Today was a long day. I need to get a little more creative in my description. Every day seems to be a long day, these days. However, I handled it quite well, if I do say so myself! I'm off work tomorrow, so I'll definitely get enough rest before taking mom to her eye specialist appointment 95 miles away.
The afternoon was punctuated and elongated for me when a line of severe storms quickly moved through our area. The on-air weather coverage kept me at work about an hour longer than I'd hoped. Fortunately, it was a fast moving, thinly built line with little to nothing behind. I was able to get home just in time for my Tuesday night support group conference call.
I really enjoy getting in the kitchen and creating something new to me. The time I invest with envisioning the creation, preparing the ingredients, weighing, measuring, and logging it into MyFitnessPal, becomes a fun way for me to embrace and honor my plan. Tonight's dinner was exceptional. If you're interested, you can check out the dinner tweets below.
I had a very short visit with mom tonight. She got her hair done ahead of tomorrow's visit with Dr. Leonard. It's been some time since we did the mother/son selfie thing. With mom feeling exceptionally well, it was the perfect opportunity.
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 excellent support.
I sacrificed a workout this evening--a planned and on my list of goals, workout, when the day became as big as it did. See--it was all Tuesday's fault.
But we know that's bunk.
I'm tempted to write something familiar, like-- I'm opting for more sleep tonight...because who could argue with more sleep? But if I'm being 100% honest with myself, it's not the sleep schedule getting in the way of a consistent workout schedule--and it's not the work schedule.
If I don't have a committed willingness, my perspective will always focus on finding outs--and my brain will agree with the perspective in an effort to relieve responsibility--placing it anywhere but smack dab in the middle of me. The brain is simply trying to make me feel better about myself. Awe--thanks, brain!
If I have a committed willingness, my perspective will focus on finding solutions. Because I truly believe solutions exists. We all have the same amount of time. It's not like I'm getting short-changed in the time department. Here's the thing-- I feel better when I'm seeking solutions instead of outs. The outs come free and easy. The solutions take work.
With that written...I'm hitting the pillow.
Today's Accountability Tweets:
2 cups water, 20 push-ups & 20 squats equals #morningdeal Did 30&30 last night- and felt it this morning. ✅Done ☕️X pic.twitter.com/GTMITyj6nO— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 4, 2017
2 tablespoons half & half in this first cup of dark. 3 tablespoons in the to-go cup refill. 100 cal. pic.twitter.com/5tLDm8IJQJ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 4, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/gJmyIFSazZ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 4, 2017
3 whole eggs & 2 slices provolone on Joseph's flax-oat bran-whole wheat pita. 157g gala apple & 146g Cara Cara orange. 547 cal. pic.twitter.com/xPFO04wPw6— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 4, 2017
2 tablespoons half & half in this midday cup of dark. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/rMKrk3HlGe— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 4, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/AoMaGB1V8Z— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 4, 2017
5oz 90% lean ground beef, 2 slices muenster cheese & plain mustard on toasted Ezekiel. 14g blue corn tortilla chips. 596 cal. pic.twitter.com/4Y3hTplC12— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 4, 2017
2 tablespoons half & half in this cup of dark roast. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/SaNcuTjwXF— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 4, 2017
129g banana 115 cal. pic.twitter.com/l3Mlm5Hfd3— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 4, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/VaqJyFEznM— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 5, 2017
8.9oz chicken breast, 1 egg white & 46g corn meal baked w/6secOOSpray. Topped w/124g rsf marinara & 1 slice mozz. 83g mxd veggies. 652 cal. pic.twitter.com/TiPI2KLxCc— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 5, 2017
Kitchen experiment turned out very well! And it's calorie budget adjustable! pic.twitter.com/dRy9iexYHl— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 5, 2017
2 cups water exceeds #watergoal CinnamonRaisin ff/rsf Ezekiel w-1/2oz crm cheese, 48g banana & a sprinkle of cinnamon. #lastfoodofday 193cal pic.twitter.com/AzRurP44fA— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) April 5, 2017
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