Sunday, February 24, 2019

February 24th, 2019 Carry On

February 24th, 2019 Carry On

Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal by double, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

I texted my intention to support friends, I mentioned it in yesterday's blog post--I was at least getting my 3rd workout of the week in yesterday. All of the accountability and support was in place--and still, I didn't get it done. I almost made the trip down to the 24hour gym at midnight last night just to satisfy the nagging in my head. But then I stopped with that craziness. I decided to give myself a little grace and be okay. I have a new week in front of me now and a new opportunity to do things differently. A lot of things worked well this week. Some didn't. I'll carry forward the "well" parts and make adjustments for the challenging parts. That's how we do it around here, by golly! No self-imposed shame, no super-negative head chatter!! We must shut that stuff down or else we'll stuff it down with food, right? I'm okay. You're okay. We're okay. Let's carry on!

Mom and I had a good visit yesterday. I picked her up for the trip to and from Stillwater. I asked her to accompany me to the speaking event, but she's very shy, so instead, she opted to take that time for a good visit with her sister, brother, and brother-in-law while I attended the banquet.

What an amazing weekend so far. The standup show Friday night followed by the speaking engagement last night has kept me moving. I was asked to be the featured speaker at the annual Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Oklahoma fundraising event. It was truly an honor to be asked and to be in the same room with so many people who are doing amazing things for kids. My "Big," Clarke, came along at a pivotal time in my childhood and he undoubtedly had a profound positive impact on me. Being in that room last night was special to me. It brought back a flood of memories from my experience as a "Little" in the program. It was tough, emotionally, to get through the speech, but aside from a few emotional cracks in my delivery, it went very well.

I didn't know the menu for last night's banquet until I arrived. I was prepared just in case the offerings were not within my food plan boundaries. There was plenty of time before the dinner for me to find the caterer and ask a couple of questions about the meal. It took literally 20 seconds to get the answers I needed. No refined sugar on my plate! Several things were not on my plan--but this meal represents what was. It was a good meal. Normally, I don't eat before a speaking event, but I felt really at ease last night--so it made sense to eat dinner with everyone else.

My morning routine was completed earlier, my food plan is set for today, and I'm ready for a good Sunday. I hope you have a good one today, too!

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