December 2008

With the New Year quickly upon us, I decided to make a New Year resolution-or resolutions.  First, I will be at large less critical of people.  Meaning if I see a women walking around with a outrageous outfit, I will squash my thoughts of criticism. Second, I will make 2009 a better year than 2008.  Yeah!

Message from Piper…

Don’t be a over partier puppy


Be a responsible party puppy


Stay safe and have a Happy New year .



Happy Holidays to everyone.

Well, I kind of keep a low profile about personal things, and really try not to brag about my children. But this is one of the things that I can’t help but step over the line and be proud of publicly.
Big Sis wrote a book and now it is in print. It is called, “Yoga By The Seat of Your Pants.” The content is practical postures for professional people. The book examines common work related stress and injuries and very simple yoga exercises you can do right at your desk. It is a very easy/fun reading book with detailed description and pictures of all the exercises one can do to prevent any type of injury, weather mental or physical.
If you are interested in her book I can give you information on it. Currently she is working on her website and will have that up and running within the week.
That little girl of mine has always been an independent Go-getter. Her accomplishments are just extraordinary and yes I am beaming proud Mama.

Here is a picture from the book, but due to no scanning capabilities the words are backwards. But the pictures kind of give the flavor. Sorry about the qualityphoto-411

Last night on “House”, one of the cases they were trying to save was a woman who was a TV fitness guru.  She transformed over weight people into lean mean beautiful body machines with her fitness regiments.   She was being filmed training a guy who had a weight issue when suddenly she collapsed and fell down some stadium stairs.
She was brought to House’s Hospital and was the guinea pig for House and his team.
She was diagnosed with this rare disorder.  Her body lacked enzymes that break down the food she eats to create the fuel she needed to keep her muscles working.  Unbeknown to her, her body compensated for this disorder, by slowing down her metabolism and giving her the craving for high carb diet.  Which of course made her over weight.  She was sick of being overweight and opted for a gastric bypass which made her lose weight by eating less, going on a no carb diet and exercising.  She became fit, beautiful and marketable.  When the doctors found out about this, they offered to reverse her gastric bypass and told her to go back on her high carb diet.
She flatly refused; she chose beauty over health even if it would kill her. Story ends, they offered her a band-aide drug to mask the symptoms.
This type of story is one with many different variations.  Being skinny is a large epidemic in today’s culture.  People go to great lengths to be skinny.
Two years ago, I did a blog on the Victoria Secret fashion show.  Which I heard is on TV tonight.  I still get comments on that particular blog, from very angry people, who interpreted that blog as an insult to Victoria Secret models.  A lot of those comments I had to trash, because the language was very fowl.  I have nothing against models, they are beautiful.  What I do not care for is the impression that the media creates; skinny is beautiful and if you are not skinny then sorry Charlie you are not beautiful.
This type of hype affects all of our children and thus leads to the epidemic of disorders children and adults create to be skinny/beautiful