Daily Commitment Thread for 2020 -- JUST FOR TODAY
TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,893 MemberNew day! New week! Another opportunity to achieve great things, one step at a time.
I am straight into all my group meetings again. Determined to manage my time better.
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 - Jan Discard 5lb Challenge
SW: 152.1 (02 Jan)
03 Jan: 151.8
04 Jan: 151.4
05 Jan: 151.2 This is mostly water weight.
06 Jan: 151.2 - 1.1
Depth Year - UpdatesI 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. This is going to be way harder than I thought.Daily Goals
- 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. The Illusionists - Rosie Thomas > 5 chapters per week
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 05 Jan
- Declutter dining room 🌟
- Visit DED and grands. 🌟
- Prep for Creative Writing tomorrow 🌟
- Prep for Monday Painters tomorrow 🌟
- Read Ch 2🌟Intriguing book from this Sunday Times Bestselling Author. Set in London 1885.
- 10.30am: Creative Writing
- 2pm: Monday Painters
- The Illusionists - Rosie Thomas: Read Ch 3
Monday 6 January
Stay in the green
5 fruit and veg
Fitbit exercise goals
Loose that 5 kg (no further progress, still at -1.1)
Discard 5lb challenge
CW 122 (-0)4
Thank you for the supportive and encouraging comments.
Good wishes to those who are returning to work after the festive break.
@Faebert Wishing you a speedy recovery. I know you are wise enough to make the right decisions post surgery and accept that the change in routine is likely to bring about a temporary change in your body tone. Is there some skill you could practice and set accomplishment goals until you are able to return to your running etc?2
2020- January Discard 5lb Challenge
HEGoddard0928 wrote: »
-Log all my food The good, the bad, and the ugly
-GYM See below
-Put the dishes away
-Pick one order!!!!
-Figure out dinner Well this could be a smiley kind of. I ended up having peanut butter toast dipped in milk. It's one of my comfort foods.
-Bed by 9:30 I think I turned the light off at like 9:45 but then I couldn't fall asleep and I woke up a bunch of times throughout the night.
-Reach water goal Didnt double it this time or really come even close to that but I did hit it plus some so I'm happy about that.
So yesterday was pretty much a bust all around. I had every intention of going to the gym and actually got dressed and everything. I stopped by the pharmacy and then to Matt's job to drop off some cold medicine. I grabbed a protein bar at his store that I ate on the way home but before I got halfway I was sick to my stomach. I pretty felt sick for the whole rest of the afternoon. So I stayed in bed, listened to a podcast that I really like, and played solitaire on my computer for the rest of the day. Matt had to fend for himself for dinner. But he didn't get home until after 8 so I was okay with that. I did not sleep well last night either but I did get up the first time the alarm went off which is a good start to the day I guess.
I already posted goals for today last night so I'm just going to end this here.
To all my friends who have husbands with health scares you and your spouses are all in my prayers. So are you @Faebert
@mytime6630 Look at all that weight you lost so fast! I'm so proud of you! That's so awesome!
1. Log all food
2. Drink 150oz water
3. Gym or workout at home
1. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! Take lunch.
2. Before school: Print syllabus. Print survey. Check rosters.
3. 8-10 AM: Grade and input late work. Grade-level meeting 10:00.
4. Review unit and semester plans. Set up assessments and cross-reference with standards.
5. Lunch: Read 20 pages of Why School. Department meeting 1:00. Print rosters tomorrow. Work on blog post.
6. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
7. Run - Fartlek? Yoga with core/balance work. Check on B. Email student. Message Z. Clean off table. Wash cups. Read 20 pages of Why School. Check on prescription refill.
8. Log all food. Set up JFT for tomorrow.
9. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Alarm set for 5:50.
10. 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.
Scale goalsEnd of 2017: 174.6
End of 2018: 189.2
End of 2019: 196.4
Ongoing plans/ideas behind the cut1. 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: Christie auditions 19-20 7 PM.
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.
WFTY: Progress. So my word for the year for 2019 was "climbing" and that's exactly what my weight did. Whoops! Fortunately the gain was less than the year before. Now that I've finished my master's, I really want to prioritize my physical fitness. 2021 is next year, and that's when I want to run my first half. That gives me PLENTY of time to work on it, so I'd like to be able to complete it comfortably and confidently.5
HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE! 😍🙏 I hope everyone has a blessed and productive day. Hannah I hope you're feeling better. And to my other Sisters and brothers you are in my prayers. I am so proud of your efforts and the progress you are making. I say, every ounce is major...there are no small amounts in my book. Each ounce is a win and you are winning big time.
As for me, I'm making the changes, putting in the effort and being mindful when I eat. New day, new chances. Living the moments with purpose. I know that a better, healthier Me means a better person for myself and those around me.
My love and the intensity of that love for you all hasn't changed. So understand, I may not comment on everything you post, but I do click on the Hug and say prayers for you and your situations. I carry you in my spirit and you're important to me.
Lots of Love,
UP AT 6 AND BATHROOM ROUTINE DONE, SIT UPS DONE
PRAYER AT 6:30
DRANK 16 oz. Water
Reading Scriptures for 10 minutes.
Great nephew out the door at 7:05
7:20a.m. back inside for Football highlights
and weather check
Good morning all, I think I turned my alarm off in my sleep so I have to be quick.
1. Stay within calorie goal😁 I'm calling it close enough, I was about 30 over from a grapefruit lol
2. Walk dogs😁
3. Pick out clothes for tomorrow😑 I mentally did but my intention was to physically lay them out
4. Buy groceries 😔
1. Stay within calorie goal
2. Finish work at 5:20
3. Pick out clothes for tomorrow
4. Buy groceries
New to this thread. Been on and off MFP for years - and the only positive I have is that starting 2020 I am 2lbs under where I started 5 or 6 years ago !! But there have been many ups and downs in that time.
I really like the idea of a daily committment - at the moment that's how long my will power lasts.
So back to work today and my goals JFT Jan 6th are
1. Record everything I eat - no matter how bad it looks !
2. Drink more water - I can't go straight to 8 glasses as at the moment I drink nothing - so JFT 2 glasses of water.
3. Leave my desk for a walk at lunchtime.
Will report back tomorrow - wish me luck
Discard 5lb challenge
SW: 1/1/20 168.2
CW: 1/6/20 166.4
Loss: 1.8pridesabtch wrote: »
- Teach new young adult Sunday School Class
- NAP 3 glorious hours!!!
- More Social Studies
- East mindfully & stay green
- Log everything
- Get in at least 20 minutes of exercise
- Bed by 11:00 11:30
Yesterday I made yummy, but poor food choices. I eat small portions, so I stayed in my allotment, but they were not nutrient dense so I was hungry all evening. Oh well, today I'll do better.
There is a blood drive at work today I think I'll participate in today. MFP gives you extra calories for donation, and I'll probably use them. When I give, my blood sugar tends to drop if I don't have some juice and juice is a high cal thing. I haven't given in a while because of other health things, but it is something I've always felt was important. I will show tomorrows weight, but I won't count it toward the challenge.
I was a few minutes late for work today because after I rode this morning I had to lay in the floor for about 20 min so I didn't puke. That means it was a good workout, right?
Cool thing, my friend who I do the Fun with Science Shows is on this season of Worst Cooks in America on Food Network. He is on Alton Browns team and won the first challenge. His name is Leo, and he'll be the goofy guy in a Hawaiian shirt.
- Ride the Peloton
- On time for work see above
- Protein bar for breakfast
- Give blood
- Choose well in cafe for lunch
- Log everything
- Stay in the green
- Don't sabotage the positive momentum I have going on weight loss.
- Work full 8 hours
- Grocery shop. I ate crap yesterday because that is what I had.
- Read in Judges
- Buy tickets to "Sinatra" show, and plan date night for hubby's birthday on 1/17.
- Bed by 11:00
Hey everyone, one thing I want to start doing is logging. Is there anyone else on here who is the non-cook in their household? My husband is very thoughtful, but I've never been sure how to measure out a serving of, say, jambalaya. It's easier if he fixes pork chops or something because I can use a precooked weight. But a casserole or pasta dish that isn't in an easy-to-math 9x13 pan is a lot harder to judge.1
clicketykeys wrote: »Hey everyone, one thing I want to start doing is logging. Is there anyone else on here who is the non-cook in their household? My husband is very thoughtful, but I've never been sure how to measure out a serving of, say, jambalaya. It's easier if he fixes pork chops or something because I can use a precooked weight. But a casserole or pasta dish that isn't in an easy-to-math 9x13 pan is a lot harder to judge.
I set stuff like that up in recipes. It's tough because hubby cooks without recipes so I have to watch him or ask him to write it down. Then I can measure servings by a portion of the overall weight that I think is reasonable.
1. 10,000 steps
2. 5 freggies
3. 10C liquids
4. Register for tango class
5. Gym (cardio/weight workout) after work
6. 8 hours sleep
7. Finish home chores
I don’t know if anyone remembers me mentioning that I have been having serious mobility issues, likely due to worsening fibromyalgia. I have started a new medication, and it WORKS! It’s amazing how much better I feel—I actually was able to RUN the other day. The downside is that I am experiencing a side effect, which is sweating and feeling like I have a fever. Going back to my doctor tomorrow, but this is *mostly* good news.
I gotta say, blood donation used to take less out of me. I am tanked and its only 12:45!
pridesabtch wrote: »I gotta say, blood donation used to take less out of me. I am tanked and its only 12:45!
Well done! It's worth the tiredness. I'm giving blood on Wed... or at least I plan to give blood, the last time I went I was turned away as my iron was a tad low. I won't eat extra calories until I have actually given this time!!2
Ok, so I have finally written my 2020 goals:
1) Improve relationship through
- Quality time
- Fun activities
- More ‘couple time’
2) Make career/ life decisions/ goals/ plan
3) Devote time to ongoing career development
4) Build up French practice:
5) Improve physical health through:
- Building good habits e.g. tracking, fruit & veg
- Breaking bad habits e.g. bingeing, over-drinking, eating till overly full
6) Improve mental health through:
- Building good habits e.g. breaks, mindfulness, framing thoughts, emotion control, journaling
- Breaking bad habits e.g. keeping emails open
These are fairly high-level goals, so I'll set myself specific goals every month, changing things gradually throughout the year so I'm never working on too much at once. Here are January's goals:
1) Track all food and drink
2) No snacking/ bingeing outside the home
3) Take regular ‘breathe/ reframe’ breaks at work to manage emotions
4) Get internal role sorted OR quit
5) List fun activities to do this year (and do one of them!)
6) Create ‘terms of reference’ for ‘couple night’
7) Clear inbox of career development articles
8) Establish one French habit
Wish me luck! (or rather, wish me motivation and discipline!)6
To commit daily. Like on StopDrinking on Reddit, to say "I will not overeat with you today."
Goal is to get get back down to 130. Mini goal is to fight the urge to eat while my stomach is shrinking. 😆
With my other goals, this is going to my best year yet because I lived it intentionally!!!!!9
Didn't get much done yesterday. DH wanted to go look at a couple of condo open houses near where he works, so I went along. We're halfway through year two of our current living arrangement with him in a commuter apartment M-Th nights and home on the weekends. Now that he's settled into the job that led to this arrangement, it makes more sense to buy than rent. Although it's only until he retires in a few years, it still feels odd. On one hand, we've both benefited from his move to a less stressful job and fewer hours spent commuting. On the other, it can be a struggle to maintain a sense of connection.
Although I haven't commented on anyone's posts yet, I have been following them with concern for those of you going through tough health and relationship challenges. I've been in some of those places, and while I'm not sure what insights I have to offer, I know it's harder to deal with challenges alone. Sending hugs and support.
Goals for Sunday, January 5, 2020
• Complete food log and maintain a calorie deficit - √
• Laundry , part 2 (towels and sheets) – 30% - 1 load washed and dried
• Read Twelfth Night - 50%
Goals for Monday, January 6, 2020
• Complete food log and maintain a calorie deficit
• Walk 30+ minutes
• Pay bills
• Organize remaining returns
• Pack boxes to be mailed
• Finish towels and sheets
• Finish reading Twelfth Night
Thank you all for your kind words about hubby and I. I need to remember that this is just bickering and we aren’t having full out fights. I just want peace. After 32 years I know it’s a phase.
@bookmeister86 - you and I are very similar in pounds gained. Just about the middle of June I had reached 175. Then the wedding hit full force and I haven’t got back to it yet. This morning I weighed 192. I need to stop the trend and get it reversed.
@Faebert - I hope you’re having a restful day, it must be so hard not doing all the time.
@maryrobinson40 - nice to see you posting. I’ve missed you.
Yesterday’s goals were almost met. I drank 1.5 L of water instead of 2, but it’s so much better than it has been. I did log all food though.
JFT- Monday January 6
2L of water
Log all food
Today I am home on a lieu day. I have a dentist appointment at 1 but other than that no real plans.
I just got a call from the dentist and I’m now having my root canal today.7
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