Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Cabbage · Recipes · Turkey · Uncategorized · WLS

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

I was wanting something a bit different…and remembered seeing this post on Facebook a while ago.  I didn’t get this from Facebook, however, I found a version on Skinny Taste.  I like this version the most, and decided to give it a try. A couple of differences: Ground turkey instead of ground beef, and currants… Continue reading Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

anniversary · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Uncategorized · WLS


I received this card in the mail on Saturday from my surgeon’s office, Baptist Bariatric Center of Excellence. I had just been questioning my weight loss.  It is difficult not to see how far I have come, but how much farther I need to go.  Always what else I need to do, not how much… Continue reading Card

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · BBQ · Potato · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Pan Fried Potatoes

We grilled the Cornish Hens the other day, and for a side, I had thought of making foil pocket potatoes.  Well, after a very long day, we ended up just making pan fried potatoes (and will do the foil packets another day). 5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, and chopped 1 onion – halved and… Continue reading Pan Fried Potatoes

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Chicken · Cornish Hens · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Cornish Hens

Summer memories.  I have said before that growing up we would BBQ on the weekends.  I am trying some of the recipes now on my family.  Strange how I haven’t really cooked any of these in years.  Too many things going on, I suppose. You can find Cornish Hens in the freezer section at your… Continue reading Cornish Hens

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · goal · Goals · lupus · Uncategorized · WLS

Weekly Shots -Update

Last week I saw my Rheumatologist, and we decided to take me off of the Methotrexate shots.  I had been experiencing too many of the side affects, and really felt the need to get off it. Really won’t see the benefit until a couple more weeks go by, but excited that my immune system can recover.… Continue reading Weekly Shots -Update

Anxiety · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Changes · Empty Nest · Quotes · Uncategorized · WLS


Definition of CHANGE (Merriam-Webster) changed;  changing transitive verb a :  to make different in some particular :  alter never bothered to change the will b :  to make radically different :  transform can’t change human nature c :  to give a different position, course, or direction to changed his residence from Ohio to California a :  to… Continue reading Change

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · lupus · thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

Weekly Shots

I take two shots weekly on Sunday evenings for my Lupus.   This weekend has been bad for me with my Lupus, bones are aching and fatigue is heavy.  Doing too much lately and my body said rest.  I don’t like it but it is something I still deal with.  Seeing my Rheumatologist this morning… Continue reading Weekly Shots

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


Dinner out last night with Carmen.  She had sushi (I can’t have the rice), and I ordered the Kalbi.  I so need to learn how to make this. I ate three of the BBQ ribs, and a couple slices of carrots. Lots of leftover rice, vegetables, and sushi for everyone else.  I will enjoy the… Continue reading Kalbi

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Goals · new habits · Uncategorized · walking · WLS


I have been walking in the mornings on our treadmill.   I started with the cardio setting, but have liked the interval program. Oh goodness!! Liked is not really how I should describe it. It kick my butt! I am out of breathe. Ugh. I am starting out my day with walking.  Trying to kick… Continue reading Habits-Walking 

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · cooking · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Meatball Noodle Bake

I was lazy on Monday, and realized that I needed to fix something for dinner.  So I searched in the pantry and found some elbow macaroni pasta, marina sauce, and some Italian meatballs in the freezer. So I cooked the noodles, and thought of a making a ziti bake but with elbow macaroni.  I just… Continue reading Meatball Noodle Bake