March 08, 2013

Pizza Friday

This morning, I woke up early again, so I was reading a book in bed. At 6:00, I could hear my kids talking to each other, so I hollered for them to come into my room. We all snuggled under the covers in my bed, and we turned on a show called Too Cute! about kittens. It was seriously "too cute" and we spent an hour laughing at how adorable the kittens were.
At 7:00, I got them ready for school, and then I got ready to run. Friday=long run. I had been looking forward to a warm day today, thinking that the high temp was going to be close to 60. But when I checked again this morning, it said the high was 41. Bummer.

I stepped outside, and it was cold! I thought I'd better dress warmer (it was only 28 degrees this morning), but once I went back in my bedroom, I changed my mind and decided to just run on the treadmill. I was really wanting to watch some more Sons of Anarchy, and 12 miles gave me at least two episodes' worth!

I ran and watched the last two episodes of the first season, and both were really good--definitely helped me enjoy the run a little more. I went at a good speed (6.9 mph for the majority of it, and the last mile was 7-8.0 mph). I finished in 1:42, about 5 minutes before the finale ended. Perfect timing!
I was SO disappointed when I saw the calories burned, though--887?! Last week, when I ran outside at an 8:44/mi pace, I burned 1,115; and the week before, I did 12 miles on the treadmill in 1:45 and burned 979. I ran faster today, but burned less calories for some reason. When I ran outside last week, it was really windy and my heart rate was up a lot higher, so that makes sense. Anyway, I'm just bitching--it is what it is!

Oddly, I was craving a salad for lunch. I say "oddly", because I hardly EVER eat salad. I just don't like it. But today, I wanted one, and it was delicious!
Spring mix with Trader Joe's oriental-something-or-other dressing, Craisins, fried rice noodles, and chicken. After lunch, I wanted to go to Mrs. Fields to spend all my activity PointsPlus earned from my run. I got the same thing as last week--a chocolate chip cookie sandwich.
It was SO good. I ran for almost two hours for that thing, and it was gone in 10 minutes. Haha, it was worth it though.

I was feeling full and a little sluggish after eating the cookie, so I asked Jerry if he wanted to go for a walk with me before the kids got home from school. We just did a two-mile walk, and it was nice get to chat (uninterrupted) with him. When we walked by the lake, we stopped for a picture...
I even did a goofy pose, because after posting the pics of me in the shirts I bought, I realized that I look the same in ALL the pictures of myself. Oh, and yes, I was freezing. Like I said, I was expecting spring temps today, and I didn't think about it being so cold, so I didn't wear a jacket. With the breeze coming off of the lake, it was definitely chilly.

For a long time, we used to do "Pizza Friday"--order or make pizza every Friday evening--and the kids loved it. We stopped doing somewhere along the line, and Noah asked if we could start doing it again. So I promised that today, we would get pizza and watch a movie together tonight. I feel like I'm blowing through all my weekly/activity PointsPlus way too fast, but I'll just have to tone it down for the rest of the week.

I haven't had restaurant pizza in a LONG time--at least six months--so I had no idea how many PointsPlus were in it. I ate two slices, and I estimated (for the pizza we got) it was 6 PP per slice.

Tomorrow is another free movie day at the theater, so we're going to go see Hotel Transylvania!


  1. I really like the picture of you and the boys! Noah looks so much like you, and Eli looks so much like Jerry! Your family is so cute together! :)


  2. Cute picture at the lake! I'm sure you know this... but you burn more calories when you are cold. Your body tries to keep warm (by shivering, etc) and uses more energy to try and get back to equilibrium. Score!

  3. Oh that movie is wayyy cute. I am 19 and I loved it lol really good music in it too. Hope the kids love it as I am sure they will.

  4. Whoo hoo 12 miles! Girl, I seriously don't know how you do it. I make it through a SIXTH of what you do!

  5. I don't think I ever woke up early for school. Ever. It was always a race against the clock. This seems like a much more peaceful way to do it. Congrats on the run!

  6. You have to watch Too Cute...Puppies!

  7. I found your blog recently and have spent several weeks catching up on everything. You are such an inspiration! I'm currently expecting my first baby, due at the beginning of May, and I can't wait to start my own weight loss journey. I was about 280 before I got pregnant, so hopefully I'm not too much heavier after I deliver. I've decided that I want to try running. I'd started walking regularly before I found out I was pregnant, and wanted to start a version of the couch to 5k program. My doctor told me no. So I have to wait till she's here! I plan to blog about it as well, just for the accountability and for the record of my journey, struggles and all. Thank you for being brave enough to share it all!

  8. I love love LOVE that you love your boys so much :) That sounds kind of weird because of course everyone loves their kiddos, lol, but it's just so cute that you post about pulling them into bed with you to snuggle, are always promising and following through with fun stuff for them to do, and yada yada. They have such a fun mom :)

    I had a pizza Friday as well! I tallied up my pp this morning.... 57 for the day. GAH! But that involves also beer, beer, and another beer. Thank goodness for activity points and weekly allowances. It was so worth those points though.

  9. Hi Katie....I love reading your blog! I was just wondering how that watch tracks calories? Do you think it is very accurate? I wear a fitbit now and enjoy it, but not sure how accurate the calories it tracks are. Thanks!

  10. I loved Hotel Transylvania. There were a lot of sight gags that made me laugh. I hope you and your boys enjoy it!

  11. My kids NEVER wake up early before school! But we do have to be out the door by 7 so I guess that is why.

    Do you guys ever do a make your own pizza night? Maybe that would be a good alternative, although it's so much easier to just go buy one.

  12. I love, love, love that show, Too Cute! I watch it with my 4 yr old daughter and we just oooh and ahhh and can't stop watching until its over. I love that you're a fellow cat lover!


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