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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Forgive me father, for I have sinned...

it has been almost three weeks since my last workout, weigh in, being accountable, and actually giving a shit.

<---- Mr. Whoa and I at his brother's wedding.

Weddings, working two jobs, humidity; you name it, I'm using it as an excuse. So after three weeks of not running and eating pretty much whatever, I'm back to 191. I feel gross and flabby, haven't been sleeping well, and my eating has been crazy like whoa. It upsets me its taken weeks to not even lose five pounds, to put it back on in no time. The Bix is only a month away, and the half marathon is about three. I really really really want to finish a half marathon. I better get my ass in gear, eh?

I bit the bullet and signed up for WW online. I liked the meetings, but I don't want to spend $40/month and to be honest, there is always a couple of attention whores in each meeting. Not that I want the spotlight, but I'm tired of dealing with one-uppers. Thanks to my buddy google, I found a promo code that took off the sign up fee, so I saved a little more money. People may think its suicide to sign up before a holiday weekend, but if I don't, I wont ever start. So here's to you Weight Watchers-you win again.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Trifecta! I got an award yesterday! :)

Thanks to Julia at for presenting me with this award! Julia has been inspiring when it comes to Weight Watchers and she's a kick ass runner. My goal is to run a half marathon with her someday.

The rules: pass the award on to 7 bloggers and write 7 things about myself that you did not know!

1.You don't know....that I can bend my pinky all the way to the back of my hand.
2.You don't know...that I think bagels taste better bread sliced and pizza tastes better cut in squares.
3.You don't know....I get turned on when someone knows the difference between the words "too", "to", and "two"; "they're", "there", and "their"; and "your" and "you're".
4.You don't know...that I love watermelon fruit, but hate it as a candy.
5.You don't know...I have eight tattoos.
6.You don't know...I'm a total girlie-girl, but I will kick your ass on a dirt bike.
7.You don't know that...I don't sweat, I rain.

I would like to give a shout out to seven of my favorite bloggers!

Jack at
Gil at
Amanda at
Meagan at
Boiling It Down at
Laura at
Tavia at

So besides the cool blogging award, I also had a SV and a NSV! Those combined is what give me a trifecta folks.

So Friday is weigh in day as you know, and I'm happy to report that I'm down another 1.8! 186.6. I'm back to where I started in April and am a little upset with myself for taking a dump on my motivation for a few weeks. I hate that its taken me almost a month to lose four pounds, but I can put it back on hitting the McDonald's drive thru.

Today was horribly humid in Iowa. I planned on getting up this morning to do my run, but when I woke up it was pouring, thunder, and lightning out. I pulled my sleep mask back down and decided to snooze a little more. I was going go to the gym after work but decided I was too lazy, so I went home and took a nap. After I woke up, I decided to pick up my doggy pal Eddie and hit the streets. He likes to go fast the first two miles, but then he drags ass. I guess we will help each other get into shape ;)

Day: 4
Weather: High 80s, suuuuuuuuuuper humid
Calories burned: 715
Calories till goal: 7756

Monday, June 7, 2010

No Glide = No Me Gusta!

I thought I would run over my lunch break today since I couldn't get my ass out of bed this morning. I need to have a better schedule on the weekends. I love working at the bar, but not going to bed till between 4-6 Sunday mornings, makes me a piece of shit all day on Sunday. POS = no exercise.

I actually enjoyed running over lunch. It was a little humid, and I didn't realize how hilly it is around my work. My mile time is slowly getting faster, which makes me want to run even more. I ran 3.57 miles today in 45 minutes. Boy do I love that Nike +. You know what I don't love? Forgetting to put on Glide. That stuff if lifechanging for the chub rub. If you don't have Glide, your legs wont slide. Get some! I'm hoping my chaffage will heal up fast.

Tonight on the menu is Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken from the WWSO Cookbook. I would effing die with out my crockpot.

Sure...I'll share the recipe:

POINTS® Value: 4
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 300 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

1 tsp paprika, to taste
1 tsp black pepper, to taste
20 oz Del Monte Pineapple Chunks In Its Own Juice
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 clove garlic clove(s), minced
1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 medium green pepper(s), chopped

Arrange chicken in bottom of crock pot. Sprinkle with pepper and paprika.
In small bowl, combine drained pineapple, chopped green pepper, mustard, and soy sauce.
Pour over chicken. Add garlic.
Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours.

Oh yeah...and my run went pretty well!

Day: 3
Weather: High 70s, little humid
Calories burned: 614
Calories till goal: 8471

Friday, June 4, 2010

Another pound (well almost) bites the dust....

Today is WI day! I'd much rather it be Rex Manning Day, but what can you do? I hopped on the scale this morning hoping for a decent scale victory, and I lost .8. Yes I know a loss is a loss, so I'll take it. I've been working out more and eating better so it is a tad frustrating. I DO think everyone should read this article:

I had some good work outs this week, but I did consume two cheesy chicken cups last night about 8:30. I hate that Mr. Whoa works till 8 every night because I like eating dinner with him, but I may have to start eating before he gets home.

I'm bartending this weekend and my goal is not to consume my weight in wings or eat a tenderloin. We have a simple house salad on the menu, which is actually pretty tasty. No crutons, no dressing on the side.

Sunday I have a four mile run to do, hopefully I can do it. Building endurance is a bitch, especially when the weather isn't always in our favor. Sunday I'll cruise the ads and menu plan for next week. Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Remember that commercial...

that Godzilla is in someone's stomach and is clawing up the sides? Yeah...thats what happened to me when I was out on my three mile run tonight. I had to turn back early to get home so I only did 2.2 miles. I had the worst pain in my side and stomach and was worried that I might not make it home. What do you do when there are no restrooms on your routes? Are you, as Bon Jovi would say, "Livin' on a prayer?"

I discovered this site called TheDailyMile. I love it. You can enter in your miles, pace (it will figure that out), calories, and even how you feel. I love that you can post results to Facebook because I feel that holds me accountable. Am I fast? Hell to the no, but hey, I'm out there doing something. You can also enter in races and it will do countdowns for you. People can comment on your workouts or they can "motivate" you. It's basically Facebook for workouts, but I need something that will keep me in line.

My dress from ModCloth was a total fail. I had pit tits like whoa, and it wasn't as dressy as it looked in the picture. Thanks to the ggroup girls, they directed me back to The Limited. Dresses are 30% off this week, and I found this nice little number. The Limited wouldn't let me steal a pic off the site, so here is the address:

My hair is reddish and I'm almost as pale as the model (why can't I be that skinny) so I'm hoping this dress will work out. I got it about 1/2 price with a coupon code and the 30% discount. Mommy likie.

While everyone else was boating, being outside, etc over Memorial Day weekend, I took the liberty of cleaning out my cupboards. I threw out the old food and then wrote down everything in the cupboards and in the fridge. I looked up recipes, menu planned for the next week and grocery shopped accordingly. I spent $55 at the grocery store, I bought basically everything on sale and had coupons. I also bought a rotiserrie chicken and I used that for last night and tonights dinner. It may be a little more costly than the blsl chicken breasts, but it comes off the bone easily and its nom nom nom! Mr. Whoa is kind of an ass about leftovers, but he's getting better. We're trying not to go out to eat so much so we can fatten our wallets and thin our waistlines. We've been very good this week. ***High five, Mr. Whoa!***

Have a good weekend everyone! How do you plan on staying on-program?

Day: 2
Weather: Breezy, high 70’s.
Calories burned: 350
Calories till goal: 9085

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Half Marathon? Don't mind if I do.

Another month has flown by! I realized that my goal this year was to do a half-marathon, and the year is already half over. I’m flirting with two different half marathons this year. One in the Quad Cities in September, and the other is in October in Des Moines. I feel like having around four good months to train I should be good to go. Heck, maybe I will do both of them. I need to just register for one so:

A) I actually stay on track to train for it.

B) The sooner I register, the cheaper it will be.

I’m giving the Hal Higdon Novice training schedule a whirl. I started off yesterday with a three mile run. I had already worked eight hours and I had to work my bar job last night for another eight hours. In between jobs I went on the bike trail to give a 5K a whirl. (((Nike +))) It was hot and humid, so it made it very hard to breathe. I was hoping to keep my pace under 15 minutes and it was an average of 14:35/mile! I hope to one day run a mile under 10 minutes, but slow and steady wins the race!

April and May I didn’t do so hot with my 10,000 calorie challenge. I’m going to keep that as a goal, but if I don’t obtain it I’m not going to beat myself up about it.

Day: 1 Weather: Humid, high 80’s. Felt like 1,000,000. Calories burned: 565 Calories till goal: 9435
Only 115 days till the Quad City Half Marathon!