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Weight loss vs. Fat loss ? Yes There Is a Difference!
In order to lose weight, your body must burn more calories than it takes in, but keep in mind that your body needs calories for energy and when you exercise; your body needs even more calories. Before I talk about energy, the first thing you must understand is that losing weight and losing fat is not the same thing. Just because you lose weight, does not mean you lose fat, and just because you lose fat, does not mean you lose weight. When people ta...

Measure Your Progress
An extremely important part of your fitness program is being able to measure your progress.Body fat testing is not painful, nor is it expensive. You can get it done at most any gym or fitness center. Simply ask if they have an expert who can measure body composition. It's also a good idea to take ?before and after photos? and post them somewhere you'll see them every day. But most importantly, measure 5 - 10 different aspects of your progress...

Weight Loss Diary, Day 1
Weight Loss Day by Day Diary:Day 1: Sunday February 5, 2006.In response to an email I received from a reader I have taken up her suggestion to share my next weight control program by publishing my weight loss diary in article form for everybody to follow.I?ll start with a few personal details that will give you a guideline to make comparisons with your own progress.- My height is a fraction over 6 feet. (1.83m)- My current weight is 197 po...

Weight Loss Diary 7
Covers days 9 thru 14The great news is that at my Friday evening weigh-in I have lost 3 pounds (1.35 kilos) and that puts me 50% ahead of my target of losing 1 pound each week. My waist belt is feeling more comfortable as the new ?one notch tighter? position that was achieved last week so I am certainly achieving the major goal of measuring less.The other thing that I?ve discovered is that my exercise sessions are now running for fifteen minute...

The Inward vs. the Outward Influences of Weight Loss
Why does losing weight have to be so stressful? Why is it so hard? There are many factors. It would be presumptuous to say that losing weight was easy. It certainly isn?t! A person who has to lose then pounds finds it just a hard and frustrating as the person who has to lose over a hundred pounds. Although the number of pounds appear as a vast difference between the ten-pound loser and the hundred-pound loser, the truth is the same frustrations a...

Weight Loss Tips for Women: 5 Solutions to Staying Slim
So congratulations! You?ve lost some weight! Now, how do you keep it off?When you?ve spent weeks or even months striving and sacrificing, you don?t want to have your spirits sink as you see the scale start to go up. For most of us, regardless of our weight loss method, weight regain is a real possibility. But is it inevitable?Follow these five sure tricks, and your scale will stay put:If you gain a pound, lose it! People who are successful at...

Healthy Weight - Discover All About It
According to the US FDA ?Healthy weight is a body weight that is appropriate for your height and benefits your health.? The healthy weight theory is also commonly known as the ?Set-Point Theory?. Living in a body considerably heavier than its healthy weight promotes increased risk of asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure/hypertension, osteoporosis and arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, gallstones, stroke, and certain types of cancer (esp. colon, br...

Weight Loss Truths - Un-Sugar Coated
Copyright 2006 Karen SessionsMillions of people are currently on a weight loss mission. Sadly, only a small fraction will lose weight, and half of those that do succeed will put it right back on in a matter of months.The weight loss product industry makes billions of dollars yearly at the whim of desperate consumers looking for that quick fix, that magic pill, or the revolutionary machine that will make them lose weight.Weight loss does not c...

Transforming the Ruler of Time
Copyright 2006 Marshall HouseYou will find (or maybe already have found) your own special way out of feelings of helplessness and powerlessness about your relationship with time. I want to offer some viewpoints to help you to shift negative perceptions of time. Right now is the perfect time to let go of the rigid ruler of time.The Eternal NowTruly, right now is all the time you have. This idea of the "eternal now" may be a bit uncomfortable i...

Character Over Reputation
Political and church leaders, actors and actresses, singers, writers, athletes, professors, engineers, doctors, lawyers and practically everyone (although they may not be even aware of what it truly means) are undoubtedly concerned about their REPUTATION.Even if we give high regards to integrity and dignity as values taught everywhere in the world, we have been continuously startled by news of moral downfalls. We?ve all heard of government offici...

Settling For More
You have enormous promise! Why compromise?I once heard one self-professed motivational expert say, When you set your goals, aim for the moon. Aim high. Even if you fall short, you will have reached higher than those who aim low.What nonsense. When NASA aimed at the moon, falling short of that goal (compromise), equated to failure. Imagine attempting to convince those imaginary astronauts, lost and adrift in space, that they had succeeded becaus...

STAFF AND EMPLOYESS MOTIVATION
As a person with a position of decision making it is critical to provide direction to employees through staff motivation. Staff motivation is seldom an easy task as it involves working with a number of personalities & who come from different personal situations that can sometime be brought into they workplace. it is important to realize that all employees have outside factors in their day to day lives & this in turn can effect your staff motivation...

Seven Steps To Self Discovery - Familyvision Column
Paula is the most popular girl in high school. Only people who meet the criteria can join her social circle. The school seems to revolve around her. Her rival is Eva who is another snob. Eva hates Paula (and the feeling is mutual). One day Eva follows Paula home, hoping to find some dirt. Finally, Paula arrives at a homeless shelter. Eva becomes unhappy because she feels Paula is performing community service (just another medal on Paula?s chest). H...

3 Simple Keys to Getting Rid of Fear
Fear is your enemy ? no other way to describe it. I?m not talking about that natural life preserving action along with a major boost of adrenalin that happens if a wild animal is coming at you. I?m talking about the fears people live with day in and day out. Fear is your enemy. Someone once described fear as, ?Sand in the machinery of life.? Fear doesn?t help you, it hinders you. Fear doesn?t get you through an open door; it keeps you in the hall...

The Hanging Of Jonathan Wild: A Leadership Lesson
PERMISSION TO REPUBLISH: This article may be republished in newsletters and on web sites provided attribution is provided to the author, and it appears with the included copyright, resource box and live web site link. Email notice of intent to publish is appreciated but not required: mail to: brent@actionleadership.comWord count: 473Jonathan Wild, notorious English criminal (1682-1725) picked the pocket of the priest who administered the last r...

A Powerful Leadership Tool: Delighting In The People You Lead
PERMISSION TO REPUBLISH: This article may be republished in newsletters and on web sites provided attribution is provided to the author, and it appears with the included copyright, resource box and live web site link. Email notice of intent to publish is appreciated but not required: mail to: brent@actionleadership.comWord count: 685Leadership entails getting results, and getting results entails human relationships. The more closely the people ...

The Power of Thought
Look around you. Perhaps you see a chair. This chair is real and exists in time and space. Yet before it came into being, it first existed as a thought. In fact, everything in the room existed as a thought at some point in someone?s mind. Who you are today and the reality you have created are a result of your thoughts - your thoughts about what is possible and what?s not. These thoughts are influenced by your spirituality ? your purpose - who you s...

Do You Need to Have a High IQ to Be Successful?
You have probably heard the term ?IQ? many times, and you probably know it has something to do with measuring intelligence. The letters ?IQ? stand for ?intelligence quotient?, and an IQ test is widely used as a way to measure intelligence.The test most frequently used today to measure intelligence is called the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test. The earliest version of it was developed in France in 1905. The original test has been revised seve...

Preschool Education Guidelines
Preschool is basically a place which provides preschool education for very young children, and it is generally considered as being an included part of early childhood education. Things to consider when choosing a preschool program: Find out whether the preschool center allows visits at any time, does the curriculum meet your standards, are the teachers and staff friendly, and most important, trust your intuitions. If you feel that a specific presch...

How Important is Intelligence For Success?
Although IQ tests measure a certain aspect of intelligence potential, there isn?t complete agreement that what is being measured is actually intelligence. Standard intelligence tests focus a lot on exploring and measuring linguistic/logical/mathematical ability. But is that really the same quality as intelligence? Or is intelligence something broader than that? We have all met people who have a lot of ?book smarts? but seem to have no ?life sma...

Lighting for wedding photography
Lighting is an important ingredient for wedding photography. Unlike most other areas of professional photography, weddings require all types of lighting, all on the same day, such as window light, outdoor lighting, bounce lighting, and multiple electronic lighting. Each type of light has its drawbacks but also offers opportunities for creative work. In order to appreciate fine lighting, study the works of the master painters. Notice how the artists...

Magical Success Formula
Magical Success FormulaAre you looking for the secret or magical success formula?Do you think it's a well-guarded, password-protectedvaluable locked away in some private vault? Good news! Inthis article I open wide the door to the success formulavault.Here's The Secret...The secret to success is having a strong vision and theperseverance and determination to overcome whateverobstacles get in your way, along with the courage to make adi...

Gifts For Your Wedding Guests
Coming up with distinctive wedding favor ideas is easier than you think. Historically, wedding favors were items with little or no value for wedding guests. Today, more than ever there is a great variety of interesting wedding favors your guest will cherish. Wedding favors are a mainstay of the modern wedding celebration.Personalized wedding favors are among the most popular guest gifts because, they more intimate. Brides want to make their gue...

What is your Recovery Rate?
What is your recovery rate? How long does it take you to recover from actions and behaviours that upset you? Minutes? Hours? Days? Weeks? How long? The longer it takes you to recover the more influence that incident has on your actions, the less able you are to perform to your personal best. In a nutshell the longer it takes you to recover the weaker you are and the poorer your performance.Just ask yourself:How many times have I got upset wit...

Work Life Balance And The Power of Positive Thinking
It's important to get a handle on mood swings or energy shifts if you want to maintain your work life balance and be successful in business. According to psychologist and researcher Martin Seligman, some folks appear to be hardwired to respond optimistically and hopefully to work life balance upset and life's ups and downs. Others are wired for opposite responses. Fortunately, you do not have to settle for the wiring you were born with. With practi...

College Test Taking Skills
College students take tests:?Every time class meets?Once a week?Once a month?Once a semester?Twice a semester?All of the above?None of the aboveThe answer to the question is all of the above. Although a few professors give only one big, all-or-nothing (talk about pressure!) test at the end of the semester, most give at least two. Thus, at the very minimum, you can probably expect to take a midterm exam (usually given in a regular c...

NCLB Program Should Take Its Cue from Dallas Schools
Failure to educate our country?s most disadvantaged students is the most glaring and abiding social and moral problem of the United States. For nearly 20 years, our nation has worked to improve our schools and student achievement levels. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was to be the answer to this dilemma by holding all schools accountable for student performance using high-stakes testing.The error in thinking is the belief that the NCLB test...

Estate Planning - The Life Estate
Copyright 2006 Ronald HudkinsThe life estate is something every first year law student learns about when they study the arcane and often bizarre history of property law that harkens back to the days of English knights, lords and serfs, and the transfer of property through the ceremonial throwing of dirt clods with oaths of duty to accompany. The life estate is about as old as they come as instruments of wealth transfer go and students love it, be...

Have The Best Camping Trip Ever With These Amazing Camping Tips
While we all know that camping is fun, great and so on, we also know that it entails careful planning to make it a memorable and fun experience. But the thing is, you don?t need to be a seasoned camper to enjoy camping. You don?t have to be a camper for 10 years or more to experience what an amazing camping trip is.With these useful tips, you will know the secrets to having a wonderful camping trip.Smart Packing?Create a checklist and bring o...

Dating - What Do Men & Women Find Irresistible in Each Other?
Women say they want to find a ?good man? they can love. This is true to some degree. Women ?Love? as the most significant need they want fulfilled in a man. However reality is different from our beliefs. Love is wonderful but women seem to be attracted to other characteristics and traits long before love develops. Basically what women want in the new millennium has not changed much from what women wanted millions of years ago. So, what is it that a...

Camping Cook Ware Comes With Choices
To prepare campsite meals and feed yourself or family during your camping trip, at least some camping cook ware will be needed. Camping cook ware that is small in size and portable will make your camp cooking and packing for your trip less complicated. Backpackers who are camping will especially appreciate compact, portable camping cook ware. Camping cook ware can range from a simple single pot to a number of skillets and pots in different sizes th...

What To Look For When Purchasing An ATV Tire
If you are in the market for purchasing tires for your all terrain vehicle (ATV), there are several factors for consideration. There are a great variety of tires on the market and it is quite easy to become overwhelmed at the sheer number of choices available from different brands. In order to find the best tires for your specific ATV that meets your needs, consider these three points:1.) Tread:When it comes to tires, the most important attribut...

Baseball betting: Diamondbacks latest Arizona team to impress!
Last week I praised Bobby Cox and his Atlanta Braves on their 6-3 road trip and suggested they were beginning to play like manager Cox?s previous NL East teams. Then the Dodgers and Arizona came to Turner Field and suddenly the Braves are 1-6 on this current homestand.The Braves got swept by Arizona on the weekend and the Diamondbacks are beginning to play great ball and this comes on the heels of the Phoenix Suns getting turfed from the NBA Play...

3 Tips To Choose The Camping Backpack That's Right For You
When asked about the right camping backpack, most people who do not have any experience in camping will say that it is just a bag. The kind of back one chooses is not a small issue to people who have experience in camping. You will never be grateful for a good backpack until and unless you have bad experience with a bad one.For instance, a trekker who went on a trip to Appalachians in the year 1994 went back home broken and bleeding from the heav...

Rear Projection LCD TV
The least expensive type of large TV is a rear-projection LCD TV. Some projection TVs have three cathode-ray picture tubes (CRTs), which are like smaller versions of the tubes used in conventional sets. The images from those small tubes are projected onto the back of a 40 inch to 60 inch plus screen, giving them the name rear projection TV. Other rear projection TV sets use LCD, digital light processing (DLP), or liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) te...

More About Creating A Camping Supply List
There is more to a good camping checklist than a tent, sleeping bags, and clothes. (Read the first part of Creating a Camping Supply List for more info on these items.) You will also want to include the right food, cooking and kitchen supplies, and a variety of other camping items on your checklist. Camp cooking and preparing your favorite camping recipes is one of the best parts of a camping trip. Take care to include everything you need to prep...

Guide Helps You Choose Low-Carb Foods
Want to learn how to avoid products full of added sugar and other nutrient-deficient refined carbohydrates (as well as harmful trans fats) while grocery shopping?Countless people worldwide are following the Atkins Nutritional Approach. Now, a new book called "The Atkins Shopping Guide" (Avon Books/ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers) arms you with the skills you need to navigate your grocery store so you can stock your low-carb kitchen.The ...

8 Super Selling Things to Do Before You Write Your Book Sales Letter
Every marketing campaign should begin with a plan. Sales letters are no different. No plan and you may miss the mark of High Sales you are aiming for. Set a roadmap that you can follow to explosive sales every time with every ebook. Focus and aim your sales letter with these 8 preparation tips. Then get ready to sell more than you dreamed:1.Write a list of frequently asked questions for your ebook. You want to make sure you pin point what your...

Sports Betting Affiliate: Benefiting From The Success Of Online Sports Betting W
Gambling has always been a popular pursuit, from the introduction of money as a method of measuring wealth, greed and the sense of thrill has driven millions of people to risk ruin. Today gambling has become a way of life for millions of people worldwide. A large contributing factor in the modern explosion of gambling can be attributed to the introduction of the interactive realm of the Internet. The new online generation was able to access gamblin...

The 3 Core Competencies of a Successful Home-Based Business Owner
Success at home-based business is dependent on many factors including:- specific skills- specialized knowledge- an efficient and functional work space- structures and processes- ongoing learning- a strong support team and mastermind group- a genuine interest and love for helping people- a vision and a planAll of these elements and many others play an integral role in your success, however, if you don't have the following three core compe...

Customer Service Policy Geared For Excellence
One unhappy customer will tell the world about inferior service while a happy customer rarely tells a soul. Your challenge as a business owner is to create a buzz so positive about your products and services that your clients and customers will become your raving fans and will tell the world about you! Your lesson for today is to put pen to paper and write a rock solid customer service policy for your business. This policy should state explicitly ...

PR's Only True Measure
Sure, you could measure the rather narrow results achieved by tactical subsets of your public relations program like special events, brochures, broadcast plugs or press releases. On the other hand, you as a business, non-profit or association manager might better measure the results of your strategic efforts to alter individual perception among your key outside audiences leading to changed behaviors, which then help you achieve your managerial obje...

Characteristics of a True Sales Leader
In the average sales organization, successful sales reps get promoted to managers. These "new" sales managers are suddenly tasked with leadership and training. In these situations, there is one common liability. The salesperson's biggest strength now becomes the sales manager's biggest weakness in leading a team. Typically, top sales reps don't diagnose and document their sales routines and processes; rather, they ?just do it?, as the sneaker comme...

To The Salesmen Who Have Prejudged Me... I Want You To Know The Costly Mistakes You Made
Salespeople who prejudge prospects based on appearances, the car in the driveway or the home they live in are missing out on some of the best clients. Having experienced this personally, I hope the two salesmen who decided I couldn?t possibly be a buyer are reading this. They never knew how much they lost.My new husband and I relocated to a new city, from the East to the West. We started a marketing company and soon after, opened a printing plant...

What You Should Know About Credit Card Terms
Credit card companies keeps pushing hard to get more customers daily by giving ?pre-approved? card offers to would be clients through mail. Chances are you?ve gotten one of this offers in your mail in recent days. Such promotion has being in existences long before now. Though getting such card is good to some extent and getting one will be helpful however, you don?t have to rush getting one without considering the plan terms associated very well....

Improve Retail Sales Performance With These Sales Coaching Tips
Your POS system generates key statistics that tell you about your Retail sales performance.These key statistics are: Average sale, Transactions per hour, Items per sale, Conversion rate, Sales per hour.But did you know that tracking these statistics on an individual Salesperson basis can lead you to focused clues about improving individual performance. Most POS systems don?t enable you to track individual sales performance or generate individual...

The U.S. Dollar Index Chart: What It Means For Forex Trading
The U. S. Dollar Index is an index for currency traders, and it consists of a geometric weighted average of a basket of foreign currencies against the United States Dollar. The U.S. Dollar Index, just like stock indexes, provides a general indication of the value of a basket of securities. In this case the basket holds securities that consist of other major world currencies.The U.S. Dollar Index has a basket that consists of six foreign currencie...

The 10 Most Important "To-Do's" of Any Successful Salesperson
1) Define your Target Market3 questions that set you up for success (or failure)1) Who do I call on?2) What do I call on? 3) Why should I call them?Here's why:1) Your average revenue per account is directly proportional to what companies you decide to call on.2) The level of responsibility you call on directly affects your sales cycle and first appointment to proposal ratio.3) And the reason you call on them directly influences your c...

To the Salesmen Who Have Prejudged Me. . . . I Want You to Know the Costly Mistakes You Made
My new husband and I relocated to a new city, from the East to the West. We started a marketing company and soon after, opened a printing plant. The hard work and the long hours started to pay off and it was time to purchase a home. We found a brand new 2 bedroom, 2400 sq. ft. beauty. An in-floor spa in the master bathroom, an atrium with skylight in the living room, it was really a lovely place.In my travels, looking at model homes, I remembered...

Figuring Out Whether To Go With A Fixed or Adjustable Mortgage
Traditionally, the 30 year fixed mortgage was the staple of the home loan industry. Now you have tons of choices with the fixed or adjustable mortgage being the biggest.Figuring Out Whether To Go With A Fixed or Adjustable MortgageAlmost every person, at one point or another, will be looking into the possibility of pulling out a mortgage on a home purchase or refinance. When doing so, they are faced with two general propositions: a fixed rate m...

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