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JUST FOR TODAY -- One Day at a Time .... Daily commitment thread for 2019

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  • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Posts: 2,869Member Member Posts: 2,869Member Member
    I thought I posted my update from Saturday and my Sunday goals last night around 545 but I can’t find them anywhere, so I’ll start fresh today.

    Yesterday morning was a bit of a gong show, the tv and Internet was out and had been out from 11 the night before. It came back just as I was putting a DVD in for the Grands. I think hubby would have suffered the most through that but we had our phones back.
    I had a very generous offer from a wonderful friend who paid to have it reconnected as she was fearful of me missing a call for the job. I will never in my life forget this person and her kindness.
    Anyhow, yesterday morning hubby goes back to the bedroom to lay down and read away from the Grands and for some strange reason the circuit breaker has kicked out. We haven’t determined why yet, but if it’s strange.

    Today I woke up from a very nice dream where I was called for the job interview. The person on the other end told me exactly what questions would be asked and told me repeatedly to be myself. The interview was set for Wednesday at 2. I got up with a huge smile on my face. When I came out to the kitchen my smile faded fast. Hubby tells me there is an issue with our furnace. He had been able to get it going but he didn’t know if it would start again when it got cold. It has been working overtime for 2 weeks straight now and there is no sign of warming up. It just tried to start and won’t. I’m not sure what to do about this situation. It is -24 currently and that is our only source of heat. I think I’ll make a fb post to see if anyone I know knows someone who can fix furnaces.

    Maybe shivering will burn some calories.

    JFT - Monday February 11 - Determined
    2L of water
    Calories in Green
    Walk 1 Mile
    5 Fruits and Veggies
    Only 1 evening Snack
    5 something at bathroom break
    Write in Journal
    Do not disappoint myself, be conscious of my choices.
  • nlmackey98nlmackey98 Posts: 25Member Member Posts: 25Member Member
    Nlmackey98- how old are your children? I remember those teen years when it seemed everyone was going in s different direction. I finally put my foot down and made them take one Sunday a month for a family dinner. It made them have to speak up and not commit to something.

    Kiddos are 13 & 16. The one drives and often carts her sister about. The older only has one comittment, but it's 4:00-6:00 M-F & 10:00-12:00 Saturday. The younger is into theater and takes tennis once a week. Very manageable most weeks, but hubby is working late, the dogs have a vet appointment and my daughter's car is in the shop. It will be fine. Tennis was canceled today so everyone should be home by 6:30ish. Family dinner night is the plan. Not sure what I'll cook... We almost always do a family lunch Sunday after church and get a few meals together during the week. It's one of my favorite things that we do.

    I hope your "adulting" starts running a little smoother.

  • FaebertFaebert Posts: 724Member Member Posts: 724Member Member
    Oh @snowflake1968 what stressful times! Glad the furnace is working again and hoping the dream was prophetic!

    @Bex953172 - how annoying re disability! And also that Ash is putting it all on you. Hugs love, hope you can successfully appeal.

    @clicketykeys - nice library! I have slacked on reading for pleasure in the last year or so but I need to get back into it as I love the feeling of a ‘real’ book rather than an electronic device.

    No TA again today - am exhausted and seriously stressed about how bad our class assembly will be on Wednesday. Didn’t even get a break as had a speech and language therapist in to meet me about a child and was also observed by a student teacher. Have come home to make the kids dinner and haven’t even taken my coat off yet! Need a break 😔
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    @snowflake1968. Glad to hear you have heat and phones. Finger crossed that they call you for interview and that you get the job you are dreaming about.

    @Bex953172 Sorry to hear of your ongoing struggles. I worked with someone who dismissed a lot of personal challenges with the phrase "sh1t happens". It sounds as if you know that experience rather too well. Sending you hugs.

    @maryrobinson40 that's a very early start! If I got up at that time I'd struggle with the rest of the day.

    @Faebert I hope the week gets easier for you, try not to stress about the assembly. I suspect you have very high standards that are not shared by everyone else! I know the value of high expectations but don't let them take over!


  • clicketykeysclicketykeys Posts: 2,712Member Member Posts: 2,712Member Member
    Yup, we definitely have a lot of books. I went to the American Library Association's national convention back in 2009 and 2011, and I got lots and LOTS of "free" books (included with the cost of registration). I focused on getting mostly young adult titles and some middle grade titles, since I teach high school. I use these for a classroom library.
  • roundbutsoundroundbutsound Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    Yay, I managed today's small goals 8340 steps done and 15 mins of bodyweight exercises - squats, lunges, plank, wall sit, hip lifts and another one I don't know the name of but it's a type of crunch that doesn't hurt my neck :/ I'll add more goals as I get into this. Thinking about tomorrow now :)
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    Monday 11 February

    Log accurately :)
    Stay in the green :)
    5 fruit and veg :)
    Fitbit excercise goals :)
    January water challenge :) This is still a challenge, I get distracted and forget to drink!
    February night time challenge :)

  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Posts: 2,199Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,199Member, Premium Member
    Our library:
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    Oh MY GOSH! I would be in HEAVEN! I have always wanted a Library with shelves upon shelves of books! But I do admit that the thought of decluttering that many books is a little daunting! LOL!!!! :lol:
  • Bex953172Bex953172 Posts: 2,315Member Member Posts: 2,315Member Member
    Yay, I managed today's small goals 8340 steps done and 15 mins of bodyweight exercises - squats, lunges, plank, wall sit, hip lifts and another one I don't know the name of but it's a type of crunch that doesn't hurt my neck :/ I'll add more goals as I get into this. Thinking about tomorrow now :)

    Yay thats awesome!
    I usually do all those too, well, sometimes in the kitchen when im cooking LOL. Better than watching it cook!
    I also do tricep dips too.

    Im not very good at lunges though, i always wobble!
  • roundbutsoundroundbutsound Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    Bex953172 thanks, I forgot about tricep dips I'll add them next time. I wobble when I do most exercises, unless I'm sitting or lying down as I have a medical condition that seriously affects my balance. Just got to keep trying and do my best :)
  • Bex953172Bex953172 Posts: 2,315Member Member Posts: 2,315Member Member
    BEX QUIZ. (For everyone)

    I had the choice of pizza or exercise tonight, im curious, which do you think i went for?
  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Posts: 2,199Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,199Member, Premium Member
    Just for Sunday | 2/10/2019
    1. Journal every bite :)
    2. Three 25 oz bottles of water :(
    3. Be mindful of choices - 90 g protein, <29g added sugars ;) Ooops. Forgot to even pay attention!
    4. Shopping for make-up :) , clothes that fit and that I feel like I look nice in :) , healthy snacks :( & a new gratitude journal :) !
    5. Get through as many items on my Weekend To-Do list as I can. :)
    6. Start donate / sell / toss boxes :)
    7. Redirect my thoughts when I start focusing on the issues causing me anxiety lately. I cannot control what others do. I can only control how I react. Pray and turn it over. :)
    8. Joyce Meyer podcast and others that I like to listen to. :)
    9. Prep for tomorrow, tonight :)
    10. Unplug one hour before bed :) | gratitude journal :) | inspirational reading :) | Calm app :) | read for pleasure :)


    Late getting on here again today. I hopped on earlier and got caught up reading, but then had meetings all day. We supposedly have 5" of snow falling tonight and 6-12" more falling throughout the day tomorrow. I'm really praying that it stops before Thursday so our flight to AZ isn't cancelled! I will be so upset if something messes up our trip...

    Yesterday, my hubby drove me around to the stores so I could clothes shop. He must've wanted to get out of the house so he pretended I needed someone to drive me through the snow! LOL! He's such a sweetie pie! Love him! Anyway, I bought a pair of jeans that are comfortable, two pairs of capri jeans and two pairs of shorts. The things I bought in pairs, I bought a size larger than I've been wearing since the size I've been wearing have been feeling tight and uncomfortable. I also bought a shirt I liked. It's nothing fancy. It's actually a plaid flannel shirt but I've always been a flannel shirt type of girl. Never been a real dressy person. :smile:

    @cschmitz110515 I am so proud of you and impressed that you ran the Seroogy's! OMG! It was sooo freaking cold out, I never left the house! Of course, I'm a wuss, but still...GO YOU!

    Just for Monday
    1. Journal every bite
    2. Three 25 oz bottles of water
    3. Be mindful of choices - 90 g protein, <29 g added sugars
    4. Read next chapter of Beck's Diet Solution - rewrite/update ARC's
    5. Put donate clothes in my trunk for Goodwill / Pack away keepers that are seasonal
    6. Redirect my thoughts when I start focusing on the issues causing me anxiety lately. I cannot control what others do. I can only control how I react. Pray and turn it over.
    7. Today's Joyce Meyer podcast and Half Size Me podcast.
    8. Prep for tomorrow, tonight
    9. Unplug one hour before bed | gratitude journal | inspirational reading | Calm app :) | read for pleasure
    Also on this weekend's list:
    • Listen to this week's Half Size Me podcast
    • Go through clothing in spare room and either keep/donate/toss
    • Visit Planet Fitness and get membership squared away
    • Tanning? Mani/Pedi?
    • Shop for 3 outfits that fit and that are my style so I have something comfortable to wear that I feel good in also.
    • Shop for outfits or sundresses to wear while at dad's that I will feel comfortable in
    • Finish attaching binding to quilt
    • Make a list of what to pack & get luggage ready
    • Financials - bills/ budget / spending money for trip
    • Update digital accounts
    • Prep serving-sized snacks to grab easily for lunches, etc.

    Word for 2019: tenacity/tenacious - I am tenacious in my pursuit of a healthy body, mind and spirit.



  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Posts: 2,199Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,199Member, Premium Member
    Bex953172 wrote: »
    BEX QUIZ. (For everyone)

    I had the choice of pizza or exercise tonight, im curious, which do you think i went for?

    Pizza? Only guessing that because that's what I would've done! LOL!
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Posts: 2,765Member Member Posts: 2,765Member Member
    Bex953172 wrote: »
    BEX QUIZ. (For everyone)

    I had the choice of pizza or exercise tonight, im curious, which do you think i went for?

    Not pizza ...... as much as you are exercising ... I'm going to guess exercise!!! (Or maybe both LOL!)
  • toaljasatoaljasa Posts: 769Member Member Posts: 769Member Member
    I did not heed this today at all. But the day is not over. I am turning the corner and embracing this the rest of the day. Peace and joy
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  • maryrobinson40maryrobinson40 Posts: 500Member Member Posts: 500Member Member
    Cschmitz110515 - I admire your perseverance for doing a winter 5K

    Faebert - I really hope you have a TA this week. I remember when I was a TA having to help with two classes if another one was out. The teachers all felt stressed those days.

    13ecca4 - my MIL always has food out like that too. She’ll even throw more on your plate at a meal if she thinks she’s going to have leftovers. I wouldn’t dream of doing that.

    Bookmeister86- any loss is better than a gain!

    Maryrobinson40- 330 am???? Why? My husband sleeps poorly and does this too. I feel for you.

    Roundbutsound - love you screen name! Keep coming back I credit this group for helping me lose 25lbs so far.

    Nlmackey98- how old are your children? I remember those teen years when it seemed everyone was going in s different direction. I finally put my foot down and made them take one Sunday a month for a family dinner. It made them have to speak up and not commit to something.

    Aubyshortcake - is strong curves a You Tube series?

    Bex953172 - oh Bex that is a lot of pressure to put on you, is it at Tribunal that you can discuss his outbursts and reactions? If you go to work who would watch the girls? I assume he couldn’t for long hours at a time. I’m so sorry you are in this situation, I wish Mental Health was more understood and acknowledged.

    Clicketykeys- you need a big old house with 10 foot ceilings filled with shelves from floor to ceiling.

    Update - hubby got furnace going once more. We think it’s a switch that will cost around 40 to replace and he thinks he can do it himself. We just need to order it tomorrow on Amazon. Hopefully he can keep it going until the part arrives. For a repairman to even come look it is 90.00!

    Why did I ever think being a grown up would be fun!
    Yes... Insomnia Sucks!!! And pills don't always work.
    It's really bad for me since different stressors came the past three months.
    I will be fine. Only now, black outs happen unexpectedly, it's like
    I'm sitting up and without dozing, I fall asleep, but it doesn't last.
    LMBO... I just had a thought. Maybe not having a man isn't so bad.
    I would have to explain why I'm snoring during intimacy😂😂
    Poor fella might take it personally. Haaaaa!
  • maryrobinson40maryrobinson40 Posts: 500Member Member Posts: 500Member Member
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