Monday, October 29, 2007

Herbalife - the aftermath

This is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do.  Thanks to all of you who have encouraged me.  I've been making calls and sometimes rejection is something you have to deal with when making calls.  I've wondered if a male voice is really the voice of comfort to people who need to lose weight.  Laurie's had just about the same amount of success that I have.
My goal so far is to send out Sample Packs.  I've had about 32 people to call.  I reached a few and they just weren't interested.  It's a little discouraging, but I'll keep plugging away.
I have 2 potential leads but now it's a game of phone tag.
If you saw my last blog there's a comment from a fellow distributor.  She was very encouraging.  I'm trying to sound natural and passionate about the product.  I'm just trying to figure out if it's me or just the way things go.  You know, people just not willing to respond.
It's a great product.  I'm losing weight and I'm feeling healthy and energetic.  I just need to persevere and get my ratios established.
Now I'm just rambling.  I'm trying to be honest in this Multi-Level Marketing business.  I just want to get at least one pack out.
Alan Ng

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Big Herbalife Day

Well, today is the day.  I am making my first set of phone calls for our new Herbalife business and, needless to say, I'm nervous.  I've gone through all of the training and I feel confident that I can do it, but I'm nervous none the less.  Maybe a little stressed. (Please pray for me).
Anyways from the weight loss standpoint, I am officially under 200 pounds and I'm excited about this.  I figure I can lose 5-10 pounds more and I'll be where I need to be.  Then it's off to the gym for some muscle building.  I definitely can see the difference.  My double chin is going away and my belly is starting to shrink.
The best part is that I'm doing this without starving myself.  I have three meals a day and I'm taking the vitamins so I know I'm keeping healthy.  I love this program.
If you want more information at this diet please do not hesitate to contact me or visit my website at
Alan Ng

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Earning a Little Extra - Part 2

Its been about 2 and half weeks since Laurie and I started our Herbalife training and I'm happy to say we're finally done with the first phase of our training.  We're ready to sell and make phone calls.
Let me give you an update on weight loss goals.  My hope is to get to the 190 - 195 level.  That's a good weight for someone my size and build.  After 10 days of being on the Herbalife diet, I'm currently at 201 lbs.  I'm two pounds away from being under 200 pounds, which I haven't been at since college about 15 years ago.  My clothes now look horrible on me.  I'm like a little kid wearing grown up clothes.  With good comes bad I guess.
Laurie is having good results too.  She is definitely shrinking and still looking very fine, like the hotty she is.  She's going to have the same clothes problems as well.  I'm just happy that she's having three healthy meals each day and not going on one of her pageant-starvation diets.
Nows the time for us to hit the ground running.  We have phone calls to make tomorrow.  Don't worry, it's not to you, our friends, but these are leads from our website.  The system is pretty easy, we have a website, At this website we offer visitors a chance to request a sample diet pack for free.  They just pay for shipping and handling.  The pack comes with samples of our products and a DVD to watch.  The DVD will do most of the selling for us.
Once the pack is sent, we'll book a follow up appointment to discuss the DVD and samples and hopefully get an order at this point.
To be honest, I'm a little nervous.  I'm not the salesy type.  What helps is that I'm actually one the product and I'm actually seeing results.  In two weeks, I should be at my target weight.  At this point, it's to the gym to being toning.
If you're interested in the sample pack, please call me at 888.349.8471 or visit my website at or to purchase Herbalife products now, go to
Talk to you soon.
Alan Ng

Friday, October 19, 2007

Earning a Little Extra

As some of you know, Laurie and I are trying to earn a little extra money for a special event coming up. We've gotten into the Wellness industry and are now selling Herbalife products. I wanted to blog about this and let you know how things are going.

Herbalife is definitely a multi-level marketing program. For those of you not familiar with multi-level marketing, it where you make money selling a product and then you make more money by bringing other people in to do the same thing.

The reason the Laurie and I really hate doing this is because, we don't want to approach our friends and family and get them to sell this product too. That's not our style. What we like about Herbalife is that we don't have to do this. We can make this business succeed primarily with total strangers. I'll talk about this another time.

Part of the program is for Laurie and I to actually use the product. If you know me, you know that I'm slightly heavy for the height, but I'm not exactly overweight. I'm 6' 1" and 210 lbs. According to iVilliage, I should be around 168 - 192 as ideal. I'm definitely on the higher end of the scale, so I'm shooting for 190.

I had a kidney problem earlier this year and before the Kidney specialist looked at my chart, he immediately said I need to lose weight. Fortunately, there's nothing wrong with my kidneys.

Anyways, I'm on the program and as of this morning, I weigh 203 pounds. That's 7 pounds in 7 days. I'll take that. I'm well on my weigh to hitting my weight goals. I'm also supposed to measure myself in inches. I am measuring my chest, waist around belly button, waist around hips, waist around buttocks, thighs, calves and biceps. I started at a total of 261 inches. I'm now at 263 inches. I've gained 2 inches, but if you look at my chart, I lost 4 inches in my waist and butt, but gained 6 inches in my legs and arms.

Basically, I'm losing my belly and improving my muscles. That's not bad either. I definitely can see the change in my gut.

So week 1 on Herbalife seems to be working for me. Well, friends, I would love to talk to you more about this in person, because I don't want to send you spam. If you'd like to get Herbalife products or be a seller, please let me know.

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Star Trek is ready for Launch

Hey Folks,


Looks like they have the cast ready to go for the J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek prequel.  Let’s take a look.


Captain Kirk – Chris Pine.  Credits: Just My Luck, Smokin’ Aces.  Didn’t see any of those. Not familiar with his work.

Spock – Zachary Quinto. Credit: Heroes, 24.  As a Heroes fan, I’m so jazzed about this casting.  Can’t wait to see Sylar in the ears.

Bones McCoy – Karl Urban. Credit: Lord of the Rings, Two Towers and Return of the King.  Karl played Eomer in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Scotty – Simon Pegg. Credits: Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.  I never thought I’d like Shaun of the Dead but it was a hilarious movie.  Those are the only horror movies that’s I’ll watch.

Uhura – Zoe Saldan. I’ve never seen any of her work.  I see though she’s been a two episodes of Law and Order.

Chekov – Anton Yelchin. He’s a TV dude appearing in episode of this and that.

Sulu – John Cho.  Credits: American Pie Movies, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle.  I like this casting but again it brings up one of my pet peeves.  A Korean playing the role of a person who is Japanese.  I guess it’s true. All Asians look alike.


Can wait to see this movie.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Funny Weight Loss Story

I just lost 4 pounds in 3 days on my new Herbalife diet.  I have a funny story.
My clothes are not fitting me at the moment.  Thank goodness it's because they are too big.  So I'm at Disneyland and I'm at one of the stalls in the bathroom.  Normally the way it works is that your rear end keeps your pants up while you're doing your business.  In this case, because I lost a few inches on my hips, my pants fell down exposing my underwear from behind.  Oops.
When anyways, if you're looking for a safe and healthy way to lose weight, visit our Herbalife website at
Alan Ng

Friday, October 05, 2007

The TV Season So Far - Part 2

Let’s keep going.  I’ve given you my thoughts so far on the TV season, but I have a few more shows to go.

Ugly Betty. I’m a passive viewer on this show.  My wife and I are constantly fighting over the remote in our bedroom.  This is one of the shows that I’ll watch because I can tolerate it.  That’s basically my feeling on the show.  I tolerate it.  It’s got its moments and the season premiere was not that bad.  The shows just a little over the top, but I like the Spanish Soap Opera feel to it.

Aliens in America.  Due to Tivo conflicts, I’m not able to watch this show live.  I downloaded it from iTunes (currently free).  I really like this show.  I’m not sure I like it well enough to remove the shows it has conflicts, but it’s got a sweet side to it and a different take on the whole fish out of water story.  Good acting and good start.

Cavemen.  On the other hand, this is a rehashed story of the Fish out of water plot.  But now with Cavemen.  I expected this show to be really bad.  It wasn’t.  I expected this show to not be great and it was.  It was OK.  The writing was descent and it was tolerable.  There’s just nothing profound about the show.

Pushing Daisies.  I was looking forward to this show.  It’s being hyped like crazy by Disney and it was Kristin Chenoweth in it.  I think I got my hope too high on this one.  I really liked the pilot, but not at the level I was expecting, but great start.  It’s got a quirky, beautiful look to a TV show.  My concern is that it’s going to battle between whether it’s a love story or a procedural show.

Survivor: China. Ashley’s no longer on the show, I’m not going to watch anymore.

30 Rock:  Another great start for the show.  Can’t wait to see Carrie Fisher next week.

Monday, October 01, 2007

The TV Season So Far - Part 1

It’s the first week of a new Season and I’ve had a chance to watch all of my shows, new and old.  Here’s my initial thoughts.


The Office.  I’ve talked to a lot of people who were disappointed with the Office this week.  I for one was not.  Yes, it wasn’t the most hilarious episode ever, but it was still funny.  I loved Andy’s chaffing nipples.  I think what turned my friends off was Dwight euthanizing Angela’s cat.


My Name is Earl.  I’m a silent fan of Earl.  It’s appeal is that Earl tries real hard to be a new person and that’s something America can really relate to.  This is the same reason why Michael Scott is nothing like David Brent.  David Brent really offends you, Michael Scott has an endearing quality and Earl is the same way. That’s why you have Joy as the extreme opposite.  I’m looking forward to seeing more of Earl in jail.  I hope they go most of the first season in prison.


Kidnation.  Boring.  I caught the episode where they voted on whether to kill chickens.  Leave it to the liberal media for portraying meat eaters as the enemy.  For the show in general, I don’t think this show is very controversial.  The concept might be, but this is not what you are watching.  I guess if the Kids start killing each other, then you have something.


Heroes.  Good start for Heroes.  It definitely does not have the energy that it had when the season ended, but that’s the point of a season finale.  Everything leads to a dramatic conclusion.  The season premiere sets the stage for the rest of the season which will lead to an exciting finale.  I was sad to see George Takei killed in the first episode.  Can’t wait for Elle to make her first appearance.


Dirty, Sexy Money.  Despite the title, I really like this show.  It has Peter Krause as a moralistic lawyer who takes the place of his father as the family lawyer of this incredibly rich family.  He finds out that his father was murdered and is going to take the job, balance this family life and find the murderer.  Laurie and I thought the premiere was one of the best this season.


Desparate Housewives.  Great start for the season, especially with Dana Delany and Nathan Fillian.  The best part was the end when everyone pledged to never keep secrets from one another.  This was a much better start than last season.


Kitchen Nightmares.  This is the side of Gordon Ramsey that I like to see.  He just a jerk on Hell’s Kitchen.  Now you truly stand behind his need to yell and swear at people.


Survivor China.  I stopped watching survivor after the third season.  I saw the primiere and liked it a lot because of two of the contestants – WWE Diva Ashley and Poker Pro Jean-Robert Bellande.  Because of it’s timeslot, TIVO will not record the rest of the season for me.  Oh well.


Journeyman.  About 20 minutes into this one I was about to shut it off.  I got through the rest of it.  I’m going to give this 2-3 more episode.  It better get better.


Las Vegas.  Las Vegas to me is a silly show, but I love it.  Sad to see James Caan leave the way he did, but I guess they needed to make sure he wasn’t coming back anytime soon.  Tom Sellick is a good replacement as owner.  This first episode reminds me of Disneyland and their Million Dreams campaign.


That’s it for now.  I’ll have the rest of the shows next time.