JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • sarah74_vt
    sarah74_vt Posts: 368 Member
    JFT 3/22/2021

    1) Fast until noon
    2) Drink 64 oz water
    3) Log all my food and stay within calorie limit
    4) Go for a walk
    5) Meditate
    6) Bag up junky/broken items in basement for Saturday's "Dump Run"

    Hope everyone had a great weekend. :smile:
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,234 Member
    edited March 2021
    JFT 3/22 M
    1) Walked dog 3.65 mi before work :mrgreen: happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks
    3) Leftovers for supper / net cals zero / 14c water
    4) Facebook Live 12:00 / pick up JMIO t-shirt 4:30 - 5:00 / 5:30 haircut
    5) P2P payment / xfer funds / balance bank accts / update budget s/s / prep lunch, snacks, water bottle & overnight oats / boil eggs / replace batteries in Noxgear vest / finalize grocery list / declutter 15 min. / wash dishes?
    6) Meditation / unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / 6:00 alarm (walk dog before work)

    At the end of yesterday's dog walk, I completed the 139 mile distance of my 1.1.21 - 3.31.21 virtual challenge. Yay!

    Then in the afternoon, my BFF came over for a driveway visit. Would have been nicer if wasn't quite so windy, but sun was out & we were just happy to spend time visiting in person for the first time since October.

    For the first time in a while, today I woke up early and walked dog before work. Mild temps at last so wore spring jacket & put on our LED gear. As sunrise approached heard song birds, geese, cranes, and ducks. Great way to start the day!

    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
    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 continuing to log / 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
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together ~ excellent goal last year that should be repeated
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states) ~ had this goal in 2020 and how ironic
    9) Declutter bedroom, home office and basement ~ made good progress in 2020 & want to keep it up
    Word for 2021: Gratitude ~ be mindful of & appreciate my many blessings
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,234 Member
    edited March 2021
    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 63, 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) :smiley:
    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

    “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
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 3,959 Member
    Have not been on here much all weekend. It was absolutely beautiful out... so I went on several long, 6 mile walks, and worked in the yard. Clearing a lot of honeysuckle!! Wednesday I am having 5 cu yards of compost delivered, so I will be busy.. but good exercise! I am loving spring. I find it puts me in such a better mood.. which also makes me eat healthier.
    I've had almost 9 days of pretty good eating. Hubby is also on board with eating better, so that is helping. Last nite I did have 2 granola bars, but I kept it at just 2. I had froze them in the downstairs refrigerator... so harder to get to!

    So I am keeping my goals simple again.. because for me, if I just do these 2 things I can lose weight. I make healthy meals.. I eat very healthy and in moderation. Its the nite time snacking that puts me over, and the lack of water.. which I am also getting better at, because I am not eating at nite.

    SO goals for today, March 22, monday
    1. no nite time snacking. Do whatever I can to distract myself for 10 minutes. Brush teeth, take a walk, go downstairs, get on social media or on here....
    2. concentrate on 8+ cups water
    3. listen to podcasts if time
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 3,959 Member
    WellingTX wrote: »
    Solid week. Down 2.4#. Averaged 1948 calories, walking a fine line on my 2K commitment but I'm there. Lowest week for working out with 5:14 including 3040#, 400 crunches, 80 push ups and 160 lunges. Averaged 44 minutes a day

    For Sunday

    -Work out for 90 minutes. Make this happen: 87 minutes, I'll take it
    -1999 calories: 1906 13 days down

    For Monday

    -Work out for 90 minutes. Busy day but make it happen
    -1999 calories:

    WONDERFUL job getting back on track!! Proud of you!! You inspire all of us!!!
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 3,959 Member
    jeschepp wrote: »
    Keeping this short because the weekend FLEW by and I am beat. The downside of rare visitors has been reduced cleaning lol!

    Thats what I tell hubby .. we need visitors again so I clean the house better! Glad you had a good weekend!
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 3,959 Member
    Sierra found a prom dress

    OMG -- that is the most beautiful dress!! And Sierra looks absolutely beautiful in it!
  • HEGoddard0928
    HEGoddard0928 Posts: 824 Member
    3/21/21
    - work 6-1 ✅Was a really awesome day!
    - eat an apple on the drive home✅
    - Pens game✅ They lost to a terrible team 😭
    - Author work(This is going to be creating an author business plan for the next few weeks)✅ Read a chapter in the book about creating an author plan and took notes. I also ordered her workbook that's a companion to the ebook. That should be delivered in the next few days.
    - clean (4 tasks) ❌ Played some games on my phone but got to spend some time in the sun.
    - ACTUALLY MAKE DINNER!!!!Nope...got a hoagie and a bag of chips from Wawa. Drank two bottles of water instead of a coke though! So that's progress!
    - Matt time ✅ We hung out on the couch after he got home from work. He stayed late but we got some good QT time in.
    - stay up until whenever!✅11:30 I think? Lol

    So the apple after work plan worked, but of course the exiting manager gave us each a bag with a hand written note and a load of candy. I ate all the chocolate while I was driving home. Le sigh.

    I splurged on food again last night. I bought a little variety cheesecake the other day. I ate 3 pieces over the last two days. I'm giving the other 3 to Matt though. I have to get a handle on my weight. I've gained back 5 of the 30lbs I lost in the last few months. So I logged back into Noom and started going back over articles and taking notes again.

    Oh! I was also talking to A last night. She's been doing a lot of research into ADHD and she said that ppl with that diagnosis have a really hard time creating new habits and discipline because they can never find a reward that is worth doing a boring task. Which is EXACTLY my problem! And it makes a lot of sense that I would have this issue bc my bipolar diagnosis has a lot of similarities with ADHD! At least now I know why I have this issue!

    Anyway! Sorry for the ramble! Lol.

    3/22/21
    - morning stuff✅
    - clean(5 tasks)
    - pay gastro bill
    - author work
    - Insta order
    - edit (20 pages)
    - read
    - journal
    - bed by 9
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 3,959 Member
    I was doing so well for like a month. And then everything went completely off the rails. My problem is that I get so hungry on my way out of work that I feel like I always need to munch on something on my drive home. And it has to be something either crunchy or sweet. And it's almost always absolutely terrible for me.

    I was the same way when I worked out of the home. I would be starving all the way home... then the minute I walked in the house, eat anything in site! So I had to figure out a way also.. and had a small box of snacks in my car. I even do that now (well, before covid!) if I think I have a lot of errands to run. I think a apple is a great idea. I also carry protein shakes with me, or protein bars. Even those little mini bags of pretzels.
  • CupcakeCrusoe
    CupcakeCrusoe Posts: 1,134 Member
    Helloooo JFT I'm back!

    I've been busy of late, and didn't make time to MFP. That changes today, I've got a spreadsheet I'm going to fill out religiously so I can know what kind of weight loss I'm expecting, let's do this.

    JFT:
    ✅Go running (it was great, I always forget how much I like it after I let it go too long between runs)
    -Clear another raised bed frame
    -Water the plants
    ✅ At least 95g protein (my breakfast and lunch have been protein-packed, haha)
    -Do Crafts (paint, knit, or block the knitting I just finished)
    -at least 7k steps
    -call a friend back
  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 849 Member
    Mid-semester conferences this week, so I'm swamped. Unfortunately, I've completely fallen off the wagon with logging and paying attention to what I eat :(
  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Sunday 21 March

    Hi fellow JFTD friends. Sorry I’ve been missing - I got distracted/disorganised and have not been logging 👿 I’m ready to recommit to logging and posting.

    Log 😊. Monday 😊
    Stay in the green 😊 Monday 😊
    5 fruit and veg 👿 Monday 👿
    Water 😊 Monday 👿
    Fitbit exercise goals 😊 Monday 😊
    Weigh 😊 trend ⬇️ Monday 👿

    I’m so late posting 👿 that I’ve reported on Sunday and Monday! Same goals as usual but will try to post them in the morning tomorrow! I’ve just realised that, when working, I always took leave at this time of year as Christmas was long gone and summer seemed so far away. Perhaps this is my time of year for a slump!

    @pridesabtch Sierra is beautiful and that’s a stunning dress.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,330 Member

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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
    Keep your chin up!
    Turning up is the ultimate success!
    • Name: Terri
    • Age: 74 🔹 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⏬

    UGW: 142 < x > 148
    • 14 Feb: 144.0
    • Total weight loss: 83 ⏫
    March Daily Goals: Week: 3
    Mon: ✅ Tue: Wed: Thu: Fri: Sat: Sun:
    1. Weight 142 < x > 148: ✅ 1/7
    2. Reduce Fat%: ✅ 28.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2 23.4 [/s] 23.1
    3. Increase Muscle%: ✅ 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.9: 31.3 ⏫
    4. Calories in the green ✅ 1/7
    5. Steps > 8000 ✅ 1/7
    6. Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily✅ 1/7
    7. Active hours > 6 daily ✅ 1/7
    🌷Positive intentions for Mon 22 March:
    • Meditation 🎉
    • Weigh/post weight 🎉
    • wrist exercises 🎉
    • Laundry - put away 🎉
    • vacuum upstairs 🎉
    • sort out front bedroom 🎉
    • Daily Chores 🎉
    • Puzzles: 🎉 Watch TV: 🎉
    • Reading: Slow trains to Venice 🎉
    • Keep up to date with email 🎉
    • Daily goals update🎉

    Feb/March DAILY RED CUP CHALLENGE (8 x 8oz water)
    Feb:💧💧💧💧💧
    March:
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    NLNS (7 March —->)
    LNS: 1
    Me: 15

    Sierra looks beautiful in that dress.

    Terri 🦄
  • WellingTX
    WellingTX Posts: 616 Member

    For Monday

    -Work out for 90 minutes. Busy day but make it happen: 91 minutes
    -1999 calories: 1950. Fourteen days down. 2/3 through my 21 day commitment

    For Tuesday

    -Work out for 40 minutes:
    -1999 calories:

  • jeschepp
    jeschepp Posts: 307 Member
    Went on a walk/jog today and was really being hard on myself. Telling myself I wasn't fast enough and didn't look great, that others were judging me. Halfway through I shifted my focus and just paid attention to the enjoyment of my time and the nature around me. Got back home and was looking over my stats, and saw that I shaved a whole minute off of my jogging pace! Just goes to show that it pays just to show up, and there's no benefit to beating yourself up. Give yourself credit for what you are doing, and trust that that's enough.

    JFT Sunday:
    80 oz water ✅
    stay in the green ✅
    meet all serving recommendations for 5 food groups ✅
    30 minutes exercise ✅
    screens off 8:30 ✅
    track food, exercise, water and post on JFT ✅

    JFT Monday:
    80 oz water
    stay in the green
    meet all serving recommendations for 5 food groups
    30 minutes exercise
    screens off 8:30
    track food, exercise, water and post on JFT


    @WellingTX Nice wins!
  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Tuesday 23 March

    Log
    Stay in the green
    5 fruit and veg
    Water
    Fitbit exercise goals
    Weigh 😊 trend ⬇️
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 5,875 Member
    JFT Tuesday
    1. 1 set of lifts. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! Post class plan right away on screen AND on site. EMAIL PRINCIPAL AND SUPT.
    2. Pit Crew: Tough Question Tuesday. Review stories.
    3. Classes: Starter: Choose project. Group: Review requirements. Indiv: Project work / prep work. Assign projects if ready. Check on who has 100% CR book and 4-8 done. Check on research essays.
    4. Planning: FANFIC? Lunges. Review videos to create transcripts. Input assignments. Email GDOL. Call DFCS about application question. Writing script.
    5. Lunch: Tikka Masala. Write script for P&P notes.
    6. Afternoon: Philosophy of ed. Writing group.
    7. Evening: S&F 4. Dinner: Pizza. Breathe. Set 2 of lifts.
    8. 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 and pack lunch. Set out clothes for tomorrow. Set up JFT for tomorrow.
    9. Shower. Review papers by desk. File or trash.
    10. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Wed book group. MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville?

    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
    Today: 189.2

    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 On Writing (Stephen King), The Prince (tr. Tim Parks, Russell Price, or Robert Adams), The Secret Adversary (Christie), Hood Feminism (Mikki Kendall).
    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 – March? ObG schedule for April. Schedule PCP for May.
    7. Theater: Little Princess.
    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. Open Wordpress in Safari.
    13. Lifting: 15 squats, 15 deadlifts, 10 shoulder presses, 15 arm raises, 15 pushups, 30 crunches, 15 side lifts, 15 back kicks, horse stance for 5 breaths.
    14. Other: Practice hair braiding with D. Check on appts for drs. 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. Next week is spring break. I have a LOT today. And a lot of it is fairly urgent. And it's already almost time to go.
    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.
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 763 Member

    JFT Monday 22nd March

    Log everything yes
    Stay in the green no, under maintenance though
    Back exercises yes
    Walk 51 minutes
    Gratitude I'm grateful I managed to arrange getting some garden alterations done.

    I've been far too lax recently and I need to get back to logging. Logging works! Although I am considering upping my allowance to 1400 calories for the first week just to make it easier, not decided yet.
    I didn't increase my calorie allowance, and didn't stay in the green, was 150 over.

    JFT Tuesday 23rd

    Log everything
    Stay in the green
    Back exercises
    Walk
    Phone calls/admin
    Gratitude

    Word for 2021 Strength

    Lose 21lbs in 2021
    2

  • CupcakeCrusoe
    CupcakeCrusoe Posts: 1,134 Member
    Helloooo JFT I'm back!

    I've been busy of late, and didn't make time to MFP. That changes today, I've got a spreadsheet I'm going to fill out religiously so I can know what kind of weight loss I'm expecting, let's do this.

    JFT:
    ✅Go running (it was great, I always forget how much I like it after I let it go too long between runs)
    ✅Clear another raised bed frame
    ✅Water the plants
    ✅ At least 95g protein (my breakfast and lunch have been protein-packed, haha)
    ✅Do Crafts (paint, knit, or block the knitting I just finished)
    ✅at least 7k steps
    ✅call a friend back

    Red letter day yesterday, did all my goals! I'm seeing a 2lb increase on the scale today, but my legs feel sore because of running for the first time in...months... so I'm not going to worry about the scale.

    JFT:
    -Water the plants
    -Get 7k steps in, going to be tough- today is busy.
    -call another friend back
    -At least 95 g protein
    -input my lasagna recipe for tomorrow
    -play Sea of Thieves with some friends
  • sarah74_vt
    sarah74_vt Posts: 368 Member
    JFY 3/22/2021

    1) Fast until noon :)
    2) Drink 64 oz water :/ (40 oz)
    3) Log all my food :) and stay within calorie limit :/
    4) Go for a walk :)
    5) Meditate :)
    6) Bag up junky/broken items in basement for Saturday's "Dump Run" :)

    JFT 3/23/2021

    1) Fast until noon
    2) Drink 64 oz water
    3) Log all my food
    4) Stay within calorie limit
    5) Go for a walk
    6) Meditate
    7) Bag up junky/broken items in basement for Saturday's "Dump Run"
    8) No Diet Coke