Wednesday, January 27, 2016

January 27th, 2016 Emotional Flow

January 27th, 2016 Emotional Flow

I really enjoy public speaking. My experience in stand-up makes speaking in a non-comedy setting, much easier. I had a short speaking event this morning after my radio show. It was another talk in support of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. There's no set list, but there is an intentional emotional flow. They laughed, several shed some tears--laughed again, then all smiled and felt good about pledging their support to this critically important program. All I did was share my experience as a ten year old boy and how my big brother Clarke influenced and affected me in the most positive ways. Clarke passed away a couple of years ago, but I think he would have been proud to know that our story is helping, in a small way, encourage support of the program--and that, in turn, will potentially impact kids in a life changing fashion.

By the time I finished work this afternoon, I was really tired. I had a choice-- power through or divide my day in two parts with a nap. It's so easy to justify a nap. I opted for the nap. The fourth quarter of my day was dedicated to a visit at my oldest daughter's place with her and her hubby, running a couple of errands and picking up a late dinner from the Mexican restaurant near my apartment (I decided it was too late to cook). The owners of this restaurant are so good to me. They not only accommodate my special and very specific order, they charge me very little for it. And they know me well. When I call, they simply ask--"beef or chicken?" Usually it's chicken and zucchini, tonight I opted for beef without zucchini.

I'm popping a couple melatonin tablets, doing some deep breathing exercises and hitting the pillow.

Tomorrow night will present a challenge. I have a big banquet to attend where I haven't a clue what will be served or how it's prepared. I plan on doing the same thing I did a year ago at this same annual event. I'll arrive about ten minutes early and find the executive chef. I'll quiz him or her on the menu and ingredients, impressing the critical nature of my abstinence from refined sugar, and then, based on the answers, I'll request special modifications, if needed. If all else fails, I'll have a go-to "on the go" meal in my man-bag: Almonds, fruit and cheese. I'm sure the meal will be fine.  But I will be prepared to call an audible just in case. My food plan, food sobriety and abstinence from refined sugar are things I protect in a variety of ways, mentally-emotionally & physically. It's applying this level of reverence to my plan that's key in my continued recovery and weight loss maintenance.

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

4 comments:

  1. I remember that post from 12 months ago! I was amazed at how true to your plan you were then, and here we are 12 months later and you haven't wavered! I'm lucky if I can stay true to a plan for five minutes!

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    1. FFF, thank you! I'm so thankful for the plan and the stability it brings, I just hold it in very high regard. You can, too!! :)

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  2. That can't possibly be a year go you were blogging about that event ... I remember it so well and was so impressed... Wow time flys
    Can't wait to read about how well you handled it tomorrow

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    1. TR-- sneak preview... It went very well!!! :) Thank you!

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