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 support.
The infection that's plagued me the last several days seems to be responding well to the antibiotics. The swelling has decreased and the fever has subsided. I feel better, and that's a good thing.
Today was a long day at work. I had a lot of things to get done, a couple of those things were passed their deadline, so it was stressful. In order to get it done, I really had to keep my head focused and on point.
As long as I'm prepared by having what I need, where I need it, when I need it, my food plan runs well. Although a super-long day at work can tilt the schedule somewhat--and I end up eating dinner just after 9pm, which is what happened tonight. But all is well. I'm grateful. It was a good day.
I keep a close watch on my attitude and perspective, specifically how I respond to high stress and emotion. Acting instead of reacting is a practice. And for me, it must be a daily practice, because I'll tell you straight up--it doesn't matter how long I've been in maintenance mode--my first inclination is to turn toward food. The things that stop me are a big bundle of things learned from being open-minded enough to learn from others. Acting instead of reacting. Allowing for pause and making the next choice based on positive intention is a game changer. If I don't practice this stuff daily, I'll go back. I don't believe anyone is ever immune to relapse/regain. At least, I know I'm not.
So today, I'm doing well. And that feels great.
I'm excited about the next 8-week weight loss accountability and support group that starts Monday and Tuesday next week. We have openings on the team!
This group I cofacilitate with Kathleen Miles and Jordan Burgess features weekly group coaching/mentoring conference calls along with daily accountability and support on the private group page and available 24/7 text/call support. If you're interested in joining our team, email me right away for details: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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Today's Accountability Tweets:
2 cups water, 20 push-ups, and 20 squats✅✅✅Done. #morningdeal before coffee. pic.twitter.com/FbbHxQRp3W— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2017
3 tbs half & half in the first cup, another 3 tbs half & half in a refill to go, soon. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/3dx6gaGbPP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/9qAFsAx42L— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2017
Ezekiel Toasts. 1 w/2 egg whts, 2 whl eggs, and 1 slice muenster. 1 w/104g avocado seasoned simply w/salt&pepper. 6oz apple slices. 644 cal. pic.twitter.com/7RU7lPIzRF— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 15g (1tbs) sour cream, 245g cantaloupe, and 6.3oz pear. pic.twitter.com/iK0UkvYKaR— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2017
Tostadas w/194g fat free beans, 2 tbs salsa, 1 slice provolone, 1 slice muenster, 30g lettuce&15g sr.crm. 245g cantaloupe&6.3oz pear. 630cal pic.twitter.com/w9Vf770kAE— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2017
2 tbs half & half in this afternoon cup of coffee 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/rK2MzeXL5V— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 5, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 7g butter. pic.twitter.com/wBCKOHTJQX— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 6, 2017
5.3oz sirloin tip, 76g red onions, 5.1oz mshrms baked w/2oz 1/3 less fat crm cheese, 208g red pot.w/1 tbs half&half & 7g butter. 628 cal. pic.twitter.com/jpV5Vh2vEr— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 6, 2017
2 cups water hits today's #watergoal #wateraccountability 6.6oz apple slices & 90g banana #lastfoodofday 172 cal. pic.twitter.com/bOrmc56Yqc— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) October 6, 2017
Thank you for reading and your continued support,