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Weight Gain and Love


By: Elena Grace Flores

does-xanax-cause-weight-gain ?
does-xanax-cause-weight-gain ? (Photo credit: Life Mental Health)

I can’t help over-hearing two fat women updating their progress in life to each other after not being in contact for a while. Generally, the talk revolved around weight gain and love. This was during few hours of travelling in the same bus with them recently. I can let go of other topics that I did  not feel like knowing in the first place anyway but not about one woman’s justification of why the other woman is fat. I just did not have a choice knowing about it because they were just speaking so loud, with exclamations plus facial expressions – not to mention the vivid body language. So might as well prove my point for the following dialogue:

First Woman: Oh you really gain weight now…
Second Woman: Yes, I’m actually checking out the nearby gym to put me back to shape.
First Woman: I’ve noticed that you seem different from before – you used to be very body conscious.
Second Woman: Really? I thought I just got preoccupied with my man – you know, serving him my home-made cooking, eating out and getting lazy!
First woman: Now I know the reason why you let go of yourself! You are in love, my friend! Where is he  now by the way?
Second Woman: I don’t know – maybe with someone else…

The above is the main part of the discussion that I wanted to straighten out. Never mind the rest. Here are the facts that make women get fat apart from overeating and not exercising:

  • Menopause- a period in a woman’s life starting from middle age up to 60 years old or more.
  • Diabetes – a metabolism disorder that causes excessive thirst but generating a large volume of urine
  • Stress – is a psychological and emotional strain
  • Obesity – an overweight condition due to eating wrong foods or genetically acquired.
  • Heart disease – coronary ailments including hypertension and high blood pressure

These are also the supporting claims:

  1. According to FITDAY, anxiety and stress can cause weight gain because you tend to resort to comfort foods when that happens
  2. Better Health Channel also pointed out that menopause can lead to excessive weight because of declining estrogen level
  3. also published that type 2 diabetes can make someone fat  because of the presence of excessive insulin in the blood stream
  4. FitWatch’s article about heart disease and weight gain covers all the other reasons including obesity and diabetes why these unwanted bulges exist

On the Other Hand on Love;

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…”

Judging from the above justifications, if a woman is in love, she must be glowing with radiant energy and it should bring out the best in her – not feeling down or just being used as seen in the woman who’s supposed to be in love. If it’s the opposite like getting fat, it’s probably a feeling of desperation, self-pity, low self-esteem or foolishness? (Not unless you’re happily married which is not the case here). Take note that these ill feelings are related to stress and other conditions discussed in this article. Would you like to help out? Please write your comments on the article page itself!


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Reputation Management Online Now a Legitimate Business


By: Elena Grace Flores

Social Reputation Management Conference March 2010
Social Reputation Management Conference March 2010 (Photo credit: ShashiBellamkonda)

It was just few months ago when the change of Google’s algorithm to reputation management was announced – and now, professional firms are sprouting here and there offering their expertise in building or cleaning up your image online for a fee. It can be hefty for high profile individuals but for common people with a damaging past to hide, it’s a lot affordable. Actually, you can do it on your own on a small scale – but also very effective. Read these tips and I’m sure you’ll benefit from them a great

6 Steps To Managing Your Online Reputation

By: Susan Adams

That quip helps explain the increased number of players in the field of  online reputation management., Reputation Changer, Big Blue Robot, Metal Rabbit Media, are some of the outfits that promise to hide negative information that comes up on Google searches about you or about someone else with your same name.


If for once in your life you’ve been attacked badly on social media like in Facebook, don’t panic.You can do something to wipe it out and actually turn it to your advantage. I have implemented all the steps discussed in this article and when I make a search online using my name, I really like what I see in the results. You can do this too!

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Men that are Gay

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

English: HIV debate Română: Dezbatere HIV
English: HIV debate Română: Dezbatere HIV (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It has become a popular belief that the number of men is decreasing because a lot of them are gay! I did not intend to write about how they become that way and also not promoting them in any other way. I just want to give my opinion about this sexuality based on my first hand experiences with them.There were some not so pleasant incidents but most of them were awesome and worth remembering. So, with this in mind, I can say that men that are gay are not necessarily the following – contrary to popular belief:

  • Scandalous
  • Cross-dressser
  • Vulgar in words and actions
  • Explicitly immoral
  • Sex addicts
  • Weird looking
  • Feminine
  • Loud
  • Aggressive to their men-target
  • Violent

Many religions do not have tolerance with gay people but it’s clear that we should love one another no matter what. Being gay is already a burden to them – because there’s certainly sexual discrimination in many countries with the AIDS screening alone. We should just love them the way they are for as long as they are not into lewd practices.In fact, many of them are:

  • Funny
  • Kind
  • Friendly 
  • Good conversationalists
  • Hard working
  • Smart
  • Good-looking
  • Supportive
  • Loveing to their peers
  • Responsible

Women with gay friends can really attest that these men that are gay are the perfect gentlemen – if only, they are into women. I should know because for once in my life, my best friend was a gay man and he’s the only man that I can live with feeling so happy, peaceful, loved, secured, contented and of course, safe!

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A Song of Love

Sarah Geronimo, Somedaydream, and Gary Valenci...
Sarah Geronimo, Somedaydream, and Gary Valenciano – Tuloy music video (Photo credit: audiovisualjunkie)

Unconditional love normally exists  within the family – but most of us are looking for it in all the wrong places. This is why heartaches are adamant because we are expecting something from strangers that do not share our values. Gary Valenciano, a Filipino singer and father made sure that the lifestyle of his family is following the ideals of that of a Christian life. A song of love when sang like this is more magical and powerful that made us wish – how great would it be if we have a family like this:

GARY V with his children…”I WILL BE HERE REMIX”

Posted at Youtube by: Meldy Lim

Family members that sing praises together are blessed together! This is not just an act of love but a heartfelt offering to the One who made us. “I will be here” is not just a love song but a commitment that a loved one is supported no matter what. It is a wonderful feeling being secured with the people around you whether you have good times or tough ones. Sure, we cannot choose our family because they are designed to mold us but we can always treat others like family to be able to spread love anywhere our journeys will lead us to.

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How Soon can we Nurture a Child’s Talent?

Handsome Poets and all other Serious Talents o...
Handsome Poets and all other Serious Talents on stage to do a final song. Very cool. Watch their performance right here on YouTube. Serious Talent Festival organised on December 23rd in the Effenaar, Eindhoven to benefit 3FM’s Serious Request 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Have you ever wondered how old should your child be when you start developing his or her talent? Well, the answer is – there’s no such thing as too young. Nurture a child’s talent as soon as you see the signs. That is why, offspring of talented couples always end up doing their parents’ craft. Their exposure starts as early as when they are born or even before they were born. There’s nothing you can do to stop a child from doing what he or she loves and improve on it – as long as he or she has the resources within reach. Just take a look at this video of a dancing child:

2 year old dancing the jive

Posted at Youtube by: Studie43

On the other hand, some children can also lose interest in practicing their talents when support is nowhere to be found. Others will try seeking it outside of their home as soon as they are able. So, if you are really into your children, take the time in discovering and developing what they do best – because this is the key to real fulfillment in life for you and the little ones – when they finally become adults that you can be proud of.

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