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

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,577 Member
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    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)✔️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 12/1)✔️
    15) Can look at medical insurance today for surgery. (Not sure they are going to pay it all) (last 11/9 morning)✔️

    JFT for 12/4/2023 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added. No brownie today.
    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 12/3)
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday, 12/4
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/3). 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) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/3)

    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

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,577 Member
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    JFT for 12/4/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added. No brownie today.
    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 12/3)
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday, 12/4
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/3). 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) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/3)
    Hour commitment - I won't have my coffee until after 8 am.
    ================== 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: 2,313 Member
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    Good weekend. Got the Christmas-y stuff put up. No external illumination on the house this year due to Tim's injured wings, but some stuff in the yard and interior decorations. Also pretty much done Christmas shopping. Doing a gift exchange with the family this year, and the girls don't really want much. V needs a sewing machine, but she needs to tell me what to buy. Sierra's gift was getting her dog trained, so she'll be upset if we get her anything. So just a few family gifts and we shopped for some foster children. That was fun, the had needs and wants, the other just had wants so we were able to get all of the things on their lists.

    Next I get to start wrapping the gifts. I L-O-V-E wrapping gifts.

    Holidays have been really hard for Tim this year. It is likely his mom's last Christmas due to the cancer, and since she got out of the hospital last month her dementia has really progressed. It's painful to see. Then there is his messed up shoulders. Last week they discovered that the screws had shifted, and that may be causing the pain. There are no good fixes for it, possibly a bone graft and realignment of the screws. There are a few other options, but they have a risk of permanent damage or even amputation. Work has also been on overdrive for him, there are process issues requiring long hours and hard choices.

    Tonight is usually trivia night, but unless he really wants to go, I think I'd rather stay home.

    V goes to children's hospital in Cleveland tomorrow to evaluate her for EDG a fairly rare joint disorder. Tim will need to leave to get her around 5:30 am for an 11:00am appointment. Lots of driving for him tomorrow. I can't go due to a huge work commitment. Another good reason for an early night.

    JFT Monday
    - Work by 8:00 :(
    - Meeting at 8:00 :smiley: I took the meeting in my car, because I was a few minutes late for work.
    - More meetings
    - Prep for tomorrows big meeting
    - Home by 5:00
    - Chill

    @ Tracey, I'm so sorry to hear your cancer has returned. Stay strong and if you need to vent, feel free to shoot me a message. I will add you to my prayer list.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,577 Member
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    Hour commitment - After I finish my yogurt, I won't eat again until after 5 pm. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,577 Member
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    Hour commitment - After my ground turkey, I won't eat again until tomorrow.
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
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    JFT Tuesday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Attempt YMCA class! Duolingo.
    2. Hallway duty. Complete ESOL assignment. Grade journals. Check in with admin about writeups.
    3. Journal assignment. Grammar practice.
    4. Planning - Begin creating final exam. Call home about low grades. AND WRITEUPS, WHEE.
    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?
    7. Update member info Sheet file. Begin creating team at my school.
    8. Evening: Pokemon? Dinner: Soup. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    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. When are we going to McKay's next? Take fabric donation.

    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: 197.0

    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 feel really weird mentally right now.. just really sluggish and unmotivated.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 455 Member
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    JFT 12/5
    - log food

    Not in a good mental headspace today. I’ve already made bad choices when it comes to food but I can at least log it and hold myself accountable, even if I don’t like what I see

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,577 Member
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    JFT for 12/4/2023 (yesterday)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added. No brownie today.✔️
    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 12/3)✔️
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday, 12/4✔️
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/3). 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) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/3)✔️
    Hour commitment - After my coffee, I won't eat until after 12 pm.
    JFT for 12/5/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added. No brownie today.
    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 12/3)
    4) Don't weigh again until Thursday, 12/7
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/3). 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) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/3)
    ================== 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: 3,473 Member
    edited December 2023
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    Several very busy, long days, no computer time so no JFT posts. Back at it today!

    JFT 12/5 T
    1) Salmon & something else (need to decide) for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog at tech college b/c neighborhood roads again snow and/or ice covered
    3) Message PZ re Sunday plans / bake muffins (use up ripe bananas) / NO choir rehearsal tonight / read / other?

    Finally, a day to catch up on sleep, and sister called just before 8 a.m. Grr. But legitimate call, with concerns about Mom & Dad, and Mom's pending surgery on 12/19. She has to go off her heart meds prior and that is concerning. Family is pulling together to keep them from being too anxious. Praying hard, too.

    Sunday started early with women's choir singing at two early services, then I returned for voters meeting to learn & vote on school expansion plans. Then nephew, his wife & their 6yo son arrived for Packers game and we went to explore the Titletown District and attend an outdoor/indoor tailgate party. All through nephew's connections LOL. We had a blast, topped off by the Packers beating the Chiefs. Sharing several photos of our adventure.
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    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
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,577 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
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    JFT Wednesday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Attempt YMCA class! Duolingo.
    2. Hallway duty. Complete ESOL assignment. Grade projects.
    3. Lateral reading. Grammar practice. Check in w Ss about late/missing work.
    4. Planning - Begin creating final exam. Call home about low 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?
    7. Update member info Sheet file. Begin creating team at my school.
    8. Evening: Livestream. 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. When are we going to McKay's next? Take fabric donation. Sunday theater. Make list of home repair needs and prioritize.

    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: 200.2

    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 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. After yesterday's catastrophe, today was a challenge because I was still low on ... everything. But I made it through, and all told, things went well.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,577 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after our walk, when I've planned for hot cocoa (low calorie).
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,197 Member
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    @cschmitz110515 what lovely pictures, and what a fun game to be at! I (and my grandson) are Chiefs fans though LOL!! Did you get to see Taylor Swift?
  • mytime6630
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    I've been so busy ... why I do this every xmas I don't know... but I get in a sewing frenzy. I do a ton of charity quilts and charity sewing throughout the year, but this year, I stopped around November so I could start my xmas sewing and not be in a rush. Well... I'm in a rush again! A neighbor that I was not planing on giving anyone came by yesterday with a beautiful pillow ... so now I am trying to get a lap xmas quilt sewn up for her. But .. its a fun thing for me.
    Now.. if I could just learn to not bring food in my sewing room though.
    my goals tomorrow will be simple, as I will be gone some of the day.
    so jFT
    1.log all food
    2.concentrate on more water. This is my biggest thing right now.. I know I don't drink nearly enough water. I've always hated drinking water, but I know its important.
    3. clean up sewing room before I start another project!
  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 455 Member
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    JFT 12/6
    - 40 oz of water
    - Keep the stress under control
    - Follow up with leasing office (again)

    My leasing office hasn’t sent me my renewal offer and my lease expires next month. The only way I found out there was a problem was because I was the one to take the initiative to follow up. Anyways, 4 phone calls, one office visit, and 3 days later, I still don’t have the info I need and they continue to insist I already signed it.

    The level of incompetence blows my mind. So that’s my main source of stress right now, along with knowing it’s going to be a mad scramble to try and find a new place to live if I do decide to leave - and over the holidays no less.

    Happy hump day to me. Another day where nothing goes smoothly.
  • more_freggies76
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    JFT for 12/5/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added. No brownie today.✔️
    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 12/3)✔️
    4) Don't weigh again until Thursday, 12/7✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/3). 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) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/3)✔️
    JFT for 12/6/2023 (today)✔️
    1) Can have dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies). Can have some of DH's brownie.
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/3)
    4) Don't weigh again until Thursday, 12/7
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/5). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.
    6) No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (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) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/5)
    ================== 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: 2,313 Member
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    JFT Monday
    - Work by 8:00 :(
    - Meeting at 8:00 :smiley: I took the meeting in my car, because I was a few minutes late for work.
    - More meetings :smiley:
    - Prep for tomorrows big meeting :smiley:
    - Home by 5:00 :smiley:
    - Chill :smiley:

    Yesterday was really busy, and I had to be 100% engaged during the 9 hour meeting because it was in person and I was sitting by the Global Operations Manager. Good times. It wasn't a bad meeting, just a long one. During the meeting, mom texted me that her car broke down and that she walked home from the grocery store. Luckily it's only 2 blocks away, but still annoying. AAA was quick to respond and towed it to a local shop I've worked with before. Tow truck driver said starter or motor... Just got a call from mechanic it's the starter (and maybe an alternator), hooray! I really didn't want to have to buy mom a new car. Anyway, all is well. Went to bed at like 8:30 last night, but kept getting phone calls. Good phone calls, but they woke me up so it took me a minute to be nice.

    Today, I'm pleasantly busy at work, not too much, not too little. Got my mammogram scheduled for the year, and knocked a few things off my to do list. I think tonight instead of trivia I may just stay home and organize/wrap Christmas gifts. The ones for the foster kids are due back next week.

    JFT Wednesday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Type up notes from yesterday's meeting :smiley:
    - More meetings :smiley:
    - Wrap gifts
    - Shower
    - Bed early
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,577 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 12 pm.
  • emgracewrites
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    Not even noon and I’ve given up for the day. Can’t get the lease situation resolved, none of my tricks to manage anxiety are working, and when I try to vent to my family they just tell me not to worry, which is extremely invalidating and just makes me feel worse. So for now I’ll just have to wipe my own tears since no one in my real life actually gives a damn about what I’m going through.
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,197 Member
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    Not even noon and I’ve given up for the day. Can’t get the lease situation resolved, none of my tricks to manage anxiety are working, and when I try to vent to my family they just tell me not to worry, which is extremely invalidating and just makes me feel worse. So for now I’ll just have to wipe my own tears since no one in my real life actually gives a damn about what I’m going through.

    Hugs. I hope you get the lease resolve.. that would be very stressful. And you are so right.. when people just say don't worry... you worry more. Hugs to you .. take good care. We care.