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Hello!

Today I did something that I never thought I could do.  As yo all know, I joined a fitness group back in January.  Well this amazing group of women came together and decided to sign up for a 5K  SWAT Team Mud Run.

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“Before”

This run is put on by our Local Police Department Swat Team in Mobile, Alabama.  The money raised benefits the SWAT team as well as other local Law Enforcement Departments.   I have never run anything in my life!  There were 34 obstacles that you had to go over, through or under and there was a TON of mud pits.

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“Me heading over one of the walls”

People lost shoes, socks and lord knows what else.  I have never challenged myself as much as I did today.  There were 12 of us and we all worked together and cheered each other on through the hardest parts.  I am so proud of myself for this accomplishment but I am even more proud to say that I represented my Husband, Officer J. Scroggins who was on duty today and could not participate.  Thank you to the Team Hopkins Kick Fit Ladies for pushing me to be better!

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“After”

Now I am headed home to rest and get some food! It has been a long day.

 

Until Then,

Wende

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Hello,

 So last night we had some crazy bad weather come through our area.  The winds  started picking up on Friday afternoon and continued through late last night.  It rained so had and for so long that there was a lot of flooding and there were reports of trees down in our neighborhood.  I have to say, I got a bit nervous with the weather because of the tornado that hit our neighborhood Christmas day in 2012.  This morning when we woke up the skies are a beautiful blue with white clouds and a gently breeze.  The only problem I have is that it is a chilly 59 degrees! This is not normal for my area.  It is making me long for Fall.  I am a bit worried about the summer heat that is on the way.  I do not like being hot!

But anyway,  a few days ago I got home from work and needed to figure out what to make for dinner.  Stephen has been really sick the past week and he has not had much of an appetite so I figured I would make something full of flavor.

I made this up as I searched the fridge for ingredients.  I didn’t take photos throughout the process. Sorry.  But it was so simple you can visualize it.  Ok so I had portobello mushrooms that I brushed with olive oil then sprinkled salt, pepper and garlic powder on them.  I put them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes until they were soft but still had a bit of firmness.  While they were cooking I pulled out some baby spinach, 2 left over grilled chicken tenders, bacon bits and shredded cheese.  In a small pan I melted a small amount of butter then I added the spinach and a dash of salt and pepper.  I sautéed the spinach until it was nice and soft. I diced the chicken and added it to the pan along with the bacon.  As this was all melding together I took the mushrooms out of the oven.  I topped them with my mixture from the pan then topped them with the shredded cheese then put them back in the oven to melt the cheese.  The only photo I took was the finished product.

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This was so good, healthy and filling.  It would be great as an appetizer if you are

entertaining friends.  I will definitely be making this more often as it is so quick and delicious.

Until then,

Wende

 

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So I finally had a chance to do some well over due organizing of my pantry.  I was dreading this task so much but it really didn’t take as long as I thought it would.  I think it was roughly an hour out of my afternoon.

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Our pantry is not huge.  I can stand inside the door (when it is straight) but like it is at the moment, there is no room at all.

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I like to put my groceries in groups.  I have baking stuff, canned, stuff, everyday items and the dog stuff.  As you can see from the photos above, nothing is in it;s proper places.

I took everything out of the pantry and put in the proper groups on the counter, wiped the shelves down and then returned the items to the correct space.

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I am not sure why I have so much canned milk but I was going to make a lot of something! I guess it is better to have too much than not enough.

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I changed up things a little bit but I was so excited to see the final product.  I sent the pics to my husband because I was so proud of my hard work.

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It really makes it easier to keep my diet in order when the good food is the first thing you see when you open the pantry door.

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 I have started back on the LCHF diet (low carb high fat aka Keto) which I did about a year ago.  I have been on it for 2 weeks now and have already dropped 7 pounds.  It is just the start but with the diet and the work outs 4-5 times a week I know that I can hit my goals.

Until Then,

Wende

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So I did something BIG!  I signed up for a 27 week full body challenge.  I started my diet on January 1st and started the workout group on the 3 of January.  My weight was 158.8 on the 1st.  My goal is to gain strength, to tone my body and to be more healthy.  This challenge is called the Kick start challenge and it is being held at Team Hopkins Jiu-Jitsu  in Mobile, AL.  It is so convenient because it is only 2 blocks away from my house. This makes it harder to make excuses not to show up.  The first time I went to a class everyone welcomed me into the group with open arms.  They made me feel like I had been around from the very beginning.  There is a Facebook page for our group and it is full of support, encouragement and friendship. I hope to see some results by the end of my first month.  I will let you know how things are going.

Now on another note ,this post was supposed to go out a  week ago but my computer crashed!  I mean what the hell?   So I have no photos to post until I figure it out.  I am using an old laptop to get this to you now. So don’t forget about me and keep checking in because I will do my best to get this resolved as soon as possible.

Wish me Luck!!

Until Then,

Wende

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Howdy,

So yesterday afternoon I was able to take the time and make some Chicken N Dumplins.  Yes that is how we say it in the South.  I have a really easy recipe and it tastes soooo good.

First I boil about 6-8 chicken tenderloins in seasoned water. I use salt, and Mrs. Dash garlic and herb season.

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Once the chicken is cooked I take it out of the broth to cool.  I then remove about 2 cups of the broth for later.

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Now I add plain water back in to the pot to cook my dumplins.  You may have to add a little more season to taste.  The dumplins that I use are from Walmart.

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When I am in a hurry and do not want to make my own dough and roll them out then have to cut them… I just buy these and go with it.

They are good, you can cut them to your desired size.

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I put flour in a small container, salt and pepper it then I drop the dumplins in and make sure that they are covered in flour then drop them in the water to cook.

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Once I get all of the dumplins into the broth and it is at a good boil, I turn the water down and then shred the chicken and put it in the broth with the dumplins.

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I stir this often to make sure that it does not stick and let it cook away.

Now that it is cooking down I will use the broth I  put to the side to thin it out.

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I just add a little bit at a time to make sure that it does not get to thin.

While I am going in and out of the kitchen to stir my Cauldron of goodness, I am watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

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You gotta love it.  I mean, It’s just a jump to the Left!

This is one of my favorite costumes that I wear at Halloween!!

Well go forth and make chicken an dumplins and enjoy!

Until Then,

Wende

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Wende

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