Friday, November 9, 2012

Michelle Obama Can Be An Example To Us All!


I'm all for staying healthy and fit and the first lady, Michelle Obama is a perfect example of that! Her body is very toned and - of course - she looks great! But I, like many other women would LOVE to learn how to tone one's upper arms!

I found an online article about "getting one's arms to look like Michelle Obama".

Of course another great concern for many of us (and yes I am including myself) is what is the best way to lose weight or just how to lose weight. It's a pretty big concern because a lot of people - me, included - are overweight and need to lose weight . Of course being overweight is not healthy and the more over-weight one is, the more stress it puts on the heart and body. Believe me I know about this just by the way that I "huff and puff" when I'm walking for a period of time.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fantasia - Give The Girl A Break!

I just can't believe how petty some people can be!

Just in case you have never heard of her, Fantasia won on American Idol some years back.

First I read about her having some financial problems because she was being sued by her own father.

Then I heard a comment from a local radio host that was just in bad taste!

Now I am reading online about the latest news - people are giving her a bad time about her spelling and grammar on Twitter.

I think that this is really just a shame! I think that a lot of people are just probably jealous of her. I really admire her a lot and think people are just 'hatin on her because they are jealous of her.

You go girl! and you just go on and keep doing what you are doing!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Health?

I have been thinking about my health lately and realize that I do have a lot to be grateful for as far as my health is concerned. I have a brother who is not doing too good health-wise but he is trying his best to stay positive.

There was a time when I wanted to lose weight and I successfully managed to do so but people told me that I had lost too much weight and I kind of felt the same way too so I gained some of the weight back.

I do notice that if I eat a lot of sugar I feel more tired so I have tried to cut down on that even though I love having a nice cup of hot tea in the morning.

Even though my brother is diabetic he will be able to decrease that if he does eat right. It is something that he is struggling with because like me he loves to eat!

I'm also trying to drink more water because that is supposed to be more healthier and adding more fruits and vegetables and salads to my meals as well.

I haven't had any major health problems yet - Thank God!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

President Obama Has Filed His Income Taxes!

I really don't fault the fact that the Obamas made over $5 Million dollars last year. Most of their income came from book sales and not the government salary.

I do have to admit though that I am just a tad jealous although I realize that they have worked hard for their money!

I just wish that it was a little bit more easier as far as money is concerned. Sure I know that there are such things as free money and unclaimed money.

I have been fortunate enough to have received government grant money to help me with my utilities and believe that money was very welcomed!

I have also checked to see if my name was on the list of unclaimed money but it wasn't.

So I'd like to say to the President and his family that I applaud the fact that you were able to make so much money last year. President Obama gives a lot of us hope that anything is possible!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Well It Looks Like I Can't File My Taxes Online!

I tried filing my taxes online today and found out that I couldn't go through with it because since I owe taxes the IRS forms that I am filing online requires me to give them my banking information so that they can automatically deduct the tax that I owe directly from my bank account.

Since I didn't want to give this information it looks as though I won't be able to file my taxes online so I will will have to fill out the IRS forms by hand and then mail it in.

This is kind of a bummer because if I file my taxes online then that means that the IRS will get it sooner. But it looks like I'm going to have to fill out the forms manually and then mail them in. I certainly don't want them going into my bank account - mainly because I don't have the money to pay them just yet!

Well to look at the bright side at least I still have time to mail in the forms. Hopefully I'll be able to get by with putting just one stamp on the envelope but I may have to resign myself to the fact that it just might take more than one stamp to mail in the forms because there are three forms that have to be mailed and I don't want to take any chances that this mail could come back - especially when it has to do with the IRS!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Barack Obama - His Critics!

It seems that Barack Obama, our President, has been getting criticism from "African American supporters" such as the actor Danny Glover!

In my honest opinion I think that this President has done far more better than that last President that we had! I realize that more can be done - especially to help people save their homes from foreclosure but Barack Obama has implemented some good financial assistance programs that have helped some people. Remember the "cash for clunkers" program? If you're in a more charitable mood you could also donate your car to charity as another option.

I remember back during the election when the excitement was in the air because Barack Obama was going to be our first African American president. People turned out in droves to vote! I just remember that whole day as a day of excitement and energy!

I know that we still do have a lot of financial problems and financial difficulties that need to be addressed bur I would much rather prefer Barack Obama over that last president that we had!

Do I think that Barack Obama is doing a good job? Actually yes I do! I mean I'm not a millionairemillionaire yet and I'm not without financial problems (I work at home) - but I'm still glad that Barack Obama is our President of the Untied States!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Cold Morning!

Well I woke up with a bit of a cold this morning! The temperature here in Philly is in the 50's and I'm up before sunrise so its still very dark outside!

It's a good thing that I work from home because I thought I would get a little computer work done before I go eat breakfast! I'm giving it some time to get light outside before I go downstairs to eat breakfast.

I seem to have a bit of a cold - woke up sniffling and sneezing! I think it had to do with me going outside yesterday to buy a few groceries and feeling some of that chilly air and wind as I went to the store.

So now its time to dress warmly and drink some tea with honey and lemon!

I can definitely feel the temperatures getting cooler and it seems that summer went by so fast! The kids have started to go back to school and I can see the leaves changing colors.

Now its time for me to get ready for the winter. That means lots of hot chocolate and buying some rock salt so that I'll have it ready for when it snows!

I'll also have to check the radiators because I heard the water running through them which means they are trying to come on.

So for now I'm working on getting rid of this cold that I have. I think some nice hot chicken soup would be good for me now!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

BBBW - What Does It Mean?


stands for "Big, beautiful woman (women)"


stands for "Big, beautiful black woman" which is exactly what I am!

Believe me there are many of us around and it seems that BBBWs have a lot of admirers!

Being a BBBW doesn't mean that you have to feel ashamed of who you are or how you look. It means being proud of yourself and having enough confidence to say I am proud to be a BBBW!

There are lots of BBBW sites online and they don't all have to do with sex - in fact you could start a BBBW site of your own just to talk about yourself and you can post pictures of yourself if you want - just to show that not all BBBW sites have to do with sex!

When I find some BBBW related sites I will post them here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

"Village Private Moments"

I LOVE relaxing in a nice, relaxing and luxurious bath! It helps to take the stress away and it just makes me feel sooooo much better!

I found this product called "Village Private Moments" and its a bath product in the form of bath tablets that melt in your bath water. This was back some time ago and I really must have loved this product because I have sent them a letter because I was having a hard time trying to find this product in the stores! They wrote me back saying that they are finding it hard to provide their products in some stores because of the limited space and how it all depends on whether the stores decide to carry the product(s).

So I am really on the hunt for this particular product because I love it so much!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I Guess I Should Explain What A Keloid Is.......

As far as I could find out a keloid is when you have a break in the skin and it doesn't heal correctly! I was going to post a picture that I found on the Internet but they were just too disgusting to look at! As a matter of fact I kind of consider myself lucky because the keloid that I have doesn't look as bad as some of the pictures I have seen on the Internet!

Mine seems to be prone to infection as I am feeling it right now. It's 70 degrees and I'm sweating - which is a good sign of infection but I am taking care of myself. I am washing my hands often and I'm taking it a little bit more easier - even though I do feel a little guilty about taking it easy. I work from home so what could be more easier than that!

I have thought about getting rid of my keloid but the cortisone treatments that I have had in the past were very expensive but I may try them again at a later date.