Thursday, February 28, 2013

Updates and Dietbet #2 for the win!

RUNS: I've run twice this week since the 50k and I feel like they have been strong runs. And I feel like I am recovering nicely. I did have a day of very restless legs in between those two runs that I took an extra day off and wore Riks calf sleeves. They really seemed to help!

I am beyond pleased that I am consistently running about 10:00mm paces on the road. I havent run that pace since this time last year. So I feel like I am back at my baseline after a very difficult year. I am very excited and nervous to see what happens over the next couple of months when the weather starts to warm up and things start blooming. I am cautiously optimistic though.

Also, I completed my second round of Dietbet and won again. This time I ended up winning just over $30! You cant beat getting paid to lose weight! Here is a comparison picture from last November to now (about 3months)...
 I am participating in a third and final round put on by the same person. After that I will decide if I want to continue or not. I would just have to find another game put on by someone else to enter but there are MANY that you can enter.

Im really hoping that in another three months I will be down another 15lbs. I would be totally stoked!!

EATS: Last week and so far this week I/we have been mostly trying to use up foods that we already have with minimal grocery shopping. So here are some of the dinners we were able to throw together...
Trader Joes Veggie Stir-Fry
Asian Burger under Parm Noodles and Green Beans
Left over Chili and breaksticks
Another Veggie Stir-Fry over Quinoa and topped with an Orange Coconut sauce
And of course....Pizza!
We've done pretty good with using things up and we are about ready for a big shopping trip again very soon!

Do you ever go through periods where you try to use up things in the freezer and pantry instead of buying MORE food?!



  1. Wow. What a difference 15 lbs makes You must feel great. And that burger and stir fry look phenomenal.
    When I clean out my fridge, I make vegetable soup. It's different every time!

    1. Thanks!
      I never make soup! I have no idea why. I like it but just never think to make it.

  2. Stacey, you look great! What a change in your face! Good for you.

    The only time I really try to use things up in my pantry, fridge and freezer is on the weekends. I try not to leave the house at all, except for church. Sometimes we do "junk" night on Saturdays when I find a mixed bag of stuff from the freezer...of course, I make a salad, too. It works.

    1. Thanks!
      And good for you for using up your stuff on the weekends. We usually have good intentions but eat out way to much on the weekends.

  3. Congrats on your weight loss. I'm sure it feels much easier to run with that extra weight off!!
    Nice to hear that you are back to where you were this time last year. Gotta love moving past your difficult year and getting back to your "normal." Good luck with dietbet #3!

    1. I mean #2.
      BTW you look fantastic!!