Oklahoma Visit!

August 21, 2017

This post was going to be all about surgery fears. My double mastectomy is in 10 days! I went to a concert on Thursday night with some girlfriends and then had a full weekend with family. I forgot all about my fears and enjoyed myself. I don’t have time for fear anyhow.

Exciting News

Before I chat about our Oklahoma visit, I’d like to welcome my new readers that found my blog via Prevention Magazine.

Welcome and thanks for subscribing to the blog!

To my new readers….these last several post are not typical of my blog post, but I hope you’ll stick with me through these next several weeks as I will be anxious to heal and get back to a daily blog post of what I’m eating and what type of exercise I’m doing while having a little fun along the way.

Yes, I was excited about being in a magazine so I grabbed a couple of issues!


I’m in here with some really awesome women!!


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This trip had two agendas.

  1. Visit my newest grand baby for the first time.
  2. Meet Tess and Manuel (my daughter and her finance that live in Dallas) so that they can also see the baby, and take Tucker (Tess found Tucker over five years ago when she was in college and it’s time for him to go live with her now) back to live with them in Dallas.

I left Friday afternoon with my daughter Kate, two of her children and our dog, Tucker. We were all so excited to see the new baby!

Hello Oklahoma!

Hello Kingston!

Welcome to the family grand baby number 7!


He is just precious! 

Does he look Asian? We all think so.


It was a great visit, but it was hard to leave. Kingston and his whole family will be here in KC in just two weeks for my father-in-laws 80th birthday, so we will all be together again real soon.

Look at how much our new grand babies are growing!

Jake, our son, has a baby girl named Wrenley and she is now 5 months old! Adorbs. I know.

Grand baby number 5!


Kate, our daughter, has a baby boy named Sawyer and he is now 3 months old.

He is so handsome and so sweet and full of smiles. He is changing every day!

Grand baby number 6!



This little guy was a champ in the car on our road trip!

He also seemed to enjoy our hotel stay. He may be a tad spoiled. Who needs a dog bed? Not this guy.


In Dallas by Saturday evening, he settled in nicely to his new home. He’s a little confused, but I know he’s happy. Again, no dog bed.


Here in KC

Kate and Shelby’s house is making huge progress! While Kate and I were enjoying a 24 hour trip, the guys were finishing up the paint job. Now we just need trim and carpet!

Flood Day….July 27th.


The entire house had 5 inches of water in it. No basement.

All carpet, cabinets, sinks and the toilet had to be removed and Mike (the hubs) and Shelby (Kate’s finance) have done all of the work except for the mud and tape on the new drywall. The guys worked their little tails off!

Drying out…..


Yesterday…..getting put back together and almost ready!

We cleaned really good yesterday and it looks like things are on schedule. The carpet will be installed on Tuesday.

They should be able to move back home this weekend.


Food and the Blog

I took a picture of everything that I ate today! Seems like forever ago that I did that. I even tracked my food and counted Weight Watcher SmartPoints.

I want to go into surgery feeling my best, so it’s important to me that I eat really well these next 10 days.

Here are yesterday’s eats….

Happy Monday!

Breakfast – 12 SmartPoints

One of my favorites!

White Sweet Potato Hash with Red Onion, Zucchini, 1 slice crumbled Bacon topped with Two Eggs and a side of Avocado.


Lunch – 7 SmartPoints

Mixed Berry RXBar and grapes. I was on the go!


Snack – 7 SmartPoints

8 oz Red Wine on the deck while grilling up dinner!


Dinner – 7 SmartPoints

Grilled Asparagus and Zucchini with boiled New Potatoes and Grilled Chicken Breast.


Daily SmartPoints Total = 33

2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year! (This goal has changed a little now that I have this fabulous Fitbit.)

“love the life you live, live the life you love”



16 responses to Oklahoma Visit!

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 26, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Hi Melanie!

    How is AZ? Did you find a meeting you like? I hope so!

    Glad you read the magazine. I like it!

    Hope all is well and so happy to see your comments here!


  2. I just sat down to read the new Prevention magazine and was excited to see you inside. Congrats on being able to inspire even more people, Julie, with your lessons learned, WW strategies, great photos and endless candor.

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 24, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Great little magazine! I’d never bought it before but now I’m looking forward to receiving them!

    Thank you Michelle!!

  4. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 24, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Thanks Nancy! Kinda crazy!!

  5. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 24, 2017 at 3:39 am

    I love you too Cyndy!!! Hero?? You’re just silly.

  6. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 24, 2017 at 3:38 am

    I do love all of these little ones these kids of ours are having. So many cute little faces!

    Still smiling about the magazine. Hee Hee

  7. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 24, 2017 at 3:37 am

    I hope Tucker can come to visit, but I don’t see him enjoying a plane ride, so we’ll see.

    I may have to go to Dallas for Thanksgiving!

  8. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 24, 2017 at 3:36 am

    Oh my gosh…..they really are! lol

  9. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 24, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Thank you Sarah.

    I’m all about the small goals so I’m glad that you are finding that works for you too!

    Thanks…those kids are pretty darned cute!

    Thanks for your prayers.

    Have a great week!

  10. WOW wish I still subscribed but glad you shared on your blog. We love your blog

  11. Oh I saw on Healthywage your on the 2017 list of best blogs—-whaahoo for you!!

  12. Love you, Jules!!! You’re my hero! ❤❤❤

  13. Those babies are JUST ADORABLE!!! Think of Christmas-time in about 3-4 years… how fun! Glad you are keeping busy, but your body rested. AND I’m going out to get a Prevention Mag today – how awesome for you! Hugs, Ronda

  14. With all those grandkids, friends, social activities, and work you keep yourself so busy before you know you will all be together for Thanksgiving. Will Tucker come to visit??
    I’m skipping over the end of the month and the candy tempting Halloween.

  15. Oh my, those babies are adorable.

  16. You really are an inspiration! I have started with small daily goals and I have noticed a change in my thinking. Your grandchildren are beautiful! Sending prayers for your upcoming surgery!