JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    Recap 07/11:

    - Drink 64 oz of water ✓ 64 oz
    - Exercise for 30 minutes ✓ 35 minutes of stretching and chair aerobics
    - Get 10,000 steps ✓ No exact number, but I always hit 10,000 or more at work. Need to start wearing my FitBit every day
    - Log EVERYTHING
    - 10 mindful minutes
    - Clean the bedroom x

    Work was awful today. Only two aides on my unit, myself and another girl, and she decided to walk out an hour into the shift. I was so stressed, the only thing I ate/drank while at work was a small bag of chips and a Mt. Dew. For dinner, we went out again. I got a fairly healthy meal, but I was so hungry I ate too much/too fast. I'm paying for it with a stomach ache :s

    Still met most of my goals and stayed in my calorie range, as well as did a workout. Hopefully the rest of the week will be better, since I'm switching to the activities department at work.

    Weighed myself today. Lost 2.1 lbs. 85.8 to reach my goal.
    Also lost 0.5 an inch in my neck
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 941 Member
    Happy new week!

    I'm not going to go back and find my post from Friday, I don't think I did very well anyway.
    Today I'm going to try and have an easy day and give my back a rest after a full day with my grandson yesterday, and cleaning a very messy holiday let on Saturday. I don't understand how some people can be happy to leave such a mess, heavily stained towels, marks on the furniture, unwashed dishes, the list goes on. Either their own homes are very dirty or they have cleaners lol. Of course, some weeks the guests are lovely. Everyone wants to arrive to a cleaned and disinfected house, but some make it easier than others!

    JFT Monday 12th July

    Only one small snack
    Reasonable portion sizes
    Back exercises
    Dogs
    Tidy up the house after the 2 year old hurricane, we were too tired last night
    Huge pile of bedding to iron
    Mothers bills
    Gardening or accounts, depending on weather
  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    Just for today, 07/12:

    - Drink 64 oz of water
    - Get 10,000 steps
    - Exercise for 30 minutes
    - Log EVERYTHING
    - 10 mindful minutes
    - Clean the bedroom
    - COOK DINNER. We've been eating out too much!
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,470 Member
    I didn't post all weekend. Sat. started w/ farmers market & dog walk. Then drove 180 miles round trip to see mom & dad and deliver a cane for her to use once rehab allows. She's doing great with PT since her knee replacement 3 weeks ago, she's getting around very well with her walker, Warfarin is under control with other meds, and best of all, she's not in pain.

    Then Sunday was church, laundry on the line, and hubby & dog ride time. Ate out 2X: pizza takeout Sat. night b/c I didn't want to cook & Sun. hubby suggested going out for brunch for first time in 1 1/2 years. Totally worth it. Decided not to log b/c truly I had no idea (not chain restaurants). But last night I made farmers market meal: baked salmon, cooked green beans, parsleyed red potatoes, and we ate the last of the strawberry shortcake.

    JFT 7/12 M
    1) Walked dog 3.95 mi before work on gorgeous sunny & cool morning B) happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (not sure if possible during Zoom webinar this afternoon)
    3) Prelog food / lunch at desk / net cals zero / 14c water
    4) GA-C/V F&Ds C/V access, check cashing, chips / call Carie re Promotions & payouts / 12:00 Facebook Live / Zoom fraud training 1:00 - 4:30
    5) Mail payments on way home / clean hallway / wash dishes / check DVR / ta-da list?
    6) Unplug 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / Voltaren / Calm app before bed / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work)

    2021 Goals:
    1) Weight 150#
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    3) Post weekly weigh-in on JFT for accountability. 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.
    4) Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ remember this year! ~ 1.31.21 ~ 2.28.21 ~ 4.3.21 ~ 4.30.21 not pretty ~ skipped 5.31.21
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking but include weights/circuit & other x-training
    6) Participate in race or challenge events even if virtual ~ started MapMyWalk You Vs. Year 1021K on Jan. 1 / virtual 50 Mile Frenzy 11.27.20 - 1.15.21 (replaced Frenzy on the Fox for Jan. 2021) 50.37 miles 12.17.20 and completed 97.44 miles total / Tour de Northeast WI virtual challenge: cover distance from Oshkosh to Gills Rock (139 miles) 1.1.21 - 3.31.21 ~ completed distance on 3.21.21 / 30/45 Build to Bellin virtual challenge 30 min. activity for total of 1,350 min. in 45 days 3.1.21 - 4.15.21 = 146 out of 339 in 34:00:42 / Hope 2021 Face Mask virtual 5K (benefits No Kid Hungry) anytime 5.11.21 in 58:04 / 100 Miles in May virtual challenge ~ 134.68 miles would've been more if I hadn't sluffed off on dog walks one week / Bellin (virtual) 10K on 6.19.21 after thunderstorm in 1:45:49 ave. pace 17:02 per mile / Titletown Wellness Shoreline Challenge: virtual distance from Gills Rock to Pleasant Prairie (232 miles) as many times as possible 6.12.21 - 11.26.21
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together ~ excellent goal last year that should be repeated
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states) ~ had this goal in 2020 and how ironic
    9) Declutter bedroom, home office and basement ~ made good progress in 2020 & want to keep it up
    Word for 2021: Gratitude ~ be mindful of & appreciate my many blessings
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,470 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 (need to be realistic): maintain 150

    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:
    06/16/18 = 152.0 lowest weight all year :smiley:
    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 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
    12/19/20 = 159.5 ~ 50.37 miles 12.17.20 in 50 Mile Frenzy 11.27.20 - 1.15.21 (replaced Frenzy on the Fox for Jan. 2021)
    12/26/20 = 162.5
    01/02/21 = 163.5 holiday eating & drinking :p
    01/09/21 = 162.0
    01/16/21 = 161.5 slow & steady / submitted 50 Mile Frenzy log 11.27.20 - 1.15.21 walked total of 97.44 miles (some on treadmill)
    01/23/21 = 162.0 lack of meal planning
    01/30/21 = 164.5 high stress (BIL died), comfort eating & high sodium
    02/06/21 = 163.5
    02/13/21 = 164.0 F-it wk #1
    02/20/21 = 164.5 F-it wk #2
    02/28/21 = 167.0 F-it wk #3 ack!
    03/06/21 = 166.0 slowly getting back on track
    03/13/21 = 167.5 cataract & refractive surgeries on 3/8 & 3/11, very sedentary & several restaurant take outs
    03/20/21 = 166.5
    03/27/21 = 166.0
    04/03/21 = 167.5 net calories way too red & high sodium ~ need to quit comfort eating & evening snacking
    04/10/21 = 168.0 week of eating leftover Easter ham & chocolate
    04/17/21 = 169.0
    04/24/21 = 168.5 baby steps
    05/01/21 = 170.5
    05/08/21 = 170.0
    05/15/21 = 171.5
    05/22/21 = 169.0
    05/29/21 = 171.5 May was not a good month for me; 10-day hiatus from MFP. Restarted logging 6.1.21.
    06/05/21 = 171.0
    06/12/21 = 172.5 this is ridiculous... June is worse than May
    06/19/21 = 171.5 needed to do something so reset weekly goal on MFP
    06/26/21 = 173.0 stressful week (mom's knee surgery Mon.) & only 2 workouts
    07/03/21 = 173.5
    07/10/21 = 173.0 workouts not consistent (somewhat weather related)

    “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
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,304 Member

    JFT Sunday
    - Listen to Church :smiley:
    - Get ready :smiley:
    - Watch bit of Wimbledon final :smiley:
    - Trek to Columbus for shopping :smiley:
    - Log food :( Did well until late night then had a snack I didn't log
    - Stay under 1600 today :( See late night snack...
    - Bed by 11:30 :smiley:

    Not really much of a list, but it is what it is.

    Super tired today, took my night time meds at 4:00 am, probably why, but didn't want to skip them. I did not make it to the gym this morning as I went back to sleep at 4:00 and couldn't get up at 5:15... I'll do better Wednesday.

    Not really much planned today...

    JFT Monday
    - Gym early :(
    - Work from home :smiley:
    - Log all food
    - stay green
    - bed by 11:30
    - No alcohol
    - No snack after 8:00pm

    Have a happy day y'all!

  • HEGoddard0928
    HEGoddard0928 Posts: 824 Member

    JFT 7/11/21
    - work 6-2✅
    - NO junk on the way home! 🛑 Bought a soda. Not my best idea but I was sick of water and it was nice and cold.
    - empty dishwasher 🛑
    - finish 50 THINGS list🛑
    - check to see if I have access to Plottr✅I do not. But they have a 30 day free trial and it's only $45 per year for access on 3 devices
    - COOK DINNER 🛑 Matt kinda did... He heated up a frozen pizza. I really think it's the first time he's ever used the oven. Lol. Now I just have to remind him not to start something complicated and involved in a video game while waiting for the oven timer to go off...
    - Stay hydrated ✅ Woke up hydrated but incredibly thirsty this morning. It was strange bc thirst is the first sign of dehydration but my (TMI) urine was a light color. Idk.
    - Nighttime routine 😂 I did this for about 2 days and then just haven't been able to since. I'll keep it on here though. Let's see if I can actually do it

    I don't honestly remember how yesterday went. I'm going to assume that nothing drastically terrible happened bc I'm pretty sure I'd remember. Lol.

    I'm off today and tomorrow. It's supposed to be ridiculously hot and gross again today so it's going to be an easy inside day I think. Although we do have to bring up the trash can. But that I can just tie it to the back of the car and wheel up. Lol.

    JFT, 07/12/21
    - up by 10:30✅
    - update JFT✅
    - set up Walmart pick up order ✅
    - call Daddy ✅
    - sign up for free trial of Plottr
    - finish 50 THINGS exercise
    - clear of tables
    - dishes
    - bring up trash can
    - create shopping list for tomorrow
    - COOK DINNER!!!
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,725 Member
    JFT - Monday July 12
    1.5L of water
    Log all Food
    Walk 15 minutes

    Well it’s been an incredibly busy few days. I did ok and only gained .6 lbs even with some not so healthy food choices.
    The Grands have been here since Friday and will go home today. I will probably be sleeping most of the evening after they leave. I am currently played out!

    Their parents will be here this afternoon and we will be having a cleaning party before they arrive.

    My house is a bit of a disaster right now.

    I’ll try to catch up later.
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,329 Member
    Janele0627 wrote: »
    Recap 07/10:

    My boyfriend once again threw a wrench in my plans lol. We went out to a local brewery where we tried some beers and wine, we went mini golfing, and got dinner. It was a fun time, though I wasn’t light on the carbs. At least I didn’t eat the bun on my foot long hot dog!


    Those little things like that can really add up over time!! Good for you! :)
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,329 Member

    (I'm in the break room at work right now and I can hear this little kid shreiking through the door and across the store. I think that's probably my least favorite thing about working with the public. Lol)

    I was at Walmart last week doing some shopping and there was a child about 4 years old that screamed and tantrum'd throughout the entire store for at least 25 minutes! It was really piercing and loud. I was torn between feeling a bit annoyed after a while and feeling really bad for his/her mom!

    I remember when I took my 3 little ones grocery shopping (about a hundred years ago) and they all started throwing fits because of something they wanted and I couldn't afford to buy. I told them "Stop right now or we will leave immediately and you will not get any treat at all". They didn't listen, of course, because they didn't believe me. So they continued and I promptly took ahold of their hands, left my cart sitting in the aisle, led them screaming and crying out of the store and drove them home without anything. I felt so bad for leaving the cart and I felt like the meanest mom in the whole world. BUT, they never did it again. They learned that if I said I was going to do something, I meant it. LOL!!! I can't believe I still remember that like it was yesterday...must have been as traumatic to me as it was for them... :naughty:
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,036 Member
    💖💕💖💕💖💕💖
    💖💕💖 JULY 💖💕💖
    💖💕💖💕💖💕💖
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    Howdy folks. Just had a very full busy week as DGD was home for a week's holiday, and we had loads of family things happening, culminating in a big celebration for DYGS's 18th birthday. Stayed on track apart from yesterday. 😂

    2021
    🔹Word - Balance
    🔹I am in tune with my dreams
    🔹I know what is right for me
    🔹I will pursue my dreams and greatest passion
    2021
    Life Affirmations

    🔹I live in congruence with my authentic self
    🔹I am mindful
    🔹I am creative every day
    🔹I foster positivity
    🔹I am compassionate
    Turning up is the ultimate success!
    • Name: Terri
    • Age: 75🔹 Height: 5'2"
    • SW: 227 (Mar 2014)
    • Joined MFP: Jan 2015
    • 1st Goal: 190 (✔️Sept 2015)
    • 01 Aug 2019: 170.1
    • 31 Dec 2020: 145.6
    • 1 Jan 2021: 147.2
    • 8 Jan: 144.2 (lowest in many years)
    • 15 Jan: 145.2
    • 22 Jan: 144.9
    • 14 Feb: 144.0
    • 11 Apr: 142.2
    [*] 1 May: 142.6
    [*] 3 June: 144.4 (thanks to Bank holiday 4 day weekend indulgences)
    [*] 1 July: 144.4 (holding steady)
    [*] Total Weight Loss: 83

    UGW: 142 < x > 148
    Daily Habits:
    Thu: ✅ Fri: ✅ Sat: ✅ Sun: ✅ Mon: ✅ Tue: Wed:
    1. Weight 142 < x > 148: ✅ 5/7 😭
    2. Reduce Fat%: ✅ 28.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2 23.4 23.1 —>22.6
    3. Increase Muscle%: ✅ 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.9: 31.6 ⏫
    4. Log CI<CO/Calories in the green ✅ 4/7 a little over Sun
    5. Steps > 7500 ✅ 5/7
    6. Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily✅ 5/7
    7. Active hours > 6 daily ✅ 5/7
    🌹Positive Intentions for Tue 13 July
    [*] Meditation
    [*] Weigh/post weight
    [*] Gardening
    [*] Declutter session
    [*] Daily Chores
    [*] Puzzles: Watch TV:
    [*] Keep up to date with email
    [*] Daily goals update

    💦 July Challenge 💦
    💧💧💧💧💧💧💧
    💧💧💧💧💧

    NLNS
    Jun: LNS: 2 ~|~ ME: 10

    THERE ARE NO QUICK FIXES OR SHORTCUTS to achieving permanent change.
    REMINDERS: One or two thoughts to remember.
    • Daily weight fluctuations are normal, and can be as much as 2 lbs a day for no apparent reason.
    • A general downward trend is what we are looking for.
    • The scale is only one gauge of progress. Others include Measurements, clothes fit, improvement in general well-being/fitness.
    • Eating out can cause apparent weight gain because of high sodium levels, but usually goes quickly. Drinking extra water helps with this.
    • The human body does not react instantly to what we do to it. Sometimes it can take several days to see results.
    • Plateaus are a normal part of the process. The body is consolidating and adapting to your new way of eating/exercising.
    • The closer you get to your goal weight, the more difficult it becomes to lose weight, as your body becomes more efficient at using what you feed it.
    • When you exercise you build muscle, which takes up less space than fat, so use measurements as well as weight to assess your progress.
    • Getting/Staying fit and healthy requires a lifestyle change for most people.
    Stick with the process. It DOES work! But it does take time, effort, and most of all, patience!

    I will try and catch up with posts tomorrow morning.
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,725 Member
    @PackerFanInGB - I had one of those traumatic experiences too. Only when they are a parent do they understand how you felt too.
  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    Recap 07/12:

    - Drink 64 oz of water ✓ 88 oz
    - Get 10,000 steps ✓ 10,041
    - Exercise for 30 minutes ✓ 10 minute stretch, 20 minute cardio
    - Log EVERYTHING
    - 10 mindful minutes
    - Clean the bedroom x
    - COOK DINNER. We've been eating out too much! ✓ Sausage patties (no bun for me), macaroni salad (none for me), and baked potatoes

    My first day of activities at work. What a change from nursing. Significantly less stressed, even if some of the paperwork seemed overwhelming at first. Hopefully decreasing my stress will help my health!

    I'm going to write my goals for tomorrow now, since I don't always have time in the morning.


    JFT 07/13:

    - Walk the dogs
    - Shower
    - Start taking vitamins again - you need them!
    - Drink 64 oz of water
    - Get 10,000 steps
    - Log EVERYTHING
    - 10 mindful minutes
    - Clean the house
    - Laundry
    - Exercise for 30 minutes
  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Saturday 10 July

    I’ve missed a few days on here and have not been hitting my normal goals. Too much sitting and going through old paperwork 😡. I have a family friend and my dad staying for the weekend so I think it would be realistic to get back on track on Monday. 😊

    Log 👿
    Don’t go too far into the red!👿
    Water 👿
    Weigh 😊 trend ⬆️

    I hope you all have a good weekend.

    @PackerFanInGB - it’s the house we used to live in that we are selling not our Skye home.

    I’ve not been on here since Saturday morning. I had a great weekend socially but my friend brought lots of Devon clotted cream and I’ve been over indulging on cream teas! 😊

    Tuesday 13 July

    Log
    Stay in the green
    Water
    5 fruit and veg
    Fitbit exercise goals
    Weigh

    Finish decluttering the study
    Tackle the cupboard in the garage
    Put away weekend picnic items
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 941 Member
    JFT Monday 12th July

    Only one small snack yes
    Reasonable portion sizes yes, did well with food yesterday
    Back exercises no
    Dogs yes
    Tidy up the house after the 2 year old hurricane, we were too tired last night yes, after I worked out how to dismantle the vacuum and unblock it
    Huge pile of bedding to iron all done except tea towels and shower curtains, which are still wet
    Mothers bills bills paid, but still have forms to fill in, photocopy and post
    Gardening or accounts, depending on weather a little bit of gardening, I will procrastinate a lot on the accounts, just warning you!

    JFT Tuesday 13th July

    Only one small snack
    Reasonable portion sizes
    Back exercises
    Dogs
    More laundry, ironing
    Mum's forms
    Gardening
    Cut grass
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,470 Member
    Recap 7/12 M
    1) Walked dog 3.95 mi before work on gorgeous sunny & cool morning B) happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (not sure if possible during Zoom webinar this afternoon) :mrgreen: 14/14 boom! 15.5K
    3) Prelog food / lunch at desk / net cals zero / 14c water :D Green 115 including cals burned washing dishes LOL. 11c
    4) GA-C/V F&Ds C/V access, check cashing, chips / call Carie re Promotions & payouts / 12:00 Facebook Live / Zoom fraud training 1:00 - 4:30 = 3.5/4
    5) Mail payments on way home / clean hallway / wash dishes / check DVR / ta-da list? TA-DA! = 4/5
    6) Unplug 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / Voltaren / Calm app before bed / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work) =4/6

    JFT 7/13 T
    1) Walked dog 3.94 mi before work, warm & muggy weather has returned (ick). Dog got treat from white SUV lady, another driver said I have a pretty dog & saw lots of bunnies. :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks / pace during training
    3) Prelog food / lunch at desk / net cals zero / 14c water
    4) 9:00 EHN update via Teams / GA-C/V chips & promos F&Ds / call Jess re promos / Zoom fraud training day 2 1:00 - 4:30
    5) ta-da list
    6) UNPLUG 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app before bed / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work)

    2021 Goals:
    1) Weight 150#
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    3) Post weekly weigh-in on JFT for accountability. 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.
    4) Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ remember this year! ~ 1.31.21 ~ 2.28.21 ~ 4.3.21 ~ 4.30.21 not pretty ~ skipped 5.31.21
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking but include weights/circuit & other x-training
    6) Participate in race or challenge events even if virtual ~ started MapMyWalk You Vs. Year 1021K on Jan. 1 / virtual 50 Mile Frenzy 11.27.20 - 1.15.21 (replaced Frenzy on the Fox for Jan. 2021) 50.37 miles 12.17.20 and completed 97.44 miles total / Tour de Northeast WI virtual challenge: cover distance from Oshkosh to Gills Rock (139 miles) 1.1.21 - 3.31.21 ~ completed distance on 3.21.21 / 30/45 Build to Bellin virtual challenge 30 min. activity for total of 1,350 min. in 45 days 3.1.21 - 4.15.21 = 146 out of 339 in 34:00:42 / Hope 2021 Face Mask virtual 5K (benefits No Kid Hungry) anytime 5.11.21 in 58:04 / 100 Miles in May virtual challenge ~ 134.68 miles would've been more if I hadn't sluffed off on dog walks one week / Bellin (virtual) 10K on 6.19.21 after thunderstorm in 1:45:49 ave. pace 17:02 per mile / Titletown Wellness Shoreline Challenge: virtual distance from Gills Rock to Pleasant Prairie (232 miles) as many times as possible 6.12.21 - 11.26.21
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together ~ excellent goal last year that should be repeated
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states) ~ had this goal in 2020 and how ironic
    9) Declutter bedroom, home office and basement ~ made good progress in 2020 & want to keep it up
    Word for 2021: Gratitude ~ be mindful of & appreciate my many blessings
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Tuesday
    1. 1 set of lifts. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! Check in on MFP. Check weather. Walk at park. Write transcript.
    2. Morning: Green room: Where is the dump? Transportation? Where can pictures hang? Umbrella / cane / sword storage. Suede jackets? Set up photo organization with parents. Crush cans and put in recycling.
    3. Set up weights. Wash costumes. Finish folding and hanging laundry; put away.
    4. Brunch: Oatmeal. Scrub one necklace with toothpaste. Find midpoint of MM. Choose & purchase phone case.
    5. Afternoon: Choose orgs for donations? Log reading on Beanstalk and Goodreads. Check on plates. Read: 1 hr. S&F script work: 1 hr.
    6. Evening: Clois. Dinner: Dutch baby? DSA MEETINGS. Update common room. Finish updating teacher ideas.
    7. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water! Chop celery and pack lunch. Set out clothes for tomorrow. Set up JFT for tomorrow.
    8. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth.
    9. Upcoming: Wed/Fri livestreams. Wed book group. Sat yoga; ask about 400 souls. MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville? Donations to thrift store. Call Dr. to RS. World lit book to S Fri-Sat; forward email contact. 9 Round - check on free week. IS to check on jobs over the weekend.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    End of January: 189.8
    End of February: 190.0
    End of March: 190.4
    End of April: 188.7
    End of May: 191.2
    Today: 196.4

    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 The Prince (tr. Tim Parks, Russell Price, or Robert Adams), The Secret Adversary (Christie), Hood Feminism (Mikki Kendall), Caste (Isabel Wilkerson).
    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. 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. Unit plan for research (Idea for regular: comparing same story on sites with different biases).
    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.
    6. Medical: Dentist call to schedule cleaning – Late Oct? ObG schedule for 9/22. PCP Aug 17. Therapy July 27.
    7. Theater: ??
    8. House: Siding. Or perhaps bathroom floor. Office conversion.
    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: Book group. Dinners?
    12. Writing: Blog post: Running, Racism and Rum: Learning to Handle Discomfort. Fanfic: Create a scene list for the Batgirl story. Finish the cafe scene for the Titans story. Open Wordpress in Safari.
    13. Lifting: 15 squats, 15 deadlifts, 10 shoulder presses, 15 arm raises, 10 pushups, 30 crunches, 15 side lifts, 15 back kicks. Horse stance for 5 breaths, tree for 10 breaths each leg.
    14. Summer: Organize photos with the family. Write Clois. Write Stuffy and Friends. Create PDFs for video lessons. Change the green room into an office.
    15. Other: Practice hair braiding with D. Remind D to ask his dad about the table and check with home repair contractors. 3 posts/week? Create test for MLA format. Create test for infographics and visual information. 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: Persistence. Highest weight in awhile. UGHHH. :( I just like food and I consistently eat more than I need to. Ugh. It's frustrating that it's so enjoyable. :P
    Reminder: Last year's WFTY was progress, and I am ... actually, I was going to say content, but it's more than that. I'm proud of myself, and I'm pleased with the progress that I made. Even without the challenges throughout the year, I accomplished things that I should be proud of; and given those challenges, I'm even happier about what I was able to do.
  • HEGoddard0928
    HEGoddard0928 Posts: 824 Member

    (I'm in the break room at work right now and I can hear this little kid shreiking through the door and across the store. I think that's probably my least favorite thing about working with the public. Lol)

    I was at Walmart last week doing some shopping and there was a child about 4 years old that screamed and tantrum'd throughout the entire store for at least 25 minutes! It was really piercing and loud. I was torn between feeling a bit annoyed after a while and feeling really bad for his/her mom!

    I remember when I took my 3 little ones grocery shopping (about a hundred years ago) and they all started throwing fits because of something they wanted and I couldn't afford to buy. I told them "Stop right now or we will leave immediately and you will not get any treat at all". They didn't listen, of course, because they didn't believe me. So they continued and I promptly took ahold of their hands, left my cart sitting in the aisle, led them screaming and crying out of the store and drove them home without anything. I felt so bad for leaving the cart and I felt like the meanest mom in the whole world. BUT, they never did it again. They learned that if I said I was going to do something, I meant it. LOL!!! I can't believe I still remember that like it was yesterday...must have been as traumatic to me as it was for them... :naughty:

    That's how my mom dealt with my tantrums too. My mom always went through with everything she said. Especially punishments. My friends parents would ground them for like a month and then let up after 3 days. Not my mom. Every single punishment I ever had my mom would stick to. I hated it! But also learned to appreciate after I grew up. Lol
  • HEGoddard0928
    HEGoddard0928 Posts: 824 Member
    JFT, 07/12/21
    - up by 10:30✅
    - update JFT✅
    - set up Walmart pick up order ✅
    - call Daddy ✅
    - sign up for free trial of Plottr ✅
    - finish 50 THINGS exercise ✅
    - clear of tables🛑
    - dishes🛑
    - bring up trash can🛑
    - create shopping list for tomorrow✅
    - COOK DINNER!!!🛑

    Ended up doing all the fun-ish things and none of the chores. Lol. Such is my life. Oh well.

    JFT, 7/13/21
    - Up by 10:30🛑10:50
    - JFT✅
    - Pick up Walmart order
    - food shopping
    - bring up trash can
    - dishes
    - finish laundry
    - finish character notes for MC
    - take Myers Briggs test for other characters
    - shower
    - certify for benefits
    - bed by 8:15 (5am starts all week)
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Wednesday
    1. 1 set of lifts. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! Check in on MFP. Check weather. Run: 2 miles? Write transcript.
    2. Morning: Green room: Where is the dump? Transportation? Where can pictures hang? Umbrella / cane / sword storage. Suede jackets? Set up photo organization with parents.
    3. Set up weights. Wash costumes. Scrub sink and tub. Put jewelry away.
    4. Brunch: Oatmeal. Scrub one necklace with toothpaste.
    5. Afternoon: Choose orgs for donations? Check on plates. Read: 1 hr. Log reading on Beanstalk and Goodreads. S&F script work: 1 hr.
    6. Evening: Clois. Dinner: Dutch baby? DSA MEETINGS. Update common room. Finish updating teacher ideas.
    7. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water! Chop celery and pack lunch. Set out clothes for tomorrow. Set up JFT for tomorrow.
    8. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth.
    9. Upcoming: Wed/Fri livestreams. Wed book group. Sat yoga; ask about 400 souls. MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville? Donations to thrift store. Call Dr. to RS. World lit book to S Fri-Sat; forward email contact. 9 Round - check on free week. IS to check on jobs over the weekend.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    End of January: 189.8
    End of February: 190.0
    End of March: 190.4
    End of April: 188.7
    End of May: 191.2
    Today: 196.4

    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 The Prince (tr. Tim Parks, Russell Price, or Robert Adams), The Secret Adversary (Christie), Hood Feminism (Mikki Kendall), Caste (Isabel Wilkerson).
    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. 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. Unit plan for research (Idea for regular: comparing same story on sites with different biases).
    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.
    6. Medical: Dentist call to schedule cleaning – Late Oct? ObG schedule for 9/22. PCP Aug 17. Therapy July 27.
    7. Theater: ??
    8. House: Siding. Or perhaps bathroom floor. Office conversion.
    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: Book group. Dinners?
    12. Writing: Blog post: Running, Racism and Rum: Learning to Handle Discomfort. Fanfic: Create a scene list for the Batgirl story. Finish the cafe scene for the Titans story. Open Wordpress in Safari.
    13. Lifting: 15 squats, 15 deadlifts, 10 shoulder presses, 15 arm raises, 10 pushups, 30 crunches, 15 side lifts, 15 back kicks. Horse stance for 5 breaths, tree for 10 breaths each leg.
    14. Summer: Organize photos with the family. Write Clois. Write Stuffy and Friends. Create PDFs for video lessons. Change the green room into an office.
    15. Other: Practice hair braiding with D. Remind D to ask his dad about the table and check with home repair contractors. 3 posts/week? Create test for MLA format. Create test for infographics and visual information. 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: Persistence. Run tomorrow. I can do it! (Maybe.)
    Reminder: Last year's WFTY was progress, and I am ... actually, I was going to say content, but it's more than that. I'm proud of myself, and I'm pleased with the progress that I made. Even without the challenges throughout the year, I accomplished things that I should be proud of; and given those challenges, I'm even happier about what I was able to do.