Week 6: The Relief of Being a Creature of Habit

I had a great week! Not just because the scale was nice to me. But I felt on point all week. I fasted when I wanted to, I stayed solidly at my deficit, I kept hydrated, I did my workouts.

Halloween dietI was reading the other blogs last night and this morning, and it struck me. I’m back in my routine. I’d been OUT of routine for so many weeks; it was starting to feel like a kind of uncomfortable and distasteful normal. But this past week my 3-year old has been back at daycare, and I spent a lot of time recouping myself. I needed it.

I also got my period VERY early. Which sent me trolling again into the old forums and reading about hormone flux and weight loss. We are sensitive creatures, aren’t we? When we disrupt old habits for new, our bodies have to adjust. I wasn’t worried about it, but I’ve not had a period be so early since I was in high school and NEVER had normal cycles.

I must admit; I have always disliked the word routine. It made me feel like I was locked into something I couldn’t change, that I didn’t have a say so. When my kids were babies, I was supposed to have a routine so they’d eat and burp and poop and sleep when they were supposed to. But our routines were constantly disrupted by something, and I had to be flexible. So I’ve figured out over the last few years that I really am a creature of habit, but I do things under a looser code. I don’t need my time-frames to be exact. I don’t need everything planned down to the nitty gritty.

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Alicia Silverstone Raw DietTips

Weight loss raw diet foods, no matter how long you choose to stay on them, are excellent ways to advance your overall health and wellbeing, as well as flush out your system of all of those nasty toxins that pollute our systems.

Alicia-Silverstone diet talkHowever, it’s not as easy as we would like to avoid those tasty treats we have all become so used to eating, the junk food, the snacks and all the other generally bad things that we have become used to. It’s very common to experience very powerful cravings when first starting your salvation diet, but with some cool ideas and methods, even those with poor will power can push through and stay strong on one of our weight loss plans.

Tip One

It’s important to try to satisfy your hunger and make sure your body is getting everything it requires, all the correct nutrients, fats and proteins,

One of the most common reasons people fail with their is because they don’t consume enough calories, and so the body starts to crave foods that it has become accustomed to as sourced of those nutrients.

Tip Two

Another good tip we recommend for times when people just need some hot food, and a salad is just impossible, is to have a soup.

You can either have it from frozen, canned or fresh, of course, fresh would be the best choice, and what we recommend is just to heat gently it to a warm temperature, not hot to the touch, and nowhere near boiling, just warm enough to satisfy the need for some warm food.

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Felicity Keith’s Simple Dating Tips for Boys and Girls

your first dateAre you losing your confidence due to your single status? Do you think that you cannot ask a single girl for a date due to your shy nature? Shyness is a part of human nature.

Every person get nervous no matter how experienced they are. Women feel shyer as compared to men as Felicity Keith explains in Language of Desire.

If you are not sure, how to behave on a date, here are few tips from Felicity Keith that you should follow on your first date.

  • Keep it short- If this is your first date, than you should not plan whole date. Meet for a coffee or for a lunch, so that you can judge whether you like each other’s company or not.
  • Clothing and Personal hygiene– You should keep a check on what you are wearing. Select a clean and decent dress and keep it handy. Make all the arrangements beforehand, do not rush to market in last minute to buy matching accessories.
  • Be on time – This tip is especially for boys, if this is your first time than you should keep your partner waiting. It’s very difficult for boys to be punctual everywhere but this trait is one of the common quality that every girl desire for.
  • Help other person to feel comfortable-Find something in your partner and compliment her/him. If you do not find anything than you can complement on his/her dressing sense or choice of colors.
  • Pay attention to your date– Initially when you start talking with each other, if there is nothing common between you, than other person will reveal his/her personal information in bits, like family members, where they work, how many siblings they have. If you can notice such things than he/she will admire you for listening her/him attentively.
  • Ask good Open ended question – Think up some fun things to talk about that will reveal interesting part of your life personality. Open ended questions often use words like why or how, and not who, where or when. Make sure that your date is enjoying with you rather than putting them under pressure.
  • Share your feelings– Tell your partner that how you was feeling yesterday, excited, shy. It will make your him/her comfortable and he/she will also start sharing his/her feelings. You can find more great dating tips in Language of desire by Felicity Keith.
  • Do not discuss your EX or past relationships – You are on a verge of staring a new relationship so stop comparing or missing them.
  • Be humorous – A shared sense of humor is appreciated. Men certainly like women more who laugh at their jokes or vice versa. Make your first date lively and make sure that you are not cracking poor jokes.
  • Be watchful about the surroundings-Flirting is acceptable only in certain places, where people around you don’t make two of you as their object of entertainment.
  • Be mysterious – Do not reveal your complete history on your first date. People are always attracted towards mystery. So be little mysterious.
  • Ask questions– Whenever you are in doubt or do not have any clear idea what he/she is talking about than do raise the question. Show some interest in each other’s family.

Follow these simple tips and make your date feel special. All the best.

Some Reviews From Ladies

My name is Kathy, and I am from the bitterly cold state of MN….where hibernation in the winter time is NOT unusual. I came across Venus Factor, and after listening to a number of success stories and reading Venus Factor  reviews, I decided to take the leap into taking control of my weight.

I am a 39 year old mother to a 13 year old girl and 9 year old boy, who have pretty active schedules, and I work outside of the home. I really thought I was doing okay, until I went to my doctor this past December, and she informed me that I had gained 13 lbs….. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but it was enough to make me look at my lifestyle and WANT to make some changes.

I have tried other ‘diets’ and have had little success. I also try to go to a gym 3-4 times a week where I do a combination of cardio and strength training.

I really believe that my downfall is portion control….not to mention, my love for alcohol!

My goal is that by cutting down my caloric intake, the support of this community and the workouts provided in this program will help me lose the 40-50 pounds I want/ need to lose.

Looking forward to meeting some supportive people in this new journey.

HI, my name is Melinda,I am 60. I live in Arizona. i have been on this program for 5 days, and so far it seems to be pretty easy to follow. There are a lot of encouraging folks blogging and replying to my posts.

I to wish to shed about 50 lbs. a funny thought came in my head today, I had my grandchildren over 12,8,6 and fed them lunch. I picked up a chip and looked at it and said welcome my 14 calorie chip I will add you to my count. The grand kids laughed and every time they picked up a chip they would echo 14 calories Arabela! it makes the journey fun.

Congrat’s on your upcoming wedding, very exciting! I’m Dara and I’ve just purchased the system today, but I’m in Palmerston North (NZ).

I too have tried many diets, which did work when I stuck to them. But as I’ve gotten older and been more desk bound at work, I’ve found the weight has crept up until I now weigh more than my husband!!!

I joined my first gym (with a friend) in Oct 12 for an eight-week weight loss challenge. It was quite hard going and the timetable was not realistic at all, (we were spending nearly everyday, sometimes twice a day at the gym) and while I felt great, I only lost 7kgs and my work suffered, (luckily I work from home for my husband).

In Mar 13 I managed to seriously tear my right calve muscle in two places during a circuit class, so I was out of action for one month (on crutches) and the physio had me on restricted activities for another two months, until both tears were healed. During that time away I got back into my bad habits, and managed to gain back the 7kgs plus a few extras.

I made four really good friends on the challenge and we each are sharing our weight loss journey. Three of us have joined a gym that is closer to us, while our other friend continues to run and swim. Two have decided to go back to weight watchers, one is just winging it and I was going to go back on Herbalife until I came across the Venus Factor on this weight loss system.

After watching the presentation and reading a few reviews on this website I figured I’d give it a go as it still costs less than a month’s supply of Herbalife products.

Like anything my timing isn’t the best, we’re heading off tomorrow for a couple of days, but I’ll use that time to read up on everything so when we’re back on Sunday we can get into the full swing of it.

I have a 13 year old daughter, who is on the path of becoming overweight, so this program will not only be beneficial for me, but for her too.

I’m looking forward to the journey!