Diet and Fitness


Written on Monday, May 16, 2011 by Jessica

Hey, I have a new diet and fitness blog, and I'd love it if you stopped by:

Stop over


Written on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 by Jessica

Hi, everyone. I know, I know. You haven't heard much from me. It's because I've been working on porting this blog over to a shiny new WordPress blog. So come on over!

I also snagged a TinyUrl for it:

Photo recovery


Written on Sunday, January 04, 2009 by Jessica

Thank you, PC Inspector Smart Recovery. I accidentally deleted all of my holiday photos, plus a bunch of others. This free program got them back for me.

It saved these gems for me:

New template


Written on Saturday, January 03, 2009 by Jessica

I felt like having a new template. Not sure I like this one, but here it is.

2009 New Year's Resolutions


Written on Thursday, January 01, 2009 by Jessica

Hug Seth every day. Yep, that's a good one.

I'm already dieting, so there's no need to make a resolution to lose weight. I'm notorious for not keeping my resolutions anyhow.

Happy new year, everyone!

The big 5-0


Written on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 by Jessica

I've officially dropped 50 pounds. In the last four months, I've gone from a BMI of 41 to a BMI of 33. I've lost over 20% of my original body weight.

In related news, I've determined that I was using my scale on an uneven surface, which resulted in a reading that was roughly four pounds light. I've adjusted my plan accordingly. Instead of having 96 pounds to lose as of last August, it was really 100 pounds (blush). I'm now half way to my goal.

Forty pounds down


Written on Thursday, November 27, 2008 by Jessica

40.5, to be exact. My reward is a DVD of the 1980 BBC version of "Pride and Prejudice."

I'm only 7.5 pounds away from the halfway point. That nearly blows my mind.

I have no idea what to pick for my next ten pounds. Oh, I know! Short knitting needles. All my knitting needles are long, for knitting afghans, but all I ever knit is scarves. So I'm going to get myself a short, scarf-sized pair. They're only ten pounds away.

I have to remember to take a new photo. I take them every twenty pounds.

Cooking with whole-wheat flour


Written on Saturday, November 08, 2008 by Jessica

I've read before that you can't replace all-purpose flour in a recipe with whole-wheat flour. You can maybe use half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat, but you can't just use all whole wheat in place of all-purpose flour.

And I thought to myself, "Oh, come now. How bad could it be?"

The words "unmitigated culinary disaster" spring to mind.

Never question the experts. This is supposed to be banana bread. Looks like meatloaf, no?

I also tried cupcake-sized miniature loaf pans.

Scary dinnertime story


Written on Saturday, October 25, 2008 by Jessica

This story is a little gross, so if you have a weak stomach, stop reading now. You have been warned.

Okay, so I'm fixing dinner the other night, and I'm whisking some lumps out of the gravy. It's just prepackaged gravy mix from a plastic container ('cuz Martha Stewart I ain't). There was one lump that just one break down, and after a moment, I realize it doesn't look like a lump. Is that a...? I fish it out, and yes, it's a fly!


I flick the fly in the trash. Obviously, I'm not whisking anymore because I'm going to rinse the whole thing down the sink. As the swirling mixture begins to slow, tiny little baby flies being to float to the surface.


After telling Bob the story -- yes, while he was eating the new gravy -- you will not believe what he asked me: "So did you throw it away or is this it?" Yes, Bob, I am feeding my family fly-and-egg-infested gravy.

Another ten pounds bites the dust


Written on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 by Jessica

So as of my weigh-in this morning, I've lost a total of 32 pounds. I could have the mp3 I promised myself if only I could get it to download from Amazon.

Not even sure what I want for my next ten pounds. Oh, I know. A couple of years ago I preordered a bunch of Austen movies as weight-loss rewards, but I never lost the weight. Never even came close. They've been sitting in a box ever since. So my next reward will be one of those movies.