JUST FOR TODAY... One day at a time .. Daily Commitment for 2023!

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,416 Member
    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.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,426 Member
    Late in day for posting, but I want to for my own accountability...

    Recap 11/27 M
    1) Log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) PT exercises out of time & energy :/
    3) Clean up coleus planter mess, plus mystery plant (prize at baby shower) and repot as possible / DUST / declutter family room / review charity requests & plan for Giving Tuesday / read / other? yes! very active, productive day :smiley:

    JFT 11/28 T
    1) Log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Swept/scrubbed downstairs floors which was good workout (and hubby vacuumed) / Giving Tuesday donations / spa massage package deal / read / wash towels / drop mail at P.O. / choir rehearsal 7:30 / other?

    Another frigid weather day with wind chills in single digits, so another day with no dog walk. Sad me & sad dog. On the plus side, I did get lots of housework done. :smiley:

    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    This is my lifestyle. It's. Not. A. Diet.
    Height 5'4"
    66 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2023 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be satisfied if I can get back down to 160# this year
    • Post weekly weigh-in on MFP 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.
    • Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ forgot (on purpose ?) in July, Aug & Sept
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    • Try new recipes now that I have the time
      January: parsnip/potato mash; St. Louis gooey butter cake (Mom's bday) = :smiley::smiley:
      February: creamy bacon corn chowder (slow cooker); banana bread (using applesauce & oil); braised lamb shanks with lentils (slow cooker); apple cake (with buttermilk) = :smiley::smiley::smiley::smiley:
      March ???
      April: porkchops with mushrooms = :smiley:
      May: raisin overnight oats; banana overnight oats = :smile: :smile:
      June: orange choc chip bread = :smiley:
      July: chicken leg quarters on the grill = :smiley:
      August: apple zucchini bread = :smiley:
      September: sausage broccoli stir-fry = :smiley:
      Oct ???
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x)
    January 1x6 days, 1x5 days, 2x4 days = :smiley:
    February 1x6 days, 2x5 days, 1x4 days = :smiley:
    March 2x6 days, 3x5 days = :smiley:
    April 1x3 days, 2X5 days, 1 week not feeling well = :neutral:
    May 2x3 days, 1x4 days, 2x5 days = :smile:
    June 1x3 days, 3x4 days plus race event = :smiley:
    July 1x0 days too hot to get up early LOL, 3x4 days = :smile:
    August 4x4 days, 1x5 days = :smile:
    September 2x4 days, 2x5 days = :smiley:
    October 4x4 days including race event = :smiley:
    • Walk dog 3-4 miles, treadmill when necessary in winter, weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • Continue PT (physical therapy) exercises to strengthen arthritic knees & hip flexor
    4) MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,023km challenge started on Jan. 1
    January 48.14 miles
    February 55.79 miles YTD 103.93 miles
    March 73.47 miles YTD 177.40 miles
    April 49.52 miles YTD 226.92 miles
    May 71.75 miles YTD 298.67 miles
    June 74.27 miles YTD 372.94 miles
    July 35.41 miles YTD 408.35 miles
    August 58.07 miles YTD 466.42
    September 63.89 miles YTD 530.31 :smiley: surpassed 2022's total distance
    October 66.33 miles YTD 596.64
    • In 2022 I logged 500.4 miles, or 805km. Not the full challenge, but with knee issues early in year, I was happy to get this far.
    5) At least 7,500 steps per day
    • I can earn $10 every month on my Medicare Advantage Plan with 10+ days of 7,500 steps = Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / June / July / Aug / Sept / Oct
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered for Seroogy's Valentine 5K on 2.4.23 ~ skipped 2023 due to frigid temps with wind chill around 0F... didn't want a repeat of overuse injury from last winter. In 2022, I had to cancel race due to inflammation in knees from overuse & arthritis (medico advised) from walking in another frigid 5K.
    • Registered for Bellin 10K on 6.10.23 ~ 1:39:19 ave. pace 15:59 split time 50:07 age group 24/40
    • Registered for Packers 5K on 7.22.23 ~ 49:53 ave. pace 16:04 placed 1757/2283 age group 20/43 F div 861/1207 passed 266 overall, passed by 48 overall (I love the pass stats!)
    • Registered for Bellin Women's 5K on 10.7.23 ~ 48:49 ave. pace 15:43 placed 255/342 age group 14/20
    • watch for other events to possibly add ~ learned of Pi Day race, but did not enter
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    • Excellent goal previous years, to be continued
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
    • Visit parents 1-2 times each month, phone calls in between ~ they're in mid to late 80s and live 90 miles away
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others in town, now that I'm retired
      1.12.23 lunch w/ CH
      2.11.23 ART Nite w/ PZ (supper, gallery, bar w/ live music)
      March busy with weekly soup suppers for Lent
      4.26.23 met up with former co-worker Ted, sold him my Honda Civic & re-met his wife
      4.28.23 helped friends PZ & BH move to new condo
      5.7.23 visited/picnic at SIL's house (in town) with numerous in-laws
      5.14.23 visited my aunt & uncle (90 mile drive) since my folks under the weather on Mother's Day
      5.20.23 visited/lunch at BIL's house (30 mile drive) with niece on break from law school in Boston
      5.30.23 coffee & lunch with DE
      6.9.23 lunch w/ Ted (Kim had to cancel)
      date? lunch w/ CH
      dates? PZ & BH music events, other?
      date? lunch & long visit w/ ex-roomie & her hubby (in state from VA)
      11.21.23 lunch/drinks w/ DE
    9) Continue to declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Made great progress on first floor of house in 2022, keep going
    Word for 2022-23: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,567 Member
    edited November 2023
    JFT Wednesday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duo.
    2. YMCA lifting.
    3. Write outline for new-school video. Script for "how to plagiarize" and/or "the limits of records and memory; why Orwell was wrong."
    4. Create image & FB post for December 7 Laf meeting.
    5. DENTIST. Bleuuuuugh. Pick up med refills!
    6. Clean office. Put laundry away.
    7. Prep for tomorrow. Update JFT.
    8. Evening: ESOL class. Dinner: Pizza. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    9. Bedtime: Gratitude journal. Update IG. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Update JFT.
    10. Upcoming: Set up digital portfolio. Get elastic for shoes & take to shoe repair. Discuss Clois & Stuffy. Check in w parents regularly. Get stamps! Need to return the Dolly wig. Need to write blog posts. Check in with B about what to do when there are competing organizations, and how things are going with one-on-ones. Contact S about members' displeasure at "being told who to vote for" and requests for info on ALL candidates. Figure out how to pull music from cassette to digital file. Compare costs for ESPs and get D and C to join an org.

    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
    End of 2022: 201.2
    Today: 199.2

    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. Family concerns. 11. 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).

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

    6. Retirement: Update name on JSSB acct. Check investments. 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. Ed assoc. Ugly Christmas sweater. Prison abolition; reduce / re-allocate responsibilities dumped on cops. 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. Rhythm nation.

    10. Immediate family: Clean room; work toward sleeping in room. Clean up behind desk. Make appointments for hearing, sleep study, vet. Keep track of plans for Rock City (Friday?) and Disney. Drive white car together; practice solo driving. Work on staying home solo when dark.

    11. Medical: YMCA classes. Lift @ lunch. Maintain @ 155 w defined muscle tone. At 194, purple All-Stars. I also think I want a smartwatch. 189, 1pr black 1pr white leggings. 179, 2 Svaha Rachel dresses. 169 suit - Indochino? 159 swing dance lessons. Talk to PCP about refill at CVS when I already have enough. Why can’t I sleep better? Therapy Mon Nov 20 3P. Dentist Nov 29 10A. Biometric RS. Massage Nov 4 6P. Need to RS colonoscopy. PCP virtual appointment Nov 22 2:15p.

    13. Therapy thoughts: Prioritizing is hard. There is so much that feels important. I need to talk to my parents about later-life plans (particularly assisted living and funeral preferences). I've never been through something like that and would like to know how to go about making arrangements, but I don't really know who to talk to about it. How do you take the hurt out of caring? I get very down and discouraged by people's hurt that is bigger than what I can help Identify what I want: to have my professional expertise acknowledged and given the respect it deserves, and to be taken as a legitimate authority.

    14. Just for fun: Start sketching dragon on a pile of books, offering one to the armored knight, & banner that reads "Treasure should not be hoarded / It should be shared." Use AI for ideas.

    WFTY: Priorities. NOT looking forward to all of this. :grumble:
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,416 Member
    JFT for 11/28/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/14). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).✔️
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 11/27)✔️
    4) Don't weigh again until Friday, 12/1✔️
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 11/27). 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.). (last) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)✔️
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts.✔️
    8) No beef jerky today.✔️
    9) Chicken Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 10/24)✔️
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 11/14)✔️
    11) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)✔️
    13) Can look at big fund today. (last 11/9) (Don't want to do this everyday.)✔️
    14) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 11/27)✔️
    15) Can look at medical insurance today for surgery. (Not sure they are going to pay it all) (last 11/9 morning)✔️
    JFT for 11/29/2023 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/14). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 11/27)
    4) Don't weigh again until Friday, 12/1
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 11/27). 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.). (last) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) No chicken Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 10/28)
    10) No sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 11/28)
    11) Only 1 ice drink today.
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) Can look at big fund today. (last 11/9) (Don't want to do this everyday.)
    14) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 11/27)
    15) Can look at medical insurance today for surgery. (Not sure they are going to pay it all) (last 11/9 morning)

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    **Going to start doing some of these again.

    4DWs (4 Day Wins) are here, in a shared file:

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


  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,214 Member
    JFT Tuesday
    - Meetings from 7:00 - 9:00am :smiley:
    - Dr. at 9:30 :smiley:
    - Work by 11:00 :smiley:
    - Work stuff :smiley:
    - Research Cushing Disease (cortisol/insulin) :smiley:
    - Church workday :smiley:
    - No alcohol :(
    - No red meat :smiley:
    - reduce portions :smiley:
    - Bed by 10:30/11:00 :smiley:

    Really quite down about my blood work, but working on it. Work stuff and trivia today. Long meeting 9:30 - 2:15 that I'm not looking forward to. Don't think there is much I can do about it.

    JFT Wednesday
    - Work
    - Meetings
    - Home
    - Trivia
    - 2 adult beverages max
    - Shower
    - Bed by 10:00
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,416 Member
    JFT for 11/29/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/14). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 11/27)
    4) Don't weigh again until Friday, 12/1
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 11/27). 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.). (last) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) No chicken Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 10/28)
    10) No sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 11/28)
    11) Only 1 ice drink today.
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) Can look at big fund today. (last 11/9) (Don't want to do this everyday.)
    14) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 11/27)
    15) Can look at medical insurance today for surgery. (Not sure they are going to pay it all) (last 11/9 morning)
    ================== 4DW started =============
    **Going to start doing some of these again.

    4DWs (4 Day Wins) are here, in a shared file:

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


  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,426 Member
    edited November 2023
    Recap 11/28 T
    1) Log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) Swept/scrubbed downstairs floors which was good workout (and hubby vacuumed) / Giving Tuesday donations / spa massage package deal / read ~ not much, but some / wash towels / drop mail at P.O. / choir rehearsal 7:30 / other? no time, still a good day :smiley:

    JFT 11/29 W
    1) Leftovers tonight / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog
    3) Grocery shop with hubby / wash dishes / wash towels / read / make bank xfer / update finance s/s / get out Christmas cards (need to mail international & one in person on F) / other?

    Temps warming to near average = yay!

    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    This is my lifestyle. It's. Not. A. Diet.
    Height 5'4"
    66 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2023 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be satisfied if I can get back down to 160# this year
    • Post weekly weigh-in on MFP 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.
    • Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ forgot (on purpose ?) in July, Aug & Sept
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    • Try new recipes now that I have the time
      January: parsnip/potato mash; St. Louis gooey butter cake (Mom's bday) = :smiley::smiley:
      February: creamy bacon corn chowder (slow cooker); banana bread (using applesauce & oil); braised lamb shanks with lentils (slow cooker); apple cake (with buttermilk) = :smiley::smiley::smiley::smiley:
      March ???
      April: porkchops with mushrooms = :smiley:
      May: raisin overnight oats; banana overnight oats = :smile: :smile:
      June: orange choc chip bread = :smiley:
      July: chicken leg quarters on the grill = :smiley:
      August: apple zucchini bread = :smiley:
      September: sausage broccoli stir-fry = :smiley:
      Oct ???
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x)
    January 1x6 days, 1x5 days, 2x4 days = :smiley:
    February 1x6 days, 2x5 days, 1x4 days = :smiley:
    March 2x6 days, 3x5 days = :smiley:
    April 1x3 days, 2X5 days, 1 week not feeling well = :neutral:
    May 2x3 days, 1x4 days, 2x5 days = :smile:
    June 1x3 days, 3x4 days plus race event = :smiley:
    July 1x0 days too hot to get up early LOL, 3x4 days = :smile:
    August 4x4 days, 1x5 days = :smile:
    September 2x4 days, 2x5 days = :smiley:
    October 4x4 days including race event = :smiley:
    • Walk dog 3-4 miles, treadmill when necessary in winter, weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • Continue PT (physical therapy) exercises to strengthen arthritic knees & hip flexor
    4) MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,023km challenge started on Jan. 1
    January 48.14 miles
    February 55.79 miles YTD 103.93 miles
    March 73.47 miles YTD 177.40 miles
    April 49.52 miles YTD 226.92 miles
    May 71.75 miles YTD 298.67 miles
    June 74.27 miles YTD 372.94 miles
    July 35.41 miles YTD 408.35 miles
    August 58.07 miles YTD 466.42
    September 63.89 miles YTD 530.31 :smiley: surpassed 2022's total distance
    October 66.33 miles YTD 596.64
    • In 2022 I logged 500.4 miles, or 805km. Not the full challenge, but with knee issues early in year, I was happy to get this far.
    5) At least 7,500 steps per day
    • I can earn $10 every month on my Medicare Advantage Plan with 10+ days of 7,500 steps = Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / June / July / Aug / Sept / Oct
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered for Seroogy's Valentine 5K on 2.4.23 ~ skipped 2023 due to frigid temps with wind chill around 0F... didn't want a repeat of overuse injury from last winter. In 2022, I had to cancel race due to inflammation in knees from overuse & arthritis (medico advised) from walking in another frigid 5K.
    • Registered for Bellin 10K on 6.10.23 ~ 1:39:19 ave. pace 15:59 split time 50:07 age group 24/40
    • Registered for Packers 5K on 7.22.23 ~ 49:53 ave. pace 16:04 placed 1757/2283 age group 20/43 F div 861/1207 passed 266 overall, passed by 48 overall (I love the pass stats!)
    • Registered for Bellin Women's 5K on 10.7.23 ~ 48:49 ave. pace 15:43 placed 255/342 age group 14/20
    • watch for other events to possibly add ~ learned of Pi Day race, but did not enter
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    • Excellent goal previous years, to be continued
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
    • Visit parents 1-2 times each month, phone calls in between ~ they're in mid to late 80s and live 90 miles away
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others in town, now that I'm retired
      1.12.23 lunch w/ CH
      2.11.23 ART Nite w/ PZ (supper, gallery, bar w/ live music)
      March busy with weekly soup suppers for Lent
      4.26.23 met up with former co-worker Ted, sold him my Honda Civic & re-met his wife
      4.28.23 helped friends PZ & BH move to new condo
      5.7.23 visited/picnic at SIL's house (in town) with numerous in-laws
      5.14.23 visited my aunt & uncle (90 mile drive) since my folks under the weather on Mother's Day
      5.20.23 visited/lunch at BIL's house (30 mile drive) with niece on break from law school in Boston
      5.30.23 coffee & lunch with DE
      6.9.23 lunch w/ Ted (Kim had to cancel)
      date? lunch w/ CH
      dates? PZ & BH music events, other?
      date? lunch & long visit w/ ex-roomie & her hubby (in state from VA)
      11.21.23 lunch/drinks w/ DE
    9) Continue to declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Made great progress on first floor of house in 2022, keep going
    Word for 2022-23: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,416 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 12 pm.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,416 Member
    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.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,426 Member
    @PackerFanInGB Attitude is so important when fighting anything. Keep going! I will pray that you have a full and long remission. Hugs!!!
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,315 Member
    @PackerFanInGB Attitude is so important when fighting anything. Keep going! I will pray that you have a full and long remission. Hugs!!!

    Thank you so much, Carmela. Prayers are very much appreciated!
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,416 Member
    Hour commitment - After I finish my yogurt I won't eat again until tomorrow. I can still have a hot cocoa tonight - have some calories left - after my walk.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,416 Member
    @PackerFanInGB - I'm so sorry to hear that you have to grapple with the cancer coming back. It sounds like you are a fighter, though. Hang in there! Just do what you can to help the treatment do its best work!
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,567 Member
    JFT Thursday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duo. Laundry. Therapy exercises.
    2. YMCA cycle. Wash hair; put laundry away.
    3. Write outline for new-school video. Script for "how to plagiarize" and/or "the limits of records and memory; why Orwell was wrong."
    4. Create image & FB post for December 7 Laf meeting.
    5. DENTIST. Bleuuuuugh. AGAIN!
    6. Clean office. Put laundry away.
    7. Prep for tomorrow. Update JFT.
    8. Evening: Physical therapy. Dinner: Meatloaf. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    9. Bedtime: Gratitude journal. Update IG. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Update JFT.
    10. Upcoming: Set up digital portfolio. Get elastic for shoes & take to shoe repair. Discuss Clois & Stuffy. Check in w parents regularly. Get stamps! Need to return the Dolly wig. Need to write blog posts. Check in with B about what to do when there are competing organizations, and how things are going with one-on-ones. Contact S about members' displeasure at "being told who to vote for" and requests for info on ALL candidates. Figure out how to pull music from cassette to digital file. Compare costs for ESPs and get D and C to join an org.

    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
    End of 2022: 201.2
    Today: 196.8

    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. Family concerns. 11. 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).

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

    6. Retirement: Update name on JSSB acct. Check investments. 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. Ed assoc. Ugly Christmas sweater. Prison abolition; reduce / re-allocate responsibilities dumped on cops. 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. Rhythm nation.

    10. Immediate family: Clean room; work toward sleeping in room. Clean up behind desk. Make appointments for hearing, sleep study, vet. Keep track of plans for Rock City (Friday?) and Disney. Drive white car together; practice solo driving. Work on staying home solo when dark.

    11. Medical: YMCA classes. Lift @ lunch. Maintain @ 155 w defined muscle tone. At 194, purple All-Stars. I also think I want a smartwatch. 189, 1pr black 1pr white leggings. 179, 2 Svaha Rachel dresses. 169 suit - Indochino? 159 swing dance lessons. Talk to PCP about refill at CVS when I already have enough. Why can’t I sleep better? Therapy Mon Nov 20 3P. Dentist Nov 29 10A. Biometric RS. Massage Nov 4 6P. Need to RS colonoscopy. PCP virtual appointment Nov 22 2:15p.

    13. Therapy thoughts: Prioritizing is hard. There is so much that feels important. I need to talk to my parents about later-life plans (particularly assisted living and funeral preferences). I've never been through something like that and would like to know how to go about making arrangements, but I don't really know who to talk to about it. How do you take the hurt out of caring? I get very down and discouraged by people's hurt that is bigger than what I can help Identify what I want: to have my professional expertise acknowledged and given the respect it deserves, and to be taken as a legitimate authority.

    14. Just for fun: Start sketching dragon on a pile of books, offering one to the armored knight, & banner that reads "Treasure should not be hoarded / It should be shared." Use AI for ideas.

    WFTY: Priorities. NOT looking forward to all of this. :grumble:
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
    [/quote]

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,416 Member
    edited November 2023
    JFT for 11/29/2023 (yesterday)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/14). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).✔️
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 11/27)✔️
    4) Don't weigh again until Friday, 12/1✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 11/27). 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.✔️Didn't eat today!
    6) No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)✔️
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts.✔️
    8) No beef jerky today.✔️
    9) No chicken Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 10/28)✔️
    10) No sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 11/28)✔️
    11) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)✔️
    13) Can look at big fund today. (last 11/9) (Don't want to do this everyday.)✔️
    14) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 11/27)✔️
    15) Can look at medical insurance today for surgery. (Not sure they are going to pay it all) (last 11/9 morning)✔️
    JFT for 11/30/2023 (today)✔️
    1) Can have dessert today (last 11/14). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies). Exception - can have some of his peppermint bark.
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 11/27)
    4) Don't weigh again until Friday, 12/1
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 11/27). 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) Honey ok today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) No chicken Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 10/28)
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 11/28)
    11) Only 1 ice drink today.
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) Can look at big fund today. (last 11/9) (Don't want to do this everyday.)
    14) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 11/27)
    15) Can look at medical insurance today for surgery. (Not sure they are going to pay it all) (last 11/9 morning)
    16) Can eat lunch early due to lunch meeting.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    **Going to start doing some of these again.

    4DWs (4 Day Wins) are here, in a shared file:

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


  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,416 Member
    edited November 2023
    Hour commitment - Had my early lunch. Now I won't eat again until after 5 pm. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch. No more desserts today. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,426 Member
    Recap 11/29 W
    1) Leftovers tonight / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog :sunglasses: 3.66 miles around & on tech school grounds, since neighborhood roads have packed snow & icy spots, happy dog & happy me
    3) Grocery shop with hubby / wash dishes / wash towels / read / make bank xfer / update finance s/s / get out Christmas cards (need to mail international & one in person on F) / other? put new flannel sheets on bed, washed bedding, called Mom <3 (and learned she will have surgery in near future to remove hemorrhoids & lesion, will have to come off meds first, a little scary) :smiley:

    JFT 11/30 R
    1) Remembered to take month end measurements, and saw slight improvement since I've restarted logging food this month yay / log measurements on MFP
    2) Test new crockpot with new (to me) recipe for chicken cacciatore / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    3) Walk dog
    4) Laundry (3 loads of clothes, maybe fleece blankets) / read / digital declutter / calculate bank xfer (maybe delay until after F errands) / update finance s/s / get out Christmas cards (need to mail international & one in person on F) / other?

    Sun is shining, any snow/ice still on roads is melting, but I will take dog to tech school for walk, just so I don't have to worry about any slip & falls. Yesterday, on our way home from grocery shopping, saw a friend in our neighborhood walking very gingerly to avoid slippery spots. Dog is waiting for me to change clothes and get going! She listens to everything we say LOL.

    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    This is my lifestyle. It's. Not. A. Diet.
    Height 5'4"
    66 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2023 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be satisfied if I can get back down to 160# this year
    • Post weekly weigh-in on MFP 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.
    • Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ forgot (on purpose ?) in July, Aug & Sept
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    • Try new recipes now that I have the time
      January: parsnip/potato mash; St. Louis gooey butter cake (Mom's bday) = :smiley::smiley:
      February: creamy bacon corn chowder (slow cooker); banana bread (using applesauce & oil); braised lamb shanks with lentils (slow cooker); apple cake (with buttermilk) = :smiley::smiley::smiley::smiley:
      March ???
      April: porkchops with mushrooms = :smiley:
      May: raisin overnight oats; banana overnight oats = :smile: :smile:
      June: orange choc chip bread = :smiley:
      July: chicken leg quarters on the grill = :smiley:
      August: apple zucchini bread = :smiley:
      September: sausage broccoli stir-fry = :smiley:
      Oct ???
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x)
    January 1x6 days, 1x5 days, 2x4 days = :smiley:
    February 1x6 days, 2x5 days, 1x4 days = :smiley:
    March 2x6 days, 3x5 days = :smiley:
    April 1x3 days, 2X5 days, 1 week not feeling well = :neutral:
    May 2x3 days, 1x4 days, 2x5 days = :smile:
    June 1x3 days, 3x4 days plus race event = :smiley:
    July 1x0 days too hot to get up early LOL, 3x4 days = :smile:
    August 4x4 days, 1x5 days = :smile:
    September 2x4 days, 2x5 days = :smiley:
    October 4x4 days including race event = :smiley:
    • Walk dog 3-4 miles, treadmill when necessary in winter, weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • Continue PT (physical therapy) exercises to strengthen arthritic knees & hip flexor
    4) MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,023km challenge started on Jan. 1
    January 48.14 miles
    February 55.79 miles YTD 103.93 miles
    March 73.47 miles YTD 177.40 miles
    April 49.52 miles YTD 226.92 miles
    May 71.75 miles YTD 298.67 miles
    June 74.27 miles YTD 372.94 miles
    July 35.41 miles YTD 408.35 miles
    August 58.07 miles YTD 466.42
    September 63.89 miles YTD 530.31 :smiley: surpassed 2022's total distance
    October 66.33 miles YTD 596.64
    • In 2022 I logged 500.4 miles, or 805km. Not the full challenge, but with knee issues early in year, I was happy to get this far.
    5) At least 7,500 steps per day
    • I can earn $10 every month on my Medicare Advantage Plan with 10+ days of 7,500 steps = Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / June / July / Aug / Sept / Oct
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered for Seroogy's Valentine 5K on 2.4.23 ~ skipped 2023 due to frigid temps with wind chill around 0F... didn't want a repeat of overuse injury from last winter. In 2022, I had to cancel race due to inflammation in knees from overuse & arthritis (medico advised) from walking in another frigid 5K.
    • Registered for Bellin 10K on 6.10.23 ~ 1:39:19 ave. pace 15:59 split time 50:07 age group 24/40
    • Registered for Packers 5K on 7.22.23 ~ 49:53 ave. pace 16:04 placed 1757/2283 age group 20/43 F div 861/1207 passed 266 overall, passed by 48 overall (I love the pass stats!)
    • Registered for Bellin Women's 5K on 10.7.23 ~ 48:49 ave. pace 15:43 placed 255/342 age group 14/20
    • watch for other events to possibly add ~ learned of Pi Day race, but did not enter
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    • Excellent goal previous years, to be continued
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
    • Visit parents 1-2 times each month, phone calls in between ~ they're in mid to late 80s and live 90 miles away
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others in town, now that I'm retired
      1.12.23 lunch w/ CH
      2.11.23 ART Nite w/ PZ (supper, gallery, bar w/ live music)
      March busy with weekly soup suppers for Lent
      4.26.23 met up with former co-worker Ted, sold him my Honda Civic & re-met his wife
      4.28.23 helped friends PZ & BH move to new condo
      5.7.23 visited/picnic at SIL's house (in town) with numerous in-laws
      5.14.23 visited my aunt & uncle (90 mile drive) since my folks under the weather on Mother's Day
      5.20.23 visited/lunch at BIL's house (30 mile drive) with niece on break from law school in Boston
      5.30.23 coffee & lunch with DE
      6.9.23 lunch w/ Ted (Kim had to cancel)
      date? lunch w/ CH
      dates? PZ & BH music events, other?
      date? lunch & long visit w/ ex-roomie & her hubby (in state from VA)
      11.21.23 lunch/drinks w/ DE
    9) Continue to declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Made great progress on first floor of house in 2022, keep going
    Word for 2022-23: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 455 Member
    Literally nothing has gone right today. Stomach is in huge amounts of pain, work computer doesn’t work so I can’t get anything done, made lunch and then dropped it so had to make another one… and I had yet another night of crappy sleep last night. I’m so done with today. Only I can’t be, because my work deadlines aren’t going to change so I have to figure out some way to work around the non-functioning technology
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,315 Member
    @PackerFanInGB - I'm so sorry to hear that you have to grapple with the cancer coming back. It sounds like you are a fighter, though. Hang in there! Just do what you can to help the treatment do its best work!

    Thank you for your encouraging words. Much appreciated. One foot in front of the other, right?