We need to talk. I cannot keep up this schedule. I can't. If I describe it beat by beat, it runs the risk of sounding like I'm proud of it--and I'm not. Running on empty isn't impressive. Where my recovery is concerned, it's reckless. I made a point to stay extra aware today--but my goodness, too many of these in a row and I'll be in trouble quickly.
There's more to write about this--there's more to sort out, more to change... but as of this writing, for the second night in a row, I'm handling on-air weather coverage. And this right here--very important for me to mention, I'm not complaining about my job. I love my job. I love what I do. I'm a very lucky man to get to do what I get to do for a living. And seriously, weather coverage two nights in a row is rare. This just happened to hit at the same time I'm running on too little sleep, because of it.
I rented a car today in order to transport mom to her doctor's appointment in Oklahoma City. Yes, my car is still out of commission. It was in the shop for nearly three weeks before the shop decided they hadn't a clue what was wrong with it--because they couldn't get it to do what it does after running awhile--and the computer diagnostic stuff apparently isn't able to communicate with mine. I've got to suck it up and get a different car. Anyway-- about this rental...it's a tiny little Toyota Yaris. Good thing I'm at a healthy weight--because seriously, at 500 pounds I couldn't have fit in this thing.
Okay--I've got to get my head back into these storms and my on-air stuff. Mother Nature, geez--have some mercy!
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget. I remained abstinent from refined sugar. I stayed connected with the contacts I lean on for support. I was available to and offered support to others. I exceeded my water goal. I took three cat naps-- a 15 minute and a couple of tens--and I hit some strategically positioned cups of coffee--one before driving to mom's, one right before mom and I left Oklahoma City and another leaving Stillwater late tonight as I headed home.
I'm telling you--protecting the stability of my recovery plan is extremely important. And that's what it is-- a recovery plan. It isn't a maintenance mode "diet." I can't forget that. I can't get reckless, or I'll wreck. And I don't want that to happen again.
Today's Accountability Live-Tweet Stream:
#morningdeal done✔️ 2 cups water, 20 push-ups & 20 squats before coffee-that's the deal. Fast, simple-and the aroma of the brew encourages! pic.twitter.com/7RpuNKxBxP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2016
3 tablespoons half & half in this first cup of dark roast. Another three tablespoons half&half in the to-go refill. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/WoR3XOVLcY— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2016
Two tablespoons half & half in this dark roast with breakfast. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/zfzkzVHVNf— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2016
Big breakfast in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 6.8oz apple pic.twitter.com/HSlzw8Phyp— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2016
2 whl eggs-1 wht omelet w/1 slice provolone&1 slice mozzarella. Ezekiel toast- 1 w/66g avocado & 1 w/.75oz cream cheese. 6.8oz apple. 680cal pic.twitter.com/IoUkgE3GA7— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2016
3 tablespoons half & half in this midday coffee for the road and a refined sugar-free Quest Protein Bar. 250 cal. pic.twitter.com/T4HPsxbEZf— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2016
3 cup bottle of water #watertracking #wateraccountability approx. 6oz banana & 42g smoked almonds. 346 cal. pic.twitter.com/3vhDDCwgvd— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2016
A small Americana or is it Americano? Anyway- it's espresso and hot water- And 2%milk. Probably not 24 cal worth- but I counted as 24 cal. pic.twitter.com/o3EJsxbIly— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2016
Appetizer: 1.5 srv 2% milk fat cottage cheese and 4 saltine crackers. 183 cal. pic.twitter.com/INZ431kTS2— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 6, 2016
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/218CYRiR4J— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 6, 2016
Dinner w/mom at her favorite place. I don't get to pick every time! Approx.8oz sirloin, approx.8oz pineapple&approx.250g cantaloupe. 477 cal pic.twitter.com/2JNtavwU4i— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 6, 2016
Drive home coffee with 2 tbs half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/qEc2AcwHDm— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 6, 2016
Thank you for reading and your continued support,