Friday, December 11, 2015

December 11th, 2015 Nourishment

December 11th, 2015 Nourishment

My focus this evening has been squarely on finishing up preparations for a stand-up performance tomorrow night. It's a private party. I really enjoy digging in and writing material. I can't wait to see how it goes tomorrow night. After fashioning my set list, I'm confident it will be a success. Let's hope! 

I'm in a nice groove these days. I feel very well. Even when challenges test my stress and anxiety levels, I've been able to hold on--leaning on support, embracing my fundamental elements of recovery a little tighter and making it through. This is a practice I must do the rest of my life. It's very different from my patterns of old.

I learned today that my brain's physical perception of me is still a little bit off. I was trying on my outfit for the show tomorrow night, turned to the mirror and was totally taken aback. Is that me? Okay-- so this is why a couple times a week I hear, "you're not still losing are you?" Isn't it fascinating how our brain works? 211 pounds is a new low for me, well--since I was somewhere around eleven years old, at least. It feels right, actually. I was incredibly focused on the number 230 during my initial weight loss, I didn't even think about going too much lower. Eighteen pounds less, at this weight, has made a big physical difference. I also believe the nutritional difference in my approach, namely the refined sugar free part, has made an impact on my physicality.

I still perceive myself as bigger. Not in a negative way. Mentally and emotionally, I've never been at a better place with this transformation. My focus on maintenance goes beyond the physical. I must practice maintaining proper perspective of the non-physical elements and challenges, too.

The physical benefits might not be the most important, but they're certainly wonderful blessings. I have tremendous energy these days, even when I haven't had enough sleep. I'm enjoying the ability to move quickly, sit anywhere I want, wear whatever and know it'll fit--and grabbing jeans out of the dryer without worry about if they shrunk a little, is amazing to me.

It's all a tremendous blessing. I'm immensely grateful.

I can't wait to report how this stand-up gig goes tomorrow night. I have a feeling it's going to be a blast. Doing stand-up again, on a limited basis of course, has turned out to be a wonderful experience. It's nourishment for one of my core elements. I'm so grateful to have discovered that the word "nourishment" isn't exclusively about eating food.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like you're still doing awesome, Sean! I am always amazed at the amount of food you can eat and maintain your weight loss. Looks delicious!


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