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 and a few body-weight strength routines. I've also stayed well connected with exceptional support.
Mom's care plan meeting was a good report yesterday. It was different, of course; over the phone, but all things considered, it was a good one. Mom is doing well and remaining well and it is a wonderful thing to feel confident in her care. She has her moments when she just gets exhausted with all the precautions, but ultimately, she seems to realize they're in her best interests. In-person visiting may resume soon but it will be very different than before-likely outside, by appointment, no hugs, and socially distanced. The difference will be the lack of speaking loudly through the glass. We will take it! It isn't quite the freedom to come and go mom wants now, but for now, especially with new cases on the rise, it sounds like a good compromise.
We've had a couple of good through the glass visits recently and several Facebook Portal video visits. She's getting better and better at operating that new-fangled technology.
I'm doing well, too. Occasionally, I emcee/dj weddings--not very often, but when someone asks, if I'm available, I usually do it. I had one on Saturday. It was a beautiful event. I always bring a backup food plan in my manbag just in case the food selections aren't in line with my food plan boundaries. Usually, I can "live life on life's terms" and assemble a plate--but having the backup meal in the bag is extra insurance, just in case. It came in very handy on Saturday. I'm glad I was prepared!
I enjoyed a good visit with my youngest daughter and three of my grandkids Sunday evening. It was a good visit all the way around. We don't turn every visit into a photoshoot--so I don't have pics, but it was a great visit. I'm blessed and beyond grateful!
Gratitude continues to be a daily focus for me. One of my guides along this road has challenged me to explore three NEW gratitudes each day. Three NEW ones each day!! Twenty-one new gratitudes each week!! Let me tell you--it has been a beautiful experience. I highly recommend placing gratitudes in a prominent position each day. It's going very well for me.
Where would I be without the counsel of trusted mentors along this road? I wouldn't be here writing this, I guarantee that!
My morning foundational routine was complete this morning in the 4am hour with the birds singing a peaceful soundtrack. For me, it's the perfect setting to connect with my daily plan practice and mentally, emotionally, and spiritually prepare for another day. One more day!
Daily Accountability via Social Media:
#grateful for my trusty food scale and white board while preparing!! #dinnertime pic.twitter.com/Ucf1YFQwcI— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 12, 2020
These shall be grilled. #sidedish #grilledveggies This will go well with my fish! #whatsfordinner pic.twitter.com/egjoCl4bX5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 13, 2020
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner Beef, Mushroom and Green Chili Enchiladas. 3 Extreme Wellness Flax-Whole Wheat Tortillas with 4.5oz 96% lean ground beef, 3.6oz sliced baby portobello mushrooms, 65g white onion, 108g diced green Chilis, 66g salsa verde, 120g refined sugar-free all-natural enchilada sauce, 28g shredded colby-jack, 28g sliced black olives, and 15g (1 tbs) sour cream. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 634 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner Oven “Fried” Catfish & Grilled Veggies. 362g fresh catfish filets rinsed with water and coated with 44g yellow corn meal. Placed on a baking sheet and sprayed with approximately 6 seconds extra-virgin olive oil cooking spray- baked at 425, flipped about 1/2 way through (20 min mark). Grilled veggies: 115g zucchini, 103g yellow squash, 97g red bell pepper, and 92g red onion. #dailypractice #weighandmeasure #foodplan 653 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsforlunch Joseph’s flax-oat bran-whole wheat pita with 6oz 96% lean ground beef, pressed thin- cut in half then stacked with 1 slice (.8oz) muenster- dressed with 27g plain yellow mustard, 13g white onion, and 24g dill pickle slices. 86g red seedless grapes. #foodplan #dailypractice #weighandmeasure 427 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsforbreakfast Guess who forgot to put an avocado in my bag this morning? Good guess! Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich. 2 whole eggs, 2 egg whites, 2 slices muenster- between 2 slices Ezekiel toast. 2 small golden delicious apples cut into 6.1oz serving. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 564 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner The Pita Thingys. 3 Joseph’s Flax-Oat Bran-Whole Wheat Pitas, each smeared with 15g sour cream (45g total) and sharing 4oz 96% lean ground beef, 6.2oz baby portobello mushrooms, 68g red onions, 71g yellow bell pepper, 140g Simply Potatoes fresh diced potato, and 3.6oz angel hair cabbage. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 649 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsforbreakfast Ezekiel Toasts. One topped with 5 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 2 tablespoons salsa verde, and 1 slice muenster. One topped with 58g avocado, mashed and seasoned simply with salt & pepper. 3.4oz orange wedges & 4.4oz Envy apple slices. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 594 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner Loaded Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas. Two Extreme Wellness Flax-Whole Wheat tortillas sharing: 9.8oz shredded grilled boneless/skinless chicken thighs cooked with 78g white onions and 3.5oz sliced mushrooms. Sour cream sauce made with 45g (3 tablespoons) sour cream & 6 tablespoons salsa verde. Some of the sauce (approximately 1/2) mixed with chicken, mushrooms, and onions- then remainder topping both with 14g colby-jack & 16g sliced black olives. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 643 cal.
Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
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