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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Seriesse Mineral Makeup Is Now Available!

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to let everyone know (in case they were interested) that Seriesse just launched it's mineral makeup line tonight (1/30/08).

There are a few specials that end January 31st at midnight:

1) Free gifts tonight with every purchase of neutrals/classics and intro to
minerals kit

2) Three items over $50, a free gift.

3) The "Happy New You Special" which is:

- Firmesse
- Glyco essentials Deep Pore Cleanser (4 oz.)
- Olive Oil Moisture Replenishment
- CoQ10
- Essential Green Tea- Citrus

A $176 value for only $139.95
FREE Ground Shipping & Handling

4) Special Kit: Glycolic cleanser, Creamerum for eyes, COQ10,
Sunscreen, Uplift cream, Celluduction,
Amla Rush in packets – it's $276 worth of product for $99!

5) January S-Force Survival Kit
Amla Rush & Multi Vitamin $99.95 (Retail Value $109.90).
Plus FREE Shipping & Handling *Ground Shipping Only

6) FREE Shipping & Handling on all S-Force products.
*Ground Shipping Only

If you have any questions you can contact me at my website (you can also make purchases there as well)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I just LOVED this post

I had to share it: Where The Hell Is My Oxytocin

If you're a'll laugh. It made my day, but then Mommies Home is usually a good read.


Don't miss out on the launch of our new makeup line!
Jennifer Flavin-Stallone will present the line with special offers
from the Stallone's Beverly Hills home.
Tune in January 30th at 8:30 pm Eastern/ 5:30 pm Pacific.
Just click the link to watch!
An Introduction to S.I. Color

Awards!!! And 5 things about me... (I was tagged! But I love it!)

I got 2 awards from Eternal Flux and I am now suppose to pass them on...

You Make My Day Award

Forever Friendship Award

Thank you for brightening my day today.

These awards also come with a price: I have to list five things about myself, so here goes:

1. I secretly love Veggie Tales

2. My favorite food is sushi (I'll go with that one too.)

3. I don't have OCD but I can't stand it when things aren't even (as in grouped in equal numbers when sharing)

4. I don't usually use physical "to do lists" I tend to keep things like that in my head

5. Oh and here are two stupid party tricks I can do...I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue. I can also light a match on my front teeth.

Now I am supposed to tag five people with both the awards and the meme…
Mommies Home, Marriage & Beyond, Living the Good Life, Health Wellness Wealth, and Angelika (who I know hates these things)

Monday, January 28, 2008

The "weighty" update

Real quick

New weight: 228.6 pounds
Weight loss this week: 3.4 pounds
Total loss thus far: 35.8 pounds

Thanks, as always for keeping me honest.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

cholesterol lowering drugs

Vytorin, supposedly a cholesterol buster, failed to lower artery-clogging plaque in a recent study according to the Investor’s Business Daily on January 22, 2008.

This is not a reason to stop taking the product, but you may want to pay a visit to your doctor and see if our cholesterol lowering product can help you. It’s working for others! Plus we have FREE SHIPPING until the end of the month! If you have any questions, you can contact me at

Friday, January 25, 2008

In my quest to add extra income...

I came across a new Pay To Read/Click (PTR or PTC) site similar to called 2Bux and they are in their launching phase. Now until February 1st you get $2.00 for every referral and they launch February 1st. Oh, if your referrals are all active you supposedly get a $70.00 bonus. If you're interested click on the
2Bux link above or under "Some Interesting Links" to the left click on "More Paid Surfing". C-ya!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Five For Fighting Raising Money For Autism Speaks...

This is real check out the Snopes article

Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.40 to Autism Speaks

for *EACH TIME * this video is viewed . When you have a moment, please

visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and


They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass

this goal!


Link to the site
"What kind of world do you want" Video for Autism Speaks

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And now for something COMPLETELY off topic!

I am still in shock!!! So were the people I work with and we work in News so very little shocks us! Can you believe this about Heath Ledger?

Just sharing my's not like I knew the man, but I really don't know what to say!

Here it is your weekly "weighty" update

Good News! I've crossed the 30 pound mark!!! My weight at my visit today was down 2.8 lbs which brings the grand total too: (drumroll please) 32.4 lbs so I now weigh 232.0 lbs(that's down from 264.4 lbs for those keeping track)

Thanks for keeping me honest!

Monday, January 21, 2008

I've just added Snapvine

You can see my addition above...try it out...let me know what you think!

I stole this from Angelika, but I don't think she'll mind!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

*Start Copying Here*

I have randomly selected 5 of you below to be tagged and I hope that you will similarly publish this post in your blog. You will have to tag 5 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list.

(Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list!)

It’s real easy! Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially!

The benefits of Viral Linking:- One of the fastest ways to see your technorati authority explode!- Increase your Google PageRank fast- Attract large volume of new traffic to your site- Build your community- Make new friends!

The Strategist Notebook ~ Link Addiction ~ Ardour of the Heart ~ When Life Becomes a Book ~ The Malaysian Life ~ ~ What goes under the sun ~ Roshidan’s Cyber Station ~ Sasha says ~ Arts of Physics ~ And the legend lives ~ My View, My Life ~ A Simple Life ~ Juliana RW ~ Mom Knows Everything ~ Beth & Cory’s Mom ~ A Mind Forever Voyaging ~ enjoying the ride ~ Eternal Flux ~ And This Is My Part

*Stop Copying*

I tag: Aslan, Lis, Not Just Mama, Angelika, and of course You!

Here's five excuses...I mean reasons...I haven't been doing more "personal" posts recently

1) My day job has been insane...but it's almost ready to calm down

2) I've been spending all my free time (what is that?!?!?) just vegging

3) (ok, so this is a real reason) my youngest kiddo was ill, but is now much better!!!

4) (also a real reason) we had visitors, but they are now headed back home.

5) My wireless keyboard was abducted by aliens and they've only just returned it (it was pretty much copy/paste until I got it back).

My "weighty update" post will be on Tuesday this week as my doctor's office is closed on Monday for MLK Day. I'm in for one more crazy week at work (well maybe two) and then things should get back to can only hope!

{{{HUGS}}} to all!

Green tea extract and weight loss!

I've been drinking the Green Tea Water Amplifier from Seriesse and it has been causing me to drink more water, which in and of itself is helping me to lose weight. So I thought I'd share this about Seriesse's Green Tea Water Amplifier.

From Allure January '08

Green tea extract seems to aid weight loss.

For 12 weeks people drank 583 milligrams of green tea antioxidants called catechins or one with only 96 milligrams. The potent-extract group lost an average of 3.5 pounds and lost one inch in the waist. Green tea may help the liver burn fat efficiently. Five to ten cups of brewed green tea could deliver a similar dose, but also a high caffeine content. Our Green Tea Water Amplifier delivers 4 cups of decaffeinated green tea in each dropper. To order click HERE

If you would like more information about any of our products or our business opportunity, go to my website:

Thanks and have a great day!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults

A friend of mine on MySpace posted this, and I thought I would share as you all know, if you've read this blog for any amount of time, that one of my children has Asperger's Syndrome. So I post articles on Spectrum Disorders from time to time.

Diagnosis: the process for adults

Diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders in adults
The Autism Helpline frequently receives calls from adults who suspect they may have Asperger syndrome (AS) or High-Functioning Autism (HFA) and are looking for a diagnosis. In this article the term Asperger syndrome is used to include all forms of high-functioning autism.
Gaining a diagnosis as an adult isn't easy, especially as Asperger syndrome isn't widely heard of among GPs. The typical route for getting diagnosed is to visit your GP and ask for a referral to a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist, preferably one with experience of diagnosing autism. If you are already seeing a specialist for other reasons, for example, a psychologist because you suffer from depression, then you might wish to ask them about a referral instead.
It can be very hard to convince your doctor that a diagnosis would be either relevant or necessary. The following are just some tips on how to present your case so that they can see both why you might have AS and why having a diagnosis could be helpful.
Ways to bring up the subject with your doctor
Make sure the diagnosis is the only thing you are seeing your doctor about. If you try and drop it into a consultation about another subject they may not address it fully. A good way to bring up the subject is to mention that you have been reading about autism/Asperger syndrome and/or you have been in touch with The National Autistic Society.

Describing the triad of impairments
You should then explain why this is relevant to you. AS is characterised by something known as the triad of impairments. People with AS will be affected in some way by each of these impairments. I have given some suggestions below for ways in which you could describe how the triad of impairments relate to you. The autistic spectrum is very broad and two people with the condition may present very differently. No one person will have all the traits but by and large most people with AS will have problems in the following three areas:

Social communication
People with AS may be very good at basic communication and letting people know what they think and feel. Their difficulties lie in the social aspects of communication. For example:
they may have difficulty understanding gestures, body language and facial expressions
they may not be aware of what is socially appropriate and have difficulty choosing topics to talk about
they may not be socially motivated because they find communication difficult, so they may not have many friends and they may choose not to socialise very much.
Some of these problems can be seen in the way people with AS present themselves. for example classic traits include:
difficulty making eye contact
repetitive speech
difficulties expressing themselves especially when talking about emotions
anxiety in social situations and resultant nervous tics.

Social understanding
Typical examples of difficulties with social understanding include:
difficulties in group situations, such as going to the pub with a group of friends
finding small talk and chatting very difficult
problems understanding double meanings, for example not knowing when people are teasing you
not choosing appropriate topics to talk about
taking what people say very literally.
You might want to back this up with specific examples of the kind of social situations you find difficult.
This can be a slightly confusing term. People often assume it means that people with AS are not imaginative in the conventional use of the word, for example, they lack creative abilities. This is not the case and many people with AS are extremely able writers, artists and musicians. Instead lack of imagination in AS can include difficulty imagining alternative outcomes and finding it hard to predict what will happen next. This frequently leads to anxiety. This can present as:
an obsession with rigid routines and severe distress if routines are disrupted
problems with making plans for the future, and having difficulties organising your life
problems with sequencing tasks, so that preparing to go out can be difficult because you can't always remember what to take with you.
Some people with AS over-compensate for this by being extremely meticulous in their planning, and having extensive written or mental checklists.

Secondary traits of Asperger syndrome
Besides the triad of impairments, people with AS tend to have difficulties which relate to the triad but are not included within it. These can include:
obsessive compulsive behaviours, often severe enough to be diagnosed as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD);
these can also be linked to obsessive interests in just one topic, for example they might have one subject about which they are extremely knowledgeable which they want to talk about with everyone they meet;
phobias: sometimes people with AS are described as having a social phobia but they may also be affected by other common fears such as claustrophobia and agoraphobia;
acute anxiety, which can lead to panic attacks and a rigid following of routines;
depression and social isolation: this is especially common among adults;
clumsiness often linked to a condition known as dyspraxia. This includes difficulties with fine motor co-ordination such as difficulties writing neatly as well as problems with gross motor co-ordination such as ungainly movements, tripping, falling a lot and sometimes appearing drunk as a result.
Not having these associated problems does not mean you do not have AS, but if you have any of them you might want to describe it in order to back up your case.

To conclude
You don't need to go and describe every single one of these features. Your doctor may be more likely to respond if you give one good example from each area of the triad. Once you have explained why you think you have AS to the doctor you could also show them this webpage or pass on a copy of the NAS document 'Diagnosis information for health professionals'.

What if the doctor disagrees?
If your doctor disagrees with your argument, ask for the reason why. If you don't feel comfortable discussing their decision then and there you can ask for a second appointment to talk it through.

Reasons why you might need a diagnosis
Diagnosis in adulthood can be a mixed blessing. Some people decide that they are happy with self diagnosis and decide not to ask for a formal diagnosis; for those that do there are a variety of benefits:

Understanding yourself
Many of the people we speak to have suffered from mental health problems and/or have been misdiagnosed as having mental health problems such as schizophrenia. They have known that they have specific difficulties for a long time without being able to explain them. A firm diagnosis can be a relief because it allows them to learn about their condition and understand where and why they have difficulties for the first time.

Gaining the understanding of others
Many people suffer the consequences of being constantly misunderstood. Often the fact that someone has AS can lead to teasing, bullying and social isolation. When the people close to you are able to understand that there is a reason for your difficulties it is much easier for them to empathise with your position.

Receiving services appropriate to their needs
Adults with AS may need support with day to day living (this is only the case for some people and many others have no support needs). If they are having these needs met it may be by people who do not understand Asperger syndrome and the specific difficulties associated with it. With a diagnosis, you can access autism-specific services such as the Prospects employment consultancy, run by The National Autistic Society.

Joining the AS community
It can be helpful to meet up with other people who have the condition in order to learn about their experiences and share your own. There are some support groups available for this and the NAS also supports a group called Asperger United who publish a newsletter written by people with AS for people with AS. Another good way of contacting people with AS is through the internet and you can find out more about useful websites on our links page. You do not have to have a diagnosis of AS in order to access this support.
Gaining a diagnosis can be difficult and very few adults find it easy. You are the only person who can decide if this is the best choice for you.
If you require further information please contact the NAS Autism Helpline (tel: 0845 070 4004; email:
© The National Autistic Society 2003

SOURCE/LINK: Autism in adults

Monday, January 14, 2008

Another "weighty" update

Went to the Doctor today. My body fat and BMI both went down, but my weight went up so if it's like the last time my weight went up and everything else went down I should have a decent weight loss to report next week. Now granted it only went up .2 lbs (yes, you read correctly up point 2 pounds as in 2/10ths of a pound but that now puts my weight loss total at: 29.6 lbs. Oh well, as always, I have both good and bad days, but I'll keep trucking along.

Ya'll just keep me honest! Much love to all for your continued support.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Just Joined a new blog group

It's called Blog Mommas and it includes Working Moms, Work At Home Moms (ask WAHM) and Stay At Home Moms (aka SAHM). It's pretty cool so check them out.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Pictures from the Seriesse Dinner

Ok first let me say that the dinner was a BLAST! I met lots of new people and everyone is really excited! Anyway, here are the pictures I promised.

First there's this one with (L to R) Deb, Mindy (yes McCortney for all you HSN aka Home Shopping Network fans out there), and Me:

Then there's this one with Jennifer Flavin-Stallone and (of course) me:

She is the nicest person, so don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Also, get ready for a Seriesse media blitz. Sly is currently promoting Rambo 4 (which is apparently way more graphic than the first 3), but after he gets back they will be doing the "circuit" together promoting Seriesse (Jennifer's skincare line) and S-Force (Sly's supplements line). So get ready to hear a lot about this in the near future.

ANYWAY, I had a lot of fun and now I'm tired so it's off to bed for me.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

What a difference a day makes!

Today is much more relaxed than yesterday. Thank goodness!!!

Everything is still busy, but not hectic. So this is another short post...sorry. I promise to write more as soon as I can.

I'm going to a dinner for Seriesse. If I get a picture with Jennifer Flavin-Stallone I'll post it for you all to see. I'm really trying to get this home business going so feel free to either click on the above Seriesse link or you can click on the banner on the right and that will take you to my website too.

Speaking of pictures, I've already change my profile (and a few other things on my blog) so the picture of my sister and I is right here:

so now you can all see how beautiful she was on her wedding day. As I said before...I'm very proud of her.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Profile ID Picture

For a short time only I have a picture of my sister and I at her wedding on my blog...I'm sooo proud of her!

I'll put one back up of just me later on!

Life working in TV News

A quick note...big news story in our viewing area: I-4 Accident

I have family that live near there. I've texted them all just to see if they were anywhere near the interstate this morning and to see if they are all ok. So far, I've heard from my mom, brother-in-law and my sister, and they're good. Waiting to hear from the others. Meanwhile I'm having to keep working in the studio to get the news out to the public.

Sorry for the stacato writing, but things are hectic. Will let everyone know if I hear from everyone else and their status.

UPDATE: I've heard from everyone and they are all OK!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Another weight update and life update

Just a quick update...went to the doctor yesterday and I lost 1.8lbs so the grand total is now 29.8lbs The nurse said I could say 30lbs. but me being me needs it to really be 30lbs before I say 30lbs so it's 29.8lbs.

My baby girl got her ears pierced this past Sunday and she didn't squirm or cry (which is a BIG DEAL for a 2 and 1/2 year old). She's very proud of them too...showing everybody. Her potty training is also coming along nicely as well :-)

I have to brag on my little man as well. He was soooo worried about his baby sister when she got her ears done that convinced my dear hubby to go get her a cookie (and one for himself of course, but dear hubby did say that his sister was his main concern!)

Holidays are officially over as EVERYONE is back to work and school. Now maybe things will calm down...yeah right!

{{{HUGS}}} to all!

Friday, January 4, 2008

A Desperate Housewife???

I am desperatly trying to get back into the groove of normal (whatever that is) daily life now that the holidays are over.

So I should probably start by saying to the world what my resolutions are:

(1) Continue to lose weight

(2) Get going on the RDI (note to self: Get FireFox loaded as "works best with FireFox v2.0.0.x or greater and set {my} screen resolution to 1024 X 768 or larger.")

(3) Get all of our "bad" debt (which really isn't that much by most standards...but still it's too much by my standards) wiped out.

(4) Relax more

(5) Take a real vacation. (I kind of goes along with #4...but what are you going to do?)

(6) Get serious about working my Seriesse business.

As I am a housewife and a fulltime working mother, just trying to get organized is a feat in and of itself these days! Don't get me wrong...dear hubby does more than his share, but sometimes we're both at our wits end. Not so this year (If I have anything to say about it :-) ) That's all I have to say, and because I'm deperate to make all this happen...I guess that does make me a desperate housewife! I now hear a collective groan from the universe...oh well...I had fun writing and that's what counts.

That's about it. Lots of happiness, love, health, prosperity, and peace to you all in the new year! (No I am NOT SELLING the champagne flutes on that link {I don't even own the Millenium Collection}'s just where I got the idea for the warm wishes.)