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 wonderful support.
The grocery store broadcast yesterday went very well. I was able to get some super bargains on some of the foods I keep in my food plan all the time. I found some marked down 93% lean beef for $1.99 a pound! I prefer the 96% lean simply for calorie value reasons--but at 1.99 a pound, I'll sacrifice the slight difference in calories! Petite sirloins were down to $3.68 a pound! I'm a bargain shopper. It's interesting to note how an old belief was that I couldn't afford to eat like I eat today when actually, I spend a lot less on food now than I did at my heaviest. In hindsight, I realize it was less a belief and more of a way to rationalize my behaviors with food. If I couldn't afford to eat well, then I was off the hook! So I said it and believed it! It wasn't true. The 49 cent avocados and 1.19 a pound honeycrisp apples in my fridge prove otherwise!
Today's plan included sleeping in well. I got some things accomplished before picking up Noah and Mom for a store trip and Super Bowl watching at a nice place less than two blocks from my apartment. We left in the 3rd quarter and listened to the rest of the game on the radio. Noah didn't want our time together to end. When I reminded him of school tomorrow--and how we needed to get him home soon, he put on a sad expression and said, "but I've missed you." Just melted my heart right then and there. With the flu, the move, and a busy schedule--it's been a while since Noah time-- too long, for sure...and make no mistake, he knows it. And he knows how to go straight to the heart!
Headed to bed very soon. The 4:30am alarm comes quickly! It's been a wonderful day. Oh--by the way, if you're an Eagles fan, congrats! To all my New England Patriots cheering friends, I'm sorry!
Today's Accountability Tweets:
2 cups water, 20 push-ups, and 20 squats ✅✅✅Done #morningdeal makes way for coffee X! pic.twitter.com/8GREaKNKxq— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 4, 2018
3 tbs half & half in the first cup, another 3 tbs half & half in the refill, very soon! 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/N3r2sUarSJ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 4, 2018
Brunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 208g baked red potato slices, 5 seconds olive oil spray, and 2.2oz apple slices. pic.twitter.com/8S2TzViVhb— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 4, 2018
Brunch! 1 whole egg-2 egg white omelet w/14g cheddar-jack. 2 slices black label bacon, 208g baked red potato slices prepared w/5 seconds olive oil cooking spray, Ezekiel toast w/64g avocado. 2.2oz apple slices. 644 cal. pic.twitter.com/iSbNmLpkrY— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 4, 2018
3 tbs half & half in this afternoon cup of coffee 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/ACexoMB1Ki— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 4, 2018
4 cups water with late lunch/early dinner-- whatever this is! #watertracking #wateraccountability pic.twitter.com/LYHOas1xQ9— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
Appetizer during game: approx.12 chips (broken pieces) and fresh salsa 170 cal. pic.twitter.com/5P1ymdebZX— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
Big Dinner while watching the game...in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/aFjJgPMNVY— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
Mushroom Swiss burger- no-bun. Approx.6oz 85% lean beef, 1 slice Swiss, approx 2oz mushrooms, approx.25g red onion, approx 15g mustard, and approx.1.5 servings sweet potato fries. 769 cal. pic.twitter.com/qP1fSzDnFw— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
2 cup bottle of water meets today's #watergoal Joseph's flax-oat bran-whole wheat Pita w/48g (3tbs) natural peanut butter (2 ingredients: peanuts & salt), 18g refined sugar-free peach all-fruit & 109g banana. 2 cups unsweetened original almond milk. #lastfoodofday 582 cal. pic.twitter.com/S6jcK86BKo— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
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