Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Catch up....

Man I am horrible at this blogging. I do enjoy it so I keep it going. Things are going pretty good around here. I have been dong better with my diet and exercise. I am in two challenge groups and hoping to seriously lose 10 pounds this month of October. I am in a Crock pot challenge where we share crockpot recipes. I love using my crockpot but I don't have a lot of meals that I cook in it so I am hoping to get some good ideas. I had to take a before picture so I thought I would share with y'all.

I have lost 50 pounds now!

I love this time of the year. The persimmons are falling and I have been gathering them and straining out the sweet pulp. I love persimmon pudding I made one with Splenda sweetener and it was good. We have so many that I am trying to sell the pulp and make myself a little spending money. 

I have picked up 3 or more of these dish pan full

Here are a few bags ready to sell.
We have been blessed to be able to buy the Farmer's grandma's house. It has 5 persimmons trees on it, a huge grape vine, black walnut trees, pecan trees a peach tree and a fig tree. Oh that reminds me my little fig tree has 3 figs on it. I thought I had a picture of the figs but I don't sorry.

Oh yeah I wanted to share a picture of Tom the cat. He was one of grandma's cats and he now lives at Pops house. He likes pops the best. We also have a black cat that still lives at grandmas house. Her name is Blackie and she has 2 kittens. I will try to get a picture of her but her kittens are not tame. I am trying to talk seth into getting a cat.

He is a sweet cat but he will not let you pick him up. 
Well I guess this is enough about nothing. Stop for stoping by.

Saturday, September 3, 2016


Hey everybody! I have been canning spaghetti sauce. I loved canned spaghetti sauce. I have canned 40 quarts and around 50 pints of salsa. Our tomatoes have done really good this year. I am so happy.

I have also canned some apple butter!  A special shout out to my Aunt Shelby for the recipe. 

This is not much of a post but it is all that I've got. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fit and Food....

I have been trying almost 4 years to lose all this weight I gained. Any one who has read my blog knows I have struggled mostly because I love food. I have a love for sweets and salty. I get to wanting something to eat and I will walk in the kitchen opening cabinet doors, pantry door and refrigerator door looking for the perfect snack. I have fruits and veggies but at the moment that is just not what i am looking for. More like a cookie, chips, popcorn, nuts, or CHOCOLATE!!!  Love me  some chocolate. I try not to keep these things in my house because none of us as any sense to stop eating it until it is gone. I know that I am not the only person like this but it is a problem for me.

I have been following blogs, going to zumba classes, doing  21 day fix exercise and I still seem to ruin all my exercise in the kitchen, The struggle is real but I try to remember where I started.

This is at 242 at prom in 2013 
This is before and after from the last challenge I did Taking back your Temple

So now I am at the point were I want to start my own motivation support page on fb with a friend. We are in the process of coming up with a name. I will keep you updated as it comes along. 

I have had a lot on my mind lately and would love to blog about it all. I could because I know I don't have many followers, but the few I do have I don't want them to think I am some kind of whinny woman. Oh well another topic for another day. 

Thanks for stoping by

Sunday, August 14, 2016

I am so sick of hot weather....

The older I get the less I like summer time. I only like summer if I have a cool place to be! We have thought about getting a pool many times but I just feel like it would be more trouble than it is worth. Neither of the boys really like a pool either. Our garden is slowing down it has gotten really dry around here again just with a few days in the high 90's.

Not a whole lot has been going on around here since we got home from vacation. The Farmer has been busy getting the chicken houses ready for chickens which are now 7 days old. He has had several things to break in the chicken house so he has had a lot of extra work. Here is a picture of our babies they are peachy color from a dye that is sprayed on them. They looked like little peaches walking around.

I have been in a new 21 day challenge but this week my shoe got caught in the carpet and I fell. I twisted my right leg and my knee has been really sore and I have not exercised since Friday. I did get my new Country Heat DVD I can not wait to start it. I hope it is lower impact on my knees. 

I got a cool picture of an owl yesterday. 

Well this is not much of a post Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Vacation and Withdrawal

I love the beach. I could life at the beach all summer but I would only want to do it if I could stay there all summer. My love for the beach began the first time my Aunt Shelby took me to the beach. I still remember the excitement of seeing the ocean for the first time. I remember the fear of the draw bridge worried it would open up when we were on the bridge. Here is a picture of me on the left side. I was so tanned.

My love of the beach grew more and more over the years. My Aunt Betty had a house at the beach and I got to stay summers with her at the beach. I would go and stay from the time we got out of school until it was time to go back to school. I loved this so much! I have had summers when I have not got to visit the beach or stay as long as I would like to but I love the beach. I have some wonderful memories that I hope I will never forget! I am so fortunate to have a family that loves the beach especially my youngest son! He wants to stay packed for the beach at all times. 

We have been home form the beach for a week and I am having horrible withdrawal. I missed the beach so bad but the worst part is trying to get back on track to healthy eating. I have done so good and was down to 193.6

I stopped exercising for a week and I ate everything I wanted I tried not to gorge myself but I did eat a lot of snacks. We ate at River City Cafe 2 times Cheeseburgers all the way and little river shrimp fried.I did not eat all of my fries but it was yummy! We had Jersey Mikes, Zaxby's , and chick-fila. But the snacks is what got me into my withdrawal. We had Tropical Trail mix, Chocolate covered almonds, chocolate cover pretzels, and 2 dozen of Hot Krispy Kream Doughnuts. Yummy!!!! 

When I got home I weight and was back up to 198.6 (so sad) but I was not shocked from everything I ate. I jumped right back into my exercise. Wow it was so hard. But I made myself do them everyday.

I started off fairly well at the beginning of the week. Struggling daily for snacks. By Thursday I was back down to 195 but by then the Farmer had caught up on his farm work and was ready to get away from the house. We bought snacks, ice cream, doughnuts, chocolate and other yummy snacks. While in the meantime my support buddies are posting on Facebook how they past over snacks and unhealthy food and I fell into temptation. I am recommitting this week and I need prayers not to fall into temptation. I need to be strong and get through the junk food junkie withdrawals. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Here are a few pictures of our vacation.
Family picture under the live oaks

are view for the week

My boys

Friday, July 1, 2016

Garden stuff!!

Our garden is growing. I have been worried because have been getting very little rain around here. We gathered our first green beans and squash.

It was yummy the tomato was not from the garden but it had a great taste.  Not a lot has been going on around here lately. We have started getting rain I pray that God continues sending it to us. Our pastures are not in the best conditions. The cows moo at us every time we walk out the door. They are so spoiled. 

We also have been getting a few blueberries off our bushes. I love blueberries. I have been wanting some blackberries also but the wild ones are so bitter this year. Also the sun is drying them up. 

Not much to this blog entry but I hope that you enjoyed it. 

Monday, June 27, 2016


Mondays cardio fix is on of my hardest days of exercise. I get out of breath easy on this one but I believe it has a lot to do with surrenders. The video above is a surrender but I am not able to do it like this I am not really even doing the modified version. I have to use my hands to get up and down and I also do it on the corner of the mat so my knees are wider apart on the triangle. You have to do the surrenders for 60 seconds. Don't seem very long until you start doing it. I feel disappointed in myself because even after 4th round I am still unable to do them and the next move with out getting out of breath. Oh well I should look at the bright side and say that I am still doing them and getting stronger.

My plan the next two weeks is really work on the food. I have got to get this food under control. I love eating out and it is so hard to say no to Sir Pizza. But I have gained weight over the weekend from eating out to much. I really want to be and stay in the 190's before vacation.

Matthew 19:26New King James Version (NKJV)

26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”