JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 880 Member

    JFT Thursday 15th July

    Only one small snack 2, was ok until I had a small ice cream as a treat after care home visit
    Reasonable portion sizes yes
    Dogs yes
    Mum's forms no!
    Care home visit yes, so hot in my mask, I feel for the staff who are there all day!
    Repair shower curtain yes
    Clear *something* from parents house before bins are emptied tomorrow yes, some old bedding and some old magazines. At the bottom of a pile of current magazines I found a comic from 1938, where did that come from?! Got derailed when I found some photos.

    JFT Friday 16th July

    Only one small snack
    Reasonable portion sizes
    Dogs
    Paperwork, forms!
    Possibly walk to shop if it cools down in the evening

    I was reading an article which claimed that in the past (you know, when us oldies were young) snacking was not a "thing". People did not snack as they do nowadays. When I thought about it I saw they could be right, I certainly didn't snack when I was young. There was no sweet drawer or goodies cupboard in my house, very much just 3 meals a day, and you didn't get a choice. Of course, the downside to that was I was made to clear my plate, no stopping when I felt full, so maybe teaching me a different bad habit lol.

  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Thursday 15 July

    Log 👿 perhaps I can catch up today
    Stay in the green 😡 doubt it
    5 fruit and veg 😊
    Water 😊
    Weigh 😊 trend ⬆️

    Food shopping ✅
    Sort and Clear bedroom 3 (this room is currently a dumping ground for riding, sailing and camping gear plus other “homeless items”). ✅ I’ve no idea how many times I went up and down the stairs - Fitbit says 133 floors but it’s not trustworthy! I can feel muscles in my legs objecting though.

  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Friday 16 July

    Log
    Stay in the green
    5 fruit and veg
    Water

    Gardening
    Make wardrobe look tidy
    Dental hygienist
    Book appointment for cat re lump on his tail
  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 924 Member
    Happy Friday! No class this morning, so I got an extra hour's sleep :)

    We're in the middle of another run of heat, humidity, and thunderstorms. Yesterday was clear but muggy, so my daughter and I took the boys to the beach after lunch B) I got my workout in the water, although any calories I burned were quickly replaced during our ice cream break. Today promises to be another hot one, so I'm hoping to get my chores done early. The eight-year-old has declared today should be "Fiesta Friday," so I think we'll do fajitas and sangria.

    @Snowflake1968 and @TerriRichardson112 - You're right about logging. It's the key to maintaining a good mindset and healthier habits, so I need to get back to it, even when I have to estimate.

    And I should be setting goals, even if I don't always meet them. It's tough though. I do so much planning for school that I need a good deal of freedom and flexibility in the rest of my life.

    JFT Friday 7/16
    • Log food
    • Make a pitcher of fruit tea
    • Pool maintenance
    • Peach picking
    • Quick grocery shop
    • Laundry
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,210 Member

    No goals today. Just trying to keep it between the lines…

    Pretty good that I had no goals as I would likely have missed them. I did get a shower and a few minutes to lay down after work which felt amazing. Then hubby and I went out for date night. To say I drank too much may be an understatement, but we had fun and won at trivia. The pub was extremely under staffed so food and drinks took ages, but since we were playing trivia we weren't just sitting there staring at each other. It did however mean we didn't eat until very late. I ended up getting sick later that night, but I'm calling it a win as I am not hung over this morning.

    Anyway, on to today. I still have a ton to do at work, but there is nobody here to bother me today. No real plans after work, maybe I'll try to go for a bike ride if hubby gets home in time. If not maybe Sunday. Daughter has a swim meet tomorrow which will likely last all day.

    JFT Friday
    - Work by 8:00 :( more like 9:00...
    - Check in with my JFT friends :smiley: -
    - Run SEM/EDX today for complaints
    - Eat before 10:00
    - Log food
    - Stay green
    - Be present at home, no sleeping on the couch
    - bed by 11:30

    Y'all have a fine day!
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,210 Member
    cherys wrote: »
    Please may I join you?

    Today JFT 7/16/21
    1) Do bootcamp
    2) Drink 2l of water
    3) Take supplements (I keep forgetting)
    4) Stay within calories through lots of fresh veg, berries and lean protein
    5) Do some gardening/yardwork

    Welcome!

    Good luck with your goals today!
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,423 Member
    edited July 2021
    @cherys Welcome!

    @Snowflake1968 @clicketykeys I can so relate... I love food! Especially carbs and sweets. And my portions are probably getting bigger (I usually don't weigh or measure, but eyeball).

    Recap 7/15 R ~ scheduled rest day
    1) Fast / 8:30 annual physical & blood draw :)
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks :| 13/14 & 6.2K
    3) Net cals zero / 14c water >:) F-it Thurs after reading blood test results. NOT the right attitude.
    4) GA-C/V complete F&D promos, start *others* still in progress slowed by tech issues / submit wellness incentive form for physical / prep wellness incentive form for mammogram / emails? = 3/5
    5) Prep July bday cards / prep overnight oats & water bottles for work / 7:30 concert rain date didn't feel like sitting there by myself in a crowd, I miss my concert friends / ta-da list? :s very unproductive evening
    6) Unplug 9:00 / FLOSS / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app before bed / 6:00 alarm (x-train before mammo 8:15 ~ remember bridge is out, have to take alternate route) >:)

    JFT 7/16 F ~ skipped early a.m. x-training >:)
    1) 8:15 mammo ~ remembered incentive form & alternate route :)
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks
    3) Net cals zero / 14c water
    4) Submit wellness incentive form for mammo / update Project Status s/s / submit PAR, PRO, KRO s/s / 12:00 Facebook Live / GA-C/V testing / emails
    5) Mail niece's bday card / whatever else is done is bonus including bedtime routine

    Yesterday I had fasting blood draw at my annual physical. All good except cholesterol & A1c are borderline. I know I don't want to be on medication & I know revising my diet will be a big help. I know what I need to and should do. My struggle is, I just don't want to do the things.

    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
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,153 Member
    edited July 2021
    I have been MIA here on this site for a very long time.. and I need to get back to being accountable. I've had lots of drama and emotions in my family the past few months, and I just needed a break. But as a result... I have gained 6 more pounds. So now I am up to having to lose 15 to get back into what is considered "normal" weight for my height.

    No more putting this off ... but it is hard to get back on track. Being an emotional eater .. and my emotions have been all over the place lately .... too much ice cream, trail mix, chips, etc etc.
    So back to healthy eating .... I know what to do, just have to do it.

    Remember HOW I lost weight before, and do it
    When I want to snack:
    Eat a apple, orange, veggies, egg
    drink some water ..
    Ask myself, "am I really hungry, or just want something "good" to eat
    When I am stressed and emotional:
    write a email to a friend, or better yet, call a friend
    practice piano
    if not raining... take a walk
    go outside and work in the garden, get back to sewing, .. do something that makes me happy
    drink water


    I've missed you all, but I would have to go back to over 200 posts to see what I missed!

    So, JFT, Friday, 7/16
    1. log all food
    2. concentrate on water. I have given up caffeine... this is day 7! So trying to get more water in
    3. go for a walk if not raining
    4. plan tomorrows meals
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,315 Member
    @mytime6630 So nice to see you back. You are always missed, but we all need to go MIA once in a while. I'm just coming back myself. I hope the family drama is smoothing out a bit for you. I am all too familiar with how it can overtake your life. My weight is up too. (((JOAN))) Do you still have my home email? Feel free to reach out anytime. xxoo

    @cschmitz110515 I will have to Google 'thundershirt'. I've not heard of those. I hope it helps when your buddy gets used to wearing it! I'm glad to hear your mom is doing well after her knee replacement! How has the Saturday morning Farmer's Market been this year? I haven't gone yet, but hope to tomorrow or next week. Is there a good selection of stuff?

    @HEGoddard0928 I had to laugh when I saw you're still struggling to do your dishes! LOL! Didn't you say you have a dishwasher in this house? :mrgreen:

  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,315 Member
    At the beginning of July I joined Building Healthy Habits on Community. Last week I did an on line 5 day course on habit setting/reframing with tinyhabits.com. Also read up on Atomic Habits (James Clear) Both have been very useful in refocusing my mind on how to proceed with maintenance, and streamline my habits for permanent change.


    I love BUILDING HEALTHY HABITS! I love the habit approach they use, and they are all so awesome. I have been MIA from that group, just like this one and have been wanting to find time to hop back in on there. I will see you over there! :)
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,315 Member
    edited July 2021
    Happy Friday! It's already 11:20 a.m. but I need to get my *kitten* in gear!

    I've been dealing with family drama and all the crappy thoughts and emotional eating that goes with it also, like so many of us seem to be lately. I've been journaling. I write my thoughts, then go back and underline only the FACTS. When you take all the feelings and adjectives out and leave only the factual words, it takes a lot of the drama out of the story in my head and doesn't feel nearly as bad. It's amazing the stories I've carried in my head forever that really come down to maybe 4 factual sentences. This is helping to deal with the emotional baggage, but just thinking about these "stories" or memories can be emotional and send me spiraling into the kitchen. It's like a vicious circle. But I'm determined to stop this freaking cycle and get off the roller coaster!

    Just for Friday:
    • Plan my food for today
    • Assess yesterday's food plan. Did I follow it? Why or why not?
    • 64 oz of water before 6:00 p.m. (Squeeze juice from 1 lime into it.)
    • 30 minutes activity. Anything - walk, bicycle, yoga, Body Groove, gym, Leslie Sansone video, Tai Chi, Wii Fit. PICK ONE OR TWO AND DO THEM! GET OFF YOUR @$$!
    • Walmart run for Rx and dinner items
    • Cut out fabric for 3-yard quilt
    • Journal food and close diary
    • TA-DA's: **** (Love this idea Hannah!)

  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,153 Member
    At the beginning of July I joined Building Healthy Habits on Community. Last week I did an on line 5 day course on habit setting/reframing with tinyhabits.com. Also read up on Atomic Habits (James Clear) Both have been very useful in refocusing my mind on how to proceed with maintenance, and streamline my habits for permanent change.


    I love BUILDING HEALTHY HABITS! I love the habit approach they use, and they are all so awesome. I have been MIA from that group, just like this one and have been wanting to find time to hop back in on there. I will see you over there! :)

    Terri & Tracy -- where is this challenge? I would love to join also if not too late.
  • HEGoddard0928
    HEGoddard0928 Posts: 824 Member

    7/15/21
    - Up at 4:15✅Actually 3:45
    - work 5-1✅
    - JFT✅
    - No junk✅At least not on the way home from work which was when this was intended for. So I'm calling it a win even though I emotionally ate crap when I got home.
    - do 7 more notes✅ Did them this morning before work Actually finished all of them yesterday afternoon. Had an aggravating chat on the phone with my Mom so I decided to focus on doing something I enjoy and that used my brain. Both logical and creative.
    - Set up wellness appt 🛑 Called. Got the voicemail. Either the office was really busy or they closed early. Not sure which. I'll just call again on Monday
    - call OMH about waiting list placement🛑Didn't have the energy.
    - Call parents about trip ✅ Daddy said he would drive me to the airport. It's only about an hour-ish away and pretty easy to get to apparently. But one of the things that Matt is incapable of doing due to head trauma is driving to unfamiliar places. He gets lost even driving to doctor's offices he's already been to...in our hometown. So...Daddy's driving. Lol
    - ask off for birthday and anniversary🛑Forgot
    - buy chicken/soda(Matt's request) before leaving work✅
    - Cook dinner!!!✅Cooked some of the chicken I bought. Tossed in some frozen veggies into the sautee pan with the chix and added some EVOO, soy sauce, and spices. Very yummy and takes about 10 minutes. Lol
    - DO THE DAMN DISHESDid them as soon as I got home. Decided to call Mom while I was doing it...bad idea. An aggravating conversation. Not entirely her fault though. She was having a mental health issue while on the phone. I called Daddy later and he said that he got through to her and the issue was fixed. Just put a damper on my afternoon.
    - Night time routine ✅The thing I've been noticing about doing this is that it throws off me taking my meds. For some reason, after my shower I brushed my teeth and went to get dressed and completely forgot to take them. Thank God I remembered a few minutes later. That would have been really really bad.
    - shower✅
    - bed by 8:15🛑More like 9:15.

    So work today was a complete and total *kitten* show. One of my top 3 worst days since I started in November. But I'm home now and tomorrow is going to be better. It has to be. I can't do another day like today.

    I had a bunch of paperworky things I was going to do today but that has pretty much gone out the window. Maybe tomorrow?


    JFT, 7/16/21

    - up by 4:15 ✅
    - weigh in ✅ 175
    - work 5-2
    - no junk on the way home 🛑2 Aldi-brand Kind bars. They were each 200 cals. Did not expect that. Lol. I did also get a banana too. Not completely ripe but not terrible either.
    - only 1 soda
    - drink 4 more water bottles or 2 more 32oz cups of water
    - watch some of the Mets game
    - bedtime routine
    - bed by 9


    I didn't add any actual task goals bc I just know that I'm not going to get them done. It's already almost 5:30...I have to get ready to go to bed in an 2.5 hours.

    Have a great night everyone!
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,153 Member
    Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,153 Member
    So, JFT, Friday, 7/16
    1. log all food :)
    2. concentrate on water. I have given up caffeine... this is day 7! So trying to get more water in :) Had just 1 caffeine-free diet coke, but 2 zero gatorades.
    3. go for a walk if not raining :) And it was about 70% humidity!! I was drenched when I got home.. but got in 5 miles tonite.
    4. plan tomorrows meals :) I have some ribs in the freezer .. so BBQ ribs, baked potato, and going to farmers market tomorrow for some more sweet corn. Lets just hope Hubby doesn't change my meal plans though. With him being home, its harder to cook. He does not really like chicken (says its boring), says pork is not good for us ... so I really run out of things to prepare!!

    Busy day, but I felt more in control than I have for a long time. I did give into some crackers tonite, but kept it at only a few.. and a glass of wine. But with my walking, felt OK.


    JFT, Saturday 7/17
    1. log all food
    2. concentrate on water
    3. go for a walk
    4. go to farmers market
    5. plan tomorrows meals
    6. work on quilt
  • cherys
    cherys Posts: 387 Member
    7/16/21 REcap
    1) Do bootcamp - done
    2) Drink 2l of water - done
    3) Take supplements (I keep forgetting) - done
    4) Stay within calories through lots of fresh veg, berries and lean protein - done
    5) Do some gardening/yardwork - done
    Squeezed in a 45 min walk too.

    7/17/21 JFT
    1. Bootcamp
    2. 2. 2l water
    3. Supplements
    4. stay within calories with lots of fresh veg and fruit
    5. walk with husband
    6. early night
  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Friday 16 July

    Log 😊
    Stay in the green 👿
    5 fruit and veg 👿
    Water 😊

    Gardening ✅
    Make wardrobe look tidy ❌
    Dental hygienist ✅
    Book appointment for cat re lump on his tail ✅