JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,417 Member
    @mytime6630 - That would make me hurt too. Sometimes people (including friends) are clueless.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,417 Member
    Hour commitment - Just finished lunch and now I won't eat until with our friends. I still have to have my dose of metamusal.
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,315 Member
    @Mytime6630 I don’t blame you! I think it’s rather rude to tell someone you want to buy them lunch and then make it awkward by changing your mind but not verbalizing it when the server comes.

    I really feel like society could take a basic lesson in common sense manners!
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,315 Member

    Just for Saturday:
    Water: Drink from 22 oz bottle x3. 😊
    24H Meals:
    • Bkfst: Coffee w/cream. 😊
    • Lunch: B.A.S (Big *kitten* Salad). 😊
    • Dinner: Hamburger and oven fries. Dessert (3 cookies or apple crisp). 😊
    • Snack Options: Yogurt, fruit, Raw Nuts, Popcorn, hot herbal tea. 😊
    Close Activity rings on my watch. ❌
    Listen to No BS course module or podcast. 😊 / Joyce Meyer podcast ❌ / HSM podcast ❌/ Dave Ramsey podcast❌
    Bedtime early 😊


    Just for Sunday:
    Water: Drink 64 oz water with fresh squeezed lemon juice
    24H Meals:
    • Bkfst: Coffee w/cream
    • Lunch: Yogurt; Popcorn (GB Packers game food)
    • Dinner: Breakfast for supper (eggs, toast, bacon) Dessert (3 cookies or apple crisp)
    • Snack Options: Yogurt, fruit, Puffcorn, raw nuts, hot herbal tea
    Close Activity rings on my watch
    Listen to No BS Live podcast / Joyce Meyer podcast / HSM podcast / Dave Ramsey podcast
    Bed on time with lights out earlier than I have been


    Tasks for 10/17/21 Week:
    Upload 2+ items to Tim's Etsy shop: started by uploading photos (10/16)
    Bills: Updated spreadsheet (10/16)
    Budget:
    Put quilt sandwich together and begin quilting:
    Watch video I for Pfaff machine:
    Watch video II for Pfaff machine:
    Watch video III for Pfaff machine:
    Watch CD for Brother machine:
    Bullet Journal set-up: found journal (10/17)


    WOTY 2021: Determination

  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,567 Member
    JFT Monday
    1. Tea! Check in on MFP. Calisthenics. UPLOAD LESSON PLANS ASAP
    2. Morning: Check email. Send greetings. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats.
    3. Test Prep Class: Research reflection. Begin literature unit. Finish evals for essays. Finish classwork; enter surveys
    4. Pit Crew: SLEEP DISCUSSION.
    5. Online Facilitation: Email contacts. Read Portable. Upload new seating charts.
    6. English Class: Begin poetry.
    7. Planning: Lesson journaling - what worked? what didn't? what next? Write Clois. Phone calls. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats. Update grades.
    8. 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. Bike ride?
    9. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Read: 1 hr (AAB) while playing sleepy music.
    10. 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 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: 195.7

    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 9/28. 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. Fall break is over. It'll be interesting to see what happens with students.
    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
    JFT for 10/17 (today): ✔️
    1) No dessert unless our friends want to get one at dinner ✔️ (had dessert with friends and DH)
    2) No peanut butter (last 10/13) ✔️
    3) Don't weigh again until Monday 10/18 ✔️
    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✔️
    7) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today.✔️

    JFT for 10/18 (toMorrow): ✔️
    1) No dessert unless I want sugar free or no sugar added
    2) No peanut butter (last 10/13)
    3) Don't weigh again until Monday 10/18
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday)
    5) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)
    6) Lunch <= 600 calories
    7) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today.

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.

  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 886 Member
    @mytime6630 I would also have been hurt in that situation. You are not overreacting.

    Another Monday, how quickly the weeks fly by.

    JFT Monday 18th October

    Log everything
    Stay in the green
    Back exercises
    Foot exercises
    Walk if pain levels/rain are suitable
    Investigate electrics
    Do car insurance
    Laundry/ironing

    It's now one week since I really started logging again and staying in the green. 6 good days, Sunday I didn't log but wasn't too bad, I had smaller portions than everyone else. Weighed this morning and I haven't lost anything at all. Sigh, I guess if I keep at it the weight will move eventually.

    I thought there was a power cut this morning. I got up and ready using a torch, then discovered it was only my house, half the circuits worked but half had tripped. I haven't tried to work out what caused it yet, had a really early visit from grandson wanting breakfast at mine before nursery so just sat with him instead. I have a cold, courtesy of grandson. I decided last night to not take evening painkiller as I was feeling quite good. That was a mistake, now in more pain than usual, so will ease into the day gently.

    Have a good week everyone :)
  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 928 Member
    Finally met my current exercise goal (5/7 days), and the basic habits are sticking. I have tons to do this week, so I'm keeping my goals simple and will try to catch up with posts when I have some down time.

    M 10/11 - Su 10/17
    Log - :):):):):):):)
    Stay in the green for calories and sodium - :):):):):):):)
    Water - :):):):):):):)
    Exercise - :):)X :)X :):)

    JFT M 10/18 - Su 10/24
    Log
    Stay in the green for calories and sodium
    Water
    Exercise
  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    Janele0627 wrote: »
    October has been a bit of a mess for me...But I've managed to maintain and not gain, so that is a huge accomplishment in and of itself

    Gonna try to hop back on the wagon here. New week, fresh start!

    JFT 10/17
    - 64 oz of water X 58 oz
    - Log everything
    - 30 minutes of yoga
    Happy Monday

    JFT 10/18
    - 64 oz of water
    - Log everything
    - 15 minute stretch / 15 minute cardio
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,632 Member
    JFT - Monday Oct 18
    1.5L of water
    Log all food
    Walk 15 minutes
    Arm something

    I thought for sure that I had posted goals yesterday. It seems I didn’t, but I had them in my head and almost made all of them. No arms though.
    I’m noticing a difference in the last few days getting my water in. I need to keep it up.

    @mytime6630 - I would have been upset at the meal situation as well. It was very rude of her. It’s rude of all of them if they never offer to buy one meal as a thank you.

    @littleblackskirt - I hope your pain settles soon. You have ended up with a lot of responsibility with your Grandson. It’s tiring.

    I’m at work so should get at it.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,417 Member
    JFT for 10/18 (today): ✔️
    1) No dessert unless I want sugar free or no sugar added (last 10/17)
    2) No peanut butter (last 10/13)
    3) Don't weigh again until Thursday 10/21
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday)
    5) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)
    6) Lunch <= 600 calories
    7) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today.
    Hour commitment - Just had coffee stuff, now I won't eat again until after 12 pm.

  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,157 Member
    Ive been in such a terrible slump ... just can't get my head in the game here. I know what to do .. write down what I plan to eat, stay as close to that plan as I can, drink water, exercise.
    The only thing I seem to be doing is the exercise part.

    so need to do the others as well. This time of year I always struggle ... don't know why.. but I know I can change that around if I work harder.

    so Jft, Monday
    1. log all my planned food and stick with it
    2. no snacking in the evening .. ha.. remember my october challenge!
    3. concentrate on drinking water
    4. keep busy .. doing diamond dotz and quilting.. that should be enough. do not eat while I do these things
    5. go for another walk in the evening
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,426 Member
    edited October 2021
    JFT M 10/18
    1) Walked dog 4.13 mi before work, clear skies & enjoyed seeing Orion :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (log in Exercise Notes)
    3) Pan fry perch for supper / net cals zero / 14c water
    4) Give card/gift to former office-mate / start J-ROP prep / submit PTO form for F / catch up more email backlog / pack laptop end of day
    5) PM TY to J / write TY card to SW / write bday card to D / PM ES / 7:00-8:00 Habitat Restoration & Bird Monitoring (Zoom) / at least one ta-da
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work)

    Didn't post JFT Sat. & Sun., too much going on. Yesterday hubby and I went to an open house in our neighborhood where they had samples of the food they serve as meals to people in crisis. I sampled (truly!) what appealed to me most and took only one cookie (willpower!). Everything was delicious. Win for me was not sampling everything or going back for more. I had no idea how to log, so just didn't. Back at it today.

    This weekend hubby and I were in the midst of the usual fall yard work. He mowed yard while I dug out compost bin and filled 3 large containers, we both did some trimming of volunteer trees/bushes and hauled a huge pile of branches and sticks to curb for collection. We got the patio set & hoses packed into the shed for the winter, some of my yard do-dads too, and outside faucet shut off. I hauled 66 gallon jugs of rain water into the house (I leave the jugs outside during summer), and took them down flight of stairs into basement and stored for winter use. That got my heart pumping! My houseplants and the heated birdbath will use most of that water by spring. Usually I bring my potted plants in or dump them out by now but the weather has been so warm I haven't yet. I started some coleus plants from my giants and hope to have them to plant in patio planters next summer.

    Have a great week, my JFTers!

    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 / Run for the Hill of It (trail) 5K 10.9.21 in person 52:10 ave. pace 16:48 hill climb 1:44
    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:
    10/16/21 = 174.5 better nutrition analysis & some dietary changes, more accurate logging

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

    Today: Smile ~ Laugh ~ Be Kind ~ <3 ~ Eat Well ~ Be Active
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,215 Member

    JFT Sunday

    - church😀
    - Lunch😀
    - Walmart😀
    - memorial service :smile:
    - log :smiley:
    - Stay green :neutral:
    - Bed by 11:30 :( Stayed up and watched the news after the football game.

    I just can't get over the sadness I feel for the kids at the memorial service. Truth be told they aren't kids any more. One is a nurse and the other a police officer, but they were my church kids from a very young age. They lost their father to Covid (he was vaccinated, but had a double lung transplant 2 years ago and just couldn't fight it) and they were very close to him. I have this issue with empathy, it's good to a point, but I can't let the feelings go. I'm still teary today. Guess that's just part of my mental struggles. My diary says I was green yesterday and Saturday, but I was at the upper limit and I feel the calories they give me are closer to maintenance that deficit. Either way, I'll bite the bullet and weigh in tomorrow. Just couldn't do it today.

    Work is planned for today, but my head isn't in it. My daughter had an orthodontist appointment today to get her braces off. As she is 16, she typically drives herself there, which she did today. Unfortunately, they needed me there to sign papers so I had to rush out of a meeting and drive cross town for that. About half way there I realized I could have just had them fax me the paperwork. Such is life.

    I am just in such a weird place today. I sit with tears in my eyes, yet my life is good and full.

    JFT Goals
    - Work by 7:00 :( 7:45
    - Drop off some baby supplies to a friend who is getting a new foster baby today. They are great people, I try to help where I can. :smile:
    - Protein shake for brunch :( Sun Chips instead. UGH
    - Work on making instrument quotes make sense :neutral: figured out, but not happy with them.
    - Log food
    - Stay green
    - exercise a little (don't go home and shut down)
    - No alcohol
    - bed by 11:30
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,315 Member

    Just for Sunday:
    Water: Drink 64 oz water with fresh squeezed lemon juice :star:
    24H Meals:
    • Bkfst: Coffee w/cream :star:
    • Lunch: Yogurt; Popcorn (GB Packers game food) :star:
    • Dinner: Breakfast for supper (eggs, toast, bacon) Dessert (3 cookies or apple crisp) ❌ Grilled cheese and tostito chips with veggie dip. Tim sick so didn't want to make big breakfast foods.
    • Snack Options: Yogurt, fruit, Puffcorn, raw nuts, hot herbal tea :star:
    Close Activity rings on my watch :star:Took Maddie for a walk around the neighborhood and to the park after the Packers game. What a gorgeous sunny autumn day! Happy Happy, Joy Joy...
    Listen to No BS Live podcast / Joyce Meyer podcast / HSM podcast / Dave Ramsey podcast :star:Focused on No BS modules and podcast and Joyce Meyer podcast today
    Bed on time with lights out earlier than I have been :star:

    Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I did some quilting, reading, walking and took a road trip to see some water falls in northern Wisconsin. It was a nice laid back weekend. This week my focus is on drinking enough water and paying attention to my hunger signals. I've been slacking on my water intake and my fingers are puffy. And I've been eating because "it's 5:00" or just because something looks good. I need to pay closer attention to whether I am actually physically hungry or not, and stop when I've had enough and not continue to eat because it tastes good. So hard! Husband is going hunting today so I plan to pay extra attention to whether I'm actually hungry at dinnertime or not since I'd only be making something for myself anyway. :smile:

    @cschmitz110515 You sure did get a lot done this weekend. Wowzer! I wish I could have gotten my husband to let me put up our birdfeeder this year. He wouldn't give in because of the neighbor telling him he saw a rodent in his yard, and Tim doesn't want to be "that neighbor". I missed all the birds and squirrels and chippies in the yard.

    @mytime6630 I could share with you a digital copy of No BS 24H plan and assessment if you'd like. It helps a lot with the thought work. Let me know if you have the same email address that I have for you and if you'd like to see what it looks like. I hope things are going well for you. I saw quite a few pages back that your husband's labs weren't were you wanted them, but I haven't totally caught up in my reading yet so not sure what that means. You and your family are in my prayers!

    @Snowflake1968 Did you get to have a summer up there in the frozen north? I hope so! I hope you've been able to get outside and take some walks and I hope your job has slowed down a little bit. I must say, now that I've gotten over the sting of being let go last year, I am very much enjoying retirement (except for the lack of paychecks...hahaha!)

    Just for Monday:
    24H Plan & Assess - Monk Meal Monday
    64 oz of water with lemon or lime juice fresh squeezed
    Close circles on watch - Move it Monday!
    Podcasts: NoBS / Half Size Me / Joyce Meyer / Dave Ramsey
    Work on Task List
    Evening Routine: Teeth, face, coffeemaker, gratitude journal, readings JM/SA/P, read until lights out.


    Ongoing Tasks:
    Upload 2+ items to Tim's Etsy shop: started by uploading photos (10/16)
    Bills: Updated spreadsheet (10/16)
    Budget: Work on November's budget. Cut-backs? Deer Camp? Christmas? Thanksgiving?
    Put quilt sandwich together and begin quilting:
    Watch video I for Pfaff machine:
    Watch video II for Pfaff machine:
    Watch video III for Pfaff machine:
    Watch CD for Brother machine:
    Bullet Journal set-up: found journal (10/17)


    WOTY 2021: Determination



  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,417 Member
    Hour commitment - Had lunch, now I won't eat again until after 5 pm. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 17,830 Member
    🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃
    🎃🎃🎃 OCTOBER 🎃🎃🎃
    🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃
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    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: ✅ 4/7
    2. Reduce Fat%: ✅ 28.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2 23.4 23.1 —>22.6
    3. Increase Muscle%: ✅ 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.9: 31.6 ⏫
    4. Log CI<CO/Calories in the green ✅ 4/7
    5. Steps > 7500 ✅ 4/7
    6. Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily✅ 4/7
    7. Active hours > 6 daily ✅ 4/7

    🐝Positive Intentions for Mon 18 Oct:
    [*] Meditation 🐝
    [*] Weigh/record weight 🐝
    [*] Journal - (Oct Tiny Habit) 🐝
    [*] Daily Chores/laundry 🐝
    [*] 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.
    ✖️✖️🛌🛌🛌🛌🛌
    🛌🛌🛌🛌🛌🛌🛌
    🛌🛌🛌🛌
    (continuing this indefinitely as it’s working a treat)


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

    I will catch up with posts tomorrow morning. I'm gonna switch off now as it's just turned 11 pm.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,417 Member
    JFT for 10/18 (today): ✔️
    1) No dessert unless I want sugar free or no sugar added (last 10/17) ✔️
    2) No peanut butter (last 10/13) ✔️
    3) Don't weigh again until Thursday 10/21 ✔️
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) ✔️
    5) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth) ✔️
    6) Lunch <= 600 calories ✔️
    7) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today. ✔️

    Hour commitment - After I finish my yogurt, I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 10/19 (tomorrow): ✔️
    1) No dessert unless I want sugar free or no sugar added (last 10/17)
    2) Peanut butter ok (last 10/13)
    3) Don't weigh again until Thursday 10/21
    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
    7) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today.
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,567 Member
    JFT Tuesday
    1. Tea! Check in on MFP.
    2. Morning: Check email. Send greetings. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats.
    3. Test Prep Class: Download PDFs and print. Calculate math grades. Grade research projects.
    4. Pit Crew: SLEEP DISCUSSION. Clois?
    5. Online Facilitation: Email contacts. Read Portable. Upload new seating charts. Grade student work.
    6. English Class: Continue poetry. REVISE GOODREADS.
    7. Planning: Lesson journaling - what worked? what didn't? what next? Write Clois. Phone calls. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats. Update grades. Afternoon short run.
    8. 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. Bike ride?
    9. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Read: 1 hr (AAB) while playing sleepy music.
    10. 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 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: 195.7

    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 9/28. 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. I'd like to offer time to read in class but some of my students don't bring their books.
    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.