It really is the little things that mean the most!
Some things that might seem like a pretty mindless, insignificant gesture to others – crossing your legs and wearing a pair of heels – meant alot to me. Not being able to do something that all the women around me can do made me feel less beautiful and less ladylike. Less like “me”. Those were two things I never really thought about, until I was at my highest weight and unable to actually do it. Continue reading →
Graphic depiction of weight loss surgeries (from left to right: gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-y gastric bypass and bibliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Source: International Journal of Obesity
On many weight loss surgery forums I look at from time to time, some people have asked, “Which is the best surgery to have? Which one will help me lose the most weight?” That’s a little difficult to answer, because all of us are different. Continue reading →
It’s Monday, Day 1 of your diet. You’re really going to do it this time. And the day is starting off great because before work you ate a light, healthy breakfast – a cup of “Good Times” oatmeal (you know, that plain old-fashioned oatmeal with no sugar and no flavor), a slice of whole grain toast with the consistency of cardboard, and a glass of water.
So it looks like I’ll be hitting the road again this week, this time heading to Chicago to see my nephew graduate from the Naval Academy. So this will be another abbreviated week of meal prep. Of course, I had to get my snacks prepared for the trip too. Continue reading →
One night I was walking around the Strip on Myrtle Beach, SC. It was my first visit there. It was a cool summer evening, humid with a little breeze in the air and a clear, starry night. The weather was just perfect. I was gazing around in an oversized t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops, and looking at all the young people out and about partying and having a good time. Girls in their bikini tops and short shorts; guys going shirtless and sporting their best kicks. Cars would cruise by with their tops down and making a loud rumbling sound whenever they revved up their engines. The street was packed with people going in and out of the clubs. Lights were flashing, enticing the cheerful bustling crowds to come to their bar for 2 for 1 shots and mixed drinks. And loud, pumping music could be heard everywhere. I was just taking it all in.
Huh??? It rang out, loud and clear, louder than the blaring music. I looked around, startled. Who said that? Why? What’s going on? Continue reading →
I’m going out of town this week, so since I had so much of the 13-bean soup leftover from last week, I decided only to make another breakfast and shop for a few snacks. After searching on Pinterest, I saw two great recipes – one for a breakfast casserole with kale, sausage and sweet potato and another for English muffins. Continue reading →