Weigh Day was supposed to be last Wednesday. This popped into my head over the weekend--and it was fine--I didn't freak out in the slightest. Now, my weigh-ins are simply check-ups. A month or in this case, a month and almost a half between weigh-ins, isn't a bad thing. Because let me tell you--even though I do fairly well at keeping a level perspective/understanding in regards to the scale, I still have every single urge to allow different, irrational reactions to the number. Isn't that interesting?
The source of my peace and stability isn't found in the number it shows me. My peace and stability comes from maintaining the fundamental elements of my plan each day. If I'm taking the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical care my plan encourages, then the weight truly follows, in line, as it mirrors the strength of my food sobriety. BUT--at the same time, an uptick doesn't mean it isn't working and a drop doesn't mean that, either. Big drops or big gains would be a different story, requiring a very serious evaluation.
This is the exact same weight from June 8th and a two-pound drop from my last weigh-in on August 10th (205.8). I've experienced a tight 3.4-pound fluctuation since March 30th and an 8.6-pound window since December 23rd, 2015.
I had plans to grab some fresh fish from the grocery store for a nice home prepared dinner. But then a good friend of mine called. He was passing through town--and the opportunity to get together for a nice meal and visit was something we both agreed would be wonderful. It was a last minute change of plans. I like being able to shift gears like that and be okay. That feels really good. I still had fresh fish for dinner, from the Ground Round up the street from my apartment!
I didn't require a menu. I knew exactly what I wanted. Baked cod, hold the butter and crumbs--asparagus grilled well with a light brush of butter and an order (approximately 1.5 srv) of sweet potato fries. Perfect. It was absolutely delicious. Even better was the conversation with a good friend. There was a time--a very long time, where the focus was all about the food. My constant pursuit of indulgence and excess kept me in a food fog, unable to fully appreciate the simple joys that come from catching up with an old friend.
Today, I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained abstinent from refined sugar, I stayed in excellent contact with solid support and I exceeded my daily water goal. It was a very good day. I'll start again tomorrow and aim for the same.
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Today's Accountability Live-Tweet Stream:
2 cups water, 20 push-ups & 20 squats before coffee. That's the #morningdeal Done✔️ Coffee pass, earned. ☕️ pic.twitter.com/sCBx0EJJ2P— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 21, 2016
Two tablespoons half & half in this first cup of dark roast. Another cup to-go, in a bit, with three tablespoons half & half. 100 cal. pic.twitter.com/shmBOh3Zau— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 21, 2016
3 tablespoons half & half in this Midmorning dark. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/VRVUZN0fjh— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 21, 2016
Maintenance Weigh-Day update: Same as June 8th weigh-in & 2 pounds down from August 10th's 205.8. I'm pleased. I'm blessed. I'm grateful pic.twitter.com/oHbpZvYd5p— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 21, 2016
Late breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/1rDvfG8DXJ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 21, 2016
3 whole eggs w/2 slices muenster, 7.3oz pear & 1 slice Sugar/Flour Free Ezekiel toast w/.5oz cream cheese & 18g strwbrry all-fruit. 602 cal. pic.twitter.com/cV2A1eCIZU— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 21, 2016
Two tablespoons half & half in this after meal coffee. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/NaxNw5Xstb— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 21, 2016
Lunch in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/Br4MMb9Mtg— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 21, 2016
Haven't played this game in a while...(cue game show music & cheesy announcer) It's time to play, "Want The Coffee? Drink The Water First!" pic.twitter.com/FMZZXHYjPQ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 21, 2016
Done. Please, give me the coffee. Three tablespoons half & half in this afternoon cup of dark. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/maPjkfryc8— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 21, 2016
48g (3 tablespoons) natural peanut butter & 2.25oz banana slices on toasted sesame seeded Ezekiel. 5.4oz apple. 587 cal. pic.twitter.com/ecBQrXurpt— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 21, 2016
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/hYNfc5zivl— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 22, 2016
8oz baked cod, grilled asparagus brushed with butter and approx.1.5 servings deep fried sweet potato fries. 544 cal. pic.twitter.com/tHHt9ydJqH— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 22, 2016
1.5 cups water exceeds #watergoal 5.1oz apple with 3 slices thin swiss & 16g natural peanut butter. #lastfoodofday 286 cal. pic.twitter.com/beYXyXP8dp— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 22, 2016
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