I spent some time with mom today. She's really taken a sharp turn for the worse--and my focus today was making sure the staff where she lives is all on the same page with her care. The doctor ordered several tests and started some new medications, too. I feel good about the communication with staff today. One nurse in particular, assured me he would personally see to it that the assistants are fully aware of mom's dramatically changed status and needs. I don't think everyone was on the same page for a few days--and it wasn't a good thing.
I'm getting a sharp lesson in the power of staying connected with support through emotionally challenging times. I've spent a large part of my life turning to food in turbulent emotional and stressful times--and a very small part of my life doing things differently. As Life Coach Gerri always says, "which do you think we're better at doing?" It takes effort--a daily awareness, mindfulness--to pick up the phone instead of the fork. It doesn't matter how long I've been in maintenance mode or how well I've lost the weight--none of that matters because it can all change the other way if I release my firm embrace of support. It's important for me to keep doing things differently until they feel "less different."
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget (actually left 166 calories on the table--didn't manage midday calorie levels very well), I remained refined sugar-free, I stayed well connected with exceptional support, and I exceeded my daily water goal.
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Today's Accountability Tweets:
2 tablespoons half & half in the first, another 3 tbs in a to-go cup, very soon. 100 cal. pic.twitter.com/qQRxwPZmbF— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/D7VsNP2qtg— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2017
Extra cup of coffee with breakfast. 2 tbs half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/lVHN7RrssI— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2017
2 whl eggs, 2 whts, 1 slice provolone & 1 slice mozz on tstd sprouted grain Ezekiel. 5.1oz orange&5oz apple. 581 cal pic.twitter.com/ZxkEsLLl0c— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/I3ZeO4Lw17— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2017
4oz grilled salmon, 205g red potato prepared w/15g sour cream, 1 tablespoon half & half & 7g butter. 90g mixed vegetables. 476 cal. pic.twitter.com/ZOeQxcVNtW— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2017
2 tablespoons half & half in this afternoon cup. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/X7SDHWEPuC— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 28, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/AyB64ApO5u— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2017
Dinner is happening... pic.twitter.com/o1FFOGcdDW— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2017
Chicken Kabob & Rings. 7.3oz chicken breast, 53g red pepper, 75g red onion, 221g yllw onion w/2egg whts, 52g corn meal & 6secOOSpray. 616cal pic.twitter.com/Q98upmm12j— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2017
2 cups water equals #watergoal 5.1oz pink lady apple & 32g natural peanut butter is #lastfoodofday 281 cal pic.twitter.com/jaM4TYnK9H— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 1, 2017
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