Welcome to Sunday Morning Selfie! My name is Joe Bryant. I am a Seattle area Broadcast Media teacher and radio personality and am using this website to hold myself accountable to better health simply by posting a selfie and my current weight here every Sunday.
This site is a self-help tool for me but I also hope some of the conversations we start here can be useful to anyone who seeks a healthier lifestyle.
I apologize for the lack of polish on the site and also for the “just rolled out of bed” photos. Perhaps I should have coffee and shave prior to my weekly documentation. I hope to put some time into developing the web platform but time is my biggest challenge at the moment and is also the topic of this weeks blog.
For those who are here just to make sure I am on track my current weight is …. drumroll .. 246 lbs. That is another five-pound weight loss and a total of 10 pounds down in two weeks!
The accountability to the Selfie AND the tools that I am receiving at 30/10 Weight Loss For Life in Renton are helping me stay on track and make good choices. 30/10 is a great program if you are on a crazy schedule as it takes the guess-work out of your eating.
30/10 also gives me double accountability as I now weigh TWICE a week. Once on Sunday mornings then my official midweek weigh in where my muscle mass, body fat etc. are also documented. If you would like to find out more about 30/10 I love answering questions and so does 30/10 co-founder Dr. Linda DeGroot.
As I mentioned I want to talk time but first a quick recap on the promises I made to myself last week. My Treadmill remains untouched. 🙂 BUT I am thinking 12-14 hour days and walking all over school is compensating for that. I realize that is me “justifying” and that it’s a ding on my “follow thru cred” but that’s just the way it is.
My eating plan for the Seahawks was more solid than the teams game plan and, while I am certain that I should have consumed less, an abundance of shrimp, roast pork and cut veggies with dip is WAY better than past playoff game choices I have made. I did have a couple of light beers as well and have to say the “Kirkland Light” is a good value brew! Once again this is a totally forbidden item and part of my “getting it out of the house by consuming it” justification. But I have made way worse Seahawks Playoff game decisions on both the food and brew point.
Now to time….. my schedule right now is absolute insanity! Building a radio empire with a staff of 15-17 year old’s is an all-consuming thing that often finds me starting the day with a 7:00 am meeting and broadcasting High School Basketball until 10:00 pm. We are hard at work building a NEW radio station that launches on 1/31. More to come on that soon. 🙂
So my question moving forward is, how do we prepare when we know we are going into a firestorm of activity that will leave little time for meal preparation? 30/10 is a big help but there is still a need to have your lean meat and lots of fresh veggies every day. Does anyone have any tips on systems to go into a week ready for health? Do you make out a menu or pre-cook food? Any tips are appreciated.
And for time management in general I would LOVE to hear how busy people prioritize and efficiently accomplish your day-to-day tasks. This blog is already getting a bit long so I will spare you too many details but I have gone from having one teen with a busy schedule to having 40 of them.
By the way my one “official” teen and the love of my life, my daughter Emily can currently be seen in Guys and Dolls at Newport High School. I sold candy of Friday night and did not eat a single M and M! ( glad I listened to the 30/10 tape on will power). The show runs thru next weekend and is lots of fun.
In addition to Emily’s play I had a Rotary Student of the Month Luncheon for two of my Seniors on Tuesday ( lots of salad, broccoli and roast beef. NO desert ), and a recent announcement of my students winning national Golden Microphone awards has added planning a field trip to New York to my very busy life.
Obviously I am not complaining as my whole purpose is to help my daughter and students be successful and these are the time commitments I LOVE.
However, with Semesters end, a NEW radio station to be built, a Senior in High School and a multitude of other committees, classes etc. how do I fit it all in AND stay focused on proper diet and exercise?
My promise to myself this week is to journal my intake. 30/10 provides you with a food diary but I need to get a system working where I take time to fill it out. I am sticking to the plan but need to document my intake to get feedback on my visits. How do YOU track diet and exercise?
I would love to hear your thoughts, If you are still reading I apologize for the length and, what might be considered “lack of useful content” by some . I started SMS to be a bit of a personal reflection and am mostly writing for me but I also don’t want it to be boring to read!
Happy Post Seahawks Season Sunday – Joe 🙂