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LazyBlondeChef Posts: 2,809 Member
Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes?
Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day?
Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank?


  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,229 Member
    ✅✅✅ 1️⃣ pass day left.

    So pleased for you. I remember so well how my life improved after my hip op. The best way to make sure you make the best is to take your good habits into maintenance with you.

    Long May your improvement continue.
  • rstanford3
    rstanford3 Posts: 3,155 Member
    Yes x 3
  • Jana_2020
    Jana_2020 Posts: 1,208 Member
    edited April 2023
    Happy to hear your hip replacement is successful @CarolAnnM2 & good for you on being able to go back to work so quickly! The article you shared is insightful, ty for sharing 🙂

    Apr 24 ✅️✅️✅️
  • iLive2Walk
    iLive2Walk Posts: 3,499 Member
    Excercise Yes
    Calories Yes
    Tracking Yes

    3 of 3 pass days used.
  • snowshoe072
    snowshoe072 Posts: 4,604 Member
    @CarolAnnM2 glad to read of a quick recovery just remember to listen to your body and not over do.

    Tracked logged meditation and resistance band work hoping it helps the knees 0/3 pass days used
  • GrandmaJackie
    GrandmaJackie Posts: 36,094 Member
    Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes 👍🏻
    Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day 👍🏻
    Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank 👍🏻

    (Documenting consistency (if there is a P=instead of number its a Pass Day)
    UAC: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 -12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31

    Pass Day - 0
  • ideas2
    ideas2 Posts: 1,242 Member
    ✅ Exercise: 30 minutes
    ✅ Calories
    ✅ Tracked

    Passdays used 10 (April 5, 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,18)

    @CarolAnnM2 I am so happy for you. Great examples of true habit change!

    My biggest habit change is not eating in the evening. I eat supper and then I am done eating. I am posting here about 8 p.m. and have become comfortable doing so knowing it has never happened that I have eaten in the evening after doing so. Like you I very rarely eat fast food either.
  • jmu1965
    jmu1965 Posts: 1,034 Member
    Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes? Yes
    Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day? Yes
    Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank? Yes
  • vgulyash
    vgulyash Posts: 333 Member
  • tahm42
    tahm42 Posts: 4,814 Member
    2/3 pass days used
  • stella7x7
    stella7x7 Posts: 2,630 Member
    Exersized yes
  • calvin20874
    calvin20874 Posts: 1,179 Member
    Exercise: 130 minutes
    Tracking: yes
    Calories: under
    Pass days used: 2
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,753 Member

    Exercise – yes
    Tracked – yes
    Calories – yes
    1 pass day so far.

    @CarolAnnM2 Happy for you but also envious – I still don’t have a date for my op.

    Interesting article – I suppose the one “habit” I have trouble with is #2 “healthy fats”.
    I tend towards a very low fat diet, but I do eat oily fish about once a week. I eat very little processed food or cakes and biscuits so my intake of trans fats is almost nil, but I could probably benefit from more nuts and seeds.
  • GinLee61
    GinLee61 Posts: 1,193 Member
    Date: 4/24

    Exercised?: 43 minutes aerobic dance, 10 minutes strength training
    Calories?: Y
    Tracked?: Y

    Pass Days Used - 4

    Some of my insights that come to mind:
    - Portion size! Weigh and measure everything whenever possible
    - Feeling famished between meals leads me to overeat, leave room in my daily meal plan for snacks
    - Weight fluctuations with no apparent cause are normal, some weeks with no loss are normal
    - Don't rely on the scale to be my only measure of success
    - Exercise makes me feel great. Must move daily!
  • StrongerJan
    StrongerJan Posts: 246 Member
    1 of 3, not a great day, but I am still here.
  • znaoiec
    znaoiec Posts: 1,986 Member
    Yes, yes and yes
    Walking, yoga and core

    @CarolAnnM2 So great to hear that the hip replacement went well.

    I think one my major insights is that I really need to understand the reason why I am doing something. For example, reading an article or being told that I should do weights is not enough. Really understanding why is what is making the difference.

  • jamcnewman
    jamcnewman Posts: 4,112 Member
    Thank you for the opener and the wonderful article @CarolAnnM2 💐 I am so pleased for you that your recovery has gone so well and what a relief it must be to have both hips done now! There will be no stopping you… But please do take good care of yourself as your body recovers from the surgery and as you know well, the energy and fuel and sleep the body needs for healing is significant. What great habits you have established — congratulations on your success!

    I loved reading everyone’s insights on the article and their own learnings. Really understanding your own “why” is critical — I agree @znaoiec — and when I am struggling, going back to that is key for me to get some healthy habits lined up.

    For Monday April 24

    Monday was the first full dress rehearsal with orchestra for a concert I’ll sing on Wednesday night with the Philharmonic Chorus. It takes an incredible amount of energy to stand through the whole 2 1/2 hour program (Bach’s b minor Mass and Karl Jenkins’ Armed Man), sing, and hold up the vocal score for that time. I felt like I had run a marathon by the end of rehearsal! We do it again Tuesday night (full run through) and then the performance Wednesday evening. I had done some vigorous spring cleaning on Monday and will do my weight training session on Tuesday (which I don’t want to miss….). Wednesday I’ll be preserving energy during the day.

    Tracked it all and under total calories.

    More than 3 pass days used.

  • CarolAnnM2
    CarolAnnM2 Posts: 1,073 Member
    edited April 2023
    DATE: April 24
    EXERCISED: YES - 4,014 Steps
    (8 Pass Days Used)

    THANK YOU ALL for your words of advice - noted - and encouragement!