Sunday, March 31, 2013

Eat it, All of it.

Happy Easter, everyone! What have you been up to this weekend?

Friday was a beautiful day! I worked from home and spent some time outside with our dogs. I also had my in-laws over for our annual Easter Egg Coloring.

My sister-in-law made an amazing treat called Texas Caviar. She always makes the best treats! Have you ever tried or made Texas Caviar before? If not, you must.

Mental note: Find a recipe for Texas Caviar, make it, and eat it. All of it. Okay, maybe not all of it.

Saturday was a great day, too. I spent some time outside, playing with my little brother, Evan, while my husband worked on my mom's car. First, we played on the slide at his house, then he came over to ride our tractor. It was a very exciting day for him, and I had a lot of fun, too!

My mom bought a new grill and celebrated by making us an awesome picnic spread for dinner, too. It was most definitely starting to feel more like spring, this weekend!

I also ran a (slow) mile on Saturday. I thought that I would want to work on my speed this past week, but thinking more about it, I should be working on running for as long as I can. So, I ran slowly for endurance instead.

Saturday's mile
Week one of the April 5K Challenge has gone well! I lost a total of one pound (less than I thought I would, but I forgot it was Easter weekend) and I ran my first mile straight, ever. It was slow, but I did it!

The April 5K Challenge

The Goals:

- Get down to 220's
- Develop and abide by meal plans
- Develop and abide by exercise plans

The Deadline:

- April 27, 2013 (Law Day 5K)

The Terms and Conditions:

- Weigh-in's will be every Sunday morning
- Dinner plans are to be posted for each week
- Exercise plans are to be posted for each week


Weekly Weigh-in:

Start Date: March 24, 2013
Start Weight: 235.4 lbs.
Current Weight: 234 lbs.
Total Loss: 1.4 lbs.
Goal Weight: 229 lbs.
Goal Date: May 27, 2013
Pounds to go: 5 lbs.

Dinner Plan for this week:

Sunday - Easter dinner (done!)
Monday - Grilled Fish with Sweet Potato Fries
Tuesday - Jalepeno Stuffed Chicken
Wednesday - Quesadilla with side salad
Thursday - Quesadilla with side salad
Friday - Grilled Chicken Salad
Saturday - "Homemade" Buffalo Chicken Ranch Pizza

Exercise Plan for this week:

Sunday - Rest (done!)
Monday - Treadmill - 5K
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - Treadmill - 30 minutes
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Treadmill - 1 mile
Saturday - Rest


This morning, my husband caught the Easter bunny (a/k/a my mom) in our backyard with my little brother, Evan, who was trying to hide our Easter basket. I ran outside and surprised them, and got the best Easter basket, ever! A healthy Easter basket!

Our basket had a bunch of strawberries in it, too. I will definitely be needing this fruit to make up for all of the chocolate I ate this weekend! We kind of ate a lot today.

Easter brunch at my dads was followed by Easter leftovers at my grandma's later. I am definitely going to stay away from the scale for a few days after all of the food we ate today. I didn't deprive myself by any means.

How was your Easter? Do you have any traditions for Easter?

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the BEST WEEKEND EVER! Glad you had a great time with family!