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  • The Gift That was Given Back to Me

    12/22/2014 6:17:05 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    A very strange thing happened yesterday. I got a small box delivered by USPS on Sunday. It was from my sweet departed cousin's (in black top in pic) lifelong best friend. I'd given her one of my cousin's favorite rings and L said she loved it. But yesterday she returned it with a note saying I s... Read more

  • Cheese, Bubblebath, Feet, Cat Loss

    12/18/2014 9:27:10 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I am a recovering cheese addict, which I write only partly joking. I overdo my cheese intake. However, I was off of cheese for the past three weeks due to chest congestion/bronchitis. The other night, I make a small helping of nachos, with a huge helping of cheese. I immediately felt the differe... Read more

  • I am done with holiday treats!!

    12/17/2014 11:39:46 AM, by BILLBILLBILL

    Can I say I'm ready to be done with the holiday treats!!! Yesterday, a coworker brought in a huge box of donuts and juice for everyone. Without much thought, I grabbed one and a cup of OJ. Later that day, a 4 lb box of Sees Chocolates were set out in our lobby. I gave in and had the one I know... Read more

  • Pushing through

    12/15/2014 10:50:27 AM, by BILLBILLBILL

    In my blog last Thursday, I wrote: " I don't want to put a ton of pressure on myself but I think this coming week will really define if I am going to succeed in my weight loss battle. I have struggled for over a week. Will I pick myself up and get focused? Will I push on to the next goal? Will... Read more

  • My Fitbit 2500 Mile Award

    12/15/2014 10:00:38 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Yesterday I received my Monarch Migration Award from Fitbit; they said that the Monarch butterfly migrates 2500 miles to warmer climate. And that I am giving them stiff competition with my now 2500 miles on FB. I wish I'd kept track of when I got the FB. Really don't recall. (Sometime this ... Read more

  • After A Loss

    12/14/2014 8:35:19 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've had so many thoughts to write about the loss of my dear little fur baby, but now I'm at a loss for words. It's been very difficult and Harry has been looking everywhere for him. All of your kind messages have been very helpful and appreciated. I'll try to write more as the days go ... Read more

  • Devastated and Heartbroken

    12/13/2014 8:02:42 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Willie was my shadow. Woke me up each morning for 10 years. A bundle of energy and clown purrsonality. I miss him so much already. Harry is looking everywhere for him. They were very close. I'm still in shock. I was just getting over this bronchial infection, but from all the crying, my chest... Read more


    12/12/2014 9:31:50 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've been sobbing. It looked like a heart attack. My heart is broken. p.s. Is it better for the other one to see William and say goodbye, or not see him.... Read more

  • Weekend Planning

    12/12/2014 4:39:19 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    I love the Christmas season. With kids, there are so many different activities out there. I am very much looking forward to this weekend even though it has some pitfalls. Tonight is our church Christmas party and tomorrow is our office Christmas party. I am 3 lbs away from my 10% goal that I want to... Read more

  • Rain, Faulty Thirst Mechanism, Broken Hunger Mechanism

    12/12/2014 9:46:14 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Rain is headed from NoCal and due to fall any minute. After such a serious drought, this is another welcomed storm. Hope these keep coming although they are doing damage to my new yards - primarily the front yard. But it can be fixed in the Spring. Several articles I've read about water inta... Read more

  • Life

    12/11/2014 12:35:59 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    My last blog entry was about having success over Thanksgiving and cutting myself some slack. Well, the last 10 days have been crazy difficult and I cut myself way too much slack! I set goals for last week on Monday, December 1st. On Tuesday morning as I was driving to work, I got the call that ... Read more

  • Wondering about this scale info I read

    12/11/2014 11:47:49 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    A couple of articles mentioned that a scale shouldn't be used by multiple people. Just one individual should use each home scale. Why would that be? It's not as though it will change accuracy. Just curious. Anyone have ideas on this? I've been doing weekly weigh-ins and happy about pro... Read more

  • Will Calorie Posting Make a Difference to Most People?

    12/9/2014 9:15:43 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    There's a lot of talk these days about the upcoming enforcement in 2015 of all venues that sell food to post calories. All - hot dog vendors, food trucks, etc. While the theory might be great, I wonder if a population that eats badly will actually care about those postings. Not to mention t... Read more

  • Watching Friend's Addiction to Mountain Dew

    12/7/2014 1:06:29 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I'm not the type of person who intrudes on others' lives unless my opinion is sought. It's tough to see a friend who is totally hooked on Mtn. Dew - the worst of all poisons to drink. Yikes! I try to provide general info in a tactful way, but have no real control. Sad to see friends destroying t... Read more

  • Fat Sick and Nearly Dead 2 (spoiler alert)

    12/5/2014 9:35:39 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I was totally blown away after reading a Spfriend's blog that she saw the second film of Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. And that both Joe and the truck driver have gained their weight back! Yikes! If you've seen the original, you know why this is shocking. Wishing all a happy day.... Read more

  • Weigh In, Animated Symphony of the Bells

    12/4/2014 8:43:41 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    After a few months of not weighing, I decided to do so today and weekly from this point on. Happy with results, considering the pumpkin pie caper on Thanksgiving. (smiling) The other day, when I got my Christmas shopping done, I saw a lovely music box that fascinated me. It was kind of pricey... Read more

  • Rain, Cold, Xmas Stuff Done

    12/3/2014 8:48:45 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Hooray, we have gotten some rain. Some is better than none in severe drought conditions. Fighting a cold and hope like crazy it doesn't lead to where the other colds have lead - pneumonia. Got EVERYTHING done - cards out, gifts bought (within budget!!!), decorations up. Hooray for me, ... Read more

  • Toilet-to-Tap Coming; Rain Expected this Morning

    12/2/2014 9:37:04 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    San Diego is experiencing a horrendous drought and the city powers-that-be have recently passed an approval to begin the toilet-to-tap water process for consumer usage that is working well in Orange County. Although I've seen the extensive purification system used, I still can't wrap my mind around... Read more

  • Surprising loss and cutting myself some slack.

    12/1/2014 1:38:44 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    I arrived home from my morning workout and saw the scale sitting there. I normally weigh in on Tuesday but thought it was time to confirm how bad the damage was for my poor choices on the weekend. I got on it and saw 333.8. I was down 3 lbs from last week! I was pretty shocked. I had eaten pretty po... Read more

  • Pecan Pie, Battling Coffee Cravings, No Xmas Decorations for Me

    11/29/2014 8:12:20 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I picked up a few groceries early this morning - on an empty stomach. You know where that could lead. It was bittersweet to see they had no pumpkin pies marked down; yes, I remembered that I am officially off sugar. Then I passed delicious nuts. The only thing was, they were in pecan pie. I tho... Read more

  • So THIS is How it Happens!

    11/28/2014 3:17:31 PM, by DDHEART

    I've been a bit frustrated for I guess it's a year now. I've been in a maintenance mode when I would like to be in a few more pounds lost mode and.....oh yeah, actually make that a few pounds gained mode. Not the plan!! There are a lot of reasons (read excuses) for that. I know that I ... Read more


    11/28/2014 9:34:42 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I gave up caffeine over three months ago, but kept all of the supplies "just in case." Yesterday, when I said goodbye to my Thanksgiving guests, I sent them away with my stash of coffee, coffeemaker and filters. It was time. Now I've gotta kick sugar's butt - once and for all. Wishing al... Read more