October 26th, 2018 Bigger Point
Yesterday: I maintained the integrity of my reduced calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, I got some good exercise last night at my broadcast, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.
Yesterday evening's broadcast was perfect for getting plenty of natural exercise. It was an outdoor event spread across the downtown area. Thousands showed up for this annual Halloween themed event--one that was almost canceled because of the cloudy and rainy weather. The weather didn't stop people from showing up, for sure! My plan was to keep moving the entire broadcast--and I did.
The food weighing, measuring, and logging I do each day really helps keep me "between the lines" of my food plan boundaries. One thing that's important to point out is how it really is just a way to help me keep the portions reasonable. It's like a guide. I'm not under the illusion that it's always 100% accurate because I've used MFP entries before that was discovered to be inaccurate. I don't make myself crazy with trying to be pinpoint accurate. I weigh and measure on my digital food scales at home and work and I guestimate based on my experience when dining out. The point isn't to be 100% accurate to the calorie--I honestly think that would be close to impossible. The point is to be close enough--and the bigger point is to NOT compulsively over-eat, binge, or casually eat beyond a point conducive for weight-loss and/or weight maintenance. The daily practice of weighing, measuring, and logging helps keep me within the boundaries of my food plan.
Today includes my morning show and three location broadcasts throughout the day--two different broadcasts from the hospital's mammogram event and one from a grocery store later this afternoon. It'll be a long day, but that's fine--I'm planned and ready to make it a good one.
Certain elements of my plan must remain constant regardless of the schedule. I must weigh, measure, and log my food, I must plan, and I must stay connected with people in the same lifeboat. I'll be doing those critically important things today.
Thank you for reading and your continued support,