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  • cory17cory17 Member Posts: 613 Member Member Posts: 613 Member
    @AJB1014 not sure if you've already had the 3hr fasting glucose test or not and what weather you in, access etc but... walk during the 3hours you're waiting, & continue to schedule time to walk, swim?, whatever gentle exercise you can. Exercise improves your cells ability to uptake the glucose in your system.

    Didn't make it to the gym this am but have eaten well so far today. Need to stop cruising so much on the computer. Wish the holidays were over already, there's all this mental pressure/stress to shop, decorate, get together, et al and don't want to do any of it.
  • FaebertFaebert Member Posts: 1,336 Member Member Posts: 1,336 Member
    Morning all, happy weekend. I am so bored and actually a little lonely (sis has gone to yoga) but I’m still flying high with the relief of being drain-free and feeling positive about recovery.

    Not many plans for today, although I would love something to distract me! I’m going to see if I can cook something for my sister and hopefully make some plans to help the last few days up here pass quickly. X

    Friday goals recap:
    morning routine - empty drains, meds, dress ✅
    Hospital appointment 9:30am ✅ 😃
    Post op exercises x3 ✅ ✅
    Protein and veggies ✅
    8 glasses water ✅
    Buy gift wrap ❎

    Saturday goals:
    morning routine - meds, dress, fibre drink ✅
    Post op exercises x4
    Go for a walk in park
    Protein and veggies
    8 glasses of water
    Gift wrapping?
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,440 Member Member Posts: 9,440 Member
    The only failure is giving up!
    ==============================
    DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGES:
    #1: - 5; #2: - 5.2; #3: -1.4; #4: -4.8; #4: -2
    ==============================
    @mytime6630 Okay, Joan. I'm game to keep Challenge 5 going. My aim is to maintain below 150
    ==============================
    DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGE 5
    NAME: Terri
    SW: 150.8 (11/11)
    GW: Stay Under 150
    12/12: CW: 147.8 - 4
    👀 Not sure how that happened
    ==============================

    Daily Goals
    • Food: log All food and drink; stay under goal; balance macros/micros; Hydrate adequately; NLNS!!!
    • Exercise: Knee Physio; 7,500+ Steps daily; 30 + minutes intentional exercise
    • Other: Daily Mindfulness Practice/Meditation; Practice Self-care; Positively reframe thoughts; Learn something new; 15 mins Daily Declutter session; keep up to date with chores

    JFT: Fri 13 Dec
    Goals: 🎄some indulgences but still under goal
    Activities:Making progress on Christmas projects
    • More Laundry🎄
    • Pay credit card bill
    • Patchwork (I am almost ready to put this together. Photo to follow) (ongoing)
    • Presents list (ongoing)🎄
    • Christmas cards (ongoing)🎄
    • Organising Christmas Week schedule (ongoing)🎄

    JFT: Sat 14 Dec
    Goals:
    Activities:
    • Local shopping
    • Pay credit card bill
    • Patchwork (I am almost ready to put this together. Photo to follow) (ongoing)
    • Presents list (ongoing)
    • Christmas decorating
    • Christmas cards (ongoing)
    • Organising Christmas Week schedule

      Calorie Goal Challenge ~|~ Start Date: 4 Nov
      (I'm extending this Personal Challenge)
      Stay under goal until Christmas Eve
      Days Under: 37/38


    edited December 2019
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 886 Member Member Posts: 886 Member
    Friday 13 December

    I’m slacking yet again, I will try again today!

    Log accurately >:) ended up making some guesses
    Stay in the green :) close enough
    5 fruit and veg :)
    Water >:)
    Fitbit exercise goals :)

  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 886 Member Member Posts: 886 Member
    Saturday 14 December

    Log accurately
    Stay in the green
    5 fruit and veg
    Water
    Fitbit exercise goals
  • AJB1014AJB1014 Member Posts: 1,350 Member Member Posts: 1,350 Member
    JFT
    1. Log all food ✔
    2. Call M to wish happy birthday 👎 aaghhh!!
    3. Pay car loan at bank ✔
    4. Draft christmas card mailing list ✔
    5. Be positive ✔
    6. Dog nails and bath if possible ✔ only nails
    7. Pick up DH from work ✔
    8. Bed by 10, lights out by 1030 ✔
    9. Daily reminders to carry until completed; pay tolls bill, replace kitchen light bulbs (DH), switch cell phone plan to prepaid, change name on work/bank/credit cards, update w2, tour g hospital, set up ER payment plan, pay quest bill

    JFT
    1. Call M happy belated birthday
    2. Log all food
    3. 2 more waters before leaving work
    4. Cran and seltzer with dinner, no soda
    5. Mail christmas cards
    6. Dinner at 530, leave by 435
    7. Ask E about which paint to pick up
    8. Daily reminders to carry until completed; pay tolls bill, replace kitchen light bulbs (DH), switch cell phone plan to prepaid, change name on work/bank/credit cards, update w2, tour g hospital, set up ER payment plan, pay quest bill, pick up paint
  • FaebertFaebert Member Posts: 1,336 Member Member Posts: 1,336 Member
    Morning all. Yesterday didn’t go quite according to plan. I felt great so decided to go for a longer walk than planned. It was freezing and hunching against the cold wind left me in agony and totally wiped. Definitely overdid it and I’m gradually starting to get to grips with how to manage this recovery sensibly. I eased off on the post op exercises yesterday afternoon as I will sore and tired but will pick back up today. Also having a shopping delivery so my sister and I can do some lovely Christmas jobs like baking cookies (for gifts) and gift wrapping. I will do as much as I can and rest often.

    Have a lovely day all xx

    Saturday goals recap:
    - morning routine - meds, dress, fibre drink ✅
    - Post op exercises x4 ✅ ✅ ❎❎
    - Go for a walk in park ✅ and beyond!! 😬
    - Protein and veggies ✅
    - 8 glasses of water ✅
    - Gift wrapping? ❎ delivery due tomorrow

    Sunday goals:
    - morning routine - meds, dress ✅
    - Post op exercises x4
    - 8 glasses of water
    - Protein and veggies
    - Fibre drink if needed
    - Cookie baking
    - Gift wrapping
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,440 Member Member Posts: 9,440 Member
    The only failure is giving up!
    ==============================
    DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGES:
    #1: - 5; #2: - 5.2; #3: -1.4; #4: -4.8; #4: -2
    ==============================
    @mytime6630 Okay, Joan. I'm game to keep Challenge 5 going. My aim is to maintain below 150
    ==============================
    DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGE 5
    NAME: Terri
    SW: 150.8 (11/11)
    GW: Stay Under 150
    15/12: CW: 147.2 - 4
    👀 Not sure how that happened
    ==============================
    Daily Goals
    • Food: log All food and drink; stay under goal; balance macros/micros; Hydrate adequately; NLNS!!!
    • Exercise: Knee Physio; 7,500+ Steps daily; 30 + minutes intentional exercise
    • Other: Daily Mindfulness Practice/Meditation; Practice Self-care; Positively reframe thoughts; Learn something new; 15 mins Daily Declutter session; keep up to date with chores
    JFT: Sat 14 Dec
    Goals:
    Activities:
    • Local shopping 🎄
    • Pay credit card bill 🎄
    • Patchwork (I am almost ready to put this together. Photo to follow) (ongoing)🎄Most pieces ready for final touches
    • Presents list (ongoing) 🎄Sorted Secret Santa for Crochet group party next Wed
    • Christmas decorating 🎄Outdoor Lights up and working.
    • Christmas cards (ongoing) 🎄Almost ready to post
    • Organising Christmas Week schedule 🎄Done and printed out for discussion with DED
    JFT: Sun 15 Dec
    Goals:
    Activities:
    • 2pm: Visit DED and grandsons
    • --->>> tomorrow (Patchwork (I am almost ready to put this together. Photo to follow) (ongoing)
    • Presents list (ongoing)
    • Christmas decorating
    • Christmas cards (ongoing)
    • Discuss/amend Christmas Week schedule
    Calorie Goal Challenge ~|~ Start Date: 4 Nov
    (I'm extending this Personal Challenge)
    Stay under goal until Christmas Eve
    Days Under: 39/41
    edited December 2019
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 886 Member Member Posts: 886 Member
    Saturday 14 December

    Log accurately :)
    Stay in the green :)
    5 fruit and veg :)
    Water >:)
    Fitbit exercise goals :)

  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 886 Member Member Posts: 886 Member
    Sunday 15/December

    Log accurately
    Stay in the green
    5 fruit and veg
    Water
    Fitbit exercise goals
  • AJB1014AJB1014 Member Posts: 1,350 Member Member Posts: 1,350 Member

    JFT
    1. Call M happy belated birthday ✔
    2. Log all food ✔
    3. 2 more waters before leaving work ✔
    4. Cran and seltzer with dinner, no soda ✔
    5. Mail christmas cards ✔
    6. Dinner at 530, leave by 435 ✔
    7. Ask E about which paint to pick up ✔
    8. Daily reminders to carry until completed; pay tolls bill, replace kitchen light bulbs (DH), switch cell phone plan to prepaid, change name on work/bank/credit cards, update w2, tour g hospital, set up ER payment plan, pay quest bill, pick up paint

    JFT
    1. Begin Fast - Water only now!!!
    2. Cook chicken, make lunches
    3. Finish laundry
    4. Set alarm for 500
    5. Daily reminders to carry until completed; pay tolls bill, replace kitchen light bulbs (DH), switch cell phone plan to prepaid, change name on work/bank/credit cards, update w2, tour g hospital, set up ER payment plan, pay quest bill, pick up paint
  • FaebertFaebert Member Posts: 1,336 Member Member Posts: 1,336 Member
    @HEGoddard0928 - hi! Nice to see you. Such a tough time of year to be disciplined with eating. Especially surrounded by Christmas cookies. I feel your pain! How is Matt now? Is he doing better?

    @AJB1014 - are you fasting for the glucose tolerance test? Good luck. X

    I had an ok weekend. As my recovery continues and I start to feel better, I’m finding myself getting a bit more frustrated about being far from home. It’s only a few more days so I’m going to try and stay patient and really enjoy not having to worry about anyone else. Today my friend is coming up to see me with her baby son and I can’t wait!!

    Sunday goals recap:
    - morning routine - meds, dress ✅
    - Post op exercises x4 ✅ ✅ ✅
    - 8 glasses of water ✅
    - Protein and veggies ✅
    - Fibre drink if needed ✅
    - Cookie baking ✅
    - Gift wrapping ✅

    Monday goals:
    - morning routine - meds, fibre drink and dress ✅
    - Post op exercises x4 ✅
    - Protein and veggies
    - Hang out with N and baby E - yay!!
    - Walk in park
    - Make choc truffle gifts?

    Have a good Monday all x
  • HEGoddard0928HEGoddard0928 Member Posts: 580 Member Member Posts: 580 Member
    @Faebert Matt's doing loads better. There's still certain things he can't eat though. The doctor thinks it could take another year before all the ulcers are healed. They are that bad. The doctor was really worried because Matt lost 25lbs in 4 months (damn him. Lol.) We had to explain to the doc that Matt walks about 8-10 miles a day at work and that when he isn't sick his metabolism is incredibly high so this is normal for him. The doctor wants to keep an eye on it. Lol. He only has 15 more pounds until he goes his goal weight of 160.

    1. Memorial at 4 😍Cried, laughed, and had a great time.
    2. Don't overindulge on the food after😂Yeeeeeah. That didn't happen
    3. Dust/bring in chairs from front room😭
    4. Finish cleaning up cookie mess😭
    5. Bed early😊

    So yesterday was a total bust. We ended up staying at the memorial for about 4 hours. It was good. Matt and I cried but we also laughed. There was one part in particular where one of the speakers compared men and women to their particular sensitive anatomy. It was hysterical! The man who passed was a good man and loved by so many. He will always be remembered fondly.

    One day at church the man came up and asked me if I was pregnant and I laughed and said I wasn't. He was very close to my mom and asked her worriedly if I was offended, so she had to reassure him that I wasn't. I always told myself that when I finally got pregnant that I would walk up to him and tell him, "NOW I'm pregnant." I'll never get that chance now but every since that day I made sure to give him a hug every time I saw him. I will miss those hugs.

    Today is going to be busy. School, then that side gig I mentioned yesterday, and then right after that time is over I have to go set up the baskets for the auction tomorrow.

    My goals are going to be simple today.

    1. Stick to my prelogged meals
    2. Drink at least 64 oz of water
    3. Be timely while shopping
    4. Stay out of the cookies!!!!
    5. Bed early
  • awhit4842awhit4842 Member Posts: 236 Member Member Posts: 236 Member
    JFT Monday
    1. Log all food
    2. Drink 150oz water
    3. Avoid treats I’m taking for coworkers
    4. Workout at home
    5. Mail presents
  • clicketykeysclicketykeys Member Posts: 4,223 Member Member Posts: 4,223 Member
    JFT Monday
    1. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! Review plans.
    2. Before school: Check class websites. Update. GET CART. Set up for Goodies. When will Secret Santa meeting be?
    3. Class 1: Grammar test. Late work. Grade projects. Continue planning S2.
    4. Class 2-3: Grammar test. Bonus work. Grade projects. Blog post on plagiarism parallel with Disney.
    5. Planning: Read 20 pages of Campaign Manager. Update Goodreads. PARENT CALLS. Be sure to take food items home!
    6. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    7. Run - 4 miles. Yoga with core/balance work. Check on B. Email student. Message Z. Clean off table. Wash cups. Read 20 pages of Campaign Manager.
    8. Log all food. Set up JFT for tomorrow.
    9. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Alarm set for 5:50.
    10. Ask about how to support new AP. Practice hair braiding with D. Check on appts for drs. Remind D to ask his dad about the table. START BLOGGING AGAIN. 3 posts/week? Create test for MLA format. Create test for infographics and visual information. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Remember that M does not like surprises! Check dates of classes and update semester plan. She Should Run vision statement.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    January 2019: 186.0
    February 2019: 187.0
    Today: 194.6

    Ongoing plans/ideas behind the cut
    1. Purchases: Look for an "ugly Christmas sweater" and a long-haired doll at thrift stores. Practice French braiding. Go to used bookstore and look for On Writing (Stephen King), Dying for a Paycheck (Robin Hardman), The Prince (tr. Tim Parks, Russell Price, or Robert Adams), The Secret Adversary (Christie).
    2. E2: What should the controlling ideas be in a study of world literature? Review world lit options. Create vocabulary lists for each unit that come from the texts used: Animal Farm, Julius Caesar, Wes Moore, I Am Malala. Find a way to incorporate changing words from one part of speech to another. Students need to know how to review multiple sources and synthesize information in order to draw a conclusion. Need practice with the difference between transitions and overlapping (at end of paragraph - "another issue is Y" vs "there are other issues besides X"). Quit using "in conclusion" and "I believe" and other writing-about-my-writing phrases. Confusion between direct/indirect objects and prepositional phrases. Use the UDHR and the Declaration of Independence to study paraphrasing; use that to front-load Machiavelli and how to deal with challenging texts. Confusion between everyday / every day and similar constructions.
    3. E1: Need practice with quoting & paraphrasing sources, identifying claims that would need support, use of last names for reference, and capitalization practice (common/proper nouns, titles). Difficulty using possessive nouns in their own writing. Honors: practice subject/object pronouns (my friend and I / my friend and me). Poetry: Revise "Songs are Poetry" handouts.
    4. Curriculum Development: Writing mini-unit. Review scholarly research on 5PE. (I think I can have this as an intro to the research unit so that they also get exposure to how quotes are integrated and cited.) Parallel structure; use of emotional language, specific detail. Use "Write About a Pebble" lesson from Atwell. How long should each unit take? Do research on characteristics: curiosity, persistence, resilience, creativity, responsibility, optimism, courage, integrity, authenticity, leadership, self-awareness, humility, compassion - others? Include grammarly check on essays! Review assessments. What is the purpose for each unit? What should the controlling ideas be in a study of world literature? Review world lit options. Schedule assessments for Fall 2019; plan out return times. Write 1 reflection weekly; type one in Classroom by Weds. Copy-paste to PB for comments due Friday. PB usernames 6 digits, no 19 or 20s, no birthdates. Homework: Online journal Mon due Tue; Reflection Tue due Wed; C&P journal in class Wed; Comments Thu due Fri. Bonus if you are the first response; further bonus if you respond to comments on your post. Grammar practice Mon & Wed; quiz Fri.
    5. Professional Development: Write blog post weekly. Comment on 3 posts each week -Tu Th Sun? Check with PSC. Talk with Z about articles and/or conference proposals. NOTE: ATTENDED PRE FLEX DAY.
    6. Medical: Dentist Apr 30 8 AM but check on meetings and RS. Onco Apr ???. PCP Schedule for July. ObG schedule for October. PCP - allergy shots? Sleep UT Er Respiratory Dec 30 7:45 AM
    7. Theater: Amen Corner Thu Dec 19 5:45. EGL Fri-Sat 3:30.
    8. House: Mineral oil on tile spots. Check with D about what's next.
    9. Fun: Open beading on Thursdays. Coloring at library on Tuesday. Put jewelry away. Edney Hack Nights alt Weds. ASL? Spanish/Portuguese practice? Practice piano. ROL Secret Adversary. Buy new bikes and bike rack for car.
    10. Volunteering ideas: Theater. Library. Animal shelter. Community Kitchen. Emerge Georgia training.

    WFTY: Climbing. Well, weight-wise, it looks like 2019 has at least involved less of a gain than 2018 did. I guess maybe that's a "knock wood" statement because 2019 isn't QUITE over yet and we still have a lot of family gatherings. Fingers crossed that I can maintain my runs during the break.
  • aubyshortcakeaubyshortcake Member Posts: 793 Member Member Posts: 793 Member
    Good morning! Thursday was our office Christmas party and one of the days I was allowing myself to go over calories. Im pretty mad that I let myself continue it through the whole weekend!! Oh well, just need to get back on the horse and stay under until my birthday on Sunday.

    JFT 12/16:

    1. Stay within calorie goal
    2. Finish work at 5:20
    3. Do workout
    edited December 2019
  • AJB1014AJB1014 Member Posts: 1,350 Member Member Posts: 1,350 Member
    @Faebert yes 3 hour glucose test right now. Had the drink, wasnt too bad, and now we wait! Glad to have you here updating us thru your recovery, glad to hear its going well!
  • sarah74_vtsarah74_vt Member Posts: 314 Member Member Posts: 314 Member
    JFT Monday, 12/16/19:

    1. Drink 8 glasses of water
    2. Go to the gym
    3. Go for my afternoon walk
    4. Stay within my calorie range for the day
    5. Meditate (helps with anxiety)
    6. Be strong (heart and mind)
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,471 Member Member Posts: 2,471 Member
    Very busy this weekend, including one dog walk on snowy/icy/slushy streets in neighborhood = happy dog & happy me. Multiple errands Saturday morning. and wonderful church service that afternoon with a variety of musicians & Sunday School. Real Christmas tree up & decorated, all other decorations out (and cleaning done first).

    Not on MFP at all so didn't log food. For some reason, I think that whatever I put in my mouth when I don't log doesn't "count." The scale says different. *sigh* At least I am done taking prednisone starting today ~ yay! Each day I took it, I had more and more side effects. Nothing major, just headaches, nausea, gas & some dizziness. Happy to be done with that.

    JFT 12/16 M
    1) Move hourly / stairs breaks / 5 somethings
    2) Meals & snacks prelogged / net calories zero / 14c water
    3) Complete PA-F / email for add'l info
    4) Print mailing labels / write Christmas cards / boil eggs / Advent devotional / other?
    5) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / bed & tv off 10:20 (workout T a.m. ~ even short walk on treadmill would be good)
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