SLIMMERJESSE   264,443
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
SLIMMERJESSE's Recent Blog Entries

My Goal For February & How It Went Down In January

Thursday, January 26, 2012

With only five days left in this first month of 2012 (WOW, did that go fast or what?), I'm looking at how I did with my goals. Still kicking butt with my no sugar streak. But I did lapse on my less carbs/no cheese streaks. Not too sorry about that, for now. It's still in moderate realms.

For February, I've decided to work on my lifelong pattern of night eating. In the past, I have tried (and been semi-successful) all different tips on how to lessen/eliminate it. This coming month, I will kick its butt as well. (smiling) If I DO get hungry, it'll be a healthy snack only that provides the nightcap of food.

Wishing all a fun day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/31/2012 7:10PM

    I'm really impressed with how you are doing with the no sugar thing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MZZCHIEF 1/28/2012 12:48PM

    Marvelous progress!
I like to have a bowl of fruit with some nuts for dinner, usually in my bed, watching the TV with my two pups.

Prolly not the best thing for me, but O Well.

: )
Mzzchief

Report Inappropriate Comment
CATLADY52 1/27/2012 5:58PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCY- 1/27/2012 7:57AM

    Overall sounds like a pretty successful January to me.
emoticon
I know you will have a
emoticon February!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNCHOOSE 1/26/2012 11:31PM

    Oh man, that about sums it up for me. Thanks for saving me a blog post, and here's to a better February! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RYDERB 1/26/2012 11:19PM

    You're rocking the no sugar thing! emoticon Good luck with your February goals! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 1/26/2012 1:10PM

    Good luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLIMTHICK2 1/26/2012 12:44PM

    Seem as though we both have taken on the same challenges. Cutting out the sugar and not eating at nights. So far I'm doing well my last heavy meal is lunchtime and after that I will have a smoothie for dinner, it's going pretty well. All the best to you. Hope you have a great day.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JLITT62 1/26/2012 11:54AM

    Nighttime eating is a hard nut o crack - thankfully not one of my many faults - good luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEADSBAY 1/26/2012 11:43AM

    Have you tried/ do you eat a big breakfast?
Works for me.
I rarely eat anything after dinner (we eat about 7).
DH, who doesn't eat breakfast- munches from supper to bedtime.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Exactly Three Years Today...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

... I signed onto Sparkpeople. Woohoo. Hooray for me.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/31/2012 7:11PM

    Happy belated emoticon!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RYDERB 1/26/2012 11:17PM

    Happy Sparkversary! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JULESRULES78 1/26/2012 7:59AM

    I am so glad you did. Congratulations!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CATLADY52 1/25/2012 6:29PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALASKASKY 1/25/2012 5:29PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIVINGFREE19 1/25/2012 5:13PM

    Good job!!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEADSBAY 1/25/2012 4:36PM

    Happy Sparkaversary!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JILLYBEAN25 1/25/2012 2:40PM

    HEY!!! Today is my 4 year SparkVersary!!! We're some awesome Sparkers right here, you and me!
emoticon & emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 1/25/2012 1:24PM

    emoticon YAY!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNCHOOSE 1/25/2012 12:45PM

    emoticon Happy SparkBirthday! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCY- 1/25/2012 11:02AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
THROOPER62 1/25/2012 9:18AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
REGABA 1/25/2012 9:13AM

    I'm hopping I'll have a similar post in about two and a half years.



Hope your day is wonderful too. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JERZRN 1/25/2012 9:12AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Walking Saved Me From Back Pain

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Last week, I received bad news about my mom and the emotions instantly hit my lower back. I swear, you don't fully appreciate good health and painlessness until it's gone. The past week's back pain has been excruciating. (no prior trouble, nor injury)

It was very tempting to curl up and baby that area. Instead, I pushed myself to walkwalkwalk. Maybe slower than usual, but out there nonetheless.

Wow, what a difference a week makes! I'm not completely out of the woods, but I can tell that the exercise has been the doctor. Very thankful for recuperation.

Wishing all a good day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SACHABEE 2/22/2012 7:09PM

    Walking is pretty much the only thing I can do when I have lower back pain. Great job in not letting it stop you!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/31/2012 7:17PM

    I'm really happy for you that walking has helped....it is really helping me too (with depression). Walking is such a powerful tool!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MZZCHIEF 1/28/2012 12:58PM

    Hhhhhh, mom has the same issues about holding tension in her back... she went thru a lot taking care of my youngest sister as she was picked away by cancer. After 3 years of back tension, she developed problems in her lumbar, which the doctor attributed to this event.

I'm glad to know that you recognize this about yourself and have found a way to release it. Yoga, pilates, any exercise that stretches and lengthens the spine are another alternative.
Great going, girl!
: )
Mzzchief

Report Inappropriate Comment
RYDERB 1/26/2012 11:16PM

    I'm sorry you got bad news about your mom. I'm glad you found a way to work through your pain and stay positive.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIVINGFREE19 1/25/2012 5:12PM

    Sorry to hear about your mom. I hope everything is ok.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCY- 1/25/2012 11:01AM

    emoticon
You are awesome. WTG on taking care of you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEADSBAY 1/24/2012 11:03PM

    Way to take care of yourself, my friend!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNCHOOSE 1/24/2012 8:38PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your mom, but am proud you were able to overcome your back pain! i went walking today, too. It feels good to move around.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FANGFACEKITTY 1/24/2012 12:30PM

    I'm glad you are feeling better. Movement is supposed to be much better for back pain than trying to wait it out by lying in bed - the old doctor recommended way of dealing with it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOVELYLILLADY 1/24/2012 12:16PM

    Good for you! Such a simple exercise can do so much! I love Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone on days when I can't get outside. (Your kitties are adorable by the way!)

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAILIIA 1/24/2012 12:08PM

    I can relate to the walking helping with back pain despite the discomfort it may initially cause.

Sitting is one of the worst things we can do for out backs as it tend to put more pressure on various nerves, laying down or standing puts less, and moving puts the least amount of pressure on. Moving can help realign things and helps strengthen the supporting muscles.

I hope you are feeling stronger and are in less pain already.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FLYER99 1/24/2012 11:53AM

    My chiropractor says that walking is one of the best things I can do for my back pain. And it does truly work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 1/24/2012 11:04AM

    Walking can help a lot. Glad it's making the difference for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
HARRIET2 1/24/2012 11:00AM

    I have had some excruciating back and left leg pain. One doc said bursitis of the hip, another says sciatic nerve pain from spinal stenosis. I couldn't even dream of walking when it first started. 2 epidurals and 6 weeks later, I am embarking on low back strengthening and walking (slow and for shorter periods of time). I am hoping this is my answer to get rid of this pain. Good luck to you to and hope whatever is going on with your mom gets better. Keep movin!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Freggies Don't Taste Good Anymore!

Monday, January 23, 2012

I have two big bags of what look like beautiful Fuji apples that taste absolutely awful. Honestly? For the longest time I have noticed how the taste of various fruit and veggies have changed. Yucky. Mega-yucky. GMO?

These apples taste like mega-pesticides; plus, not even remotely like an apple. I was going to chuck them out since they were so cheap. But I'll bring them back to the store tomorrow just for the principle of the thing.

Wishing all a good day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MZZCHIEF 1/28/2012 12:52PM

    Had to read this because I don't know what a Freggie is... fresh fruit or veggie?

Ya, apples are high on the dirty dozen list... its one of the fruits I pay extra to buy.
That said, organic apples (and produce in general) aren't easy to find here in most grocery stores, so I find myself eating apples less frequently than I have in the past.

Sorry you had to go thru that... its so disappointing to bite into a fruit (or open an avocado) and find its nasty inside or off tasting.

: )
Mzzchief

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCY- 1/24/2012 10:16AM

    Season and source do make a difference.
Perhaps frozen may work for you?

Report Inappropriate Comment
IFDEEVARUNS2 1/24/2012 9:33AM

    This happens to me regularly. And beef - unless it's grass fed - doesn't taste good either. So sad.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JLITT62 1/24/2012 5:03AM

    I love apples, but they are one of the most heavily sprayed fruits. And they're also not in season now.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEADSBAY 1/23/2012 9:36PM

    Good for you- don't let them get away with it!
Luckily- we have a smallish market in our town with good produce and because we have two big chain stores, too, they have to keep their prices reasonable.
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 1/23/2012 7:37PM

    emoticon Hope this one tastes better...and it even has a sandwich with it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNCHOOSE 1/23/2012 7:17PM

    Weird, thanks for sharing. I haven't had Fuji apples in a while. Years ago, they used to be my favorites.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Does Caffeine Help Make Us Fat? (new book)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I got this free book for Kindle yesterday and have just started reading it. Even though I only drink a very small amt of coffee daily, it has been on my goal list for the longest time to eliminate.

This book claims that caffeine reduces muscle mass, slows metabolism, elevates stress levels, elevates insulin levels, and negatively impacts thyroid function. YIKES!

Wishing all a fun day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/31/2012 7:18PM

    Very interesting! I need to look into that.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUNNYAUTUMN812 1/24/2012 8:04AM

    I''ve cut back on coffee but don't think I will cut it out. It's one of the few vices I have left!LOL

Report Inappropriate Comment
IAM_HIS2 1/24/2012 7:32AM

    I am getting to the point where I feel if man made it, don't eat it. Eat clean.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCY- 1/23/2012 8:01AM

    Wait... tomorrow's studies will say coffee is good for you.
I still do not believe that saccharin is good for you.
Who really knows what to believe.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 1/22/2012 6:31PM

    I guess I'm in trouble then.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ERIKGN 1/22/2012 10:39AM

  Well I don't believe that. I think coffee actually helps to lose weight. I was just reading in Readers Digest that drinking coffee is beneficial. I guess you can't believe everything you read. I don't know what to believe anymore.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LUXITTA 1/22/2012 10:36AM

    Hmm I didn't know that... I to need to cut back on my coffee intake :)
~Amanda~

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 Last Page