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Here Comes a Major Challenge

Saturday, March 21, 2009

As I'm starting to do more professional networking, I find that most of these business events meet at restaurants and everything centers around meals. I know that I'm capable of ordering healthy things, but I don't want to eat every time I'm out. And there are triggers everywhere - all kinds of sweet stuff and other total garbage - that I just don't care to watch everyone stuff into their mouths. Why does everything in this society center around food and (usually) overeating? emoticon

  
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7REBACCA7 3/21/2009 10:42AM

   

I agree why do so many people have to eat every where they go i think personally it is because so many addicted to sugar in our society. Sugar increases our appetites and binging .We wouln't let people tell us what to wear so why let them influence what we eat it also gets easier the longer we stick to our decisions be such a brillent conversationlist,or so knowledgeable on what they are talking about that they think you are too interested to eat.If all else fails whatever tempts you the most say I am allergic to that.You are not lying we break out in fat.Hee hee emoticon

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ARTHURTOM 3/21/2009 8:09AM

    Take a lot of sugar free Trident with you and just chew gum? Maybe not...professional networkers might take objection to you chewing gum as opposed to stuffing your kisser full of food.

What happened to the good old days when black coffee and cigarettes would do for a meeting?

It's difficult as the other person who left a comment has stated. You just have to go low and eat very little of it and throw out what you don't eat/need.

I find as I drive my taxi, the closer it is to bar closing time, the more that people want to go through the Taco Bell drive through and order food not only for them but for me also. I always refuse as Taco Bell food is not even remotely close on my radar, but some rather insistent sorts go ahead and order me food anyway. If they do that, after I drop them off I just take the food by a bus stop where a homeless person may be camped out and give them the food. Works for me and them too.

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BINEMELLES 3/21/2009 5:08AM

    i think this is a very crucial question. eating and drinking has become the go-to ritual we rely on for every occasion - sports events, holidays, relaxation, comfort, socializing and business. it will stay hard to engage in a healthier lifestyle as long as the awareness of this has not changed.
but i think we can do the best we can to make people aware of this, and to bring up alternatives. change takes time, but we can still work on it.

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Another Pound Bites the Dust! (And Happy First Day of Spring)

Friday, March 20, 2009

What a way to welcome the first day of Spring! Scale showed me another pound gone, gone, gone. And now I'm into the next set of lower numbers - hooray, hooray, I'm thrilled today! emoticon

  
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AMALAVITA 3/21/2009 11:30PM

    Adding to your joy... Happy, Happy! So happy for you! Keep it up Slimmer Jesse!

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BEFIT014 3/21/2009 8:22AM

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H-2-OH 3/20/2009 12:40PM

    Awesome! Me, too!
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We're doing it!

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BINEMELLES 3/20/2009 12:23PM

    emoticoni'm so excited for you!
and happy 1st day of spring to you as well!

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MARSHA74 3/20/2009 11:54AM

    wahooo.... its going down....down......down!!!!!!!!!!!R>well done emoticon

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HEALINGHANDS615 3/20/2009 10:50AM

    YAY! Good for you1 more gone forever! I'm so glad it's spring - enjoy your day.

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7REBACCA7 3/20/2009 10:19AM

   
I am so excited about spring.I absolutely love it . This is my 5 th week off sugar this time i am a leader in Michigan of Food and Sugar Addiction team . Although we are from all over we have 906 members now.I lost 80 lbs beging with sugar withdrawel so many needs are being met through are Spark Team here i am new to this site and looking for ward to meeting you all emoticon emoticon

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Realization from 14 lb Cat Litter and 8 lb Cat Food

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Iwent to Target yesterday to pick up some food and litter for my furry friends. Realizing I didn't have a cart, no problem, I'd carry the 14 lb. package of cat litter in one hand and the 8 lb bag of food in the other. WOW! 22 lbs. made me tired quickly as I walked around the store, and I had to smile with relief that I've given my body a wonderful gift by removing 30 lbs so far. I can only imagine how it made all my organs work so much harder having all that extra poundage hanging on my bones. So, if that reminder wasn't terrific enough in feeling the lightness of being, I then flashed on this thought, "Imagine what you'll feel like with this last 20 lbs off!" As I put everything down at the cash register, I could feel what that last 20 lost will be like - heavenly!

  
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CARILOUIE 3/19/2009 6:04PM

    What a great way to think of how far you've come. Whenever I think that my weight loss isn't enough yet, I lift that much at the gym, and now I will lift that much in potatoes next time I go grocery shopping.
Wahoo! Off to the gym.
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ENGLISHROSE84 3/19/2009 10:39AM

    Oh my goodness, I hadn't thought of it like that!
I'm only just starting out so have no comparisons just yet but you can be sure that when I do I'm off to the supermarket to carry things around! I might look strange but wow what an accomplishment!

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BINEMELLES 3/19/2009 10:16AM

    this is a wonderful realization, isn't it? i had a few similar epiphanies at different stages of my weight loss journey.
just last week i carried a box of almost 50 lbs of old papers down the stairs to trash, and i tried to remember what it was like to carry that weight on my bones.
made me want to just take off and fly!

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RECREATING_SUZY 3/19/2009 10:12AM

    Ahhh, doesn't it just feel wonderful to realize how far you have come already? Wow, thirty pounds released and just 20 more to go!!! Keep up the great work !!

Suzy

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HELLCAT_13 3/19/2009 10:05AM

    Ha! I love your post :) I'm down 30 pounds too, but I hadn't really considered what it meant until a friend said to me "Consider a 10-lb bag of potatoes. Now think of 3 of them. That's what you've lost from your body." When you put it in that perspective (be it potatoes or litter or what have you) it really makes you proud of what you've accomplished, y'know? Congrats on your loss, and keep it up!

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Simple Pleasures - I Forget that I Can Tuck My Blouses In Now

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not completely wonderful yet, but wow, the happiness of being able to tuck a shirt in and not have that drapey effect is sooooo nice! Yes, simple pleasures. But another benefit of losing weight.

  
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JUSTDOITPAM 3/20/2009 8:01AM

  good for you! Someone told me yesterday the top I was wearing was too big! Never heard that before! And it's one I have been avoiding because I thought it was too tight! Sometimes my own opinion is dead wrong! Especially when it is about me.

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BEFIT014 3/18/2009 8:37PM

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GLORILEE 3/18/2009 1:16PM

    emoticonKEEP UP THE emoticonJOB!!!!!

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HONEYNAJAR 3/18/2009 12:08PM

    I did the same thing the other day and was so tickled and was promptly told by my daughter "MUM - it's NOT "in" to tuck. OMG Gee thanks honey for smackin me down! LOL buzzkiller! LOL

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1st Time Fell Off Wagon Yesterday-Emotional Eating

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Well, I didn't see it coming at all. It's been a stressful time for me, but I've been doing great since last October! But last night, WOWWWWWW! I found Cracker Jacks that a friend had in the cabinet. Once I started, I didn't stop. It was pathetic. My body rejected it immediately and rewarded me with a huge stomachache and then I dreamt of candy all night and in my dream thought, "well, since I've blown it, this is a slippery slope." Honestly, I don't even like candy that much and have not had cravings since October! But, you know, I'm going to advise myself the way I would my friends and say to be kind, gentle and brush myself off to get back in the groove. And tough love in letting my psyche know that kind of eating is NOT ACCEPTABLE. Happy St. Patty's Day to all and a huge hug. emoticon

  
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H-2-OH 3/18/2009 9:58AM

    How's it going today so far?
I saw you wrote you're in a minor slump. Yesterday I ate more than I intended to as well. It's change. I know what it is at least.
Today...so far so good. I hope the same applies to you.


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JUSTDOITPAM 3/17/2009 3:12PM

  Wow! I fell off today. I ate a HUGE piece of homemade pistachio cake with cream frosting. I think I am depressed because I am teetering between a 4-5 pound weight loss in a month. I may have to resort to drastic measures....have jaw wired shut, have all teeth pulled, join the Marines, become a female monk(!), volunteer in a 3rd world country where NONE of the food is safe, go on a water and lettuce diet....mmmmm. I have already eaten all my calories for today. It's going to be a long afternoon and evening. Hugs, Pam emoticon

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MMFMOM 3/17/2009 11:44AM

    I agree with Raven ... we all have stressful times and sometimes we just have to give in. The trick is to make sure it's a rare occurrence and get back in the program as soon as possible. Sounds like you've done that so more power to you.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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FUTUREMRSFENTON 3/17/2009 11:20AM

    I can understand your disappointment.. I know how stress can lead to this.. believe me..
I thinks its good you realized it for what it was and didnt make excuses. you are still very strong!!

we all have days like this.. but you can over come hon :)

Have a great pattys day!!
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