My friend Helen is running a DietBet this month.  The premise is that you put in $25 dollars to the “pot” try to lose 4% of your weight in a month and if you succeed, you split the pot with everyone who made their goal.

Remember how I told you I lost weight on vacation?  Um, well, it caught up with me a week later.  On May 31, the day before this DietBet started, I weighed in at a whopping:

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Part of the verification process of the first WI was to put a piece of paper in front of your scale – what I didn’t know is that you had to use a specific word, which was “rose” but Helen had posted a comment on our DietBet board reminding people to weigh in before June 1 and said “Ger R Done!” and they were able to verify my WI with that.

So longtime readers know I love my wine and beer.  Especially in the summer time.  Nothing better than coming home from work, pouring a glass of wine and hanging out with Tony in our backyard.  That had to go if I were to meet my goals.

Things I did right this week:

  • no wine during the week, or any alcohol
  • drank a minimum of 2L of water a day (my Detox Water)
  • worked out a minimum of 60 minutes a day between lunch and my Insanity workouts
  • my only snacking at night was on almonds, and they were portion controlled

But the hard part is week 2.  Keeping the momentum going.  I realized that I was off on my Insanity tapes, not realizing that the Fit Test was actually “Day 1” so I have Day 6 today and then my rest day tomorrow.  I contemplated doing Day 6 last night but I didn’t want to have two rest days in a row.

So this morning, this is what I weigh:

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I lost 3.8 this week.  Woop!  I know that’s probably some water weight, but I’ll take it.  My goal for this week is –2.1 so I can be in the 160s again.

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On my way to work yesterday, it was really backed up.  I didn’t realize until we had to turn around that there was a really bad accident.

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They had an ambulance in each lane ahead so the road was closed.  But before I knew it was an accident I was getting pissed because I left my house 10 minutes early even and I was running late.

Until I saw the accident and realized I needed to shut the hell up.  I was in my comfortable car, listening to XM radio and drinking my coffee.  I just called my office said I’d be in when I could and ended up being only 15 minutes late.

I ended up bringing a Green Monster to work for breakfast.  8 ounces vanilla soy milk, 1 frozen banana, 2 cups baby spinach, 1 teaspoon agave nectar, 1 tablespoon flax seeds and 3 scoops of chocolate soy protein powder that I found in the back of my pantry – who even knows how long its been there!

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I went to the gym at lunch to do intervals on the treadmill.  I am trying to get my overall pace up on my 5ks.  When I swiped my card at the front desk, this is what I saw:

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Let’s just say that I am happy I don’t work out between the time of 5:00 to 8:00!

I have an interval app on my phone – it was 1:15 minutes low, to 1:00 minute high and it was 10 rounds.  My goal was to make my high run faster each round.  Guess what?  My last 1:00 round was at a 7:47 mile pace!

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Maybe I’ll get as fast as I was in high school!


My legs felt great.  I ended up doing a total of 40 minutes on the treadmill including my cool down.

Our temperatures have felt more like early fall than summer lately.  Our forecast yesterday was possible showers and a high around 63.  I nixed the grilling and know that everyone loves my Buffalo Chicken Chili, so I made a big pot of that, brought in some shredded cheddar, tortilla chips, and even chopped onions, and called it a day. I had a whole 5 quart crock pot filled and I only came home with 2 cups.  #winning!

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You know I always want party pizza Friday, so when Tony suggested I pick up a deep dish on the way home I jumped on that grenade.  We have a restaurant that I pass on my way home called Kelsey Road House.  They have a super huge menu, outdoor seating.  It’s a nice place to go with a group because there really is something for everyone.

A while back Tony and I noticed that they were now selling Gino’s East pizza.  I haven’t had Gino’s East pizza in probably 15 years when I worked in Chicago.  Gino’s claims to be the first authentic Chicago deep dish pizza.


I ended up ordering their Meat Legend:  sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon and bacon.  I called before I left work and picked it up on my way home.

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They don’t slice it, otherwise all the sauce and cheese would ooze all over.  After that picture above, my camera battery died.  My plate with my iPhone:

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With a beer – new to me Porch Rocker from Sam Adams – it reminds me a bit of Blue Moon because it has a slight citrus note.

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And I snacked on some almonds later in the night and had two very small glasses of wine, which I have included in my calorie intake.  Um, I may never “count” the liquid calories I drink! Winking smile

Stats for Friday:

  • 40 minute total treadmill, 7:47 fastest minute
  • 1985 calories, 76 fat, 167 carbs, 23 fiber, 96 protein
  • 34% of calories from carbs, 34% from fat, 32% from protein

I have Day 6 of Insanity today, then plan on at least a 30 minute walk around my neighborhood – the sun is shining! Open-mouthed smile   And I am off to meal plan.  My damn maid didn’t show up to clean out my refrigerator again.  I am going to have to have a talk with her.

Have a great weekend!  See you Monday!