Wrapping up my emcee duties at Oktoberfest, I can say, without hesitation--it was the best experience I've had at this annual event. I had a chance to see and talk to some people I haven't since last year's event--and with some, it's been even longer. Visiting with people free of the head chatter created during times of incredible struggle, is such a blessing. I was able to simply relax and enjoy the conversation.
And listen to them, I did--even asking questions and truly caring about the answers. I was able to listen more intently and attentively. Listening is an important part of a meaningful conversation and it's really hard to actually listen when your head is asking a million questions--all centered around the assumptions of what the other might be thinking of you. I experienced that dynamic at its worst in October of 2013...
It was near the top of my relapse/regain--and there I was, out there--and constantly running into people...people who now knew...I was not doing well. To be doing so well now--my goodness, all I can say is--it's a tremendous blessing and I'm incredibly grateful. I carefully hold it, like I'm carrying precious crystal--something so fragile requires my attention and protection, and I give it attention and protection.
I made it home, relaxed with a decaf and prepared for a 6pm podcast interview. After the interview, I prepared dinner, and not long after that, I remembered a radio client location recording session I was scheduled for this evening!!! Eeeeek! My plans of podcast post-production and a workout was scrapped. Fortunately, I had plenty of exercise at the festival--and I gave myself that option to count this as a workout today. The location recording session was late, and lucky for me, the time was flexible.
It's late--and I'm done for the day!
By the way, thank you for all the wonderful interest in the weight loss support groups I've been writing about lately. We filled up quickly. I think we have one space remaining on Tuesday night and one premium Monday night group spot (the one that features weekly one on one sessions). If you're interested--email me and I'll confirm the availability. firstname.lastname@example.org
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget. I remained abstinent from refined sugar. I stayed connected with great support and I met my daily water goal. It was a fantastic day! I'll aim for another, tomorrow.
Today's Accountability Live-Tweet Stream:
#morningdeal I've talked about changing it up. Talk-cheap! Actions-valuable! It's on me. 2 cups water, 20 push-ups, 20 squats before coffee. pic.twitter.com/D1YYpLk9Xu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 2, 2016
2 tablespoons half & half in this first cup of dark roast. A refill and another with upcoming breakfast- both w/same amount. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/XUeAUL1Rd2— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 2, 2016
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 4.7oz apple. pic.twitter.com/XpV47L3sTL— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 2, 2016
2 whl eggs, 1 Wht, 1 slice thin Swiss & .5oz crm cheese on toasted Ezekiel. 109g red pot.slices baked w/3secOOSpray. 4.7oz apple. 552 cal. pic.twitter.com/eETFCBVkH6— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 2, 2016
Didn't get 3rd cup earlier. 3 tbs half&half in this. Counting 40 cal unused earlier-60 cal in this, I'm confused, no- I got it... Net, 20cal pic.twitter.com/fiEbsu79ra— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 2, 2016
Lunch in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/nsNcwH8mZQ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 2, 2016
Festival lunch! 2 mini slow-rstd pork shanks (approx.8oz), 6.8oz apple slices with 32g natural peanut butter and approx.5oz banana. 645 cal. pic.twitter.com/XvvrBx2sPM— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 2, 2016
Three tablespoons half & half in this "post-event, relax time," cup of decaffeinated. It's pretty decent decaf! 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/sW5hvayAlt— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 2, 2016
Dinner is about to happen... pic.twitter.com/YM39pCRZjF— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 3, 2016
Revised dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/31BLDD4eW3— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 3, 2016
Calorie wise, slightly bigger than I prefer. 6.45oz salmon, 290g swt.pot.sliced&baked w/3secOOSpray, 95g red onion & 85g orng peppr. 706 cal pic.twitter.com/P2DtM8Xj9z— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 3, 2016
2.5 cup bottle of water meets #watergoal 9oz pear & 150g cantaloupe #lastfoodofday 195 cal. pic.twitter.com/95BnwlImIH— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 3, 2016
Thank you for reading and your continued support,