Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Coon Balls

No, this Coon Balls recipe has nothing to do with real coons. Actually, we have no idea how it got its name. If you know, will you tell us? We hope that you enjoy this Coon Balls recipe. "Coon Balls"


3 cups of Bisquick
1 lb. of Jimmy Dean sausage (hot or mild, your choice)
1 lb. of shredded cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons of Tabasco
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
Roll into small balls that are about the size of a ping-pong ball.
Place the balls on a pan and cook at 350 degrees F. for about 10 minutes.
Flip the balls over and continue cooking for about 10 more minutes.
Enjoy your Coon Balls!


One year seems just like yesterday i started this new life . My list of things i can do now that i couldnt do a year ago has grown so much i cant even start to write everything. But i can say i feel GREATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

125 lbs GONE FOR LIFE and counting

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Cookie Rules...

1. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh out of the oven, it has no calories because everyone knows that the first cookie is the test and thus calorie free.

2. If you drink a diet soda after eating your second cookie, it also has no calories because the diet soda cancels out the cookie calories.

3. If a friend comes over while you're making your Christmas cookies and needs to sample, you must sample with your friend. Because your friend's first cookie is calories free, (rule #1) yours is also. It would be rude to let your friend sample alone and, being the friend that you are, that makes your cookie calorie free.

4. Any cookie calories consumed while walking around will fall to your feet and eventually fall off as you move. This is due to gravity and the density of the caloric mass.

5. Any calories consumed during the frosting of the Christmas cookies will be used up because it takes many calories to lick excess frosting from a knife without cutting your tongue.

6. Cookies colored red or green have very few calories. Red ones have three and green ones have five - one calorie for each letter. Make more red ones!

7. Cookies eaten while watching "Miracle on 34th Street" have no calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one's personal fuel.

8. As always, cookie pieces contain no calories because the process of breaking Causes calorie leakage..

9. Any cookies consumed from someone else's plate have no calories since the calories rightfully belong to the other person and will cling to their plate. We all know how calories like to CLING!

10. Any cookies consumed while feeling stressed have no calories because cookies used for medicinal purposes NEVER have calories. It's a rule!

So, go out and enjoy those Christmas Cookies - we only get them this time of year!

Sunday, December 20, 2009



Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Looking Back

Looking back a year ago this month i couldn't(or had trouble ) etc

Breath well
had trouble walking a long distance
always eating
always making excuses for eating this and that
wore big clothes so the fat wouldn't show
couldn't run with out feeling like i was dieing
i couldn't sit on the floor with legs folded without hurting
never found big enough clothes to cover my body
i ate non healthy foods
I always looked down on the skinny folks
I was shame on how i looked and never did anything about it
i hated going out with groups of people
I never bettered my self because i didn't feel good about my self etc
and the list goes on

ALL BECAUSE of WEIGHT ..........


I can breath GREAT
I talk to more folks now
I wear clothes i like and they are small clothes
I eat healthier
I stop when i am full (which isn't much 0
I am working my new stomach
I enjoy running with bailey and karley
I walk now with out hurting
I don't drink the UN healthy stuff
I don't (still in progress working on ) eat bad foods
I have lost 123lbs and still loosing (wouldprobaly be at my goal but like i said i am NOT perfect )

I feel like i have a new beginning in life. I know i will have a better life due to my surgery .

This month will be a year (DEC29) since surgery

Doctor wants me down to 165 ( 8lbs away to that goal)
I want to get down to 140is (about 35lbs to my goal)
I am standing at 173
I started at 296

SO i guess i can brag and say i did A AWESOME JOB


Saturday, December 05, 2009

letter from JESUS

Letter from Jesus about Christmas --

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking
My name out of the season.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple
of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn.

If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the
town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree,
instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me
anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of
that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of
our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish
list. Choose something from it:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is
being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home.
They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all
the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally.
They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards
his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be
praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up... It will be nice
hearing from you again.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they
don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I
came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I
love them.

5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life
this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who
that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the
holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a
kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that
doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If
the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their
employees spend the day at home with their families

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary-- especially
one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My

9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town
who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any
presents to give or receive. If you don't know them,
buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some
other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about
your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do
things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your
actions that you are one of mine.

Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I
have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above
and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your
court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and
remember :



Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Mister Elf has ARRIVED!!!!

The kids were so excited (more karley ) she didnt care how he got in the house she just kept saying he is MAGIC.Bailey on the other hand was doing a I SPY lol trying to figure out how mister elf got in the house. Mister Elf will be here until xmas eve then he reports back to santa if there are any good or bad kids in the Murray household.. But as he stays he gets in a bit of trouble lol. Kids have to report Mister elf's report card too ............its going to be a fun 23 days .. ENJOY