034 – Fatness vs Fitness

Written by on February 25, 2008 in Newsletter


BUDGET SPEECH: Finance Minister Trevor A Manuel, will deliver the budget speech on February 20 2008. At 14:00. His speeches are always so funny and interesting. The one year he distributed basket of apples to signify a fruitful year. I wonder if this year he will distribute torches hopefully to lead us from the darkness into the light. I am sure it is a bit late for 2008 but if you have tips for Trevor for 2009. Send a direct message to the Minister of Finance using the Trevor’s tip page page. Alternatively, send That is what we like about Trevor, he is down to earth and always considering what people at grass roots have to say.

GOODBYE LEE HAINES:Amazing how we get attached to stars. People are feeling like a family member has died. Lee Haines(Ashley Callie) will be missed. She was practically in 4 million homes daily. SABC 3 and the producers of Isidingo have decided not to recast actress Ashley Callie’s role in the soapie. Callie died on Friday following a head-on car collision in Johannesburg the week before. A memorial service for Callie will be held on Thursday at the Johannesburg Country Club, in Auckland Park.How, and when, Callie’s character will make her last appearance in Isidingo is not clear, and Pumla Hopa Producer of Isidingo said it will not be made public in order not to spoil the show’s plot. I wonder how Barker Haines will react when another child of his dies, the last time he almost killed himself.It would be very ironic if Cherel has something to do with it.

FATNESS VS FITNESS:Oprah’s nemesis!!! The world is obsessed with this. It amazes me at how socially unacceptable fatness has become. What worries me more is that a person can be stick thin twiggy,lethargic and anorexic and this is totally accepted. Both are two extremes. The focus is totally lost. People are obsessed about weight instead of health. It doesn’t mean if a person is thin, they are fit. If you are battling with weight, either fat or thin, focus on FITNESS. Clear your mind, sit still thinking about nothing for 10 minutes a day increasing as the days go, focus on you breathing , start moving, break a sweat, exercise 30 minutes a day(brisk walking, running) , eat fibre/oats for breakfast, drink 6 glasses of water, be grateful for what you have, think happy thoughts, focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses, eat healthy foods especially fruits and veggies and most importantly find balance.

NOMINATE A NANIMA Do you know someone in your area that is a Nanima in the making? He/she knows the whole world,the who’s who and everyday happenings in your community? If you looking for anything in your area, they know where to find it. If you know someone best suited for the job, please send me their details i.e. Name, home telephone number/email address or cell number. This person will be my ears and eyes of the community, Nanima’s little helper.Nanima needs to start networking and needs your help. Email us Nominate a Nanima


“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.” Mae West


Carrots are very high in the antioxidant beta-carotene, also known as pro-vitamin A. Studies have shown that as we consume more of these antioxidants, they help to eliminate free radicals, which damage our cells and ultimately affect our health. Beta-carotene is converted in the body into the most usable form of vitamin A. It’s easier to digest than vitamin A in tablet form and is known to improve eyesight and promote beautiful skin. It helps to support the immune system and build strong bones, tissues and teeth, as well as assist in RNA synthesis and stimulate thyroid and adrenal function. Carrots also have melanin in them, which helps to protect the skin from sun damage and cancers such as melanoma.



Homemakes Expo is aimed at the homeowner with products on display ranging from basic home improvement to more exquisite decor products. 21-24 February 2008 Adults R60; Pensioners R20 & Children younger than 12 free Contact Person: Telephone No: (011) 683-9215


A1 GP For the first time in the history of the A1 Grand Prix series, the top two nations on the log are level on points as the title battle heads to the streets of Durban for round seven on February 24. As the series moves towards its climax, with four rounds on the ten-event calendar remaining, New Zealand lead the chase due to number of race wins but are level with France on 96 points.

Cape Town

NEW FLEA-MARKET FOR RONDEBOSCHRashidah Mahatey starts local fleamarket on the corner of 4th Avenue and Mosman Road in Rondebosch East, “The site has huge potential and we want to turn it into a realfamily social destination by introducing a small park for children as well as hosting programs for ladies. We also want this flea market to be different from others by encouraging home industries. We know there are a lot of ladies who are looking for an outlet for their business and this will serve as an ideal opportunity for them” said Mahatey. Those who wish to apply for a stall can contact me at 021-633 1833 or 0827843844 or visit us at the flea market on Saturday.

INDIFUSION LIFESTYLE EXPO Till Sunday, February 24, 2008 Bringing you the Best of India right to your doorstep.Shop to your hearts content.Products from India.Latest Fashion,Accessories, Home Decor, Sports, Tourism, Entertainment and so much more.Amazing quality at affordable prices. Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Hall 4 Contact details: 082 611 8080 / 082 634 7237


LA LIGA IN LYNDHURST Treehouse in their green and white kit did it again. They beat Intercontinetal Sandton towers 2-1. Match was tense. Although Treehouse was underpressure during the second half, they came out tops. Treehouse is 2nd on the league table with 7 pts. 6 a side league matches are played every Wednesday in Balfour Park.Be the ball La liga page

Liverpool vs Intermilan Matteratzi was at it again. 2 yellow cards and he was out. Red carded in Anfield. Matteratzi is infamous for causing trouble and instigating Zidane’s tragic heatbutting incident during the world cup final. Why is Crouch sitting on the bench? How did the match turnout.. I had to send this out before the match ended.


Benfica 1 – 0NurnbergSlavia
Prague1 – 2Tottenham
Bolton1 – 0Atletico Madrid
Rosenborg0 – 1Fiorentina
FC Zurich1 – 3Hamburg
Aberdeen2 – 2Bayern Munich

Cheetahs22 – 23Lions
Stormers9 – 16Bulls
Waratahs20 – 3Hurricanes
Blues32 – 14Chiefs
Sharks17 – 10Force
Reds22 – 16Highlanders
Crusaders34 – 3Brumbies


Petrol Saving tips
I saw something about petrol price going to R8..
Keep your car tyres properly inflated. Driving with under-inflated tyres can increase your fuel consumption, and therefore your emissions, by up to 5 percent.
Driving smoothly, with as little sudden acceleration or braking as possible, evens out fuel use
Shutting all the windows will make your car more aerodynamic, cutting the cost of a journey.
Even cars must go on diets now – Have a look inside your car. Empty unnecessary baggage in it. The heavier your car is, the more fuel it uses. So slim it down and save some money
Find a lift club or a public transport alternative. This will also solve the problem of sitting long hours grid locked in traffic. It is such a waste to see thousands of cars going from the same place and arriving at the same destination with one passenger in each car.
Walk or cycle to your destination if it is close by. Save fuel and burn calories and become fit.



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Special Announcement Nikah of Aslam Ahmed to Nabila Amojee both of Lenasia will take place on 23.02.2008. InshaAllah.

Following Nikah’s have taken place:
Hfz Mohammed Randeree of Isipingo Hills to Fatima Moola of Westville; Arshad Jadwat to Aysha Sassla; Hfz Zunaid Sirkot of Mayfair to Aneesa Ismail of Houghton; Ismail Saith of Azaadville to Tasneem Laher of Machenzie Park; Faheem Mohammed Yusuf of Rynsoord to Aatifa Ebrahim Bhika of Benoni; Moosa Dangor of Linden to Sadia Suliman of Balfour; Abdullah Laher of Mackenzie Park to Rizwana Mayet of Malboro Gardens; Shiraaz Hussain Chandlay of Zakpark to Tasneem Jalal of Palmridge; Ml. Mohammed Hafejee of Palmridge to Faeeza Cotwal of Fordsburg; Hamza Mayet of Mayfair to Saajidah Ebrahim of Actonville; Ebrahim Timol of Marlboro gardens to Fatima Sayanvala of Lenasia; Ebrahim Wise to Fatima Khan of Cape Town; Hfz Mohammed Hussain Badat to Faeeza Boda of Lenasia; Mohammed Karani of Azaadville to Aarifa Timol of Lenasia; Ml. Junaid Salloo of Marlboro to Mualima Zakiyyah Akoojee of Cyrildene; Ml. Mahmood Hassen Motara of Azaadville to Shenaaz Hajat of Bezvally; Azhar Motan of Mayfair to Shaheeda Shelly Mayfair
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Brownies (with Carrot and Spinach)

From the book Deceptively Delicious These brownies fool everyone! You won’t believe how scrumptious they are (or how good they are for you) until you make them yourself. Just don’t serve them warm-it’s not until they’re completely cool that the spinach flavor totally disappears.
Nonstick cooking spray
3 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup carrot puree (Peel, trim the ends and cut into 3-inch chunks.Steam for 10 to 12 minutes. In a food processor or blender for about 2 minutes, with a few teaspoons of water if needed for a smooth texture.)
1/2 cup spinach puree (No prep at all for baby spinach. For mature spinach, fold leaves in half lengthwise with the stem outside, then strip the stem off the leaf. Steam for 30 to 40 seconds, or cook in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of water for about 90 seconds, or just until wilted.In a food processor or blender for about 2 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
1/2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp fat-free soft tub margarine spread
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup oat flour or all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

METHOD 1,2, 3
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Coat an 8″ x 8″ baking pan with cooking spray.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or over a very low flame.
In a large bowl, combine the melted chocolate, vegetable purees, sugar, cocoa powder, margarine and vanilla and whisk until smooth and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Whisk in egg whites. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt with a wooden spoon.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 bars.



Northgate I am a bachelor, living in the North of JHB, and want to know whether there is anybody offering a cooking service in in Sundowner (near Northgate) or can be delivered at work in Johannesburg CBD.
Bloemfontein Please advise if you know of any halaal food places in Bloemfontein?


Durban I am looking for afrikaans tuition for a grade 12 learner.
Robertsham Looking for someone to teach swimming and Gujrathi lessons to my daughter on a Saturday.

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