Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tis' the Season to Eat

Tis' the season to be healthy.

Gotta DroP some soup into the immune system, you dont have to eat to some soup.

Tis' the season to cut up some vegetables to add to the soup to give nutrients to your body especially since yo may have flooded your body with the holidays sweets and stuffings.

Tis' the season to use leftover chicken and turkey and create something tasty, healthy and needed to keep moving towards a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Also by adding your protein, vegatables and whole grain pasta noodles, this can serve as a meal.

Make healthy choices. This and something better is about to happen.
Lets keep DRoPPING IT!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

My Last Marathon!

A new challenge approaches me as I end my marathon ventures with my Dad. I had decided back in 2006 that I would not run anymore marathons because of the pain and knee injuries I was having. I hadnt a point to prove any longer and I had completed 4 marathons at that time. I wanted to finish faster, however I had accomplished the goal.

In June 2007 my Dad passed. He lived in pain and never did he give a piddy party while laying bed ridden. He was very strong, a joy to be around and he was my best friend, my hero. I decided to dedicate running with my Dad hand in hand by carrying his drumstick. 2010, my fourth marathon later with him, I have decided to stop ignoring the pain in my knees and focus on a new challenge.

My Dad lived with high blood pressure and the medications the majority of his life. He strongly advised me to never start taking the med's if I was ever diagnosed. Well, I was diagnosed early. I found that I had HBP through a change of events like passing out, the room fading to black, my equalibrium being off and my lims going numb.

Once, I passed out in the gym and when I awoke there were many unrecognized faces standing in a circle over me trying to bring me back. I went to doctor and my numbers were so high that she prescribed me a high numbers of different meds to begin right away. I refused the meds and ask for another options. She had me to said a waiver for refusing the meds and recommended exercise, meal change and breathing techniques. I have made a life style change. It wasnt easy, it was necessary.

I love you Daddy and we have a new challenge. "What is it Pamela Ann?" Body Sculpting, lets keep DRoPPING IT! I will still keep running, but our challenging distance will now be 13.1 miles, the half marathons! Im going to start skating again now too! Thanks Dad for being my hero and giving me the champion within to keep DRoPPING IT!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

R E S U L T S ~ from the BIG PAY BACK!

The BIG PAY BACK CHALLENGE started October 3rd with abwork out challenge, eating plan and hard work. The second pictue posted is for December 13th, gotta love the results. The challenge runs unto June 2011, its not to late to participate.
The first part of the challenge is to take a picture and post it on your wall, TEAM DRoP IT's wall or our private group page SA40 DROP IT page. The ab workout started with ab workouts shared in the group. The more was growing the more workout we were receiving. We have speakers, nutritionalist, authors and motivators that keep us going.

As we grow progress is making us more health conscious, sharing and developing our mindsets to realistically obtain our goals. Join our TEAM DROP IT group on facebook. Share your knowledge, testimony, recipes, workout plans and be motivated to make it DRoP for life.   
This and something better is about to happen, Lets DRoP IT!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Aim to Accomplish your goal

Coach Corley speaks on call in regard to accomplishing your goal. Coach is in the TEAM DRoP IT group and is a strong motivator. She's a respiratory therapist and is passionate about health and nutrition. This call was very motivation and informative. She speaks on your goals which where you aim to accomplish them. Your objective is how to obtain it. Here are some tips she shares:
  1. Know why you want it and make sure that this want is something you want (DO YOU) 
  2. Work at it your eating and exercise training.
  3. Write your financial, personal or weight goals down.
  4. Say your  long term or short goals out loud and make them obtainable.
  5. Put yourself in an environment that will help encourage, motivate and inspire you. That's includes friends, associates, mentors and those knowledgeable of what you need.
  6. Have faith in your goal, speak your goal.
  7. Stay focus on your goal
  8. Take action, don't just talk about it, be about it.
  9. Write down your meals for the entire day.  It'll make you conscious of what you eat wrong.
  10. Adjust your goals
  11. Never give UP
  12. Do your goals for you.

Motivational quote: Obstacle are those things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
This call is on replay at 605-477-2100 access code 888053# reference #6 with Coach Corley

  • Booker T mentions: stress being how it distract you from your goals
  • Tasya Mims mentions:  If you have two limbs, you can move.
  • Pamma Joi mentions:  Once you have completed your goals post your accomplishments.
  • Coach Corley mentions:  Using weights wont make you bulky right away, you have do work really hard to get bulky and recommends using weight also.
  • Elaine from Texas questions:  Butter products are they healthy such as Smart Balance answer: read the label. Bottom line, the butter substitute types like margarine are not a food product and wont provide any type of nutrients.
  • Traci Narcisse closing prayer in short:
  • "God, We thank you years in advance." Amen and DRoP IT!
Weekly calls are every Friday at 10pm EST 605-477-2100 access code 888053. Once the has started and you enter the enter *6 to mute your line so you wont interrupt the speaker. This and something better is about to happen, lets DRoP IT for life!

Your Dropping IT Specialist,
Pamela Miller

Monday, November 29, 2010

Make IT Happen!

Make it happen! Make a sheet to post on your wall of what you want. This is your reality board. Now it is time to turn your thoughts into words, your words into a habits and your habits into reality.You have to know what your want to get where you want. In order to make it happen lets start with "what you want?" It could be a smaller waistline, loss weight, a healthier living, fit by fifty, your first triathlon, a better sample of health for your children or a free way of staying away from the doctor. Whatever it is you have to be specific. Write it down.
Set a specific date to reach your goal. Make a realistic goal date to achieve your goal that won't stress you out. Make a schedule that you can devote to regularly. If you have low energy and there is not enough time in your day to sleep, than this is a time management issue. You are beaten your self up to do everything else but you. How will you continue by getting sick about four times a year. Look at your schedule and eliminate what it is that is taking those 45 minutes for your exercise and DRoP IT. Think of what's really not a priority and is interfering in your health. You want an example? Okay, the television, the computer and the phone. We will go deeper into detail on another page, but make a more conscious amount of time for yourself and start doing less of the nothingness to do you more!
Having an accountability partner, group or resource to help keep your word. This is such a valuable part of making it happen. When you commit to what you want and share what you are going to do, you are going to have a lot of doubters. You have said this before, but you keep doing it the same way all the time. Your partner will hold you to it and they believe in you. This time you have to believe in you, do it different and DRoP the excuses. Your word and your effort will be supported and your testimony will inspire. Make sure you share in your efforts to better health.
Know what you want and make a plan to achieve it. In order to work a plan you have to follow a plan. Research what you want, join a challenge, join a gym or something that will work for what you want. Know what to do, how to do and when to do it. If you don't know, ask. Make an effort, find it. Joining a group which share the same commonmotivation, inspires you will help you to achieve your goal. Opening and changing your mind set will give another way of making it happen. You cant keep doing the same thing the same way and get different results.

What's your reward? Your reward is achieving what you have set out to do for so long and continue by making it a lifestyle. It inspires others to better health and consciousness. The benefits are more unseen but now felt through your energy and the power to make you your priority. Make it count, make it happen, make an effort and make it DRoP!

Friday, November 26, 2010

High Blood Pressure

Many adults have high blood pressure. Some are required medical treatment and some are learning to control it. Medication cause side effects which troubles takers, which gives the dillusion od being angry and sad. Untereated HBP may lead to hypertension and cause heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.

Alternative ways to batlling HBP is a matter of controlling the mind, eating habits, resperation (breathing) and exercising 3-4 days a week. Control your breathing with a breathing exercise 20 minutes a day with music. Take the time with your to breath your regular pace to a dramatically slow pace. Start by enhaling and exhale to relax the muscle which dilates small bllod vessels so that the blood will flow more freely.

Ways to lower blood pressure are:
Plannig regular power walks, make an effort and work up a sweat.
Breath deeply, try to relax in situations that are not in your control.
Eat potassium enriched produce such as celery or bananas.
Read the food labels, go with less sodium.
Take supplements such as mutivitamins an prescribed medications.
If you drink coffee go decaf.
Replace coffee drinking and go tea.
Drink less alcohol
Work less, by not over working yourself on the job.
Relax to music
Watch what you eat, eat healthy.

Make life style changes, lose the the extra pounds and especially around the waist, which puts you at a higher risk. Commit to yourself. work yourself more than you work your job. Keep your levels controlled, when your pressure goes you shouls know why. Check your vitals and know you ate, the people you were around and different situations which caused your pressure to rise. Make a record, document and compare. Eat more grain, fruits, vegetables, reduce your sodium and exercise. Major grocery store offer free vital machine to help monitor your pressure. NO excuse. Lets keep DRoPPING IT!

This and somthing better is about to happen. Lets keep DRoPPING IT!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Team Building

I have anticipated building muscles for years and have procastinated
because I didnt see it being all that important. But do we have to
wait til it hurts bad enough to know its necessary to take care of
ourselves as we get older? We have to make more of an effort to stay
healthier. Our mind is set on depending on the doctors call if health
becomes a problem and it will if you have nothing to do with it.

Aches and pain started coming from no where before I realize it was
the lack of movement. My motivation was becoming less encouring and
this had to change. The connections with people of the same mind
became so motivating and exciting. The movement went from my feet,
flowing through my blood and to the brain. Creativity became grand
and the right and left brain did it's thing. "I need to connect with
more people." The connection was made to find that I was are never
alone just had to connect.

Get involved, instead of taking action when the warning signs come,
start making action now. Change the way you eat. DROP the white
flour, sodas and sugars. DROP eating an hour before you go to sleep,
give your body a 3 hour window. DROP the remote control and control
your actions to get out and add at the least 30 minutes of
exercise to your life a day. DROP the signs of a red flag being
part of your bill of health. Its not to late do it now. Give yourself
an opportunity to join your doctors downline or let me help you make
your own.

This started with the running group, then to more art projects and

then with the challenges and so on. A healthy mind lapse to more
positive possiblilities. To increase health and wellness, to live
healthiers lives and to motivate others give you drive to unleash
your true potential. Dont live be tired just to retire, your health
is your wealth.

Nutritional products are important to our health and for those who
are not afraid to take control prior to the yellow or red flag has
warned us, I would like to hear from you. Productivity is building,
and I am looking for the right people, productive people to build
with. Im looking for a team. I am looking for five people to team up
with in this plan to help others. Who will like to join me?

Lets Continue to DROP IT.
This and something better is about to happen.
Pamela Miller
email: pammajoi@aol.com "ME too.Team Drop IT"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Week 2 of the BIG PAY BACK

Welcome to week two of the BIG PAY BACK challenge. Hope you had a great weekend and DROPPED IT on either Saturday or Sunday. We are adding an additiional technique to this weeks workout.
Your standard abs workout with weights will still remain part of this weeks workout for 20 minutes.
Plus add the additional ab technique for 20 minutes.So your total time for working out this week will be 40 minutes per session:Monday, Wednesday, Friday and the selected weekend day. Dont add weight to the second weightout.
Please watch the video below "Leg-Up Crunch" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1P_RyNi4mc&feature=related
 and continue to DROP IT for the BIG PAY BACK!

Leg-Up Crunch

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sit Ups with Weights

Please leave your comments. Be a motivator by adding your name to the left side of this page. Have a great today and lets get DROPPING IT!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Short Recovery Let"s DROP IT Again!

Welcome back BIG PAY BACK Challengers.
One day break we are back to day and choose a day
either Saturday or Sunday.

(Arrange your schedule to eat around 5 times a day in small portions)
High Protein Diet Foods – A Key Ingredient for Weight Loss

Click here for your sit up video

High protein foods have been proven track record to help you lose more weight. Protein is one of the basic building blocks of the human body. (Around 16% of your total body weight.) It plays a major role in all of the cells and most of the fluids found in your body. In addition, many of your bodies' important chemicals are at least partially made up of protein. Muscle, hair, skin, and connective tissue are mainly made up of protein.

Obesity has been increasing at an unprecedented rate in the United States and worldwide. 65% of the US population is considered overweight and about 33% are clinically Obese. This trend is also on the rise among children and teenagers. Due to the other health related problems associated with excess body weight, (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Diabetes, and cardiovascular disease), Obesity is now perceived as a world wide epidemic.

Your Protein Needs

High protein diet foods spark glucose production in the small intestine, which satiates hunger and makes you feel full. Eating high protein diet foods suppresses your appetite, which helps you eat less food. Some evidence also suggest that diets higher in protein increase fat loss as compared to diets lower in protein.

~A good protein rich diet is required for optimum health as your muscles, (which constitute about 40-50% of the body mass), are mostly composed of it.
~Higher protein diets have been associated with lower blood pressure and reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
~The exchange of protein for carbohydrates has been shown to improve blood lipids.
~Higher protein diets facilitate significant weight loss when compared to a lower protein diet.

List of High Protein Diet Foods:

Beef, Steak, Beef cuts, Chicken, Chicken breast, Chicken thigh, Drumstick, Wing, Chicken, cooked,
Pork, Ham, Ground pork, Bacon, Canadian bacon, Eggs and Dairy, Milk, Cottage cheese, Yogurt, Cheeses Beans, Tfu (soft) 1/2 cup,Tofu (hard) 1 oz Soy milk, Most beans, Soy beans, Split peas, Peanut butter, Almonds,Peanuts, Cashews, Pecans, Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Flax seed, Fish.

Watch Video for next set of tens in 30 minutes:

Please leave your comments on the youtube chanell and prescribe. We are in this together! Just DROP IT!
This and something better is about to happen!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Here are additional helpful videos for the BIG PAY BACK challenge
Double click below and follow video one. The videos will continue onto
to other helpful strength training for running. Let's DROPIT! Let us know
about your workout.

I know everyone is not able to make it to the gym, if so great try to stay off the floor. If your working out at home on the floor and it is uncomfortable, try anything similiar to a  weight bench that you may have at home.

Preview this video for great ab workout. Its great to movedifferent muscles daily. It more important to be consistant and kepp it moving. Let's DROP IT!

This and something better is about to happen!
Start your watch and began as many sets of ten
as possible within 30 minutes.
Between sets take 30 seconds - 1 minute breaks.

Drink, eat your protein, green vegatables, fruit and fiber and let's get ready for tomorrow!
This is our warm up week. Let me know how it went.

Start hard, stay hard DROP those sit ups and get ready for the BIG PAY BACK!
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Monday, October 4, 2010



Things needed to get started:
DROP any excuses, towel, workout clothes, weights, water, stop watch & protein drink for the finish.
If haven't read the introduction to the BIG PAY CHALLENGE you can do so here:

1 Wake the body up (if its the you are starting your workout from out the bed,) with room temperature water and a banana. Follow with a high antioxidant juice.

2 Time for warm up. Warm up the body with an exercise. Make it either a 10 minute walk, run, trot, scoot, jumping jacks, jumping rope, dance to just jump start the body.

3 We are working the abs for 30 minutes today. Starting with the standard sit up BUT adding 10 pounds to our chest.

   Start your watch and began as many sets of ten as possible within 30 minutes. Between sets take 30 seconds - 1 minute breaks.
Drink your protein and let's get ready for tomorrow! This is our warm up week. Let me know how it went.

Start hard, stay hard DROP those sit ups and get ready for the BIG PAY BACK!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Oh! The challenge is on. The BIG PAY BACK is in effect. Are you ready to take it to the next level?
I thought about it today: Will cake fuel muscles? No, and I had to skip the thought of that donut, cake or cookie taste coming through my lips. That is the mindset of the big pay back.

Send your email to pammajoi@aol.com  with "BIG PAY BACK" in subject bar to start receiving emails on the October 3rd to break downs the walls of our mid section and get paid back.
Together we are going to be a force our bodies didnt expect, but our minds always knew we could handle! Soon as we change our minds we will change our bodies and make a healthier us!

Read more of my article here: http://ezinearticles.com/?Your-First-Six-Pack-Challenge&id=5104287

Let's DROP IT!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Celebrate Your Smallest Victories!

I received my first author's award today. I say celebrate your smallest victories not given weight to the term small, to truly acknowledge all! I started writing as a means to vent and express my silence when I wasnt creating my art. Changing my words into a children story I found it to be quite entertaining. My daughter posed for me to create the characters in the book and I found a publisher. I was given a deadline to to submit the manuscript, my Dad passed the day before and I was lost. A week later I called in regard to the deadline and it was too late.

I did write much anymore and craved to paint. Many journeys has lead me back to writing and evetyone writes. So in the manner I consider it to be a small victory and also because I never expected to receive an award. I love that I am able to share my words, my life and hopefully motivate others to do the same. I know this is what keeps us going! Thank you for celebrating with me.

The words from Jack Cranfield book
"This and something better is about to happen." I keep believing that.
Selected Readings from Chicken Soup For The Soul: 101 Stories To Open The Heart And Rekindle The SpiritThe Greatest Gift of All - Chicken Soup for the Little Souls ReaderLecciones de la vida para la mujer. 7 ingredientes clave para lograr el equilibrio (Life Lessons for Women) (Spanish Edition)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Nutritional Products for Energy!

Le'Vive Bottle Ardyss International  Im looking for those that are passionate about losing weight.
Energy is the main source of losing weight. It takes motivation and energy to keep it going on a consistant basis. Being around the people who are interested in the same goals to keep you motivated, keep you moving and that will allow you to DROP IT!

Those who arent afraid sharing there story and weight loss journey.
Keeping yourself motivated means helping others as well. In sharing your how to's motivates other and gives them direction when you can personally say how you did it step by step.

Those who wouldnt mind hearing "wow how did you do that?" 
Now that you are Dropping It and being compensated for doing it, are you ready for your applauds? You now have energy and also having you nutritional products to sponsor your weight loss program?

Click below for nutritional products that you allow you to earn a living while losing weight. https://ardysslife.com/10-Nutricion.aspx?ID=droppingit
View the nutritional products here on my website. Browse to see the other products as well.

Leave me your email email at: runcalendar@gmail.com
If you are interested in working together. I want to show you how in 90 days how you can lose weight and gain money. Why not move and get paid, this wont cost you anything to inquire. Dont move and lose out on making your life full of energy, a life of smiles and happiness doing the things you have always wanted to do.

Just DROP me your email and I look forward to meeting you.

No, you dont have to know how to run!
This and something better is about to happen!

Pamela Miller
If you feel you will like to try it out text "DROP IT" to my cell 904-521-4058, I will call you within 10-30 minutes. We can go over the details to Dropping 30 plus pounds if necessary and getting paid for it.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Push Challenge

What ever wont kill you, will make you DROP IT! This challenge wasgiven to me on Facebook. I couldnt turn the oppurtunity to get some nice tone arms in 3 month, right on time for my marathon.
It also keep my legs from realizing that they hurt from my runs, because my arms feel STRANGE "but I like it!" So I will continue and let you know how it goes.
Let's continue to DROP IT!

Saturday, August 21, 2010



THE MOST HARMFUL THING, you can do to yourself is BE STILL!

If you you feel yourself being stiff, 
that's a clue to stretch.

If you feel lazy, tired and non-motivated
that's a clue to eat better.
If you don't feel like talking to someone cause there energy level is so high it makes you tired, 
that's a clue to take a multivitamin daily and exercise.

If your chest is tightening, 
head hurting and blood pressure is up
that's a clue: DROP THAT pressure! 
You have been to STILL!

Get up and "SHAKE 'TIL YOU FEEL" better! 
James Brown wasn't shouting that for nothing, 
he was wanting you to keep it moving!

DROP something today: 
DROP some minutes on the treadmill
DROP more nutrients to the body, 
DROP in some time running around with the kids!

This and something better is about to happen!
James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden - April 5, 1968I Got the Feelin': James Brown in the 60'sJames Brown: Live At the Apollo '68

Monday, June 28, 2010

For the Beginner.
I started using books for additional advice when I started running marathons. I gradually worked my way up to a marathon within one year's time in 2001. The training was grueling. I didnt consider the length of time, time of day, clothes to wear, sock, running shoe type, what to eat or training the right distance at the right time. That didnt keep me from pursuing the journey.

I started reading "how to's" and found a group of people who were familiar with the sport and joined them. 

I look forward to hearing more of your running journey and following your blog. Click the follow button on this page so we can be buddies for the long haul! Run Steady! Pamela

Come To Win

The mindset is important. You have to come ready to win. Winning dont happen over night, it takes conditioning, practice, focus and developing habits that will last.

Venus book is soon to release July 1st on how sports can help you top your profession. It is directed to leaders, artist, doctors and other visionaries.
Training is key.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Get Up and GO!

I want share how to turn what you been doing into a life style and making residual income from
 your workout outs. By sharing your testimony, motivating others and a little work could change yours
and many other peoples lives as well.

I understand that you may not be motivated and your "get up and go" have "gone off and went."
But if you wont read the emails, follow them or response then I cant help you.

Im a runner, artist and entrepreneur. I am also a coach for marketing and demonstrate ways to make
residual income. I have a passion for what I do and have always found creative ways to make money
while doing it. Now I want to share and give value to those who want it.
Opportunities come and go and I want to help but you have to first be able to help yourself. You have to
want to make a difference in your life. I would love to know that I help someone change their health
and there wealth through exercise, consistency and training. I have motivated people to run or walk their
first 5k, 10k and half marathon.

Only 1% of the world's population will run, less will run a marathon. Only 3% of marketers become
succuessful. Less percentage of artist make their talents a full time living. Why are these numbers so low?
I have found that what we eat make us lazy. It is also the mindset and our priorities that makes us not
want be consistant with our goals. That main reason why the numbers are low is because it is so much
easier to just give up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T38NOKiUBdI

Training is key, Im not giving up!
Im looking for five people who wants team up and this and something better happen!

Pamela Miller

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Invest in Yourself

The reward comes after the run. I feel energitic, alive, my blood flowing through my body and most of all I am motivated to take on the day. The hardest part of the day is over.
I have killed procastion and have invested in myself.

With the energy I have I am able to go to my "things to do" list and and select the task that
I find to be the most difficult and check that one off first. It becomes the
"things done" list a lot faster. The day have started off
productively and your attitude is positive.

As time goes on gradually take the miles up and so the amount of time. Since I am making my
health my wealth I also reward myself one dollar for every ten minutes that I run and
for those of you that walk use the same concept.

Consider what your reward is by the end of the week. You'll have $20 at the least. Another way
of saving your health is avoiding the drive thru and fast food places.
Wealth is growing and with this something
better is about to happen.

In the beginning a minimum of 150-200 minutes a week are suggested in training. Plan an event to complete as a goal so you will continue forward to your goal. Have a partner
that help keep you motivated and another for your back up. Find a day
of the week to run in a group. This will allow you to look forward
to meeting again with familiar faces.

I look forward to hearing about your run, event or group run please share in the comment box below!
Let' continue to DROP IT!

Pamela Miller

Thursday, May 13, 2010


What Soft Drinks are Doing to Your Body
By Dr. Maoshing Ni - PDT Dr. Mao's Secrets of Longevity

Soda, pop, cola, soft drink — whatever you call it, it is one of the worst beverages that you could be drinking for your health. As the debate for whether to put a tax on the sale of soft drinks continues, you should know how they affect your body so that you can make an informed choice on your own.

Soft drinks are hard on your health
Soft drinks contain little to no vitamins or other essential nutrients. However, it is what they do contain that is the problem: caffeine, carbonation, simple sugars — or worse, sugar substitutes — and often food additives such as artificial coloring, flavoring, and preservatives.

A lot of research has found that consumption of soft drinks in high quantity, especially by children, is responsible for many health problems that include tooth decay, nutritional depletion, obesity, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease. (See: Liquid Candy: How Soft Drinks are Harming Americans' Health.)

Why the sugar in soft drinks isn’t so sweet
Most soft drinks contain a high amount of simple sugars. The USDA recommendation of sugar consumption for a 2,000-calorie diet is a daily allotment of 10 teaspoons of added sugars. Many soft drinks contain more than this amount!

Just why is too much sugar so unhealthy? Well, to start, let's talk about what happens to you as sugar enters your body. When you drink sodas that are packed with simple sugars, the pancreas is called upon to produce and release insulin, a hormone that empties the sugar in your blood stream into all the tissues and cells for usage. The result of overindulging in simple sugar is raised insulin levels. Raised blood insulin levels beyond the norm can lead to depression of the immune system, which in turn weakens your ability to fight disease.

DROP IT RIGHT HERE! (Dr. Mao didnt say DROP IT, I did)
Something else to consider is that most of the excess sugar ends up being stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain and elevates risk for heart disease and cancer. One study found that when subjects were given refined sugar, their white blood cell count decreased significantly for several hours afterwards. Another study discovered that rats fed a high-sugar diet had a substantially elevated rate of breast cancer when compared to rats on a regular diet. (See: Hoehn, SK et al: "Complex versus simple carbohydrates and mammary tumors in mice." Nutr Cancer 1979; 1: 27.)

The health effects of diet soda
You may come to the conclusion that diet or sugar-free soda is a better choice. However, one study discovered that drinking one or more soft drinks a day — and it didn’t matter whether it was diet or regular — led to a 30% greater chance of weight gain around the belly.

Diet soda is filled with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, or saccharin. These artificial sweeteners pose a threat to your health. Saccharin, for instance, has been found to be carcinogenic, and studies have found that it produced bladder cancer in rats.
Aspartame, commonly known as nutrasweet, is a chemical that stimulates the brain to think the food is sweet. It breaks down into acpartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol at a temperature of 86 degrees. (Remember, your stomach is somewhere around 98 degrees.) An article put out by the University of Texas found that aspartame has been linked to obesity. The process of stimulating the brain causes more cravings for sweets and leads to carbohydrate loading.
Carbonation depletes calcium
Beverages with bubbles contain phosphoric acid, which can severely deplete the blood calcium levels; calcium is a key component of the bone matrix. With less concentration of calcium over a long time, it can lower deposition rates so that bone mass and density suffer. This means that drinking sodas and carbonated water increases your risk of osteoporosis. (See: AJCN)

Add in the caffeine usually present in soft drinks, and you are in for even more trouble. Caffeine can deplete the body’s calcium, in addition to stimulating your central nervous system and contributing to stress, a racing mind, and insomnia.

Skip the soda and go for:
• Fresh water
Water is a vital beverage for good health. Each and every cell needs water to perform its essential functions. Since studies show that tap water is filled with contaminants, antibiotics, and a number of other unhealthy substances, consider investing in a quality carbon-based filter for your tap water. To find out more about a high-performance filtration system, click here.

On the go? Try using a stainless steel thermos or glass bottle, filled with filtered water. Enhance the flavor of your water with a refreshing infusion of basil, mint leaves, and a drop of honey.

• Fruit Juice
If you are a juice drinker, try watering down your juice to cut back on the sugar content. Buy a jar of organic 100% juice, especially cranberry, acai, pomegranate, and then dilute three parts filtered water to one part juice. You will get a subtle sweet taste and the benefit of antioxidants. After a couple of weeks, you will no longer miss the sweetness of sugary concentrated juices.

• Tea
Tea gently lifts your energy and has numerous health benefits. Black, green, white, and oolong teas all contain antioxidant polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high or higher than many fruits and vegetables on the ORAC scale, the score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods.
Herbal tea does not have the same antioxidant properties, though it is still a great beverage choice with other health benefits, such as inducing calming and relaxing effects.
If tea doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, try adding cinnamon or a little honey, which has important health benefits that refined sugar lacks. For a selection of healthy teas that promote total body wellness, click here. Drink up!
I hope you find the ways and means to avoid soft drinks. I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!
--Dr. Mao
I hope Dr. Mao's words were helpful, Im not here to judge, offend or hurt anyone.

If there is anything I could to do help, I will. Please sign in on this page to be part of TEAM DROP IT to help others as well.
Thank you.
Your Dropping It Specialist,
Pamela Miller

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How To Eat Healthy

Here's another article that I will like to share with you:
We all know that weight loss begins at the mouth. Your nutrition determines how and if you will shed pounds. So, what should you eat to lose weight?

In order to lose weight in a healthy way for the long term you need to eat a sensible and balanced diet with all the major food groups like carbs, fat, and protein, so all must be included in your diet. It is the quality of these nutrients which will determine your success... or failure.
Healthy Protein
You need to eat protein from lean sources. In that way you will get your protein sources without also eating unnecessary fats. Good sources of protein include:
Tuna Salmon
Egg whites
Chicken breast
Nuts and almonds
Healthy Carbs
Carbs are considered the enemy by many people who wish to lose weight but this is not the case. The truth is that some carbs are good and some are bad. You need to eat high quality complex carbs to feel full and shed fat. Carbs are necessary so don't cut them down too drastically for too long.
Here are some sources of good, healthy carbs:Wild rice
Sweet potatos
Fruit and vegetables
Nuts of all sorts
Whole flour bread
Whole pasta
Healthy Fat
Fat is considered the arch-enemy of course and it's counter-intuitive to believe that you need to eat fat in order to lose fat. But the fact remains: our body needs fat to function well and operate as it should. It's just a fact of life. Don't make the mistake of eliminating fats from your diet. It will backfire. Here are some healthy source of fat you should eat to lose weight:
Olive oil
coconut oil
Fish oil
Nuts and almonds
flax seeds

As always, the key is moderation. Don't eat too much or too little of any one thing. Do that and you will lose weight.

To read how you can start to lose as much as 9 lbs. in 11 days and keep it off, visit this webpage:
Lose 9 Pounds in 11 days.

John Davenport lost over 30 pounds in his twenties after being overweight most of his life. He now runs a weight loss forum and publishes a diet and fitness newsletter. To read more about healthy eating habits, click here: How to Eat Healthy

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=John_Davenport

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

To learn more about the Body Magic..

vist my website at: www.ardysslife.com/droppingit
Check out the reshaping, nutritional and facial products.

Your Dropping It Specialist,
Pamela Miller

Dr. Nova Law ,Body Magic Ardyss ABC 33/40 News interview

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Turning an Obstacle Into an Opportunity

     I started a venture in business which was totally brand new to me, Multi-Level Marketing. Even though I have been in business for myself for over 30 years, no one has ever approached me about MLM and I had no knowledge of its concept. I enrolled from looking at all the checks that were flashed in from of me and the product impressed me as well. I saw the opportunity as a no brainer everyone will want into this, was my thought. My up-line gave me the "this is how we did it and you can do it too" speech, sent me on my way with a "Let's Rock n' Roll." http://www.ardysslife.com/Opportunity.aspx?ID=droppingit
     The thoughts of giving up was trying to surface but I couldn't allow it. It seemed I was running out of people and family and friends were tired of seeing me coming. I was unsure of what to do now. Not knowing what to do I called my up-line for guidance and they would tell me "Rock and Roll, get your business cards, book showcases and go to the malls." You start to build your team and you express to them to do the same. The motivational level of new distributors are on fire when the money is their motive only. A true entrepreneur sees the task, knows the levels of patience that comes with results. As an entrepreneur I also knew, that there had to be a better way than this.  http://www.ardysslife.com/Opportunity.aspx?ID=droppingit
     I know I needed to talk to more people and faster and establish more relationships. I needed people that I can present to. This product is awesome, now how can I get in more faces. My husband and I have been full-time artist for the last 18 years. Due to the economy our situation change and my husband took on a full time job. Being that we worked from home we only needed one car, which we shared, no problem. When he was hired I had no way to go out and prospect. That is when it all changed. People who I made contact with from months ago, I started to call and email. That was not quite enough people, so I went to Facebook.
     Someone had sent me a join type of email, so I ventured and the venture has been good.
When I initially thought about the MLM business, I wondered "Why isn't everyone doing this? From the outside it looks easy." When I had to lead I had to keep in mind that even though the checks look nice, very few people really wanted to be in sales. I realize that when you're leading people in a business opportunity such as this, it is difficult to process. You become accustom to the habit of the work force. To others it is easier to get up, gas up and spend up all day at the job. It has become a habit. I figure habits can be broken and training and proper leadership can change the attitude. http://www.ardysslife.com/CompensationPlan.aspx?ID=droppingit
     The attitude, mindset and proper training will allow a successful MLM representative and team. To develop a a great team you need great leadership and awesome mentor. Instead of giving up when you know leadership is the answer, seek it. I went and found some great leaders and followed them on online which lead me to write this article. http://www.ardysslife.com/Opportunity.aspx?ID=droppingit
     My situation changed with transportation, I adjusted and turned my situation into opportunity. I began to create an online presence and developing online relationship. I want to share a quote from an entrepreneur in which I shared on Facebook today ""When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure." Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics ~

Pamela Miller your Dropping It specialist
Encouraging you to drop a bad habit today.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Another Option to Losing Weight

Some of you may wonder how to lose weight with the Body Magic ...

...Mens Abdomen Shirt and the nutritional products.

These are my suggestions:

Start with Ultra Body Cleanse. This is a whole body cleanse that will not only clean your colon but also other internal organs such as the liver and kidneys. Many have jump started their weight loss with up to 7 pounds within the first week. Make sure to wear your garment daily for about 8 hrs at a time. Drink Le`Vive antioxidant juice 2 oz. 2-3 times daily.

Just wearing your garment and drinking your Le`Vive will begin your weight loss, However if you would like to boost your weight loss there are more supplements available.

There is:
Power Boost which helps to improve blood circulation and tone and firm muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Thermogen Plus helps to reduce fluid retention and increase metabolism*not recommended for persons with cardiac conditions, diabetes or pregnant or lactating women.

Ardyss AM/PM promotes weight loss during the day or night. Enhances metabolism and helps to reduce the appetite. Helps the body burn fat effectively.

Top Fiber Helps eliminate excess fat and sugar in the body to help obtain weight loss.

Enerlife provides continuous energy. Helps eliminate hangovers.

Nutrishake 9 is a rich vanilla flavored protein drink that has the nutrition of an entire meal so that it can be used as a meal replacement. It provides calcium and folic acid and gives high levels of energy.

Your Drop It specialist,
Pamela Miller 

**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.**

Monday, April 12, 2010

Knowledge Is Energizing

Dont you love it when the information you read jump starts your morning. I learned so much this weekend it has me on fire! Knowledge is energy that will develop the person in you, that can grow you into ten times the person that you are, especially when you apply that energy into motion! ~Pamela Miller ~DROP IT!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Scheduling Showcases

I scheduled four showcases today. I am determined to have 12 showcases for this month. I will make it happen and I am enjoying myself doing it. I learning so much as I go. The connections are awesome. Along the way I'm helping people grow as as well. I do realized that the mindset is a heavy part of one wanting to change in personal growth. So if you are not doing anything different to make change happen, you shouldn't expect to just happen. For me I get a lot of gratification in mentoring others to be leaders in their trade. It feels knowing your team is growing.
I wouldn't ever say this is easy, but the fun mascaraed the hard part.
I met some wonderful people today and I look forward to my tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


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