I had trouble sleeping last night. A bad dream--the same kind that fueled panic attacks last week, left me tossing and turning and taking deep breaths and doing everything I could to calm down and be okay. In the spirit of taking good care, I made a doctor's appointment for Friday morning. Making that appointment was a good step. Fortunately, I didn't have major panic attacks today. A few minor tremblors, if you will. But nothing like last week's.
I woke up late, contacted a colleague to fill in on my show until I could arrive--and dived into my morning routine. I had to decide that today wasn't going to go down as a bad day based on this start. From the moment I started the elements of my morning, the day was in a position to improve.
The day did improve. I had a good rest of my show, I accomplished some good production work and I prepared some great meals. I was absolutely thrilled and honored to be a guest this afternoon on the Half Size Me Podcast with Heather Robertson. The episode will be released in about 4-6 weeks. My goodness, she does amazing work! We had a fantastic conversation all the way through. If you're not familiar with Heather, I encourage you to check out www.halfsizeme.com
Speaking of podcasts. My new Podcast Episode 1 will debut later this week!
I grabbed a necessary nap before a busy evening--and that was good. Dinner tonight was an absolute pleasure to prepare.
My friend Jon in Wisconsin celebrated a big day today. It was his 1,000th day of abstinence from refined sugar. His incredible transformation has been a wonderful thing to witness. His approach is fascinating to me. You see, Jon is a numbers guy. He's a statistics guru. And this right here is a perfect example of what works for me, may not work for you! Because if I tried to keep the numbers Jon keeps so easily, I'd lose my mind!
I've enjoyed conversations with Jon where we talked about his love of numbers and statistics and I remember him using words like, "passion" and "joy." He's exceptionally gifted. That's when I knew, he had designed a plan that fits him very well. And it's working beautifully. The analytics he extracts from his transformation experience is on par with clinical studies, in my opinion. He's super inspiring. He once weighed over 550 pounds. He now weighs 286. Amazing, Jon! Check out this picture:
Jon makes me look short. Well done, my friend, well done!
Jon's latest Spark People blog post from today goes into the numbers and a whole lot more behind his incredible story. I hope you'll give it a click and check him out!
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget. I remained abstinent from refined sugar. I stayed connected with solid support and I exceeded my daily water goal.
Continuous Accountability Live-Tweet Stream:
Rough night- late start. Fast #morningdeal done. 2 cups water-20 push-ups and 20 squats. Coffee, please. pic.twitter.com/huqgaKAL1d— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 13, 2016
Three tbsp half & half in this and a refill cup to-go. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/W7XP0YdQ3r— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 13, 2016
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/RJMDkWH3Vj— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 13, 2016
Dark roast extra cup with breakfast. Two tablespoons half&half 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/Beu06apAZ5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 13, 2016
Two whole eggs-one egg white w/34g red pepper & two slices provolone on Ezekiel. 5.6oz apple & 4.4oz orange. 584 cal pic.twitter.com/XL1fRnfMHG— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 13, 2016
Lunch in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/z5vdZ4iWkv— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 13, 2016
Joseph's Pita Steak & Pepper Pizza w/62g SF marinara, 3.6oz sirloin, 24g red peppr & 32g mozz. 116g grapes. 437 cal. pic.twitter.com/wwZvYoKjFA— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 13, 2016
Three tablespoons half & half in this afternoon dark roast pour over. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/hitPertvTW— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 13, 2016
5.3oz apple w/32g natural peanut butter. 2 tablespoons half & half in this late afternoon dark roast. 324 cal. pic.twitter.com/iYdAk6nfGP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 13, 2016
Dinner is cooking... pic.twitter.com/0fY1pSkjRB— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 14, 2016
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/cDYuXtjiHk— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 14, 2016
78g (dry-precooked-1.5srv) long grain&wild rice, 8.9oz chckn brst, 78g onion, 90g orng peppr&53g red peppr. 640 cal. pic.twitter.com/l8HrR2bC4v— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 14, 2016
1.5 cups water exceeds #watergoal 3.4oz orange & 3oz (3/4 medium) banana #lastfoodofday 93 cal. pic.twitter.com/4kRUTQkwV7— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 14, 2016
Thank you for reading and your continued support,