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I started running today since we moved back to FL.

Losing weight is more than just "going on a diet". It is about changing yourself and expecting more. I never ran before because I had low expectations. I wanted to have the excuse of, "I can't run because I'm no good at it" so that I could be a quitter before I even started. So, I slapped myself in the face and told myself to stop that. It's not right for me to not live my life to the fullest because I'm too lazy to have higher expectations for myself. I deserve better than myself. It's not about just "losing weight", it's about daring to dream and going after the impossible.

 
So, my first attempt at planning ahead went pretty well. Next week will be better when I have more time to fight with myself in my head but today I was the authoritarian... it was my way or the highway. I tried to balance out the meals and make some more hearty (I do have a two growing boys to feed too - my hubby and 16 month old!)

All of my recipes are going to be kid friendly (when it comes to salt) and full of nutrition!


I want to begin this post with where I began.

 
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You want me to plan....a...a....head?!?!?
I am a healthy eater. It has taken me YEARS and many small changes along the way to be who I am today, but I now can drive by a McDonalds, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, etc and not fight the urge to pull in.

I have a great juicer. I am defeated PCOS and lost more weight than I would ever have hoped for 4 years ago. Really, I have accomplished so much.

But, I am a horrible planner.

You can ask anyone... I am 5 minutes late, if you're lucky... I wait until the very last moment to do something.

 
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Chicken broth is the foundation to many meals. It is also packed with so much flavor, vitamins, and nutrients.

I make mine homemade. Why? Because even the organic broth has some not so wholesome ingredients in it like MSG and it doesn't have all of the extra vegetables that add more flavor and nutrients to the foundation of your cooking!

So, here is the recipe and some pictures!

Also, please note, in chicken stock you can add as little or as much of the vegetables to your broth. It just adds more flavor and vitamins!


 
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Clayton has been so bubbly through all of this! (punt intended lol)
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Clayton with Grandma's gift right before we moved back to FL!
I have done really great with everything that has happened this month. From Decmeber 24th - January 24th we have had a wild ride. 

It started when we were visiting our friends and family in Florida. My husband's dad was not doing well health wise, which now he is with Jesus. So, we decided to to move to back from where we were living in North Carolina so that my husband could help with taking care of him and see him more often and because we missed Florida in more ways than one. It was just not God's time for us to be gone... yet! So, on the 26th we left for North Carolina, thankfully Randy's friend came to help us pack, we packed our house and on the 28th we were heading back to Florida. That's right! We packed our ENTIRE house in 1 day.... ONE! All with a 15 month old and me still nursing him. It was quite a feat!