January 19, 2010

SERVICE FOR LIFE NEWSLETTER-LA PAZ UPDATE FEB 2010

Posted in Newsletter at 10:18 am by osmx

Gordon G. Herpst’s…

Service For Life! ®

Insider Tips for Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Living

Inside This Issue…

How To Prevent Portion Distortion
Free Trial? Maybe Not…
Fun Facts and Laughs: Uses of WD-40, Most Watched Shows of the Last
Decade, and More…
Trivia Challenge:
Real Estate Corner: How Can You Protect Your Home From Water Damage?

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Gordon G. Herpst, TRC, GRI

Omni Services S.A. de C.V.

Phone: 52 (612) 123-4888

Email: omnilapaz@gmail.com

Dear Subscriber,

Are restaurant portions causing you to gain extra pounds? The answer
is probably “yes” – after all, restaurant portions have gained 40
percent in size over the last 30 years.

You can learn how to prevent portion distortion and help control your
weight (plus lots more!) in my latest Service For Life! ® Free
consumer newsletter.

Enjoy your issue, and please feel free to contact me whenever a
friend, family member or neighbor needs a real estate professional to
help with buying or selling in La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico.

To health, success and laughter in your life!

Gordon G. Herpst

Gordon G. Herpst, REALTOR®

Omni Services S.A. de C.V.

Today’s Brain Teaser . . .

What do Miga, Quatchi and Sumi have in common? (answer below)

How To Prevent Portion Distortion . . .

Your mother’s old adage “finish your plate” isn’t the best advice
anymore. Whether you eat out (restaurant portions are up 40 percent
over the last 30 years) or eat in at home, portion sizes have grown
out of proportion, causing many of us to consume extra calories and
add unhealthy pounds. Here’s how to prevent portion distortion and
help control your weight.

Know your terms. A portion is the amount of food you choose to eat
for a meal. Big or small – the choice is up to you. A serving is a
measured amount of food or drink, such as one slice of bread or 8
ounces of milk.

Read the Nutrition Facts Label. The Food and Drug Administration puts
it there to tell you how many calories and how much fat, carbohydrate,
sodium and other nutrients are in one serving of the product. You may
think the 3-ounce bag of chips is one portion, but the label says it
contains 3 servings.

Gradually reduce your portions. Try relating one serving size to
everyday objects such as these offered by the National Heart Lung and
Blood Institute:

1 cup of cereal = a fist

2 tsp of peanut butter = a ping-pong ball

1/2 cup of ice cream = 1/2 baseball

1 medium fruit = 1 baseball

3 ounces of meat, fish or poultry = 1 deck of cards

Use the “New American Plate” guide. The American Institute for Cancer
Research says to look at your plate and aim for meals made of 2/3 (or
more) of vegetables, fruits, whole grains or beans, and 1/3 (or less)
animal protein.

Repackage products. Buying large-size bags or boxes may save you
money, but divide the items into single serving packages when you get
home.

Don’t “supersize” at fast-food restaurants. It may sound like a good
value but you know you’re eating more than you should. If you go for
the larger-sized meal at any restaurant, be sure to share it with a
friend or take half of it home for another meal.

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Thinking Of Retireing Soon?

Now is a great time to visit La Paz and to

choose your retirement dream home or condo. We have some great
properties in good locations and reasonably priced.

Contact me with your dream home info and I will locate your dream home
for you. omnilapaz@gmail.com [mailto:omnilapaz@gmail.com]

Free Trial? Maybe Not! . . .

The next time you sign up for a free trial offer, be sure to read the
fine print. While these offers can be a great way to try out a
product, you might be agreeing to buy additional products and services
if you don’t cancel within a specified time.

It’s called the “negative option feature,” and it requires the
customer to cancel or opt-out of a recurring charge for future
products. While it’s not illegal, some questionable online merchants
pre-check the consent box or bury the details under terms and
conditions, making returns difficult.

If this has happened to you, you’re not alone. A Visa survey showed 29
percent of American consumers have been victims of this option. The
Better Business Bureau says it has received thousands of complaints
from people who learned the hard way by signing up for online trial
offers for:

acai berry supplements
detox products
teeth whiteners
free government grants
debt consolidation services

Best advice? Before you buy, read the offer carefully, pay attention
to pre-checked boxes and check out the business at http://www.bbb.org

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LA PAZ CARNAVAL 2010

February 11 to 16

Come on down for a great event!

Parades, entertainment, food, amusement rides

Don’t miss it

Fun Facts and Laughs . . .

Are you a member of the WD-40 fan club? Try these amazing uses:

Untangle jewelry chains

Lubricate window tracks

Loosen stubborn zippers

Clean scuff marks off floors

Keep pigeons off balconies (they hate the smell)

Protect silver from tarnishing

Remove tar & grime from cars

Most Watched TV Episodes Of The 2000s . . .

2004: The “Friends” finale, 52.5 million viewers

2000: Richard Hatch wins “Survivor,” 51.7 million

2003: “Joe Millionaire” finale, 40 million

2000: Dr. Carter fights for his life on “ER,” 39.4 million

2007: “American Idol” kicks off sixth season, 38.1 million

Have A Laugh . . .

A little girl walked up to the library counter to check out a book
entitled Comprehensive Guide for Mothers. “Are you getting this for
your mother?” asked the librarian. “No,” said the girl. “So why are
you checking it out?” asked the librarian. “Because I started
collecting moths last week.”

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JUST DO IT!

It’s a Great time to visit La Paz.

The weather is good, whale watching is underway, Carnaval this month
and we have some great properties available from $80,000 and up. So
come on down and select your dream retirement or vacation home while
you enjoy the area.

Trivia Challenge for the Month…

Last month’s Trivia Question?

Who is the highest paid athlete in the world (including salaries,
bonuses, prize money and endorsements)?

a) Michael Jordan b) Kobe Bryant c) Tiger Woods d) David Beckham

The answer is c) Tiger Woods. So, let’s move on to this month’s trivia
question:

Which of the following is a new medal event

at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics?

Women’s hockey
Ski Cross (men’s & women’s)
Biathlon mixed relay
Women’s ski jumping

Brain Teaser Answer:

They are the official mascots of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Real Estate Corner

Q. How can I protect my home from water damage?

A. Water damage is one of the most common problems affecting
homeowners today. In fact, the Insurance Information Institute reports
that in 2007 it accounted for 22 percent of all U.S. homeowners’
insurance claims, with the average claim being $5,531. That’s why you
need to have the right amount and type of insurance coverage.

The Institute says standard homeowners insurance covers burst pipes,
wind-driven rain, and damage resulting from ice dams on your roof.
Some policies cover sewer and drain backups, but many don’t.

In general, water coming from the top down (such as rain) is covered
by a standard homeowners policy. Water coming from the bottom up (such
as from a river) is covered by separate flood insurance. You can buy
this from the National Flood Insurance Program and from some private
insurers.

The best way to prevent water damage is proper maintenance. For some
excellent tips on such subjects as avoiding frozen pipes, replacing
and maintaining bathroom fixtures and installing an emergency pressure
release valve in your plumbing system, see the water damage section at
the web site for the Institute for Business & Home Safety,
http://www.disastersafety.org [http://www.disastersafety.org/] .

If you have any questions, or need real estate representation in La
Paz, please email me at omnilapaz@gmail.com.

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