The Chocoholic Diaries

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Weigh in Wednesday & My First Virtual 5K

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First off (and most excitedly) I ran my first virtual 5k tonight!!!!  I signed up for it about a month ago on Sparkspeople.com (Don’t have an account? GET ONE!!).  It started off rough… I really felt yesterdays imaginary hills from my cycling, and at many times considered stopping and trying it in a day or two. BUT, I trumped on and I’m so happy that I did!  My time was amazing @ 38.09, but I ran it at the track and there is no exhausting hills to compete with so I am sure that helped.  I am very proud of myself and I love seeing the progress I have made!!!

DISTANCE PACE ELAPSED TIME
1 mi 11:41 min/mi 00:11:41
2 mi 12:07 min/mi 00:12:06
3 mi 12:50 min/mi 00:12:48
3.1 mi 12:39 min/mi 00:01:20

 

I’m pretty sure that 11:41 minutes is the best mile I have ever ran!  And Look!  Sparkspeople.com even gave me a virtual trophy 🙂

Weigh In:

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Wow… this is really going to keep me accountable!  That is -2.6 from last week 🙂

 

My Eats:

Breakfast:  Cherries with Coconut Kefir and a fried egg.

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Cherries with Kefir is AMAZING!  Now that I have discovered this, I am sure I will use all my jars of canned cherries before there are cherry buds on the trees.

Lunch:  Leftover meatballs and brussels sprouts with cauliflower rice

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Dinner:  I pulsed 2 deli slices of turkey pastrami with a bit of sauerkraut and put it in 2 romaine lettuce leafs and topped with spice       brown mustard.   It is a good combo with a unique texture that I was in the mood for.  I’m odd. At least I admit it.

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Snacks:  drip coffee and a Chocolate chip Larabar (that totally rocked!)

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A little while after dinner and of course when my kids were in bed I wanted some chocolate (who? me?)  so I whipped up a banana-almond smoothy with a tbs of cocoa powder.  My blender SUCKS! The smoothy was good…  My stupid blender is ridiculously loud and it has to blend for 23 minutes, gets hotter than crap, AND it still doesn’t get all the ice!!!!!  GRRR… people with Ninja Blenders don’t have that problem…. I needs to get me a Ninja!

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It is almost the end of the month so tomorrow will be menu planning galore!!!

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Author: knottyamber

My name is Amber. I am a chocoholic and can do a fantastic Cher impersonation.

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