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  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,439 Member Member Posts: 2,439 Member
    No recap this morning, since I didn't write any JFT goals over the weekend, and I didn't log any food yesterday. But I walked 3.22 miles on the treadmill Sat. and did lots of household chores after church on Sunday, so an active couple of days. I work today, but hubby has federal holidays (all of them) off, so we'll be together on a weeknight for a change. Nothing planned, but hubby and I attended a rockabilly concert on Sat. night which was a blast! Today we're under a winter weather advisory from noon until midnight, and will probably get 3-6" wet, heavy snow. On top of the snow already on the ground. Spring is a ways away here.

    Welcome to all newbies. Glad to have you join us!

    JFT M 2/17
    1) Walked treadmill before work 3.23 mi 1:01 & stretched = happy me :smiley:
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks / 5 somethings
    3) Prelog meals & snacks / net calories green (shamrock challenge) / 14c water
    4) Organize BC-CC folders / draft APG / draft prelim report / submit for review if receive last docs/info / start G-PT (due 3/18) / request CPE days
    5) Evening: make Italian veg soup / spend time w/ hubby / shovel snow as necessary / prep clothes for T evening hike (still on wait list, so we'll see if I actually go) / other?
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / bed & no tv 10:20 (workout T before work)

    Shamrock Challenge starts today: net calories green

    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
    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
    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.
    Word for 2020: Persist
    edited February 17
  • 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, 5'4.5"
    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

    “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Francis of Assisi

    Today: Smile ~ Laugh ~ Be Kind ~ <3 ~ Eat Well ~ Be Active
  • lizholt326lizholt326 Member Posts: 35 Member Member Posts: 35 Member
    From the beginning of January, I've been on a consistent 5-6 day a week workout routine and I'm feeling and looking better. My weight hasn't shifted much though so I'm resolving to tighten up my logging (I do use a food scale, just not consistently enough).

    1. Plan all my lunches for the week. Breakfast and dinner aren't problems, just my mid-day meal and snacking. I bought a couple bento boxes so I can bring plenty of food to work.
    2. No spending money during the week (other than essentials like gas). This will help with the impulsive late afternoon coffee trips, among other things.
    3. Be accurate in food logging!!!

    This is what I'll focus on for the next week or so.
    edited February 17
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,349 Member Member Posts: 3,349 Member
    Yesterday was another productive day. I managed to get a good bit of work done and still get out to the park for a walk. After a rainy week, it felt so good to be outdoors! Lots of signs of Spring!

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    LOVE your flowers coming up! You are ahead of me ... my daffodils are just starting to pop up! I am SO ready for spring, and working in the yard. Between that and sewing ... my happy places.
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,349 Member Member Posts: 3,349 Member
    Good morning! This weekend we went to the state fair, it was my first time there.

    Lovely picture of you!
  • clicketykeysclicketykeys Member Posts: 4,101 Member Member Posts: 4,101 Member
    This so far has been my favorite group I’ve seen on here. One day at a time is the best way. Today I concentrated on not snacking and drinking lots of water. Talked my pre-teen daughter to do yoga after dinner during the weekdays and some on the weekends. Starting tomorrow, working out first thing and getting more steps in. Another thing that I’m not proud of is I like beer and usually have a few especially on the weekends. I made a goal to not have any for a month and hope that the results give me the inspiration to keep going.

    It is The Way. ;D
  • TinaJijaTinaJija Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    Hello everyone I’m starting over this week, had a set back and put on 1 kg. I am 75 kg( 165lbs) and my goal weight is 50 kg(110lbs).
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 849 Member Member Posts: 849 Member
    Monday February 17

    I’m not happy with my recent efforts and and I’m recommitting today. @TerriRichardson112 please can you add me to the shamrock challenge.

    Log :)
    Stay in the green :)
    Water :)
    5 fruit and veg >:)
    Fitbit exercise goals >:) but I did manage a 3 mile walk and that’s a big improvement on recent days o:)

    edited February 17
  • maryrobinson40maryrobinson40 Member Posts: 1,077 Member Member Posts: 1,077 Member
    This so far has been my favorite group I’ve seen on here. One day at a time is the best way. Today I concentrated on not snacking and drinking lots of water. Talked my pre-teen daughter to do yoga after dinner during the weekdays and some on the weekends. Starting tomorrow, working out first thing and getting more steps in. Another thing that I’m not proud of is I like beer and usually have a few especially on the weekends. I made a goal to not have any for a month and hope that the results give me the inspiration to keep going.

    WELCOME!!🌹
  • maryrobinson40maryrobinson40 Member Posts: 1,077 Member Member Posts: 1,077 Member
    Good morning! This weekend we went to the state fair, it was my first time there. So much fun!hhflismf764t.jpg


    @HEGoddard0928 big hugs to you, wishing you an easy surgery and fast recovery 💖💖

    JFT 2/17:

    1. Log all food
    2. Stay within calorie goal
    3. Finish work at 5:20
    4. Cook dinner

    LOVE IT! GREAT PICTURE...❤🌹
  • maryrobinson40maryrobinson40 Member Posts: 1,077 Member Member Posts: 1,077 Member
    lizholt326 wrote: »
    From the beginning of January, I've been on a consistent 5-6 day a week workout routine and I'm feeling and looking better. My weight hasn't shifted much though so I'm resolving to tighten up my logging (I do use a food scale, just not consistently enough).

    1. Plan all my lunches for the week. Breakfast and dinner aren't problems, just my mid-day meal and snacking. I bought a couple bento boxes so I can bring plenty of food to work.
    2. No spending money during the week (other than essentials like gas). This will help with the impulsive late afternoon coffee trips, among other things.
    3. Be accurate in food logging!!!

    This is what I'll focus on for the next week or so.

    WELCOME!
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,081 Member Member Posts: 9,081 Member
    ☘️ St Patrick’s Day Challenge ☘️
    Starts on Monday 17 February
    Ends on Sunday 16 March (28 days)
    Earn one ☘️ for every day in the green.

    Aubrette: (aubyshortcake)
    ☘️Terri: (TerriRichardson112)
    Gwen: (beachwalker)
    Hannah: (HEGoddard)
    ☘️Carmela: (cschmitz110515)
    Jennifer: (jeschepp)
    Lisa: (SERmom3)
    Jen: (withgoodfirm)
    Joan: (mytime6630)
    Tracie: (Snowflake1968)
    ☘️ZizzyBumble

    edited February 18
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,081 Member Member Posts: 9,081 Member
    Another busy week this week. 😂

    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
    February:
    Sat 01: 150.1
    Sun 02: 151 Self inflicted! Late night snacking
    Mon 03: 150.1 Phew!
    Tue 04: 148.6 - 3.5 😍
    Wed 05: 149.6 😂 Boing! Boing! Boing!
    Fri 07: 149.1 🤞🏻
    Week 1
    Sat 08: 148.9
    Sun 09: 149.4
    Mon 10: 149.2
    Tue 11: 148.8
    Wed 12: 148.4
    Thu 13: 148.7 just gotta deal with these daily fluctuations and hope that the trend is ever downward.
    Fri 14: 148.6
    Week 1 loss: 1 lbs
    Week 2 loss: 0.5
    Week 3:
    Sat 15: DNW slept very late and forgot
    Sun 16: 150.1
    Mon 17: 148.6 😄 Phew!!!
    ==============================
    WFTY: DEPTH
    Depth Year - Updates
    I definitely have way too much stuff. I need to streamline my existence, resist adding more stuff, and start using what I have already got. I have been working towards doing this for several years with my decluttering. I need to stop the march of consumerism, and putting money into the pockets of other people by buying things I want rather than actually need.
    03 Jan: This is going to be way harder than I thought. Need to work out strategies and guidelines for what I can and cannot purchase.
    1. I have a stack of books which I haven't read. I will read one of those book a month, and not buy any more books this year. I will source any other books I want to read at the library.
    2. Book 1: The Illusionists - Rosie Thomas ✅
    3. Book 2: Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Gail Honeyman✅
    4. Book 3: Nothern Lights Ch 8
    5. I have closets full of clothes that no longer fit. I will work my way through them over the next two months, and either alter them to fit, or donate them to charity.
    6. 07 Jan: One bag already full and ready to go to the charity shop
    7. I have a lot of Craft supplies. I will optimise what I have before I buy any new supplies. Sticking to this one will be difficult.
    8. 07 Jan: Depth Year: I have Patchwork Craft this morning. I will pick out one of my ongoing projects and work on it to completion. No new projects until I have finished at least 3 ongoing ones.
    9. 14 Jan: Craft Group: working on patchwork project from last Tues.
    Daily Goals
    • Food: log All food and drink; stay under goal; balance macros/micros; Hydrate adequately; NLNS!!!
    • Exercise: Knee Physio; 7,500+ Steps daily; 30 + minutes intentional exercise
    • Other: Daily Mindfulness Practice/Meditation; Practice Self-care; Positively reframe thoughts; Live! Love! Learn!; 15 mins Daily Declutter session; keep up to date with chores

    JFT Sun 16 Feb
    Daily Goals:🌟
    Activities:
    • Laundry🌟
    • Visit DED and grandsons 🌟
    • Chores🌟
    JFT Mon 7 Feb
    Daily Goals:🌟
    Activities:
    • 10.30am: Creative Writing 🌟
    • 2pm: Monday Painters🌟
    • 6.30pm: Library Poetry🌟
    JFT Tue 18 Feb
    Daily Goals:
    Activities:
    • 10.30am: Craft Group
    • 2.30pm: Hair appointment
    • 7pm: Theatre visit
      [/list
  • clicketykeysclicketykeys Member Posts: 4,101 Member Member Posts: 4,101 Member
    JFT Tuesday
    1. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! Review plans.
    2. Before school: Print/find Caesar summaries. Print presentation evals. Sign up for a cart for Thursday.
    3. Meetings. Use roster to mark who has turned in scholarly analysis. Revise unit notes. Print after meeting.
    4. Run - 3 miles. Revise unit plan. Chop celery. Pack lunch.
    5. Dinner. Play practice.
    6. 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. Progress reports 4th Monday. FINGERPRINTING WED FEB 26. NEED $41 AND $10 CASH. Note - when redoing work on CommonLit, students must ask to have the assignment unsubmitted so that they can see which answers they picked.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of January: 194.6
    Today: n/a

    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. PB usernames 6 digits, no 19 or 20s, no birthdates. Homework: Online journal Mon due Tue; Reflection Tue due Wed; C&P journal in class Wed; Comments Thu due Fri. Bonus if you are the first response; further bonus if you respond to comments on your post. Grammar practice Mon & Wed; quiz Fri.
    5. Professional Development: Write blog post weekly. Comment on 3 posts each week -Tu Th Sun? Check with PSC. Talk with Z about articles and/or conference proposals. NOTE: ATTENDED PRE FLEX DAY.
    6. Medical: Dentist Apr 30 8 AM but check on meetings and RS. Onco Apr ???. PCP Schedule for July. ObG schedule for October. PCP - allergy shots?
    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 new bikes and bike rack for car.
    10. Volunteering ideas: Theater. Library. Animal shelter. Community Kitchen. Emerge Georgia training.
    11. Family: Find cousin photos.

    WFTY: Progress. Tomorrow I get to find out how I did without a scale for the weekend. Yikes!
  • cory17cory17 Member Posts: 612 Member Member Posts: 612 Member
    @mytime prayers for you and hubby for tomorrow
    @HEGoddard0928 prayers for a good surgery, good results & healing, & fast turnaround from your disability $

    Off work today and worked on taxes, but kept distracting myself w/food so sure that completely in red today.
  • jescheppjeschepp Member Posts: 252 Member Member Posts: 252 Member
    Hello all,

    Had a pretty light day for a Monday, but somehow time seemed to slip away from me. I got some of my to-do list done, but just felt like my open time seemed to vanish. Was able to come home and make a nice steak-broccoli-baked potato dinner that was pretty tasty. Last time I tried to cook steak it was a bit dark (ok burned) so I was happy this went better. Oh-also! I bought a jump rope over the weekend to try for cardio. I wish I had a video of me re-learning to jump rope-it was hilarious! I'm sure I haven't jumped rope since I was a kid and apparently there is more coordination involved than I thought. I ended up doing a very slow 10 minutes with breaks, and it really winded me! Hoping to build up some stamina and coordination because this seems like it could be a fantastic cardio burner.

    @beachwalker99 That sounds like a lovely day! Well done being productive!
    @mytime6630 Good luck tomorrow. I am so impressed with how strong you are, in focusing on what you can do-your garden will be the envy of the neighborhood. You and your husband are in my thoughts.
    @tinajija You got this!
    @TerriRichardson112 Will you add a shamrock for me for today? Thanks!

    Just for Today-Monday
    Finish 1/2 report ✅
    80 oz water ✅
    Do dishes ✅
    Tidy up for 15 minutes ✅
    Meet daily recs for the 5 food groups ✅
    Stay in the green (1.2-1.4k calories) ✅
    Track food, exercise, water, daily goals ✅

    Just for Today-Tuesday
    Finish 1/2 report
    80 oz water
    Do dishes
    Tidy up for 15 minutes
    Meet daily recs for the 5 food groups
    Stay in the green (1.2-1.4k calories)
    Track food, exercise, water, daily goals
  • bookmeister86bookmeister86 Member Posts: 1,066 Member Member Posts: 1,066 Member
    Yesterday's goals:

    - Track all food and drink :)
    - Be in the green with a deficit :)
    - Not have unplanned snacks/ binge outside the home :)
    - No alcohol :)

    - Take regular ‘breathe/ reframe’ breaks at work to manage emotions :/
    - Positive affirmations :/

    - Finish work by 7pm :smile:
    - Laundry :smile:
    - Make lunches :smile:
    - Talk to boyfriend in French :/
    - Read French book :smile:
    - Quality time :/
    - Gratitude journal :smile:
    - Lights off by 11 :smile:


    Today's goals:

    - Track all food and drink
    - Be within maintenance
    - Not have unplanned snacks/ binge outside the home
    - 5 units alcohol

    - 30+ min lunch break
    - Take regular ‘breathe/ reframe’ breaks at work to manage emotions
    - Positive affirmations

    - Finish by 5.30
    - Train home by 10
    - Gratitude journal


    @mytime6630 Will be thinking of you and your husband today. I've said a prayer for you. Sending you lots of love and best wishes x
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,081 Member Member Posts: 9,081 Member
    ☘️ St Patrick’s Day Challenge ☘️
    Starts on Monday 17 February
    Ends on Sunday 16 March (28 days)
    Earn one ☘️ for every day in the green.

    Aubrette: (aubyshortcake)
    ☘️Terri: (TerriRichardson112)
    Gwen: (beachwalker)
    Hannah: (HEGoddard)
    ☘️Carmela: (cschmitz110515)
    ☘️Jennifer: (jeschepp)
    Lisa: (SERmom3)
    Jen: (withgoodfirm)
    Joan: (mytime6630)
    Tracie: (Snowflake1968)
    ☘️ZizzyBumble


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