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Putting health and family first


I have been MIA for a few weeks now.  I was faced with medical issues and a family crisis that I had to put first.  It would have been selfish of me to not give my full attention to each matter.  During these past few weeks I was able to address certain health issues that I had been keeping at bay by doing the bare minimum.  I think I let myself over think each issue to the point I assumed it would all turn out negative.  I put my big girl pants on and faced each problem head on.  It wasn’t easy but I learned that not all issues have to end badly.  In the end, I took the steps needed to better my overall health.  I might not be able to cure some of my health issues like Type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, gastroparesis, or anxiety/depression/maniac bipolar, but I can follow my doctor’s orders, take my medicine, and stay positive.  I learned my lesson and think I am overall better for it.  Don’t let the negative thoughts overtake your thinking.  If you start feel like your world is crashing, just take a moment and BREATH, then stay focused on positivity.

In these past few weeks I have had some ups and downs.  My grandmother, who is 91, was struggling with back pain that the doctors couldn’t pinpoint what was causing it.  The doctors finally realized what was causing her this immense amount of pain.  She has a fractured vertebra that can only be healed overtime.  Due to her age this was her only option.  She is being made comfortable and looked after 24/7 where she stays.  I am happy that the doctors where able to locate the problem and she is recovering one day at a time.

On the positive side, my son celebrated his birthday, April 2nd.  He is now 14 and is such a kind, intelligent, and funny teenager.  He is going through his growth spurt and keeps getting taller than me everyday.  Some other things I have done over these past weeks were all happy times.  I spent Easter with my family (mom & dad), my sister, niece, and son.  It was a special time.  I even did some dancing on the Wii, which was probably more funny than anything.  My sister, niece (she is 6 yrs old), my son and myself went the local zoo.  Since I come from a small family, I cherish every moment I have with everyone, it is even more special when I am not sick or in the hospital and can actually participate.  I could go on and on but I will save it for another time.

The dust is now settling and I finally have the time to catch up with my emails, blog, and interviews.  I don’t want you guys to think I left you hanging.  I have an interview with a great blogger at https://insilencewesuffer.wordpress.com, that I plan to post this coming Friday.

I have so much to catch up on that if anyone wants to email me so I don’t miss a previous email then please do.  Also, I still am looking for more bloggers to do interviews or guest posts.  Never hesitate to email me at jenmotivates12@gmail.com.  Just make sure to put something in the subject line so it stands out!

Much love




Trying the catch up game


I wanted to share with everyone that I’ve been a bit behind on all my emails due to surgery on Thursday. I have some great bloggers I’m working with on doing interviews!

I may do the blog reviews but haven’t had much interest in them. Please never hesitate to email me at jenmotivates12@gmail.com if interested in doing something with me on my blog or for your blog! 

I don’t want to do interviews back to back so that each blogger has their day for their interview. I hope that is understandable.

Much love


If you could remove one obstacle from your life what would it be?


If you could pick just one thing that is holding you back and remove it from you current situation what might that be? This is the question I asked myself (as the title says).  While thinking of the answer I began wondering of the many things I might would change in my life but at what cost?

Here is the dilemma, by removing one obstacle what would I be changing and could this affect my future. We all think that if we had more money, or different living situations, etc. things would be better.  However, would it really be or would it bring more challenges in our life? With that said, I feel that I am where I am at for a reason.  Yes, I would love to be healthy, have more money, drive a fancy car and so on.  This is just materialistic besides the health.

Even when we look at others and think they have everything, behind close doors I am sure there is something they wish they could change.  I sometimes think what life would be like if I didn’t have all the health issues I deal with but my health is what inspired me to create my blog.  I use my health problems as a platform for speaking to others.  I want each and every person to know that the best thing to do when dealing with a health crisis is to stay positive and know that things could be worse.  I don’t know if that is the best way of putting things but this is how I look at it.

I feel God has presented these obstacles in my life for a reason and he has a plan for me.  I always look at the saying, “ God gives his toughest challenges to his strongest warriors.”  

Lastly, I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts on this question and how you might answer it.  Please feel free to speak freely and honest.  I want to thank all my readers/followers and bloggers community for reading this and as always would love to hear your comments.


Project harpoon


I just came across this and am outright pissed!  It is called project harpoon and it posts photos of plus size women then alter the images if they were thinner. 

Some of the hashtags are #SkinnyAcceptance and #Project Harpoon. I started writing this on August 20th this year and over the past few months Project Harpoon had their Facebook, Twitter,and Instagram pages taken down but now they are back up, at least on Twitter. I wanted to see what all of you think about this issue. Not just editing images but the issue of a womens weight in general.

In my opinion I disagree with what they are doing but I don’t disagree with helping someone lose weight when needed. Here in the United States we have shows that are about women over 800 pounds and their life. I think that is just wrong to do that! 

I hope you guys look this up and let me know your feelings on the matter. 

Update on my son


I wanted to share an update on how my son is doing since the burn accident. I also want to thank you all for the tremendous support I received from my readers,followers, and fellow bloggers family! I was truly touched by all your prayers, thoughts, support and kindness!

My son is doing much better but he will have some major scars to deal with. The 2nd degree blisters are opening and we are trying to keep from any infection happening. I really am grateful to have such a great community that helped me through this!

Reaching out to all as a MOTHER


I’m coming to my readers/follows/and fellow bloggers family as a mother. My 13 year old son was making eggs at his friends house this morning with cooking oil (he knows better on that) but as he was emptying the pan with his left hand the oil splattered. It burned his right arm from the elbow down to his hand. The worst part is the second degree burns on his wrist with the entire forearm and hand are 1st degree burns bordering on the line of 2nd degree.

He is in immense pain and agony. I know this isn’t an emergency but as a mother I’m having a difficult time seeing my son hurting so bad.

The reason I wrote this post was to reach out to all of you for prayers, good vibes, positivity, support, advice, kindness or anything else. I thank you all for taking the time to read this.


Positive energy needed this way….


Good afternoon to all bloggers/followers/readers! I am once again slacking with my blog posts.

I’m currently in the hospital with hopes of getting out of here tomorrow. I was admitted because of my feeding tube dislodged and having some awful seizures. I don’t want to say much about it because I feel that it’s negative and I only want to focus on the positive stuff. I hope that’s understandable.

I didn’t have the chance to post a question like the post I did on your favorite pastime games and TV shows. I will post something in the next hour. I hope to see more comments this time.

I hope everyone is having a WONDERFUL start to the holiday season! 

National Diabetes awareness month


Hey all! Sorry I’ve been away recently. I’ve been dealing with some health issues. Not to worry though!

As some of you know I am a type 1 diabetic along with two of my uncles that are type 2 and my 13 year old son is right at the cutoff for type 1. This month is National Diabetes Awareness month and I want to get the word out! 

Due to my other health issues I am on Medicare and my diabetes Doctor is trying to get them to approve me for the artificial pancreas and they will not cover it. I could benefit majorly by having this. I am at a loss as what to do.