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

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,555 Member
    Hour commitmentv- I won’t eat again until tomorrow.
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,327 Member
    Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and/or weekend.

    @more_freggies76 How was your hiking trip to the National parks? I would love to see Zion National Park…it’s on my bucket list!

    JFT 12/27/23-Wednesday :
    1. 64 oz water
    2. Journal every bite. Push protein. Close food diary.
    3. Toxicity check appointment. Make list of ?’s
    4. 30 minutes of movement in small increments, as tolerated. Just try.
    5. Home Care as tolerated.
    6. Admin tasks
    7. Devotional, reflection & journal time.


    We do what we need to do, so we can do what we want to do!
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Thursday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duo.
    2. YMCA class. Return books.
    3. Finish dishes.
    4. Call massage & check appt time.
    5. Thrift shopping for leather messenger bag that will hold my laptop.
    6. FINISH SCRIPT.
    7. Put things away in the office.
    8. Evening: Open - blog? Dinner: Soup. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    9. Bedtime: Gratitude journal. Duo. 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. Hang white wire shelf in small bathroom. Shelves in bedroom. Sash for space dress. Gounod from tape to digital file. Library renewals Weds. Shop for leather messenger bag Wed/Thu? Recycling Thursday??? When are we going to McKay's next? Take fabric donation. (Friday?) Funeral Saturday. Organize home repair needs list - soonish? Check in with B about organizing if I haven't heard from Patrick (how to initiate conversations with ppl I don't work with?).

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    End of 2021: 194.4
    End of 2022: 201.2
    Today: 200.6

    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. Today has been mixed. I want to get back to blogging.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,555 Member
    @PackerFanInGB - Zion is fabulous. I hope you get to go sometime!

    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again yntil tomorrow. Can still have my metamusal tonight.
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,327 Member

    JFT 12/27/23-Wednesday :
    1. 64 oz water. ☹️ nausea. Do better tomorrow.
    2. Journal every bite. Push protein. Close food diary. 😋
    3. Toxicity check appointment. Make list of ?’s 😋 Went well! Blood counts returning to normal. Yay! 💥
    4. 30 minutes of exercise in small increments, as tolerated. Just try. 😋 YAY! This has been hard to do! 💪🏼💥
    5. Home Care as tolerated. 😋 Swept floors (How does all this dog hair come from one dog??!!!), laundry, dishes, put away a few things in basement.
    6. Admin tasks. 😋 Sorted through some mail. Sent replies.
    7. Devotional, reflection & journal 😋. Prayers, daily dialog.

    Yesterday my toxicity check & labs following my 2nd chemo treatment went well. Managing side effects better, so it’s been tolerable, and my white count bounced back nicely with the additional med they gave me this time. Pretty happy! Was so nervous I’d end up in hospital again. Feeling grateful!

    Hope everyone is doing well! Have a great day! 😊

    JFT 12/28/23-Thursday :
    1. 64 oz water
    2. Journal every bite. Push protein. Close food diary.
    3. T’s Medicare forms
    4. 30 minutes of movement in small increments, as tolerated. Just try.
    5. Close Stand ring on Apple Watch. Order new bands?
    6. Home Care as tolerated.
    7. Admin tasks
    8. Devotional, reflection & journal time.


    We do what we need to do, so we can do what we want to do!
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,470 Member
    @more_freggies76 Glad you loved Zion NP. I'm hoping when you get home you post a few photos of each of the parks you hiked. I would love to do what you're doing. Maybe some day.

    JFT 12/28 R ~ gloomy & rainy, no dog walk
    1) Make chili for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) PT exercises?
    3) Grocery shop / bank / mail cards / make appt with contractor for wall oven consult & future install / make appt with financial advisor (their phone call request) / balance bank accts / update budget s/s / register for 10K race in June (eligible for free registration by 1/1) / wash dishes / 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
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Friday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duo.
    2. YMCA class.
    3. Groceries.
    4. Take down tree.
    5. Laundry.
    6. FINISH SCRIPT.
    7. Put things away in the office.
    8. Evening: Open - blog? Dinner: Soup. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    9. Bedtime: Gratitude journal. Duo. 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. Hang white wire shelf in small bathroom. Shelves in bedroom. Sash for space dress. Gounod from tape to digital file. When are we going to McKay's next? Take fabric donation. (Friday?) Family pic Saturday. Funeral Saturday. Organize home repair needs list - soonish? Check in with B about organizing if I haven't heard from Patrick (how to initiate conversations with ppl I don't work with?).

    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: 203.0

    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. Struggling with my script, and with snacking during the day.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,555 Member
    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow.
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,327 Member
    Happy Friday! Hope everyone is doing well! 😊
    Hard to believe it’s almost 2024!

    JFT 12/28/23-Thursday :
    1. 64 oz water. 😋
    2. Journal every bite. Push protein. Close food diary. 😋
    3. T’s Medicare forms. 😋
    4. 30 minutes of movement in small increments, as tolerated. Just try. 💥. 41 minutes
    5. Close Stand ring on Apple Watch. Order new bands? 👎🏼 6 of 8 hours
    6. Home Care as tolerated. 😋 floors, laundry
    7. Admin tasks. 😋. Bills, mail piles, Forms
    8. Devotional, reflection & journal time. 😋



    JFT 12/29/2023-Friday :
    1. 64 oz water
    2. Journal every bite. Push protein. Close food diary.
    3. Finish & submit T’s Medicare forms. 😋
    4. 30 minutes of movement in small increments, as tolerated. Just try.
    5. Close Stand ring on Apple Watch. Order new watch bands?
    6. Home Care as tolerated.
    7. Admin tasks
    8. Devotional, reflection & journal time.
    9. Start 2024 goals & dreams bullet journal


    We do what we need to do, so we can do what we want to do! 💪🏼💞

  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,470 Member
    JFT 12/30 Sat.
    1) Leftovers for supper? / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog
    3) Winter market / make list for Sam's Club tomorrow / call Mom & Dad / organize in basement (a little is fine, it's a start) / read / digital declutter / 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 their 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: 2,555 Member
    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until dinner. Can still have my dose of metamusal
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,327 Member
    Happy Saturday!

    JFT 12/29/2023-Friday :
    1. 64 oz water. 😋
    2. Journal every bite. Push protein. Close food diary. 😋
    3. Finish & submit T’s Medicare forms. 😋
    4. 30 minutes of movement in small increments, as tolerated. Just try. 💥
    5. Close Stand ring on Apple Watch. Order new watch bands? 💥
    6. Home Care as tolerated. 😋
    7. Admin tasks. 😋
    8. Devotional, reflection & journal time. 🙁
    9. Start 2024 goals & dreams bullet journal. 🙁

    Happy Saturday! Hope you have a great weekend!

    JFT 12/30/2023 - Saturday
    1. 64 oz water.
    2. Journal every bite. Push protein. Close food diary.
    3. batch cook soup? Banana bread?
    4. 30 minutes of movement in small increments, as tolerated. Just try.
    5. Close Stand ring on Apple Watch. Order new watch bands?
    6. Home Care as tolerated.
    7. Admin tasks.
    8. Devotional, reflection & journal time.
    9. Start 2024 goals & dreams bullet journal.


    We do what we need to do, so we can do what we want to do! 💪🏼💞
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,470 Member
    :star:HAPPY NEW YEAR all my JFTers!!! :star: Hope to keep posting with you in 2024. :smiley:

    Recap 12/30 Sat.
    1) Leftovers for supper? / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) Walk dog :smiley: 4.15 miles & visit & treats with Al, RJ, Cookie and his "mom." Happy dog & happy me
    3) Winter market / make list for Sam's Club tomorrow / call Mom & Dad <3 / organize in basement (a little is fine, it's a start) / read / digital declutter / other? topped up bird feeders in anticipation of winter weather, made list of stove-top recipes to use during wait for new wall oven (we certainly won't starve) :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 12/31 Sunday
    1) Church 9:00 :smiley:
    2) Took month end measurements first thing... slowly but surely, going down (finally) :smiley: / log on MFP
    3) Not logging food today since hubby and I will bring in the new year with sushi and snacking through the evening. Will drink 64+ oz. water, though.
    4) Watch Packers game 7:20 / digital declutter / read / prep for contractor visit at 9 a.m. tomorrow / defrost beef stew meat for tomorrow / other?

    Last night's drizzle froze on pavement then became light snow, but not enough to shovel. Area roads, walkways & parking lots are icy, so no dog walk today. Walking across the parking lot to church was a practice in patience. Anyway, I'd anticipated bad walking conditions, based on forecast, and today is planned rest day. If really ambitious, maybe I'll end the year by doing my PT exercises for the first time in forever LOL.

    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    This is my lifestyle. It's. Not. A. Diet.
    Height 5'4"
    66 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2023 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be satisfied if I can get back down to 160# this year ~ ACK! Weight went in opposite direction most of 2023 BUT getting back on track since Nov. 1 :D
    • 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:
    December 1x5 days, 3x4 days = :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 61.04 miles YTD 726.88 miles YAY!!! :smiley:
    • 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
    [*] Registered 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 & eligible to have race fee waived :smile:
    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 their 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
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,186 Member
    Happy New Year fellow JFTs!!

    I am starting a new thread for the year 2024 .. I wanted to do this, because some of you may already be in the new year!!

    I may be MIA for the first week.. our grandson is flying in on tuesday to stay with us over his winter break. He is 17!! Yikes .. I hope we can keep him busy so he doesn't get bored. but .. it will be fun.

    My eating has been so bad .. my weight is up, so I need this new thread, and after he leaves, I told my husband its back on track to make 2024 the healthiest!

    I hope you all will join me again!! I love you all!

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10906129/just-for-today-one-day-at-a-time-daily-commitment-for-2024/p1?new=1
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,555 Member
    edited January 1
    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until next year! :)

    Looking forward to posting again with you all next year!
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Tuesday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Duo.
    2. YMCA class 930.
    3. Blog post - WOTY reflections.
    4. Call CVS - meds?
    5. Call library to check that books were found.
    6. Pack materials for school.
    7. Do something fun - but what?
    8. Evening: Open - blog? Dinner: Soup. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    9. Bedtime: Gratitude journal. Duo. 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. Hang white wire shelf in small bathroom. Shelves in bedroom. Sash for space dress. Gounod from tape to digital file. When are we going to McKay's next? Take fabric donation. (Friday?) Family pic Saturday. Funeral Saturday. Organize home repair needs list - soonish? 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 THURSDAY 5P.

    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: 203.0

    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.) Why can’t I sleep better? Therapy Wed Jan 3 3P. Dentist ? Massage Dec 16 6P. Need to RS colonoscopy. PCP virtual appointment Jan 3 2:15p.

    13. Therapy thoughts: 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. Identify what I want: to have my professional expertise acknowledged and given the respect it deserves, and to be taken as a legitimate authority. Is it possible to find a faith community that does not include worship? What is the purpose of worship?

    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: Sustainable. I got my video done and am going to try to have it go live tomorrow. It'll be interesting to see how things are at the Y.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus. 2023 WFTY: Priorities
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,027 Member
    edited January 13
    A bit of a late start, but here we go!
    🤗💖🫶❄️☃️❄️🫶💖🤗
    🤗💖JANUARY 2024💖🤗
    🤗💖🫶❄️☃️❄️🫶💖🤗
    January focus:
    📍Remove excess baggage from Christmas
    💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
    💖💖💖💖💖

    Daily Solid Habits:
    💎Right This Minute: Anti procrastination strategy
    💎Just DO it!!!
    Morning Routines:
    💎Daily Meditation
    💎Make bed/walk
    💎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 50i
    💎Clutter Sweep
    🫶🫶🫶🫶🫶🫶🫶
    🫶🫶🫶🫶🫶

    💗 Terri 💗