Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Collards and Turnips

It is supposed to get really cold here Sunday night. 17 degrees is what they are saying so the Farmer went out and cut all of the collards and pulled a bunch of turnips so they cold will not hurt them.

I have worked all evening cutting up and cooking collards and freezing them. We love some collards. 
I love boiled and french fry turnips. They are so yummy. Me and the Farmer bought us an Air fryer. 

I love this thing!! Now I am debating if I should get the instant pot next. I like things that cook fast. I would be willing to get rid of my crock pot for something fast!! 

I am starting 2 bible studies next week. One is It is not supposed to be this way and the other is Messy People. 

I hope I am not getting too much on my plate but they both are too good to pass up. 

I also started my exercise program. I am doing a hybrid of 80 day obsession and LIIFT 4. I am greatly regretting that I took off so long doing hard exercise for the holidays. I exercised but I was doing a dance exercise and it just don't make you sore like weights and squats. I am so sore I could cry. I am working hard on getting my nutrition under control. I watched Rachel Ray today and I heard a something that was talking to me.
"It is not about the number on the scales It is about how I feel physically and mentally." I am going to put this on some cards and post around my house to remind me. I am not about getting skinny that is never going to happen it is about health.

Well Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Working on Goals....

Today is January 13. That means it is 13 days into the New Year I am working on getting my act together to meet my goals for this year. We have a new accountable group on facebook. All the ladies are working on their goal for the month of January. I have been meaning to write this post since last week.
My goals for January are:
I am going to read the bible through again this year.
To get on track with nutrition that means to track every bite of food I put in my mouth everyday. No free days
I am going to do 3 day refresh
to lose 5 lbs or more for the month
to keep track of measurements

So last week I completed 3 day refresh

In just 3 days, you can help get your health, energy, and vitality back on track. Includes Shakeology®, Vanilla Fresh, Fiber Sweep, a Program Guide, and a bonus Maintenance Guide.

Monday morning weight

Breakfast for 3 days Shakeology with a banana and water

Green tea for snack and I forgot the picture of my fiber sweep

Lunch salad, with 1 tsp olive oil and lemon juice and my vanilla shake with banana for lunch
Supper veggie broth vanilla shake and steamed veggies 
I did this for 3 days 
End weight
This week I am buckling down I am doing a combination of Weight Watchers and 2BMindset for my nutrition program I am also going to do PIYO for my exercise. I hope to post on instagram. I going to try to do a story on instagram. It is a video of your day what every may have happen. I have never video myself and posted it for people to see. I can not even believe I am sharing the scales with you. But I am really hoping they will be a lot lower by the end of January. 

Well if you have read this far thanks for stopping by. I will try to post more interesting post.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Welcoming in the 2019 with lots of Joy!! My word for the year is going to be JOY! I have come to a place in my life were I am going to become a Jesus girl. I am stealing this line from Lysa Terkeurst. I love all of her devotion books. I am going to find some kind of common ground with my nutrition. I still plan to do Beach Body On Demand.  I am looking forward to the new year. We have a new accountable group starting in a week. I purchased the 3 day refresh I hope that it help boost start my year. I did not lose 1 pound for the whole year of  2018. I did not gain but I have goals and I am going to get them meet this year.


\ˈjȯi  \

Definition of joy 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1athe emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires DELIGHT
bthe expression or exhibition of such emotion GAIETY

2a state of happiness or felicity BLISS

3a source or cause of delight

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas 2018 has come and gone...

I have had my trees up for a while and now Christmas is over. I am happy that all of the family got together this year was only missing Dalton. He is on deployment. We started off Christmas Friday with my family. Everyone showed up this year and it made me so happy.

Jack and his new nerf gun

Judson, Mason, Jack, and Clay 

Judson in his Knight costum 
Tyler and Seth
Kinda of sad that we forgot a family picture of me and my siblings. Sunday the Farmer's family got together. Everyone came except our nephew Dalton was on deployment. Only a few pictures were taken at that get together also. 

The Farmer and his sister

Me, mother in law, and sister in law.

I made a few more things with my cricut

Nativity boards

Love this for all the people I am missing in heaven this Christmas
Just because I love NC
My youngest son wanted to go see his friend in her Christmas play and he got a big hug from her

I almost forgot that I taught my sister how to make my mama's chocolate pie. I was so proud but I dropped the pie crust on the floor and broke it.

Well I guess that about sums up Christmas! I hope everyone else had as good of Christmas as I did. Thanks for stoping by.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A little snow

Well they have been calling for a snow storming to hit NC and it did. We did not get as much snow as much as some. It was pretty falling and it did not stay here long. On Saturday the snow and wind blowed the pine tree over on our pasture. On Sunday more snow came in. it was so pretty falling.

On December the 6 it would have been my dads birthday. He would have been 75 years old. I miss him so much.

The Farmer and I celebrated our 29th Anniversary on Sunday. The day we got married we had 3 inches of sleet and ice. 

December 9 1989

The ice and sleet on the ground.

Well I guess that is all for today. Thanks for stopping by and reading my post. 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Age and Anxiety.....

This might not be the most interesting blog post but it is something I need to get off my heart. The older I get the dumber and less confident I feel. I had to do a survey year ago when we bought our Honda Pilot and the salesman did not like the scores I gave him. but I was not a 10 approved by having to wait all day long sick with FX sons who had no patience. I did not give them bad scores but not all 10s. Well I promised myself I would never do another survey again. But yesterday I thought I can do this. We got a call from our REMC co-op and wanted a survey about them cutting some limbs in grandmas yard. Well for some reason I did not give all 10 once a gain. I mean I am satisfied very satisfied with our power company. I bragged on them for how fast they get out and restore power during power outages, but why can I not make myself say 10 every time. My mind tells me it is wrong that no one is perfect 10 all the time and I should not expect to get perfect 10s because I am not perfect at anything I do. For some reason we have become a society that everyone wants perfect praise, trophies and all 10s. I mean don't get me wrong I don't want to be put down about what I am or do but I don't think I deserve any rewards for it either. Ok that is enough about me. I know service people work hard and I appreciate everything they do and I only have high praise for the REMC. I should have gave them all 10s They deserve it and I am getting crazy in my old age. I have worried and prayed about this. Thinking what is wrong with me??? I have a bible verse on my fridge to try to make me remember before I speak.

I try hard to remember this and while I was dining the survey I thought I was doing good until I stopped and thought about it. I have had knots in my stomach all night worrying about what I said I have even thought about calling them and telling them I am a crazy person and I should not even agreed to answer the survey. Oh well all is over and I will learn. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

December is coming.....

I guess I should have said Christmas is coming. I love decorating and all things Christmas. I love The Christmas true story. I love all the Christmas movies and cartoon. I decorated my house before Thanksgiving this year because I found a new tree I wanted. I have already told my mother in law that she can not get rid of any of her Christmas decoration until she ask me if I want it first. She has some great things too. Well I guess I need to go back a little. We had a great Thanksgiving lots of food and good company. We ate at my mother in laws and the farmer's sister and her family was there. Both nephews were able to come. They are both in the Marines and one of them is fixing to be deployed for 8 months. My sister in law is improving from her heart attack but it has been a long slow recovery.

I finished up my latest Beach body workout LIIFT 4 and started it over for a second round. I I really enjoyed it. It looks like I am going to finish this year with out losing a pound that I gained last year. it makes me so frustrated with myself because I do workout so hard. I am so committed to exercise and just can not commit myself to eating healthy. I love food what can I say.

The Farmer's green thumb is still working just look at the collard he grew this year.

It has been so cold the last few days. It was nice that it warmed up some today. I have been making stuff with my cricut. I finally figured out how to use it. The older i get I have more anxiety and it makes me feel like I can not do anything. Well the Farmer sat down with me one evening and he and I made some things and ever since I feel more confident with it. Here are a few things that I have made.

my water bottle

a decal for the Farmers gun

a window decal

a window decal

a sign I hung over my bed

water bottles for my nephews 


Christmas ornaments 
The Farmers new shirt

Well this leads me back to Christmas decorations.

I found this beautiful Santa at the Albemarle market place I wish you could see the details. The picture does not show.

My new tree

Well If you lasted this long thanks for stoping by.