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, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.
Things are changing rapidly for all of us. It seems like every single day is marked with increased effects of this pandemic and the responses to it on all levels. It is unprecedented, to say the least.
Keeping this update relatively short.
During all this uncertainty, what can we control? Where do we find measures of certainty we can embrace? The serenity prayer is powerful, always true, and important for me--anyone--to embrace in times like these.
I'm pledging to take care of this daily practice of things that help keep me well. I can give myself a measure of certainty when I'm connecting with this practice. All the rest will work out the way it works out. Not honoring this daily list of things will not help anything.
Mom isn't doing well. It's not just the isolation--it seems she's developing another UTI or something, at least that's what the symptoms suggest. Extreme confusion has taken hold again and it's making this circumstance even more challenging. Suddenly, she doesn't understand why I can't come to see her or bring her things. Some positives: The staff at mom's nursing home are amazing. They're doing the best they can and they're on top of these familiar symptoms. Also, the administrator is personally connecting mom and me via video messenger at some point today. I'm sure that will be a good thing. I hope so.
My morning foundational routine is complete and my food is planned. My plan for connecting with others via phone and text is in place, as well.
Let's stay connected and support one another through this experience.
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner Pita Buger. 4oz 93% lean ground beef, 20g yellow mustard, 20g dill pickle slices, and 15g refined sugar-free ketchup on a Joseph’s Flax-Oat Bran-Whole Wheat Pita. 115g simply potatoes diced potatoes with 15g refined sugar-free ketchup. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure Also- approximately 3 seconds worth of olive oil cooking spray used on potatoes. 404 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner Beef & Bean “Enchiritos.” Three Extreme Wellness Flax-Whole Wheat Tortillas sharing 6oz 96% lean ground beef, 30g red onion, 3 tbs salsa verde, and 142g fat free refried beans. Rolled tight and topped with 130g refined sugar-free enchilada sauce. Opted for a dairy-free dinner- just as satisfying. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 656 cal.
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Practice, peace, and calm,
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