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 good support.
Today was all about family. I picked up Noah and mom and we made our way to Stillwater to meet up with family for a multi-birthday get-together. The visiting was wonderful!
It was a buffet style restaurant. I've had several buffet trips over the last nearly nine years--and after a buffet visit a year and a half ago, I shared the perspective that helps keep me well.
From December 2015:
I don't cradle the same perspective I once embraced with buffets. I don't like them, really. But I don't fear them. My buffet perspective has evolved over the years. Once upon a time, it was a free for all--How much can I eat? How many entrees can I fit into one meal? Then, when I started losing weight consistently, it changed to a white knuckled perspective/approach--very careful, feeling like I was navigating a culinary minefield and resisting the urge to go too far in any one direction. Today, it's a calm approach. The extra choices ensure I can assemble a great plate within the boundaries of my plan. If it's more challenging it's because there are so many choices and that takes a little extra time to navigate. Instead of pictures on a menu, it's all prepared--it's like the menu comes to life, all hot and (hopefully) fresh, right in front of your eyes and under your nose. I'd much prefer ordering an entree. Most of these type places do not offer that option. And now, to be honest, I much prefer planning, preparing and cooking at home. I like my creations better than most restaurant meals I've ordered. Maybe I'm just not eating at the right restaurants. Or maybe I simply prefer the extra attention, care, certainty, and accomplishment of a well-prepared plate. Yeah, I think it's that.
I'm off tomorrow! I get to sleep in. I'm looking forward to this big time. My goal by this time tomorrow night is to have episode 16 of Transformation Planet released!
Today's Accountability Tweets:
2 cups water starts #morningdeal Then 20 push-ups & 20 squats. Fast, simple, routine- and when done, I get coffee. Done✅ CoffeeX pic.twitter.com/HBMKkL2fQE— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 2, 2017
3 tbs half & half in the first, another 3 tbs half & half in the refill, soon. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/zoeEpRm8jz— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 2, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 100g black seedless grapes. pic.twitter.com/dnFFtoic4U— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 2, 2017
5.5oz grilled pork loin chop, 2 egg white-1 whole egg Omelet w/110g avocado. 1 slice Ezekiel toast w-1/2oz crm cheese & 100g grapes. 690 cal pic.twitter.com/ArepnT49m0— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 2, 2017
3 tbs half & half in this driving cup of coffee. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/GS9hlAAz0R— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 2, 2017
Appetizer: approx.3/4 cup 2% cottage cheese, approx.2oz honeydew, approx.60g cantaloupe & approx.40g strawberries. 188 cal. pic.twitter.com/57NsVb7ek9— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 2, 2017
About 45min ago: Late lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 30g sour cream & 14g cheddar cheese. pic.twitter.com/dgKfIMrjZT— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 2, 2017
Kitchen weighed roast beef! 6oz roast beef, sautéed mshrms, grlld squash&zucchini, med.baked pot. w/approx.30g sr crm & 14g cheddar. 546 cal pic.twitter.com/lEKaUXLYs3— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 2, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/YO0FyTzVBu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 3, 2017
Chicken&Sour Cream Crunchy Tacos w/8oz fajita chicken, 3 tbs sour cream, lettuce & salsa. 530 cal. pic.twitter.com/FiOIYZbGFZ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 3, 2017
After dinner decaf. With 2 tbs half & half 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/U3Wo0DRL9R— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 3, 2017
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