“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Great week so far....

I'm having a good week so far! Pounds are dropping (for the first time in a while), tried three new recipes I like, workouts are going well, and I'm seeing physical differences!

I'm weighing when I want to everyday to every other day and I truly feel that it keeps me motivated as long as I remember the concept of fluctuation. So far this week I'm down 3 pounds. Hubby better watch out in our Biggest Loser weigh in Wednesday morning!

New recipes I tried:

Turkey Stuffed Peppers:
Preheat oven to 385*
Cut the top off and hollow the seeds from 4 peppers. Place them in boiling water.
While they boil.... Brown 1 lb of ground turkey. Add chopped onion (Half of a small onion) ,2 tbsp of minced garlic, and 2 tbsp of chili garlic sauce (optional).
Once good an brown add mixture equally to the four boiled peppers. Stan them up in a baking dish, top with 1/.2 oz of colby cheese.
Bake until cheese is fully melted.
248 cal each

Lemon Pepper Brussel Sprouts:
Wash Brussel sprouts
Place in a steamer on the stove too or steamer bag or however you steam. Spray with olive oil. Just a spritz! Shake with lemon pepper.
Stir to coat
Steam until desired tenderness.
* I have a kitchen sprayer that sprays whatever you put in it. For me EVOO. *

White wine Bay scallops w shrimp over while wheat pasta.

Thaw out frozen bay scallops 9 oz
(Kroger sells 9oz bags and they are on sale now for 3.99)
Thaw out fully cooked mini shrimp 4.5 oz
(Also Kroger)
Chop up 2 bell peppers i like red an orange for the vitamin C.
Sautée the peppers in a skillet with a spritz of olive oil. Set them aside
Sautée the scallops once finished add shrimp. Put peppers back in. Add a splash of white wine.
Serves 4:
Serve over 2 oz of whole wheat pasta.
Calories each 145
Calories each w pasta 325

I also learned how to make a great treat from fellow Twitter friend who is also on a running/weight loss journey @_J2.

Frozen Banana Slices:
Slice a banana and freeze
Easy right?!
When you eat it it has an ice cream texture/consistency. For someone like me that craves ice cream this is fantastic!
You can pair it with nutella if you have room in your daily intake.
Calories: 90-105 each
Add nutella for 100 cal per Tbsp

I also ordered new running shoes:

That takes me back to my doctor appointment for my knee.
Doctor said this :
Your knee is fine
X ray show great healthy knees
Flexibility is normal for a childhood soccer player
Still over pronating a bit
He loved my running shoes (Asics Kyano)
Suggested I still with the same support structure but change to Saucony. He said the heel on a Saucony is ever so slightly raised higher than the Asics providing relief to my knee.
He also prescribed custom orthotics (shoe inserts) for the pronation.

So I went to my local running shoe provider. I picked the Saucony ProGrid Guide 5 based on its similarities to the Asics that have treated me well. I tied them on. They were purple and green. Cute.... I told the sales clerk that "one day I will find a running shoe that is right for me that is solid hot pink" we both giggled an I said "too bad the fit is more important than looks"
I headed home to read more online. Not only did I find the Guide 5 to be Runner's World Editor's Choice but also found that they come in almost solid hot pink. So I went back to the store the next day and special ordered them in pink. It's not about color and look but if it's what you need and it comes in your favorite color why not?! Picture below!

So all in all a good week so far. Running tomorrow. Cross trained over the weekend to rest up my knee one more time. Looking to run a 10 miler on Friday while Run2Walk is here with me! Love me some long runs with my brother!

"If you can dream it, you can do it"
Walt Disney


  1. Daaang, girl! You are kicking butt!

    I never thought to have the banana slices with Nutella!! That sounds so fantastic!

    Love the shoes! I agree, if the fit is right and you can get them in fun colors then that's even better! I was so excited when I found my sauconys in obnoxious bright green!

    As long as you keep in mind fluctuation, I don't think daiy weighing is horrible. I think most people are against it because so many people DON'T get that it changes so much!

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Bethney--I have loved following you on twitter and your blog. Whenever I don't want to get up after work to go run or workout it's always great inspiration to see your tweets!

    I just got new pink running shoes too and I think it makes my runs just a little bit brighter. Good luck as you continue to work towards your goals, you're doing awesome!



  3. I *love* those shoes! I always try to go for pink or purple, how can you go wrong with those? :)

  4. Nice shoes!!! My new ones are gray and pink! I also love the frozen banana slices idea... I LOVE ice cream!!! :) Thank you again for your encouragement!