First of all, I want to express gratitude to Anonymous, Joan, Nan, Eileen, Anonymous #2, Angela, Robin, Karen and Rosie for giving me great suggestions on last night's post. Thank you all, very much. It may have been too late to help me last night, but I'll have many more ideas and strategies for future Noah visits.
It was a long night trying to get my grandson to stay in his new bed, in his new room. I stayed with him, I got down on my knees and spoke softly, telling him a story and at one point singing him a little lullaby--nope, he wasn't having any of this nonsense. He was determined to win this one.
What complicated the situation was knowing that my 80 something year old downstairs neighbor's room is right below Noah's room--and I was worried his crying would likely disturb her. I spoke with her today and she assured me she didn't hear a thing. I said, "well that's good," and she replied "Yeah, I can't hear very well these days." I quickly added--"Uh, well, I'm sorry, that's not good." She laughed--said, "It happens with age" and assured me she would let me know if she's ever disturbed and for me not to worry. I have great neighbors!
Noah discovered that his grandpa can be a pretty determined guy, too. But finally--after several attempts, grandpa threw in the towel and declared Noah the winner...this time. Right before 3am, I took him from this new crib. He wanted down. I put him down and he ran straight to his harmonica, played a few notes then dropped it on the floor as if to say, "top that."
I scooped him up, put him in my bed while he smiled at me. Brushed my teeth and climbed in bed as he yawned and rubbed his eyes. The resistance was over. He won. It was a long, hard fought battle for this little guy--and now, he was enjoying the fruits of his relentless effort. The two of us were sound asleep within minutes...and stayed that way until 11am.
The kid loves bacon. He gets it with his mom and with Nana and you better believe we made sure to grab bacon on our little shopping trip last night. I don't typically buy bacon. Not that I'm necessarily opposed to it--I can just take it or leave it, really. Surprising, I know. I decided to prepare it and have some bacon with him today. And he didn't touch it. Not one bite. Was this not his brand or something?
We shopped for and bought him some new shoes this afternoon and enjoyed our time together before his Nana returned to take him back to her place.
If I'm up past 1am on a weekend night, I run the risk of tilting the next day. And that happened today. We slept until 11am--and that pushes my food schedule off balance. And if the food schedule gets off balance, so does my sleep schedule. It all works together. I'm allowing myself a slightly later bedtime tonight. Although it's in violation of my previously stated 10pm goal. I didn't hit that. I missed it bigger than Dallas. But, I'm still getting to bed much earlier than before I started making a point to change this element of my routine.
Despite the sleep schedule, it was a solid day. I ate very well, stayed within my calorie budget, abstained from refined sugar, had a good training jog in the park and participated in our Monday night group support conference call and had a private session with a one on one client of mine. That's a solid day in my world.
The just before 3am harmonica playing? Yeah--this is it...
My Tweets Today:
Dark roast coffee with two tablespoons half & half X two Dino-size cups. :) Happy Labor Day! 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/BrXP4dZ0f1— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 7, 2015
My grandson loves bacon. Grandpa is cooking bacon. That's how this works. :) pic.twitter.com/NEJklGxDQK— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 7, 2015
Three whole eggs scrambled in 1 tablespoon butter with three slices crisp bacon. 447 cal. pic.twitter.com/CDTBiQ2lWB— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 7, 2015
Afternoon cup of coffee with half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/hTrfoVtCML— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 7, 2015
Late lunch coming together. pic.twitter.com/T9hJvoQGGX— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 7, 2015
9.5oz sirloin, grilled asparagus, 315g red potatoes, 1/2 hatch chili pepper, mushrooms, oospray (3sec). 694 cal. pic.twitter.com/1sZu13Gfjc— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 7, 2015
After dinner, I mean late lunch, coffee w/half & half (2 tblspns). 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/ELqxUJaKGD— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 7, 2015
Big pre-training run snack-7oz pear & 146g golden delicious apple w/32g natural peanut butter. 402 cal. pic.twitter.com/qN0Hj6q1FN— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 8, 2015
3 cup water bottle in previous tweet for consumption now and during jog. #wateraccountability— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 8, 2015
Slower pace outside. Wow. Hills+Humidity= Dayang. Two 10 minute sustained jogs, two 5 minute walks & a 3 minute walk. pic.twitter.com/Wb9zha9tjY— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 8, 2015
Evening cup. Half & half (2 tblspns). 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/Wpwnr74gJl— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 8, 2015
Kind of a strange dinner. But it works for me tonight. pic.twitter.com/9PfVW8ss30— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 8, 2015
5.5oz orange roughy pan seared, 2 1/2 ears corn & a bacon (3slices) & provolone (1) melt on 1/2 flatbread. 555 cal. pic.twitter.com/GNkJtiyc7h— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 8, 2015
Dinner in previous tweet is absolutely #lastfoodofday— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 8, 2015
Thank you for reading and your continued support,