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Readjusting May Goal

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I had an early start on my May goal, and was into day 8 of no cheese. But I realized yesterday that I am tired of eliminating things I enjoy from my life. Even though I'll cut way down on it, I'm not going to make that my May goal. There is very little left to eat after cutting every single thing out.

So, here I am with just a few days left (CAN YOU BELIEVE APRIL IS ALMOST GONE?!!) before the merry month of May begins and I'm pondering my next goal.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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ASLANSCUB 4/28/2012 5:34PM

    Good realization -- you don't want to eat just sunlight. :)

I have found, in my case, that I can nearly eliminate sugar cravings by letting myself have four squares of 70% dark Icelandic chocolate every day -- about 1 gram of sugar per square and VERY chocolatey...then I don't feel deprived and want other things.
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SHERYLDS 4/28/2012 3:38PM

    You are making great progress.
Go For It

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/28/2012 3:28PM

    It will be interesting to see what you pick for your goal!

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STRIVER57 4/28/2012 11:34AM

    agreement from me too. food is more than fuel and should be. but it needs to be controlled.

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NATPLUMMER 4/28/2012 10:15AM

    Good plan!! You want to enjoy eating.
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"Woman On Sunlight Diet Dies"

Friday, April 27, 2012

I shook my head to read this headline on the internet this morning about a woman who practiced "breatharianism" (or something like that). Nothing to eat but sunlight. She even spit out her own saliva.

To what lengths do we go to lose weight? When you look at the myriad diets out there, you can see that it is big business (huge) to keep people hooked on the hope of easy fixes. YIKES!

Sane and safe weight loss journeys, like that on SP, may require patience and take longer, but are well-worth it for longlasting results.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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NANCY- 4/28/2012 8:47AM

    That is sad and disturbing news.
You are so right about the sane and safe journey, it's all about developing a healthy sustainable lifestyle.

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MYSTERY-LADY1 4/27/2012 9:37PM

    It is so sad that people starve their body so much that their thinking gets so cloudy that they can not see how dangerous what they are doing really is.

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SHERYLDS 4/27/2012 7:06PM

    makes you wonder

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TKAYSMILES 4/27/2012 4:21PM

    very sad...and she probably didn't need to lose much at all. not sure why people go to such extremes!! Like the pro anna sights...pro anorexia...they help you be an anorexic...just sad. Most I assume are young girls too that don't know better.

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GSWINNIE 4/27/2012 1:57PM

    I looked this up, indeed it has many followers even though several people have died from it. Basically they fast for two weeks and their spirit is supposed to sustain them by receiving energy from the sun.... I'm appalled that someone could do this to themselves.

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MILLISMA 4/27/2012 1:08PM

    That is crazy!!! Is it for real???

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BOOKWORM27S 4/27/2012 12:22PM

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I have heard of this insanity.... another class of an eating disorder. So very sad, we are not plants, and we do not survive by photosynthesis.
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NATPLUMMER 4/27/2012 11:05AM

    I guess there is no accounting for stupidity.

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TAGSUIT2 4/27/2012 11:04AM

    Wow poor thing, where was her faith.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/27/2012 10:54AM

  Is this for real?????

I just can't believe that someone would do something so stupid.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/27/2012 10:52AM

    OMG . . . is that for real???????

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Learning from the Gorillas

Thursday, April 26, 2012

In about an hour, I'm heading out to get groceries. As I continue to eliminate bad eating habits from my diet, I wonder what's left to eat. Raw only?

The other day, I was watching a gorilla videocam and noticed how they eat the same things every day. And survive healthily on basic stuff, nothing fancy.

Now I know I'm not a gorilla, but there's a lesson to be learned there. They don't need variety or delicious food. They truly eat to live, not live to eat the way I used to.

I think I'm learning to enjoy just the basics and not miss the stuff that is full of unhealthy ingredients for my body to digest and misuse. BTW, I don't miss sugar or caffeine at all these days. And I thought that no cheese and no night eating would be harder than it's been to rid myself of them. Hooray hooray for me.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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NANCY- 4/27/2012 9:29AM

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It is amazing what we are truly capable of when we try. You are doing awesome making positive changes for yourself.
I love this:
"eat to live, not live to eat "
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NATPLUMMER 4/26/2012 2:48PM

    Go, you!

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EJHEINRICH1 4/26/2012 11:50AM

    Good for you! Sounds like you are getting the basics and moving forward. I drink the green tea but that is it for my stimulant. The L-Theanine in the green tea is a good thing for me! Keep up the great work! You are doing so good! Yeah!!

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Big Discovery for Myself

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I have been on a super-stellar eating regimen for the past month and, although this weekly weigh-in gives me nothing at all but the same number as last week, I'm not going to let that get to me.

What I've discovered is that the more I eat for breakfast, the less I eat throughout the day. This, from a person who skipped breakfast most of her life! I only started about 3.5 years ago when I began this adventure.

Honestly, this is a very fundamental discovery, but might be the magic in helping me progress toward better eating.

  
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JULESRULES78 4/26/2012 7:35AM

    That is what I love about life. We can always learn something new. Great discovery!

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LIVINGFREE19 4/25/2012 6:00PM

    I heard that this is the way to weight loss!
I hope it works for you, my friend!
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NATPLUMMER 4/25/2012 4:10PM

    YAY!!! They do say that this works.

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Coulrophobia

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Recently, a sparker apologetically explained to me that she is afraid of clowns, thus not interacting with me here on SP.

Apparently, fear of clowns is quite common. A list was recently read on the radio of the top 10 fears of most people and clowns were, like, number 4 on the list.

Well, here's why I posted my pic as a clown. I've lost 12 people (6 friends and 6 relatives) over the past four years. They died at various ages of different causes. My mom is currently dying.

The hardest for me was the passing of my cousin who was like a sister to me. When I came onto this SP site, she was dying of cancer and I used my clown photo to remind myself to keep as much happiness and smiling in my heart as possible.

I have also dressed up with a group that attends events for terminally-ill children. The clown in me reminds me of my lifelong happy heart and laughing personality, which I've kinda lost during these past few years.

These losses took the wind out of my sails big-time. Even for someone like me who has always been a survivor after major traumas, it's been a huge battle to find my spirit again.

That said, I have used SP to make sure that I keep myself healthy as a foundation for rebuilding my life. Even though I am making progress in rejoining the human race, I still have some major hurdles to go.

So, I need the clown pic to remind myself still. Perhaps I always will, I don't know.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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LIVINGFREE19 4/23/2012 1:26PM

    Unfortunately people are scared of clowns and I have heard about this a long time ago. Everybody has their reasons. John Wayne gacy was a clown, in fact, and I read one of the books.
I hope you can continue to do what makes you happy. We all need to do that for ourselves.

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NANCY- 4/23/2012 8:28AM

    Kudos to you for doing what you need to do for you. You are one strong lady. Meeting your needs when times are tough is difficult, you are doing it beautifully.
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STITCHERFRIEND 4/22/2012 8:46PM

    Your blog title intrigued me so I read your blog. Thanks for writing it. I hope you keep the finding some happiness as you walk this difficult path of loss. emoticon

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CBEVNOW 4/22/2012 6:19PM

    I my self dont like clowns, i think its because of the scarey ones you always see on TV. but then i have had this disike for them since i was a little girl. Yet my son has the most beautiful picture of a clown on his wall and i do like it. So go figure, i cant. I have a friend who does a clown ministry for her church, and so many children are frightened at first, It may be the out fits the make up, i cant figure this out,
Thank you for posting.
Caroline

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CATLADY52 4/22/2012 5:55PM

    Bringing a smile or chuckle to anyone is the greatest gift we can give each other. Keep up the clowning. emoticon

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/22/2012 5:26PM

  Your blog has really enlightened me to people being scared of clowns.

I just cannot imagine such a thing, but of course there must be a reason for it.

How can one become fearful of a clown unless there is some kind of a reason?

I always have thought of clowns as funny and bringing smiles and laughs to people so I can fully understand you doing what you are doing with clowns.

We all have to do what we need to do to get on with life to a bigger and brighter future full of love, fun, smiling, laughing, singing and dancing.

Life sure can bring much grief and hurt into our lives and I am so glad to hear that you have found such a harmless way of coping with all of the pain of living because seeing that clown is an excellent reminder to keep smiling and enjoying being alive and strong and healthy.

You are truly unique and spsecial and valuable and one of a kind person who is going on to a great new life filled with many good things. emoticon emoticon

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KKLENNERT809 4/22/2012 12:37PM

    Thank you for sharing and making the rest of us aware of this phobia. I think that you are doing a terrific job in handling grief and maintaining a positive attitude. Stay on track with your plan, I think it's a good one!

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RYDERB 4/22/2012 11:19AM

    I never realized that "fear of clowns" was a thing. But, personally it's always depending on the clown. Some clowns (like the one in the TV movie IT) I do find SCARY!!! emoticon and some clowns make smile. I'm glad you've been able to hold on to your smile, during such a difficult time in your life. I'm sorry about all the losses you've experienced and so sorry that on top of everyone you've already lost, you're dealing with your mother being terminally ill
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