Green Chili Bacon Cheeseburger

Here is a picture of my Green Chili Bacon Cheeseburger with Grilled Onions from Chester’s Hamburgers in San Antonio. 

It’s a naked burger eith out the bun. It was really good and I haven’t had a burger in a long time. 

Chester’s is known for its great burger, loads of fries and good onions rings. 

If you’re ever in Sam Antonio, I highly recommend this place. 

Thought for the Day

Saw this and had to share it.

Make it a great day!

I love people.

People of all kinds, religions, backgrounds and color.  

I know no strangers, I’ll talk or listen to anyone.  I have no intentions of winning people over, trying to convince someone to like me. 

I talk, smile, hug and listen because I like it and you never know what a difference you can make by even a simple smile. It makes me feel good to make someone else feel good, appreciated, loved, cared for or just a simple smile in return.   

I don’t care what title, degree you do not have or degree you have, good people are good people. Just a thought for the day…

Elvis Presley

Today, it’s been 40 years since Elvis Presley died.

I have been an Elvis fan for as long as I was able to watch his movies and listen to his songs. I remember where I was when Elvis died on August 16, 1977. I was sitting in front of my parent’s console TV playing with the radio dial (I wasn’t supposed to playing with the radio dial). I remember sitting there and hearing the news that Elvis died. I don’t think I cried, I just sat there in shock.

“If I can Dream” (1968) has be my all-time favorite Elvis Presley song.

Watching the video gives me chills every time I watch it. I can listen to it over and over.

Here are the lyrics, in case you want to sing along.

“If I Can Dream”

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can’t my dream come true
oh why
There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won’t that sun appear
We’re lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We’re trapped in a world
That’s troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly
Deep in my heart there’s a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there’s a beckoning candle
And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now
Oh yeah
Songwriters: Earl Brown

Random Pictures from 2014

I was looking through folders on my laptop and I found these pictures in the 2014 Pictures folder. they are either pictures I took or saved (for some unknown reason.)

Strange the things I’ve saved for the one day I might use it.

Make it a great day!

 

 

6 Months and 68 Pounds

Well, today is a milestone in the life style change that I started last August 2016.

I haven’t shared this story much on here, strange since I share a lot of stuff of my life on my blog. But I wanted to keep this to myself for a while.

First let’s start with August 2016.

I thought since I was turning 50 in December, I would finally look into getting healthy. So that is when I decided to look into getting the Gastric Sleeve.

The first thing I did was I changed my eating habits and the foods that I was eating. So I followed a chart from my doctor and eliminated a lot of foods that I was eating. So in between August 2016 and February 2017, I managed to lose 78 pounds all by myself.

Then on February 14, 2017 (my valentine’s to myself) I got the Gastric Sleeve procedure done. What a journey these past six months have been. I have lost 68 pounds since then. A total of 146 pounds in one (1) year. If you would have told me last year that I would have lost 146 pounds, I would have laughed in your face and said that you were crazy.

There are so many things that I can do now that I wasn’t able to do a year ago. I have piles of clothes that I cannot wear any more because they are too big (never thought I would say that!) I have more energy to do things. I don’t miss the food that I cannot or should not eat. I exercise a little more than before. People ask ME how I did it. People tell ME that I look good, again, something that never really was said to me before.

This new stage in my life is foreign to me and I’m trying to grasp it and move forward. I still have a way to go, but I’m feeling better about myself each day. There is no “magic number” that I want to reach. I just want to be the healthiest Sylvia that can be.

Here is a picture of me. The picture on the left is me in September 2016 and the one on the right is from June 2017.

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So, since I’ve hit the six (6) months milestone, I wanted to share my story. I can’t wait to see what the next six (6) months brings.

Be Patient

I saw this posted on Facebook and once again, it’s what I need to right now in my life.

How does He know what I need??!

Gut Feeling

I’ve had this feeling for the past couple of days. Not sure if it’s a feeling from something that happened in the past or something that is currently happening?

Wherever it is coming from, I need to figure it out and get this negative feeling out of my head. 

 

 

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