Thursday, July 16, 2015

Life Happens...

I cannot believe it has been so long since I posted anything here.  My poor little blog has collected so much dust!  I just thought I would stop by and say a quick hello.  Life has become so crazy I don't feel like I have time to do anything.

As I mentioned before I have started my EMT course.  It has become very overwhelming for me.  I have my exams in just 4 weeks and I do not feel ready at ALL!  My stress level has shot right up.  I know if God has called you to something He will bring you through it.  I am trying my best to remember that. 

I am not a big fan of my instructors.  I do not feel they have prepared us for the exam.  I cannot put my finger on any one certain reason.  But this has added greatly to my stress level.  Sadly, I am not easy to live with recently.  I feel like I am setting myself up to fail. 

I no long have time to do the things I loved.  Cooking, photography, blogging, working out and oh so much more.  I have become a shell of someone who just studies all the time.  Last week I was questioning my calling into EMS.

Then last week I started my training with the agency I will be riding with.  I quickly realized THIS was exactly where God wanted me to be.  Helping a person in their time of need.  So I decided that I will take it one day at a time, one exam at a time.  I would appreciate prayers for me (and my poor family) as I prepare for these exams.  My first exam is August 15.  This one is a hands on skills exam.  The written exam is August 22. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Taco Seasoning {21 Day Fix}

It really is not difficult to make your own seasonings.  Since starting on my weight loss journey in January I have really taken notice of what is actually in those packets.  Honestly, I do not want that stuff in my body! 

This recipe makes a very large amount!  We use taco seasonings on everything.  If it is too much just cut it in half.

Taco Seasoning

6 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
6 tablespoons cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all of the ingredients in a large container.  When you want to use some to make tacos use 2-3 tablespoons.  You can use more or less depending on your taste. 

I have had such great success with the 21 Day Fix!  This is the first eating and workout program I have been able to stick to!  I am currently on my second round.  My first round I lost 10 pounds and over 28 inches! As you can see I am not missing out on anything!  Oh sure I have had my moments when it comes to sticking to it but it really is easy to stay on. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tortilla Pizza {21 Day Fix}

When you make your mind up to lose weight and become healthy it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice flavor or your favorites.  Last week I was craving pizza.  So instead of picking up the phone and calling the local pizza place I made a healthier version!

Now this recipe is to make one serving of this pizza.  If you want to make more just multiply by how many you would like to serve.

Tortilla Pizza

1 large tortilla (I actually found very thin oval ones)
2 teaspoons tomato sauce (not pasta sauce)
1 teaspoon oregano (fresh or dried)
1 garlic clove, minced finely
1 teaspoon onion flakes
1 cup spinach or kale, sautéed slightly
3/4 cup cooked sausage (turkey or whatever you choose)
1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Place the tortilla on a baking sheet.  Spread the tomato sauce onto the tortilla.  Sprinkle on the oregano, garlic and onion flakes evenly over the tortilla.  Place the spinach or kale evenly over the tortilla.  Next layer the sausage and finally the cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted and everything is warmed through. 

For those who are also on the 21 Day Fix....

 I did actually count this as 2 yellow containers.  But I did not eat this all in one sitting.  I was so full after eating half of it.  ENJOY!  If you want to know what I've been doing check it out the 21 Day Fix.