Life’s Blessings – Are you Selfless or Self Consumed?

By |2018-08-02T22:03:38+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Personal Experiences|Tags: , , |

It has been sometime since I have written in my blog. There is lots going on since meeting weight goal last year. Here are some short updates: Goal weight reached in July of 2017 Skin surgery in December of 2017 Running in the Chicago Marathon in 2018 Life is good I have been humbled recently. I [...]

Thank You Lucien – A young boy shares why I should watch “What the Health”

By |2017-07-12T18:19:41+00:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

I have to thank Lucien who happens to be my best friends son. Lucien is 12 years old and an extremely intelligent young boy.  A few weekends ago we went on our annual family vacation at their family's farm and as we were all sitting around the porch relaxing a conversation about nutrition and my marathon [...]

From Obese to a Marathon Runner

By |2017-07-11T01:16:16+00:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Personal Experiences, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

June 22, 2017 marked a very important moment in my life. I got slapped with an AHA moment. When I was younger I was a big dreamer. I wanted to be an artist and a professional runner, instead I became a business women by profession.  My mother said I was crazy for wanting to be an [...]

Damned if you Do and Damned if you Don’t – A Day in a Life of a VSG

By |2017-06-04T02:43:36+00:00June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , |

Is there such a thing as happiness Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if people were genuinely happy. Not pretending, just sincerely happy. I often wonder if people even know what happy truly is.  I have been on the search to understand happiness. The true individual meaning of happiness. I have nothing to complain [...]

Weight Loss Surgery Is Not A Shortcut- Highs & Lows Post VSG

By |2017-05-05T13:52:38+00:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

The beginning of my weight loss surgery was tough. My mind suffered with my decision to follow through with my weight loss surgery and before I knew it I was on the liquid diet. I thought to myself  what did I get myself into? I blinked and my surgery day arrived. Losing the weight came off [...]

Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs

By |2017-04-08T01:39:50+00:00April 8th, 2017|Categories: Cookbook|

Prep Time: 15 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes - Serves 4 Ingredients 1.5 tbsp - Olive Oil 1 lb - Ground Chicken .5 cup - Pitted Olives, Finely Chopped 1 large - Egg, lightly beaten 2 tbsp - Parsley, chopped 1 tbsp - Worcestershire Sauce 3 cloves - Garlic minced .5 tsp - Lemon zest [...]

A Bariatric Experience, To Be Or Not To Be Skinny

By |2017-04-08T00:20:21+00:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

What am I expecting after weight loss surgery Many patients may think they will come out of surgery looking different. At least this is what I thought. I weighed myself everyday during the liquid diet period. I had lost 20 pounds in 14 days just on the liquid diet. The liquid diet was the toughest part [...]

Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato, Eggplant & Basil

By |2017-04-06T01:32:14+00:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Cookbook|Tags: , , |

Ingredients: ACTIVE: 15 min / TOTAL: 15-40 min/ SERVES: 4 4 tblsp - Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 1 Baby Eggplant, halved Kosher Salt 1 tblsp - Pine Nuts 4 Thin Chicken Cutlets (1lb total) Freshly Ground Pepper Bread Crumbs, for dredging (flavored is optional) 3 Cloves Garlic, sliced 1/4 cup - Sun-Dried Tomatoes , chopped 1/4 cup [...]

Red Posole – Slow Cooker

By |2017-03-31T01:07:44+00:00March 31st, 2017|Categories: Cookbook|Tags: , , |

This easy-to-prep Mexican-style soup is packed with with flavor and comforting ingrediants Prep: 20 Minutes Slow Cook: 8 hours (low) or 4 hours (High) Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes (can substitute for chicken) 2 15-ounce cans hominy, rinsed and drained 1 cup chopped onions 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles, [...]