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How to lose 100+ pounds

fat-featuredThe Kindle version of How to Find the Motivation to Lose Weight and Get Healthy (How to Lose 100 Pounds) is free today. Note: these Amazon promotions are typically only available for 24hrs, sometimes up to 48hrs, so if you want this book, click here to get it now.

I must admit, I have no idea what it's like to be over-weight. In the last 30 years, I've probably only gained about 10 pounds, and I'm happier with it, believe it or not. But I do understand the struggles people go through. Many people go from one diet fad to the next. Sometimes they even go in circles and repeat the same methods and fads. It all starts off with the same dream: to lose weight.

The author of the book is Paula Seymour who developed this plan and has lost 120+ pounds. Watch her motivational video below titled Dream a Little Dream...

lose-100-bookI've learned losing weight isn't something you can do for someone else. It's something you have to do for yourself. Like anything else, if you want to make some major changes in your life, you really need to want it. Ms. Seymour is an expert on this. Her book How to Find the Motivation to Lose Weight and Get Healthy (How to Lose 100 Pounds) is the first in series of 6 books she has written on this topic. Click here to get it now.

I know she looks fairly young in the video, but apparently she is over 40. I have to admit, if she's over 40, she is looking great for her age. If you're looking for a weight-loss guru, she could be it. She has been offering a lot of support to the folks who get her books. She maintains an active blog, that's recently been updated as well as a Facebook group page, and a YouTube channel with a number of videos. Seems to me, if you like this Kindle book that is free today, and are interested in more, you could wind up with a complete support system in place by joining her Facebook page, and subscribing to her blog. She seems very genuine; like she cares. Here are her own words from her author's page on Amazon:

I don't want to be that person who is selling you a formula for losing weight fast and fixing your life, yet hiding behind my own weight and insecurities. I will tell you straight out that you and I are very much the same. I'm not perfect in this and I like to call myself a work-in-progress for sure.

I know what it's like to feel like giving up. I know what it's like to let the weight control our lives.

PLEASE hear me when I say that you are not alone and you REALLY can change your life.

You are fully capable and you don't need a fad diet or a fast weight loss plan.

You do need to be able to believe in yourself and you need to know that YOU can create a very realistic plan that will have you losing weight AND enjoying your life as you do so. It is possible and it's not JUST about the scale.

I hope that you will allow me to "walk with you" as you create a plan for your own success. I would love nothing more than to hear from you and celebrate your successes along the way.

Please reach out to me via the blog links you see to the right or join me and an AMAZING group of people on Facebook at:

Facebook.com/howtolose100pounds

I would love to "meet" you there and hear your story. :)

Wishing you much success!

~ Paula

Click here to download your copy now

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Need help with your New Year’s Resolutions?

2013-featuredAccording to www.wikipedia.org, a study by Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail. That's really quite alarming. I hope it isn't an accurate reflection of our perseverance. The same article goes on to tell us that even various ancient cultures have been creating New Year's Resolution for thousands of years.

The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named. In the Medieval era, the knights took the "peacock vow" at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry.

I'm a bit doubtful, that the resolutions set today maintain the same solemnise of yester-year. And why should they? Hey! Didn't we survive the end of the world in 2012? That alone could be considered a feat. If you set this as your resolution for last year... congratulations!

Here is a list of the top 10 resolutions people will set this year:

  • Spend More Time with Family & Friends
  • Fit in Fitness
  • Tame the Bulge
  • Quit Smoking
  • Enjoy Life More
  • Quit Drinking
  • Get Out of Debt
  • Learn Something New
  • Help Others
  • Get Organized

Of course these are ones an adult would make, and not everyone is the same. The typical teenage girl's resolution might focus on good looks: she wants to improve her body, hairstyle, makeup, and clothing.

Besides the top 10 resolutions people will set, I also found a list of the top 10 people will break. It really doesn't come as any surprise, but here they are:

  • Lose Weight and Get Fit
  • Quit Smoking
  • Learn Something New
  • Eat Healthier and Diet
  • Get Out of Debt and Save Money
  • Spend More Time with Family
  • Travel to New Places
  • Be Less Stressed
  • Volunteer
  • Drink Less

Funny how both lists seem to be similar....

There are ways you can improve your chances of success.

Will Baum, LCSW, www.willbaum.com provides psychotherapy for individuals and couples, teens, and adults. Therapy includes marriage counseling, various mental health issues -- anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress, addiction recovery. He has put together a New Year’s Resolution Worksheet which will give you a quick, step-by-step guide to putting together realistic, achievable, and meaningful resolutions for the coming year. It's divided into three sections: Inventory, Resolutions, and Steps. You can preview it below or click here to download it (pdf).

If for some reason you find yourself wanting even more help, watch the trailer below of a book you can buy on Amazon called Achieve Anything In Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals.

jason-bookThe book is written by Jason Harvey who holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Heck... this province is so small, I could almost call him a hometown boy. Jason is a Certified Life Coach and founder of the Limitless Institute, a non-profit organization that funds research into human motivation and personal development.

One doesn't read this book all at once. It's meant to be read one page per day, over the course of the coming year. So it will only take you a few minutes each day.

It's getting a lot of positive reviews. At the time of writing this post, there are currently 77 positive customer reviews about the book. Click here to read the reviews on Amazon. Comprehensive and inspiring, this self help book will teach you how to:

  • Set goals and stick with them
  • Take daily action that creates a ripple effect
  • Stay motivated, focused and balanced
  • Feel happier everyday!!!
  • Define, pursue and celebrate personal success

Who knows? Maybe next year you won't be part of the 88% of those who set New Year resolutions and fail. Click here to order your copy today. Whether you order the book or not, make or break your own resolutions, or even refuse to make any; I'd like to wish you a Happy New Year.

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Got dem nasty winter blues?

winter-featuredWinter Blues -- sounds like cool name for a blues tune, but the fact of the matter is; there isn't anything cool about having the winter blues. I know people who get the blues this time of year, and it certainly isn't any fun to deal with. And if you're 50+ and alone, some of you will know this is called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and is a form of depression. SAD was formally described and named in 1984 by Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal and colleagues at the National Institute of Mental Health. Rosenthal’s research with SAD led him to write “Winter Blues” and two other books on the topic.

*When the dark days of winter approach, do you feel sluggish and slow? Is it a struggle to get out of bed each morning?

*Do you have difficulty focusing at work or in relationships, feel down in the dumps, or, worse still, get really depressed?

*Does it get harder than ever to stick to a healthy diet and control your weight?

You may be suffering from a number of symptoms including:

  • sleeping more than usual
  • over eating
  • tiredness
  • not wanting to socialize as much
  • diminished sex drive
  • hopelessness
  • suicidal thoughts
  • and much more...

One way to help battle this is by making different food choices. Cut down on foods with a lot of starch like potatoes, white bread and rice. Increase foods that have protein like nuts, peanut butter, fish, fruit and cheese. It's important to increase your Vitamin D too. I buy orange juice that has Vitamin D added. A glass with 250 ml in it contains. 50% of my required daily intake. Getting out in the limited sunshine will help too, along with some exercise.

Have a look at Dr. Rosenthal's video below as he talks about this issue.

winterblues-ebookDr. Rosenthal's book titled Winter Blues, Fourth Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder can be ordered from Amazon by clicking here. In the book you will learn about a number of things you can do to help you combat the disorder. As this is the fourth edition, he says it is, "a tried-and-true survival kit for weathering the winter blues."

The book is 353 pages and the fourth edition was just published September 4, 2012.

Dr. Rosenthal is the Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School, a therapist in private practice, and the author of five books, including Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation. Dr. Rosenthal conducted research at the National Institute of Mental Health for over 20 years.

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Free interactive puzzle book for Christmas

I'd like to take a moment to wish those of you who celebrate Christmas a very Merry Christmas. For those of you who might not celebrate it, I wish you Happy Holidays. Either way... I hope you will get a chance to spend some time with your family and loved ones. Some of you may be lucky enough to have family returning home for the holidays, and I know that will make it extra special.

I found a free (KIndle) book today that might help you keep visitors and/or children  busy over Christmas. It's called 100 Puzzle Quizzes. This book is designed for Kindle. The puzzles are interactive. Once you try and solve them you click on your answer. If it's right, you go to the success page. The collection is specially created for all kinds of solvers - beginners, skillful, and experts alike. The puzzles are arranged so that you start with the easiest (*) puzzles and progress to the hardest (*****) puzzles.

The free offer for this books ends on ends December 25th, so if you think it might come in handy, you should click here and download it now.

If you don’t want to miss any of these posts: on the right-hand side of the blog is a place where you can enter your email address, and I’ll send you any new posts by email. You’re not going to get spammed — I respect your privacy. All you will get is the new posts only. Note: any posts that contain video or other website technologies won’t be available in the email version of the posts.


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