JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Monday
    1. Tea! Check in on MFP. Lifting. Park walk.
    2. Morning: Work on Clois 9-10. Add 5 squares to bingo.
    3. Scrub 2 plates. Read Jacky! Read play for CTC.
    4. Brunch: Sushi. Scrub one necklace with toothpaste. Update MFP.
    5. Afternoon: Choose orgs for donations? Check on plates. Log reading on Goodreads.
    6. Evening: S&F script work: 4-5 PM. Dinner: Something small. Update common room.
    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. Set up JFT for tomorrow.
    8. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Read: 1 hr (Restart) while playing sleepy music.
    9. Upcoming: Wed/Fri livestreams. Wed book group. Sat yoga. MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville? Donations to thrift store. Tuesday 8/3 CTC reading group; next Saturday 8/7 WAE picnic. No yoga Saturday.

    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
    End of June: 191.4
    Today: 196.0

    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: Read play for discussion August 3.
    8. House: 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 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.
    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 blog posts for video lessons.
    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. Today's run wasn't enjoyable, but I got it done.
    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.
  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Sunday 1st August

    Last week escaped. After the estate agent had taken photos on Monday we went to Devon for a mini break with my brother and his wife and then we drove back up to Skye on Friday. I’ve not been logging but know I’ve not been in the green. I’ve now got 1.5kg to shift to get back to where I was a month ago. Time to get back to doing what I know works.

    Log 😊
    Stay in the green 😊
    Water 😊
    5 fruit and veg 😊
    Fitbit exercise goals 😊
    Weigh 😊 trend ⬆️ 👿

  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Monday 2 August


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



  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 939 Member
    @ZizzyBumble ....how lovely to have a holiday in Devon. You deserve it after all the work getting your house ready.

    @Janele0627 ...your boyfriend sounds lovely!


    JFT Sunday 1st August

    Log everything yes
    Stay in the green no, 183 over
    No snacking none

    JFT Monday 2nd August

    Log everything
    Stay in the green
    No snacking
    Back exercises
    Walk

    I have a very long To Do list today, enough to keep me busy all day. So I'd better get started!

    Word for the year Strength

    Lose 21lbs in 2021
    3
    (Decided to reinstate this to keep myself accountable)
  • CPruneJuice
    CPruneJuice Posts: 730 Member
    JFT Monday 2nd August

    1) Fast until 3pm
    2) Not obsess about throat punching my annoying coworker that never shuts up 🙏🏼
  • MLHC1
    MLHC1 Posts: 678 Member
    edited August 2021
    MLHC1 wrote: »
    07/31/2021 Saturday JFT:

    :) MFP - post and log
    :) Self-care routine
    :'( Yoga
    :'( BBL 1-DVD
    :'( Home elliptical
    :'( Family Jiu Jitsu Training
    :'( Grocery Inventory
    :'( Weekly household deep cleaning
    :'( Finish EOC note card prep
    :'( Read one chapter in one prep book
    :'( Family Movie Night 🤗

    What a weekend, LOL!! Saturday was structured completely around helping my hubby. We had two trucks that needed travel maintenance before leaving, then packing and prepping all the equipment, trailers, tools, personal items, you name it we packed it. Lol, needless to say, this is why my Saturday JFT did not get green checks/smiley faces!!

    @mytime6630 Happy to see you back on JFT posting again.

    @pridesabtch Life happens girl. Hang in there. I am here for you if you ever need to vent or anything, feel free to private message anytime.

    @Snowflake1968 You should try making dinner at home like that sometime, I bet you would both really enjoy it!! There is just something about bringing the "restaurant quality" into your home dining room, no pressure, no extra people, kinda removes the stress. Lol!!

    @cschmitz110515 Way to stay consistent with the posting, you always keep me inspired!!

    @Janele0627 You are consistently logging and remaining accountable to yourself, which counts!! Changing our habits takes time, just remember that! Stay strong!!

    @clicketykeys Your consistency on posting is inspiring!!

    @Ben_Derhover Welcome to JFT!! Nice to see your goals! Stay accountable and crush it!!

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    08/02/2021 Monday JFT: :blush: Happy August!! :blush:

    MFP - post and log (logging has been a slight struggle lately)
    Self-care routine
    Small office task for hubby in the AM
    Yoga
    BBL 1-DVD
    Gym - elliptical only
    Small Grocery Shopping Trip
    Household grocery inventory (it is time for a 4-hour grocery shopping trip, lol)
    Finish EOC note card prep
    Read one chapter in a prep book

    It is time to find my inner strength and get consistent or I'll never lose this stinkin weight!! I have actually logged a gain this week. Well, here goes.

    You all have a fabulous day and be kind to yourselves!! :blush:
  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    edited August 2021
    JFT 08/02 (Mon)
    - Up at 7:30
    - Walk the dogs
    - Eat a good breakfast
    - Take vitamins
    - 64 oz of water
    - 10,000 steps
    - 5 flights of stairs
    - 30 minutes of cardio
    - Log EVERYTHING
    - Clean off dresser
    - Dishes
    - No food after dinner!
    - Screens off by 10:30, bed by 11


    Thank you all for your encouragement! Taking a day yesterday to not put so much pressure on myself really worked wonders. I cleaned a good portion of the house - put my laundry away, vacuumed our bedroom and the hall stairs, cleaned the cat box and swept the hallway, swept the kitchen and living room, and did some light random organizing of things.

    Now I feel refreshed and ready to hop back on my regular routine. I'm aiming to lose 8 pounds this month - but I'll be happy if I can lose at least another 5!
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,468 Member
    Weekend was a disaster net calorie-wise. Meals were fine, snacking was the problem. Other than that, loved spending time with hubby. <3

    JFT 8/2 M vacation day & stay at home
    1) Walked dog 4.51 mi on gorgeous sunny morning & met another person who walks with dog treats in hand LOL B) happy dog & happy me
    2) Move 10+ hours
    3) Net cals zero / 14c water
    4) More of ta-da list
    5) 5:00 hair appt.
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app before bed / 5:40 alarm (workday and back to reality ~ walk dog before)

    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 & 6.30.21 ~ 7.31.21 accountable
    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 / Packers 5K IN PERSON 7.24.21 48:36 ave. pace 15:39
    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
  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    Recap 08/02 (Mon)
    - Up at 7:30 X 8:30
    - Walk the dogs X
    - Eat a good breakfast ✓ Waffles and grapes
    - Take vitamins
    - 64 oz of water ✓ 64
    - 10,000 steps
    - 5 flights of stairs
    - 30 minutes of cardio
    - Log EVERYTHING
    - Clean off dresser X
    - Dishes
    - No food after dinner!
    - Screens off by 10:30, bed by 11


    JFT 08/03 (Tue)
    - Up at 7:30
    - Walk dogs before work
    - Eat breakfast
    - Take vitamins
    - 64 oz of water
    - 10,000 steps
    - 5 flights of stairs
    - 30 minutes of cardio
    - Log EVERYTHING
    - Clean off dresser
    - Screens off by 10:30, bed by 11
  • MLHC1
    MLHC1 Posts: 678 Member
    edited August 2021
    MLHC1 wrote: »

    08/02/2021 Monday JFT: :blush: Happy August!! :blush:

    ✅MFP - post and log (logging has been a slight struggle lately)
    ✅Self-care routine
    ✅Small office task for hubby in the AM
    ✅Yoga
    ✅BBL 1-DVD
    ✅Gym - elliptical only
    ✅Small Grocery Shopping Trip
    ✅Household grocery inventory (it is time for a 4-hour grocery shopping trip, lol)
    ❌Finish EOC note card prep
    ❌Read one chapter in a prep book

    I'm finding it difficult to motivate myself to study. I feel like once school starts there will be less distractions. I dislike studying when the quality isn't there. IDK, maybe anything is better than nothing until I can achieve the quality time in a couple of weeks. 🤷‍♀️

    MFP - post and log (logging has been a slight struggle lately)
    Self-care routine
    Yoga
    BBL 1-DVD
    Gym - elliptical only
    Finish EOC note card prep
    Read one chapter in a prep book

    I'm a bit tired today but I am striving for consistency! This is one of those days that I will need to dig deep for the strength to keep rockin!!

    Have a wonderful day my fabulous friends!!🌷🤗🌷
  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Monday 2 August


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



  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Tuesday 3 August


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

    All our efforts to get the house ready to sell paid off and we’ve accepted an offer above the asking price 😊

  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    @MLHC1 - Heh. I keep the tab open through the day and come back to it to see sort of where I'm at and what I'm trying to do! ;D And then I just quote it, edit it, and post it for the next day. It's been a SUPER helpful resource, as I can NOT keep track of everything on my own!

    I promise, I actually DO make it a goal to not have a bajillion tabs open, but...

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  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,468 Member
    @littleblackskirt I've had struggles with plantar fasciitis for years. It takes a long time to recover. The doctor who diagnosed me thought I was a runner (ha) but learned I'm an avid walker. Stretches & exercises help.

    @ZizzyBumble Congratulations on the house offer! I bet that's a huge relief.

    @clicketykeys I refer to my JFT goals during the day too, and do the Quote & Edit process to post the next day. You have a crazy amount of open tabs. LOL

    @Ben_Derhover I really like your goals 2 & 3. I once had a boss who made me so incensed, I used to fantasize about Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. Seriously, now I have an *kitten* asst. manager, but she tries to have as little as possible to do with the entire staff, so that works for me.

    Recap 8/2 M vacation day & stayed at home
    1) Walked dog 4.51 mi on gorgeous sunny morning & met another person who walks with dog treats in hand LOL B) happy dog & happy me
    2) Move 10+ hours :smiley: 11/14 & 16.2K
    3) Net cals zero / 14c water :s Fine all day, then evening snacking. What is the matter with me?
    4) More of ta-da list :smiley: Did chores I felt like (vacay day after all) & happy with that. TA-DA!
    5) 5:00 hair appt. :) Finally have an agreement on softer color... hope hubby agrees when he sees.
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app before bed / 5:40 alarm (workday and back to reality ~ walk dog before) :# 1/6

    JFT 8/3 T ~ decided on rest day
    1) Move hourly / stairs breaks
    2) Log drinks & dinner as best I can / 14c water
    3) Catch up emails / GA-C/V 1-2 F&Ds / watch FB Live video?
    4) 6:00 meet at Los B
    5) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work)

    Tonight I am meeting an old friend for the first time in 2 years. We both love a certain Mexican restaurant, which is between our homes, so meet there for drinks and dinner. I will enjoy!

    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 & 6.30.21 ~ 7.31.21 accountable
    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 / Packers 5K IN PERSON 7.24.21 48:36 ave. pace 15:39
    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
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,024 Member
    💖💕💖💕💖💕💖
    💖💕💖 AUGUST 💖💕💖
    💖💕💖💕💖💕💖
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    Still here, and keeping on keeping on.

    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)
    [*] 1 Aug: 143.2
    [*] Total Weight Loss: 83.8

    UGW: 142 < x > 148
    Daily Habits:
    Sun: 🦋 Mon: 🦋 Tue: Wed: Thu: Fri: Sat:
    1. Weight 142 < x > 148: ✅ 2/7
    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 ✅ 2/7
    5. Steps > 7500 ✅ 2/7
    6. Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily✅ 2/7
    7. Active hours > 6 daily ✅ 2/7

    🌹Positive Intentions for Tue 3 Aug:
    [*] Meditation 🦋
    [*] Weigh/post weight 🦋
    [*] Journal - Tiny Habits 🦋
    [*] Gardening🦋
    [*] Declutter session 🦋
    [*] Daily Chores 🦋
    [*] Puzzles: Watch TV
    [*] Read book
    [*] Keep up to date with email
    [*] Daily goals update 🦋


    🗑 August Challenge 🗑 Daily Declutter
    🗑🗑

    NLNS
    August: LNS: 0 ~ ME: 2

    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!