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 had some decent exercise days, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.
Mom hasn't been doing well lately. Your prayers for her are greatly appreciated. It's the same pattern as before, same issues--the good news is; the doctor and mom's nursing staff are ahead of it, and this means she's not in the hospital. They're doing the lab work and making sure she's getting the medications she needs and the treatments she needs in order to keep this pattern from becoming worse. My last few visits with her were difficult because she isn't coherent--sometimes words don't connect with one another and she can't keep from falling asleep. Her short term memory is shot when she's in a downturn like this and this creates a large amount of confusion for her. It's difficult for me to see her struggle like this--but much more difficult for her because she'll often interpret the symptoms as a worst-case scenario. Earlier this week, she even called me with a "when I pass," type conversation. That was heartbreaking. I did my best to reassure her that her time wasn't up and I tried to explain to her how the medical staff there are doing their best to help her get well. Of course, with her short term memory, she didn't remember that reassuring conversation even an hour later.
I've been taking good care of my daily practice. When life becomes more challenging, it isn't an excuse to release commitments of this practice. It can certainly flex and adjust with the flow of life, but the foundational practices and the core non-negotiables mustn't be released. This is a big change from times of old when high emotion, high stress, and loads of uncertainty would act as a green light for a deep dive into the food. I'm doing my best at staying more connected, making sure I have what I need, and giving my morning foundational routine the time and energy it deserves each day. So far, so good. It's a one day at a time thing, my friend. If you've read this blog before, you know what I mean.
My daughter's Christmas gift of a new grill for me has been an absolute blessing for me! Now that I have a grill back in my food plan, I realize how much I missed it!! I used my last grill until it literally rusted through and fell apart. I don't want to ever go without a grill again! I'm so happy about the additional options grilling provides for my daily food plan.
One thing I also make super important is facilitating a private support group and mentoring a small number of private one on one clients. Openings for both are available at this time. The period for registration in the support group only comes around once every two months--and now is the time. We have a very limited number of spaces available on our team, three, maybe four max for this new 8-week session starting February 5th, so if you're interested in learning more, email me with questions! firstname.lastname@example.org I only have room for one additional private one on one, too. Please email me if you want details on how that works.
My morning foundational routine is complete, my food is planned for today, and I'm as ready as I can be for today. I hope yours is an exceptional Friday!
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Thank you @AldiUSA for affordable groceries! #gratitude $34 dollars well spent. Please keep the $1.49 a pound Envy apples and 29cent avocados coming! Sooooo good. pic.twitter.com/1im9LBHz5X— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 14, 2020
Not all MYFitnessPal entries are created equal! Beware! 9.2oz skinless chicken breast entries... sure, I’d love the 242 count... but the 368 count is actually a verified accurate count. When you search MFP, look for the green verified check mark! #mfptips pic.twitter.com/NmmBdewBBz— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 15, 2020
View this post on Instagram#whatsforbreakfast 3 egg whites & 2 whole eggs topped with 2 tbs green salsa verde & 14g shredded sharp cheddar. Sprouted grain Ezekiel toast topped with 54g avocado, mashed and seasoned simply with salt and pepper. 5.9oz Cara Cara Orange & 6.4oz Envy apple slices. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 604 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner Beef & Veggie Enchiladas. 2 Extreme Wellness Flax-Whole Wheat Tortillas sharing 6oz 96% lean ground beef, 4oz sliced baby portobello mushrooms, 78g diced white onions, 68g red bell pepper, and 4 tbs green salsa verde. Topped with 65g refined sugar-free enchilada sauce & 28g mexican blend shredded cheese. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 642 cal.
View this post on InstagramBig #whatsforbreakfast 4 egg whites & 1 whole egg scrambled with 2.8oz sliced baby portobello mushrooms, 30g black olive slices, and 2.8oz all-natural refined sugar-free turkey sausage- topped with 1 slice muenster. Sprouted grain Ezekiel toast topped with 42g avocado, 3.6oz Envy apple slices, and 5.6oz pineapple chunks. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 688 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner 7oz salmon filet, 188g Yukon Gold potatoes, prepared simply with 1 tbs half & half- then topped with 7g butter. 63g green beans, 137g zucchini, 75g yellow bell pepper, and 99g red onion, skewered and grilled with approximately 3 seconds olive oil cooking spray. #weighandmeasure #foodplan #dailypractice 653 cal.
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Practice, peace, and calm,
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