How to avoid health problems with the HCG Diet

If you have a few or many pounds to lose, there’s no time like the present to start losing your way to a winning life. Being overweight can make you susceptible to many health problems later in life. Some conditions related to obesity can even be life-threatening.

When you are trying to lose weight with the HCG diet, you do not have to spend money to go to the gym. You can exercise at home and get the same results that you would at the gym. Try buying a workout DVD, or if you can afford it, buy a treadmill or exercise bike.

Drinking a reasonable amount of caffeine can help with weight loss. Caffeine boosts your heart rate and can improve alertness and increase metabolism slightly. It can give you an edge when taken before exercising and weight training. It is good to drink it in moderation though, since too much can cause sleeping problems and anxiety. Continue reading

CTCNet & America Connects Consortium

From 2000-2005, ACC provided training, evaluation, resource development, and research to CTCs funded through the federal CTC program. CTCNet served as a key partner, hosting online panels and coordinating regional meetings across the country, extending the work to our national network of CTCs.

From 2000-2005, CTCNet’s participation included:

Email Lists. Hosting two (2) national and thirty-five (35) regional email lists. The national list had more than 1400 subscribers connecting CTCs together throughout the U.S.
Online Panels. Organizing 19 on-line panel discussions. These on-line conversations took the structure of a traditional conference panel. CTCNet recruited experts and practitioners in each subject category to specifically discuss their experiences with the panel topics. Additionally, we relied upon the expertise of the entire membership to explore new solutions and together, through thoughtful discussion, strengthen our programs. The archives and summary discussions are available here.
Regional Meetings. Organizing and coordinating 30 regional meetings throughout the country. The goals of these meetings were: growth of relationships among CTC stakeholders; focus on regional accomplishments and issues; networking; cross-sector engagement; sharing best practices and field innovations – and the inclusion of many types of CTCs, with an emphasis on the involvement of Department of Education Grantees.

CTCNet’s E-Learning Series

CTCNet is pleased to offer a series of e-learning opportunities for community technology programs. Through this initiative, part of our commitment to provide training and resources to enhance the quality and sustainability of community technology programs, CTCNet is offering low-cost training opportunities that you can attend from the comfort of your desk!

This series of events will include webinars and audio conferences covering a wide range of topics including fundraising, evaluation, volunteer management and accessibility, as well as trainings on specific programs and populations including workforce development, seniors and youth.

These events are affordable opportunities to receive training without the time and expense of travel. CTCNet members can attend at discounted rates.

Event Date & Time Registration Fee
Teleconference: A Good Job Can Transform a Life: Partnering With the Workforce Investment System to Change Lives (presented by Erica Pelman, US Dept of Labor)

Thursday, Jan 10:

3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST

Webinar: Outcomes Measurement and Evaluation (presented by Maureen MacCarthy, Communities Connect Network)


Wed, Dec 12:

3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST

Member: $25

Non-Member: $40

More e-learning events are being scheduled – check back regularly for updates!

Community Technology Center Network

CTCNet brings together agencies and programs that provide opportunities whereby people of all ages who typically lack access to computers and related technologies can learn to use these technologies in an environment that encourages exploration and discovery and, through this experience, develop personal skills and self-confidence. Offers a great tool kit for Community Technology Centers and has a CTCNet National Conference each year.