August 11th, 2019 Interesting and Unique
Yesterday was a 5-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goals, got plenty of exercise at my broadcast and my 30-minute walk last night, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.
My Saturday included a huge broadcast event at the grocery store regularly advertising with our radio stations. It's an interesting dynamic for me, personally, considering I'm surrounded by and often must promote things that are firmly on my personal trigger list. One of the many things I've learned about myself in therapy is my deeply ingrained instinct and ability to detach and compartmentalize. As a defense mechanism, it's had some positive effects and mostly some not so positive effects on my life. This ability to detach, disassociate, and compartmentalize has come in handy when my job requires me to "talk up" foods that, if I personally indulged, would eventually kill me. I just remember, these are my personal triggers and it's not like that for everybody. I do occasionally think about someone like me listening to one of the many food commercials I voice, with me as an "audio pusher," of sorts... but I can't worry about that unknown, it's my job--and I must do it well. It's an interesting and unique circumstance.
Mom is doing okay these days. She's still struggling some with the new antibiotic they're giving her for an infection in her legs. It's a fairly high powered antibiotic, so if she hasn't eaten enough prior to taking it, it makes her horribly sick. Mom has some fear associated with this infection because, number one--she's diabetic, and number two--her grandma, my great-grandma Hadley, had diabetes that eventually led to both of her legs being amputated. I've done my best to reassure mom that there's a big difference between great-grandma's circumstances and hers. Mom has the luxury of 24/7 nursing care and their job is to make sure, by whatever means, that an infection like this doesn't get to that point. She seemed to take comfort in that realization.
My morning foundational routine is complete, I'm about to prepare a good meal, and I'm planning a good Sunday. I might be getting mom out and about later for dinner and some shopping--it'll just depend on how she feels later today.
Have a great Sunday and thank you for reading!
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