I was a bit nervous with this second round of Dietbet. The first month I lost 8.2 pounds – every week I got on the scale and it gave me some love back. I continued on with the second month of Insanity, and then starting on my second round of the 60 day program.
These last 30 days I ran, I PR’d a 5k and did it in 32:11 – shaving off a full minute from my previous months PR. I climbed the equivalent of the Sears Tower a few times – all told, these last 30 days I worked out 2,018 minutes, or the equivalent of 33.6 hours!
In the beginning the scale was not moving. But I of all people know you can’t expect the scale to show you the results when you want them. You just have to keep doing what you are doing and hope that eventually the scale will catch up to you.
My goal weight for this round of Dietbet was 161.5. Yesterday I weighed in at . . .
There are two 167.6’s on there because the scale didn’t move at all. But in the end, I got to goal!
And guess what? I still ate some really good food!
The biggest accomplishment for me is kicking my wine to the curb. Even over this weekend in order to get to my goal.
Saturday morning I was up and out the door – normally I sleep in! It was a gorgeous morning. I did what I like to call the “sign and sprint” workout. I walk about 5 minutes to warm up, then I run to one street sign, recover to the next one, and then repeat. I ended up doing 3.4 miles!
I got my 8 track app going:
I was back home by 10:45. I had only had a Nature Valley protein bar so I was hungry. After Tony and I ran a couple of errands we stopped for lunch. I had a jones for a salad, but when we got to the restaurant, the first thing I saw was they had Reuben sandwiches – and you could upgrade your fries to either cheese fries OR fried cheese curds. What? In case you are wondering, Reuben sandwiches and fried cheese curds have already been deemed “insulin worthy” before!
But I stuck to my guns – I ordered a grilled steak salad and it was perfect.
My workout for the day wasn’t over – I still had insanity – I ended up doing 40 minutes of Pure Cardio.
Saturday night we ended up roasting a sirloin beef roast. I have plans with the leftovers to make beef sandwiches later in the week.
Tony made me one of his delicious breakfasts yesterday – spinach eggs with pepper jelly toast.
So I fired everyone I cook for last week, and I couldn’t be happier about my decision. I was trying to cater to too many different things – one boss didn’t want more than a 4 point breakfast, the other boss thought I was trying to fatten her up by giving her 350-400 calorie lunches. My SIL was the only easy one to cook for because other than asparagus and blue cheese, she loves just about everything.
But it felt so great to just cook for me and Tony. No expectations, no extra meal planning. And having time to cook shit that I want to cook. Like Jacky’s grilled pickles! I left out the onion and subbed in jalapenos, so these will be spicy dill pickles. Cannot wait to try these! So simple too and the pickling cucumbers were only .59 cents a pound.
And I tried to make granola using a banana puree and honey as the sweetener. Um, didn’t work out so much – it ended up tasting burnt and tasting like ass – but guess who liked it? Kyle!
And while it was a rest day exercise wise, I did get a lot done yesterday. All our laundry is wash, dried AND folded and put away. I grocery shopped while Tony watched football – he could not be more excited about the NFL season starting! One of his son’s friends from high school plays for the Indiana Colts – one of the biggest kids I’ve ever met in my life. He’s 6’7 and weighs 315 pounds! I haven’t seen him since high school, but he was big even then. Nicest kid too.
I’ve had a jones for deep dish pizza for a while, so when I was talking about our meal plan this week I said “tonight I am either going to make deep dish pizza or bbq chicken legs.” He and I both knew just one thing. I was going to be making deep dish pizza!
I hope you try this at home – it’s a Cook’s Illustrated recipe, so while the instructions seem long and complicated, it’s actually really easy. The full recipe is on this blog post. And I can’t believe I first made this nearly two years ago!
Just…yum. This one was sausage, pepperoni, green olive and mushroom. I hate one quarter of this pie – then went back and took another sliver. So fricken good! And Tony did tell me it was good.
So I had a beer and some wine last night, and I am regretting that decision this morning. Drinking just dehydrates me so much, so that’s being kicked to the curb. If the weather holds out I’ll swim at lunch and then back to my regular Insanity schedule.
Winners never quit, and I don’t plan on being a quitter.
It’s been over a year since we’ve done an “Ask Tony” segment on the blog. Remember last year when you found out what Tony’s real name was? Even though it’s kind of funny, we both call each other Biz and Tony at home sometimes.
I’ll do another “Ask Tony” segment on Friday this week – just leave a comment to this post or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll have him post his funny and witty answers on Friday.
I just checked my email – I won $50.77 in this last dietbet round – doubled my money! Woop! Thanks again for everyone who cheered me on here, Facebook, or Instragram – you guys rock!
Alright, I have to put just MY food together this morning. This will be smooth sailing!
Make it a great day!