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

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  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,119 Member
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    Well it only took 4 days but I'm in an intense chocolate addiction.
    I ate my selection box, ate the chocolate tubs (obviously shared between the family) and my girls got a stocking each from my MIL and they're so kind they always want to share it with us. Alot of the time we say no, it's theirs after all, but every so often I ask them if I can have a small piece. And when they're in bed I'm eyeing them up wishing I could eat it. I mean I don't, but all I want is chocolate right now 😂

    The house is a total mess. But it's kids. It happens. Maybe not so much the kitchen, that's me hahah so got a busy day cleaning today. Atleast want to make a dent in it

    Starting goals in the new year and try roll with the "New Year Optimism"

    Hope you've all had a wonderful holiday so far x
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,832 Member
    edited December 2022
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    JFT for 12/29/2022 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash today, including the Mexican sweet breads.
    3) No peanut butter today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/28)
    4) Don't weigh again until Friday before nutritionist, 12/30 (last 12/22)
    5) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday). 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.
    11) No tamales today
    12) Can have lunch early due to meeting at lunch.
    ================== 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:

    ***Not doing until next week, still pretty weak!

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

  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,399 Member
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    Been a little absent here. Actually I've been reading every day, but I haven't been posting. The holidays were a bit busy, but honestly I just didn't want to be accountable for my gluttonous behavior. I've been very out of control lately. I think I may be ready to buckle down a little now that the gatherings are mostly over.

    JFT Thursday
    - Up by 7:30 :smiley:
    - Take meds & leave message for V to take meds :smiley:
    - Work by 8:30 :smiley:
    - No sweets
    - Home by 4:00
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,538 Member
    edited December 2022
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    Recap 12/28 W
    1) Move hourly :smiley: 16.1K 22 floors 11/14
    2) Walk dog at NWTC :mrgreen: 3.02 mi happy dog & happy me
    3) Not sure of supper ~ Olive Garden / net calories zero / >64 oz. water :p Logged best I could. Net cals -430, sodium HIGH (expected), fiber excellent, protein & carbs ok, calcium decent, 72 oz. water
    4) Prep: bday card for niece, TY to SW, holiday card to T&S / put away clean dishes / another ta-da? refilled shower bottles with shampoo, face wash from jumbos, digital declutter / 5:30 GBBG Garden of Lights / drop mail at P.O. after :smiley: good day
    5) Floss / retainers / pray too tired ;) 1x

    JFT 12/29 R
    1) Move hourly / >7,500 steps
    2) PT exercises
    3) Make Greek olive ciabatta sausage pizza for supper / net calories zero / >64 oz. water
    4) Breadsmith for calendar bread / wash dishes / clear some papers / digital declutter / another ta-da?
    5) Floss / retainers / pray

    Yesterday I completed 800km year to date for MapMyWalk annual challenge. Very happy about that. Finished day by walking through Garden of Lights at botanical garden, at concession stand drank hot chocolate & ate popcorn, followed by dinner date with hubby. We haven't done much of that (like, none) since I retired, so it was nice. <3 (We brought leftovers home.) Plus, I saw several former colleagues that I used to get together with monthly, pre-pandemic. So good to see them!

    Sharing a few photos from Wednesday:
    My 800km badge
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    Under the Pond ~ the air bubbles "move"
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    Icicle Forest
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    Me on the bridge
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    Veggie Tails Garden
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    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
    Dec. 17 = 174.5 yay
    Dec. 24 = 176 holiday treats, no dog walks


    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: 2,832 Member
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    Hour commitment - After I finish my pineapple and nuts, 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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    Okay, so maybe being "refreshed" doesnt mean i have an easy time getting up.
    Even tho yesteraday i didnt do much and i didnt go to bed super late or ate past 8 PM, i slept real funny and woke up bleehhh.
    But i also was rather hungry last night.
    Maybe it has to do with my chocolate intake?
    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Well it only took 4 days but I'm in an intense chocolate addiction.

    I can never tell if i get addicted to chocolate or if its just a really useful tool i objectively benefit from. xD
    I used to treat it only as an addiction because thats all i ever thought it could be.
    What would happen is that we'd get some chocolate in the house, and i would think "oo i could really go for a piece".
    And then id have one. But after that, my desire for chocolate would only increase over time.
    Eventually (if i was allowed) i would eat the chocolate more and more frequently with bigger and bigger servings, until it was gone.
    Like, wtf, there are so many other sugary and fatty things i could be eating.
    I think part of it is the saturated fat. I'm like that with ice cream too. And cheese.
    I think because of my genetic abnormality, sat fat foods dont affect my satiety, but make my brain feel rewarded, so it always wants more. It thinks its a "free" food thats only benefits.
    You know the milks with the cream top? I could eat that cream forever. I could eat a bucket of it and still want more.

    But the other thing about chocolate is that its got theobromine and a bunch of antioxidants.
    I recently read a study that put chocolate drinks at the highest level of antioxidant activity after ingestion, followed by coffee. That's incredible!
    I also noticed that even when we dont have chocolate *bars* at home, i subconsciously eat a little chocolate every day if its in food in the house. Like, hubby likes getting Reese's Puffs. I like cereal, but and will eat it a couple times a week, but if its Reese's Puffs, i'll eat some every day.
    Its like my coffee fix, but chocolate!
    I think theobromine just sits better in me than caffeine (i also really like matcha! It tastes like chocolate to me!). I think caffeine is too harsh. Otherwise id just drink coffee every day. Its way less fattening!

    So i thought, if chocolate is so good, and i dont drink coffee or tea, why dont i find a way to have this in my diet and not fatten me up? Or make me sick?

    I'm still figuring it out. Pretty much every chocolate source at the groceries here comes bundled with sugar, fat, or both. Sugar is better for me personally than fat, so ive been using some fancy hot chocolate mix with water. But its very sugary, so i cant drink much of it without feeling sick. We also have some Crio Bru in the pantry, i think, which is like coffee grounds but chocolate, but last times i made it, the process was a huge pain. Ive enjoyed buying extremely dark chocolate bars, but its easy to take too much (maybe i can practice tho? Its my favorite method so far). Something i want to try that i havent yet is finding an online supplier of straight chocolate liquor (its whats leftover when they remove the cocoa butter from crushed cocoa beans and is what companies use to flavor things "chocolate") and use that to make chocolate drinks at home, similar to using chocolate syrup but without the sugar. Lastly, you can buy a type of cocoa powder thats just crushed cocoa beans but i used that a long time ago and i remember it not mixing well with water. Its basically only useful in food prep. And its really fatty, i think.

    Right now i got no good source of chocolate but we have leftover snooty instant coffee in the freezer so i'm having some of that. I'm awake! But i gotta be careful not to guzzle it. I probably shoulda cut it with instant decaf. Hmm, i guess i still can!

    __________________________________

    Today i've already started writing my agenda.
    Gonna get the physical stuff done during daylight (when i actually have energy!)
    and save the desk stuff for later.
    Plus, its gonna start raining at 3 PM, so stuff like taking recycling out i wont even be able to do later!
    Tomorrow its gonna rain too, here and in San Francisco, where i'm seeing a show.
    Last time they predicted rain, it only rained until showtime, so i didnt need to bring my umbrella to the club. :smiley:
    I dont know if will be so lucky tomorrow. So here's to hoping their coat check isnt butt!
    Also i'm trying Detroit-style pizza for the first time tmrw! Excited!
  • cgottschlich
    cgottschlich Posts: 57 Member
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    mytime6630 wrote: »
    JFT, Wed, 12/28
    1. Join Weight Watchers online!!! DONE!!! They are having a special ... $10.00 a month for online only. 3 years ago I lost 38 pounds.. so I know it works. Last time I did do the meetings, and made "lifetime", which means if you are at your goal weight it is free the rest of your life. Well.. covid happened, and I gained, and gained. I am so out of control. So when I saw this special... I am worth spending $60.00 to get 6 months of help!! And, hoping to get back to lifetime... where I can attend meetings if I want to. But ... I still plan to continue this thread, and log on here.. more accountability.

    Woaah thats very exciting and cool. Thanks for the heads up! I think i'll try it.
  • cgottschlich
    cgottschlich Posts: 57 Member
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    Ah.
    So it's 10$ a month for ten months (100$).
    Thats a bit long of a committment for me.
    But they also have 15$ a month for three months (45$), and then ofc you can do just one month but you have to pay the starter fee of 20$ for a total of 43$.
    So theres basically no point in doing the one month commit, even if you stop using it after a month.

    But it looks like you have to use an app, and i dont use smart devices. Oh well! Times a changin'.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,832 Member
    edited December 2022
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    JFT for 12/29/2022 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. ✔️
    2) None of DH's stash today, including the Mexican sweet breads.✔️
    3) No peanut butter today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/28)✔️
    4) Don't weigh again until Friday before nutritionist, 12/30 (last 12/22)✔️
    5) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday). 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.✔️Didn't eat today.
    11) No tamales today✔️
    12) Can have lunch early due to meeting at lunch.✔️
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 12/30/2022 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash today, including the Mexican sweet breads.
    3) No peanut butter today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/28)
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday 1/2 (last 12/22)
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/29). 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.
    11) No tamales 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:

    ***Not doing until next week, still pretty weak!

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


  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,226 Member
    edited December 2022
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    Ah.
    So it's 10$ a month for ten months (100$).
    Thats a bit long of a committment for me.
    But they also have 15$ a month for three months (45$), and then ofc you can do just one month but you have to pay the starter fee of 20$ for a total of 43$.
    So theres basically no point in doing the one month commit, even if you stop using it after a month.

    But it looks like you have to use an app, and i dont use smart devices. Oh well! Times a changin'.

    They had a special that I think ended yesterday ? But it was $10.00 a month.. you could get either sign up for the 3 month or the 6 month. I got the 6 month. But yes, otherwise, it can be pretty expensive!

    For the special, they also waived the starter fee.. so it was too good to pass up. So my total bill for each of the 6 months will be just $10.00... This gives me access to the website, and the phone or ipad app... where I can track food, as well as thousands of recipes. I don't use my phone much .. so I like using the website.
    It does not include meetings, but I am OK with that.
    I figured the 6 months would at least get me started. I lost 38 pounds with weight watchers 3 years ago.. so I know it works.. I just need a push to break the old habits I've slowly developed back.
    I should have put that in my post that this sale ended that day! I went to bed frustrated with myself for gaining so much back.. and then saw the email, so it was just too good to pass up on.
    I just have to cancel when the 6 months are up.. otherwise I will be billed $23.00 a month!

    Note: Just got on WW website and saw where now you have to commit to 10 months! I'm glad I joined when I did .. don't want to commit to paying $100.
    But watch .. they may have another special for just a few months.. enough to get motivated.

  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,226 Member
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    Didn't get on here since weds .. but I have 2 days down on my "starting over for the hundredth time", and I feel good. I've been logging my food, not on this site but the WW one. It is at least making me more aware .. because I get something like 23 points a day. Many of the food they encourage you to eat are things like fruits, veggies, chicken, eggs.. which are zero points, so I can have as much of these as I want.
    But .. if I want a bowl of ice cream .. that is like 15 points. And a cookie is about 20 points! So it definitely is making me stop before I shovel food in my mouth! I can choose whether to have it or not .. encouraging good , healthy choices.
    Tonite, I just had a protein shake.. and I will stop at that.
    I only signed up for 6 months .. at $10 a month. So in June I will cance l (because after that it is $23 a month.. can't and don;t want to pay that much!).. but I am hoping that this gives me the kick in the butt I need to reset the habits that helped me lose weight before. And .. if I can get back to my goal weight.. I can go for free since I made lifetime when I met my goal weight 3 years ago.
    But today was a good day, in that I felt good. I felt more in control. I went to the gym.. and got a nice walk in. It helps that it was almost 60 degrees today also!

    JFT, Friday, 12/30
    1. plan meal for tomorrow .. will be bbq chicken breast, or hubby wants to go to Lions choice for a roast beef sandwich.
    2. go to the gym
    3. clean downstairs.. I'm going through xmas stuff and going to get rid of stuff I really don't use anymore. Also.. need to get rid of old tax papers from our business ... only need to keep 10 years worth.
    4. go to the YMCA to make sure my membership is still active. I have Silver Sneakers, so I am fortunate in that I can go to gyms for free (paid for with insurance). I want to start taking classes at the YMCA.
    5. Take daughter to doctor to get her stitches removed.
    6. concentrate on water ... need to really work on this!
    7. nitetime snacking .... zero point, or protein shake.
    8.
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    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:
    237. 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: 209. 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!
    Dec 29: 208. I will restart my weighin for 2023


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  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,226 Member
    edited December 2022
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    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Well it only took 4 days but I'm in an intense chocolate addiction.
    I ate my selection box, ate the chocolate tubs (obviously shared between the family) and my girls got a stocking each from my MIL and they're so kind they always want to share it with us. Alot of the time we say no, it's theirs after all, but every so often I ask them if I can have a small piece. And when they're in bed I'm eyeing them up wishing I could eat it. I mean I don't, but all I want is chocolate right now 😂

    The house is a total mess. But it's kids. It happens. Maybe not so much the kitchen, that's me hahah so got a busy day cleaning today. Atleast want to make a dent in it

    Starting goals in the new year and try roll with the "New Year Optimism"

    Hope you've all had a wonderful holiday so far x

    I am this way ... with sweets!! I still have xmas sugar cookies here,.. cinnamon rolls, and now flavored popcorn! It is so hard once you get used to those sweets!
    Yes ... we'll all going to do great for the new year! I'm going to be on here kicking butt... and hopefully we can all support each other! Lets make this our year!!
    Ha.. not surprised your house is a mess.. its the holidays!! As they always say .. the dirt and messiness can wait .. kids grow up so fast.. so just enjoy the time with them!
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,119 Member
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    mytime6630 wrote: »
    Ha.. not surprised your house is a mess.. its the holidays!! As they always say .. the dirt and messiness can wait .. kids grow up so fast.. so just enjoy the time with them!

    Hahaha I couldn't walk around the house without stepping on anything. Feel like I can't walk properly in my house cause I'm dodging stuff and stepping over things.
    When I saw the dog clambering over a washing basket (although he's a bit of a dummy anyway) I decided enough was enough 😂

    Need to start getting my Christmas decorations away soon. Maybe today if I can be bothered x
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,119 Member
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    5LB CHALLENGE

    SW: 178
    28th Nov: 178
    9th Dec: 179
    30th Dec: 179
    GW: 173

    Haha well. That was unexpected. Was expecting it to be worse post-christmas.
    I mean it's still not good. Not lost any weight at all. But it could have been worse.

  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 470 Member
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    Goals for 12/30
    - drink 40 oz of water
    - Yoga
    - one tidying up chore

    Not setting myself any food-related goals today. Ate something yesterday that really didn’t agree with me. No idea what, because the only new thing I ate was for breakfast, and symptoms didn’t start until after lunch, which was something I’ve eaten a million times before. So frustrating when it feels like I can’t trust my own body and can’t figure out what’s safe to eat and what isn’t. Anyway, I’m still feeling crappy this morning so I’m going to take it as easy as possible on my stomach today.
  • cgottschlich
    cgottschlich Posts: 57 Member
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    I was hungry until late last night too but i'm thinking its because i'm staying up later and need less sleep now that i caught up (went to sleep around 1 PM, got up around 8 PM).
    But it might also be because i'm eating so little fat, and fat burns for a long time.
    My other option in the future is switching out my last meal to something thats mostly fat, vegetables, and meat.

    Additionally balancing carbs and energy has gotten a bit tricky.
    Eating carbs frequently enough without relying on sugar or getting so full as to be sluggish is difficult.
    But i also havent been balancing my energizing drinks very well, nor exercising very much (got a lil lazy on the physical therapy and chores).

    Not much happening today other than getting ready for a show and going to said show!




  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,538 Member
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    Recap 12/29 R
    1) Move hourly / >7,500 steps :smiley: 7.7K 13 floors 12/14
    2) PT exercises :smiley: happy me
    3) Make Greek olive ciabatta sausage pizza for supper ~ so easy & yum! hubby says tastes as good as pizzas we buy / net calories zero / >64 oz. water >:) Too much snacking, on top of homemade pizza. Oops. Net cals -975, sodium -998, fiber spot on, carbs & protein good, calcium ok, 72 oz water
    4) Breadsmith for calendar bread / wash dishes / clear some papers / digital declutter / another ta-da? kind of lazy day, oh well
    5) Floss / retainers / pray :smiley: 3x

    JFT 12/30 F
    1) Move hourly
    2) Treadmill (want to reach 500 miles YTD, only 2.7 to go)
    3) Leftover Olive Garden for lunch / not sure of dinner / net calories zero / >64 oz. water
    4) Call mom & dad / wash dishes / clear some papers / digital declutter / check DVR / another ta-da?
    5) 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
    Dec. 17 = 174.5 yay
    Dec. 24 = 176 holiday treats, no dog walks


    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: 2,832 Member
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    Hour commitment - After I have my dose of metamusal, I won't eat again until after 5 pm.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,832 Member
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    JFT for 12/30/2022 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. ✔️
    2) None of DH's stash today, including the Mexican sweet breads.✔️
    3) No peanut butter today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/28)✔️
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday 1/2 (last 12/22)✔️
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/29). 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.✔️Didn't eat today.
    11) No tamales today✔️
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 12/31/2022 (today)✔️
    1) Can have dessert today.
    2) None of DH's stash today, including the Mexican sweet breads.
    3) No peanut butter today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/28)
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday 1/2 (last 12/22)
    5) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/29). 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.
    11) No tamales 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:

    ***Not doing until next week, still pretty weak!

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


  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 470 Member
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    Goals for 12/30
    - drink 40 oz of water ❌
    - Yoga ✅
    - one tidying up chore ❌

    Finally feeling a little bit better. Doing nothing today was my version of self-care. Tomorrow I’ll get some stuff done, but for tonight I’m going to bury my nose in Middle Earth. In other words, read “The Fellowship of the Ring”