JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,417 Member
    edited October 2021
    @malimalai - good work!!

    Hour commitment - Just finished dinner, now I won't eat again until tomorrow.
    JFT for 10/11 (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) ✔️
    5) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth) ✔️
    6) Lunch <= 600 calories ✔️

    JFT for 10/12 (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 Thursday 10/14
    4) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday)
    5) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)
    6) Lunch <= 600 calories

  • Malimalai
    Malimalai Posts: 271 Member
    @more_freggies76 ,Thank you ! You are doing great too ! 🙌🏽
  • bookmeister86
    bookmeister86 Posts: 1,165 Member
    Yesterday was a slightly trying day. I supposedly started my secondment but I didn't have my laptop so I couldn't access any of the drives or emails or chat function so felt a bit out of it at home. The boyfriend was at work also so I felt a bit isolated. Also I couldn't go out for a walk either because I was waiting in for the laptop to be delivered and didn't want to miss it. So I got a bit of cabin fever as well.

    However managed to stay pretty much on plan and also to avoid alcohol in the evening despite the trying day. Instead of alcohol, I had a nice long walk after work - which was lovely due to early autumn leaves - had a bath and also distracted myself with a decluttering/ fixing project. Oh and I watched two episodes of Downton Abbey, that was a nice treat :)

    My laptop is now here and I'm getting set up on it at 10, so hopefully today will be a better day. Hope it's a good day for everyone else!

    So yesterday's goals:
    - Log everything I eat :)
    - Be in the green :|Just about, was 80 over due to an unplanned snack waiting for boyfriend to get home. We now have no snacks left in the house (pretty much) so shouldn't do that again today...
    - Hit my step goal :)
    - No alcohol :)

    Today's goals:
    - Log everything I eat
    - Be in the green
    - Drink 5 big mugs of water
    - Hit my step goal
    - No alcohol

    @Snowflake1968 Yes the way house selling/ buying works here is, frankly, just stupid. I'm not sure they have this stupid 'chain' situation in any, or many, other countries. It makes house buying one of the most stressful things you can do! I'm trying not to get too stressed though and just be pragmatic about the whole thing - it helps that I want to move and don't need to move.
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 886 Member

    JFT Monday 11th October

    Log everything yes
    Stay in the green yes, in the green!
    Back exercises only a few, must do better
    Foot exercises yes
    No snacks none, although I really wanted to
    Walk (this has fallen by the wayside a bit) no walk, but did mow the lawn
    Iron all that laundry yes
    Garden yes

    Pleased with how I did yesterday, although I was very tired. Really wanted a snack a couple of times but resisted. In the afternoon I planted a few small plants and some tulip bulbs, then cut the grass. I had to stop before I was finished as I felt so shaky and weak. Really weird, my arm felt weak all evening. My old lawnmower has a vibration right up into my hands but I don't think that would cause me to feel bad. Felt like I needed food so quickly had left over baked beans on toast. Will finish grass later in the week. The easy meal meant I stayed in the green, really pleased to manage this on "day 1".

    JFT Tuesday 12th October

    Log everything
    Stay in the green
    Back exercises
    Foot exercises
    No snacks
    Walk
    Paperwork/Mum's bills
    Grocery shopping/see if I can get petrol/compost/bird feed

    @bookmeister86 I feel for you getting stuck with your house purchase. No wonder it's so stressful when no-one knows when things will happen. I've only bought in England once and luckily there was no chain. I suggest moving to Scotland, it's much easier up here lol. My house purchase last year was the easiest ever, price and details agreed over coffee with the seller. We shook on it, kept in touch, and it all went without a hitch. I do appreciate that I was very very lucky though.
    Hopefully your purchase will start moving soon. If not, they always say that if the first falls through, you'll find something even better!

  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,215 Member
    JFT Monday
    - Up early & weigh :smile:
    - Don't let little weight gain bring me down, just work harder... :neutral:
    - Work by 5:30 :smile:
    - Get samples in the drying oven (2hr) :smile: but needed another 3 hours
    - Run Moisture on dried samples :smile:
    - Test dried samples in 2 labs for comparison (blah, blah, blah - trouble shooting) :smiley:
    - Check in with MFP :smile:
    - Log food :smile:
    - Shake for brunch :smile:
    - Stay green :smile:
    - Maybe go for a ride/or walk :( Got home after working 12 hours (actually 11.5) and was tanked
    - Grocery store :(
    - Shower!!! :(
    - No Alcohol :smile:
    - Bed by 11:30 :smile:

    Tuesday... Still like Monday junior, but I'm in a better mood. Probably because the scale moved in the right direction today. YAY! It's only a pound, but I'll take it. Today, I'm hoping to get out of work early enough to catch the club ride this evening. With shorter days they moved the start time to 5:00pm which cuts it close for me. Luckily I have flex time and so with the extra hours I worked yesterday I can go early as long as my meetings don't run long or there isn't some crisis... Hubby is planning on a run, the gym & a late yoga class, but offered to come ride with me. Honestly I think I'd rather go without him for this, like I used to.

    JFT Tuesday

    - Weigh in :smile: Down a pound
    - Up early to work by 7:00 :smile:
    - Data crunching :smile:
    - Put together a summary presentation for meeting later in the day :smile:
    - Protein shake for brunch
    - Leave work by 3:15pm
    - Meet bike club folks at 4:45 ready to roll at 5:00
    - Leftover steak salad for dinner
    - Log food
    - Stay green
    - No alcohol
    - Bed by 11:30

    Have an awesome day! Much love y'all!


  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,426 Member
    JFT T 10/12 ~ planned rest day (rainy day)
    1) Prelog / net cals zero / 14c water
    2) Organize GA-C/V YE paperwork (we still print everything = GAH!), set up folders & submit for review / update Project Status Review tab / print & update PA-E&T ethics & laws sections / check PA-E&T admin & draft then submit for 2nd review / 12:00 Facebook Live / 1:00 - 2:30 req'd webinar / webinar summary form for part 1
    3) Grocery shop after work / balance bank accts / schedule cc pmt / update budget s/s / another ta-da?
    4) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work)

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, JFT peeps! I stepped on the scale this a.m. to check damage from bday/long weekend (ate brunch out, ordered takeout for dinner & drank adult beverages). Not overly surprised to see gain of several pounds (again). If I eat better this week, thinking that should drop off by next weigh-in ("officially" on Sat.).

    Since yesterday was Columbus Day holiday in the U.S., hubby had off work but I didn't. So I decided to burn a PTO day and stay home too. Wonderful to sleep in, take dog for long walk, and spend more time with hubby. Because temps have been abnormally warm, in the afternoon I decided to take advantage and scrub gunk off patio chairs before we store them for winter. Once I got started, hubby came outside and did half, even though it started to rain lightly. I love him, but sometimes I feel like I have to light a firecracker under him to get him started on some chores. He works with me, but I *always* seem to be the starter or nothing gets done. Wish it were the other way around sometimes.

    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
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,426 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 64, 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)
    07/17/21 = 174.0 have been bumping along on the struggle bus, hopefully getting that out of my system
    07/24/21 = 174.5 Packers 5K in person 48.36 ave. pace 15.39 :star:
    07/31/21 = 173.5 remembered to take & log monthly measurements ~ now to improve
    08/07/21 = 174.5 two restaurant dinners, two evenings w/ beer, excess snacking ~ could've been worse
    08/14/21 = 174.5 at least no gain
    08/21/21 = 173.5 17th wedding anniversary & start of vacation
    08/28/21 = 176.5 lots of eating out & adult beverages & no regrets
    09/04/21 = 176.0 first family picnic in two years
    09/11/21 = 176.0
    09/18/21 = 176.0 not loving this trend since vacation but better than gaining
    09/25/21 = 175.5 any downward trend is good, no matter how small
    10/02/21 = 175.0 Pink Pumpkin 5K in person 47:34 ave. pace 15:19 & 2nd half 14:48 ave. pace :star:
    10/09/21 = 175.0 carb loaded before race / Run for Hill of It (trail) 5K in person 52:10.2 ave. pace 16:48 & hill climb 1:44 :star:

    “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
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,417 Member
    JFT for 10/12 (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 Thursday 10/14
    4) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday)
    5) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)
    6) Lunch <= 600 calories

    Lots of great work being done here.

    @cschmitz110515 I like your "It's not a diet..." statement.

    I'm going to talk to a French correspondent in Alsace this morning and then I have to visit a dermatologist to check a few weird spots on my skin. This will be my first visit to him.

    Hour commitment - Had coffee stuff, now I won't eat again until after 12 pm.

  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,567 Member
    JFT Tuesday
    1. Tea! Check in on MFP. Short run. Shower.
    2. Morning: Check email. Driving test for M.
    3. Reading: Finish Fifth Season. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats. Shoot Disney video.
    4. Writing: Clois. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats.
    5. Massage! 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats.
    6. Evening: Respond to Twitter & FB groups. Dinner: Soup. 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. Update JFT. Coloring.
    7. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Set out journal. Read: 1 hr (5th Season) while playing sleepy music.
    8. Upcoming: Wed/Fri livestreams. MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville? Donations to thrift store. S&F script work. Clois. Saturday volunteering at library NEXT WEEK. Prep for county council meeting about low income housing (Thursday). Tea lunch Thursday. Massage Tuesday. FINISH CLOIS THIS WEEK?

    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
    End of July: 190.2
    Today: 197.8

    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 ? PCP ? Therapy ? CHECK DATES
    7. Theater: Read play for discussion Nov 6.
    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. Whoops! Forgot to post this. But I'm on track! Hurray!
    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.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,417 Member
    Hour commitment - After I have my metamusal, I won't eat again until after 5 pm. No more ground turkey or pineapple today.
  • Malimalai
    Malimalai Posts: 271 Member
    Malimalai wrote: »
    Yesterday I didn't snack on nuts ! 🤜🏽🥜❗ I had no sugar chocolate bar in stead 🍫👍🏼❗ , only 1200 calories🙌🏽 ❗
    Today JFT ; 1/ no nuts 🥜
    2/ 1200 calories.
    3/ walk. 🚶🏽‍♀️🐩🐕
    4/ water🥤
    5/ high protein.
    Yesterday JFT were all done ✅🙌🏽
    The scale is moving down ⬇! The measurement is better than last month !
    Today JFT ; same as before +
    6/go to bed by midnight. 🌚😴
    I DECIDE to stick with my plan ! ✊🏽
    All is good ! 👍🏼
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,417 Member
    JFT for 10/12 (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 Thursday 10/14 ✔️
    4) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) ✔️
    5) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth) ✔️
    6) Lunch <= 600 calories ✔️

    Hour commitment - Had dinner and now I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 10/13 (tomorrow): ✔️
    1) Dessert ok
    2) Peanut butter ok
    3) Don't weigh again until Thursday 10/14
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday)
    5) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)


  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,567 Member
    JFT Wednesday
    1. Tea! Check in on MFP. Calisthenics.
    2. Morning: Check email. Panera - Grade current work. Create outline for Pinktober 1.
    3. Reading: Finish Fifth Season. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats.
    4. Writing: Clois. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats. Description for Disney video. Re-print council meeting paper.
    5. Shoot Pinktober video. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats.
    6. Evening: Respond to Twitter & FB groups. Dinner: Pizza. 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. Update JFT. Coloring.
    7. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Set out journal. Read: 1 hr (5th Season) while playing sleepy music.
    8. Upcoming: Wed/Fri livestreams. MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville? Donations to thrift store. S&F script work. Clois. Saturday volunteering at library NEXT WEEK. Prep for county council meeting about low income housing (Thursday). Tea lunch Thursday. Therapy 2p Thurs. FINISH CLOIS THIS WEEK?

    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
    End of July: 190.2
    Today: 197.8

    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 ? PCP ? Therapy ? CHECK DATES
    7. Theater: Read play for discussion Nov 6.
    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. And just like that, the day is gone. Zoom!
    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.
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,632 Member
    JFT - Monday Oct 11
    Get on JFT - 🙂
    1.5L of water - 😐 probably 1 though
    Log all food - 🙂
    Walk 15 minutes - 🙂
    Arm something - 👿

    JFT - Tuesday Oct 12
    Get on JFT - 🙂
    1.5L of water - 😕 probably 1
    Log all food - 🙂
    Walk 15 minutes - 😕 too much pain from busy weekend.
    Arm something - ditto to walking
  • bookmeister86
    bookmeister86 Posts: 1,165 Member
    Need to crack on this morning so just going to post goals quickly:

    - Log everything I eat :)
    - Be in the green :/Day was a little frustrating and I found something to snack on to deal with frustration. There is really now nothing left in the house so hopefully should not happen today...Was still within maintenance though
    - Drink 5 big mugs of water :|I lost track so I'm not sure. Today I will keep a written tally.
    - Hit my step goal :)
    - No alcohol :)


    - Log everything I eat
    - Be in the green
    - Drink 5 big mugs of water
    - Hit my step goal
    - No alcohol
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 886 Member

    JFT Tuesday 12th October

    Log everything everything until some crisps in the evening
    Stay in the green I was, until the crisps. Around 100 - 150 calories over
    Back exercises only a few, MUST do better
    Foot exercises yes
    No snacks just the crisps
    Walk Was out about hour and a half with grandson and dog, to the park. Logged half an hour of that
    Paperwork/Mum's bills no
    Grocery shopping/see if I can get petrol/compost/bird feed yes x4

    Did well yesterday until I decided to have a drink and eat crisps in the evening. I don't know what it is with crisps at the moment (well, this whole year!). I didn't eat crisps for years, I had one flavour I really liked but stopped eating them. Why did I start again after years not having them? I'm beginning to suspect they are not good for me, I was up in the night with a bad gut again. I will not buy any more.

    JFT Wednesday 13th October

    Log everything
    Stay in the green
    Back exercises
    Foot exercises
    No snacks
    Walk
    Gardening
    Paperwork/Mum's bills

    I'm having family for evening meal today, will try to pre-log it. The only way I will stay in the green is to miss breakfast, I'm not enjoying this!
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,215 Member

    JFT Tuesday

    - Weigh in :smile: Down a pound
    - Up early to work by 7:00 :smile:
    - Data crunching :smile:
    - Put together a summary presentation for meeting later in the day :smile:
    - Protein shake for brunch :smiley:
    - Leave work by 3:15pm :(
    - Meet bike club folks at 4:45 ready to roll at 5:00 :smile:
    - Leftover steak salad for dinner :smile:
    - Log food :smile:
    - Stay green :smile:
    - No alcohol :smile:
    - Bed by 11:30 :smile:

    Have an awesome day! Much love y'all!

    Yesterday was a good but challenging day. I have a new position at work and the learning curve is steep, but I'm handling that well. Doing well with my calories during the day, but didn't get enough calories in the evening after my ride.

    My ride, wow that was a disaster, but I completed it. I'm proud of myself for coming back from the panic attack and finishing. I really struggled. The people with me were very kind, but it was embarrassing to break down like that mid ride. I wanted to turn and go back, but they wouldn't let me go solo, and I didn't want to ruin their ride, so I went on. Still crying and not breathing well at first, but I eventually settled and things were ok. I need to get over the anxiety of riding hills. I'm so afraid of failing that I wig out. I used to be a great climber, but that was like 75 pounds ago and gravity is not your friend on the bike. I guess the only way yo get better is to keep losing and keep riding.

    Today was another early day at work with an international call at 7:00am, so I was in by 6:00. This would be great because it means I could technically leave at 2:30, but with my new work load, that isn't happening. Hopefully as I get more comfortable with the job, things will flow better. If I actually get out by 3:30, I'm probably going to go ride, but by myself on a bike path rather than the rolling hills of WV.

    JFT Wednesday
    - Work by 6:00 :smile:
    - Meeting with Homma-san & Mori-san :smile:
    - Delrin Morning meeting :smile:
    - Investigation into lab variations
    - Go over to my new office and order furniture, monitors & such, secondary location since I have 2 jobs in two different buildings now
    - Work on Lab calibrations
    - Protein shake for brunch
    - Log food
    - Leave work by 3:30
    - Ride
    - half portions for dinner ( these are probably single portions, but half what I used to eat)
    - no alcohol
    - stay green
    - bed by 11:30pm

    Happy Wednesday y'all!

  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    Finally on an antibiotic for yet another sinus/ear infection combo.

    Hopefully I will start feeling better in a few days and can properly count calories and exercise again!
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,426 Member
    Recap T 10/12 ~ planned rest day (rainy day)
    1) Prelog / net cals zero / 14c water :) -59 but high sodium (again :s ack!) 13c :)
    2) Organize GA-C/V YE paperwork (we still print everything = GAH!), set up folders & submit for review :smiley: & report issued! yay / update Project Status Review tab / print & update PA-E&T ethics & laws sections / check PA-E&T admin & draft then submit for 2nd review / 12:00 Facebook Live / 1:00 - 2:30 req'd Grant Mgmt webinar / webinar summary form for part 1 = 5/7
    3) Grocery shop after work / balance bank accts / schedule cc pmts / update budget s/s / another ta-da? minor but TA-DA = 5/5
    4) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work) = 4/6

    JFT W 10/13 ~ just realized it's Oct. Just Move It Day (at least 30 minutes) at work = done!
    1) Walked dog 4.14 mi before work, too cloudy to see Orion, instead enjoyed listening to an owl & seeing a few bunnies running around :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    2) Food prelogged & have wiggle room (yay) / net cals zero / 14c water
    3) Update PA-E&T ethics & laws sections / revise PA-E&T admin & report draft if needed / ready to submit for 2nd review when In-Charge here tomorrow / 1:00 - 2:30 req'd Grants Mgmt webinar / webinar summary form for part 2
    4) Make baked eggplant parmesan for supper / boil eggs / fill gallon jug from rain barrel / submit WWW paperwork online (grrr) / another ta-da?
    5) Unplug 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / Voltaren / Calm app / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work)

    Yesterday evening I had a bit of misadventure. Did my quick shopping trip to grocery store on my way home from work, loaded purchases into car trunk & shut, then reached for my keys in pocket. Oops, not there, checked all my pockets, then my small purse, even looked in shopping cart and around the car. Nope. Panicked for a minute, then realized keys must be in trunk of my locked car. Returned cart to corral & contacted AAA for lock-out service since hubby was at work across the city. Thank heavens hubby adamantly signed me up, first time in 17 years I had to use.

    Then I stood/sat at edge of parking lot waiting by my car. Decided instead of being upset and/or pissed at myself, be grateful. I had a service coming; Tues. evening better than other busier times for service; it was still warm out for time of year; cloudy but not raining on me; didn't have anything melting in trunk of car; the pets would survive until I got home. Just over 30 min. later the technician called to verify my location & arrived in 2 minutes. Very nice man, evaluated the situation, chatted about calls he frequently gets when the Green Bay Packers are playing a home game. Zip, boom, bang, door open & alarm blaring. I popped trunk open & there were my keys. Turned off alarm & gave technician a hug (he didn't mind).

    Life could be worse. Technician & I chatted a bit more, about cars and his kids. Learned he has two autistic kids, one of them 13yo girl with lots of challenges. Yet he was such an upbeat, nice guy. Told him I would keep him & family in my prayers. He appreciated that. Reminds me that others can be challenged in ways I never see, and to always be kind.

    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: 2,215 Member
    @cschmitz110515 So glad you found your key. I've used my AAA on more occasions than I'd like to admit. Nice job staying positive.