Friday, May 28, 2010

Know Every Aspect of Your Diet Supplement

Possibly one of the most important aspects of diet pills to research before buying one is also one of the least often considered: what side-effects they have. When people think about if they should spend the money on a product such as Methadrene 25, or not, the first thing they usually look for is if it works. What they should look for are methadrene 25 side effects reviews that balance the ability of the product to do its job against the problems the drug causes. Some diet drugs have very serious side effects, others like Methadrene 25 have side effects that are much less serious. However, regardless of the effects, if the benefits are not greater than even the most mild side-effect it hardly seems worth the money. Diet drugs can be very helpful. They also cost a lot of money, though, and it is really important to know everything about the weight loss supplement you choose.

A Genre for Everyone

Watching "Kate and Leopold" again on satellite TV. I love a good romance, and that has so many wonderful elements and even adds a little Sci Fi into the mix. I don't know why romance gets such a bad rap in books, but in movies it is a well-respected genre. Sure you still have people who stick their nose up to it. It's the same type that prefers horror books to epic historicals. Everyone likes something different and that doesn't make one worse than the other... just different. The world would be really boring if we all liked the same thing.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Taking Care of Business

As a new manager for his company, my husband is in charge of one of the ambulance stations for the company. His station operates within several city municipalities, has contracts with most of the hospitals in the regions he covers, and even some of the fire departments. It's a lot to keep track of. He wanted me to develop a spreadsheet for him because I have for my work. I tried to explain that keeping track of the assignments from various companies the dates, and payout schedules isn't as involved as what he needed. I told him he should get a good project management software. He did and it is really helping a lot. I went on his computer the other day to look around on it and get a feel for what it would do. I thought maybe instead of my little makeshift program I could use that, and I could but it would definitely be overkill. It is great for what he needs, and helps him track supplies, various clients, his employees and time spent on each call, and more. It is well worth the time spent learning it and getting it.


I haven't had a reason to use my Yahoo identity for a long time. I no longer use the messenger (or any messenger for that matter). I don't have a website through them like I used to (several in fact). They started getting sloppy with the services so I stopped paying for websites I wasn't getting the right benefits for. I used to belong to a bunch of groups though, and while those are no longer interesting to me, I have new interests I'd like to join groups for. So I had to go and try to reactivate my identity on there. It is moving really slow though. It was supposed to send an email to my address, but hasn't so far. I'm trying to decide if I should open a new account, or just say the heck with it if I don't get one for the existing address.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Keeping the Cabinet Full

I had to pack all of my medicines up and take them with on the boat. It got to be a pain carrying sinus medicine, allergy medicine, aspirin, itch lotion, and denture adhesive around all the time so I bought individual supplies for the boat so I can keep my home supplies here. I need to do that if I get weight loss supplements too. I am planning on getting something like nuphedragen to help with weight loss. I also have to get some sun screens. My son was all macho saying he didn't need any sun screen. I said, sure, say that now. We'll see what you say when they have to take big chunks of your skin off to prevent cancer from spreading to your lymph nodes and organs. This weekend was a prime example of how much sun there is out on the water, and how the water magnifies it. On the way home, we definitely picked up some sunburn relief.


Wow, the Biggest Loser just finished the season... 262 pounds! Wow. I keep watching and looking for inspiration. They are all inspiring, and still I can't get myself into shape. Jillian, one of the trainers on Biggest Loser has a new show starting next week now, too: Losing It with Jillian Michaels. I am going to watch that too and hope for some more inspiration. Something that clicks. That's always what it has been in the past too. I can't explain it. I can't say why it happens, or what causes it. Something inside clicks and what I do works. Until then, nothing works. I need to exercise more, and yet, I do on the weekends and that doesn't seem to start anything right now either.

A New Wrinkle to Creams

I have used several face wrinkle creams since entering my 40s. They really do help. Unlike the old creams I grew up watching my grandma use, that just replaced moisture, the modern wrinkle creams add collagen, elastin, and other scientific ways of rejuvenating the actual skin cells, not simply putting moisture into old skin. That is an important difference, because I think people, like myself, didn't, or don't take wrinkle creams seriously because of the past history of not ending up really being much more than oil. When someone like me ends up finally giving the newer creams a try we're very pleasantly surprised to find there's a lot more to them than just oiling up the skin. Most of them don't even make you look like you're wearing a 'mask' to bed.

Stress Relief

I am debating the buying a purebred vs adopting a pound puppy vs paying a BYB (back yard breeder) for a puppy on a forum. It's a heated issue that no one on any side is going to budge on. I am just getting my blood pressure up even replying (although you who know me might be surprised at what side I'm on, since I always buy show quality purebreds from show breeders). Now I'm watching the preview for Marmaduke... one is giving me a laugh, the other an ulcer... which should I continue? I have to learn to stay out of those forums. They are just going to give me stress issues, an ulcer, or a heart attack. I am going to take a hot shower and go to bed instead.

Helping Reviews

I've never written any reviews of the products I've used for weight loss, exercise, other health issues, or other pursuits. I should look into going to sites and leaving review comments for some of them, especially the ones that worked well for me. I always appreciate seeing feedback from others, both good and bad to help me make decisions for what to buy or use. Websites that give product information are helpful too. Reading acneticin reviews gives important information on how it treats acne. That is a great resource when you don't have someone to talk to who has used it so you can decide whether to try it, or not. Not only do you find out how it works, the pros and cons of its use, how it worked for others, you can also find out what similar products are out there to choose from.

The End of the Stories

I read a poem today, it was haiku which is not usually my favorite, but while I still don't much care for the style, it had an impact. Not the words so much as the thought behind them, the thought that I used to do that all the time, and I don't anymore. I used to write fiction all the time, and I don't anymore. I used to have stories running through my head, and I don't anymore. I still write, but it's business. I used to think you never lost the 'art,' you just sometimes choose to do other things for awhile, and when you went back it was there. That's the way it always was before, not anymore. Now I am thinking there is a limit. I don't know if it is the same for everyone, or if it varies with the person, but there is an end to inspiration... an end to the stories.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Business as Usual

Even if you have a problem like mine, and typing is an issue, you still need to take care of business. I have business cards, and post cards for mailers; if I had to type them all out, I'd be in excruciating pain. Now business cards I can make, but, even when they look really nice, there is something about them that looks a little less than professional. I still like getting business cards done by a printing company. Same with postcard printing, and fliers. Per piece it ends up being much less expensive, too, and that's even if you do not consider the time it takes you to do it. So, it's worth it to me to have it done by someone else and all I have to do is send them on their way.

Not Fair

I'll tell you what's not fair. A lot of folks complain about their jobs, cry about life not being fair, but what is really not fair is having a job you love and nature making it impossible to do it--that's not fair. Carpal Tunnel is about ruining my life. It is really hard to do what I love doing most, if I have pain in my wrists, numb fingers, and shooting, stabbing pain up my arms. Even when you have the job of your dreams, life can really be not fair.

Friday, May 07, 2010

You Are Not Alone

One thing that helps with losing weight is listening to other people's weight loss stories. I am always on the lookout for sites with real life blogging, or posting about weight loss. It makes me feel not so alone, and also gives me clues about what works, and what doesn't. I think every dieter needs to feel like they're not alone, and that others are looking for the same answers, dealing with the same issues, having success, and even occasionally failure like everybody else. It brings the whole experience home. Websites that have a group of people together sharing stories, or forums that allows everyone to talk to each other are especially helpful. Dieting isn't any easier than it was 10 or 20 years ago, but the Internet has definitely made it more productive.

In the Water Weather

It's really hard to get use to being so driven by the weather. We are new to boating so learning what weather to watch is a new experience for us. I had thought that rain was all we had to worry about, and at this time of the year that is bad enough, but it's not just rain it's wind too. Anything over 10 knots is too windy to easily get out and back in again. On the river it isn't too bad as far as waves are concerned, but docking is really hard in windy conditions. Last weekend we had a 5 day weekend. We only got out 2 days. This weekend we have 3 days, and it looks like only 1 will be good. I think a lot of that is the time of the year too. May is a cold, rainy, windy month. June, July, August, and September will be MUCH better. October is another month like May... you can keep the boat in, but there aren't going to be a lot of good weekends.

Keeping it Off

If you're dieting, it might help you to know that there are specific foods that burn fat. No, FOR REAL. Not only are there foods to do that, but they're easy to find, not expensive, and you probably eat some of them already. Others like cinnamon are even available in pill form if you don't like adding it to your foods. It is a good idea to learn what foods actually help you in your desire to lose weight and get healthy. Increasing the intake of the good foods and decreasing the bad ones, like sugars and simple carbs are the key to long-lasting weight loss. You may still need a little help along the way to lose the weight, but by learning healthy, good tricks to improve your diet, you'll keep the weight off after it is gone.

Whoa, Val

Remember handsome, six-pack Val Kilmer from the movie "Top Gun?" I do... um, he's not aged all too well. Now, I'm the last person to point at someone for their weight, but oh man, he used to have such a chiseled body, and I don't think I've ever seen an actor that used to look like that, get quite so out of shape. Well, maybe Mickey Rourke, but he wasn't quite that hot at his prime either.

Good Guys and Bad Guys

I'm going to get a little on my high horse here and vent. I know this is just a movie, but I am watching "Felon", a 2008 movie with Val Kilmer and a few other really good actor/actresses in it. I'm just starting it but the main premise is this otherwise normal, successful young man inadvertently kills an intruder fleeing from his home after an attempted robbery and he gets sent to prison.

I'm sorry, but it is WRONG that the VICTIM (the person being robbed) gets sent to jail when trying to stop someone from possibly hurting their family, or taking their stuff. What is it with this country and it's liberal "oh poor them" ideals when it comes to the criminals. Poor them nothing! If someone comes in my house I'm going to chase them off. That's really all this guy was doing but he ended up getting in a lucky swing and hitting the guy just right with a bat and killing him. It 'would' be assault with a deadly weapon (it is I guess) but in my opinion it isn't assault, it's defense.

Again, I know it's just a movie, and I haven't' even watched the whole thing, I just started it, but movie aside, we are way to nice to our criminals in this society. Maybe because the line is so blurred now a days it's hard to tell the criminals from the good guys.

Smart Weight Loss

There are times, no matter how hard you try, you can't stop the urge to eat on your own. appetite suppressants work well in those situations. I like to use things like that as needed, including fat burners and other types of diet aids, rather than consistently. That way I never build up a resistance, and the products work when I need them to. I feel it is important to get a doctor's checkup before starting a product like that, and even their opinion on products available, so it usually takes me longer to start a program. I know that all products come with instructions to consult your physician, but I don't know many people who actually do it. Be smart. Do it.

Getting the Right Bed Cushion

I went out and bought padding to make extra cushioning for my boat's bed too. We did (do) have an inflatable mattress that we used, and it works great except it does not conform to the shape of the boat's bow shaped bed. What happens is the inflated mattress bends in a hammock sort of style up at the top and makes you slide down. Several times a night I'd find myself half off the bottom of the bed with my feet on the floor. Since I couldn't figure a way to make the air mattress work (sadly) I decided to build up the existing cushioning. I got that done. We'll find out if it worked this weekend. I also ordered a mattress topper. It is the same shape as the air mattress, but I'm thinking more flexible. We'll see. If not I'll use it on my mattress at home.

Cushy Chairs

I know some people who like plain wooden outdoor furniture. I have a couple of wooden deck/patio chairs that are, overall comfortable in design, but I simply need to get some patio furniture cushions for them. I like the padding. It's great that you can buy cushions for chairs and lounges that don't already have them, or to replace worn, torn, or damaged cushions from furniture that is in otherwise excellent condition. It saves a lot of money. Considering how much it can cost to create a backyard paradise it's good to save money where you can. The cushions also are a good way to provide quick 'bedding' for visiting relatives when you run out of bed space or, kids who want to 'camp out'.