Sunday, February 18, 2018

February 18th, 2018 Without Limits

February 18th, 2018 Without Limits

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I'm just 1 little cup from hitting water goal (I'll do that right before bed), and I stayed connected with excellent support.




















At over 500 pounds, my focus was constantly on the ways my obesity limited me. That intense focus kept me living within those limits. When I started visualizing the possibilities of what could be, suddenly I started dreaming and believing without limits.

I had a productive day! I worked on some personal projects, found time for a short nap this afternoon, and I just returned home from a night out with mom. We enjoyed dinner and a drive all over town. Mom loves to simply ride around looking at people, places, and happenings. As we drove around, we listened to a classic country radio show that airs on my radio station every Sunday night.

Did you know Merle Haggard was in San Quinten prison when Johnny Cash played his first concert there on January 1st, 1958? Merle was in the audience as a 20-year old doing fifteen years for burglary. It would have been easy for Merle to focus on the limitations of his incarceration, but that Johnny Cash concert challenged Merle to visualize the possibilities of what could be--and suddenly all he could focus on was getting paroled and starting a music career. He started dreaming and believing without limits. You probably know the rest of the story. Merle was paroled after two years and went on to become a country music legend. #truestory

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Sean

Saturday, February 17, 2018

February 17th, 2018 Very Capable

February 17th, 2018 Very Capable

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded today's water goal, and I stayed connected with excellent support.

I didn't think about being out of coffee last night. Not once did it cross my mind. It didn't until I woke this morning--and it was my first thought! I didn't hesitate for a minute--shoes on, looking like I just crawled out of bed because, well--I did... and I made a fast trip to Aldi. I needed eggs too! I must have looked half asleep because the clerk knew exactly what had happened--perhaps I'm not the only one. I discovered a dark roast coffee that's super cheap and really incredible! Glad it happened the way it did because I wouldn't have known about this inexpensive premium coffee had it not.

I interviewed Bryan Ganey this morning for an episode of my podcast. I also spent some time working on getting ready for the local 3-hour workshop I'm facilitating on March 24th.

Bryan Ganey, wow-- if you haven't purchased a copy of his book, "Impossible-How I lost Nearly 400 Pounds Without Surgery," I highly recommend you grab one from him at www.bryanganey.com I can't wait for you to hear his episode of Transformation Planet! After reading his book and now speaking with him for a lengthy conversation, I'm blown away by all we have in common and how our philosophies and daily practices mirror one another's in numerous ways.

By the way--If you're local to me or within a reasonable driving distance, I'd love you to come to my "You Plan" Workshop on March 24th in Ponca City, Oklahoma.  The goal of this workshop is to inspire you, first and foremost--and also help you formulate a "You Plan" to help get you started along your own transformation road. All attendees will have the option of being added to an attendee exclusive private Facebook accountability and support page for ongoing support.

I'll be the first to tell you, I don't have all the answers and I certainly don't know it all. I work the plan that keeps me well each day. I'm VERY capable of returning to over 500 pounds--easily in fact. I maintain a healthy respect for the fragility of it all and a humble spirit and attitude. And so far, it's kept me comfortably in maintenance.

I'm also capable of communicating in a powerful way--expressing and explaining perspectives that help keep me well and might work for you too. As a mentor, I can help you identify key practices and elements that just might make a difference for you. If you can make it to the workshop, great-I'll post the registration link below. If you're not close enough to make a 3-hour workshop doable and you're interested in working directly with me as one of my private clients, please email transformation.road@gmail.com or send a text to 580-491-2228 --I'll get back to you quickly and we can arrange an initial phone conversation to discuss how it works.

Here's the link to the Eventbrite "You Plan" Workshop registration page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-you-plan-workshop-tickets-42971201019

I spoke to my youngest daughter earlier today. She has her hands full with Noah being sick (he's better!) and doing her best to prevent her, Oliver, and everyone else in the household from getting sick. Courtney is ready for the flu season to end and she's ready for Ava's arrival.

After a visit with mom this evening, I spent some time with Amber. She's really close to the day Raegan arrives. She's ready for this pregnancy to be done!

I feel incredibly blessed and I'm constantly visiting my gratitude list.

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Sean

Friday, February 16, 2018

February 16th, 2018 Resting

February 16th, 2018 Resting

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met today's water goal, and I stayed connected with excellent support.

After going in late tonight for an additional two hours at the studio, this turned out to be an unexpected 13-hour workday. I'm exhausted.

I'm looking forward to resting this weekend and getting some work complete on my personal projects!

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Sean

Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 15th, 2018 Too Late

February 15th, 2018 Too Late

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded today's water goal, and I stayed connected with excellent support.

Too late for me! Keeping it short tonight!

Almost Tweets only!

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Sean

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

February 14th, 2018 Out There

February 14th, 2018 Out There

News out of Florida about the horrific school shooting is simply heartbreaking. I can't begin to imagine what the affected families are going through tonight. Prayers for peace and healing.

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 exceptional support.

I spent some time with mom this afternoon. We talked about Shane and worked on her phone issue. The phone is working again--thank goodness! I made a store trip, grabbed a few things, then made a special Valentine's dinner for my Valentine, Cindy. I haven't mentioned Cindy at all until now out of respect for her privacy. I choose to share my life and how it works within my plan in these nightly writings but I try to not include others unless they've expressed permission. I didn't always do it that way. Uh, yeah--well, I've matured--lived and learned, let's say. Cindy gave me her blessing tonight, considering it's Valentine's Day--and we did share it for the first time on Facebook tonight, so it's out there!
Cindy and Me



















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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February 13th, 2018 Close To The Surface

February 13th, 2018 Close To The Surface

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with good support.

I'm getting really excited about the workshop I'm hosting March 24th! It'll be my first event like this. If you're local to me or within a few hours or less drive, I'd love you to attend! I'm very fortunate to have a good friend, trusted advisor/mentor, and coach who's experienced in developing and hosting workshops, helping me every step of the way. Love you, Gerri Helms--and thank you! The registration process is in progress. The long paragraph below is the Eventbrite.com event description-- so please pardon the 3rd person perspective!

In the fall of 2008, Sean Anderson set out on a mission to uncover the personal plan that ultimately ditched the diets, enabling him to reclaim his life at a healthy weight. Sean works his plan each day in maintaining a 300-pound weight loss and mentors others toward the development of their own personal You Plan and ultimately their own dramatic transformation. This workshop event can help you get started in a way that establishes clear and reasonable goals, sets up accountability and support measures, and helps you create the YOU Plan for long-term sustainable results. This workshop isn't a diet plan. Mostly, it's a collection of perspectives and practices that could lead to your healthiest weight with enthusiasm and consistency. Are you tired of the exhaustive diet mentality merry-go-round? If you're ready for a different approach and different results, this workshop might be just the thing for you!

Registration/attendance at The You Plan Workshop also comes with a private accountability & support Facebook group page exclusively for attendees of this and future You Plan workshops.

If you're interested in attending this one day/3-hour workshop, please click the link and register! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via text or call 580-491-2228

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-you-plan-workshop-tickets-42971201019

I really felt better today. I was better rested and it showed in a few different ways. I enjoyed some wonderful support exchanges today and prepared some good meals. It was all-around solid--and really felt nice.

My little grandson Noah has the Type A flu. That little man is starting to feel better today, but boy howdy, yesterday wasn't good for my little buddy.

Tomorrow is Valentines Day-- a special day for many reasons. For me, mom, and those who knew and loved him, it'll also forever be my little brother Shane's birthday. He would have been 41 tomorrow. I plan on visiting mom midday tomorrow. Valentine's day is especially difficult for her.  If you've read my book, you might remember the chapter titled "Shane's Gift," and of course my book was dedicated to Shane. I miss my brother, clearly--and honestly, I don't think mom or I have ever fully made it through that grieving process. It's been 17 years since his passing--and still, especially on what would have been his birthday, it'll be very close to the surface.

Shane and Me in my grandparent's yard on Walnut St-Stillwater, OK 1983


















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Monday, February 12, 2018

February 12th, 2018 Rest Of The Way

February 12th, 2018 Rest Of The Way

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with good support.

I stayed up way too late last night and I felt it today. I'm making sure I get enough rest tonight. This isn't always easy because it takes intentional effort to make an earlier bedtime happen. I'm much more influenced and encouraged by the effects of a good night's rest than I am the consequences of too little. I have much more experience with the consequences and the additional effort it requires--and little experience taking care in this department--so perhaps, a shift of focus and perspective is in order! This is clearly one of the long-standing challenges for me.  And if I've learned anything in the last several years, it's how different outcomes require a willingness to try different things.

Letting the tweets take me the rest of the way tonight!

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Sean

Sunday, February 11, 2018

February 11th, 2018 Solid Day

February 11th, 2018 Solid Day

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with good support.

I've been working closely with a long-time trusted advisor in developing my very first workshop event. I publicly announced the event today! This first You Plan Workshop will be right here in the city where I live and work. My vision is for this to be the first of many! If you're local to me--I'd love you to join me! If not, perhaps one of the future workshops will be near you! Here's a link to the Eventbrite registration page:
 The You Plan 3-Hour Workshop 


I've had a solid day today. I rested well, prepared good food within my plan boundaries, and visited with mom over dinner. She had family come up earlier today for a good afternoon visit. I stayed awhile earlier this afternoon for the visit. It was good. Mom has more family coming tomorrow!

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Sean

Saturday, February 10, 2018

February 10th, 2018 Almost Tweets Only

February 10th, 2018 Almost Tweets Only

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I need 1 more cup water before bed to meet today's water goal, and I stayed connected with good support.

Getting some good rest tonight. For whatever reason, I didn't sleep well last night. I've battled fatigue all day long. Still, I accomplished some things I can feel great about.

Letting the Tweets take it the rest of the way tonight.

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Sean

Friday, February 9, 2018

February 9th, 2018 Look Alive

February 9th, 2018 Look Alive

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with great support.

I left work in time for a short nap this afternoon in preparation for a dj gig at a local school. The elementary sock hop was tonight--the nap was critically important! I had to look alive--and I did thank goodness.

I decided no cooking tonight. My favorite Mexican place close to my apartment and my favorite go-to, chicken & sour cream tacos, was perfect for a late dinner after the gig.

A short visit with mom after dinner--and still had some work to finish at the studio---and my goodness, it's after 1am now. I'm done for the day!!!

It was long--but now I can look forward to sleeping in tomorrow!!

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Sean





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