I ran out of time tonight! I haven't published a Tweets only edition in a while because I don't like doing that, at all. But some nights, it's necessary. But before I elect that option...
I wanted to post a couple of things I've shared recently with the private support group I co-facilitate alongside Life Coach Gerri.
This from yesterday morning:
"I'm happy to be here, Monday morning--new week, new month--wedding done, daughter married---and we all survived and thrived! Through it all, I can confidently say I maintained the integrity of my food plan. That's super important to me. All of the stress, all of the hectic schedules, all of the crazy financials--all of it...kept in its proper stream.
Running constant, in a separate stream: The fundamental elements of my recovery, bringing me an authentic peace and calm unlike the temporary facade excess food once provided. I'm looking forward to getting back into my regular routine!"
The parallel streams philosophy and practice is something I'm very passionate about!
One of our members, who is experiencing incredible success by the way, mentioned how frustrating it is to lose the same pounds, again. I've experienced that perspective many times before and I agree, it is. But it's necessary in order to get to where we need to go along this road.
Keep in mind, every pound I've lost in the last 14 months have been pounds I shed the first time around. It's okay, because my peace isn't found in the numbers on the scale.
Truly, my peace is found in the fundamental elements I've embraced, and the benefits, side effects, if you will--include moving toward my healthiest weight.
The question isn't: Can I maintain the weight loss?
The question is: Will I maintain the fundamental elements of my recovery?
If the answer is yes and I hold them sacred forever more, I have a great chance at not needing to lose the same weight over again.
If the answer is no, then I'm choosing the madness of the merry go round.
When I gave up sugar and re-committed myself to taking extraordinary care and devoting my energy to solid recovery principles, I was effectively jumping off the merry go round.
Today was another busy one. I made time to eat well and exercise--and even enjoyed a nap before tonight's group conference support call.
Tomorrow is weigh day, again! These three week stretches seem to go very fast. I'll make my way back into the doctors office mid-morning. I'll be reaching out to a support buddy on the way in and way out, looking for valuable perspective regardless of the number on the digital readout.
My Tweets Today:
Good morning! Happy Tuesday to you! Dark roast with sugar free hazelnut creamer (1tblspn per cup) 2 cups. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/sGtGyo33GQ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 2, 2015
Avocado omelet w/3 egg whites-1 whole, 90g avocado seasoned with saltNpepper. Small orange, yellow apple. 401 cal. pic.twitter.com/AuXcL5lYLL— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 2, 2015
Venti dark roast pour over with two tablespoons half and half & one tablespoon sugar free hazelnut creamer. 70 cal. pic.twitter.com/NSkj5w2aAq— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 2, 2015
Chicken & Zucchini fajita crispy tacos with lettuce and sour cream (1.5 tblspns-full fat), small banana. 407 cal. pic.twitter.com/rF1sf8t6sP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 2, 2015
Dinner! pic.twitter.com/W5lIBm7lWP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2015
Dark roast with sugar free hazelnut creamer. Before dinner cup (about an hour ago) & an after dinner cup. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/gGCcgG0q89— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2015
Tip steak (8oz), swt. potato (155g), mushrooms, red-yellow & orange peppers, squash, green beans & red onion. 613 cal pic.twitter.com/mObNjxWFSF— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2015
Weights followed by cardio. 2 cups water. #watertracking This tweet didn't tweet earlier! Just finished workout. pic.twitter.com/WC4JHOQg4K— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2015
Weights, cardio & a 2 cup refill. #feelsfantastic #endorphinrelease #watergoal #elliptical pic.twitter.com/wXxKvWCIe5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2015
Thank you for reading and your continued support,