My insistence on doing a round of strength training yesterday set me back today. My left side ribs were healing quickly, without pain, until I did those. I made it through the afternoon, finished my shopping and finally realized I had to take something for pain and get some more rest. I cancelled my planned trip to see family in Stillwater. I'll see some of them tomorrow at Christmas dinner.
Aside from navigating a couple of stores packed with last minute shoppers like me, I spent my entire Christmas Eve alone. It was strange. It was my choice, couldn't help it. Every movement of my chest hurt. I'm glad I finally broke down and took some pain medicine. I took a nap immediately after and woke without pain. It's cardio only for me until this bruised rib or cracked rib--or whatever it is, heals. I suppose I could focus exclusively on lower body movements.
I'll be up early tomorrow morning. I have gifts to wrap before the big family gathering at Irene and Allen's house. I'm also preparing my highly requested family offering--Macaroni and Cheese. Preparing this dish, for me, is like handling plutonium. I'll be chewing sugar free gum in an effort to avoid mindless tasting and licking. It's loaded: Flour, butter, heavy whipping cream, elbow macaroni and four cups of cheese. It's thick, creamy and loaded. I'll likely eat a very small portion during dinner. Everyone else will love it, I guarantee.
I'm not adding calories to my budget tomorrow. My weight maintenance budget of 2300 calories per day is sufficient.
I plan on walking a 5K after dinner. This 5K walk has become a major holiday tradition for me that started with Thanksgiving 2008.
I can't wait to watch my grandson Noah open his gifts tomorrow. He's going to flip!
Christmas Eve has always been a big deal in the Anderson family. Today was very different. I made sure to interact with a couple of support friends. I had numerous phone conversations with family members and I made the time to prepare good food.
Today was different but it wasn't bad. I just couldn't get comfortable with the rib pain persisting. Historically, I'm very much a wimp when it comes to pain, I'll admit it. Ask any of my family members, they'll tell you!
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas filled with incredible blessings.
My Tweets Today:
Dark roast in a Christmas cup with two tablespoons half & half X 3 cups. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/kvcbhxAIJQ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 24, 2015
Big breakfast in MFP... Maybe a little too big, actually. Out of oospray. Used butter instead. And extra mozz. pic.twitter.com/gA9UJEMff8— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 24, 2015
Steak & Mozz w/2 whts-2 whl prprd in 14g butter, 3.6oz sirloin & 2 slices mozz. 6.2oz pear & 4.7oz banana. 712 cal. pic.twitter.com/F5cRVLlF5E— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 24, 2015
Breakfast adjustable: Could've used 3 whts & 1 whl, 1 slice of mozz instead of 2 & 7g butter would have worked. Then we're talking 559cal.— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 24, 2015
Lunch in MFP... pic.twitter.com/pA5Tt2UhXy— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 24, 2015
9.4oz 96% lean hamburger w/grilled red onion & mustard. 295g red potato, fry cut & baked w/2sec-oospray. 563 cal. pic.twitter.com/6zkEm7jjpb— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 24, 2015
Venti dark roast with three tablespoons half & half while I grab a few things. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/tCUdUZkx3o— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 24, 2015
Dinner in MFP... pic.twitter.com/Bzb59GD8LQ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 25, 2015
Chicken tacos w/4oz chicken, sr crm & lettuce, salsa & 28g chips w/2 slices thin sharp cheddar, 1 provolone. 615 cal pic.twitter.com/9htirKOVR0— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 25, 2015
Christmas Eve cup of dark roast with 2 tablespoons half & half X 2 cups. 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/eS46I8dx1y— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 25, 2015
5.5oz Pink Lady Apple w/16g natural peanut butter. 2 cups H20 #wateraccountability #watergoal #lastfoodofday 182 cal pic.twitter.com/nJM7wr1OGu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 25, 2015
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