, I have been looking at some guns and some really cool holsters, and it has gotten me siked. I know I would not carry it on my side. You guys should check out This site really has some jam up, cool stuff.

Need advise

I stay awake half the night. It's been like this for nearly a year. I have a deviated septum, but it's gotten worse the past year. The Dr. has told me before that the only thing he can do to correct the problem is surgery. I've heard mixed stories about this surgery. I've decided to have it, but I was hoping someone who has had it would let me know how their's turned out. The bottom line is, though, I can't keep not sleeping like I'm doing now. It makes for a miserable day.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Vinyl Shutters

My cousin and her husband are building a new house. They have it for the most part dried in. It has hardie plank siding colored with a natural wood stain. The shingles are a good grade and have a greenish tint to them. They are trying to decide on what type of vinyl shutters to use. I found Larson's ExteriorShutterSource online. They offer premium quality wood, composite, and vinyl shutters in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. The website is very user friendly, and you can order online and get free shipping so you are just as well off ordering online as going to your local building supply store. I am going to suggest my cousin take a look at this site. If I were her, I would go with the dura-vinyl framed board-n-batten style shutter in a pine green color. I think this style shutter would like good with their siding and shingles. If you are building a new home, I suggest you check out Larson's ExteriorShutterSource for all your vinyl shutters needs.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tips to a Healthy Life...

1. Move More
2. Cut Fat
3. Quit Smoking
4. Reduce Stress
5. Protect Yourself from Pollution
6. Wear Your Seat Belt
7. Floss Your Teeth
8. Avoid Excessive Drinking
9. Keep a Positive Mental Outlook
10. Choose Your Parents Well

Hunting Gifts

Do you have a hunter to buy for on your Christmas list this year? If so I suggest you take a look at the Nikon Hunting Christmas Promotion. They have excellent seasonal prices on all their hunting equipment including rifle scopes and hunting binoculars. You can receive up to a $50 gift card with the purchase of select scopes and binoculars. They also have the Ultimate Hunter's Package which includes a ProStaff rifle scope, ProStaff 550 Rangefinder, and a DVD with great hints and techniques for successful long-range shooting. So don't forget to look to Nikon for all the hunters on your Christmas list this year.

Healthy Lasagna

I found this healthy lasagna recipe on Meals Matter and thought I would share it with you.

Lasagna Rolls

12 Whole-wheat lasagna noodles

1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil

3 cloves Garlic, minced

1 14-ounce Package extra-firm water-packed tofu, drained, rinsed and crumbled

3 cups Chopped spinach

1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons Finely chopped Kalamata olives

1/4 teaspoon Crushed red pepper

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1 25-ounce Jar marinara sauce, preferably lower-sodium, divided

1/2 cup Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse, return to the pot and cover with cold water until ready to use.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add tofu and spinach and cook, stirring often, until the spinach wilts and the mixture is heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; stir in Parmesan, olives, crushed red pepper, salt and 2/3 cup marinara sauce.

3. Wipe out the pan and spread 1 cup of the remaining marinara sauce in the bottom. To make lasagna rolls, place a noodle on a work surface and spread 1/4 cup of the tofu filling along it. Roll up and place the roll, seam-side down, in the pan. Repeat with the remaining noodles and filling. (The tofu rolls will be tightly packed in the pan.) Spoon the remaining marinara sauce over the rolls.

4. Place the pan over high heat, cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium; let simmer for 3 minutes. Sprinkle the rolls with mozzarella and cook, covered, until the cheese is melted and the rolls are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 354
Total Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Carbohydrates: 46g
Protein: 21g
Vitamin A: 1500 IU
Calcium: 300 mg
Sodium: 374mg
Iron: 2.7 mg
Fiber: 8g

Gift Card

Many times I just have no idea what to give someone for Christmas. In these instances I usually give gift cards. However, this gift is a little impersonal and bland. Now I have found the GiftCardLab which allows you to upload pictures, art, or graphics to design your very own personalized custom made Visa gift cards that can be used anywhere Visa is accepted. So now giving gift cards can be fun and not seem like an afterthought.

Health Maven

I am please to announce that the Weight Master website has been accepted into the new Health Maven program. I have attached a copy of a press release detailing the Health Maven program.

Recession Special: Free answers from doctors and expert patients who truly care
Wellsphere’s Health Mavens provide free answers to millions of health seekers

In these difficult economic times, it’s comforting to know there are medical and patient experts out there who care enough to answer health questions online for free. Dr. Geoff Rutledge, MD PhD, Wellsphere’s Chief Medical Information Officer, told reporters today about the new Health Maven Program, which connects volunteer doctors, psychologists, nurses, personal trainers, expert-patients and other experts with health seekers who are looking for answers. Anyone with access to the Internet can get their health questions and concerns answered quickly and at no cost at Wellsphere's Health Maven.

Health mavens are carefully selected, knowledgeable, health experts who are committed to helping others live healthier, happier lives. Hundreds of Health Mavens have volunteered to join the program and answer questions, with new Mavens signing up every day. “We’re witnessing an incredible growth in the number of people using the Internet to find health information” said Wellsphere’s CEO Ron Gutman. According to an iCrossing research repot, for the first time in history people with health questions are more likely to turn to the Web for answers than to their doctor. “Recognizing this trend among our users, we assembled the world’s leading network of over 1,800 medical and patient experts to share their experiences and expertise with’s almost 3 million monthly visitors. We are humbled by the experience, expertise and genuine care these wonderful individuals share every day with people who come to Wellsphere looking for answers” said Gutman.

In addition to providing a wonderful service to people seeking answers to their health questions, the Health Maven program allows participating medical professionals and patient experts to broaden their impact by sharing their experiences and expertise with a much wider audience, and to get the recognition they deserve. Here are a few of their comments:

"Being a Health Maven gives me the opportunity to interact directly with the Wellsphere community. It's been a lot of fun and professionally it's incredibly rewarding." - Melissa McCreery, PhD

"Wellsphere has taken caring to a new level and I'm glad to be a part of it," - Kathleen Blanchard, RN

"I enjoy being a maven - it seems that doling out advice and answering questions seems to be my calling in life." - Lynn Dorman, PhD

To find out more about the Health Maven program, please visit Wellsphere's Health Maven.


I have a friend that has a family member that has a problem with drug addiction. He overdosed a few weeks ago and she had to leave work to check on him at the hospital. They had to pump his stomach among other things. Lately she has been looking for an effective drug rehab center to enroll him in. He has been to one before but he returned to his old problem. My friend was looking on the internet for information on different centers and come across the Narconon Drug Rehab Program website. She was very impressed. The program has one of the highest success rates, 76%, in the country. They use an all natural approach to treat addiction. The program uses vitamins, minerals, exercise, and education to detox and rehabilitate the patients. The Narconon Drug Rehab Program is run by people that were once addicts themselves so they understand what the patients are going through. The Narconon program has centers throughout the United States and even has many international centers in many countries throughout the world. She is still trying to convince her family to use Narconon Drug Rehab Program, but I just hope he gets the help that he needs wherever he goes. I'll be praying for him, and I hope you will too.

SEC Championship Game

My brother and I went to the SEC Championship Game yesterday. We had a great time. We just wish Alabama could have pulled out a victory. But it was a close and good game and the atmosphere was electric.

Lung Cancer

I have a cousin dying of lung cancer. She has been a heavy smoker most of her life. She has had chemotherapy twice and has elected to not take anymore. So unless the Lord heals her, the doctors do not give her any hope. Please keep her in your prayers. Because of her sickness, I have done some research of my own about lung cancer.

Lung cancer is the most deadly form of cancer in men and women and is most often associated with smoking. Although many times those in early stages do not exhibit symptoms, lung cancer symptoms include a cough or chest pain that doesn't go away, a wheezing breath, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, hoarseness, and swelling in the face and neck. Lung cancer diagnosis can be done with CT scans of the chest and biopsies of the lung. After diagnosis there are a number of lung cancer treatments depending on the patient's unique situation. If the cancer is in the early stages and has not spread to other parts of the body lung cancer surgery to remove the tumor and the parts of the lung affected by the cancer may be all required. If the cancer has spread chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy may be recommended. While other times both surgery and therapy may be recommended.

I found most of this good information at the website for the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center website. If you know someone suffering from this disease or other types of cancer, I suggest you reference this site for much easy to understand information.

Male Grooming

Many times, when we think of Health and Beauty products we automatically think of women's products. However, men have needs for these type of products as well especially when it comes to grooming. It is important for men to develop good grooming habits that consistently represent themselves the way they want to appear. Shopwiki has guides that offer advice and tips and product reviews in different areas of men's grooming. Shaving is probably the first thing you think of when thinking about male grooming. Whether you want to be clean shaven or have a neatly trimmed beard it is important to have the correct shaving products. Hair care is another area that is most often linked to women, but guys you should keep that hair neat, trimmed, and in order to present a consistent look. Finally, you do not only want to look good but smell good as well. However, men's noses are not as sensitive as women's and it is easy to over do it with after shave or cologne. Understated is the key when using scents. Hope these simple grooming tips and Shopwiki help you become the slick, well groomed, man-about-town that you want to be.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Weight Management and Fitness Forum 30th Edition

Welcome to the 30th Edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We know that many of us struggle with diets, exercise, and weight gain over the holidays. We hope that these selections will particularly help you through this time of the year and that you will come back to Weight Master for more helpful advice.


bookfundas presents Muscle Revolution: Train your body to build strength - Download eBook Now posted at, saying, "In Muscle Revolution, Chad Waterbury explores the hidden keys to a better physique. The first is performance–training your body to improve strength and function as a direct path to improving appearance. The second is recovery–managing the amount of fatigue you induce and then making sure your body had enough time between workouts to get the benefits you want from each session."

Paul presents How Calisthenics Unleash the Power from Within posted at Co-ed Fitness Tips

The Push Up Coach presents Various Types Of Pushups posted at 1000 Pushups, saying, "The various types of pushups you can do."

Andrew Edgington presents The Bodybuilding Machine posted at Mick Hart, saying, "Just honest advice on how to do steroid cycles safely as well as other bodybuilding health tips and training techniques."

Julie maloney presents How I lost 60 pounds posted at The Cool Mom Guide.

Jimson Lee presents Dynamic Warm Up vs. Static Stretching Controversy posted at, saying, "A look at the differences between static stretching and dynamic stretching in the Warm-up, including the benefits of microstretching."

General Health

Aparna presents Energy saving fluorescent bulbs may cause skin rashes posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, "In a bid to save energy and do our bit to the environment, most of us have installed those slightly expensive, energy-saving, eco-friendly fluorescent light bulbs in our homes. But it looks like these bulbs are not as picture perfect as previously thought. A recent study has found that some of these energy-saving fluorescent bulbs (particularly those 'open' light bulbs, which are not surrounded by a glass case.) can cause reddening of the skin if used close to the body and for longer periods of time. UV radiation from these unencapsulated energy-saving bulbs can damage the skin if used closer than 30cm to the body, the experts warn."

Mr. Hamburguesa presents The Hamburger Is Going To Make A Comeback posted at Hamburger, saying, "Hamburger consumption is about to rise, big time."

Simeon Edmunds presents Choking The Monkey posted at A Fat White Guy Learns To Fly

muscleandbrawn presents Guide to Amino Acids posted at Steve Shaw's Muscle and Brawn., saying, "Understanding Amino Acids for health and supplementation"


fitnchic presents Calories - The Cost Benefit Analysis :: - Get in Shape Fashionably :: posted at - Get in Shape, Fashionably!

Cory presents Frequent Small Meal Diet posted at Eating Healthy, saying, "Did you know that eating many small meals every day is actually healthier than the traditional 2-3 large meals?"

Vic presents Make Your Own Organic Yogurt At Home... posted at Yogurt Maker Central, saying, "If you're concerned about the number and amount of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives in commercially produced yogurt, then you might like to try making yogurt at home. Using only the best organic products as ingredients you'll be able to make fresh homemade yogurt - a healthy snack for the whole family."

Weight Loss

Carmen Davailus presents Natural Weight Loss Treatment posted at Naturally Holistic, saying, "Looking for a natural holistic approach to weight loss and health? Take a look at the advice of a family nurse practitioner who is always struggling to achieve that healthy weight."

swapnil warang presents How to find out if you are overweight or not posted at switch2life

Atif Farid presents Have you been overeating lately? posted at dratiffarid.

Joshua Seth presents Why Diets Don’t Work posted at Joshua Seth Blog, saying, "My good friend Justin Kredible from the Rachael Ray show stopped by to do a quick interview recently. In part one of this video he asks “What’s the difference between using hypnosis for weight loss and just going on a diet?” You can see for yourself in the video clip below… Get The Weight Loss Hypnosis Solution and never diet again!

jpek026 presents 3 Cardio Tips for Weight Loss posted at Gobs Health, saying, "Some helpful tips on weight loss and cardio."

Marsha Hudnall presents Preventing Holiday Weight Gain: 10 Tips to Guarantee Holiday Weight Gain posted at A Weight Lifted, saying, "The annual holiday food fight is about to begin. You know, the one where conflicted women nationwide (even worldwide) face down rich-food eating traditions. This year, to help women understand what doesn’t work when it comes to happy holidays, the healthy-weight experts at Green Mountain at Fox Run have come up with some sure-fire tips to take the guesswork out of gaining those holiday pounds. We counter them with sensible advice for emerging from the holidays feeling great.

That concludes this edition. Look for our next edition to be posted here at Weight Master on December 14th. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the 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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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving's over,...Christmas???

Like it or not, another year is almost over; Christmas is here. Last night I was talking to a friend, and I told him that everytime I thought I had all the Christmas presents bought, I remembered another one I had to buy. I just can not seem to get everything together.

I have to buy some more toys for my cousins; however, everything that they want is so expensive. My 12 year old cousins wants a nintendo wii. Ridiculous, right? Well, great gifts and cheap toys can be found at

So if you need gift ideas, you should check savebucket out. I think you'll find what you are looking for. It really does not matter whether you are looking for a gift for a two year old or a fifteen year old, I promise you that you can find what you are looking for. I know I have. I don not know what I would have done without savebuckets. As bad as I hate shopping, I would have gone absolutely crazy. Thank God for savebuckets.

Nasty weather could equal bad day...

It's been raining all day, which ruined my morning bike ride. I guess I could have ridden anyway, but I just decided to be lazy and wait on the Georgia vs Georgia Tech game. Georgia Tech has a great shot today, which worries me. They have a great running game that will help them in this kind of weather. Oh well, hopefully the Dawgs can pull it out.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Online degree...

Two of my best friends have been laid off now. One has got a new born baby boy. Both are hard working guys who have always worked for what they have; however, neither one of them have any kind of post secondary education. With the economy like it is, both are considering going back to school for a college or tech degrees. I know they are not the only ones going back to school because of being unemployed. The question is, what is the right and most secure field to go in to?

As I alluded to earlier, because the economy is so bad, it is really hard to find work; but with just a high school diploma or a GED, it is even tougher. If you are in this situation, you should visit This site helps you find the best schools, programs, and schedules for your situation. There are several online degrees you can look over, research, and choose from. It lists schools with programs ranging from culinary arts to criminal justice to nursing. Nursing is one field that there is and will always be a demand for. It does not matter if you want an associate degree or if you want a doctorate, degreehound will help you find the right school and schedule for you. A degree will help your career tremendously.

Tips to a healthier life...

1. Move More

2. Cut Fat

3. Quit Smoking

4. Reduce Stress

5. Protect Yourself from Pollution

6. Wear Your Seat Belt

7. Floss Your Teeth

8. Avoid Excessive Drinking

9. Keep a Positive Mental Outlook

10. Choose Your Parents Well

Debt Consilidation...

How bad is this economic situation going to get? Does anyone really have a clue? There are some things that you can do to make your financial situation a little better, though. There is nothing worse than having to pay several different bills and each at a different interest rate. Really, when you think about it, interest is what really breaks. For example, imagine that you are paying your car payment at 6 percent, some other loan at 8 percent, and yet another at 7.5 percent. Would you believe that there is a better way to pay the bills.

It is much better to pay one monthly bill at one, lower interest rate. You can easily make one payment a month that equals or is lower than the 3 or 4 you were paying separately. But that's not it. With the extra cash you will have per month, you can double up on that one monthly payment, and pay your bills off suprisingly early. Believe me debt consolidation is better than other alternatives, including bankruptcy.

If you're struggling with too many monthly bills, then you should definitely visit It's worth it. It will free up more money than you can imagine. It's worth a look


I guess it's the unusually cold weather we've been having, but my right knee has been killing me lately. I've tried stretching it, popping it and other stuff, but none of it works. I don't know what it it, but it's definitely hindering my regular exercises.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Prescription drugs...

As you well know, you can spend a ton on medicine. I'm always looking for ways to save money, especially with the economy like it is. Canadian Online Pharmacy safe, secure, and cost-saving way to get your medicine. It is not an online pharmacy, but it is a service that helps you find a pharmacy in a safe and trustworthy environment. Through this program, you can find fully licensed pharmacies worldwide that offer discount medicines.

This, believe me, is a great site. They guarantee you that they will have the lowest prices online, and they are willing to put money on it. They will beat any other licensed Canadian Pharmacy by 10% if you find a lower price for the same product. You can also make money here. They have a Online Pharmacy Affiliate Program
you can join to earn a little extra cash.

Cold Weather...

Well, it's that time of year again. If you hate cold weather, but like exercising outside, I'm not sure what to tell you; just bundle up and get after it. Cold weather should not be an excuse to be lazy.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Debt Relief

As you all know times are tough. The economy is in a downward spiral, and everyone is going to have to start looking for ways to cut costs and tighten up their budget. The people who are going to be especially affected by this are those who are already heavily in debt. As inflation rises faster than wages, these people will find it increasingly difficult to make their minimum monthly payments. There are several methods for these people to find Debt Relief. One option is credit counseling. Credit counseling organizations act as intercessors between you and those who you are in debt to. They usually try to get you a lower interest rate and eliminate the fees you pay allowing you to make your payments and get out of debt in about five years. Debt consolidation is another option. This option transfers the debt you owe to several creditors to only one. Meaning you only have one monthly payment instead of several, and many times this is at a lower interest rate. This is an okay option as long as you are disciplined enough not to increase your debt to those creditors you just freed up. Bankruptcy is a way to be rid of all of your debt; however, it will stay on your record for at least seven years and potentially impact all of your future financial and employment dealings. One final option is Freedom Debt Relief's Debt Reduction Program. Under this plan FDR acts as a mediator between you and your creditors. Unlike credit counseling organizations, they attempt to actually reduce your outstanding balance. They look at your debt load and come up with an amount that you need to save up in order to make a settlement offer to the creditors, and then they negotiate the settlement. Once the settlement is accepted and paid, FDR gets the creditors to report it to the credit bureaus as paid. So if you need Debt Relief in these tough times, you have several options, but I definitely suggest you try Freedom Debt Relief's Debt Reduction Program.

Weight Management and Fitness Forum 29th Edition

Welcome to the 29th edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We appreciate everyone's continued participation in this forum. We had some very good selections to choose from for this edition. We hope you all enjoy these informative articles and come back to Weight Master for our next edition and other posts.


Mike Salara presents 5 Easy Steps to Get Fit posted at Mike Salara

michael bennett presents Safety Tips for Cycling in the Rain posted at My Cycling Advice, saying, "Cycling tips for cycling in the rain."

Harmonics in Cairns, Australia presents Upper Back Stretch posted at Harmonics in Cairns: Real Lifestyle Change

Kara-Leah presents Squeeze yoga and meditation into a jam-packed day? posted at Prana Flow NZ, saying, "Family, work, & household commitments often make finding a 90-minute slot to practice yoga during the day next to impossible. However - short of getting up at 5am, or re-prioritizing your life to ditch other commitments, there are other ways to regularly practice yoga. After all, home practice is where the deeper rewards of yoga blossom. So don't let a lack of time scare you off - you CAN make yoga work for you."

General Health

Andrew Edgington presents Viewing Alcoholism as a Disease posted at Stop Drinking Advice, saying, "Discover just how easy it is to stop drinking alcohol through the support of people who have been there before."

Nancy Miller presents A Few Good Stress Busters posted at Becoming A Radiologist

Peter presents The Ultimate Guide to Stress Relief posted at The Change Blog

myln presents Eye and Headache causes and cure posted at, saying, "The eye is one of the reasons that we sometimes get the headache. The fatigue of the eye is one of the most common causes of headaches. There are various other eye diseases that can cause migraine, chronic and recurring headache. It is important to be able to identify and understand why eye is a cause of headache and try to minimize these factors so as to save our head from headache pain. This article explains why the eye is a major cause of headache and it also suggests a number of ways to cure the headache."

Erika Collin presents 100 Best Blogs for the Mind, Body, and Soul National Massage Certification posted at National Massage Certification


Valeria presents How to Build a Lean Body Around the Clock posted at Timeless Lessons

Alan H. Wayler, PhD presents Mindful Eating Through the Holidays posted at A Weight Lifted

Fatty presents Master Cleanse: Final Reflections posted at Fatty Fat Fat

Teri Wilson presents Designing Your Eating Plan posted at Get Fine Body

Weight Loss

fitnchic presents 4 Effective Ways to Avoid Weight Gain During The Holidays posted at - Get in Shape, Fashionably!

john - on the journey from fat to fit presents Hiding the Oreos posted at John Is Fit, saying, "Staying away from junk food is easy if you live by yourself - just don't buy it. But what if you live in a household with kids? Time to hide the Oreos from Dad!"

lightsmile presents health slim fast secret the secret law of attraction money attract wealth posted at Easy money attraction, saying, "To keep slim, you can still enjoying delicious foods you love if you know the slim secret"

Khan presents Getting Back Your Pre-Pregnancy Body posted at Higher Education and Career Blog, saying, "For many women, pregnancy means nine months of no dieting or exercising."

AndrewB presents Stop Binge Eating using Exercise posted at Stop Binge Eating, saying, "Exercising can be a great way to stop binge eating. While you might not see how the two are related right away, read on and you’ll learn how exercise can really speed up your binge eating treatment."

Joshua Seth presents How Hypnosis for Weight Loss Works To Help You Lose Weight posted at Joshua Seth Blog, saying, "What does hypnosis have to do with weight loss? A great deal actually. In this video you’ll discover:

• the secret of how hypnosis for weight loss works
• how hypnotic advertising can sabotage your success
• quick and easy tips to help you lose weight naturally"

Binh presents 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks posted at How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks, saying, "If you are tired of the unsightly stretch marks on your body and ready to do something about them, you will want to know all your treatment options. Some stretch mark treatment choices are much better than others and certain treatments can pose significant risks..."

sunny narin presents stop the fat loss quest posted at stop the fat loss quest, saying, "Do you want to feel good about your body and yourself? Do you want to lose a lot of fat quickly and keep the weight off?"

That concludes this edition. Look for our next edition to be posted here at Weight Master on November 30th. 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, November 10, 2008

Web Hosting Report

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 to find the best web hosting company to fit your needs. WebHostingReport 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. They compare pricing, plan features, and review the top hosting companies. So if you are new to blogging or web site creation, I definitely think you should check out WebHostingReport to learn all about how to host your site.

Pork Chops

I found this recipe at Prevention and thought it was really good and healthy too!

Caribbean Pork Chops

Serves: 4 Prep: 5min|Cook: 10min |Total: 45min

4 pork loin chops, trimmed of fat
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup papaya nectar
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon cornstarch

1. In a resealable plastic storage bag, combine the pork chops, garlic, orange juice and papaya nectar. Shake well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.

2. Coat a 10" no-stick skillet with olive oil no-stick cooking spray and set over medium-high heat until hot. Add the onions and water; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Drain the pork chops, reserving the marinade. Add the pork chops; cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center.

3. Stir the cilantro and cornstarch into the marinade; add to the skillet. Cook and stir for 3 minutes, or until the sauce is thick.

Nutritional Facts per serving









Saturday, November 8, 2008

Shoes first...

One thing that can bring you down quickly is shoes that hurt your feet. I'm not only talking about when you're exercising, but I'm talking about throughout the day. Wearing shoes that don't fit, or aren't right for your foot, can effect the body in many different ways. It can cause back pains, shin pains, and of course, feet pains. After trying several different work boots, I finally settled on Justins. Believe me, you can hardly do anything productive if your body hurts because of your shoes. Anyway, after all that rambling, if you're trying to settle on the perfect work boots, you should check out It's offers many different boot options to choose from. It's a great site.

Close one

I thought my football Saturday was going to be spoiled for the second week in a row; however, Georgia pulled out a last minute squeaker against Kentucky. Sure, it wasn't impressive, but it was a W. Go Dawg!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hunting Binoculars

It is now deer hunting season here in Georgia. One of the most used pieces of equipment for serious hunters is a good pair of binoculars. Probably, the most widely known and reputable optic enhancing tool is the Nikon All Terrain Binoculars. They are rugged enough to withstand all of the abuse that comes with hunting, whether it is water damage or being dropped out of a tree. The Nikon binoculars come in many different models from full size to compact size to camouflage to vibration resistant models. If that is not enough to make you go and buy this necessary hunting tool then consider the fact that Nikon is giving away gift cards with qualified purchases of their binoculars. So if you buy a pair of Nikon binoculars now you can also get other Free ATB Pro Gear.

Weight Management and Fitness Forum 28th Edition

Welcome to the 28th edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. Thank you for all of your participation in this forum. We hope you enjoy the selections for this edition and come back to Weight Master for our next edition and other informative posts.

General Health

Amber presents Girl Healthy: Save Money, Be Healthy posted at Girl Healthy

Coatlicue presents Live your dreams posted at Raw Fitness Online

Linda W. presents Getting a Fertility Test posted at The Eclectic Female, saying, "How can you tell if you are having fertility problems?"

Adam Sicinski presents Keys to Creating Abundant Energy Mind Map posted at IQ Matrix Blog, saying, "Energy is the lifeblood of our everyday actions and decisions. It is also the fundamental key that goes into creating a well balanced, rounded and fulfilling lifestyle. The simple truth is, that without adequate amounts of energy, nothing can really be achieved, no true pleasures can be experienced or enjoyed, and no effective and well thought out decisions can be made. If you are finding yourself constantly running low on energy, than this Mind Map may hold the answers that you have been looking for."

Pregnancy Hut presents How to Improve Your Chances of Conceiving posted at Pregnancy Calendar, saying, "Tips to help you conceive."


FitBuff presents 'Does Fruit Make You Fat?' posted at's Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, "Does fruit make you fat? I decided to put the question to the test for myself with a detailed self-experiment. Here's what I found..."

fitnchic presents Diet food posted at - Get in Shape, Fashionably!

AndrewB presents How to stop binge eating when dieting? posted at Stop Binge Eating, saying, "I'd really like to lose a stone and a half and everytime I try to diet, ie. eating 3 meals a day and snacking on fruit, the good work lasts for about 2 weeks and then I end up bingeing on chocolate and other baddies. Is there anyway to end this pattern, because it's soul destroying!"

myln presents How and What Food Can Change Your Mood posted at, saying, "If you eat properly, then you will have a good mood. Yet many people are unaware that some foods may give us a little advantage in this area. Food can change our mood for the better or worse. In this article we give the reasons why food can change our mood and what are these foods that can affect our mood either positively or negatively."

Weight Loss

Joshua Seth presents Drinking Water and Weight Loss posted at Joshua Seth Blog, saying, "In this quick video I explain the top 3 reasons to drink water before every meal. Drinking water is a healthy, natural way to lose weight and detox. For more info on this topic see my full article"

Stephen presents Daily Weight Loss Tip - Cycle Under Eating with Over Eating posted at Balanced Existence, saying, "Today’s weight loss tip is to experiment with under eating during the day and having a larger then normal main meal early in the evening."

Karen Lynch presents Eating for Weight Loss posted at My Health n Fitness, saying, "Some effective strategies for eating and weight loss. We all need to eat!"

Kate Andrews presents My Favorite Diet Foods Blog posted at Blog

BoH presents Fat Chance! posted at buddha of hollywood, saying, "The Diet and the Mind"

That concludes this edition. Look for our next edition to be published here at Weight Master on November 15th. 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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Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Heart.

Everyone knows that it is very important to keep the heart as healthy as possible. That's one reason cardio exercises are so crucial. I have a couple of family members that have have several heart bypass surgery. One is doing great now, of course she still has to see her cardiologist regularly; the other hardly has the strength to walk around the house.

Watching two of my aunts struggle with heart problems has made me more conscience of taking care of my heart. The medical field has come so far with correcting heart problems in the past few years. A person can now have Robotic heart surgery, which is better than the traditional heart surgery. Recovery time is not as long, and the pain is not as bad.

If you need heart surgery, such as Coronary artery bypass surgery, I would suggest you visit for information.

Big Day...

Today is a huge day if you're a Florida or Georgia fan. I, as you may remember, am a Georgia fan. It should be a great game. I just hope the Dawgs can pull it out. I'm a littler nervous though.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Culinary School

Do you want a career where you can find a job almost anywhere you go? Do you know what the second largest industry in the United States is? The hospitality and culinary arts industry employs more than eleven million people today and is projected to create a total of thirteen million by the year 2012. Do you love to cook? Are you a creative person? Do you perform well under pressure? Are you a well organized person? If so, then a career as a chef in the culinary industry may be the choice for you. Chefs not only cook but also plan menus, direct food preparation, and estimate food requirements and cost. They are usually hired at restaurants, resorts, hotels, bakeries, catering companies, cruise ships, and other high end hospitatility locations. Chefs usually undertake two seperate types of training on the way to their professional career. They typically spend up to four years studying the art in a culinary school. After graduating from one of these schools, the chef then usually trains under a head chef for several more years. It is during this time that they perfect their cooking skills and often times specialize in the types of foods that they will spend the rest of their career preparing. However, the first step is picking the right culinary school for you. The Culinary Schools website has information about schools in your area, the programs they offer, and what others are saying about these schools. If you are interested in this industry then take a look at this site for more information about this exciting career.

Chicken Divan

I found this recipe for this healthy chicken recipe at and thought I would share it here.

Chicken Divan

This version of the classic creamy chicken dish will be as welcome as the original!

Serves: 4


3 cups frozen cut broccoli, thawed
1/2 cups (8 ounces) diced cooked chicken breast
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup
1/3 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (2 1/4 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray.
Evenly arrange broccoli in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle chicken evenly over broccoli.
In a small bowl, combine chicken soup, skim milk, onion flakes, and parsley flakes.
Spread soup mixture evenly over chicken. Evenly sprinkle Cheddar cheese over top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 4 servings.

Tips: 1. Thaw broccoli by placing in a colander and rinsing under hot water. 2. If preferred, a 10-ounce package frozen broccoli spears, thawed, may be substituted for cut broccoli. 3. If you don't have leftovers, purchase a chunk of cooked chicken breast from your local deli.

Calories: 230 Fat: 6g Carbs: 16g Protein: 28g Fiber: 4g Sodium: 519mg

Real Estate

You may have heard that there is an economic crisis and global recession going on that was triggered by mortgage failures and the bursting of the real estate bubble. However, if you are financially able now is a good time to be a buyer in the real estate market. If you are a buyer then HomeCity is a good place to look on the web. They have listings as well as aerial photographs, slide shows, and virtual tours of Austin Homes For Sale. The site also gives information and tips on buying a home, selling a home, and qualifying and selecting a mortgage. So, if you are in the position to buy in the Austin Real Estate market, I definitely suggest you check out HomeCity for more information.

Go Dawgs

Georgia was victorious yesterday against the LSU Tigers. Now they have to face the Florida Gators in the World's Largest Cocktail Party. If they can beat them they will most likely have a spot in the SEC Championship and still be in the hunt for the BCS National Championship.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Saving money...

You do not have to be an economical genous to realize that our economy is struggling. In order to enjoy a day at the Sanford Stadium, as I mentioned in the previous article, I have to find extra things to do for a little extra money. I also have found other ways to save a dollar. I have started bargain shopping. Before, the prices of different commodities did not mean all that much; however, now, I find myself calling around to find out which place is cheaper. My wife and I make sure we check with each other to see if either of us need anything from a particular store in order to cut down on trips and save gas. I am, however, enjoying the fact that gas prices are coming down. I just hope people do not increase the demand. OPEC will undoubtly cut supplies next month.

My wife wears contacts, but at night, and sometimes on the weekend, she wears glasses. If you do not know, these things are not cheap, and I am talking about both contacts and glasses. We have found a great site to find good quality yet cheap eyeglasses. offers a variety of different eyeglasses with different shapes, colors and sizes. Keep in mind that I am not talking about just any reading glasses, but I am talking about stylish prescription glasses. Believe it or not, you can find good glasses for as low as $8. If you are an average American citizen as I, you need to cut cost as much as you can; so if you wear glasses is worth checking out.

Tough weeks ahead...

For the past two weeks, I've been to the Georgia Bulldogs game. As you may or may not know, I'm a huge Bulldog fan; however, they haven't looked impressive recently. Now starts the meat of their schedule...LSU then Florida. Maybe things will go in GA favor.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween Costumes

It is getting close to Halloween. Now I do not usually go all out for this holiday. I can remember going trick or treating maybe four times in my whole life. The characters I dressed up as were Tweety Bird, a pirate, a Reese's Cup (it is my favorite candy, the costume was pretty lame complete with a scratch and sniff sticker), and a werewolf. The company I work for is participating in the local business trick or treat festivities for the kids in the downtown area. We are going to have a table set up and give out candy. The company is encouraging us to dress up in Halloween Costumes for this event. I have been looking around for the costume that fits my more reserved personality. There are always the traditional characters that I could go as such as pirates, cowboys, vampires, firemen, policemen, or doctors. I could also go as one of the characters from the latest movie such as Batman, Joker, Iron Man, Indiana Jones, or Darth Vader. I could also just keep it simple and put on a hockey mask as Jason Voorhies from the Friday the 13th movies. Probably the costume that fits my personality best is a hillbilly. I could have a lot of fun with it while keeping it simple with some overalls, brogan boots, a piece of straw to chew on or a corn cob pipe, and wear an old wore out hat or coon skin cap.

Healthy BBQ Recipe

I come across this healthy BBQ Recipe at Men's Fitness.

Southern Skillet BBQ Pork
A deceptively easy skillet supper that delivers big flavors
Recipe and photo courtesy of The National Pork Board

Serves: 4

4 boneless pork chops, 3/8-inch thick
1/4 cup bottled reduced-fat Italian dressing
1/4 cup bottled barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder

Cooking Directions:
Stir together Italian dressing, barbecue sauce and chili powder. Pour over pork chops in shallow dish or plastic bag. Marinate from 30 minutes to overnight in the refrigerator. Heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; drain pork chops and place in skillet. Brown chops on both sides; add remaining marinade. Cover pan and simmer over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.

Serving Suggestions:
A deceptively easy skillet supper delivers big flavors. Accompany this family favorite with buttered corn and a green salad.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories 175
Protein 22 grams
Fat 7 grams
Sodium 325 milligrams
Cholesterol 55 milligrams
Saturated Fat 2 grams
Carbohydrates 3 grams
Fiber 0 grams


One of the most important things in life is family. They are the ones that are always there, good times and bad, no matter what. One of the most important things you can do for your family is to have the proper life insurance to cover all of your family's needs in case the worst thing happens: your death. You want to make sure that your family will be able to make ends meet, pay the bills, and be able to continue with the same quality of life that they have been enjoying during your life. While most people carry burial insurance to take care of their funeral expenses, many people forget about the family needs after the funeral is over. Mortgage protection insurance is one of the most important types of life insurance to help out your family. Mortgage insurance is life insurance that will pay off your home mortgage at the time of your death. However, it is not just a piece of paper. This insurance is an investment in peace of mind. You will always be at peace knowing that your family will never have to lose its home, even if you unexpectedly die and the family income is drastically cut. In closing, everyone should examine carefully their family's needs and plan for the unexpected with the proper amount of life insurance.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Weight Management and Fitness Forum 27th Edition

Welcome to the 27th edition of Weight Management and Fitness Forum. Thank you all for your participation in this forum. From those who submit articles to those who are our regular readers, it is you who make this forum possible. We hope you enjoy the selections and come back to Weight Master for our other great posts.


Beth Ziesenis presents Five lessons I’ve learned while running posted at Life on Avenue Z, saying, "A small business owner learns lessons while running."

dpatterson presents Changing Seasons Means Changing Plans posted at BLOG

Craig presents Getting started-Part One posted at AttacktheBar

Weight Ladder / Rich Leverage presents What Time of the Day is Best For Exercise? posted at Weight Ladder

General Health

Howling Mad Jay presents Forget Oktoberfest, embrace Septemberfest posted at The World's Greatest Blog

Joe Hayes presents Abdominal Hernia Symptoms & Treatment posted at Comments on: Abdominal Hernia Symptoms & Treatment, saying, "An abdominal hernia occurs when there is a tear or bulge in the inside layer of the abdominal wall. Surgery is the only treatment that will cure an abdominal hernia. It will not heal or "go away" on its own."

Dean Moyer presents Mysterious Morning Neck Pain posted at The Back Pain Blog, saying, "In this post we review the various ways to apply heat therapy for temporary relief of back and neck pain."


Trevor Watkinson presents 6 Benefits of a Salt Free Diet posted at Blog, saying, "Why I am switching to a salt free diet."

AndrewB presents 7 ‬Signs you are a Binge Eater‭ & ‬How to Stop Binge Eating posted at test, saying, "Can't control how much of a certain food you consume? Eat large amounts of food at a time? Eat until you are too full and your stomach hurts? These are all signs of binge eating. This article discusses how to stop binge eating."

Lazy Man and Health presents Post Workout Nutrition posted at Lazy Man and Health

Tomato Lady presents Homemade Artificial Sweetener from Stevia posted at Little House in the Suburbs

Lazy Man and Money presents Chewing the Fat posted at Lazy Man and Health

Weight Loss

Worlweller presents Weight Loss with Green Superfood posted at Green Super Food

brian park presents What is South Beach Diet posted at South Beach Diet, saying, "Just like millions of people in the world, you are probably finding ways to lose weight, searching for diets that would aid this cause knowing that only the right diet would help you lose weight. However, what is so special about the South Beach Diet?"

Super Saver presents Miraculous Weight Loss posted at My Wealth Builder

Alexandra presents Introductions posted at Fat Butt Flying, saying, "My blog deals with the topic of air travel while being overweight. It includes current events in the airline industry, diet and exercise tips, and my presonal progress in obtaining a smaller butt. I also encourage open and polite discussion on the subject of weight hate as I like to call it."

NickIrons presents Weight Loss — 7 Easy Ways To Cut 250 Calories posted at Get Results! Fitness Blog, saying, "Dropping as little as 250 calories each day can result in almost 30 pounds shed over 12 short months."

That concludes this edition. Look for our next edition to be posted here at Weight Master on November 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.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weight Management and Fitness Forum 26th Edition

Welcome to the 26th edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We received a lot of good submissions for this edition. We had a difficult time narrowing them down to these few, but we hope you enjoy these selections and find them helpful and informative. We also hope that you return to Weight Master for our next edition and our daily posts.


NickIrons presents Exercise — The Fountain of Youth! posted at Get Results! Fitness Blog, saying, "Exercise is the only proven way to drastically combat aging and to regain your youthful body. In fact, most people are able to regain up to 1/3 of their muscle strength and mass after participating in an exercise program for just a couple of months."

Lazy Man and Health presents Three Things Running Can Teach Us About Personal Finance posted at Lazy Man and Health

Kelly Turner presents The Bane of My Fitness Existence: The Pull-up posted at Grounded Fitness, saying, "Personal trainer Kelly Turner shows you how to train for pullups at home with out gym equipment"

B.M. Garrett presents 30 minutes a day helps keep fat away posted at Blogciety, saying, "It's official, Americans are becoming more and more obese by the year. This article helps people learn how just 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day can help you to burn fat. Learn 5 significant suggestions for burning fat with regular light routine exercises that can easily be implemented into your daily routines."

Sarah Scrafford presents 100 Easy Ways to Be Healthy Inside and Out posted at RN Central

General Health

Kelly Sonora presents Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs posted at RN Central

Dean Moyer presents Aquatic Therapy for Back Pain posted at The Back Pain Blog, saying, "Anger places you at risk for injury and back pain, but you can control how you respond to stressful situations with just a little forethought. Awareness of the risks associated with anger is the key to avoiding spine related injuries."

Britannica Blog presents Childhood Obesity: The Educational Cost Britannica Blog posted at Britannica Blog, saying, "Poor childhood health has life-long impacts, with devastating affects on a child’s education and future socioeconomic status. Childhood obesity is especially paralyzing. Research has shown that once a child has become obese, he or she struggles simply to pursue an education. If the current childhood obesity trend in the United States continues, by 2050, at least half the population will be obese and could very possibly be less educated than the overall population today."

William Bay presents The Cyclical Nature of Fast Food and Depression posted at Fast Food Confessional


Sarah presents Your Budget Protein Diet posted at Tips To Save Money. Learn To Be Frugal, saying, "As you probably already know, your body can't function without proteins."

mediamonkey presents How to make Healthy Pancakes: Tips for the best pancakes posted at How to: tips, tricks & recipes, saying, "It is possible to enjoy your pancakes whilst reducing the calories piled on through added sugar. You can make healthy pancakes by making a couple of simple changes."

AndrewB presents How to Stop Compulsive Eating posted at Compulsive Eating, saying, "Compulsive eating is when you start eating and keep eating beyond the point of satisfying your hunger. Often if you diet, and avoid junk foods, you will end up becoming a compulsive eater because your cravings for those foods will be out of control."

Diana Hsieh presents The New Diet posted at NoodleFood, saying, "An easy change in diet to real, whole foods -- eliminating grains and sugars -- has increased my energy levels, allowed me to enjoy long-hated foods, and eliminated my cravings for sweets. My relationship to food has been totally transformed -- for the better!" presents Trip to Wayanad: Day 2: Part 1 posted at, saying, "Healthy recipe: Puttu and Appam"

Weight Loss

Daphne presents Conquer Bingeing posted at Joyful Days, saying, "The secret to controlling bingeing is to realise that you will be tempted very often, and to create a situation where even if you give in, you are relatively protected."

Shen-Li Lee presents How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off posted at Pro-Sports

Julia Barrus presents Dieting posted at Female Body Image

Caterina Christakos presents Alli Diet Pill Review - Save Your Money Folks posted at Stillagirl Beauty Advice

Andrew Rubalcava presents Rapid weight loss? Not so fast! posted at Earn Your Cheat Day, saying, "Here's a post that describes why rapid weight loss isn't a good idea in the long run."

Mike presents 5 Ways to Continue Losing Weight posted at Weight Wise

That concludes this edition. Look for our next edition to be posted here at Weight Master on October 12th. 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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Saturday, September 27, 2008


I vacationed in Charleston, South Carolina last year. It is a very beautiful place with lots of history. They also have a nice beach area and lots of other entertainment options. It got me thinking how it would be nice to own a vacation home there. So I started doing some dreaming and looking for Charleston Realtors. I found a website called clicksmart. It has a pre-screened directory of certified realtors in Charleston. All of the agents listed in the directory are licensed realtors and have completed at least ten transactions in the past year. For each agent there is contact information and also a short bio description telling there experience and areas of expertise. In order to find a good realtor and make sure you get the most home for your money, I suggest you look into working with a clicksmart realtor.


I won't go in to detail but the following scripture has meant alot to me in the past two weeks:

Colossians 3:23-24 (New International Version)
23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Romans 12:20-21
20On the contrary:
"If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."[e] 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


I have been thinking about furthering my education to help with my career. To be successful in today's business environment, education is key. I already have my bachelor's degree but research has showed that those with a master's degree will earn on average up to 170% more per year. has information about various certificate and degree programs, both traditional and online, to help further one's career education. They have information about the fields of medical, education, technology, design, business, culinary, and legal. I am definitely interested in getting my master's degree online. From the data listed on this site, I am going to request information from the University of Phoenix Online, DeVry University Online, and South University. So whether your interest or career choice is a five star chef, a computer programmer, or an ultrasound tech you should check out the site for information about furthering your career with an education program that fits your needs.