Sean In Disguise and Mom's On Her Way
Today has been a non-stop on the go kind of day. It all started at five am and here we are at eleven pm. I did my show plus two three hour remote broadcast throughout the day and today is mom's birthday, so directly after the last broadcast wrapped at 6pm, we were off to Stillwater for a birthday dinner at one of my mom's favorite restaurants.
I started the day with strawberries, blueberries, and yogurt, had a banana mid-morning, and then had a slice of BBQ Chicken pizza for lunch. There's usually plenty of food at these on location broadcast. And it's usually pizza, and a bunch of it. At the point that I knew I needed some food, I looked through the boxes in search of the thin crust. When I found the Memphis BBQ Chicken on thin crust, oh my, it looked so good! So good, I had to check it in at 250 calories for the two squares I enjoyed. And I really enjoyed them! It was absolutely incredible pizza. After my small lunch, I focused on the task at hand, and that was giving this client the best broadcast possible. Although I could have had as much of that pizza as I wanted, I just wasn't willing to invest any more than the 250 calories I had already enjoyed. During the broadcast, a regular listener popped in to specifically ask me how I was losing all this weight. She had weight loss surgery several years ago, lost just over 100 pounds, but recently gained back a good portion of that loss. Her interest in my weight loss “method” was piqued. She leaned in, like I was about to reveal a major secret, and I told her of the eat less-exercise more-mental changes approach. She gave me a look like that's it? Are you serious? It's sometimes hard to understand why the most sensible approach is often the hardest for some to grasp. Then a little while later, a nice lady walked in that I knew, but hadn't laid eyes on since I started this journey. She didn't know it was me. A genuinely “unrecognizable” situation. It's like I'm in disguise, really cool if you ask me. I remember writing about and day dreaming what that would feel like, when people I know just walk by not realizing who I am...It's really cool. Of course around here all I have to do is open my mouth and they immediately know it's me. That's what happened, just like Saturday at that 4th of July event, this nice lady said the same thing. “If you hadn't started talking, I wouldn't have realized it was you." The first thing she asked... “Did you have weight loss surgery?” I've had this question asked of me over and over. It must be a very popular procedure in these parts judging by the number of people that hear the numbers and automatically think must be weight loss surgery. I quickly filled her in on the details and she took down my blog address to give to her son who's desperately searching for an answer on his obesity. I hope he finds the answer. It's really easy to overlook, especially since it's not a “special” plan and it doesn't cost a fortune. Like I said before...often times the most sensible and simple of solutions is passed by in search of something more substantial, more elaborate.
It was wonderful to enjoy dinner with mom tonight. She turned 64 today. I'm so proud of her too! She's consistently losing weight, and this consistency all started when she started being consistent with her calorie budget and consistent with her exercise. You can really see the difference in her. She fully understands now what she must continue to do, because she's proving to herself everyday that it works. Sometimes witnessing someone else do it (me-or any number of us who have had major success) just isn't quiet enough because “well, that's them.” But when you're proving it to yourself by doing it and being successful—it all becomes very clear, very fast. And she's someone that has purchased every weight loss book known to the world. She has a giant library full of not only books, but every magazine article with a weight loss grabbing headline---all in her search for the “answer.” And she's discovered the answer within her own good choices. Isn't that wonderful? She's adding years to her life, and since she's my momma and I love her so dearly, that makes me really happy. Happy birthday mom, I'm so proud of you!
I have to cut this blog short and get my exercise on before it gets any later. It's fast approaching midnight here in the central United States and the alarm sounds at 4:45am for another busy day. Tomorrow night we're going to see the musical Grease at the historic Poncan Theatre, then I'm participating in a giant block party/street dance with the cast and anyone else who wants to dance under the stars in front of the theatre. I'll be in full DJ mode I'm sure. It should be fun.
Thanks for reading and thank you so much for your continued support as I head straight for some major milestones directly ahead. Goodnight and...