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

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,820 Member
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    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.
    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


  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,534 Member
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    Recap 1/26 F
    1) Maybe make veg soup otherwise leftovers for supper ~ hubby fine with that / log all food / 64+ oz. water :# ate too much again... ack! water on track
    2) Treadmill 2+ miles :smiley: 2.4 miles
    3) Not feeling very ambitious today. Whatever gets done around the house is a win LOL. :D minor stuff

    JFT 1/27 Sat.
    1) Make homemade spaghetti sauce for hubby's bday one day early / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog
    3) Wash dishes / make overnight oats / read / digital declutter / other?

    Tomorrow is hubby's birthday, and annual tradition since I've known him nearly 29 years is me making his favorites for dinner, spaghetti, garlic bread and chocolate cake. Tomorrow we're out of town for great-nephew's baptism affirmation and I'm excited to see baby for first time. So I'm making hubby's spaghetti today, and since we're waiting on wall oven replacement, I'm making garlic bread under the broiler and cake is postponed. Not sure what we'll be eating tomorrow at my youngest brother's for lunch but I'll log my best guess. Then Monday hubby and I are out of town so hubby can take his brother to his cataract surgery appt while I visit with my SIL, who has MS. Not sure what the food will be that day either. I'll log if I can.

    Temps again mid 30s, lots of snow melt and damp feeling, skies gray but somehow lighter. I'm feeling a bit stir crazy so going outside to walk dog soon. I'll dress for the weather and have a towel ready to wipe down happy dog when we're done.

    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
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,399 Member
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    @cschmitz110515 happy birthday to your hubby!
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,399 Member
    edited January 27
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    JFT Friday
    - Meetings ✅
    - Doctor Appt✅
    - Meetings✅
    - Home✅
    - Rest✅
    - Laundry❌
    - y

    Another day where I went to bed at 8:00 and slept until noon. Got up to teach spin and just couldn’t do it. Afraid I have pneumonia again, my oxygen levels were low when I went to the doctor. Not crazy low, but 95% when it odd usually 99%. Anyway, I’m just really tired.

    On an up note, the kitchen remodel is going well. See update 1 week in: from dark to light and bright.

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,820 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until BF's birthday party. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • ebikejean
    ebikejean Posts: 16 Member
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    Starting back on health regiment / lifestyle after being ill for 4 months. Nothing serious and I'm much better now. I did gain weight. Newly retired. I like to walk on a nearby labyrinth, use exercise equipment in our basement daily and practice IF or intermittent fasting. I do better with schedules. Now that hubs is pushing through long covid, we plan to travel more and I want to be strong and lighter for our journeys. My goal is 35 pounds by December, but I'm not obsessing over numbers. I record food & exercise on this site. I may be checking into discussions more. Good weekend to all.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,820 Member
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    JFT for 1/27/24 (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) 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.✔️Didn't eat today.
    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)✔️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 1/24)✔️Didn't eat today.
    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.✔️

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

    JFT for 1/28/24 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No desserts today (last 1/25), unless I want 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 early if we see FIL. No bread or chips.
    ================== 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: 2,820 Member
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    JFT for 1/28/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today (last 1/25), unless I want 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 2/1
    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 early if we see FIL. No bread or chips.
    ================== 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

  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,226 Member
    edited January 28
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    I've been so busy, and need to find a good time to get on here. Mornings are harder for me, evenings I'm in the midst of sewing.. and then its bedtime. So trying to get better at making this a daily habit ... evenings would be best.. so I'll try for that.
    I've been "pulling my hair out" working on a tshirt quilt for my grandson. So much calculating because all the sizes are different. I had it all figured out, but rearranged things once it was laid out. Anyhow... onto the final piecing of the rows, and I love how it is turning out.
    I've also been doing mindless eating.. which I need to stop. You know.. grabbing a handful of nuts or raisins without even realizing what I am doing. On the plus side though.. I am also 3 weeks of giving up soda, or as some call it pop. I always drank diet pepsi, and I know its not good for me. So hubby got me a little teapot, and I'm getting used to black tea. I still love diet pepsi, and drink it when we eat out, but at least not at home. Ha.. also saves me money.. that stuff has gotten so expensive!
    Today is a big football day.. I'll probably be sewing while I watch unless the game gets close! Go chiefs and Lions!
    JFt, Sunday, 1/28
    1. log all food
    2.concentrate on water
    3. beef strogonoff in the crockpot
    4.finish grandsons quilt.. at least finish piecing the top
    My weight history
    Name is Joan. Age 73; 5'11"
    SW Year 2017: 220-217
    SW Year 2018: 195.5
    SW Year 2019 : 206 -- met my goal weight of 178, but gained 5 lbs over pandemic
    SW Year 2020: 182.6 -- gained another 12 pounds through the pandemic
    SW Year 2021:195 -- weight fluctuated all year from 184-190s
    SW Year 2022: 190 - reached 182 in August. But weight on a slow increase the rest of
    2058. SW Year 2023: 207.8 - got my weight down to 195; I always gain again between halloween and New Years.
    SW year 2024: 209.0

    Goals for 2024:

    Staring weight: Jan 7, 2024: 209.0
    Goal weight at the end of 2024: 175-180, and learn to maintain
    Goal to lose 25-30 lbs this year to be in healthy range
    Weight Goals:
    1st goal weight: 199 - reach this by March
    2nd goal weight: 185 - reach this by July
    Ultimate goal weight: 175- reach this by september
    Monthly Goals:
    Feb: 205
    March: 199 - get out of those 200s
    April: 195 (Hubby and my 48 wedding anniversary)
    May: 191
    June: 187
    July: 185 (my birthday - will turn 74! Yikes!)
    August: 179
    Sept: 175
    October: 170--- Ultimate goal weight
    November: learn to maintain 170
    December: learn to maintain 170
    Weekly Weigh-ins (Will weigh every Sunday). Goal .. 1 pound per week. Ill have my first official weigh in today, Jan 7 after a week with our grandson, xmas, and new years.
    Sunday, Jan 7: 209.0
    Jan 14: 211 --- not the best week. Too much snacking and staying in the house. Had margaritas last nite, which I know contributed to the weight gain.
    Jan 21: 208. 6. -- did much better this week; trying to concentrate on evening snacking. I do OK for meals.. its the snacking that gets me.
    Jan 28:207.2-- under a little, but I know I could be doing better! I'm not logging food, which is important, so I need to make this a priority.
    Feb 4:
    Feb 11:
    Feb 18:
    Feb 25:
    Todays weight 207.2

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,820 Member
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    Hour commitment - After I finish my nuts, I won't eat again until after 5 pm, unless we decide to eat early with FIL. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
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    JFT Monday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Attempt Y class. Duo. AM DUTY.
    2. Check in with members about Feb 22 Capitol Day. REVIEW ELECTIVE PLANS.
    3. ELA: PHONES IN/OUT. Review standards! Persepolis 2-3.
    4. Planning: Schedule eye exam. Write a blog post. Write nouns script. Call parents. Put grades in for elective. Put 5-day feedback grades in.
    5. Elective: Logic puzzle. CK 1.4 - notes. Trauma worksheet due TUESDAY.
    6. Review interview data; look for patterns.
    7. Dishes. Hang up clothes. SJ video taken & posted.
    8. Evening: Tweetchat. 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. Tweetchat. SJ video taken & posted. 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. Meeting Thurs. Check in with parents.
    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. Check with mom RE dinner. Patrick call 5p Thurs.

    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.I feel like I'm forgetting a bunch of stuff...
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus. 2023 WFTY: Priorities
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,117 Member
    edited January 29
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    Hey everyone, hope everyone's feeling well and ready to smash another week!

    I really need to make some major changes. It's bad enough seeing numbers on the scale move but when you can feel and see it on your body, it's much worse! Then you know you're in trouble!
    So this week I really want to keep myself disciplined! I KNOW I can do it. I just need to be focused and keep my goals in the forefront of my mind!

    Weekly Goals
    - Log in every day and update daily!
    - Say 'No' to myself
    - Design myself an exercise plan
    - Reduce sugar intake

    JFT Monday
    - Log ALL food
    - Swap out 'bad snacks' for fruit
    - Get atleast 6 waters in today
    - Be within calorie goal

    Tips & Tricks
    - Feeling peckish? Have a drink first!
    - Write my goals somewhere noticeable (off the app)
    - Log as I eat so I don't forget anything
    - Tell myself "no" out loud! Not just in my mind!
    - Fat Me Vs Thin Me! (Fat Me wants to eat the junk food, but Thin Me wouldn't do that, so be more like Thin me!)


    Already have a mini win this morning! I tweaked my breakfast (which is usually 2 Weetabix with 2 tsps of sugar and then a cup of tea, also 2 tsps of sugar.) to 2 Weetabix with 1 TSP of sugar over both and a green tea with zero sugar.

    So already reduced my sugar intake from 4tsps to 1!!

    Also @pridesabtch LOVE the kitchen so far!!
  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 468 Member
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    Looks like another busy week ahead. Just going to take it one day at a time and try to not let the stress get to me
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,820 Member
    edited January 29
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    JFT for 1/28/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today (last 1/25), unless I want 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 2/1✔️
    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 early if we see FIL. No bread or chips.✔️

    JFT for 1/29/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today (last 1/25), unless I want 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 2/1
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/28). 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) No sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 1/28)
    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 1/28)
    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.
    ================== 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


  • mytime6630
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    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Hey everyone, hope everyone's feeling well and ready to smash another week!

    I really need to make some major changes. It's bad enough seeing numbers on the scale move but when you can feel and see it on your body, it's much worse! Then you know you're in trouble!
    So this week I really want to keep myself disciplined! I KNOW I can do it. I just need to be focused and keep my goals in the forefront of my mind!

    Oh .. and when your hubby tells you he can tell you've gained weight!! Ha.. thats where I'm at.. I think I gained 8 pounds over the holidays.. and it comes off so hard!
    You have great motivation to get in shape.. and I know you'll get there!!
    Yesterday, I logged all my food in the morning.. and tried my best to stick with it. I think thats what I'm going to start doing. I was getting so lazy in logging my food .. I have to make this a habit again. But seeing what I will eat in the morning helped me (ha... at least for 1 day, which is all I've been doing this.. this makes day 2).
  • mytime6630
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    @pridesabtch -- Your kitchen is going to be beautiful!!!!!
  • mytime6630
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    JFt, Sunday, 1/28
    1. log all food :)
    2.concentrate on water
    3. beef strogonoff in the crockpot :)
    4.finish grandsons quilt.. at least finish piecing the top :)
    Got the tshirt quilt top all finished. Today I ran out to get the backing, so I'll start pinning it and finish it up. Now.. onto his next quilt, which will be a Kansas City Chiefs quilt (ha.. can you tell he's a favorite grandson!). Well.. they all are, but he graduates from high school this year.. so thats what these are for.
    Yesterday, I prelogged all my food, and going to see if that helps me. It helped yesterday ... but I did cheat and eat a apple that wasn't on my list. But... I called yesterday a win. Now, onto the next day.. one day at a time.
    I've been gaining (old habits come back so easy!), and last week hubby said he could tell I was gaining. He says he tells me this not to make me feel bad, but he wants me around for a long time. (Ha.. and he says when he hugs me he can't get as close because of my stomach!) I know he is right.. I still feel bad when he says something, which he rarely does, but I know he means well. So I need to get those good habits back in place again!
    JFT, Monday, 1/29
    1. log all food
    2. concentrate on water .. especially in the evening. I'm not hungry, just thirsty
    3. go to gym .. already did this
    4. get out for a walk .. going to be in the 50s!
    5. look for more ideas for a chiefs quilt. Thats what I'm struggling with .. I have the fabric, just can't find a pattern I like!
    My weight history
    Name is Joan. Age 73; 5'11"
    SW Year 2017: 220-217
    SW Year 2018: 195.5
    SW Year 2019 : 206 -- met my goal weight of 178, but gained 5 lbs over pandemic
    SW Year 2020: 182.6 -- gained another 12 pounds through the pandemic
    SW Year 2021:195 -- weight fluctuated all year from 184-190s
    SW Year 2022: 190 - reached 182 in August. But weight on a slow increase the rest of
    2062. SW Year 2023: 207.8 - got my weight down to 195; I always gain again between halloween and New Years.
    SW year 2024: 209.0

    Goals for 2024:

    Staring weight: Jan 7, 2024: 209.0
    Goal weight at the end of 2024: 175-180, and learn to maintain
    Goal to lose 25-30 lbs this year to be in healthy range
    Weight Goals:
    1st goal weight: 199 - reach this by March
    2nd goal weight: 185 - reach this by July
    Ultimate goal weight: 175- reach this by september
    Monthly Goals:
    Feb: 205
    March: 199 - get out of those 200s
    April: 195 (Hubby and my 48 wedding anniversary)
    May: 191
    June: 187
    July: 185 (my birthday - will turn 74! Yikes!)
    August: 179
    Sept: 175
    October: 170--- Ultimate goal weight
    November: learn to maintain 170
    December: learn to maintain 170
    Weekly Weigh-ins
    (Will weigh every Sunday). Goal .. 1 pound per week. Ill have my first official weigh in today, Jan 7 after a week with our grandson, xmas, and new years.
    Starting weight Sunday, Jan 7: 209.0
    Jan 14: 211 --- not the best week. Too much snacking and staying in the house. Had margaritas last nite, which I know contributed to the weight gain.
    Jan 21: 209. 6. -- did much better this week; trying to concentrate on evening snacking. I do OK for meals.. its the snacking that gets me.
    Jan 28:207.2-- under a little, but I know I could be doing better! I'm not logging food, which is important, so I need to make this a priority.
    Feb 4:
    Feb 11:
    Feb 18:
    Feb 25:
    Todays weight 206.8



  • more_freggies76
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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.
  • Bex953172
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    mytime6630 wrote: »
    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Hey everyone, hope everyone's feeling well and ready to smash another week!

    I really need to make some major changes. It's bad enough seeing numbers on the scale move but when you can feel and see it on your body, it's much worse! Then you know you're in trouble!
    So this week I really want to keep myself disciplined! I KNOW I can do it. I just need to be focused and keep my goals in the forefront of my mind!

    Oh .. and when your hubby tells you he can tell you've gained weight!! Ha.. thats where I'm at.. I think I gained 8 pounds over the holidays.. and it comes off so hard!
    You have great motivation to get in shape.. and I know you'll get there!!
    Yesterday, I logged all my food in the morning.. and tried my best to stick with it. I think thats what I'm going to start doing. I was getting so lazy in logging my food .. I have to make this a habit again. But seeing what I will eat in the morning helped me (ha... at least for 1 day, which is all I've been doing this.. this makes day 2).

    Haha funny you say that because Ash DID say something 😂😂 but I suppose it helped! Because I've got my butt in gear!
  • Bex953172
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    Bex953172 wrote: »

    Weekly Goals
    - Log in every day and update daily! ✅
    - Say 'No' to myself ✅
    - Design myself an exercise plan🔜
    - Reduce sugar intake ✅

    JFT Monday
    - Log ALL food ✅
    - Swap out 'bad snacks' for fruit ✅ All but one, the satsumas ive bought are awful lol
    - Get atleast 6 waters in today ✅
    - Be within calorie goal✅

    Overall, a pretty good day.

    I've done really well with my "bad snacks" I'm currently eating some crisps.. BUT I've weighed them out and calories allowed for it.

    I also had a couple of glasses of prosecco, also weighed and logged. I found it pretty hard to have a fully "clean" day. But it was day one so I think I did well, especially when the cravings hit me hard!

    I'm also going to try not eat back exercise calories because I don't think the step counter is calculating the calories right, so need to be aware of that because my fitness watch broke aaaaages ago.

    Just need to do the same again tomorrow now!!