Are you shopping around for a good weight loss center? Look no further as you have found the right place! Over the past 35 + years I have been to three weight loss centers & the first 2 were failures for me. The first one I went to was good, you weigh in when you get there and then sit in a group with a speaker who goes over the current helpful ways of watching your weight. After about six mo's, I finally got tired of having to weigh my food or watch for the level of liquid I was to drink on a daily basis. I went to this co. five times over a ten year period & it only helped me lose all the weight I wanted since that time I was committed....but guess what happened after I got to maintaining....I regained what I had lost & then some...Then through the help of a company I was working for I went to another weight loss center...After six months of those yellow boxes filled with what was supposed to be food...Yes, you guessed it, the boxes started to pile up & yes, I regained the weight I lost & then some..It has been a good 15 or so years since I went to the last weight loss center & now that I have the beginnings of some health issues, it was time to take another look into the weight loss centers...Looked up Jenny Craig on the internet & found exactly what I had been wanting...a center that delt with diabetes! Gave them a call and it has been (almost) marrital bliss ever since. When I say (almost) it doesn't refer to the wonderful staff on hand. They are extremely friendly & helpful. The food, oh the food! YUM! Really, honestly, it is REAL food! It tastes FABULOUS! Unfortunately, I can't have a lot of the food listed on the four pages of FAB foods! I have to look for the lowest sodium content on each box as my feet & legs swell up like no tomorrow! We did find a great mix of entree's, lunch, dinner & snacks which I'm quite thrilled with. You can add in your salads, more vegi's, water..(lot's of water is a key)...& yes, of course, exercise! My only regret: I wish I had discovered Jenny Craig 35 + years ago! RIGHT ON JENNY CRAIG!!
You can't go wrong if you visit the Meow Cat Rescue in Kirkland, WA. The staff is so friendly and helpful, the facility is clean and bright! I've been in some shelters where theses that I have just mentioned, are far, far, far, the opposite direction. No, sorry, I am not going to mention them. Meow is located in a busy section of the Houghton District of Kirkland. They are nestled on the western side of the parking lot and is in a small building. They really could use a larger place, know anyone who would donate a store front or building that is a bit larger than the one they have, I'm sure they would be happy to hear from you! <33 In my heart of hearts, I do wish for them a larger place. When I first arrived to the shelter, walking in, I was greeted quite nicely by one of the volunteer staff members. She had me fill out some paperwork and then let me walk around to look at all the sweet and cuddly cats and kittens. Knowing me, I wanted to take them all, must have been at least 40 there that day. When I had decided on a kitten, I was then led to a viewing room where the kitten and i would get to know each other. When the woman brought the kitten to the room, she came in and began explaining some things regarding adoptions from shelters. She then explained two behaviors cats and kittens have in a situation like this. The first one is that a bold animal who is steadfast in knowing what they want, will walk up to the would-be owner right away and the second is the less bold animal that has to sniff everything in the room to make sure all is well before walking up to the would-be owner. My kittens name is Tessa so when she was done sniffing out the room and making sure all was calm, she finally came up to me, I put my hand down to her face so she could sniff it to learn about me before I tried picking her up.With-in a minute or two she was up in my arms receiving a ton of love. When I told the woman I wanted to take her home she asked me if we had any other pets. I said that we had another kitten that was a bit older than Tessa. Bad news was that Topper had to be fixed before I could take Tessa home. Tessa was home four days later. The staff here are wonderful, happy, cheerful people who you want to hang around with all day because they make you feel like you belong and that you are not just some joe schmo of the streets looking for a cat or kitten for dinner. I also loved the fact that they will not let you adopt a black cat around or on Halloween. These staff members are pleasent, very informed, very patient people and I do plan on going back to this shelter when I am ready to adopt another kitten. Two cats are not enough and I meant what I said in the subject line about being number one in my book, Meow, that spot is yours now and shall be forever!! I have been referring everyone I know who is interested in getting a feline to come to see you! I hope they will do just that! Thank you Meow for being here and doing what you do! <33