That Time I Shared my Weight on the Internet

I received compensation for participating in this 30 Day Challenge and my work on this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.


If you follow me on Instagram it’s no secret that I have been working hard for the past several weeks to improve my health.  You may have even noticed I’ve been posting fewer tempting treats here on the blog. 

I made the decision that I Can Do Hard Things and began my journey in April when I was the heaviest I’ve ever been not pregnant.  I don’t refer to it as a ‘weight-loss journey’ because it’s so much more, it’s a lifestyle change.  These past few weeks I’ve really come to realize that being fit and healthy isn’t a destination, it’s a way to live.

When I got pregnant with Sophia, I wasn’t in the shape I wanted to be, but I was at a healthy 165lbs for my 5’11 height.  In March of 2014, 18 months after delivery, I was the heaviest I’ve ever been while not pregnant.  That’s when I decided to make a change. Continue reading

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White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili- serve with corn bread or warm tortillas. Make ahead freezer/crock-pot meal!

I know, here I am again with another cold weather recipe in the middle of summer.  But hear me out, this does kind of fit in with the 100 deg temps we’ve been enjoying here in Texas lately.  As in- who wants to turn on the oven!?

We’ve been obsessed with these 10 Freezer Crock-Pot Meals for the past few weeks, and I’ve been trying to slowly photograph them all to share with you.  Like the Taco Chili, we’ve made this White Chicken Chili several times already! Continue reading

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10 Freezer Crock-Pot Meals

10 Freezer Crock-Pot Meals: recipes, grocery list, and tips

About a month ago I decided to really start getting serious about what I was eating.  I’ve been working twice a week with a trainer and running regularly, but we all know by now that you can’t out run a bad diet. 

One of my girl friends and I had just started attending a workout boot camp together, and we were discussing our desires to change the way we eat.  We both decided that a big problem we had was preparing ahead.  It felt like every day dinner time would roll around and I would stare in to the pantry trying to decide what to make.  Later that night she sent me a pin for some make ahead meal ideas, and we decided to come up with this list of 10 Freezer Crock-Pot Meals! Continue reading

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Pin It Thursday

Welcome to Pin It Thursday! At this party you can link up anything YOU have made that you think is “Pin-worthy”! This can be a yummy treat, a craft, blog tips, DIY projects… anything you personally have created to share. Please no Etsy shops or giveaways, and be sure to link up directly to your post… this makes it easier to pin and share! I will feature my favorite links at the next party and pin them to my Pinterest account… so please share your link, visit other links, and pin the links you like! Browse, mingle, leave comments… that’s what makes this a party! Although it is not required, it’s fun… so make sure you follow me on Pinterest! Grab the button for this party here:

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Thank you to everyone who linked up at the last ‘Pin It Thursday’! Here are the features from the last party! 

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