Uncategorized · Recipes · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · WLS · Bacon · quiche

Bacon Quiche

Original recipe found at Pillsbury.com. 1 Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box  1 cup half-and-half or milk 4 eggs, slightly beaten 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 8 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled 1 cup shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese (4 oz) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped cooked broccoli Heat oven to… Continue reading Bacon Quiche

5k · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Goals · Uncategorized · walking · WLS

Ho Ho Hustle Part 2

Ho Ho Hustle 5k is today. The low is supposed to be below freezing, and the high only 44.  Last year was cold as well. It was 35 degrees when when finished. That was my first Walking 5k that we did last December.  I hope to beat my time of 59:43 this year! I DID!!… Continue reading Ho Ho Hustle Part 2

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · beginnings · diet · Goals · new habits · Uncategorized · WLS

Getting Back on Track!

So I have confessed that I have had weight gain the past several months.  Well, back up to 197 is not a good feeling!! I had been maintaining for several months, and as my friend Beth pointed out, maintaining is difficult to do.  At least I haven’t been gaining this entire time. Putting on the… Continue reading Getting Back on Track!

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


Don’t compare your progress with that of others. We all need our own time to travel our own distance. A friend on Facebook posted this today.  A good reminder for me today in many areas of my life.  For me not to get anxious about math, our children and their path, or my weight, or… Continue reading Distance

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


The only way to cook bacon is to bake it. No splatter, remains crispy. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil, place the bacon in a single layer on the pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the bacon is done to your liking. This is always perfect! And, we love bacon.… Continue reading Bacon

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · cheese · hamburger · pasta · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

One-Pot Cheeseburger Pasta

I am scrolling through Facebook the other day, and came across this Tasty post with four different meals you can do with hamburger.  We are stretched a little tighter this time of year, and we have hamburger in the freezer so I thought I would give it a go. You can see the preparation and… Continue reading One-Pot Cheeseburger Pasta

accomplishment · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Bucket List · college · Goals · Uncategorized · WLS

18 Months

Wow…it seems like forever ago that I had my Gastric Sleeve Surgery.  Then again, it seems like yesterday.  It is much harder to work at maintaining especially now with my gain of eight pounds. I had my 18 month check up Friday. My doctor was concerned about the gain, as am I.  I do not… Continue reading 18 Months

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


Another one of the German box mixes in the GermanFoodbox.com subscription was the German Pretzel Mix.  This one was more complicated but wonderful. Prepared the mix per the instructions (mix flour and yeast with warm water, mix with a dough hook), and let rise.I kneaded the dough, and shaped.  This was the difficult part.  I… Continue reading Pretzels