Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August 9th, 2016 Since Day 1

August 9th, 2016 Since Day 1

My acceptance and embrace of these daily practices I call my fundamental elements and this includes my food plan, is equal to how well these elements and the food plan, fit me.

If it doesn't fit well, I'm not squeezing into it with a whole-hearted embrace. I have too many examples/experiences in my past where I was trying to "install" a plan I couldn't stand--and it never worked. I never accepted and embraced these plans because I was constantly trying to get away from their boundaries.

What I do each day and what I eat each day, fits me well. I eat what I like and nothing I don't has been a mantra of mine since day 1.

And I believe it's just as important today as it was back then. Because if I had started eating certain things repulsive to me, simply because they're "good for me," or "good for weight loss," I wouldn't be where I am today. I would have let go of that plan a long time ago--and searched for another. And the pattern would have repeated itself over and over again.

Isn't it interesting? The best plan is the one that's naturally, us?

This topic of acceptance and embrace has been heavy on my mind lately. I'm too tired to go a little deeper. If I didn't have to work in the morning, I'd be brewing a pot of coffee and we'd be exploring this topic on an epic scale!

Another time, perhaps.

Speaking of scales--tomorrow is my monthly weigh-in at the doctor's office. It feels great to know--no matter what the scale says tomorrow, I'm fine.

My continued success isn't measured by the scale, it's measured by the number of days I've remained:
 Abstinent from refined sugar, binge free, closely connected with friends in support, maintaining the integrity of my calorie budget, maintaining the non-food fundamental elements of my plan and getting adequate exercise. If I'm doing these things, the weight maintenance will take care of itself.

I'm blessed. I'm grateful.

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained abstinent from refined sugar, I exceeded my daily water goal, I remained connected with good support and I enjoyed a fantastic workout late this afternoon.

It was truly a solid day. I accomplished a bunch at work. I made sure to complete my workout before the Tuesday night group conference call and I bought a few groceries.

I gave this plan that best fits me the importance level it deserves. I pray I keep doing that every day.

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

3 comments:

  1. I think this would be a wonderful topic to explore. I've been involved with several food addiction groups over the years and they all have a food list that I find repulsive in some cases. I try it for a while but, like all the popular diets that have you eating awful foods I end up scrapping the diet. Most recently I've been doing one that focuses on eliminating any processed foods to stop the addiction. I'm about to drop out of this one. I keep telling myself that I'm making excuses to continue in the food addiction but I really don't like many of the foods. I've been a vegetarian/vegan for about 25 years and I'm allergic to eggs. I finally convinced the moderator of the group to 'let' me eliminate animal protein but the only options she's 'allowing' is quinoa and beans. That gets a little boring for 3 meals and a snack every day. Then I end up feeling like a failure again and just want to dump another plan. Another rehab group says food addicts can't use calories like a bank and expect to get their addiction under control but you seem to be doing great. I really need to think about this more because nothing is more demoralizing than to keep 'failing' at something that's so important. Thanks for your blog and thanks for listening.

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  2. Hi Sean :) feels like forever since I last dropped by. I was thinking of you so thought I'd come by to say hi :) I feel a bit bad that I just shut down my blog without a word. I had plans of coming back and opening it up for a few days to do a "shutting down" post but then I never did. I got feeling there was just too much personal stuff on there and it wasn't right to my kids or others in my life to have so much info out there like that. I've thought of moving to facebook but really have no clue how to use it. Anyway, I'm not here to write about me :) I am doing just fine though and still plugging along keeping my weight off. I see you are doing terrific :) and I'm so very happy for you :) I will have to read some more to catch up with you :) Take care my friend and I will try not to be a stranger :) Hugs,Dawn

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  3. Sean I enjoy your daily blog. Keep it up

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