Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 5th, 2017 Not Sick

April 5th, 2017 Not Sick

It was a good day. I took a day off from the studio in order to sleep in--very important to be alert while driving mom to her appointment in Oklahoma City! I was alert and thoroughly enjoyed mom's company. The eye specialist appointment was a good one. Mom's vision is doing fine.

We dined just north of Oklahoma City this evening before making the trip back. It was a Mexican restaurant (big surprise-I know!), and we enjoyed a great meal. I asked the questions I needed answered before proceeding--mainly about sugar... "Do you use sugar in your salsa?" No... good. I also asked about the cheese soup-type stuff and was assured it too was sugar-free. It was a good meal.

When my chicken tacos arrived, they were much larger than I expected. The crispy corn shells were large--I initially ordered three, and immediately decided to set one aside. Two was enough.

I take great pride in making these restaurant navigation choices important. I simply forfietted my plan for too many years-- it was always, oh well--we're going to a restaurant, might as well forget it... And I've learned it doesn't have to be that way. It does take a plan. It does take a willingness to ask the questions. And it does feel amazing to dine at a restaurant and leave feeling satisfied, not sick.

We got back much later than expected. I made a quick store run--and now I'm finally about to drop for the night. I'm a little bit behind schedule--but today, it's the best I can do.

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

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

2 comments:

  1. "Might as well forget it," seems to be my mantra lately. It is too easy to ignore what you're doing to your body for that momentary pleasure of fattening food. I should know--I did it for 30 years. Good for you Sean!!

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  2. Sean, I enjoyed the Hope Williams Church podcast today. Really got a lot out of her story. She told it very well.

    I am writing to say that my experience was the same as Hope's in regard to migraines. When I cleaned up my food, my migraines went away. I am down to one or two a year. Mine were many times a week at my worst. And medications gave me rebound migraines which are terrible. So I had really suffered, for many years, and I was giving them to myself without realizing it.

    I had other secondary conditions (acne, females issues, GI issues) that went away (this clean food) too.

    So I really appreciate that Hope talked about that topic. Because if anyone (friend, medical person, blogger) had suggested clean/one ingredient food as a solution, I would have listened. Constant migraines are really terrible. And it is not a one day or one week experiment. I cleaned my food up for good and that is what was needed. And by tracking my food calories, I isolated the single food sources that cause problems for me (dairy, cantaloupe, beets, etc). I was able to correlate what I ate and how I felt thru my food log.

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