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

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Thursday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Attempt YMCA class! Duolingo. Commute podcast!
    2. Conferences. Grade late work. Grade journals. Check in with D about book; research monsters vs dystopian in lit.
    3. CommonLit. Check in w Ss about exemptions.
    4. Planning - Call home about low grades / students acting out. Type minutes. Write end-of-term email to building reps.
    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. Update Facebook for union and civic org.
    8. Evening: Tweetchat. Dinner: Leftovers. 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. 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. Make list of home repair needs and prioritize. Shop for leather messenger bag. Check in with B about organizing if I haven't heard from Patrick (how to initiate conversations with ppl I don't work with?) by Friday.

    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. Closing in!
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,313 Member
    JFT Wednesday
    - Work by 8:00 :( 8:15, close enough
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Update MFP :smiley:
    - Leave early :smiley:
    - Nap :smiley:
    - Laundry :(
    - Put away dishes :(
    - Pick up dinner :(
    - Bed early :smiley:

    Went home yesterday around 1:00 and didn't wake up until 5:00. Skipped trivia and wouldn't you know it my team won. Feeling much better today. I still sound awful, but the fever and headache are no more.

    Youngest is coming home for winter break. She should be here until mid January. Got to go to the grocery, there is zero food in the house... Definitely nothing vegetarian friendly.

    JFT Thursday
    - Work by 8:30 :smiley:
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Sort mom's bills
    - Give mom Christmas gift from uncle
    - Clean up house a tad.
    - Grocery
    - Dishes
    - Nap...
    - Bed early
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    edited December 2023
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. No more desserts today. I can still taste the cranberries I'm making. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    Hour commitment - Ok, tasted the cranberry. Turned out perfect!. Now nothing until 5 pm except my metamusal.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow, unless I need to taste as preparing recipes.
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,067 Member
    Really my only goal for today is to get through it. Completely burnt out but my two major work deadlines aren’t going to shift. So I have to find a way to pour from a pretty much empty cup, while dealing with a stress-induced IBS flare up that’s had me feeling nauseous for the last 3 days. All I want to do is sleep but instead I’ll keep working, try to clean up my ridiculously cluttered apartment, and put my creative goals on the back burner yet again.

    I’m still pushing forward one day at a time but I’m running really low on faith that my circumstances are ever going to change for the better.

    Hey are you okay? Xx
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    Hour commitment - No more food until after 5 pm. None of the same foods I've already eaten today. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    Hour commiment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow. No desserts tomorrow!
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    JFT for 12/17/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/9), including the party desserts. 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 right before our trip.
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/9). 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) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/9)
    14) No bread today.

    ================== 4DW started =============
    **Not doing today

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

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


  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,060 Member
    Finally have a clear schedule. Planning to put up tree and decorations today. Also finish writing local cards for hand delivery. Then I can put all my Christmas card materials away for another year.

    Grands are due home on 19th/20th for the holiday.

    @pridesabtch Hope you can shake that crud soon.
    🎄🤶🎄🤶🎄🤶🎄🤶🎄
    🎄🤶JFT: DECEMBER 2023🤶🎄
    🎄🤶🎄🤶🎄🤶🎄🤶🎄
    December focus:
    📍Mindful eating: Keeping festive treats to a minimum
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄

    Daily Solid Habits:
    💎Right This Minute: Anti procrastination strategy
    💎Just DO it!!!
    Morning Routines:
    💎Daily Meditation
    💎Walk/Make beds/Shiny Sinks
    💎Post Sole Mates steps
    💎Weigh < 140/log
    💎Monitor %age Fat/Muscle
    💎Log CI<CO/Balance macros
    💎Herbal tea/supplements
    💎Self care
    💎Quality time with DH
    💎Ablutions/dress/Shiny sinks
    💎Breakfast
    In between:
    💎Intentional exercise > 60 minutes
    💎Cardio > 5500 steps
    💎Strength > 15 minutes
    💎Flex > 15 minutes
    💎Active hours > 6
    💎Zone minutes > 25
    💎Declutter > 15 minutes
    💎Daily chores
    💎paint/draw/write/read
    💎Craft/crochet
    💎General chores
    💎Gardening
    💎jigsaw/puzzles/TV favourites
    💎Meet with friends
    💎Quality family time
    Evening Routines:
    💎Sole Mates evening reminder
    💎JGM10Ds/JFT/UAC/Hogwarts
    💎Close Fitbit rings/Zone minutes
    💎Building Healthy Habits
    💎Duolingo Latin
    💎Update Women over 50
    💎Switch off screens at 11.15pm
    💎Clutter Sweep
    🤶🤶🤶🤶🤶🤶🤶
    🤶🤶🤶🤶🤶🤶🤶
    🤶🤶🤶

    💗 Terri 💗

  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,313 Member
    My bad cold was a little more than a bad cold, sinus infection in the upper respiratory system, bronchitis and pneumonia in the lower. Steroids, decongestant, cough suppressant and inhaler are doing the trick. I'm feeling much better. Still really tired and the cold air doesn't help things, but all and all on the mend.

    Tim and I were talking last night and decided that even though we spent the holiday budget on other kids this year, we still want our kids to have a few things to open. Going to go out after work and do some last minute shopping for fun little things. Matching PJ's, maybe a game or two. Nothing major. Plus we haven't shopped for the grand puppy or the boyfriend (asking permission before I do that) yet...

    JFT Monday
    - Shower :smiley:
    - Work by 8:00 :(
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Home by 5:00
    - Shop
    - Trivia?
    - Dinner
    - Bed early
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,472 Member
    JFT 12/18 M
    1) Making baked ham, green bean casserole & mashed potatoes for supper (yum!), hubby & I will love all the leftovers, and will have ham bone for soup / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) PT exercises (temps won't get out of 20s, winds are howling, and wind chill around 1 degree F, so skipping dog walk today)
    3) Mail Christmas package & all the cards at P.O. / wash dishes / clean Kitty hallway / order bread for Christmas family dinner / update bank accts / update budget s/s / check healthcare messages / read / other?

    Later than usual, we got our live Christmas tree on Saturday... who knew if you waited long enough, it would be half price LOL. Got lights and decorations on by myself this year (less bickering that way haha). During the lousy play by the Packers yesterday, I managed to get all the Christmas cards written, and before that I wrapped gifts to send my ex-roomie and her hubby. Think I'm about caught up.

    Tomorrow is Mom's surgery, and with prayers and support from family, she is keeping a positive attitude. She is nearly 87 yo, and still lives with Dad in the house I grew up in. Sister will be visiting (she lives 70 miles from them, 155 miles from us) on Friday, plans to bring lasagna to feed them, aunt, single brother, youngest brother and his wife. I can't go because hubby is taking his brother for cataract surgery and I'll be without a decent vehicle. But I'll see everyone on Christmas Day.

    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:
      December: slow cooker jambalaya = :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 2x5 days, 1x3 days, 1 week not feeling well = :neutral:
    May 2x5 days, 1x4 days, 2x3 days = :smile:
    June 3x4 days, 1x3 days, days plus race event = :smiley:
    July 3x4 days, 1x0 days too hot to get up early LOL = :smile:
    August 1x5 days, 4x4 days = :smile:
    September 2x5 days, 2x4 days = :smiley:
    October 4x4 days including race event = :smiley:
    November 3x5 days, 1x3 days, 1x2 days plus lots of cleaning = :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
    December
    • 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 / Dec
    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)
      7.16.23 band at winery with PZ/BH
      7.18.23 lunch & long visit w/ ex-roomie & her hubby (in state from VA)
      7.26.23 lunch w/ CH
      7.30.23 PZ birthday & Art Street music
      9.2.23 DT's surprise bday party
      10.13.23 band at La Vie w/ PZ/BH
      11.21.23 lunch/drinks w/ DE
      12.10.23 open house PZ/BH new-ish condo
    9) Continue to declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Made great progress on first floor of house in 2022, keep going
    Word for 2022-23: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    JFT for 12/17/2023 (yesterday)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 12/9), including the party desserts. 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 right before our trip.✔️
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/9). 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) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 12/9)✔️
    14) No bread today.✔️

    JFT for 12/18/2023 (today)✔️
    1) Can have dessert today (last 12/16). 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). Can have some if want today.
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/8)
    4) Don't weigh again until right before our trip.
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/9). 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 12/16)
    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 12/9)

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    **Not doing today

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

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zarlETHtkiVUD1O6BKpHA7GCNFJS8IdF/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true
    Sample
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,575 Member
    edited December 2023
    JFT for 12/18/2023 (today)✔️
    1) Can have dessert today (last 12/16). 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). Can have some if want today.✔️
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/8)✔️
    4) Don't weigh again until right before our trip.✔️
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/9). 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 12/16)✔️
    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 12/9)✔️
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow. Today was a dessert day and I went way over board with leftovers from the party. Oh well.

    JFT for 12/19/2023 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No desserts today (last 12/16). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, 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 right before our trip.
    5) Up to 2.0 oz cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/9). 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 12/16) (can have some of casserole, but none of the pumpkin pie 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 12/9)
    14) None of the tamales today.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    **Not doing today

    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


  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Tuesday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Attempt YMCA class! Duolingo.
    2. Work with students who arrive early.
    3. Set up lessons and review vocabulary for Persepolis unit. Create Google Classrooms and set up class website.
    4. Planning - Type minutes. Write end-of-term email to building reps. Review S2 plans with E3 teacher.
    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. Update Facebook for union and civic org.
    8. Evening: Tutoring. Dinner: Clyde's. 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. 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. Make list of home repair needs and prioritize. Shop for leather messenger bag.

    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: 198.0

    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. Weight is back up after school end-of-term potluck and extended family early Christmas. But I feel pretty good overall. Thinking about my WFTY for 2024, and it may be "Prepare."
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,067 Member
    JFT 12/18 M
    1) Making baked ham, green bean casserole & mashed potatoes for supper (yum!), hubby & I will love all the leftovers, and will have ham bone for soup / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) PT exercises (temps won't get out of 20s, winds are howling, and wind chill around 1 degree F, so skipping dog walk today)
    3) Mail Christmas package & all the cards at P.O. / wash dishes / clean Kitty hallway / order bread for Christmas family dinner / update bank accts / update budget s/s / check healthcare messages / read / other?

    Later than usual, we got our live Christmas tree on Saturday... who knew if you waited long enough, it would be half price LOL. Got lights and decorations on by myself this year (less bickering that way haha). During the lousy play by the Packers yesterday, I managed to get all the Christmas cards written, and before that I wrapped gifts to send my ex-roomie and her hubby. Think I'm about caught up.

    Tomorrow is Mom's surgery, and with prayers and support from family, she is keeping a positive attitude. She is nearly 87 yo, and still lives with Dad in the house I grew up in. Sister will be visiting (she lives 70 miles from them, 155 miles from us) on Friday, plans to bring lasagna to feed them, aunt, single brother, youngest brother and his wife. I can't go because hubby is taking his brother for cataract surgery and I'll be without a decent vehicle. But I'll see everyone on Christmas Day.

    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:
      December: slow cooker jambalaya = :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 2x5 days, 1x3 days, 1 week not feeling well = :neutral:
    May 2x5 days, 1x4 days, 2x3 days = :smile:
    June 3x4 days, 1x3 days, days plus race event = :smiley:
    July 3x4 days, 1x0 days too hot to get up early LOL = :smile:
    August 1x5 days, 4x4 days = :smile:
    September 2x5 days, 2x4 days = :smiley:
    October 4x4 days including race event = :smiley:
    November 3x5 days, 1x3 days, 1x2 days plus lots of cleaning = :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
    December
    • 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 / Dec
    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)
      7.16.23 band at winery with PZ/BH
      7.18.23 lunch & long visit w/ ex-roomie & her hubby (in state from VA)
      7.26.23 lunch w/ CH
      7.30.23 PZ birthday & Art Street music
      9.2.23 DT's surprise bday party
      10.13.23 band at La Vie w/ PZ/BH
      11.21.23 lunch/drinks w/ DE
      12.10.23 open house PZ/BH new-ish condo
    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

    I saw an epic fake Christmas tree in The Range for £200. Waiting for that bad boy to come down in price after Xmas hahaha I'll use it next year.
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,313 Member

    JFT Monday
    - Shower :smiley:
    - Work by 8:00 :(
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Home by 5:00 :smiley:
    - Shop :smiley:
    - Trivia? :(
    - Dinner :smiley:
    - Bed early :(

    Had a good evening with the hubby last night buying silly things for the kids (and pets) to open Christmas morning. Matching PJ's that they will open Christmas Eve and be forced to wear, then puzzles, socks, hair & make up things, etc. Nothing big, but something to keep the tradition going. I ordered a signed hockey puck for Sierra's BF. She didn't know his favorite player so I picked one I knew from the team he likes that wasn't crazy expensive. Personally, I was going to buy him a shirt, but Sierra said no clothes because he is picky.

    Tonight we are staying home and doing taco Tuesday for dinner, it's an easy dish to do vegetarian for V just buy a little impossible meat for her and cook it up separately then add all the fixin's.

    I feel pretty good as long as I stay inside, but the cold air outside is not a friend to my lungs right now. Slowly but surely getting better though.

    JFT Tuesday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Meetings
    - Check in with MFP
    - Maybe go home for lunch, I have left overs from dinner last night in the fridge
    - Wrap pet gifts and PJ's for under the tree.
    - Hide other gifts
    - Grocery
    - Taco Tuesday
    - No alcohol
    - Bed Early