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  • Bex953172Bex953172 Member Posts: 2,909 Member Member Posts: 2,909 Member
    Howdy all. Things are going pretty well though I'm feeling a bit under the weather. Nothing serious just a nasty cold. We've been staying in with the exception of a trip to the store every two weeks and the 2 days a week that I go into the office. The family time has been nice, but it is taking a toll on the kids. Much like Snowflakes granddaughter, my kids are very cuddly. It's very odd being that they are 14 and 17, but I'm glad they find comfort with me. We have been trying to do more family activities, whether it be playing games, doing yard work or going for a bike ride. Saturday hubby and I were going to go for a ride, and we invited the kids. The kids always say no, but this time they decided to join us. V is still a little under 5', so we haven't gotten her a "nice" bike yet because we can't find one to fit her. Between the slightly smaller bike and the fact that she isn't as fit as her sister I rode back with her and Tim and Sierra rode up and got a nice workout. It was a great day. V has actually ridden her bike every day since so she can get stronger. I admire her drive. I've missed my bike, but there is so much shame over my current fitness level its weird. I saw some of my riding buddies when we were out Saturday, but they were pace lining the other direction and I was cruising along with V at 11mph (it's hard to ride 11mph on a road bike). They still yelled as they passed. It was nice I miss the guys. I gotta get over myself and get back in shape. I'm setting a goal for myself to wither ride or Peleton every day this week. I don't know why I have a hard time riding the Peleton, but I hate doing it when people are home and people are ALWAYS home now. Of course, the bike is downstairs and easy to ride with no one around.

    You guys were talking about how the schools are handling the stay at home orders. Here they are only issuing review work, so after giving the kids a few weeks off, I've decided I need to home school at least with math and science so they aren't behind next year when they begin more advanced classes. Luckily, I am well suited to teach the material, unfortunately, teaching my own kids is tough. I've contacted their teachers to figure out what topics i need to cover. Wish me luck, I enjoy math way more than my children. They think I'm a whack job when I get excited that I remember how to do things such as trig identities, and that I do the homework I assign them.

    Stay safe y'all, you are important to me.

    Goals JFT Tuesday
    - Check in with JFT
    - Do data compilations
    - Struggle through Skype meetings
    - Eat a healthy lunch - NO CHIPS
    - Ride Peleton
    - Eat reduced portions for dinner
    - No alcohol


    I'm the total opposite, I can't stand math. Well no in fact I DO like it I just can't do it!
    I'm really good at English and spelling though. Like when I'm trying to spell a word I can imagine the letters in my mind.
    But I can't do that with numbers? It's very strange lol!

    But pen and paper I can do it much better :) but I can't remember any trig stuff lol!! (I distinctively remember asking my teacher what the point of trig was and if id ever actually use it after school lmao)
    And i know like basic algebra lol!!

    I'll relearn it all im sure when my kids do it lol!!

    But Ash is really good at math, so we hav a balance between the two of us lol!
  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Member, Premium Posts: 2,801 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,801 Member
    Just for Today / Monday
    1. Journal every bite :smile:
    2. WATER, LOTS of WATER & decaf tea :smile:
    3. Lymphatic massage :smile:
    4. Knee exercises :smile:
    5. Gentle chair yoga :naughty:
    6. 30 minutes of intentional activity :smile:
    7. Gratitude Journal :smile: / Inspirational Readings :smile:

    I really don't have much to say today. Although I am not a nurse or clinician, working for a health care organization at the moment is stressful. COVID19 from the minute you wake up until the minute you go to bed. I'm going to have to incorporate some scheduled time into my days for walking away and de-stressing somehow.

    Just for today/Tuesday
    1. Journal every bite
    2. WATER and DECAF
    3. Lymphatic massage
    4. knee exercises
    5. Gentle chair yoga
    6. 30 minutes intentional activity
    7. Declutter bedroom closet shelves
    8. Gratitude journal / inspirational readings / early to bed and lights out at 10 / get up with alarm in morning


    WOTY: Persistence






  • osier5osier5 Member Posts: 131 Member Member Posts: 131 Member
    3/30
    1) Log food - yes
    2) Yoga - yes
    3) Walk - yes

    3/31
    1) Log food
    2) Yoga
    3) Walk
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,081 Member Member Posts: 9,081 Member

    Keeping busy.

    For all those essential workers still going out there....
    🙏🏻 Thank you for your service 🙏🏻
    Everyone else, please stay home!!!

    What am I doing to keep busy?
    To name a few...
    • I’ve joined a 14 day on line art challenge (search for painters on line on Facebook)
    • structuring my day
    • morning and evening meditation
    • Using the internet to ‘talk’ to family
    • crochet, jigsaws, journaling, gardening, reading, writing .......
    • HIIT videos off YouTube,
    • yoga/Taichi
    • Walks with DH
    • Cleaning! Cleaning! Cleaning! 😂
    • Decluttering
    • Stress relievers (search YouTube for Paul McKenna)
    Keep your chin up!
    The only failure is giving up!

    2019 DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGES:
    01 Aug 2019: 170.1
    31 Dec 2019: 151.2
    Total weight loss: 19.9lbs

    2020 Personal Discard Weight Challenge
    Name: Terri
    My plan is to weigh less at the end of each month than I did at the beginning
    SW: 152.1 (02 Jan)
    GW: 147.1
    Jan: - 2
    Feb: - 1.3
    Sat 29 Feb: 148.8
    March:
    Week 1
    Sun 01: 148.6
    Mon 02: 148.9
    Tue 03: 148.8
    Wed 04: 148.6
    Thu 05: 148.4
    Fri 06: 148.5
    Sat 07: 148.2
    Week 2
    Sun 08: 148.6👀 I expect this will rise a little more with all the catered food at the birthday bash yesterday. Sodium/sugar overload.
    Mon 09: 148.9 👻
    Tue 10: 149.1
    Wed 11: 149.0
    Thu 12: 149.1
    Fri 13: 148.6🌷
    Sat 14:148.2🌷
    Week 3:
    Sun 15: 148.6
    Mon 16: 148.6
    Tue 17: 148.2
    Wed 18: 148.6
    Thu 19: 147.9
    Fri 20: 148.1
    Sat 21: 148.2
    Week 4:
    Sun 22: 148.2
    Mon 23: 148.1
    Tue 24: 148.2
    Wed 25: 148.5
    Thu 26: 148.3
    Fri 27: 148.4
    Sat 28: 148.3
    Sun 29: 148.2
    Mon 30: 148.4
    Tue 31: 147.8
    I have been rather pre-occupied for the last few days. I'm working on the project for my Grandson's birthday present.
    JFT Mon 30/Tue 31
    Daily goals:
    Sleep: 🌷
    Meditation: am/pm deep breathing 🌷
    Cardio: > 30🌷
    Strength: > 10🌷
    Flex: >10🌷
    Prelog: stay in the green🌷
    Weight: < 150🌷
    Steps: >7500🌷
    Fitbit > 6 active hours🌷
    Mood: 😎
    Gratitude: I am grateful for having the technology to keep in close touch with my beloved family. .
    Activities:
    • Isolation Art Challenge 🌷
    • Chores🌷
    • Declutter winter wardrobe🌷
    • Work on Birthday project for Grandson 🌷
    🐰Let’s get Hop! Hop! Hopping!🐰
    🐰Hit your Daily Challenge Goal🐰
    🐰Earn an Easter Bunny🐰

    Terri: TerriRichardson112
    Daily Challenge Goal: 7500+
    Mar: 19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31
    🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰


  • Bex953172Bex953172 Member Posts: 2,909 Member Member Posts: 2,909 Member
    SERmom3 wrote: »

    Yesterday was a weird day. I went to the grocery store at 7:30 and by the time everything was cleaned and stored away it was 12:00! I was paranoid about everything that came into the house. I disinfected everything that had to go in the fridge. Any pantry item, I took to the basement to sit for the next 3 days. I’ve read that the virus can last that long on cardboard. I immediately put my clothes in the wash and took a shower. Is anyone else taking these precautions or am I just paranoid?? At least I have everything I need for a while and won’t be leaving the house again anytime soon.


    This really hit me, because my husband just came home with a bunch of groceries for the next 2 or 3 weeks, and while I was putting them away I just felt like I was touching stuff that wasn't "safe" and I don't even know how to put my finger on the exact feeling. It was just weird. I think I'm getting more and more anxious. The more I hear, the more anxious I get. I don't think that you can be cautious enough, actually because of the nature of this virus,

    So personally, I think if it makes you feel like you've done everything you can to protect yourself and your family, then you go for it! :) Now I wish I had done the same with ours! :smile:


    @Bex953172 Time changes always mess me up too! Especially in the spring when in Wisconsin we jump forward an hour. I hate jumping forward...I always feel like I've lost an hour of sleep and it takes me forever to get my internal clock sync'd up again! LOL!

    I sent you another PM lol!!! Does it not show up when you log on? Xx I hate to feel like I'm pestering you to reply lol!
  • SERmom3SERmom3 Member Posts: 364 Member Member Posts: 364 Member
    TUESDAY:
    - Log food🟢
    - Stay green🟢
    - Homeschool🟢
    - Laundry🟢
    - Dishes🟢
    - Finish my yearbook page🟢
    - Exercise🟢
    - Set up zoom dance class for E🟢

    Wow! Feels good to accomplish everything on my list for once. It was a good day. There was routine/structure to it, which really helps the girls (and me)!

    JFT WEDNESDAY:
    - Log food
    - Stay green
    - Homeschool
    - Laundry
    - Dishes
    - Exercise
    - April budget/bills
    - Clean fish tank
    - Set up zoom dance class for B

    Bunny challenge: 10k steps in nice weather or an indoor workout when I can’t get outside
    March 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30
    🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰
    April 1
    🐰
  • aubyshortcakeaubyshortcake Member Posts: 776 Member Member Posts: 776 Member
    Morning all, I need to catch up on my reading in here, I hope you are all well!

    Yesterday 3/31:

    1. Log all food 😁
    2. Stay within calorie goal 😁
    3. Go for walk 😁
    4. Finish work at 5:20😁
    5. Do workout 😁

    JFT 4/1:

    1. Log all food
    2. Stay within calorie goal
    3. Go for walk
    4. Finish work at 5:20
    5. Do workout


    🐰Let’s get Hop! Hop! Hopping!🐰
    🐰Hit your Daily Goal🐰
    🐰Earn an Easter Bunny🐰

    Name: Aubrette
    Daily Step Goal through 3/26: 4,000
    🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰
    Mar: 19,20,22,23,24,25,26

    Dally Goal 3/27 forward: Stay in the green
    🐰
    Mar: 31
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,439 Member Member Posts: 2,439 Member
    Weekly Weigh-In = When I'm active I eat back calories. My weaknesses: I love food... my sweet tooth, especially chocolate... portion control... FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Saturday a.m. is my MFP weigh-in logging day, and I peek occasionally other days. My digital scale only shows half pound increments & I'm too cheap to buy a fancier scale. No goal dates set ~ this is not a diet but my lifestyle.

    Age 62, 5'4" (have permanently lost half inch ~ bummer)
    GW #1: 150 in a livable way = It's. Not. A. Diet.
    GW #2: 145 normal BMI
    UG maintain: 145 - 150 (need to be realistic)

    11/5/15 = 195.0 joined MFP with no real plan except It's. Not. A. Diet.
    1/10/17 = 185.5 clearly not a regular on MFP / joined JFT, best group ever! :smiley:
    5/31/17 = 180.5 two end of month celebrations / committed to posting weekly weigh-in
    06/03 = 177.5
    06/10 = 179.5 pre-10K spaghetti supper night before
    06/17 = 179.5 numerous meals away from home, several occasions w/ alcohol, happy no gain
    06/24 = 178.0 fluctuated during week, but ended ok
    07/01 = 176.0 Yay!!! Achieved June goal to stay <180
    07/08 = 177.5 oops
    07/15 = 176.5
    07/22 = 175.0
    07/29 = 174.0 saw at least one daily w-i below 174
    08/05 = 174.5 dined out for Girls Day Out & ate Dad's cooking & baking
    08/12 = 173.5 scale flirted with even lower numbers on daily weigh-ins
    08/19 = 173.5 had couple of high calorie days
    08/26 = 172.0 kind of a surprise
    09/02/17 = 170.0 Woohoo! Officially overweight, not obese :smiley:
    09/09 = 171.5 backsliding, ack!
    09/16/17 = 169.5 yay, the middle number is a six!
    09/23 = 168.5 have lots challenges in upcoming week
    09/30 = 167.0 met Sept goal to stay under 170
    10/07 = 166.0
    10/14 = 166.5 dined out 2 days with adult beverages plus wine & cheesecake at spa
    10/21/17 = 166.5 dined out 2 days plus food day in office / no gain is good [joined Just Give Me 10 Days challenge (daily w/i)]
    10/28 = 164.5 very active week & watched CICO / reached October goal of 165
    11/04 = 163.0 wow, really surprised at this, daily fluctuations very up and down this week
    11/11 = 164.5 this is temporary b/c very high sodium yesterday
    11/18 = 162.0 big surprise, especially b/c I weigh myself daily and didn't see this all week
    11/25 = 163.0 no surprise after 2 no-logging-food days (parade day and Thanksgiving), just glad not worse
    12/02 = 161.0 Jingle Bell 5K day / 44:37 chip time & ave. pace 14:22 & very happy!
    12/09/17 = 158.5 first time in 10 years my weight is 1-5-anything! :D
    12/16 = 158.0 no work parties or food days & stuck with CICO
    12/23 = 157.5 no "workouts" but shoveled snow & snowshoed, busy with Christmas preparations
    12/30 = 159.0 Christmas Day no food/beverages logged
    01/06/18 = 159.0 New Year's Eve hubby & I splurged on treats & beverages (at home), and I did not log...totally worth it!
    01/13 = 157.0 big surprise! Yesterday evening, walked in Frenzy on the Fox 5K in 47:26 & pace 15:19. Very happy with my time, wore layers of clothes in 10 degrees & NNW 12 mph wind, fun event.
    01/20 = 156.5
    01/27 = 156.5 maintaining / not a bad thing
    02/03 = sick / no weigh in
    02/10 = 152.5 unhealthy loss due to illness / I know weight will go back up & I'm totally fine with that
    02/17/18 = 153.0 thrilled with annual physical on 2/15/18: BP 110/68, pulse 64 and BMI 26.14 :star:
    02/24 = 154.0 little out of control last week, but at goal for the month
    03/03 = 155.5 oops / still lower than before I was sick
    03/10 = 153.5 back on track
    03/17 = 152.5
    03/24 = 153.0 evening snacks & two days straight of 8 hr seminars (+ lots of sitting)
    03/31 = 153.5 pre-10K spaghetti supper night before / Badger State Brewing 10K 1:30:28.82 and average pace 14:35 :smiley:
    04/07 = 154.5 ack ~ ate Easter candy most evenings
    04/14 = 153.5 Day 1 of record-setting blizzard ~ yuck! Followed by day 2 of blizzard, then snow day (no work / still shoveling & plowing) on Monday ~ in APRIL ~ yikes! :p
    04/21 = 153.5 after such weird week & daily weight fluctuations, happy to maintain
    04/28 = 152.0
    05/05 = 153.5 kinda stalled three months + feeling hungry more often ~ since w/i 10# of goal, changed MFP setting to lose 1/2 lb. per week & see how it goes
    05/12 = 153.5 ok with this ~ think changing my MFP setting, and having more net calories to play with, is agreeing with me ~ I'm not so hungry all the time
    05/19 = 154.0 drinks (2 margaritas) & dinner w/ BFF night before + enjoyed everything!
    05/26/18 = 153.0 Health Risk Assessment 5/15/18 ~ BMI 25.6 :star:
    06/02 = 153.0 basically in maintenance for now ~ I'll take it!
    06/09 = 152.5 Bellin Run 10K 1:28:12 split time 45:03 ave. pace 14:12 ~ beat goal of < 1:30 :star:
    06/16 = 152.0
    06/23 = 156.0 end of vacation week & lots of eating out
    06/30 = 155.5
    07/07 = 156.0 post-vacation w/i net calories not. so. much. Ack!
    07/14 = 154.5 prelogging & sticking w/ plan helps
    07/21 = 154.5 Packers 5K 44:50 ave pace 14:26 min/mile ~ beat goal < 45:00 :star:
    07/28 = 157.5 peanut M&M attacks (eek) + dinner out w/ SIL/niece (yum!) + staff luncheon (ick)
    08/03 = 155.5 started Evening Snack Challenge on JFT
    08/11 = 158.0 stressful week (job crap ~ hubby's & my own) >:) , Chinese buffet 1 evening & Feast with the Beasts (so worth it!)
    08/18 = 157.5 saw 156.0 during week ~ evening snack challenge not. so. good.
    08/25 = 156.0 prelogged as much as possible & CICO getting better
    09/01 = 154.5 included Taste on Broadway & office relocation so packing & moving boxes ~ very pleased
    09/08 = 157.5 too many office bday indulgences / City Stadium 5K for Veterans 44:27 & ave. pace 14:16 ~ beat goal of < 44:30 :star:
    09/15 = 156.0
    09/22 = 155.5 maybe lower if not for Pizza Ranch prairie pizza & wine at BFF's the night before
    09/29 = 154.0
    10/06 = 155.0 may include water retention in muscles b/c resumed home version of weights & circuit-training day before
    10/13 = 157.0 birthday treats & adult beverages / walked in Run for the Hill of It 5K in 48:13 pace 15:32 & hill 2:01 ~ beat both time (part unpaved trail with sloppy conditions due to 5" rain over preceding week) & hill (finish is UP a steep sledding hill) from last year :star: and learned only 25 out of 267 participants finished the hill < 1 min.
    10/20 = 155.0
    10/27 = 158.0 oops... lots of leaf-raking the evening before + too. much. snacking.
    11/03 = 156.5 better planning / stopped evening snacking (mostly)
    11/10 = 156.0 basically stuck in maintenance mode ~ not the worst thing
    11/17 = 157.0
    11/24 = 159.5 Thanksgiving week & paid time off with hubby ~ def going in wrong direction ~ oops
    12/01 = 157.5 Jingle Bell 5K 45:38 & ave. pace 14:42 ~ not bad
    12/08 = 157.0
    12/15 = 156.5 clearly in maintenance mode all year ~ not exactly the plan but I'm ok with this for now ~ really happy to stay 1-5-anything
    12/22 = 155.5 surprised by this ~ maybe due to much later than normal weigh-in (late start to the day)
    12/29/18 = 159.5 and happy I stayed 1-5-anything over holidays & vacation days at home
    01/05/19 = 157.5
    01/12 = 158.0 Frenzy on the Fox 5K 1/11 with friends ~ not timed / MapMyWalk 54:19
    01/19 = 158.0 maintained even with evening snacking & skipped workouts
    01/26 = 157.5
    02/02 = 158.5 hubby's traditional bday dinner + leftovers + evening snacking ~ oops
    02/09 = 158.5 ok with no gain / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 48:34:89 & ave. pace 15:89 in below zero temps & icy mile 2
    02/16 = 158.0
    02/23 = 160.0 oops... deserved, net cals & sodium def red prior 3 days. Annual physical 2/26 159.6 fully clothed.
    03/02 = 159.5
    03/09 = 157.5
    03/16 = 158.0 feeling unwell & no workouts all week
    03/23 = 157.5 finally feeling better
    03/31 = 160.5 posting Sun. month end w/i ~ too many days, net calories RED. Badger State Brewing 10K 3/30 in 1:28:14 & ave. pace 14:12 and beat goal < 1:30 :star:
    04/06 = 160.0 saw 158.5 during week
    04/13 = 159.5
    Hiatus from MFP 4/17 - 4/29 (Easter 4/21)
    05/04 = 161.5 logging again starting 4/30
    05/11 = 163.0 ack
    05/18 = 163.0 no gain
    05/25 = 163.0 could be worse
    06/01 = 162.0
    06/08 = 162.0 pre-race spaghetti night before / Bellin Run 10K 1:29:54 split 44:13 ave. pace 14:29
    06/15 = 164.0 ate at fast food, cafe (brunch), pub (happy hour), seminar (lunch), dinner at BFF's (sangria)
    06/22 = 162.5 better eating & tracking
    06/29 = 163.5 two days of conference food
    07/06 = 162.5
    07/13 = 163.5 two out-of-town family parties + diner food + drinks/dinner at Mexican restaurant
    07/20 = 166.0 cousin's funeral luncheon (one whole table w/ family desserts) + restaurant week lunch w/ hubby + pizza supper w/ hubby
    07/27 = 165.0
    08/03 = 164.5 happy to see any loss at all... I am the tortoise :D
    08/10 = 167.5 high sodium & emotional eating
    08/17 = 167.5
    08/24 = 165.5
    08/31 = 169.5 staycation week & ate whatever I wanted
    09/07 = 167.0 flushed sodium & water weight / City Stadium 5K for Veterans 45:12 (goal < 45:00) & ave. pace 14:33
    09/14 = 166.5
    09/21 = 166.0
    09/27 = 165.5
    10/05 = 167.5 pre-race food ~ Pink Pumpkin 5K 44:06 :star: (goal < 45:00) & ave. pace 14:12
    10/12 = 165.5 eating back on track ~ Run for the Hill of It 5K (trail event) 48:06 & hill 1:58 :star: (goal < 2 min.)
    10/19 = 165.5
    10/26 = 165.0 slowly but surely... my lifestyle is NOT a diet :D
    11/02 = 165.5 Maru & Jack's party / food night before
    11/09 = 164.5 few days of staying at zero net calories works!
    11/16 = 165.0 rare Fri. night dinner date w/ hubby at local cafe ~ totally worth it!
    11/23 = 166.0 wrong way again
    11/30 = 168.0 ACK!!!
    12/07 = 165.5 sick several days & painful sore throat will do that
    12/14 = 167.0 on prednisone & ate to quell nausea
    12/21 = 165.5
    12/28/19 = 168.5 spent 75% of 2019 in 160s... not the plan :p
    01/04/20 = stomach flu 1/4 - 1/5 & slow recovery 1/6 - 1/7 ~ lost unhealthy amount of weight quickly
    01/11 = 164.5 Fri. evening Frenzy on the Fox 5K 49:36 ave. pace 15:29
    01/18 = 164.5 managed to maintain weight lost while sick
    01/25 = 166.0 expected (some high sodium days)
    02/01 = 166.0 bday celebrations (hubby's, mom's, co-worker's) + evening snacking
    02/08 = 166.5 pre-race carb-loading / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 46:26.7 ave. pace 14:47 :star:
    02/15 = 166.0
    02/22 = 167.0 :( not sure about accuracy of exercise calories logged this week
    02/29 = 165.0 yay
    [3/2 Dr. B recommended getting my weight back down for relief of newly diagnosed mild arthritis in both my knees. Another incentive.]
    03/07 = 165.5 several very red days ~ oops
    03/14 = 164.5 conscientiously logging food helps
    03/21 = 162.5 stressed out & not feeling like eating (apparently I emotional eat only when bored, lonely or sad)
    03/28 = 162.0 work at home since 3/20/20, eating (mostly) healthy to stay healthy & walked 27.62 miles w/ dog

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

    Today: Smile ~ Laugh ~ Be Kind ~ <3 ~ Eat Well ~ Be Active
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