Friday, March 3, 2017

March 3rd, 2017 Internal Translator

March 3rd, 2017 Internal Translator

It was a long day today. I did grab a short nap this afternoon--but not enough to carry me too much more tonight.

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with solid support contacts.

The doctor decided not to admit mom in the hospital just yet. He's looking over other tests--and will make a decision Monday on that possible hospitalization. Mom seems to be doing better today. Perhaps the high powered antibiotics are working well. I stopped by for a visit this evening before my event. She really wanted to attend tonight's concert, but it just wasn't a good idea considering her condition.

My part of tonight's event was super fast and very easy. I represented KPNC, made a few announcements on behalf of the venue and introduced John Anderson. I spoke with John briefly before the show--long enough to tell him what mom wanted me to tell him--basically, how much she loves his music and how she hated missing his show.

I'm looking forward to a restful weekend. I do have a few things to get done--but nothing too demanding. I'll be getting proper rest, proper exercise, and continued extraordinary care!

Oh--and one last thing...

I ran into an old acquaintance this afternoon on the sidewalk outside our radio station's downtown studios. She looked at me and said, "You're still skinny!" I said thank you. But it felt strange.

Yeah--I suppose I am at a healthy body weight, for sure. I don't necessarily like the word "skinny," but that's okay. If that's the word someone wants to use to describe me--go right ahead! How unlikely and weird for me to be referred to as "skinny," --just felt awkward.

But--the more I thought about it, the more I reached my own understanding.

First of all, it was meant as a compliment. Secondly-another's impression or definition of my weight maintenance is theirs-and that's okay. I can take what feels like an awkward comment, compliment-or anything, and run it through my internal translator.

When I do this, "You're still skinny" translates to: "You're still taking extraordinary care each day."

And that's just it-- I don't do what I do in order to be considered "skinny." I do what I do so I can live each day with peace and stability in my food plan. If I make that stability my goal each day, the weight takes care of itself.

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

2 comments:

  1. I would feel weird also if someone I hadn't seen in awhile greeted me with "you're still skinny!". Even though I have maintained my weight in a healthy range for eight years now I still feel humiliated by the years of yo yo weight fluctuations. I'm sure she meant no harm but it would still feel hurtful. Sending prayers for your Mom

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  2. Hey. I've been praying for you mom. If it's not already being done, try to make sure that your mom is eating yogurt w/ live cultures at least twice a day...3, if she'll do it.

    Re: the comment. Personally, I'd be thrilled if someone greeted me like that! I remember back in 2010 when I'd lost a good bit of weight, I often had people tell me I was getting skinny. Although I was far from skinny, I knew what they meant and was thrilled by it. The "still" skinny? Well, haven't we earned that bit of pleased surprise that the WL stuck? I know I have...err, well, I hope to again. (Ain't no one telling me I'm getting skinny these days. Much to my dismay.)

    Best to your mom.

    Deb

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