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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tracey Townsend About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

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Letter To Family And Friends Of Girlfriends Talk From Founder and Editor -in Chief

Janice L. Carter October is officially breast cancer awareness month. Something that I feel deserves the attention from everyone. Don’t let the word “Breast” allow you to see this as a disease that only affects women. Men are also prone to breast cancer as well. Researchers stated that about 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2010. Less than 1% of all new breast cancer cases occur in men. I know it sounds like a low number but the fact is breast cancer is serious no matter how many or whom it attacks. According to the National Cancer Institute, women in their 40’s and older should have mammograms every 1 to 2 years. Also feel free to self examine your self. Gain knowledge and support the cause any way you can. With that said I hope everyone noticed the few changes I made in last months magazine. I am still learning and growing that’s the most important thing. Thank you all for the support. Special thank you to Mrs. Tracey Townsend, although I didn’t get to personally interview you, you still took the time to bless Girlfriends Talk with a few words of encouragement to share with my readers. I appreciate you. Check out my gift from a very talented person. If you would like to have a picture recreated, please contact me for information.

For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.

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One of the most powerful word I know is "DO" We often spend so much time trying, that nothing ever get's done. Sometimes we have to make up our mind whether we are going to "DO" something or not. In marriage, a lot of people say I "DO" and waste the whole time trying to find happiness. They never "DO" So ultimately, they don't, and it all ends up for not. Let's start spending more time "Doing," and less time trying. Just trying, is only a halfhearted effort to "Doing." Either we "Do" or we don't. We have to decide if we're committed to getting things done. Or are we content with simply trying. That gets frustrating and is self-defeating. So, as they say in the country, "Git er Done!" 2 -Clayton Walker


Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women. More than 1 in 4 cancers in women (about 28%) are breast cancer. 3


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What’s Happening In The C.O? Wacoal Fit for the Cure Step into the dressing room and join the fight against breast cancer by attending one of the following Fit for the Cure events and let a Wacoal fit specialist help you determine your true bra size. For every woman who participates, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (No purchase necessary). Wacoal will also donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for every Wacoal bra, shape wear piece or b.tempt'd bra purchased at these events. Attend any of the following Wacoal Fit for the Cure events, held from 10:00am5:00pm Wednesday, October 5 Macy’s Easton Town Center Thursday, October 6 Macy’s Tuttle Crossing Saturday, October 22 Nordstrom Easton Town Center

B.B. King B.B. King has been delivering blues hits like “The Thrill is Gone,” and “Ridin’ with the King” with Eric Clapton, and “When Love Comes to Town” with U2. He and his trademark guitar “Lucille” have places of honor in both the Blues Foundation and the Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. When: Oct 8 Where: Palace Theatre Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $40-$50

Trek Women Breast Cancer Awareness Ride- OH - Columbus Date Start: Saturday, October 9, 2010 @ 10:00 AM Address 5334 North Hamilton Road Columbus, OH Brief Description On October 9th, over 100 participating Trek dealers across the United States and Canada will join together to raise awareness for Breast Cancer research, treatment, and prevention by hosting a 10 and / or 25-mile casual, family-friendly bike ride.

Columbus Making Strides Sunday, October 23, 2011 8:00am - 12:00pm COSI

Sean Carney’s Blues For A Cure 2011 will celebrate its fifth year of bringing awardwinning Blues to Columbus all while raising money for cancer research. This year’s event will be held at Woodlands Tavern at 1200 West Third Avenue, Columbus, OH on Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22. 5


Tracy Townsend News Anchor/Reporter WBNS-TV

I want to encourage women to get their mammograms and to be proactive about their health. We also need to share with our girlfriends words of encouragement and we need to be candid. Quite often someone you know may have questions or fears about their health and feel alone. -Tracy Townsend

Tracy Townsend co-anchors the 5:30 p.m. editions of 10TV News HD with Kurt Ludlow and solo anchors the noon newscasts. Townsend grew up in Cincinnati and is a graduate of The Ohio State University. Before joining WBNS-TV, Tracy worked at WBBM-TV in Chicago, KCTV in Kansas City and WKRC-TV in Cincinnati. Townsend is an Emmy award-winning anchor and was voted Best Anchor by the Illinois Broadcasters Association. Tracy is an active graduate member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is also active in the Columbus chapter of The Links, Inc., a national women's service organization. She and her family are happy to be at home in Ohio and are eager to enjoy all that central Ohio has to offer. Tracy also has a blog in Columbus Parent magazine.

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About 70-80% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic abnormalities that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.

About Breast Cancer

Types of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without normal control. It is a widespread and random disease, striking women and men of all ages and races. It is the most prevalent cancer in the world today, with about 1.3 million people diagnosed annually. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, and at this time, there is no cure. But there is hope. Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection through screening, improved treatment methods and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of survival than ever before.

Breast cancer can begin in different areas of the breast – the ducts, the lobules, or in some cases, the tissue in between. In this section, you can learn about the different types of breast cancer, including non-invasive, invasive, recurrent, and metastatic breast cancers. You can also read about breast cancer in men. DCIS – Ductal Carcinoma In Situ IDC – Invasive Ductal Carcinoma IDC - Less Common Types ILC – Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Inflammatory Breast Cancer LCIS – Lobular Carcinoma In Situ

Symptoms Early breast cancer usually does not cause symptoms. This is why regular breast exams are important. As the cancer grows, symptoms may include:

Male Breast Cancer

Breast lump or lump in the armpit that is hard,

Phyllodes Tumors of the Breast

has uneven edges, and usually does not hurt

Paget's Disease of the Nipple

Recurrent and Metastatic Breast Cancer

Change in the size, shape, or feel of the breast or nipple -- for example, you may have redness, dimpling, or puckering that looks like the skin of an orange Fluid coming from the nipple -- may be bloody, clear to yellow, green, and look like pus

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Minnie Riperton November 8, 1947- July 12, 1979

Minnie Riperton was born November 8, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, to Daniel and Thelma Riperton. At a young age, Riperton, the youngest of eight children, began taking dancing and ballet. Once she reached high school, she began singing in the Hyde Park A Capella Choir. From there, she signed her first professional contract (age 16) and began singing with an all-girl group named "The Gems" on the Chess label. After breaking from "The Gems", Riperton made a complete switch; she joined the psychedelic rock group "The Rotary Connection" in 1967 and was installed as the lead singer in 1968. During her time with "The Rotary Connection", Riperton met songwriter and producer Dick Rudolph. They married in 1969 and had a son, Marc Rudolph. Together, Rudolph and Riperton worked on Riperton's first solo album, 1969's "Come to My Garden", which met with only minimal success. Riperton rejoined "The Rotary Connection" for their last album, 1971's "Hey Love". After finishing work with them, Riperton relocated to Gainesville, Florida, where she gave birth to her daughter Maya Rudolph. Eventually, she moved to Los Angeles to become a member of Stevie Wonder's backing group, "Wonderlove". After touring with Wonder, she returned to the studio to work on her second solo album, "Perfect Angel". Because of her work with Stevie Wonder, he agreed to help produce "Perfect Angel", which contained the international pop hit "Lovin' You". "Lovin' You", as the story is told, was originally supposed to be a lullaby for her then two-year-old daughter, Maya. The year 1974 proved to be big for Riperton, as her album "Perfect Angel" was certified gold by the RIAA. In 1975, she returned to the studio to produce 1975's "Adventures in Paradise" and, although it didn't mirror the success of "Perfect Angel", it was popular with R&B audiences. The album contained the song "Inside My Love", which has now become a classic with younger audiences. In 1976, while working on her fourth solo album, "Stay In Love: A Romantic Fantasy Set to Music", Riperton found that she was suffering from breast cancer. The following year, President Jimmy Carter presented her with the American Cancer Society's Courage Award, and she later became the chairwoman. In 1978, Riperton signed a new contract with Capitol Records and began work on her last album, titled "Minnie". The album contained the hits "Memory Lane" and "Lover and Friend". Her health continued to decline in 1979, and eventually she lost her battle with cancer and passed away on July 12, 1979. A year after her death, Capitol released a posthumous album, "Love Lives Forever", featuring her recorded vocals with various singers such as Peabo Bryson, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Today, Riperton's influence can be heard in the voices of Mariah Carey, ChantĂŠ Moore and Christina Aguilera. Her son, Marc Rudolph, is a music engineer. Her daughter, Maya Rudolph, is a regular cast member on "Saturday Night Live"8 (1975).


BREAST CANCER Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in American women, accounting for approximately 30 percent of their new cancer cases. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, following lung cancer. In the year 2000, it was estimated that there were more than 180,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed, and over 41,000 breast cancer deaths in the United States. Breast cancer incidence rates were steady through the 1990s, although the number of breast cancer deaths declined, decreasing an average of 1.8 percent per year between 1990 and 1996. Breast cancer can be divided into invasive and noninvasive forms. Noninvasive breast cancer is almost always cured through local control measures (surgery and radiation therapy). Tamoxifen (a selective estrogen-receptor modulator) is used to reduce the risk of a local recurrence in patients treated with breast conservation. Early-stage invasive disease is limited to the breast and axillary lymph nodes, while metastatic disease includes tumors that have spread outside the breast and local lymph nodes. Early-stage invasive breast cancer is curable, although less so than noninvasive disease.

The first step in the management of earlystage breast cancer is surgical removal of the tumor. This can be accomplished by lumpectomy (removal of the tumor and a margin of surrounding normal breast tissue) or mastectomy (removal of the entire affected breast). Following lumpectomy, patients should receive radiation to the remaining breast tissue to decrease the risk of recurrence. Studies have shown that patients with small tumors who are treated with breast conservation therapy (lumpectomy and radiation) have equivalent survival rates to patients treated with mastectomy. Ipsilateral axillary lymph nodes are removed in order to determine whether the tumor has spread via the lymphatic drainage. Involvement of the ipsilateral lymph nodes is a marker for increased risk of later distant spread of the tumor. Once the tumor is removed, the size of the tumor, hormonal status (estrogen and progesterone receptor), and lymph node involvement is considered in aggregate to determine the overall risk of distant spread of disease. Patients at high risk for recurrent disease can be given systemic therapy in order to decrease the odds of relapse. Systematic therapy circulates throughout the entire body in order to kill microscopic tumor cells. Conventionally this therapy can consist of chemotherapy, hormonal therapy (if the tumor is estrogen- or progesterone-receptor positive), or both. Chemotherapy is typically given to patients with invasive tumors greater than 1 centimeter in largest diameter or with involved (positive) lymph nodes. Patients with hormone receptor—positive tumors or tumors in which the receptor status is unknown benefit from treatment with tamoxifen for five years. Both of these interventions have been shown to decrease both the patient's annual risk of recurrence and the risk of mortality from breast cancer. Tamoxifen also decreases the risk of a 9 second primary breast cancer in the preserved contralateral breast.


Breast cancer can metastasize to other organs in the body. Once breast cancer has been detected in distant sites, it is no longer curable. At that stage, the goal of the treatment is to prolong survival while maintaining quality of life. Patients with hormone receptor—positive tumors who are minimally symptomatic and who have predominantly bone disease can frequently be treated with hormonal therapy. This treatment is taken orally and is generally well tolerated. Patients who have hormone receptor—negative tumors, those who have failed hormone therapy, and those who have symptomatic or rapidly progressive disease are frequently treated with chemotherapy. The specific decisions regarding hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and supportive measures require skill, compassion, and a detailed understanding of the numerous treatment options.

Treatment with tamoxifen reduced the overall odds of developing both invasive and noninvasive breast cancer by approximately 50 percent. This decrease in breast cancer risk was seen across all age groups. Side effects of tamoxifen include hot flashes, an increased risk of thromboembolic events, and increased risk of endometrial cancer. Newer antiestrogens, such as raloxifene, may have fewer side effects than tamoxifen. The MORE (Multiple Outcomes of Raloxifene Evaluation) trial was a trial of 7,705 postmenopausal women who received raloxifene for the treatment of osteoporosis. Raloxifene was found to reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer by 76 percent, with no increased risk of endometrial cancer. Raloxifene is being compared directly to tamoxifen for prevention in high-risk patients in the STAR (Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene) trial.

Established risk factors for breast cancer include older age (women over fifty have a 6.5 times higher risk of developing breast cancer than younger women), a family history of breast cancer (especially the presence of a documented genetic abnormality), early age of menarche (less than 12 versus equal to or greater than 14), late age of menopause (equal to or greater than 55 versus less than 55), age at first live birth (greater than 30 versus less than 20), history of benign breast disease, and a history of hormone replacement use. Some studies also suggest an increased breast-cancer risk associated with increased alcohol and dietary fat intake, excess body weight, and limited exercise. Further studies are needed to establish the benefit of lifestyle modification in the prevention of breast cancer.

CLIFFORD HUDIS How to Self Check for Breast Cancer Step 1- Lie down flat on your bed, facing the ceiling. Raise your right arm up and place your wrist under your head. Step 2-Place the pads of the three middle fingers of your left hand to the side of your right breast, almost to the center of your underarm area. Make small circular motions as you move your fingers up and down from above the breast near your collarbone to the ribs below. Step 3- Apply light pressure, then medium pressure, then firm pressure to each spot on the breast as you move up and down. Repeat with the same circular motions and varying pressure in a vertical pattern as you move your way across the breast to the center of your chest. Step 4-Place your left arm behind your head. Repeat steps 2 and 3, using the middle three fingers of your right hand to examine your left breast. Step 5- Stand in front of a full-length mirror. Press your hands down firmly on your hips as you do a visual check of your breasts for any changes in size or shape or any skin changes on the breast or nipple. Step 6 Lift one arm just slightly and feel the underarm area for any changes. Repeat with the other arm.

Randomized trials have shown the benefit of chemoprevention in reducing the risk of breast cancer for women at increased risk. The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Tamoxifen Prevention Trial (NSABP-1) evaluated the benefits of tamoxifen in the prevention of breast cancer. More than three thousand women at increased risk for breast cancer (defined as a five-year risk of breast cancer of 1.66 percent or more) were followed for approximately four years.

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Black women are 30 percent to 90 percent more likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer than white women

Anne Walker Creech Anne is a three time cancer survivor – first diagnosed with breast cancer 29 years ago and treated with a double mastectomy; diagnosed with colorectal cancer 11 years ago and treated with extensive surgery and chemotherapy; diagnosed with a reoccurrence of breast cancer last year, and underwent surgery. When she was diagnosed last year, she received treatment through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (prior diagnoses were covered through private insurance). Anne is volunteering with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network because she has been very blessed in her recoveries and she wants to be able to make a difference for others. She feels compelled to offer others hope and strength to endure their battle with cancer. She wants to inspire everyone to stand up for themselves and to concentrate on their courage to fight against this disease more than they fear it.

Tracey Townsend Tracey wanted to share the diagnosis publicly, much like another former 10TV anchor. Heather Pick, who famously wore a pink wig during her final broadcast, died of the disease in 2008. "Each day, people allow us into their homes via the newscast and they feel like they know you," Townsend, who joined the station in 2005, said in an interview. "I wouldn't want to not tell my friends, so I feel the same feeling with the people who watch 10TV." Townsend, who is married and has a 9-year-old son, learned on Election Day that she has breast cancer, following a routine mammogram. She hopes her story will encourage women to receive regular mammograms, saying the cancer was detected so early that she likely wouldn't have noticed the abnormalities in a self breast exam. "I believe that God is going to bring me through 12 this�.


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MzMia is a singer/actor/model from Columbus Ohio.

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Ledisi One day I was watching an award show there was a woman performing this beautiful heart felt song. After her performance I realized that someone had told me about this artist a year or two before. I even went out and bought the album. I maybe played it once or twice and put it away. Recently another friend of mine gave me the latest Album titled “Pieces of Me� and I absolutely love It from beginning to end. Although I wondered if I was the only one behind in this Ledisi groovement. I still felt it was only right to share with the world this wonderful, uplifting, soulful and soothing artist and album. Ledisi grew up in a musical family; She first began performing publicly at age eight with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra. She moved to Oakland, California, where she was nominated for a Shellie award in 1990 for her performance in a production of The Wiz and performed in an extended run with the San Francisco cabaret troupe, Beach Blanket Babylon. She studied opera and piano for five years at University of California Berkeley in their Young Musicians Program. Her music credits are as listed: 1995-1999: Beginnings 2000-2003: Soul singer: The Revival and Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue 2006-2008: Lost & Found 2009: Turn Me Loose 2011- Present: Pieces of Me

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1-877 GO KOMEN, a free breast care helpline offering

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses Inc. Phone:

professional support services to anyone with breast

1-800-542-9730 Services: Provides lodging and

health and breast cancer concerns, including breast

supportive services for families receiving medical care

cancer patients and their families. The Co-Survivor section of Komen’s national website, where

away from home. National Cancer Institute Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER Services:

friends and family members can share tips and advice,

Provides information on locations for free or low cost

and read personal stories from others who have been in

FDA approved mammography sites.

similar situations. American Cancer Society Phone: 1-888-227-6333 Services:

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Phone: 1-800-5325274 Services: Provides education, legal counseling,

Provides transportation for chemotherapy or radiation

and referrals to cancer patients and survivors

visits, pain or nausea medication, free wigs and some

concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues,

prosthesis, and support group information. Reach to

job discrimination, and debt crisis matters.

Recovery is a buddy program that provides a newly

Peggy's Wish - The Peggy Albright Foundation P.O. Box 640

diagnosed woman with a survivor in a similar situation.

Pickerington, Ohio 43147 Phone: 614-849-8934 Email

Additionally, there is a dietitian on call to help with any

: peggyswish@gmail.com Web site

nutritional needs.

: www.peggyswish.com Description: The Peggy

Columbus Cancer Clinic Phone: 614-263-5006 Services: The

Albright Foundation will provide small, but meaningful

Columbus Cancer Clinic utilizes the Sophie Classic

items to help comfort and support women while

Mobile Mammography unit by PlanMed. Sophie is the

undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Included in the

latest in imaging technology for stationary and mobile

packets are items such as blankets, hats, journals etc.

mammography systems. The unit provides optimal

Eligible Participants : Women < 40

patient comfort during the mammography exam and displays the best image quality currently available. This new mobile unit was made possible by grants from the Columbus Foundation, the Columbus Medical

Rx Assist Phone: 1-800-877-8442 Services: Database of patient assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. Social Security Administration (SSA) Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Association Foundation and the Komen Columbus Race

TTY: 1-800-325-0778 Services: Provides a monthly

for the Cure.

income for eligible elderly and disabled individuals.

Cancer Care Phone: 1-800-813-4673 Services: Provides financial assistance for screening services, transportation to appointments, childcare, counseling, teleconferences and other services. First Call for Help Phone: 1-800-492-0618 Services: United Way

Information on eligibility, coverage, and how to apply for benefits is available from the Social Security Administration. Someone I Love is Sick Phone: 1-216-595-9546 Someone I Love is Sick is a customizable tool to use when talking with

referral and information service with access to many

children ages 2-6 years-old about a parent or

agencies and programs.

grandparent who has cancer. Pages of the book can be

Ohio Department of Aging Phone: 614-466-5500 Services:

selected to address the family's specific situation

Provides convenient access to information on services

including diagnosis, treatment, hospitalization,

and benefits for older persons. This includes, but is not

recurrence and, if need be, end of life. The tool provides

limited to information on transportation, income and

educational information, addresses emotional

financial aid, senior citizens centers and clubs, daily

responses and can be used by families and healthcare

meals, pharmacy assistance, housing, volunteer opportunities, and more. Call for local Area Office on Aging information in your county. Medicaid (Medical Assistance) Phone: 1-800-492-5231, press

professionals. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Phone: 1-800-772-1213 TTY: 1-800-325-0778 Services: Supplements Social Security payments for individuals who have certain income and

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resource levels. SSI is administered by the Social

income who are elderly, blind, or disabled as well as for

Security Administration. Information on eligibility,

certain groups of children. Services are coordinated by

coverage, and how to file a claim is available from the

state or local government through the Department of Social Services or the Social Security Administration. Medicare Hotline Phone: 1-800-638-6833 Services: Medicare is a Federal health insurance program for those who receive Social Security benefits. Eligible individuals include those who are 65 or older, people of any age with permanent kidney failure, and disabled people under age 65 who have received Social Security payments for at least 24 months.

Social Security Administration. Veterans Benefits Phone: 1-800-827-1000 Services: Eligible veterans and their dependents may receive cancer treatment at a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Treatment for service-connected conditions is provided, and treatment for other conditions may be available based on the veteran's financial need.

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7 Secrets to Maintain Weight Loss If you've ever lost weight, you know how hard it is to keep it off. Ever wonder why some people are able to keep weight off, while others put it right back on? Read on for the 7 Secrets to Maintain Weight Loss. (And if you still have pounds to lose, these 7 secrets will help you too.) Secret #1: Keep on Moving I serious about keeping the weight off, you need to be serious about your workouts. Keep your activity level high, both in and out of the gym. Your workouts should consist of both cardiovascular training and strength training. While out of the gym make an effort to move as much as possible by taking the stairs, going for walks or jogs and participating in recreational activities. Secret #2: Be a Healthy Eater on these 3 aspects of healthy eating: Keep calories low. Gone are the days of eating mindlessly. Be aware of everything that goes into your mouth, whether by journaling or simply keeping a mental tally. Be careful. Eat small portions, avoid high-calorie foods and check nutrition labels. You don't have to swear off chocolate forever, just eat it occasionally with portion control. Eat a balanced diet. Include a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean meats and whole grains. Secret #3: Turn off the TV The average person watches a whopping 35 hours of television each week. People who successfully maintain weight loss, on the other hand, watch an average of 7 hours or less. TV watching encourages snacking and puts you in a sedentary position on the couch. Spend less time in front of the TV and enjoy longer lasting weight loss. Secret #4: Keep it Simple While it is important to keep a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet, your diet should be fairly simple. Create a repertoire of basic whole foods: fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, beans and nuts. When you cut down on your options it becomes easier to stick to your plan, making weight loss guaranteed.

Secret #5: Track Yourself Your biggest fear is gaining back every solitary lost pound, but don't be afraid of your scale. Weigh yourself at least once each week to monitor any gains. If the numbers begin to climb then reduce calories and increase your exercise. Secret #6: Eat for the Right Reason Emotional eating is one of the top reasons that people are overweight. It's very important that you view food as fuel, not as an answer to deeper emotional needs. When food becomes more than just fuel, the pounds quickly add up. If you want to keep your weight under control, you're going to have to eliminate emotional eating. Secret #7: Forget All-Or-Nothing No one is perfect â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not even you! There will be days when you eat more calories than you should have. There will also be days when you miss a workout. Don't let small slipups send you into a tailspin of all-ornothing sabotage. Simply get back to your healthy lifestyle rather than letting yourself backslide into your old habits. Don't be one of the many who skip these 7 secrets and instead return to life pre-weight loss. You worked hard to be where you are â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you deserve to keep it. I'm always available to help you achieve any fitness or weight loss goal. Call or email to get started on a solid exercise program that will change your body and 23 life forever.


Reinvent Yourself Recent advances in neuroimaging techniques have discredited the old saying: You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Scientists have discovered that the brain actually has dynamic properties throughout life. This means that your brain is always evolving. Through practice, you are able to change your habits and change yourself. So go on, reinvent yourself! Garlic Asparagus Your diet should be filled with vegetables, with asparagus at the top of the list. This asparagus recipe is easy to make and tastes great. Serve it with a piece of white fish, chicken breast or other lean meat for a healthy meal. Servings: 4 Here's what you need: 1 bunch asparagus 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 Tablespoons garlic, minced dash of salt and pepper 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut off the tough ends of the asparagus. 2. In a casserole dish, combine the asparagus, oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Bake for 1520 minutes, until tender. 3. Remove from oven and mix in the lemon juice. Serve and enjoy! Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 47 calories, 2g fat, 5g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 3g protein.

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Astrology October 2011 Aquarius horoscope Remember how you overcame your last big challenge? Actively review the steps you took. You will learn from yourself. That thing you didn’t think you were good enough to do professionally? Well, you could get a paying job doing just that. You’re working within a tight deadline, and there are other limits that make your job difficult. But you’ll get it done one way or another. Pisces horoscope You think to yourself, “Why do I have to do this?” And the answer is simple: You don’t. Though you not start out with positive thinking, you will get there eventually. When you’re feeling great, you’ll be living great. You’ll do something for your own selfish reasons. But be that’s all the reason you need. Aries horoscope You face such a big challenge that you will be tempted to trump up a dramatic circumstance to distract yourself. Be smarter. Also please stop criticizing yourself! Make a list of 10 great things about you. It will turn your whole day around. There’s no time for fear or doubt. The urgency of the situation is working in your favor. Taurus horoscope Your eyes will be opened to kindnesses big and small. You get in touch with your humanitarian side. Also whatever you think about your body, you have to live inside it. You’ll enjoy the organic vehicle you’re using to journey through this life. My friend you believe in someone who does not believe in himself. This person need a little push for motivation. Gemini horoscope You don’t like to discuss money with friends, but it will affect the relationship negatively if you don’t sort out the finances. Know yourself, but also leave room for surprises. Try new things, even if you’re pretty sure you won’t like them. Genius doesn’t always show up with a shining face to solve the problem. More often, it’s a disruptive and dynamic force to be tamed into usefulness.

Cancer horoscope You like to run things and have your way, but you can sense that you’ll go further by using that diplomatic talent you were born with. You will interact with the unexpected. Surprises keep you sharp. This day will tire you out — in a good way. You’ll be strong for one who is feeling fragile. Just knowing that you’re willing to help brings a loved one comfort and relief. Leo horoscope There will be an adjustment to your domestic life. It will happen slowly over the next seven days. You will find yourself in a position to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Shoot from the hip, and do what’s right. It might look like you’re sitting in silence. But on the inside, it’s a bustling work site, where you use heavy machinery to perform advanced thinking skills. Reading can take you only so far. Instruction is useless unless someone follows it. You’re not sure whether a recent happening was good luck or bad luck. But now it’s your job to make the best of it Virgo horoscope Your complexities are interesting. But when you keep things simple, you’ll be brilliant. Whatever the problem, a soft, tender approach will work wonders where other methods have failed. With your naturally intense, fiery approach to relationships, you will cook up a few interesting opportunities for your personal life. Libra horoscope You’ll be more curious than usual about what others do with their money. You might even be so bold as to ask outright. Your powers of imagination will be augmented. You might be so bold as to envision your name up in lights. Just because a project hits a roadblock, gets pushed back or is rejected entirely doesn’t mean it’s dead. Scorpio horoscope It’s time to come clean about something. A confession sets things straight, even if you’re only confessing to yourself. There’s a nice synergy happening. The people you encounter will inspire you, and you them. Intriguing characters abound. Your presence will coax them out of the woodwork. Sagittarius horoscope You feel angry. Choose an effective and productive way to act on your feelings. Relax and let go of that impossible standard of perfection you’ve been hanging on to. Wish that others would understand and empathize with you? They will.


Capricorn horoscope October 2011 Remember how you overcame your last big challenge? Actively review the steps you took. You will learn from yourself. That thing you didn’t think you were good enough to do professionally? Well, you could get a paying job doing just that. You’re working within a tight deadline, and there are other limits that make your job difficult. But you’ll get it done one way or another.

Mary Vesta Williams (December 1,

McKinley “Bug” Williams, longtime percussionist for the soul and R&B band Maze, has died of an apparent heart attack,

1957 – September 19, 2011) was an American R&B singer. Originally credited as Vesta Williams, she was sometimes simply billed as Vesta beginning in the 1990s. She was known for her four-octave vocal range. Although Williams never had any albums certified gold nor any Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, she scored six Top 10 hits on the US Billboard R&B chart from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s. Williams was known for the hits "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," "Sweet Sweet Love," "Special", and her 1989 #1 hit and signature song,"Congratulations

May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending one another. --The Buddha


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Missing from: Columbus, Ohio Missing since: 7/18/2011 Missing age: 16 Current age: 16

Missing age: 17

Date of birth: 10/29/1994

Current age: 18

Gender: Male

Date of birth: 8/3/1993

Race/Ethnicity: Black

Gender: Male

Height: 6'0"

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Weight: 150 lbs.

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Missing from: Columbus, Ohio

Height: 5'4"

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Weight: 110 lbs.

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