Friday, January 29, 2016

Weight Loss Tips That Can Help You Shed Excess Pounds

Although many people are overweight and want to shed pounds, they lack the motivation and/or knowledge to get the process going. If this is the case for you, today is the day to put your foot down and declare that you will lose weight and attain the great health and beautiful body you deserve. Get the whole process off to a strong start by implementing the following tips for weight loss:

1. Consider Surgery.

While losing weight the natural way is considered optimal by some, there are cases in which attaining assistance through professional surgery can prove advantageous and appropriate. For this reason, it may be a good idea for you to consult with a weight loss surgery St. Petersburg physician to determine whether bariatric surgery is ideal for you. Facilities such as the Bay Surgical Specialists can assist you with this endeavor.

2. Stop Cutting Your Carbs.

In many if not most cases, people who want to lose weight turn to the diet industry for information and advice regarding what they should eat to shed pounds. This is dangerous given that the diet industry is known for releasing inaccurate and even dangerous information about food. One inaccuracy that is commonly disseminated through diet companies is that carbs are bad and will make you gain weight. This is not true, or at least it is not phrased truthfully. It is true that sugar-laden, processed carbs like donuts, pies, and cakes are bad for you. Yet carbohydrates such as fruits and vegetables are actually amazing for the body. In addition to containing fiber that helps keep you full, these foods pack water that cleanses the body as well as nutrients that provide you with the fuel necessary to maintain energy throughout the day. With that being said, make sure you don't cut out good carbs when you start your weight loss journey.

3. Develop An Accountability Partner.

People who have accountability partners are much more successful in losing weight. For this reason, you need to find one as quickly as possible if you're serious about shedding excess pounds. Your accountability partner can be anyone from a walking buddy to a personal trainer who holds you responsible for completing weekly workout sessions!


If you're serious about looking and feeling your best, it's time to shop shying away from the weight loss process. Get off to a great start and begin shedding pounds now by using the weight loss techniques you see listed here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Murals Offer the Biggest Impact for Your Decorating Dollar

Create the perfect focal point in any room with murals. There are many ways you can have one-of-a-kind art wall in your home, no matter what your decorating budget may be.

Wallpaper has come a long way since the days of only a few popular choices. You can get wallpaper in almost any design imaginable, including traditional floral designs, modern geometric accents, and even countryside still-lifes. Depending on your handyman skills, you can save a lot of money buying the wallpaper and installing it yourself, as long as you have the right supplies to do a professional job. If in doubt, consult an expert, especially if you buy designer wallpaper. It will save you money in the end if you do not have to redo the project because of the wrong hanging technique.

Wall Decals
For a less permanent wall mural, look into removable decals. These are especially useful in kids rooms, as it will not be a lot of work to change the décor, as the child grows older and tastes change. You can get decals in everything from favorite cartoon characters to inspirational sayings to boost positive attitudes and self-esteem. The best part about decals is that you can re-position them, so you can play around with the mural until you get it just right.

Chinoiseries Murals
For a more classic look, even those on a budget can afford a hand-painted reproduction of original murals. These beautiful Asian art pieces are sure to add a zen-like feel to any space. For garden-inspired spaces, choose a mural featuring delicate flowers or blooms and birds. Create the look of a quaint countryside in your living room, or highlight an Asian décor scheme with a bamboo-themed painting. For nature lovers, choose a colorful mural depicting deer in the woods or large birds fluttering among the bamboo. If your décor is minimalist in design, get a mural with monochromatic or neutral tones with a subtle design of clouds and birds, or light floral accents.

Palace Garden Orange with Birdcages

Creating a focal wall does not have to time-consuming or expensive. Whether you have a large decorating budget or a small one, a mural will offer a dramatic impact to your design scheme.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Sportmanship Award for My Second Son

Early last year, the boys were enticed to join the varsity team of the school where they are currently attending. Both boys came for basketball try out, my eldest was sick at the time so he wasn't accepted to be part of the varsity. Luckily, the second son made it! But it was not easy. There was time a big drama prior to that!

While they were still playing for the try-outs, the coach raised his voice while looking at him, he immediately pack his things and ran to mommy in tears. 

We talked for a few minutes explaining to him about sports, basketball and working in a team with a coach! After my ardent request to join back to the group, he finally agreed but with mommy near the court. Oh yes!  I will do it son, I uttered! 

Their school varsity team didnt make it to the finals but he finally loved and enjoyed working in a team.

So when our subdivision started a basketball league, they formed a team called Citta Italia Warriors (yes, all Stephen Curry fanatics). 

Their team got the 3rd Place and he won - yes you read it right - SPORTMANSHIP AWARD!!

Kudos to the Citta Italia Warriors - of course that includes Kuya Francis who also played in the team and to their coaches - Kuya Lawrence and Mang Rey!

And to you Christoph aka Popoy or Poopy, congratulations my Popoy!  We are proud of you!

His Medal - Sportmanship Award - Kids Division

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 Philippines Long Weekends

Kiddos, here are the long weekends for this year!

Wanna have some fun? this is the start!

Save the date guys!