Before keeping swans, make a shelter for them. They usually spend time in bodies of water, so if you don’t have one you can try to make a man-made pond or lake. Be sure to add trees and bushes around so they can have a hooded place for their nests.

When you are trying to success at weight loss, remember you have to do is slowly and safely. Don’t try starvation or fad diets. Use your common sense and follow sound advice. Once you do this, you will have the body you have and always wanted.

Coffee will not make you gain weight, but it is not healthy to drink several cups every morning. Coffee has so much caffeine that it brings you up once, but then drops you down the more you drink. It stimulates your cravings for foods and decreases your metabolism. You find better weight loss results if you switch to green tea. It speeds up metabolism and keeps you on a natural high without letting you down like coffee will.

“Ok then, it’s a done deal. Call you dad and your uncle tonight. Make the invite for Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. I’ll ask Squidward and Mr. Krabs to prepare a special lunch for you. Remember, don’t tell Patrick. You know how he is about keeping secrets,” reminded Sandy.

If you choose to adopt an older dog, you may have to spend some time resolving and managing problem behaviors first. Your ability to socialize a dog beyond its “critical period” (to 12 weeks) is limited, so while you may be able to influence somewhat your dog’s confidence, pretty much what you see is what you get. But unlike puppies an older dog may already have progressed through their super destructive chew period and with proper supervision should have the capacity to be easily housetrained.

In the middle of all this I still had no money and if I had not had friends and family, I wouldn’t have made it. I could have used a caseworker to help me get social security Certificate IV in Disability but I did it on my own and was refused. For my appeal, my psychiatrist at Pacific Clinics wrote a very good letter and I got social security. This all sounds very simple but it meant going six months without income. I applied for welfare (again I could have used a caseworker), something I never ever thought I would have to do. I received $175 a month and food stamps. In case anyone thinks that the livin’ is easy on welfare think again.

“Squidward, Sandy, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Mom! This is so awesome! Now I can invite my cousins over for Christmas dinner! I’ve got to call them and tell them! I know they will be just as excited as I am! Hey, Sandy! This listening process stuff really does work after all!” cried a delighted SpongeBob to his friends and his mom, who were hiding in the back room.

For things to change, you have to change. You can never be too busy to change your eating habits because it takes the same amount of time to eat an apple as it does to eat a Hershey candy bar. If you are burdened with the task of going to a job every day and using the workplace as a scapegoat for not shedding those pounds, follow the tips above and stop making excuses. Turn your workplace into your own personal weight loss center and you will soon find yourself happier and healthier.