Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.
Making the time to be mindful and aware requires a large measure of humility. Remaining mindful and aware each day must start with the acknowledgment that I don't automatically "got it." Getting another good day in the books requires me to slow down just enough, allowing a mindful awareness of my vulnerabilities to precede intentional actions designed to help keep me well.
I'm changing up lunch options in my daily practice. I think it's time for a change of pace. I'm not saying I'll never eat another tostada for lunch again, I'm just saying it's time for a change. The strategy is to prepare extra at dinner the night before and use it for lunch the next day.
I had a good therapy session today. I'm grateful for an insurance plan that makes that possible for me. Pursuing a deeper understanding of the how, what, and why of things is something I crave.
I enjoyed my second 5K walk of the week this evening. It was a good thing. I started a new thing too, I call it the "Live Walk & Talk" via Periscope live audio streamed to my Twitter page. It's only during the first quarter of the 5K, a very informal top-of-mind rambling of sorts. It was fun and super easy.
I took my time preparing dinner tonight. I found an amazing "reduced for quick sale" deal on some top sirloin, so kabob it was!
One of the many symptoms of the food behaviors that kept me near, at, or above 500 pounds for almost twenty years was a super-impatience. I not only wanted the food now, without delay, but I'd also eat really fast--at the worst, almost inhaling the food. I'm grateful for never choking to death. This rushed routine clearly demonstrated how I was almost always eating in service of my addiction--stuffing down the emotions as quickly as possible, voiding any possible joy or healthy purpose in the process. When I make the time to plan, prepare, weigh, measure, log the ingredients in MFP, cook, and finally eat a meal, I'm as connected as I can be with my food plan and the purpose/intent of the meal.
I love it when a meal accidentally hits a nice whole number. 500 calorie lunch. See, I don't only eat tostadas for lunch! #dailypractice #foodplan pic.twitter.com/kTf6Zdg05h— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 23, 2019
I'm going to rationalize the hell out of this after-dinner cup of coffee. It won't affect my sleep later... Hmmm...what other lies can I tell myself? uh... it'll relax me and I'll actually sleep better...dark roast has less caffeine! Last one is true! #wantwhatwewant #coffeelover pic.twitter.com/d5QP68SUvE— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 24, 2019
View this post on Instagram#dailypractice #foodplan Different lunch choices today. If someone says, "Sean eats bean and cheese tostadas for lunch every day," it's not true!! This is photographic evidence! 7.3oz baked salmon, 155g green beans topped with 1 slice melted muenster, and 130g red seedless grapes. Exactly 500 calories. #whatilike #enjoythefoodplan
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