I really can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a glass of wine or beer on a Friday night.   And you know what?  I feel great about it! 

It’s kind of funny because back when I was really heavy, one thing I really loved was coffee creamer.  In fact my favorite was International Delights Irish Cream.  Of course I was trying to lose weight, and I kept thinking the only thing that was holding me back was that damn coffee creamer.  Until they came out with a fat free version – oh my gosh!  Problem solved!

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Here’s a picture of my and my sister – circa 1998.  My sister is pregnant with her second son.  Um, I am not pregnant.  I can’t tell you how many floral dresses I had like that – just throw them on and all the flowers in the pattern would just make me seem . . . smaller?

But obviously, coffee creamer wasn’t my problem, just as drinking wine really wasn’t the problem.  It was everything else that you have to do to get to goal – eating right, drinking water and exercising.  It’s not until all three of those things are aligned that you’ll have success.

For years I either worked out like a banshee, and then figured “I worked out for an hour so I can have that frozen yogurt with peanut m&m’s!”  Or I would eat right, and not exercise.  So much wasted time. Sad smile

But, now into my third month on Insanity, everything seems to be falling into place.  I know I it’s still going to take a long time to get to where I want to be and you know what?  I am so okay with that.  Have you ever “dieted” for three weeks and then didn’t see the results you wanted and then just said “fuck it” and order a large pizza for yourself? 

Granted, it’s hard work.  It takes time.  It takes dedication.  But I am in it to win it. Open-mouthed smile

Yesterday’s breakfast was a winner – another Martha’s pancake – this time with blueberries, banana, almonds and sugar free pancake syrup.  I didn’t have any meat left in the house to have on the side that wasn’t frozen!

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At lunch I wanted to do a “last chance” workout on the treadmill.  Gotta love Pinterest!

I modified this a bit though – I did it for 40 minutes, with a 5 minute cool down.


I also started at 4.0 mph – then every four minutes I raised the speed .5 mph – but I did my last four minute sprint at 7 mph – which is the equivalent to an 8.54 mph pace!

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My Saucony shoes were great – such great support and no foot pain.  Woop!  Although I think I will take blog reader Randi’s advice and invest in a pair of Dr. Scholl’s ortho flip flops – great idea Randi – thanks!  I also think they sell them at Famous Footwear too.

I drank LOTS of water at work – 96 ounces before I walked out the door.  I figured I’d take pictures next to my favorite hot sauces at my desk. Open-mouthed smile  Eek – I am almost out of sriracha!

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Last weekend I made a batch of my grown up spaghettios for my SIL for her lunches and had just enough for a serving for myself.   I forgot how much I love this soup!  On the side a jalapeno string cheese – my co-worker J gave me one and some grapes.

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Later in the afternoon I had a mango Chobani and 1/2 an ounce of almonds.

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A new sub place opened not too far from our house.  We talked about getting subs for dinner last night.  I think Tony will suggest just about anything not to have Party Pizza Friday!  These were good – from Bubs Subs in Algonquin.   I got the #11 – wise guy – ham, spicy capicola, genoa salami, provolone, green peppers, banana peppers, lettuce and hot giardiniera on the side.

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While it looks like a lot of bread to meat ratio – the bread was soft.  And Tony said there were only 2 slices of each meat put on the sandwich – I calculated this sammie around 600 calories – sound about right?

I let dinner settle for about an hour before doing Insanity.  I switched it up.  Yesterday was supposed to be my rest day, but I ended up doing the 55 minute Max Sports Interval workout, which has quickly become my favorite, even though it’s only the second time I’ve done it!  I love how it keeps switching around – from basketball, football, gymnastics and track.  Kim, did you find out if you had this on your DVD?

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I drank Gatorade instead of wine. Open-mouthed smile  Got to bed at 11:30 last night and was up at 8:15 this morning feeling refreshed and ready to go.  Love it.

Stats for the Day:

  • 1531 calories, 54 fat, 168 carbs, 13 fiber and 93 protein
  • 44% calories from carbs, 32% from fat, 24% from protein
  • 45 minute treadmill intervals
  • 55 minute Max Sports Interval
  • no alcohol Martini glass

We have no concrete plans this weekend, although I am still in the process of breaking down the bedroom we have in the basement – the flood warped the paneling and the wood is moldy – I can do most of it until it gets to the electrical and then I need Tony to step in – no need to electrocute myself!

I have two workouts planned – a 45-60 minute walk in my hilly neighborhood and another Insanity workout.  I have my gallon of water ready to go too!

I am doing my final WI for the Dietbet tomorrow – I’ll post the results on Monday.  I don’t normally post on Sunday’s but stop back tomorrow because I had the opportunity to try two new Weight Watcher products that are really, really good.

Have a great weekend – any cool plans?