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Tuesday, November 26, 2013


                         How do your survive the Turkey day? And not go all out and binge eat......

It is difficult for me! All the yumminess right there in front of your face. It is so good Every year I think I will do fine this time and then I go back for seconds. 

This year I am only going to take very small helpings and then absolutely no seconds!!
I think once I am done eating I am going to leave the table and not be tempted!
I am determined to not gain weight over this Thanksgiving!

I am also going to be working out everyday to help with the calories!

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Friday, November 22, 2013


Well I did it a couple of months ago and signed up to be a Beachbody Coach!! I had sampled a friend's Shakeology and loved it! I finally bit the bullet!

I have been drinking it this last week and it has helped with my cravings.  I still eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks, only one of the snacks is Shakeo! I am down 3.8 lbs this week!!

I also love their workouts! T25 is my favorite! I am loving only needing 25 minutes a day to get such a great workout in!  I am going to start a challenge group on December 2nd on Facebook or if you need it my email let me know!!

Beachbody right now has a great promo going on...

Check it out and let me know if I can help or you need any info....

and here is the website:

Go and check it out and we can find the perfect challenge pack for you!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Urban Dictionary
The woman who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself and the one who you can always count on above everyone else.

Just telling her your problems makes you feel better because mom's always know how to make it all go away.

Even if you fight, know that she's just looking out for your best interests.

I watch the video below today and it got me thinking about my wonderful mother, Pam, she is truly a blessing to my life.  Yes there are things that drive me crazy about her but if I sat down and wrote it all out there are by far more things that I love about her than drive me crazy. 

But after watching this video and knowing that I would state the negative also, I know my mother does. But what she doesn't know it that I think she is a strong person, stronger than I am, she is dependable all the time to watch my kids, she is loving, great listener, she might be opinionated but I love that even though I don't always agree, she is loyal to us girls, she always stands up for us. I love my mom and wouldn't want anyone else to call my mom!

You might need tissues for this!

A New Perspective For Moms from Elevation Church on Vimeo.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Farmer's Wife

I joke at times and say "What was I thinking when I married a Farmer!"
But in all actuality I wouldn't want it any other way!

My hubs is a hard worker and knows the farming way!
I do not believe that he will ever stop farming.

I will forever deal with the late nights in the field
Working all weekend
Calving Season
Mudding boots, Mudding clothes
Spending my Saturdays, helping work cattle
Smashing my fingers in the gates

I am very cranky at times, when I get home from work,
I start supper, laundry, help with homework, fold laundry, clean up supper,
read bed time stories, do more laundry, get things ready for the next day....
All while he sits in the recliner, on the laptop, watching his shows.
I know the majority of the time, he is on the laptop researching something for the farm, 
looking for machinery, etc.
But there are times, when he decides he will cook supper (and I will say it is always good food)
He takes our boys to the farm with him.
He makes them help some too. 

It is frustrating, but I know he works outside all day, never stops or slows down.
He doesn't get Saturday or Sunday completely off. 
He still has to check the cattle and feed them. 

I know when we are old and gray and sitting on our front porch, we will still be in the country and looking at our cattle in the pasture!
And I know I will never regret marrying a farmer!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Photo Dump Friday

It's me again...

I have been so super busy with work, starting up my new business venture with Beachbody (super excited about this!) and life....

I have got to start making time for myself in this crazy life of mine... Time for my workouts, time for my blog and time to breathe.  Lately we have been on fast forward and I am ready to slow it down to just play for a while. But what am I thinking the Holidays are approaching quickly and that is never a good sign for slowing down!

I am going to be starting an accountability group on November 4th and will have meal plans for the first 5 days and for T25.  I love this workout video but am terrible and keeping to it. So ladies anyone interested hit me up... Leave a comment or email me at  We can get you set up with a challenge pack from Beachbody.  I am love with the Shakeology from Beach Body also! Yummy! You do not have to be doing T25 but just some kind of exercise workout for 30 days.  There are tons of challenge packs on Beachbody or at the store. Check it out at I will start a facebook page also!

So on a different note, here are some pics for my Photo Dump!!

Jacer and I checking cows

Just a couple of our cows

Jacer's 1st Grade School pic

After a hot 2 mile run

Jacer and our lab Pearlee (She is 10 human years)

Monkey at the Huffman CornMaze playing in the corn 

Hubs and I at a wedding (He is my ManCrush)

Monkey jumping into the hay!

Found this awesome site IRUN4 and you sign up and they match you with someone 
and you run for them! I love it and Madison is a great kid! So glad we can do this for her!

Just me!

Have a very happy weekend!!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Workout and Gardening

I did get in a mile on the bicycle, 1/2 mile on treadmill and some abs today. I did not get up this morning again.  But then again I have an excuse or so I tell myself it is a good excuse, I was up until 11:45 canning whole tomatoes.

I also went way over on my calorie intake yesterday.  But today is a new day and I plan on sticking to the amount I have allotted.  For supper we are having steak fajitas.

I know today is a new day but I have got to quit saying that everyday.  I need to start watching what I eat daily and really taking care of myself and watching what I put in my mouth.

I really want Brach's candy corn, but I did not go buy a bag today.... They are absolutely my favorite!

I garden I love to garden and can all my produce.  But I must say I am tired of canning at this point and ready to be done.  I have 97 quarts of green beans, 24 pints, I have potatoes, applesauce, apple pie filling, peach pie filling, cherry pie filling, vegetable soup, tomatoes, salsa, tomato juice, pickles, apple butter, chicken, need to tomato soup and one more batch of salsa.  Then I have corn, green beans, and peppers in the freezer. So to say that my nights are super busy with my garden is an understatement.  Hoping once I am done, I will get some walks in the evening with my boys before it gets too cold out.  Then hopefully workout inside at night! 


Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Well I can barely walk today after leg day yesterday!!! Which is a great thing! Means it is working and waking those muscles up.

I talked to the fitness guru at our gym about calories and told him I was doing 1200 a day and that was just not enough and he said no it is not. So I have upped them to 1500 a day and that is so much better.

I did not get yesterday or today and do T25. I am for sure starting next Monday.  It is my goal.

I did eat after 8 like I said I would not.

I did go over the 1500 calories by 54.

I did not get anymore walking in yesterday. But I went up my stairs a dozen times and cleaned my basement. So I am going to count that.

Today..... I am not going to eat after 8:30!! Will walk when we get home!! All of us. minus hubs he is in the field.  I did arm day at the gym!!

This I pledge to anyone who reads my blog!! Hold me accountable.... Email me......

Peace  Out


Monday, September 23, 2013

Prayers needed for a fellow blogger...

I know Lora from Raising Steppe Sisters does not know me but I read her blog almost everyday and she is awesome.  She had her baby Harper this weekend at 26 weeks and he is only 1 lb. 9 oz. Please keep Baby Harper and his family in your prayers!

Thank you!

I'm back!!!

I have been missing for a few!

Life got in the way and I ran out of motivation for everything it seems.

All I have had to do is work and can all my garden veggies!

Seriously that is all I accomplish every evening!

My motivation is totally missing for weigh loss and getting ready for fall!

I need to get back on track and get this weight off of my big bones!

I am putting it back on instead of losing it!

Right here right now I pledge to lose 20 lbs by my birthday!

December 28th is the date!

So to catch up here are some pics!

Me and my boys on the 4th of July!

My little Monkey turned 2!

My Jacer started First grade!

Monkey loves to look at books!

One of my baby sister is getting married!

My babies!!

Hubby and I celebrated our 9th wedding Anniversary Sept. 18th!

Well that is an update in pictures for today!!
Hope to be everyday from now on!!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

T25 time and getting back on track.....

So a few months ago I started running with a friend of mine.  I enjoyed it, couldn't run the entire distanced but was liking it.  My knee has bothered me for a while and it just keeps getting worse, and worse.  First lunges, then squats and now running bothers it some.  

So I have finally broke down and am going to the doctor next week! Whoo hoo! So excited.....

But yesterday I started T25....

I skipped the lunges part yesterday but it was good.  I worked up a sweat with the 25 minutes of Cardio.  I didn't get up this morning.  But I have it ready to push play when I get home tonight! 25 minutes is not a bad amount of time.  

I need to do this and I need to watch my food and how much I am eating.  I have been relaxed on this part and my scale is seeing the difference.  I hate that.  It is so frustrating that I allow myself to do that after I had done so well.  But it is time to get my butt in gear!

Before pics Day 1 of T25!

Friday, July 12, 2013


Everyone I believe can have an addiction problem. They could easily get addicted to something, might be a certain candy they eat constantly, Mt. Dew, Tea, working out, alcohol, drugs, prescription pills....

Any addiction can be harmful in some way. You can so infatuated with it that you forget other things, your family, people that matter, your health, school.... you become a completely different person. 

This past year my husband's 17 year old brother has been going down that path, we noticed at first but thought it was a phase, then he started losing weight and we knew he had to be doing something... In the last month he has been in trouble 4 times.  Twice arrested, this last time was the straw, it was time for treatment.  And he knew it... 

He is now in treatment for the next 18 months.... I pray that it works, that I have my little brother in law back, my husband has his little bro back, my boys' get their uncle back.... Our oldest son looks up to him and we want that to be able to continue. 

We use to have him almost every weekend, if not all weekend, at least after church every Sunday he went home with us.  He went hunting with my hubs every year.  As we had kids and other things came up, we stopped seeing him as often.  I hate the saying Life got in the Way! But it did.  I don't want to make excuses.  But as he told my hubs that he didn't think we supported him or loved him, that broke my heart.  We kinda had an idea of what was going on, and had to protect our children and us from it.  But why didn't we protect him more.....

But he is where he needs to be now and we are truly thankful that he is and know that he needs help.  I don't think he had much left in him to continue down the path he was going. 

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My heart is there for him and I am praying everyday that he gets better and becomes the man I know he is.

This week has been a  long one to say the least...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Advocare Cleanse results finally...

Well I did 10 day Advocare Cleanse and I did not get great results.  I did cheat a few days but for the most part I stuck with the clean eating.  I don't know.  I was down after three days and then after 10 days I was right back where I started! And on top of that my eating over the weekend was horrible! I am back on this week thus far!

It is frustrating! But it is my own fault!

Time to get with the program and get this belly weight gone!

You would think after someone thinking you had a baby on the way that would get my butt in gear!

But I am eating better now and am still Bikini Mommy Challenge and am going to watch the food intake.

I am still doing weight watchers along with MyFitnessPal.....

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Letter to My 21 year old self


Linking up with Holly and Jake today and writing myself a dear letter.

Dear Karie - 

So you are married for 2 years now! I know at times you worry you were too young, but he is your true love! You are going to go through a lot of ups and downs.  More downs in the year to come. 

Your Hubs, will have testicular cancer and have surgery and then treatments! But you make it through that time.  You are by his side every step of the way.  Then you will get pregnant with your first son! 

You have more trying times together but you get past them and you both are happier than ever together. You eventually get the nick of things!

Remember that partying and going out is not a priority anymore.  

Spend of moment you can with you and hubs' best friend Joel, because he will be gone before long.  You will learn cancer is terrible thing and nothing is worse than burying one of your friends after they lose the fight.  

Always remember where you came from, you don't leave there but just remember.

Don't fall for unrealistic things from people that have no meaning whatsoever to you!

Remember, you are a tough and independent woman that can get through anything that comes her way! 

Hold your head high and be confident!


Your 28 year old self 

Tomorrow is my last day for the Advocare 10 day cleanse!

Results will be up on the blog!

Monday, June 10, 2013


I always hate when the weekend comes to an end!

Friday night was busy! My sisters and I took my Mom out for Mother's Day finally. 

We went to see Fast & Furious 6! It rocked!
How could you not love that movie, hot men, great action scenes, hot men!
(I took grapes and water with me for snacks)

Then we went and ate Mexican! 
I ordered the Chicken Fajita! I did not eat the shells at all, gave them to my sister.
Only ate a very minimal amount of rice and beans and a few chips!
I was so proud of myself!
Weekends have always been my down fall and this past weekend
I felt like I did very well with my food intake. 

Pic from our garage sale I had with a friend! 
I made over $300 bucks Saturday with all this stuff.
I went from having 10 large totes of baby stuff (size newborn - 2T) down to 4 large totes and 1 small one!
I am excited about that! 
But still have a ton of stuff it seems!
The pink stuff in picture is not mine! No pink stuff in my baby stuff! 
Might have to try for that girl in a couple years! 
We will see how Monkey is by then! LOL!

Monkey chillin' with my headband on!

Jacer on his dirt bike! He loves that thing!

One of our sweet corn patches! We have two more!
Hopefully a great year for it!

This is me after Bikini Mommy Challenge one morning! It was tough!

Saturday at the yard sale I took grapes and had a salad for lunch with grilled chicken!
That night we had hamburger steaks. I had one but it was small and a huge salad!
No baked potato for me!

Sunday I had oatmeal for breakfast and not a waffle!
That was hard and those waffles looked awesome!
Instead I went and got in the shower while the rest of the fam ate them!
For lunch we had company and hubs made pasta and corn!
I had a huge salad instead!
For Supper I had a baked sweet potato cubes and a bite of fish!
I am proud of my accomplishment this past weekend and eating better. 
I guess I did splurge and have a strawberry shortcake and whipped topping!
It was delish!
A friend of mine text me and ask if I wanted to start running with her.
She is a runner, I am not! I want to be!
I was nervous this morning!
But I got right up at 5 a.m. and met her at 5:30.
We did 3 miles.  
I did not run the entire way but I would say I ran at least 2 miles of it!
I am proud of that!

And to finish for the day, here is a pic of progress!

Left pic prolly about Sept. 2012 and Right pic today!

Rock it out today!!!