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

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  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,334 Member
    edited November 2023
    Hi JFTers.

    Just For Today:
    1. Morning 24H plan and assess, journal, readings. ⭐️
    2. Drink 64 oz water. ⭐️
    2. Eat bland diet for nausea and stomach distress today post chemo. ⭐️
    3. Move. Get my blood flowing and keep my heart strong through chemo. 😬 somewhat. Mostly just dishes, sweeping floors and minor home care. It’s ok. Anything is better than nothing.
    4. Rest. Nap if I need to. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Stupid steroids keeping me from resting. Today I didn’t have to take them so it’ll be better.
    5. Pay bills. Budget for December. 🚫
    6. Make a pot of soup? Veggie? 🚫
    7. Maybe quilt or something if I feel up to it later? 🚫
    8. Send replies to pm's, texts, emails. Send thank you cards. ⭐️
    9. Journal every bite & close Food Diary. ⭐️
    10. Bedtime routine. 🚫


    Just For Today:
    1. Morning 24H plan and assess, journal. ⭐️
    2. Drink 64 oz water.
    3. Move. Get my blood flowing and keep my heart strong through chemo.
    4. Rest. Nap if I need to. Self care for chemo side effects.
    5. Pay bills. Budget for December.
    6. Maybe quilt or something if I feel up to it later?
    7. Send replies to pm's, texts, emails. Send thank you cards.
    8. Journal every bite & close Food Diary.
    9. Readings
    10. Home care….simple tasks

    Use Food for Fuel, not entertainment!

  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Friday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Attempt YMCA class! Duolingo. Can we use the library?? Leave treat for Secret Santa - can I borrow K?
    2. Set up possessives and plurals quiz. Enter late grades!
    3. Check on final exam options. Meet w D about plans for next term during 4th.
    4. Planning - Enter late grades.
    5. NEED TO TAKE COMPUTER HOME DAILY.
    6. Check in with union members. How did we develop "an army of subs" before??? What are the areas of concern here? Need to run member slips through copier to get PDFs.
    7. Update member info Sheet file. Begin creating team at my school.
    8. Evening: OPEN! Dinner: VFW? 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.

    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 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. 189, 1pr black 1pr white leggings. 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? Therapy Mon Nov 20 3P. Dentist Nov 29 10A? Biometric RS. Primary care checkup. Massage Dec 16 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. Also sometimes when I get upset it's unreasonable and I know it and that makes me more upset, creating a self-perpetuating cycle. 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. I'm not entirely certain what to expect when I go back to school tomorrow after an unexpected second day out.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    edited December 2023
    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)✔️Didn't eat today
    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)✔️Didn't eat today
    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.✔️
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 12/1/2023 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/30). 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 11/30). 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) 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


  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    JFT for 12/1/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/30). 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 11/30). 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) 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)

    Already December!!
    ================== 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: 2,575 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.
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,334 Member
    edited December 2023

    Just For Today:
    1. Morning 24H plan and assess, journal. ⭐️
    2. Drink 64 oz water. ⭐
    3. Move. Get my blood flowing and keep my heart strong through chemo. ❌ Not as much as I planned, but better than nothing!
    4. Rest. Nap if I need to. Self care for chemo side effects. ⭐️
    5. Pay bills. Budget for December. ⭐️
    6. Maybe quilt or something if I feel up to it later? ❌
    7. Send replies to pm's, texts, emails. Send thank you cards. ⭐️
    8. Journal every bite & close Food Diary. ❌
    9. Readings 😬 Some, but not all.
    10. Home care….simple tasks ⭐️


    Just For Today:
    1. Morning 24H plan and assess, journal. ⭐️
    2. Drink 64 oz water.
    3. 30 minutes of activity...close ring on Apple watch. Get my blood flowing and keep my heart strong through chemo.
    4. Rest. Nap if I need to. Self care for side effects.
    5. Home Care - simple tasks.
    6. Read or YouTube videos for relaxation/decrease anxiety
    7. Send replies to messages & cards.
    8. Journal every bite & close Food Diary.
    9. Readings / Prayer / Writing

    Use Food for Fuel, not entertainment!
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,472 Member
    Was drafting my update, hit wrong key, lost post & had to retype everything. Grrr.

    Recap 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 :smiley:
    2) Test new crockpot with new (to me) recipe for chicken cacciatore = very good / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    3) Walk dog :sunglasses: 4.08 mi happy dog & happy me
    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? reviewed cards list, verified have enough stamps :smiley:

    JFT 12/1 F
    1) Leftovers for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) PT exercises
    3) Haircut/color 10:00 / shop for stocking stuffers at usual stores / gas in car / cash at bank / mail international Christmas card = forgot ack! / call Mom <3 / put away laundry / start decluttering guest room (nephew & family in town & staying overnight after Chiefs/Packers game) / wash dishes / bank xfer (yikes) / update finance s/s / check DVR / read / other?

    Kind of a roller coaster day, very busy start. Then learned my youngest nephew & his family scored last minute tickets to the Chiefs/Packers Sunday night game (he used to work in the Chiefs offices). Of course, at this late date, no hotel rooms available in town, so he, wife & 2 kids staying with us. That will be fun. But now hubby and I have a big declutter and cleaning job ahead of us in our guest room. Which meant I had to decline a Christmas market with my good friend PZ tomorrow.

    Due to all the activities & such today, plus gloomy clouds & brisk north wind, I decided to skip dog walk. Will fit in PT exercises later.

    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 ???
      November: slow cooker chicken cacciatore = :smiley:
    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
    November 69.2 miles YTD 665.84 :star: completed challenge of 1,023 km on 11.14.23
    • 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: 2,575 Member
    edited December 2023
    Hour commitment - made a little error, thought it was already 5 pm, but no. Started dinner a little early. No big deal, but just to stay rigorously honest.

    After I finish my apple, I won't eat again until tomorrow.
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Saturday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duo.
    2. YMCA classes. Email tutor parent with update.
    3. Write script for "how to plagiarize" and/or "the limits of records and memory; why Orwell was wrong."
    4. Laundry. Post to FB for December 7 Laf meeting.
    5. Groceries? Maybe some reading.
    6. Clean office.
    7. Prep for tomorrow. Update JFT.
    8. Evening: Movie? Dinner: Salad. 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. Monday - bring shoeboxes home to recycle.

    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: 197.4

    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 feet (cannot do calf raises, pushups, planks, mountain climbers, etc.) Also back and shoulder pain. 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. This week was all over the place. Had a meltdown on Wednesday when I found out that the filling would need to be a root canal, but I made it through.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    edited December 2023
    JFT for 12/1/2023 (yesterday)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/30). 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 11/30). 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) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 11/28)✔️Didn't eat today
    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 12/2/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/30). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added. Exception - can have some of the brownie I'm going to make today or tomorrow.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 11/27)
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday, 12/4
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 11/30). 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) 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 12/1)
    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 at group brunch meeting
    17) Can eat early dinner with FIL.
    ================== 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


  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,334 Member

    Just For Today:
    1. Morning 24H plan and assess, journal. ⭐️
    2. Drink 64 oz water. ⭐️
    3. 30 minutes of activity...close ring on Apple watch. Get my blood flowing and keep my heart strong through chemo. ⭐️
    4. Rest. Nap if I need to. Self care for side effects. ⭐️
    5. Home Care - simple tasks. ⭐️ Laundry. Put dishes away. easy tasks.
    6. Read or YouTube videos for relaxation/decrease anxiety ❌ Eyes buring, headache...didn't read.
    7. Send replies to messages & cards. 🤷‍♀️ replied to messages. not cards yet.
    8. Journal every bite & close Food Diary. ⭐️
    9. Readings / Prayer / Writing ⭐️

    Happy Saturday JFTers! Hope you all have a great weekend!
    We might put up a Christmas tree today. We have always bought real trees in the past, but this year we might put up an artificial tree because of it being easier to take care of and my not feeling good enough to go looking for "the perfect tree" this year. Picking out a Christmas tree has always been one of my favorite things to do, so next year will probably feel even more special when we do that again. :)


    Daily Dialog
    Yesterday was Day 3 after chemo Tx #1. Was a rough one. Really sick. GI, HA, fatigue, mouth sores, gums bleeding. This is going to be a long road. I need to keep my eye on the goal and just keep putting one foot in front of the other. This seems harder than the first time I went through chemo 12 years ago, but it's 3 different drugs and I'm 12 years older. I knew it would be hard. It's hard not to get into my feelings right now. Maybe today will be better...day #4 after Tx 1.


    Just For Saturday:
    1. Morning 24H plan and assess, journal.
    2. Drink 64 oz water.
    3. 30 minutes of activity...close ring on Apple watch. Get my blood flowing and keep my heart strong through chemo.
    4. Rest. Nap if I need to. Self care for side effects. DO THIS TODAY! There is no shame in laying down!
    5. Home Care - simple tasks.
    6. Read or YouTube videos for relaxation/decrease anxiety. Batch cook some protein? Chicken breast perhaps?
    7. Send replies to cards.
    8. Journal every bite & close Food Diary. Try to increase protein today. Looks for calcium rich foods also.
    9. Readings / Prayer / Writing


    Use Food for Fuel, not entertainment!

  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,472 Member
    edited December 2023
    @PackerFanInGB Hang in there, Tracey! (not sure I spelled your name right) (((HUGS)))

    Recap 12/1 F
    1) Leftovers for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) PT exercises :s too many other things, really need to get back to
    3) Haircut/color 10:00 / shop for stocking stuffers at usual 3 stores / gas in car / cash at bank / mail international Christmas card = forgot :p ack! / call Mom <3 she has surgery 12/19 / put away laundry / start decluttering guest room (nephew & family in town & staying overnight after Chiefs/Packers game) / wash dishes / bank xfer (yikes) / update finance s/s / check DVR / read / other? :D that was enough!

    JFT 12/2 Sat.
    1) Morning tasks: mail international Christmas card, early enough for no line = yay! / pick up birdseed order / drop plastic bags at recycling drive / indoor winter farmers market :smiley:
    2) Leftovers for supper (need to make more rice) / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    3) Boil eggs / DUST upstairs / finish decluttering in guest room / wash blankets & fleeces / declutter upstairs as much as possible / prep clothes & warmers for Packers game / prep offering for church (be there 7:25 for women's choir warm-up) / other?

    Update on youngest nephew & his family scoring last minute tickets to the Chiefs/Packers Sunday night game (he used to work in the Chiefs offices). Their youngest (4 yo) decided she'd rather have a sleepover at Grandpa's. So nephew asked if I would be interested. Are you kidding? Of course! I'm very excited to see a game in person again! So now I also have to organize my clothes for a winter night game. Wonder where my hand warmers are?

    Skipping dog walk again, to get everything done before tomorrow. Will not delude myself that I will fit in PT exercises later. :p

    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 ???
      November: slow cooker chicken cacciatore = :smiley:
    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
    November 69.2 miles YTD 665.84 :star: completed challenge of 1,023 km on 11.14.23
    • 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 / Nov
    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 and I passed 266 overall, was 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
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,334 Member
    @cschmitz110515 Have fun at the Packers v Chiefs game!! What a fun surprise!
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow. Exception if I make brownies tonight. (But will probably make them tomorrow.)
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,195 Member
    I haven't been on here myself for a few days, and @PackerFanInGB - My heart just sank when I read your news that your cancer was back. I have known you as a good "online" friend for so many years, and I know this was always in the back of your mind. When a person has cancer, that fear never leaves them.
    But .. I also know what a strong person you are. You are a survivor, and you will be this time around also. You have such a good attitude about things.. you never give up.. and I know you'll be that way this time around also. I would not look at the scale during this time, but like you said, just eat as healthy as you can to beat this .. which I know you will. You need many more years to do all that sewing, right!
    But just know that you will be in my daily prayers. I love you... Your like a dear family friend to me. Hang in there... we are all rooting for you!
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,195 Member
    Missed over a week again .. ha.. why is it so hard to get back on track, stay on track, and log my food.
    I always struggle this time of year .. this year.. same thing. So I need to log, get on here everyday, just to keep myself going and accountable. The weight can come back on so easily when I am not mindful.
    So tomorrow,
    1. log all food
    2. go to the gym
    3. mindful eating
    4. concentrate on water
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    edited December 2023
    JFT for 12/2/2023 (yesterday)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/30). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added. Exception - can have some of the brownie I'm going to make today or tomorrow.✔️Didn't make/eat today
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).✔️
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 11/27)✔️Didn't eat today
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday, 12/4✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 11/30). 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) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 11/28)✔️Didn't eat today
    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 12/1)✔️
    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 at group brunch meeting✔️
    17) Can eat early dinner with FIL.✔️

    JFT for 12/3/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 11/30). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added. Exception - can have some of the brownie I'm going to make today.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 11/27)
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday, 12/4
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 11/30). 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) 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 12/1)
    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 after 12 pm. But can have some of the brownie when it's down.
    ================== 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: 2,575 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm, except some of the brownies, which I still have to make. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,067 Member
    @PackerFanInGB I'm so sorry to hear about your news Tracey. I'm lucky enough to say I don't have much experience with cancer or relatives having cancer (I know ash's mum does but I haven't seen the 'bad side' yet.) I haven't seen someone going through chemo or anything like that. So I'm also sorry to say that I dont have the experience in what to say to someone going through this.

    But I'm here for a chat or a vent or anything, any time. I'll always be a listening ear. But as Joan says, you are a fighter. You've done this before. Don't doubt yourself on fighting again!

    Love you lots! Xx
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    Hour commitment - ok, I finally made my husband's brownies. I'm going to have my piece, then I won't eat again until after 5 pm. No more brownie today!