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Bible Reading Plans

Want to read the Bible in a year? Here, I list different plans.

If you are doing one that you like, please comment to this post for others to see.


New Years Resolution Ideas for 2017

May I recommend a few New Years resolutions to all of my friends?

Things to stop:
1.) Stop posting daily selfies
2.) Stop asking people to copy/share
3.) Stop talking about politics
4.) Stop sharing every post you see
5.) Stop liking your own posts
6.) Stop being passive-aggressive
7.) Stop vague-booking
8.) Stop making excuses

Things to start
9.) Develop genuine relationships
10.) Give more
11.) Serve more
12.) Pray more / Read your Bible more
13.) Attend church
14.) Get healthier
15.) Spend time with those you love
16.) Be there for others when they need it

Thanksgiving Recipe – Stuffed Jalapeños

40 medium to large sized jalapenos
2 lbs of Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
2 packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
2 cups of fresh shredded parmesan cheese
1 package of non-latex gloves

Cut each jalapeno in half
Using a spoon, scrape out the veins and seeds
Rinse the jalapenos

In a frying pan, brown 2 lbs of Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
Drain the grease
In a mixing bowl, mix the sausage and the cream cheese together
After thoroughly mixed, add the shredded parmesan cheese and mix well

Scoop a teaspoon of the mixture into each half of the jalapenos
Put in a casserole dish (not a cookie sheet because the pork sausage will continue to drain)
Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees

Tips/Variations – Better with smaller batches
Wrap each in bacon and bake
Wrap each in crescent roll dough and bake
Leave in some of the seeds/veins to make it hot

Thanksgiving Recipe – Stuffed Jalapeño Casserole

1 large cans of sliced jalapenos
2lbs of HEB – Hot Turkey Sausage (found near Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage packages)
2packages of Philadelphia 1/3 fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1cups of fresh shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup of fresh basil
1 cup of chopped onions
1bags of frozen tater-tots

In a frying pan, brown 2 lbs of HEB Hot Turkey Sausage
Drain the grease
In a mixing bowl, mix the cooked turkey sausage and the cream cheese together
Add the cup of fresh basil, chopped onions, and parmesan cheese – Mix well.

Add a single layer of tater tots at the bottom of a casserole dish.
Top the layer with the jalapeno/cheese mixture
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes at 425 degrees.

Thanksgiving Recipe – Brine Turkey

5 gallon bucket  –  Fill half way, enough to submerge the Turkey

Small bunch of fresh parsley
Small bunch of fresh sage leaves
4 fresh bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried thyme
¼ cup whole black peppercorns
1 cup Kosher salt

Add all ingredients to bucket and stir until salt dissolves.

Place turkey into brine, place in refrigerator overnight, I usually do a full 24 hour.
Remove turkey from brine and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes

Then stuff turkey with:
1 onion, quartered
2 celery stalks, chopped
Small bunch of fresh parsley
Small bunch of fresh sage leaves
One bay leaf

Brush turkey with 1 stick of melted butter 

Season with:
1 tablespoon dried marjoram, thyme, and sage – combine in dish and season turkey

Cooking (Roast 15-17 minutes per pound):
Baste turkey every 15 minutes.
Preheat oven at 425*
Roast breast side down for 40 minutes
Turn breast side up and lower oven to 325*
Let turkey rest for 20 minutes before carving.

If your turkey doesn’t taste like the best one you ever had, you failed somewhere!

Recipe shared to me by Jeff S.

Transformation 55 – Day 20 of 55

This morning, I finally hit the 30 lbs weight loss. Another 5 pounds and I will weigh less than I did five years ago. It takes the time to undo bad habits, but I am on my way to better health.

Total weight loss on Transformation55 is now 8 lbs.



Transformation 55 – Day 1 of 55

Today, I began a Transformation. I’ve already lost 22  lbs. It is now time for me to add some physical exercise to it.

I’m still taking the same products from the 24 Day Challenge. I just added Catalyst in the morning with my before breakfast vitamins and supplements.

Burke / Crenshaw Park
– 2.00 miles
– 33.26 minutes
– 16:43 minutes / mile
– 241 calories

Do you want to join my team?

I am looking for a few good men and women to be a part of a powerful business opportunity.

As you are aware, I am an Independent AdvoCare Distributor. As a distributor, I have the opportunity to buy AdvoCare products at a 20 – 40% discount, sell them, and earn a profit. I am currently at a 30% discount and am working towards being an Advisor with a 40% discount. This opportunity is open to you as well.

I initially enrolled as an Independent AdvoCare Distributor for the discount. I believe that’s how most people join. I took advantage of the 20% discount and purchased products for the 24-Day Challenge. At the end of the 24 days, I had lost a total of 16 lbs and a couple of inches off of my waist. Other people started to notice that I was shrinking.  They started to ask questions so I told them about the lifestyle changes I made as well as the AdvoCare products I took. I noticed that as people purchased from my site, I was earning a wholesale commission (* link to income disclosure statement at bottom of post.) By the way, I am now down a total of 24 lbs and four inches off of my waist. I am also about to start a 55 day program called Transformation55. I took new before photos and anticipate hard work and great results.


If you are interested and would like to know more about becoming a distributor, please contact me and we can set up some time to meet in person or meet over the internet using Skype. If you want to start immediately, click here: https://www.advocare.com/160541350/Enrollment/MemberBasicInfo.aspx. I will receive a notification from AdvoCare the following day that you enrolled as an AdvoCare Distributor in my organization.  I’ll contact you shortly thereafter to welcome you, answer any questions you might have, and introduce you to a few of my colleagues who can assist you in doing your best.

For some basic information, continue reading:

It currently costs $59 plus applicable taxes and shipping to become an Independent AdvoCare Distributor. An annual $50 renewal fee is required to maintain the benefits and discounts of your Distributorship. This renewal fee is due approximately one year after becoming a distributor.

After you join, two things will happen. I will receive an email that notifies me you enrolled as an AdvoCare Distributor in my organization. Also, AdvoCare will send you a very cool Distributor Kit.

Your Distributor Kit includes:
  • A Welcome Guide
  • An officially branded AdvoCare blender bottle
  • A Spark® flavor-sampling Starter Pack featuring two stick packs of Fruit Punch, Mango Strawberry, Grape and Watermelon (Servings Per Container: 8)†
  • An AdvoCare Rehydrate® flavor-sampling Starter Pack featuring two flavor pouches of Mango Pineapple, Key Lime Cherry and Red Raspberry (Servings Per Container: 6)†
  • A Meal Replacement Shake flavor-sampling Starter Pack featuring two pouches of Vanilla and Chocolate Mocha (Servings Per Container: 4)†
  • IMPACT Magazine, a tool designed to highlight both product and business success stories
  • Retail Sales receipts to provide to your Retail Customers
  • And, the latest Policies, Procedures and Compensation Plan


†Flavor-sampling Starter Packs are exclusive to the AdvoCare Distributor Kit
To enroll as an AdvoCare Independent Distributor in my organization,  click here: https://www.advocare.com/160541350/Enrollment/MemberBasicInfo.aspx
* An Income Disclosure Statement can be found at https://www.advocare.com/opportunity/

MNS 3 – What does it look like?

My mother, also an Independent AdvoCare Distributor, asked about the Metabolic Nutrition System (MNS) that I am taking as part of my 24 Day Challenge. I thought it would be good if I take a photo and provide a little more information on how I take it.

There are three different types of MNS.
1.) MNS 3 – Provides a foundation level of appetite control and energy (this is the one that I use – it is the one that I will describe)
2.) MNS C – Provides a higher level of appetite control than MNS3
3.) MNS E – Provides more energy than MNS3

I’ve been using MNS3 for a little more than a month now. It provides me with sustained energy, appetite control, core nutrition, and overall wellness.

Each box contains 14 strip packs. One strip pack contains the contents for one day. Math: One box will cover you for 14 days.


One side of the strip pack is labeled.


Included in every strip pack of MNS® 3:

Before Breakfast Yellow Packet — (I take the contents of one yellow packet 30 minutes before breakfast. I usually take this with Spark)
Calcium Plus – 2 caplets
ActoTherm SR – 1 caplet
ProBiotic Restore™ – 1 capsule

Before Lunch Yellow Packet — (I take the contents of the second yellow packet 30 minutes before lunch)
Calcium Plus – 2 caplets
BioTherm – 2 capsules

White Packet — (I take the contents of both white packets at lunch)
CorePlex® – 3 caplets
CardioQ – 1 capsule

White Packet — (I take the contents of both white packets at lunch)
OmegaPlex® – 2 softgels
Calcium Plus: Calcium Plus is a great source of calcium, an essential part of maintaining the strength and health of your bones and teeth.*

ActoTherm: This sustained-release product is a blend of botanicals including cinnamon, gotu kola, ginger and peppermint to support of energy production and appetite management.*

ProBiotic Restore™: ProBiotic Restore helps aid in good digestion and supports intestinal function by supplementing normal beneficial intestinal microflora.*

BioTherm: The synergistic combination of oolong tea, botanicals, B vitamins, and biotin helps support your body’s ability to utilize fats for energy production.*

CorePlex®: CorePlex is a synergistic blend of 36 vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (vitamins A, C, and E) and nutrients that can help the body promote and sustain health and well being.*

CardioQ: This product combines the ingredients CoQ10 and Lycopene to provide nutritional support for the cardiovascular system as well as for healthy aging.*CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that the human body produces naturally to generate energy. CardioQ contains 150 mcg of CoQ10 to help support processes where energy is needed the most, such as the heart and the liver.* Lycopene is a plant-based phytonutrient that provides cardiovascular and immune support. Lycopene in the daily diet also contributes to healthy aging.*

OmegaPlex®: OmegaPlex contains 500mg long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (300mg EPA and 200mg DHA) per soft gel that can help support cardiovascular health, joint health, and the maintenance of skin when consumed in combination with a healthy diet and exercise.*

Do not take more than the contents of one strip pack per day. If you are pregnant or nursing, please seek the advice of a healthcare professional before using this product.
This product contains herbal sources of caffeine equivalent to a range of approximately 130mg to 160mg.
Contains: Soy and omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish (sardines, herring, mackerel and/or menhaden).

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

To order, visit my mother’s site: https://www.advocare.com/1607947/
Or my site: https://www.advocare.com/160541350/



Coming Soon from the Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man is bringing two new surprises to town very soon! What could they be?

Stay tuned to my AdvoCare site (https://www.advocare.com/160541350/Store/default.aspx) and be one of the first to find out!

Coming Soon Gingerbread



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