JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • HEGoddard0928
    HEGoddard0928 Posts: 824 Member

    JFT, 10/7/21
    - up by 4:20✅
    - meds/coffee✅
    - work 5-2✅
    - attempt to write on break now that I've found the damn file✅
    - go food shopping after work🛑
    - clean out the fridge🛑
    - pick up med(If it's even ready yet!)🛑Don't even get me started on this crap
    - take med if it's early enough in the afternoon🛑
    - cook dinner✅
    - Bible study🛑Was cancelled
    - shower✅
    - write 500 words✅Hit it while I was on break
    - meds/teeth✅Almost forgot.
    - lists✅
    - bed by 8:30✅I was in bed by 8:30 but didn't shut the light of until 9ish

    Matt's starting to feel a little less stressed out and depressed which makes me very happy.

    JFT, 10/9/21
    - up by 4:20✅
    - meds/coffee✅
    - work 5-2
    - write on break🛑I'm just too fricken tired. 4 5-2's these last two weeks. And overtime on top of that. I'm just so beat.
    - pick up meds(if they're available)
    - take afternoon meds
    - 1 hour of dashing if med isn't available
    - cook dinner
    - enjoy baseball time with Matt
    - dishes
    - write 500 words at some point
    - catch up on courses
    - post on forums
    - night meds/teeth
    - lists
    - bed whenever(I'm off tomorrow)
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,211 Member
    JFT Thursday

    - Morning meeting - Canceled
    - Get ready :smile:
    - Take mom to financial guy and to lawyer :smile:
    - Afternoon meetings :smile:
    - No alcohol :smile:
    - Bed by 11:30 :smile:
    - Log food :smile:
    - Stay green :smile:
    - Have a positive day :smile:

    Take care y'all!

    All smiles yesterday. Postponed date night to tonight. Going bowling tonight will drink a few beers, but I'm budgeted for that. Yesterday I was way light on calories, so my weight was down, but I doubt it's a real loss. Either way, I'll take it.

    Looking forward to late night bowling with the hubby. We always have a good time when we go. Not much else today other than work stuff.

    JFT Friday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Morning Meeting :smiley:
    - Protein Shake for brunch
    - Leave work by 3:30
    - Shower get dolled up for dinner & bowling alley, lol
    - Dinner out
    - Bowling
    - Log food & drinks
    - Stay within maintenance maybe stay greenish
    - Late night, bed by 1:00am

    Thanks for all your support. Love y'all!
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 885 Member
    @cschmitz110515 ...that's good news about your eye. I'm living with a large floater too, it's most annoying when I'm trying to read at night.

    JFT Thursday 7th October

    Back exercises some
    Foot exercises yes
    Clear up kitchen most of it
    Only one snack one
    No crisps none

    JFT Friday 8th October

    Back exercises
    Foot exercises
    No snacks
    No crisps
    Load car for tomorrow
    Cook birthday meal
    Grocery shopping

    I feel really tired and under the weather today, my gut is playing up again. So no junk food in case that is making it worse. Will be no problem being under maintenance today as not hungry and eating much.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,426 Member
    edited October 2021
    Recap R 10/7
    1) Walked dog 4.17 mi before work, first in virga then on/off light rain, mostly off. Still wore shorts & tech T. Silly dog walks through every. single. leaf. pile. awaiting curbside collection, sniffs & sometimes pees on. Tis the season. :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (probably inside on this gloomy rainy day) / log as Exercise Notes :)
    3) Make leek soup for supper / prelog / net cals zero / 14c water :| in addition to soup, made sweet potato noodles (bought at farmers market) & not really sure of nutrients... 13c
    4) GA-C/V YE testing... not much left / 12:00 Facebook Live / 2:00 webinar = 3/3
    5) Wash towels / prep blood spot test & paperwork ~ blast, now I have to submit certain info online... next week / balance bank accts / update budget s/s / another ta-da? yes = 2.5/5
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 6:45 alarm (rest day & blood spot test before work) = 5/6

    JFT F 10/8 ~ planned rest day & blood spot test (already shipped)
    1) Move hourly / stairs breaks (log as Exercise Notes)
    2) Carb load for supper / prelog / net cals zero / 14c water
    3) Finish GA-C/V YE summary & report draft / update Project Status s/s / submit PAR, PRO, KRO s/s / OOO message for Mon.
    4) Pick up race packet / prep clothes for race & money for market / balance bank accts / update budget s/s / another ta-da?
    5) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 6:45 alarm (race starts anytime bet. 8 to 9)

    I stepped on scale this a.m. and was shocked to see gain of several pounds... thought I was doing well (at least better) this week keeping calories on budget. Being somewhat analytical, then I realized every day has been high sodium. Why can't there be a good trade-off? Guess I need to pay more attention to all nutrients, not just calories.

    Tomorrow morning I participate in the Run for the Hill of It 5K. It's a trail event, partially paved, but mostly not, with rocks, tree roots & small climbs (I've done this a few times). Ends by going UP the steep sledding hill (we start at bottom of the hill and circle back). Not sure how well I'll do on the hill this year, with my arthritic knees and lack of climbing fitness. The hill is timed separately, and there's a King and Queen winner. With recent rains this week, I'm sure there will be wet, muddy areas again. I'm wearing an old pair of walking shoes, taking a spare pair & fresh socks to change into before heading off to the farmers market afterward. At least the temp will be comfortable. Not sure whether I'll walk dog when I get home. I might need a nap, like last weekend. LOL

    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 ~ 9.1.21 horrible after vacation but recorded ~ 9.30.21 small improvements yay
    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 / Bellin Women's Pink Pumpkin 5K IN PERSON 10.2.21 47:34 ave. pace 15:19 second half pace 14:48
    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
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,211 Member
    Tomorrow morning I participate in the Run for the Hill of It 5K. It's a trail event, partially paved, but mostly not, with rocks, tree roots & small climbs (I've done this a few times). Ends by going UP the steep sledding hill (we start at bottom of the hill and circle back). Not sure how well I'll do on the hill this year, with my arthritic knees and lack of climbing fitness. The hill is timed separately, and there's a King and Queen winner. With recent rains this week, I'm sure there will be wet, muddy areas again. I'm wearing an old pair of walking shoes, taking a spare pair & fresh socks to change into before heading off to the farmers market afterward. At least the temp will be comfortable. Not sure whether I'll walk dog when I get home. I might need a nap, like last weekend. LOL

    Enjoy the race and don't over do it! Muddy slick hills are a beast. Packing shoes and socks is a great idea.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,413 Member

    JFT for 10/8 (today): ✔️
    1) Can have dessert (last 10/1)
    2) Can have peanut butter today (last 10/3)
    3) Weighed today, now don't weigh again until Monday 10/11
    4) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday)
    6) No more of the tasty fruit leather we bought. Leave the rest for DH.
    7) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)
    8) Eat lunch early due to hair appt at 12:30

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,413 Member
    Hour commitment - just had early lunch, now I won't eat again until after 5 pm.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 17,825 Member
    🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃
    🎃🎃🎃 OCTOBER 🎃🎃🎃
    🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃
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    Just 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
    [*] 1 Sept: 142.9
    [*] 24 Sept: 142.1
    [*] Oct 6: 141.6
    [*] Total Weight Loss: 85.4 (SmartScale app)

    UGW: 142 < x > 148
    October goal: maintenance

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

    🐝Positive Intentions for Wed 4 Oct:
    [*] Meditation 🐝
    [*] Weigh/record weight 🐝
    [*] Journal - (Oct Tiny Habit) 🐝
    [*] Trip to IKEA with DYD 🐝
    [*] Meet up with friends for coffee 🐝
    [*] Daily Chores/laundry 🐝
    [*] Declutter craft/art supplies 🐝 coloured pens
    [*] Puzzles: Watch TV 🐝
    [*] Keep up to date with email 🐝
    [*] Daily goals update 🐝

    📓 Tiny Habit for October: (3 Oct)
    For the next 10 days I will Switch off devices at 11pm and go to bed.
    🛌🛌🛌🛌🛌🛌



    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!
  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 926 Member
    Made it through the first conference week of the semester! My plan was to go right out for a walk after class, but I sat down to catch up on email and wound up taking a nap. Just as well, since we're going out for "Irish Oktoberfest" at a local pub. Should be interesting. My daughter swears the schnitzel and potato pancakes are pretty authentic, and the beer list is impressive. Of course, I'll be skipping the beer - still restricted :( - but at least that will save me a few calories. If the weather holds, I can work off some of the rest with another long bike ride.

    The low salt, no alcohol, no caffeine diet seems to be working, and my weight finally seems to be going in the right direction. Of course, my motivation has finally kicked in too. Nothing like a health crisis to rearrange priorities. I can't control my genetics, but I can lessen the impact by taking better care of myself.

    JFT M 10/4 - Su 10/10
    Log - :):):):)
    Stay in the green for calories and sodium - :):):):)
    Water - :):) X :)
    Exercise - X :) X :)
  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 926 Member
    @cschmitz110515 Good luck with the race tomorrow!
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,413 Member
    Hour commitment - After I finish my 2 acai bites, I won't eat again until tomorrow.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,413 Member
    edited October 2021

    JFT for 10/8 (today): ✔️
    1) Can have dessert (last 10/1) ✔️
    2) Can have peanut butter today (last 10/3) ✔️
    3) Weighed today, now don't weigh again until Monday 10/11 ✔️
    4) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) ✔️
    6) No more of the tasty fruit leather we bought. Leave the rest for DH. ✔️
    7) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)✔️
    8) Eat lunch early due to hair appt at 12:30 ✔️

    JFT for 10/9 (today): ✔️
    1) No dessert, unless I want sugar free or no sugar added (last 10/8)
    2) No peanut butter today (last 10/8)
    3) Don't weigh again until Monday 10/11
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday)
    6) No more of the tasty fruit leather we bought. Leave the rest for DH.
    7) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)
    8) Lunch <= 600 calories


  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,211 Member

    JFT Friday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Morning Meeting :smiley:
    - Protein Shake for brunch 😀
    - Leave work by 3:30😀
    - Shower get dolled up for dinner & bowling alley, lol😀
    - Dinner out😀
    - Bowling😀
    - Log food & drinks😀
    - Stay within maintenance maybe stay greenish😀
    - Late night, bed by 1:00am😀

    Thanks for all your support. Love y'all!

    Date night didn’t go as planned. Not sure what happened, but I felt awful after dinner. Headache, nausea & a nice cold sweat. Managed about an hour of bowling before I just needed to go home. Only thing I can figure out is that the high fat meal and drinks didn’t settle well on a mostly empty stomach. I hadn’t eaten much during the day to prepare for the evening, but it kind of back fired. Anyway, I ended up under calories and in bed early. Even with the heavy metal, my weight was constant this morning.

    Today is my birthday, I’m 48. I really don’t feel 48, I think like 42ish send about right… lol. Hubby made me a scavenger hunt for my presents it was sweet. I got some earrings, a gift card to get my nails done and tickets to a WVU basketball game. He’s also making me breakfast.

    My oldest called me from school. It’s always nice to talk to her.

    Plan for today is pretty simple. Sleep late, watch football go to an evening wedding. Yes I will eat cake!

    JFT Saturday
    - sleep in😀
    - Scavenger hunt 😀
    - Breakfast - light eggs & bacon
    - Football
    - Get dressed up
    - Wedding
    - Log food
    - Stay under 1600
    - Bed by 11:30

    Have a happy day y’all!
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,413 Member
    Hour commitment - Just had coffee stuff, now I won't eat again until after 12 pm. My need some flexibility with JFT goals since we're meeting friends. Some flexibility with time and calories ok for lunch today. But still no desserts today (as in JFT goals).
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,426 Member
    @pridesabtch Happy birthday 🎉🎉🎉

    My bday is tomorrow. So for the last day I'm 63, I walked in the Run for the Hill of It. I made it up the very steep hill in 1:44 though at the top felt like I might fall backwards and roll to the bottom. 😂 The fastest several people did the hill was 20 seconds = wow! Only 44 people did it in under one minute.

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,413 Member
    Hour commitment - just finished lunch and after I finish my metamusal, I won't eat again until after 5 pm. Strange, long lunch, but calories still good!
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,413 Member
    JFT for 10/9 (today): ✔️
    1) No dessert, unless I want sugar free or no sugar added (last 10/8) ✔️
    2) No peanut butter today (last 10/8) ✔️
    3) Don't weigh again until Monday 10/11 ✔️
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) ✔️
    6) No more of the tasty fruit leather we bought. Leave the rest for DH. ✔️
    7) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)✔️
    8) Lunch <= 600 calories✔️

    Hour commitment - I won't eat anything else until tomorrow.

    JFT for 10/10 (tomorrow): ✔️
    1) No dessert, unless I want sugar free or no sugar added (last 10/8)
    2) No peanut butter today (last 10/8)
    3) Don't weigh again until Monday 10/11
    4) Up to 1.5 oz cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday)
    6) No more of the tasty fruit leather we bought. Leave the rest for DH.
    7) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)
    8) Lunch <= 600 calories

  • Malimalai
    Malimalai Posts: 271 Member
    I'm not snacking on nuts or protein bar today. 🤜🏽 🍫🥜
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 885 Member
    @pridesabtch and @cschmitz110515 Happy Birthday both!

    JFT Friday 8th October

    Back exercises yes
    Foot exercises no
    No snacks none
    No crisps none
    Load car for tomorrow yes
    Cook birthday meal yes, and had small portions
    Grocery shopping yes, went early

    Friday went okay after I started to feel a bit better. I had to go into town to buy new taps for holiday let as spare parts have a 3 months waiting list. Seems wasteful, but couldn't wait that long when it's a business. Went with my son, I've enjoyed spending time with him while he's been on holiday. Also enjoyed being driven, quite unusual for me!

    Saturday I missed completely on here, too busy. Was so tired I went to bed at 8pm. Food calories were good though.

    JFT Sunday 10th October

    Stay under maintenance
    Back exercises
    Foot exercises
    No snacks
    No crisps
    Clean up kitchen
    Laundry
  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 926 Member
    Another cloudy, cool day, but I should be able to get a walk in before the rain. We took a shorter bike ride yesterday, but it was into the wind and had a few hills. It wasn't too strenuous, but I'm feeling it in my glutes this morning. Not sure if it's related to one of my meds, which has a side effect of muscle pain and weakness. Hopefully not, as my doc has already cut the dosage in half. Hmm...another thing to track.

    When she was in college, my daughter bought me a set of humorous fridge magnets that allowed you to "choose your daily disaster." There were several options - the only one I remember is "spoiled milk," a serious annoyance for someone who always takes milk in her tea. Yesterday's stressor was realizing I'd left the power cord to my laptop in the classroom on Friday morning, dashing over to campus, and finding the building locked up already. My Monday morning class is a Zoom hybrid, so I could feel the anxiety creeping in. I could go over to campus first thing Monday, but what if it wasn't there? Where would someone turn it in? Could I get a loaner from the IT office in time for class? I started looking online for replacement cords and figured I'd spend half of Sunday looking for somewhere I could pick one up. Fortunately, my sweet, calm husband dug up a cord from an old laptop that's compatible. Disaster averted.

    Looking back on the person I was when my daughter bought me those magnets, I realize how much I seemed to run on stress (and caffeine), always overscheduled and juggling too many commitments until something relatively small brought everything crashing down. I've come a long way - I didn't dissolve into tears or lose sleep worrying this time - but I'm still striving for balance. Prioritizing self-care is hard when everything else demands attention. I'm starting to realize that my pandemic slide wasn't just about gaining weight and slacking off on exercise. It was also losing sight of my own goals and failing to maintain boundaries. So it's back to work on that front, starting with not looking at student emails on weekends (as per my syllabus) and making time for a walk.

    JFT M 10/4 - Su 10/10
    Log - :):):):):):)
    Stay in the green for calories and sodium - :):):):):)? Possibly over on sodium
    Water - :):):)X :):)
    Exercise - X :)X :)X :)