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Need Advice On Good Place to Stay in Williams, AZ for Grand Canyon Trip

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Okay, so I've decided that a short trip will do me good in reducing my stress level and have never been to the Grand Canyon. Am researching a moderately- priced place in Williams, but not sure. Anyone have first-hand experience to offer? The place I have in mind has a pool as I want to keep my activity level going.

  
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DOINFINE 8/22/2009 10:50AM

    I'm sorry I don't have any advice for you except be sure to take lots of film because it truly is one of the seven wonders of the world. Go early in the morning or towards sunset as that's when the colors of the rock really stand out. Have a blast and enjoy that pool at the motel!

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RICH530 8/20/2009 7:34AM

    Sorry I have never been!!
emoticonLee

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How Fruit Smoothie Lip Balm Made Me Ponder My Progress

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

There are times of clarity, when it becomes so obvious that I've made progress during my 10 months of healthier eating. Not just the pounds lost or the smaller sizes of clothes (although those are very nice too). Last week, I bought some lip balm that came in a package of three "flavors." As I put one on, I realized that in the past, the taste and smell of something called "melon medley" or "berry explosion" would have subconsciously made me think of food. Thinking of food usually meant eating food. (yikes! sad, but true) During this week, I've run into so many things that have made me smile and realize what I "used to" do vs. what just comes naturally now. Little things. Like knowing calorie counts. Portion control. That beverages contain calories (never paid attention to that either). Being aware of food triggers and eating out of boredom vs. hunger. I could go on and on, but won't. Suffice it to say, that these little lip balms have had an unintended good use in reminding me of all of the great changes that have taken place. The bottom line after 10 months - I feel better each day! Wishing all of you a fun day.

  
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SKYEFYR 8/22/2009 10:37AM

  What a wonderful reminder of how far you've come and what a great job you're doing.

Go You!!!

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JAZZYJUDE 8/19/2009 10:50PM

    EXCELLENT post on reflections thus far. I love these kind of posts. Yes, youve come along way too. It seems as though you and I have started on this weight loss about the same time in Oct '08, there abouts. I, too, am the same way about what you are feeling. Once the mindset was clear, I've noticed all the 'little things' you spoken about and even though I had to re-learn about the healthier way of living, it is now second nature for me to be on alert...for a healthier lifestyle.

Nice post...and may you continue on sweetie ~ Jazzy!!

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RICH530 8/19/2009 7:03PM

    emoticon You have come a long way!!! Good for you!!! Keep up the good work!!!
emoticon Lee

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FLMOMX2 8/19/2009 3:44PM

    emoticon on the progress you've made. Great job.!!!

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KLEE46 8/19/2009 11:27AM

    Yay you and all the progress you have made. It is wonderful to sit back and kvell, a yiddish word, meaning swell up with pride, about accomplishments along the way. You deserve to applaud yourself and be acknowledged for all the positive changes you are bringing about in your life. emoticon

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Just When I Stopped Caring about the Scale - Go figure!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Today was weigh-in day and I'd given up caring about the scale since my food bender a couple of weeks ago. Although I didn't totally pig out, it was the first time in 10 months that the train left the track. So, I've been kinda discouraged. I stepped on the scale this morning and did a double-take... Stepped on again - same thing... DOWN TWO POUNDS. HOORAY, HOORAY. TOTAL IS 35 NOW.

  
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SPARKLINGVIOLET 8/19/2009 12:08AM

    Hmmmm...the scale must be a male! It acts like a jerk and never shows you what you want to see and as soon as you decide it's time to move on, it presents you with a random act of kindness that makes you want to tell your friends how wonderful it is.

Yes. I think I've figured it out!

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SPRING4FAL 8/18/2009 11:45PM

    Congratulations!!!! That is awesome! I remember one time I got mad at my plateau, went out and stuffed my face with Chinese food and ended up losing a couple of pounds! LOL! Go figure is right!

Leah
Proud Leader of the San Diego Sparkteam

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FAMILYTRADITION 8/18/2009 5:29PM

    It's kind of like when you lose something...you stop looking and there it is :) Congrats on the weight loss!

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PEDIPOD 8/18/2009 11:15AM

    Congrats!! It reminds me of a friend who was desperate to have a child and had begun IVF and then presto! Mr. Right showed up and now she is pregnant the good old fashion way. Two lb is not quite the same life value as a pregnancy, but, hey! for US, it is everything!
I think this proves that if you hang in and eat less and move more, the scale eventually has to grow up and acknowledge your success!!

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KIZIDOG 8/18/2009 10:52AM

    Congrats on the weight loss. I think we all need to not pay as much attention to the scale as we do about how we feel. Star emoticon

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RERE0814 8/18/2009 10:26AM

    Way to go! The tracks have been repaired and the train is chugging along again! Maybe not caring about the scales is a good thing. Personally, I only weigh in every two weeks, so that I don't get so emotionally involved in every little fluctuation. It makes it exciting to me, because I can look forward to weighing. Congratulations on the weight loss and keep that train going! emoticon

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FLMOMX2 8/18/2009 9:00AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great job on the 2 lbs. weight loss.

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ARTHURTOM 8/18/2009 6:13AM

    If you're learning anything, I hope it's that patience and perseverance pays off. Congrats!

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RENA1965 8/18/2009 1:28AM

    Perhaps because you didn't care and didn't worry you never stressed your body when jumping on the scales. If you over do it, enjoy and back on track. Just don't let the brake totally go, make the train wreck controlled and life is peachy. A little damage is easier to fix than a huge overhaul....

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SHERJACK 8/18/2009 1:02AM

  good for you and remember we are just human and we all get in a train wreck every once in awhile and it's ok. This is a life long process and we can't be expected to never make a bad choice. I made one myself on Sunday,but everyday is a new start

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If I've Lost All This Weight, Why Do I Still Feel So Heavy?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Maybe because I am? Not really. I've lost about 33 lbs., but I feel like a blimp even though I'm not. Honestly, I seem to feel each and every one of these remaining 20 lbs more and more. Is it because I'm more in-tune with how my body feels? Or just more sensitive to the weight now?

  
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MORGANLAFEE 8/17/2009 10:49PM

    I think you got it right that you are more in tune with your body. I keep thinking since I've lost so much I should have the energy and ability I had years ago.

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KIZIDOG 8/17/2009 9:56AM

    I feel the same way, maybe we are more in tune with out bodies, but don't let that heavy feeling put the brakes on all the progress you have made. Keep going and you will be the slimmer, better looking Jesse. Star emoticon

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FLMOMX2 8/17/2009 8:37AM

    It may be both. I feel the same. I told my DH that last night. He reminded me that the scale show my progress.

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HICALGAL 8/17/2009 4:52AM

    definitely more in tune with your body. i feel the same.

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SP Spyware Is Causing My Computer Sooo Many Problems

Sunday, August 16, 2009

After one of my team leaders sent a message out today that she is leaving SP due to the same problem, I knew that I was not alone. Another former member also had the same issue and had to leave. Since joining in January 09, I have continuously battled the SP spyware that jams my computer and shuts it down in ways that can be detrimental to its functioning. I may also have to leave if this goes uncorrected. I've tried everything to no avail.

  
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LASHARINK 8/16/2009 11:44PM

    When you say the spyware jams your computer - What exactly are the problems you've been experiencing? Lately, I've noticed I can't have too many windows open. I clear my cache daily to no avail at times. I have to keep restarting my computer. Normally, I might have yahoo, free cell and SP open at the same time. When I go to the nutrition tracker and click on add food, sometimes it won't open up unless everything else is closed.

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RICH530 8/16/2009 9:10PM

    Sorry to hear you are having a problem!! I hope you are able to find a solution rather than leave!! Good luck!!
emoticon Lee

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DARLENEK04 8/16/2009 2:21PM

  Jesse,
I would hope you could install some anti spyware program. I
clean my pc daily because so many things we don't even think
about have attachments. I would hate to see you leave us.
Darlene

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JAZZYJUDE 8/16/2009 2:13PM

    Oh Jesse...so sorry you are having issues too. Have you talked with Coach Jen on this? Also, have you seen the Tech Site to see if there's a post regarding this issue?

emoticon Jazzy!!

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