Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed very well connected with exceptional support.
My plans changed midday. The lunch with mom had to be changed--I just had more to do before I could leave work for the day. I'm going to enjoy my day off tomorrow. No alarm clock set tonight!
I met up with my longtime friend, mentor, advisor, coach, and the person who's been along this road with me for over seven years, Gerri Helms!!
Gerri, her husband David, me and Gerri's good friend, Karen, met up at a very nice Mexican restaurant in Wichita, Kansas. The conversation was a joy and the pictures were fun. Since we're so close on the map (rare!), Gerri and I decided we'll meet up again in the coming days before their travels take them further away.
I called the restaurant on the drive to Wichita. It was a place I'd never been, however, it was Mexican and rather upscale, so I assumed my questions would be met with the answers I wanted to hear. My first question is always, "Does your salsa contain refined sugar?" Tony, a very pleasant manager, took the time to answer my questions: "Yes, all of our salsas contain white refined sugar." That wasn't the answer I expected! "Your fajita chicken, same question?" And again, "Yes, it comes pre-marinated and the marinade contains refined sugar." Uh...okay... "What kind of meat could I order without refined sugar?" --"Order the ribeye steak fajitas or the pork fajita meat without sauces and seasonings, and you'll be good." "One more, does your guacamole contain refined sugar?" --"Oh no, of course not!" --"Perfect, thank you for your time and attention!" The entire conversation took about 3 minutes and with that, I was equipped with the information I needed in order to maintain the integrity of my plan. I didn't even need a menu.
|Gerri and Me|
|David is so cool. We did our best at recreating the statue pose.|
I needed a hat!
It was a fantastic time tonight. I'm so glad I took the vacation day tomorrow because it's late! I've planned a fairly calm day for tomorrow. It'll start with sleeping in late!
Today's Accountability Tweets:
Earlier: 2 cups water, 20 push-ups, and 20 squats completes #morningdeal Coffee time. pic.twitter.com/tY6MEgYhjj— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 11, 2017
Earlier: 3 tbs half & half in this first cup of coffee. Another 3 tbs half & half in the refill cup to-go. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/v2iWHI5Gr2— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 11, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 148g cantaloupe. pic.twitter.com/QDCxS8IWrW— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 11, 2017
Cheese Omelet Pita w/2 whl eggs & 2 slices provolone in a warm Joseph's pita. 148g cantaloupe, 119g red grapes, and 5.7oz apple. 529 cal. pic.twitter.com/FkrAcM3UQL— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 11, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 136g cantaloupe & 5.9oz apple. pic.twitter.com/bDCIXIqyFH— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 11, 2017
Joseph's Flax-Oat Bran-WhlWheat Pita, 118g fat free beans, 1 slice provolone, 40g lettuce&15g sr.cream. 136g cantaloupe&5.9oz apple. 374 cal pic.twitter.com/R3c9fPch5B— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 11, 2017
For the drive. Cold brew with 3 tbs half & half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/dSvd73cRL5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 11, 2017
12 tortilla chips with approx. three tablespoons guacamole 225 cal. pic.twitter.com/cNAx6v7dlq— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 12, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/pl7a7in72W— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 12, 2017
3 Crispy pork & sour cream tacos w/approx. 2 tbs sour cream, approx. 6oz pork loin, lettuce & approx. 28g colby-jack. 624 cal. pic.twitter.com/h7qtfHX8EE— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 12, 2017
3 tbs half & half in this hot driving home cup of coffee. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/NGxWkCjz8Y— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 12, 2017
2 cups water exceeds today's #watergoal 5.1oz apple, 119g banana, and 125g red seedless grapes #lastfoodofday 258 cal. pic.twitter.com/Pqjvn3Zncp— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 12, 2017
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