Homeless: Life on the Streets

When I was homeless I had to make do with what I had. I was lucky that I had food stamps and a government check to keep my afloat. You’re wondering, “Why couldn’t you have found a room to rent?” It’s not that simple. If a person is on SSI disability, they often can’t afford …

Weight Loss Surgery: My Lifelong Journey

When I had weight loss surgery on February 28th, 2017 my relationship with food changed forever. I could no longer go out and eat an entire plate of food (or two). I couldn’t sit and eat and entire container of Haagen Daaz ice cream in one sitting. I had the sleeve gastrectomy procedure which reduces …

Writing another eBook

I’ve been saying for several months that I wanted to write another eBook and starting in June I will do so. Title to be determined, but it will be about my experiences when I was homeless and how I survived. As for how long it’ll take to be published, that remains to be seen. I …

VSG Weight loss Update and Musings

I started my weight loss surgery journey on June 21st, 2016. I was 350 lbs at the time. Since that time, I’ve lost 107 lbs, pre-op and post-op loss included. I feel great an can do so much more (like walk for more than 10 minutes without stopping and being out of breath). I admit …

Dollar Store Hauls

New Year’s Eve 2015 Family Dollar Haul I’m a big fan of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and other bargain stores. A year and a half ago, I did a Family Dollar haul on New Year’s Eve 2015 and the above video I made that night. I apologize for the quality of the video (I’ll have …

My 10 Favorite Films of All Time

The Mummy The Fugitive (1993) US Marshals A Long Kiss Goodnight Star Wars: A New Hope Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Doctor Strange League of Extraordinary Gentlemen X-Men: The Last Stand People that are close to me know that I don’t go to the movie theater very much …

Two writing Pieces from my Writing.Com Portfolio

To Love We Reveal Created: June 19th, 2013 at 5:52pm Modified: March 18th, 2017 at 2:29pm Locks — gentle skys! Err rapidly like a rough lock on desire. To love, we revealed. To see, we sought. Cravenly, gamely, barely. We breathe, but only for a while, Cravenly sunny, locks, gently caress my cheek. Why did …

Embarrassing Stories

I know there are quite a few people out there who have embarrassing stories out there they’d like to tell…or not. I have two that stick out in my mind: The first one is one that happened to me back in 2001. I came over to my grandmother’s house on a Friday like I usually …

Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes and Waffles Recalled Due to Fears of Listeria Contamination

Today’s date: May 6th, 2017 http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/06/health/aunt-jemima-frozen-pancakes-waffles-recalled/index.html In the past year alone, there have been several recalls due to contamination concerns. On March 16th, 2017 Trader Joe’s recalled 3 products in 2017 alone due to their food being contaminated with potential foreign matter. This concerns me greatly because now that this has happened, many people may not …

2 Months Out From VSG Surgery

It’s been a little over 2 months since I had sleeve gastrectomy surgery. I’ve had some regain…and that’s totally my responsibility. I ate foods that I had no business eating. A 2 1/2 lb gain. That may not be a lot to some people, but to me it is. I should’ve lost a lot more. …