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

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,568 Member
    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, 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.

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 12 pm.
    ================== 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: 2,568 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,471 Member
    Recap 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 :smiley:
    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) >:) nope
    3) Mail Christmas package & all the cards at P.O. / wash dishes / clean Kitty hallway / order bread for Christmas family dinner / update bank accts ~ partially done / update budget s/s / check healthcare messages ~ 1 of 2 done / read / other? called Mom <3, watered house plants, prepped last donation of the year, made overnight oats :smiley:

    JFT 12/19 T
    1) Leftovers today / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog :smiley: 3.32 mi. Temps slowly warming, wind not so awful, wind chill in upper teens, so dog wore her winter jacket, I had my layers on, and we stuck to the neighborhood cul de sacs. We saw our regular mail carrier on her route & dog got 2 treats b/c "it's the holidays" LOL. Dog also got petted by 2 people who both called her a cute dog, of course b/c she's always smiling when she's out for a walk. Happy dog & happy me.
    3) Drop donation at P.O. / LL's card in church mail slot / choir rehearsal 7:00 / update bank accts / update budget s/s / bank xfer / watch UHC video / activate healthcare card / read / other?

    Heard from my eldest brother, who accompanied Mom and Dad to the hospital for her surgery this morning, that the procedure went well and she was home by 2 p.m. Thank you, God!

    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: 2,568 Member
    edited December 2023
    JFT for 12/19/2023 (today)✔️
    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, 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.✔️

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 12/20/2023 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No desserts today (last 12/16), except last piece of pumpkin pie. Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, 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 12/19). 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 12/19)
    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) One tamale ok today.
    15) No more than 600 calories for lunch. (this is my big meal of day)

    ================== 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 Wednesday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duolingo.
    2. 845 Y class.
    3. Type minutes.
    4. Put laundry away.
    5. Barbie.
    6. Maybe write a video script.
    7. Groceries?
    8. Evening: Livestream. Dinner: Pizza. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    9. Bedtime: Gratitude journal. Update IG. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Update JFT.
    10. Upcoming: Set up digital portfolio. Get elastic for shoes & take to shoe repair. Discuss Clois & Stuffy. Check in w parents regularly. Get stamps! Need to return the Dolly wig. Need to write blog posts. 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. Upload Commute Saturday. When to shop for C?

    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: 202.2

    Long-term goals/progress

    1. Professional / read current research. 2. Professional / present at conferences. 3. Professional / publish scholarly articles. 4. Professional / observe student needs and develop supports. 5. Professional / complete a doctorate. 6. Personal / retire comfortably. 7. Personal / renovate house. 8. Community / local progress. 9. Community / time with friends & family. 10. Family concerns. 11. Medical/fitness.

    1. Research: Five paragraph essay. How student attitudes affect standardized test results; student surveys.

    2. Presenting: Promote YT channel. Invite guests. Record mini-lessons.

    3. Publishing: Read one journal article weekly; respond in a blog post. Clois for CWG. S&F for YT channel. Goodreads purchase list for McKay’s. Weekly blog series: Weekly Wishes (Monday) and Weekly Wins (Friday).

    4. Observed student needs: Changing words between parts of speech (vocabulary/grammar). Synthesizing info from multiple sources, drawing conclusions (RI/W). EFFECTIVE transitions (W). Every day v everyday; any one v anyone (grammar). Sub/obj pronouns & structure (grammar). Poss v pl nouns (grammar). Short nonfic from Lat Amer/Africa/Asia (World Lit).

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

    6. Retirement: Update name on JSSB acct. Check investments. Theater CV. Entertainment experience. Duolingo/Lang8.

    7. House: Floor joists. Siding. Gutters. Floors.

    8. Local progress: Library. Theater. PC2V. City/county govt. Community kitchen. She Should Run vision statement. Ed assoc. Ugly Christmas sweater. Prison abolition; reduce / re-allocate responsibilities dumped on cops. Push for diversity. Turn left!

    9. Friends & extended family: Organize photos. Write postcards. Call weekly! Look for activities to do with friends. Purchase doll with long hair; practice French braid. Dance: tap, salsa, samba. Rhythm nation.

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

    11. Medical: YMCA classes. Lift @ lunch. Maintain @ 155 w defined muscle tone. At 194, purple All-Stars. 189, 1pr black 1pr white leggings. 179, 2 Svaha Rachel dresses. 169 suit - Indochino? 159 swing dance lessons. Talk to PCP about feet (cannot do calf raises, pushups, planks, mountain climbers, etc.) Also back and shoulder pain. Why can’t I sleep better? Therapy Mon Nov 20 3P. Dentist Nov 29 10A? Biometric RS. Primary care checkup. Massage Dec 16 6P. Need to RS colonoscopy. PCP virtual appointment Nov 22 2:15p.

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

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

    WFTY: Priorities. 2024: Prepare.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,055 Member
    edited December 2023
    @clicketykeys 🤗🤗🤗 and 🙏🏻 🙏🏻 🙏🏻 for your mama.

    @Bex953172 DH did that one year and we got a brilliant bargain for £5. We’re still using it.

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    @pridesabtch Glad you got a diagnosis and meds. Hope they do the trick quickly.
    🎄🤶🎄🤶🎄🤶🎄🤶🎄
    🎄🤶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: 2,309 Member

    JFT Tuesday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Check in with MFP :smiley:
    - 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. :( Realized I need to get different PJ's for the youngest because she is always cold.
    - Hide other gifts :(, They are still in the car
    - Grocery :smiley:
    - Taco Tuesday :smiley:
    - No alcohol :smiley:
    - Bed Early :smiley:

    Nice night last night. Today is my last full day of work for the year (YAY!!!!). Tonight is trivia. Tomorrow we start baking, I am way behind on that. We bake dozens and dozens of cookies and my many pounds of peanut butter fudge (we call it fudge because of consistency, but there is no cocoa so it's really candy) each year to share with our family and the families of our friends from HS that live far away. The friends and their families really seem to appreciate the goodies, the visits and reminiscing. I will cut down the variety of cookies this year, but keep the quantity. Only Chocolate Chip, Peanut butter Blossoms & Sugar Cookies in addition to the candy. It always seems daunting to get started, but it is a family activity we all share in and the purpose is worth it.

    Tim has a follow-up with the orthopedist today to get the results of his bone scan and to see if the screws in his shoulder have shifted. This replacement has been a nightmare.

    JFT Wednesday
    - Work by 8:00 :( forgot my gate pass and had to go back home to get it.
    - Meetings starting at 8:30 :smiley:
    - Wait to hear from ortho
    - TJ Maxx
    - Trivia
    - Home by 10:00
    - Bed by 11:00
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,568 Member
    JFT for 12/20/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today (last 12/16), except last piece of pumpkin pie. Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, 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 hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/19). 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, can finish the last piece of pumpkin pie. (last 12/19)
    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) One tamale ok today.
    15) No more than 600 calories for lunch. (this is my big meal of day)

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 12 pm.
    ================== 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

  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,471 Member
    Recap 12/19 T
    1) Leftovers today / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) Walk dog :smiley: 3.32 mi. Temps slowly warming, wind not so awful, wind chill in upper teens, so dog wore her winter jacket, I had my layers on, and we stuck to the neighborhood cul de sacs. We saw our regular mail carrier on her route & dog got 2 treats b/c "it's the holidays" LOL. Dog also got petted by 2 people who both called her a cute dog, of course b/c she's always smiling when she's out for a walk. Happy dog & happy me.
    3) Drop donation at P.O. / LL's card in church mail slot / choir rehearsal 7:00 / update bank accts / update budget s/s / bank xfer / watch UHC video / activate healthcare card / read / other? help hubby trouble-shoot his 2024 health ins. acct online ~ much to hubby's dismay, need phone call to follow-up, refilled heated bird bath, created K's cc online acct, paid K's cc balance (earlier than due I later realized but done), realized vehicle ins. pmt due soon & accessed online to print new ins. cards and renewal invoice, talked to brother still at parents' house & all was well <3:smiley:

    JFT 12/20 W ~ weather is improved, temps a bit above normal & light winds, partly sunny :sunglasses: yay
    1) Make ham & scalloped potatoes for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog
    3) Phone call with hubby to resolve his health ins. account & schedule recurring payments for 2024 ~ not as bad as he feared, and just in the nick of time for this month's payment YAY / change bedding / launder bedding / give mail carrier her gift / watch UHC video / activate my healthcare card / make overnight oats / call Mom late afternoon / 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:
      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: 2,568 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,568 Member
    edited December 2023
    JFT for 12/20/2023 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today (last 12/16), except last piece of pumpkin pie. Can have sugarfree or no sugar added.✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, 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 hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/19). 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, can finish the last piece of pumpkin pie. (last 12/19) ✔️
    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) One tamale ok today.✔️Didn't eat today.
    15) No more than 600 calories for lunch. (this is my big meal of day)✔️

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.


    JFT for 12/21/2023 (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, 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 12/20). 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 ok today. (last 12/19)
    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) One tamale ok today.
    15) No more than 600 calories for lunch. (this is my big meal of day)
    16) No more of the mashed potatoes, no more taco chips and no more crackers.
    17) Can have lunch early due to lunch meeting.
    ================== 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 Thursday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duolingo.
    2. Write video script about extending reading promotions to include teens; write YA novellas with clear, simple prose so that non-readers can enjoy reading.
    3. 930 Y class. Switch books at library. (FIND A NOVELLA OR TWO?)
    4. Put laundry away.
    5. Make home repair needs list.
    6. Shoot video script.
    7. Groceries?
    8. Evening: Livestream. Dinner: Pizza. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    9. Bedtime: Gratitude journal. Update IG. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Update JFT.
    10. Upcoming: Set up digital portfolio. Get elastic for shoes & take to shoe repair. Discuss Clois & Stuffy. Check in w parents regularly. Get stamps! Need to return the Dolly wig. Need to write blog posts. 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. Upload Commute Saturday. When to shop for C? Hang white wire shelf in small bathroom. Shop for leather messenger bag. Shelves in bedroom. Sash for space dress. Gounod from tape to digital file.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    End of 2021: 194.4
    End of 2022: 201.2
    Today: 202.8

    Long-term goals/progress

    1. Professional / read current research. 2. Professional / present at conferences. 3. Professional / publish scholarly articles. 4. Professional / observe student needs and develop supports. 5. Professional / complete a doctorate. 6. Personal / retire comfortably. 7. Personal / renovate house. 8. Community / local progress. 9. Community / time with friends & family. 10. Family concerns. 11. Medical/fitness.

    1. Research: Five paragraph essay. How student attitudes affect standardized test results; student surveys.

    2. Presenting: Promote YT channel. Invite guests. Record mini-lessons.

    3. Publishing: Read one journal article weekly; respond in a blog post. Clois for CWG. S&F for YT channel. Goodreads purchase list for McKay’s. Weekly blog series: Weekly Wishes (Monday) and Weekly Wins (Friday).

    4. Observed student needs: Changing words between parts of speech (vocabulary/grammar). Synthesizing info from multiple sources, drawing conclusions (RI/W). EFFECTIVE transitions (W). Every day v everyday; any one v anyone (grammar). Sub/obj pronouns & structure (grammar). Poss v pl nouns (grammar). Short nonfic from Lat Amer/Africa/Asia (World Lit).

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

    6. Retirement: Update name on JSSB acct. Check investments. Theater CV. Entertainment experience. Duolingo/Lang8.

    7. House: Floor joists. Siding. Gutters. Floors.

    8. Local progress: Library. Theater. PC2V. City/county govt. Community kitchen. She Should Run vision statement. Ed assoc. Ugly Christmas sweater. Prison abolition; reduce / re-allocate responsibilities dumped on cops. Push for diversity. Turn left!

    9. Friends & extended family: Organize photos. Write postcards. Call weekly! Look for activities to do with friends. Purchase doll with long hair; practice French braid. Dance: tap, salsa, samba. Rhythm nation.

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

    11. Medical: YMCA classes. Lift @ lunch. Maintain @ 155 w defined muscle tone. At 194, purple All-Stars. 189, 1pr black 1pr white leggings. 179, 2 Svaha Rachel dresses. 169 suit - Indochino? 159 swing dance lessons. Talk to PCP about feet (cannot do calf raises, pushups, planks, mountain climbers, etc.) Also back and shoulder pain. Why can’t I sleep better? Therapy Mon Nov 20 3P. Dentist Nov 29 10A? Biometric RS. Primary care checkup. Massage Dec 16 6P. Need to RS colonoscopy. PCP virtual appointment Nov 22 2:15p.

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

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

    WFTY: Priorities. 2024: Prepare. Beginning to think about what I want to prioritize for 2024. Switching schools was a BIG change, and I had to let go of a lot of things so that I wasn't overloaded. But I miss having them in my life!
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,568 Member

    JFT for 12/21/2023 (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, 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 12/20). 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 ok today. (last 12/19)
    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) One tamale ok today.
    15) No more than 600 calories for lunch. (this is my big meal of day)
    16) No more of the mashed potatoes, no more taco chips and no more crackers.
    17) Can have lunch early due to lunch meeting.
    ================== 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: 2,568 Member
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,471 Member
    Recap 12/20 W ~ weather is improved, temps a bit above normal & light winds, partly sunny :sunglasses: yay
    1) Make ham & scalloped potatoes for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley: during bake time, realized that wall oven is starting to fail :'( but at least supper was nearly cooked lol
    2) Walk dog :smiley: 3.79 mi. Got home with very long shadows just before sundown, glad winter solstice is here and daylight will start to lengthen. Happy dog & happy me
    3) Phone call with hubby to resolve his health ins. account & schedule recurring payments for 2024 ~ not as bad as he feared, and just before cut-off to set-up his monthly recurring payment YAY / change bedding / launder bedding / give mail carrier her gift / watch UHC video ~ earned $5 on my healthcare card / activate my healthcare card / make overnight oats / call Mom late afternoon <3 / read ~ not as much as I'd like / other? wall oven research ~ ouch! :smiley:

    JFT 12/21 R first day of winter, warmer than usual & no snow, kind of sad about that
    1) Leftovers / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog
    3) More wall oven research & make list by store / read / other?

    Since our wall oven, which we knew was on borrowed time after the heating element was replaced last year, is dead or at least dying, I researched replacement possibilities online after supper. Rats, we only have 27" but unless we do a total kitchen remodel, that won't change. Consumer Reports doesn't even rate ovens that small, since they're not as common. There's no way we'll have a replacement by this weekend. Thankfully, hubby and I go to my youngest brother's on Christmas to celebrate with my side of the family. Mostly, I'm disappointed that I won't be able to bake stollen this year (I had planned to on Christmas Eve), which is one of my long-time traditions, and gift to my parents. Oh well, I will follow hubby's suggestion to give parents an IOU for the stollen along with the other gifts, and present stollen to them next month when I visit next.

    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
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,331 Member
    Good weekend. Got the Christmas-y stuff put up. No external illumination on the house this year due to Tim's injured wings, but some stuff in the yard and interior decorations. Also pretty much done Christmas shopping. Doing a gift exchange with the family this year, and the girls don't really want much. V needs a sewing machine, but she needs to tell me what to buy. Sierra's gift was getting her dog trained, so she'll be upset if we get her anything. So just a few family gifts and we shopped for some foster children. That was fun, the had needs and wants, the other just had wants so we were able to get all of the things on their lists.

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

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

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

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

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

    @ Tracey, I'm so sorry to hear your cancer has returned. Stay strong and if you need to vent, feel free to shoot me a message. I will add you to my prayer list.


    Thank you for your prayers. I’m sorry to hear all you’re going through and will add you and your loved ones to my prayer list. 🙏🏼
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,331 Member
    Hi all, just caught up a bit.

    @cschmitz110515 so glad your mom’s surgery went well! Sorry about your wall oven but I’m sure your parents will understand and appreciate the stollen even more next month!

    @pridesabtch I’m glad you’re feeling better. I hope you got the best possible results on Tim’s bone scan! Glad you didn’t have to get your mom a new car! Sounds like you have a wonderful tradition in gifting foster kids and it’s so nice your daughters are supportive!

    @mytime6630 good luck with the lapquilt for your neighbor! I have about 5 quilt tops downstairs that never seem to get put together! I feel your pain!

    @emcgrace I hope your lease is straightened out and you’re able to breathe a little better. One foot in front of the other! (Hugs)

    @Bex953172 I hope you get the tree on sale! We bought one years ago on sale but usually buy a real fresh cut tree and do t use it. This year, I’ve been so sick from chemo so we brought the artificial tree up and it’s pretty and easy and I’m so glad we bought it!

    @clicketykeys i didn’t realize you switched schools! Good for you! Glad you found out your classes and can begin to prepare! So stressful!

    Hi to Terri and More Freggies!
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,331 Member
    I ended up in the hospital for 8 days after my first chemo treatment. Was inpatient with sepsis and about 7 other things that crashed from my white cells crashing. Was pretty scary. I got out last week Wednesday.

    Two days ago, Tuesday, was my 2nd treatment. They decreased the amount of chemo by 25% and held one of the immunotherapy drugs in hopes that I handle it better and to give my body time to recover. I also got an injection yesterday that is to help regenerate white blood cells quicker. Praying this time goes smoother and that I physically can tolerate it better this time. I was admitted 8 days after my first treatment and today is day 3 after 2nd treatment, so although I have faith in my team and God, I wouldn’t be human if I weren’t a bit tentative.

    I’m trying to eat nutritionally but my taste buds are off, nausea and coming off the diverticulitis that was part of my hospitalization is making it difficult to know what’s ok and what’s not!

    So baby goals for now…

    JFT:
    64 oz water
    Journal every bite. Close food diary.
    More protein.
    Rest today. Listen to my body.

    I’m really missing daily routine and being able to participate in Christmas this year. Unfortunately after being admitted for 8 days and being so immune compromised right now, we will be staying home away from everyone. my son is hosting the family get-together so I’m grateful they’re willing to still get the family together but I’m sad I’ll miss out. But I’m focusing on it being temporary! I am doing what I need to do so I can do what I want to do for many more years to come. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. And things can always be so much worse, right! Thankful for FaceTime technology! It wasn’t always an option!

    Have a great day everyone!
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,568 Member
    JFT for 12/21/2023 (today)✔️
    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, 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 12/20). 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 ok today. (last 12/19) ✔️
    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) One tamale ok today.✔️
    15) No more than 600 calories for lunch. (this is my big meal of day)✔️
    16) No more of the mashed potatoes, no more taco chips and no more crackers.✔️
    17) Can have lunch early due to lunch meeting.✔️
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 12/22/2023 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No desserts today (last 12/16). Can have sugarfree or no sugar added. Can have sweeter red cabbage dish.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peppermint bark, peeps, ice cream, Trader Jo cookies).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 12/8)
    4) Can weigh
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 12/20). 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 ok today. (last 12/21)
    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 tamales today.
    15) No more than 600 calories for lunch. (this is my big meal of day)
    16) No more of the mashed potatoes, no more taco chips and no more crackers.
    ================== 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 Thursday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duolingo.
    2. 845 Y class.
    3. Groceries.
    4. Put laundry away.
    5. Make home repair needs list.
    6. Christmas shopping.
    7. Put things away in the office.
    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. 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. Upload Commute Saturday. When to shop for C? Hang white wire shelf in small bathroom. Shop for leather messenger bag. Shelves in bedroom. Sash for space dress. Gounod from tape to digital file. Write the video script.

    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: 202.8

    Long-term goals/progress

    1. Professional / read current research. 2. Professional / present at conferences. 3. Professional / publish scholarly articles. 4. Professional / observe student needs and develop supports. 5. Professional / complete a doctorate. 6. Personal / retire comfortably. 7. Personal / renovate house. 8. Community / local progress. 9. Community / time with friends & family. 10. Family concerns. 11. Medical/fitness.

    1. Research: Five paragraph essay. How student attitudes affect standardized test results; student surveys.

    2. Presenting: Promote YT channel. Invite guests. Record mini-lessons.

    3. Publishing: Read one journal article weekly; respond in a blog post. Clois for CWG. S&F for YT channel. Goodreads purchase list for McKay’s. Weekly blog series: Weekly Wishes (Monday) and Weekly Wins (Friday).

    4. Observed student needs: Changing words between parts of speech (vocabulary/grammar). Synthesizing info from multiple sources, drawing conclusions (RI/W). EFFECTIVE transitions (W). Every day v everyday; any one v anyone (grammar). Sub/obj pronouns & structure (grammar). Poss v pl nouns (grammar). Short nonfic from Lat Amer/Africa/Asia (World Lit).

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

    6. Retirement: Update name on JSSB acct. Check investments. Theater CV. Entertainment experience. Duolingo/Lang8.

    7. House: Floor joists. Siding. Gutters. Floors.

    8. Local progress: Library. Theater. PC2V. City/county govt. Community kitchen. She Should Run vision statement. Ed assoc. Ugly Christmas sweater. Prison abolition; reduce / re-allocate responsibilities dumped on cops. Push for diversity. Turn left!

    9. Friends & extended family: Organize photos. Write postcards. Call weekly! Look for activities to do with friends. Purchase doll with long hair; practice French braid. Dance: tap, salsa, samba. Rhythm nation.

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

    11. Medical: YMCA classes. Lift @ lunch. Maintain @ 155 w defined muscle tone. At 194, purple All-Stars. 189, 1pr black 1pr white leggings. 179, 2 Svaha Rachel dresses. 169 suit - Indochino? 159 swing dance lessons. Talk to PCP about feet (cannot do calf raises, pushups, planks, mountain climbers, etc.) Also back and shoulder pain. Why can’t I sleep better? Therapy Mon Nov 20 3P. Dentist Nov 29 10A? Biometric RS. Primary care checkup. Massage Dec 16 6P. Need to RS colonoscopy. PCP virtual appointment Nov 22 2:15p.

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

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

    WFTY: Priorities. Today ended up being hard, and I'm really discouraged. I'm having to punt things that I had intended to do today, and I won't be able to do them tomorrow, and just... disappointed and frustrated with myself. Need to remember life rules #5 (everything takes longer than you think it should) and 6 (anything worth doing is worth doing poorly) and get my bearings and keep going. Maybe my 2024 word for the year will be "Perseverance"?
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.