It was bound to happen and it did. And it's okay.
My streak of 1,213 daily, consecutive blog postings that started at the beginning of my turnaround from relapse/regain, ended last night. But really, it hasn't "ended," I mean, I'm posting this--things happen, and last night it wasn't completely beyond my control, as you'll read below, but I wasn't willing to do what I would need to do, in order to "keep the streak alive!"
It was a busy Wednesday yesterday and during dinner last night, storms developed. If you know me well, you know that on-air weather coverage is a part of my broadcasting job. The storms turned out to be minimal and I had some production work to do, so still, it was 1am before I made it back to my cozy little apartment. I grabbed some "last food of day" fruit, some water and sat down for a fast blog post before getting ready for bed. And then I discovered....
No internet service!!!! What?? Perhaps the storms had something to do with it?? I can't imagine because it wasn't a major storm situation, not in our immediate area at least. I usually have a backup plan. My backup plan for my blog is pretty simple: Laptop and my personal hotspot wi-fi from my phone service. I've used that option a few times in the last 1,213 days. Except, I loaned my laptop to mom so she could access Facebook in her room. I decided it wasn't an emergency and I didn't need to make it one. I wasn't about to wake mom at 1:30am.
I could have written a blog post from my phone, sans tweets--I mean, I did do that once in October 2014 while traveling in the passenger's seat of a vehicle traveling 75mph on I-40 on the way home from Vegas. But nah... It's okay.
This isn't a big deal to anyone but me. I get that. I do not have any illusions or delusions of significance this blog might hold for anyone but me. It helps keep me well. It's one of my tools in the bag labeled "Sean's Extraordinary Care." And the psychological "bookend" of my nightly postings before bed is a powerful thing for me--has been for some time.
Despite the challenge, I'm well this morning (Thursday morning 8/10)! I'm centered and about to prepare a nice brunch.
I'm off today! I'll enjoy the time!
I'm looking forward to several things in the coming days, including the start of the next session for A Better Weigh weight loss accountability and support groups. We still have some spots remaining if you're interested in joining our team! Email me with questions or interest: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
On August 9th, 2017: 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 good support.
Today's Accountability Tweets:
#morningdeal 2 cups water, 20 push-ups & 20 squats- fast, easy, something to start- a routine before coffee- sets the tone. ✅✅✅Done. pic.twitter.com/ofkSJXrx4a— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2017
3 tbs half & half in the first cup. Refill with same, soon. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/BM5Mh8vlPz— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 206g watermelon. pic.twitter.com/TLy7PNejRT— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2017
Ezekiel toasts. One with 3 egg whites, 1 whole & 1 slice muenster. One with 83g avocado. 6oz Pink Lady apple & 206g watermelon. 620 cal. pic.twitter.com/8Y43b1OJ2E— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2017
2 tbs half & half in this midmorning cup of coffee. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/9Ii0KdaR82— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 196g red seedless grapes. pic.twitter.com/JEKUmrJPfX— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2017
Tostadas w/212g fat free refried beans, 2 tbs salsa, 2 slices provolone, 30g lettuce & 30g sour cream. 196g red seedless grapes. 616 cal. pic.twitter.com/3NVQqshKsk— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2017
3 tbs half & half in this afternoon cup of coffee 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/OgBKfIWO4t— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 9, 2017
Appetizer: 12 tortilla chips and fresh salsa. 170 cal. pic.twitter.com/1zcWTrWm20— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 10, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/0PWTxTNJtA— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 10, 2017
3 chicken&sour cream crunchy tacos w/approx.3tbs sour cream, approx.6oz chicken, jalapeños, lettuce & approx.28g white cheddar. 570 cal. pic.twitter.com/Dd1bUs1Yd6— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 10, 2017
1.5 cups water exceeds today's #watergoal 147g strawberries & 80g red seedless grapes #lastfoodofday 100 cal. pic.twitter.com/Noy5ZaVYm4— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 10, 2017
Thank you for reading and your continued support,