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Blessings.

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2019 · accomplishment · amazed · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · family · Instagram · Millionaire · Social Media · Uncategorized · WLS

Top Nine

That bottom part…where I have 1.9k likes in 2018! Crazy. Thank you for all of the love.

My Instagram…I am not nearly as motivated with it as I have been with this blog, and I still garnered 1.9k in likes!!

Ah…social media.

Blessings.

2018 · accomplishment · Anxiety · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Christmas · family · Goals · letting go · lupus · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · traditions · Uncategorized · WLS

Punt The List

I am not going to get it all done…just putting this out there. Feeling okay about too.

Blessings.

2018 · accomplishment · blessings · Carmen · LSU · Mother · Random Thoughts · thankful

Nourish

I was nourished this weekend, surrounded by people that I love.

We got to celebrate Carmen’s college graduation. Celebrate her accomplishments of the past twenty-five years.

I am proud to be her Mom, but more proud to have her as a friend and confidant.

I am blessed to be her Mom. Grateful to be her Mom.

Blessings.

2018 · accomplishment · blessings · Carmen · encourage · family · LSU · Mom · Uncategorized

Proud

Carmen posted about her feelings about graduation yesterday.  I am super proud Momma today (well, always, but!).

Beginnings Continued...
Carmen – 2 1/2 Years Old
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Carmen and me at the LSU DG House

Can’t wait to see what the future brings for this one!

Blessings.

Blessings.

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Graduating

After 7-ish years, I am FINALLY graduating with my Bachelor’s degree. It hasn’t quite hit me yet that I don’t have to worry about scheduling classes or studying for exams (unless I go to grad school, but that’s not happening for a while).

I’m very torn in how to feel about graduating and going off into “the real world”. I’ve been working since I was a teenager, but now I’ll be a full time employee. I can go home after work and do absolutely nothing. I’ll be making money for bills and student loan payments (ugh) but also to explore some hobbies.

I’ll miss seeing my college friends almost every day, and all of the social events I was able to enjoy. But, that won’t stop after graduation. It just means more effort will have to be exerted to stay in touch and get involved, but it’s worth it, right?

I’m excited and terrified to start this new journey ahead of me. It’s going to be difficult, but also enjoyable.Bring it on.

P.S. by Jerry Ann

I am so incredibly proud of this lady.  She has fought through so much.  I can’t wait to see what the future brings for her.  Blessings.

2018 · accomplishment · anniversary · birthdays · Bucket List · David's Thoughts · husband · Millionaire · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Travel · Uncategorized

David’s Thoughts – Millionaire

So, five months after taking the initial audition test, my episode of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” finally aired last night. I have to say, I am pretty proud of how Jerry and I did. While I would have loved to have won more money, the $50,000 we did win was, as Chris Harrison said at the end of the episode, “Not a bad paycheck for 30 minutes work!”

Looking back, I am happy with the game I played. I used all my lifelines when I needed them, I thought through the questions, and I didn’t take any significant risks. (Of course, getting questions that happened to line up with the storehouse of weird knowledge I keep in my head helped immensely!)

Overall, the entire experience was an amazing adventure! And I have to say, we especially enjoyed meeting and working with the cast and crew of the show. From the folks that hosted the original test, to the producers that I interviewed with, to the production staff that took such good care of us at the studio, they couldn’t have been more supportive or encouraging. A lot of unseen work goes into making sure the final production looks good on the screen, and those folks deserve far more recognition and respect than they typically receive. So, to all of them, I offer my sincerest thanks.

If you ever get the chance to audition, I would highly recommend it! It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I am so very grateful to have been able to experience it.

@MILLIONAIRETV
#WatchMILLIONAIRE
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2018 · accomplishment · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · blog · Blogging · goal · Goals · Uncategorized

Goal

Hitting 200 followers before my goal of December 31, 2018. Guys! Thank you so very much!! I am overwhelmed and amazed that y’all want to read what I write. 💗

Thank you, I am truly humbled.

Continued blessings.

2018 · accomplishment · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · NSV · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Travel · Uncategorized · WLS

Seat Belts

I hadn’t flown since I had gastric sleeve surgery. I used to have to get a seat belt extender when I flew. I would always get a seat next to the window so I could squeeze as much of myself next to the window as I could. I still felt as though I was spilling over to the next seat (and I am certain I was).

David and I flew to Las Vegas for our anniversary/birthdays last week. I was blown away sitting down and fastening the seat belt. I cried when I fastened the belt.

I didn’t feel squeezed in the seat. In fact, I was in the middle seat, and didn’t feel as though I needed to lean over to one side or the other. I had six inches of the seat belt left over when I belted it!!!! Do you see?!

Tears. Non-scale Victory. I may have gained some weight back, but this feeling was incredible. Typing this today, I am tearing up again as the feeling was so strong. Something so small and insignificant to so many, meant so much to me.

So…what victory have you had lately?

Feeling incredible. Blessings.

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Sunday Thoughts

Love where I live…

It’s been an exciting week for me, with lots of changes I will talking about next week. Overall good things that have come from hard work and excellent leadership examples.

Today I needed to rest, and take this in. Tomorrow will be busy, but ready for the opportunity that it brings.

Blessings!