Archive for the 'summer' Category

29
Aug
07

Threadless Tees

 

I posted a few days ago about the sweet shirts that Threadless sells and how everyone could use at least one for fall, to spice up their wardrobe… what i forgot to tell you is that they are having a $10 blow out sale…. don’t delay, check them out NOW!!!!!

07
Aug
07

New iMac from Apple

A few short mins ago Apple announced a brand spanking new line of iMac’s. They are built from aluminum and glass and this all-in-one desktop features a complete redesign and will come in two sizes: 20-inch and 24-inch. It will feature a wireless keyboard and up to 2.4GHz Core 2 Extreme processor, also it will have the standard  ports like USB 2.0, Firewire 400 / 800, a slot loading SuperDrive, iSight camera and bluetooth 2.0 and my guess is  much much more … more info coming soon… check out the pics for now, coolness, too bad i have my mind set on a macbook pro

18
Jul
07

Vegetarian & Vegan Diet Facts

I have been a Vegetarian for about 15 years now and have struggled with being Vegan for past 2… Currently I AM Vegan. (Vegans do not consume any animal products, most dont wear any either… Vegetarians sometimes consume dairy and or eggs) Below are the most interesting facts that i have aquired over the past few weeks. I am sharing these just to increase awareness simply because i do not believe that enough info like this is give out and or made available to the masses. If you find any of this interesting, informative or helpful please do not hesitate to pass it along.

What is more beneficial for global warming–Switching to a Prius vs. Switching to a Vegetarian Diet: Vegetarian Diet

Fossil fuels needed to produce a meat-centered diet vs. a meat-free diet: 50 times more

Number of acres of US forest cleared for cropland to produce meat-centered diet: 260 million acres

Amount of meat US imports annually from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama: 200,000,000 pounds

Average per capita meat consumption in Costa Rica, El Salveador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama: Less than eaten by average US house cat

Area of tropical rainforest consumed in every quarter-pounder hamburger: 55 sq. ft.

Current rate of species extinction due to destruction of tropical rainforests for meat grazing and other uses: 1,000 species extinct per year

Increased risk of breast cancer for women who eat cheese and butter 3 or more times a week vs less than once a week: 3 times

Increased risk of ovarian cancer for women who eat eggs 3 or more times a week vs less than once a week: 3 times

Increased risk of fatal prostate cancer for men who consume meat, cheese, eggs and milk daily vs sparingly or not at all: 3.6 times

Amount of water to produce a pound of wheat: 25 gallons

Amount of water to produce a pound of meat: 2,500 gallons

Years the world’s known oil reserves will last if every human ate a meat-centered diet: 13 years

Years the world’s known oil reserves will last if human beings no longer ate meat: 260 years

Number of US Medical Schools: 125 /Number requiring a course in nutrition: 30

Nutrition training received by average US physician during four years in medical school: 2.5 hours

Most common cause of death in the US: Heart attack

How frequently a heart attack kills in the US: Every 45 seconds

Average US man’s risk of death from heart attack: 50%

Risk for average US man who avoids the meat-centered diet: 15%

Risk for average US vegan man: 4%

Number of animals killed for meat per hour in US: 500,000

Occupation with highest turnover rate in US: Slaughterhouse Worker

Occupation with the highest rate of on-the-job injury in US: Slaughterhouse Worker

Cost to render animal unconscious with “captive bolt pistol”: 1 cent

Reason given by meat industry fo not using “captive bolt pistol”: Too expensive

06
Jul
07

Lots of NEW Pics UP

I have A LOT of NEW pics up on FLICKR!!!!!!! check them out HERE

24
Jun
07

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE at Jamba Juice

Some how i came across a coupon for a BUY 1 GET 1 FREE drink offer at Jamba Juice. I love Jamba Juice but sadly there is not one in my local area, if you are a Jamba fan or if you just want to print this out incase you stumble across a Jamba Juice click HERE for your Buy 1 get 1 coupon. HURRY! this offer ends on JULY 4th

22
Jun
07

are you the 1?

its killing me, i am so distracted, and i dont mean to flood my blog with posts about WOWIO or FREE iPod Shuffles, its just killing me that i am so close to getting one… yet so far… adn i know its just a shuffle and it only cost 80$ but it has become about more then the shuffle, it has become a challenge to my self and from friends…

I say i am so close, yet so far becuase I NEED 1 more person to sign up by 4pm today… i fear that i will not get 1 more and i will fail, so if you haven’t yet, if you want to help me, please please please please please go to WOWIO and sign up, when it asked for referrer please put in itsjos@gmail.com
if you are my 10th person i will add you to my blogroll and post about how great you are 😉

14
May
07

Summer Fitness Tips

Summer is right around the corner, the days and getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, its time to take of that extra layer of clothes and bask in the sun, but wait, what are you going to do if you are one of the many many individuals out that that happens to have an extra layer of fat? or flab? or pudgyness? Is it time for you to shape up and trim down? If so read on…

Let me start by saying that I am no fitness buff or pro, i have no formal training, i do have my fair share of personal experience and i’ve read many books and articles with so i guess consult a physician and take anything i may say with a grain of salt

With just A decent pair of sneakers, an exercise mat, and a set of 3- and or 5-pound dumbbells you can be in shape in no time. You don’t need a gym or fancy gear, just the desire to change and will power to stick to a routine. The most important thing is to start of slow, dont push your self too hard for at least the first few days, gradually build up your tolerance and endurance to working out.

remember jumping jacks from gym class in elementary school ??? well they are a good way to burn some calories, get your heart rate pumping and get into shape, start with sets of 30 and challenge your self to get up to 200 or even 500, let me know how you do…

Start simple, with nothing required… Try walking for 15 minutes either in the morning or right when you get home from work. After a few days see if you can increase your 15 minutes up to 20 or even 25 and every few days or weeks, really whenever you feel you can increase the time, do it. Maybe after a few weeks of walking for 30+ minutes try walking for 10, jogging for 5 and walking for 15 more.

Take 3 or 5 pound weights, sit on a chair (please not the recliner) and alternate doing 5 or 10 reps with each arm, switch it up, try using different muscles, do both arms at once, sit up straight and lift the weights over your head, make up your own weight lifting routine, stick to it and gradually increase the number of reps you do, start off doing this 2-3 days a week and go from there.

Streching is important, you should being doing it before and after workouts, walking, jogging, and running, everyone knows how to do it so spend 5 or 10 minutes it will help you keep your muscles safe from injury and it will burn some calories and tone you a little

Remember you can do this, you can achieve your goals, you can tone up and silm down in time for this summer, try to do some sort of work out daily even if it is only for 5 minutes it will help, you will feel good and you will look good to, let me know how your work outs are going, and feel free to ad tips






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