Photoshop – Frequency Separation

It has been my dream to learn few tricks in Photoshop. Instinct tells me that the first resource I have is “You tube”. From then on I’ve always make it a point to watch one or two tutorial videos, (Not once but thrice). While watching, I said to myself, “Oh that was easy”. But when I try to do the same it always comes out differently. I could not really get the results I wanted. More often I get stuck in the midst of doing a project.

I have been doing Virtual Assistant’s job but photshop, accounting, bookkeeping, taxation and other administrative but phoshop have not been my forte. I can do a bit of photo editing, flyers and my header and images for my blogs but that’s all. Time came when I joined the Sacred VA Institute  and one of our task is photo editing. Oh well – It was not specified that we used Photoshop but I thought, this is my chance to learn and so now I’ve started on that quest, Learning Photoshop! Care to give me some tips?

1. Open an image. Add two duplicate copies (layers) / Name layer 1 as low frequency / Name layer two as high frequency.

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2 Hide the high frequency layer ans start working on the low frequency layer. On the low frequency layer =click on Filter  > Blur  Gaussian blur, setting the percentage between 10 to 15 depending on your image.

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3. Activate the High frequency layer to start working on it. On the frequency layer = click image > apply image , On the On the dialog box ,  set “layer to “Low Frequency”, set the blending to “Subtract” with the” Scale” set = 2 and  “Offset = 128. (If you are working on a 8 bits image) and the “invert” box unchecked. If the image you are working on is 16 bits, set the “Blending” to “add”  with the Scale =1 and offset =0 and the “invert” box checked. Click Ok.

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4. Set the blending to Linear light.

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5. Activate the low frequency layer, duplicate the layer and click Filter > Blur >Surface blur, click OK. / Make a layer mask of the this layer by pressing ” Alt” key and the layer mask icon.

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6. Work on the layer mask, grab a white paint brush and work on the color and shadow (Skin color or low frequency).

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7. Activate the High frequency (Texture) and start working with the blemishes and irregularities on the texture by using combination of healing, clone, patch tool etc.

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You can hide and activate other layers to check the progress in healing the texture of High frequency layer

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10. See the result of your “Effort”!

Before and After

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Thank you and God Bless!

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Learning Adobe Photoshop – “Refine Edge”

Adobe Photoshop is the world’s most popular graphics and digital photo-editing software program. It is used by millions of graphic designers and photographers. There are free online Photoshop video tutorial course is the ideal introduction to the skills and techniques needed to master image manipulation and photographic re-touching. Guide through the Photoshop user interface which will enable you learn in a step-by-step manner how to use the basic essential tools for editing and enhancing your photographs.

Photoshop is so diversified and you can do a lot of things within the program.  You can remove background elements from the image, re-touch blemishes in the original photograph, crop elements out of the image, insert text onto an image, create marquees around elements to remove or modify them, and free transform a selection that has been cut from an image.

Photoshop is ideal for photographers and graphic designers whose ideas and creativity about image manipulation using the range of tools found in Photoshop is boundless.. It is also ideal for small business owners or home-based entrepreneurs keen to develop their image production skills and build a web presence using content created and produced independently.

Learning photshop is not overnight because there are a lot of topics and areas that any user must understand. The User Interface, ability to identify and effectively use the various tools within the program, use the individual versions of each tool to meet your specific needs.

I’ve been trying to learn photoshop and with various video tutorials I’ve watched on You tube, I’ve realized that you have really to sit down and practice a lot to learn and remember the functions and uses of each individual tools, filters, adjustments color manipulation, etc.,..

Here is my experiment in using Photoshop. Designers, photographers, internet saavy, please don’t laugh! At least I am trying to learn the trick.

Removing Background using “Refine Edge” feature:

1. Open a new fie that will serve as background ( here I used a rainbow background)

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2 Open and image

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3. Work on the image layer/ grabbed the quick selection tool/drag over the part of the image that you want to retain/ (You can add to the initial selection by pressing shift key and you can subtract by pressing alt key.

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4. Press Refine Edge at the top – on the dialog box activate the smart radius and adjust by sliding the control bade on your image.

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5. Adjust the smart radius brush and run it around the edge of the image. press the decontaminate colers then set it on output “New layer with a layer mask.

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6. Lift off the mask and duplicate the image for further enhancement. nd I better stop here before I make a mess of my image.

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Bye. bye and God Bless!

Photo Editing with PhotoImpression 4

Photo Editing with PhotoImpression 4

The first photo editing software I’ve learned to use is photoImpression because it was bundled in the CD installer of the Benq Scanner I purchased way back. Although it’s capacity is not as good as that of Gimp 2.8 and Photoshop I find it very useful in making collage and joining or putting together different images.

It has limited tools that can be used for cropping, styling, framing, hue & color enhancing as well as brightness and contrast adjustments.

Cropping tools are: rectangular, Elipse, irregular and the magic wand tool.

Brush tools are : pen, air spray, paint, clone, eye dropper, blur and eraser.

It also comes with various effects and shapes for cutting.

Here’s how I do cropping with PhotoImpression:

Open an image]

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Click on edit

In this image, I used the magic wand and irregular copping tools.

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Using the irregular cropping tool

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Using the Magic wand tool

Cropped Image

Cropped Image

Here’s also an example of cutting using the rectangular cropping tool which is very useful for profile ID picture.

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It can also perform the elliptical or circular cropping.

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PhotoImpression can be used in enhancing colors and brightness as well as patching and eliminating blemishes in an image but again the effects are limited. Sample below have been edited using color enhancing, removal of blemishes, smoothing as well as brightness and contrast.

Sample Work in PhotiImpression :

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Google Site -“Mermaids’ Voices”

Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document, and you always control who has access, whether it’s just yourself, your team, or your whole organization. You can even publish Sites to the world. The Google Sites web application is accessible from any internet connected computer.

As a matter of fact, I’ve used Google site as my training ground to build and put together ideas and information. This training module creating a page entitled “My favorite Song” gave me an idea of putting together in one place different song genres that I love to listen. Instead of going through searches every time or spend time in downloading.

In Google Sites, individuals or teams can build sites to share and collaborate on documents, videos, schedules, and more. Or build a public-facing site for your business.

  • No HTML required – Creating a Google Site is as easy as editing a document, which means there’s no markup language for you to learn — just get started.
  • Single-click page creation – Creating a new page for your Google Site just takes the click of a button.
  • Get started with templates -It offer a growing list of page types — web page, announcements, file cabinet, dashboard and list — to help you get started with your Google Sites pages.
  • Embed rich content -Google Sites is integrated with other Google products, so you can insert videos, docs, spreadsheets, presentations, photo slide shows, and calendars directly onto your Google Sites pages.
  • Make it your own -Customization options let you give your Google Site your own look and feel
  • Upload files and attachments -Use the file cabinet to upload files up to 10MB in size. Each Google Apps account receives at least 10GB of storage in Google Sites. Google Apps Premier and Education editions get an additional 500MB for each user account.
  • Work together and share -Permission settings let you designate owners, viewers and collaborators (meaning they can edit pages) for your site. And you can make your Google Sites available to just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.
  • Search with Google -You can search across Google Sites pages and content using powerful Google search technology. You’ll find specific pages and documents instantly, the same way you would on Google.com.

Get started with Google Sites with these easy steps:

  1. Create a site
  2. Insert maps, forms, and videos
  3. Embed calendars and docs
  4. Customize layout and appearance
  5. Share or publish your site

Here is my new Google Site “Mermaids’ Voices”

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Mermaids’ Voices>Home>My Favorite Song

“Google Drive Basics”

Sending bulk attachments in your emails can now be lessen or eliminated with the development of Google Drive apps. Itlets you store and access your files anywhere — on the web, on your hard drive, or on the go. Here’s how it works:

Install Google Drive on your computer

  • Go to http://drive.google.com.
  • Click the Download Google Drive for your PC button.
  • Open google drive sync.exe to automatically install and start Google Drive on your PC. (You may receive a warning that Google Drive is an application downloaded from the Internet. Click the Open button.)
  • Install Google Drive
  • Enter your Google Account username and password in the window that opens. This will be the account associated with Google Drive for your PC.
  • Complete the installation package instructions.
  • Launch Google Drive for your PC from the Start menu.

Start Sync -Google Drive

  • Drag files and folders into your Google Drive folder to begin syncing items to My Drive (part of Google Drive on the web).

Share your files on Google Drive

  • Now your files go everywhere you do. Change a file on the web, on your computer, or on your mobile device and it updates on every device where you’ve installed Google Drive. Share, collaborate, or work alone with your files

Meet your Google Drive: List

Google Drive List

Meet your Google Drive: On Grid

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About third-party apps on Google Drive

Google Drive works with an increasing number of apps that you can install from the Chrome Web Store. With these apps you can edit images and videos, fax and sign documents, manage projects, create flow charts, and more. No matter how many Google Drive apps you’ve installed, you can access all of your files in a single place: Google Drive on the web.

Here’s what you can do with Google Drive apps:

  • Access and open files in Google Drive
  • Create new files through the app
  • Access Google Drive files from an app outside of Google Drive
  • Save a file to Google Drive from an app outside of Google Drive
  • Share any file type, including files created with a Google Drive apps

Here are the links to my Google Drive files:

“GCal Basics”

Being a VA you need to be organized. With the variety and diversity of the jobs that can be assigned timeliness and organization is a must.

Worry no more! GClendar is on the rescue. You can now update not only your own calendar but also that of your clients. Most executives and business people don’t have time to update or log their schedules, meeting s, appointments and activities.

Welcome to Google Calendar

What can you do within the Google Calendar?

  • Share your schedule – let your co-workers, family, and friends see your calendar, and view schedules that others have shared with you. When you know when everyone is free or busy, scheduling is a snap
  • Get your calendar on the go – with two-way syncing to your mobile phone’s built-in calendar or a mobile version of Google Calendar that’s made for the small screen, you can access your calendar while you’re away from your desk.
  • Never forget another event again – customizable reminders help you stay on schedule. You can choose to be notified by email or get a text message sent right to your mobile phone.
  • Send invitations and track RSVPs – invite other people to events on your calendar. Guests can RSVP to your events by email or via Google Calendar.
  • Sync with your desktop applications – access your calendar however and whenever you want by syncing events with Apple iCal and Mozilla Sunbird.
  • Work offline – know where you’re supposed to be even when you don’t have internet access. With offline access, you can view a read-only version of your calendar no matter where you are.
  • Most of all it’s free and all you need is a Google account and is accessible right within the Gmail.

Google Calendar

Background Image – Personalized your calendar by putting your favorite photo or an image from the web in the background.

  1. Click the “Gear Icon” at the upper right of your calendar.
  2. Choose “Labs“.
  3. Enable “Background Image“. Then “Save“.
  4. From “Labs”,  go to “General” and click it.
  5. Look for “Calendar Background” and upload the image you want displayed on your calendar.

 

Other calendar features are:

  • Next Meeting – This is a countdown timer that lets you see  the next scheduled event or task on your calendar.
  • World Clock – Make sure you choose the appropriate time  to schedule a chat with people from the other side of the world.  This feature lets you see who among your clients are sleeping while you are working.
  • Year View – A quick view of the whole year is a must if you are scheduling future events.
  • Event Flair –There are several icons which you can use to represent an event on your calendar. It is like putting tags or labels to your messages.
  • Event Attachments – This feature will save you time writing an event description. You may simply attach the document, spreadsheet or presentation you are working on.
  • Reminders and Notifications – Google Calendar will not let you miss an important event or task. This feature offer you options on how you want to be notified of upcoming events specified on your calendar.

 

Find your calendar’s address

Find your Calendar Address

To get your calendar’s address, please follow these steps:

  1. In the calendar list on the left side of the page, click the down-arrow button next to the appropriate calendar, then select Calendar settings.
  2. In the Calendar Address section, click the XML or HTML button. A pop-up window with your calendar’s public URL will appear.
  3. Use this URL to access your calendar information.

To export your calendar in iCalendar format, select the ICAL button and click the displayed URL to obtain an ICS file containing your calendar data.

You can change the amount of information available at your calendar’s address (Calendar Address) by clicking the Change sharing settings link.

Share Calendar -By sharing calendar(s), your friends, classmates or co-workers can view schedules which can make coordination much easier.

Embed  Calendar – Sharing your calendar can also be done by embeding it on your site.   Look for the Embed Code. Copy and paste it on your site.

Embed your GCal

Customize your Google Calendar

Click  ”Customize the color, size and other options“. You’ll find it just above the ‘embed code’. There are several options available on how you want your calendar shown including the width, height and background color.

CLICK TO ADD TO CALENDAR

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“Using Gmail”

I had signed up to various email accounts in the past but when I found Gmail I decided to transfer most of my communications to this account. There are various reasons why you should consider using Gmail.

Creating an account with Gmail is free and easy. Just go to “Create new Google Account” and fill up the information and you will be taken to a page which you need to verify your account

It’s user friendly with a lot of additional features aside from sending emails such as chats, photo sharing, blogging, calendar, etc.

Inbox– Where you’ll find images sent to you.

Gmail inbox

Gmail inbox

Theme/Appearance

Gmail comes with various themes where you can choose and change by clicking on the gear icon on the upper right side. You just choose and tap any of the available themes and it will be applied to your settings.

Gmail Themes

Gmail Themes

Signature

Gmail also allows you to affix you signature on every emails sent. You can configure this by clicking on the gear icon then setting  and will take you to the “General Page” where you can set up your account including “signature”.

Adding Email Signature

Adding Email Signature

There are ways to classify your emails to avoid clutters in your inbox and messages can be easily find later

You can use labels and folders to distribute important emails by creating different categories based on the sender, topics, interest, places, links and much more.

Adding Labels/Folders

Adding Labels/Folders

Transfer to folders/Assign Labels

Transfer to folders/Assign Labels

You can prioritize or star messages.

Prioritize and Star

Prioritize and Star

Archive– If you don’t want to delete emails you can put them on archive and you’ll still be able to find them later in the “ALL MAIL” section.

Archive in Gmail

Delete messages which you think have no use or some spam emails that have gotten through can be easily deleted.

Delet Messages in Gmail

Compose – want to send/draft and email? Just tap this section and you can start writing any messages you want.

Compose Messages in Gmail

Draft – All messages/emails composed but have not been sent go to this section or menu which you can edit and send anytime.

Sent mail– All messages you have sent out all arrange according to your preferences.

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Labs is a testing ground for experimental features that aren’t quite ready for primetime. They may change, break or disappear at any time.  Still can be of help as long they are still working and functioning.  Samples of Gmail Labs are Canned Responses and Undo.

“UNDO” – Had a change of mind in sending emails and messages? This is a good one, just be quick in clicking the undo before sending can be completed.

Gmail Undo

CANNED RESPONSES – Do you want to save time typing the same messages to different people? Canned responses is the answer.  You can draft as many as you want and save them for later recurring replies.

Gmail Canned Responses

Here is a sample of a job application letter I sent earlier:

April 10, 2013

Mr. Ian G. Walsh

General Manager

Gemsearch Australia Pty. Ltd

Dear Mr. Walsh,

I’ve seen your advertisement in SA News that you are in need of Virtual Assistant.

My experiences in a traditional and real office environment plus a 3 year stint as online accountant and general administrator for an Australian company have given me an inspiration to apply for the position.

I have various experiences particularly in accounting, finance and management. I am proficient in all phases of accounting, preparation of feasibility studies and business plans, financial reports & analysis.  I am familiar with Peachtree, Quickbooks, MYOB, XERO and Netsuite accounting software. I’ve learned and mastered most MS application such as; Word docs, Powerpoint and Excel. Through the years I have been used to email and chat management, social media and other online tools.

At present I am on training with Sacred VA Institute to further increase my knowledge and skills to be one of the best VA in the world. Although just halfway on the courses, I have already learned so much from the assignments and activities.

Attached herewith is a copy of my resume. Hoping you’ll find my qualifications suitable for your VA requirements and be given a fair chance to work with you.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

ASR

This is how it looks on the Recipient’s email:

Email recipient

Common Grammar and Spelling Mistakes

Common grammar mistake is not a new thing especially for the people where English is not their first language. One must really take time to improve English usage and grammar especially aspiring virtual assistants.

There are various articles on the internet where you’ll find sources: online dictionaries, grammar lessons, spelling, essay writing, proper use of punctuations and pronunciation & enunciation.

Below are examples of common grammar mistakes:

Usage

Part 1: Rewrite the following sentences in order to make them correct.

  • If I was you, I would all vote Fred.
  • If were you, I will vote for Fred.
  •  I’m sorry you have made a mistake!
  •  I’m sorry, you’ve made a mistake!
  •  He’s been eating chicken 4 times this week.
  • He’s been eating chicken four times this week.
  •  He had eaten chicken four times this week.
  •  Learning Russian is as difficult than learning German.
  •  Learning Russian is as difficult as learning German.
  • I wonder what did she do this past weekend.
  •  I wonder what she did this past weekend.
  •  I’m sorry you have made a mistake!
  • I’m sorry, but you’ve made a mistake!
  • You needn’t arrive before 9 next Friday.
  • You don’t need to come before nine next Friday.
  • You need not arrive before 9:00 next Friday
  • He took care of pay the bills last weekend.
  • He took care of the bills last weekend.
  • He paid the bills last weekend.
  • I’m sorry you have made a mistake!
  • I’m sorry, but it’s your fault!
  • Unless he studies, he won’t pass the exam!
  • He won’t pass the exam unless he studies.
  • Why are your hands dirty? – Oh, I’ve been working in the garden.
  • Why are your hands dirty? – Oh! I’ve been working in the garden.
  • “Why are your hands dirty?”  He asked, “Oh! I’ve been working in the garden.” She answered.
  • They let their children stay up late on Saturday evenings.
  • They let their children stay up late every Saturday evenings.
  • They let their children stay up late during Saturday evenings.
  • He had already eaten by the time I arrived.
  • He had already eaten by the time I arrived.
  • He had eaten by the time I arrived.
  • She needs three new pieces of office equipments.
  • She needs three new pieces of office equipment.
  • Dr. Roberts are mentioned that 60% of unemployed respondents fear of losing they’re homes
  • Dr. Roberts have mentioned that 60% of unemployed respondents fear of losing their homes.

Spelling

Part 2: Write the correct spelling of the words based on given clues.

1. The car lost one of ___ wheels.

  •  it
  •  it’s
  •  its
  •  its’

2. Her speech was wonderful. She received many compliments. ___________.

  •  complements
  •  cumpliments
  •  complimentis
  •  compliments

3. The same problem happened ______________.

  •  ever day
  •  everyday
  •  every days
  •  every day

4. John remained ________ for the rest of the lesson.

  •  quite
  •  quiet
  •  queit
  •  quite

5. The men forgot ______ meals yesterday.

  •  there
  • the’re
  • they’re
  • their

6. _______ a liar!

  •  Your
  •  You’are
  •  You’re
  •  Yours

7. He prefers to wear _______ clothing when exercising.

  •  loose
  •  lose
  •  louse
  •  losse

8. Everything is going to be ___________.

  •  alright
  •  allright
  •  aright
  •  all right

9. It didn’t turn out the way we wanted, _________.

  •  though
  •  tough
  •  through
  •  thought

10. Please, __________ my excuses!

  •  except
  •  acept
  •  accept
  •  excerpt

11. My car is faster ______ his motorcycle.

  •  the
  •  then
  •  thin
  •  than

12. This event is inevitably going to ____________ the elections.

  •  affect
  •  effect
  •  alfect
  •  afect

13. Mary _______ to the problem but did not mention it.

  •  aluded
  •  eluded
  •  alluded
  •  illuded

14. ____________ you use it or not, you will need to pay.

  •  Whether
  •  Wether
  •  Weather
  •  Whethar

15. Save the ________________ and do the right thing.

  •  embarassment
  •  embarrasment
  •  embarasment
  •  embarrassment

“Nowhere to Land” (Movie reriew)

I am now working on my next worksheet/Lesson which is about movie reviews. This task will help one to be able to improve in English Communication skills since you need to incorporate your own thoughts and impression about the movie itself. I haven’t been in the theater or have seen movies for a long time but I did watch some downloaded movies on pc. So I just searched on you tube and have chosen the movie “Nowhere to Land” as my subject.

The movie runs under 2 hours but I have to repeat some scenes to understand and have a better grasp of what is all about.

Nowhere to Land is directed by Armand Mastroianni; Genre : Suspense

Cast of Characters: Jack Wagner (Captain John Prescott), Christine Elise (Kim McGee), James Sikking (George Eller), Mark Lee (Phillip Deacon), Rodney Power (Agent Jeff Belmont), Rachael Blake (Anne Prescott), Ernie Hudson (Danny Gorlin), Helen Thomson (Claire Munson)

Nowhere to Land

Nowhere to Land

A Boeing 747 flight from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, California with about 300 passengers is believed to held hostage. The plane is under the command of veteran pilot Captain John Prescott. The plane is about to land in two hours however the airline office received a call from a man that he left a bomb on the plane and it is about to explode in an hour. The crew of course did all they can to keep the passengers safe and move them to the front part of the plane.

The movie begins with a scene in a park in Sydney, Australia with a couple from the USA spending their honeymoon. Not far away a man was seen holding a camera watching them discretely and taking some pictures. He followed them like a sec ret agent would do. The woman took notice of a Sydney Opera House music box. Later, the mysterious man following them bought one of the same music box.

At the airport, the couple was about to board the plane and the mysterious man again was there. He almost didn’t make it on the security but anyway after search and questioning he was allowed to get in. The passengers boarded meanwhile the Captain phone his wife to greet her on their 10th anniversary and was informed that she made a reservation for their celebration.

The flight took off; everything went well until they received a call regarding a bomb threat. Finding out that the bomb was real – next thing they did was to call an agent or officer who could assist them in detonating the bomb. Another message came through; the device will not create an explosion, but believed to contain a nerve gas ten times deadlier than the Sarin gas released in a Tokyo subway in 1995

Over the phone, Danny Gorlin, the agent guided Captain Prescott step by step. It was a success and everyone rejoiced. Until Danny Gorlin received a fax copy of the diagram, worse this time – there’s no way to detonate the bomb and it can be triggered by change in pressure or change in altitude. Meanwhile, the 747 may well be unable to find a suitable landing place before the detonator goes off, forcing pilot John Prescott (Jack Wagner) and copilot Kim McGee (Christine Elise) to make some extremely tricky life-and-death decisions.

The movie has somehow very familiar setting and plot. The title itself is a give-away but I enjoyed it. I like the way they injected some humor even during life most threatening moment. I love the conversation of Captain Prescott with his wife ;

  • Anne Prescott:  “John”
  • Captain Prescott: “Anne, where are you?”
  • Anne Prescott: “I’m at the Oceanic Airline Office”
  • Captain Prescott: “Did they tell you what’s going on?”
  • Anne Prescott: “Yes, sorry I just want to hear your voice. Are you alright?”
  • Captain Prescott: “Yeah, I’m alright. Just get home ahead of time.”
  • Anne Prescott: “Shall I keep the reservation at the restaurant?”
  • Captain Prescott: “No, tell them to keep that champagne on ice for me. I’ll be there.”

There’s another funny scene or dialog, but I’ll leave that for you to watch and see.

Weight Loss Stories of Women

What does weight loss mean?

A reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon and other connective tissue. It can occur unintentionally due to an underlying disease or can arise from a conscious effort to improve an actual or perceived overweight or obese state.

We hear and read a lot of weight loss stories especially women. There are products such as drugs and food supplements all over the world and mostly you can find them advertising on the internet. More often they use success women weight loss stories as testimonials. With so many various products on the market promising  the best and sure positive outcome – to the extent others offer “money back guarantee” clause in their promotions, how do we choose the right products for us?

In the quest of the best and most effective weight loss formula, we often try so many alternatives that sometimes can do harm than solving our problems. We buy and accumulate boxes and tons of reducing pills, formulas, creams, methods, techniques, video packages and whatever we find on the market just for us to lose weight.

We set our goals so high, we starve ourselves, we try to isolate from gatherings and parties that might temp us to eat and take more calories that could spoil our so called “weight loss program”. What does it take to achieved success in reducing the “tale of the tape” and stay sexy and fit? What are the things to consider before we succumb to the bandwagon of women who are prepared to undergo all sorts of ways and means just to be included in the list of “weight loss success stories of women”?

We have to consider various situations things and situation before we start any weight loss program. The best way is to consult a physician for the safest method. Most experts agree that a safe, healthy rate of weight loss is one to 1 ½ pounds per week. Modification of eating habits along with regular exercise is the most effective way to lose weight over the long term. It is also the ideal way to ensure that the weight stays off.

Starvation diets may result in rapid weight loss, but this weight loss is almost impossible to maintain for most people. When food intake is severely restricted (below approximately 1,200 calories per day), the body begins to adapt to this state of poor nutrition by reducing its metabolic rate, potentially making it even more difficult to lose weight. It is also possible to experience hunger pangs, bouts of hypoglycemia, headaches, and mood changes from overly stringent dieting. These symptoms can result in binge eating and weight gain. Since a highly restrictive diet is almost impossible to maintain for a long time, people who attempt to starve themselves thin often start to gain weight again when they stop dieting.

We can also try the weight loss woman/man calculator.

  • Height to Weight Ratio Chart – Calculate your ideal weight to height ratio using the handy height to weight guide chart to help you avoid obesity related illness or even future disability later in life.
  • Body Mass Index Calculator – The body mass index (BMI) is a number derived from a formula, used to compare and analyze the health effects of weight on people of all ages and heights. Use our instant online body mass index calculator to find your current BMI measurement and learn how to measure your waist circumference.What the BMI numbers mean: Below 18.5 Underweight, 18.5 – 24.9 Normal, 25.0 – 29.9 Overweight, 30.0 and Above Obese.
  • Weight Loss calculator for women/Men – will tell you what is safe and not and how long will it take you to achieve your desired/target weight.

 

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