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  • Kuhl50Kuhl50 Member, Premium Posts: 416 Member Member, Premium Posts: 416 Member
    @SERmom3 @cesse47. Thanks for the advice to check out some personal finance books! Never occurred to me they would address the emotional side of the decisions, but obviously it would make sense that some do. I’ll look into it when I get back!

    @Snowflake1968 I sure hope our daughters will feel that way as we get closer to it being relevant, but at this point it’s about what makes him personally happy/guilty, not any sense of entitlement from them. So I have to find a solution that makes him comfortable and keeps me from feeling resentful. Hopefully some of those books will help!
  • cesse47cesse47 Member Posts: 925 Member Member Posts: 925 Member
    🍷🍷 If it's true Stress brings on weight loss, 🍷🍷
    why the heck am I not Invisible????
    by Tamara Thomas, Instagram

    AUGUST GOALS ---
    (1) Log everything; Drink 10+ water; minimize sodium where possible
    (2) Exercise 30 min minimum (3000 steps) 5 days each week / LOG
    (3) Clean 30 min per day: house or yard or declutter / LOG
    (4) Do stretches and Yoga 5 days each week / LOG
    (5) Stay within MFP daily goal; not exercise adjusted goal / LOG
    (6) Once each week, get out of the house and do something FUN

    TASKS FOR TODAY ---
    Do 20 min stretches and 30 min of walking
    Feed & Water animals -- done
    Water outside plants -- done -- it's raining!! LOL :p
    Bedroom -- reorganize, declutter, strip bed & redo
    Do Yoga

    Had scrambled eggs, cucumbers, and raspberries for breakfast. Normally, I use S&P on the eggs and cukes; this morning I used pepper only. They were ok but definitely lacking. Next time, I'll use Mrs Dash Salt Free in hopes it will perk up the flavor.

    Have a great day Y'All!! :)
  • HEGoddard0928HEGoddard0928 Member Posts: 653 Member Member Posts: 653 Member
    I'm a little late today because I slept for 13 freaking hours! What the heck? And I woke up not feeling great. I was headachy and groggy. I kept just turning over and going back to sleep.

    Friday night I had a 3-hour video chat with my best friends. It was great but it really made me realize just how much of a shlub I look like. I stood in front of the full-length mirror for the first time in a while and realized that I really do look pregnant because all my weight hangs low in my stomach. So even though people are rude when they ask if I'm pregnant I can definitely see why they would think so!

    It's been so hot here the last month that I cant get out and do any walking which is my favorite kind of exercise. All the gyms are still closed so I can't even go there to do any walking. My only options are early in the morning or later at night. Neither of which are ideal. I guess I'll have to figure something out. I was just walking up and down the driveway a few times to get to 5000 steps but that was before it was 100 degrees and super humid every day. How some people can actually enjoy weather like this boggles my mind! Lol!

    Idk, but I have to figure something out. Also, I've been mainlining sugar the last week as well. I need to get all the snacks out of the house. Matt asked me to pick up cosmic brownies the other day and stupid me picked up two of the huge boxes of them because I'm me and always overdo it. And then I proceeded to eat like 5 of them a day. It's no wonder I'm so huge!

    @cesse47 Matt and I quit smoking about 4.5 years ago. 2nd best decision of my life. But of course, I turned to sugar and put on 50lbs in like 6 months. It was crazy! But I was eating 8ct boxes of donuts on my own, virtually in my sleep, and getting take out every night. It's no wonder! Be very very very proud of yourself for that! My husband used to be a drug addict and said that quitting smoking was harder than quitting any of the drugs he was on.

    Okay, it's almost 2 and I said I would do a bunch of things today while Matt was at work. So...

    Today I will:

    - Post :smiley:
    - Do laundry
    - Dishwasher
    - Clean off the kitchen table
    - Pick up/vacuum the living room
    - Sweep/mop the kitchen/bathroom
    - Update the shopping list
    - Write a few words on my story!
  • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Member Posts: 4,655 Member Member Posts: 4,655 Member
    JFT - Saturday August 1
    1L of Water - 🙂
    Log all Food - 👿
    No Chips -👿
    Gratitude journal - 👿

    JFT - Sunday August 2
    1L of Water
    Log all Food
    No Chips
    Gratitude journal

    Yesterday was one of the best days I’ve had in quite a while. We went and spent the day with Kaitlyn and it was just the three of us. It was so nice to visit with just her. We actually just visited and chatted, went for a little walk around her new neighbourhood. I loved it!

    Today or tomorrow my cousins daughter and granddaughter is coming for a visit. My cousin passed suddenly last July, she was exactly 3 months older than me. It’s still hard to believe she is gone.


  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,540 Member Member Posts: 2,540 Member
    Late posting today but I need the accountability. Cool, rainy afternoon, so I have the time.

    JFT Sun. 8/2
    1) Church 7:45 :)
    2) Move hourly at least 10/14
    3) Supper is meatloaf, green beans & parsleyed red potatoes / net cals green / 12c water
    4) One more to-do (already washed dishes, made hummer food & refilled feeder, put birdseed in garage containers, drained more from rain barrels, emptied compost bucket, put recyleables in bin, prepped lunch, snacks, water bottle & overnight oats for work at office tomorrow, and had hubby try on possible clothes for wedding in two weeks)
    5) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / eye drops / set 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work)

    Had a great day off work on Friday and wonderful visit at BFF's with her & her hubby. We ate veggie pizza on the patio and sat out by the fire pit the entire evening. Think I even stayed green for net cals but high sodium. Day ended with us watching the moon, Jupiter & Saturn before I went back home and collapsed into bed.

    Saturday had healthy morning: shopped farmers market early, 2 loads laundry hung to dry, and walked 3.43 miles with dog. Afternoon & evening not so healthy (but I enjoyed!): ate take out with hubby for brunch, too much unhealthy snacking & no real supper, just grazing. Realized I forgot my monthly MFP measurements 7/31 & now don't want to, after the weekend. Guess I'll wait until working from home either Thurs. or Fri.

    2020 Goals:
    1) Get weight below 160# (last time was 4/20/19)
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    3) Post weekly weigh-in on JFT for accountability
    4) Take measurements & log on MFP monthly (I stopped as weight plateaued & went up) = 2.1.20 / 2.29.20 / 4.1.20 (forgot 3.31.20) / 5.1.20 (forgot 4.30.20) / 6.3.20 (forgot at ME again)
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking but include weights/circuit & other x-training
    6) Participate in race events ~ have planned 7 5Ks and 2 10Ks at minimum = Frenzy on the Fox 5K 49:36 ave. pace 15:29 / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 46:26.7 ave. pace 14:47 / Badger State Brewing 10K virtual race w/ dog on 4/2/20 1:44:16 ave. pace 16:33 / Prevention virtual 5K Fun & Fit Team on 5/2/20 I walked 3.48 mi w/ dog in 1:01:10 ave. pace 17:33 / RonaRunOff 5/16/20 virtual walk 5.08 miles with dog in 1:23:15 ave. pace 16:23 / 100 Miles Challenge fundraiser (per fitness tracker) & completed 5/18/20 / Bellin Run 10K virtual race w/ dog on 6/6/20 1:41:03 ave. pace 16:14 dog definitely slows my "race pace"
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
    9) Declutter home office, bedroom and basement = basement (boxes) Jan. / home office desk (some) & more basement boxes Feb. / basement boxes & home office (some more) Mar. / decluttered/cleaned in bedroom & more basement boxes Apr. / basement boxes May ~ very pleased w/ my progress / reorg in basement June & July
    Word for 2020: Persist
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,540 Member Member Posts: 2,540 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 "official" weigh-in 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
    3/2/20 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
    04/04 = 161.5 walked virtual Badger State Brewing 10K on 4/2/20 1:44:16 ave. pace 16:33 [not my usual race pace but I never walk race events with my dog & no other participants ~ happy me]
    04/11 = 162.0 several evening snack attacks of peanut M&Ms
    04/18 = 162.5 inching back up ~ Easter dinner + chocolate + high sodium meals of scalloped potatoes/ham + pea soup w/ ham
    04/25 = 162.0 happy to be inching back down
    05/02 = 162.0 saw 161 during week ~ yay
    05/09 = 163.5 comfort eating + rest days Thurs. AND Fri. ~ oops
    05/16 = 164.0 wrong direction ~ need to get a grip! Virtual #RonaRunOff w/ dog 5.08 mi in 1:23:15 ave. pace 16:23. Event miles of each participant will be aggregated at the end of May and, for every 50 miles, a pair of shoes will be donated to an area healthcare or janitorial worker. I had the opportunity to nominate my hubby for the shoes. I hope he gets selected!
    05/23 = 163.0
    05/30 = 162.5
    06/06 = 164.0 emotional eating + unhealthy evening snacking / walked virtual Bellin Run 10K w/ dog 1:41:03 ave. pace 16:14
    06/13 = 162.5 healthier farmers market eating & limited evening snacks
    06/20 = 163.0
    06/27 = 162.5
    07/04 = 162.0
    07/11 = 162.5
    07/18 = 162.0 changed MFP to lightly active
    07/25 = 161.5 really happy b/c after high sodium day
    08/01 = 161.5 after high sodium days (saw 161.0 2X during week ~ yay)

    “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
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 10,107 Member Member Posts: 10,107 Member
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    💜💜💜
    I choose to feed my body the nutrition it needs
    and feed my mind with the quality thoughts it deserves

    💜💜💜

    To 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...
      [*] 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!
      Turning up is the ultimate success!
      2019 DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGES:
      01 Aug 2019: 170.1
      31 Dec 2019: 151.2
      Total weight loss: 19.9lbs
      2020 Personal Weight Challenge
      Name: Terri

      SW: 152.1 (02 Jan)
      GW: 150

      Jan: - 2
      Feb: - 1.3
      Mar: - 0.9
      Apri: +1.3 (not too bad, considering lockdown/Easter/Birthday this month)
      May: +0.7(working on upping my strength to tone muscles, so not unexpected. It's a balancing act! 😂)
      Jun: +0.2
      Phew!!! Weight has dropped below 150 again.

      August Daily Goals: Week 1
      Sat: ✅ Sun: ✅ Mon: Tue:
      Wed: Thu: Fri:
      Weight < 150: ✅
      1 Aug 2019: 170.1
      1 Aug 2020: 149.9

      Reduce Fat%:✅ 29.3; 27.1; 25.2; 25.1
      Increase Muscle%: ✅ 28.7->30.1 30.3
      Calories < in the green 🦄
      Steps > 7500 🏃🏽‍♀️ 8209+
      Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily🦄 65
      Active hours > 6 daily🦄 8
      Activities I got to do
      Meditation🧎‍♀️Exercise🚶‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🧘‍♀️
      Laundry🧺
      Skype with family✅
      Declutter Hobbies room✅ (Ongoing)
      Crochet 🧶 Puzzles ✅ Watch TV🖥

      Relatively easy day.

      H ~ Am I Hungry?
      A ~ Am I Angry?
      L ~ Am I Lonely?
      T ~ Am I Tired?
    • clicketykeysclicketykeys Member Posts: 4,399 Member Member Posts: 4,399 Member
      JFT Monday
      1. Therapy exercises: crunches, lunges, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! MH MONDAY.
      2. Check email. Write everything down before it goes in the mouth. AM walk (yoga if raining). CALL PODIATRIST!
      3. Review papers by desk. File or trash. Check green room for paintbrushes and donations.
      4. Lunch: okonomiyaki. Write a blog post - album? Running, Racism and Rum: Learning to Handle Discomfort
      5. Write a letter. Dinner: WHATEVER. 1 hr writing: letter to B. Set up extra credit letter project.
      6. Color! 1 hr reading. WRITE STORY. 2 chapters of Asher Lev.
      7. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
      8. Writing: Album post. Message Z. Need to work on unit plan for research.
      9. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, lunges, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Wed book group. SHBP screening - August? Thursday visit parents - take photos. MH Monday check-in; Whatever Wednesday AMA. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville? Meet with Z&M Sun Aug 9 Stone Fort Stare.

      Scale goals
      End of 2017: 174.6
      End of 2018: 189.2
      End of 2019: 196.4
      End of January: 194.6
      End of February: 196.2
      End of March: 193.8
      End of April: 192.6
      End of May: 191.8
      End of June: 192.2
      End of July: 188.6
      Today: 188.2

      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 discussion board for comments due Friday. 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 call to schedule cleaning. PCP July 15 10:30. ObG schedule for October. PCP - allergy shots? left toe joints. Sleep center 778 3316.
      7. Theater: 1984.
      8. House: Crawl space repairs. After that - siding? Or perhaps bathroom floor.
      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 bike rack for car.
      10. Volunteering ideas: Theater. Library. Animal shelter. Community Kitchen. Emerge Georgia training.
      11. Family: Google Hangout. Dinners?
      12. Other: Practice hair braiding with D. Check on appts for drs. Remind D to ask his dad about the table and check with home repair contractors. 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. Update standards on board. When to change bulletin board?

      WFTY: Progress. Well, it's very slow progress. But it IS progress :)
    • littleblackskirtlittleblackskirt Member Posts: 364 Member Member Posts: 364 Member

      JFT Sunday 2nd August

      Log everything yes
      Stay in the green yes
      Back exercises no
      Foot exercises no
      5 fruit and veg 7
      Start work laundry yes
      Mow lawn, when will it be dry this week? no, was wet
      Watch F1 only saw a little bit, made trip to the hospital to drop some things off for Dad. Was weird, the main doors are locked and I had to be buzzed in, not allowed into the ward.


      JFT Monday 3rd August

      Log everything
      Stay in the green
      Back exercises
      Foot exercises
      5 fruit and veg
      Laundry/ironing
      Mow lawn
    • teigansdadteigansdad Member, Premium Posts: 228 Member Member, Premium Posts: 228 Member
      Monday goals
      Stay green
      No beer
      No m&ms
      No Icecream
      Fruit and vegetables for snacks
      If trails open do one hard lap then meet up w friends to ride, if not race level sufferfest
      Drop off cable stuff

    • Bex953172Bex953172 Member Posts: 3,109 Member Member Posts: 3,109 Member
      Neighbour Update: Everythings been quiet since the last incident. Next door have been doing weird stuff, running down to the corner of the road to tell them their story what happened, kids dressed up, and the guy being "dad of the year" but you can see its all a show, we knew it was just a facade and wouldn't last long. And it didnt.

      Oh man I had I good day yesterday! We have a Ring! doorbell and since the incident we've been watching it more carefully. Keeping a check on anyone who's near our house or theirs and it picks up okish audio (picks up wind alot though too) so we've listened to their conversations (or parts of) to make sure they're not saying or plotting against us. And to be fair, they've not said a word about us and have dropped the issue we had.

      But, at about 10pm on Friday, we heard a dispute and got the camera up, we heard them saying that the guy had done something else possibly theft or hitting someone is our guess, and they were gonna find him. So me and ash were pretty happy that our incident had fully moved on and that he was in trouble again. Karma.

      Anyway, its 1.20 am, our dog starts going crazy. Check the camera, its only 3 police officers trying to surround their house, 2 at the back, one at the front.
      So clearly searching for him. Didnt find him though. And then next day his mum arrives speaking to his gf and took the illegal dog they own vack to her house lol!!!

      I love karma. I really do!
    • Bex953172Bex953172 Member Posts: 3,109 Member Member Posts: 3,109 Member
      mytime6630 wrote: »
      Going to try again tomorrow to stick to my goals.

      My daughter called tonite, and again is haunted by something that happened years ago ... going on 13 years now. This is what started her mental illness. I know it is in her head now, reliving it over and over.. (a guy at a church she attended may her feel uncomfortable .. and she relives that so often, as if it is happening again). I feel so bad for her. She will not tell her psychiatrist .. even though she needs to. I think medication is the only thing that helps her, and she is on so much already, and therapy also. Such a helpless feeling as a mom .. and all I can do is listen to her. I just do not know what to say. Do I sympathize with her.. and let her talk, or try and give her ideas to take her mind off of this incident? She keeps writing to the church .. she wants an apology, or wants them to do something to the guy. But ... to most people, this was not that big of a deal .. she distorts things.

      I try and tell her to turn on music, do some painting, something to distract her, etc., but then she gets upset and gets off the phone.

      She tells me nites are the worse, and I've tried to tell her to try getting up earlier in the day, so she is more tired in the evenings. But.. she lives alone, and I have no control.

      But at least tonite ... since it is close to bed.... I am not going to eat my feelings. Because that will not help.

      But .. I would love some suggestions as to how to help my daughter .. what do I say? Or should I just be quiet, and listen, and not say anything. We used to tell her... that this is going on 5 years, then 10 year, now almost 13 years.. its the same thing over and over. Her psychiatrist told us that these feeling will never go away.. that was why he diagnosed her as hizoaffective... distorted thoughts, irrational thinking, voices saying awful things to her, which I think these "voices" are this guy from the church.

      And this virus is not helping, because she is even more alone. Hubby still will not let her in our house because she goes places, and works in a nursing home a few hours a week. And with him just finishing cancer treatments, his immune system is low.

      Sorry for the long post.. sometimes I think I just need to write it to someone ... who really does not know me personally. So thank you online friends for listening.

      Anyhow, tomorrow is monday, ...I've got to get back in control!!

      SO JFT, Mon
      1. log all food
      2. go for a walk... I've been walking now 6+ miles a day, so proud that at least I am doing that!
      3. plan menus
      4. help hubby with business
      5. do laundry.
      6. positive thoughts .. think have, and could be much worse.

      have you checked your messages on here? Xx

      I will respond to this later! I'm here to try help :)
    • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 785 Member Member Posts: 785 Member
      Didn't do much over the weekend, just been really down lately. Tonight I'm going to repeat the trail ride that I wrecked on 2 weeks ago. Hopefully this time I'll keep the rubber side down and my body off the ground. I'm really nervous though. Not so much of flipping, but of clipping one of the narrow gates. I have new brighter lights and a new helmet. Ugh... but if I don't do it now, I'm afraid I'll never do it.

      JFT
      - work by 8:00 :( 8:20
      - Protein bar for breakfast :smiley:
      - Make vet appointments for animals :smiley:
      - Make grooming appointment Boomer :smiley:
      - Work on schedules and documents at work between meetings, yawn!
      - Late lunch, early dinner before the ride.
      - Ride and stay upright!
      - Log everything
      - Stay green
      - No sweets
      - No alcohol

      @mytime6630 I have no answers for you. I have flashbacks and such from time to time, but usually just around the anniversary of incidents. For me I need to get it out and feel safe. Sometimes that means I need physically held (not an option for you right now), sometimes I just need a comforting voice to tell me I'm safe. Time doesn't heal all wounds unfortunately. Her being alone can't help the situation, but you can't fix that and you needn't feel responsible for her situation. I guess my advice is not to dwell on how long she has been struggling, and don't make light of her pain, just assure her that she is in a safe place now and that "He" has no power over her.

      Best of luck, you are in my prayers.
    • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,540 Member Member Posts: 2,540 Member
      Recap Sun. 8/2 ~ rest day
      1) Church 7:45 :)
      2) Move hourly at least 10/14 :) 11/14
      3) Supper is meatloaf, green beans & parsleyed red potatoes / net cals green / 12c water = ice cream w/ hubby for dessert & net cals -161 :p 10c water :# want to improve this
      4) One more to-do (already washed dishes, made hummer food & refilled feeder, put birdseed in garage containers, drained more from rain barrels, emptied compost bucket, put recyclables in bin, prepped lunch, snacks, water bottle & overnight oats for work at office tomorrow, and had hubby try on possible clothes for wedding in two weeks) :| sort of one more & I'm fine with that :p
      5) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / eye drops / set 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work) = 5x :)

      JFT M 8/3 - working in office day
      1) Walk dog before work :) 3.68 miles happy dog & happy me
      2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (3 floors) / 5 somethings
      3) Supper is salmon, corn on cob & leftover green beans / net cals green / 14c water
      4) NHC to-do list / GA-IT progress / Facebook Live noon
      5) Prep lunch/snacks/water bottle & overnight oats / one chore
      6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / eye drops / set 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work)

      Hubby is struggling with vertigo lately. He can't catch a break it seems. We are praying he heals, and would appreciate any other prayers. Looking forward to our "vacation" week (staying at home) in three more weeks, then his body can get some rest.

      I joined a challenge on my walking app to log 25K Aug. 3 - 9. I knew the 125K walk/run option was not for me. :D Started well with dog walk over 5K before work this morning. Totally doable.

      2020 Goals:
      1) Get weight below 160# (last time was 4/20/19)
      2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
      3) Post weekly weigh-in on JFT for accountability
      4) Take measurements & log on MFP monthly (I stopped as weight plateaued & went up) = 2.1.20 / 2.29.20 / 4.1.20 (forgot 3.31.20) / 5.1.20 (forgot 4.30.20) / 6.3.20 (forgot at ME again)
      5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking but include weights/circuit & other x-training
      6) Participate in race events ~ have planned 7 5Ks and 2 10Ks at minimum = Frenzy on the Fox 5K 49:36 ave. pace 15:29 / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 46:26.7 ave. pace 14:47 / Badger State Brewing 10K virtual race w/ dog on 4/2/20 1:44:16 ave. pace 16:33 / Prevention virtual 5K Fun & Fit Team on 5/2/20 I walked 3.48 mi w/ dog in 1:01:10 ave. pace 17:33 / RonaRunOff 5/16/20 virtual walk 5.08 miles with dog in 1:23:15 ave. pace 16:23 / 100 Miles Challenge fundraiser (per fitness tracker) & completed 5/18/20 / Bellin Run 10K virtual race w/ dog on 6/6/20 1:41:03 ave. pace 16:14 dog definitely slows my "race pace"
      7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
      8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
      9) Declutter home office, bedroom and basement = basement (boxes) Jan. / home office desk (some) & more basement boxes Feb. / basement boxes & home office (some more) Mar. / decluttered/cleaned in bedroom & more basement boxes Apr. / basement boxes May ~ very pleased w/ my progress / reorg in basement June & July
      Word for 2020: Persist
    • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Member Posts: 4,655 Member Member Posts: 4,655 Member
      JFT - Sunday August 2
      1L of Water - 🙂
      Log all Food - 🙂
      No Chips - 🙂
      Gratitude journal - 👿

      JFT - Monday August 3
      1L of Water
      Log all Food
      No Chips
      Gratitude journal

      @cschmitz110515 - it sounds like a wonderful weekend!

      @clicketykeys - you always amaze me at your lists of things to do.

      @mytime6630 - I truly wish I had some wise words to help with your daughter, but all I have is experience with a friend of mine. She talks about an incident that happened when she was very young about 5 or so, I was only 13 when I met her and started hearing about it. A lot of people in her family wouldn’t believe her and said she exaggerated her experiences with everything in her life. I listen to her and never tell her that it didn’t happen. I remind her that the longer she lets it consume her and invade her life the more control she gives it, that she is stronger because of it and she needs to remember that. Then I change the subject. I don’t know if if any professional would agree with me but it seems to work for her and I. She did get professional help in 2016 when she was diagnosed as bipolar and I think that has helped her a lot. Your daughter really should talk to her therapist about it. I’m sorry you’re having to deal with this on your own It must be so difficult.

      @Bex953172 - happy to read that your neighbour has left you alone. There is a show here in tv called Fear Thy Neighbour (well it’s American so they spell it neighbor) this show is one of the scariest true crime shows to me because you can’t choose your neighbours. If someone moves in next to you you have no say in the matter and you can’t get away. It’s terrible.

      @pridesabtch - I hope you have a fantastic ride today!
    • cesse47cesse47 Member Posts: 925 Member Member Posts: 925 Member
      🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️ You are NOT 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️
      going to get the butt you want
      by sitting on it ...
      so, WALK IT OFF!!

      AUGUST GOALS ---
      (1) Log everything; Drink 10+ water; minimize sodium where possible
      (2) Exercise 30 min minimum (3000 steps) 5 days each week / LOG
      (3) Clean 30 min per day: house or yard or declutter / LOG
      (4) Do stretches and Yoga 5 days each week / LOG
      (5) Stay within MFP daily goal; not exercise adjusted goal / LOG
      (6) Once each week, get out of the house and do something FUN

      TASKS FOR TODAY ---
      Do 20 min stretches and 30 min of walking
      Feed & Water animals -- done
      Water outside plants -- done -- it's raining!! LOL :p
      Bedroom -- reorganize, declutter, strip bed & redo
      Do Yoga

      Using the rest of the chicken to make chicken salad today for lunch. I add celery, onion, red radish, grapes, and pepper. Normally, I'd add salt but will use Mrs Dash sodium free. I toast my sliced bread so each bite of the sandwich has a bit of a crunch. I thought about just eating on a bed of lettuce but I think I prefer the sandwich today.

      Granddaughter is home today which always tends to disrupt my "routines". However, today I'm going to try to get as much done in my bedroom as possible so we shouldn't be bumping into each other much. I really want to get it reorganized and decluttered, need to mount the TV and dresser mirror, strip and remake the bed, etc.

      Hope Y'All have a great day. 🌞
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