Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with good support.
Remember the late night infomercials that brought about your greatest dreams and desires? I do. I'd stay up late watching Richard Simmons infomercials mostly, and others too--whatever inspired me in those moments. The testimonials always got me good, bringing emotions to the surface as I watched people speak of their weight loss and how it changed their lives. I wanted it too. But inspiration fades when it's clouded by self-doubt--and that's mostly what I had for nearly twenty years near, at, and above 500 pounds.
Things changed dramatically for me when I changed my approach and perspective. When the clouds of self-doubt started to clear, I was able to embrace a plan I could live with each day. As consistency brought steady results, it fueled an empowered enthusiasm. Even though it wasn't and isn't perfect, ever--the change in perspective and approach continues to this day, and it helps keep me in a position to grow--to evolve, to transform.
I wish there were magic words I could type that would clear your clouds of self-doubt. All I can do is simply type: I know it's in you too because I'm here. And I'm not different from you or anyone else.
I was approached by a very nice lady at an event today. She wanted to talk about this transformation stuff--and prefaced her words with, "I don't want to bother you with this because I'm sure you get it all the time--you're probably tired of talking about it!" I assured her it wasn't a bother in the slightest--in fact, talking about this is something I'm most passionate about. We proceeded to have an amazing conversation about the patterns of struggle and also about ideas on how to change those patterns. She lit up as if she'd discovered something hidden within her forever. It was only a ten-minute conversation, but it was a powerful ten minutes.
If you think this is simply a sales pitch to get you to join the accountability and support group I cofacilitate with Kathleen Miles and Jordan Burgess, you're wrong. It's a sales pitch to get you to look at what's inside you. You certainly don't have to join our group to find it.
Whatever you do, I hope you'll create strong accountability and support measures--and I hope you'll surround yourself with people that truly understand the struggle and pursuit of something different.
If you do choose to join our team, we have a spot for you in our next 8-week session starting January 29th and 30th. I highly recommend the new Monday late group conference call at 7:10pm Central/8:10pm Eastern. It requires a $120 investment. It also requires a willingness to embrace an open mind, look at different approaches, and consider new or different perspectives.
Email me for registration details: email@example.com
Today's Accountability Tweets:
Too early! 2 cups water, 20 push-ups, and 20 squats✅✅✅Done #morningdeal Saturday edition complete-coffee pass earned! pic.twitter.com/Phh7uuqTVF— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 20, 2018
3 tbs half & half in this first cup of dark roast. Another 3 tbs half & half in a refill, to-go, soon. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/2hwEeEcoKH— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 20, 2018
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/y2oqEEfGch— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 20, 2018
Ezekiel toasts. One with two egg whites, two whole eggs, and one slice mozzarella. One with 51g avocado. 226g cantaloupe. 542 cal. pic.twitter.com/DKDeFiuKDJ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 20, 2018
3 tbs half & half in this cup of coffee 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/dzQLRd0kFQ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 20, 2018
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 48g black olives & 7.9oz apple slices. pic.twitter.com/cbHWs5NltA— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 20, 2018
5.5oz 96% lean beef, 4oz sliced baby portobello mushrooms, 72g white onion, 2 slices mozzarella, 48g black olives, and 15g yellow mustard on a Joseph's flax-oat bran-whole wheat pita. 7.9oz apple. 614 cal. pic.twitter.com/n8xbhs7Nzy— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 20, 2018
Holdover until late dinner... 3 tbs half & half in the coffee, 32g (2tbs) natural peanut butter, and 97g banana. 356 cal. pic.twitter.com/CU2o8s5RLI— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 21, 2018
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/XCnGOc2fYa— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 21, 2018
4.6oz petite sirloin, 247g red potatoes prepared w/2 tbs half & half, 1 tbs (15g) sour cream, and 7g butter. 120g green beans. 508 cal. pic.twitter.com/O7Nw9RiHym— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 21, 2018
2 cups water meets today's #watergoal 288g cantaloupe #lastfoodofday 98 cal. pic.twitter.com/JtVsbACFaf— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 21, 2018
Thank you for reading and your continued support,