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me pixA Curvy Girls’ Journey, Inc. goal is to empower and inspire women to live healthier lives physically, mentally and spiritually. We provide an awareness about fitness and wellness while motivating women about the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle.This Fitness & Wellness Blog, was created to stimulate women like me in changing their lifestyles mind, body and soul in becoming a Healthier You!!

me pix2As a Curvy Girl I love to eat, look good and feel good so I created this blog to track all of my crazy fitness habits and to monitor my weight loss and weight gains. I have been trying to lose weight for the past 5 years and during these past five years I have learned that my emotions have a lot to do with my fitness habits. So,  I realized that if I shared My Journey with all of the Curvy Girls’ in cyber land on how I feel and the things that I do while I am on This Journey, I would have a better chance of Success so….follow me and Join the Journey!!!!!

Oven BBQ Chicken

barbeque chickenIngredients

  • 3 cups Your Favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Peach Preserves
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • Hot Sauce, Optional
  • 6  Chicken breast, Bone-in, or Fillet
  • Olive Oil For Brushing

Preparation Instructions

Combine BBQ sauce, peach preserves, garlic, and hot sauce in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, or until nice and hot. Set aside.

PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 DEGREES.

Drizzle olive oil on 2 rimmed baking sheets and place chicken thighs skin side down in the pans. Roast for 25 minutes. Remove from oven briefly, brush sauce all over the thighs, then use a spatula to flip them over to the other side, being careful not to tear the skin. Brush the tops with more sauce and return to the oven for 7 minutes. Remove from oven, brush on more sauce, and return to the oven for another 7 minutes. Remove from oven, brush on sauce, and turn up the temperature to 425 degrees.

Continue roasting for another 5 to 7 minutes, or until the sauce is starting to brown around the edges and the thighs are totally cooked through. Remove from the oven and let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Courtesy of: http://www.pioneerwoman.com

Before Careful Everything is not Always Glimmer and Gold

pathMorning Inspiration…. Yesterday after going on Facebook and wishing my fav a Happy Birthday, I decided to read one of his blog post and it was so in tuned with what goes on in our daily lives I had to share… Because something sounds real good and might be all shiny on the outside doesn’t mean that is good and will shine shine for you all the time. Be careful with the paths you choose everything is not always Glimmer and Gold

The Journey Page 1

As he walked down the dark street he came across a man. The wandering had made him friendly so he greeted him and stuck out a hand.

“What’s your profession?” The man asked.
“I do many things, but I pour my soul into my poetry.”
“You are a poem.”
“I am a Poet.”
“Oh, because you write poetry?”
“Precisely.”
“I see what you mean, but you can’t just say a thing like that and expect people to believe you without a shred of evidence. A poet would certainly give us some poetry?”
“Yes, I believe so, but what if I told you everything isn’t what it seems?”
“I would be forced to say I know.”

  Why You Can’t See God

If you could see God it would make doing good too easy,

believe me.

If you could see God physically,

as he displays his omnipotence

you wouldn’t dare do evil.

Of course these theories

that scientists come up with sound good,

but they should.

Devotion is real

only when unfaithfulness is possible.

Every religion has a view,

but the Ten Commandments

will always hold true.

Whatever you pray for

God will deliver.

Try to stay warm in this cold world

that will make you shiver.

“That was grand. The definition of poetry.”
“Thank you, your kind words bring pleasure to the universe.”
“Have you heard of the Poets Gauntlet?”
“I have not.”
“Are you a Poet?”
“Yes.”
“One of the best?”
“That’s for you to decide.”
“I have decided! And the Poets Gauntlet is a competition to see who is the best poet in the world. Allow me to represent you.”
“Why should I?”
“You need a reference. And the prize is 30 million euros. But you’ll risk a lot.”
“Like what?”
The man began to tap his feet.”There will be time for that. You’re walking this way and so am I. We can discuss details on the journey.”
“Fair enough. I planned on stopping for breakfast at the next establishment I stumbled upon.”
“We must stop at my home first before our journey. It’s on the way, I can cook you a breakfast fit for a king, no strings attached.”
“I’m not sure what journey you have in mind,  but omlettes are always better with three eggs.”
“This may be true, we can talk about that too.”
“You invite me over for breakfast at this odd hour, I commend you on the kind gesture, but I must know your name before we begin our journey.”
“I have a lot of names Daniel, but you can call me Satan.”

-Durrell  Givens http://hereisdurrell.blogspot.com/2014/08/page-1i.html

Carb Buster

carb busterIngredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter Or Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Diced Zucchini
  • 1/2 cup Diced Yellow Squash
  • 1/2 whole Medium Onion, Cut Into Chunks
  • Salt And Pepper
  • 1 whole Tomato, Sliced Thick
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 slice Cheese (Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, Swiss, Etc)

Preparation Instructions

Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook until 2 to 3 minutes, or until starting to soften. Add the zucchini and squash, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and stir to cook for 3 to 4 minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Grill the tomato slices on a grill pan or simply sear them in a hot skillet. Remove and set aside.

Bring a medium saucepan of water to a gentle boil. Add the vinegar. Use a wooden spoon to carefully stir the water into a circular “whirlpool.” Crack one egg into the water and allow it to swirl around in the water until the egg begins to set. Let it stay in the water for 1 minute, then remove it with a slotted spoon and set it on a plate. Repeat with the other egg. If eggs need to be cooked longer, just add them back to the water for 30 seconds at a time.

Spoon the vegetables on a plate or in a bowl and set the eggs on top. Lay the tomato slices on the side. Place the cheese slice on the side so that it starts to soften from the heat.

Sprinkle eggs with salt and pepper and serve!

Note: Add a link or two of chicken or turkey sausage if desired.

Recipe courtesy of: http://www.pioneerwoman.com