Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 457 A Really Bad Breakfast and A Great Tuesday

Day 457

A Really Bad Breakfast and A Great Tuesday

Yesterday left me tired and feeling a little down. I even overslept a little this morning. Of course oversleeping for me these days is 5am. But despite my rushed starting routine, I had already decided that today would be a better day. That's it. I decided. And it really was a better day. Thank you for all of the wonderful e-mails and comments I received after posting Day 456. I know I have many friends near and far ready to offer positive encouragement anytime I need a pick-me-up.

I was in such a rush this morning that I didn't have time to prepare my normal breakfast. I quickly grabbed a couple of apples and a banana and hit the door. I stopped for a second to look for my keys and that was when I put down my fruit bag for just a few seconds. I forgot to pick it back up. I was nearly to the studio when I realized I was without anything for breakfast. Now what? Well, I started searching for food at the studio. I was going to find something and I didn't really care what. The company received a Hillshire Farms sausage and cheese gift pack recently---cheese! I love cheese! I tore into that thing and then put on the brakes right before cutting a slice. I decided that an ounce was all I would eat. I didn't have a food scale, but I did have a cheese cutting board and slicer. I cut what I guesstimated to be an ounce, or 100 calories of sharp cheddar cheese. I didn't open the sausage. But I did open something I wish I wouldn't have. I opened a canister of Poppy Cock. I had never tried Poppy Cock. And I only allowed myself a handful this morning. One look and I knew it was something I needed to put the lid on and walk away from. It's candy coated popcorn with pecans and almonds. Oh my, it was amazing. Has this stuff always existed? I'd never tried it before and I doubt I'll sample too much more at 160 calories per one cup serving. 160 calories for a cup? Wow, I told you it was good! This is very likely the worst breakfast I've had since that time I enjoyed a king size Rice Krispy treat at a Wal-Mart broadcast. At least that was made of cereal. This was cheese and Poppy Cock. Not exactly the breakfast of champions, but what was I to do? I didn't want to miss breakfast and I didn't want to wait until after my show. I probably should have waited. My metabolism might have forgiven me later, I'm sure!

An ounce of cheese and a hand full of what amounted to candy just didn't do much for me. I was not satisfied in the least. I knew I didn't want anymore cheese or Poppy Cock, So I drank coffee and water and waited until lunch to eat again.

I had a dentist visit today. Nancy Tyndall reminded me that this was my 15 month anniversary of starting this journey. So cool! I use to dread the dentist, but not anymore. Tyndall Family Dentistry has been so good to me. Today was a cleaning and a very positive conversation about the future plans and goals I have. It really lifted me up and reminded me just how wonderfully fortunate I am to be where we are. I left the dentist office feeling energized and on top of the world.

I was short on time for the rest of lunch, I seriously needed to get back quickly, so I headed for the drive through at Wendy's. I ordered a plain baked potato and a grilled chicken wrap without the sauce. I enjoyed half the small potato for what was easily 100 calories and the 210 calorie grilled wrap was perfect. It was just what I needed after a horrible breakfast!

Courtney had to work tonight and Irene came over to help organize the apartment. I picked up a Subway sandwich for us to share before our apartment work. It was a good start to a very productive night. This apartment actually looks like what it should look like now. Courtney and I have decided to decorate with framed motivational posters. I think it's a fabulous idea. Right now the walls are bare, but we'll be adding those soon!

Irene and I finished up about 10pm. She headed to her house and I changed into my workout clothes for a trip downstairs. I did twenty minutes on the elliptical last night and I did it again tonight. The last seven minutes or so is just murder on the muscles that front my upper legs. Quads? Is that what they're called? I should know this huh? Anyway, I don't need to know their name to know they were burning with workout glory tonight! The treadmill is so easy compared to the elliptical, at least for me. I'm just not accustomed to the elliptical yet. I'll get there, I will!

It's been a decent Tuesday, it really has been good. We're getting there, wherever “there”'ll be just fine. 275 is feeling great by the way. I love weighing 275. It's like I'm a kid again! I'll love weighing less even more! Downward we go! Thanks for reading. Goodnight and...

Good Choices,


  1. Sounds like an awesome day!

    As for forgetting breakfast at home, did you ever consider bring some extra food to your work place at the beginning of the week (in case)? I have a box of Low Sugar oatmeal and I'll bring an extra orange/apple. Just a thought.

  2. Sounds like what started out as a what could of been a mad day turned out ending great!! You sure do have strong will!!

  3. Office snacks, got to watch out for them.

  4. Honestly if I didn't know you were a man, I'd think you were a pregnant woman with that breakfast!

  5. You sure turned that day around :)
    Poppy Cock, how many tubs of that have i eaten alone only to feel major guilt after?? Now i just see it from a distance!
    I used to always hate dentists too! Amazing how when you find the right one it doesn't seem as bad.
    How about keeping a few non-perishable foods in the car?? So that wherever you go you have a healthy option?

  6. Sounds like you had a good day in spite of the poppy cock and cheese getting you lol. Glad you got the apt more organized and that you got to spend some quality time with Irene. I agree about the elliptical being harder than the treadmill.

  7. Keeping food at work is a good idea, if you can. I bring in fruit, milk, small bagels, cereal bars etc. at the beginning of the week and then whatever i don't use, I just take home on Friday if its perishable.

  8. I enjoy reading everyday that you mention you got back on that eliptical. I knew you could - and would - do it! You'll love her soon

  9. Sean I used to actually call my Eliptical TAZ short for Tazmanian Devil but now I actually like the darn thing (um yeah thats the ticket) will just keep getting better!

  10. The Author of This BlogDecember 16, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Correction! Poppy Cock is 160 calories for 1/2 cup!!!

    Wow, wow...That's over the top horrible!


  11. My husband gets a box of Poppy Cock from me every year for Christmas and has since, well, our forever. I'm glad it's just okay for me, but he'll polish it off in no time. What an unfulfilling breakfast!

    Your lunch sounded really good, though!

  12. I hate when I pack something & then leave it behind!
    Good choice to not open the sausage & for walking away from the Poppy Cock stuff!

    You go with that elliptical! I don't know if I'm coordinated

    Best wishes for a good week Sean,

  13. Hi Sean. Deciding to feel better is great. When you go through major life changes such as divorce it is usual to grieve for what has been lost. Is grieving necessary though? I'm not sure.

    Maybe another way is to make sure you mark/ acknowledge /commemmorate (whichever is appropriate) the change. Any kind of process which encourages acceptance will help because acceptance is the ultimate outcome of grieving. So if you can get there in a more positive way, then so much the better.

    Bearfriend xx


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