I didn't realize how tired I'd become until today when the schedule eased up. I took advantage and relaxed, mentally and physically.
I'm proud of the importance level I apply to my plan, but also, I think it's important to live life on life's terms. I get fairly rigid sometimes--like yesterday, and it doesn't need to be that way. I could have enjoyed the food at the event and stayed within the boundaries of my plan. Instead, I chose to wait and eat dinner at home last night, at 10pm.
A friend messaged me, "Impressive you worked the Battle of The Burger thing and you stayed on plan!" And I appreciate that very much. Although, it would have been more impressive to have eaten at the event, navigated the choices well and still maintained plan integrity.
I'm not harping on it--okay, maybe a little bit of harping--but this is an important exploration--and I didn't realize how much until I spoke with my support mentor after Friday night's event.
This life outside of the food fog--away from the dependency, is full of so much more.
Each day that I live without using food like a drug is a wonderful blessing.
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support. I'm 1.5 cups short of my water goal tonight.
Oh--one more thing... That alcoholic beverage. I sincerely appreciate the concern a few expressed about this unusual choice. It was unexpected of me. The selling point was "Zero Sugar" on the label--and it's a product designed for people who do low carb or keto type plans. And I thought, what the hay--haven't had one of anything in over three years--sure, I'll try it. I'm simply not a drinker. It doesn't appeal to me in the least. It'll likely be another few years, maybe more, before I have another. And fortunately for me, it doesn't flip my addictive brain in the least. Certain food substances, yes, alcohol, no. I have a few friends who can eat cookies and ice cream and they can stop at a reasonable point--yet, one drink would lead them to chaos...opposite for me. One cookie or ice cream--and I'd be in BIG trouble, quickly.
Today's Accountability Tweets:
2 cups water, 20 push-ups & 20 squats DONE✅✅✅- and coffee pass earned! Good morning! ☕️X pic.twitter.com/2wWQLxYng0— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2017
2 tablespoons half & half in this first cup of dark roast. Another 2 tablespoons half & half in a refill, very soon! 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/f3cGmX3dGe— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2017
Brunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 59g avocado & 7.9oz pear. pic.twitter.com/nRz1wv1smO— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2017
Scrambled Eggs w/2 whl, 2 whts, 2oz mushrooms, 34g orange pepper, 1 slice muenster & 59g avocado. 3.8oz petite sirloin & 7.9oz pear. 659 cal pic.twitter.com/vKVJEgchhU— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2017
Afternoon coffee with three tablespoons half & half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/ACCM05dQse— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown in screen shot: 234g cantaloupe, 97g red grapes & 143g strawberries. pic.twitter.com/IDC466P1lP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2017
Tostadas w/138g FF beans, 1 slice provolone, 86g avocado, 15g sr crm & 30g lettuce. 234g cantaloupe, 97g red grapes & 143g strwbrrs. 657 cal pic.twitter.com/8eacL9iHSi— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 3, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 28g white cheddar. pic.twitter.com/vqU1oyFjkU— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 4, 2017
3 Chicken & Shrimp Tacos w/6oz fajita chicken, 3 tbs sour cream, jalapeños, lettuce, 9 small shrimp and 28g white cheddar. 614 cal. pic.twitter.com/uQsyLpb2y4— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 4, 2017
2.5 cups bottled water #watertracking 6.9oz pear, 73g banana & 150g strawberries #lastfoodofday 231 cal. pic.twitter.com/pOfc6GCnik— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 4, 2017
Thank you for reading and your continued support,