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Saturday, May 21, 2011


I got goosebumps when I read this FABULOUS quote by Harold B. Lee. This is powerful, powerful stuff:

"By faith in God ... you can become attuned to the infinite and by power and wisdom obtained from Heavenly Father harness the powers of the universe and have them serve you in your hour of need in the solution of problems too great for your human strength or intelligence."


SALMON BURGER (from http://www.realsimple.com/)

Serves: 4

Points+: 9 per burger

1 (14.75 oz.) can salmon, drained

1/4 c. sliced green onion

1/4 c. diced pimentos, drained (optional)

1/2 tsp. lime zest

2 T. fresh lime juice

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

1/2 c. plain Greek-style yogurt

1/2 panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 T. canola or vegetable oil

4 whole wheat or poppy seed buns

Garnishes: lettuce, tomato slices, onion slices, cucumber slices

Combine first 11 ingredients in a bowl, and form mixture into 4 larger patties about 1/2" thick. (Patties will be soft.) Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties, and cook 5 minutes on each side. Serve on buns; garnish.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Hello, my long lost friends! Actually, I'm the one who's been MIA, so I've got some serious 'splaining to do. As most of you know, I have been going to Weight Watchers again. I started going again at the end of January. I don't know what it is, but this time, it's like a FIRE has been ignited somewhere within me and I have such a DESIRE to do well! I've been working out six days a week, eating healthier, tracking every bite in my journal, and praying. A lot.

I feel so loved. I feel as if my Father in Heaven and I are developing a better, closer relationship. And I also feel that He is giving me gifts: patience, desire, ability, understanding, self-compassion, energy, and most of all, He is blessing me with His sweet, sweet fatherly love. I am now seeing the pounds coming off more quickly, and after all that I can do, I find that He has joined me in my righteous cause. He magnifies my efforts, and maximizes my results. I have been more successful this time, and I would count that as a direct result of time spent daily with Him in prayer and scriptures study.

To date, I have lost forty pounds. I lost ten on my own, before heading back to Weight Watchers, and another thirty since joining again. My weekly average is almost two pounds a week. Since I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), weight loss at this rate is SUCH a miracle. I will always count it as such, for I have come to know through years of battling my weight, that I simply CANNOT do this on my own.

So I want to publicly thank my Father in Heaven. I love Him and I recognize that He blesses me daily in a million ways. And when I think of all the future blessings He offers me, I am humbled and filled with a brightness of hope. For the first time in nearly a decade, I feel as if I have control over my body. I'm in the driver's seat, and my Savior is riding shotgun. And guess who's filling the back of this vehicle? Angels. Many, many angels are guiding me as I walk this path to reclaiming my physical health, strength, and vigor. I am thankful for these sweet angels, both heavenly and earthly.

I count my blog readers among these angels. Thank you for never giving up on me, for believing in me and my abilities. I love you all. I have so much to tell you about what has been transpiring in my life. I pledge that I will start writing more often, so I can share all. Thank you, thank you, thank you.