Weigh In Wednesday and What Pisses Tony Off

When the kids were younger, we loved to play games.  Monopoly, Pictionary, Scrabble.  Well, scrabble didn’t go so well because I always dominated and no one wanted to play with me anymore.

Enter in game apps on your phone.  Tony and I are both big word search fans, so when he downloaded an app for word search, I did too!  And guess what?  I dominated at that too!  My high score is 187 seconds, and Tony hasn’t been able to touch that time. Smile with tongue out

So he moved on.  Have you ever seen the show Lingo on the game show network?  I think the show is dumb, but Tony downloaded a similar app, and I found the identical one, and wouldn’t you know it, I somehow downloaded the same app and my record is solving 13 puzzles in a row!

Sadly, he’s moved on to Texas Hold ‘Em, and I will never understand poker, so he’s winning in that category.  I just like to show him my high scores on the other games though every once in a while!

But then he does shit like this.  He knows I can’t stand Michael Buble, so when I got home yesterday and went to the computer to download my pictures for the day, this was on the screen:


Touché Tony!

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for – ha!  Last Wednesday I reset my Zero scale.   My new mantra this year is moderation.  I was mindful of how I ate last week, yet I still had wine, I had two indulgent meals over the weekend, Saturday night I made chicken fried steak and gravy, and Sunday night I made braised beef shanks.

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Drum roll please . . .

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HOLY SHIZZ!  I lost 3.4 pounds this week!   And I don’t feel like I deprived myself of anything.  I just stopped eating a piece of cheese every time I opened the refrigerator! Open-mouthed smile

I made Nicole’s olive oil granola the other night – people this is a wonderful granola – I was worried because it was still super wet after it came out of the oven after 45 minutes, But it got super crunchy and clustery when it cooled off.  I had a breakfast parfait with plain Greek yogurt, sauteed apples and the granola.

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I decided to do the stair climber yesterday for my workout.  I posted this picture on facebook – thank you to blog reader Carol who said “you look so thin!”  Thanks Carol, you just can’t see my belly in that shirt. Open-mouthed smile  My shirt says “Born Wild!”


I posed the question:  “Let’s see how many floors I can climb in 35 minutes?”  The answer:

110 floors

110 Floors, or 2.2 miles.  Nice!  I did the speed intervals.  Can you see the spikes on the bottom of the screen?  It would go slow for 2 minutes, then fast for 2 minutes, I was super sweaty after that.  But I wasn’t done!

I did 50 pushups on the bosu:


And then 100 crunches on the bosu:


I alternated –  I would do 10 push ups, then 20 crunches, and switched back and forth.  All told it was a nice 45 minute workout.

For lunch I had a cup and a half of my baked potato soup, along with some artisan bread.

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And guess what Tony asked for this week for dinner?  Grilled chicken Caesar salad!  Although I used our indoor grill for the chicken, and didn’t grill the romaine – I think I like the summer version more than the winter version, but it was still tasty!

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I used my mini chopper to make the dressing.  I don’t like anchovy filets, so I used anchovy paste. Open-mouthed smile

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And I was out of croutons, so I toasted up some of my artisan bread with a bit of butter and garlic salt.

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I had actually planned on making popcorn later in the night because I thought I’d be hungry, but I wasn’t.  Nice!

So here’s to week two of moderation!  Make it a great day!


56 thoughts on “Weigh In Wednesday and What Pisses Tony Off

  1. You are rocking 2013 so far Biz. Congrats on the weight loss, must have felt good.
    As for the wine, now that I’m on WW I drink less of it but no way I’m going to cut it out completely. I can have 2 glasses a week, I really like me a glass of wine.

    I had to laugh at the competition between you and Tony and his revenge with Michael Bublé.

  2. Great weigh in!! It’s amazing what the small things can add up to, right? I need to remember that!

  3. Congrats on the loss!! Way to go!

  4. Nice weigh in and good start to the year. 🙂

  5. Wow- that Caesar looks amazing. NEED! Congrats on the loss gfriend. Rock it. Tony’s screen saver shenanigans cracks me up

  6. You’re kicking butt!!! Way to get 2013 started off on the right foot. This post provided a great example of how you don’t have to completely deprive yourself of EVERYTHING you enjoy–you just have to find the moderation in all of it. 🙂 And I love your positive and uplifting attitude. You make me smile!

  7. Hey Biz, did you know you’re on the list @ leapfitness.com where one can vote for the top 100 health and fitness sites of 2013???

  8. I know you were probably both really happy and surprised to see that weight loss. Congratulations.

    Now, i may have to unfriend you as Michael Buble is one of my FAVORITE singers. In fact, I’ve been listening to his music for the last two weeks on my daily drive!

  9. Killer workout & yes!…you look so thin & fit in that picture! Woo woo!

    Girl – your breads are to die for… I can’t stop looking at the picture of your artisan bread. Thick, crunchy crust with that doughy inside… Good Lord – I’d be set with that warm with butter. Heaven!

  10. What a great weigh in for the first week plus of the year!! And you are rock’n that shirt Biz!

  11. I’m sorry, I had to laugh at what Tony did to you – it seems like we have the same sense of “humor”! AWESOME job on the weigh in! You are killing it!

  12. Nice going – maybe your mind is more accepting of moderation than a “diet” and now you don’t have to sneakily grab food…because you can have it, you know? I know dieting is calories in/calories out, but I still swear, it’s 90% mental.

  13. Congrats on the loss…I agree moderation is the way to go! That salad looks delicious…I LOVE Caesar dressing. 🙂

  14. Awesome weight loss Biz and even better that you didn’t feel deprived!

  15. Why can’t a man have an app to himself? It’s like she is the App Nazi. I get a little temperature app, and wham she has it. Now if you excuse me I am going to look at kerf and touch myself!

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    Wow Biz – you are rocking it!

    John and I can be quite competitive with each other. Or rather *I* get competitive LOL! He is still the Scrabble king, though.

  17. Hi Biz! I’m really happy for your weight loss! So so happy! I relate to you a lot because we are the very same age. And I think that all of us are interested in your insight about what you are doing to move that scale number. So if you’ve learned something–please tell us.

    🙂 Marion

  18. Congrats Biz on your weight loss. Thats a nice scale when it says you have lost. Scale not nice when the numbers go up 😦 ) Keep up the good work. Your food pics look great, making me hungry for that ceasar salad, think that will be on the menu for dinner tonight.

    Love the competition between you two. After seeing a picture of Micheal Buble on my screen???? My next step would be a dinner made up of “green and gold” and a little sign that says “Go Pack Go”!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

  19. Props to your weight loss on your own! I love that you’ve figured out a way thats’ working for ya! Also you do look uber trim in that picture.

    I too had to literally LOL about the competetion thing. My hubs got a smartphone through work and I was allowed to load a couple of apps and he went through and scored high on some of em, I had to go back and try to beat him. Some I did, others still a work in proccess. I think you otta plan mexican on Thursday and Pizza for Friday then stuffed peppers for Saturday as a long drawn out ‘torture/payback’ for that screen shot!

  20. I have a race car game on my phone and we play that one all the time, he races in real life so I figured he would beat me…not!! I rule…ha ha ha!! I like Texas Hold ’em too. I love poker. That is too funny about your screen saver 😉 Great job on the weight loss Biz!! You do look thin in that picture too.

  21. Congratulations on the weigh in! You and I were almost twins in weight loss. But ms. Competitive beat me! Lmao!

    My stomach growled when I saw that salad. Not kidding. Yum!

    Congrats on the weigh in and awesome workout.

  22. Woo hoo congrats on the awesome loss! I am good at word games too, I grew up doing word searches with my Grandma 🙂

  23. Throw pumpkin in his pancakes this weekend but tell him after he eats. Then you’ll be even or up….not sure which one of you is currently ahead 🙂

  24. Moderation is what we are trying to practice at our house also! I don’t do well when I cut everything out of life that I enjoy! It makes me crabby! Way to go with your week of moderation! So wonderful!

  25. Congratulations on the nice weigh in 🙂
    Oh my goodness just reading these comments is making me laugh out loud and my husband is giving me funny looks! All Tony’s fault.

  26. Congrats on the weight loss Biz 🙂 And that caesar salad looks mighty tasty!

  27. Hi there, I’m new to your page, and so far I love it!! Congrats on your weight loss. I was wondering though, what type of scale do you have? I love that it shows you how much you have lost, mine doesn’t! I’d love to pickup one like yours!

  28. Hi Yvette – welcome! I was given the scale last year from the manufacturer, but you can get the information here: http://www.thezeroscale.com/

    The premise is that it doesn’t matter what the number is on the scale, it’s monitoring your success along the way to weight loss. 😀

  29. Nice weigh in Biz!!! I’m really happy for you. As always I appreciate the LOL quality of your posts. Do you do the cryptograms too? I love those in the Sunday paper. I also enjoy Sudoku.

    I worked out on the Bosu today with the trainer. It is so much more challenging. I was surprised by how much we did with it. Hope you’re having a great day.

  30. […] Last week I talked about how Tony and I are competitive when it comes to app games on our phones.  He usually gets a high score and I beat it, and like to let him know every once in a while. […]

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