Sunday, October 23, 2016

October 23rd, 2016 Bigger Focus

October 23rd, 2016 Bigger Focus

I've had an amazing birthday weekend. I took extra-special care today--I prepared some great food, completed a good workout prior to my trip to Stillwater, and enjoyed a wonderful outing with mom. My uncle Keith stopped by the restaurant, too. After last night's outing with my daughters Amber and Courtney and visiting with Noah a little later--The weekend was simply perfect. Top it off with the awesome numbers from yesterday's health fair screening--and wow, turning 45 wasn't so bad after all!

I sometimes try to imagine my condition had I not started down this road. Assuming I'd still be alive, I think it would be extremely bad stuff. Anyway--I don't want to think about that too much more. But I did go there this morning after getting in touch with all I have to be thankful for--my gratitude list is long--and it just naturally evolved into, Hmmm...I wonder what life would be like if I never turned this direction?

I'm blessed and very grateful to be right here, right now. And it isn't a given or guaranteed forever, either. Remaining at a healthy body weight isn't the main focus--the weight maintenance is a side-effect of the bigger focus: Taking extraordinary care of myself each day, every day. If I take care each day--and I maintain the integrity of my plan--then the weight maintenance will take care of itself.

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget. I remained abstinent from refined sugar. I exceeded my daily water goal. I had an awesome workout. And I stayed well connected with great support. I enjoyed 8.5 hours sleep last night. I'm poised to get another solid 7 hours tonight.

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  1. speaking for myself, when I was morbidly obese I was stuck, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I had no goals or direction. The world is unfolding for you Sean, because you have a world now.

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful on-plan birthday
    Sean! Like you, I have to wonder what like would be like if I had NOT lost the weight. As someone mentioned in a radio interview I did back in 2012, "You might not be alive." And I very well might not be. I know for a fact, I would need help with walking, a walker, cane, some kind of assistance, that's how bad my knees were. And they won't do surgery on you when you're morbidly obese, it's too much of a risk with your obesity. Having lost the weight, and having surgery on the worst knee, I'm able to walk and go and do wherever and whatever I want. FREEDOM is a wonderful word and I embrace all that I have gained from my weight loss just as you do every single day Sean!

  3. How old are your daughters? Happy b-day.


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