Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25th, 2015 A Short One Tonight

May 25th, 2015 A Short One Tonight

I enjoyed a wonderful visit with mom today. We visited the cemetery, then made our way to our favorite restaurant for lunch.

We had a good visit, then I met up with a support group member who just happens to live thirty minutes from my hometown. We met at Starbucks for a long overdue get-together!

I returned to mom's place to visit a little more with her and my uncle Keith. When I left their place, I realized I needed something for dinner. I really didn't want to go in somewhere for another meal out, so I did what I normally do in a pinch like this, I bought almonds, a banana and some cheese. Dinner served!

It was a little late to start a 5K around Boomer Lake, but I did.. I'm glad I did. It put me back home later than I wanted and with much less time to write about the day, but tomorrow's another day!
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Mom is doing really well. You sure can notice her weight loss. I'm so proud of her! One step and one day at a time, momma!

A short one tonight. The Tweets will take us the rest of the way.

My Tweets Today:


























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

14 comments:

  1. That's a really nice walkway you have to use around boomer lake. Of all the photos you posted of you and your mom these past few years this one is my favorite! You both look so healthy and your mom looks so slim. Congratulations to both of you & awesome choice for evening meal.

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    1. Thank you, Jon! I know Mom loves reading that! It's definitely one of my favorites too. Mom is really turning a corner these days. I'm so proud of her. She's out walking all the time and taking care of her calorie budget very well.

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  2. It does look like a nice walking spot but I'm too chicken to walk at nite alone. Your constant ability to do well each day amazes me. I on the other hand struggle every single day. It is absolutely draining. I want to jump in head first and just do it. But I find it easier to wallow in bad food choices and feel sorry for myself rather than to commit 100 percent. When I do this it will be look out I'm driving into it completely but it's taking that first step and I can honestly say I'm just about there. This is not a great way to live being disappointed with your life and all.

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    1. Robin, the key for me has been making sure what I'm doing is something I truly enjoy. It's not too taxing, it's not a burden--it's something I can do each day and actually enjoy. I love the food I eat and let's be honest, my exercise is fairly simple, not elaborate or necessarily time consuming. I plan on evolving my exercise into something more challenging along the way--But I'm very careful in making certain it's something I can enjoy and look forward to each morning--not something I dread.
      If I hated what I was eating and killing myself for hours on end in the gym--I would absolutely hat this--and I wouldn't be where I find myself today.
      And also--the support system..Finding like minded people and sharing--and staying in contact, is important... and accountability... If I didn't have my accountability measures in place--like this blog and my twitter feed--then it would be much easier to fall off...
      Those are keys, Robin: Set up your accountability systems. Find supportive people and things. Make sure the rules you set are ones you can live with without dread. Make this fun, Robin!!
      And something crucial that must be accomplished first: Truly forgive yourself for where you are--and move forward with acceptance and self-compassion...and one of the most important elements--self-honesty.
      I know you can do this, Robin, because I'm doing it---and when I realize where I've been along this road, I'm telling you-- it isn't beyond anyone, in my opinion. I was so lost, Robin...
      The fact that you're here and you're sharing this, says a wonderful thing about your own personal awareness. You've got that. And that's a big one because without honest awareness, nothing is acknowledged--and if it isn't acknowledged, you can't work on it in a positive way.
      I do get spooked from time to time. If I start feeling uncomfortable, I'll leave. I get into a heightened state of awareness out there walking in the dark. I feel like if someone tried to attack me, I would find out what I'm capable of in terms of fighting back. I would not go down easily. I'll say a little prayer that doesn't get tested!

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  3. Oh and where's the blue Jean picture??

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  4. That's a very nice picture of you and your Mom. Your Mom looks like a sweetheart.

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    1. She is, Leah--she truly is. Thank you!

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  5. That's a great picture of you and and your mom. Glad you had a another good visit and weekend.

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    1. Thank you, LTR. I love this picture! It was a great visit!

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  6. How much has your mom lost, and great for her! And almonds, cheese, and a piece of fruit sounds like a pretty stellar meal to me, too. ;)

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    1. I'm not sure exactly how much. But I believe it's somewhere around 40-50 pounds from her heaviest...maybe a little more.
      That quick, convenience store meal, always satisfies. It truly does!

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  7. You did it again. Love the good influence you have had on your mom. Her losing weight and getting healthier has added years to her life that the two of you will have together. Hooray!
    N~

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    1. I'm so proud of her! She's doing some incredible work. And I totally agree, she's adding some quality years to her life! And that makes me beam with happiness. I want her to be around as long as possible!

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