Weigh in Wednesday - DietBet & a Healthy Superbowl Party

Linking up again with the lovely Heather & Ash for Weigh in Wednesday!

So last week, I asked about DietBets that people have done, and what their thoughts were on them. I found one that was starting on friday and joined it with Casey! Wish us luck! I don't imagine there's any way I'll lose that much weight in a month, but Casey might.

So far, it's going alright. We spend a lot of time at his parents (they live next door) and this weekend his mom made fried dough for lunch on saturday, and tacos that night for supper. Since it's the start of my DietBet, I've got some willpower, so I sat there and ate a salad while most everyone else had fried dough. Then, when everyone else was having tacos, I had roasted sweet potato, peas, and scallops. I'm not even mad. Haha. 

We decided to throw a Super Bowl party, even though I don't actually watch it. Casey does though. So, I got it in my head that I'd try to get a bunch of healthier snack options, so that it wouldn't be quite so diet-damaging. 

We had tons of Epicure dips, as per usual. I have a serious addiction to the seasonings, so it's always nice to have a chance to use some, since we don't throw parties too often. I made 2 cold dips (Cheese, Chive, & Bacon, and Ranch), Summer Berry yogurt dip, and Casey experimented with the hot dip mix I had for Hot Artichoke Dip, since we can't buy artichoke hearts on the island, we decided to substitute and use scallops instead! Yum! 

Epicure Galore! 

I had dreams of cutting up angel food cake and putting it on skewers with strawberries and having cool whip to dip it in, but the strawberries wouldn't stay on the skewers so they turned into plain strawberry shortcake! And since we ate it in paper cups, it ended up being the perfect small portion! 

We had crackers, veggies, fruit, dips, chicken wings, healthy chicken bites, and strawberry shortcake cups. 

I made the Healthy Chicken Bites from this Pinterest Pin. 





Instead of following the rules like I usually do, I just used Shake and Bake for the coating, and I got honey garlic sauce for them. It was different than it usually is, I'd say the manufacturer changed it, because it was pretty runny. Either way, they were yummy!

So, I was basically able to eat what I wanted, and be alright. I didn't have a million crackers and dip. I ate a lot of fruit and veggies. I had some healthy chicken bites, but no actual wings (which is amazing for me! I don't even like them that much, but I don't usually get away with eating NONE!). I had a cup of strawberry shortcake. I had a little bit of the scallop dip. And someone brought 2 bite brownies and I had a couple of those (SHAME on me!). All in all, I think I did a pretty decent job of lightening up the snacks for our party.

So, this weeks weigh in results: I'm down 1.8 lbs! Yay! I'll take it! I've tracked just about everything into MyFitnessPal and gone to hockey whenever I can. Now, I just need to focus on getting back to exercising more! I need to find a routine that I can do when I go back to work. Next project!



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  1. Congratulations on the loss! That's excellent!!!

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  2. Ypur Super Bowl spread looks yummy. Congrats on the weight loss. If you lose like that every week, youve got the dietbet in the bag!

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    1. I'm hoping to lose a little more each week actually. I think I have to lose like 7.5 more lbs! YIKES! Thanks for reading!

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  3. Way to go on those snacks for the Super Bowl! I had apple pie and too much taco dip haha. Congrats on the loss too!!

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    1. Thanks! I wanted to make hot nacho dip but I didn't have the ingredients. I'd say that's probably a good thing :) Thanks for reading!

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  4. Whoohoo! Good job! I ate way to much at our Super Bowl party so power to you!

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  5. Congrats on the awesome loss!! Your super bowl snacks sound yummy :)

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  6. Great loss this week! Congrats on having the willpower to stay away from the not-so-healthy stuff!

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  7. :) I love the food pics. It makes me hungry! lol
    Kudos on the loss!

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    1. I can't even look at Pinterest without getting hungry! Too much good food to look at! Thanks for reading!

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  8. Tracking definitely helps! I find that I have better results when I track.

    Great loss!

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    1. Yes it does. I'm just not very good at keeping at it! Thanks for reading!

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  9. Great week and good job keeping up with the tracking!

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    1. Thanks! Hoping to keep it up long term!

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  10. Great job on the loss lady! And now I am totally craving bonless wings! haha

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    1. Thanks! Not actually a bad thing to crave! :)

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  11. Down 1.8-- awesome job lady!!

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  12. Congrats on the loss! Those chicken bites look delicious!

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    1. Thanks! They were yummy! I had the leftovers with a salad for lunch the next day :)

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  13. Nicely done!! I actually tried making buffalo cauliflower "wings" for our SuperBowl party, but wasn't terribly impressed. They tasted fine, but didn't stay crispy very long at all. Baked chicken ones would have been way better!!

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    1. Thanks! I wondered about those! I really love cauliflower, but no one else does so I went for the chicken.

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  14. 1.8 pounds is great!!! And that's awesome you were still able to enjoy delicious snacks for the superbowl and still lose. That's the name of the game. All about moderation.

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    1. Thanks! It's what I've been working on this time around! I know I can't totally deprive myself, but I shouldn't go off the deep end either! :) Thanks for reading!

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