February 2018 EOTM – Office Party Snacks!

By now, you’ve probably seen me write posts about my experience with going back and working in a traditional office setting.  And with that comes all of the typical office goodies Continue reading

Meal Prep Week of 2/4/2018 – Parmesan and blue cheese crusted tilapia; mixed vegetable bruschetta; quinoa

For this week, I made baked tilapia with a blue cheese and parmesan crust, with a side of vegetable bruschetta and quinoa.

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Meal Prep Week of 1/14/2018 – Spaghetti-stuffed eggplant; garden salad


To help jump-start my weight loss, I’m going back to basics….when I was first out of surgery, I was super dedicated to doing my weekly meal prep.  I was good at it for several months. And then life stepped in, and I started to slack off.  Continue reading

Lower-carb Macaroni and Cheese


I loooove soul food, but it’s not exactly the healthiest cuisine…so when I found a healthier way to prepare my world-famous mac n’ cheese (to go with my black eye-peas and greens for the New Year) I jumped all over it. Continue reading

December EOTM – “I’ll wait until after the New Year and then I’ll get back on track.”


Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa to all my readers!  I wish you and your families a wonderful and blessed holiday season!  Because the holiday season is in full swing, I wrote a song to celebrate! Continue reading

November EOTM – “But everyone else is doing it!”

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Soooo..I have some good news – I got engaged, and future-hubby and I are living together.  We’re happy, and really looking forward to creating a life together.

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October EOTM – “I had weight loss surgery, so I’m straight.”


Me, now a size 16, standing in one leg of my biggest pair of pants, size 26.  Oct 14, 2017

I have several friends and acquaintances that are curious about having surgery, and often ask me about my experience.  They see the changes I’ve made, especially if they have not seen me in a long time, and get excited about pursuing that route for themselves.  I’m honored that I can be a source of encouragement for anyone looking to have weight loss surgery and improve their health.  But I want to make sure that anyone who is considering surgery is really going into it with their eyes wide open.

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Repost: Sh*t just got real! Digestive issues after bariatric surgery

Originally published May 27, 2017

I’m reposting this article in honor of a friend of mine that just had the sleeve yesterday.  Good luck to you!

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Me in Puerto Rico at the Castillo San Felipe del Morro – 2015

Remember that time when you got smart with ya momma, talked back to your teacher, and rolled your eyes at your dad?  How about when you threw that house party when your folks went out of town or snuck your boyfriend/girlfriend into your room and they never found out?  Welp, get ready to pay for all the things that you’ve done in the past and gotten away with.  And exactly what does does the above pic have to do with digestive issues?  To illustrate that after weight loss surgery, what’s going to come out of you might feel like one of those cannonballs. Continue reading