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Updated eats

Okay. Okay. So, I haven't been posting my daily eats for the past couple days. It's just been a busy week for us again. I've been on day shift this week and then we've had stuff to do all week.

Wednesday, I worked and then MB and I did Day Two of the Couch to 5K. We kicked ass yet again! I was in absolutely no mood to get my fat ass out there because I had a stressful day at work and was just in a grumpy funk. MB made me get out there and of course, I felt much better afterward.

We had friends over Wednesday night and planned on making Tandoori Chicken with sauteed brussels sprouts and some sort of rice. However, I failed to take the chicken out early enough and it was still frozen.

Off to the local pub, we went. We walked there, which is really good. I had some sweet potato fries and a creole meatloaf, which was super good. Of course, I also had a cider beer and a slice of the berry covered angel food cake my friend made.

I wasn't counting points, but I was watching what I ate. I didn't stuff myself. I ate until I felt satisfied and then put the fork down.

Thursday was a quiet day at work. I had a bagel for breakfast. I had 1/2 cup pasta with 1 cup broccoli rabe for lunch. For dinner, MB and I were going to go to the bar and play trivia and eat. The goal was to meet up with our favorite dj to discuss wedding stuff. However, she was not there and the food there was not good enough to stay.

So, we went to another place where I had 1/2 portion of chicken chorizo etouffee and some chips and salsa. Not too bad. I wanted ice cream and was tempted to ask MB to hit the DQ for a blizzard. Instead, I ate a WW ice cream bar and was satisfied with that.

The pup and I also went to the trails and walked for 45 minutes. It was a nice brisk walk, except for the 27 times she stopped to sniff and/or eat something on the side of the trail. Still, I worked up a sweat and that's good.

I have my Maid of Honor coming up today and I'm sure we will go out to eat. I don't know what else we will get into. MB and I will be doing Day Three of C25K today at some point. I'm also doing yoga, because things are really tight and that's not good.

So, I feel good about my week so far. How are you doing?

C25K The Sequel

Remember when MB and I started the Couch to 5K program? We were pretty much kicking ass. I mean, it was hard as hell and I learned that I really don't know how to breathe. But, we felt great. We were getting lean and in shape and looking good.

Then, MB got injured. No, I didn't push him down during a run while he mocked me for spitting on him (running is super sexy, btw). Don't get me wrong. I was tempted. I would never do it though. There are too many spiders to kill in my house. MB is needed.

Anyeek, he ended up with an ankle injury and had to go to physical therapy and everything. It was pretty serious. He's all better now though and we were ready to run.

Well, he's been better for awhile but we weren't ready to run until now. It seems we really hung on to the 'hard as hell' parts of running rather than the 'getting lean and in shape and looking good' parts.

So, as we have been slapped in the face with the reality that we are going to have to squeeze our fat asses into tuxes and gowns and whatnot for the future nuptials, we decided we were ready to run again.

Call us vain. Call us shallow. Whatever.

It's not all about looking good in foofy tulle covered dresses (okay, it is all about that for MB, heehee). We also want to feel good again. We want to be healthy. We don't want to have to stop and sit down halfway through our first dance. We don't want to keel over from a heart attack after we get the catering bill.

Well, that might happen anyway. That sh*t is expensive!

Anywaitbaconwrappedscallopsarehowmuch!?, we hit the pavement for C25K The Sequel yesterday.

We are running based on times rather than distances. It's how we did it before and it worked out pretty well. Plus, I think we both enjoy being able to count down how many seconds we have left to run.

When we did C25K the first time, we kind of sucked. Our first day didn't get us very far around the neighborhood at all. We stopped a lot and may not have even run one full segment on that first day.

Yesterday? We kicked ass!

The first day involves walking a 5 minute warm up, then alternating 60 seconds of jogging with 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

We ran every single segment all the way through. We didn't stop once. Neither of us even felt like stopping. We weren't bent over in the grass heaving and panting. We were running.

We were running like the wind.

Or more like breaking wind as we ran.

Yeah. We ate dinner before running because I was starving and needed food before doing anything else or I would've passed out. I whipped up some pasta with italian sausage, tomatoes, spinach and garlic.

Full bellies and a lot of jostling. Not the best combination.

I may have farted on some of the neighborhood hooligans and I don't even care. Until they retaliate by slashing my tires.

Then, I'll care.

Anywhydontwehavebeanointhehouse, we kicked ass. We got farther around the neighborhood than we ever dreamed of on day 1 of C25K Part I. This means we were running faster. Keeping up a good pace. Making great time.


I feel just a little bit leaner today because of it. I'm sure that's delusional since I didn't shed 37 pounds since yesterday. It doesn't matter. I feel good and that's what this is all about.

So, we are going to hit the pavement again Wednesday for Day Two of C25K Part II and I'm looking forward to it.

Foof and tulle? Here I come!

Note to self: Don't wear your spanx pants on Day Two. They only roll down as you run, making your fat belly seem even fatter as it spreads out over the spanx secured lower half of your body.

Weigh in and whatnot.

Weigh in day!
193.2. Woohoo!
I've lost 1 pound this week, 7.8 total. I have 33.2 pounds to go to meet my desired goal of 160 and look stunning in a wedding gown.

Now that we are finally and officially getting hitched, the reality of stuffing my fat ass into a gown is slapping me in my chubby cheeks. I don't want a sausage casing dress. I want to look...stunning.

Good motivation, right?

I had a pretty good weekend. I was so busy running around and doing stuff that food became sort of an afterthought. While doing stuff, I'd all of a sudden be hungry and it would just hit me. "Oh yeah. I should probably eat something."

You can read about my outings and adventures at the Bitz. This site is really more about the food anyway.

Saturday was okay. I ate fast food on the way down to my family's place because it was easy. Chicken nuggets and fries from Wendy's were easy to eat while driving. The pup also enjoyed them from her perch in the back seat.

Saturday dinner was a cobb salad at Bob Evans along with a cup of baked potato soup. Mom and I also had cake. It happens.

Sunday, I ate breakfast out with the family. I chose eggs and scrapple with home fries over the sausage gravy that I really wanted. I heart a good sausage gravy. It is so delish.

Sunday afternoon, Mom and I had gourmet cupcakes. I ended up getting a repeat of my Saturday driving meal while driving home Sunday because I hadn't eaten anything before leaving and was famished. When I got home, MB and I got blizzards from DQ.

It wasn't the best weekend for eats but I was pretty active, so I guess it worked out.

Yesterday, MB and I restarted the Couch to 5K! I'll post more about that later. It's worthy of it's own post because it's truly an occasion. :)

Goals for this week:
*Plan meals and stick to them!
*Exercise! Couch to 5K Wednesday and either Friday or Sunday.
Slim in 6 or walk the trails and yoga tonight, Thursday and Saturday.
*Find some freakin fresh strawberries! I need my fix! Grocery store berries are
just not cutting it!

So, I have a one pound loss under my belt, a new found motivation to make this work and a very successful first day of C25K Part II to help get me going. Not bad.

How was your week?