Wednesday, March 20, 2019

March 20th, 2019 If I Can Help It

March 20th, 2019 If I Can Help It

Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

Whenever I allow my schedule to get loaded and crazy, it requires me to get extra aware of how I'm feeling and what I'm doing. I've shared many times about my parallel streams philosophy and how I mustn't allow the lifestream and the fundamental elements stream to cross. It's a seemingly complex, yet simple philosophy drawn from my experiences over years and years of weight loss attempts, many of which served as a source of education, rather than a source of consistent and sustainable results. 

Maintaining the integrity of my fundamental elements stream (calorie budget-abstinence from refined sugar-the accountability and support connections, etc.) while the lifestream is a little (or a bunch) bigger than usual, means adjusting the embrace of both, in equal measure. For every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction. Making sure those reactions are in harmony with my personal plan, is key.

The old patterns had me releasing my daily plan practice when/if life gets complicated. The thoughts leading to that release involved believing more food and fewer boundaries would make things easier or better, somehow. They don't, of course, but that didn't stop me time and time again--as if an automatic program would take over, an autopilot, doing the same thing and expecting different results.  If I say a prayer and ask for help in taking care of me through difficult periods of life, I must be willing to do my part. Excess food isn't a life preserver. 

If I didn't hold on to the fundamental elements stream a little tighter during a bigger lifestream schedule, then I'd quickly fall into chaos. I've been there many times. I'd prefer to not go there again if I can help it.

For me, it starts with setting some non-negotiable elements. Even at extreme lifestream levels--we're talking super long days, heavily involved projects and all that might include--I have my minimum non-negotiable elements of the fundamental elements stream. I will maintain the integrity of my maintenance plan calorie budget. I will remain abstinent from refined sugar. And I will consume a minimum of 64oz water. I will log everything in MyFitnessPal and I will stay connected with support. That's the bare minimum, for me, come what may.

And once I've accepted and embraced those non-negotiable elements--then it changes my perspective completely. Instead of finding reasons why it can't work under extreme schedules and circumstances, I'm exploring solutions for how it can work, and work well.

It's rarely perfect and it doesn't need to be perfect. This has never been about perfection, clearly. It's about remaining consistent in my continued recovery. In my experience, striving for perfection is the quickest detour to self-loathing based disappointment. Accepting a certain amount of imperfection doesn't mean I sacrifice the integrity of my non-negotiable elements. It means at least doing the minimum musts each day in order to help keep me well.

Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

March 19th, 2019 Needed It

March 19th, 2019 Needed It

Yesterday was a 6-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, I took a nice long 45-minute walk last night, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

I sometimes forget the pure simplicity and effectiveness of a good walk. I'm not sure how I forget this, considering it's exactly how I started more than ten years ago. Back then, it's all I could do, so, I suppose now, being physically able to do more sets up an expectation for what a "good" workout must be in order to count. But really, a good walk is always a great thing. It might not burn as many calories as other, more intense workouts, but it works, not just physically but mentally. A workout doesn't have to be a trip to the gym every single time. My walk last night was a good one. I needed it!

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

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Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Have you listened to the unabridged audio version of my book? Get yours today!

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Also, the two-hour recorded YouPlan Workshop is available for a minimum $25 donation.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

March 18th, 2019 Short And Sweet

March 18th, 2019 Short And Sweet

Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

The weekend was a good one. I'm ready to get into this week and make it a great one! Are we ready? I am.

My morning foundation routine is complete, food is packed, the schedule is reviewed, and I'm feeling well.

Goals this week include a minimum of four exercise sessions and at least three 7-star days.

Isn't this a short and sweet Monday morning edition? Let's choose change before change chooses us!

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

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Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Have you listened to the unabridged audio version of my book? Get yours today!

With a donation of $20 or more to The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser, You'll receive the entire unabridged audio version of my book, Transformation Road-My Trip To Over 500 Pounds and Back-narrated by me on mp3 disc!! This includes shipping. Increased donation increments of at least $20 will include an additional mp3 disc of the unabridged audio version, perfect to give as a gift!
Also, the two-hour recorded YouPlan Workshop is available for a minimum $25 donation.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

March 17th, 2019 Rae Rae Day

March 17th, 2019 Rae Rae Day

Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

Yesterday's birthday party for my granddaughter Raegan was, as expected, a fantastic event! That precious little girl had the time of her life complete with costume changes throughout the event!
A selfie with the birthday girl





































The traditional first birthday messy cake. Who needs a fork? Not Rae Rae!!

Mom and I arrived early to the party in order to help prep things. I was in charge of prepping the fruit and veggie trays and making little finger sandwiches. Amber and KL went all out for this one, and the selection made it super-easy for me to assemble a good on-plan plate when it came time to eat.
Fruit and cheeses, that works for me.


















Kristin joined us for the party!



















Like any good party, it ran long, but Rae Rae stayed in good spirits as we all helped clean up--sitting in her high chair, supervising the activity!

In terms of what this blog is all about, staying on-plan at an event like this starts with the perspective going into the party. The food-plan boundaries helping keep me well doesn't get an "off day" or a "cheat day." What I can and cannot do has evolved and been proven. It's definitely not a guessing game for me.

A recovery mindset helps establish an importance level beyond the old familiar rationalizations of diet mentality. Knowing what I know about me makes the idea of eating whatever for a special occasion, a grim idea with major consequences. It's an awareness; a personal truth--and it goes opposite of those old rationalizing thoughts of, "it's just one day," or "it's just one meal," or "it's a special occasion!" Those old thoughts, if turned into actions, are potentially deadly for me. It isn't that way for everybody, and I get that. But for me, it is. I'm a food addict and compulsive overeater every single day and the only thing that separates me from the chaos of active addiction is this daily practice I preciously and willingly embrace each day. Contrary to what those old thoughts suggest, maintaining this daily practice doesn't make my life a hassle, boring, or lacking anything--it makes my life better by giving me the opportunity to live life with a measure of peace and calm around food.

If you're reading this and wondering, am I really a food addict? There's a wonderful website with a self-assessment list of questions that might help you identify. You can find it by clicking HERE.   

Friday night dinner on Instagram:

Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

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Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Have you listened to the unabridged audio version of my book? Get yours today!

With a donation of $20 or more to The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser, You'll receive the entire unabridged audio version of my book, Transformation Road-My Trip To Over 500 Pounds and Back-narrated by me on mp3 disc!! This includes shipping. Increased donation increments of at least $20 will include an additional mp3 disc of the unabridged audio version, perfect to give as a gift!
Also, the two-hour recorded YouPlan Workshop is available for a minimum $25 donation.

To donate, send an email request to transformation.road@gmail.com, and I'll send you a secure invoice.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

March 16th, 2019 What I Do

March 16th, 2019 What I Do

Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

What's helped the most recently has been being open and willing to discuss the puzzling topic of depression. I've quickly discovered it's common. I kind of instinctively knew that, but one of the natural traits for me is to isolate with it and get self-involved like I'm the only one. Clearly, I'm not. Talking about it and getting proactive in the direction of real help with it, has been a response making a difference for me right now.

One thing that continues to be paramount to my daily practice is remembering how human I am. I'm not immune to anything. There can be a self-imposed measure of expectation set super-high because of what I do and what this more than ten-year experience has become to me and others. I do my best each day to release that nonsense by reminding myself of the truth: It doesn't matter what I do, what I write, how I mentor and share with others--none of it sets me apart in any way, shape, or form from anyone else. I'm just as human and vulnerable as the next person.

My continued wellness doesn't depend on what I say or write, it always depends on what I do in this daily practice. 

Take away the blog, the social media, the support groups I facilitate, the one on one clients---and I'm still in need of this daily practice that helps keep me. It is the most important thing I do each day. Holding myself to some kind of higher standard where I try to turn a blind eye to my own vulnerabilities is a recipe for an epic meltdown. I'm not doing that. And that's a good thing because staying aligned with reality is key for effectively moving forward in positive ways.

Yesterday was my oldest granddaughter, Raegan's first birthday. Phoebe is next to turn one in two weeks! We're having a big birthday party this afternoon. I'll be picking up mom soon for this wonderful occasion. One of the greatest blessings for me has been witnessing my daughters become incredible parents. They're both incredibly loving, attentive, and nurturing--and it's just beautiful to see.

My morning foundation routine is complete, I'm about to prepare a good meal, and I'm set for a good Saturday.

Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

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Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Have you listened to the unabridged audio version of my book? Get yours today!

With a donation of $20 or more to The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser, You'll receive the entire unabridged audio version of my book, Transformation Road-My Trip To Over 500 Pounds and Back-narrated by me on mp3 disc!! This includes shipping. Increased donation increments of at least $20 will include an additional mp3 disc of the unabridged audio version, perfect to give as a gift!
Also, the two-hour recorded YouPlan Workshop is available for a minimum $25 donation.

To donate, send an email request to transformation.road@gmail.com, and I'll send you a secure invoice.

Friday, March 15, 2019

March 15th, 2019 Minimum Musts

March 15th, 2019 Minimum Musts

Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

I've scaled back my practice into a temporary "minimum musts" type plan this week and I'm glad I did. It's given me the opportunity and the mental space/energy to evaluate some things. A string of 4-star days shows this approach. Allowing the time and space for this without a barrage of negative head chatter, in my opinion, is key. The positive take away for me is found in creating and practicing a plan that can weather difficult times while creating enough mental space to remember: This too shall pass. 

Gratitude, positive affirmations, prayer, and positive visualizations have all been front and center in my morning foundation routine. Sometimes, looking at pics from the past couple of years helps me get in touch with perspectives and mindsets that were once stronger.
NYC-2016 "Determined"
 






















Yesterday's Food Plan




















My morning foundation routine is complete, my food is packed and planned for breakfast and lunch, and I'm set for a good day. 

Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

If you're interested in connecting via social media:
I accept friend requests on MyFitnessPal. My daily food logging diary is set to public.
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Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Have you listened to the unabridged audio version of my book? Get yours today!

With a donation of $20 or more to The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser, You'll receive the entire unabridged audio version of my book, Transformation Road-My Trip To Over 500 Pounds and Back-narrated by me on mp3 disc!! This includes shipping. Increased donation increments of at least $20 will include an additional mp3 disc of the unabridged audio version, perfect to give as a gift!
Also, the two-hour recorded YouPlan Workshop is available for a minimum $25 donation.

To donate, send an email request to transformation.road@gmail.com, and I'll send you a secure invoice.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

March 14th, 2019 The Middle

March 14th, 2019 The Middle

Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

When I'm feeling my best, a four-star day is below my personal expectation. When I'm not feeling my best, a four-star day is a miracle. The benefit of experience is a great reminder of how things can go in a not so desirable direction during challenging times. It's also a reminder of what I must do to stay "in the middle." I will not do well if I gravitate toward the extremes; the all or nothing type of mentality where everything is perfect or else it's all trashed. The middle is where I find the good stuff. The middle is where I find a balance even when certain things or circumstances seem way off-balance.

I stayed connected in exceptional ways with good support friends yesterday. I took exceptional care of my food plan. I was proactive in regards to setting some appointments for my personal care. And I feel like I helped a few others yesterday. It's a very natural thing for me to turn inward, isolate, get completely self-involved, and basically shut down when things get difficult. That reaction is found in auto-pilot mode. Turbulence is not a time for auto-pilot. In order to be well and get better, I must take it out of auto-pilot mode, put my hands on the stick and choose intentional actions. I know I'm not alone, this is a very common, deeply ingrained type of thing for many of us. Making the time to step out of that funk, listen to and offer a helpful ear to someone else, does amazing things. It changes things in a positive way. It takes me/us to a better mental space when we do this. Getting outside of ourselves helps us see things we couldn't, like hope and light at the end of the tunnel type stuff.

My morning foundation routine is complete. My plan for good support contacts is in place. My food plan is packed and ready for today. I'm ready to make this a good Thursday.

Is it Thursday? Of course, it is! Throwback time:
One of my favorite side by side comparison photos























Yesterday's Food Plan





















Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

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Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Have you listened to the unabridged audio version of my book? Get yours today!

With a donation of $20 or more to The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser, You'll receive the entire unabridged audio version of my book, Transformation Road-My Trip To Over 500 Pounds and Back-narrated by me on mp3 disc!! This includes shipping. Increased donation increments of at least $20 will include an additional mp3 disc of the unabridged audio version, perfect to give as a gift!
Also, the two-hour recorded YouPlan Workshop is available for a minimum $25 donation.

To donate, send an email request to transformation.road@gmail.com, and I'll send you a secure invoice.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

March 13th, 2019 Different Storms

March 13th, 2019 Different Storms

Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

Mom and I enjoyed a really good visit Monday evening with three of my four grandkids. My goodness, they're growing! I'll say this, when things get challenging and I'm feeling down, spending more time with them helps reframe things.

Things have been challenging lately. Enough so, that I'm making an appointment with my doctor today and I'll be checking with my insurance to see what's available in the way of coverage for therapy sessions.

This isn't new, really. I've had occasional bouts with this type of thing over the years. It's important for me to write about it--in some way--to express how, this is part of it all. I mustn't sacrifice the daily practice helping keep me well. Instead, I must keep some structure to that area--and fortify other areas, hence the doctor visit and finding some therapy. If I don't fortify those other areas, keeping structure within my daily practice could become increasingly difficult.

This is an important time because it's life. What we do, if it's to be sustainable long-term, must be flexible enough to weather different storms along the way. It can bend but I pray it doesn't break.

My food plan has been enjoyable lately...
Monday Dinner



















Yesterday's Food Plan
















I'm back at work today. Wednesday is one of my favorite days. I have some one on one mentoring sessions and two support group conference calls tonight. Doing my best to help others helps me, a lot. I'm blessed and immensely grateful.

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

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Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Have you listened to the unabridged audio version of my book? Get yours today!

With a donation of $20 or more to The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser, You'll receive the entire unabridged audio version of my book, Transformation Road-My Trip To Over 500 Pounds and Back-narrated by me on mp3 disc!! This includes shipping. Increased donation increments of at least $20 will include an additional mp3 disc of the unabridged audio version, perfect to give as a gift!
Also, the two-hour recorded YouPlan Workshop is available for a minimum $25 donation.

To donate, send an email request to transformation.road@gmail.com, and I'll send you a secure invoice.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

March 12th, 2019 A Break

March 12th, 2019 A Break

Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

I took a personal day today. Taking a break. Perfect day for a republishing of one of my favorite perspectives:

The Parallel Streams

The "Life Stream" is everything happening in our day to day lives. The Life Stream includes the ups and downs, the challenges, the victories, the disappointments, The hectic schedules, the family dynamics, the workplace dynamics, the bills, the stress, the joys, the blessings, the expected and the unexpected, the good, the bad...It's life.

The "Fundamental Elements Stream" contain the daily actions of my personal plan. I say "my" because our plans might be very different. Mine is customized to fit my personality, likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities.

My fundamental elements stream includes my personal/spiritual morning "me time," the most peaceful five minutes of my entire day. My fundamental elements stream also includes maintaining the integrity of my calorie budget, remaining abstinent from refined sugar, logging everything in MyFitnessPal, photographing every meal, getting regular workouts and staying connected with one on one and group support interactions and of course, writing and publishing this blog, daily.

I've also referred to my fundamental elements as my "rails of support." I've set my accountability and support measures on high. When someone makes a comment in the direction of, "you're so strong" or "you must have amazing will power," I typically thank them and smile, but I know, truly, I'm not that strong and I don't have giant amounts of will power. What I have are solid rails of accountability and support--and I'm holding onto those rails, each day. They guide me, step by step.

The fundamental elements stream runs parallel, just below the lifestream. The lifestream is running in the foreground and the fundamental elements stream is running in the background--like a computer's anti-virus program.

I've written countless paragraphs within the archives of this blog all about the "lifestream" and the "fundamental elements stream" and how they must run parallel to one another without crossing.

If we allow life and all of the energy it takes to maneuver, to negatively affect our ability to maintain consistency in the daily elements of our extraordinary care, then it always will. The frustration of inconsistency will be a common theme if the lifestream is allowed to dip down into the fundamental elements stream on a regular basis.

And if we get too carried away, making the fundamental elements all-consuming, then we run the risk of it crossing up into our lifestream. And that's when it isn't any fun and we dread what we're doing every day.

I've had several challenges of late where I really had to remember the power of this "parallel streams" philosophy. I've discovered, when life demands more attention, we don't have to let go of the elements giving us our success, but we can scale back the amount of energy it uses to operate.

We don't sacrifice the integrity of the elements, we just do what we can do. For me--on super busy days or on emotionally/mentally challenging days, I have three non-negotiable requirements: 1. Stay within my calorie budget  2. Hold my abstinence from sugar sacred 3. Stay connected with support contacts.

Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

If you're interested in connecting via social media:
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Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Have you listened to the unabridged audio version of my book? Get yours today!

With a donation of $20 or more to The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser, You'll receive the entire unabridged audio version of my book, Transformation Road-My Trip To Over 500 Pounds and Back-narrated by me on mp3 disc!! This includes shipping. Increased donation increments of at least $20 will include an additional mp3 disc of the unabridged audio version, perfect to give as a gift!
Also, the two-hour recorded YouPlan Workshop is available for a minimum $25 donation.

To donate, send an email request to transformation.road@gmail.com, and I'll send you a secure invoice.

Monday, March 11, 2019

March 11th, 2019 Too Routine

March 11th, 2019 Too Routine

Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

Sunday was a good one. Mom and I had an outing yesterday; dinner out, a store trip, plus a good drive and conversation. She seems to be doing really well lately and that's a real blessing.

One of the things I've really had to focus on of late is making sure I'm giving my morning routine the time and energy it deserves. A routine practice of prayer, meditation, visualizations, and positive affirmations each morning sets a foundation for the day. It's an extremely important piece. Books have been written on this topic alone. It really makes a significant difference when it's given the time and attention; the place and reverence it deserves. The risk for me is making it "too routine." When I hurry this daily practice, I'm going through the motions--and I can tell the difference. 

Any day where I post this blog later in the day instead of before 6am, I've rushed my routine. The thing is, it can quickly become a habit, and I mean alarmingly fast. In the last two weeks alone, I've done that very thing half a dozen times. That's simply not acceptable for my best interests. Something responsible for laying a solid foundation for the day cannot be routinely compromised. It's too important.

This morning, I gave my morning foundation routine the time, space, and place it requires for my continued wellness. I feel better.

My food is planned and packed for breakfast and lunch--and a good dinner will be chosen from my food plan options, later. I'm ready to stay connected with support and stay connected with the elements of my daily practice that always make the biggest difference.

Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

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Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Have you listened to the unabridged audio version of my book? Get yours today!

With a donation of $20 or more to The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser, You'll receive the entire unabridged audio version of my book, Transformation Road-My Trip To Over 500 Pounds and Back-narrated by me on mp3 disc!! This includes shipping. Increased donation increments of at least $20 will include an additional mp3 disc of the unabridged audio version, perfect to give as a gift!
Also, the two-hour recorded YouPlan Workshop is available for a minimum $25 donation.

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