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Santa Fe Crockpot Chicken

Low key weekend

Pretty low key weekend around here.


Breakfast: protein pancake…didn’t have any cottage cheese so I used greek yogurt instead, not my favorite, it worked, but didn’t taste as good.  5pts

Aunt Sasa came over and  we couldn’t figure out what to do.  It was a beautiful day, but Cole was super tired and crabby and I wasn’t really in the mood to do much.  We decided we would just go grab some lunch.  Cole wanted a hamburger, fries and shake so we ended up trying a burger place here in Park City called Flippin’ Burgers.  When we got there Cole changed his mind about the burger and fries and instead only wanted a shake.  Unfortunately for him, the shake was not that good.  Even he agreed and took maybe 2 sips of the whole thing.  He ended up sharing a turkey burger and fries with me.  It was delicious!  14pts

We rented some movies on the way home and Cole went straight to bed.  Sherilynn and I watched the movie Moneyball.  Very good movie!  Snacked on leftover cookies, a handful of Rice Chex, and 1 licorice…10pts.  Dinner was leftover Chicken Enchilada Veggie Soup and a piece of toast.  As you can see, after I gave Cole his bowl there was maybe 1/2C left for me, but I wasn’t starving so it worked out fine plus I made a green smoothie too…4pts

Snack while watching TV: 1/2 apple and a spoonful of peanut butter..2pts


Woke up seriously craving a bagel.  Actually, I’ve been craving a bagel for like 4 days, but gave into my craving today.

Breakfast: cinnamon raisin bagel half with cc and half with butter and jam and some oj…15pts

Snack at church: 2 fruity tootsie rolls, 1/2 balance bar…3pts

Didn’t really have lunch, I probably should have cause instead I just snacked on the following… some dried mangos, a green smoothie, 1 reese’s mini pb cup, a couple bites of Cole’s sugar cookie, and 2 twizzler’s pull n’ peel…11pts

Dinner: tried another recipe from the Skinny Taste website, Santa Fe Crockpot Chicken.  I pretty much followed the recipe (did not use corn), I cooked it on high for 3 hours cause we were starving, and then added diced veggies like I did to the Chicken Enchilada soup recipe.  Served it over rice.  It was soooo yummy and when you don’t use the corn it’s only 4 points for 1 cup serving.  I also added a dollop of greek yogurt to my bowl.  6pts

 And now I wish I had some more cookies, but it’s probably good that I don’t!


30 Days of Gratitude

I can’t believe its the last day in November!!!

I love the month of Novemeber!!! Not just because its my birthday month 😉 but because I love taking the whole month to reflect on my {many!} blessings and the things I am grateful for.


I have been keeping a Gratitude list in the notes on my phone all month to remind me of how much I have been blessed. Here are just 30 things {out of many!} for the 30 days in November that I am thankful for.

I am grateful for:  {in no particular order}

1 – a loving Heavenly Father that loves me and has a plan for me.

2 – Courtney!!! He is my eternal companion, best friend, confidant, protector, lover, sweetheart, and I could not imagine my life w/out him by my side.

3 – Devyn.  her strong and wise spirit,  love and compassion, and the example she is to me.

4 – Taylor. her bold & sassy, yet loving and kind hearted personality.

5 – Jayde. her sensitivity and sincereness in all that she does and her artistic talent.

6 – Gabe. our smart little man with his witty and fun personality.

7 – our parents. for their constant love and support.

8 – our grandparents. such great examples of hard work and dedication in their time.

9 – the Gospel. I know who I am, I know why I am here, and I know where I am going.

10 – our Savior – Jesus Christ. for paying the ultimate sacrifice for each of us so that we can gain eternal life.

11 – Veterans.  especially for my husband, my dad, my brother in laws, our Papaw’s Pryor & Hinson, uncles, cousins, extended family members, and countless friends who so bravely and willingly serve our great country. I am forever grateful and humbled by your sacrifice.

12 – my high school bestie – Stephany. We have been friends for 17+ years and we know, love, and appreciate each other for who we are through everything through the years.

13 –  a steady income. especially in this economy.

14 – Daylight Savings Time ending and an extra hour of sleep! 😉

15 – my Testimony. I am grateful for all the things I know and believe are true and the freedom to express it.

16 – Visiting Teaching. I love getting to know other sisters and serving.

17 – Relief Society. Charity {really does} Never Faileth.

18- for running! I love the ‘runners high’ after a run and there’s nothing that makes me feel more like I’ve accomplished something than having an awesome run.

19 – our home. to have a place for our family that provides us a shelter from the world.

20 – the Temple. for the blessings we receive every time we attend.

21 – mine and my family’s health and wellness.

22 – the scriptures. for the answers and comfort that I can find in them.

23 – power of prayer. I know that our prayers are heard and then answered on the Lords time.

24 – Thanksgiving Day!! for the chance to be reminded of the blessings in our lives – and be with our families.

25 – music. all kinds. to lift me up, comfort, motivate, dance, sing to.

26 – Weight Watchers. a lifestyle plan that has been life changing for me.

27 – Lexy & Cyndi and this blog!!!  I have learned so much about myself and what I am capable of thanks to the support of these two awesome women whom I call my sisters –  and those around us that support us!!! love you gals!! 😉

28 – all my outlaws and inlaws! 😉 my sisters and Courtney’s brothers and sisters – all their spouses and my nieces and nephews!

29 – birthdays and ME. 😉 I am thankful for my life on this earth, for the person I am, the values I have, the trials I have been given to endure and learn from, for who I have become through hard work, and for who I CAN still become.

30 – Christmas time!!! Its the season of giving, to remember the Reason for the Season – to celebrate our Saviors birth.


Have you made your gratitude list?? 


my fire bites today:

*rest day – still gotta do burpees :/

breakfast – my trusty ole’ oatmeal! – 4

did computer work ALLLLLLL day trying to get caught up! {my house shows it! will have to make up for that tomorrow}


didn’t plan my day very well or clean out my fridge yet –  so I ended up snacking on some of these – 4


kept getting side tracked and realized about 3:30 that I hadn’t eaten lunch – leftover pizza – 7


Zone bar snack – 5


made Skinny Italian meatballs  but I put a little twist on it and served ours with a sweet & spicy sauce, 1/4 cup rice and 1/2 cup veggies – 7

I have made a few recipes from Gina’s Skinny Taste’s blog before – I love her blog and her creative & simple recipes with the PointsPlus values on each recipe!!!

I will post the recipe in a separate post HERE.

Just when I thought my birthday celebration was over………..

my sweet husband came home from work with this surprise from The Cake Lady Bakery. 😉


my kids got to finally sing Happy Birthday to me and I enjoyed my slice of chocolate cake! – 8