Okay the scale is movin and oh yeah Bought a new horse!

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I have not blogged for about a week and lots of things happening.  I finally got my off my behind and decided to get back to eating clean and quit wallowing in my pity.  Well it helped I can really start to see a light in the tunnel.   I went to look at a horse though was not sure if it was the right idea after losing my mare 5 weeks ago,  I fell in love with classy immediately and we really did click.  I think even more than sweetie, don’t get me wrong we had alot of wonderful memories but we had our turmoils too.  Any way I now am down almost 7 lbs.  I put a deposit on classy today and she will be coming home on july 12.  For horse people she is 7 and out of zips chocolate chip and is a dark red sorrel very sweet mare.  She really had me at hello.  As soon as I walked in the barn to see her and our eyes connected there was a glint in her eye.  Yea it probally was  the sun shining in her eyes but I took it as a sign.  Classy did great with the woman showing me, her owner went ahead to california to grad school and the trainer showed me how she worked.  My daughter rode her and she did the same.  I got on her and remember I have not been on a horse in a long time since I had a horse accident 5 years ago and you know at first she was very slow and would look back at me and say “are we okay. I know you are scared but I won’t hurt you”  A cowboy told me once that a good horse can tell the experience and nerves of a rider in less than 30 seconds of just sitting on them.  Once I calmed myself she started trotting and cantering.  She is a big girl(not fat )like me, well for right now I am fat but she is all big bones and muscle at 1200 pounds she easily could take 350lbs if needed but I am so not near that weight.  I got off and we untacked and she kissed my hands and nickered as I petted her.  Oh yeah we connected.  I can’t wait to bring her home.  I am losing weight to ride horses, but think this horse will help me get there.

slow cooker salsa chicken

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This is an awesome recipe!  There are 8 large servings and with some healthy brown rice and a salad or veggies makes a great meal!  I like to serve on whole wheat tortillas, but my daughter loves to eat it as a tortilla soup.

Nutritional information(Just the facts my friends)

calories 164

fat 2.5

cholesterol 254

carbs 7.5

protein 27 grams

1 serving is equal to 1 cup of chicken and 1/2 cup of brown rice.  The tortillas or what not are the extras.

2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 tbsp taco seasoning(you can buy the mix in your spice isle but I have a natural recipe below)

1 cup low sodium petite diced canned tomatoes, with juice.

1 medium onion, finely diced( 1 cup)

1/2 cup finely diced celery

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1 cup salsa, home made or purchased

3 tbsp reduced fat sour cream(i like daisy)

Place the chicken in a slow cooker, sprinkle the taco seasoning over the meat, layer the vegetables over the mixture, set on low or medium per your slow cooker and cook about 6-8 hours.  The meat is cooked when it shreds or reaches internal temp 165 degrees.  When ready to serve, shred the chicken with 2 forks then stir in the sour cream.

Had a loss but time to move on….

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I have not post for a while my mare and foal took a turn for the worse at the vets and both ended up passing.  The foal had an infection and we just had to put him down and my mare ended up colicking and passing last weekend as well.  It almost was enough for me to just hang up the towel and after crying for over a week decided to get over it.  My diet has totally gone to the wolves and now after having all the comfort food I can stand decided to straighten up or just might as well forget it.  For non horse people this may be hard to understand, I have lost dogs, cats but to have a horse for over 8 years and raise it from a young 6 month old filly,  it is almost like losing a human child.  I have lived and breathed horses ever since I can remember and need to have them in my life. Besides I still have a gelding at home that needed me to be there since he lost his mate.  I was going to wait before I got another horse but my boss told me of a great mare he knew was for sale at a terrific price.  The girl who owns it is leaving for grad school in august and wants a loving home for her mare and he knew I needed to get a horse to get over my tragedy.  At first I was not sure but tonight think I could really love this mare, she sent me several videos and pictures and the price is a steal at 1200 and cowboy my gelding really needs another companion.

Tommorow I restart getting back to my life, eating clean and feeling alive again too much to live than grieving, it will just bring us down.

To those that read my blog thank you, your posts gave me the courage to get off my butt and start over.