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A diet bet, a thank you, a summer run & a needle in my knee

Posted Jul 27 2012 10:30am

Wow, I feel like I have a lot to talk about right now.  First of all, thank you to all of you who said such kind and encouraging words after my post about my weight loss goals.  It’s really comforting to know that there are other people out there like me who are dealing with those stubborn summer creeper pounds haha.  And a lot of you also mentioned wanting to shed some pounds along with me so I think I’ve figured out a way.  Not sure if you’ve ever heard of Diet Bet?   I actually just saw it on someone’s Twitter today and headed over to check it out.

So basically if you want in, you sign up using this link and you’ll enter into my “bet” which is that I/we can lose 4% of my body weight in 4 weeks.  It’s $10 to sign up and at the end of 4 weeks whoever meets the goal splits the money. This is a link to the FAQs and this is a link to the rules of the game (which I love because it clearly calls out that doing anything unhealthy like not eating or purging is not allowed).  I’m staring the bet on August 1st (you take pics of yourself on scales and send them in for verification) so you have a couple of days to think about it.  I’d love more people to join in – I mean, we all want to lose weight anyway right?  So why not earn some money out of the deal :) And PS I was not paid or sponsored in any way to write this.  All me here :)

And since we’re talking diets, I want to let you know that I have gone 3 days without alcohol, chips or sweets.  In fact, I’d say I’ve had some pretty solid days of eating – no mindless snacks, no extra portions etc.  No weight loss but I feel pretty good.  I also went for my 1st lunchtime summer run.  As you all know my knees suck and I probably shouldn’t be running on them but it was so NICE out as I was walking to the gym, it was like the pavement was just calling out to me.  So I ran.  For 4.11 miles and while my knees weren’t awesome, they weren’t crazy painful either so I’d say it was an overall success.  And my pace was under 9 minutes (1 second under to be exact) which is great.  We’re heading to Sun River tomorrow and I’m really hoping I can get a couple runs in.  Please keep it together knees :)

To help prep my knees for Sun River I took a trip after work to see one of my favorite ladies…my acupuncturist! I hadn’t been to see her in a while and it was so nice to get back.  She worked on my two problem areas, my left hip socket area (on the back side – basically my left glute) and under my right knee cap.  It was amazing, in fact, it felt so good I totally fell asleep for a couple of minutes. I swear I could have laid there for hours with needles all over the place.  If you have a chronic injury (or any injury) I would recommend acupuncture.  For a long time it freaked me out but it doesn’t hurt.  More like some pressure on the spot where they’re poking the needle in and then this kind of release.  You can read a little bit more here (this is where I go). And it doesn’t even leave marks.  This is my knee directly post session – betcha can’t find where the needles went in.

When I got home Chris whipped up some ground turkey which he made into a burrito while I added mine to some spinach and ate it bowl-style, adding in refried beans, corn, cheese and sour cream (in real life it did not seem like this much sour cream but pictures don’t lie).  Yum.

And there you go.  That’s what I have for you all. Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and an awesome weekend!

Who’s joining my Diet Bet ?
Who’s tried acupuncture?
Who went running today?


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