So This Happens

October 31, 2021 8:35 am

It’s that day come on we all know what today is, but its also my brothers birthday so happy birthday to him. I woke up this morning to my mom banging pots and pans in the kitchen. The smell of fresh made chicken and dumpling’s, a fresh baked homemade cake, and my mom humming to an old school worship song. Mind you all that it was not even 6am yet, but that is my mom and I love her.

To make sure I asked her if I really heard her humming or if I made that part up. She said that she was and that made me happy because I know my mom. Good to know that I actually heard her humming and that it was not my imagination.

Chicken and dumpling’s is one of my brothers favorite meals in fact my mom makes it for him every year. I however well lets just say that I would not miss it if it were not on the table. If I had to have it I loved the quick version that my grandma always made. Sorry but I cant give you all the recipe I mean I tried but my mom made me take it out so now that its final lets move on.

Though it is early and were full of laughter of memories, and making memories things happen. I went and sat on my moms bed as she had already made her way back to her room. As she looked up I quickly took notice of her eye.

My mom is seriously a trooper and she continues to march on. I am certain that she never said anything because its my brothers birthday. I looked at my moms eye and please do not underestimate when I tell you that her eye is literally blood shot red. It does not look good, so I stopped the conversation we were having and I prayed. Understanding that God knows our every footstep and knowing that he understood today before we did.

Well you all here goes today I have placed the results of this outcome in Gods hands now I am taking her to Urgent Care.

If no one has told you God loves you and so do I.

Soup (pictures)

October 28, 2021 10:44 am

The other day I vlogged a soup recipe. Let me tell you this soup is everything.

Not only does it taste good, but it’s good for you. Loaded with vegetables, barley, yams, and fish.

In fact two days later I served myself up some. The flavors in this soup were better than before.

If no one has told you God loves you and so do I.

Worship

October 28, 2021 7:38 am

I’m sitting here in worship thankful for all that God has done and is doing. I’m overjoyed with the process itself surrounding this journey.

Every moment of cheer, each year I’ve cried and will cry, every let down, and every moment of excitement and happiness. I’m great full for it all.

Teaching my son the importance of giving God thanks as his first fruit of the day. I thank God for every bit of this journey the good and the bad, because it all helps In shaping and molding me.

If no one has told you God loves you and so do I.

Cooking With My Son

October 27, 2021 6:45 pm

I have been loving this journey I’m on. Even more I love the fact that it’s really taking shape with my son.

I’ve incorporated a fun fact for each day of homeschooling Monday through Friday.

Life gets busy especially with school, so I decided to surprise him each day with something fun and outside of his school curriculum.

Some days it’s a cool coloring sheet, a word search, painting, researching something cool.

Other days I surprise him by placing a recipe on his desk. He really loves those days. I try my best to find recipes that can be both a treat and somewhat healthier.

The other day he made this oatmeal that he loves check it out.

Oatmeal with no butter or sugar instead we topped it with honey.
More toppings for his oatmeal walnuts, banana, and chocolate
Top view of his oatmeal
Bowl came from dollar store

If no one has told you God loves you and so do I.

Heavy Day of Vlogging

October 25, 2021 4:15pm

Wow today has truly been a day yet I have enjoyed every bit of it. I woke up to prayer, worship, and bible study. The weather from today has been enjoyable because we do not get it much, and lets be honest a little bit of rain, clouds, and cold weather can really be enjoyable this time of year.

I started my vlogging early because I was filming healthy recipes, and one thing that I have mentioned many times already. Food has been a spot of darkness for me, because my relationship with food was abusive. Now with that being said I have begun to come up with recipes based on things that I love and vlog about it.

Today I did just that and I included my son as well, and he loved it. For breakfast I cooked up some oatmeal, but this time the toppings were everything. My son absolutely loved this oatmeal having forgotten what it taste like since it has been a long time.

I also made a soup that we will have for lunch this week and let me tell you my son did not waste time eating it. I am amazed at how much the both of us are changing, and I am happy that we are doing it together. I pulled out my things and filmed the entire process.

Pictures and the link to my vlog will be coming soon and I cant wait to show you all.

If no one has told you God loves you and so do I.

A Seed To Run

October 24, 2021 11:07 am

A few years ago we used to visit a walking trail for the community. It was one of those walking parks with the exercising equipment, and a track for running.

Yesterday God reminded me of something. You see back then when we were going I paid no attention to it, but God was planting a seed.

There was a plus size girl who used to run the track. In fact my aunt used to point her out, because she was amazed and proud of the girl for doing so.

Well the past few days God has reminded me of this girl. I can see it so clearly as though yesterday was today.

God planted a seed back then without me realizing that it was planted. On this journey I was doing my battle ropes, Tahitian dancing etc.

God spoke and told me to run…………

I am a servant of Gods and so I will run………

If no one has told you God loves you and so do I

ChickPea Tuna Pictures

For this recipe I used what I had. Two cans of chickpeas, green onions, red onion, dill, lime juice, tahini, black pepper, and mustard.

When I made my second batch I left out the onions, and green onions (heart burn). I also added two teaspoons of mayonnaise.

Finished product you can always add mayonnaise if you want it creamier.

If no one has told you God loves you and so do I.

Fitting Different

October 22, 2021 4:54 pm

This morning I woke up to the sound of my alarm and needing to go run an errand. I picked out a shirt that I have purchased since starting this journey, and the shirt I purchased started off very tight well rather form fitting.

When I came out of the bathroom with the shirt on I was extreamly surprised, happy, and overjoyed. This might not seem like much to anyone else, but to me it is a huge accomplishment. My shirt was no longer tight and that in itself made me happy.

Being on this journey aside from reading all of your wonderful and encouraging compliments. I love it when little things like this happen. Although it is little I have come to realize that the little’s begin to add up over time.

Over time is a strong key word here because no one said that this would be an easy journey. In fact this is a fight that I have to wage each and every day. Somedays the journey is easy, and there are other days where I have to fight and fight hard.

Thank you all for your encouraging words and remember if no one has told you today God loves you and so do I.

The Power Of Words

The more and more I focus and push on this journey. The more I realize how important prayer is.

I mean I’ve always known the importance of prayer. Now it really is hitting different than the past.

This journey requires so much of my faith and trust in God. No one absolutely no one has ever said it would be easy.

Time, perseverance, consistency, determination, and hard work. In all reality this journey requires tenacity.

I find that on the days I wake up, surrender, and command my morning with God. On those days God helps me to completely command my day.

I’ve said this time and time again. Being obese is like any other addiction, because a lot of times it’s an abusive relationship with food but where did that relationship come from.

Not to say that this abusive relationship occurred overnight. In all do respect at least for myself it took time.

In being honest my first source of contamination with obesity actually started with words.

There were times I recall being teased and talked about because of my butt, my legs, or whatever.

Those words became a seed which was planted, and over time it became powerful. It was in my thinking and focusing on the words that were said which opened the door to over eating.

Words are powerful and they can either build up or completely rip a person a part.

If we’re constantly talking down to someone. Telling them what they cannot do by all means they won’t think they can do it.

If we’re constantly calling someone names by all means they will think that they are exactly that.

In the end the person becomes that which we’ve spoken over their lives. We drove those negative words in deep over time. We planted the seed that begins to grow.

Just the other night God woke me up in my sleep. God spoke and commanded me to do something.

The other night God spoke and said

“Do not let them speak death over you”

Wow God knew that the enemy was using people to speak death over my life. God spoke and commanded me not to allow it to be so.

If no one has told you God loves you and so do I.