JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 941 Member

    JFT Monday 18th October

    Log everything yes
    Stay in the green yes
    Back exercises the easy ones
    Foot exercises yes
    Walk if pain levels/rain are suitable 40 mins in the evening, dark and wet
    Investigate electrics did a cursory check, but as electric stayed on I didn't do the whole house check
    Do car insurance no
    Laundry/ironing yes, finished

    JFT Tuesday 19th October

    Log everything
    Stay in the green
    Back exercises
    Foot exercises
    Walk
    Do car insurance
    Send internet birthday cards
    Type up accounts/tax return
    Care home/grocery shop/petrol

    I need to have an admin day, so it will be today whilst I'm alone, as next few days are my scheduled babysitting. I started doing accounts yesterday so must keep going while it's fresh in my mind. Really late with the tax this year!

    I'm making a big effort to be positive and see the good in things. I realised that the ongoing saga of son's relationship break up was really dragging me down. So while I can't influence that, I can try and feel less worried about it. Enjoy the little things!
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,304 Member
    JFT Monday
    - 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 :smile:
    - Stay green :smile:
    - exercise a little (don't go home and shut down) :(
    - No alcohol :smiley:
    - bed by 11:30 :(

    Not a great day yesterday, but there have definitely been worse days for me... I totally crashed when I got home from work yesterday so zero exercise was accomplished. I felt cruddy in the evening and skipped dinner all together. Well at least I was green. Unfortunately my weight is still up from the low last week, but I did not exactly eat well over the weekend. No real surprise.

    Today is going to be a long day at work as I'm doing a research experiment which will take at minimum 10 hours, ughhhhhh.... That is in addition to my regular job stuff of course. Oh well, that's why they pay me the medium bucks.

    JFT Tuesday
    - Up by 5:30 :smiley:
    - Weigh :smiley:
    - Work by 6:30 :smiley:
    - Get samples in the oven before 7:00am meeting :smiley:
    - 7:00am meeting
    - Work on GLU & KPIs
    - Avoid doughnuts in the breakroom
    - Protein shake for brunch
    - Run Moistures on samples
    - Run varied shaker time tests
    - Left overs for dinner
    - No alcohol
    - Bed by 11:30

    Happy healthy Tuesday y'all!
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,562 Member
    JFT for 10/19 (today): ✔️
    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.
    8) Can have my coffee stuff early because of early appt.

  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,470 Member
    edited October 2021
    @PackerFanInGB I fill 9 bird feeders, including suet, in the back of our yard during winter. Have done since we moved in 17 years ago. Once several years ago, a rat showed up in our wood pile near one feeder & really freaked me out, but it was killed & carried off several days later by a hawk (we watched). No rats before or since. Probably having dog running daily through entire yard and around wood piles helps. She loves to chase chipmunks & squirrels, and they take off for the trees or back fence when they hear the patio door open. Occasionally we get a mouse in the garage so we set traps. Over the years we've also found a dead mouse or two in our shed (on the back edge of our yard, very near compost bin). Not going to worry about those, we have moth balls in corners of shed, and clean it out every spring.

    Recap 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 :p stayed with plan until evening online lecture ran over & I snacked on fig newtons hubby had gotten... oops -200 & 13c
    4) Give card/gift to former office-mate ~ hahaha then she took PTO / start J-ROP prep / submit PTO form for F / catch up more email backlog / pack laptop end of day = 4/5
    5) PM TY to J / write TY card to SW ~ at least found one / write bday card to D / PM ESL / 7:00-8:00 Habitat Restoration & Bird Monitoring (Zoom) ~ interesting blend of history, conditions & updates but ran 45 min. past schedule / at least one ta-da ~ TA-DA = 4.5/6
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work) = 2/6

    JFT T 10/19
    1) Walked dog 3.78 mi before work :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (log in Exercise Notes)
    3) Prelog / net cals zero / 14c water
    4) J-ROP prep / Facebook Live 12:00 / webinar 2:00 / complete webinar summary form now req'd & submit with CPE cert / report 2021 CPEs on CCMS / current w/ emails
    5) Write TY card to SW / address D's card / mail cards on way home / ecard to ESL / wash rest of dishes (some done before work) / hang up clean shirts / make meal plan & grocery list / another ta-da?
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work)

    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
  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    Happy Monday

    JFT 10/18
    - 64 oz of water X 58 oz
    - Log everything
    - 15 minute stretch / 15 minute cardio ✓ / ✓
    Water is a struggle lately for some reason...but I've been doing great on my calories.

    I feel like this antibiotic I'm taking is doing nothing for my ear/sinus infection though

    JFT 10/19
    - 64 oz of water
    - Log everything
    - 15 min stretch / 15 min cardio
    - Put laundry away
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,186 Member
    mytime6630 wrote: »
    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 :)

    Did not get my morning walk in, so I walked 4.5 miles in the afternoon. Then I got back, and decided I had time for a bike ride. Keep in mind .. I have not had my bike out in 4 years! But I rode almost 10 miles! There is a new path to a beautiful nature trail that I walk in the mornings, so I rode my bike .. the hills were the worse!
    But that helped me to reign in my eating last nite.

    This morning on my walk I listened to another NOBS weightloss podcast. This one was about the 4 mistakes people do when trying to lose weight.

    One of these mistakes was so me. The mistake was "Ill eat all this junk food now and then it will be gone". I have done this SO many times these past few months. I will buy icecream with good intentions . to only eat one bowl a nite and be in control. But then I (1) don't want hubby to know that I bought it, and (2) mad that I bought it... so I eat it all so it will be out of the house. Only to give in the next time I am at the grocery store with impulse buying of either candy corn, ice cream, or my latest craze .. chocolate covered peanuts (ha .. afterall peanuts are healthy!).

    So this was kinda a eye opener for me. I struggle every year during the time from halloween to Christmas. But its up to me to change that.

    SO JFT, TUes
    1. log all food
    2. stay within what I plan .. or make equal substitutions. Tell myself I can have things tomorrow also
    3. follow the 5 minute rule .. wait 5 minutes before grabbing mindless snacks
    4. concentrate on water

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,562 Member
    Hour commitment - Just finished lunch. Now I won't eat again until after 5 pm. No more peanuts today. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,186 Member

    @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!





    So nice to see you back posting.

    I would absolutely Love the digital copy of the 24H plan! I did sign up for her free course. Right now, I just don't want to spend the money ... I know what I need to do! I still belong to Weight watchers, and going to the meetings always helped me, but I guess I really don't want to start going to the meetings .. especially since I am now up about 12 pounds over my goal weight. I can stay doing the virtual online meetings for just $15 a month. I've even debated keeping that going, but I am so close to getting back to lifetime where I could be free, and especially over the holidays I may keep it so I don't get too far off track.
    But I do love Corrine's podcasts! I listen to one almost every morning on my walks. Her podcasts are about 50 minutes long, and I typically walk about 90 minutes.. so I listen to her, then maybe do a virtual WW meeting while walking.

    But I've been in such a slump with junk food. If you see my earlier post.. the podcast I listened to this morning really spoke to me about 4 basic mistakes, and eating everything in site so it will be gone .

    but to your question ... yes.. I still have the same email address, and I would love to see the plan and assessment!
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,329 Member

    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. ⭐

    Happy Tuesday. Today is Two-Bite Tuesday where I will attempt to leave two bites of my meals to throw away. The idea behind this is for me to gain control over food instead of letting my love of food control me! I always find it difficult but it makes no difference in whether I've had enough to eat or not... So, it can go in the trash or on my @$$....I'd rather it be in the trash! LOL!

    @cschmitz110515 9 feeders!!! That has to be so pretty! You must bring in so many beautiful birds! I cannot tell you how much I miss our bird feeders. I will have to take it up with my husband again. I know we have mice in our wood pile and my dog, Maddie, runs around it all day long trying to catch those suckers! Good exercise for her and they've never been in our house. The back garage gets them sometimes. The neighbor warned us of seeing a rat in his yard and then there was an opossum too, but that's all I've heard of. I think I may have to address this again with my husband or maybe just go out there and put it up and have that battle when he sees it... :mrgreen:

    @mytime6630 I don't blame you for not joining! It's expensive as hell, especially now that I lost my job! I joined one month before losing it but so far have been able to keep it so I will. But just working the free course and listening to her free podcasts are pretty effective also! I just really connect with what she says....if you're hungry, eat. When you've had enough, stop. Four basics. It sounds so easy, but it's just so NOT! I'll send you an email in a little bit. I've got to get a few errands fun first but then I'll hop back on my computer. (((Joan)))


    JUST FOR TUESDAY:
    • 64 oz of water by 7pm
    • 24H plan & assess yesterday's
    • Close activity rings on my watch
    • Mom's by noon to watch live video quilting stream
    • Be aware....are you hungry? Have you had enough? If off plan or overeat, fill out a Discovery Worksheet
    • Start Halloween table topper for the kiddos
    • Find recipe for pasta sauce I can make with fresh tomatoes from garden
    • Evening routine: teeth/face, CPAP prep, Coffeemaker set, readings, journal, read for pleasure until lights out.


    Ongoing Tasks:
    Upload 2+ items to Tim's Etsy shop: started by uploading photos (10/16),
    Bills: Updated spreadsheet (10/16) 10/18 ⭐
    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





  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Wednesday
    1. Tea! Check in on MFP. Calisthenics. Shower.
    2. Morning: Check email. Send greetings. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats.
    3. Check blog for outline. Finish evals for essays.
    4. Talk to camera about what I do during non-student time.
    5. Check with M; OK to run during lunch hour for cooler weather? Staying late anyhow.
    6. Dems meeting @ state park. Take phone pics & video!
    7. Home! Scrub! Bed!

    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: 200.2

    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. Remind. Redirect. Remind. Remind. UGH.
    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: 2,562 Member
    JFT for 10/19 (today): ✔️
    1) No dessert unless I want sugar free or no sugar added (last 10/17) ✔️
    2) Peanut butter ok (last 10/13)✔️ Had PB today
    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.✔️
    8) Can have my coffee stuff early because of early appt.✔️

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

    JFT for 10/20 (tomorrow): ✔️
    1) No dessert unless I want sugar free or no sugar added (last 10/17)
    2) No peanut butter ok (last 10/19)
    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. Can have up 1.5 T honey.
    8) No peanuts today
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 941 Member
    edited October 2021

    JFT Tuesday 19th October

    Log everything no
    Stay in the green probably not
    Back exercises no
    Foot exercises yes
    Walk no, atrocious weather
    Do car insurance yes
    Send internet birthday cards yes
    Type up accounts/tax return no, son visited and I ran out of time
    Care home/grocery shop/petrol yes x3

    Didn't do so well yesterday. Went grocery shopping and ignored the usual bad suspects (crisps, chocolate), but...the rhubarb pies were reduced, and the bread was freshly baked. I ate bread and jam for 2 meals, no veg in sight. didn't even log as they were small slices and couldn't work it out.

    Today I will be busy but will keep it in check even if I don't log.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,036 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: > 145
    October goal: maintenance

    Daily Habits: Week 2
    Fri: 🎃 Sat: 🎃 Sun: 🎃 Mon: 🎃
    Tue: 🎃 Wed: Thu:
    1. Weight > 145: ✅ 5/7
    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 ✅ 5/7
    5. Steps > 7500 ✅ 5/7
    6. Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily✅ 5/7
    7. Active hours > 6 daily ✅ 5/7

    🐝Positive Intentions for Tues 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.
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,304 Member

    JFT Tuesday
    - Up by 5:30 :smiley:
    - Weigh :smiley:
    - Work by 6:30 :smiley:
    - Get samples in the oven before 7:00am meeting :smiley:
    - 7:00am meeting :smiley:
    - Work on GLU & KPIs :smiley:
    - Avoid doughnuts in the breakroom :smiley:
    - Protein shake for brunch :smiley:
    - Run Moistures on samples :( Testing blocked off due to roof repair
    - Run varied shaker time tests :( Couldn't run tests
    - Left overs for dinner :smiley:
    - No alcohol :smiley:
    - Bed by 11:30 :smiley:

    Happy healthy Tuesday y'all!

    Yesterday was pretty good. Didn't get my big testing/trials done at work because they were working on the roof and shut down half the lab. Oh well there is always Friday. Today is pretty well booked during the day and I think we are going to Bible Study this evening.

    I haven't felt real great the past few days, so my calories have been ultra low. Hopefully I'll perk up soon and get my appetite back. Not eating is not a great way to lose weight, it just sneaks back up on you.

    JFT Wednesday
    - Up by 6:00 :( more like 7:00
    - Weigh in :smile:
    - Shower :smile:
    - Work by 7:00 :( more like 8:00 but first meeting not until 8:30 so it's ok
    - Meetings all morning
    - Audits all afternoon
    - Shake for lunch
    - Log food
    - stay green
    - no alcohol
    - Bible Study
    - Bed by 11:30

    Have a happy hump day y'all!
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,470 Member
    @PackerFanInGB I forgot to add, although we have an attached garage with the occasional mouse, we've never had a mouse in the house. We feel confident Kitty would know if one was inside and kill it, since she was a stray for two years before we adopted her from the shelter 9 years ago.

    Recap T 10/19
    1) Walked dog 3.78 mi before work :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (log in Exercise Notes) :)
    3) Prelog / net cals zero / 14c water :/ -238 & unexpected high sodium due to leftover Mediterranean pasta salad from Sam's Club :neutral: 12c
    4) J-ROP prep / Facebook Live 12:00 / webinar 2:00 / complete webinar summary form now req'd & submit with CPE cert / report 2021 CPEs on CCMS technical problems prevented / current w/ emails = 5/6
    5) Write TY card to SW / address D's card / mail cards on way home / ecard to ESL / wash rest of dishes (some done before work) / hang up clean shirts / make meal plan & grocery list / another ta-da? several TA-DAs = 6/8
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work) = 6/6 yay

    JFT W 10/20
    1) Walked dog 4.17 mi before work, enjoyed beautiful full moon setting & peeks at Orion through patchy clouds :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (log in Exercise Notes)
    3) Strive for zero net cals but lots of unknowns today ~ "finger food & booze" tonight / 12c water
    4) J-ROP prep / some email newsletters backlog
    5) Ecard to ESL / buy dog food / one more ta-da
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 6:45 alarm (planned rest day = no dog walk)

    After work, I'm visiting my friends P & B to see their new apartment. She plans to have finger food (whatever that is) and booze, to quote her. I will restrain myself from eating everything just because it's there. Maybe I will eat something with protein before I go, to dull my appetite. And I will have 1 adult beverage. Tbh I thought we were going to eat out somewhere nearby. I will be gracious (keep reminding myself).

    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
  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    Fell off the wagon yesterday. Was very tired. But I feel like I did ok with calories, even though I didn't log. I can't wait to get my vitamins in to start feeling energized again...

    JFT 10/20
    - 64 oz of water
    - Log everything / Stay green
    - 15 min stretch / 15 min cardio with strength
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,725 Member
    JFT - Wednesday Oct 20
    1.5L of water
    Log all Food
    Walk 15 minutes
    Arm something

    @PackerFanInGB - I did not get any walking in this summer. I started physio in February for the hip injury in the bouncy castle two years ago and I was put on some very tight restrictions. No squatting, bending or a lot of walking. I went for 3 months and still didn’t feel well. Went back to the doctor and she recommended a different type of therapist. I saw him in late August/Early September (I can’t remember exactly) and he brought a lot of relief but not 100%.
    Three weeks ago I bought a new chair for our living room, a mattress topper that is supposed to relieve pressure points and new pillows. Again, some relief but not 100%. I have a Dr’s appointment this morning and am going to talk to her again.

    Work was insane from March to July as we implemented a new payroll and scheduling system, but has settled some now. I enjoy it most days now.

    @cschmitz110515 - Do moth balls help with mice? We have had a mouse or more every year since we moved here and it drives me insane!
    I was at my MIL’s once and a mouse ran across her floor. She had 4 cats, all rescues, that all just watched it go. She said they were spoiled and forgot what it was like to go hungry. She had to kill the mouse herself.

    @littleblackskirt - it must be so hard to watch your son go through this. It sure has changed your daily routines as well.

    @pridesabtch - hope you have successful tests.

    I have to go get dressed, I need gas before going to the doctor and don’t want to be late.

  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Thursday
    1. Tea! Check in on MFP.
    2. Morning: Check email. Send greetings. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats.
    3. Test Prep Class: Hand out progress reports and candy. Calculate math grades. Grade research projects.
    4. Pit Crew: Do something fun. Clois? Pinktober?
    5. Online Facilitation: Email contacts. Read new book. Upload new seating charts. Grade student work.
    6. English Class: Continue poetry. REVISE GOODREADS. Pattern recognition & smallpox inoculation.
    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. Library!
    8. Evening: Respond to Twitter & FB groups. Dinner: Fish? 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: 199.0

    Ongoing plans/ideas behind the cut
    1. Purchases: Look for an "ugly Christmas sweater" and a long-haired doll at thrift stores. Practice French braiding. Go to used bookstore and look for The Prince (tr. Tim Parks, Russell Price, or Robert Adams), The Secret Adversary (Christie), Hood Feminism (Mikki Kendall), Caste (Isabel Wilkerson).
    2. E2: What should the controlling ideas be in a study of world literature? Review world lit options. Create vocabulary lists for each unit that come from the texts used: Animal Farm, Julius Caesar, Wes Moore, I Am Malala. Find a way to incorporate changing words from one part of speech to another. Students need to know how to review multiple sources and synthesize information in order to draw a conclusion. Need practice with the difference between transitions and overlapping (at end of paragraph - "another issue is Y" vs "there are other issues besides X"). Quit using "in conclusion" and "I believe" and other writing-about-my-writing phrases. Confusion between direct/indirect objects and prepositional phrases. Use the UDHR and the Declaration of Independence to study paraphrasing; use that to front-load Machiavelli and how to deal with challenging texts. Confusion between everyday / every day and similar constructions.
    3. E1: Need practice with quoting & paraphrasing sources, identifying claims that would need support, use of last names for reference, and capitalization practice (common/proper nouns, titles). Difficulty using possessive nouns in their own writing. Honors: practice subject/object pronouns (my friend and I / my friend and me). Poetry: Revise "Songs are Poetry" handouts.
    4. Curriculum Development: Writing mini-unit. Review scholarly research on 5PE. (I think I can have this as an intro to the research unit so that they also get exposure to how quotes are integrated and cited.) Parallel structure; use of emotional language, specific detail. Use "Write About a Pebble" lesson from Atwell. How long should each unit take? Do research on characteristics: curiosity, persistence, resilience, creativity, responsibility, optimism, courage, integrity, authenticity, leadership, self-awareness, humility, compassion - others? Include grammarly check on essays! Review assessments. What is the purpose for each unit? What should the controlling ideas be in a study of world literature? Review world lit options. Write 1 reflection weekly; type one in Classroom by Weds. Copy-paste to discussion board for comments due Friday. Homework: Online journal Mon due Tue; Reflection Tue due Wed; C&P journal in class Wed; Comments Thu due Fri. Bonus if you are the first response; further bonus if you respond to comments on your post. Grammar practice Mon & Wed; quiz Fri. Unit plan for research (Idea for regular: comparing same story on sites with different biases).
    5. Professional Development: Write blog post weekly. Comment on 3 posts each week - Tu Th Sun? Check with PSC. Talk with Z about articles and/or conference proposals.
    6. Medical: Dentist call to schedule cleaning – Late Oct? ObG schedule for 9/28. 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.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,562 Member
    edited October 2021
    JFT for 10/20 (tomorrow): ✔️
    1) No dessert unless I want sugar free or no sugar added (last 10/17) ✔️
    2) No peanut butter ok (last 10/19) ✔️
    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. Can have up 1.5 T honey.✔️
    8) No peanuts today✔️

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

    JFT for 10/21 (tomorrow): ✔️
    1) No dessert unless I want sugar free or no sugar added (last 10/17)
    2) No peanut butter ok (last 10/19)
    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. Can have up 1.5 T honey.
    8) No peanuts today
    9) Can eat lunch early because of lunch meeting.

  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,304 Member
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    JFT Wednesday
    - Up by 6:00 :( more like 7:00
    - Weigh in :smile:
    - Shower :smile:
    - Work by 7:00 :( more like 8:00 but first meeting not until 8:30 so it's ok
    - Meetings all morning :smile:
    - Audits all afternoon :smile:
    - Shake for lunch :( Forgot my shaker at home
    - Log food :smile:
    - stay green :smile:
    - no alcohol :smile:
    - Bible Study :( Tim worked late
    - Bed by 11:30 :smile:

    Have a happy hump day y'all!

    Yesterday was pretty good. Not much to tell really.

    Date night tonight

    JFT Thursday
    - Sleep in until 8:00 :smile:
    - Weigh :smile:
    - Work From Home
    - Work on laundry
    - Meetings
    - Date night / trivia
    - Log food
    - Stay green
    - Bed by 11:30
    - Limit alcohol to 3 drinks