When you're sick, you're sick. But when the day's responsibilities are big enough, it challenges to assess the situation, try to pull it together and make it through. I wasn't running a fever this morning-that would have been a deal breaker, but I was still not well. The schedule was a big one and although backup was ready, if I could make it through, then I needed to at least give it a go. I ended up making it through except the last two hours when a colleague was kind enough to step in and relieve me.
I came home, enjoyed a lunch I ordered and picked up on the way home and got some more rest. It was needed. I felt remarkably better this evening. Although, I didn't push it. I canceled my planned visit with mom and workout plans, opting to stay put. It was a good move.
My food schedule was a tad tilted today--and I didn't feel much like eating my breakfast and lunch, but I did--and kept it down...and by the time dinner rolled around, I was feeling energetic. I Tweeted a little more detail of the dinner prep, and that was fun.
I also enjoyed a couple of support exchanges this evening and had a nice call with my closest mentor and advisor. One of the things we discussed as far as my food is concerned was my removal of natural peanut butter from my food list. I may be reintroducing some kind of natural refined sugar-free nut butter soon in order to have something calorie dense to help on days when the budget is running low. I did keep my calories up much better than yesterday. Yesterday's more than 1,000 calories short was a little much. But I was sick. Still, I'll admit, there's been a trend toward running under budget...100, 200, even 400 under. I'm looking at that closely and developing ideas to restore a consistent balance.
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with great support.
Today's Accountability Tweets:
Taking it very easy this morning. Still not well. Modified #morningdeal Just the water. 2 cups. pic.twitter.com/XOEAxcx4p5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 21, 2017
Earlier: 2 tbs half&half in the first cup, 3 tbs in the second. 100 cal. pic.twitter.com/r1qfBennYl— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 21, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/B6sBrNtC1N— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 21, 2017
Ezekiel toasts. 1 w/2 egg whites and 1 whole egg, 1 w/89g avocado. 4.7oz Pink Lady apple. 472 cal. pic.twitter.com/HyrkzzBzYD— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 21, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/aziGPrQr17— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 21, 2017
Approx.10oz baked cod, approx.1.5 srv fried sweet potato fries & grilled asparagus. 593 cal. pic.twitter.com/GjVs77uEHO— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 21, 2017
Meet my new mug. "Pause" is an important word to me. It creates enough space to act, instead of react. 2 tbs half&half in this coffee. 40cal pic.twitter.com/y9P7yew2nD— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 21, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/3R0D000mR1— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 22, 2017
Dinner prep in a 7 second slide show... pic.twitter.com/OH7lSTiRbb— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 22, 2017
7.45oz petite sirloin kabob grilled w/101g red bell pepper, 71g red onion & 87g orange bell pepper. 234g sweet potato w/5secOOSpray. 669 cal pic.twitter.com/3HtJY8tkqz— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 22, 2017
2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 5oz Pink Lady apple, refined sugar-free Quest protein bar & 159g fresh strawberries. #lastfoodofday 371 cal. pic.twitter.com/S5KuuL1Jrm— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 22, 2017
Thank you for reading and your continued support,