Since our last edition, I've maintained the integrity of my food plan boundaries, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've met or exceeded my daily water goal, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.
It has been somewhat of a challenging reentry since getting home from my short trip. What I've learned is to always take an extra day off between the trip and returning to work! I'll be doing that next time.
I love this picture of mom. I picked her up for her appointment with an eye doctor yesterday afternoon. She has a skin cancer growth that is dangerously close to her right eye. She really thought it would be taken care of yesterday and that was a possibility, but considering the location of it is too close to her tear duct, the doctor decided an outpatient surgery at the hospital was most appropriate. It'll be scheduled for early January.
Mom and I enjoyed one another's company so much yesterday afternoon. Nobody gets my sense of humor like her. It's so easy to make her laugh! I always enjoy seeing her with a smile on her face, and considering the health challenges she's been up against lately, even more so.
Mom wouldn't let me use this photo unless I edited out the skin cancer. I honored her request. As you can see by the orange swath, it is too close to her eye--which has complicated the removal process. otherwise, it would have been removed a few weeks ago at her dermatologist appointment.
Mom is certainly recovering nicely after her most recent hospitalization. I can't say enough great things about Ponca Nursing and Rehab, namely mom's nurses, Ashley and Pam. They really look out for mom every single day and night. Mom is alive today because of their very attentive care and quick response when things have become critical.
Susan picked me up at the airport on Tuesday afternoon. I shared about her in the last edition of this blog--and here's another side by side she created after our brief time together on Tuesday afternoon. Thank you, Susan! I'm absolutely thrilled for Susan and what she's doing with her daily practice of things that are consistently moving her in harmony with her goals. It's a fantastic thing to witness!
Next week will include a new commitment from me in the exercise department. I know!!! Hold the presses---what?? Uh, yeah. I've committed to joining a group led by a trainer. One of my colleagues at the radio station has been a part of this workout group for two years and highly recommends! I also know a couple other people who attend regularly. I'm committing to twice a week to start. I believe, for me, the structure of a set time and the accountability factor--meeting everyone else there, is exactly what I need for positive progress on this front. Without those two things, my brain has zero issues finding great reasons to NOT get the exercise I need. More details coming soon! Oh, by the way--for the sake of accountability--my first session will be Monday.
My morning foundational routine is complete. It was good. My food plan is ready and I'm diving into this fantastic Friday! I hope yours is a good one too!
96% lean ground beef, cheese, eggs, apples, more apples, half & half, apples, eggs, and baby portobello mushrooms. #shoppinglist #dailypractice #foodplan pic.twitter.com/DmFPssej9v— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 13, 2019
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View this post on InstagramEarlier: Lunch on the way home: 12 tortilla chips and approximately 4 tbs refined sugar-free freshly prepared salsa. Two crispy corn taco shells with approximately 3oz fajita beef, approximately 2 tbs sour cream, approximately 1/4 cup grilled peppers and onions, approximately 2 more tablespoons salsa, and approximately 2 tbs sour cream. Not the prettiest- but very tasty! #dailypractice #foodplan #whatsforlunch 518 cal.
View this post on InstagramLate lunch or early dinner?? Sometimes my schedule gets crazy- today was one of those! But oh my- simple, fast, delicious- and on plan: 2 Extreme Wellness Flax/Whole Wheat tortillas, sharing: 3.3oz 96% lean ground beef, 198g fat free refried beans, 30g sour cream, and two .8oz slices pepper-jack. #dailypractice #foodplan Oh- also, 5.3oz pink lady apple slices! #accountability #simplecooking 662 cal.
View this post on InstagramMy kind of burger and fries! Yumtastic! #whatsfordinner Joseph’s Flax-Oat Bran-Whole Wheat Pita with 6oz 96% lean ground beef, pressed thin- cooked and cut in half- topped with 1 slice muenster cheese- then stacked on top of 3.8oz sliced baby portobello mushrooms and 111g red onion. Onions and mushrooms pan prepared with olive oil cooking spray. 18g mustard, too. 175g fresh cut and baked sweet potato fries. 25g refined sugar-free ketchup. Approximately 6 seconds olive oil cooking spray used between fries and onions/mushrooms. #dailypractice #foodplan 652 cal.
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