My acceptance and embrace of these daily practices I call my fundamental elements and this includes my food plan, is equal to how well these elements and the food plan, fit me.
If it doesn't fit well, I'm not squeezing into it with a whole-hearted embrace. I have too many examples/experiences in my past where I was trying to "install" a plan I couldn't stand--and it never worked. I never accepted and embraced these plans because I was constantly trying to get away from their boundaries.
What I do each day and what I eat each day, fits me well. I eat what I like and nothing I don't has been a mantra of mine since day 1.
And I believe it's just as important today as it was back then. Because if I had started eating certain things repulsive to me, simply because they're "good for me," or "good for weight loss," I wouldn't be where I am today. I would have let go of that plan a long time ago--and searched for another. And the pattern would have repeated itself over and over again.
Isn't it interesting? The best plan is the one that's naturally, us?
This topic of acceptance and embrace has been heavy on my mind lately. I'm too tired to go a little deeper. If I didn't have to work in the morning, I'd be brewing a pot of coffee and we'd be exploring this topic on an epic scale!
Another time, perhaps.
Speaking of scales--tomorrow is my monthly weigh-in at the doctor's office. It feels great to know--no matter what the scale says tomorrow, I'm fine.
My continued success isn't measured by the scale, it's measured by the number of days I've remained:
Abstinent from refined sugar, binge free, closely connected with friends in support, maintaining the integrity of my calorie budget, maintaining the non-food fundamental elements of my plan and getting adequate exercise. If I'm doing these things, the weight maintenance will take care of itself.
I'm blessed. I'm grateful.
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained abstinent from refined sugar, I exceeded my daily water goal, I remained connected with good support and I enjoyed a fantastic workout late this afternoon.
It was truly a solid day. I accomplished a bunch at work. I made sure to complete my workout before the Tuesday night group conference call and I bought a few groceries.
I gave this plan that best fits me the importance level it deserves. I pray I keep doing that every day.
Continuous Accountability Live-Tweet Stream:
2 cups water starts the #morningdeal 20 push-ups & 20 squats later, I've earned morning coffee. #worksforme ✔️Done. pic.twitter.com/aRflQynohq— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2016
Two tbsp half&half in this first cup. I'll use three tbsp in my to-go 2nd cup. Good Tuesday morning! 100 cal. pic.twitter.com/UMuBULy8zj— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2016
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/xXiisEwiC9— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2016
3 egg whts-1 whl w/93g avocado, sugar/flour free Ezekiel w/.5oz crm cheese & 18g SF strwbrry. 6.3oz apple. 508 cal. pic.twitter.com/K9Be3YGKrn— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2016
Midmorning cup of dark with two tablespoons half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/VH1532wElZ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2016
Lunch in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/YzYM0rplES— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2016
32g natural peanut butter & banana (4.4oz total-1/2 on sandwich) on sprouted grain Ezekiel & 5.7oz pear. 532 cal. pic.twitter.com/fEkRpsCh0C— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2016
Three tablespoons half & half in this after lunch cup. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/Pu3BdVAFfc— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2016
Max level 20/30min in the books! #sweatydude #naturalhigh #endorphinparty pic.twitter.com/Bgdt40qgVm— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2016
#holdoveruntildinner Three tablespoons half & half in the coffee & refined sugar free Quest protein bar. 250 cal. pic.twitter.com/oNMe4t16wb— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2016
Dinner in MFP... pic.twitter.com/bqn8AQDva9— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 10, 2016
5.4oz sirloin, 325g fresh cut & baked sweet potato fries w/4secOOSpray. 5.2oz pear. 588 cal. pic.twitter.com/nuNnKaukR1— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 10, 2016
1.5 cups water exceeds #watergoal 361g watermelon & 170g red grapes #lastfoodofday 220 cal. pic.twitter.com/P8h107ek0e— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 10, 2016
Thank you for reading and your continued support,