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Our thoughts are with you Orlando

We are living in a scary world.  I’d like to think that I have all the answers . . . but I don’t.  Call me old fashioned, but I think that our society is going down the drain . . .  fast.

We’ve lost our moral compass and we need to get back on track quick.  Have a talk with your family today and let your kids know that we really need to love one another no matter what our differences in ideology are.

Let’s take back America and live in a world that doesn’t hate each other and focus on what is important.  God bless America.

Is Lipstick Bad for You?

I was browsing the news today and came across an interesting article titled “Gauging the health risk of lead in lipstick.”  Given all the news in Michigan concerning lead in the water, are we adding more fear to the fire?

The study showed that Chinese lipsticks and lip glosses had a range of .2-10,185 mg/kg of lead concentration.  The average was around 500 mg/kg.  Lipsticks made in the US only had an average of 1mg/kg.  Tests on mice show that about 25-95% of the lead is absorbed in the bloodstream.  These researchers predict that the average use of lipstick and lip gloss is about 2.4 applications a day would cause concern of lead dosing in humans.  Applying more than 8 applications per day exceeds FDA recommended lead intake limit.

Key point is here that women shouldn’t be using lip gloss or lipstick made in China if they’re pregnant.  Check your labels gals.


Get that beach body back!

I was talking to my friend (shout out to Jessica, the owner at the best hardwood flooring company!) about how summer is approaching.  Every female knows what that means . . . bathing suit weather.  We have a few weeks t get that body back to summer standards.  LOL.

Here are my tricks of the trade:

  • Drink more water
  • Use accessories with your suit
  • Avoid the carbs
  • Stand tall and use great posture
  • Get enough sleep
  • Work on that butt!
  • Slim the thighs
  • Abs!
  • Think sexy with that bikini

Drink more water – This will help you fill up rather than going for the calorie loaded sodas and snacks. Continue reading Get that beach body back!


There is nothing that makes my stomach turn as much as someone puking . . . whether it be a kid or a pet.  It’s the smell.  I can’t stand it.  Just call me a sympathy puker!



Do you remember the barf-o-rama scene in the movie Stand By Me?  I nearly puked watching that, LOL.  Why, because it’s disgusting!

There’s actually been research done on things like this.  It’s been shown that with some behaviors, your some of your brain is processing not only when you’re doing the activity, but when you’re watching it.  Perhaps that’s why I want to barf on the dirty carpet when I see my dog do it! Continue reading Vomitting

Chest Pains

If you’re having chest pains, don’t drive yourself to the hospital.

I heard about someone the other day that was having chest pains and drove himself to the hospital.  I thought, what the heck.  Not only are you putting your own life in jeopardy, you’re putting others on the road at risk.

I think every article that I’ve ever read that talks about chest pains mentions to not drive.  Why do so many folks still do it?

Seems like common sense.  Maybe it’s the overwhelming fear and reluctance of riding in an ambulance or your neighbors seeing you with a problem?  I don’t know.  Just don’t do it people.


According to the BMI chart, I’m too short

I’m so hungry I can eat a plate.  Well, not really.  I’ve been dieting and exercising a lot lately.  Insanity workout program and it’s pretty legit.  The first week was rough, I’m not going to lie.  But, I’ve been able to power through to improve my health.  I want to be able to see my grandchildren grow up as my grandparents did.

I really felt like I was on a collision course with heart disease or diabetes, like so many Americans these days.  I would drink 3-4 sodas a day and have sweets throughout the day.  Nearly turning 40, I was packing on the pounds and just not feeling very well.  About 6 years ago I ran the Honolulu Marathon and felt like I was in the best shape of my life.  That all changed after I accomplished that great goal.  I got lazy, stopped exercising, and really ate like crap.  I started feeling embarrassed when I looked at pictures of myself and knew that I needed to do something different.

That something different happened one evening over a couple beers with my buddy.  He challenged me to do Insanity with him.  Kind of like a peer pressure idea (and it sounded like a great idea after a few beers).  We wouldn’t workout together.  Just be held accountable to do it each day.  Well, I got hooked.  I finished up the 9 week program and started another round yesterday.  Coupled with a great diet (and no soda), I’m down 16 pounds and feel really good about myself.

Why should you care?  Take a look in the mirror, assess your health, and really critique how you’re feeling.  Do you feel tired or out of energy?  Are those pants fitting a little tired?  Kick yourself in the rear and avoid the harmful effects of excessive weight: Continue reading According to the BMI chart, I’m too short

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