Happy New Year!!

It’s the last day of 2012! I am so happy to say, this year has been awesome. I have cooked in healthier way, I have enjoyed my family and friends. I have learned more about Jesus than I have known before.

I have also had my fair share of heart break. I lost my grandfather, watched my friends through divorces. Cried for school children and lost pieces of my faith in humanity.

I look into 2013, at my aspirations and I am excited to share them with y’all, but for today I am going to just write out a recipe and enjoy the holiday with my family!!

Veggie Lasagna Soup

2 cupsOnion; chopped
1 cupCarrot; diced
2 TGarlic; minced
4 cupsChicken broth
1 canStewed tomatoes; Italian-style
1 cup spaghetti
2 cupsSpinach; chopped
1 cupProvolone or fresh mozzerella; diced
1/4 cupParmesan cheese; shredded
4 tBasil; fresh, thinly sliced
Preparation

Onion and carrot: saute 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, and saute another 3 minutes.
Add broth and tomatoes: bring to a boil. Stir in pasta and simmer uncooked, about 10 minutes (or according to package directions). Add the spinach and cook about 1 minute, or until wilted.
To serve, place cubes of cheese in each serving bowl, then ladle over soup to melt. Garnish with Parmesan and basil.

Yummy

Oh and for an end of year weigh in!! I have gained 2 lbs but lost 3 inches with a 1/2 in gain in my arms and 1 inch gain in my thighs
Since I am at my starting weight I’m going to put my first pics and pics from today so y’all can see what muscle looks like

I love Jesus

I really do and I really want to help my kids know Jesus cus I think he’s the cats meow. This Christmas we got the boys a bible and it appears if I read them one story a day we can read and write about God and his awesomeness and finish the bible In pictures by the end of 2013. I hope I can teach my kids to love Jesus like I do.

Merry Christmas Eve

It’s that time of year, when Santa comes and Jesus wasn’t really born, the year ends and we realize we have wasted out time on iPhones and doing pointless shit. Oh and don’t forget we promise we will do better next year, but we wont, not really.

This Christmas I look back at the last year, at the loss of my grandfather and the growth of my children. I wish I had spent less time of Facebook and more time on them. This year I will. I am happy to spend my holiday with my friends and my family.

This Christmas I will rejoice in the fact that Jesus was born albeit not at christmas time, that I have a family that loves me and my life.

Addressing The Already Addressed

As I stand in my seven year old sons class, safe, having signed in, police making themselves seen, happy…I think to myself, how do you address a topic that has been addressed by, well, everyone?

For me- it’s talking about the nitty gritty, what we are all saying at home but no one is saying in public.

The Devil himself would probably find this to be some seriously fucked up shit. Because it is fucked up. When you shoot 20 small children it’s fucked up- no ifs, ands or buts about it. You can’t do that, it’s just not okay.

If you haven’t read ‘I am Adam Lanzas Mother’ yet, you should. My brother could be the next Adam Lanza.

That’s all. I still believe in the right to have guns. I just believe in safely doing so.

A Fitness Update from The Slacker

Lol I’m lazy when it comes to posting about my own fat 😉

So I have been rocking ZWOW on YouTube for 23 days today (I did 100 Burpees today!!!)
So 5 weeks ago vs today will be pics 🙂
Today I added in Jamie Eason livefit which is weights- cj even did this with me and committed to cleaner eating 🙂
I’m sooo excited by the clean eating I could pee- he’s high risk for diabetes so woo hoo

Okay measurements from 11/5/12 beginning of Zwow (that Thursday actually)
L arm 12 in
Chest 31 in
Waist 29 in
Hips 37 in
L thigh 21.5 in
Calf 14 in

Today
L Arm 11.5
Chest 32
Waist 28.3
Hips 36.5
L thigh 21.3
Calf 15

Total lost 2 inches and zero pounds with awesome gains

FYI black sports bra are today!

My goal for December is to run 100 miles and be more healthy 🙂

Something to Spice up Your Morning :heyhey:

Okay, I totally feel obligated to go giggity giggity with this post title. Bahaha my immaturity shows 😀

Soooo… I promised a special treat and I went back and forth on if it would be exactly what I had told the paper recipe wise and Ive decided to switch it up a touch.

Vanilla Coffee and Peppermint Whipping Cream
So let me start with I like my coffee very, very sweet so sugar to taste
In a pot (because I don’t have a coffee maker) add 3/4 cup coffee
1/4 cup milk
3 tbsp sugar

Warm it up but don’t burn it!
Remove from heat add 1/2 tsp vanilla and stir

Whipping cream (this makes a boat load)
1.5 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Whip to peaks (I used my Kitchenaid and it took a while so make this ahead of time)

Enjoy!!!

Chili & It’s leftover redo!!

So,
Have you ever made an awesomely huge vat of protein packed, nutrient filled amazing chili? I have- and then had to eat chili every meal for the next week … Not so awesome :-/

Well here is a great recipe for chili- vegetarian style and a next day meal!!

Chili
2 cans black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 huge can crushed tomatoes
1 diced onion
1 diced Red pepper
1 chopped jalapeño
2 tbsp taco seasoning

Sautée veggies
Put ingredients into pot to simmer
Serve with cheese and chips

Baked Potatoes with Chili
Bake 4 potatoes
Scoop out ‘meat of the potatoes’
Add chili and cheese
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes
Serve