Friday, July 31, 2015

July 31st, 2015 A Crazy Day

July 31st, 2015 A Crazy Day

Today was a beast of a day. I'm not sure I've ever referred to a day as a "beast," but today I will. Keep in mind, I have zero complaints. I'm blessed and I know it well. At the same time, I can recognize when a day stretches me to my limits. And of course for me, that means being extra aware of how I'm doing in the food department.

My schedule was: Morning show from 6am-8:45am (had to sign off early for location broadcasts), location broadcasts from four different client locations 9am-2pm, return station vehicle to storage area--get back to studio, prepare a late lunch--eat, then get into production room for commercial production, recording of financial markets and the weather update. It was almost 5pm before I called it a day. A day like today is rare and that's a good thing.

Being prepared food wise is imperative for me on a day like this. I brought my breakfast fixings with me to the studio this morning, like I do every morning--but I grabbed the wrong avocado. It wasn't ripe enough. I tried to use it, took a couple of bites and decided I'd rather not. My taste buds prefer ripe avocados. I certainly wasn't going to spend calories on a foul tasting anything.

Then--I took off for my location broadcasts without the fruit snacks I planned to use to help me get through until I could eat a late lunch at 2:30pm. Two of the clients were offering free food--but as you know, I'm fairly particular. The hamburgers at one and hot dogs at another looked great, and I could have had a hamburger patty or a dog and counted the calories--but I decided to drink water instead and make it until I could put together something else at the studio.

Headed home, I picked up some steak and zucchini for my taco dinner. The little Mexican place close to my apartment charges me next to nothing for this custom order--and it's so good and incredibly convenient, especially on a day like today. I arrived home, refrigerated my dinner for later and hit the pillow for a good nap. It was necessary. I was scheduled to take over emcee duties at a huge outdoor event downtown tonight at 8pm. If that was going to happen, I needed a refreshing nap. I woke up, enjoyed a cup of coffee--then dinner, then a to-go coffee--and I was out the door for the emcee gig.

I left the event at almost 11pm and headed to the store for some Kiku Kiku apples. I ended up with several things and then waited in line to pay for the longest time. Our big Walmart Supercenter had one checker on duty and the lines at self-checkout were 10-12 deep. The wait to check out was almost 30 minutes for me--it was long enough for some to actually abandon their carts and leave the store. I passed the time by checking emails and twitter and reading the tabloid headlines for amusement.

I've experienced more "wow" reactions in the last few weeks than the previous few months combined. Several came tonight. One after another. I replied the same way after each compliment, "thank you, I feel great." To simply say, "thank you," instead of trying to talk them out of their compliment, is a big sign of growth within me. I can't count all the times in the past when I would reply with something along the lines of, "Oh well, I'm getting there" or "I've got a ways to go yet" or "it's this outfit, really--I'm working on it though."  Now, when someone offers a compliment, I've learned to graciously accept by saying thank you, usually followed by a description of how I feel. It's short and sweet and it feels much better than basically disagreeing with their compliment.

A big rumor was started around here a couple of days ago. The rumor was that Johnny Depp was in town. Suddenly Johnny Depp sightings flooded facebook. The original thought was that Johnny was connected to the E.W. Marland biopic and was in town scoping out the location and history. This area is rich in Native American history and culture--and Johnny Depp has a deep interest in these things--so it apparently was enough for this entire area of Oklahoma to go Johnny Depp crazy. Everybody had a story of why he was in town...including my employer:

The radio station I work for got in on the fun with this picture and caption on the KPNC Facebook page:
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Johnny Depp sightings in Ponca City swirled throughout Facebook today. Finally it's revealed why he was here. Rumor has it that Johnny is slated to portray our own Sean In The Morning in the big screen adaption of Sean's book Transformation Road. Filming is slated to begin in 2019 as soon as Johnny gains 300 pounds for the role.

Obviously photo-shopped, right? Yeah. Some people believed it. OMGoodness. A retraction of sorts was published this afternoon clearing up the whole thing. This rumor coincided with an annual event called "Crazy Days," in fact, it was the big outdoor event I helped emcee tonight. It was Crazy alright. It was fun, for sure. And based on some of the reactions, very interesting.

Considering yesterday was a rest day from exercise, I honestly didn't want to take another today--but quickly, as described above, the day turned into a very active one (Fitbit activity calorie adjustment in excess of 430 calories) where I was perfectly okay without an intentional workout. I have four more hours of Crazy Days location broadcasts tomorrow starting at 9am. If I run into Mr. Depp, I'll try to get a picture.

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

13 comments:

  1. Hahaha... I did a double-take on the fabulous pic of you and Johnny.
    Your job is great FUN even with the varied and challenging schedule..
    Megan in TX
    (M.I.T.)

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    1. M.I.T.--I like that.. It is a very fun job!! I'm blessed, for sure! Sometimes very challenging--but fun!

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  2. Good job working your plan on such a busy day! I eat eggs almost every morning too and have finally mastered the art of cooking them slowly like you said to do, and they turn out looking like yours! Took a lot of practice to get them just right! I wanted to ask you if eating eggs every day had affected your cholesterol numbers, because I have had so many people warning me to be careful. I've eaten more eggs this last year than I have in the other 60 altogether. lol My cholesterol and triglyceride numbers are fine, but just wondered if eating eggs had affected yours. Enjoy your busy, location shoots the next few days! Shirley from TN

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    1. It is my understanding that "they" now say that eating cholesterol doesn't have much affect on your cholesterol numbers because most of the cholesterol in your body is made by you (by the liver?), hardly any is from food.

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    2. Thank you Natalie! That is good information to have.
      Megan in TX

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    3. Shirley--I just advised someone else on the "low and slow" method of omelet preparation!! I'm so glad yours are turning out great! I love a good omelet!
      I eat at least 21 egg whites and 7 eggs a week...sometimes those numbers change--and it wasn't that long ago when I would do three whole eggs in mine--so, 21 whole eggs a week... and my cholesterol is stellar. I'm very fortunate. My doctor says genetics play a big role. It isn't exclusively our diets. Good thing--because how I lived through being 500 pounds for nearly two decades without ever having bad cholesterol numbers, is unreal. I'm a very lucky man.
      Natalie makes a wonderful comment!!
      It's been busy, yes-- but good! Thank you Shirley!

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    4. Natalie, very nice--thank you! Megan-- I agree!

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  3. Hi Sean:) I love your comment "I'm not eating anything foul tasting". Have a nice weekend! You inspire me to do better! Starting a new journey today. Keep looking forward. Thanks--Patti

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    1. Patti--yes, it's so important to me to eat what I love and nothing I don't. It's truly one of the "secrets" to my success. I hope you'll stick around and let me know how you're doing, occasionally! I'm excited for you, Patti!! You're welcome and thank you for your readership!

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  4. "I am not eating anything foul tasting" is going to be a mantra for me. I was trained by my mother to "don't worry about the taste - just eat it and wash it down with milk" - so it is very hard to not clean my plate once I have put something on it. I know where the push to eat everything is coming from - but also know I will not get hit for not eating anything foul tasting. Thank you Sean!
    N

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    1. Nancy-- it is truly one of the "secrets" to my success. I would have a very hard time remaining consistent if I forced myself to eat things I didn't enjoy. The key for me has been identifying those things-- making sure they fit the parameters of my plan (sugar free--good calorie value) and eating those things!!
      You'll never find me choking down something because it's "good for me." Uh, no! It might be good and healthy, sure--but if I can't stand it--it's certainly not going to be something I want to eat the rest of my life! I'll try new things, of course--but like broccoli--if I try it and can't stand it--that's it, I'm done! Enjoy your food, Nancy! You're welcome! And thank you for your support!!

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  5. Johnny Depp was actually just here in Australia making a movie, but not near where I live. There was a huge controversy because he brought in two pet dogs without declaring them to quarantine and no one found out for about two months until paparazzi got a photo, then he was told to remove them or they would be put down.. he sent them home.

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    1. That's where the dogs comments came from!! A few people have mentioned the dogs controversy and i was totally clueless! When you travel to Australia with a pet, how long do they quarantine them? He should have known that paps would find him! :) Thank you Natalie!!

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