Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with support! It was a good day. An insanely busy day--but all is well, I'm here and okay!
The past few days have been the most involved in what is annually the busiest week of our broadcast year. The good news is, it's mostly done. Officially, I'm off until January 2nd, technically I still have work to finish. The difference is I'll be able to do that work on my schedule. No 4:30am alarms for me until next year! I'm looking forward to the time off.
When things get slightly chaotic and uncertain, I'm reminded to embrace my daily food plan that keeps me well. This is, of course, the opposite reaction from many many many years of diving head first into the food with the slightest stress, emotion, chaos, and uncertainty... what's different now? The action I take now isn't something that comes easy. And it isn't a reaction. It's an action. A reaction is often automatic and mindless, an action is intentional and deliberate. Pausing to act instead of reacting is something I've learned from others along this road. And here's the thing:
When many things are crazy, chaotic, and uncertain, I'm faced with a choice. If I choose to communicate with support contacts, plan well, and carry a good measure of honest awareness--then I really can have one thing where I feel peaceful, calm, and certain...and that's what I get when I make my maintenance food plan important each day, come what may.
I made homemade low-cal onion rings tonight. The simple little recipe is in the Tweet description below. I paired it with a steak gifted me from a colleague this morning.
I'm planning on sleeping in tomorrow morning, for sure!
Today's Accountability Tweets:
2 cups water, 20 push-ups, and 20 squats #morningdeal Done✅✅✅ Coffee Time. pic.twitter.com/2g1neU5fj7— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2017
3 tbs half & half in the first cup, another 3 tbs half & half in the refill cup, soon. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/BHBbWAd3RM— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 5.1oz fresh pineapple. pic.twitter.com/y9NrK8Ksde— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2017
Clearly my favorite breakfast of late... Refined flour/sugar-free sprouted grain Ezekiel toasts. One with 42g avocado, one with 3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, and 1 regular .8oz slice of muenster cheese. 5.2oz apple slices & 5.1oz fresh pineapple. 559 cal. pic.twitter.com/gQXbfLg5Ly— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2017
2 tbs half & half in this Midmorning cup of coffee 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/riUSAl02Sy— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/HaKluLoJG4— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2017
179g avocado mixed w/30g sour cream, salt & pepper. 42g (1.5oz) thin tortilla chips, and 4 tbs salsa. 591 cal. pic.twitter.com/pKfV2Hndui— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2017
3 tbs half & half in this early evening cup of coffee 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/132Umw6FUv— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 23, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/EzBwjT8owH— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 23, 2017
Steak&Rings! 5.4oz KC Strip w/144g white onions, sliced into rings, then coated w/1 egg white & 29g yellow corn meal- baking pan and rings sprayed w/approx.6 seconds olive oil cooking spray, then baked at 430degrees for 30 minutes, flipped half way. 632 cal. pic.twitter.com/HAg7Db6PuL— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 23, 2017
2 cups water exceeds #watergoal #watertracking 5.2oz apple slices & Ezekiel toast w/1oz cream cheese & 18g refined sugar-free peach all-fruit spread. #lastfoodofday 295 cal. pic.twitter.com/FM35auqrdT— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 23, 2017
Thank you for reading and your continued support,