Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gettin' Skinny!

I don't know about yall, but I ate one too many hundred sweets this holiday season and need to get down to a pre-baby size again. Not a pre-bug size, but rather a pre-little man size. I know I will probably not be a size 4 ever again. Not even sure my hips would go that small again, darn childbirth. I do however want to be about 20lbs lighter and more importantly back in shape! 

For Christmas we got an XBOX360 and the kinect, along with the biggest loser: ultimate workout game.
Let me tell ya, Bob is kicking my butt! I haven't been this sore since high school cheer camps... wow! 
Bob is going to whip me into shape in no time flat!

Also made a stop at Forever 21 tonight and got some skinny jeans. Yep, I finally broke down and got a pair. They are supa cute and a whopping $9.50. Yes you heard me correctly, only $9.50!!! 
{you will not see me in the for a while however, as I bought them a size smaller than I am now to give me motivation to hurry and get down a size!}

Lastly, in the spirit of getting skinny, I broke in my new crock pot and made some yummy {!!!!} Vegetarian Chili with Sweet potatoes tonight. 

The recipe I found in January's issue of Real Simple magazine. It rocked my world!!

In case you didn't grab a copy of real simple yet, or your wonderful MIL didnt get you a subscription as mine did for me, I will share this great recipe!

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes
1 Md red onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1T chili powder
1T ground cumin
2t unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4t ground cinnamon
1t Salt
1/4t black pepper
1 28oz can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 15.5oz can of black beans, rinsed
1 15.5oz can of kidney beans, rinsed
I Md Sweet potato {about 8oz}, peeled and cut into 1/2in pieces
Sour cream, sliced chives, and tortilla chips for garnishing {optional}

In a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker, combine everything and add 1C of water. Cover and cook until sweet potatoes are tender and chili has thickened on low for 7-8hrs or high for 4-5hrs. 

Enjoy getting skinny too!!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The boys are celebrities!!!!

Well, sort of!

We had the wonderful Mckmama take our family photos while she was visiting the metroplex. 

The sneak peaks are WONDERFUL!! 

Can you spot the boys????

{i cannot wait to get them in!!!}

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