Spending time with mom on one of these doctor trip visits is quality. We have some of the best conversations and some of the biggest laughs along the way. I live to hear her laugh and see her smile.
Mom's eye procedure went well. She wasn't the least bit surprised when we ended up at a Mexican place for lunch afterwards. Mom loves it as much as I do, so it wasn't a big deal. There are other choices, sure--and I feel confident I can navigate almost any menu. But there's certainty in a good Tex-Mex place. I don't need a menu at all. I know what I want and what I don't want and it's always good. I cut calories by cutting out the shredded cheese, rice and beans and I replace the flour tortillas with corn taco shells, that move alone saves at least 50 calories on each. If I were to eat all of that stuff too--instead of consuming 600 or less calories with the chips, I'd be looking at 1200-1500 for a meal. Yeah--not a good calorie value. And I'm completely satisfied and I'm certain it's sugar free. If I get tired of it, I'll switch it up--replace chicken with beef or shrimp, I've done both before. I'm clearly a texture kind of person. There's something about the creaminess of the sour cream against the crunch of the corn taco shell--the warm chicken and the cool crisp lettuce...all of that working together, for me and my preferences--what's not to love?
Instead of our original plan of working out at the new Y in Edmond, the decision was made for me to workout at my Y tonight and mom to get her walk in after sunset. I did the elliptical followed by some body weight strength exercises here at home. The body weight rail push-ups aren't easy. I planned on 3 sets of 10 and reached my max midway through set three. The resistance is set by the angle of my body. I get it out there fairly well. And I don't mind admitting that I do not possess the strongest arms, yet. I concentrated on form, keeping my body rigidly straight. It worked well. The wall sits are challenging and the squats are the easiest for me. My legs are strong, probably from carrying me around all of those years at 500 pounds.
I'm the guest speaker at a local civic organization's lunch meeting tomorrow. They're likely expecting my talk to be all about weight loss. That's not my plan for tomorrow's event. I'll be doing a TED-like 20 minute presentation on self-worth and identity titled "The Happiness Code." I'm excited for the opportunity to get my feet wet in speaking about this powerful topic.
I'm hitting the pillow tonight after hitting all of my goals square, today. I'll aim for the same tomorrow. Goodnight!
My Tweets Today:
Dark roast w/half & half (2tblspns) and a sprinkle of cinnamon. X 2 cups. 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/6IOyUtcUiX— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 29, 2015
Avocado omelet w/3 egg whites & 1 whole egg and 88g avocado, 3.7oz sirloin, 125g fresh peaches. 477 cal. pic.twitter.com/9ZtxatGWvI— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 29, 2015
Waiting room snack. Pre-weighed & packed 199g golden delicious apple. 109 cal. pic.twitter.com/sutkBlmXX3— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 29, 2015
75g fresh peach. 29 cal. pic.twitter.com/H0kXGRxJo5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 29, 2015
Homemade salsa, fresh chips (12) & 1/4 cup cheese soup. 215 cal. pic.twitter.com/sFrZTjOAse— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 29, 2015
Crispy fajita chicken (5oz) tacos with lettuce & full fat sour cream (2tblspns). 338 cal. pic.twitter.com/Ty2qXM6NxL— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 29, 2015
Regular coffee with approximately 2 tablespoons half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/C20nB1MGAn— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 29, 2015
Their expensive cup. My inexpensive evening cup home-refill of dark roast and two tablespoons half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/HolvN31Mv1— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 30, 2015
Tilapia (4oz) pan prepared & 300g fresh cut and baked sweet potato fries. Both w/olive oil spray (4 sec). 384 cal. pic.twitter.com/32RXm70MQt— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 30, 2015
Workout time. 2 cups water exceeds #watergoal #wateraccountability Climbing aboard this magical machine! pic.twitter.com/ZFDwqq2FbW— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 30, 2015
That was nice. I'm dripping wet. #naturalhigh #endorphinrush Planning some body weight strength movements at home. pic.twitter.com/FzsR82eZYA— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 30, 2015
3 sets of 10 body weight rail pushups, 3 sixty second (not easy for me) wall sits & 3 sets of 10 squats. Time to get low!— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 30, 2015
Reached max at 5 body weight rail push-ups in 3rd set, did 25 of 30. I will feel this tomorrow. Wall sits & squats ✔️. My legs are strong.— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 30, 2015
I'm actually feeling it now.— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 30, 2015
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