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I am 27 years old, a mom of three and I want to lose weight. Many of us do, but we do not know how to start. I have a weakness for delishious food but I do not pig out, often. I have to admit I have days I ate more than I should. I must be honest with myself.

 My biggest problem though is not my eating habits, its my level of activity. I work from home making virtual clothing, buildings, making web sites, doing affiliate work, and other assorted busy work. Plus I go to college online. In all it’s way to much sitting down!

I am up and about off and on all day chasing my three kids and playing with them, but I still sit, a lot. Right now it’s worse because it is winter and its cold. Plus in this economy money is so tight!

But I have a plan and I have good tools. So if you are like me, or you have been here, I hope to encourage you. Or if you’d like you can encourage me. I am NOT the most diciplined person on the planet.

Hot french fries, chocolate.. who can resist now and then?

My first tool you are looking at, a live journal where anyone can see what I am doing. If I slack off, please send a comment telling me to stop being lazy, lol. I think it will help to have at least a weekly update of my progress. I am a busy mom, so posting EVERY day might be too much, but weekly is good.

The second tool is a cool visual model I found. It shows how I look now and how I want to look. Its located at: http://www.prevention.com/mvm/main.html

So I customised myself, its rather accurate, here I am..

Weight Loss Goals

My third tool is my handy calorie tracker. There are a BUNCH on the internet but I really like the free one at caloriebalancediet.com . You can even add custom foods and snacks you eat often. One thing I do not like is that things like eggs which have good cholestorol make the tracker think you just went nuts with cholestorol. Plus you might want to tweak the setting to your specific needs if you use it, we are not photo copies, we have needs that differ per person!

My fourth tool is Tony Hortons 10 Min Trainer Deluxe. I got it off E-Bay much cheaper than you could get directly from the store so I am good with that. It should arrive by the end of the week depending on the seller.

tonyhorton

Let’s hope the sappy crying infomercial people are not in fact actors of academy award calibur. I got this to slim down without bulking up. I don’t want to win awards for muscules, I just want soft slender but firm curves. And it’s not a skinny blonde telling me to suck in my tummy.

Fifth is my DDR, dance dance revoloution game. Mainly because its so much fun to do. Im not sure it really contributes a lot, but it gets me up and I love to dance and sing.

I also plan to get a YMCA membership so I can swim within a month or two. I love thier steam room it feels soo nice. Plus they have great ab and thigh machines, my two biggest problem areas. 

So thats the plan. Stay tuned!

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I have been in Second Life since 2005, and it has completely changed how I think about making money online. Second Life opens up a world of exciting possibilities for the home based entrepreneur.

I did not have a lot of money to start a business with, just a lot of time. I tried all kinds of home business opportunity’s , read all kinds of eBooks, sat on the floor of my local library with a pile of home business books and I found very little that worked out for me.

But Second Life is different, I enjoy creating virtual clothing and buildings for other people to enjoy!

I love going to virtual concerts with live musicians playing over streaming audio. Best of all I love the fact that I earn money all day and all night long, even as I sleep! That’s why I wrote “Your Virtual World Business Guide – Success through creativity in the Second Life world”.

Second Life is even FREE to get and FREE to use!

I invite you to read more by visiting:
http://www.cathereinenight.com/book.html

If you have questions or need help feel free to contact me personally at cathereinenight@gmail.com and I will try to answer you within 24 but no more than 72 hours.

I also set this book up on an affiliate program to encourage this information to spread and enlighten other talented people who might be interesting in making a living this way. The link to that program for the book is below:

https://paydotcom.com/a.page.php?id=75888&u=journey4se

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I have been working really hard on my book about business in Second Life. This morning I recieved the following message;

“Thank you for ordering a proof copy of “Your Virtual World Business Guide,” Book #3357492.
This is to notify you your order has been received and is currently being processed.

Your proof copy will ship to you within five days.

If you are completely satisfied with your proof copy when you receive it and
are ready to make your book available for sale, log in to your CreateSpace member
account and click the edit icon corresponding to your book. Review your books
information for accuracy and click Approve Proof to make your book available for sale.
If you are not completely satisfied with your proof copy when you receive it,
you may make any necessary changes to your files, upload them again and order
another proof after those files have been reviewed.

Best regards,
CreateSpace”

Talk about exciting! I can hardly wait to get my book in my hands and see the hours
and hours of hard work in a professional material form, ready for the education of
perhaps thousands of new home businesses based in this amazing virtual platform.

What is Second Life? Click Here 🙂

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My virtual store in Second Life now has a brand new line of mens hair  in vibrant colors! It is pretty exciting for me. it took a long time to create these first few styles but it is a start and I will do more!

AlleyCat Studios Mens Hair in Second Life

AlleyCat Studios Mens Hair in Second Life

You can see it by visiting AlleyCat Studios Island in Second Life itself. Or you can check it out on the web on SLX HERE.

This is Aaron – Get it HERE

Aaron - Mens Hair By AlleyCat Studios

Aaron - Mens Hair By AlleyCat Studios

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This is Bale – Get it HERE

Bale - Mens Hair By AlleyCat Studios

Bale - Men's Hair By AlleyCat Studios

This is Caden – Get it HERE

Caden - Mens Hair by AlleyCat Studios

Caden - Mens Hair by AlleyCat Studios

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This is Darren – Get it HERE

Darren - Mens Hair by AlleyCat Studios in Second Life

Darren - Mens Hair by AlleyCat Studios in Second Life

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I have a new appreciation for the long time hair designers of Second Life. Do you people even realise how many hours went into that hair you got for $L195 or about 70 cents usd? I just started to make some hair for guys I will have out at my store, AlleyCat Studios, in a few weeks. But since they are seriously lacking in good mens styles  I spent about 20 hours making 1 yes ONE style of hair. Twenty hours in all.

How? Well first you make the style.. then you fit the style, then you do all the recolors for that style, then photograph the style, then box it and set it out for sale. That is a lot of work!

So next time you find that awesome hair, take a moment to thank the designer for making it possible, chances are they spent over 20 hours on it! And we have not even covered marketing the hair..

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From September 27 – October 5 there will be a celebration of life and art called burning life. Burning life is a virtual party of sorts based off the real world celebration called Burning Man which is held in Nevada.

This year my friends Delena and August are joining me to create a theme camp for the event we are calling “The Pimp & Ho Training Camp”. We jokingly came up with the idea to submit in an attempt to get a prime spot. Well.. we got one!

So we are really excited about all the fun nonsense that will shortly commence! We are making tons of freebies for the event, go team AlleyCat Studios! We will have funky pimping music courtesy of August the Mack, and bling pimp cups courtesy of the exotic Delena, decor will be done by me, Cathereine Night, and we hope to kidnap…err.. that is grab… err.. get some people to help with events and atmosphere.

Check us out at Burning Life! (and let me know if you wanna help out)

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The SLCC 08 convention was held in Tampa, FL at the Mariott Waterside hotel. My overall feeling is that it was an amazingly well done event. Those who worked so hard, including all the volunteers and speakers should give themselves a pat on the back, it was superb.

The hotel was gorgeous, the meeting rooms were clean, well appointed, and comfortable. The breakfasts and lunches were delicious and fresh, and the wait staff were courteous and prompt. I mention these things because so often the service in even higher class locations such as this, is typically poor, but not here!

There were some wonderful discussions on each track. Personally I was there for the business track, but I also paid some attention to the education aspects of the convention. One thing that really struck me was how intelligent the Second Life community is. I spoke with so many surprisingly insightful people, It felt like heaven.

I must say that Philip Rosedale is quite the exceptional man. Not only did he create Linden Labs and Second Life, but he also took time to stop and chat with my friends and I for several minutes. I really appreciate it when people who have achieved sucess, do not act as though they are somehow better than everyone else around them, so many do, but not Philip. That fact really makes me want to renew my efforts to do everything I can to be a productive part of Second Life.

Then there was my personal reasons for attending. I met some of the people I knew from SL, most notably my good friend August. If nothing else had come from the trip, that alone would have been worth everything I did to get to Tampa. D and I enjoyed getting to know him in person and it just confirms what I already knew about him, He is one awesome guy!

I also attended Strokers Ball, held by Stroker Serpentine. The party was held a Banana Joe’s, a really popular nightlife hot spot just above the Splitsville bowling alley. I had to see Splitsville considering I built the Second Life version in-world when I worked with Dire Lobo on the project.

Banana Joe’s was in a great location, but to be honest the room was way over crowded! That speaks for the sucess of the party, so next year Stroker … we need more space! The umm.. blow up dolls were an interesting bar decoration, and the goodie bags had err… umm.. *grins* Well in any case I am sure people will be thanking Stroker and his sponsors all year long.

I am a bit sad now that it is all said and done, it was an amazing time that I will keep in my memories forever. The conference, the party, even my trip to see the beach at sunset. I can hardly wait for next year!

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