Appetizers · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Fish-Seafood · Uncategorized · Vegetables · WLS

Crab Stuffed Mini Peppers

I love these mini peppers (I get a bag of them at the grocery store) as they are sweet, and really flavorful.

I cut them in half and clean out the seeds.  Placed them on my mini round stone.Half of a package of cream cheese – soften in a bowl.Add a quarter of cup of a purple onion, chopped; and one tablespoon of Worcestershire.Mix thoroughly, then add the crab by folding the crab in gently. Spoon mixture into the mini bell peppers.Bake until yummy, actually about 20 minutes at 350 or until the cheese is slightly browned.These were really good, but definitely needed salt and pepper.

Let me know if you try them.

Blessings.

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Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · encourage · Rachel Hollis · Uncategorized · WLS

Trying

Thanks to LA (Waking Up on the Wrong Side of 50). She pointed out that I am so much better than I was four years ago.

Next time, or tomorrow is always an option. Giving up just because you fail today doesn’t mean that tomorrow you will fail again.

Blessings.

 

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You

Proud of myself?  Nope…frustrated.  Frustrated that I have regain, and it took having pictures to show me what I look like again.  Frustrated that I have allowed myself to not follow the plan, and the tool that I fought hard to have help me.DSC_0244June 2015–Washington DC.JACI have to be proud that I am no longer there – right?img_0308February 2019 – Disney Princess 5k —I am SO VERY PROUD of myself for this.  Why can’t I just be happy with myself?  It is a daily struggle – constant.  David asked if I was okay with my weight, and I told him “yes.”  But I am not okay with it.  I feel so much better than what I did five years ago.  Can’t that be enough?

Thankful.  Frustrated.  Proud.  Enough.

Blessings.

 

accomplishment · anniversary · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Uncategorized · WLS

3 Years

Today marks my third anniversary of my gastric sleeve surgery.  I am still over a hundred (100!) pounds gone, but have regain.  The picture above is my heaviest – 315 or 316…the right – with my regain a coupe of weeks ago—a very windy, wedding celebration.

Some pictures of before the regain…

The picture below came in a card from the Surgery Center.  The picture on the left was the Friday before surgery (after losing 20 pounds), and the right is at 183- my lowest weight. I know I need to get a handle on my regain, and yes, I am very aware of the issues that are around the corner if I don’t contain it.

But…I come back to —I am not 316 pounds.  I am able to walk – anywhere – and even participate in 5k’s.  I might not be very fast, but I am out there.  I am proud of where I am.

I am enough.  I am able to so much these days…and nothing has to do with my size or weight.

I am enough.  Happy Surgery Day to me.

Blessings.

2019 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Disney · Remembering · Star Wars · Travel · Uncategorized · Walt Disney · WLS

May 4th

May the 4th be with you…

This wasn’t going to be my post today, but after the actor that portrayed Chewey, Peter Mayhew. passed away on May 1st, I had to change it.

Yes I know that this is at Disney, and that this isn’t the actual character, but…I was in awe and blown away by the experience.It was like I was chatting with Chewey (of course), but really though!  I was overwhelmed.This was an amazing experience, and I am so happy that I was able to experience it.It was wonderful. Truly awesome, and a memorable experience.  I have loved the Star Wars movies, and most of the characters since I was twelve.

By the way, I hate the way I look in the pictures.  I have had about thirty pounds of regain, and it shows.  Ugh.

Blessings.