July 19, 2013

Pizza Doh!

It was another super hot and humid day today. It's supposed to cool down next week, and I really hope it does! Today, I had four miles on the schedule, but since I was going to run it on the treadmill anyway, I just waited until about 10:00. I really like running in the late morning, because it seems to help keep my appetite down for the whole day. When I run first thing in the morning, I always feel ravenous all day.

I set the treadmill at an easy pace to keep my heart rate in Zone 1, then started running. I watched The Secret Life of the American Teenager again. I'm really liking that show!

After my four miles were done, I showered and then got ready to go run a bunch of errands. The kids asked if I wanted to play Hedbanz, so we played that for about a half hour before heading out. I thought it was kind of funny that I got "cow" for the first round ;)

I waited to take the picture until after I'd guessed that I was a cow, so I wasn't cheating!

We used to play a version of that game in college, with Post-It notes. We would write a famous person's name down on a Post-It, and then stick it on someone's forehead (after having a few drinks, of course!). Once we all had a name, we took turns asking questions to figure out who we were.

I was always terrible at that game, because I don't know anything about celebrities. One time, I was asking questions FOREVER, and everyone else had already guessed theirs. I was getting mad at Jerry for picking something so hard for me to guess, and finally, I just grabbed the Post-It and looked... Eric Estrada. Then, I shouted some words that my friends still tease me about to this day:


Hahaha, I still think Jerry purposely picked someone I wouldn't know. He's wasn't allowed to write my Post-It for the forehead game after that ;)

Anyway, tomorrow is going to be a super busy day--I have to go to a wedding shower at 1:00, Eli has TWO birthday parties (one from 2-5 and the other from 4-7), and then Jerry and I are going to a wedding tomorrow night. So I had to go out and buy birthday gifts and the other half of a shower gift.  Taking the kids with me to buy the stuff was a mistake, and I just couldn't take the bickering, so I decided to go by myself after Jerry got home. The Hedbanz game was fun, so I ended up buying that for both kids' parties tomorrow. Hopefully they don't have it already.

Pizza Friday was a disaster today. We decided to make homemade pizza, so I put all the dough ingredients in the bread machine on the dough cycle. After it spun for a little while, I walked past it and noticed that the oil smelled rancid. I don't use oil very much in cooking, so it tends to go bad before I use it all. So I dumped out all the dough in to the trash, and started over with new oil.

After about 20 minutes, I noticed that I'd accidentally put it on the bread cycle instead of the dough cycle; which meant that I would have a loaf of bread made out of pizza dough when the cycle was over. It hadn't started baking yet, so I just started it over with the dough cycle, and it worked out.

When it came time to make the pizza, I split the dough in two, to make two pizzas. I grabbed a round pizza pan and started working the dough out for Jerry's and my pizza, and when I flipped the dough over, I noticed a gross grayish film all over it from the pan. I have no idea what that was about, but it was too gross to eat, so I had to toss that ball of dough. Fortunately, the kids' dough was still good.

After spreading out the pizza in a square, I had the idea to bake it the same way you would bake cinnamon rolls. I rolled up the whole pizza, with the sauce and cheese on it, and then cut it into slices and baked the slices that way. The kids said it tasted amazing...

Jerry and I just ended up having sandwiches for dinner, because there was no way I was going to make more dough after that.

After dinner, I went out to buy the gifts I needed at Target. While I was there, I saw some running clothes on clearance, so I just checked them out. There were a few pairs of running shorts, which I've never worn. I have a lot of loose skin on my thighs, so I never attempted to wear running shorts. But I see other people run with shorts, and a lot of them look like their thighs have some loose skin, so I decided to buy some and give them a try. 

Now, I know they aren't going to look pretty while I'm running, and my thighs are jiggling, but if I can wear them without chafing, I will be very happy to wear cooler clothing in the summer months. They're very comfy! But of course, I haven't run in them yet.

I have an eight-miler to run tomorrow, but I think I'll wait to give them a try until I have a short run. I'm mostly worried about chafing on my thighs. I'm also very self-conscious of the jiggling, but the longer I am at this weight, the less I really care about my imperfections (it's hard to tell from this photo, but trust me, the loose skin on my thighs is pretty bad!).

Because of my super busy day tomorrow, I may not get a chance to write. Have a good weekend!


  1. Katie,

    I know how you feel about the chafing! I use this stick that looks like a mini deodorant that prevents chafing in women. I bought it at Dicks Sporting Goods. It works wonders! I am a bigger thigh'd gal and I am able to wear shorts now and be cool in this heat! I'll send you an email tomorrow with a picture of the stick so you know what I'm talking about :)

  2. Body Glide--it is like magic!

    1. That's it!! :) Love that stuff!

    2. The stuff is amazing and I no longer have chafing and I'm wearing shorts!! You can use it anywhere that chafing may occur.

  3. have you tried to make an "angry bird pizza" for the kids on pizza night? We just did it last night for a 6yr old sleepover and it was a big hit letting the kids decorate it.
    just google it and check out the images.

  4. AnonymousJuly 19, 2013

    I agree! Body glide is the best!!!

  5. I wear compression shorts under my running shorts. It works!

  6. Body Glide .... one of the best things, ever ! They sell a "mans" version and a "womens" version ..... don't fall for it !

    I've gotten both in my gift bags at runs and can't tell any difference at all ... except, the "womens" version is small and costs more !

    So, of course, I buy the "mans" since I use it with every run.

  7. Aren't you creative with your pizza "rolls"? We make homemade pizza every Friday. The kids love it and I like that it's one day of the week I don't actually have to PLAN a meal! Here's my recipe for dough: 2 cups very warm water, 2 TBSP brown sugar, 2 pkgs yeast (I use the pizza yeast) - combine and let proof for about 5 minutes; Add 2 tsp garlic salt, 1/4 cup olive oil, and 5 cups flour (I usually use 1-2 cups whole wheat and the rest all-purpose or bread flour). Knead until all of the flour is worked in (adding more if it's too sticky)(this counts as an upper body workout, trust me). Preheat oven to 450F. Divide dough in half and roll out. I usually make one large pizza (probably 16") and 8 breadsticks but I've also made 2 large pizzas.

    Re: Chafing. I agree with the others, Body Glide helps a ton and I've even used it with my sports bra that chafes (and I'm SOOO flat chested, I probably don't even NEED a bra)! Buy the regular stuff - don't worry if it's girlie (they just put it in a pretty package and charge you more - it doesn't even SMELL good!).

  8. AnonymousJuly 20, 2013

    I always wear some sort of tight longer shorts under my running shorts to avoid chub rub. My running shorts always ride up in the middle because I have big thighs. Athleta even has shorts with the long tight ones attached.

  9. Body glide is a must! You'll be amazed

  10. I like your new Target stuff - love their workout gear!!
    And, we love HeadBandz - so much fun!!!

  11. I wear shorts underneath my shorts. They are supposed to be used for slimming your thighs, but they work perfect for underneath my running shorts.

  12. Those shorts are cute. What loose skin?! Maybe you should have a loose skin photo contest and you'll see your thighs aren't so bad.

  13. I'm a new reader and have just spent the last hour and a half reading your story. Wow! You are such a strong and inspiring woman. I am so thankful for your honesty and willingness to share your journey with so many others out there...including me!
    I'm adding body glide to my list...I'm about as flat chested as I can be but chafe like crazy under my sports bras :(

  14. I really like the idea of running and watching tv. If only I had a threadmill!

  15. I didn't wear shorts for a long while, a friend told me about 'Skins' which help with recovery and also with chafing, so I wear shorts or just the skins by themselves. I will have to check out Body Glide as I get chafing with my sports bra as well. thanks guys!

  16. I actually like plain old Vaseline better than Body Glide -- works better and it's a lot cheaper.

    1. Abby, I have to agree with you! I've tried Body Glide, and it didn't work for me, so I started using Aquaphor, which is just like Vaseline (I tend to chafe around my sports bra). The Aquaphor worked really well!

  17. I know you're busy today, but sure missed your blog this morning. A day without Katie is like a day without sunshine! The shorts are super cute, hope there's NO chafing!

  18. AnonymousJuly 21, 2013

    I use Aquaphor on my inner thighs. I've tried body glide, vaseline, etc. Aquaphor is, by far, my favorite.

  19. AnonymousJuly 22, 2013

    You look hot in those shorts.
    Own it!
    I have a few pairs of shorter shorts in which I am a little self-concious sometimes, but to be a girl with no jiggle...: (
    Also, remember Phoebe Buffay! Like, maybe someone stares at you but it's just for a second cause then you're GONE!!


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