Thursday, July 29, 2010

2 weeks later………

My dad emailed this to me after reading my earlier post ;)

Week 7 weight loss results

Ooooh yeah!

Team Rob hits it's goal and beyond at 21.4 lbs lost

Team Jessi has it's work cut out for it with 7.4 lbs to lose by next Thursday.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


academy 1995 Well 15 years have gone by so fast!  Here is a picture of my Fire Academy Class of 1995.  It’s a bit blurry but I’m in the second row just left of the middle.  Barely 20 years old and with a lot more hair!

Sunday, July 25, 2010



I took this from a moving vehicle yesterday.

Ugh Prayer Request

Hey guys. If you get a minute, if you could pray for my back to heal up. I managed to hurt my lower and middle back at work and I'm in a lot of pain. I've been to the chiropractor and I'm putting lots of ice on it but so far it hasn't gotten any better.

I was put on modified duty at the fire station so I won't be lifting any heavy patients or putting out any fires until this thing heals up.

Your prayers are super important to me. I really feel like God has something he plans to do through this, although I'm not sure what it is, I just have felt him really close to me lately.

I love you all and thanks so much for reading our blog


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Week 6 Results

With only 2 weeks left to go things have changed dramatically to the rules making the last 2 weeks of this challenge the most grueling.

Right now the weight loss totals are as follows

Team Rob – 16.8 lbs lost

Team Jessi – 6.8 lbs lost

Team Rob needs to lose 2.6 more lbs to hit his goal

Team Jessi needs to lose 8.2 more lbs to hit her goal

We have our actual OFFICIAL weigh-in where a winner(s) can be declared on August the 5th.  If there are no winners there will be a 3 week extension until August 18th (The day we leave for Michigan) and the OFFICIAL EXTENSION final weigh-in will be conducted and a winner(s) will be decided.

Wish us luck as we look for our second wind in the last 2 weeks of the 2010 Weight Loss Challenge!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Weight Loss Challenge - Rules Revision by popular demand

The Weight Loss Challenge has had a slight revision backed by popular demand.

After many many comments about how much easier it is for men to lose weight than women we have decided to make our goals based on a percentage of body weight instead of a flat 15 lbs.   When I blog on Thursday about our results I will put the exact amount we still need to lose in order to hit our new goals but I will tell you it’s going to be tough.  I believe I will need to lose and additional 7 lbs on top of the 15 I was originally shooting for.

Thanks a lot all you LAN party haters!  :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jessi’s 30th Birthday 80’s Party

What an amazing time!  We had cake, we had fun and crazy costumes, we had 3 year olds careening around on roller skates, we had old people involved in spectacular collisions with the floor (mainly me), we had a ghostly lyrical visitation from Michael Jackson and even skated backwards in a disco ball induced time warp to Paula Abdul and Dexy's Midnight Runners.
I have to admit I felt like it was 1988 all over again.
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Monday, July 19, 2010


Sorry I slacked off and didn’t put last weeks weight loss challenge results up.


Jessi – Down 8lbs

Rob – Down 12.6 lbs (gained 1.4 lbs from last week yuck)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Weight Loss Challenge - Week 4 results

1 month has gone by since we started our Weight Loss Challenge and we've both been working really hard at dropping a few pounds. 

Today's Weight In Result Totals

Jessi - Down 6.6 lbs

Rob - Down 14 lbs

I am almost to the 15 lbs goal but that is when the hardest part of the Weight Loss Challenge comes into play.  I have to keep the 15 lbs off for an entire month in order for it to count.  And unfortunately I'm really hungry for cake!

The Rules state - "At the conclusion of 2 months both contestants shall weigh-in for the official record.  Who ever loses 15 lbs or more at that time is considered a winner.  If both contestants have lost 15 or more pounds than they will both be declared winners and awarded prizes accordingly."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Accident at 55 and 71 Hwy yesterday

I’m not allowed to go into specifics about the incident but our station and members of rescue 9 and rescue 31 did a great job at this accident.  If you follow my blog you know that if we get spotted on TV we have to buy donuts.  Unfortunately they managed to catch an angle on every single one of us so we are all going to have to pitch in for glazed, sprinkley goodness next day at work.

Here is a picture of the incident scene (Thanks to KMBC news)

55 and 71

And here is the damning evidence against me. 


I made it all the way to the end of the incident with my helmet down and they busted me after it was all over handing out water.  Sigh ;)

At least I wasn’t one of these guys!

at least

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Weight Loss Challenge - Week 3 results

I admit it I'm slacking as expected.

Team Jessi - Down another pound to 6.2 lbs lost

Team Rob - Only down 0.4 lbs this week for a grand total of 9 lbs lost.

Jessi is slowly grinding out the lbs while I sit back with a lead eating everything in site.  Typical Tortoise and the Hare scenario.

Don't worry I will rock next weeks results rar!