Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with good support.
Today really started last night with weather coverage at the studio. It's part of my job and I'm compensated for that extra work, so I'm not complaining, but it does affect the next day, without doubt. I overslept this morning--never a good thing for any job, and especially in broadcasting!
I left the studio after working a little later this afternoon, headed to the store and then home for a quick, very short nap, before tonight's group calls. I prepared, cooked, and finished dinner just before 9pm, then made a trip to mom's for a fast visit.
And now--thankfully, no chance of severe weather tonight--and I'm ready to hit the pillow. I'm grateful. It was a solid day. Busy day--yes, rushed start--oh my, yes...but a day with several built-in moments of reflection and gratitude. I've noticed I do better work when I'm in this mindset.
Mindful eating is a hot topic these days. Just a few thoughts...
To me, it starts with defining what "mindful eating" means to me. And I think the definition is unique for each of us. Mine means being mindful of my personal triggers, mindful of my portions, and mindful of my planning and preparing- and lastly, mindful while eating, from when and where, to slowing down and actually enjoying it, instead of inhaling it.
If I'm not being mindful with my food, I'm being mindless.
And that takes me to extreme morbid obesity. Been there!
The biggest thing for me was accepting and then embracing what I require for stability with my food plan. I'll never be one who can just casually eat "like a normal person."
"My normal" is what I must do each day to maintain my plan. After decades of using food in unhealthy ways, my brain isn't wired to handle anything less than a structured plan. And if that's true, then it was/is up to me (with help from those who've gone before me) to develop a plan I could/can rally behind- enjoy, and embrace each day- instead of struggling, rejecting, rebelling, and resenting. And those feelings/emotions/things, in my opinion, are normal, common, and part of the natural process. These things simply mean I must continue to develop it until it fits nicely for me and my unique self.
Today's Accountability Tweets:
2 cups water, 20 push-ups & 20 squats, DONE✅✅✅ #morningdeal Fast, simple, routine before coffee. ☕️X pic.twitter.com/mpbJLzY4Kh— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 27, 2017
3 tbs half & half in the first, another 3 tbs half & half in a to-go cup refill very very soon. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/x22AW8GSrb— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 27, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/wZWGTiGx8x— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 27, 2017
Extra cup of coffee with breakfast. 2 tbs half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/yHeABs8TBw— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 27, 2017
Joseph's flax-oat bran-whole wheat pita omelet w/3 whole eggs & 36g avocado. 4.9oz Pink Lady apple & 129g banana. 511 cal. pic.twitter.com/VXF0tFt4Kn— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 27, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 30g sour cream. pic.twitter.com/2eyv4t7ZhN— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 27, 2017
Bean&Cheese Tostadas w/184g fat free beans, 2 tbs salsa, 2 slices provolone, 50g lettuce, 30g sour cream & 51g black olives. 547 cal. pic.twitter.com/YTbwQZJGbd— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 27, 2017
3 tbs half & half in this afternoon cup of coffee. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/EDvptHjzC6— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 27, 2017
Call me crazy, but I love the certainty in weighing/measuring my food at home & work. Certainty & accuracy feels good. Even w/green beans. ✅ pic.twitter.com/3SfqX9fczH— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 28, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal. Not shown in screen shot: 1 tbs half&half, 7g butter, and 121g green beans. pic.twitter.com/eHpegSCfp3— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 28, 2017
7oz 93% lean hmburger w/5oz mshrms, 92g rd onion & 3secOOSpry. 243g red pot.w/1 tbs half&half, 1oz crm cheese&7g butter. 121g grn bns.714cal pic.twitter.com/ocu3cwXJmN— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 28, 2017
2 cups water meets today's #watergoal 4.7oz pink lady apple w/16g almond-cashew butter #lastfoodofday 161 cal. pic.twitter.com/JKO1yDSOZu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 28, 2017
Thank you for reading and your continued support,