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Super Bowl Fun and Chili Cook Off

Posted Feb 04 2013 2:45pm

I ate really bad yesterday. Like really bad. Probably not the smartest idea since the DietBet ends this week. But I can’t undo what’s already done, so I am trying not to dwell on it.

I ate to the point of being overfull, and I hate feeling like that and how disappointed I am in myself, but as long as I can get back on track and remember how I felt for possible future overeating than I should be okay.

The DietBet ends in three days on Wednesday, but I have up to 48 hours after that to weigh-in. So, technically I have 5 days until I have to submit my final weight. Keep your fingers crossed for me because I am a little worried. But whether I win or loss, I am happy that I lost a few pounds and finally dropped below the weight that I couldn’t drop below for over 4 months.

Moving on…

Yesterday, we went to my grandparent’s house for the Super Bowl and to spend time with family.



My brother is moving around a little bit better these days…


Of course, there was tons of food.



My stepmom made these meatball bites – they are meatballs and cheese wrapped in a biscuit with marinara sauce to dip them in. Isn’t that such a great idea?


My cousin made stuffed mushrooms.


Me and McCutie FootBall:


We also had our chili cook-off. There was 8 different chilis and 13 people tasting them all. Since, I don’t eat chili, it was my job to give each chili crock pot a number and put all the chili into the cups with the corresponding number. That way no one would know whose was whose chili.



And guess who won? I did!!!!!!!!

I think my dad was a bit peeved that the non-meater eater of the family came in first place when he has been making chili for years. Sorry dad, that’s the way the cornbread crumbles.


There was a tie for third place, and my dad’s mild chili came in second place. He made two chilis – one spicy and one mild. He only made the mild one for my stepmom to eat, and he was surprised when his mild chili came in second place beating out his spicy chili. I wasn’t.

I honestly don’t think the majority of people like food that are so spicy that you can’t even take a second bite because your mouth still hurts from the first bite. But my dad really likes spicy foods, and I don’t he quite understands that most people prefer food they can taste because their taste buds haven’t been burned off.

I was very happy that my chili came in first place, and honestly I was quite shocked, but I’m glad that people enjoyed it. Everyone did such a wonderful job making their chili, and I hear that they all tasted good, each one being very unique.

I also want to say that I am very proud of Danny for only having one alcoholic drink yesterday. I thought he’d have more. Maybe he’s waiting until after the Diet Bet is over :)

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • Stationary bike – 12 minutes

Well, Danny and I had 43 workouts last week for the Fantasy Fitness Challenge. It was a hard week. Danny can only workout in the fitness center, so he can go once in the morning and once in the evening and that’s really it. So, the rest of the workouts fall on my shoulders which is hard.

The team we were up against last week had 65 workouts. In one week. I thought Danny and I did awesome with 43 workouts, and I worked my butt off to get the gym every free second I had. But I cannot compete with 65 workouts.

It’s not worth being injured or spending every free second I have in the gym. Danny and I currently in 4th place, and there is no way that we can come first at this point, so I plan just to go back to my normal morning workouts. We gave it our best shot. I’m not giving up, and will continue to workout, but I can’t keep up with that many workouts a week.

My Plan

With a only a few more days until the final weigh-in, I plan to be as healthy a I can be this week. I plan on eating tons of fruits and veggies, fish, Greek yogurt, eggs, and whole grains. I am going to try to stay away from processed food, avoid sugar, drink tons of water, and limit my peanut butter intake.

Peanut butter is one of those foods that I love but have a hard time limiting. I usually measure out one tablespoon, but that tablespoon turns into a heaping tablespoon or a few extra swipes of peanut butter right into my mouth. And peanut butter calories add up fast which is why I am really going to try to limit my peanut butter intake this week.

Hopefully, I’ll be down my 4% by Friday, but if not, no big deal. I am happy with where I am, and I have lost 32 pounds since April 2012, and I am proud of that!

Starting off my good week of eating was a smoothie and some blueberries for lunch!


Have a great afternoon!

  • Do you prefer spicy or mild foods?
  • What was your favorite Super Bowl snack? Commercial?
  • What are you proud of?

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