Today started at 2am when the weather radio sounded the alarm. I was just getting some solid sleep and suddenly it was time for weather coverage. This happens. And I must remind myself--it's the season, it's not this way year round (thank goodness). What made this exceptionally challenging was the location broadcast scheduled for 10am. Today required some careful navigation and consideration. I was able to get more sleep this afternoon into the evening, but of course, now, it's made it very difficult to be tired at an appropriate time. The rest of the weekend is affected when things get tilted like this.
Maintaining the boundaries of my food plan is something I take very seriously. When the schedule gets tilted, I find myself leaning on the pillars of my plan--more support communications, and basically, a more mindful approach. When things aren't on a consistent schedule, it's like juggling flaming torches. The goal becomes--don't get burned!!
I didn't get burned today. I had a good food day. I had to hurry this morning in order to make breakfast, but I made it and it was good.
The non-negotiable elements of logging everything and no refined sugar are two things I embrace regardless of circumstance. If I allowed these to be compromised every time the schedule is compromised, I'd quickly be 500 pounds again. The imagery I use is of a boulder in a stream of water. Sometimes the water gently flows around it--sometimes it rushes around it, crashes into it--and turns into ferocious whitewater rapids--but the boulder stands. It's much easier when the water gently flows. When it doesn't, in terms of my daily plan-- it requires me to strengthen certain elements in defense. I reach for support contacts more, I get more spiritual, and I focus on getting what I need--what I really need (like today's afternoon nap).
My brain always says excess food is the answer. That's how I'm wired.
The actions I put first either support the truth: Excess food isn't the answer. Or enable the illusion. Staying connected physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, is key for me.
I visited with mom this evening and enjoyed dinner and conversation with my oldest daughter.
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.
Today's Accountability Tweets:
3 tbs half & half in this first cup. Another 3 tbs in a refill with breakfast. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/uK4NU0qaqE— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 29, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/zajDgDWOx9— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 29, 2017
2 whole eggs, 2 egg whites & 108g avocado. 193g cantaloupe & 128g banana. 526 cal. pic.twitter.com/bVITqm7de1— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 29, 2017
3 tablespoons half & half in this decaffeinated pour-over. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/rs8bLPXWCf— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 29, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/HO5AcZEbfC— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 29, 2017
Big 8oz sirloin burger. I prefer 96% lean for the lower count, but this 90% lean was on sale! pic.twitter.com/QIFRh8shVm— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 29, 2017
8oz 90% lean ground sirloin burger on toasted Ezekiel bun w/30g red onion and plain mustard. 171g fresh strawberries. 625 cal. pic.twitter.com/qNVsenhMdE— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 29, 2017
2 tbs half & half in this cup of coffee. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/YCAfxW26IJ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 30, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/CXWLkmg7FJ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 30, 2017
Approx.6oz salmon, approx.medium baked potato w/2tbs sour cream, salt&pepper. Honey dew, cantaloupe, and red grapes. 559 cal. pic.twitter.com/DeSUA9dOH3— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 30, 2017
1.5 cups water exceeds #watergoal 6.8oz pineapple, 119g fresh strawberries & 129g banana #lastfoodofday 248 cal. pic.twitter.com/zA6hrmXtG7— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 30, 2017
Thank you for reading and your continued support,