Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · encourage · Enough · goal · Goals · Uncategorized · WLS · Work-job

Finish Line

Hustling every day….moving forward regardless of where the finish line is…

So where is your finish line?



Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Chicken · dips · Lunch · Lunch Prep · pretzels · Uncategorized · weight loss · Wine · Work-job

Everything Bagel Chicken Dip

I have been loving the everything bagel pretzels as a snack even though I shouldn’t be eating them.So I love petite, sweet peppers, and I have decided to use those instead as my chips.

I blended the following with a fork:

3/4 a brick of cream cheese, 1 can of chicken (drained), 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire, and 4 tablespoons of everything bagel seasoning mix.

This is creamy and savory…with the sweetness of the peppers…I am so excited to have this for lunch.


Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Clothes · Quotes · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS


Most days for work, I end up wearing a dress mainly because I don’t have to think about a shirt and pants or skirt.  I know it is silly, but it is really true laziness.

What is your go-to outfit?


Asian · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Fish-Seafood · Korean · Uncategorized · WLS

Ahi Tuna

I love tuna…Ahi Tuna.  I like to eat it raw (sushi), or seared.  The other night I was craving seared tuna.  For the first time ever, I videoed myself of searing the tuna.  Y’all…it was terrible.  So…you get a picture of the completed tuna. Kuddo’s to anyone who does this themselves…without any assistance.  Seriously (side note…I have been saying this way too much).

Ahi Tuna…I purchased one steak (about five ounces).  Salt, pepper and sesame seeds to coat both sides.  Heat your pan with Grape Seed Oil on medium/high heat. img_4236The heat on this should have been a bit higher as the sear is not as good as it should be (too much oil as well – so more of a saute than sear).img_4238My serving…with a rice vinegar carrot salad, and Jasmine rice.  img_4239I drizzled a bit of soy sauce and scallions on top.  I love this fish, and the flavors of this dish.  I need to make it more often.

What is your favorite fish, and how do you prepare it?



Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · birthdays · desserts · Enough · family · journey · joy · thankful · thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS


Today I turn 53. So cupcakes, chocolate, and wine are all acceptable especially today.

I have earned every year, and happy to be here. No regrets. How do you handle your birthday, with joy…sorry…or denial?


Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Beth Moore · Bible verse · Courage · decisions · encourage · Enough · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Sunday · thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

Sunday Thoughts

“In battle with an area of secret darkness, it’s crucial to enter wide-open dialogue with God about it. Open faced prayer flips the light switch.” – Beth Moore

I have so many things that I am trying to put out there. Praying for all and what we are trying to accomplish.


Bariatric Surgery - My Story · beginnings · Enough · Goals · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Rest · Uncategorized · WLS


Grateful to rest, anytime–anywhere.  When do you rest?  When do you reset?  I used to think I should only rest on the weekends, but lately I have needed to rest (at least with the voices in my head) everyday.