Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 7th, 2014 A Long Day

October 7th, 2014 A Long Day

Today was a very long day. I was off work early in order to make a trip to Stillwater to accompany mom to her doctors appointment. We enjoyed lunch together before the appointment at a place called Jimmy's Egg. The portions were big! I cut my entree in half.

Mom's appointment was good news, for the most part. And after taking her back home, I raced back home to accompany Amber to the car dealership where she took delivery of her new car. Irene was with her too and her fiance. It was nice!

I arrived back home just in time for my weekly weight loss support group conference call. I still had dinner and a workout to complete after the call. I quickly threw together dinner, enjoyed it--let it settle a bit, then eventually made it to the trail for a 2.7 mile walk. I planned on the YMCA elliptical tonight, but quickly realized it wasn't an option--too many things came up. The workout was still good and I'll get into the Y tomorrow!

It's late and I must drop in bed. Goodnight!

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Strength,
Sean

10 comments:

  1. Wow. A long day indeed. Do you always prepare all the food you eat or not necessarily? And how do you compute the calorie count?

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    1. Suzanne-- I prepare most everything--unless I'm at a restaurant or a guest in someone else's home. I use MyFitnessPal.com and the MyFitnessPal app for my phone for calorie count tracking and information. The MFP database has millions of entries--it's very rare that something I'm looking for isn't in there. I also use the nutrition labels on packages--and since a lot of the foods I eat do not have nutrition labels (whole foods--meats--veggies--fruits), I rely heavily on MFP for a majority of my calorie counts. I also have two digital scales--one at home and another in the breakroom kitchen where I work my day job.

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    2. Guess what? I just downloaded the app that you mentioned. I think this will be very useful when tracking my food and nutrition intake. Thanks, btw.

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  2. Hey Sean. Just wanted to say thanks for being a great example. I've gotten back into tracking and bumped up the exercise because I kept reading, and the daily repetition of reading made me realize that consistency is more important than motivation!

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    1. Neca--Wow!!! Love reading this!!!! Neca, you're spot on. Consistency is key. Even if you're not "feeling it." You'll get into the groove--just don't give up. Make it super important to you. You're important, Neca. You deserve this kind of consistency!!

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  3. Consistency Consistency Consistency IS the main element! I see that also with reading your daily reports Sean. THAT is a big problem for me as I realize right now in ALL areas of my life. Oh my gosh! THAT I never saw before as being my main stumbling block. Thank you!!!

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    1. The consistency is really born from a "one day at a time" attitude/focus. Make today a day you can feel good about. Focus on getting to the pillow knowing that you did all you could do and you did it well--that feeling, day after day--snowballs--it makes you stronger.
      It never needs to be perfect. It doesn't need to be super rigid. It doesn't need to be miserable. It simply needs to be something fairly enjoyable--something you can maintain a consistency doing each day...one day at a time. Nancy, thank you!!

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  4. I had a little chuckle reading today... you like Asperagus and not other greens! LOL Most people its the opposit.
    You are so consistent. And I like how you get some exercise in daily. I don't do much of that, exercise. I can NOT stand it. Maybe one day I'll get to love it! I've managed to lose 73 lbs without it but now I have to tone... hoping to catch that exercise bug soon!
    Rosie

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    1. Yeah--I'm the epitome of "picky eater." Not all greens are the same, Rosie!!
      I'm right there with you on the exercise. Yes, I do quite a bit of it--BUT, I'm not an animal about it-- I don't push myself as far as I'm capable, and I know this. I get lazy sometimes. I do know how very important it is, so I step it up. One thing-- getting started is the hardest part. Once I'm in and on...I can get into it--as long as I'm focused on my music or whatever is playing in my ears.
      Congrats on the 73 pounds so far!!!! That's wonderful, Rosie!!!
      I'm glad you enjoyed the post! It was a super short one!

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  5. Sean--
    So proud of you for keeping your upbeat message short & sweet so you could get the rest you need.

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