My grandson turned three today. We celebrated his birthday yesterday at my oldest daughter's house across town. We all gathered around and watched as he excitedly ripped through the gift wrapping. He wanted to play with everything all at once! He had me toss a ball several times, so he could hit it with his new bat. That was a tiny taste of what I dream of doing with him someday. And right there is one of countless reasons why I do what I do. I'm going to be a very active grandpa for that little guy!
Mom and I talked on the way home about Noah's pure joy. He's fascinated over most everything.
We were also celebrating mom's birthday yesterday. Mom's isn't until Saturday. Missing her birthday will be the first time I can remember not being with her on that special day.
I'm off for the next seven days straight! Today was spent getting ready to leave. Really, the last several days was spent in preparation for this trip back to New York City.
This isn't a Today Show trip. I do have one meeting that developed because of that appearance, but aside from that, I'm embracing this as a vacation. I'm with my girlfriend, Kristin, on this trip. She has a professional conference to attend while we're there.
I can't express how much I really needed this break. I really really did. It all fell into place rather nicely. I'm very blessed and grateful!
This trip will be a good challenge for me in many ways. The previous NYC trip was 36 hours. This time, I'm in for six days! I have a digital food scale. I have my commitments and daily disciplines. I have my resolve to maintain the integrity of my plan. And I will.
I must drop in bed. Our flight leaves in six hours.
I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget. I remained abstinent from refined sugar. I was active in support interactions and I exceeded my daily water goal. Crazy busy day. Really good day, too.
Continuous Live-Tweet Stream:
From a little earlier: #morningdeal 2 cups water, 20 push-ups, 20 squats✔️✔️✔️Done. Super rushed this morning! pic.twitter.com/gHp6OqqU0f— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 6, 2016
Three tablespoons half & half in my dark roast mug. This and another, straight ahead. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/6e8RhBBQWh— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 6, 2016
2 tbsp half & half with breakfast coffee. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/DErH2Feb1u— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 6, 2016
Breakfast in MFP. Not shown: 18g sugar free blueberry all-fruit. pic.twitter.com/7sBs2gaw2k— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 6, 2016
2 whl-1 wht w/97g avocado, 4.2oz peach, 4.4oz banana, Ezekiel w/1oz crm cheese&18g SF blueberry all-fruit. 614 cal. pic.twitter.com/APzsFtzAMQ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 6, 2016
Three tablespoons half & half in this late afternoon dark roast. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/inw70NJv5n— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 6, 2016
Late lunch in MFP... pic.twitter.com/Te67RqiuVa— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 6, 2016
48g nat.peanut butter & 36g sugar free Concorde grape all-fruit on sesame seeded Ezekiel. 6.6oz apple slices. 637cal pic.twitter.com/YUYW6m5XSr— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 6, 2016
Dinner in MFP... pic.twitter.com/btvPRSRIMy— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 7, 2016
Two crispy chicken tacos, 5oz guacamole, 1.5oz chips & 30 sour cream. 663 cal. pic.twitter.com/LKfxO66UTb— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 7, 2016
Thank you for reading and your continued support,