JUST FOR TODAY--One Day at a Time--Daily Commitment Thread for 2022

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  • cgottschlich
    cgottschlich Posts: 57 Member
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    I had only a little bit of coffee yesterday.
    I didnt feel drowsy most of the day, but i did overeat for lunch.
    Took a long nap afterwards, woke up feeling crappy.

    Dinner was smaller, late at night, and surprisingly unsatisfying.
    It was just a sandwich, but something about it was off.
    Maybe too rich?
    I feel like i live in a zone of eating that is impossible to pinpoint.
    If i make small stuff at home, im hungry all the time.
    If i eat small stuff from restaurants or groceries, i'm overstuffed.
    Maybe cause im small? (5'3.5")
    Watched two diet videos made by japanese women for inspo.

    Sleep was fraught again, even tho last bit of caffeine was noon and small.

    Hopefully today will be easier.
    Gonna fast. Will be a nice break from all this.

    Bex953172 wrote: »
    When I cant figure out if I'm hungry or just "emotionally hungry" I have a glass of water.
    If I still feel hungry after that I have another glass of water. And then if I'm STILL hungry then I am in actual fact hungry and will eat something.
    If I'm not hungry after the 2 cups of water then I know it was just a craving!

    I hope that helps!
    I wish that worked for me, thatd be hella convenient. :D I'm rarely thirsty, so drinking water whenever im hungry usually makes me feel bloated and uncomfortable. But i also only seem to have one kind of hunger, so i guess im lucky in that regard? B)
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,400 Member
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    JFT Tuesday
    - Work by 8:00 :(
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Update CI plans :smiley:
    - Mini Meals :(
    - Log food :(
    - Wendy's for dinner :smiley:
    - Ride Peleton :(
    - Bake cookies for gifts :(
    - Shower :(
    - Bed by 10:00 :smiley:

    Didn't do much of anything when I got home yesterday as you can see from all the :( .

    Busy day at work.

    Trivia tonight - maybe.

    JFT Wednesday
    - Work by 8:00 :(
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Ugly sweater contest :neutral: I didn't make it to the meeting, but do have on an ugly sweater
    - Lots of D7 work
    - Walk down of D7 :smiley:
    - Meeting
    - Home by 5:00
    - Trivia
    - Bed by 10:00

  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,542 Member
    edited December 2022
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    @cgottschlich I am 5'4" (used to be half inch taller when younger). I pay attention to calories in < calories out, hence the "net calories" goal on JFT. MFP is designed to use your size & activity level, along with your weekly weight-loss goal, to determine your daily caloric intake. I find if I eat appropriate portions of non-junk foods, I lose the weight. Also, restaurant and processed food is typically high in sodium, which causes water retention.

    Recap 12/13 T
    1) Move hourly :smiley: 15.4K 34 floors 11/14
    2) Walk dog in afternoon ~ taking advantage of clear roads & temps in 30s before winter storm arrives tomorrow :smiley: 4.84 miles happy dog & happy me
    3) $10 pizza for supper / net calories zero / >64 oz water :D Net cals not too bad -198 but sodium HIGH, fiber & carbs ok, protein excellent, calcium low-ish, 80 oz. water
    4) Call Mom ~ winter storm will prevent my visit (90 miles one way) <3 / write 10 Christmas cards hard to do with Kitty curled up on my lap / take L's card to church / 7:30 choir rehearsal canceled due to sickness / look up value dates for Garden of Lights ~ maybe Th otherwise week after Christmas / create Walgreens acct & link to health ins / create Medicare online acct / another ta-da? cleared some papers TA-DA!
    5) Floss / retainers / pray :smiley: 3x

    JFT 12/14 W
    1) Rest day or PT exercises?
    2) Move hourly / >7,500 steps
    3) Make chicken & wild rice bake for supper / net calories zero (hard to do on days with no dog walk) / > 64 oz. water
    4) Write 10+ Christmas cards / wash dishes / clear some papers / create Walgreens acct & link to health ins / another ta-da?
    5) Floss / retainers / pray

    I had to giggle this morning when I got text & email winter weather alerts from my former employer. Apparently they never edit the list for ex-employees. Not that I mind terribly.

    5# Challenge ~ using my Sat. w-i
    Nov. 12 = 175.5
    Nov. 19 = 175
    Nov. 26 = 176 Thanksgiving foods
    Dec. 3 = 175.5
    Dec. 10 = 175.5 staying steady, at least not gaining haha


    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    Height 5'4"
    65 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2022 Goals: mainly updates from the last two years
    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 track daily on a separate app (for the visual). 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 ~
    • 1.31.22 forgot to measure & log (DDS 8:20, quick stops at bread store & grocery essentials, then to mom & dad's for her bday)
    • 3.1.22 (still recovering from flu 2.23-2.25)
    • 3.31.22 maintaining not gaining
    • 4.30.22 barely maintaining
    • 5.31.22 ack
    • 6.30.22 ups & downs in June, but no worse at end of month
    • 8.2.22 up again ~ gah! (lazy in July & ate whatever I wanted)
    • 9.1.22 not doing so great eating-wise
    • 9.30.22 leveling off, starting downwards again :)
    • 10.31.22 not pretty... I can't stand being this heavy again!
    • 11.30.22 Thanksgiving foods put me up
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking dog, treadmill in winter, but include weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • Started PT (physical therapy) exercises 1.28.22 due to overuse of arthritic knees
    6) Participate in race or challenge events hopefully fewer virtual this year ~
    • started MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,022km challenge on Jan. 1
    • Frenzy on the Fox (River Trail) 5K on 1.21.22 ~ untimed event, per MapMyWalk 53.47 & ave. pace 16:30, frigid this year with wind chill at zero
    • registered for Seroogy's Valentine 5K on 2.5.22 ~ medico nixed race b/c inflammation in knee due to overuse & my arthritis = sad me but good for my knee
    • Bellin 10K on 6.11.22 (first time in person since 2019) ~ 1:41:02 ave. pace 16:27 first half 51:35 second half 50:26 & knees were fine :star: happy me
    • Packers 5K on 7.16.22 ~ 48:48 average pace 15:43 finished 37/81 in my age group (I'm oldest year in range haha)
    • Bellin Women's 5K on 10/1/22 (Packers 5K discount yay) ~ 48:56 ave. pace 15:45 overall 202 of 296 :star: not too shabby 9 days before I turned 65yo
    • register for Run for the Hill of It (trail) 5K on 10/8/22 (price goes up in Sept) ~ reconsidered due to knees on nature trails with rocks, tree roots & finishing up a very steep sledding hill... have decided not doing this year (maybe ever again = sad me b/c I love trail events)
    • watch for other events to add ~ None. Sad that City Stadium Run for Veterans no longer, ended by the pandemic.
    • maybe Jingle Bell 5K in person this year? need to watch for skipped virtual local event
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together ~ excellent goal last two years to be continued
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states) ~ keeping this goal as well
    9) Continue to declutter bedroom, home office, former work from home space (a/k/a dining room) and basement ~ not much progress lately, at least dining room done
    Word for 2022: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,847 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,847 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,847 Member
    edited December 2022
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    JFT for 12/14/2022 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. Can have 1/2 cup eggnog.✔️
    2) None of DH's stash today, including the Mexican sweet breads.✔️
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/2)✔️Didn't eat today.
    4) Don't weigh again until next Monday, 12/19. (last 12/15)✔️
    5) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/5). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.✔️
    6) No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (a little in honey mustard ok)✔️
    7) Nuts ok (22-26 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts, but none of Gary's canned nuts.✔️
    8) No beef jerky today.✔️
    9) No chicken Vienna sausage ok today (last 10/19) (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)✔️
    10) No sweet potato or pumpkin ok today. (last 12/10)✔️
    11) No tamales today & none of the leftover stuffing✔️
    12) Can have 1 piece of the cornbread and 1/2 cup eggnog✔️Didn't eat cornbread today.
    JFT for 12/15/2022 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) Can have 1 piece of pumpkin pie and some of the pears. Otherwise, nothing else unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash today, including the Mexican sweet breads.
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/2)
    4) Don't weigh again until next Monday, 12/19. (last 12/15)
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/5). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.
    6) No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (a little in honey mustard ok)
    7) Nuts ok (22-26 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts, but none of Gary's canned nuts.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) No chicken Vienna sausage ok today (last 10/19) (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 12/10)
    11) Up to 1 tamales ok today & some of the leftover stuffing ok
    12) Can have 1 piece of the cornbread
    13) No eggnog today
    ================== 4DW started =============
    Since MFP is going to close the blogs soon, I have to move my 4DWs (4 Day Wins) here.
    Now in shared file:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zarlETHtkiVUD1O6BKpHA7GCNFJS8IdF/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true


  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
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    JFT Thursday
    1. THINK PINK. Conference meeting during plan.
    2. Continue drafting unit plans.
    3. Write "How Do Taxes Work?" script.
    4. Reading - Libby. Update Goodreads!
    5. Write S&F and Clois. Bring pegs to 305.
    6. Duolingo.
    7. YMCA classes.
    8. Evening: Podcast. 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! Update JFT.
    9. Bedtime: Gratitude journal. Update IG. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth.
    10. Upcoming: Set up digital portfolio. Sat take Starbucks card on walk! Get elastic for shoes & take to shoe repair. Sun EGL 4-10. Call to set up testing for ADHD. Friday shopping then livestream. Add fusion to list. Sat family / walk? nap? / family.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    End of 2021: 194.4
    Today: 200.6

    Long-term goals/progress

    1. Professional / read current research. 2. Professional / present at conferences. 3. Professional / publish scholarly articles. 4. Professional / observe student needs and develop supports. 5. Professional / complete a doctorate. 6. Personal / retire comfortably. 7. Personal / renovate house. 8. Community / local progress. 9. Community / time with friends & family. 10. Medical/fitness.

    1. Research: Five paragraph essay. How student attitudes affect standardized test results; student surveys.

    2. Presenting: Promote YT channel. Invite guests. Record mini-lessons.

    3. Publishing: Read one journal article weekly; respond in a blog post. Clois for CWG. S&F for YT channel. Goodreads purchase list for McKay’s. Weekly blog series: Weekly Wishes (Monday) and Weekly Wins (Friday).

    4. Observed student needs: Changing words between parts of speech (vocabulary/grammar). Synthesizing info from multiple sources, drawing conclusions (RI/W). EFFECTIVE transitions (W). Every day v everyday; any one v anyone (grammar). Sub/obj pronouns & structure (grammar). Poss v pl nouns (grammar). Short nonfic from Lat Amer/Africa/Asia (World Lit). ALA conference registration by March.

    5. Doctorate: Research programs, requirements, resources, cost, timeline.

    6. Retirement: Update name on JSSB acct. Check investments. Do years of service transfer? Theater CV. Entertainment experience. Duolingo/Lang8.

    7. House: Floor joists. Siding. Gutters. Floors.

    8. Local progress: Library. Theater. PC2V. City/county govt. Community kitchen. She Should Run vision statement. Ugly Christmas sweater. Push for diversity. Turn left!

    9. Friends & extended family: Organize photos. Write postcards. Call weekly! Look for activities to do with friends. Purchase doll with long hair; practice French braid. Dance: tap, salsa, samba.

    10. Immediate family: 20m room cleaning daily. When room is clean, nap together. Zoo? Drive white car together; practice solo driving. Load books in crate for McKay's. Work on staying home solo when dark. When is annual checkup? When is next therapy appt? Discuss regressive behaviors & becoming nonverbal when upset.

    11. Medical: YMCA classes. Lift @ lunch. Maintain @ 155 w defined muscle tone. At 189, 1pr black 1pr white leggings; Hawaiian shirt. 179, 2 Svaha Rachel dresses. 169 suit - Indochino? 159 swing dance lessons. Talk to PCP about feet (cannot do calf raises, pushups, planks, mountain climbers, etc.) Also back and shoulder pain. Why can’t I sleep better? Is ADHD a possible factor? Dentist April 19 11a. Therapy 12/29 2P. How to respond to regressive behavior? Obgyn Mar 15 11a.

    WFTY: Focus. Hopefully things will calm down after this weekend... at least a little...

    WTFY 2023 will be "Priorities."
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,847 Member
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    JFT for 12/15/2022 (today)✔️
    1) Can have 1 piece of pumpkin pie and some of the pears. Otherwise, nothing else unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash today, including the Mexican sweet breads.
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/2)
    4) Don't weigh again until next Monday, 12/19. (last 12/15)
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/5). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.
    6) No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (a little in honey mustard ok)
    7) Nuts ok (22-26 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts, but none of Gary's canned nuts.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) No chicken Vienna sausage ok today (last 10/19) (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 12/10)
    11) Up to 1 tamales ok today & some of the leftover stuffing ok
    12) Can have 1 piece of the cornbread
    13) No eggnog today
    14) Can eat lunch early due to lunch meeting.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    Since MFP is going to close the blogs soon, I have to move my 4DWs (4 Day Wins) here.
    Now in shared file:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zarlETHtkiVUD1O6BKpHA7GCNFJS8IdF/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true


  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,847 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch. Can still have my dose of metamusal.

  • cgottschlich
    cgottschlich Posts: 57 Member
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    I forget what i broke my very short fast with, but after deciding its best to do whats tested and true and to not overthinking (thanks, nap), i finished the day following an old diet i used with great success.
    Mostly. I'm easing myself into it.
    I'm hoping the extra protein (if any) will help with my ankle injury and trigger point recovery but im going to try to not to think about that stuff. I get too hung up on medical & science hypotheses instead of listening to body and staying the course. Anxiety etc.

    I have no idea if this is gonna end up weight loss related but i think it might: Ive been treating my trigger points at home with massage and stretching since around the beginning of December. I'm aiming for everyday, twice a day, and so far, ive hit the "everyday" out of the park. Mostly followed the "twice a day". I have what seems like 10~15 trigger points, some of them very bad, so this will be a long road. I felt much better at first (and leaner??) but now im in the long period of feeling the same level of soreness and pain everyday. I read recently that for chronic suffers who just start treatment, it can take at least six weeks for the points to disappear.

    Anyway, today i will continue on my diet, and as a result of this change i will no longer be making sure i drink at least two cups of coffee or caffeine equivalent a day and will instead by consuming caffeine ad libitum. I will also try to not add anymore damage to my ankle.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,542 Member
    edited December 2022
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    Recap 12/14 W
    1) Rest day or PT exercises? Enjoyed my day of rest :smiley:
    2) Move hourly / >7,500 steps :( 4.4K 15 floors 11/14
    3) Make chicken & wild rice bake for supper ~ yum! / net calories zero (hard to do on days with no dog walk) / > 64 oz. water >:) Peanut M&Ms again ack! Net cals -436, sodium & carbs good, fiber & protein excellent, calcium low, 96 oz. water
    4) Write 10+ Christmas cards ~ 12 more done / wash dishes / clear some papers / create Walgreens acct & link to health ins / another ta-da? emailed A&D to ask about Christmas bread, digital decluttering TA-DA! :smiley:
    5) Floss / retainers / pray :smiley: 3x

    JFT 12/15 R
    1) Shoveled walkway & patio while hubby snowblowed driveway :p very wet, heavy snow, very glad we don't have to shovel the entire driveway!
    2) Walked dog entirely in neighborhood cul de sacs wearing clunky snow boots, that's a workout! 3.61 mi :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    3) Move hourly
    4) Leftovers for supper? / net calories zero / > 64 oz. water
    5) Write last 9 Christmas cards / 2-3 webinar / update dda accts / clear some papers / create Walgreens acct & link to health ins / order bread for Christmas / another ta-da?
    6) Floss / retainers / pray


    5# Challenge ~ using my Sat. w-i
    Nov. 12 = 175.5
    Nov. 19 = 175
    Nov. 26 = 176 Thanksgiving foods
    Dec. 3 = 175.5
    Dec. 10 = 175.5 staying steady, at least not gaining haha


    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    Height 5'4"
    65 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2022 Goals: mainly updates from the last two years
    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 track daily on a separate app (for the visual). 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 ~
    • 1.31.22 forgot to measure & log (DDS 8:20, quick stops at bread store & grocery essentials, then to mom & dad's for her bday)
    • 3.1.22 (still recovering from flu 2.23-2.25)
    • 3.31.22 maintaining not gaining
    • 4.30.22 barely maintaining
    • 5.31.22 ack
    • 6.30.22 ups & downs in June, but no worse at end of month
    • 8.2.22 up again ~ gah! (lazy in July & ate whatever I wanted)
    • 9.1.22 not doing so great eating-wise
    • 9.30.22 leveling off, starting downwards again :)
    • 10.31.22 not pretty... I can't stand being this heavy again!
    • 11.30.22 Thanksgiving foods put me up
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking dog, treadmill in winter, but include weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • Started PT (physical therapy) exercises 1.28.22 due to overuse of arthritic knees
    6) Participate in race or challenge events hopefully fewer virtual this year ~
    • started MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,022km challenge on Jan. 1
    • Frenzy on the Fox (River Trail) 5K on 1.21.22 ~ untimed event, per MapMyWalk 53.47 & ave. pace 16:30, frigid this year with wind chill at zero
    • registered for Seroogy's Valentine 5K on 2.5.22 ~ medico nixed race b/c inflammation in knee due to overuse & my arthritis = sad me but good for my knee
    • Bellin 10K on 6.11.22 (first time in person since 2019) ~ 1:41:02 ave. pace 16:27 first half 51:35 second half 50:26 & knees were fine :star: happy me
    • Packers 5K on 7.16.22 ~ 48:48 average pace 15:43 finished 37/81 in my age group (I'm oldest year in range haha)
    • Bellin Women's 5K on 10/1/22 (Packers 5K discount yay) ~ 48:56 ave. pace 15:45 overall 202 of 296 :star: not too shabby 9 days before I turned 65yo
    • register for Run for the Hill of It (trail) 5K on 10/8/22 (price goes up in Sept) ~ reconsidered due to knees on nature trails with rocks, tree roots & finishing up a very steep sledding hill... have decided not doing this year (maybe ever again = sad me b/c I love trail events)
    • watch for other events to add ~ None. Sad that City Stadium Run for Veterans no longer, ended by the pandemic.
    • maybe Jingle Bell 5K in person this year? need to watch for skipped virtual local event
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together ~ excellent goal last two years to be continued
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states) ~ keeping this goal as well
    9) Continue to declutter bedroom, home office, former work from home space (a/k/a dining room) and basement ~ not much progress lately, at least dining room done
    Word for 2022: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,517 Member
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    🐳🐬DECEMBER 2022🐬🐳
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    Doing the best I can with my goals
    C’est la vie!!!
    • November was a good month for me, and I achieved my goal of dropping a couple of lbs in anticipation of moderate indulgences over the festive season.
    • I am continuing with my present routine in December.
    Focus for December:
    • Enjoy moderate treats, while staying under calorie goal
    • Exercise to augment calories available
    • Adhere to Daily Solid Habits

    Eat under goal!

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    Current Solid Habits
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    The festive season was always a minefield for me. It’s taken 7 difficult years and much soul-searching to change my previous habits to ones which are more advantageous to health and fitness.

    I am worth the effort. And the payoffs are significant.

    You are worth the effort!!!

    🦄 Terri

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,847 Member
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    Hour commitment - After I finish my fruit, I won't eat again until tomorrow.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,847 Member
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    JFT for 12/15/2022 (yesterday)✔️
    1) Can have 1 piece of pumpkin pie and some of the pears. Otherwise, nothing else unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added.✔️
    2) None of DH's stash today, including the Mexican sweet breads.✔️
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/2)✔️Didn't eat today.
    4) Don't weigh again until next Monday, 12/19. (last 12/15)✔️
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/5). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.✔️
    6) No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (a little in honey mustard ok)✔️
    7) Nuts ok (22-26 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts, but none of Gary's canned nuts.✔️
    8) No beef jerky today.✔️
    9) No chicken Vienna sausage ok today (last 10/19) (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)✔️
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 12/10)✔️Didn't eat today.
    11) Up to 1 tamales ok today & some of the leftover stuffing ok✔️
    12) Can have 1 piece of the cornbread✔️
    13) No eggnog today✔️
    14) Can eat lunch early due to lunch meeting.✔️
    JFT for 12/16/2022 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless DH really wants one. No pumpkin pie or pears today. Sugarfree or no sugar added ok.
    2) None of DH's stash today, including the Mexican sweet breads.
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/2)
    4) Don't weigh again until next Monday, 12/19. (last 12/15)
    5) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/5). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.
    6) No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (a little in honey mustard ok)
    7) Nuts ok (22-26 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts, but none of Gary's canned nuts.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) No chicken Vienna sausage ok today (last 10/19) (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)
    10) No sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 12/15)
    11) No tamales ok today or leftover stuffing today
    12) No cornbread today
    13) No eggnog today
    14) Can be flexible when I out with DH tonight.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    Since MFP is going to close the blogs soon, I have to move my 4DWs (4 Day Wins) here.
    Now in shared file:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zarlETHtkiVUD1O6BKpHA7GCNFJS8IdF/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true


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  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,126 Member
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    I forget what i broke my very short fast with, but after deciding its best to do whats tested and true and to not overthinking (thanks, nap), i finished the day following an old diet i used with great success.
    Mostly. I'm easing myself into it.
    I'm hoping the extra protein (if any) will help with my ankle injury and trigger point recovery but im going to try to not to think about that stuff. I get too hung up on medical & science hypotheses instead of listening to body and staying the course. Anxiety etc.

    I have no idea if this is gonna end up weight loss related but i think it might: Ive been treating my trigger points at home with massage and stretching since around the beginning of December. I'm aiming for everyday, twice a day, and so far, ive hit the "everyday" out of the park. Mostly followed the "twice a day". I have what seems like 10~15 trigger points, some of them very bad, so this will be a long road. I felt much better at first (and leaner??) but now im in the long period of feeling the same level of soreness and pain everyday. I read recently that for chronic suffers who just start treatment, it can take at least six weeks for the points to disappear.

    Anyway, today i will continue on my diet, and as a result of this change i will no longer be making sure i drink at least two cups of coffee or caffeine equivalent a day and will instead by consuming caffeine ad libitum. I will also try to not add anymore damage to my ankle.

    Hey not sure if I missed a previous post but would you mind explaining what you mean by the trigger points? Wasn't too sure what you were on about and I thought maybe I should just ask 😂 hope you don't mind me asking x
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,126 Member
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    Hey everyone. So I've not been posting goals or logging. See what I mean, I have precision focus for a few days then just nothing.
    But I'm not gonna see it so much as a "me" problem but more just a situational issue. The kids have been off school, the house is getting messy. 2 of my friends have been poorly or had poorly kids so I've been taking and collecting them from school to help them out. It's practically on the way anyway so it doesn't bother me and they would return the favour.

    But I can safely say I haven't been over eating. I tend to eat alot less or even not at all when the kids are home. Purely because they ask me for whatever I'm eating every time. Or mither me the whole time I'm eating it. So it just puts me off making anything altogether. Bit of a weird complex but there you go. I can't even have a cup of tea without Casey asking for some of it. And it's not like they kick off or anything when I say no, but they do moan a bit or just ask me again like the first "no" could actually be a yes.

    I know it's just kids. But kids or not, I can be pretty particular about things myself.

    Got alot of the Xmas shopping done yesterday. Just did it online and collected it from the stores this morning. All the kids were meant to be in school today but Saskia was ill again today. So that's 10 days up to now there's been atleast 1 of them at home x so mine and ash's shopping is gonna have to wait until Monday x
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,847 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until dinner with DH. Some flexibility at dinner. Can still have my dose of metamusal before we leave.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,542 Member
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    Late in day to post, but want to for my own accountability :smile:

    Recap 12/15 R
    1) Shoveled walkway & patio while hubby snowblowed driveway :p very wet, heavy snow, very glad we don't have to shovel the entire driveway!
    2) Walked dog entirely in neighborhood cul de sacs wearing clunky snow boots, that's a workout! 3.61 mi :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    3) Move hourly :smiley: 14.9K 25 floors 12/14
    4) Leftovers for supper? hot dogs, canned baked beans & leftover veg / net calories zero / > 64 oz. water :smiley: net cals green 101, sodium high (again), fiber excellent, carbs ok, protein & calcium low, 88 oz water
    5) Write last 9 Christmas cards ~ yay / 2-3 webinar / update dda accts / clear some papers / create Walgreens acct & link to health ins / order bread for Christmas ~ tried, but not what I wanted at one shop, no answer when I called other shop / another ta-da? updated budget s/s, digital decluttering TA-DA! :smiley:
    6) Floss / retainers / pray :smiley: 3x

    JFT 12/16 F
    1) PT exercises & shoveled light inch of snow :smiley: happy me
    2) Move hourly / >7,500 steps
    3) Leftover wild rice & chicken bake & salad for supper / net calories zero / >64 oz. water
    4) Ta-da's: stamps & address labels on Christmas cards / drop cards at Post Office / order bread for Christmas / wash dishes / prep gift bag & card for mail carrier / pack up card supplies / start prepping stocking stuffer bags / create Walgreens acct & link to health ins / declutter 15 min. / another ta-da?
    5) Floss / retainers / pray / alarm? (Market on Military 9-1, Sam's Club)


    5# Challenge ~ using my Sat. w-i
    Nov. 12 = 175.5
    Nov. 19 = 175
    Nov. 26 = 176 Thanksgiving foods
    Dec. 3 = 175.5
    Dec. 10 = 175.5 staying steady, at least not gaining haha


    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    Height 5'4"
    65 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2022 Goals: mainly updates from the last two years
    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 track daily on a separate app (for the visual). 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 ~
    • 1.31.22 forgot to measure & log (DDS 8:20, quick stops at bread store & grocery essentials, then to mom & dad's for her bday)
    • 3.1.22 (still recovering from flu 2.23-2.25)
    • 3.31.22 maintaining not gaining
    • 4.30.22 barely maintaining
    • 5.31.22 ack
    • 6.30.22 ups & downs in June, but no worse at end of month
    • 8.2.22 up again ~ gah! (lazy in July & ate whatever I wanted)
    • 9.1.22 not doing so great eating-wise
    • 9.30.22 leveling off, starting downwards again :)
    • 10.31.22 not pretty... I can't stand being this heavy again!
    • 11.30.22 Thanksgiving foods put me up
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking dog, treadmill in winter, but include weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • Started PT (physical therapy) exercises 1.28.22 due to overuse of arthritic knees
    6) Participate in race or challenge events hopefully fewer virtual this year ~
    • started MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,022km challenge on Jan. 1
    • Frenzy on the Fox (River Trail) 5K on 1.21.22 ~ untimed event, per MapMyWalk 53.47 & ave. pace 16:30, frigid this year with wind chill at zero
    • registered for Seroogy's Valentine 5K on 2.5.22 ~ medico nixed race b/c inflammation in knee due to overuse & my arthritis = sad me but good for my knee
    • Bellin 10K on 6.11.22 (first time in person since 2019) ~ 1:41:02 ave. pace 16:27 first half 51:35 second half 50:26 & knees were fine :star: happy me
    • Packers 5K on 7.16.22 ~ 48:48 average pace 15:43 finished 37/81 in my age group (I'm oldest year in range haha)
    • Bellin Women's 5K on 10/1/22 (Packers 5K discount yay) ~ 48:56 ave. pace 15:45 overall 202 of 296 :star: not too shabby 9 days before I turned 65yo
    • register for Run for the Hill of It (trail) 5K on 10/8/22 (price goes up in Sept) ~ reconsidered due to knees on nature trails with rocks, tree roots & finishing up a very steep sledding hill... have decided not doing this year (maybe ever again = sad me b/c I love trail events)
    • watch for other events to add ~ None. Sad that City Stadium Run for Veterans no longer, ended by the pandemic.
    • maybe Jingle Bell 5K in person this year? need to watch for skipped virtual local event
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together ~ excellent goal last two years to be continued
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states) ~ keeping this goal as well
    9) Continue to declutter bedroom, home office, former work from home space (a/k/a dining room) and basement ~ not much progress lately, at least dining room done
    Word for 2022: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • emgracewrites
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    So much to do this weekend. Add in a three-day (and counting) splitting headache and PMS and it’s going to be a challenging couple of days.

    Goals for 12/17
    - finish Christmas shopping
    - Wash dishes/run dishwasher
    - Laundry
    - Clean bathrooms
    - Work on writing stuff
    - Job hunt
    - Oh yeah, try and eat somewhat healthy and drink enough water.

    There’s so much I need to focus on but my brain won’t focus on anything. I know most of it is just hormones but this really isn’t a good time to be feeling this low.
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,226 Member
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    Not the best week... but todays a new day. Ha.. and on my list is to decorate sugar cookies. well.. its xmastime. Hubby and I did running.. and went to sams 3 x... and had their pizza each time. It is so good .. $2.50 for 2 large pizzas. But .. my weight reflects this to.

    JFT, Sat
    1. take daughter to church
    2. decorate sugar cookies
    3. laundry
    4. wrap gift/finish quilt
    5. clean house
    6. mindful eating
    7. dinner tonite: creamed chix in crockpot
    8. no snacking tonite.. yes.. that means no cookies!
    ***************************
    5 pound challenge .. lost 5# by end of year! Weigh-ins
    Trying to weigh every saturday
    November 12: 205.0 ! Yikes. I knew I was up, because my jeans are once again tight. So my goal is to be back in onderland by January 1st!
    Nov 18: 207.2 --- the scale is going the wrong direction.. and when I look back, I know why.Its mindless eating of even "healthy" foods like raisins, banannas, nuts, etc. So, that must stop
    Nov 26:
    217. going in the wrong direction... back to starting weight ... but tomorrow is a new day. too much overeating for thanksgiving, so hoping for a loss next week.
    Dec 3: 205.0... back where I started almost 3 weeks ago... not being too successful so far. But my downfall is still evening snacking, and not enough water. Goals for next week: 4 out of 5 nites no snacks :s ( Failed on this one .. probably managed 2 nites), aim for 6+ water each day :s (Big fail on this).
    Dec 10: 204.8 -- not much, I was hoping it would be more. Goals for next week: 8+ water a day; 4 nites with NO SNACKS in the evening.
    Dec 17: 207. I am hoping this is just a fluke that I am up almost 2.6 pounds! I did better, but then again, had 4 days of pizza, so thats probably the reason. But ... I need to stay accountable!