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.
If you're about to start your own transformation and you're worried about the amount of time it takes:
Time doesn't really care what we do. Time keeps moving right along like clockwork because it is clockwork. No matter what we do in the next twelve months, it's still going to be 2019 in one year. Time is consistent. I wanted to be consistent too. I had to dig deep in order to wrangle my impatient personality. I finally realized: I really needed to forget about time. Time doesn't need me to worry about it, it'll keep moving right along without any help or hindrance. I was starting at over 500 pounds, so naturally, I thought a lot about the time I needed--and the time I hoped to have. You never know how much time you have left when you've been morbidly obese your entire life. I didn't start making consistent progress until I shifted my focus away from time and moved it instead to what I needed to do each day to succeed just one more day.
Days add up quickly especially when we're not paying attention to time. And when we do take the time to notice the time, we're most usually surprised--thrilled, actually!
We've all been in a situation where we were watching the seconds tick by on a clock conveniently positioned near our face. Maybe you were in class, or in a doctors office, or at work. When you constantly focus on the clock it can feel like forever! That's why I don't. Time will do its thing, and I'll do mine. You do your thing.
Today's Accountability Tweets:
2 cups water starts #morningdeal then- 20 push-ups & 20 squats finishes this fast morning routine before coffee✅✅✅Done. pic.twitter.com/h9RmpfqFR0— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 30, 2017
3 tbs half & half in the first cup- another 3 tbs half & half in a refill cup, soon. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/BrZj87aNCz— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 30, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 108g strawberries. pic.twitter.com/CgZhIvdAcN— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 30, 2017
Big Breakfast Sandwich w/3 egg whites, 5.2oz refined sugar-free venison sausage, 2oz sliced mushrooms, and one (.8oz) slice havarti on toasted Ezekiel. 3.1oz apple slices & 108g fresh strawberries. 683 cal. pic.twitter.com/Y2Xdt0IMM0— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 30, 2017
2 tbs half & half in this afternoon cup of dark roast 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/AKrBVqr5c8— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 30, 2017
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 14g tortilla chips, an additional 10g red onion, 15g sour cream, 2.5oz apple slices, and 100g red seedless grapes. pic.twitter.com/EwNsHPEXxJ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 30, 2017
6.5oz 96% lean beef, 1 slice havarti cheese, 8g yellow mustard, and 35g red onion on a Joseph's flax-oat bran-whole wheat pita. 14g tortilla chips w/54g avocado mixed w/15g sour cream & 10g red onion. 2.5oz apple slices & 100g red seedless grapes. 690 cal. pic.twitter.com/57ibpY3oHL— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 30, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/VnV5xkaUPn— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 31, 2017
6.2oz grilled salmon, 242g red potatoes prepared w/2 tbs half & half & 15g sour cream, topped w/7g (1/2 tbs) butter. 88g mixed veggies. 636 cal. pic.twitter.com/dMXhOjKPzE— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 31, 2017
1.5 cups water exceeds #watergoal 23g (unpopped kernels) air popped popcorn & 75g red seedless grapes #lastfoodofday 127 cal. pic.twitter.com/PIxt2RAiV6— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 31, 2017
Thank you for reading and your continued support,