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Posted on Mar 21, 2011 in Dear Diary, Pup Posts, Weigh Ins, Weight Loss | 5 comments

Pedi Party and a Weigh-In

Gooood morning, friends! How was everyone’s weekend? Chock-full of fun and/or relaxation and/or productivity, I hope! Mine was definitely full of all three. Saturday my roommate and I hosted a Mary Kay Pedicure Party which gave us an excuse to be super girly and eat yummy noms, hehe.


Our consultant Amanda brought over lots of fun (and awesome smelling) products for us to try out including facials cleansers, foot scrubs, lip masks, and maaaaake-up! Ben very wisely stayed down in the basement while we were getting our spa on. 😛



As for foodage, our attempt was to make the event at least somewhat healthy on the snacking front.


Erin did go all fancy and provided her famous decorated sugar cookies and choco-covered strawbs (I know, riiiiight?!)

Cookies by Erin


And then we provided a smorgasbord of other snacky treats, including veggies and dip, pita chips and homemade hummus, tortilla chips with salsa and homemade guac (are you sensing a theme here?), and these cool focaccia stick things. It was all delish, and like 85% vegan so I could eat most of it hooraaaayyyy!!


The star of the show was definitely my homemade guacamole. The bowl got scraped clean! And it’s just about the easiest recipe in the woooorld. Observe:

2 avocados
1/2 red onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 lime

Mince and mash and whatnot.

Super Guac

And you’re done! See? I told ya. 🙂

We also provided a few things on the drink front. Erin had the brilliant idea to serve cucumber water instead of just boring ol’ water to really take advantage of the whole spa atmosphere we were going for. We literally just peeled and sliced up half a cuke, added it to a pitcher of cold water, and voila! It was so refreshing and cooling! I feel like it’s going to be a staple for me in the summer. 🙂

We also got a few sodies for the gang. I know, not the healthiest of options but hey — we give the people what they want! I opted for this crazy green tea diet ginger ale that I saw in the grocery store. I just had to try it! It was good, but surprisingly I really haven’t been missing soda as much as I thought. Who knew?


So that was my fun-filled Saturday afternoon. That evening I accompanied my dad to a dinner with some old coworkers from when we lived in Ottawa. It was really great to catch up with people, and I actually ended up booking a Stella & Dot trunk show! Hahaha, it was the most random thing! But I guess it was simply my reward for making it through dinner on nothing but salad (the main course was lasagna. Fail. Hahaha.)

Sunday, I took it easy (read: lazy) and basically did nothing aside from taking the pupsters to the dog park in the afternoon where Daxter proceeded to get the dirtiest EVER. He and this 12-year-old lab named Fitz were playing and wrestling for seriously like half an hour straight. Apparently size really doesn’t matter!

They only got like one comment on their, er, summer haircut while we were there, too!

Obviously it was bathtime when we got home. Although with the ridonkulous rain today, I guess I didn’t even need to bother!

Okay, okay, okay, let’s get down to brass tacks here. Progress report says…

Starting Weight: 246 lbs.
Last Week’s Weight: 199.2 lbs.
This Week’s Weight: 198.0 lbs.
This Week’s Loss: -1.2 lbs.
Total Loss-to-Date: 48 lbs.


I’ve finally moved OUT of the 199s and DOWN more than half a pound which to me offically means PLATEAU BROKEN!!!!

I didn’t get quite as much strength training in as I would liked this week, due to the fact that I had no working limbs for most of the week, but I really think that might be what it was! I also tried upping my protein ratio for the week, so that definitely could have been a contributing factor. Here’s hoping that next week’s loss is even bigger to help make up for the past month’s stagnation!

I’m going to focus on running again this week, since I have my second 5K coming up on Saturday morning! It’s the Red Cross “Out for Blood” 5K in Centennial Park (Columbia, MD). I’m hoping to wipe the FLOOR with my first 5K‘s ridiculously slow time, hehe. My stretch goal is a sub 36-minute 5K, which would be just slightly less than 12 minutes per mile. I know that for you speed demons out there that probably seems unbearably slow, but let’s remember who’s running this thing eh? 😉

And there we have it! If it weren’t raining cats and dogs and lightning outside today, I would be running down the fair streets of Falls Church, but as it is I did manage to schlep my gym stuff to work today so you’ll get an update on how that goes tomorrow. Stay dry!


  1. Had a blast at the pedi party- my toes still look very nice 🙂 I’m proud of you for getting together gym stuff in spite of the yucky weather. I’m excited for our race!!

  2. Congrats on the loss and the Stella+Dot trunk show book! Pedi party looked fab:-)

  3. Good luck on the 5K! No worries on the time! I ran my first 5K back in October and I’m not a runner at all…nor had I trained, I was just happy I finished, did not throw up, or pass out!

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