…but God can: The Blog

  • A Little Bit Of Jesus…With A Little Bit Of Funny To Kick-Start Our Day Today!

    A Little Bit Of Jesus…With A Little Bit Of Funny To Kick-Start Our Day Today!

    I was blessed to be able to bring the Good News of Jesus to the amazing folks at Redemption City Church in Round Rock, Texas. I had a blast!!!

    All too often we put off important things because we tell ourselves, “There’ll be tomorrow. I can take care of it then!”
    I got news for you friend….we’re not guaranteed tomorrow. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

    Be present now…here…today. Enjoy family and friends TODAY! Enjoy life’s experiences TODAY! Be the person God wants you to be TODAY! Because we just don’t know what TOMORROW holds!

    My prayer is that God reveals His awesome plans for you and that you grab His plan and live it to the fullest. Enjoying every precious moment of the life He is carving out for you…and your family!

    Until next time…have a blessed day!

    ~Mitch and Courtney

  • Weigh In Day: Weight Loss Goals; Farmers Market Finds; Health Shakes; Airstreams; Fat Boy Gone Lean

    Weigh In Day: Weight Loss Goals; Farmers Market Finds; Health Shakes; Airstreams; Fat Boy Gone Lean

    Weigh In Day Y’all!!! Here are this week’s results for Courtney and I!

    Video Transcript:

    Hey! What’s up peeps?

    Alright, so I apologize for being sweaty. I just got through taking a load to our storage unit from our house. Details about that later.

    Today is Sunday, Lord’s day, everyday is the Lord’s day! It is Sunday so it is weigh in day.

    So two things…First, if you haven’t seen our video on this week’s Farmers Market haul, check it out. We checked out a new F/M…a really cool place. Only happens every third Saturday of the month. I think it’s only between like, April and December.

    But it’s in a little piece of Leander Texas. If you’re in the Central Texas area. There’s a little piece of Leander, Texas right in the heart of Leander, Texas. And it is called Smooth Village. And first of all before we get to the farmers market, I want to tell y’all about “Smooth Village” itself, it is really cool because it’s just a bunch of like Air Streams that are like all around and you have like one section that has Airstreams you can walk into it’s like a boutique like a dress shop… it is really cool. And there’s another section that an Airstream that’s a bar. It’s really cool. We didn’t drink!

    There’s another Air Stream that is a salon. It’s kind of cool. So it’s an Airstream themed park but then on the outskirts of it, there are probably five or six different food trailers, food trucks…they smelled really good. We were not there to eat or we might have had som of there food…it all looked like really good stuff.

    So if you get a chance every third Saturday of the month in Leander Texas go check it out… it’s called the Old Town Leander farmers market. There’s one guy in there and he is from Rockdale, Texas. I can’t remember his his farms name….I’ll post it right here!

    But he had a lot of stuff. He still has corn in season.

    But then also he’s got to fellow supplier…they swap produce back and forth who’s from the valley. So he’s actually got like fresh pineapple, apples, and other fruit. Lemons, limes too. He had a lot of good vegetables. They grew at his farm. We got a lot of those and then he had a bunch of really cool fruits good foods too. And he had roasted peanuts, fresh roasted peanuts.

    So they were really good. I got some tomatoes!

    It was really cool! Go check it out if you have a chance.

    So…to weigh in day…

    I weighed in this morning and Courtney weighed in yesterday.

    She has lost 36 pounds. She was so upset a week ago because she had kind of plateaued around 34 pounds. I say plateau…she lost like an ounce or two, but she was so frustrated. I’m like, “it’s just how it works…nature the beast.”

    And then she totally jumped over 35 pounds, and she’s down 36 pounds. So happy for her! That is amazeballs couldn’t be more happy. She’s working out every day. She’s eaten healthy. She’s just a rock star.

    Okay, I weighed in this morning and I am down to 329.8 pounds…So I’m technically what I weighed when I got married.

    That is goal number three!!!

    Number one goal was getting through 75 hard. That was a freakin hard goal. And I punched that dude it’s so happy about that.

    And then goal number 2 was to lose 100 pounds…did that. And then goal number three was down to to 330 which is where I was when I got married. That just happened just now. And then my final goal, aside from my lifetime goal of staying healthy, is going to be to lose get down to 280…which is where I was when Courtney and I met. And the hope is that I get there by June 8. That’s what we’re hoping for.

    I did lose like roughly four and a half pounds this week, five ish pounds, which is a lot.

    I know one day, it was just a busy day (as days get) and our dinner was like salad and we went straight to bed after eating a salad. So probably wasn’t a good thing. I should have thrown a smoothie in there. By the way. If I haven’t told you about my smoothies. My smoothies are amazing. I encourage you to eat them.

    Are they healthy? Sure, because they have bananas and they have peanut butter which is God’s gift to the world.

    So it does have potassium it does have protein. And then I put almond milk and ice and that’s it.

    I do a whole banana.

    I do a heaping teaspoon of peanut butter, and then I add a cup of almond milk, and then I top it off with ice. Then I put it in the bullet, Zip it! whip it! And drink it! It is so, so, so good. It’s amazing. I put it in my fitness pal app as on my “favorite dessert”. So I just go in there and punch it at it. It adds all those ingredients into it.

    So doing really well a little too much weight probably to lose in a week. But again, I’m still morbidly obese…still a big boy at 329 pounds.

    Ain’t no hurry because it’s a lifelong change…not an overnight thang!

    This is a lifelong journey. It is not something that you do is it is day to day but it’s not something that happens overnight.

    It’s definitely not something that is “easy.”

    Until the next video. Have a blessed day. Peace

  • Healthy Lifestyle Vibes: Tried A New Farmers Market; Smoking Sausage; Grass Fed Beef; and Tomatoes

    Healthy Lifestyle Vibes: Tried A New Farmers Market; Smoking Sausage; Grass Fed Beef; and Tomatoes

    We had a great time at the Farmers Markets today. We hit one in Round Rock, one in Georgetown, and one in Leander. You can always count on somebody having a farmers market or produce stand open on any given Saturday here in Texas.

    We were on the search for fresh link sausage to smoke on the pit for a party we’re having Tuesday. To be more specific, we were looking for Cheddar Jalapeño Sausage AND we were also looking for a Garlic Sausage that is a wonderful pork / beef blend.

    We get both of these from 2 separate suppliers. The cheddar jalapeño links come from a ranch in Georgetown, Texas called Edamie Ranch. They have amazing meats! And the garlic pork/beef links come from a ranch / farm in Killeen, Texas called Big Blue Sky Farms. They are an amazing complete supplier because we get tons of meat from them, but also fruits and veggies as well. We spent a lot of time trying out locally sourced meat vendors and these two are tops in our book!

    We also decided to seek out a new farmers market to try. We landed on the Old Town Leander Farmers Market at Smooth Village in Leander, Texas. The had one vendor who had a ton of locally grown fruits and vegetables AND the sourced some of their produce from a fellow supplier in The Texas Valley region. That was pretty much it for produce. The F/M did have a vendor selling meat…but we had already loaded up, so we didn’t try any of his products…next time we will.

    The little market also had a ton of food trucks (one being a full bar) and clothing, jewelry, and other product vendors as well.

    Overall it was a great day of grocery shopping!

    Until next time, have a blessed day!
    ~Mitch and Courtney

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    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

    It is Saturday so that means it is shopping day…grocery shopping day. So we are going out to our “regular” farmers markets then we want to try a third…one one we’ve never been to before. Courtney is in Ross right now looking for a blouse. But when she comes out she will look and see what local farmers markets there are that we haven’t tried yet. Just for to throw in some something different.

    But today…we have a party on Tuesday. So I’m smoking a brisket and some turkey and some sausage for that party. And what we’re looking for today…two things we’re looking for…one of our meat suppliers, Edamie, (you’re awesome) in Georgetown…. they have this amazing cheddar, jalapeno sausage.

    Oh my gosh is the bee’s knees. It’s amazing.

    All natural grass fed up until the cows get processed.harvested as we like to say

    So they have a really good product. It’s amazing.

    And then we will go to a different farmers market for our second supplier, Big Blue Sky Ranch…which is phenomenal. They have a phenomenal product and they have a sausage that’s a garlic beef pork mix. Oh my goodness! It’s amazing. So we’re gonna get some we’ll have for the party available for those to eat.

    We will have cheddar jalapeno and we will have garlic so people who are there will have options… both are amazing.

    And again, they’re both all natural grass fed till the pay of processing so good stuff, man good stuff!

    And of course, we’re buying tomatoes. People always ask, “Mitch, why do you eat saline tomatoes?”

    My question is, “Why don’t you eat so many tomatoes?”

    If you don’t eat tomatoes? Can I trust you? Can I really trust you don’t eat tomatoes. Tomatoes are the bee’s knees are they fruit? Are they a vegetable? They’re mysterious! They’re awesome. They’re amazing!

    You put a little bit salt, Cayenne, and a little pepper on them…mmmmmm!

    Now some of y’all just heard “sodium”and you’re like, Mitch’s sodium level is going through the roof.

    Maybe.

    But my test said no. Doctor test said no. I’m using all the right amounts.

    So I will get some footage of our trip today. And then we’ll see the farmers Haul at the very end of this video.

    So, until next time, have a blessed day. Peace!

  • Weight Loss Is Awesome But…

    Weight Loss Is Awesome But…

    Weight loss is awesome but it has it’s own set of “issues”. BUT…we wouldn’t have it any other way! We love living the healthy lifestyle!

  • Healthy Eating Hack: Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Way To Cut/Eat A Watermelon! Your Kids Will Love This!

    Healthy Eating Hack: Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Way To Cut/Eat A Watermelon! Your Kids Will Love This!

    Y’all! I grew up in Luling, Texas, which…if you didn’t know…is the watermelon Capital of the world. So…I’ve eaten some watermelon in my day.

    Not only have I eaten watermelon since I was weeks old…I’ve worked out in the watermelon patch picking, “chunkin’”, and loading watermelons! When I say loading…I mean loading 18 wheeler refrigerated tractor trailers full of them to be hauled to various parts of the country. It was a right of passage for most middle school aged boys back in the day.

    BUT…in all that time (and the time since), I have never carved a melon like this! I saw this “method” of slicing a watermelon over on the TikToks! It’s awesome! If you have kids (of any age), they’ll love this!

    I wish I could remember what account on TikTok actually had this…but thank you whoever you are. You’re brilliant!
    Now! Go to your local farmers market, purchase a nice watermelon, and slice your way to a great big ol’ smile!

    Until the next time….have a blessed day!

    ~Mitch and Courtney

  • Weight Loss Journey: Weigh-in Day; Wedding; Healthy Lifestyle Encouragement And…Farmers Markets

    Weight Loss Journey: Weigh-in Day; Wedding; Healthy Lifestyle Encouragement And…Farmers Markets

    First and foremost, I want to take the time to remember those loved ones we lost on this day in 2001. It is a day of days that is forever etched into mi mind. I will never forget where I was, what I as doing, and the emotions that I had as I first started hearing reports of the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Our lives were forever changed. Loved ones were lost and hero’s rose up to carry a hurt nation into a place of healing. I’m grateful that I live in the greatest nation of all time, and I’m grateful for the brave men and women who helped us through that tragic time. God bless them all.

    This week was great! We had a blast at the farmers market! I don’t know if y’all can tell…we LOVE farmers markets!

    This week, I was also blessed to be able to officiate a wedding in Burnet, Texas. It was a beautiful venue! We loved it! Had a blast!

    Weigh-in day!!! Healthy living is still paying off. We love the lifestyle changes. Never going back!

    Until the next time…HAVE A BLESSED DAY!

    ~Mitch & Court

  • Todays Farmers Market Haul (9-10-22): Veggies, Coffees, And Meats…Oh My!

    Todays Farmers Market Haul (9-10-22): Veggies, Coffees, And Meats…Oh My!

    Today was a great day at the farmers market in Georgetown Texas y’all!

    Courtney and I loaded up on meat, vegetables, and I had the opportunity to drink some fresh roasted coffee that was delicious!

    We purchased tomatoes (of course), onions, peppers, chicken, beef, and tons more. This week’s menu will be so tasty! It’s all yummy y’all!

    Now we’re off to Burnet County in the heart of the Hill Country where I’ll be performing a wedding in the cutest chapel I’ve ever seen.

    Until the next time…have a blessed day!

    ~Mitch and Courtney

  • Taking Our Healthy Lifestyle To The Next Level???

    Taking Our Healthy Lifestyle To The Next Level???
    Where’s Mitcho

    Courtney and I (along with Carly…our oldest) went researching this past holiday weekend!

  • Healthy Eating Habits: Midweek Farmers Market Haul; Hutto and Leander Texas

    Healthy Eating Habits: Midweek Farmers Market Haul; Hutto and Leander Texas

    We had a great time shopping at the Hutto farmers market. They are open on Wednesdays 3pm – 7pm. It’s located on East street in downtown.

    There weren’t too many vendors this time of year, but the vendors that were there had amazing veggies. There was a jewelry vendor, an Italian Ice truck, and some other merch sellers there as well.

    We loaded up on some yummy vegetables to get us through the end of the week.

    After we left Hutto, we headed over to Leander, Texas to a tiny farm right in the heart of town called Isle Acre Farms. There we picked up some radish micro greens AND MOST IMPORTANTLY…Indigo Starburst Cherry Tomatoes. Y’all! Those bad boys are amazing! Best tasting tomato ever!!!

    Over all, it was a great day of gathering produce from the local farmers markets!

    Until next time…have a blessed day!

    ~Mitch & Court

  • Storm Warning Workout: When A 45 Minute Walk Becomes An Ab Crunch Exercise Session; Family Fitness

    Storm Warning Workout: When A 45 Minute Walk Becomes An Ab Crunch Exercise Session; Family Fitness

    So…last night we started our afternoon walk like we always do, but it didn’t take long for things to take a turn for the worse.


    Out of the North came a whole bunch of dark clouds, and that was quickly followed by some crazy winds…and then of course rain.


    We are at the point in our fitness journey where we can’t stand to miss a workout. So…wanting to get a full 45 minutes worth of exercise in, we finished up our workout session with some an work.


    Junior (our youngest) was off work, so she joined us for 22 minutes of crunches.
    Gotta get that 45 minutes a day in y’all!

    #fitnessgoals #healthylifestyle #mentalshift

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