Care Giver

It has been a tough week. We are dealing with health issues concerning my mom.

She is currently in the hospital right now, recovering and going thru a lot of test. She is in good hands though, she has great doctors and specialists who have been taken care of her and we are praying that she will be home soon.

I am worried about her and it has been consuming me this week.

I’ve spent each day visiting her and keeping her company. It helps lifts her spirit up to have me or my sister there beside her.

It is really tough to see your parents age, especially when they have a lot of health related issues.

Because of my family’s history with heart disease, everyday I am reminded to take care of my health. To eat healthy, to stay active and keep my heart healthy. We only have one body and we need to start taking care of it before we get older and the damage becomes irreversible.

I feel like I can preach all day to whoever wants to listen, about living a healthy life. But I’d rather not, at least not this time. I’ll continue on with living and thru by example, hopefully I can help someone out there make small steps to a healthier and longer life.

Today is a new day. I had energy to go to the gym.

I really missed working out and today I kicked butt.

I went to the gym early. I warmed up on the treadmill for 1 mile and proceeded with strength training for 50 minutes.

I came home to this beautiful plate of butterscotch pancakes.


I used the protein pancake recipe and added butterscotch inside the pancakes and also as toppings.

This week, I’ve surrounded myself with things that I love. These pancakes…I love.


Chocolate, butterscotch and coconut cookies pancakes.


I have been bringing this pancakes to the hospital this week. I store them rolled up in a container and drizzle some maple syrup on top. Then I eat them as snacks or breakfast if I’m visiting my mom early in the morning.

She’s on a special diet right now. I have been paying attention to the tray of food they serve her. It’s plain and bland but at least there are variety on her plate, at least 5-6 types of food for each meal.


The cafeteria food for visitors is another story. I was disappointed.

Speaking of things I love, I was hanging out with this little guy today. He is dressed for summer and today we were matchy-matchy.


Hello from Jonah’s bum.


For lunch, grilled salmon big taco/burrito was assembled.


  • whole wheat tortilla (La Tortilla Factory brand)
  • finely shredded cabbage (they are best when sliced really thin)
  • grilled salmon (3-4 oz)
  • white fish sauce (plain greek yogurt, lemon juice & garlic)
  • plenty of salsa

A few hours later, I snacked on Chobani pineapple flavor yogurt with plenty of crunch from cereal.

Chris has been working on my car all afternoon, doing maintenance and changing my brake pads.

I am treating him out for dinner tonight. He is craving sushi. I want seaweed salad. I’m excited for dinner.

See ya soon.


  1. actorsdiet says:

    sorry to hear about your mom. i know what you mean about it being tough watching your folks age.

  2. Sorry to hear about your mom! I will definitely be praying for her!

  3. So sorry about your mom, I am thinking of you and your family! It is SO hard to have parents get older…

  4. I’m definitely praying for you and your mom!!!!!

  5. Sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope that she is able to get home SOON! It is amazing how easily we can take our health for granted. The pancakes look ridiculous good. And glad you were able to get some de-stress time in at the gym. I hope dinner was great

  6. So sorry to hear about your mom’s health issues! I will definitely keep your family in my prayers.

  7. Hi Lea, I’m new to your blog but I just wanted to saw how much I enjoy reading your posts. I’m so sorry about what you’re going through with your mother. I hope everything goes well for your family

  8. ahh praying for you, your mom, and your family! so sorry ❤ you rock

  9. I’m so sorry about your mom! I hope she feels better soon!

  10. Hey pretty lady! Praying for your Mother and family, just remember that you all are strong and will pull through this with faith and love!

    Sending lots of love, hugs and good vibes your way!

  11. sorry about your mom! my thoughts are with you and your family! well wishes to her!

  12. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    sorry to hear about your mom missed this blog as I was busy. : (

    I know you must be out of your mind worried, you’ve been keeping busy and eating healthy in the process.

    That’s great! You have to keep healthy for your mom. I remember when my grandmother passed away this brings back memories.

    Be strong and praying for a speedy recovery.



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