I took the day off from radio in order to devote the day to wedding preparations. Everyone involved was super busy. My alarm was set for 5am in order to hit my first task at 6:30am sharp. A friend and colleague was leaving for Oklahoma City at 7am and they agreed to pick up a few food items for the reception at Sam's Club. From that point on, it was off to the races.
The tablecloths, the punch fountain, the lights, the live redbud trees with heart shaped leaves (Amber is a big lover of trees), the tuxedos, confirming delivery time of chairs and setup instructions, meeting at the ceremony venue, meeting at the reception venue, the rehearsal, the rehearsal dinner, shopping for food, platters and miscellaneous items, too. And it all starts again early tomorrow. And you know what?
I loved every minute of it. Truly, in every way, a labor of love.
Thank goodness it's a group effort! Everyone, from Irene to Amber, the groomsmen, the bridesmaids-The groom's mom and dad-everyone had their assignments today. And all of them hit it out of the park!
I didn't need an intentional workout today. I ended up burning almost 600 calories from all the activity. I wouldn't have had time anyway!
Spray's Tuxedos always does amazing work. Their instructions upon pickup was for each of us to try on our tuxedo and if any adjustments were needed, they would be happy to make them in the morning. Perfect! This means I had a great reason to put it on tonight for a test run!
I'm looking forward to tomorrow. I can't wait to dance with my daughter and my mom!
Even with the stress involved in preparing for an event like this--especially when we're all taking on things normally hired out (saving money), I took extraordinary care within the boundaries of my fundamental elements. Holding my elements sacred with a non-negotiable policy, is a critical key to my continued successful recovery from relapse/regain.
A friend posed the question today, the same question I've received a few times in the last couple of weeks: Will you eat a piece of your daughter's wedding cake? The answer is very simple: No.
I can write this with certainty: Amber fully understands the dynamics and importance level I apply to my abstinence from refined sugar. And I'm sure she would much rather continue seeing her dad thrive than see me eat cake at her reception.
I'm hitting the pillow tonight with a confident feeling, knowing I did my best and I hit the marks in my plan.
My Tweets Today:
Good Morning! It's Friday!! That's good, right? Sugar free hazelnut in my dark roast (1tblspn per cup) 2 cups. 60 cal pic.twitter.com/kac5oH9eYQ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 29, 2015
Steak & Three Cheese Omelet in the pan... pic.twitter.com/Bw9rEqdICH— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 29, 2015
Leftover steak (2oz) & 3 cheese omelet w/3 egg whts & 1 whl, 1 slice each: Muenster, provolone & mozz. Apple. 454 cal pic.twitter.com/i2qoG7iE2p— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 29, 2015
Midday cup of joe. With sugar free hazel (1 tblspn). 30 cal. pic.twitter.com/eRMqVfi8WW— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 29, 2015
Fast fast fast lunch. FF/SF Bean (130g) and provolone taco and tostada. Two slices provolone. 270 cal. pic.twitter.com/0heWQZjmvA— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 29, 2015
Good thing I'm in better shape these days. The 500 pound version of me would not have made it today. #busyweddingplans #daughterwedding— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 29, 2015
Smoked ham (6oz) w/roasted mushrooms and onions. 289 cal. pic.twitter.com/C8VOszbABR— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 29, 2015
I earned every last drop of this cup. Sugar free hazelnut creamer (1 tblspn). 30 cal. pic.twitter.com/FxUYvcZqTy— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 30, 2015
96% lean beef (6oz) on multi grain thin, muenster (1slice), red onion, yellow mustard, swt pot fries (223g). 585 cal. pic.twitter.com/krJMjSNC4i— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 30, 2015
1/2 golden delicious apple & 2 cups water. #watergoal #lastfoodofday 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/BDZ7fB7D2X— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 30, 2015
Fitbit agrees: It was a very busy day. Calories just under 1200 net after exercise calories burned. I'm good with it. pic.twitter.com/R6RTMs9yWu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 30, 2015
Thank you for reading and your continued support,