Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January 21st, 2020 Misunderstood

January 21st, 2020 Misunderstood

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.

Quick update on mom--and by the way, thank you to the many people who have reached out inquiring about her recently. She's getting excellent care. Her confusion is still an issue at times. She called me yesterday morning a few minutes after 5am to inform me she was being sent to the hospital. I told her I'd call in for backup at work and meet her at the ER. I was rushing around to get ready and go when the phone rang--it was mom's nurse, asking, "Did your mom call you and say she was going to the hospital?" Uh, yeah. "No, she's not, her UA is going to the hospital lab this morning. She misunderstood." Okay! Well, good! I just smile. I called mom back and we had an early morning laugh about this misunderstanding. Her memory is doing better it seems because she recalled the incident last night when I stopped by for a visit after my workout. Lately, that kind of recall is unusual. They're checking her for a possible UTI--and they're looking into the side effects of her medications to see if some of her symptoms of late can be connected with her medications.

I enjoyed a good elliptical workout last night at the RecPlex. They were having a blood drive at the same time, which was great because I was way overdue for donating. My blood pressure was 128/78 after my workout and the rest of what they check prior to donating was also optimal. I'm incredibly grateful for this every single time. For me, I'm always reminded of the stroke-level blood pressure I once played with on a daily basis at over 500 pounds. Not worrying about my blood pressure is one of many blessings on a long list.

My foundational routine is complete for today, my food is planned and ready, and I'm headed to the studio shortly for a good Tuesday. I hope yours is great, too!

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

My website: www.imchoosingchange.com

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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, January 16, 2020

January 16th, 2020 Ahead Of It

January 16th, 2020 Ahead Of It

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, I've had some decent exercise days, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.

Mom hasn't been doing well lately. Your prayers for her are greatly appreciated. It's the same pattern as before, same issues--the good news is; the doctor and mom's nursing staff are ahead of it, and this means she's not in the hospital. They're doing the lab work and making sure she's getting the medications she needs and the treatments she needs in order to keep this pattern from becoming worse. My last few visits with her were difficult because she isn't coherent--sometimes words don't connect with one another and she can't keep from falling asleep. Her short term memory is shot when she's in a downturn like this and this creates a large amount of confusion for her. It's difficult for me to see her struggle like this--but much more difficult for her because she'll often interpret the symptoms as a worst-case scenario. Earlier this week, she even called me with a "when I pass," type conversation. That was heartbreaking. I did my best to reassure her that her time wasn't up and I tried to explain to her how the medical staff there are doing their best to help her get well. Of course, with her short term memory, she didn't remember that reassuring conversation even an hour later.

I've been taking good care of my daily practice. When life becomes more challenging, it isn't an excuse to release commitments of this practice. It can certainly flex and adjust with the flow of life, but the foundational practices and the core non-negotiables mustn't be released. This is a big change from times of old when high emotion, high stress, and loads of uncertainty would act as a green light for a deep dive into the food. I'm doing my best at staying more connected, making sure I have what I need, and giving my morning foundational routine the time and energy it deserves each day. So far, so good. It's a one day at a time thing, my friend. If you've read this blog before, you know what I mean.

My daughter's Christmas gift of a new grill for me has been an absolute blessing for me! Now that I have a grill back in my food plan, I realize how much I missed it!! I used my last grill until it literally rusted through and fell apart. I don't want to ever go without a grill again! I'm so happy about the additional options grilling provides for my daily food plan.

One thing I also make super important is facilitating a private support group and mentoring a small number of private one on one clients. Openings for both are available at this time. The period for registration in the support group only comes around once every two months--and now is the time. We have a very limited number of spaces available on our team, three, maybe four max for this new 8-week session starting February 5th, so if you're interested in learning more, email me with questions! transformation.road@gmail.com I only have room for one additional private one on one, too. Please email me if you want details on how that works. 

My morning foundational routine is complete, my food is planned for today, and I'm as ready as I can be for today. I hope yours is an exceptional Friday!

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Do you own an "I'm Choosing Change" wristband? I wear mine daily as a constant reminder of why my daily practice of things is important. I'm not alone, either. This powerful message is worn on the wrists of people in a dozen states, maybe more, I haven't counted--but it's up there!! From New York to California and from Canada all the way to Scotland, they're out there! For me, it's simply a daily reminder to be open, willing, mindful, to pause, and to be intentional. If I'm not those things, I get stuck at the line of least resistance and back there is where the old patterns and behaviors thrive. Your order includes priority shipping so you'll get it quickly! Here's the link to order yours right now: https://imchoosingchange.com/product/wristband/

My website shares a phone number with my podcast, Transformation Planet, and it's always available for you! Have a question? Want to share your story? Leave a voicemail or Text me! 580-491-2228 I'll text you back!

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

My website: www.imchoosingchange.com

If you're interested in connecting via social media:
I accept friend requests on MyFitnessPal. My daily food logging diary is set to public.
MFP Username: SeanAAnderson
My Twitter: SeanAAnderson
Facebook: www.facebook.com/seananderson505
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





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