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

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  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,734 Member
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    JFT for 5/23/24 (yesterday)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 5/19)✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including chocolate truffles, candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).✔️
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 5/22)✔️
    4) Won't weigh again until 5/23✔️
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/22). 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.), unless it's my dessert as per #1. (last 4/21) (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. No peanuts today.✔️
    8) Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 4/29)✔️
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/1)✔️Didn't eat today
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today.(last 5/21)✔️
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)✔️
    13) Harvest Snaps(22-30 pieces) ok today. (last 5/21)✔️
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.✔️
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.✔️
    16) No turkey patties ok today.✔️
    17) Can eat lunch early due to meeting.✔️
    JFT for 5/24/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 5/19)
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including chocolate truffles, candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 5/22)
    4) Won't weigh again until 5/23
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/22). 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.), unless it's my dessert as per #1. (last 4/21) (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. No peanuts today.
    8) No Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 5/22)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/1)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) No bakers chocolate ok today.(last 5/22)
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 pieces) ok today. (last 5/22)
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.
    16) Turkey patties ok today. Beef steak ok 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


  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,734 Member
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    update on goals - DH wants to have date night tonight, so I can eat what I want, including dessert, with him!

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 12 pm.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,734 Member
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    Hour commitment - After my yogurt, I won't eat again until dinner with DH. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,513 Member
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    Ack! My posting and logging has been hit or miss lately. When I logged all food for today, I was disappointed in myself when I realized even with a 4.24 mile walk with dog, calories were way in the red. Days like yesterday don't help; hubby and I and one of his sisters went up north to put flowers on their parents' graves, and that meant another day of 3 hours in a car and a restaurant lunch. No wonder my weight is going the wrong way. I guess there's always the next day.

    Recap 5/24 F
    1) Egg rolls from freezer for supper (feeling really lazy tonight) / log all food / 64+ oz. water :s
    2) Walked dog 4.24 miles :smiley: thankfully rain didn't arrive until afternoon, happy dog & happy me

    JFTomorrow 5/25 Sat.
    1) Get up when alarm rings / first farmers market of the season / buy herb & tomato plants
    2) Supper? / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    3) Walk dog
    4) Figure out pots / need soil? / plant / go to nursery for annuals? / grocery shop? / other?

    5# Challenge (May):
    SW 184.5
    5.4.24: 186
    5.11.24: 184.5
    5.17.24: 185
    Challenge Goal 179.5

    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... wall oven installed 2/26 but no new recipes yet.
      * lentil rice sausage tortellini soup ~ very good, recipe is keeper
      * glazed lemon cookies ~ everyone loved them at Easter dinner
      * rhubarb cobbler (in my first cookbook) ~ very good, I want to try other fruit this summer
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x):
    January: 5 days x2wks, 4x1, 3x1, 1x1 [1 wk lots of snow & 1 wk bitter cold so shoveling, treadmill & PT, 1 wk 4 day trips out of town]
    February: 6 days x1wk, 5x1, 4x1, 2x1 [2 wks overnight trips to visit parents]
    March: 5 days x1wk, 4x1, 3x1, 0x1 [ack... prep house & food for Easter dinner; 1 wk overnight trip to visit parents]
    April: 4 days x2wks, 3x1, 2xa [lots of lousy weather, plus 1 wk overnight trip]
    • 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:
      Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered early on 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 ~ rats, no waiver of fee
    • 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 85 miles away
      canceled visit 1.12-1.13 due to blizzard
      canceled visit 1.21-1.22 due Mom's bad cold
      Mom's bday visit 1.31 with all siblings, in-laws & aunt
      overnight visit 2.12-2.13 / breakfast out with Mom/ladies & aunt, youngest brother stopped over
      overnight visit 2.27-2.28 / eldest brother stopped over
      overnight visit 3.14-3.15 / eldest brother visited
      overnight visit 4.18-4.19 / took Mom to eye appt. in Beaver Dam
      overnight visit 5.2-5.3 / aunt B/uncle R stopped over for visit so that was fun
      Mother's Day visit 5.12.24 / sister/BIL, youngest brother/SIL & 2 nieces there too <3 (middle brother/SIL visited day before bc they went to her parents Sun., eldest brother in PA for work)
      overnight visit 5.17-5.18 / drove Mom to Bunny's funeral/luncheon in Brown Deer 5.18 & youngest brother/SIL & eldest brother visited after moving 2 nieces to new apt.
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others, now that I'm retired
      1.7.24 HH came over & visited at my invitation
      1.28.24 great-nephew's baptism affirmation in Oakfield, followed by luncheon
      1.29.24 Greenville: BIL's 2nd cataract surgery (hubby was his driver) / lunch at IHOP
      2.2.24 cousin's funeral & saw parents, 2 brothers, most aunts/uncles, few cousins
      2.16.24 pub food from McGeorge's & wine at La Vie with P&B / The Dirty Martinis played
      2.18.24 Greenville: visit w/ hubby's brother, SIL & niece / lunch at Olive Garden
      3.8.24 Darboy: tax docs & long visit with MJSW
      3.19.24 messaged H (his job recently downsized)
      3.25.24 Darboy: tax returns with hubby & MJSW, shorter visit this time
      plans 4.6.24 with PZ canceled b/c she forgot they're going to OH to watch total solar eclipse
      4.15.24 unexpectedly sat & visited w/ CAS at AVB concert
      5.6.24 lunch with CAS
      5.20.24 lunch with LL & LWB
    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: 2,734 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow.
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,367 Member
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    House was really disappointing. We’d have to put over $150k into fixing it up, and the rooms were much smaller than I thought.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,734 Member
    edited May 25
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    JFT for 5/24/24 (yesterday)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 5/19)✔️Posted my change of plans to eat dessert with DH.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including chocolate truffles, candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).✔️
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 5/22)✔️
    4) Won't weigh again until 5/27✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/22). 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.), unless it's my dessert as per #1. (last 4/21) (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. No peanuts today.✔️
    8) No Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 5/22)✔️
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/1)✔️Didn't eat today.
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    11) No bakers chocolate ok today.(last 5/22)✔️
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)✔️
    13) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 pieces) ok today. (last 5/22)✔️
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.✔️
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.✔️
    16) Turkey patties ok today. Beef steak ok today.✔️
    JFT for 5/25/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 5/19)
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including chocolate truffles, candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 5/22)
    4) Won't weigh again until 5/23
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/22). 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.), unless it's my dessert as per #1. (last 4/21) (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. No peanuts today.
    8) No Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 5/22)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/1)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) No bakers chocolate ok today.(last 5/22)
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 pieces) ok today. (last 5/22)
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.
    16) Turkey patties ok today.
    17) Can eat dinner early, if needed, with FIL. Can eat what I want, but no dessert.
    ================== 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: 2,734 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 12 pm.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,734 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm, or earlier, if we eat with FIL.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,734 Member
    edited May 26
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    JFT for 5/25/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 5/19)✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including chocolate truffles, candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).✔️
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 5/22)✔️
    4) Won't weigh again until 5/29✔️
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/22). 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.), unless it's my dessert as per #1. (last 4/21) (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. No peanuts today.✔️
    8) No Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 5/22)✔️
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/1)✔️Didn't eat today.
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    11) No bakers chocolate ok today.(last 5/22)✔️
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)✔️
    13) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 pieces) ok today. (last 5/22)✔️
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.✔️
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.✔️
    16) Turkey patties ok today.✔️
    17) Can eat dinner early, if needed, with FIL. Can eat what I want, but no dessert.✔️
    JFT for 5/26/24 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 5/19)
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including chocolate truffles, candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 5/22)
    4) Won't weigh again until 5/29
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/22). 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.), unless it's my dessert as per #1. (last 4/21) (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. No peanuts today.
    8) No Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 5/22)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/1)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today.(last 5/22)
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) Harvest Snaps(22-30 pieces) ok today. (last 5/22)
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.
    16) No turkey patties ok today.

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.
    ================== 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: 2,734 Member
    edited May 26
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    JFT for 5/26/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 5/19)
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including chocolate truffles, candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 5/22)
    4) Won't weigh again until 5/29
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/22). 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.), unless it's my dessert as per #1. (last 4/21) (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. No peanuts today.
    8) No Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 5/22)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/1)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today.(last 5/22)
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) Harvest Snaps(22-30 pieces) ok today. (last 5/22)
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.
    16) Turkey patties ok today.

    Hour commitment - After my coffee, 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


  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,221 Member
    edited May 26
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    It took me Forever to find my post where I am recording my weight for the challenge.
    I need to get back to doing this. I've gotten so off track this month... with house quest for 5 days and eating whatever I wanted to.. and not recording my weight in I don't know howlong!
    So back to recording. I had ONE WEEK where I consistenly drank a lot of water, and kept my calories between 1400-1500. That week I saw the scale move. So I think its the water more than anything. So why do I struggle so much with water. I know why. I am busy. I work in the garden. I sew. I am constantly on the go. And I just don't bring a water bottle with me.. so I don't drink.
    So this week I am going to try and concentrate on drinking 2 cups of water with each meal. That would at least get me to 6 cups of water, without me realizing at 9 pm that I haven't drank any water for the day.
    Its late in the day... and we are having homemade lasagna for dinner tonite.. hubbys request. I made it up last nite, so I hope its good. Tomorrow for Memorial day we are griling... but I got some chicken so I don't eat bratwurst. I'm going to try and watch my portions.. chicken is healthy.. ha... not french fries though!
    I hope you are all having a great memorial day weekend.. as we all remember the true meaning of this special holiday.
    Name is Joan. Age 73; 5'11". Been married 47+ years, 2 children, 2 grandkids ( + 3 step grandkids)
    Lives in Missouri. I love to garden, go for long walks, quilt, sew charity stuff. My goal is to stay as "young" as I possibly can... to not only look good, but to feel good, have energy, be able to continue to get up and down gardening, biking, and walking.

    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
    Weekly Weigh-ins
    Jan 7: 209.0
    Feb 1: 206.2 (goal was 205)
    March 3: 206.2 (Goal was 199)
    March 10: Did not weigh in
    March 17: 207.2 -- not going anywhere!! Starting the 5 pound challenge
    March 24: 205.8 -- did pretty good all week until yesterday. Hoping to get back on track today!!
    March 31: Did not weigh ... Easter sunday, and we were out of town.
    April 7:
    204. 1. Down 2 pounds in 2 weeks... but not feeling well, and not eating nearly as much, but also not exercising.
    April 14: 206.8 -- no exercising at all, spending most of my days just sitting around. Hoping soon to feel better.
    April 21: Did not weigh .. still was feeling sick.
    April 28:
    205. 7. Week 1 of "reporting" my food to my neighbor. Calories all week have been around 1500. Challenge will end on Tuesday, so I will record that weight before starting the next 5# challenge on May 1st.
    **************
    Totally lost my last post where I was recording my weight, so starting again today. I can't even remember what I started at for the May challenge. But ... ha.. from the beginning of the year I can say I'm down almost 5 pounds. That averages about 1 pound a month.. not that good.
    May 19 - sunday.. 203.8
    5 pound challenge
    5 pound challenge
    SW 3/17/24: 207
    GW for May 1st end of challenge: 202


  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,734 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.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,734 Member
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    Going to have some street vendor mango with DH. Earlier than normal.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,513 Member
    edited May 26
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    Recap 5/25 Sat.
    1) Get up when alarm rings ~ sort of lol / first farmers market of the season / buy herb & tomato plants :smiley: Yay!
    2) Supper? sauteed scallops & pasta salad / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    3) Walk dog too busy, then tired... over 11,000 steps anyway :smiley: and dog got lots of backyard time
    4) Figure out pots ~ brought up from basement & out from storage / need soil? bought some at garden center / plant ~ hubby did his tomato plants and I planted all the herbs / go to nursery for annuals? no time / grocery shop? yes / other? picked up all the sticks from trees in week's storm, made overnight oats :smiley: ta-da! a good day

    JFT 5/26 Sunday
    1) Church 9:00 :smiley:
    2) Walked dog 3.68 miles & dog got treats from Al :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    3) Log all food / 64+ oz. water

    Glad I took advantage of good weather yesterday, and that I walked dog when I did after church today. Rain has moved in & hasn't stopped. Feeling really lazy right now but that's ok.

    5# Challenge (May):
    SW 184.5
    5.4.24: 186
    5.11.24: 184.5
    5.17.24: 185
    5.25.25: 187.5
    Challenge Goal 179.5

    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... wall oven installed 2/26 but no new recipes yet.
      * lentil rice sausage tortellini soup ~ very good, recipe is keeper
      * glazed lemon cookies ~ everyone loved them at Easter dinner
      * rhubarb cobbler (in my first cookbook) ~ very good, I want to try other fruit this summer
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x):
    January: 5 days x2wks, 4x1, 3x1, 1x1 [1 wk lots of snow & 1 wk bitter cold so shoveling, treadmill & PT, 1 wk 4 day trips out of town]
    February: 6 days x1wk, 5x1, 4x1, 2x1 [2 wks overnight trips to visit parents]
    March: 5 days x1wk, 4x1, 3x1, 0x1 [ack... prep house & food for Easter dinner; 1 wk overnight trip to visit parents]
    April: 4 days x2wks, 3x1, 2xa [lots of lousy weather, plus 1 wk overnight trip]
    • 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:
      Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered early on 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 ~ rats, no waiver of fee
    • 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 85 miles away
      canceled visit 1.12-1.13 due to blizzard
      canceled visit 1.21-1.22 due Mom's bad cold
      Mom's bday visit 1.31 with all siblings, in-laws & aunt
      overnight visit 2.12-2.13 / breakfast out with Mom/ladies & aunt, youngest brother stopped over
      overnight visit 2.27-2.28 / eldest brother stopped over
      overnight visit 3.14-3.15 / eldest brother visited
      overnight visit 4.18-4.19 / took Mom to eye appt. in Beaver Dam
      overnight visit 5.2-5.3 / aunt B/uncle R stopped over for visit so that was fun
      Mother's Day visit 5.12.24 / sister/BIL, youngest brother/SIL & 2 nieces there too <3 (middle brother/SIL visited day before bc they went to her parents Sun., eldest brother in PA for work)
      overnight visit 5.17-5.18 / drove Mom to Bunny's funeral/luncheon in Brown Deer 5.18 & youngest brother/SIL & eldest brother visited after moving 2 nieces to new apt.
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others, now that I'm retired
      1.7.24 HH came over & visited at my invitation
      1.28.24 great-nephew's baptism affirmation in Oakfield, followed by luncheon
      1.29.24 Greenville: BIL's 2nd cataract surgery (hubby was his driver) / lunch at IHOP
      2.2.24 cousin's funeral & saw parents, 2 brothers, most aunts/uncles, few cousins
      2.16.24 pub food from McGeorge's & wine at La Vie with P&B / The Dirty Martinis played
      2.18.24 Greenville: visit w/ hubby's brother, SIL & niece / lunch at Olive Garden
      3.8.24 Darboy: tax docs & long visit with MJSW
      3.19.24 messaged H (his job recently downsized)
      3.25.24 Darboy: tax returns with hubby & MJSW, shorter visit this time
      plans 4.6.24 with PZ canceled b/c she forgot they're going to OH to watch total solar eclipse
      4.15.24 unexpectedly sat & visited w/ CAS at AVB concert
      5.6.24 lunch with CAS
      5.20.24 lunch with LL & LWB
    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: 2,734 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow.
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,097 Member
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    Hey everyone, little update from me!

    Since having the car I don't think we've exercised once 😂 we've been out every single day.
    However, Ash joined the gym yesterday!
    My membership is still processing, fortunately, the gym were using allows me to have a Carers membership at a reduced cost and they even said I can use the equipment.
    Some gyms don't allow the carers to use the equipment because youre meant to be caring for someone. But this gym it's managers discretion, and they said I could use it because Ash doesn't need any physical help.

    So I'm waiting for that but it will be two weeks before I get myself in the gym anyway because the kids are off school. And tbh I'm too nervous to go myself first time so I'm just gonna wait until I can go with him first time :)

    I really want to get back to logging. I know I say this like every 3 weeks but I keep getting off track. I suppose the positive is atleast I always get back on track and I'm mindful of it but I often wonder how nice it would be if I didn't have to start over again and again 😂
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,734 Member
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    JFT for 5/26/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 5/19)✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including chocolate truffles, candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).✔️
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 5/22)✔️
    4) Won't weigh again until 5/29✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/22). 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.), unless it's my dessert as per #1. (last 4/21) (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. No peanuts today.✔️
    8) No Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 5/22)✔️
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/1)✔️Didn't eat today.
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today.(last 5/22)✔️Didn't eat today.
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)✔️
    13) Harvest Snaps(22-30 pieces) ok today. (last 5/22)✔️
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.✔️
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.✔️
    16) Turkey patties ok today.✔️Didn't eat today.
    JFT for 5/27/24 (today)✔️
    **Need to be flexible eating today, so that's ok.
    1) No desserts today unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 5/19)
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including chocolate truffles, candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 5/22)
    4) Won't weigh again until 5/29
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/22). 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.), unless it's my dessert as per #1. (last 4/21) (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. No peanuts today.
    8) No Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 5/22)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/1)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today.(last 5/22)
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 pieces) ok today. (last 5/26)
    14) (flexible) No more than 600 calories for lunch.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.
    16) Turkey patties ok today.

    Hour commitment - After my coffee, 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: 2,734 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until DH wants to. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,513 Member
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    Recap 5/26 Sunday
    1) Church 9:00 :smiley:
    2) Walked dog 3.68 miles & dog got treats from Al :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    3) Log all food / 64+ oz. water :p net calories still RED but at least I logged best guess & 80 oz. water is always good

    JFT 5/27 M
    1) Make asparagus shrimp pasta for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walked dog 3.94 mi. even with more rain threatening but we stayed dry :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    3) Fill/run dishwasher / refill oriole feeder, make hummer food & refill feeder, refill seed birdfeeders / refill watering cans from rain barrel / need decisions for volunteer requests & replies / read / other?

    Rain gauge said we got 1.65" yesterday. That's on top of the rain barrels already being full. After a drought-like spring, I'll take it. Our sump pump even ran yesterday, we haven't heard that run in ages.

    5# Challenge (May):
    SW 184.5
    5.4.24: 186
    5.11.24: 184.5
    5.17.24: 185
    5.25.25: 187.5
    Challenge Goal 179.5

    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... wall oven installed 2/26 but no new recipes yet.
      * lentil rice sausage tortellini soup ~ very good, recipe is keeper
      * glazed lemon cookies ~ everyone loved them at Easter dinner
      * rhubarb cobbler (in my first cookbook) ~ very good, I want to try other fruit this summer
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x):
    January: 5 days x2wks, 4x1, 3x1, 1x1 [1 wk lots of snow & 1 wk bitter cold so shoveling, treadmill & PT, 1 wk 4 day trips out of town]
    February: 6 days x1wk, 5x1, 4x1, 2x1 [2 wks overnight trips to visit parents]
    March: 5 days x1wk, 4x1, 3x1, 0x1 [ack... prep house & food for Easter dinner; 1 wk overnight trip to visit parents]
    April: 4 days x2wks, 3x1, 2xa [lots of lousy weather, plus 1 wk overnight trip]
    • 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:
      Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered early on 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 ~ rats, no waiver of fee
    • 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 85 miles away
      canceled visit 1.12-1.13 due to blizzard
      canceled visit 1.21-1.22 due Mom's bad cold
      Mom's bday visit 1.31 with all siblings, in-laws & aunt
      overnight visit 2.12-2.13 / breakfast out with Mom/ladies & aunt, youngest brother stopped over
      overnight visit 2.27-2.28 / eldest brother stopped over
      overnight visit 3.14-3.15 / eldest brother visited
      overnight visit 4.18-4.19 / took Mom to eye appt. in Beaver Dam
      overnight visit 5.2-5.3 / aunt B/uncle R stopped over for visit so that was fun
      Mother's Day visit 5.12.24 / sister/BIL, youngest brother/SIL & 2 nieces there too <3 (middle brother/SIL visited day before bc they went to her parents Sun., eldest brother in PA for work)
      overnight visit 5.17-5.18 / drove Mom to Bunny's funeral/luncheon in Brown Deer 5.18 & youngest brother/SIL & eldest brother visited after moving 2 nieces to new apt.
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others, now that I'm retired
      1.7.24 HH came over & visited at my invitation
      1.28.24 great-nephew's baptism affirmation in Oakfield, followed by luncheon
      1.29.24 Greenville: BIL's 2nd cataract surgery (hubby was his driver) / lunch at IHOP
      2.2.24 cousin's funeral & saw parents, 2 brothers, most aunts/uncles, few cousins
      2.16.24 pub food from McGeorge's & wine at La Vie with P&B / The Dirty Martinis played
      2.18.24 Greenville: visit w/ hubby's brother, SIL & niece / lunch at Olive Garden
      3.8.24 Darboy: tax docs & long visit with MJSW
      3.19.24 messaged H (his job recently downsized)
      3.25.24 Darboy: tax returns with hubby & MJSW, shorter visit this time
      plans 4.6.24 with PZ canceled b/c she forgot they're going to OH to watch total solar eclipse
      4.15.24 unexpectedly sat & visited w/ CAS at AVB concert
      5.6.24 lunch with CAS
      5.20.24 lunch with LL & LWB
    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