Since our last edition, I've maintained the integrity of my food plan boundaries, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've met or exceeded my daily water goal, I've enjoyed some good walks, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.
The nursing home called yesterday morning while I was on the air. Mom had a really rough night and they had made the decision to call an ambulance for a trip to the hospital ER. She has some pneumonia, although the doctor referred to it as "mild," and this has affected her oxygen saturation levels. The oxygen vs. Co2 levels is always a challenge for mom--the mild pneumonia certainly complicates this ongoing issue. I spent a lot of time with her yesterday as did several family members who made the trip into town for a visit at the hospital. Mom is feeling the love--and that's a wonderful thing. She's in a regular room instead of the critical care unit like her last hospital stay, so that's also a sign of her condition being not as dire as it was before. Kudos to the nursing facility for catching it early and acting swiftly for her.
One of my private one on one mentoring clients (was/is a longtime friend before becoming a client) is generously flying me to Vegas to shadow him for a few days. The trip has been on the books for some time--and I fly out this afternoon. I contemplated canceling this short trip--and I certainly would have made that decision if mom were worse off, but she's going to be fine. She's in good hands. I'll be back Tuesday afternoon and back to work on Wednesday. Mom is expecting some family member visits while I'm away, too, so that's a wonderful thing. I also expect we will be in communication via phone throughout this trip.
Keeping it short this edition. I expect to share photos of this trip and have an update on mom in the next edition. Hiking Red Rock is on the agenda tomorrow. Wish me luck! I've been told they have expert rescue teams for people who get in over their head out in that beautiful country--I hope so!
I started this morning with a really good foundational routine of prayer, meditation, gratitude, positive visualizations, and positive affirmations. I've enjoyed a good on-plan breakfast, I have another meal planned with a friend in Tulsa before arriving at the airport--and I have a good plan perspective ready for Vegas. We're staying at a resort with a full kitchen in the suite. A grocery store stop will be a part of the plan immediately after the airport! One day at a time, my friends!! Always!
Instagram Accountability Posts:
View this post on Instagram#whatsforlunch Guac Salad Tostadas and fresh pear. Two crunchy corn tostada shells topped with 169g fat free/refined sugar-free refried beans (some contain sugar-beware!), 2 tbs salsa— baked until hot, then topped with 54g lettuce and 95g avocado mashed and mixed with 15g sour cream, salt & pepper. 7.3oz bartlett pear. #dailypractice #foodplan #nocheesetostada #accountability 555 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner Last night! Two loaded steak and shrimp crispy tacos. Two crispy corn taco shells, 30g sour cream, approximately 4oz fajita beef, approximately 1/4 cup grilled peppers and onions, 6 small grilled shrimp, two tablespoons prepared guacamole, and 14g shredded white cheddar. Dense! #deliciousdinner #foodplan #dailypractice 533 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsforlunch Bean & Cheese Burrito Supreme. One Extreme Fitness Flax-Whole Wheat tortilla with 229g fat-free-refined sugar-free refried beans, 5 tbs salsa, 42g shredded mild cheddar, salt & pepper- then topped with remaining salsa, 50g lettuce, and 30g (2 tbs) sour cream-applied using baggie with toothpick holes...like a cake decorator. Filling, satisfying. #dailypractice #comewhatmay #foodplan #peaceandcalm 482 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner Joseph’s Flax-Oat Bran-Whole Wheat Pita Pizza topped with 86g Newman’s Own refined sugar-free marinara, 4oz 96% lean ground beef, 60g diced red onion, 79g diced red bell pepper, 4oz sliced mushrooms, and four slices (.8oz each) mozzarella cheese. #dailypractice #foodplan #accountability 580 cal.
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