Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday - Find Your Fitness Inspiration

I wrote about this topic about a year ago and thought it was a good time for an update. Do you realize that about 50% of people have given up on their New Year’s Resolution by the middle of the year. How about you? Did you set a goal that is strong enough and important enough for you to stick with it? Or, are you letting other things get in the way. Are you letting yourself get lower and lower on your priority list? It is easy to do for so many mothers. I did it myself for a few years after my children were born.

An honest self-assessment is a good place to start. How many of you know exactly what you want to achieve? Where are you now in your progress towards that goal? What is your plan to get from here to there? How many of you will settle for less or “good enough?” To be honest, I found myself there early this year. I was just settling for “so-so.” I had an injury last fall and put on weight over the holidays. I found it really difficult to motivate back to my former “best shape of my life” goals.

Luckily, early this spring, I made a change. I re-challenged myself to make sure that I was not going to settle for less that what I wanted or what I deserved. I reminded myself that a great way to re-spark my passion for fitness was to seek out people who can help. I happened to be invited to a site called iChange.com. It helped me get back on track in terms of diet and nutrition.

For exercise, I found another season of The Biggest Loser as perfect inspiration. The Biggest Loser folks always inspire me with their will and their drive to succeed. What inspires you? Seek out people who are better than you, fitter than you, stronger than you (this can be emotionally or physically). For example, Keep an open mind and learn from others. These people may be a your neighbor, someone at your gym, someone you meet online or even an instructor on a DVD.

You might find being exposed to superior discipline and fitness levels will drive you to work harder than you thought possible. In time you’ll overcome your self-imposed limitations and make progress you didn’t think was possible. My challenge to you for this week is to find someone who inspires you to meet your fitness goals.

If your personal fitness is important to you, work as hard as you possibly can. It won’t be easy, it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen. Today, I am serving as your personal cheerleader. Yes, YOU! I know that YOU can do it! Check back and let me know how it goes.

- All the Best in Health and Fitness

Coach Jenn

of PersonalFitCoach.com

Monday, October 27, 2014

Dinner Diva: Why Spicy Food is Good for You

Some like it hot! And some like it spicy. Some like both at the same time! Whatever your preference, spicy food and in particular, hot and spicy food can rev your metabolism and put a little bounce in your step.

The most common peppers, cayenne and chili, are part of the sizzling red pepper family that turn up on the heat for our taste buds and help out our hearts. They help lower cholesterol and statistics have shown that certain cultures that eat hot and spicy foods regularly have a considerably lower rate of heart attacks and strokes.

Further, there are plenty of studies revealing that spicy foods with the compound capsaicin (the main component to cayenne pepper) help fights off cancer. Capsaicin is said to even kill cancer cells! Not only does it help in the fight against cancer, but it also can help prevent Alzheimer's Disease. How often do you hear of foods that can help keep your memory safe? Spicy foods will readily take up arms to protect your cognitive health, and guard against fading memories.

Speaking of spicy, keep curry dishes in your menu rotation especially if you like to work out particularly hard. Curcumin, found in curry, will help soothe your muscles and keep them from swelling too much if they're sore. It's a great anti-inflammatory

Leanne Ely, C.N.C.

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Copyright (C) 2010 www.savingdinner.com Leanne Ely, CNC All rights reserved.

10 Simple Daily Affirmations

A big part of getting organized is ensuring that you're doing the things that will . . .

1) help you to feel good about yourself each day, and

2) will help you reach your ultimate goals in life.

First, it is important to know what you want in life.

Perhaps some of your ultimate goals might include making a salary of $200,000 per year, running your own successful business out of your home, having a family, winning a specific award, writing a novel, etc. etc. Think about your ultimate goals. Write them down. Adjust this list as your goals broaden, or change.

 Then, while you're in the process of achieving your ultimate goals, you will want to stay on track and stay motivated. That's why it is important to come up with a list of daily affirmations that will ensure you always feel good about yourself, obstacles will be reduced and you're always motivated to achieve your ultimate goals.

Come up with your own personal, organized list of Daily Affirmations. For example, here are the ones I live by. Perhaps you'll want to take some of these for your own list, and simply add on what is important to you.

EACH DAY . . .

1. Learn something new. Share it with someone else.
2. Do something nice for someone else.
3. Do something nice for yourself.
4. Think of at least one specific thing to be thankful for.
5. Do something to grow your business/advance your career.
6. Eat three healthy meals.
7. Do some form of exercise for at least 20 minutes.
8. Do something you enjoy.
9. Do a chore a day.
10. Make sure each of the above affirmations were met. It is recommended that you come up with your own list, and post this list somewhere that you're sure to see it every single day.

Your Daily Affirmations will help you identify the path you want to take in life, will keep you on track, and will help you enjoy life along the way.

By Maria Gracia

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Friday, October 24, 2014

How to Deal with the Halloween Candy Dilemma

Well it's that time of year again: Halloween, the fulfillment of a child's dream, and the realization of a parent's nightmare. Well, maybe that's exaggerating a bit, but knowing that your little one has three pounds of candy sitting on the dresser in his or her bedroom along with dozens of wrappers scattered throughout the house can be a little disheartening. Not to mention the inevitable stomachaches, sugar highs, and then the sugar crashes.
How can parents prevent such unpleasant aftereffects of trick or treating? You don't want to be the Grinch, and make them throw all of their hard work away, but you also can't let them consume it from morning till night either. There has to be a better option.
Some parents opt for a rationing strategy. This way they control how many sweets kids consume every day. In reality, we're just postponing the inevitable by dragging out the adverse results over several months instead of a few weeks.
The Candy Exchange
It's possible to become creative and look for a win-win scenario. I call it the Candy Exchange. The Candy Exchange involves exchanging pieces of candy for tickets. The tickets can then be redeemed for a variety of things, including going to the movies, buying their favorite toy or video game, a visit to an amusement park, or any other number of activities or items that kids want. All it takes is a little creativity on your part.
1. Start by going to local crafts store and buying a roll of tickets. Explain the concept to your child, and bring him or her along to buy the tickets. Getting kids involved in the process is always better than simply presenting new rules.
2. Determine with your child the value of the candy. Kids love this part, because it allows them to negotiate. For example, a candy bar might be assigned a value of 5 tickets, while a single wrapped piece of hard candy might only be worth 1 ticket.  
3. Have your child make a wish list of reasonable "wants." Have your child come up with three items he or she wants--e.g., a new toy or game; a new accessory such as a handbag or cap; or tickets to the skating rink.
4. Figure out the point values for each wish list item. Discuss with your children the number of tickets that seems right to acquire any particular item or event they want.
5. Give them the opportunity to earn additional tickets. You can also take this opportunity to make it a learning experience for your child. For example, there may be an item they want that exceeds the value of tickets they possess. Give them the option of earning additional tickets through doing chores around the house or even demonstrating improvement in a particular subject at school.
The benefits of The Candy Exchange are many. You're taking something that started out as unhealthy consumption and turning it into positive reinforcement with goal-oriented behaviors. You're teaching your child the value of waiting, budgeting, and planning. And doing this simple activity with your child may even result in some more quality time together.
Most important, when parents learn how to turn a difficult situation--I want candy!--into a positive outcome, it teaches everyone in the family that there's a constructive way to get what one wants and to forgo short-term gratification for something more satisfying.

by Jay Scott Fitter LMFT

 Jay Scott Fitter MFT has two decades' experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, and is a popular parenting workshop leader, speaker, and the author of a new book, Respect Your Children: A Practical Guide to Effective Parenting (familyanswerman.com).

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Christmas Tradition

Smell is one of our most powerful senses...  Think about it - ever catch a whiff of something and all of a sudden a memory of long ago is triggered in your mind??  Happens to me all the time, a certain perfume can remind me of a summer filled with fun or the smell of the forest conjures up thoughts of camping in the woods with my family as a child.  And oh, the smell of gingerbread - well, we all know what kinds of wonderful Christmas memories that can retrieve from the depths of your mind.

Chimney Sweep
Photo Credit:  Joshua Ets-Hokin
There's one more smell though, that can snap images of Christmastimes past into my  head faster than anything....  The smell, that wonderful, glorious smell that weaves its way throughout the Cow Palace in San Francisco each and every Christmas season.... the luscious smell of spiced, roasted nuts, chestnuts roasting, cinnamon and a bevvy of foods too numerous to mention.... the smell that greets you when you enter... The Great Dickens Christmas Fair.

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
is fun for the whole family!
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel
A beloved Bay Area tradition since 1970, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair features over three acres of exhibition halls magically transformed into an old-world English Christmas card.  Imagine a lovingly re-created slice of Charles Dickens’ London, warmly lit and gaily decorated, with streets, shops, pubs, tea rooms, lecture halls, theatres, a grand Music Hall, the London Dockside and more than 700 costumed players who bring the city to life. 

The opportunity to applaud, carouse, dance, and mingle in a festive Victorian world is an enchanting alternative to the typical commercial fare of the season and makes the Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party the perfect event for the entire family to enjoy.

Her Majesty Queen Victoria
Photo Credit:  Joshua Ets-Hokin
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair brings back the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of the times that have made Yuletide the most beloved holiday of the year,” says Kevin Patterson, director of the Fair. “Everything good about traditional holiday celebrations is here, and it’s all driven by our passion for authenticity in theatrical presentation, history and handcrafts.”

Manly men vie for audience applause
in the infamous Broadside Music Hall Revue.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
New entertainment this year includes Richardson's Empire of Wondersa Victorian sideshow filled with whimsical wonders and curious conundrums; a sprightly production of the perennial favorite Pinocchio; and a new “Christmas Carol” environmental theater.

Fairgoers of all ages will meet the characters of Charles Dickens’ London face-to-face, as more than 700 costumed players combine their talents to create an authentic Victorian holiday experience. You might behold the great Queen Victoria herself, along with her dashing Prince Albert. Or
Will Ebenezer Scrooge have a change of
heart, and partake of Yuletide cheer?
Or will he share the fate of Jacob Marley?
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel
discover the daring female writer George Sand dressed in trousers and strolling with Charles Dickens, Jules Verne, or Lewis Carroll.  A multitude of fictional characters, like Ebenezer Scrooge, Sherlock Holmes, Tiny Tim, and the Mad Hatter mingle with colorful street
characters of the periodroving chimney sweeps, musicians, carolers, London bobbies, magicians, and saucy dance hall girls. If you can, get there before they open to watch the opening scene of each day's fair where Charles Dickens, himself opens the day by introducing many of his literary characters who have come to life including Mr. Scrooge himself. 

A maid prepares for High Tea at Cuthbert's
Tea Shoppe, where patrons may enjoy
exquisite scones and tasty tea sandwiches
(reservations required for High Tea).
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel
The Dickens Christmas Fair also offers a variety of toothsome treats and delectable dishes to tempt all palates. When hunger strikes, fairgoers may refresh themselves with traditional holiday goodies, including a feast of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, goose or quail, fish & chips, duck a l’orange, hot meat pies, plum pudding, mulled cider and scones, hot roasted chestnuts, Ambrosia truffles, or Mrs. Bumble’s Sugar Plums.  This year’s newest delectables include Confounding Confections – delightful candies that are vegan, all-natural, and free of gluten and common allergens. The Fair features five authentic English pubs serving libations for all ages, including champagne, hot chocolate, hot buttered rum, or a pint of stout or ale on draft.

The Gingerbread Man may have met his
match in the wild and wooly Christmas
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel
Holiday entertainment opportunities abound for both the young and the young at heart. For the little ones, there are visits with Father Christmas, a hand-powered Adventure Carousel, Punch & Judy puppet shows, a parade with Mother Goose, a children’s painting garden, as well as the chance to meet characters from A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Nicholas Nickleby.

Proper young ladies have their hair
beautifully braided at the Great Dickens
Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
Youngsters can also try their hand at being “printer’s devils” with an actual 1860s printing press, learn to tie intricate knots and sing sea chanteys at the Paddy West School of Seamanship, become adorned with temporary tattoos or French braiding, or create their own holiday gifts such as rolled beeswax candles and hand-painted ceramic ornaments. They can also create their own miniature Fairy house, or learn to play darts at the Cat ‘n Bull Dart & Gaming Parlour.

A young shopkeeper offers Victorian
reproductions and other unique gifts at the
Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
Bid farewell to the frenetic shopping malls of the 21st century and find that perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in the shops of Victorian London.  Each year, more than 100 costumed vendors offer their artisan wares, including Victorian reproductions, fine art, romantic clothing, handsome drinkware, unusual ceramics, dazzling jewelry and accessories, even an overstocked antiquarian bookseller.

More raffish patrons may enjoy the "high
life" to be found at Mad Sal's Dockside Ale
House, at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
Adult patrons love to gather at Mad Sal’s Dockside Ale House to sing rowdy favorites and watch high-kicking dancers take to the stage for the wicked Can-Can Bijou. The immensely popular and roguish “Saucy French Postcard Tableaux Revue,” with all new tableaux vivants, returns to the Victoria & Albert Bijou Music Hall.  This Twilight Hour entertainment is sure to beguile and delight the adults in the audience. Admission to this attraction is free, but you must request tickets upon arrival at the Fair; they go quickly and guests must be 18 or older to gain admission.

Old Father Christmas carefully attends to
the heartfelt holiday wishes of all good girls
and boys, daily on the Father Christmas Stage.
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel
Celebrate the holidays at the 36th annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party.  The world’s most elaborate and authentic Victorian Christmas event kicks off on November 22 (the Friday after Thanksgiving) and continues for FIVE weekends through Sunday, December 21, 2014 at San Francisco’s historic Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave.

General Admission tickets are available at the Box Office for $25 (Adults), $21 (Seniors/Students/Military with photo ID), $12 (Children ages 5-12), and wee ones under 5 are free. Tickets are not date-specific (admission is good any one day of the Fair), and are fully transferable.

Mr Scrooge
Photo Credit:  Joshua Ets-Hokin
A Tip from Scrooge: For the very best-priced tickets, print-at-home discount tickets are made available at www.dickensfair.com; Season Passes are also available online for $80; and Twilight Special tickets (good after 4:00 pm daily, available only at the box office) are half-price for Adults ($12.50) and $8 for children ages 5-12.

Parking is $10 per vehicle (charged by the Cow Palace). The Fair offers a free shuttle from the Glen Park BART station. Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more; contact Terry Rosenstock, tickets@gggrouptickets.com, 415-668-0525.

For more information, please call (800) 510-1558 x 114 or visit www.dickensfair.com.

And by all means, while you're there, take a few minutes to stop and smell the smells - before you know it, you too, will come to think of those smells as a Christmastime favorite (I admit, I try every year to mix together the right combination of goodness to re-create those smells in my home - I often come close, but I've never yet hit it on the head).

Disclosure:  Yes, the Dickens Fair people asked me to write an article for them, but I would have done it even if they hadn't - I love this event that much!!  It's a don't miss for the holiday season - after 17 years of visiting, it's just not Christmas without it!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday - Do You Have a Sugar Addiction?

Welcome to another installment for Weight Loss Wednesdays. I was watching Dr. Oz the other day and his guest was a woman with a major sugar addiction. Through the foods she consumed, she was ingesting about 84 tablespoons of sugar daily. Can you believe it? With Halloween and other holidays on the horizon, I want to be sure to control my own sugar intake.
How about you? What are your eating habits when it comes to sugar? Do you read labels? Do you realize how much sugar is actually in items that we don't consider "sweet"? Take pasta sauce for example; one serving can have 11 grams of sugar or more. Even the breads we eat often contain sugar. I just checked a bag of sandwich rolls and they contain 7 grams each. So, while we may feel that a few cookies or ice cream is not that bad, we need to consider our sugar intake for the entire day before we splurge on dessert.

Many of us tend to have a sweet tooth in the late afternoon or after dinner. Try to track the amount of sugar that your are eating the rest of the day so that a small treat is not putting you over the edge. While there is no RDA (recommended daily allowance) for sugar, the Department of Agriculture does recommend that sugar intake not exceed 8% of our daily diet. For an average woman, that is approximately 40 grams.

It can be cumbersome to spend your entire day reading labels; and if you get food on the run, there is often no label for reference. Keep the following tips in mind to help reduce your overall sugar intake:

Skip the soda!
This is a sugar bomb! Drink water with a little lemon or lime for flavor.

Eat healthy foods first.
Load up on the healthy stuff containing fiber and complex carbohydrates. Nuts and proteins are a great option. You'll feel full and satisfied and have fewer cravings.

Try a low-sugar sweet like dark chocolate.
A good dark chocolate does not have sugar as the first ingredient. It also contains healthy antioxidants. Remember that a small piece goes a long way. Savor each bite.

I hope this article has helped you to consider your daily sugar intake. Take some steps to modify your diet. Let us know what other ideas you have to help reduce sugar in your diet and combat cravings.

Until next week, have a safe, happy and healthy week ahead.

-Coach Jenn
Posted by Jenn

of PersonalFitCoach.com

Monday, October 20, 2014

10 Minute Organizing Tricks

Whoever thought you'd be able to get organized in just 10 minutes?! Here are a few simple ideas.

10 MINUTE CHORE BOX: Rather than spending hours organizing, and doing it all yourself, create a 10 minute Chore Box for yourself--and one for each family member, if applicable.

Each person's box would contain specific chores or tasks that need to be completed. The chores are written on slips of paper, and take a maximum of 10 minutes each to accomplish.

You can gear the tasks towards the person's abilities (e.g. while older kids can help out with vacuuming, a 3 year old may instead be responsible for putting away his/her toys.)

Each day, as a chore is completed, that slip of paper is placed in a holding envelope until the Chore Box is empty. Then, when empty, the boxes are refilled, and the system starts over again. This also works well at the office!

10 MINUTE PICK-UP: Control the chaos. Schedule a consistent, '10 minute Pick-up' each night. Set a timer to sound an alarm in 10 minutes.

While the clock is ticking, all family members are responsible for clearing out and putting away their belongings from the main family area.

When the timer sounds, you're all done. Give yourselves a warm round of applause for all you've accomplished.

10 MINUTE 'WHEN I HAVE TIME' GOALS: One of the oldest phrases in the book is, 'I'll do that, when I have the time.' Problem is, that time never seems to come.

If you REALLY want to do something, the time can generally be found pretty easily. For example, if you just won an all-expenses paid trip to the land of your dreams, you'd probably find time to fit it into your busy schedule without much of a problem.

So, it's time to begin fitting in those things you want to do, and 10 Minute Goals can help. Schedule 10 minutes a day to catch up on your reading, or to begin learning that foreign language, or to simply spend having fun with your children. Then, work on those goals when the schedule date and time rolls around.

10 MINUTE LUXURIES: Don't forget to schedule a few 10 Minutes Luxuries per day to do something nice for yourself.

Sometimes the day is so rushed and chaotic, that it's easy to forget the really important things like family, health, spirituality, personal time and so on.

 By Maria Gracia

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Dinner Diva: Fall in Love with Honeycrisp Apples

Apples are one of my favorite snack foods, because they're delicious and a low-maintenance fruit to bring wherever you go. No peeling, all you have to do is pick them up and bite into them. But I'm going to talk about one type of apple in particular: Honeycrisp apples, my very favorite. Even the name of this apple sounds yummy, but what's even more enticing are the health perks!

These refreshing fruits have a full flavor of sweet and tart and a lot of juice packed into one bite. The benefits of biting into one of these produce gems is the fiber and vitamin C, even in the skin, so don't disregard the peel! According to livestrong.com there's just as much fiber in one of these apples as there is in a bowl of bran cereal; which is great because it'll fill you up, satisfying your hunger for a reasonable period of time!

Remember though, organic apples are the way to go! You don't need all those pesticides!

Here's Today's TRICK:
This year, when you make apple pie, try using half Honeycrisp and half the traditional Granny Smith and you'll use less sugar!

Here's a TIP:
To keep apples from browning after cutting into them, rub the flesh of the fruit with lemon juice.

And Your RECIPE:
Apple Autumn Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 tablespoon curry powder
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 large Honeycrisp apples, peeled and chopped
1 bay leaf
6 large carrots, peeled and sliced
4-5 cups organic chicken broth (measurement pending on your desired thickness)

First heat oil in a medium soup pot over medium heat and cook onion and celery until onion is transparent.

Add seasoning (curry, salt, pepper), and apples, bay leaf, and carrots. Stir for about 3 minutes and then add broth. Bring to boil, then allow to simmer for nearly 30 minutes or until carrots and apple are soft.

Remove bay leaf, and puree the soup in a food processor to give it a clean and smooth texture and taste. If you really want to explore your taste buds, try garnishing with a dash of cinnamon!

Leanne Ely, C.N.C.

Your Dinner Diva at your service on http://savingdinner.com/

Copyright (C) 2010 www.savingdinner.com Leanne Ely, CNC All rights reserved.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

All you need is love?

by Maryanne Comaroto

Dear Maryanne:

One of my best friends has been unhealthily obsessed with the same guy for almost four years (we're now seniors in college). They have hooked up intermittently over this time but have never been on a date or spent any platonic time together. He has never displayed any actual interest in her or her feelings despite it being incredibly obvious that she is very attached. She refuses to show interest in any other person.

My friend responds to this guy's booty call messages every single time, running over to his place even at 3am in the pouring rain. She is obsessed to the point of letting it completely control her mood. We're at a breaking point and have no idea what to do. Please help!
-A, J, and S


First of all, thanks for writing. It's very moving to hear from people who are genuinely concerned about the welfare of their friends and are willing to do anything they can to help. I want to help give you the strength to do what comes next by clarifying some things about what causes people to behave this way, in hopes that you can see your friend's situation from her perspective.

There are always two sides to every story, and in this case there's the way that you look at what is happening, and then there's the way that she looks at. You see a wonderful young woman who is wasting her time devoting herself to someone who couldn't care less about her and is just using her. She, on the other hand, may have very deep psychological reasons for doing this, and often this kind of behavior can be traced to a similar dynamic that was imprinted in early childhood.

If she has confided in one or all of you about any of the relationships she had or observed when she was growing up, for example within her family, you can look for clues there and try to spot things from that time that she might be recreating now. If she's not very forthcoming talking about these things, you might have to use gentle persuasion to get her to open up.

If and when you learn the truth about what sort of past dynamic she might be recreating, the next step is to help her see a way out of that by showing her the pattern and giving her the tools to break the cycle. There are plenty of books to be read on the subject; you can start with my own book, Hindsight: What You Need to Know Before You Drop Your Drawers.

But while books might get the message across, all the words in the world cannot make her take good advice until she is ready to wake up and start healing herself from these self-destructive and self-sabotaging patterns. It can be frustrating to you to watch as you wait for her to come to her senses, but the best you can do you is be sympathetic, empathetic, and encourage her in the right direction as much as you can without putting yourself in emotional harm. Your support can make a huge difference in helping her see the light.

If at any point you become concerned about your girlfriend's safety, or she mentions anything about harming herself, always take that seriously and find out immediately where you can get professional help on campus. You can never be too careful when someone's life is at stake.

To get an idea of a healthy, mutual respectful relationship, check out my interview on Spiritual Partnership with Gary Zukav and Linka Francis: http://www.youtube.com/maryannelive11#p/a/u/1/Fk8i9vFpuMs

- Maryanne

by Maryanne Comaroto of Maryanne Live

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