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 also stayed well connected with exceptional support.
It's been a really exceptional week. Mom and I enjoyed our first sit down 30-minute lunch together on Wednesday afternoon. It was very well done. We were socially distanced well (see Facebook Photo below) and simply enjoyed the relaxed visit. Our next one is already scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. We're grateful!
I've been off from the radio station for the last four days. I headed up to Omaha, Nebraska for a big grand opening event for a new IQ Car Wash location. I'm the voice of IQ and the franchisee wanted me there to assist with the broadcast on an Omaha radio station. It was a fun getaway and a huge success!
Everyone did fairly well with distancing and we all had masks for when in close contact with anyone. The challenging part was during the broadcast breaks without masks. A lot of hand sanitizer was used! A car wash is a good place for social distancing as far as the customers were concerned--they stayed in their own cars the whole time! Gina, pictured above, is the morning personality from Omaha's Kat Country 103.7. We worked well together!
In the spirit of "the content isn't as important as the consistency of the action," I produced and released a podcast episode from my hotel room on Saturday morning. I'm all the time pushing "consistency beats intensity," so it was an example of me walking the talk. You can find episode 22 "Road Trip Ramblings" on Transformation Planet wherever you get your favorite podcasts, like Apple podcasts and Spotify. Here's the episode on a PodBean player:
I needed the time away. It was for work, yes, but it's work I love doing and feel like I can do well, so it doesn't necessarily feel like work at all.
Mom was constantly worried about me being away from home. I contemplated not telling her about my trip in order to avoid her worry--but I worried she might find out in some other way. She was very happy to see me at the chapel window tonight. We had a good visit!
We had some catching up to do! It was a good visit tonight.
After my visit with mom this evening, I was off to have dinner with Noah. That wasn't the original plan. The original plan was dinner with Courtney and Noah, but Courtney needed to reschedule--so we canceled the plan tonight. Noah was very disappointed--and suggested he and I enjoy dinner together, instead. That kid is the cutest--and he has me tightly wrapped around his cute little finger! Without hesitation, I was on my way.
We masked up until we arrived at our table, outside, at least twelve to fifteen feet away from other people. It was perfect. He told me I was born back in the "olden days." Yep. I imagine the 70's does sound like the "olden days" to him. (see the tweet below) It's the equivalent of me, when I was his age, speaking of someone born in the 30's, so yeah--I guess it makes sense.
It's way too late for me to still be up. I suppose I'm getting as much out of my time off from my day job as I can.
Dinner out with my grandson, Noah! He just said, “...yeah, he was probably born way back in the 80’s (talking about the creator of the CupHead video game and cartoon), you know, PoPo, you were born in the olden days.” It’s official: I’m old. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/gQT0f1azxE— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 27, 2020
It did not take long to find excellent dining options in Omaha. #roadtrip #foodplan Right next door to one another! #firstwatch #chipotle pic.twitter.com/7sTwkHOsNY— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 24, 2020
As much as I enjoyed dining out on my short trip- making it work for my food plan, I sure do love being back in my kitchen! #sundaybrunch pic.twitter.com/M8uBs0msHZ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 26, 2020
#whatsfordinner Oven “Fried” boneless/skinless chicken thighs. 8.2oz boneless/skinless chicken thighs, rinsed- then coated with 11g dehydrated potato flakes seasoned with salt and pepper- then using approximately 4 seconds olive oil cooking spray. 148g baby red potato, mashed with 1 tablespoon half & half- then topped with 3g (1/4 tbs) butter. 124g green beans. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 498 cal.
#whatsfordinner 8.1oz petite sirloin kabob, 178g fresh cut and air fried sweet potato fries prepared with approximately 3 seconds olive oil spray. 39g plain mustard for dipping. Grilled veggie kabob with 60g red onion, 61g zucchini, and 49g red bell pepper. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 626 cal.
#whatsfordinner 10.8oz boneless/skinless chicken thighs, rinsed and coated in 15g dehydrated potato flakes- sprayed with approximately 3 seconds olive oil spray- and oven fried. These were cooked the other night... made extra just for tonight’s meal. 183g baby red potatoes, boiled and mashed with 1 tablespoon half & half, salt & pepper, and topped with 3g (1/4 tablespoon) butter. 113g green beans. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 613 cal.
#whatsforbreakfast Two whole eggs, over medium, atop 198g Simply Potatoes brand fresh diced potatoes, air fried without oil, sprouted grain Ezekiel toast topped with 78g avocado, mashed and seasoned with salt & pepper. 3.6oz honeycrisp apple slices. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 570 cal.
Earlier: #whatsfordinner 10oz New York Strip was simply too many calories- cut it in half- 5oz New York strip and a “medium” baked potato with 3 tablespoons sour cream. Veggies options available didn’t work for me! This was good. Some apples soon. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure #roadtrip #restaurantnavigating 626 cal.
#whatsforbreakfast 3 whole egg omelet prepared with approximately 1 tablespoon butter- with approximately 3oz baby portobello mushrooms, approximately 28g cheddar, and approximately 30g white onions. Small fruit cup on the side with: Approximately: 20g strawberries, 2oz pineapple, 15g honeydew melon (literally one chunk! Lol), and 15g blueberries. #dailypractice #foodplan #roadtrip Approximately 504 cal.
#whatsforlunch #chipotle A favorite go to for me! 1 crispy corn shell chicken taco with 2oz chicken, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1.25oz fajita veggies, 1.75oz chunky tomato salsa. 4oz guacamole cup and 1oz Kids Chips. Perfect. Yum. (amounts for chicken taco ingredients are approximate) #dailypractice #foodplan #roadtrip 605 cal.
#whatsfordinner Chipotle twice in one day? Yep. A different selection- perfect for my food plan. 4oz chipotle lime brown rice, 4oz steak, 2.5oz grilled peppers and onions, 3.5oz chunky tomato salsa, two tablespoons sour cream, 14g shredded white cheddar, and 2oz guac on top. Added my apples back in the room- 4oz honeycrisp apple slices. (Chipotle amounts approximate-according to their menu listings) #dailypractice #foodplan 639 cal.
#whatsforbrunch 3 whole egg omelet prepared with 1 tablespoon butter- and loaded up with 3oz sliced baby portobello mushrooms, 30g white onions, 40g zucchini, and 28g shredded cheddar. A bowl of fruit: 60g honeydew melon, 3oz pineapple chunks, 50g red seedless grapes, 20g sliced strawberries, and 15g blueberries. All amounts for this #roadtrip meal are best guesstimates. #dailypractice #foodplan 574 cal.
#whatsfordinner Yes, again. It fits. 4oz cilantro lime brown rice, 4oz chicken, double scoop-5oz peppers and onions, 2 tablespoons sour cream, and 3.5oz chunky tomato salsa. Topped with 2oz guacamole- no cheese this time. Amounts shown best guesstimates. #dailypractice #foodplan Approximately 575 cal.
#whatsforbrunch Good to be back home! 113g Simply Potatoes fresh diced potato, air fried without oil- topped with 3oz mushrooms & 42g red onions pan prepared with approximately 3 seconds olive oil cooking spray & two whole eggs, one over-medium and one over-easy. Sprouted grain Ezekiel toast topped with 49g avocado, mashed and seasoned simply with salt & pepper. 302g watermelon. #weighandmeasure #foodplan #dailypractice 545 cal.
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