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 really good walks, a couple of RecPlex Elliptical visits, and a few body-weight strength routines. I've also stayed well connected with exceptional support.
Lately, I've felt good despite a decent list of things to not feel great about. I'm learning how to practice faith. It's never too late, right? The thing most helpful for me seems to be focusing on gratitude instead of focusing on things for which I have little control. When I'm hyper-focused on the things I don't like, I seem to attract more. When I'm hyper-focused on the things I don't like I'm also blinded to the blessings. That's a double whammy, right? If I practice that negative focus, I get more of things I don't like and I can't see the good. If I stay focused on the things I don't like, it's harder for me to recognize the difference between things out of my control and things for which I can control. Suddenly, everything feels out of my control, and soon, if I stay in that vein of focus, hopelessness sets in and takes over. However, as I dive deeper into practicing faith and staying focused on gratitude, I'm discovering blessings, solutions, and paths previously unrecognized.
I've enjoyed some good visits with mom lately. We regularly visit on the Facebook Portal, via phone, and in-person, separated by the glass front door. Mom's spirits seem to be in a good place. Some days are better than others, of course, but all things considered--she's well and that's the thing.
I had a good visit over the weekend with my youngest daughter and my soon-to-be 7-year-old grandson Noah. Time moves quickly!! My goodness, it does! I was too late to visit with Oliver and Phoebe, two of my younger grandkids because they keep a consistent sleep schedule. Next time I visit them, I plan on asking for some tips!
Precious times, for sure.
Last Saturday, one of my longtime friends and current member of the private support group I facilitate, made her way to Ponca City and we were able to visit over lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant. Susan has lost over one hundred pounds so far and continues to move forward with her daily practice toward her healthiest weight. It is such an awesome thing to witness someone's transformation. Susan and I actually share a before photo, snapped twenty years ago after one of my standup gigs. We were both at our heaviest weight in the photo. I've shared it before. I'll post that again someday, I'm sure. I'm so very happy for her. She's doing the work. She's absolutely doing the work. Susan brought a friend of hers and the three of us visited, laughed, and of course, we took a series of goofy pictures, because that's what we do.
My morning foundational routine is complete, my food is planned for today, and I'm prepared for a good Thursday ahead. Thank you for following along!
Social Sean Accountability Postings:
#weighandmeasure I must always be precise with the cheese! Too easy for me to use wayyyyy too much! 1/2 serving (14g) pic.twitter.com/TuW0PFl46M— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 9, 2020
View this post on Instagram#whatsforlunch Sour Cream Chicken Fajita Crunchy Tacos! Three crunchy corn taco shells sharing: Approximately 3 tbs sour cream, approximately 6oz fajita chicken, approximately 1/2 cup grilled peppers and onions, and approximately 14g shredded white cheddar. No chips today. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 580 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner 13.6oz boneless/skinless grilled chicken thighs prepared with a dry refined sugar-free seasoning blend. 136g sweet potato pan prepared with approximately 4 seconds olive oil cooking spray. 99g grilled red onion & 70g grilled red pepper kabob. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 622 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsforbrunch 2 scrambled duck eggs (first time trying duck eggs- very good- slightly different taste, richer, maybe?- and cal count is a little higher. Makes sense- bigger yolk), two sprouted grain Ezekiel toasts sharing precisely 100g avocado, 4.6oz orange wedges, 75g strawberries, and 2.5oz pink lady apple slices. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 626 cal.
View this post on InstagramBeef & Bean Enchilada Burritos. 2 Extreme Wellness Flax-Whole Wheat Torillas sharing 3oz 96% lean ground beef, 96g fat free refried beans, 12g finely diced red onion, 60g refined sugar-free enchilada sauce, and 28g shredded colby-jack. 4.4oz orange wedges. #holdovermeal or #superlatelunch #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 477 cal.
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