2019 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · beginnings · Goals · Uncategorized

Road

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I know that I have posted this before…but I needed it again.  Discovering the roads that you want to walk down are the hardest.  Paving one should be easier right since it is your path.

Choices…not just the right way or the wrong way…but every decision begins with a step–down a path—but, is it the path you want to be on is the question.

Blessings.

 

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2019 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · encourage · Friday · Goals · motivation · Uncategorized · WLS

Friday

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Fridays are typically days for relaxation and reflection….this quote makes me think of something more for a Monday motivation.

So, are you curious for new paths?  Seeking new things?  Trying anything new?  Scared?  Sounds good to me! Ha!

Happy Friday…blessings.

2019 · Carmen · Carmen's Thoughts · Health · New Year · Resolutions · Uncategorized

Carmen’s Thoughts – New Year

There is a trend of coming up with “New Year’s resolutions”, and normally I think of a few (always lose weight), but this year, I’m doing things a little differently. Rarely do I actually stick to my resolutions, so I decided that if I modify them to be more broad and realistic, I might actually follow through.

Instead of just “losing weight” for the sake of it, I tried to get down to the root of WHY I want to lose weight. Sure, I want to fit into clothes from a few years ago, but now it’s more of a health issue. I’ve been eating (and drinking) way too much, and it shows. Walking upstairs is starting to become a workout when it hasn’t been before. So instead of “lose weight”, “get healthy” is my resolution. That means more clean eating and going out less, walking more, and being more aware of what I’m putting into my body.

The second resolution is also related to being more “green”, which is reduce my carbon footprint. I didn’t realize how much energy and resources I was using until I started paying utilities (ha). I’ve got a lot of handouts and notes from the past semester that I won’t need since I graduated (yay), so I have an incentive to recycle. I’m hand washing my dishes instead of running them all into the dish washer, since it doesn’t take too long.

What are some “resolutions” you’re making for the year? Or some changes for self-improvement?

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Health · kale · snacks · Uncategorized · WLS

Kale Chips

When Carmen was home last week for Christmas, she brought with her a bag of chopped kale.  She forgot it, and I decided to make some kale chips with it.

I went through the bag (sorted, washed and dried).  Place the kale in the bowl.The secret to baking these chips is using the olive oil sparingly.  Placing about a tablespoon of olive oil in the bowl, then rubbing the leaves with the oil.  You won’t use a lot of oil this way, and each leaf will be thoroughly coated.Place on a baking sheet, bake at 275 degrees for about 15-18 minutes. Some pieces may need longer cooking times, turn those and keep checking on them. These can burn rapidly.

Place the chips in a paper towel and salt immediately.

Store these in a Tupperware or zip lock bag.

I like these. I like the feeling of healthy snacking.  Trying something new…

Blessings!

Christ · Jesus · love · Random Thoughts · Sunday · thoughts · Uncategorized

Sunday Thoughts

This was being shared on Facebook, so I decided to share it as well.

Some comments that have been made are:

We are all sinners.

This is so true.

Showing love to all is difficult especially if you have been hurt or wronged by someone.

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”  The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no commandment greater than these.”  -Mark 12:29-31

Blessings.

 

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.