Weigh In Wednesday and What Pisses Tony Off

When the kids were younger, we loved to play games.  Monopoly, Pictionary, Scrabble.  Well, scrabble didn’t go so well because I always dominated and no one wanted to play with me anymore.

Enter in game apps on your phone.  Tony and I are both big word search fans, so when he downloaded an app for word search, I did too!  And guess what?  I dominated at that too!  My high score is 187 seconds, and Tony hasn’t been able to touch that time. Smile with tongue out

So he moved on.  Have you ever seen the show Lingo on the game show network?  I think the show is dumb, but Tony downloaded a similar app, and I found the identical one, and wouldn’t you know it, I somehow downloaded the same app and my record is solving 13 puzzles in a row!

Sadly, he’s moved on to Texas Hold ‘Em, and I will never understand poker, so he’s winning in that category.  I just like to show him my high scores on the other games though every once in a while!

But then he does shit like this.  He knows I can’t stand Michael Buble, so when I got home yesterday and went to the computer to download my pictures for the day, this was on the screen:


Touché Tony!

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for – ha!  Last Wednesday I reset my Zero scale.   My new mantra this year is moderation.  I was mindful of how I ate last week, yet I still had wine, I had two indulgent meals over the weekend, Saturday night I made chicken fried steak and gravy, and Sunday night I made braised beef shanks.

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Drum roll please . . .

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HOLY SHIZZ!  I lost 3.4 pounds this week!   And I don’t feel like I deprived myself of anything.  I just stopped eating a piece of cheese every time I opened the refrigerator! Open-mouthed smile

I made Nicole’s olive oil granola the other night – people this is a wonderful granola – I was worried because it was still super wet after it came out of the oven after 45 minutes, But it got super crunchy and clustery when it cooled off.  I had a breakfast parfait with plain Greek yogurt, sauteed apples and the granola.

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I decided to do the stair climber yesterday for my workout.  I posted this picture on facebook – thank you to blog reader Carol who said “you look so thin!”  Thanks Carol, you just can’t see my belly in that shirt. Open-mouthed smile  My shirt says “Born Wild!”


I posed the question:  “Let’s see how many floors I can climb in 35 minutes?”  The answer:

110 floors

110 Floors, or 2.2 miles.  Nice!  I did the speed intervals.  Can you see the spikes on the bottom of the screen?  It would go slow for 2 minutes, then fast for 2 minutes, I was super sweaty after that.  But I wasn’t done!

I did 50 pushups on the bosu:


And then 100 crunches on the bosu:


I alternated –  I would do 10 push ups, then 20 crunches, and switched back and forth.  All told it was a nice 45 minute workout.

For lunch I had a cup and a half of my baked potato soup, along with some artisan bread.

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And guess what Tony asked for this week for dinner?  Grilled chicken Caesar salad!  Although I used our indoor grill for the chicken, and didn’t grill the romaine – I think I like the summer version more than the winter version, but it was still tasty!

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I used my mini chopper to make the dressing.  I don’t like anchovy filets, so I used anchovy paste. Open-mouthed smile

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And I was out of croutons, so I toasted up some of my artisan bread with a bit of butter and garlic salt.

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I had actually planned on making popcorn later in the night because I thought I’d be hungry, but I wasn’t.  Nice!

So here’s to week two of moderation!  Make it a great day!

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  • Fran
    January 9, 2013 at 8:12 am

    You are rocking 2013 so far Biz. Congrats on the weight loss, must have felt good.
    As for the wine, now that I’m on WW I drink less of it but no way I’m going to cut it out completely. I can have 2 glasses a week, I really like me a glass of wine.

    I had to laugh at the competition between you and Tony and his revenge with Michael Bublé.

    • biz319
      January 9, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      I agree, life is too short without a glass of wine! 😀

  • Heather Mursch
    January 9, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Great weigh in!! It’s amazing what the small things can add up to, right? I need to remember that!

  • Jane
    January 9, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Congrats on the loss!! Way to go!

  • Caron
    January 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Nice weigh in and good start to the year. 🙂

  • Erica
    January 9, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Wow- that Caesar looks amazing. NEED! Congrats on the loss gfriend. Rock it. Tony’s screen saver shenanigans cracks me up

  • Kim of Mo'Betta
    January 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

    You go girl!

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
    January 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

    You’re kicking butt!!! Way to get 2013 started off on the right foot. This post provided a great example of how you don’t have to completely deprive yourself of EVERYTHING you enjoy–you just have to find the moderation in all of it. 🙂 And I love your positive and uplifting attitude. You make me smile!

  • Aide
    January 9, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Hey Biz, did you know you’re on the list @ leapfitness.com where one can vote for the top 100 health and fitness sites of 2013???

  • Helen
    January 9, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I know you were probably both really happy and surprised to see that weight loss. Congratulations.

    Now, i may have to unfriend you as Michael Buble is one of my FAVORITE singers. In fact, I’ve been listening to his music for the last two weeks on my daily drive!

    • Tony (Mr. Bizmoto)
      January 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      Finally Helen is the voice of reason. Mr. Bubble is a genius and Biz just doesn’t get it!

      • Helen
        January 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

        Tony, I believe you and I nearly the same age. Perhaps these youngsters don’t have the appreciation for Mr. Buble as they should!

    • biz319
      January 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      We can still be friends Helen – if and when we meet, I’ll just have to bring my own music! 😀

  • Lori
    January 9, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Killer workout & yes!…you look so thin & fit in that picture! Woo woo!

    Girl – your breads are to die for… I can’t stop looking at the picture of your artisan bread. Thick, crunchy crust with that doughy inside… Good Lord – I’d be set with that warm with butter. Heaven!

    • biz319
      January 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Yep, I cannot live without this bread – Tony makes fun of me because I make it nearly every weekend! (but he secretly loves it!)

  • Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    January 9, 2013 at 10:08 am

    What a great weigh in for the first week plus of the year!! And you are rock’n that shirt Biz!

    • biz319
      January 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks Mel!

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    January 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I’m sorry, I had to laugh at what Tony did to you – it seems like we have the same sense of “humor”! AWESOME job on the weigh in! You are killing it!

    • biz319
      January 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks Anne Marie 😀 Yes, you would totally get Tony’s sense of humor!

  • myjourneytofit
    January 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Nice going – maybe your mind is more accepting of moderation than a “diet” and now you don’t have to sneakily grab food…because you can have it, you know? I know dieting is calories in/calories out, but I still swear, it’s 90% mental.

    • Helen
      January 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Mental…. sort of like running, eh Shelley?!!!

      • biz319
        January 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        Helen, I was going to say the same thing! 😀

  • sara
    January 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Congrats on the loss…I agree moderation is the way to go! That salad looks delicious…I LOVE Caesar dressing. 🙂

  • tami
    January 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Awesome weight loss Biz and even better that you didn’t feel deprived!

  • Tony (Mr. Bizmoto)
    January 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Why can’t a man have an app to himself? It’s like she is the App Nazi. I get a little temperature app, and wham she has it. Now if you excuse me I am going to look at kerf and touch myself!

    • biz319
      January 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      No, not KERF! Just don’t say her name when we are in bed together – deal?! 😀 I love you Tony!

      • Aimee
        January 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

        I’m hysterical right now.

  • findingradiance
    January 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Wow Biz – you are rocking it!

    John and I can be quite competitive with each other. Or rather *I* get competitive LOL! He is still the Scrabble king, though.

  • Marion
    January 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Biz! I’m really happy for your weight loss! So so happy! I relate to you a lot because we are the very same age. And I think that all of us are interested in your insight about what you are doing to move that scale number. So if you’ve learned something–please tell us.

    🙂 Marion

    • biz319
      January 9, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      I will post about it soon Marion – I’ll send you the link when I do!

  • Louise
    January 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Congrats Biz on your weight loss. Thats a nice scale when it says you have lost. Scale not nice when the numbers go up 🙁 ) Keep up the good work. Your food pics look great, making me hungry for that ceasar salad, think that will be on the menu for dinner tonight.

    Love the competition between you two. After seeing a picture of Micheal Buble on my screen???? My next step would be a dinner made up of “green and gold” and a little sign that says “Go Pack Go”!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

    • Tony (Mr. Bizmoto)
      January 9, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      The only things that are that color are brussell spouts and baby poo, neither of which are in our home!

      • Louise
        January 9, 2013 at 7:56 pm

        hahaha…..Go Pack!!!

        Spinich and corn!!!

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  • Renee V.
    January 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Props to your weight loss on your own! I love that you’ve figured out a way thats’ working for ya! Also you do look uber trim in that picture.

    I too had to literally LOL about the competetion thing. My hubs got a smartphone through work and I was allowed to load a couple of apps and he went through and scored high on some of em, I had to go back and try to beat him. Some I did, others still a work in proccess. I think you otta plan mexican on Thursday and Pizza for Friday then stuffed peppers for Saturday as a long drawn out ‘torture/payback’ for that screen shot!

  • Suzie
    January 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I have a race car game on my phone and we play that one all the time, he races in real life so I figured he would beat me…not!! I rule…ha ha ha!! I like Texas Hold ’em too. I love poker. That is too funny about your screen saver 😉 Great job on the weight loss Biz!! You do look thin in that picture too.

  • Kelly @ Happy Texans
    January 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Congratulations on the weigh in! You and I were almost twins in weight loss. But ms. Competitive beat me! Lmao!

    My stomach growled when I saw that salad. Not kidding. Yum!

    Congrats on the weigh in and awesome workout.

  • Rhonda
    January 9, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Woo hoo congrats on the awesome loss! I am good at word games too, I grew up doing word searches with my Grandma 🙂

    • biz319
      January 10, 2013 at 7:24 am

      I grew up playing Scrabble with my grandma – except she’d take 20 minutes for a turn and then play cat!

  • John
    January 9, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Throw pumpkin in his pancakes this weekend but tell him after he eats. Then you’ll be even or up….not sure which one of you is currently ahead 🙂

    • Tony (Mr. Bizmoto)
      January 9, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      I would know instantly. I hate pumpkin-ized foods! Your a very bad man John, very bad!

      • biz319
        January 10, 2013 at 7:25 am

        Don’t listen to him John! He’s just jealous because I have the top score in two games still! 😀

  • Autumn@Good Eats Girl
    January 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Moderation is what we are trying to practice at our house also! I don’t do well when I cut everything out of life that I enjoy! It makes me crabby! Way to go with your week of moderation! So wonderful!

  • spunkysuzi (@spunkysuzi)
    January 9, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Congratulations on the nice weigh in 🙂
    Oh my goodness just reading these comments is making me laugh out loud and my husband is giving me funny looks! All Tony’s fault.

    • biz319
      January 10, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Nice going Tony! 😀

  • Marianne
    January 10, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Congrats on the weight loss Biz 🙂 And that caesar salad looks mighty tasty!

  • Yvette
    January 10, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Hi there, I’m new to your page, and so far I love it!! Congrats on your weight loss. I was wondering though, what type of scale do you have? I love that it shows you how much you have lost, mine doesn’t! I’d love to pickup one like yours!

  • biz319
    January 10, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Hi Yvette – welcome! I was given the scale last year from the manufacturer, but you can get the information here: http://www.thezeroscale.com/

    The premise is that it doesn’t matter what the number is on the scale, it’s monitoring your success along the way to weight loss. 😀

    • Tony (Mr. Bizmoto)
      January 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Hmm When I get on the scale it says “one at a time”. Don’t forget to tip your waiters and waitresses, and try the veal. OOOOuuuugah!

      • biz319
        January 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm

        Ha, you are too funny Tony!! 😀

  • Aimee
    January 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Nice weigh in Biz!!! I’m really happy for you. As always I appreciate the LOL quality of your posts. Do you do the cryptograms too? I love those in the Sunday paper. I also enjoy Sudoku.

    I worked out on the Bosu today with the trainer. It is so much more challenging. I was surprised by how much we did with it. Hope you’re having a great day.

    • biz319
      January 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks Aimee!! Yep, Tony is a real cut-up, isn’t he! I suck at number games – which probably explains why my math skills aren’t that great!

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