Weekly WI and Slyce

I was going to wait until the bottom of this post to show my WI, but I am just too excited.  May 31 I was 175.8.  Last week I was 172.  Today I am . . .

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-1.2, so that’’s five pounds in two weeks!!  Not too shabby!

Yesterday I had a blueberry spinach smoothie – so good, I never actually took a picture of the finished product though!

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Two of my bosses were out yesterday so I thought I was going to have an easy day.  One secretary was already off yesterday and the other one decided to take a half day, so I ended up going to the gym early so I could work out before she left.

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It was only 74 degrees outside, but I ventured to the outdoor pool.  Mostly lifeguards doing rescue drills, some day camp kids in the zero depth area, and pretty much only me in the deep end.  At one point there were 6 lifeguards and just me in the pool! 

But the pool was so fricken cold.  I didn’t think I could stay in there.  It took me 2 minutes just to get in up to my neck, and then four laps before I got up the nerve to put my head under water, and the first couple times it took my breath away!  But I stuck it out and swam for 40 minutes and I ended up loving it – so refreshing!

I got back to my desk just in time for the other secretary to leave and then the shit hit the fan – I didn’t end up eating my lunch until nearly 2:00 and ended up staying until 5:30 – but it made the afternoon go by fast, so I was happy about that!

Lunch was half a baked potato left over from our dinner out Wednesday, 3/4 cup of my leftover buffalo chicken chili that I froze from last Fridays work lunch, mixed with baby spinach and shaved seriously sharp Cabot cheese.  I am in love with that cheese!

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I called Tony just as I was leaving the office to tell him I would be home late.  He wanted to know what my thoughts were on dinner, and I told him I didn’t have a second to think about it since I was so busy, and that’s when he said these magical words:

Do you want to go out for pizza and beer?

What do you think my answer was to that??  I asked him where he wanted to go, because in the 13 years we’ve lived here, I think we’ve eaten pizza at a restaurant like 4 times.  He said that my former boss (Hi Alison!!) posted about a place in Wauconda called Slyce.  Wauconda is like a 15 minute drive from our house.

I literally drove home, picked up Tony and we were off.  I checked out their website on the way there.  I was blown away by the accolades.




We decided to sit at the bar, the place was very busy at 6:30 on a Friday.  The first sip of cold beer from the tap?  Priceless.

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We asked the bartender who long they had been there, and when he said three years I was like “wtf?!”  Me, the pizza lover within 15 minutes of a coal fired pizza joint, and I’d never heard of it??!!

Because Tony loves me, he ordered the goat cheese and marinara appetizer.  Tony doesn’t really like goat cheese, but he actually didn’t mind it mixed with the marinara sauce, and the focaccia bread was good.

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We ended up getting a 12 inch pizza – you can get it with sauce or bianco – without.  We got it with sauce, grilled artichokes, kalamata olives, and fennel sausage, which the bartender said they make all their meats in house.

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So good.  The crust was delicious – the charred parts on the crust were my favorite.  They suggest no more than three toppings, and this was the perfect combo.  Thanks for posting this place on Facebook Alison – we will definitely be back.

So I ended up not doing Insanity last night, so I am making Friday my rest day this week.  So today I have Day 12 of Cardio Power & Resistance, tomorrow I have Pure Cardio & Abs, and then Monday I do the Fit Test again to see if I’ve improved.  I definitely think I have!

Stats for the Day

  • 40 minute swim in freezing cold water
  • 2105 calories, 66 fat, 188 carbs, 15 fiber and 60 protein
  • 36% of calories from carbs, 28% from fat, and 36% from carbs

What are your plans this weekend?  We were going to mow today, but its rainy out.  We are doing to Mariano’s to grocery shop and then out to lunch somewhere.  I still need to put my meal plan together! 

Have a great weekend!   See you Monday. Open-mouthed smile


25 thoughts on “Weekly WI and Slyce

  1. Congrats on the weigh-in, the insanity is working! Great job Biz and also for the swimming. Pizza looks great. Now that you mentioned it, I don’t think my husband of 14 years and I have been out for pizza but a handful of times either. Delivery on the other hand….

    Babysitting my 4 yr old nephew in a couple of hours and totally looking forward to it. He is so much fun. Have a great weekend.

  2. Your hard work is showing on the scale. Keep it up Biz! Get insane today!! Happy Father’s Day to Tony. We have no major plans this weekend. Orlando and I went to a concert last night. Carlos has soccer all weekend. I enjoyed an 8 mile run this morning in the gorgeous sunshine. I’m sure we’ll go out for breakfast for Father’s Day. Enjoy your weekend!!

  3. My boss lives in Wauconda, I’ll have to ask him about that pizza place. Although, it sounds delicious.

  4. Now I really, really want pizza!

  5. ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Major whoooooooop! Way to go girl! Awesome job sticking it out in the pool. I don’t do cold water swimming in any form. Brrr brr. The pizza looks fabulous. I’m thin crust all the way. I did step this am then took Josh out to breakfast for Father’s day. I’m making food for a bbq tomorrow now and then heading to the pool with Kay!

  6. AWESOME on the weight loss!!! The pizza looks so good. Our favorite pizza place (where we got engaged) closed and I am totally bummed! This weekend we are just going to be lazy and stay out of the heat.

  7. Good job on the loss!

    Enjoy the Insanity workout today!

  8. Great job on the weight loss!!!
    And you are a rock star to get in the pool – I’m one of those that rarely get in before the temps get to about 95!!!
    Can’t wait to see how much you have improved on your 2nd Fit Test!!

  9. Congrats on the weigh in! I am impressed with your cold water swimming! 🙂

  10. Nice loss! The pizza looks delicious. 🙂

  11. You ROCK! Your loss has been amazing! I bet your clothing size has had an even bigger difference. The insanity program you are doing ….I am impressed.
    Yeah for a pizza and beer night. Hope your husband has a great father’s day.

  12. Mmm, I love pizza! We were so lucky to have great weather today. We spent some time outdoors doing chores and also having some fun. Not sure about tomorrow yet, whatever hubby wants to do! Hope you have a great Sunday! 🙂

  13. GOOD JOB ~ 5lbs in two weeks!!! You deserve pizza and a beer for your hard work. And does that pizza look really good. Smoothie looks de-lish too. Have to put that back in my schedule again.

    We went to a Garden walk of 6 homes and Extension where the Master Gardeners meet. Lot’s of great ideas to apply to my back yard gardens. The last house was kinda close to the church we go to. Took some red mulch there to cover the flowers, sure did look good. The pastor put gas in our car then we ate at the local truck stop, had a delicious hamburger and criss-cross fries……I know lots of calories, but it sure was good. Then we went home and worked in the garden and husband washed the car…..It was a glad day!!!

  14. Wow!! Down 5 pounds–congrats! Goat cheese and marinara as an appetizer is one of my favorites. We always order it at our local tapas restaurant. Glad you found a new restaurant with great food!

  15. Nice to see all your hard work paying off, great job!

  16. We LOVE LOVE LOVE Slyce! They always give the kids a ball of dough to play with, which is so nice! their food is amazing, I always have a pizza and the farmers market salad….delicious.

    I’m glad you enjoyed and I hope you are having a great weekend! Busy day today with all the dads 🙂

  17. Awesome!! Congratulations that’s a sweet loss 🙂

  18. Great loss! I think I found your 5 lbs.!

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    Congrats on the loss! Keep it up!

    I love wood-fired pizza. We have a new place that opened up that had a huge wood oven installed. Pizza is so good there. We have only been once, but will be back.

  20. Ooh yay congrats! You are doing awesome! And that pizza looks like a fine little reward!

  21. 5 lb in two weeks?? Awesome! Man, I have just stalled and stalled and…ugh, losing baby weight after 40, no joke!! Too bad I gained 12 of it back.

    Pizza and beer…pizza and beer…I love pizza and beer.

  22. So happy for you regarding the weight loss. Success does begat success, and I feel that is happening for you!

  23. 5 lbs in two weeks?! You are amazing Biz! Keep up the great work! And I’m totally jealous of your awesome “slyces” of pizza. 🙂

  24. I love spontaneous date nights, however I don’t do it enough myself.

    Wow Biz that’s a great loss in 2 weeks. Insanity is working for you. Congrats!

  25. Whoo hoo!! You’re doing amazing, Biz – keep it up!!!

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