Thursday, October 17, 2019

October 17th, 2019 All The Plates

October 17th, 2019 All The Plates

Since our last edition, I've maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've exceeded my daily water goal, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.

This week has been a turbulent re-entry into my regular schedule. The elements of my daily practice have been good but it's certainly taken extra measures to navigate. The lesson learned for me: After an exceptionally involved trip, take a "buffer" day off for rest in between the trip and returning to work! Next time!

Mom and I were invited over to Irene and Allen's place the other evening for dinner and visiting. I was surprised to receive the invitation considering both Irene and my youngest, Courtney, are recovering from surgery. Allen did the cooking, so Irene and Courtney were able to relax and rest. The prepared meal looked incredible and most of the time I can find a way to make it work into my food plan, but I couldn't with this one. It wasn't a big deal. I brought my food, prepared it alongside theirs, and we all enjoyed a meal together. The visiting with family was the star of the show!
 


















It wasn't long after we arrived when Phoebe and Oliver headed to bed. Oliver let me snap a quick pic but Phoebe refused to cooperate with PoPo's camera in her face! Phoebe must have been mirroring her momma because Courtney wouldn't let me have a pic either! I understand, post-surgery and all!

Noah and I enjoy making faces at the camera. He also caught me up on his school activities, school work, and what he loves most about school: Physical education class! His enthusiasm was an absolute pleasure to be around. He just might be a normal eater, too, when he left quite a bit of his dinner on the plate, he said, "I'm not hungry." For me, even at 6, being hungry wasn't a requirement in order to clean all the plates! I'm so happy for him!

My foundational routine of prayer, meditation, visualizations, and affirmations were done first thing, my food is packed, planned, and ready, and I'm ready for today's schedule. This afternoon will find me at a local elementary school for their PTA's Family Fun Night. Our radio station is a Partner In Education for this particular school, so every year I go out there to play music and make announcements for the event. This is one of those annual events we've done for at least a decade or so. Naturally, my brain connects this to wherever I was along this road at the time of the event. I'm grateful that this year finds me in a really good place with my daily practice of things.

I'm headed to the studio for this morning's show with a spring in my step and a positive attitude in my head. I'm prepared to make this a great day! My oldest daughter, Amber, and my granddaughter Raegan will arrive this evening too! They're spending the next four days here! My heart overflows!

Have an amazing Thursday!

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Sean

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

October 15th, 2019 Grateful For The Opportunity

October 15th, 2019 Grateful For The Opportunity

Since our last edition, I've maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've exceeded my daily water goal, I've intentionally exercised a few times, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.

This is the longest between blog posts in five and a half years. I'm not planning on making that a habit, I assure you. I also assure you, this time is very different! Years ago, when blog postings were few and far between it was certainly a sign that things were not going well. Now, it couldn't be more of the opposite. I made a conscious decision to focus completely on the weekend conference I attended--and in that decision, was a complete immersion into the most incredible kind of support I've ever experienced. It was an experience that exceeded my expectations in every way. I'm grateful for the opportunity.

On the way back from Memphis, I picked the wrong route on the navigation. This made that drive unforgettable in the worst ways. The Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri have the most roller-coaster-like back roads I've ever experienced. By the time we realized what had happened, it was too late to turn back. Gerri and I had motion sickness and at times couldn't drive more than 25-30 miles per hour through the twisty-turny-hilly roads. It was an adventure. Our goal was to get back to Gerri and Dave's RV in Branson--and we were so relieved to meet that goal. We didn't even unload the car, we just climbed the steps inside and collapsed until we felt better.

My solo drive back to Oklahoma was less adventurous, thank goodness. Courtney, my youngest, was having gal bladder removal surgery--so it was straight to the hospital in my hometown of Stillwater. Her recovery was rough and she'll be uncomfortable for a few days, but she made it through and we got her home safe and sound.

Today has been exhausting! I quickly realized I should have made today part of that time off as well--just as a rest day after a long and wonderful extended weekend. But I made the best of it. I was able to leave work slightly early in order to make a nap a priority. I'm rested and ready to see mom in a little bit. I haven't seen mom since last Thursday. We're traveling the short distance to see Courtney and Irene and the grandkids this evening!

I recently hit 2000 consecutive days for my MyFitnessPal food diary!! Yay! It is one non-negotiable tool I use to help me along this road.










Five and a half years of daily food logging has served me well. I know myself well enough to know, this important daily practice element is imperative for my continued stability. It's one of several pillars I take very seriously. The great thing about MFP is, it gets smarter the more you use it because it remembers every entry you've ever made. Logging meal ingredients doesn't take that long because it most usually isn't a matter of finding an entry, it's simply a matter of entering the amount used for that meal. If it was time-consuming in the very beginning, it didn't take long for it to speed up.

A couple of picture collages from the past few days:



















During the conference, I didn't pause long enough to do social media accountability postings on Instagram, but I still take accountability pics of everything--even if nobody sees some of them! Food plan while traveling worked well!



















Incredible learning opportunities, early morning walks, inspirational workshop sessions, wonderful speakers, 20-plus hours of driving, Elvis in the hotel lobby, and some of the most precious time with my friend, Gerri. Over the years, she's been a mentor and a coach for me, of course--but mostly, and most importantly, she's been a good friend. I'm forever grateful for her friendship and guidance.

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My new website shares a phone number with my podcast, Transformation Planet, and it's always available for you! Have a question? Text me! 580-491-2228 I'll text you back!

Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

My new website: www.imchoosingchange.com

If you're interested in connecting via social media:
I accept friend requests on MyFitnessPal. My daily food logging diary is set to public.
MFP Username: SeanAAnderson
My Twitter: SeanAAnderson
Facebook: www.facebook.com/seananderson505
Instagram: SeanAAnderson
Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com

Friday, October 11, 2019

October 11th, 2019 What I Want

October 11th, 2019 What I Want

Since last night, I've maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've exceeded my daily water goal, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.

Having the opportunity today to spend nearly six hours in a car with someone who's had such a profound positive impact on my life, was a tremendous blessing. We talked the entire time. I don't put Gerri on a pedestal--although it might seem that way. She'd be the first to say "I'm just another bozo on the bus," but I can't keep myself from expressing gratitude for the impact her friendship, mentoring, and coaching has had on my life. She works her daily practice of things just as I do. Not the exact same because each of us fashion our personal plans to uniquely fit, but with super-similar perspectives, certainly. Here's the thing: People like Gerri and Dr. Lerner have what I want: Decades of peace, calm, and stability. I'm a willing student simply trying to learn all I can. I'm stubborn too and set in a lot of my ways! Because of this, it's a challenge for me much of the time!

I wouldn't want anyone to put me on a pedestal, either. I wake up each day and humbly admit I don't "got this." That's the first thing, every single morning, followed by prayer, meditation, positive visualizations, and affirmations. In order for me to remain well, I must be willing to embrace my daily practice of things. I'm perfectly capable of tossing it all away and quickly going back to being a miserable 500-pound man headed to an early death. I pray I don't. But I'm never immune to that fate. My disease of food addiction/compulsive over-eating is a determined one. That's why it's good for me to occasionally stop talking and simply open my mind, ears, and heart--and pay attention.

This weekend conference is a working one--a learning one. There isn't time for Graceland, Sun Studios, tracking down fellow blogger Jack-***t Gettin' Fit, or anything else popular on a trip to Memphis. I'm thrilled to be here. The speakers today and tonight had me glued to their every word. Powerful, inspiring, and full of incredible truths--every single one. I can't wait until tomorrow.

One thing I'll mention about the food postings...and I know I've mentioned this many times over the years; these are simply part of my accountability measures. I mention this again and again because truly, it's not all about the food. Developing and evolving a daily practice of things and embracing perspectives that keep me off the diet mentality merry-go-round requires much much more than a food plan, believe me.

I better get some rest. Another full day starts early.

I haven't had much time for picture taking today. I'll do some tomorrow and share a few.

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My new website shares a phone number with my podcast, Transformation Planet, and it's always available for you! Have a question? Text me! 580-491-2228 I'll text you back!

Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

My new website: www.imchoosingchange.com

If you're interested in connecting via social media:
I accept friend requests on MyFitnessPal. My daily food logging diary is set to public.
MFP Username: SeanAAnderson
My Twitter: SeanAAnderson
Facebook: www.facebook.com/seananderson505
Instagram: SeanAAnderson
Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com

Thursday, October 10, 2019

October 10th, 2019 Kind Of Like It

October 10th, 2019 Kind Of Like It

Since our last visit, I've maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've exceeded my daily water goal, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.

It's storming like crazy in this RV park just outside of Branson. I kind of like it because at home a storm like this would mean I'd be at work. Instead, I'm simply enjoying the sound of it all. It's loud on the roof of this mega home on wheels. Gerri and David's hospitality is a blessing. Gerri prepared a wonderful dinner tonight (see instagram post below).

Gerri and I will be headed to Memphis in the morning for a weekend conference. I'm looking forward to listening and learning!

Today has been a really good day.

Keeping it short tonight! More from Memphis this weekend--including some pics, I'm sure!

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My new website shares a phone number with my podcast, Transformation Planet, and it's always available for you! Have a question? Text me! 580-491-2228 I'll text you back!

Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
Sean

My new website: www.imchoosingchange.com

If you're interested in connecting via social media:
I accept friend requests on MyFitnessPal. My daily food logging diary is set to public.
MFP Username: SeanAAnderson
My Twitter: SeanAAnderson
Facebook: www.facebook.com/seananderson505
Instagram: SeanAAnderson
Also--I'd love you to subscribe to my podcast Transformation Planet! You can find it in Apple Podcasts, in the Google Play store for Android, and listed wherever you find your favorite podcasts! If you haven't listened before, you'll find 20 episodes waiting for you!

Questions or comments? Send an email! transformation.road@gmail.com





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