I titled last night's blog post "Ransom" before I discovered thousands around the globe were calling it the same thing. Discovering the scope of how many people have been affected by this sudden change has helped me get outside of myself--and it's there where I find perspective and gratitude. I'm in a completely better place today. Does it bother me? Yes. But it will not move me any further. I'm resigned to wait a week or so and see how this shakes out. It's been a disastrous move for Photobucket. In the meantime, I've successfully downloaded and secured my entire Photobucket library. The action of downloading the library doesn't return them to their original position in the archives, but at least I have possession.
It was all in the approach, really. Like I mentioned last night, I've financially supported Photobucket in the past through a premium membership at one time and by purchasing canvas prints of photos. I would have gladly gone premium again and continued in a reasonable way. If Photobucket would have given their account holders a 30-day notice that a reasonable fee would be required to continue 3rd party hosting capabilities--they would be flush with cash right now. Instead, they made an announcement days ago with a vague reference to policy changes. The next thing that happened was millions of people noticed their content compromised with the 'pay up and you'll get 'em back' type message. And it came as a double whammy surprise--first, the surprise of content missing--then the $399.00 price tag for the 12-month fix. Now, instead of being flush with cash, some analysts predict they're on the verge of collapse. Anyway-enough of that mess.
I felt some peace about it all today--and that brought strength and clarity to my day.
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with fantastic support.
A friend gave me a gift of steak! (you know who you are--thank you!!!!) I enjoyed a 6oz filet mignon for dinner. I normally do sirloin, top sirloin, or petite sirloin cuts because the calorie value is amazing on those. The calorie count on the filet was higher--but wow, totally worth it!! I grilled it to my liking--medium--and it was probably one of the best steaks I've ever eaten. I'm not sure I'd ever spring for that cut myself--so, I'm super grateful for the gift. It was a very nice meal!
DDWL FlashBack: July 11th, 2016
|Meeting Broadway Bill and Touring legendary WCBS-FM|
2 cups water, 20 push-ups & 20 squats equals #morningdeal done✅✅✅ Coffee X. pic.twitter.com/XhbCFzoPtn— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 11, 2017
2 tbs half & half in the first cup- 3 tbs half & half in the to-go cup refill, soon. 100 cal. pic.twitter.com/jiRvFZL7iP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 11, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/lDNQKBJQNZ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 11, 2017
3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, and 1 slice marble-jack rolled into a Joseph's pita. 7.9oz pork loin chop & 5oz apple. 627 cal. pic.twitter.com/CjJBykauTz— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 11, 2017
Earlier- Uh, maybe 2 hours ago- midmorning coffee with 2 tbs half & half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/meO04KlM7A— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 11, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown in screen shot: 111g strawberries & 142g banana. pic.twitter.com/2TdTNyIUwt— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 11, 2017
Tostadas w/161g fat free beans, 2 tbs salsa, 1 slice marble-jack cheese, 30g lettuce&30g sour cream. 111g strawberries & 142g banana. 549cal pic.twitter.com/8atY4X68Z7— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 11, 2017
2 tbs half & half in this afternoon cup of coffee. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/dDMi6DUYxz— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 11, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal.... pic.twitter.com/N1XYWHgVLG— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 12, 2017
A gift from a friend! Filet mignon-it's amazing! 6oz beef filet, 281g red potatoes w/15g sr crm & 2 tbs half & half. 88g mxd veggies. 733cal pic.twitter.com/rOBg5ImCx3— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 12, 2017
2 cup refill on water meets today's #watergoal 330g cantaloupe & 5.1oz Pink Lady apple #lastfoodofday 183 cal. pic.twitter.com/opn3rgvYmf— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 12, 2017
Thank you for reading and your continued support,