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

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. No more desserts today. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,423 Member
    @mytime6630 According to local news, a number of entertainers were at the Packers game: Olympic & World Champion gymnast Simone Biles (her hubby is Jonathan Owens, safety for Green Bay Packers), comedian & Packers fan Charlie Berens, rapper & Packers fan Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift in skybox watching her BF. I didn't see any of them, not surprising when attendance was over 78,000. Last but not least, hometown boy & season ticket holder Tony Shalhoub, who played Monk; he was on the sidelines and shown on the Jumbotrons before the game.

    Recap 12/5 T
    1) Salmon & something else (need to decide) for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) Walk dog at tech college b/c neighborhood roads again snow and/or ice covered :smiley: 3.83 mi happy dog & happy me
    3) Message PZ re Sunday plans / bake muffins (use up ripe bananas) / NO choir rehearsal tonight / read / other? yes :smiley:

    JFT 12/6 W
    1) Make meatloaf and squash for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog :smiley: 4.02 miles happy dog & happy me
    3) Bring boxes (all 6) of nativities up from basement / set up nativities collections / wash dishes / read / other?

    Already have the Advent candles in the windows and Advent wreath on table, plus regular wreath on front door. Last night I dug out the fake tree box in the basement, and hubby took the hint when he saw it at the bottom of the stairs to bring it up into living room. Then while I was out walking dog, he set fake tree up. Win/win! Now to get my decorating going, plus search for live tree sales in our area, for the family room. Going to a farm and cutting our own is a thing of the past, sad to say.

    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
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,566 Member
    JFT Thursday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Attempt YMCA class! Duolingo. SECRET SANTA!
    2. IEP meeting. Complete ESOL assignment. Grade late work.
    3. Grammar review. Finish / catch up on lateral reading work. TEST TOMORROW. 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. Pick up meds from CVS. Get sushi for dinner.
    6. Check in with union members. How did we develop "an army of subs" before??? What are the areas of concern here? Call from B - how to approach ppl I don't work with?
    7. Update member info Sheet file. Begin creating team at my school. Start laundry after school; finish after meeting.
    8. Evening: Library meeting - need to take minutes! Dinner: Sushi. 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 cantata 10A; 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: 198.6

    Long-term goals/progress

    1. Professional / read current research. 2. Professional / present at conferences. 3. Professional / publish scholarly articles. 4. Professional / observe student needs and develop supports. 5. Professional / complete a doctorate. 6. Personal / retire comfortably. 7. Personal / renovate house. 8. Community / local progress. 9. Community / time with friends & family. 10. 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. State testing is over, I still don't have a final exam, I still don't know what I'm teaching next term. Trying to avoid freaking out. Ugh. I know I can handle this but I wish I didn't have to. I like knowing what I'm doing AHEAD OF TIME.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    edited December 2023
    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)✔️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) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/5)✔️
    JFT for 12/7/2023 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) Nodessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, brownies, peppermint bark, 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, 12/11
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/5). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.
    6) No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (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) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/5)
    14) Can eat lunch early due to lunch meeting.

    Hour commitment - After I finish my yogurt, 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: 2,402 Member
    JFT for 12/7/2023 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) Nodessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, brownies, peppermint bark, 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, 12/11
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/5). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.
    6) No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (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) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/5)
    14) 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


  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,210 Member

    JFT Wednesday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Type up notes from yesterday's meeting :smiley:
    - More meetings :smiley:
    - Wrap gifts :(
    - Shower :(
    - Bed early :smiley:

    Hubby talked me into trivia last night rather than staying home. We had fun and were in the lead for much of the game, only to falter in the end. On the way home we stopped at our favorite local donut shop to get donuts for work. Between his meetings and mine we ordered 5 dozen donuts. They were very fresh and way to tempting to pass up taste testing. Especially after having a few drinks.

    Tonight we are definitely staying in. I have to help mom with a few things after work, but then I'm going HOME, putting on PJs and organizing/wrapping gifts. We have like 20 unopened packages in my dining room and two bags from Kohls in my room. I'll need to make a list and check things off to make sure everything I expect to be there is there. Then I can wrap. I bought some really fun wrapping paper for the foster kids' gifts. One gets Snoopy, the other gets Grinch. Both get glittery bows! OH, I need to buy tape and scissors. V stole my good scissors, and my others are dull, dull, dull...

    JFT Thursday
    - 7:00 meeting :( Decided to skip it
    - 8:00 - 11:00 meeting :smiley:
    - Do not have a donut for lunch :smiley:
    - Call about mom's car :smiley:
    - Work stuff
    - Go to mom's after work. Either pick up her car or take her to Walmart
    - Home
    - Shower
    - PJs
    - Organize/wrap
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,423 Member
    Recap 12/6 W
    1) Make meatloaf and squash for supper ~ plus sweet potato for hubby since acorn squash is not his favorite / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) Walk dog :smiley: 4.02 miles happy dog & happy me
    3) Bring boxes (all 6) of nativities up from basement / set up nativities collections / wash dishes / read / other? digital decluttering :smiley:

    JFT 12/7 R
    1) Leftovers for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog :smiley: 3.63 mi. We had to skip the Public Safety Training Center parking lot on our route due to presence of fire truck and bunch of trainees at the Burn Tower, but we went around the Transportation Center lot instead. One young woman called to us from her car, cute dog! I thanked her LOL. Happy dog & happy me.
    3) More decorating / wash pots & other stuff / balance bank accounts / read / other?

    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: 2,402 Member
    JFT for 12/7/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, brownies, peppermint bark, 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, 12/11✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/5). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.✔️
    6) No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (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) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/5)✔️
    14) Can eat lunch early due to lunch meeting.✔️

    JFT for 12/8/2023 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, brownies, peppermint bark, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/3)
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday, 12/11
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/7). 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 12/7)

    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: 2,210 Member
    edited December 2023

    JFT Thursday
    - 7:00 meeting :( Decided to skip it
    - 8:00 - 11:00 meeting :smiley:
    - Do not have a donut for lunch :smiley:
    - Call about mom's car :smiley:
    - Work stuff :smiley:
    - Go to mom's after work. Either pick up her car or take her to Walmart :smiley:
    - Home :smiley:
    - Shower :(
    - PJs :smiley:
    - Organize/wrap gifts :smiley:

    All of my Christmas shopping is D-O-N-E, and a good deal of it is wrapped. The girls are actually only getting one gift each this year, plus some stocking stuffers. Most of our Christmas budget went to foster children in the area. We were able to fulfill the need & wish lists for 2 local kids. Last night I spent hours wrapping their gifts and putting pretty bows on the packages. Kids may not really care about that stuff, but I want them to feel special and fancy, not like an after thought or something rushed. Sounds silly, but wrapping gifts is a special thing for me. Almost like an act of love, maybe exactly like that. My mom did the best she could. She was a single parent with a minimum wage job. Time and money was tight. She always managed to give me a nice Christmas, but it wasn't like everyone else's. The gifts weren't wrapped and the quality and quantity of stuff wasn't like my friends. Sounds shallow, but as a kid I didn't understand why Santa would treat me differently. I want these kids to feel special, loved and the same as other kids. That might mean getting the latest toys or the current fashions, it might be the new bedding and shoes. Either way I hope they smile on Christmas morning. We are blessed financially, and my kids are older and don't really need anything. S & V are very happy with our choice to give to others. They have both had friends whose families struggled to provide, and like to help whenever they can.

    Anyway, more wrapping tonight.

    Mom's car also broke down the other day. It's fixed now, but I need to go pick it up and drop it off to her. It was a little pricier than I anticipated, but way cheaper than buying a new car.

    JFT Friday
    - Work/meetings by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Random work stuff and follow-ups
    - Pick up/drop off mom's car this afternoon
    - Work 2nd half of the day from home
    - Diner at home (hubby making soup beans)
    - Wrap gifts
    - Create new play list for Spin
    - Charge speaker for class tomorrow
    - Bed by 11:00

  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,566 Member
    JFT Friday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Attempt YMCA class! Duolingo.
    2. Turn in lesson plans. Grade late work. Grade journals.
    3. Grammar TEST. Finish / catch up on lateral reading work. Check in w Ss about late/missing work.
    4. Planning - Create final exam. Call home about low grades / students acting out. Meet with H about escalation. Type minutes. Check on student in suspension.
    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? Check with prez - ok to call site reps? Draft email to site reps?
    7. Update member info Sheet file. Begin creating team at my school. LAUNDRY. Update Facebook for union and civic org.
    8. Evening: Livestream 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. When are we going to McKay's next? Take fabric donation. Sunday cantata 10A; Zumba 12:45; theater 2:00. 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: 201.6

    Long-term goals/progress

    1. Professional / read current research. 2. Professional / present at conferences. 3. Professional / publish scholarly articles. 4. Professional / observe student needs and develop supports. 5. Professional / complete a doctorate. 6. Personal / retire comfortably. 7. Personal / renovate house. 8. Community / local progress. 9. Community / time with friends & family. 10. 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 completely off. There's SO much I need to do and I can remember some of it but some of it is just sort of out of reach? And I'm tired and fuddled and anxious and the only reason I'm not overwhelmed is because I can't think of everything.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    JFT for 12/8/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, brownies, peppermint bark, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/3)
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday, 12/11
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/7). 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 12/7)
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 12 pm.
    ================== 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: 2,402 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,423 Member
    edited December 2023
    @pridesabtch Wonderful that you are sharing your bounty with those less fortunate! I had to giggle when I read that your hubby is making soup beans. A very southern dish. My hubby's mom came from southeastern TN and always called it soup beans. Being raised in WI, I always had bean soup (type of bean varied, depending on specific variety of soup). My hubby and I usually call it by what we were raised with, so always have different interpretations.

    Recap 12/7 R
    1) Leftovers for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) Walk dog :smiley: 3.63 mi. We had to skip the Public Safety Training Center parking lot on our route due to presence of fire truck and bunch of trainees at the Burn Tower, but we went around the Transportation Center lot instead. One young woman called to us from her car, you have a cute dog! With a laugh, I thanked her. Happy dog & happy me.
    3) More decorating / wash pots & other stuff / balance bank accounts / read ~ not very much / other? dusted as I decorated, updated budget s/s :smiley:

    JFT 12/8 F
    1) More leftovers / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog 3.59 mi :smiley: happy dog & happy but tired me (5 days straight & 18.5 miles)
    3) Pack up knickknacks / finish decorating ~ only snowman stuff left / return all boxes to basement storage / call Mom & Dad <3 / read / other?

    Last night I received text from friend/former co-worker (and our tax preparer LOL), wanting to set up lunch with our former management team from 12+ years ago. We used to meet occasionally once I was "eliminated" from that job by my long-time manager's successor, but it's been a while, at least since before the pandemic. I look forward to seeing 3 of the 4 people (I worked with them for decades, but 2 even longer than the last 2), and for them I can be happy to meet (not until mid-January). 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 ???
      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: 2,402 Member
    JFT for 12/8/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, brownies, peppermint bark, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies). ✔️
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/3)✔️
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday, 12/11✔️
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/7). 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 12/7)✔️
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 12/9/2023 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, brownies, peppermint bark, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/8)
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday, 12/11
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/7). 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 12/8)
    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 12/7)
    ================== 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: 2,402 Member
    JFT for 12/9/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/3). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, brownies, peppermint bark, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/8)
    4) Don't weigh again until Monday, 12/11
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/7). 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 12/8)
    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 12/7)
    ================== 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: 3,423 Member
    Recap 12/8 F
    1) More leftovers / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) Walk dog 3.59 mi :smiley: happy dog & happy but tired me (5 days straight & 18.5 miles)
    3) Pack up knickknacks & photographs / finish decorating ~ only snowman stuff left / return all boxes to basement storage / call Mom & Dad <3 / read / other? prepped overnight oats, put away clean dishes, digital declutter :smiley:

    JFT 12/9 Sat. rainy morning & planned rest day, so no dog walk
    1) Log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Downtown Holiday Market (a.m.) / Holiday Pops concert 2:00 / prep church offering / read / other?

    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: 2,402 Member
    edited December 2023
    Hour commitment - after my yogurt, won't eat again until after 5 pm. Dinner and event with DH and friend today. Can have what I want. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,402 Member
    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow
  • carpaedeum
    carpaedeum Posts: 7 Member
    Thank you for this thread. I’m returning to MFP after a long hiatus. I have been off and on here since 2012. My goals today are small but essential

    1. Weigh
    2. Track

    Feel free to add me as a friend