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High Protein Turkey Chili – Instant Pot 

I’m pretty sure I could throw out every kitchen gadget/tool and live with just my Instant Pot! 

It’s a blustery cold snowy day here in the North so I had chili on the brain. Here’s how it went Down

You will need 

3 stalks celery 

1 carrot 

Bunch of green onions

1 can 6 bean medley 

1 can Chili style tomatoes

1lb of extra lean ground turkey 

3/4 c frozen corn 

Garlic powder, chili powder and cumin  – Turn your instant pot onto sauté , add in a little oil and then throw in the cut up veggies 

Then add in ground turkey 

Drain and rinse the can of beans , add to pot . Add tomatoes , corn and spices. No need to cook the turkey fully because you are going to let pressure do that. 

Cancel the saute action, put the lid on and hit manual for 15 minutes. Boom Chili is done! Let it naturally release pressure as it will stay warm until you are ready to serve. I like to put mine on rice, top with sour cream and cheese! 

This makes 6 big bowls and here’s the details/macros 

Low fat, good carbs and high protein! Win win 

Hey its Thursday, lets do a THROWBACK post!


LIKE, really fat!

Here I am in 2010, a few months before my WLS. I always smiled because I was happy, but not fit!

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Truth said, but let us not dwell on that because I am no longer FAT… I am FIT! I now believe that because my hot Dr said it to me. Why is it that I needed a medical professional to actually speak those words to me before I believed it myself?

Losing and maintaining weight is a constant battle of the brain. I think I am finally there though, I do believe I have reached my goal.

I was even confident enough to rock a bikini in Cuba last year before I had plastic surgery!



So for all of you thinking that the journey to health is too hard, too much commitment – look back on your old photos and then you will realize that it is a journey that needs to be taken.

Throwback … Whoaaa

Ok, sometimes you just need to go back and look at how far you have come. I am not afraid to show these pictures because I know how much work I have done to achieve this success.

Here we go, these pictures were taken exactly 3 years ago while I was on vacation in Los Cabos.




I was in rough shape, I was 284 lbs and not happy. I was always the funny girl but never the pretty one. Things had to change.

I became a vegetarian and I ran, lots. I hated it at first, every minute of it, but I was not going to quit. I turned into this girl


I loved running , really I did, but I wanted to become stronger. I knew the benefits of strength training and weightlifting but I had no knowledge of how to do it? Then I discovered Crossfit Belleville and this place changed my life! I was hooked from the very first WOD. I turned into this girl



I love my life now and I won’t stop working out and eating right because it is who I have now become. It is my life.

So for all you people out there who need a little inspiration, go back and look at those old photos of yourself and refocus , go after all your goals. They are yours to be had!

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