Monday, June 17, 2019

June 17th, 2019 Worth It

June 17th, 2019 Worth It

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

I stopped by mom's after some weather coverage tonight. I didn't stay long, just long enough to check on her and see that she's doing fairly well, considering the healing is still in progress. They've started doing physical therapy too, so that's good.

I made a quick grocery trip before coming home to prepare dinner. One of my favorite meals--and I haven't had it in a while (see the Instagram below), so that was really good. I'm headed to bed soon. We might have severe weather overnight--I hope not, but more is in the forecast!

If you're thinking about joining the accountability and support group I facilitate now's the time to register! Our next 8-week session starts tomorrow!!

What does $2.14 a day buy? A cup of coffee? A gallon of gas? A couple of items from a fast food value menu?

What if I told you an average of $2.14 a day could enter you into a private-exclusive weight loss accountability and support group? This group is NOT about dieting, it's about living.


It's not a weight loss plan. It's not a diet. It's a tool to help you identify, create, strengthen, and practice a sustainable plan for you. Like any tool, the more you pick it up and use it, the more it helps. This group is all about support and accountability--and those two things have been absolute non-negotiable elements of success in my ten-plus-year experience along this road.

What if that support group was much more than a weekly live-conference call? What if it was also 24/7 spot support via text and direct communications with fellow group members and me? You'll also be able to take advantage of daily accountability and support measures on the "secret" Facebook group page!

Could this make a difference for you?

Is it worth an average of $2.14 a day?

If you're tired of doing the same thing and getting the same outcomes, join our team!

Our 8-week support group is small, exclusive and personal. It's powerful support. It's different. And it's available to you from wherever you are located.

There's something special about this group.

It's the power of accountability and support. It's about not going it alone. It's sharing this commitment with fellow team members who can relate to your experience.

Our individual plans are unique, our goals are unique, our current status (weight loss/maintenance) can be different--my goodness, we have members just getting started and some who are in maintenance mode or real close!  We have members who have lost in excess of 200 pounds--and some whose goal was 20 or 30...it's all relative. 

This is a diverse group-- but one thing is remarkably similar. Each member who makes an effort to engage, commit to and embrace the accountability and support offered, typically experiences success.

If you're interested email me right away with questions! transformation.road@gmail.com


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!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com

Sunday, June 16, 2019

June 16th, 2019 Not A Bad Thing

June 16th, 2019 Not A Bad Thing

Yesterday was a 5-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, I made it to the RecPlex for a good elliptical workout, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

I spent some time with mom yesterday as she continues to recover. It wasn't a trip out and about like she prefers, but it was a good visit. As soon as she's well enough, we'll do that again. Mom's sister (my Aunt Kelli) is getting similar care in the Stillwater hospital. Mom expressed how she'd love to go there for a visit, but she just isn't well enough for a trip like that right now.

My daughters were both fairly busy yesterday, but we three connected and communicated on Father's Day. We didn't have a get-together as in years past, although we will soon, I'm sure. It was a fairly calm and relaxed Father's day and that's not a bad thing at all.

The next 8-week session of the accountability and support group I personally facilitate starts Wednesday! It's not too late for you to sign up and join us. Our team is something special!! If you're just getting started or anywhere along the way, I'm certain you'll find the structured support and team dynamic helpful! We have a "secret" Facebook group page for daily interactions and each member is on one of three weekly hour-long group mentoring/coaching calls. If you're ready to try something different, let me know as soon as possible! Send an email: transformation.road@gmail.com

My Aunt Connie and Cousin Doug will be visiting this evening at mom's place. I'm headed out there to see them and mom before hitting the trail for a good walking workout followed by dinner.


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

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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!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com

Saturday, June 15, 2019

June 15th, 2019 What A Relief!

June 15th, 2019 What A Relief!

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

Reader email/question: "Sean-I've been reading you for years. I sometimes fall in and out, so I don't read every single post. Every time I come back, you're here and I always find that consistency and commitment inspiring. I hope your mom gets well soon. That situation sounds stressful. I'm on the fence about whether or not I'm a food addict and that brings me to my question. How do I know for sure? I don't know because I have periods of doing really well followed by periods of not doing well at all. When I'm doing well, I feel like maybe I'm not. But then, when I'm struggling I think, I'm totally an addict. I once read a post from you about your own denial and I could relate a lot. How do I know for sure?" -Jenna in New York

Jenna, thank you for writing to me. In my opinion, denial is fueled by the enormous stigma that feels attached to the word "addict" or "addiction." It's tough to admit I think because it suggests there's something wrong with us, a flaw that runs deep in our internal code...and maybe if we can somehow control our behavior, then we're not an addict... and what a relief that would be! There comes a point--and it's a point unique to the individual, and sadly, some never reach it---but there's a point where the truth and consequences overpower the denial.

Most everyone is familiar with the term "rock-bottom." That's the point where the truth asserts itself so strongly, it's very difficult to deny. It's completely unique to the individual. My rock-bottom might be just getting started for someone else, or mine might be several layers deeper than someone else's experience. The shift in perspective needed, in my humble opinion, is this:

I'm an addict; what a relief! Great!!! Because now I know. It explains a lot! Once that personal declaration is made, without question, the measure of self-honesty needed to connect the dots of our behaviors becomes available. Denial keeps us on the merry-go-round of chaos and insanity. Once we embrace our addiction, we have a brand new opportunity to jump off that ride. Suddenly, we're not on another diet plan. Instead, we're inspired to create a recovery plan. Creating that all-important daily practice of things helps keep us fresh, one day at a time--because the merry-go-round is always sitting there waiting--and its deceptive allure offers a million false promises. The more we're immersed in our daily practice of recovery, the easier it becomes to see through the falsehoods offered by the merry-go-round. Here's the deal:

I'm not an expert in any way, shape, or form. My personal daily practice isn't perfect and I have a lot to learn. There are many things I must do to strengthen my recovery. I'm working on those things. All I have is my experience and a willingness to remain open to the possibilities. I listen to those who have much more experience than me--I study and learn from the experts with an open mind.

The experts, including Phil Werdell at Shift-Recovery By Acorn, have put together a serious of questions to help you determine if you're a food addict. Here's the link: https://foodaddiction.com/am-i-a-food-addict/
 
I hope that helps, Jenna! Thank you for reading!

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Last night included another round of late-night weather coverage at the studio. Usually, by this time of year, it starts slowing down considerably. Hopefully, the stormy pattern will slow soon. I did get home and took delight in not setting an alarm clock. I slept in very well. I needed it!

Mom is doing fairly well this morning. Her biggest issue so far was not getting coffee with her breakfast. Lately, that isn't the type of thing we're discussing. So, that's a good thing. She's pretty much the same as yesterday as far as her condition. She obviously still has the infection and side effects of the infection happening, but the care continues--and they're constantly monitoring her, and that gives me a large measure of comfort.

It's Father's Day! I'm not sure what the plan is for today, just yet. But I'm ready for whatever it becomes. My morning foundational routine is complete, I'm about to prepare a good meal, and I have plans to get a good workout today. Mom and I will not be doing our weekly Sunday outing, although that was also a topic this morning during our conversation. She's always ready to go, sick or not, oxygen tank or not--let's go!! But no, not a good plan and we're not doing that until these health issues have passed. I will go and spend some time visiting with her later today.

If you're a dad, have a wonderful Father's Day!!

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!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com

Friday, June 14, 2019

June 14th, 2019 Works Well

June 14th, 2019 Works Well

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 weather moved in just as I thought it would overnight, last night. It made for a very short night of rest. I was able to grab another hour after I got home this morning and a late afternoon nap today has me prepared for the evening and round two of storm coverage we're expecting again late tonight.

I had a location broadcast today from a grocery store. Those always work well--and it works well for me because I also do a little shopping while I'm working!

I've spoken to mom a couple times today. She's still having major swings in her blood sugar. Clearly, her infection is still very much present. She'll have three days off the antibiotic starting tomorrow, then they'll retest her for infection. I'm not too sure why they must wait, the continued infection is obvious based on her symptoms. I'll ask that question of the nurse on duty this evening. Mom's sister is still in the hospital back in our hometown. They're treating her pneumonia, too.

I hope you're having a fantastic Saturday! Not too shabby here. Feeling good, actually.



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!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com

Thursday, June 13, 2019

June 13th, 2019 Going To Be Okay

June 13th, 2019 Going To Be Okay

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's blood sugar is having a really tough time with this infection of hers. Last night it climbed to a very alarming 546. I made my way out there to meet with her nurse and visit with mom. The doctor decided to start checking her levels every half-hour. By this morning, it was still high, but better, in the low 200's.

Between the frequent calls and visits, I'm staying constantly updated on her continued recovery. She's going to be okay. Now, mom's sister, my Aunt Kelli, is in the hospital with severe pneumonia.

I met up with Kristin tonight for dinner at my favorite Mexican place. I did my usual sour cream chicken fajita crispy tacos. They were perfect!

I'm dropping in bed quickly. A thunderstorm watch has been issued until 5am. I'm putting the weather radio on alert and hoping it doesn't go off anytime soon! If it does, it means going to work in the middle of the night.



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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My Twitter: SeanAAnderson
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Instagram: SeanAAnderson
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!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

June 12th, 2019 Making The Time

June 12th, 2019 Making The Time

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 visited with mom and her nurse late last night. Mom is still battling this UTI and pneumonia. Her blood sugar levels have been completely nuts because of the infection. Last night it was over 400. It's been as high as 523. The good news is, they're on top of her care. They're constantly checking on her, giving her medicine, insulin, and now they're doing breathing treatments four times a day for the breathing difficulties from the pneumonia. Mom's hospital-level care has simply been transferred to the nursing home. They're even calling me daily with care-plan updates.

After the crazy schedule of last week, it's been a welcomed change to get back into a more familiar and comfortable routine. Making the time to prepare some good dinners this week has been very enjoyable.

If you've ever entertained the idea of joining the small, exclusive, private support group I facilitate, now's the time! Our group includes three weekly one hour group mentoring/coaching calls with individual focus and a "secret" Facebook group page for daily accountability and support interactions. Our team members are at all stages of their transformations, from members just getting started, to those who have lost 100 or more pounds, to those working their maintenance practice. We learn, we relate, we support--without shame, without judgment. Are you ready to try something different? This is different.

Another 8-week session starts next Wednesday June 19th. We have a few open spots on the team! The fee is $120.00. That's just $15 per week! Are you ready to add a powerful accountability and support tool to your daily practice? For questions, email me right away: transformation.road@gmail.com

Some testimonials I originally shared a couple months ago:

From M.F. In Vegas: In this day and age of television diets, the powers that be want us to believe and spend our hard earned money on this diet or that diet. Sure, they all work to some degree, but none are sustainable. They are not a lifestyle. And for me, I've learned that what is sustainable is the support and accountability that others who are going through what I am going through bring to the table. This is especially true for us guys, that don't want to really acknowledge that maybe we need support and accountability.

My philosophy was always, "I can do this myself, I don't need anyone's help." That's why I lost and gained weight more times than a wrestler preparing for a match.

Sean Anderson provides those of us that are reluctant to get into some form of therapy or group situations with a unique opportunity to enjoy that accountability and unconditional support and yet keep the setting in a very informal one - our own homes.

As someone who now has done many groups including Sean's for many years, I can tell you what he charges for his eight-week support calls and his private Facebook group page is way below what mainstream support groups charge.

Yet the quality of his support and the group rivals that of any group I have been a part of. If you have gained and lost weight many times over and wonder why maybe what you are missing is this key element. That of support and accountability. If you decide to join Sean's group you may just find that missing piece to your own healthy lifestyle.

Don't fall into the diet mentality that we are all led to believe by the media, try something that works. What do you have to lose but maybe some extra weight and gaining a new you?

Personally, it all started for me with Sean's group, which was a stepping stone to more local groups and extended therapy. I learned more from others than I ever would have on my own. And I'm not too proud to say now that I couldn't have done this by myself. And it all started with one of Sean's support groups.

I have currently lost over 200 lbs and I can assure you that without support and accountability, I would never have reached this point in my own journey. That I am sure of. Thanks, Sean for all your support during my own health journey. --M.F. In Las Vegas

The mission statement for our group says it all: Creating and practicing a personal and unique plan enabling each of us to achieve, as a side effect, a body weight conducive to the best possible health benefits.

From D.A. in DC: I have been part of Sean's group for over 3 years. Not only was the group instrumental for me to be able to lose my last 30 lbs, but it has been very important in helping me maintain an approximately 80 lb weight loss for almost 2 years. Not only do you get Sean's inspirational leadership and experience and generosity of spirit, but you also get a group of wonderful, supportive teammates who will be there for you. We all follow our own plans, but the group is more about dealing with all the other things that get in the way of a healthy weight. In the end, what you eat is not as important as being able to deal with feelings and situations without turning to food. This group will help you with that. It was the missing piece for me. Recommend highly!!!! --D.A. Washington D.C.

From Gerri Helms: I highly recommend Sean's groups if you struggle with consistency in your healthy body goals. As an old (and I do mean old!) partner with Sean, I've seen firsthand the transformation that comes from working with him and his team. (Gerri Helms, Retired Life Coach)

From B.J. in Kansas: It is a great tool of many for a successful weight loss/lifestyle change. I encourage anyone thinking about it to join us.



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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My Twitter: SeanAAnderson
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Instagram: SeanAAnderson
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!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

June 11th, 2019 Good Choice

June 11th, 2019 Good Choice

Yesterday was a 5-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, I enjoyed a really good walk last night after dinner, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

Mom continues to heal. I spoke with her nurse yesterday afternoon for a briefing on her progress and things are going well. I also spoke with mom a few times yesterday and she seems to be doing okay. She still has quite a bit of confusion, but that side effect is improving some. I stayed home last night rather than a visit. I prepared a good dinner and enjoyed a wonderful after-dinner walk. It was a good choice for me last night.

A brand new 8-week session of my weekly teleconference accountability/support group starts next Wednesday! With daily interactions on our "secret" facebook group page and our weekly mentoring/coaching calls, our team stays active! Increased awareness, focus, accountability, and support could make a big difference for you as it has many of our members. If you're ready and willing to try something different and you want more information, send me an email with questions: transformation.road@gmail.com

Republish from the archives:
"Hi Sean. Need a bit of insight. How did you determine your non-negotiables and how did you stick to them when things got hard?"

First of all, you determine what's reasonable. Once you define the most critical elements of your plan boundaries- and you've determined they're doable on a typical day- then you make what I call an iron-clad decision. It's a promise to you from you, to give this element a non-negotiable stance come what may.

Think of it as a boulder in a stream. Life is the rushing water. No matter how fast that water rushes, the boulder isn't moving. The boulder isn't sacrificed or compromised. The water has no choice, but to make its way around it- and it does. And the boulder in the stream stands strong.

On a deeper level, this creates growth/development in other areas, like coping skills- it develops growth in learning what good accountability and support skills are about. The more consistency you gain, the more you'll prove to yourself that it is possible to maintain your plan in the toughest of times.

And that's the idea, a plan, not a diet.

You're developing a plan that takes care of what you need. In honoring your plan, you'll notice the side effect of consistent weight loss. This is what Dr. Lerner (Transformation Planet Podcast Episode 7) means when he speaks of the focus NOT being a diet, but rather, a food plan you can live with indefinitely. And it can still have the boundaries you need to feel satisfied. Especially when you reach maintenance mode and increase your calories. But again, it's all about the daily plan--and not all about the numbers on the scale. If you take care of your daily plan the weight loss will come.

How important are your non-negotiable elements?

It is the consistent maintenance of what you're willing to define as non-negotiable that creates growth, and in that--a natural evolution of you unfolds.

Think once more about the boulder in the stream. The boulder stands strong against the current and because it does, the stream evolves--changes course, grows and with the gift of time, develops different paths and canyons. If the boulder simply moved out of the way every time the water came rushing--the stream would have an easier path--one of least resistance. In the path of least resistance, nothing changes. No growth, no canyons.

I've often written about the effects of maintaining non-negotiables. The only way our food plan develops/evolves over time is by maintaining the integrity of the plan. All growth, all of our positive progress--it all depends on our willingness to create, accept and embrace certain non-negotiable elements of our plan. Determining what's reasonable is VERY important. If your non-negotiable is extreme, doesn't fit what you naturally like--is overly restrictive and monumentally demanding, it'll be a horrible experience.

Make it doable for you.

If we sacrifice our plan for whatever reason, the boundaries are broken and growth is stunted. If we develop a habit of consistently sacrificing the integrity of the non-negotiable elements of our plan, we literally become stuck--and often this "stuck" place becomes the very definition of insanity.

Life keeps coming. And there's no such thing as a "perfect time." There's only here and now and with it, a forever fluctuating rhythm to life. Let life flow around the boulders of your non-negotiables... and with the passage of time, you'll experience growth--you'll see and feel the changes, mentally, spiritually, and physically.

Developing your plan for accountability and support is important. When we decide to create non-negotiable elements of our plan, we lose a coping option.

Excess food was always my number one coping tool, albeit not a good one. It lied to me every time--because it never fixed anything.

When I developed my non-negotiables, it strongly encouraged me to either seek positive ways to cope or find other destructive ways to do it. We gotta cope one way or another.

My skills haven't been and still aren't perfect, but it's a practice each and every day. Staying connected with good support and seeking out those connections in whatever way you can is critically important. There are many options available!



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!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com

Monday, June 10, 2019

June 10th, 2019 Coming Along

June 10th, 2019 Coming Along

Yesterday was a 5-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, I opted for a 30-minute walk instead of a RecPlex trip, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

I picked mom up from the hospital and got her all settled back in her room yesterday. I also had a really good conversation with some of the staff at mom's place about her needs and hopefully, how we can help avoid these sudden and dramatic turns in her health.

Mom is doing okay--not 100% at all, but she's coming along. The hospital did a great job getting her stable and preparing a good care plan for the nursing home.

I'm glad I took yesterday off work. I needed the day. It felt fantastic last night preparing dinner at home.

I'm back at work today and ready to go. My morning foundational routine is complete, my food is planned for today, and I'm hitting the door shortly.



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!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com

Sunday, June 9, 2019

June 9th, 2019 Gradually Improving

June 9th, 2019 Gradually Improving

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 is being released today from the hospital. She's still not completely past these issues, but she's stable and gradually improving. I'm picking her up soon.

I've really felt exceptionally vulnerable of late. My mental and emotional energy has been running at almost capacity for the last week. Staying connected with support, both receiving and giving, has helped tremendously.

One of the most important choices to make when handling a simplified version of the daily practice is acceptance without self-judgy-negative head chatter (that's a huge challenge) and remembering the schedule and circumstances are temporary. One of the most difficult transitions can be going from the simplified version back into the normal, or best version of the practice. I'm at that point. I can't handle another dinner out for a while. I've had enough fajita chicken tacos in the last week to last me a long time.

I had a good visit over dinner last night with my oldest daughter, her husband, and my granddaughter Raegan. Oh my, little Rae Rae was precious, as always. They're moving soon, three and a half hours away, because KL landed a great position with a company in Weatherford. Can't blame him one tiny bit. You gotta do what's best for your family--and that's what he's doing. Amber is in a high-demand profession as a special education teacher and she's also one of the best in her field, so she'll be fine too. In fact, she's interviewing with a school district down there tomorrow. This move allows KL to be closer to his family, too. Amber has had that benefit for several years, so now it's switching to KL being close to his. I keep reminding Amber and reminding myself: It just means we'll have some weekend trips/visits in our future!

I took the day off from radio--and slept in well. My morning foundation routine is complete, my food is planned for today (including dinner at home), and I will be visiting the RecPlex this evening for a much-needed workout.

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

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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!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com

Saturday, June 8, 2019

June 8th, 2019 Worked For Me

June 8th, 2019 Worked For Me

Yesterday was a 5-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, had plenty of exercise at my rodeo arena broadcast, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

Mom remains in the hospital as of this morning (Sunday), although she may be released. If it were up to me, I'd have her stay there another day at least. Her progress seems slower in the last twenty-four hours. I'm waiting to hear back from the doctor.

I enjoyed some Noah time last night. Courtney brought him to me near the end of my broadcast last night and we stayed for the rodeo. We made it through more than half before he really wanted to leave. We still had dinner, a visit with grandma at the hospital, and a store trip to make--so leaving a little early worked for me.

We watched a movie together last night. Noah loves Christmas anything, so he selected Kurt Russell's The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix. It's a good one! I got the feeling it wasn't Noah's first time to watch this considering how he had some of the lines memorized. We stayed up together until after 1am before we both crashed. I slept in this morning. And Noah? He's really sleeping in, still! That works well for this Po Po because it's given me time to do my morning routine, which is now complete. As soon as he wakes, we'll figure out breakfast together--then head up to the hospital.

The other grandkids are getting older and someday soon, it'll be more than just Noah hanging out with Po Po for these special times.

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

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