Mix together the seasonings: sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub over tenderloin.
Add 1/2 cup of water in the crockpot; place the seasoned tenderloin in crockpot.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
An hour before the roast is finished, mix together brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, water, soy sauce in a small sauce pan. This is the glaze. Heat over medium and stir until mixture thickens.
Brush pork with the glaze about 3 times during the last hour of cooking.
Serve the pork with remaining glaze on the side
For a caramelized crust on the pork, remove pork from crockpot and place on pan lined with aluminum. Brush glaze over the pork and set under a broiler for 2 minutes until it begins to bubble and caramelized. Repeat about 3 more times until desired crust is achieved.
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As Raven gets closer and closer to leaving high school, (It’s hard to wrap my brain around the fact that in only a few short months she will be 17. 17!), we continue to prepare for her new journey to college. And even though this is an exciting journey for her (and a scary one for us, her parents), it is also an expensive journey that has us worrying just how we are going to pay for all the expenses that comes with continuing her education. Textbooks, for example, are expensive with a capital E. I mean, seriously! Have you looked at the price of college textbooks lately? Some of them cost more than our monthly mortgage.
Thankfully, I found CampusBookRentals.com, which allows students to rent college textbooks and return them when they no longer need them. A few perks you get from renting your textbooks from CampusBookRentals.com are:
Save up to 90% off bookstore prices.
You can highlight in the textbooks just as if you owned them.
Free shipping both ways.
Flexible renting periods that can be extended if needed.
21 days to return the books for a full refund.
As if that wasn’t enough, CampusBookRentals.com also donate a portion of each textbook rented to Operation Smile, which is an international children’s medical charity that provides free reconstructive surgery to heal the smiles of children born with facial deformities. So not only are you saving money by renting your textbooks, but you are also helping a good cause. For a quick rundown on how it works, simply watch the video posted below.
CampusBookRentals.com also has a new program entitled RentBack that allows students to rent their own textbooks to other students. This program lets students make up to 4x the amount of money the originally would by selling their books back at the end of the semester.
CampusBookRentals.com will help ease the financial strain that sending Raven to college (she is well worth it ) is sure to put on our monthly budget. Anyway that we can save money, I am all for it!
I started Focus T25 back up today. I did it a while back for about a month but ended up getting sick for about a week and didn’t start it back up until today. I can honestly say I hate exercise but can “handle” Focus T25 because it’s only 25 minutes.
Now, when I say I hate exercise, I mean the type that I actually think of as exercise. I don’t mind walking (especially if I’m walking to actually get somewhere), dancing or activates that could be considered exercise but are done for reasons other than health/weight loss. If that makes any sense.
But I need to do something. I desperately want to lose at least 20 pounds but my ultimate goal is 40 pounds total. That would be my ultimate weight lose amount. But I cannot diet. I did for a month and felt like complete shit. I love food too much and denying myself the food I love (cheeseburgers, pizza, sweets) is pure hell to me and I just cannot do it. I am even considering getting a part time job as a housekeeper at a hotel again because that’s how I ended up losing the 70 pounds to begin with.
I hear that a lot especially from close friends and family members who are just trying to “make me feel better” because they assume it somehow hurts me. Yes, at one point in my life, the thought of me being fat and ugly would send tears streaming down my face. And when someone would tell me just how fat and ugly I was, it would feel like I had dead a little on the inside. However, at the age of 33, it doesn’t bother me anymore. I am the first one to make a comment or joke about my looks. I have come to terms with the simple fact that, yes, I am fat and ugly. I have unattractive features, too many chins and fat everywhere. Hell, I have only once been called beautiful in real life once since I was old enough to know what that word means and that was from my Uncle Miles on my wedding day, and I have never in my life been flirted with, told I was pretty or cute.
When I hear people say “you shouldn’t say you’re fat and ugly”, it irks me a bit. These innocent people are just trying to be reassuring and their heart truly is in the right place. But they are somehow confusing my self worth with my attractiveness and THAT is what bothers me. You can be ugly and fat and still be a great human beginning. Just look at me, ugly as sin yet completely Awesome with a capital A!
Despite what society tells you, someone’s looks doesn’t define them. I have been told more than once that if I want to be treated better, then I would look better. What the hell? So just because I am ugly I am somehow worthy of less? Just because I’m ugly I deserve to be disrespected and treated as if I was subhuman? Yes, according to society I should be treated with nothing but disdain. And I’m actually fine with that. Well, not fine with it but I have accepted it. Accepted that, that is just the way things are. And you know why I have accepted it? Because getting all upset about it doesn’t do anything but make me stressed and depressed. And I want the least amount of negative emotions in my life as possible. Letting go of something you cannot change (in this case, it’s the views of other) is like having a huge weight lifted off your shoulders.
Just an FYI, I have turned comments off on this post because I don’t want y’all thinking I am just fishing for attention.