I can’t believe the month of June is almost over!  And I never knew I could stick with my program for the whole month.  I have to say, I am a bit proud of myself!  And I loved walking into the living room, after finishing my Insanity, dripping with sweat and Tony giving me high fives!  He’s the best cheerleader I could ever have. Open-mouthed smile Red heartThumbs up

So May 31 – this is what I looked like – 175.8, filled with moist brisket, sausage, wine and beer after an awesome vacation in Austin.  Yep, love that I took this picture with no bra on – ha!  (turns out I don’t care). Open-mouthed smile

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My last official WI for the DietBet is tomorrow.  Winners of our group of 13 will be notified 48 hours after the end of the game – looks like some of the others pulled it out at the end, but I’ll wait for the official results – as of last week I had already met my goal of losing 4%, so I am hoping to add another pound off tomorrow.  I did 21 days of Insanity and have worked out more than 21 hours so far this month – just shows to go that hard work does pay off.

Some roads were still under water, but it wasn’t that bad of a commute – I got there in 35 minutes.

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Breakfast was blueberry pancakes, sugar free syrup and two slices of deli ham. I love the salty sweet combo. Open-mouthed smile

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It was a gorgeous day after all the rain we’ve had.  What I love about the pool that I go to is that the dedicated lap swim lane is for adults only.  I was the only one in the lane yesterday, and if kids tried to creep in, the lifeguards would tell them to get out – love it!  I do find that it’s not as boring to swim outside as it is inside – there is so much to hear and look at in an outdoor pool.

After my 30 minute swim, I decided to just chill for 5 minutes in the sun.  No worries (Morgan, I am talking to you!) I had on water proof SPF 50. 

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It’s such a great way to break up the day.  If I haven’t told you in a while Tony, thanks again for getting me this gym membership!

I ended up making naan bread pizza for lunch – 1 ounce of sausage, 4 slices of turkey pepperoni, baby spinach and cheese with cucumbers and light ranch dip.  This plate was so filling – it came in at 523 calories.

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I kept spinning the tea wheel at work – yesterday I tried this one and I really, really liked it – it is spicy!

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By the time it was time to leave work, the storms returned with a vengeance.  There was actually two times that I had to pull over because it was raining so hard.

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And then when I was just miles from our house, the skies were sunny, bright blue skies, yet behind me, in the rear view mirror, it was pitch black.

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I realized once I got home that I never pulled out the chicken thighs I was going to cook for dinner.  So I went the easy route – sandwiches and french fries!  As you can see, I was using up the end of a loaf of bread, but I actually love the end pieces.

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I may have dipped my fries in this! So spicy good!
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Then it was time for Day 21 of Insanity!  Pure cardio, and I am happy to report that I did 95% of it.  Those burpees (suicides) will be the death of me – I can never do as many as they do – some day!  And when I began this program when we did certain stretches, I was only able to put my fingertips to the floor – now?  I can put my whole palm down! #gettingmoreflexible!

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I posted that picture on Instagram (are you following me?  biz319) and asked if they were sick of seeing this sweaty mug.  They said no.  I should have posted this picture just to mix it up!
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I am sure Tony is proud of that one – ha!

Stats for the Day:

  • 30 minute swim at lunch
  • 40 minutes – Day 21 Insanity
  • 1541 calories, 64 fat, 183 carbs, 13 fiber and 59 protein
  • 48% of calories from carbs, 31% from fat and 15% from protein

I stumbled upon a blog yesterday that talked about cool apps.  Who doesn’t love cool apps?  You can check out her run down here – thanks for sharing those Sara, I hadn’t heard of most of them!

The coolest one I downloaded right away was the Fooducate.  You can scan products at the grocery store, it will give you a letter grade on how good the food is, and also provide better alternatives in that same food group – how cool is that?!

Question of the Day:  Helen, the leader of my DietBet this month will be starting another DietBet on July 13.  The premise is you pay in $25 bucks (though paypal or a credit card) and you have to lose 4% of your weight in a month.  They give you a secret word you have to WI with, you have to take a picture of you full body like the photo of me above (no one sees it but the DietBet people) on your scale, and then at the end you have to repeat the process and they verify if you’ve lost the weight.  Everyone who loses gets to split the pot at the end.

If you have an interest in joining this next DietBet, can you please leave a comment and let me know or send my an email at mybizzykitchen@gmail.com.  Apparently, not only a photo of myself on a boat motivates me, but money does too!

Happy Friday!  My last workday before heading to my Aunt’s Lake House! Island with a palm tree