I'm so glad it's Friday night. I've rested and rested some more. In fact, I woke, just to grab an orange for my #lastfoodofday and post this blog. I've heard, "just stay in bed and post the blog late, tomorrow morning." I get it, sure--but I can't break my daily discipline. Call it anything you like--to me, it's a critically important part of my continued recovery. It gives me an opportunity to reflect on each day--acting as a bookend and among many other things, it brings me immense peace and joy.
I enjoy writing. I enjoy dissecting elements of this entire experience--laying it out and examining what worked, what's working, what didn't and what doesn't. I can think about these things all day long--but when I transfer those thoughts to this archived record, it somehow makes it stick, for me.
I'm not afraid to keep it short. If you've ever invested fifteen minutes reading one of these super long epic--million word (Tony Posnanski's recent word count estimate--I think his estimate was a touch high) blog posts of mine, then you likely spit your coffee in a fit of laughter just now. Sorry about that. Where was I? Oh yeah--I'm not afraid to keep it short, that's why I do an occasional "tweets only" post.
I've resisted adding Instant Gram activity to my active social media profile. Between this blog, Facebook, MyFitnessPal and Twitter, I'm very active. But--I keep getting notifications of people following my nearly empty Instantaneous Gram account and with each one, I'm thinking--my goodness, maybe I should figure out a way to use that thingy. It's on my phone--it's right there at my fingertips...but how do I use it?
Okay--stop the presses--I've just been notified that it's called Instagram. Now I feel old.
Anyway--like I was saying, the challenge is how to use this Instagram account in a way that's different from this blog and different from Facebook and my Twitter. I think I have an idea. I'll be trying it out more often over the weekend and we'll see how it goes. I may link each Instagram post to my Twitter feed--not sure, but the option is there, just in case. It might be silly. It might be informative. And occasionally/rarely, it might be serious. It might be loads of fun. Oh--it will absolutely be fun, or I won't do it!
So, follow along if you do the Instagram thingy! My name there--same as MyFitnessPal and Twitter:
And if you don't do Instagram--again, you'll likely see the activity in the daily Live-Tweet stream featured right here, every day, without fail.
Today, I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget (including an unusual lunch--a snack that resembled a lunch more than a snack--and a dinner that qualifies as a big favorite of mine), I remained abstinent from refined sugar and I just barely made my water goal for the day--and that's okay, I made it--it counts. And I slept a bunch more. And I'm off to do some more of that, right now.
Today's Live-Tweet Stream:
Two cups water and the "rushed" minimum twenty push-ups✔️ Coffee...Then a mad dash... pic.twitter.com/yJnRFh0eVd— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 20, 2016
Two tablespoons half & half in this first cup, and same in next two cups over the course of the morning. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/JCqT0uWbea— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 20, 2016
Breakfast in MFP... pic.twitter.com/sta20GSBhp— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 20, 2016
Tstd Egg & Cheese Brkfst Sandwich w/2 whts-1 whl & 2 slices provolone on Ezekiel. 9.5oz orange & 5.6oz apple. 588cal pic.twitter.com/HjLXhw0Poz— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 20, 2016
Midmorning cup of dark roast with two tablespoons half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/h64gNMw5XA— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 20, 2016
Lunch in MFP... pic.twitter.com/UhcBjWggtz— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 20, 2016
Coffee with lunch. 2 tablespoons half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/jGVtrsyODw— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 20, 2016
5.1oz banana w/32g nat.peanut butter & 18g SF strawberry all-fruit. 137g Cara Cara orange & 68g strawberries. 420cal pic.twitter.com/bEz4O3Jg7H— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 20, 2016
Fork required. Actually, that's not true. A fork or lots of napkins, one or the other. I'm going with a fork. pic.twitter.com/pL8kv8jYd4— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 20, 2016
Some peanut butter landed on my orange. My 1st thought-I'm about to discover an amazing flavor combination just like Dr. Reese. I was wrong.— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 20, 2016
Turkey Melt Tacos w/4oz 93/7 lean grnd turkey, 1.5 slices muenster and 15g sr crm on sml wht corn shells. 389 cal. pic.twitter.com/oxtdJPnSH4— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 20, 2016
Friday night, after nap-night owl-nowhere to be early-oh yeah, I'll be up late, dark rst w/3 tblsp half&half. 60 cal pic.twitter.com/8mZO0AqVda— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 21, 2016
Dinner in MFP... pic.twitter.com/tA7ObUeJQI— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 21, 2016
Surf&Turf. 5.9oz cod, 3.6oz sirloin, 190g red pot.-mashed w/1 tbsp half&half & 15g sr crm, grlld asparagus. 558 cal. pic.twitter.com/pR47Ko7um4— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 21, 2016
2 cups water equals #watergoal 154g Cara Cara orange. #lastfoodofday 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/xnCswk7gSy— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 21, 2016
Thank you for reading and your continued support,