Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 10th, 2017 Expressway

May 10th, 2017 Expressway

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 good support contacts.

I didn't expect today to turn out like it did. It was long, involved, and just now winding down.

Being prepared to make adjustments when things don't go as planned is something I try to make important. There's a Plan B and Plan C, just in case. 

It was after 5pm on the way home--and I was feeling exhausted. When I'm super tired is when I'm most vulnerable. This is when I must make a point to do certain actions. I knew I needed a grocery store trip before pulling into the parking space at my apartment. Instead of going into the grocery store focused on being tired and irritable, I made a support call. I called someone for a nice support chat while I shopped. Speaking with someone else, sharing the details of the day--and hearing how they're doing with their plan today and encouraging them, is an action. It's giving and receiving support, and it completely, 100% takes me out of a negative self-focus and straight into a very powerful and positive alignment. Both parties benefit when we exchange support. Helping you helps me and you helping me helps you! 

It's action instead of reaction. It's putting something positive between the feelings and food. 

Food can't and even if it could, it doesn't need to fix whatever it is creating my feelings on any particular day because feelings change and pass very quickly. If I can put up a detour on the expressway running between my feelings and food, on my way back I'll usually find the feelings aren't the same as before, or they're gone.

It's a practice. It's never perfect. Another day along this road is in the books.

And speaking of never perfect--time to hit the pillow about two hours past ideal.
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Thank you for reading and your continued support,


  1. That dinner looked sooooo good. And less than 600 calories, that's awesome. Beef, good choice. :)

  2. Thank you Sean, for doing what you do. Reading about how you deal with the mental aspects is always so helpful to me. We seem to be kindred spirits with similar struggles.


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