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Weigh In Wednesday

I finally stepped on the scale this morning. I haven’t weighed myself since before Christmas because I was nervous about what the number would be. I’m glad that I joined the DietBet because I feel like I would have just continued to put off weighing myself because I didn’t want to see the number. And that’s how I ended up gaining the 30+ pounds that I recently lost – by not weighing myself.
I know that some people don’t agree with weighing themselves a lot, and go by how their clothes fit and such rather than placing your worth on a number on the scale. But for me personally, weighing myself a few times a week helps keep me accountable. If I don’t, my weight slowly starts to creep up.

I am happy (and surprised) to say that I weigh exactly what I did before Christmas! :) I know that I gained weight around the holidays, but this past week of eating right and sticking to my daily calorie count helped me lose a few pounds I think.

While I am happy that I weigh the same, I think it’s going to make the DietBet a little bit harder. I only weigh two pounds more than weight that I am unable to drop below. My weight has hit a plateau at a certain number for months that I can’t drop below, and the DietBet requires me to lose approximately 6 pounds, so that is going to be a very hard challenge.

Six pounds might not sound like a lot to lose in four weeks, but when I’ve only been able to lose two more pounds than I weight now, six pounds will be difficult. But I’m up for the challenge!

The other day I went to the grocery store and I came across this Special K protein water mix.

I drink one cup of coffee in the morning and the rest of the day I drink water. That’s it. I love water, but sometimes it gets a little boring. Since I’m always looking for ways to get in extra protein, I thought these protein drink mixes would kill two birds with one stone – extra protein and flavored water.

One packet has 30 calories and 5 grams of protein. I’m excited to try them out.

Today’s Workout

  • 2.64 miles, treadmill

I had limited time at the gym this morning because we had to go to a doctor appointment, so I tried to make the best of my time by doing a HIIT workout. I walked at 4.0 for one minute and ran at 7.1 for one minute for a total of 30 minutes. I wasn’t able to go to BodyPump this morning, but I hope to go to yoga tonight.

I wore my new Mizunos to run:

For an afternoon snack, I had a Clif bar that I found in my purse from when we went to the museum.

Sorry I ate your Clif bar, Danny.

I stopped at Target this afternoon, and was excited to find these mini Clif Builder bars with 140 calories and 10 grams of protein.

I really like the Builder bars, but rarely eat them because a full size bar has 270 calories which is a little bit too much for one bar for me.

Later this afternoon, I’m going to bring my brother home from the hospital. He is finally being released today. And even though he’s still in a decent amount of pain, it’ll be nice for him to be at home.

I just have to share these pictures of my niece because she is so funny. As soon as Danny gets home from work, she wants him to pick her up so that she can hug her reflection in the mirror.

After she hugs herself in the mirror a few times, she goes and gets the picture of herself and hugs that too! It’s so darn cute and funny!

Have a great day!

Questions of the day:

  • Do you weigh yourself often? Not at all?
  • What do you usually rink during the day?
  • Do you eat granola/protein bars?
  • Any workout today?


Filed under Fitness, Fun, Working Out

Now Tastes Even Better!

It’s Monday and life has gone back to normal. The kids went back to school, Danny went back to work, and I went back to not eating pumpkin pie like it was the last pie on Earth.

Last night, we put up a few Christmas decorations. We bought a mini Christmas tree that the kids loved decorating.

We also worked on Jaden’s gingerbread man for school. The assignment is to decorate the gingerbread man as a family, so I made him little argyle pants and suspenders out of ribbon.


I bought the new Special K Protein cereal to try and had that for breakfast this morning.

I love when boxes say things like Now Tastes Even Better! Oh really? Then what did it taste like before?! Shouldn’t you make it taste better before you even sell it in the first place?!

I was actually surprised by the taste – I really liked it. They’re were slightly sweet, but not sugary like some cereal. A 3/4 cup serving has 120 calories and 10 grams of protein! That’s more protein and fewer calories than my normal Kashi oatmeal.

Today’s Workout

  • 1.5 miles treadmill
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

Total Pile on the Miles: 41.59 miles

This is the last week for Pile on The Miles and Fitness Bingo. I have a total of 19 bingo cards so far! I am going to try to get three bingo cards in this week, that way I’ll have 22 cards in for the final drawing. Fingers crossed.

Last year I put together a post on fitness related gifts for other people. This year, I thought that it would be fun to share a few things on my wish list. Not everything is fitness related.

A new gym bag. I have had my Ed Hardy gym bag for about 2 years. It’s not an actual gym bag, it’s just a tote bag that I bought at TJMaxx. I don’t carry too much with me to the gym, but I like having a bag separate from my purse. I usually carry: a full-size towel for BodyPump, headphones and my phone, my gym card and keys, face wipes, and my water bottle.

I really like this gym bag from Athleta. It’s on sale today only – 20% off.

I debated whether or not I waned this next product, but then decided that I did – the Garmin forerunner 10.

I am not really a long distance runner, so I never really had a use for one of the fancy expensive Garmins. But then the more reasonably priced Garmin 10 came out. I usually use my Nike+ when running outside to calculate my distance, but it’s not always accurate and I must have my iPod in order for it to work. I don’t always like to run with music and I don’t want to have to wear an armband with my iPod just to calculate my distance, so this Garmin 10 would be pretty handy.

I might have mentioned this before, but my secret love is watching beauty videos on YouTube. Trust me, you can’t tell by looking at me that I have ever watched a beauty video, but I do get dressed up and do my makeup every once in a while. I have been hearing about this Urban Decay Naked Palette for years, so I thought it’d be nice to have.

Coffee drinking makes my teeth less than white. Enough said.

Oh yeah, I would also like peace on Earth and eternal health for my family and friends.

Questions of the day:

  • Did you workout today?
  • What is on your wish list? What are you buying for others?
  • Have you started Christmas shopping yet?!


Filed under Breakfast, Christmas, Fitness, Working Out