Flashback Friday

I have my inspirational video of Ben who pushed me through my run yesterday.  Four miles is long for me – but I figured if I could run a 3.1 5k, what’s .9 more miles?  Thanks for all your comments and likes on facebook!

The time included a 5 minute warm up.  My goal is to up the mileage so that I can run shorter distances faster – ultimate goal?  A sub 30 minute 5k. 😀

Breakfast was another breakfast parfait – the wonderful folks at Chobani sent me a case of yogurt – score!

My fruit yesterday was strawberries and apples with 1/4 cup of granola in between.

Even though I had done a total of 60 minutes on the treadmill including my cool down, I still wanted to get out at lunch and stretch my legs, so I went on a quick 35 minute walk.

I had all the broth leftover from the delicious mussels Tony made for me for mother’s day.   I was trying to figure out what to make with that delicious spicy broth and I decided to make black bean soup.  Holy smokes – this was delicious – don’t let the pictures fool you.  I followed this recipe (no onions!) and then just added in the broth at the end.

If I didn’t know the mussels had simmered in the broth I don’t think I could have identified the flavor, because it was subtle, but the heat was just perfect.

So remember how Tony was pulling his hair out when our Explorer got towed for repairs a couple weeks ago?

Because Tony is great at maintaining cars, our cars are both almost 12 years old.  He took matters into his own hands (best car negotiator I’ve ever met!) and when I got home this was in the driveway.

Woop!  I new car – its a 2012 Ford Fusion – it is so quiet and fast!  We have a two mile road that takes us to the main road.  The speed limit is 40 mph.  This morning I looked down and I was driving 60 mph without even realizing it!  Thanks for taking care of that Tony! 😀  I loves ya babe.

So we celebrated with dinner out.  I’ve had a jones for wings for a long time.  Well, that and beer.  It was $2 Sam Adams light night! 😀

The sauce?  Buffalo Calliente!  Melissa, you would have loved these!   They did have a pineapple habanero sauce, but it was too sweet for me – luckily I asked for that on the side.

So even with dinner out and drinks?  My stats weren’t too bad for the day:

  • 1929 calories
  • 71 fat
  • 167 carbs
  • 19 fiber
  • 99 protein


  • Total of 60 minutes on the treadmill before work
  • 35 minute walk at lunch

And now for the brave women who shared their big glasses pictures!

I love that Veronica shared this picture of her Mom in big glasses (that’s baby V on her lap!).  She said “my Mom never goes on the internet!”

Next up is blog reader Lisa.  She and Hannah went to the same high school, although Lisa was class of 1992 and Hannah was class of 2010. 😀

Next up is my dear blog friend Shelley.  She’s funny because she said a lot of pictures are of her holding her glasses in pictures – I used to do the same thing.  She’s rocking the hat too!

Then there is me and my twin sister.  Sporting not only our big glasses but turtlenecks with blazers.  Where the fuck were we going in those outfits?  I hope it wasn’t school!

But I have to say . . . the winner of the big glasses goes to . . . RACHEL!  She’s a busy woman who’s working full time while writing her dissertation – glad you took the time to send me this picture Rachel! 😀

Thanks for the brave people who sent me your pictures!

And now, for your Inspirational Diet video of the day.  Basically, the message I got was that it doesn’t matter if you fall down – you can still win!

I probably won’t blog this weekend until my first WI on the Inspirational Diet on Monday!  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a DO LIFE visor.   I’ll pick a winner on Monday.

Have a great weekend! 😀


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  • Tammy (@anewertammy)
    May 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm You're doing so well Biz! Wow, cool new car. Enjoy the car and your weekend.
  • Jacky Hackett
    May 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm Great end to a great week! Good job. Love the new car, we just got one too I and have the same issue with speeding. Wanted to share this inspirational video, though maybe it is the wrong type of inspiration...though maybe not ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMiC4lwa9X8
    • biz319
      May 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm OMG, I would be puking! Thanks for the link Jacky! :D
  • Helen
    May 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm I hear lots of good things about the Ford Fusion. So glad you got a brand new car. The glasses photos are hilarious. I laughed right out loud of the one of Shelley and her hat!!
    • myjourneytofit
      May 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm Hey! I mean...yeah, I know.
  • Erica
    May 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm Way to go on the workouts! And mmmm to that black bean soup. That is one of my most favorite meals. I haven't made it in a while- need to get on that. The new car is fabulous. How exciting
  • myjourneytofit
    May 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm A new car?!? How wonderful!!!!! So happy for you, even though now we aren't gold Explorer twins anymore. Lordy, those glasses. Have a great weekend!
  • Vanessa
    May 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm Loved the pictures! Congrats on your new car. Have a wonderful weekend.
  • findingradiance
    May 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm Nice car! We are looking at getting a new one this year as ours is also 12 years old and the tranny is on gravy time (as we were told).
  • Jenn @ Cooking Aweigh the Pounds
    May 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm Congrats on the new car! Enjoy the smell! :D I'm loving that the inspirational diet is working so well for you. One of my favorites is logging into FB first thing in the morning and seeing that you've already done a workout before I've even had my coffee. Definitely inspires me!!! Have a great weekend, Biz!!!
  • Aimee
    May 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm A new car! How exciting!! I am enjoying the inspirational videos as well. You're doing great Biz. Have a wonderful weekend. Oh and I love the big glasses photos. I wish I had something to contribute but I never had glasses until I was an adult and those are only for driving.
  • mjjacobsen
    May 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm Congrats on the new car, my friend just got a new Ford Fusion and loves it! That chicken looks soooo good, maybe that will be dinner tonight at the local bar and grill here in Hoodsport! Have a good weekend Biz, love these inspirational stories! :)
  • Suzie
    May 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm Awesome a new car! Good for you. The glasses are great and I think Rachel should have won too. Love the videos, keep 'em coming. Have a great weekend Biz :)
  • debbidoesdinner
    May 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm Nice on the Chobani! Love that stuff but it's pricey! Love the glasses pictures! I have a 5th grade picture somewhere with those glasses. I used to think that the bigger and lighter in color they were, the less noticeable they would be. Really? What was I thinking! Nice car!!!
  • Anonymous
    May 18, 2012 at 7:46 pm Wow, that is an amazing run! I DREAM of getting my 5K below 40, so getting under 30 is just insane to me. :D It's possible though, I mean, people do actually do it :p
    • Maren
      May 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm Anonymous was me :p
  • shannon
    May 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm CONGRATS on 4 miles!! that's huge :) and i'm drooling over your chobani stash!
  • Shelia
    May 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm Nice car!!! That is what I have, same color to!!!
  • Heather Simpson Mursch
    May 19, 2012 at 12:09 am Yay for 4 miles!!! And love the new car. Happy Friday, Biz!
  • Veronica
    May 19, 2012 at 5:09 am 4 miles! That's like a marathon to me! I didn't realize how out of shape I've become until I went on vaca and had to walk everywhere. Then my gramps bought me a "thank you" bike upon my return (for taking care of my Dad) and I probably only took it a mile and thought I was gonna die. I LOVE IT though!! So excited to have a bike for the first time since I was a little kid. Love the new car! SWEET!!!! I've never owned a new car in my life. My Baby is 13 years old but I think she's gonna make it a few more before I have to replace her. Love the big glasses! hahaha
  • Veronica
    May 19, 2012 at 5:11 am Love that video too!
  • Jennifer
    May 19, 2012 at 11:23 am Congrats on the new ride! We're actually looking into buying the exact same one. Currently hubby drives a gas guzzling SUV and we're looking at finding something more economical. We haven't test driven it yet but the dealer claimed that it was a super smooth and controlled ride!!
  • Fran
    May 19, 2012 at 11:40 am What a great car Biz. My car is 13 years old and R. is handy with cars too so as long as it's driving, I'll stick with it. But I wouldn't say no if I came home one day and he bought me a new one :) Great job on the 4 miles. Congratulations.
  • Stacie
    May 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm Love the flashback Friday, so funny!! Have a fun weekend driving around in your new car ;)
  • Culinary Cory
    May 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm Gotta love new cars! The Ford Fusion looks like an awesome ride.
  • marie
    May 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm That soup with the chips is the perfect meal, tortilla chips are my #1 weakness for sure. Enjoy that spiffy new car!
  • booradlee
    May 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm Andy drives a Fusion and swears it's the best car he's ever had. He loves it! Enjoy it, I love driving Andy's when he lets me. :)
  • Jane
    May 20, 2012 at 1:14 am Congrats on the car and the 4 miles! Who hoo! Have a great weekend!
  • Rhonda
    May 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm Congrats on your cute new car. We just got a brand new car (first ever) after driving a 14 year old truck for years. We now have both as our Toyota truck will never die I think :) I hope you are having a great weekend.
  • Kristen (swanky dietitian)
    May 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm Yay for getting a new car. It looks so nice!! And I just think the pic of you and your sis is too cute!
  • Nicole, RD
    May 21, 2012 at 11:15 am Ahhh! The glasses! TOO funny on EVERYONE! I had some, too at one point. Thank goodness for corrective eye surgery! The new car is FANCY!!! I'm jealous! Whenever I get a rental, I am always speeding on accident. Almost any car is faster than my v4! Congrats on the 4 miler, Biz! You and I...sub 30 5K. It's our monster!!