It's been busy few days. I've spent some valuable time with my grandson. I've had a chance to catch up with both of my daughters, I went out on a date with Kristin to see the new Ghostbusters (it was fabulous!!) and I spent some quality time over dinner and conversation with mom this evening.
Noah loves to fly and turning grandpa into a ridable horse is always fun, too!
It all looks fantastic, doesn't it? If you follow the accountability Twitter feed at the bottom of each blog, it certainly might give the impression all is well.
But it's not. All is not well. And I know it. And close friends in support, know it.
I haven't been taking extraordinary care of me. Sure, I'm maintaining the integrity of my calorie budget--yes, I'm remaining abstinent from refined sugar--but still...
I feel myself slipping.
When I started suddenly not being able to make the time to workout, that was the first clue. When I constantly make my sleep schedule unimportant--and I try my darndest to burn the candle at both ends--never really accomplishing what I'd hoped, because I'm always too tired---Yep, another clue...Then, then...the high rate of Tweets Only postings of late, yep, not making the time to write this blog--the blog that has given me so much over the years---Yes, it's another big clue that I'm off center. Yep...I'm on tilt. And I know it.
And IF I don't make some corrections, I WILL RELAPSE.
Awareness is critically important. I am not over-confident. I'm not invincible. I'm at risk of relapse/regain, period. And that's serious business to me.
I'm past my bedtime right now. I better drop.
Rest assured, I'm heeding warning signs--and I'm taking this instability very seriously. No, it hasn't affected my food yet--but that's coming next. It's dramatically affected my exercise, my sleep and my writing schedule.
The unraveling always happens first in the least secure areas. But the most secure areas--the ones where I've built the tightest security and accountability around--those too can fall, just the same as the other elements.
Today, I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained abstinent from refined sugar, I experienced some fantastic support exchanges and I met my daily water goal.
I will continue to explore ways to strengthen my plan, instead of doing things that leave it weakened and exceptionally vulnerable.
Continuous Live-Tweet Stream:
#morningdeal Done. 2 cups water-20 push-ups-20 squats. Feeling it a little more after late elliptical last night. pic.twitter.com/XopAjOdM40— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2016
Three tablespoons half & half in my morning cup. This and another. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/bHSIxOOLhO— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2016
Details of brunch... pic.twitter.com/uaYmbg8bf0— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2016
Brunch in MFP. Not shown: 3.2oz apple slices. pic.twitter.com/dhfDZKp4E2— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2016
2 egg whts-2 whl, 2oz mshrms, 50g avocado & 28g mozz, 203g red pot.slices baked w/4secOOSpray & 3.2oz apple. 556 cal pic.twitter.com/RvJWeHFdvP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2016
3 cup bottle of water, 42g smoked almonds & 1oz string cheese. #watertracking 330 cal. pic.twitter.com/dcTsXuAtGA— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2016
Three tablespoons half & half in this afternoon driving cup of coffee. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/dphg4vwRY6— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2016
Appetizer: 18 chips, counted & separated from bowl! Fresh chunky salsa & two tablespoons guacamole. 296 cal. pic.twitter.com/QuUoEq0eIP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2016
Dinner in MFP... pic.twitter.com/Qpa8KcEeCK— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 18, 2016
Amnts approximate: Chicken Sour Cream Tacos w/8oz chckn, 3 tbsp sr crm, lettuce & 28g cheddar-jack cheese. 627 cal. pic.twitter.com/mm2RrJCZmP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 18, 2016
Dinner and conversation with my dear mom. ❤️ We always have the best time together! pic.twitter.com/1l795Qdt7v— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 18, 2016
Not the best idea in one way, but a great idea in the "stay alert while driving home," way. 2 tbsp half&half. 40 cal pic.twitter.com/qkLmiyGZXr— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 18, 2016
Joseph's Flax Seed/Oat Bran/Whole Wheat Pita w/32g natural peanut butter. #lastfoodofday 270 cal. pic.twitter.com/1v53AS61VX— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 18, 2016
Thank you for reading and your continued support,