Two guests on my show this morning helped put my fears at ease over this entire dog bite thing. I had a veterinarian and the director of the humane society, both in studio promoting different things--and I seized the opportunity to discuss this situation with each, off the air and on.
These two guests work with animals everyday and they both agreed, the chance of this being something worthy of concern is slim to none. Had it been a stray dog or a wild animal, different story. The chances of a domesticated small dog, likely an indoor pet, contracting rabies is extremely rare. Maybe my 2% uncertainty I wrote about last night is more like .1% instead. Would I like to be 100%? Of course. But even with all of the on-air talk of this situation, the lady and her dog has yet to be found.
I do have a plan to request a colleague cover the first hour of my show on Monday morning. During that time, I'll slowly drive around the immediate area looking for them. Chances are really good she walks her dogs regularly at that time. She's likely changed her route considering what happened, but I imagine she's in the area. Dogs still need walked, right? If I find her and get what I'm looking for, awesome. If not, I'm prepared to calmly be okay and allow this to minimize in my head space.
#TBT on a Friday
This is one of my favorite side by side comparison photos. The before picture was snapped while dining at a Kentucky Fried Chicken. My ex-wife Irene is also in the picture. Over five years later, we have a wonderful post-divorce relationship based on mutual respect and the kind of love and caring for one another that transcends anything and everything. I just spoke with her for permission to use this photo again. The more recent picture was a few months ago during a grocery store location broadcast.
Today's schedule at work was fairly busy, enough to cancel any plans of an extended midday break--other than enough time to run to the store, grab a midday coffee and a few groceries for lunch preparations in the studio kitchen.
I was horrified today when I discovered two outstanding six week old shipments remaining on the books. I shipped several paperback books and MP3 audio book versions of Transformation Road over a month ago and thought I was caught up. I missed two. Uhg!! Linda in British Columbia and Raye Ann in Ontario--thank you for your patience!! And also, sincerely, thank you for your wonderful support! Your paperback and audio version copies of Transformation Road are on the way!
By the time I walked in the door of my apartment, it was almost 5:30 and I was very tired. Surprisingly, despite a late lunch, I felt a little hungry--so I decided a snack and a short nap was in order.
My nap ended up being too much. I slept right past the alarm. What was to be 45 minutes ended up being twice that and a little more--and it tilted my entire night. Dinner was late. My walk tonight was after midnight and here I am, finishing up this post just after two am. But, I am a night owl at heart and I'm completely off work tomorrow. I plan on sleeping until I've had enough. It would be different if I needed to be up early in the morning...good thing I don't.
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Valerie recently commented:
"I'm continually impressed with your dedication to your health and eating. Despite some very rough times lately, you just keeping doing you- I love it!! So inspiring :)"
Thank you for that, Val! It all goes back to my parallel streams philosophy. Life is going to come at us in a variety of ways. If I sacrifice my fundamental elements stream when my life stream gets turbulent, #1--it won't improve my life stream situation. and #2-- For me, it would mean a return to the worst behaviors with food--and that always results in significant weight gain. Maintaining the integrity of my plan come what may is one of the biggest challenges worthy of my focus. It's imperative for continued success along this road.
You'll find two new blogs listed in the "Blogs I Recommend" section along the left hand side. "My Little Nook" is a blog by a very experienced blogger who's back--and I'm thrilled she's back! "Totally Kathy" is also new to the list. From what I've read of Totally Kathy's blog so far...wow...Get ready for a great read as she loses "one pound 300 times."
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My Tweets Today:
Darker roast with two tablespoons half & half X 2 cups. Good Friday morning! 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/ICVfRX1dgP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 16, 2015
Breakfast in MFP... pic.twitter.com/HHGKDeur6P— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 16, 2015
Four egg white omelet with 143g avocado seasoned w/salt & pepper. 125g strwbrrs, 171g grapes & 4.6oz banana. 524 cal pic.twitter.com/ZYfcOuZrq5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 16, 2015
Midday dark roast pour over. Left this one to the professionals. With three tablespoons half & half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/uriokcFfKq— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 16, 2015
Lunch in MFP... pic.twitter.com/udA4PKuqKl— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 16, 2015
FF/SF Bean (130g) & Provolone (2 slices) Tostadas w/lettuce & 30g lght sour cream. 111g grapes & 171g apple. 512 cal pic.twitter.com/0YVmSfy1ZB— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 16, 2015
Holdover until dinner. Flatbread (90 cal) pizza w/2.3oz mushrms, 1/2 srv sf tomato basil, 3 slices mozz. 274 cal. pic.twitter.com/OTaERKkTJw— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 16, 2015
Extra creamy cup of dark roast with three tablespoons half & half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/pvCUPWlIPB— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 17, 2015
Dinner in MFP... pic.twitter.com/dcCl2lNd5g— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 17, 2015
Chickn Drmstks (2med-1small-cal.adjusted), asparagus, potato skins w/250g red pot, 28g cheese, 30g lt sr crm. 640cal pic.twitter.com/LXug9NXo76— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 17, 2015
Late night walk is the exercise plan tonight. Evening nap went too long. Now, night is tilted...good thing I'm off tomorrow! Time to move!— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 17, 2015
Walk complete. 2 cups water exceeds #watergoal 128g seedless red grapes & 193g cantaloupe= #lastfoodofday 150 cal. pic.twitter.com/xJlqXjnxEK— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 17, 2015
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