I had such a great weekend. I unplugged – I think I was on the computer all of about 15 minutes the whole weekend – love it!
Friday night Tony and I sat outside and grilled. It was so perfect, we love this time of year before the mosquitos and bugs are out. Our dog loves it too – although our neighbors cottonwood tree is shedding and Ed is covered in it!
Tony enjoyed a nice cigar – here is his serious face.
We did a grilled pork roast and foil potatoes – love that they cook at the same time.
Saturday Hannah and I ran some errands before she went to work. Tony and I didn’t head to the grocery store until nearly 4:00! I redeemed myself from the last time I used the smoker. The coals were just right and this chicken turned out delicious – juicy, tender – I used apple wood chips and this was delicious! So disaster last time . . .
To deliciousness this time . . .
Tony made me one of his awesome breakfasts – his eggs are always so fluffy – and check out the size of those strawberries!
Hannah didn’t have to work at all yesterday so we decided to go thrifting and bowling. I bought a super cute purse – only $3.63 cents! I love that I can put my camera in there if I wanted to.
When we got to Pinstripes, we discovered that they were all booked up with birthday parties. It was super busy because I guess they have a pretty big Sunday brunch. So we ended up just having lunch there. We split their pear and gorgonzola salad and a small bites pepperoni pizza – perfect!
And then we walked around the mall. I even texted Helen to tell her I was at a DSW and didn’t buy anything!
I didn’t even buy anything at one of my favorite stores – Sur La Table. I could literally spend hours in that store.
I did like that cutting board, but not with a $40 price tag! It was fun hanging with you Hannah!
For dinner last night I made crockpot bourbon baked beans and a grilled boston roast. I followed this recipe for the baked beans, except I added 1/3 pound of ground been and 1/3 pound of ground pork, added at the last hour. I of course added hot sauce to my plate.
I also soaked my beans in a jar overnight – they quadrupled in size!
This is only a cup of beans, but they kind of ran all over my plate!
And now the moment you’ve been waiting for. How did I do on my first week of The Inspirational Diet?
Last week I was:
So what did I do differently last week? I simply was mindful. Mindful when I would reach for something while cooking to put in my mouth and stop myself. Mindful to not snack – even over the weekend! Pushing myself harder during my exercises. It’s working, that’s all that matters, right?
So here is our inspirational video of the day today. Make it a great day!