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My little army of devoted followers!

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My business mobile rings off the hook some days and It’s usually someone who has been scouring the net looking for online businesses to get them to sign up to their business. You know.. “I’m from so and so and I would like to ask you if you would like to become a successful business online by using our specific marketing tool..”

 

Oh, give me a break.. I just say “No thank you, I have my marketing covered” 

They really annoy me. If I wanted a company to take over my marketing I would get one.

I have a great little army of devoted followers for My Plan and ok, I don’t advertise much but I don’t really want to and I don’t really need to. My book sells itself.. Word of mouth is wonderful. People tell others how they like something and it goes from there. I don’t want to shove it in people’s faces. How annoying is that?  I do however make mention of it on facebook and twitter and let it go from there so that’s about it. I sell my book all over the world so why would I want another company to market it for me?? Nope!

If you’re going to pester me with phone calls trying to sell my something or sign me up for something then please don’t bother. I like it the way it is…

I do however, love to chat to my customers so feel free to call.

The ones who search the internet for something which works and finally find it are the ones who are successful. Not the ones who have it shoved in their faces with exciting phrases and unreal claims.. They’re the ones who don’t succeed. I’ve given my book away to quite a lot of people and found the majority of them weren’t ready to do it.. They have to want to do it. No coercing will convince them.. all the fancy words and claims and guarantees are so false and so misleading.. It’s quite upsetting to read and hear them.. But that’s the way of the world.. Misleading people with exciting claims and misrepresentations of products and services. Do your homework and look into these things before you go ahead..

Here’s a good example of one of these ridiculous claims..

“I guarantee you, you will lose 5 kg in the first week of using …. product” 

Heard that before?  These companies rely on selling one weeks or months worth of their product. They know how difficult their product is to stay on but as long as they get their money they’re happy, but you’re not.  Another claim I find unbelievable is the word “Appears”  They will even give you your money back if you don’t lose it.. Try getting this lot on the phone…

This word “Appears” is not based on fact but it’s a subjective word. “Gives the appearance of 25 kg of lost weight in 2 weeks”  Don’t believe it..  It only appears but it has a psychological effect. Say that word enough times and people will believe it..

Now if they said.  “You will lose 25 kg in weight in 2 weeks, then it’s worth trying.. They have made a statement they have to stick to and show proof..

“Appearance” just means if it doesn’t work for you then you are in the 15% category of people who don’t apply for whatever reason.

Advertising is a tricky thing and you need to get the facts, not be fooled.

This is why I make no outrageous claims.. You see, I don’t know if you are going to stick to My Plan.. I do know, I lost nearly 30 kg in about 8 weeks. Believe it or not but I  promise you.. I did!     I couldn’t believe it either. Each day I would find more and more weight had dropped off but I did work at it, although maybe not as much as I do now. Only a few minutes of exercise each day.. Some days less than others but nothing too extreme that’s why I say anyone of any age can do it.. You not going to wear yourself out!

 Well, that’s my bit for the day… Have a great one!

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After the sh.. hit the fan…

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After yesterdays fiasco at the Orthodontist and little girl complaining her braces were falling off I called them this morning to tell them I want the braces removed and my money refunded.

The Orthodontist got on the phone and was most apologetic, begged us to come in and get them fixed and so on…
Ok so 515 this evening we went in again. He was so apologetic I wanted to slap him to shut him up.. He went on and on about it.
He did however fix the braces and we decided to see only him in future. He did claim he was the one who put the braces on and the assistant only put the wires on. I did go into the room and saw for myself, the other young girl putting the braces on so he did tell a whopper there..
As far as the account goes… he made up all these excuses for the lack of a reducing bill after all the money I paid but I also decided, when I can see all the money Is paid… He gets no more. I do keep accounts, photocopies and such to make sure there are no discrepancies… $6,500 minus $1,653 = $4847. Sound right to you??? He still tells me I owe him just a couple of dollars under the $6,000 mark… Gee what a weirdo! No more money is he getting out of me until he learns to count…and count correctly…
So little girl is home, with a very sore mouth albeit some of my gum remedy… homemade too… effective to say the least. Poor kid came out at 1130 last night due to the pain and discomfort. My remedy fixed it and she slept all through the night..
Well, that’s it for me for now…
Marilyn xxx

After 5 years…

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Sitting here at home today, it occurred to me I’ve been thin and healthy for 5 years now. Almost to the day! It’s really so exciting and every day I get a kick out of knowing I succeeded and never have to worry about becoming overweight again.

My niece tried to talk me into joining a gym and I’m considering it but I do have to be careful I don’t over do it because I just get a bit too skinny. Hubby doesn’t like that…The only reason I would go to the gym would be for the music and the company.. It is fun to dance in a room of others and really let your hair down.. Ahhh… doing it with small weights too would be fun.

Our summer is on it’s way here again and it’s the time of the year which excites me, mainly because I can dress up in pretty things knowing they fit and look good on me.. Going out to lunch is great too especially when I can eat like a field hand and not add the extra kilos! People do look surprised but, no I don’t really eat like that but I can if I want to. I eat less now than I ever did. I love this Plan of mine so much. I wished I could have discovered the way to do it 30 years ago when I could still wear a bikini…

We all have the most amazing health too. No colds or flu or other sickness because it’s just simple and yummy food.. No artificial rubbish.. Very little processed foods pass our lips. We all understand why we eat now and it makes a big difference to our food choices. Every time I think about the diets I wasted my time and money on and failed I could kick myself… I suffered through all of it and never achieved any goals because they were too strict. Too regimental and the food was awful… All precooked and packaged or frozen or just not good enough…

When I read the Advertiser last week and read about young kids dieting I was horrified.. approximately 50% of young kids are dieting… I’d like to know what the parents are doing in all this? Kids need guidance and help if they have a weight problem. They don’t have the knowledge or the skills to go it alone.. They are also suffering from malnutrition and it will have long term effects on their growth and development..

So here I go, to seek something gorgeous in my wardrobe to wear tomorrow.. Hope it’s a nice day….
Hope your day is wonderful too…
Marilyn xxx
http://www.marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au

Even overweight pets can be on this Plan as well... No starving!

Summer in OZ

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We had the most beautiful day today. The sun was shining and it was warm.. Oh, it was lovely..I did manage to get some sun too as I hung the washing out!
I heard we are going to have a really hot and dry summer so my mind is now on ensuring the wild birds have enough water by filling the birdbaths, Laying newspaper and bark chips down around the garden and organizing for a new rainwater tank to be installed to help with the watering of the whole garden.

I will never get tired of eating...

The thing I’m dreading is getting my summer wardrobe out and packing my winter wardrobe away! Still haven’t done it..
The one thing I know I don’t have to worry about is weight loss! Yes.. I am thin and I love it. Been this way for years now due to Marilyn’s Plan for Weight Loss..
I wrote it to be easy and if you are keen to do the same then go for it. Learn the principal of the Plan and you will have it in your head forever… never to put it on again! Manage the meals during outings and parties, know exactly what you need to do and yet be able to get enough to eat without worrying about it. No measuring or weighing or cutting a meal short… no more excuses either… “Oh, I’m on a diet and I can’t eat that” Sick of saying it? Then say it no more, just relax and go with the flow! Well, that’s it for me…. for now anyway..
http://www.marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au get with the Plan. xxx

A week of Wow!

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My week last week was pretty mundane to begin with but then things hotted up..
My brother returned from Fiji where he spent time with his new family as per his new wife.
He turned up at our home at about 7 pm and was told freezing cold and totally worn out so we told him to stay the night. He slept on the floor on an air mattress in front of the lovely fire.
The next night he came over for dinner becasue he was a bit sick of eating curries and he also said ‘If I ever see another bgrain of rice I will die’

He was craving an ordinary meal with mashed potato, peas, beans, carrots, and meat with gravy so we provided. He scoffed the lot wish much relish! Hubby even heated up a christmas pudding with custard. Mmmm that went down a treat.
My brother showed us some of the photos he took while he was over there in Fiji and a couple of videos.
They were a lovely family. Very hospitable and caring. They looked after him so well he felt guilty. He said they wouldn’t let him do too much.. Every time he picked something up to do something with it, someone would come and take it from him and do it for him. Most of the family live in a 2 bedroom house and he and his wife were given the largest bedroom and the rest of the family slept in the second bedroom or on the foor in the loungeroom. We were quite concerned for him leaving Australia and going to a strange country and to stay with people we didn’t know but it was wonderful. Now we are all waiting for his wife’s return to Australia as we do miss her and we have planned to do more things to help her learn our culture and about our food etc…
Last night I was watching tv and saw a program called ‘Sunday Night’ on channel 7. The reporter was doing a segment on people smuggling. The smuggler was on there and told the reporter how he ‘ripped off’ these people to bring them to Australia, taking their money and promising the world but no guarantee. He told them to make up a story to tell our authorities to ensure they were able to stay here. Being Tortured, victimised etc… But they aren’t. These people pay thousands of dollers to get here and a lot of them don’t make it. Some even put up the papers to their homes to these smugglers and if they don’t make it they have lost everything.The Sri Lankan authorities are after them now and they want them all returned. The stupid thing is… Our Govt believes all their stories and allows them to come here under that guise. Then we hear they get PR and all go home for a holiday! The ones who come here by the right way are angry about it too.

I met an asylum seeker after he was released from a detention centre where he waited for 2 years to be processed. He said he was a shepherd in the mountains of his country and he didn’t have any trouble there but he just wanted to come to Australia for more money. Now he is going to tell the authorities he has depression because he misses his family and he knows his family will all be brought here too. His elderly family members don’t and won’t speak english because they don’t have to. The Govt provides an interpreter for them and they just stay on the dole for the rest of their lives. They don’t have to work. This was a real wakeup call to me but he had it all organised. I thought it odd he didn’t care what he told me but I suppose he also knows our stupid Parlimentarians don’t know and don’t care anyway. They let it all just happen because it gets more votes!

I have said it once and I will say it again. I don’t begrudge anyone a job or a decent living but when the sytem we rely on is rorted like this and I have no work, then I am bloody angry about it. I will be emailing the minister for immigration and having a shot! I will also send them a link to the program and urge them to watch it as well.

Then I had my birthday yesterday. It began very quietly as hubby went to work and little irl went to her friends place for the night. I’ll be honest, I was terribly lonely in the morning. Then at about 11 am, there was a knock on the door. It was the family. All bearing food and gifts, cards and best wishes. We had a lovely morning tea and my spirits were again on the up!

I’ve been washing bed linen for a week due to our little dog weeing on it at night. Bark Busters fixed that! My neice had them over her house to help with her 2 dogs and one of them was doing it on her son’s bed. She was telling me about it and I gave it a go. Bugger me… it worked. No more wee on the bed. The worst.. Climbing into bed at night and finding a wet spot. Ugh! Wake hubby, strip the bed, wash the plastic protective cover, dry it, re make the bed then climb in again. Exhausting.. It was a simple little thing and it worked. She now goes on the spot we picked out for her. We have incontinence sheets in a couple of places so if they cannot get outside, they can still go where it’s ok! I love successful interventions…
So that was my week… There were other things which really got to me but not enough room here for it..
I do hope your week was better.
Marilyn xxx

Hiatus in August

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I believe this has been the worst few months for so many people. I heard so much sadness and heartache from so many. Hearts have been broken, lives lost, loves lost, families lost…. It just didn’t end..
The dramatics have been slowing down. If only it will come to a halt and turn for the better for everyone.

Just of late I feel it in my bones and in the air, something is beginning. Perhaps it is the mending of those hearts and spirits and the terrible sadness and loss. I have been subjected to a lot of it myself and have begun to take on life with a new meaning. Engage and enjoy! Let loose but be cautious at the same time and don’t be too frivolous it could end up with you or me being taken advantage of again!

I believe it is a cleansing month and by the end of it, we will all be experiencing the turnaround to better times ahead.
I have taken stock of how my life is going and have made a few minor changes to make life a bit easier. Would you believe I was considering putting on weight due to the acceptance of the ‘Big is Beautiful’ theme now. Then I decided.. why should I do that? I am thin and I’m not going to put on weight for anyone or for anything. I don’t want the health problems I had when I was overweight. I am what I am and that’s it. I like myself the way I am. I am beginning to be happy again and to accept what I have. I have wonderful friends and some great family members… I support others in their goals in life and give encouragement and will continue to do so.

Have you copped anything like this? It is odd. I had a shift booked today and for the last few days I have had a bad feeling about the shift. This morning I got a phone call from my agency telling me the shift is cancelled. Ok, so no work this weekend.. AGAIN! I will take it on the chin because I believe and have for years, known there is some sort of order in our lives. If we are heading for something and we didn’t get it or it didn’t happen, we weren’t supposed to get it because it could have ended up differently. There could have been a tragedy but losing it helped us to avoid the tragedy. I might be needed at home because a friend or family member will win the big one tonight and come crashing through my door and need to be calmed!

So I get to stay home in the warm and safety of home and enjoy writing this to you. Things happen in the order they are supposed to. I believe in fate and I accept it because to try to change it would turn things around and not always for the better. We can want for things all our lives and never get them. We just might be better off without them!
Be happy with your lot in life especially if it’s not too bad and remember there is always some poor bugger out there worse off than we are.
Enjoy your day!
Oh, and with the Olympics almost at an end, has it made you want to get off your butt and lose some weight and get a little fitter? if this is so.. get onto my website http://www.marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au and do something about it. I love it because it works and it suits anyone and everyone. No age restrictions either. Even our beloved pets can be on it too! Woo Hoo!
Enjoy the weekend.
Marilyn xxx

Do dogs eat possum poop?

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If a possums poops on the ground in you yard and a little dog eats it, will the dog get sick?
We now have a resdinet possum in our yard and I don’t know where he lives during the day or how he got in here but he poops everywhere and today I caught one of my little dogs eating a piece of poop. Will she get sick from eating it?

Time will tell and I’m not happy. We have a cat trap set up but this possum won’t go near it. I figure the food trap isn’t what the possum likes so I’ve suggested other things like a small piece of meat. I think the possum ate a rat we caught in our trap a few days ago, so meat might be the answer. It isn’t too interested in fruit though.
Hmmm what to do?
If anyone who reads this has any ideas, would you please let me know. I am desperate. I am sick and tired of having to comb the lawn for possum droppings before my two liltte girls can go outside for their run and play time.
Marilyn xxx