JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    edited November 2021
    Hour commiment - finished dinner, now I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 11/3 (today, updated): ✔️
    1) No dessert today, unless I want sugar free or no sugar added. (last 10/30) ✔️
    2) No peanut butter (last 11/1) ✔️
    3) Don't weigh again until Thursday 11/4 ✔️
    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) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. Can have honey today. ✔️Didn't eat honey today
    7) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds ok✔️
    8) Some dried apricots OK today.✔️
    9) Lunch <= 600 calories.✔️
    10) None of DH's corn chips today.✔️

    JFT for 11/4 (tomorrow): ✔️
    1) No dessert today, unless I want sugar free or no sugar added. (last 10/30)
    2) No peanut butter (last 11/1)
    3) Don't weigh again until Thursday 11/4
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday)
    5) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)
    6) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. Can have honey today.
    7) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds ok
    8) Some dried apricots OK today.
    9) Lunch <= 600 calories.
    10) None of DH's corn chips today.
    11) No pumpkin seeds tomorrow.
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  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 924 Member
    @mytime6630 - I like your idea for a November challenge, since posting daily goals help keep me on track and connected with this wonderful group. My schedule is especially hectic this semester, but that's all the more reason to find a time of day when I can take a few minutes to gather my thoughts and focus on my goals.

    Today I met my basic goals of logging, staying green on calories and sodium, and drinking enough water. I didn't exercise though. The first three of these goals have pretty much become habits, so I'm going to use the challenge to set one slightly more challenging goal each day.

    There are only a couple of hours left, but here's my goal for today:

    JFT Wednesday, 11/3 - In bed by 11
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,622 Member
    JFT - Wednesday Nov 3
    1.5L of water - 😐
    Log all food - 🙂
    Walk 15 mins - 🙂
    Be faithful to JFT - 🙂

    JFT - Thursday Nov 4
    1.5L of water
    Log all food
    Walk 15 mins
    Be faithful to JFT
  • bookmeister86
    bookmeister86 Posts: 1,165 Member
    Today was an ok day, albeit with lots of work to do. Still feeling the effects of switching to having two jobs - lots of work to do, all the time - it's quite intense. I think within a week or so it should get a bit better though as I will get rid of stuff that I committed to do whilst I was still full time and I haven't taken on many new things since.

    Tonight I'm going out with a friend for drinks/dinner. This is a potential overeating occasion, so I need to be careful. However, I plan to order what I want - as long as it's just one course. This might be a fattening choice (although I shouldn't deliberately target the most fattening thing) but that's ok. I was reading a book summary yesterday about how when we don't let ourselves, to some degree, eat what we want, it actually leads to us putting on weight because we get resentful about restricting ourselves and that's when we do things like binge eating etc. The book argues that 'dieting' (as opposed to eating what your body wants/ needs) actually leads to weight gain. So to some degree, we should allow ourselves to eat the things we want - but in moderation.

    So yeah, I'll order the course I want. But I will keep an eye on my alcohol intake and try to keep that down as that's what often leads to worse choices. Plus I want to feel good on Friday as I plan to go for a run in the morning. So I'll need to drink lots of water too (and not go home too late).

    I plan to log everything as I go, which is a bit of a lofty aim - I often don't manage to do that when out with friends as it feels like a pain when socialising - but I will really try to because I think seeing the calories rack up in real time can be a bit of a reality check and encourage you to stop eating so much.... Let's see if I manage it!

    Anyway, yesterday's goals:
    - Log everything I eat :)
    - Be within 50 of green (i.e. stick to pre-planned calories) :/Nope, went 300 over. But this is still within maintenance so compared to recent efforts I'll take it
    - Drink 4 big mugs of water :/Just three
    - Get 5,000 steps :)
    - Do some reflection :/Finished work late so didn't manage to fit this in

    Today's goals:

    - Log everything I eat and drink, as I eat/drink it
    - Eat slowly and mindfully
    - One course only, not the most fattening thing on the menu
    - Drink 4+ bottles water, including plenty in the evening
    - Train home by 10pm latest
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,210 Member

    JFT Wed- nes- day

    - Weigh :smile:
    - Work by 8:00 :(
    - Town Hall Meeting :( couldn't log on for some reason
    - Work on Complaint resolution :smile:
    - Work on OORs :smile:
    - Prepare for audit next week :smile:
    - Calculate Monthly KPIs for October :smile:
    - Log Food :smile:
    - Rest foot = ride bike or take day off :smile: Day off
    - Stay green :smile:
    - Bed by 11:30 :smile:

    Have a happy day my lovelies!

    Yesterday was a good day, and my feet are feeling a bit better today after staying off of them more yesterday. My TOM bloat seems to be gone so my weight did a Whoosh down. Date night tonight. YAY!

    JFT Thursday
    - Weigh :smile:
    - Morning meetings :smile:
    - Customer Complaints
    - Exercise at lunch
    - Shower
    - Go to mom's and do bills
    - Date night
    - Log food
    - Stay green
    - Limit alcohol to 400 calories
    - Bed by 11:30

    Happy Thursday y'all!
  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    Janele0627 wrote: »
    Too many red X's, aaaaaa. Feeling drained from another doctor's visit for my ears. I'm now on antibiotic/steroid drops and an allergy/decongestant combo....

    JFT 11/03
    - Up by 7:30 X 8:00
    - Vitamins
    - 64 oz of water ✓ 64
    - 15 min stretch / 15 min cardio
    - Log everything
    - Laundry X
    Even though we went out for dinner last night, I still managed to stay on track! Yay!

    JFT 11/04
    - Up by 7:30
    - Vitamins
    - 64 oz of water
    - 15 min stretch / 15 min cardio
    - Log everything
    - Laundry
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,423 Member
    Recap W 11/3
    1) Walked dog before work 4.79 mi :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (log) :)
    3) Net calories zero / 14c water :smile: -75, sodium < 1000 red & 14c
    4) Contact mgmt for PA-E&T response to draft report :# I emailed but their building lost phone & internet service / ROP-BJ testing :smiley: / request add'l video from Surveillance
    5) Laundry / boil eggs / prep lunch for Th / prep clothes for workplace lunchtime hike / another ta-da ~ several TA-DA = 5/5
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work) = 5/6

    JFT R 11/4
    1) Walked dog before work 4.39 mi :smiley: happy dog & happy me (clear skies & enjoyed Orion)
    2) Net calories zero / 14c water
    3) ROP-BJ testing / request add'l video from Surveillance / noon group hike / 12:00 Facebook Live (watch video) / 2:00 webinar
    4) Call mom & dad (it's his 87th bday) / wash towels / make apple crisp / bake power muffins / meal plan & grocery list / another ta-da?
    5) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work)

    I'm missing rest days lately, but recently I realized my chance to earn a medal is within reach in the virtual shoreline challenge, which ends on Thanksgiving Day (US). I will have to push my mileage & skip rest days to complete 456 miles by then, and I'm willing to do it (short-term LOL). I'm at 377.99 so only 78.01 miles to go! On the bright side, workplace group hikes at lunchtime have returned, and I can count that distance as well. Also, I enjoy seeing the constellation Orion on early morning walks, and that will end this weekend. It will be too bright to see once the clocks change, and I'm not getting up to walk at 5 a.m. just to see Orion. LOL

    2021 Goals:
    1) Weight 150#
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    3) Post weekly weigh-in on JFT for accountability. Saturday a.m. is my "official" weigh-in day, and I peek occasionally other days. My digital scale only shows half pound increments & I'm too cheap to buy a fancier scale.
    4) Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ remember this year! ~ 1.31.21 ~ 2.28.21 ~ 4.3.21 ~ 4.30.21 not pretty ~ skipped 5.31.21 & 6.30.21 ~ 7.31.21 accountable ~ 9.1.21 horrible after vacation but recorded ~ 9.30.21 small improvements yay ~ 10.31.21
    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 (228 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
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    JFT for 11/4 (tomorrow): ✔️
    1) No dessert today, unless I want sugar free or no sugar added. (last 10/30)
    2) No peanut butter (last 11/1)
    3) Don't weigh again until Monday 11/8
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday)
    5) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth)
    6) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. Can have honey today.
    7) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds ok
    8) Some dried apricots OK today.
    9) Lunch <= 600 calories.
    10) None of DH's corn chips today.
    11) No pumpkin seeds today. (Homemade, and so good!, but I don't want to eat everyday)
    12) Early lunch meeting, so can have lunch around 10 am.

    Hour commitment - Just had coffee stuff, now I won't eat again until around 10 am.

  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 17,804 Member
    edited November 2021
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    Crikey! 40+ posts! I will read later tonight.
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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
    • New goal < 150
    • 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
    [*] Oct 26: 139.9
    [*] Total Weight Loss: 87 (SmartScale app)

    UGW: > 145
    November goal: maintenance

    Daily Habits: Week 1
    Mon: 🍁 Tue: 🍁 Wed: 🍁 Thu: 🍁
    Fri: Sat: Sun:
    1. Weight > 145: ✅ 4/7
    2. Reduce Fat%: ✅ 28.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2 23.4 23.1 —>22.6 22.0
    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
    8. 11pm Shut down devices 4/7

    🍁Positive Intentions for Thurs 4 Nov:
    [*] Meditation 🍁
    [*] Weigh/record weight 🍁
    [*] Daily Chores/laundry 🍁
    [*] Weekly Grocery Shopping 🍁
    [*] Latin Study Group 🍁
    [*] Watch TV 🍁
    [*] Keep up to date with email 🍁
    [*] Daily goals update 🍁

    📓 Tiny Habit for November:
    11pm shutdown
    🛌🛌🛌


    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!
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    Hour commitment - early lunch finished; now I won't eat again until after 5 pm. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 880 Member
    JFT Wednesday 3rd Nov

    Sensible meals yes
    Only one snack yes, sneaked a few squares of choc when grandson wasn't looking!
    Go for a walk with grandson (this isn't exercise, he only has little legs!) yes
    Evening zoom meeting yuck endured lol

    It's already about 5.30pm here so not sure what to put as a goal, but wanted to come on as part of the November challenge to post daily. I did try to post earlier but always got interrupted. I've done 9 hours with a stubborn 2 year old, I just want to relax this evening. Even the dog didn't always behave today!

    JFT Thursday

    No dessert
    No alcoholic drink this evening (I don't usually but could be tempted after today lol)
    Foot exercises
    Email friend
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 880 Member
    I think the main thing I need to focus on at the moment is controlling my weight - keeping an eye on the worst habits that tend to boost my weight - but also just figuring out how to be a bit happier. I realised lately that I don't really have any hobbies that I do regularly? I'm pretty good at filling my time but not with things which bring me joy. And I also need to find ways to interact with humans and get social connection more regularly. It's going to be difficult as cases are still very high here which makes me nervous but I'm sure there will be ways for me to get out a bit more, but without taking too much risk.

    @bookmeister86 I could have written exactly the same thing, so I get where you're coming from.
    I really appreciate not having to work full time any more, and I never get bored, but a lot of my time is taken up just doing "things", not actually hobbies I enjoy. I've let hobbies fall by the wayside. I think about things I'd like to do, but don't follow through.
    I also don't see my extended family as much as I used to. I've several sisters-in-law, but they're quite a bit older than me (I married the youngest brother) and they are being extra careful with Covid, so I'm missing our regular get togethers.

    It's so easy to plod on day to day and not make the extra effort required. Hope you find a hobby you enjoy!
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,014 Member
    @pridesabtch forgot to say before, thanks for replying to my homework dilemma! And thanks for your advice :)
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,153 Member
    mytime6630 wrote: »
    JFt, Wed, Nov 3,

    I did get to tyhe gym, which is a good way to start. But you all know me, between October and January I struggle with not only staying in a positive mood, but watching my eating. Too many deaths, and even though losing so many family members hurts all year, it is around the holidays that I miss them. Growing up with large family gatherings ( I had 6 siblings, and 4 have passed), I let this get to me.

    SO I have to work extra hard .. so I am starting 3 quilts, I am doing "diamond dotz"... which is really fun, and today I need to do yardwork.

    I am going to try and get on EVERY DAY ... to post at least one goal .. November challenge.

    SO, JFT, Wed
    1. log all food :)
    2. concentrate on water :)
    3. plan meal and stick with it. :)
    4. November challenge :)

    JFT, Thurs
    1. log my food
    2. concentrate on water
    3. dig up canna bulbs ... I was outside 2 hours just digging up one large area .. and I have 4 more large clumps of these! :)
    4.go to the gym :) already done
    5. november challenge . post goals :)

    Very late in the day ... but. .. posted my goals today!

  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,566 Member
    JFT Friday
    1. Tea! Check in on MFP. Make sure you have form for next Wednesday dentist appt.
    2. Morning: Check email. Send greetings. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats.
    3. Test Prep Class: Check in. Encouragement postcards. Letter to I. Clois?
    4. Pit Crew: Pep Rally.
    5. Online Facilitation: Read Quicksand; take notes. Upload new seating charts. Update grades; send emails.
    6. English Class: Starter - Goodreads comments. Poetry lesson.
    7. Planning: Lesson journaling - what worked? what didn't? what next? Shoot script. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats. Writing/Stretching. PARENT CALLS ABOUT TALKING DURING INSTRUCTION. Finish lesson plans!
    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.
    9. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Read: 1 hr (Elatsoe) 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? S&F script work. Clois. Saturday volunteering at library NEXT WEEK. Lunch with Mom Sat 11/6. Theater 11/9. Dentist 11/10. DemSoc discussion 11/11. Conf 12/10.

    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 Nov 10. ObG schedule for 2022 after 9/28. PCP 9:45 AM Dec 22. Therapy 9 AM Mon 11/22 .
    7. Theater: Read play for discussion Nov 9 7pm.
    8. House: Siding. Ask about 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. This has been a good word for this year!
    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: 2,402 Member
    edited November 2021

    JFT for 11/4 (today): ✔️
    1) No dessert today, unless I want sugar free or no sugar added. (last 10/30) ✔️
    2) No peanut butter (last 11/1) ✔️
    3) Don't weigh again until Monday 11/8 ✔️
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) ✔️
    5) No more tootsie pops (bad for my teeth) ✔️
    6) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. Can have honey today. ✔️
    7) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds ok ✔️
    8) Some dried apricots OK today. ✔️
    9) Lunch <= 600 calories. ✔️
    10) None of DH's corn chips today. ✔️
    11) No pumpkin seeds today. (Homemade, and so good!, but I don't want to eat everyday) ✔️
    12) Early lunch meeting, so can have lunch around 10 am. ✔️

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


    JFT for 11/5 (tomorrow): ✔️
    1) No dessert today, unless I want sugar free or no sugar added. (last 10/30)
    2) No peanut butter (last 11/1)
    3) Don't weigh again until Monday 11/8
    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) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today.
    7) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds ok
    8) No dried apricots OK today.
    9) Lunch <= 600 calories.
    10) None of DH's corn chips today.
    11) Pumpkin seeds ok today.


  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,622 Member
    JFT - Thursday Nov 4
    1.5L of water - 👿
    Log all food - 🙂
    Walk 15 mins - 👿
    Be faithful to JFT - 🙂

    JFT - Friday Nov 5
    1.5L of water
    Log all food
    Walk 15 mins
    Be faithful to JFT

    @bookmeister86 - I’ve always thought that “dieting” and restricting myself just never worked for me. The only thing that ever works for me is just weighing and logging.

    @cschmitz110515 - you impress me with your dedication to meeting these challenges.

  • MrsHermit
    MrsHermit Posts: 195 Member
    MrsHermit wrote: »
    JFT Wednesday (basically from Tuesday)
    MAKE OR BREAK: do NOT look at anything on internet, refuse messages until late afternoon :smile: :smile:
    pray, be quiet, trust :neutral::smile:
    calorie goal green :'(:smile:
    exercise :smile: :smile:
    follow schedule, 2 blocks of tasks before a nap (full nights' sleep hard to obtain) :confounded::confounded:
    don't give up in the evenings :neutral::smile:
    seriously, place those orders :neutral::smile:
    make bags for shopping :confounded::confused:
    make list for shopping :smile: :smile:
    figure out if DH has plans for Thursday :smile:

    Wednesday and Thursday above.
    Didn't get on to post until I made progress about shopping and ordering stuff. Finally got around to it. Progress on paper and in conversation is progress! Tentative plans made.

    Maybe we need to start a challenge again. What about to get in here everyday just to say hi if that’s all we have. It will get us into the habit again.

    @MrsHermit - “don’t give up in the evenings”. THIS!!! That’s all I’ve done lately.
    I like your motivation. I need to do that too, before I go see some family for the first time in 6 years.
    Yeah I tend to give up in the evenings due to disappointment, but I shouldn't let myself down.
    It's nice to have a date to work towards.
    I could have written exactly the same thing, so I get where you're coming from.
    I really appreciate not having to work full time any more, and I never get bored, but a lot of my time is taken up just doing "things", not actually hobbies I enjoy. I've let hobbies fall by the wayside. I think about things I'd like to do, but don't follow through.
    I also don't see my extended family as much as I used to. I've several sisters-in-law, but they're quite a bit older than me (I married the youngest brother) and they are being extra careful with Covid, so I'm missing our regular get togethers.

    It's so easy to plod on day to day and not make the extra effort required. Hope you find a hobby you enjoy!
    I know you responded to someone else, but I wanted to say that I tend to not give myself permission to do my hobbies too. I have trouble with that. Chores never truly end, but I need to work on balance.

    JFT Friday:
    Calorie goal green
    Exercise
    Avoid internet in the mornings but don't go back to bed to wait for quiet hours to end. Get creative and find something to do.
    Don't let disappointment conquer the afternoon/evening. Enjoy a good book, crafting, music.
  • bookmeister86
    bookmeister86 Posts: 1,165 Member
    Had a lovely time out with my friend, was so nice to do some socialising. We went to a Thai restaurant and I did end up having two courses but they weren't as big as they would have been had we been to, say, a pub, so the calories were big but not ridiculous. Had far too many calories in alcohol though and failed to drink any water.

    Did manage to get train home by 10pm so in theory could have gone for a run this morning as per the plan but I just didn't want to. Various excuses - the temperature has dropped and it's really cold, having issues with painful calves after recent (unusual) walking on pavements, and also still getting over cold so not feeling on top form.

    All a bit of an excuse though! Going to go for a run at lunch instead. Calves and cold will still be there but at least it should be a bit warmer by then and I'll be a bit more awake. I always find it easier to go for a run when I've caffeinated myself and got a bit of food inside me.

    So yesterday's goals:
    - Log everything I eat and drink, as I eat/drink it :|I logged on the way home not at the time
    - Eat slowly and mindfully :|Sort of
    - One course only, not the most fattening thing on the menu :/Had two courses but they weren't that large (though potentially calorie laden)
    - Drink 4+ bottles water, including plenty in the evening :/I drank no water in the evening! This is not great, don't know why other than the little toddler on my shoulder yelling 'no want water want wine!'
    - Train home by 10pm latest :)


    Today's goals:

    - Log everything I eat/drink
    - Stick with pre logged food
    - Go for a run
    - Drink 4 big mugs water


    Happy Friday everyone! 🙂