Since the end of the year is fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to look back on 2007 and reflect on what you did and what you learned. If you're like me, you had your fair share of ups and downs this year, so ladies, do tell: What was the biggest lesson you learned through it all in '07?
Jaime Pressly's line of knitwear, J'aime, is two years old but last night she debuted her newly expanded contemporary collection at LA Fashion Week. The runway show and party, which benefited St. Jude, was clearly a proud moment for the actress who was beaming all night long. Her My Name Is Earl costar Jason Lee was out to support his friend as was Nicky Hilton (who also had a show at LAFW over the weekend) and her boyfriend David Katzenberg. LA Fashion Week is just getting into full swing, and Fab is there for all the action. Check out all her updates both over on FabSugar and on Elle.com!
To see more of the party including Giovanni Ribisi, Wilmer Valderrama and others just read more
The Sonoma Marin World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2007 was held this past Friday, and the winner is Elwood, a Chinese Crested with "lots of personality." With a face that looks like it was drawn by Picasso in his "drunk period," Elwood even makes snorting noises! The people who love these fug dogs are pretty adorable. One of them even has her ugly dog tattooed on her arm. Now that's devotion.
Today marks the kickoff of the music (and most major) portion of this multimedia bonanza, which is known for breaking new indie acts. On day one alone, there'll be performances by Cyann & Ben, Rosie Thomas, Loney Dear, The Mountain Goats, Blonde Redhead, The Pipettes, The Rapture, and Peter Bjorn & John. Whoa. Then, of course, there is everything else, including the Iggy and the Stooges reunion and hotly anticipated performances from Mika and Amy Winehouse.
But don't worry: There are plenty of ways to get a handle on this musical madness, so read more
It's never too late to take The Fit Pledge to “Lose to Live in 2007.”
The fit pledge is a health awareness campaign hosted by the Inner City Purpose Network (ICPN) that aims to bring a national awareness to the number of people who annually dare themselves to lose weight, or discontinue vices that lead to poor health. The Pledge is meant to challenge Americans to document the progress of their pledge and share how the experience changed their lives through a web-based community as well as encourage Americans to implement a lifestyle change through a health-driven weight loss program (balanced diet and exercise).
Visitors earn the pin after completing a goal-oriented fitness survey. The pin represents a commitment to losing weight for the right reasons this year -- It's a symbol of a promise and awareness. The campaign also encourages Americans to share their struggle with weight loss, link with other Fit Pledge members, learn more about weight related diseases and more.
The goal is to see more than 5 million people make a pledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle in 2007. Until May, every 10,000th person who receives a Fit Pledge pin online will be rewarded with a makeover, membership at a health club, and a cash prize.
Make your pledge today, it's free (well basically free as there is a $2.68 shipping and handling fee for the pin).
As some of you may know we are a little giddy about the Oscars tomorrow. It's Hollywood's biggest night of the year and we wanted to make it just as exciting for all of you watching at home. We're dressing up, opening some wine and cooking the same food the stars are eating so join us at our party. Here are just a few of the exciting things going on:
- FabSugar will be doing live red carpet love it or hate it polls.
- BuzzSugar will be live blogging the show and asking you if you agree with the winners.
- PopSugar will be asking you about your favorite performances and if you think Ellen's opening is a hit.
- All Sugar ladies will be in the live chat talking about our favorite celebs, the red carpet arrivals, the show!
Finally, you guessed it, we're giving away prizes so make sure to fill out your ballot now. You have until 5PM PT Sunday to enter your choices. Good Luck and talk to you in the live chat tomorrow. We would like to give a special thanks to our fabulous sponsor, Helio!
Did you know that after the age of 40, it is recommended that you get a mammogram every 1-2 years? Or that you should think about getting a Cholesterol Test at the age of 20?
Being a woman can be confusing so luckily WomensHealth.org has created a chart that lists recommended screenings and immunizations for women at average risk for most diseases. For the full chart, visit WomensHealth.org.
Fit's Tip:The chart is for guideline purposes only. Your health care provider will personalize the timing of each test and immunization to best meet your health care needs.
So we've just about reached the end of the year and it seems everyone is putting together year-end lists. PopSugar has Favorite Celebrity Moms, BuzzSugar has Top Albums and the folks at Epicurious have put together a list of 2006 food trends. Their list includes honey, steakhouses, Southern cuisine and better mixed drinks. For the most part I agree with them, but I'm really surprised to see that pomegranates were left off the list, same with tapas-style eating (seems like every new restaurant I try is "small plates").
Now that 2006's been covered, what about 2007? To see some of the 2007 food trend predictions, read more
Is your New Year's Resolution to work out more?
Here's a good idea: Try adding a bit more to what you are already doing, instead of trying to incorporate a complete work out overhaul. Do something as simple as adding just a few minutes to your work out. This way, you are much more likely to stick to your resolution than if you added something more difficult to achieve like swimming laps everyday before work.
Still figuring out your resolutions for 2007? See what others are pledging for 2007 (and add your own) in the New Year's Resolution Group.
A survey taken by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has revealed the trends in commercial, corporate, clinical, and community fitness program environments. So if you're one of those who wants to be ahead of the trends (fitness and otherwise) here they are:
- Children and Obesity. Program development to reduce obesity among children was the number-one trend identified in the survey.
- Special Fitness Programs for Older Adults. Fitness clubs and retirement communities stand to benefit from health and fitness programs that cater to the older adult.
- Educated and Experienced Fitness Professionals. Fully accredited education and certification programs for health/fitness professionals are on the rise.
- Functional Fitness. Functional fitness training, using strength training to improve performance for activities of daily living, will become more prominent in 2007.
- Core Training. Core exercises are on the rise, which strengthen, condition, and stabilize the abdominal and back muscles, often use props such as stability balls, BOSU balance balls, wobble boards, and foam rollers to provide support for the spine.
For the rest, read more