I had a really busy day. I challenged myself in the kitchen for breakfast and lunch. It was a nice change of pace. Today was one of the most productive days I've had in a long time. The difference? I made a list, first thing. Then I tackled the list. Sounds simple, I know, but for whatever reason, I tend to keep the list in my head--where it's easily moved around in the name of convenience, or I forget easily or I rationalize a measure of procrastination. ooh, wait--maybe that's why I usually keep it there.
I did things differently today and it showed. It made a monumental difference. Isn't it interesting how we sometimes get so locked into routine that we might not even realize we've closed our minds to new ideas and perspectives?
I bring an open mind and a willingness to embrace new perspectives when it comes to my weight loss and maintenance. If I hadn't, and didn't--I wouldn't be here writing this blog post.
I stocked up my fruit on the way home and walked in the door right around 5pm. I was simply exhausted. I wanted coffee badly, but I promised myself I wouldn't do a late coffee. The toughest time was right after a short nap, before my Tuesday night support group conference call. I'm telling you--this late afternoon/early evening coffee thing is a tough habit to break. I don't intend to give up coffee. But I do intend on limiting it later in the day, when the next morning's alarm is set for 4:30am.
All I drink is water and coffee with half and half. That's it. And I often struggle with water. Forty-nine days out of every fifty or so, I hit my minimum water goal--but I promise you, it's all because of the accountability factor.
I'm not real thrilled with myself about not working out tonight. I made the decision to work on a personal project instead. Dinner was late, after my conference call--and then I started working--and it took me longer than I planned. By the time I wrapped it up, it was too late. I should be in bed right now.
I'm headed there within minutes.
Tomorrow is maintenance weigh-in day! After last time's gain, it'll be interesting to see where the number lands in the morning.
I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget. I remained abstinent from refined sugar. I hit my minimum water goal. I was active in one on one and group support exchanges. And it's been another good day.
Hitting the pillow now!
My Tweets Today:
Good morning! Two tablespoons half & half in my coffee. This & one to go w/three tablespoons half & half. 100 cal. pic.twitter.com/exY5VWPVMi— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2016
Breakfast in MFP... pic.twitter.com/LUCXwLGZX1— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2016
Brkfst tacos w/Small wht corn shells, 3 egg whts-1 whl, 2-provolone-baked, then w/131g avocado. 5.2oz apple. 664 cal pic.twitter.com/1ZtvfwvWQr— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2016
Midmorning cup of dark roast with three tablespoons half & half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/DKIF0dCNP2— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2016
Lunch in MFP... pic.twitter.com/tIHpnbTdFB— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2016
Jalapeño Cheeseburger! 5oz 91% lean beef on Ezekiel w/jalapeños, mstrd & 1-prvln. 4.9oz apple & 5.5oz orng. 606cal pic.twitter.com/O6caXckkTy— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2016
After lunch coffee with two tablespoons half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/lRyyiDvzue— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2016
Several things... pic.twitter.com/IqPZCOcAT8— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2016
Holdover until late dinner. 28g blue corn chips, 93g chunky salsa dressed with 15g sour cream. 200 cal. pic.twitter.com/7f5wQbJyrv— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 2, 2016
Dinner in MFP... pic.twitter.com/7k3UL31Vtb— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 2, 2016
6.2oz grilled sirloin tip steak, 214g swt.potatoes w/red onion & button mushrooms pan prepared w/3secOOSpray. 542cal pic.twitter.com/SelkcJUSad— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 2, 2016
Thank you for reading and your continued support,