Sunday, February 24, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Ha! I finally have a good recipe to share. A lady from church made me dinner last week, and it was sooo good I had to make it for myself! I know you cooks out there have made something sorta like this, but it was very simple, so I am sharing it anyway:
2 Chicken Breasts
* Boil in 2 cups water and 1 Chicken 'Knor' Bouillion cube for 15-20 minutes.
In crockpot, add diced up chicken breasts
1 can Green Chili Enchilada Sauce
2 cans White Northern Beans, do not drain
Cook in crockpot all day! Come home to yummy soup smells. Add some tortilla strips, grated chedder cheese, and salsa on top.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 02, 2008
I wanted to put in a quick link to my previous post so you could refer back, but I can't figure out how you do that. Karen, you did this once, can you help me out? Anyway, I thought it has been a month, and in order for me to stick to my resolutions, rather than dump them by now, I have to do regular updates. More for me than you though, sorry!:)
Resolution #1: Lose 10 pounds
Well, this may not be very accurate I am afraid. For years I have avoided getting on a scale by principal. Scales discourage me. So, it is not a habit. I have had to remind myself, so I have only gotten on it twice in a month. I really don't know what I weighed for sure Jan. 1. But from the first time I weighed in and this last Friday, I lost 1 pound! I am choosing to celebrate this, because for some reason, even though I don't have a lot to lose, it is extremely difficult for me to lose period. Even when I had a personal trainer and ran! So, this is a victory for me! I have been really good at keeping a consistent work out schedule. I have only missed one scheduled day in a month. Pretty good for me! I am walking with doggies, switching up hand weights and yoga and pilates. I have been doing pretty good with portion control, allowing myself to slip on that once in a while. Snacks have been hard for me. Mainly because days I am out in the classrooms, I can't bring in my own food, so that means no snacks. I started out with carrots, nuts, and fruit. The fruit eating part continues to me a big challenge for me. When did I start not wanting to eat fruit?! Apples rotting in my fridge as we speak.
Resolution #2: Giving up Control to God
This is has been up and down for me, but mostly up. God is really working on me. Life at work is VERY stressful right now, and I am not feeling job security for a number of reasons. But he keeps reminding me that he is in control, and you know what? I am not freaking out nearly as much as I usually would be. I feel ok about whatever the future brings for the most part. He has always seen me through. Not to say I don't have a few moments though. I am working on some new ways to make a living until I can realize my dream, and I have to put myself firmly in his hands everyday.
Resolution #3: Make new friends
This has been a slow progression, but I am moving forward here. I joined the Easter Choir at church, and have met a couple different people even though we haven't had a rehearsal yet. This Sunday we will. I have been going to a Wed. Bible Study, and will go to the once a month Women's Group this coming Thurs. night. I do have to work on skipping out of church as soon as it is over, instead of sticking around and try and talk to someone. I have also been more open to different situations, like when I met my friend at the bowling alley last weekend. I met her husband's bowling league wives. They were mostly Airforce Wives, and they turned out to be great. They even want to set me up with someone. :)Resolution #4: Coffee Dream
This one sadly, has taken a back seat for the time being. I have been running into some difficult financial issues, and I have had to re-evaluate my life, expenses, etc. I am working on a new venture, which I will share in a blog soon. But until I get my feet planeted more firmly, I just can't move forward with it yet. I have gotten applications at a few places, but they really aren't hiring right now anyway. This is their slow season.
Resolution # 5: Keep in contact with old friends.
I really am working on this one. Too often, I get caught up in my own little world and things I have to do, so calling people gets put on the back burner. But I have connected with a couple friends in the last month, one I hadn't talked to in quite a while. That was fun. I will keep this one close to my heart though, and not let it go. I do hope that some of those friends will call me too though. I tend to get discouraged when it is me doing the calling. I am working on that one too.
So, really I am doing well here I think. There have been a few moments when I have wanted to ditch my resolutions, especially the working out one, but the thought of writng you my progress kept me going.