Wednesday, November 22, 2017

#WIAW: Accountability

Call to action and take accountability.

I work from home teaching in the early morning hours so to eat is not going to happen until about 4 hours after I wake up.

Daily Eats

Thankfully I enjoy a high protein coffee each morning.



Eggs in basket

Hash brown eggs with cheese.


appetizer lunch

An appetizer plate.


Coffee break



BLT wraps

Breadless BLT’s.

A quick start to logging again.

For more WIAW posts be sure to check them out here.

Have a fantabulous day!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Scale Time 11/19/17

Grapes 3

It is time for action!

Seeing that number on the scale, though trying to not allow it to define me, was hard.

11 19 17

REALLY hard.

But I can turn this around.

Step 1. Be accountable.

Step 2. Make a meal plan.

Step 3. Make an exercise plan.

So here I go….

I am totally owning this.

I can and will get to my goal.

Tonight I work on my meal ideas.

Making the plan.

What is on your agenda for tonight? Anything good?

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Struggle Is Real


I did so well for quite sometime after my RNY. My weight loss was steady, even after the stresses of my then husband left. I had lost 150 plus pounds and felt truly amazing. I was not at goal, but I was headed there.

But now…today I feel like a failure!

I have been able to keep off more than 100 pounds but I take 1 step forward….and slide 5 steps back.

I think I have a plan, I begin it and my head gets in the way.

Each step I feel like I am making in the healing after my divorce something happens and yanks me back 20 steps.

I know I am not the first person to go through a divorce and maybe I was a bit naive to think my marriage would be able to survive no matter what problems arose. That my spouse would be willing to work at our marriage and honor our wedding vows despite the difficulty.

I am here in my head hating that I have slid so far back, not just with the weight gain but the self hate I have.

I have always been strong, I have always had to be the one to be strong and I am tired.

I am tired of being the strong one.

I am tired of fighting for everything I have.

I am tired of not being able to rely on anyone else.

I am truly tired….physically and mentally.

I am weak and afraid to be here.

How did I get here?

what happened to succeeding?

Where did I go?

How do I find myself again?

I do not even know where or how to start.

How did I allow this to happen?

I need to work through this…somehow, someway.

I know what I should be doing, so why can’t I?

why does self sabotage seem to have reared its ugly head…again!?


Stay tuned if you dare.

I have got to write through all this junk….again!

Off to try to find a starting point.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Healtop - “Moms Over 45 Package” #Beauty #Review

Thank you Healtop for the products to try. I received the below products free of charge for my honest thoughts on the products. No other compensation was received and my thoughts and opinions are my own and in no way are influenced by receiving the products free of charge.

Healtop makes natural products designed to enhance ones health.

All of their products are naturopath approved, vegan, cruelty free, paraben and artificial scents free, as well as Kosher.

They carry a wide range of products specifically geared towards every age range, from infants to well our beautiful gray headed family members.


What a cute package!


I was given the option of packages to choose to review.

I chose the Moms Over 45 Bundle….Well because I am over 45!

This is what was in the adorable package:


There was a face cream:


I loved this and was my favorite out of all three of the products.

The smell was very nice and I do not use a lit of things on my face because they typically cause me to breakout. This was not the case with this face cream.

The colder months have a tendency to wreck havoc on my face, causing dry flaky skin. Not this year! My face is soft and smooth….and no breakouts!

Body cream:


The body cream smell very good too. I do not usually use body cream in the warmer months, but need to in the colder months. I really enjoyed using the body cream and helped with the dryness on my feet and elbows.

And a Balance supplement Blend:


I took the Balance as directed. The first couple of days I honestly did not notice any change. After about 3 days though I did notice a bit more energy and my sleep was deeper and I was waking up a bit more refreshed than I have felt in quite a while.

I have used these products for the past 3 weeks and I am continuing to use these products and if my feelings change I will update you, but I really do like them quite a bit, my fave of the 3 being the face cream.

Have you hear of or tried any Healtop products?

Until next time…Keep healing!


Thursday, November 9, 2017

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Be sure to check back for some hilarious review photos from our next family game night!!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hello November!!???

Wowzers! I cannot believe it is November! Just yesterday it was it was September!

I do not know where the time has gone.


How are things in your piece of the globe? Been ok here. Not great, not bad, but ok.

My eating stinks, exercise has been pretty much nonexistent. So there is that. The result has been a weight gain that is really bothering me.

I am to blame, I take full accountability for it.

So what am I to do?

Sit and whine and look for things to blame it on? Or instead own it, move forward and get a plan?

I am going to go with the later one.

Moving forward.

Making a plan.

As a matter of fact each week my kids and I have a family worship night and last night we touched on goals. Both spiritual and personal goas for the next year. With my personal goals I actually had a few related to this:

1. I want to lose 50 pounds this year.

2. Walk 30 minutes, 4 days a week.

3. Eat out less, making more meals at home, healthy meals at home.

So my plan is already on its way.

I often think of Dory…you know from finding Nemo…

So until next time….

             Keep swimming!

Sunday, October 29, 2017


*I received the following free of charge in exchange for my honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are solely mine and in no way were influenced by receiving the items for free. No other compensation was offered or received.


Thank you Karen for sending me these fantastic packing accessories to review!


I was excited when I opened the box and these appeared…

First the colors were great.


The amount of things that fit into each of these cubes is great, especially for those of us that, well the letters OCD do come in mind in regards to keeping things organized!

They are available in so many colors, not just the Lime green and blue.

Color availability:

  • Teal
  • Red
  • Black
  • Silver
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Lavender
  • Pink
  • Lime Green

Sizes for each cube in the 3-piece set:

  • Small Size 11.5" x 6.75" x 3.75"
  • Medium Size 13.75" x 9.75" x 3.75"
  • Large Size 17.5" x 12.75" x 4"

Some features(right from the website) are:


  • 3 Piece WeekEnder Packing Cube System - Small, Medium and Large cubes let you compartmentalize similar size items and provide optimum utilization of luggage space.
  • Constructed of high-quality nylon fabric; Both lightweight yet durable with two way easy-pull zippers
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I took a trip not long after these arrived and my son and I shared a suitcase because we needed to travel light. These were fantastic because my things were in the green and my sons were in the bue so it was a quick grab to get the things we each needed.

I have not only used these for packing for trips, but I used them in my kitchen to store platters I do not use on a regular basis to keep my kitchen neat and organized.

I give the TRAVELWISE PACKING CUBE SYSTEM 77777 (5 out of 57’s)

I know you will find these as useful as I did and love them as much.

They are available on Amazon for your ease of shopping and if you should purchase through my link I may receive a small amount of compensation as an amazon affiliate, I thank you in advance should you choose to buy through my Amazon links.