Thursday, December 28, 2017

December 28th, 2017 That One

December 28th, 2017 That One

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 good support.

Anonymous writes:
Sean, Merry Christmas! Will you be doing any posts about how to create an action plan; what makes an action plan executable; how to monitor; etc? This is exactly where my headspace is right now. I've used the holiday to relax a bit and clear out the emotional and mental clutter of the last 12 months. I'm in the space to set up a whole new plan for the year. So far I'm most of the way through selecting my goals and really getting down on paper what that looks like. Now I'm sort of stuck with the actionable steps/tasks and what to put in motion first. Thinking about a full year at once is becoming a bit overwhelming so I'm going to tackle it in seasons/quarters. I would love any insight you have on this whole process, especially given your success with maintenance. What are some of the highlights of your plan and how do you make it work?

Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you, too! I'm absolutely planning an extensive dive into this very topic tomorrow night! I love how you're dividing your goals into smaller periods of time!

For me, it comes down to a set of boundaries for each day. I'll explain more in tomorrow night's edition. I'm looking forward to writing that one!

I'm taking advantage of time off from work--and relaxing quite a lot. Mom joined me this evening at Ground Round down the street for the OSU-Virginia Tech bowl game. We didn't stay for the entire game, instead, we finished her Christmas shopping at Walmart. She received a gift card she was ready to spend!

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,


  1. Don't you feel guilty about taking off so much time at work? It's probably a challenge everyday to not go into work to keep your show as fresh as a daisy (2 Calories per pound)

  2. Sean, I'm so looking forward to the next blog. I'm the anonymous poster from yesterday. My name is Andrea, by the way.

    I'm also the one who commented a couple weeks ago that I was starting your blog from the beginning, during my holidays. I'm around day 175 or so. It's fascinating learning how you started out and then reading current blogs at the same time.

    Your food palette is a wee bit different now!


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