Bariatric Surgery - My Story · beautiful · Beauty Products · old · Uncategorized · WLS


What masks do you wear on a daily or weekly basis?  Literally or figuratively? What do you do to make yourself feel or look younger?I am tried this one the other night. Not near as pretty as they make the out to be on Instagram. Cooling. Yes. Felt very odd even mummy like.   I am not sure that I did it right…ugh.It did hydrate my skin, and made it feel very smooth.  Not sure I am made out for this type of beauty regime.  I kind of like just washing my face and putting lotion on it.  So if any of you have any suggestions on some other ones to use (that aren’t too expensive) let me know.


Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Bible verse · new habits · new routines · old · Quotes · Uncategorized · WLS

The Old

“You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old, whatever ‘the old’ means for you.”  – Sarah Ban Breathnach

This can mean so many things for me: staring a diet, a savings, or purging of stuff.  Every day I have to make a conscious decision to exercise, eat healthy, and not have chocolate.  Every day I have to remind myself not to get anxious.  So many “old” me’s most of the time I don’t know where to begin.

So today I will begin a new day with new opportunities to shed part of the old me.  Relying on God to guide my path.  (Psalm 119:105 – Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.)

What does ‘the old’ mean to you?





Bariatric Surgery - My Story · old · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS


So my passport has expired in January, and I haven’t been able to get my picture taken until last weekend.

I am, of course, ten years older.  A lot less hair, and weight.  I see that I need some sun mainly because I think I am really pale, and tired in the more current photo.

Ugh.  Feeling old.

One thing that most important thing to do is to take pictures of the weight loss journey.  I have been doing this, and seeing really positive changes.  This set of pictures isn’t really a positive one for me.  Aged.  Tired.  You see the truth in these.

I don’t like not smiling in pictures either.  I somewhat smile in both I think.  It is hard not to for the camera.



Bible · Day 28 · friends · gifts · NaBloPoMo 2012 · old · past


NaBloPoMo2012 – Day 28

My favorite Bible is a leather bound, NKJV, Women’s Study Bible that I have had since August 22, 2001.  It was given to me by precious friends.  Inside the front cover they have signed it with their favorite verses.

Several of the verses come from Philippians 4.  And they are my two favorite verses.

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!  Phil. 4:4

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13

I have had a hard time finding a new Bible.  Mainly this one has sad memories associated with it.  My first husband didn’t see the need in purchasing much for anyone but him.  My friends knew that I had purchased this Bible for me (in hard cover), and had to return it.  So for my birthday they had purchased it and inscribed it with my name.

So every time I see my name I remember that.  They purchased something so beautiful for me to study.  I still use it daily.  It is my favorite with the added features for women.

Carmen and I were shopping on Friday after Thanksgiving, and we went into the Lifeway store.  My only reason to go in there was to purchase a gift card, but it never works out that way.  I have been wanting to update Carmen’s Bible as well, since hers was a teenage Bible.  So after finding several things for purchase, I went over to see if she had found one that she liked.  She had, and we purchased it.  But in the process of looking at the Bibles, I saw one.  A new Women’s Study Bible in the New King James Version (my favorite), and leather bound.  I purchased it, and will have it inscribed with my name.

I will treasure my old Bible, but it was time to put the past away and move forward.  The new Bible will be wrapped and placed under the tree for me from the kids.  I will treasure it.

Jerry Ann