Good evening! I'm determined to get to bed earlier than the last few nights. The last report I received on my grandson was a good one. He's doing well, or at least better, tonight. I'm doing better, too.
Today was rough. Not getting enough sleep is a tough thing. And for someone like me, it's truly dangerous. I'm not immune to the "I'm too tired to care about my plan," thoughts--and for me, that means the more exhausted I am, the more I must pause, the harder it is to act instead of react, and I must stay better connected with support. And I must get more rest. I'm at my best with proper rest. I made it home this afternoon, prepared an on-plan lunch--stayed up a little while, then napped for a bit. Not enough to negatively affect me too much tonight--just enough to get a clearer head for the rest of the afternoon and evening.
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.
I've received several messages and emails asking about episode 16 of Transformation Planet. Rest assured, it's coming. I simply have had one thing after another keeping me from finishing the episode production. My guest for episode 16, processed food addiction expert, Dr. Joan Ifland, is worth the wait, I promise!
I've also received a few messages from folks working their way through the first 15 episodes. Thank you for listening! Part of my challenge is making time and space to focus on the podcast and other exciting projects I want to do. But clearly, I must take actions to support a more consistent stream of content. This blog, specifically the last three plus years, is the only content where I've remained 100% consistent. I'm not beating myself up. Just recognizing, acknowledging the truth--and exploring steps to help align actions with intent.
A wise person once said, "Your actions are speaking so loudly, I can't hear what you're saying." I feel that in a very pointed way most days.
Anyhow-- I better drop in bed. I enjoyed my dinner tonight at mom's place. We watched some TV and visited while I enjoyed my dinner. It was nice.
If you've read the last several editions of this blog, you know about Billie, my ex-wife's little sister who passed away Saturday morning the 15th. She was in her late 30's with two little girls and a husband. Pre-planning for things like that is rarely something thought about in our 30's. I know Scott, and he's one of the hardest working people I know--and he's doing everything he can, depleting his available resources. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help close the final expenses gap for this tragic and unexpected loss. No gift is too small. If you can, I know it would be appreciated. The funeral is set for 2:15pm Monday.
It might seem strange to ask you to click the link and help this man and his daughters considering they're very likely strangers to you. You're just here to read this blog--and I appreciate that very much!! You'd be doing me a favor, too. If you don't, not a worry at all! I appreciate your loyal readership, always!
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Today's Accountability Tweets:
3 tbs half & half in the first, 3 tbs half & half in a refill to go, very soon. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/vxjf3iCk3h— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/JsARI6M05q— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2017
2 tbs half & half in this extra cup of coffee with breakfast. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/jpeGG7hhPL— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2017
Ezekiel toasts. One w/3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, and 1 slice gouda. One w/114g avocado. 276g watermelon. 606 cal. pic.twitter.com/sehl1w0lGB— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 32g black olives & 284g watermelon. pic.twitter.com/qxGiK85Qb4— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2017
Tostadas w/192g fat free beans, 2 slices muenster, 100g avocado, 15g sr crm, 30g lettuce & 32g olives. 284g watermelon. 726 cal. pic.twitter.com/cCj4aXWjc8— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2017
3 tbs half & half in this afternoon cup of coffee. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/VjVaHOgh18— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2017
32oz water- with ice. Roughly 3 cups water w/dinner. #wateraccountability pic.twitter.com/81ybGrxhtu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 20, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/u8az1ymsD5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 20, 2017
Dinner at mom's place. Approx.12oz baked cod. Approx.1.5 srv deep fried sweet potato fries & approx.100g grilled asparagus. 662 cal. pic.twitter.com/o8BtkfaS58— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 20, 2017
1.5 cups water exceeds today's #watergoal 182g cantaloupe & 138g strawberries #lastfoodofday 106 cal. pic.twitter.com/eFIJjoukNe— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 20, 2017
Thank you for reading and your continued support,