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JUST FOR TODAY... One day at a time .. Daily Commitment for 2024

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  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,537 Member
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    @AmberlyMarlene Welcome to JFT! Start as slow as you want, and hopefully build new habits.

    Recap 1/23 T
    1) Make chop suey (from scratch) for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley: even extra water first time in a while, but a little overboard on (healthy) snacks
    2) Walk dog at tech school :smiley: 3.5 miles happy dog & happy me
    3) Text sister with plans for weekend & Mom's bday next week <3 / fill/run dishwasher / fold & put away line-dried laundry / refill bird feeders / call Mom <3 (ask if we can bring pizzas to bake next Wed) / choir rehearsal 7:30 / read ~ not as much as I wanted / digital declutter / other? called/left message w/ BVS re funeral luncheon committee :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 1/24 W
    1) Leftovers for supper, either chop suey or stovetop lasagna / measure/limit snacks / 64+ oz. water
    2) Dreary, damp, snow-melt kind of day, don't feel like walking dog in this, so PT exercises
    3) Mammo 1:50 / Breadsmith on way home / wash pots & pans / scrub & refill heated birdbath / water houseplants / meal plan & make grocery list / 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

    2024 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be thrilled 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
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    • Try new recipes Unfortunately, no wall oven until mid-Feb or later & sad me, but try slow cooker & stove recipes
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x)
    • Walk dog 3-4 miles, treadmill when necessary in winter, weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • PT (physical therapy) exercises to strengthen arthritic knees & hip flexor
    4) MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,024km challenge started on Jan. 1
    • In 2023 I logged 726.88 miles, or 1,169.8 km & completed yearly challenge 11.14.23 :star:
    • In 2022 I logged 500.4 miles, or 805km (knee issues).
    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
      January
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 & eligible to have race fee waived
    • Register for my other usual events, and add other possible events
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    • Always a good idea
    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
      visit 1.12-1.13 canceled due to snowstorm
      visit 1.21-1.22 canceled due Mom's bad cold
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others, now that I'm retired
      1.7.24 HH came over & visited at my invitation
    9) Declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Not as much progress as I hoped last year, but not worse.

    Keeping my Word for the Year: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,830 Member
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    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.

  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    edited January 25
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    JFT Thursday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Attempt Y class. Duo.
    2. Check in with members about Feb 22 Capitol Day. REVIEW ELECTIVE PLANS. They already have worksheets for 1.3
    3. ELA: FIVE DAY FEEDBACK WHEN PHONES IN/OUT. Review standards! Minilesson on FANBOYS. Persepolis reading. Journal 3 (alt Friday). also need to ask qs on GR. Friday begin with choice reading.
    4. Planning: Call back to doctor. Schedule eye exam. Schedule surgery. Write a blog post. Write nouns script. Call parents. Put grades in for elective.
    5. Elective: Trauma research. Logic puzzle. CK 1.3 - notes.
    6. Review interview data; look for patterns.
    7. Return grammar practice while students work.
    8. Evening: Check on callbacks. 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. Duo. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Update JFT.
    10. Goals for this week: Finish next ESOL assignment. Get through school. Get through ESOL class. Tweetchat. Podcasts. Post to FB for civic groups. Write a blog post. Edit/print the play. Read Patina and return. Write Nouns script and shoot. Schedule upcoming medical appointments.
    11. 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? Organize home repair needs list. Put laundry away. Podcast Sun. Check with mom RE dinner. Patrick call 5p Thurs. No AM exercise class Fri Jan 26; stay late for basketball concessions.

    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: 204.0

    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. Union. Dems. 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. 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 Mon Feb 5 11A. Dentist May14 11A. Massage Feb 10 6P. Need to RS colonoscopy (March?). Need to schedule eye exam. Check on PCP for mid-April.

    12. 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?

    13. 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.Today went REALLY well at school and I am EXHAUSTED.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus. 2023 WFTY: Priorities
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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,830 Member
    edited January 25
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    JFT for 1/24/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today (last 1/14). Can have sugar free or no sugar added.✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).✔️
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/20)✔️Didn't eat today.
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/25✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/22). 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. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans.✔️
    8) No beef jerky today.✔️
    9) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 1/21)✔️
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 1/10)✔️Didn't eat today.
    11) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)✔️
    13) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 1/22)✔️
    14) Tamales ok today.(last 1/9)✔️Didn't eat today.
    15) Olives ok today. (last 1/21)✔️
    16) Lunch no more than 600 calories today.✔️
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 1/25/24 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) Can have desserts ok today (last 1/14).
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/20)
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/25
    5) Hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/22). 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) Honey ok 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. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 1/21)
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 1/10)
    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 1/24)
    14) Tamales ok today.(last 1/9)
    15) No olives today. (last 1/21) unless at party.
    16) Lunch no more than 600 calories today.
    17) Can have lunch early due to lunch meeting.
    18) Can have what I want at the party this evening.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    4DWs (4 Day Wins) are here, in a shared file:

    Sample

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hrtqbsOInIWeA9sl8FLnEv-ignY21p8m/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true

  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,840 Member
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    JFT - Jan 24
    Log all food - 🙂
    1.5L of water - 👿
    Move - 🙂 more than yesterday for sure, but my foot is letting me know it.

    JFT - Jan 25
    Log all food
    1.5L of water
    Move
  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 470 Member
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    Yesterday went completely sideways. Didn’t feel like eating much, slept in 2 hours late, made a “quick” visit to Mom and ended up staying way longer than intended because she kept sharing stories about various members of the extended family. Basically, I didn’t get much work done, leading to me feeling completely overwhelmed and now having to probably work late today and tomorrow to at least somewhat catch up.

    Feeling annoyed at everything - my job, myself, my Mom, the weather…Guess my only goal for today is to make it through.
  • themommie
    themommie Posts: 5,027 Member
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    I started MFP in July 2010 and lost 135 lbs and kept it off until 2022 , since then I have struggled with stress eating ( my husband had deep brain stimulation surgeries 2 surgeries back to back then was dx with tonsil cancer that spread to lymph nodes all within a yr) I gained 14 lbs back but I’m getting back ontrack. I have lost 5 lbs and have recently set up a FB page called Keeping It Off, to hopefully encourage others and hold myself accountable………So my goal is to stay ontrack and not give up
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,830 Member
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    JFT for 1/25/24 (today)✔️
    1) Can have desserts ok today (last 1/14).
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/20)
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/25
    5) Hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/22). 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) Honey ok 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. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 1/21)
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 1/10)
    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 1/24)
    14) Tamales ok today.(last 1/9)
    15) No olives today. (last 1/21) unless at party.
    16) Lunch no more than 600 calories today.
    17) Can have lunch early due to lunch meeting.
    18) Can have what I want at the party this evening.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    4DWs (4 Day Wins) are here, in a shared file:

    Sample

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hrtqbsOInIWeA9sl8FLnEv-ignY21p8m/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true


  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,119 Member
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    themommie wrote: »
    I started MFP in July 2010 and lost 135 lbs and kept it off until 2022 , since then I have struggled with stress eating ( my husband had deep brain stimulation surgeries 2 surgeries back to back then was dx with tonsil cancer that spread to lymph nodes all within a yr) I gained 14 lbs back but I’m getting back ontrack. I have lost 5 lbs and have recently set up a FB page called Keeping It Off, to hopefully encourage others and hold myself accountable………So my goal is to stay ontrack and not give up

    Sorry to hear about your situation. But welcome to the group and congrats on your 5lb loss already! Also I hope your husband can make a recovery, that all sounds pretty scary to me!
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,537 Member
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    Recap 1/24 W
    1) Leftovers for supper, either chop suey or stovetop lasagna / measure/limit snacks / 64+ oz. water :neutral: only 48 oz. water but kept snacking at bay
    2) Dreary, damp, snow-melt kind of day, don't feel like walking dog in this, so PT exercises :smiley:
    3) Mammo 1:50 ~ all good :smiley: / Breadsmith on way home / wash pots & pans / scrub & refill heated birdbath / water houseplants / meal plan & make grocery list / read / digital declutter ~ lots! / other? reviewed lots of recipes for meal planning & listed several new soups to try :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 1/25 R
    1) Not sure of supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Crap weather so either treadmill or rest day (after 3-4 days of workouts, that's typical for me)
    3) Grocery shop / 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

    2024 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be thrilled 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
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    • Try new recipes Unfortunately, no wall oven until mid-Feb or later & sad me, but try slow cooker & stove recipes
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x)
    • Walk dog 3-4 miles, treadmill when necessary in winter, weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • PT (physical therapy) exercises to strengthen arthritic knees & hip flexor
    4) MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,024km challenge started on Jan. 1
    • In 2023 I logged 726.88 miles, or 1,169.8 km & completed yearly challenge 11.14.23 :star:
    • In 2022 I logged 500.4 miles, or 805km (knee issues).
    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
      January
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 & eligible to have race fee waived
    • Register for my other usual events, and add other possible events
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    • Always a good idea
    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
      visit 1.12-1.13 canceled due to snowstorm
      visit 1.21-1.22 canceled due Mom's bad cold
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others, now that I'm retired
      1.7.24 HH came over & visited at my invitation
    9) Declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Not as much progress as I hoped last year, but not worse.

    Keeping my Word for the Year: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,830 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until DH's company party. Can still have my dose of metamusal. Can eat what I want at party.
  • AmberlyMarlene
    AmberlyMarlene Posts: 120 Member
    edited January 25
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    @emgracewrites I'm sorry you're on the struggle bus. It be like that sometimes. I think you're goal of making it through today is a great one. Sometimes that's all we can ask for. I hope there's more positives coming your way. Hang in there!

    @themommie That is a lot of stress emotionally and physically to deal with, but your mentality is awesome and I believe you'll push through and reach your goals. You've got this!

    @more_freggies76 Enjoy the party!

    About Me, Weigh, & Long Term Goals
    My name is Amberly, I'm 29 living in Michigan. I've quit drinking as of 1/17 and am sober after drinking nearly everyday for 2+ years starting when I was in the military which, obviously, has been horrible for my health. I gained 130+ lbs as a result of heavy drinking and damaged my body in other ways, but I'm fixing it up. Me and alcohol are on a break.

    Ultimate goals:
    -Have drinking under control, even if that means no alcohol.
    -Graduate in April 2024
    -Reach goal weight.

    SW: 286.4 (lbs)
    CW: 279.4
    GW for 2024 220
    Final GW: 160

    JFT:
    -An hour minimum on homework (last semester of college)
    -No alcohol
    -Log all my food
    -Quality time with dog & husband

    Today I managed to go out for lunch after an eye doctor appointment and made the very healthy choice of an avocado bowl which was essentially a avocado dense salad. Very tasty. Good luck to everyone and their goals!

    Also thank you @Bex953172 for telling me how to incorporate the spoiler tool.
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,399 Member
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    JFT Wednesday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Set up list for Chinese Wednesday :smiley:
    - Give out trinkets :smiley:
    - Call vet :smiley:
    - Call Appliance repair person :smiley:
    - Protein bar for breakfast :smiley:
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Order/Pick up Chinese :smiley:
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Log food :(
    - Stay within Maintenance :smiley:
    - Limit alcohol to 2-3 lite beers :smiley:
    - Home by 10:30 :smiley:
    - Bed by 11:00 :smiley:

    Skipped trivia last night and just stayed home and rested. I felt good. Didn't log food, but didn't eat much either so not real concerned.

    Today is meetings from 8:00am to 7:00pm, maybe 6:00pm if I bail on the last one. It's 4:30 and I'm just getting to write my goals, but at least today has gone by quickly. Two more town halls and I'm outta here! Going to meet hubby for dinner at the place with the best burgers in town... Looking forward to it and the associated truffe fries.

    JFT Thursday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Lunch meeting :smiley:
    - Afternoon Town hall meeting :smiley:
    - More meetings :smiley:
    - Check in with MFP
    - Evening town hall meetings
    - Dinner and cocktails
    - Bed by 10:00


  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 470 Member
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    30 items still left on my to do list for work. And I’m 200 emails behind so there’s probably more assignments buried in there somewhere. Guess who gets to work all weekend when they desperately need a break?

    Again, my only goal is to make it through the day.
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,399 Member
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    JFT Thursday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Lunch meeting :smiley:
    - Afternoon Town hall meeting :smiley:
    - More meetings :smiley:
    - Check in with MFP :smiley:
    - Evening town hall meetings :smiley:
    - Dinner and cocktails :smiley:
    - Bed by 10:00 :smiley:

    JFT Friday
    - Meetings
    - Doctor Appt
    - Meetings
    - Home
    - Rest
    - Laundry
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,537 Member
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    Recap 1/25 R
    1) Not sure of supper ~ sloppy joes, baked beans & side salad (me not hubby LOL) / log all food / 64+ oz. water :p ate like I had a workout, at least 80 oz. water
    2) Crap weather so either treadmill or rest day (after 3-4 days of workouts, that's typical for me) :smiley: I'm ok with that
    3) Grocery shop / read / digital declutter / other? boiled eggs, made overnight oats, emptied paper receptacles into recycling bin, finally packed up my Christmas books & put into basement storage :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 1/26 F
    1) Maybe make veg soup otherwise leftovers for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Treadmill 2+ miles
    3) Not feeling very ambitious today. Whatever gets done around the house is a win LOL.

    Ugh. Temps mid 30s, already had misty rain and more rain on the way. Snow is rapidly melting, which makes me and other winter sports enthusiasts sad. I do not wish to walk dog for 3+ miles in this crap weather. Sad dog. So treadmill it is. Sad me.

    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

    2024 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be thrilled 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
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    • Try new recipes Unfortunately, no wall oven until mid-Feb or later & sad me, but try slow cooker & stove recipes
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x)
    • Walk dog 3-4 miles, treadmill when necessary in winter, weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • PT (physical therapy) exercises to strengthen arthritic knees & hip flexor
    4) MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,024km challenge started on Jan. 1
    • In 2023 I logged 726.88 miles, or 1,169.8 km & completed yearly challenge 11.14.23 :star:
    • In 2022 I logged 500.4 miles, or 805km (knee issues).
    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
      January
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 & eligible to have race fee waived
    • Register for my other usual events, and add other possible events
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    • Always a good idea
    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
      visit 1.12-1.13 canceled due to snowstorm
      visit 1.21-1.22 canceled due Mom's bad cold
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others, now that I'm retired
      1.7.24 HH came over & visited at my invitation
    9) Declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Not as much progress as I hoped last year, but not worse.

    Keeping my Word for the Year: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,830 Member
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    JFT for 1/25/24 (yesterday)✔️
    1) Can have desserts ok today (last 1/14).✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).✔️
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/20)✔️
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/25✔️
    5) Hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/22). 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) Honey ok 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. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans.✔️
    8) No beef jerky today.✔️
    9) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 1/21)✔️
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 1/10)✔️Didn't eat today
    11) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)✔️
    13) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 1/24)✔️
    14) Tamales ok today.(last 1/9)✔️Didn't eat today
    15) No olives today. (last 1/21) unless at party.✔️
    16) Lunch no more than 600 calories today.✔️
    17) Can have lunch early due to lunch meeting.✔️
    18) Can have what I want at the party this evening.✔️
    JFT for 1/26/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today (last 1/25), unless I wan sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/25)
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/29
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/22). 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) Honey ok 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. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 1/21)
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 1/10)
    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 1/24)
    14) Tamales ok today.(last 1/9)
    15) No olives today. (last 1/21) unless at party.
    16) Lunch no more than 600 calories today.

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 12 pm.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    4DWs (4 Day Wins) are here, in a shared file:

    Sample

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hrtqbsOInIWeA9sl8FLnEv-ignY21p8m/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,830 Member
    Options
    Hour commitment - After my raspberries, 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: 2,830 Member
    Options
    JFT for 1/26/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today (last 1/25), unless I wan sugarfree or no sugar added.✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).✔️
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/25)✔️
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/29✔️
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/22). 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) Honey ok 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. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans.✔️
    8) No beef jerky today.✔️
    9) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 1/21)✔️
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 1/10)✔️Didn't eat today.
    11) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)✔️
    13) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 1/24)✔️
    14) Tamales ok today.(last 1/9)✔️
    15) No olives today. (last 1/21) unless at party.✔️
    16) Lunch no more than 600 calories today.✔️

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

    JFT for 1/27/24 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today (last 1/25), unless I wan sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/25)
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/29
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/22). 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 ok today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last1/25) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 1/21)
    10) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 1/10)
    11) Only 1 ice drink today.
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 1/24)
    14) No tamales ok today.(last 1/26)
    15) No olives today. (last 1/21) unless at party.
    16) Lunch no more than 600 calories today.
    17) Can eat what I want at BF's birthday dinner and party.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    4DWs (4 Day Wins) are here, in a shared file:

    Sample

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hrtqbsOInIWeA9sl8FLnEv-ignY21p8m/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true


  • RinsenRepeat
    RinsenRepeat Posts: 78 Member
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    Just for today
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