Sunday, January 29, 2012

Food,Weight And Work Outs

The weekend was long and looked like it was never ending.We had guests at home and I was very busy in the kitchen preparing food for them.In my home whenever we have guests I do my best to entertain them well.I make some of my favourite dishes and love it when they really relish them.I balance the food according to the guests,I always make something for the children too,since they prefer to eat something less spicy.The adults love more spice and tangy with herbs and flavourings.I am glad the weekend went off well like I had planned.
I think I have been eating way too much and have not bothered about my weight lately until a friend reminded me.I keep postponing to do some workouts.The treadmill is out of sight for it  has been dumped in a room for the last several months. Now I really should get it back into the living room where I'll be able to see it and  get motivated do some exercise to shed some of my extra fat.Sometimes I may show some determination to achieve my goal and yet at other times I simply  refuse to put them into practice.Going forward I  have to seriously set up a timetable for my workout  schedules, which I believe will help  my cause:  to be hale and hearty at all times.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Chinese New Year

Here's wishing all those who are celebrating the Chinese New Year, a very blessed and a peaceful year.Chinese new year is considered as the most significant traditional holiday.It is also known as the Festival of Spring, a celebration to mark the end of the winter season.This festival upholds a lot of traditions and customs.It also encourages to reconcile past grudges and approach the new year with a  good attitude,so that the new year will bring glad tidings.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Walgreens Patients Caught In The Middle

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Walgreen's   negotiations  with Express Scripts has been unsuccessful. They will no longer  be a part of it’s  pharmacy provider network. This applies to  all Walgreens pharmacies nationwide.  It's is still beyond belief that Walgreens and Express Scripts have parted ways.
This unnecessary event initiated by Express Scripts’ is immensely creating  mental agony among patients on their health plans. Express Scripts operates as a middleman between pharmacies which provides the health care service and employers and health plans,  paying  for the medications .The Patients covered by an Express Scripts plan are now not only  left with having to change pharmacists, but also  to go out of their way to get prescriptions filled at pharmacies with  a lot of inconveniences  in their schedules. It is much easier  for patients to get refills at Walgreens as they offer more 24-hour and drive-thru pharmacies than any other pharmacy in the country. One of Express Scripts’ clients is Tricare, which is the health and prescription drug program for America’s military service men and women. In an attempt to avert the country’s military personnel from being caught in the middle,Walgreens took a unique step in proposing Express Scripts an assurance that Walgreens prices would equivalent the average costs per adjusted prescription of all other pharmacies in the Tricare network. However that proposal  too has failed. For years patients have had a good rapport with Walgreen pharmacies and now they feel  dejected and left out.

Nevertheless,Walgreen is taking steps to reduce the chaos and the confusion created by this stoppage and is  offering a special discount on annual membership for it's Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens .Those interested can join during a special January promotion for only $5, or $10 for a family membership and enjoy  savings on more than 8,000 brand name and all generic medications.
Please Show your support to Walgreens and get updates by liking them on Walgreens on Facebook and following them on Walgreens on Twitter@Walgreens. 

With Love To My Daughter

In a  few days time my younger daughter will be fifteen.For the past two years I have had the opportunity of creating her birthday cards digitally with the help of tools which was made available in a  wonderful  scrapbooking site. But this time  I  have to  create her card with only some items stored in my computer as my favourite scrapping site  is no longer functioning online.Some weeks earlier,I participated in a giveaway and I was fortunate enough to be chosen as the winner.I have already been sent the  code to download a scrapbook kit .I am trying my best to download the kit pack as soon as possible and make use of those embellishments to make a card for my daughter.I am trying hard to keep this from her as I want it to be a surprise.Since her birthday falls on a weekday,I am planning to have a small party for her friends during the weekend.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

An Alternative For Adgitize Bloggers

All of us are now wondering what to do after Adgitize closed it's doors.Now each morning I spend time looking for some alternate network that would bring me a few visitors.As much as we had a good flow of traffic from  Adgitize,we  genuinely enjoyed the rapport between the bloggers.The interaction between the Adgitizers were marvellous.Ken was like a  captain who sailed his ship in the right direction.Now most of us are  hopelessly lost;Shipwrecked. 
Remember Grandma Goulash, one of the popular bloggers  in the Adgitize Network.She has been kind enough to have come up with an alternative for all the Adgitize bloggers.If you wish to have some genuine visitors to  your site who would read an article and maybe leave a  comment,then head over to her page for more details.Let our blogs be united again.  

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A New Beginning

A new year, a new beginning.Over the years I have tried hard to keep up to my resolutions but somehow they never seemed to materialize.So this time,I gave up making resolutions and have decided to take one  day at a time.If we could seize every good opportunity to make the most of the day then we  could get some sort of  satisfaction, for instance turn a gloomy day into a pleasant one,a sad day into a happy one,a dull day into a cheerful one.Would n't it be wonderful If we could keep up with this attitude forever.Then life would be more interesting and we may  look forward to greet each day with  much  enthusiasm.