First WI for Inspiration Diet

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!
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Tony enjoyed a nice cigar – here is his serious face. Open-mouthed smile

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We did a grilled pork roast and foil potatoes – love that they cook at the same time.

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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 . . .

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Tony made me one of his awesome breakfasts – his eggs are always so fluffy – and check out the size of those strawberries!

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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.

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When we got to Pinstripes, we discovered that they were all booked up with birthday parties. Sad smile  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! Open-mouthed smile 

I didn’t even buy anything at one of my favorite stores – Sur La Table.  I could literally spend hours in that store.

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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!

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This is only a cup of beans, but they kind of ran all over my plate!

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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:



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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!


30 thoughts on “First WI for Inspiration Diet

  1. Great job, Biz! I’m loving all of the videos you post, definitely inspiring to me as well 🙂

    I’m glad that you had such a great weekend and got to spend a day with Hannah!

  2. Good for you for being dedicated – it’s tough, but keeping yourself on track with less snacking and harder exercise is how you’re going to see results.

  3. Congrats on the weight loss Biz, this really works for you.

    I almost unplug every weekend from the internet. I do some blog reading for a maximum of 1 hour on Saturday or Sunday and that’s it. I do keep up with FB on my phone. And you know what: I love it, I have so much more time to do other things I love to do.

    Looks like you had a great weekend!

  4. AHHHHH! Great job on the weigh in! That is so awesome. Those beans sound fabulous. I need to try that recipe out. That video makes me choke up. Sick kids…tear. I went to Penn State and participated in raising money for dance marathon. You should look for a thon video- very inspirational!

  5. You are a stronger woman than me at DSW, that’s for sure! I’m weak, weak when it comes to shoes!

    I love to unplug as well. Sometimes it even puts things back in perspective for me.

    Congrats on your weight loss!!

  6. myjourneytofit

    Wow, you lost more this week than you have in a long time on WW – congratulations, and nice job finding something that works for you!!!

    Looks like it was a lovely weekend. I rarely unplug (alone too much not to) but yesterday afternoon I actually read a book. Which unfortunately is rare for me nowadays…and I love to read!

  7. woo hoo!! 1.4!

  8. OMG Biz!! The weight loss is amazing – so proud of you!! Love the purse! Super adorable!

  9. Great weigh in. Good luck with this week too. 🙂

  10. Congrats on the weight loss! I’m glad the inspirational diet is working for you! I love what you are doing to your pictures to tilt them or whatever .. they look great! Cute purse too!

    • I use Windows Live Writer – I just saw the tilt feature a few weeks ago 😀 I am sure its capable of doing more, I just haven’t figured it out yet. 😀

  11. Great job on the weight loss! Whatever you’re doing is working!

  12. Awesome weigh-in! Pear and gorgonzola salad is one of my favorites, yum! And glad the smoker worked out. I don’t have one–I’m still figuring my slow cooker out 😉

  13. The cottonwoods are starting to pop in our area too. Luckily the rain is keeping it down.

    Congrats on the 1.4 weight loss!!! Must be from all the water you’re drinking! ;-P

  14. findingradiance

    Nice job on the weigh in and that sounds like a totally relaxing weekend!

  15. Spent most of Sunday unplugged and during the day on Saturday, it is nice. I really only go on facebook on the weekends anyways. Sounds like you had a nice relaxing weekend and got to have a nice time with Hannah too. The food there looked good. Good for you on the weight loss…yay! Definitely going to give those beans a try they look sooo good 🙂

  16. Oh man, loved that video. Great job on the weight loss–keep up the great work!

  17. Great video, if that doesn’t inspire you don’t know what will!
    I really have to try those beans, they look delish. Love the pic of Ed, he is so darn cute!
    What a score on that purse, it’s awesome! Glad you and Hannah got a chance to hang together, they grow up so fast don’t they! 🙂

  18. Weighting For 50

    Hi Vat. So much to comment on….yay for the great unplugged weekend, the thrift purse bargain (love it!!!), hanging with Hannah, Sur La Table and a great weigh in. Have a wonderful week.

  19. A Newer Tammy

    The inspirational diet is working, great loss! Looks like you snagged yourself a nice looking purse. Fun. Yum, the beans look so sweet. Here’s wishing you another successful week!

  20. Nice work! Those strawberries are freaky big!

  21. Great job!!! Yes, being mindful works! 🙂

  22. Excellent job Biz! And now I have to go wipe the mascara streaming down my face. I know the video is supposed to be empowering, but the thought of sick children just breaks my heart. I readily admit that I could never be a pediatric nurse because I wouldn’t be able to let go. I think pedi nurses, doctors, etc. are special people.

    I hope you have another great week.

  23. Great job!! We’ve been on vacation so behind on my reading. 🙂 Your pics always look so crisp and clear, are you using a new/different lens?

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