Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Items that's helpful with my excess skin issues

Check this out it may help with rashes due to excess skin.

Apple Butter

I got this off of another Bloggers Page:

I will be making this soon.

Crock pot apple butter

For standard size crock pot, adjust for small or huge one.
12-14 apples (I do enough to fill my pot)
2 cups apple juice or cider

Wash, core, peel and slice apples. Put in crock pot, cover and cook on low 10-14 hours. I start mine before bed and finish the next day.

When fruit is tender, mash with potato masher or whisk. Measure amount of cooked fruit and put back into crock pot. For EACH 2 cups cooked fruit add:
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cloves

Stir well, cover and cook on high for an additional 6-8 hours, stirring every two hours. After 3 hours, remove lid and continue to cook uncovered so butter will thicken. Spoon into hot jars and process in hot water bath. ( I did mine for 20 minutes, adjust to where you live. You can also just put into freezer jars and freeze!

Monday, October 28, 2013

theworldaccordingtoeggface: A day in my pouch

theworldaccordingtoeggface: A day in my pouch: A day in my pouch is a series of blog posts (I try and post them every few days) to show what a typical daily menu looks like in my post wei...

My New Blender From GNC

Using My Juicer

My Day

Today was a good day.

Didn't do much. Had my green juice for breakfast. Then went to my doctors appointment. Put on pain meds. My father in law drove me to get my prescription and I walked home (1/2 mile) . Stopped in GNC and looked around. I did buy a protein bar made by AboutTime. The flavor was Pecan Pie. It tasted okay I could only eat one bite.
For some reason I never eat a while bar. I also bought a protein shake from Rite Aid, it tasted great. 50g of protein and no sugar. I manly drank half because I wanted to save the rest for breakfast.

For dinner I ate some greens (homemade)  I cut them myself and boiled them for about 4 hours. They were great.

Welp it now my bedtime but I need to edit some videos I took today. They will be up in the morning.

Good Night

Saw this on Twitter

Check out @TBGweightloss's Tweet: https://twitter.com/TBGweightloss/status/394771226884718592

No video

I was to tired last night to make a video. But I did make a green juice this morning. Editing the video and it will be posted later.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ending my Night

Its 635 and I am winding down to get ready for the school week. I work in the home so I'm a little flexible.

I will begin the 5 day pouch test tomorrow. I will be posting a video tonight for my Facebook group.

Ashley has a field trip tomorrow, that means packing a lunch don't forget the snacks. She actually has a lunchable with water. And her birthday is Saturday.

Erica is a preteen and that means she has her closed picked out but that will change the moment its time to leave the house.

Andre will put on whatever he thinks is clean. Well sometimes. He is the easiest to get ready when he can find his shoes.

Erin well she is the baby and can do no wrong. Did I mention she is teething.

Whelps that's all for now and my crazy life.


Check out @MSun23's Tweet: https://twitter.com/MSun23/status/377212898395054080

New Blender from GNC

I got this from GNC yesterday. Its a 15 piece set. On sale for $31.99 had a coupon for $10 off. Paid only $21.99. Good deal for me. My old one was about to burn out. This one has a blender and juicer.

Sunday Morning

It is 7:30 and I am up cooking greens for our church service. Actually I made #PeachCobbler and Mac N Cheese last night.

Service starts at 11 ands the dinner at 1. We are only in church for an hour.

But I as making fresh greens so they take at least 3 hours to cook.

Wish me luck. Pics will be posted later.

My Daughter Erin

I had her after I had Gastric Bypass.

Friday, October 25, 2013

check in with my dietitian and nurse practitioner

 Check out my friend Alicia

Weight Loss Journey

I am a stay at home wife and mother of 4.

Erica 10
Andre 7
Joyann 5
Erin 5 months

I had RNY on June 4, 2012 at the University Of Maryland Medical Center. My Surgeon was Dr. LoMenzo. He is an excellent person and well as the whole staff at that hospital. I was in there for 3 days (surgery date, next day and part of the next. I went home on all the normal meds and pain meds. I had no complications.

When I returned for my follow up I was down to 227 pounds (268 pound to begin with) He was very pleased. My blood work and everything was normal.

I then moved to Pennsylvania and did not have medical coverage so I have not been back to see anyone.

I then got pregnant in August of 2012 and gave birth in May of 2013. I continued to lose weight during this entire time. Which my Ob office did not like but I could not help it. I was unable to take the glucose test that the administer because I was afraid of dumping. My daughter was later born with no complications. She weighed 5 pounds and 14 ounces. The smallest child I ever had.

By the time I gave birth I was down to 170ish pounds. I was extremely happy. I managed to get back to walking within a few weeks. I began having problems in my belly I went to the ER twice and they dismissed it as an infection. My Ob said it was postpartum depression. It then just went away with pain meds and antibiotics.

Fast forward to August the children were about to go back to school and I had a mini melt down in a MC Donald's. I was in so much pain it was unbearable. Accompanied with vomiting and light headedness? I thought it was because I had ate a burger with onions (no bun). I dismissed it and went to my husbands job to wait for him to get off. It was unbearable and I continued to vomit. When he got off I was driving and had to pull over because I was balled up in pain (on the side of the road.)

I WENT TO THE E.R. While I was there the went through all the test and it ended up being gallstones. I had to stay in the hospital and have surgery to have it removed along with the my gallbladder. The problem was they couldn't just stick a tube in and pull them out because of the RNY. I had to be moved to another hospital who could accommodate me.

While there I was put through the wire. I had and exploratory ERCP which was unsuccessful, I was pissed. So the next day I had to get and lap and if they could not get it that way then it would have to be open. Welp they had to open me up. I was in pain pain pain. I came out of surgery with 13 staples and a jp drain as well as a bile bag. I was in the hospital for a total of 8 days. I came home and was in so much pain i couldn't believe it. I called the surgeon and told them about my pain. They did nothing and said I should not be in pain. Well I knew that much.

I was happy to be home to say the least because I missed my kids like crazy (my mother came and got them and took them back to Maryland)

I was home and vomiting and not eating the whole time. I went to the Surgeons for my 2 week check up and my weight was down to 139 pounds and I looked like it. They ended up keeping me (pissed to say the least) I was only there for one night but it felt like forever.

Fast Forward to Now I am doing well. I am off all meds and my weight is steady between 148 and 152 pounds.

Crochet Attic: Elegant Design Cowl

Crochet Attic: Elegant Design Cowl: My very first Elegance Cowl... I made this last weekend using half double crochet, double crochet,treble crochet, triple treble croc...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

What to do with Apples

What to do with Apples 

I was reading on http://letseatlunch.wordpress.com/ a good way to use apples. Go over and check her out.

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I am having a contest on my YouTube Channel. 

Go and check it out.

I am on Youtube

Come on over to YouTube and check me out.

I have different videos relating to weight loss, crocheting, and my life as a stay at home mother and wife.

Bowls and Plates

I think these are cute. 
I am going to order me one, or two.

visit the site below for more info

Free Vitamins

If you click on the link below it will direct you to a for that can be filled out by your Surgeons Office. I have just sent mine to my Surgeons office so I dont know how it works. I will keep you updated.

Bariatric Advantage - RECOVER® Program


This is what I do in my spare time to make a little extra income for my family.






 Mickey Hat

Mickey Hat


Pre and Post op Pics---Gastric Bypass


What to Write About

I have not blogged in a long time.

Well since starting this blog I have had my surgery (gastric bypass) I had it on June 4, 2012. That morning I weighed in at 268 pounds. Fast forward 16 months I am currently 152 pounds. It has been a crazy journey.

I got pregnant in August (don't judge me) I continued to lose weight up until I gave birth to m y 4th child (third daughter0. I weighed 160-170ish after her birth.