My food was fantastic today. To me, the perfect summertime lunch is a cool guacamole salad and some ice cold watermelon. It was delicious! Lunch time rolled around and I found myself without anything to prepare. I usually keep the employee kitchen stocked with what I need. I can't tell you how many times in the days of old, this same situation has played out--ending with me grabbing some kind of fast food. During the relapse/regain period, a big taco salad with extra meat, extra cheese and extra sour cream--in a deep fried bowl, was a regular indulgence. And yes, back then--I'd eat every last crumb.
There's a grocery store less than a mile from the studio. It was there back then and it's still there today. I made a fast trip in, grabbed a few things--and out, back to the kitchen at work, prepared a nice lunch and felt great about it. Honestly, it's something I never would have thought to do back then, in my lowest points of struggle--in fact, I wouldn't have considered it something even remotely possible. What? Go into a grocery store to pick up items I then have to prepare as opposed to just walking into the fast food taco place down the street...yeah... taco place won every time. But when I started taking better care of me--when I started making me important again--when I started honoring the integrity of my turnaround plan, suddenly the grocery store option wasn't a negative at all. Suddenly, it became the only option in my mind.
I picked up Noah today for an extended visit. That little guy is active! Thank goodness a good friend of mine was along, helping me take good care of him. We visited the park, the grocery store--came home, prepared flatbread pizza for dinner--watched a little Curious George, a little Color Crew--then, while my friend took good care of him, I ran off to the Y for my workout. I got home and Noah was still up and wired. I tried reading to him, speaking softly to him, putting him directly into bed and telling him "it's sleepy time," and nothing worked. Finally, I laid down with him, softly patted his back and spoke soft gentle encouragement (at one point he started rambling something back to me in a softened tone--it was adorable). It took awhile, but finally I fell asleep. I woke up at midnight and he was asleep, too. Good deal.
I must have slept beside him for a little over an hour. Glad I woke up. Hopefully he'll stay asleep throughout the night. I'm headed back to bed now!
My Tweets Today:
Dark roast with two tablespoons half & half and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Good morning! 2 cups. 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/oMmce2COfi— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 22, 2015
2 cheese & salsa omelet w/3 egg whts & 1 whl. 1 slice Muenster & PepperJack. Kiku Kiku apple & 6.4oz orange. 398 cal. pic.twitter.com/Xtn9eFBnJM— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 22, 2015
Guac salad w/chips (28g) & watermelon (310g), Avocado (170g), tomato & onion, lght sr crm (15g) on lettuce. 539 cal. pic.twitter.com/CjvUalGPd2— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 22, 2015
Afternoon cup of dark roast with 2 tablspns half & half and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/4uYUBkmGTi— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 22, 2015
2 Flat bread (90 cal each) pizzas w/1 srv tomato basil, 4oz 90% lean beef, 4 slices mozz, onion & peppers. 622 cal. pic.twitter.com/dKleS4IDuF— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 23, 2015
Afternoon/evening with my grandson Noah. He's a very active 2 year old! Having home prepared pizza for dinner. He's eating the toppings.— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 23, 2015
Helping poppy shop! :) pic.twitter.com/pb4yO7QeEb— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 23, 2015
After dinner cup with curious George. :) half and half and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/4biTjXaG3k— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 23, 2015
Enjoyed Noah. Now, workout time. 3 cups. Just finished dinner water. This 1 might take me a while. #watertracking pic.twitter.com/iMpEqt4pqg— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 23, 2015
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