JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,566 Member
    JFT Sunday
    1. Tea! Check in on MFP. Long walk.
    2. Morning: Check email. Check on menus for next month. LAUNDRY.
    3. Reading: All 13. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats. Wit.
    4. Writing: Clois. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats. WRITE DARNIT.
    5. Livestream? 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats. Pack for Monday.
    6. Evening: Respond to Twitter & FB groups. Dinner: Soup. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water! Chop celery. Update JFT. Coloring.
    7. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Set out journal. Read: 1 hr (Antho) while playing sleepy music.
    8. Upcoming: Wed/Fri livestreams. MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville? Donations to thrift store. S&F script work. Clois. Saturday volunteering at library THIS WEEK. Lunch with Mom Sat 12/11. Theater 11/9. Dentist 11/10. Therapy 11/11. 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: 201.2

    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 ? PCP ? Therapy 9 AM Mon 11/22 CHECK DATES
    7. Theater: Read play for discussion Nov 6.
    8. House: Siding. Or perhaps bathroom floor.
    9. Fun: Open beading on Thursdays. Coloring at library on Tuesday. Put jewelry away. Edney Hack Nights alt Weds. ASL? Spanish/Portuguese practice? Practice piano. ROL Secret Adversary. Buy bike rack for car.
    10. Volunteering ideas: Theater. Library. Animal shelter. Community Kitchen. Emerge Georgia training.
    11. Family: Book group. Dinners?
    12. Writing: Blog post: Running, Racism and Rum: Learning to Handle Discomfort. Fanfic: Create a scene list for the Batgirl story. Finish the cafe scene for the Titans story.
    13. Lifting: 15 squats, 15 deadlifts, 10 shoulder presses, 15 arm raises, 10 pushups, 30 crunches, 15 side lifts, 15 back kicks. Horse stance for 5 breaths, tree for 10 breaths each leg.
    14. Summer: Organize photos with the family. Write Clois. Write Stuffy and Friends. Create blog posts for video lessons.
    15. Other: Practice hair braiding with D. Remind D to ask his dad about the table and check with home repair contractors. 3 posts/week? Create test for MLA format. Create test for infographics and visual information. Remember that M does not like surprises! Check dates of classes and update semester plan. She Should Run vision statement. Update standards on board. When to change bulletin board?

    WFTY: Persistence. Today was a good day.
    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.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,423 Member
    edited November 2021
    @beachwalker99 HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!

    @mytime6630 All my early morning walks before work are in the 20s and 30s now LOL. This is Wisconsin. I have all sorts of clothes to deal with the temps or I would spend my life on the basement treadmill, which I may have mentioned, I don't like. But when the ground is icy or temp is below zero, then I'm forced to use.

    @PackerFanInGB I enjoyed reading your backstory, and am so so happy for you finally feeling like you! Hugs!!!

    Too late in the day to recap or post JFT (the usual anyway) but will post for tomorrow and share some leaf photos. I hope you enjoy!

    JF Tomorrow Sunday 11/7
    1) Make sure all clocks that need to be are changed
    2) Church 9:00
    3) Walk dog (only 66.77 miles to my virtual challenge medal!)
    4) Net calories zero / 14c water
    5) Contact Fitbit re warranty & replacement / set mouse traps in garage / another ta-da?
    6) Unplug 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / Voltaren / Calm app / 5:40 alarm (walk dog before work)

    Yesterday after work, I raked some of the leaves in our back yard. I quit when the dusk to dawn and motion lights starting turning on. This is what corner of back yard and leaves on curb looked like.
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    Leaves on curb for city pick up
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    This was our front yard trees on Oct. 30.
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    This was our front yard today, before and after raking & leaf-blowing the front yard and rest of the back yard.
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    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
    edited November 2021
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.
    JFT for 11/6 (today): ✔️
    1) Can have dessert today (last 10/30) ✔️
    2) Peanut butter ok (last 11/1) ✔️ Didn't eat today
    3) Don't weigh again until Monday 11/8 ✔️
    4) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) ✔️ Didn't eat today
    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 today.✔️
    9) Lunch <= 600 calories. - No, ate (too) well at the reception!
    10) None of DH's corn chips today.✔️
    11) No pumpkin seeds today.✔️
    12) No turkey jerky today.✔️
    13) Some flexibility allowed today since I'm going to a memorial service and brunch after. Can also have coffee stuff early.✔️


    JFT for 11/7 (tomorrow): ✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/6)
    2) Peanut butter ok (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. Honey ok today.
    7) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds ok
    8) No dried apricots today.
    9) Lunch <= 600 calories.
    10) None of DH's corn chips today.
    11) Up to 3 T Pumpkin seeds OK today.
    12) No turkey jerky today.


  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,423 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
    10/23/21 = 173.5 tracking more accurately works LOL
    10/30/21 = 175.0 two days of seminar food
    11/06/21 = 174.0 33.5 miles this week ~ want a medal 🏅 in my virtual challenge

    “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
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,622 Member
    JFT - Friday Nov 5
    1.5L of water - 🙂
    Log all food - 🙂
    Walk 15 mins - 😕
    Be faithful to JFT - 😕.

    JFT - Saturday Nov 6
    1.5L of water
    Log all food
    Walk 15 mins
    Be faithful to JFT

    I will read and catch up tomorrow, not feeling the best tonight.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 17,804 Member
    edited November 2021
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    It's lovely to see so many posts. Shutting down my devices at 11 pm means I have less time to catch up.
    I have been keeping up with my daily habits with some small success,
    and I am now regularly below my UGW of 140 lbs.

    I lost 2 friends recently, both younger than I am.
    It does make one aware of how finite our lives are.
    I'm more determined than ever to make the best of what I have.

    Live! Laugh! Love!!! NOW!!! Mindfully!!!

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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: ✅ 6/7
    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 ✅ 6/7
    5. Steps > 7500 ✅ 6/7
    6. Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily✅ 6/7
    7. Active hours > 6 daily ✅ 6/7

    🍁Positive Intentions for Sun 6 Nov:
    [*] Meditation 🍁
    [*] Weigh/record weight 🍁
    [*] Daily Chores 🍁
    [*] Pm: family Skype
    [*] Get outside
    [*] Watch TV
    [*] Keep up to date with email 🍁
    [*] Daily goals update 🍁

    📓 Tiny Habits for November:
    11pm shutdown of devices....
    .... pickup sweep of downstairs before bedtime
    🛌🛌🛌🛌🛌🛌


    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!

  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 880 Member
    Happy Birthday to @Beachwalker99!

    @cschmitz110515 the trees in your front garden are beautiful. I like your house, it's like the houses in the American Christmas movies we get to see over here :)


    JFT Saturday 6th Nov

    Back exercises no
    Foot exercises no, must do these, my foot really hurts this week
    Sensible meals yes
    Only one snack yes
    Housework yes
    Ironing finished

    Didn't get as much done as planned as grandson's mother only kept him a few hours then sent him back . So much for 50/50 custody! My son had to cancel his plans (first evening out in months) so the two of us watched F1 on TV. I'm just glad he has me and his brother for company, it would be a lonely time otherwise.
    Grandson visited first thing to get dressed in my house...that's a new one for him! So I expect today will be much like yesterday. I'm tired, and have caught grandson's cold, wish I could get a good night's sleep. I'm going to put the winter bedding on today.

    Posting to keep the momentum going...

    JFT Sunday 7th Nov

    Back exercises
    Foot exercises
    Sensible meals
    Only one snack
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 17,804 Member
    edited November 2021
    @pridesabtch <> So sorry to hear about your old school friend.
    @cschmitz110515 <> 😍 Autumn colour is so beautiful, but so fleeting.
    @Snowflake1968 <> I hope that you feel better tomorrow ((( Hugs))) I like the idea of a challenge.

    🎉 Happy Birthday 🎉 @beachwalker99

    @mytime6630 <> I am up for that challenge.
    🎯ONE GOAL CHALLENGE 🎯
    Sun 7 Nov: Get out into the sunshine for at least a 10 minute walk
  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    Some crazy days again last week, but I've managed to lose weight again after a whole month of maintaining!

    Lost 1.1 lbs!

    JFT 11/07
    - Up by 7:30
    - Vitamins
    - 15 min stretch / 15 min cardio
    - 64 oz of water
    - Log everything
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    JFT for 11/7 (today): ✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/6)
    2) Peanut butter ok (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. Honey ok today (1-2 Tbsp).
    7) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds ok
    8) No dried apricots today.
    9) Lunch <= 600 calories.
    10) None of DH's corn chips or cookies today.
    11) Up to 3-4 T Pumpkin seeds OK today.
    12) No turkey jerky today.

    Hour Commitment - With time change, I better commit to not having my coffee stuff until 8 am.

  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 924 Member
    Lingering in the calm of the weekend break for as long as possible before I jump back into routines and a mountain of work tomorrow.

    JFT Sunday 11/7/2021
    Bike ride on Sandy Hook
    Quiet night in with my husband
    Maybe a bit of grading
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,210 Member

    Got my hair done this morning, cover up the gray. We are going to go Christmas shop for the Salvation Army kids. Maybe a bike ride, maybe just watch 🏈.

    JFT Saturday
    - Weigh 😀
    - Hair appointment😀
    - Shopping😀
    - Football😀
    - Bike ride maybe indoor😞
    - Log food😀
    - No alcohol😀
    - Stay green😀
    - Bed early[😞/quote]

    Didn’t ride yesterday because my daughter came in unexpectedly. So I quickly cleaned the house instead.

    Plan today is just to enjoy her company.

    JFT Sunday
    - Weigh
    - Church
    - In-laws
    - Mom’s

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    Hour commitment - After I finish my dish of pumpkin puree and creamer, I won't eat again until dinner with DH and FIL, which will probably be early. Can also have my dose of metmusal.
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,566 Member
    JFT Monday
    1. Tea! Pack bag. AM med. Ask I to sweep?
    2. Morning: Check email. Send greetings. 25 crunches, leg lifts, squats. SIE. Remember Wed absence. UPLOAD LESSON PLANS.
    3. Test Prep Class: Check in to BB. Encouragement postcards. Letter to I. Grade English unit; check in on late work.
    4. Pit Crew: Check in about grades. Read Wit. Take notes.
    5. Online Facilitation: Update GR. Upload new seating charts. Update grades; send emails.
    6. English Class: Starter - Goodreads responses. 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.
    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 (FW) 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 THIS WEEK. Disc golf with dad after. Sculpture Fields / Theater 11/9. Dentist 11/10. Therapy 11/11. DemSoc discussion 11/11. Conf 12/10. Lunch w/mom 12/11.

    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. Overall, the weekend has been good. I need to keep on keepin' on. I also need to see about a caroling group.
    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.
  • MrsHermit
    MrsHermit Posts: 195 Member
    edited November 2021
    @littleblackskirt Used to do supervised visits in our non-childproofed apartment in a tricky situation. With all the stuff I had to do to prep, get through, and notate from each visit; it felt like half my week was always gone (and I got a few gray hairs from it). (((hugs))) to you for helping out. The stress can really get to one sometimes. Make sure you're catching your breath when you can, and I hope you feel better soon.

    @TerriRichardson112 My condolences for the loss of your friends. Yes, time is short.
    I like your goal of shutting off devices. I have a hard time trying to set a bedtime between the husband (who lingers or goes to bed early or naps in the afternoon then stays up) and the loud neighbors. (3:45am wake up is non-negotiable though I can go back to bed at 5am but it's never a really good nap and half the day is gone). I think that needs to be a small goal for November, since me catching sleep is really causing a problem in my days.

    @cschmitz110515 I had been making good progress in exercise but couldn't move the scale. Therefore I figured I was ruining my progress with food. That's why I joined MFP. Still trying to work it out. My weigh day this week was a dud but I suspect I gained again, so still working on it. Trying matters.
    Nice work on your yard! The colors on the trees were nice!

    @more_freggies76 If you don't mind me asking, is your hour commitment a habit to post and check your goal list periodically during the day?

    @PackerFanInGB (((hugs))) for your REAL new normal!

    I'd been thinking about this page during the weekend but not posting. I had an argument with my scale on my weigh day because my scale couldn't make up its mind again (fluctuated way too much in 15 minutes of weighing, scooching scale, weighing). I don't have a single flat, hard spot in the apartment so I have to make do. I suspect that I gained weight even though I exercised more. However, since I exercised in the evenings this past week, maybe that has something to do with it. I'll keep working on exercise earlier and lowering my calorie intake.

    After contemplation this weekend, I think I'll look at just 5 other habits (besides exercise and calories) that would make a bigger impact on my days.
    1) Diet: watch carefully, green is your favorite healthy color
    2) no free internet until after dinner dishes
    3) 5am $, make it work at those hours
    4) 9:45am (post DH lunch) workout, shower, dress again (just accept it and work with the routine)
    5) 11:15am music practice and crafts; try to knit and sew both
    6) 2:30pm dinner, 4pm serve dinner (really work on this)
    7) 8:15pm evening and bedtime, use alarm, hygiene, tea, set devices and H2O for night, read, journal, move to bed, pray, read

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    @MrsHermit - I’ll answer when I’m back home.

    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow.
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,622 Member
    JFT - Saturday Nov 6
    1.5L of water - 😕
    Log all food -😂
    Walk 15 mins - 🙂
    Be faithful to JFT- 🙂

    JFT - Sunday Nov 7
    1.5L of water
    Log all food
    Walk 15 mins
    Be faithful to JFT

    I’ve read through but still not feeling the best.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    edited November 2021
    @MrsHermit - Hour commitments have been a big part of my success in beating binge eating, mindless eating, and bulimia. Over the years I came to realize that I don't keep promises to myself. I'm a very motivated and high-achiever in other areas of my life, but when it came to my eating problems I couldn't keep promises to myself. However, I DO keep commitments I make to others, to the best of my ability. (If I don't keep them for some reason, I practice rigorous honesty and fess up.) So I came up with the Hour Commitments posting to help me stop eating at anytime - after a meal, before a binge, during a binge, etc. I did them for years on SparkPeople. It's a type of "interruptus" for eating. That's mainly what I use them for, to "really" mean that I'm going to end a meal or an overeating/binging episode. Over the years, this has minimized my binges to almost nothing. The second type of hour commitment I use is to make a mini-goal regarding any particular thing that is taking up too much of my mental energy. The husband leaves cookies on the counter for me to see and I forgot to add that to my daily goals to not eat them, so I'll hop on this forum and make an hour commitment to not eat any (or anymore) of that item for the day. Or I have to change one of my daily goals like eating at a different time than usual or something else...

    Hope that explains the hour commitments. I thought I developed them, but I think it's also a rigorous way to be mindful, I guess, and also uses the daily/hourly connection that some "anonymous" programs use. Putting it here means I can say pretty much anything (anonymously) and not be ashamed or embarrassed that I have this flaw.
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,014 Member
    @MrsHermit - Hour commitments have been a big part of my success in beating binge eating, mindless eating, and bulimia. Over the years I came to realize that I don't keep promises to myself. I'm a very motivated and high-achiever in other areas of my life, but when it came to my eating problems I couldn't keep promises to myself. However, I DO keep commitments I make to others, to the best of my ability. (If I don't keep them for some reason, I practice rigorous honesty and fess up.) So I came up with the Hour Commitments posting to help me stop eating at anytime - after a meal, before a binge, during a binge, etc. I did them for years on SparkPeople. It's a type of "interruptus" for eating. That's mainly what I use them for, to "really" mean that I'm going to end a meal or an overeating/binging episode. Over the years, this has minimized my binges to almost nothing. The second type of hour commitment I use is to make a mini-goal regarding any particular thing that is taking up too much of my mental energy. The husband leaves cookies on the counter for me to see and I forgot to add that to my daily goals to not eat them, so I'll hop on this forum and make an hour commitment to not eat any (or anymore) of that item for the day. Or I have to change one of my daily goals like eating at a different time than usual or something else...

    Hope that explains the hour commitments. I thought I developed them, but I think it's also a rigorous way to be mindful, I guess, and also uses the daily/hourly connection that some "anonymous" programs use. Putting it here means I can say pretty much anything (anonymously) and not be ashamed or embarrassed that I have this flaw.

    Wow, I never even realised. But you should definitely not be ashamed or embarrassed, were all here to support you too and I'm glad youve found something that actually works for you! Reducing your binges to almost nothing is something to be extremely proud of. Well done!! X
  • bookmeister86
    bookmeister86 Posts: 1,165 Member
    Had a very nice weekend. Did two country walks and spent Saturday evening with my friend and our respective partners. I ate plenty of tasty things over the weekend but not too many of them and, given plenty of exercise, have come down a little in weight today, which is nice.

    Not much else to report really so will just add today's goals:

    - Log everything I eat
    - Be in the green
    - Drink 4 big cups water
    - Alcohol free day
    - Get 5000 steps
    - Take breaks from work

    @PackerFanInGB So pleased that you've been able to come off your meds and have already seen a difference 🙂. It must feel so amazing after such a long time! It sounds like that's exactly what you needed, so happy for you. x