Monday, January 9, 2017

Cooks: Healthy Homemade Ketchup

One of my resolutions this year is to maintain my weight loss, 72 pounds. 
One way of doing that is to not fall into old habits.
If you eat the way you've always eaten, well you will look the way you have always looked!

The program I followed to lose the weight, has you do it in phases. 
You get ready, you lose, you maintain and then you move on to life.
I am in the life phase. 
What that means is I continue to eat the food from the losing and maintaining phases plus I can start introducing other foods. When the scale goes up, the foods become "indulgences" when the scale maintains they can become daily happenings.

With all that said, let's get to the recipe!
This recipe is for any phase of the program I did. 
If you would like to learn more about how I've lost, 
and now maintaining my weight; friend me on Facebook!

Healthy Homemade Ketchup:

6 oz can tomato paste
1/3 c water
2 tbpn apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 packets Stevia in the Raw
Pinch of Cayenne pepper

Mix all but last two ingredients together. Add one packet Stevia in the raw, add pinch of cayenne if you'd like, taste. If you like a sweeter ketchup add second packet Stevia in the raw.

If you are using this in P2, a little can be used without counting as a vegetable portion. If you are eating a lot, then you should count as some of your vegetable

Enjoy! This can also be enjoyed in other phases, the possibilities are endless!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Where have I been, again!

Wow, as usual I get ahead of myself. I think that I have everything in order and well. I don't. 
I know many can relate!

2016 has had ups, downs and in betweens. 
The ups would definitely include Baby Everett.
The downs well, who wants to talk about them. 

The only down I want to talk about is... well... I am down 72 lbs!
I started my journey on Memorial day, and I am so glad I took the plunge.

I am happier, healthier, have more energy and the best part...
 I am sleeping better with a four kids, than when I had only one!

Can you believe the difference?!?! I am still in shock that I did it!
My final goal was 75, and boy did I get close.

So now what? Well, I am going to maintain my loss and help others do the same! 
If you'd like to learn more, you can email me, connect on Facebook or comment on this post.

I've made some things here and there. And even have pictures to prove it! 
Here's hoping I can at least remember what I did, so I can share!

Here's to New Beginnings and 2017!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Calling All Crafters 2016: 40th Edition

Welcome to the 40th Edition of Calling All Crafters 2016! 

Calling All Crafters is a place where you can share your craftiness!
Each week, I ask my readers to link up what they have been up to! 
Recipes, Organizing, Crafts, and more!

I love checking all the links, and seeing what you are creating!

Especially since life has been so crazy I haven't been creating, it keeps me optimistic I will finally find the time to create, and blog 
about it


Love Quilting's
Black Cat Halloween Flag

Here are the "rules":

-I want YOU to stop on by, and share what you are up to, cooking, cleaning, crafting, you name it!
If you can copy and paste the link, I want to see it!

-If your not a follower, please become one, this let's me easily find and visit your blog too!
Don't like to follow? Prefer Facebook?  Like Me! 
Want to see what I am pinning? Follow Me!
Do you google+? Follow Me!

-Tell your friends to stop on by, pin it, link up or just visit!!
Come back next week to see if your great idea has been featured!