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merida brave

Happy Friday Eve!  Be brave in everything you do today.


2019 · 5k · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Bucket List · Disney · Princess · Uncategorized · Walt Disney · WLS

Disney Princess 5k

Well, the worst part was getting up at 3 am! Yes, 3:00 am!!  We had to be in our sections by 5:00 a.m.  So bus transports to the EPCOT staging area, walked around a bit, chatted with others, and got nervous.2019-Princess-5K-Course-Map-1Y’all!  I did this…well, Carmen and I did this!  And survived…eh, sort of! It was 74 degrees and about 80 percent humidity.  Ugh…not the best for this type of race…but again we survived.  Disney knows how to put on an event.  Bucket list. So I have on my bucket list as a Disney 1/2 Marathon (walking), but participating in a Disney Run is satisfying!!

374313063Not the most flattering picture…but I will take it!  I cried when I crossed the finish line…Y’all – four years ago I had to have a scooter to be able to survive our family trip to Disney.  I could never had walk over 20,000 steps.  So very grateful for my gastric sleeve, even with my 30 pound regain, for the opportunities to enjoy my life again.  To be able to experience these types of events with my friends and family is truly the BEST thing…truly grateful.

Love and blessings.


Disney · Quotes · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized


I wish that I could say I believe this to be true…But I don’t.  I believe that you need to know your past to be able to correct your future.

I love Edna, and her life suggestions. I just don’t think they are realistic.

What quote speaks to you, but isn’t realistic?  I would love to hear your thoughts.


Disney · goal · Goals · Quotes · Uncategorized


“Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined effort.” – Walt Disney

Mondays are difficult.  Combining the efforts of team is so important, and one I hope never to take for granted.




Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Disney · Travel · Uncategorized · WLS

Non-Scale Victory 

Carmen and traveled to Walt Disney World over the Fourth of July holiday.

In the past, I would have had to rent a scooter just to get around.  I wouldn’t be able to ride any rides (or if I did my bones would not like me).

This time was SO different.  I was able not only to walk, and ride the roller coasters, but I was able to last till then end of the day.

I was so grateful to be able to fit into the chairs of the rides.  To sit and enjoy the day.  It was amazing.

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It was such a nice trip.  I have a bit farther to go in my weight loss, but this trip confirmed that I have come a long way already.




Day 18 · Disney · family · NaBloPoMo 2012 · Remembering

Disney 2008

NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 18
Do you feel the magic? What? The magic of Disney!  
Carmen and I love Walt Disney World in Orlando.  We want to go again.  I don’t think Stephen wants to go again.  He wants to do Universal (and so does Carmen).  I think there is something to do with Harry Potter there.  But David is in Bagram and it will be a while before we go again.  And we have gone since these photos were taken, but I thought I would go down memory lane and take you with me.  All of these photos are from our July 2008 trip.
 David and I at the Boardwalk.
 David, Carmen and Stephen with their carnival wins.
 At Cinderella’s Castle breakfast.  I love this photo.
 Not strong enough. 
 Nope, David can’t do it either.  
Love them.
The rest are our attempts at making fish faces.
David’s blow fish.
 Carmen kept making herself giggle.  
I love this part of vacations. Just being silly.  Happy memories.  Although, I am ready to feel the magic again – very soon!

Jerry Ann