Lose 104 Pounds in a YearWritten by Deirdre Jones
Did you ever think about fact that losing 2 pounds a week adds up to 104 pounds a year? That's a LOT of weight.
Sooo.... Let's say that you have only about 20 to 30 pounds to drop. You could safely lose that extra weight in 10 to 15 weeks, or about 2 1/2 to 3 months. I think that's a pretty handy thing to know.
Why you shouldn't try to drop weight too quickly
First of all, your body tends to want to retain weight; and first weight that drops off is usually water weight, or fluid weight. So that 10 pounds that you drop so effortlessly and gain back just as quickly is probably just extra fluid.
Even if you try to starve yourself, your metabolism will just slow to a crawl, and make it that much more difficult to drop weight. Your body thinks it needs that extra fuel (weight) for survival.
Slow and Steady Wins Race
"Slow and Steady..." says tortoise.
Okay, now how do you do this?
Well, lasting weight loss means improving your eating habits and yes, exercising. This takes time and effort. This is one reason why quick weight loss is usually followed by quick weight gain - you haven't had enough time to develop good eating and exercise habits.
Freezer SpellsWritten by Sam Stevens
For most part, I think that spells can be a valuable way to "act" out your anger, resentment, bitterness or jealousy. The very act of doing a spell can make a person who feels powerless or victimized, feel at least briefly, for at time that they are somehow in control of situation again. I have found following "freezer" spells to be quite satisfying to do, if you find yourself somehow dumped, oppressed or just plain wishing for some kind of psychological torture to stop. I am not completely sure if these spells or not, but when someone does me wrong, first thing that pops into mind is frosty insides of my refrigerator. I love these spells because they fall under category of corny spells, trailer trash wiccanary and because they originate from such an emotional, passionate and old style of witchcraft. Yet at same time they are very modern because they make use of fridge. Technically too, they fall under category of black magic because they are revenge spells, and represent desire to control another person. Being somewhat of a collector and connoisseur of corny spells, trailer trash wiccanary and any ritual that allows you to "act out your feelings" without necessarily hurting anyone, I thought I'd share them with you because they are a few of my favourites. Some of them have been sourced from Lexa Rosean, author of Supermarket Sorceress who is a master of Kitchen Witchery. Still I think important thing about a freezer spell is to start with basics and then make it your own. I know one natural witch, (a famous Canadian singer in fact) who knows nothing about freezer spells, yet every time she gets mad at someone, she writes their name on a little piece of paper, twists it up and throws it in freezer to "make it stop!" I discovered this one day when I was groping through her freezer for some ice cream and a flutter of little pieces of paper fell out to floor. When I asked her about it, she told me her intuition had told her to put people "on ice." The essence of a freezer spell is about time. The idea is to stop something in its tracks. Freezer spells also fall into category of binding spells, as often their purpose is to paralyse an offender. They are used for protection, but mainly for REVENGE! Here are a few of my favourites. THE BASIC ICE CUBE TRAY SPELL: This is all-purpose and what I like about it is that you can use magickal ingredients to sweeten or sour mix before you chuck it in freezer. Basically, you take twelve small pieces of paper and write down names twelve people or situations who have not been very nice to you or who have irked you or done you wrong. Think of twelve people who have been hostile to you, or who have a bad attitude towards you or who have behaved as obstacles to what you want in your life or career. Now stick these twelve pieces of paper in ice cube tray compartments and add a little sugar, or honey to sweeten up their attitude towards you. You could also add a few other things as well if you wanted - a little dill or parsley powder for improved communication, orange water for joy or rose water to increase loving vibrations. Then you fill rest of tray with water and stick in freezer. I like this spell because it is relatively innocent and is persuading others to think of you kindly and not to harm you. A more vengeful version of this spell would be to add substances like vinegar (to sour their experiences) cigarette ashes (to cause depression) or horseradish (to cause arguments.)