Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with good support.
It was just over a year ago when after taking the tweets off the blog, then added them back. I still did the Tweets each day-I just stopped adding them to the end of this blog-- it was a short period. One of the messages I received back then about the Tweets was from Suzanna in Maine. She wrote:
I miss the tweets on your blog! I don't do twitter, so unless you highlight one like the onion rings a few days ago (I must try these!), I don't see them anymore. You mentioned the tweets on your blog sidebar, but I don't see those when I read from my phone's browser. Please bring back the tweets. Your calorie budget is 800 bigger than mine but I still got a lot of great ideas from seeing what you were eating. It also, as you've suggested many times, told a narrative of the day. The consistency of your weighing, measuring and just all of it--restaurant visits too, inspired me. Even though I can't stand sweet potatoes, catfish, and a few other things you seem to include quite often, it still helps me somehow. Thank you, Suzanna-faithful reader, in Maine.
Suzanna, thank you so much for this wonderful message. After careful consideration, I'm adding them back to the end of the blog. I certainly can't please everyone, but I must say--I have missed the Tweets on each day's post--because it did help "tell the tale" of the day. It's just important to remember: These tweets are simply an accountability tool for me. They're not a food plan, or a recommendation, not an endorsement of any particular product or anything other than a way for me to be accountable. It's been a very powerful tool. It's reflective of what I enjoy eating. It's reflective of where I am along this road--in maintenance mode. I'm two months shy of three years straight. I'm proud of the streak. But I'm open to someday phasing out the tweets. I do not ever plan on phasing out the MyFitnessPal logging, the planning, the weighing and measuring food--the abstinence from refined sugar and everything else I do each day... But someday, I may stop the twitter feed in its current form. Until then--I like the idea of bringing them back. Thanks for reading, Suzanna!
Here we are, one year later and that "someday" I mentioned in that reply is here. Tomorrow is the final day of the Tweets. I'll still be logging everything, every day in MyFitnessPal--that never changes, but as I wrote above, I'm only stopping the Twitter feed in its current form. I'll use Twitter to feature special dishes and recipes--and certain occasions, but the picture and description of every single thing, every day, ends after tomorrow. Nearly four years of tweeting every single thing was a wonderful experience, but it's time for me to evolve. I think there are better ways to use my Twitter account.
It's the end of the tweets as we know it and I feel fine.
Today's Accountability Tweets:
2 cups water starts #morningdeal 20 push-ups, and 20 squats finishes. Coffee pass earned! pic.twitter.com/lJi5UQ6qqN— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 27, 2018
3 tbs half & half in the first cup, another 3 tbs half & half in the refill cup to-go, soon. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/AC2Of1ZOmM— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 27, 2018
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 196g Cara Cara Orange & 122g red seedless grapes. pic.twitter.com/UVmVRkoFWe— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 27, 2018
Ezekiel toasts. One with 3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, and 14g cheddar-jack. One with 44g avocado. 2.5oz apple slices, 196g Cara Cara orange, and 122g red seedless grapes. 633 cal. pic.twitter.com/MboHiRsv0d— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 27, 2018
2 tbs half & half in this midmorning cup of coffee 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/0PU4Vpo8AD— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 27, 2018
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 30g lettuce & 200g red seedless grapes. pic.twitter.com/SHMFKEWIzD— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 27, 2018
Tostadas w/167g fat free refried beans, 2 tbs salsa, 28g cheddar-jack, 47g avocado, 15g sour cream, and 30g lettuce. 200g red seedless grapes. 619 cal. pic.twitter.com/8AUS3Er2gV— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 27, 2018
3 tbs half & half in this evening cup of coffee 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/EemhbYKtHH— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2018
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/gWzKBjtf6L— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2018
Revised dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/nDmpy7rOmh— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2018
6oz baked salmon, 263g fresh cut and baked sweet potato fries prepared with 6 seconds olive oil spray. 20g yellow mustard, and 2.9oz apple slices. 688 cal. pic.twitter.com/cshYTxPZ8g— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2018
2 cups water meets today's #watergoal 2.6oz apple slices & 90g banana #lastfoodofday 118 cal. pic.twitter.com/cT3i2zWvWG— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2018
Thank you for reading and your continued support,