Daily Commitment Thread for 2020 -- JUST FOR TODAY

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  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 5,874 Member
    mytime6630 wrote: »
    I have not been on here all week I think! Like so many of you, I am really struggling now, not only with weight management, but feeling down and just not with it. This time of year I always struggle .. this year is worse than most.

    They moved my SIL to a hospice house over the weekend, so it is just a matter of a few days. All this is so very hard to believe, because she was always so healthy. Both of her parents lived well into their 90s, so it just never crossed our minds that at 76 she would be gone. Yes, to some 76 is a good age .. but that is only 5 years more for me. And to me, 76 is still young (well, not old LOL). And it was so quick .. to not even know she was sick, then find out she herself was only given 4 months.

    We did talk to our son for about a hour, so that made me feel better. I was starting to worry about him as well. You know .. its like you start worrying about one thing, then everything!

    So today I am going to work hard at eating extra healthy, and trying to stay positive. I will write out just a few Christmas cards. We are going very light with Christmas gifts.. sending the grandkids money instead of a lot of gifts, and that is done. I talked to hubby, and Christmas Eve and Christmas day he is OK with at least letting our daughter come in our patio room. It will be cold, but I will turn on the heater, and I have a little Christmas tree out there. So I'm sure her visit will be short, but at least she does not have to be alone in her apartment. Oh .. the vacine just can't get here soon enough!

    I bought my daughter and son in law heated throws for Christmas. They like sitting outside around a fire in the Winter but they get too chilled. I thought this might help them, maybe it would work on your porch too.

    I’m happy your husband relented, I understand his concern but it has put you in a terrible position. One I wouldn’t want to be in.




  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 5,874 Member
    @mytime - I just saw your post about your SIL. So sorry for your loss.
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 5,874 Member
    @PackerFanInGB and @Bex953172 - my paternal Grandmother had 100 and some grand and up to 3X great when she passed in 1997 at the age of 92.

    I became a Grandmother on my 43rd birthday and love every minute of it. I hope I get to see Great Grandchildren too.

    My Maternal grandmother passed in 2009 so my girls knew her and remember her.
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 5,874 Member
    I have been working 10-12 hour days for weeks on end now it seems. Last weekend I even worked on Sunday.

    This week will also be insane, but I’m really hoping to get a good break between Christmas and New Years.

    I’ll try to catch up more on the weekend. It’s after midnight and I’m heading to bed now.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 14,186 Member
    Hang in there, folks. Tomorrow is full of new opportunities.
    🎄🎅🏻🌟🤶🌟🎅🏻🎄
    🎄🤶🏻DECEMBER 🤶🏻🎄
    🎄🎅🏻🌟🤶🌟🎅🏻🎄
    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[c]
      1 Aug: 149.9
      01 Sept: 149.4
      09 Sept: 149.5
      1 Oct: 149.2
      15 Dec: 146.9
      December Daily Goals: Week 3
      Tues: ✅ Wed: ✅ Thu: ✅
      Fri: ✅ Sat: ✅ Sun: Mon:

      Weight < 150: ✅
      1 Aug 2019: 170.1
      2020:
      1 Sept 149.4
      13 Sept: 152.2 (birthday - DH)
      1 Oct: 149.2
      18 Oct: 147.2
      24 Oct: 146.0
      Reduce Fat%: ✅ 29.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2[/s] 23.4
      Increase Muscle%: ✅ 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.9: 31.1
      Calories in the green ✅
      Steps > 7500 ✅
      Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily✅
      Active hours > 6 daily ✅

      Positive intentions:
      🎄Meditation ✅
      🎄Exercise ✅ Circuits ✅
      🎄Daily Yoga/tai chi practice ✅
      🎄coastal walk with DYD and her dogs ✅
      🎄Visit to friend I haven’t seen in a while✅
      🎄sort out Christmas tree decorations ✅
      🎄Laundry ✅
      🎄Daily Chores ✅
      🎄Puzzles ✅
      🎄Watch TV ✅ 🎄Read ✅

      Never give up! Never give in!

      Terri 🦄
    • TerriRichardson112
      TerriRichardson112 Posts: 14,186 Member
      @mytime6630
      So sorry that you are having a hard time at the moment. Sad to hear that your SiL has worsened. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 For th difficult time ahead.
    • azulvioleta6
      azulvioleta6 Posts: 4,138 Member
      I have been working 10-12 hour days for weeks on end now it seems. Last weekend I even worked on Sunday.

      This week will also be insane, but I’m really hoping to get a good break between Christmas and New Years.

      I’ll try to catch up more on the weekend. It’s after midnight and I’m heading to bed now.

      Right there with 'ya! After nine months of this, I am TIRED and mentally fried. I would like to be non-essential for a couple of weeks, thank you very much. :)

      So, today I worked, I did my home workout and 20 burpees. My goal is 300 for the month and I am at 180 as of today. My tiny dance friends are doing 3000 burpees in December, but I am not tiny and not insane. :)

      My goal is to do some tracking tomorrow and to set concrete goals on Monday.
    • Bex953172
      Bex953172 Posts: 3,679 Member
      Sunday

      No real goals today apart from the usual.

      Im so tired, didn't get much sleep, could've done with more lol. But I just took the dog on a 2km walk. I set my watch to vibrate when I hit 1km (which funnily enough is the pub down the road 😂) then turned around and walked back.
      Forgot to take my hat so I've got a slight headache from the cold. Nothing a nice hot brew won't fix though lol!

      Hope everyones okay

      Sorry about your SIL @mytime6630. Just know I'm here if you ever need it!
    • ZizzyBumble
      ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
      Sun 20 Dec

      Log
      Stay in the green
      5 fruit and veg
      Water
      Fitbit exercise goals
      Weigh 😊 Happy Scale weight trend ↔️ Nothing lost in 7 last days.

      I’m not feeling much like doing what I know I need to do in the house or in relation to food and exercise 👿
    • ZizzyBumble
      ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
      Sun 20 Dec

      Log 😊
      Stay in the green 👿
      5 fruit and veg 👿
      Water 👿
      Fitbit exercise goals 👿
      Weigh 😊 Happy Scale weight trend ↔️ Nothing lost in 7 last days.

      I’m not feeling much like doing what I know I need to do in the house or in relation to food and exercise 👿

      Not a good day!
    • ZizzyBumble
      ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
      Mon 21 Dec

      Log
      Stay in the green
      5 fruit and veg
      Water
      Fitbit exercise goals
      Weigh 😊 Happy Scale weight trend ⬇️ 0.2 kg lost in 7 last days.

      I need to do better than yesterday and get on with health and housework goals.

      Take car for a service
      Wrap presents
      Marzipan the Christmas cake
      Tidy bedroom
      Cards
    • cschmitz110515
      cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,110 Member
      @mytime6630 Joan, my deepest sympathy to you & your family on the loss of your SIL. (((hugs)))

      JFT M 12/21 ~ reset early alarm, did not x-train before work as planned
      1) Move hourly / stairs breaks (3 floors)
      2) Prelog meals & snacks / net cals zer0 / 14c water
      3) Work at office: submit leave request for W / AJNH / call T w/ questions / Facebook Live 12:00 / keep up w/ emails
      4) Read Luke 21 & Advent booklet / water tree (a.m. & p.m.) / haircut 5:45 / decorate tree!!! / other chores?
      5) UNPLUG 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / Voltaren / 6:00 alarm (x-train before work)

      I'm having lots of roller coaster emotions lately, and started to eat for comfort. Fighting with myself to stay positive.

      Last Thursday my home computer crashed. Thanks be to God and His timing, it was also the first day I had a brand new laptop for work. The first attempt at recovery seemed to go well, but next day repeat fixes had to run. Went that way until Sunday, when boot file wasn't recognized. Hubby spent most of day working on and made progress. Still this morning PC was "running fixes". ARGH!!!! I am grateful I have the laptop to use in the meantime, and hubby's computer is working.

      Sunday evening, hubby & I went to church for A Bethlehem Experience (outdoors & Covid-friendly practices). Started with family photo, hot chocolate & cookie. Then we walked along a luminary path past the inn at Bethlehem, by the shepherds in the fields tending their flocks, the angel Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus in the manger, and the three kings from the East looking for Jesus. Each group told us their part of the birth of Jesus Christ. Wonderful Christmas experience!

      2020 Goals:
      1) Get weight below 160# (last time was 4/20/19) 10.31.20 159.0#
      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) / 6.30.20 / 8.6.20 (forgot July 31 & crazy schedule) / 8.31.20 / 9.30.20 / forgot 10.31.20 measurements but happy w/ w-i 159.0 finally below 160
      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 on 1.10.20 / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 46:26.7 ave. pace 14:47 on 2.8.20 / Badger State Brewing 10K virtual race on 4.2.20 w/ dog 1:44:16 ave. pace 16:33 / Prevention virtual 5K Fun & Fit Team on 5.2.20 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 on 6.6.20 w/ dog 1:41:03 ave. pace 16:14 dog definitely slows my "race pace" / Hope Isn't Canceled virtual 10K on 8.29.20 w/ dog 1:43:10 ave. pace 16:36 / Packers 5K virtual race 9.26.20 w/ dog 52:23 ave. pace 16:41 / Bellin Women's 5K virtual race 10.10.20 w/ dog 52:55 ave. pace 16:57 / virtual Run for the Hill of It 5K on 10.16.20 w/ dog 50:35 ave. pace 16:16 / home edition Turkey Trot 2 mile walk w/ dog 11.26.20 in 36:54 / Jingle Bell world record attempt for largest virtual 5K w/ stupid RunGo app = walked 3.86 mi 56:48(?) w/ dog 12.12.20
      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 / small declutter projects around house October
      Word for 2020: Persist
    • cschmitz110515
      cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,110 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 63, 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)
      08/08 = 161.5 hanging in there (saw 160.5 1X during week)
      08/15 = 161.0 niece's wedding day
      08/22 = 160.0 YAY
      08/29 = 165.0 staycation week ate take out & 2 day trips/restaurants ~ oops & I don't care. Walked Hope Isn't Canceled Virtual 10K with dog 1:43:10 ave. pace 16:36
      09/05 = 161.5 big sodium flush
      09/12 = 161.0 back on track
      09/19 = 162.5 ugh ~ high sodium week
      09/26 = 161.0 better / virtual Packers 5K w/ dog 52:23 ave. pace 16:41
      10/03 = 160.5 slow & steady
      10/09 = 160.5 w-i one day early (before bday splurges) / virtual Bellin Women's 5K w/ dog 52:55 ave. pace 16:57 on 10/10/20
      10/17 = 160.0 take that, bday indulges! / virtual Run for the Hill of It 5K (no finish up steep sledding hill this year) w/ dog in 50:35 ave. pace 16:16
      10/24 = 161.0 lack of meal planning & stupid snacking
      10/31 = 159.0 WAHOO!!! long time coming
      11/07 = 159.0 after Halloween candy splurge & apple crisp, I'm happy
      11/14 = 158.5
      11/21 = 159.0
      11/28 = 161.5 oops ~ Thanksgiving & long weekend / home edition Turkey Trot 2 mi w/ dog 11.26.20
      12/05 = 160.0 back on track
      12/12 = 159.5 virtual Jingle Bell 5K (actually 3.86 miles due to stupid RunGo app failures) 1:08:46 with dog
      12/19 = 159.5

      “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
    • Bex953172
      Bex953172 Posts: 3,679 Member
      Kept up with my usual goals of meds etc.
      But I didn't have chance to walk dog today. Well in hindsight there was time but my mind was just elsewhere today.

      The girls bedtimes are out the window so that's a struggle every night again now. All down to Casey. Fancy having a sleep regression right around Christmas!
      I was staggering bedtimes so they wouldn't disturb each other and it was working. But now she won't go to sleep she keeps the others awake all night. So I decided to change it so Marley goes first then Sask and Sask gets it, she's just like yeah okay, no problem. But marley starts crying that she has to wait for Casey to go sleep. So it's bedtime chaos. Its 9.30pm and she's still up now lol!
    • Bex953172
      Bex953172 Posts: 3,679 Member
      I hate England sometimes. With all its rain and clouds.
      Tonight we should be able to see the "Christmas Star" which is really just Jupiter and Saturn aligning to appear as a really bright star in the sky. Aaaaand its cloudy. And won't be back for another 800 years.

      Soooooo. Yeah.

      I hope everyones sorted for Christmas. We've pretty much just sorted everyone's presents. We were dead happy until we realised we haven't got sellotape 😂
    • ZizzyBumble
      ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
      Mon 21 Dec

      Log 😊
      Stay in the green 😊
      5 fruit and veg 👿
      Water 👿
      Fitbit exercise goals 👿
      Weigh 😊 Happy Scale weight trend ⬇️ 0.2 kg lost in 7 last days.

      I need to do better than yesterday and get on with health and housework goals.

      Take car for a service ✅. It took ages - I should have taken the cards with me as I’d have had plenty of time to write them!
      Wrap presents ✅
      Marzipan the Christmas cake ✅
      Tidy bedroom ✅ but somehow it’s untidy again!
      Cards 👿

    • ZizzyBumble
      ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
      Tue 22 Dec

      Log
      Stay in the green
      5 fruit and veg
      Water
      Fitbit exercise goals
      Weigh 😊 Happy Scale weight trend ↔️ Nothing lost in 7 last days.

      I need concentrate on drinking water, recently I keep missing this easy goal 👿. I’ve reset my Fitbit to calculate maintenance calories to give me more chance of being in the green over the festive period and I’m sure my weight will go up a bit.
    • Bex953172
      Bex953172 Posts: 3,679 Member
      Tue 22 Dec

      Log
      Stay in the green
      5 fruit and veg
      Water
      Fitbit exercise goals
      Weigh 😊 Happy Scale weight trend ↔️ Nothing lost in 7 last days.

      I need concentrate on drinking water, recently I keep missing this easy goal 👿. I’ve reset my Fitbit to calculate maintenance calories to give me more chance of being in the green over the festive period and I’m sure my weight will go up a bit.

      I leave a particular cup by the kitchen sink. It helps me to remember, Joan did a challenge a couple of years ago which was just this, the red cup challenge. She just left one by the sink and every time she saw it she'd have a cup of water :)
    • teigansdad
      teigansdad Posts: 308 Member
      Ok... I think I know what my issue is.. I’ve been letting fri-Sunday be “everything goes” days.. not worrying about calories, beer, or food quality... the issue I think is that I’ve let my daily goals slip and then I am not focused on Monday.

      Getting close to time to clean up eating again. I said to myself after Christmas I was gonna get back into training mode. The good thing is mile-wise I’ve been putting just as much time effort into pedaling. The bad thing is I’m up 12 lbs so that’ll hurt on the hills.

      Sorry to ramble

      Tuesday goals
      Stay green
      No beer
      Zwift workout
      Pull ups
      Push-ups
      Wrap presents
    • cschmitz110515
      cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,110 Member
      edited December 2020
      Recap M 12/21 ~ reset early alarm, did not x-train before work as planned
      1) Move hourly / stairs breaks (3 floors) :) 13/14 & 10.5k
      2) Prelog meals & snacks / net cals zer0 / 14c water :p Active evening decorating tree so I logged some "activity" calories and not sure how accurate. Green 53 & 13c
      3) Work at office: submit leave request for W / AJNH / call T w/ questions / Facebook Live 12:00 / keep up w/ emails no time = 4/5
      4) Read Luke 21 & Advent booklet busy evening, never sat down & completely forgot :( first time all month / water tree (a.m. & p.m.) / haircut 5:45 / decorate tree!!! YAY / other chores? yep = 4/5
      5) UNPLUG 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / Voltaren / 6:00 alarm (x-train before work) = 4/5

      JFT T 12/22 ~ Repeat of yesterday: reset early alarm, did not x-train before work as planned. WAs active & late to bed previous night. Not going to beat myself up about it.
      1) Move hourly / stairs breaks (3 floors)
      2) Prelog meals & snacks / net cals zero / 14c water
      3) Work at office: AJNH / update Project Status s/s / submit PRO & PAR s/s / keep up w/ emails / out of office message
      4) Read Luke 21-22 & Advent booklet / water tree (a.m. & p.m.) / wash towels (start as soon as get home) / at least 1 other chore
      5) UNPLUG 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / Voltaren / no alarm for vacation day (walk dog)

      @Bex953172 I was looking forward to the "Christmas Star" too. But rain/snow mix here. :'(

      2020 Goals:
      1) Get weight below 160# (last time was 4/20/19) 10.31.20 159.0#
      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) / 6.30.20 / 8.6.20 (forgot July 31 & crazy schedule) / 8.31.20 / 9.30.20 / forgot 10.31.20 measurements but happy w/ w-i 159.0 finally below 160
      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 on 1.10.20 / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 46:26.7 ave. pace 14:47 on 2.8.20 / Badger State Brewing 10K virtual race on 4.2.20 w/ dog 1:44:16 ave. pace 16:33 / Prevention virtual 5K Fun & Fit Team on 5.2.20 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 on 6.6.20 w/ dog 1:41:03 ave. pace 16:14 dog definitely slows my "race pace" / Hope Isn't Canceled virtual 10K on 8.29.20 w/ dog 1:43:10 ave. pace 16:36 / Packers 5K virtual race 9.26.20 w/ dog 52:23 ave. pace 16:41 / Bellin Women's 5K virtual race 10.10.20 w/ dog 52:55 ave. pace 16:57 / virtual Run for the Hill of It 5K on 10.16.20 w/ dog 50:35 ave. pace 16:16 / home edition Turkey Trot 2 mile walk w/ dog 11.26.20 in 36:54 / Jingle Bell world record attempt for largest virtual 5K w/ stupid RunGo app = walked 3.86 mi 56:48(?) w/ dog 12.12.20
      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 / small declutter projects around house Oct. & Nov. / recycle piles in basement Dec.
      Word for 2020: Persist