joannadavison wrote: »
@trooworld I reall should make an effort to have stretching routine. I got a foam roller, as we use it at gym, that helps with tension but I don't do it enough. Have you tried it?@mswatson0777 this may sound dumb, but it did work for a friend who was on my teaching course. She used to set a timer to do her school planning & University assignments. When the time was up she went back to being Mum & wife. When I did my post-grad quals there was just the 2 of us. He was away 4 months of my teaching course & we both did our Masters at same time- so we both ignored each other! Hope you can find a way through it. Don't forget to to some exercise type thing to get you moving & give brain a break- I used to swim back then.@theslightedgeforever - jeans are burried. If I have them out I'll get despondent. My plan is not to have a weight set, but to have mini-goals by amout lost & what fits. I'm reviewing all my goals each month & keep track of fitness ones on MFP but also all other goals in my Happy Planner. Anything from declutter, decorating, planning young people's session at church- whatever. Then when I feel useless- I can look at what I have achieved. Lot of baby steps.@TeresaW1020 & Its_cleo don't tell me 11 months then period turn up- nooooooooo! I'm counting down months now- had 3 years of 3 month cycles and finally broken it- I'm seriously hoping I don't have to start counting again!!
Snow days rarely happen for schools I've worked in but we had a bad winter 2 years ago & got 4 days!!! Yesterday was a fluke- snow had just about gone by lunchtime but it had come down thick & fast for a few hours & roads gritted at wrong times or not at all- caused chaos! Not complaining- I had lunch with DH & Mum, got jobs in house down & photos printed for scrapbook retreat.@gemwolf110 great to hear from you. You sound super busy. Keep going & drop in when you can.
I'm exhausted today. Busy at work with missing yesterday & I was cooking dinner, prepping lunches & tidying kitchen constantly when I got in- the cadet run for eldest. Had a sneaky soya hot choc on way home as had to call at 'out of town' shops for fuel. About to make pancakes as it's Shrove Tuesday (aka pancake day) then I'm off to bed. DH will have to reheat his own dinner when he gets in!
theslightedgeforever wrote: »
@teresaw1020 I'm glad you are looking ahead and tweaking your plans as your new normal will begin soon. That's the whole premise of Mini Habits I think. Make your goals small enough to be successful and then on the days you can do more, do more. He says even on your worst days you should be able to complete your habit. If you aren't, then your goal is too big. Cut it down. Hooray on the scale being down. I'm still waiting. But action comes before results. Reminder to myself there. I remember as a child the church would rent out the skating rink. Ahhh, the couples skate. Two songs come to mind when I think of skating.....Double Dutch Bus and Another one Bites the Dust. @trooworld So what have you done today to help you 'get there' Mine is a short list. I should have done this list the day before. lol 17 min walking. Ate a banana. Reduced my french toast from 3 to 2 pieces.@mswatson0777 Woohoo on your scale. Maybe this will be contagious and I will catch it from you and Teresa.
Good job on mapping out a strategy to tackle these items. What's one self care item on your list?@gemwolf110 The fact that you are still out there working it is wonderful. So many people just give up and then end up back where they started or farther behind. Your life sounds busy but so many exciting things happening. Pop in when you get a chance.@joannadavison I have a foam roller but only dh uses it. It hurts me but isn't that the point? Yes, baby steps and mini habits are the way to go. I was reviewing my weight loss from August til January and most of it was a loss per week between 0.6-0.8 Not much really but it was consistent and little by little added up to big things. I need to work on my decluttering. Two months is down the drain but I have 10 months to really shine at it in 2020. Now I'm the one saying 3 years of 3 month cycles? Noooooooooooooo (I hope you mean in between time and not 90 days of Granny Flo) I was so happy my period finally started this week to basically it's just spotting. I was hoping for at least a 2 lb lost with this thing. I'm a bit bloaty and was happy. Okay, I guess I'll take a 1/2 lb. I really thought well this must be the beginning of the end. Body says nope sorry, just intermission......
So today was a do nothing day. I hate those days. I did really well until just a bit ago. Should have got on here and talked with you all instead of procrastinating.
Green Day- Went over 269/238 Walked 17 min
February goals-Drink 3 glasses of water
trooworld wrote: »
Good morning everyone! I did some yoga before work yesterday and that helped me not ache so much because if I sit still for too long, I start aching pretty quickly. I also went for a walk on my morning break and in the afternoon, I made sure and was moving around a lot. I got 7,085 steps yesterday which is more than I've gotten in a while during the work week.@mswatson0777 Thanks! That's fabulous, or should I say fabuLESS that you lost weight after all that? Congrats!!! I don't have Disney+ but have thought about getting it. It's just we already pay for so many streaming services and we don't have kids so I don't know if it would be worth it.@gemwolf110 Hello! Nice to hear from you. Sounds like you've been very, very busy!@joannadavison It really helps me when I do it. I've not tried a foam roller but my husband has used one. Maybe I'll put one on my gift list. You sound like you've had a busy day!@theslightedgeforever Yesterday, I tracked my food (95%), did yoga before work, took a walk on my morning break and drank a decent amount of water. The thing I hate about weight loss is everything is such a DELIBERATE EFFORT. You just can't be on autopilot. You have to consciously make a decision to do x instead of y every doggone time. It's tiring. That's good you had some victories. I used to keep a list in a book of "Today's victories". I might start doing it again.
February goal: track 1 meal a day, go for a walk 1 time a week
TeresaW1020 wrote: »
@mswatson0777, yayyyy for the scale being down! Sometimes my list can be overwhelming too but the only way to get through them is one thing at a time. When should the research paper be done? I’m not signing up for Disney+ because with Hulu, Netflix, and Prime I have more than I can watch already. DH and I have this major love for all veterinary and animal shows. No idea why but we love them and watch most of them. @gemwolf110, hey girl!!! Sounds like you are having a good, full life right now.@joannadavison, I love pancakes!! If I had your busy life, I would be sneaking some hot chocolate too! @theslightedgeforever, yes those are great songs!! The other day I was in the bathroom with my sweet friend at Mellow Mushroom and Super Freak came on and I started dancing. She had never heard that song! See below on how I now plan to get better at sticking to my habits.
Good morning! Well, I did something totally crazy yesterday. I signed up for Weight Watchers online! I had been toying with the idea for a while now and after talking it over with DH, who at first thought I was crazy, said to go for it. So, I did! It’s really comforting to have my WW app back and to be back on my WW Facebook group that I loved so much but had left when I went rogue and tried to do it on my own. I’ve changed a lot with my intermittent fasting and consistency with my workouts, but it was my nutrition that I just couldn’t get a handle on. So, I’m back at it and plan to give it my all for the next 9 months and see how I do. Wish me luck!!
mswatson0777 wrote: »
@TeresaW1020 Congrats! I hope WW works well for you! I tried out their newest program awhile ago, but it triggered my binging so I sadly had to step away. I really like their social media tools and interface though and I think they've changed the program since then? And not to sway you on Disney+, but they've got A TON of animal shows with National Geographic. It's seriously become my new love.@trooworld Yoga is fabulous, I'm so glad it helped you to feel better and start getting some movement in. And I am a kid at heart so I love the cheesy, always happy in the end programming. Plus, it makes great background sound for when I'm doing mindless work.@theslightedgeforever My primary self care has been not skipping my jiu jitsu class (even though my workload says I should). And I'm jealous of your do nothing day, that is honestly my DREAM right now. PJs+couch+disney+= very happy Watson!@joannadavison A timer doesn't sound dumb at all! I would just have a hard time switching gears when it was time to stop since there's so much to do! Soya hot chocolate sounds so delicious!@gemwolf110 Bridesmaid dresses are a tough one! I think (hope!) I don't have to be one again, but when I was in the past I just resigned myself to whatever the bride chose. Luckily I had some nice friends with good taste...cause I've seen some doozies.
Happy Wednesday! Three more workdays until the weekend! My Mom is coming down on Friday and we're spending the evening together to start doing some wedding planning so I'm really excited. And I've only got a week and a half left in my least favorite class so then I just get to drop down to 1 grad class + a full time job, which seems a lot more manageable than two has been! I know I have to go to the dentist after work today, so I woke up early to do some cardio kickboxing since I'll have to miss jits. I'm hoping to get some readings done. I was going to do some last night but I was so burned out I just crashed.
TeresaW1020 wrote: »
@mswatson0777, WW now has three programs to choose from. Basically, it’s the old Points Plus plan (Green), Freestyle (Blue), and Simply Filling (Purple). Each give you different points and different amounts of 0 point foods. I’m doing the Green plan right now because it seems that it will give me the best accountability. All those 0 point foods weren’t good for me when I was on Freestyle. If I could get hubby to pay for another streaming channel I would, but I just talked him into paying for WW. Have fun with your mom planning the wedding!!@theslightedgeforever, you are right that counting is counting. I don’t know what exactly will be different this time. Maybe I just needed something new to kick start me again and I do like point counting over calories. What I am NOT going to do is go back to consuming all the super low point “fake” foods that WW people like to do. I’m keeping it healthy and sticking to whole foods as much as I can. I know that you will get back on the right track with your weight loss and decluttering! @trooworld, look at you getting in your exercise and tracking your meals!! Yeah, I’m excited to see how WW works for me too! @gemwolf110, I’m going to give the WW online a try for now and I hope that it works and once I’m about 5 to 10 lbs from my goal I will go to meetings so I can get Lifetime. I think that will really help once I get into maintenance. At least that is the goal! Sounds like you are making good choices on your eating. I’m still working on switching off my low-carb mindset and switching it to WW. Zumba is so much fun! I should go find a class in my area. @its_cleo, you take care of yourself!! @joannadavison, so sorry to hear about your pain and muscle spasms! Do you do that foam rolling that is so popular? I bought one for my lower back pain but haven’t really learned to master it yet.@RetiredAndLovingIt, I am positive that if I tried to skate now in a rink I would break more than my hip! I hope all will go well with your DD’s surgery and that your GS will recover quickly. Ohhhh a teenager will make life much more interesting now!
Good morning! I woke up at 5 am with a million things on my mind that I have to get done today! Hubby finally relented and let us get up at 6 pm. Poor man!! I'm planning to leave tomorrow by 6:30 to drive down to FL. I will hang out with mom at my sister’s house for the rest of the day, stay the night in a hotel, and then pick mom up on Sunday to drive us back to GA. Then on Monday, which is my 54 birthday, I will take mom to her new bank, get her cell phone switched, and go grocery shopping. Next week is going to be crazy with her and church stuff. I know that my food and exercise is going to suffer but I’m going to try my best and once things settle I will be able to get back on track. I won’t be checking in for a few days so you all take care and please say a prayer or send positive thoughts my way.
mswatson0777 wrote: »
@gemwolf110 I hope the next salon has more options. I hate it when places aren't size inclusive! I'm going for my doctorate in higher education administration, and being a returning adult student is ROUGH! I'm just finishing up my current classes in organizational theory and qualitative analysis (which are just as exciting as they sound).@TeresaW1020 My issue was it always set off my binging (when 1 snickers is 1/2 my daily allocation, it was easy for to go over and then just say &*$^ it!). I hope the green plan gives you the accountability you need! I hope you have something fun planned for your 54th birthday (you look WAY younger than 54 in your photo by the way, total fountain of youth!). I'm sending you lots of positive thoughts that this upcoming week goes smoothly for you.@RetiredandLovingIt I hope everything goes smoothly with the upcoming surgery! It's so nice you're able to drive down and help. I don't skate much anymore either for those same reasons. I'll hit the trail every once and awhile (with wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads, and a helmet) but I had a friend fracture both wrists at a skake park so I'm not taking any chances!@joannadavison I hope the physio appointment helps, back pain is no joke! And I remember being stressed in undergrad with working 30 hours a week and 18 credits, but I also never had time to drink at four in the afternoon since I had to cover my tuition! Current me is thankful that 20 year old me took things so seriously, because I was able to take out minimal student loans and I'm not trapped paying them back like a lot of my friends.@its_cleo Sorry you have to work on the weekend Take care of yourself!
Happy Friday! I ended up having 8 meetings in 6 hours yesterday so I was completely wiped by the end of the day. Today is a little more reasonable so I can hopefully get caught up on paperwork around the office. I was definitely sore after my back to back jiu jitsu classes last night, so I spent some time this morning doing light yoga instead of the elliptical like I planned. I'm grateful I'm in a healthier place now than I was 8 years ago and I actually listen to my body and rest it as needed. I hope you all have fabulous weekends!
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