Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Evening Full of Grace

Good evening All,
Hope everyone had a wonderful day. I started the day off right today, I actually got up and did 15 minutes of exercise. Whew getting started is the toughest. After being so lax for a while. Thought I would post a little about myself.

I'm currently in the beginning stages of the Red Hat society, and Love it I may add.  About 5 years ago when my dad was 1st diagnosed with Cancer I flew to florida to visit him I had lost some weight prior to my gastric bypass surgery doing the LA weight loss.  When I started down the escalator he was standing at the foot of the stairs looking for me. Literally Looking right past me.....  He didn't even recognize me and I had only lost 50 lbs at that time.

Once I got to the bottom of the stairs it was then he noticed me and just grinned.  Well there wasn't a day that My mother didn't venture to Wally world, and he so patiently waited for her.  That day that I landed in Fl. We went into the closest walmart and he actually went in too. We passed the red hats and it was then that he decided how lovely this particular hat would be. (red hat)   So he bought it for me.  I had to carry it back home on the plane I couldn't wear it yet as I wasn't of the right age.  He told me to hold on to it until then, Which at the time I had 5 years.....(lol) Well little did I know what he knew...It was just a few weeks later that we would no longer have him with us to share in on the Big Day. I really miss him and my mother...

But the day that I turned 50 I dusted off the cob webs and put the beautiful well preserved hat on and wore it proudly....Oh how lovely I was that day beaming so proudly that he had bought me a beautiful red hat to wear and think of him and my mother.. Knowing they were looking down and smiling. 

I'm going to hang it up for the evening. I hope everyone will enjoy the rest of the day and share it with family and friends. Cherish the moments.  


Monday, September 27, 2010

Very 1st Post on the Shopping2scale blog

Good evening to all that are stopping by on my 1st day as a rookie blogger.  My Mission is to share some of my experiences with my gastric bypass as well as share some of my recipes. Time to time I will add links when I post a recipe for a coupon for an ingredient when I can. I hope by sharing these recipes and tips that it will keep you 2 your scale while shopping for healthy foods.

I'll be telling you a little bit about myself along the way. So come along with me as I adventure into the next chapter in my life so to speak, as I've had many changes the last few years.

I've signed up for a Freelance writing class and hope to learn and take advantage of the many things that I will be learning. I recently had the pleasure of working with a author that really inspired me  and kind of pushed me to get out of my comfort zone.  As we all get at certain points in our lives.  I thought by taking baby steps and sharing some of my experiences that maybe along the way I can help encourage someone else (or pay it forward). I love helping and sharing with others.

I'll start out a little slow so that I don't get overwhelmed  and get ahead of my self as often I do (putting the cart before the horse so to speak) I have a hard time at isn't a part of my chemistry.

I look forward to having everyone that visits to please post a comment and chime in giving me feed back so that I will gain knowledge, inspiration, motivation. As I get a little more experience behind me, you'll see the blog change and Change is good.  

I look forward to becoming a better blogger.  Good evening for now.