July 30, 2009

The Supportkids/RJB Conspiracy

As many of you have read, Supportkids sold out to RJB because of a bad loan. It left many parents scrabbling to try and save the child support they were getting. We received a farewell letter from Supportkids, and a welcome letter from RJB. When most of us attempted to contact RJB, we were unsuccessful. Voice mails were left as well as e-mails, and they all went unanswered. The moment I found out about the transaction, I notified my DA's office in California and sent a termination letter via certified mail to RJB. My blog was used by struggling custodial parents to communicate back and forth about their experience. At the time of the transfer, RJB was not licensed to collect child support. I think many parents ended up falling thru the cracks. They were left bewildered and exasperated by the whole experience. No one was getting any explanation from either company as to what actually happened.

Id like to know the status of the parents that were having issues with their state offices. Has anything been resolved? One mother had money collected and directly deposited into an account but no one could answer for the whereabouts of the funds nor which account they were deposited into. I'm praying that the issue was resolved and her funds were found. I have continued to get my child support directly from the DA and I know some others were successful too. This needs to be the case for all parents that signed up for Supportkids.

Does anyone have any new information to share for the thousands of parents still suffering at the hands of the Supportkids/RJB conspiracy?

July 28, 2009

Gotta love Maxine...she makes me laugh!


I was in the bar yesterday when I suddenly realized I desperately needed to fart. The music was really, really loud, so I timed my farts with the beat. After a couple of songs, I started to feel better. I finished my scotch and noticed that everybody was staring at me. Then I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my iPod.

Wordless "OUCH" Wednesday


Dont try to be a manly man...remember, you're a girl. You might break a nail!

July 13, 2009

Something to remember......

Live as simply as you can. "Want for nothing" is the phrase that comes to mind, meaning that what you truly need you already have. Everything else is just the making of man in the material world. If all must come completely undone, so be it. We will still be standing in the end. Love one another for love is indestructible as long as we have it in our hearts. Beyond that, what else matters? From love, all things we truly want will come.


Thanks for the inspiration Anna!!

July 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


It seems that all we hear about on the News these days is Michael Jackson. Lets not forgot our soldiers.

July 2, 2009

Nutrisystem works. I lost 55 pounds!!

Each one equals 1 lb of fat then multiply it by 55

I started Nutrisystems last October and had lost 48 pounds by April. I was getting burned out on the food so I decided to try things on my own. In 2 months I've lost an addition 7 pounds. To date, I am keeping it off. The scale hasnt gone down in a couple weeks but it's not going up either. To get a true concept of what 55 pounds of fat looks like, I surfed the net. I found a picture of 100 pounds of fat and I cut it in half. When you look at it sprawled on a table (that is 50 pounds in the picture above), it looks pretty massive. I remember Oprah losing a bunch of weight a few years back so I went on her site to see if there was a picture. Do you remember when she wheeled out a wagon full of the weight she had lost? It was 67 pounds. So I guess I have lost a little less than a wagon full, or 12 pounds less than whats in the wagon.

(Oprah in a size 10)

Many people will say Nutrisystems doesnt work, they hate the food, or the company is a rip off. I didnt have any bad experiences. The only adjustment was my will power and my portions. If you follow their plan, you WILL lose weight. Dont forget your water. Is the food gourmet? No. Isnt gourmet food what got me where I was to begin with? OK, maybe not gourmet but definitely fast food. We ate out quite a bit and I never drank water. I tend to be a stress eater so I was always munching. I had no one to blame but myself. I must confess, I was scared to go off the plan because I thought I would gain it all back. It appears, I actually learned something. In the 7 months I was on Nutrisystems I taught myself how to say no, to walk away from temptation, and to get daily exercise. I have substituted their food for lean cuisine. I still drink my water and get exercise at least 5 times a week.

It cost me $234 a month to be on the Nutrisystems flex plan. I ate their food during the week and was on my own during the weekend. I think thats what helped me stay on the plan, if I had to do it 7 days a week I would have quit. I went from a size 26 to a 14. I even have 1 size 12 pants so it can be done. I have finally lost the 54 pounds I gained with my first pregnancy 21 years ago. I feel great. My energy level is so high now, its actually funny. And another thing I noticed, I was always hot before. The fan on my desk at work was constantly running. Now, I never use my fan and I rarely get overheated. Its amazing how my life and attitude have changed.

Dont give up on yourself if you really want to lose weight. It can be done. For all those people that bad mouth Nutrisystems, I want you to know that I am their biggest fan.