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

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  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,534 Member
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    @dennis3031 and @direa67 Welcome! The more the merrier.
    @emgracewrites Welcome back! Hugs to you.

    Recap 1/16 T
    1) Supper? made turkey ole / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) PT exercises :smiley:
    3) Prep stuff for meeting / LWML 1:00 / refill bird feeders ~ lots of birds in frigid temps / choir rehearsal 7:30 / read / digital decluttering / other? organized for Sat. mission project, organized for W meeting, balanced bank accts, updated budget s/s, reviewed & downloaded healthcare appt directions :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 1/17 W ~ planned rest day
    1) Lunch at restaurant near M's office... log best guess / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Swap updated car ins. cards for expired / copy tax return for M / warm up car extra early / leave 9:45 a.m. / financial advisor meeting 11:00 (ask about e-sig request) / gas in car (too cold to leave tank less than half) / refill heated bird bath (negative dew point, birds really using bath & feeders) / 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
    • 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
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
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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.
    3. ELA: FIVE DAY FEEDBACK WHEN PHONES IN/OUT. Review standards! FANBOYS lesson & practice.
    4. Planning: Script on concrete and abstract nouns. Read library book. Print script, monologues, play.
    5. Elective: Logic puzzle. ???
    6. Review interview data; look for patterns.
    7. Return grammar practice while students work.
    8. Evening: Podcast. 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 ESOL assignment. Get through school. Get through ESOL class. Tweetchat. Podcast. Post to FB for both groups. Write a blog post. Read the play. Create name tents and folios; write back to students. Read Patina and return.
    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. This Saturday is theoretically D&D night.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    End of 2021: 194.4
    End of 2022: 201.2
    Today: 203.4

    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. PCP schedule 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. They've scheduled a delayed start for tomorrow, which makes my day SO much worse. Ugh. Oh well, at least we're back.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus. 2023 WFTY: Priorities
  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 468 Member
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    Goals for 1/17
    - yoga ✅
    - Crochet temperature scarves ❌
    - Edit book 3 of trilogy ❌
    - Plan out CYOA project ❌
    - 40 oz of water ❌

    10 hour work day today 😴 The yoga was a must, but the other stuff I let slide.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,820 Member
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    Hour commitment - After my yogurt, I won't eat again until tomorrow.
  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 468 Member
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    mytime6630 wrote: »
    @itladyee -- I am curious as to what books you are reading.. especially the one to stop emotional eating! Thats my biggest problem as well... if I only ate when I was hungry, I would lose this extra weight!
    @direa67 -- welcome Diane!! Happy to have you join us! Seeing others goals and posts is motivating to all of us ... we can do this!!
    @emgracewrites -- how do you put in the checkmarks and the xs? I like this so much better than the happy and sad faces!

    @mytime6630 They are emojis on my phone. I’m not sure if it would work on a computer or not, I’ve only ever used the phone app
  • itladyee
    itladyee Posts: 4,437 Member
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    mytime6630 wrote: »
    @emgracewrites -- how do you put in the checkmarks and the xs? I like this so much better than the happy and sad faces!
    @mytime6630 They are emojis on my phone. I’m not sure if it would work on a computer or not, I’ve only ever used the phone app

    If on a computer...you can press the "win" (windows key) and the "." (period) to get a pop up with emojis. Or you can find it in someones post and copy and paste what you like.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,820 Member
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    JFT for 1/17/24 (yesterday)✔️
    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, birthday cake).✔️
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/12)✔️
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/19✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/17). 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 1/17) 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 10/28)✔️
    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 1/16)✔️
    14) Tamales ok today.(last 1/9)✔️Didn't eat today.
    15) No olives today. (last 1/16)✔️
    16) Don't eat more than 600 calories for lunch.✔️

    JFT for 1/18/24 (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, birthday cake).
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/12)
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/22
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/15). 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 1/17) 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 10/28)
    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 1/16)
    14) Tamales ok today.(last 1/9)
    15) Olives ok today. (last 1/16)
    16) Don't eat more than 600 calories for lunch.
    17) Can eat lunch early due to lunch meeting.
    ================== 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


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  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,534 Member
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    Recap 1/17 W ~ planned rest day
    1) Lunch at restaurant near M's office... log best guess / log all food / 64+ oz. water :p a bit too much snacking... oops
    2) Swap updated car ins. cards for expired / copy tax return for M / warm up car extra early / leave 9:45 a.m. / financial advisor meeting 11:00 (ask about e-sig request) / gas in car (too cold to leave tank less than half) / refill heated bird bath (negative dew point, birds really using bath & feeders) / read / digital declutter / other? did my e-sig doc, helped hubby with his (he needs to log in more often rather than rely on me), refilled face wash & shampoo shower bottles :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 1/18 R
    1) Lunch with former mgmt colleagues, don't overdo at restaurant & log best guess / leftovers for supper / 64+ oz. water
    2) Treadmill 2+ miles
    3) Call Mom (revise dates of visit?) / refill bird feeders / 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
    • 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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    Howdy all. Been a bit busy lately, in a good way, and have checked in but not made goals. Supposed to snow again this evening, so we may stay in. I think we have enough groceries for dinner. We've been trying to eat what we have before the kitchen remodel starts on Monday. Appliances are getting here Saturday. I am soooo excited! At the same time I'm nervous that my vision is not reality. Decorating is not my strong suit and I picked out all of the stuff. EEK, I hope it looks good. I'm less worried about the bathroom because it is a small space, but still a tad anxious.

    JFT Thursday
    - Work by 7:45 :smiley:
    - Meetings until 11:00 :smiley:
    - Post Office :smiley:
    - Let dog out :smiley:
    - Eat leftovers :smiley:
    - back by 11:30 :smiley:
    - Check in with MFP :smiley:
    - EH&S Audit at 1:00
    - Log food
    - No alcohol
    - Bed by 10:00
  • itladyee
    itladyee Posts: 4,437 Member
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    JFT Today 1/17 Wednesday
    No Alcohol ✔️
    Track everything I eat and Drink ✔️
    Health Journal Update
    Water > at least 64 ounces ✔️
    Increase steps/miles from prior day 🙊 (forgot about this)
    Hit protein macros -39
    Determine WOTY
    Resume Reading Younger Next Year
    Start Reading Easy Way to Quit Emotional Eating

    JFT Today 1/18 Thursday
    No Alcohol
    Track everything I eat and Drink
    Health Journal Update
    Water > at least 64 ounces
    Increase steps/miles from prior day
    Hit protein macros
    Determine WOTY
    Resume Reading Younger Next Year
    Start Reading Easy Way to Quit Emotional Eating
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,820 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 5 pm. Can still have my dose of metamusal. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch.
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,226 Member
    edited January 18
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    JFT, Wednesday, 1/17
    1. LOG ALL FOOD!! Just do it!✔️
    2. concentrate on water✔️
    3. break the old habits .. which have come back SO badly. Even hubby told me he could tell I gained weight .. not what I want to hear, but I know he is right. I am so out of control. Remember how I lost the weight .. stopped the snacking, stopped the mindless eating, drank water when I was hungry.✔️ Went to bed hungry.. I know I wasn't really hungry, but my stomach is so used to eating and snacking, I felt hungry. It actually felt good.
    4. did not get to the gym today (temps 10 degrees), but go this afternoon, when temps are up. Just because its not morning, I can exercise in the afternoon. It won't hurt me .. there is no rule you have to only do the gym in the morning✔️ Went to the gym at 3 pm... stayed for a hour. Also went for a 20 minute walk outside .. at a beautiful park. The ice is frozen over, the little waterfall is all ice .. jsut beautiful!
    5. clean up sewing room.. its a mess :# ❌ Ha... sewed instead and made more of a mess!
    6. be accountable. Remember long term goals .. weight is a slow process. rebuilt the habits that helped me before.✔️
    JFT, Thurs, 1/18
    1. log ALL food
    2. concentrate on water
    3. mindful eating .. break those old habits of snacking mindlessly
    4. start quilt for grandson.. 1 side with be KC chiefs, the other side Michigan (he lives in michigan, but loves the chiefs).
    5. work on pc boards
    6. clean sewing room!
    7. get back on here.. be accountable
    8. go to gym ✔️ (Already went for 1 hour, going again with hubby this afternoon. Yes.. it is Ok to exercise in the afternoon.. does not have to be just in the morning( breaking my old mindset that if I don't exercise before 9am its too late). I might try and get out for a walk also.. temps in the low 40s today!
    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
    2046. 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 23
    Jan 28
    Todays weight 208.6
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,226 Member
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    Thanks for the ideas of just cutting and pasting the little checkmarks ... I just like this so much better than just a happy or sad face!
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,226 Member
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    Soaked up the sun yesterday and went for a walk at my favorite park. Even though I hate winter.. the scenes are beautiful. And .. there were what I call crazy people... out walking on the frozen lake. No way would I even walk 2 feet from the shore!


  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,380 Member
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    Hey everyone! Sorry I went MIA, but I had chemo last week Tuesday and have been feeling kinda punky. Not able to eat much. Today I had a dental appointment for cleaning and check up and that went well so I'm pretty happy about that. My mouth and gums have been tender (another lovely chemo side effect) so I was afraid it would be painful to have the cleaning, but she was really gentle and used water pic type tool instead of scraping. So, now that I have the all-clear from the dentist, the oncologist can add another medication to my treatment. It's a medication that helps prevent osteoporosis but also targets cancer cells in bones. I'll get that one every 3 months, I guess.

    Tomorrow morning, I have to go to the hospital and have a port exchange. The one they put in my chest in October has never quite worked correctly, so another surgical procedure. I'm not exactly excited and more than a little bit anxious, but I know it will be fine. Just another curveball is all...

    Anyway, enough about that depressing subject...

    @cschmitz110515 How about those Packers?!!! Was that a fun game to watch last Sunday or what? It has been really fun this year to watch this young team find their groove and come together as a team. I agree with you, also, about last year...too much drama. It was hard to even get into the games. Holy snow in front of your house! We had same. I think we ended up with like 13.5". Tim had to dig paths through the yard for our dog to be able to get off the deck and go potty. That blizzard was no joke. Really pretty as long as you stayed inside though. We had to take our bird feeder down this week...so sad. There's a stupid rat living in our wood pile and it's got a trail going from the wood pile to under the birdfeeder, so hubby said no more feeding the birds. Don't want those things living in our yard. Makes me really sad. He bought a live trap but couldn't catch that sucker.

    @mytime6630 Did you start cleaning up your sewing room yet? I just completed Day 1 of "Just Get It Done Quilts": Declutter Challenge 2024. I love how she breaks it down into 15 minute segments. I'm so ADHD that I need someone to spell it out into steps for me. ;) But since I have so many "down" days right now, it'll take me 4 months to get through it. LOL. I do remember the quilt I sent @Bex953172 for baby Casey! I can't believe it's been that long! That was one of the first quilts I ever completed...it probably fell apart in the wash! (It's the thought that counts though, right?)

    The park photos you posted are beautiful! The water falls! Wow....

    I was curious about "PC Boards" for extra money...what are PC boards? Is that like the inside components of a computer?

    Here's the link to the Declutter Challenge in case you're interested...
    @Snowflake1968 I hope your daughter's baby fund is continuing to grow. $4000 is a good start!

    Welcome back to @emgracewrites! Welcome to @itladyee, @dennis3031 and @direa67 :) Happy to see new faces! The more of us posting, the more motivating it is for all.

    Just for Today
    24H Plan and Assess
    64 oz water
    Dental appointment
    Declutter for 15 minutes
    Home Care
    Spend 30 minutes in sewing room
    Self-Care (pick something--anything)
    Devotional time/prayer/journal/gratitude journal


    2024 Focus: I tried narrowing down to one word of the year, but these 4 words keep popping into my head. So I’m going with them as my Focus of 2024. Believe 🙏 Heal 💗 Strength 💪 Thrive 💥

    Power Thought: We do what we need to do, so we can do what we WANT to do!
    Deep Breaths: in with YAH, out with WEH. In with God, out with fear.

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,820 Member
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    JFT for 1/18/24 (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, birthday cake).✔️
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/12)✔️Didn't eat today.
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/22✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/15). 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 1/17) 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 10/28)
    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 1/16)✔️
    14) Tamales ok today.(last 1/9)✔️Didn't eat today.
    15) Olives ok today. (last 1/16)✔️Didn't eat today.
    16) Don't eat more than 600 calories for lunch.✔️
    17) Can eat lunch early due to lunch meeting.✔️
    JFT for 1/19/24 (tomorrow)✔️
    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, birthday cake).
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/12)
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/22
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/15). 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 1/17) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) Chicken Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 10/28)
    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 1/18)
    14) Tamales ok today.(last 1/9)
    15) Olives ok today. (last 1/16)
    16) (need to be flexible today - No calorie restriction for lunch.)
    17) Flexible with lunch and dinner because I'm taking my friend for a procedure.

    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


  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
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    JFT Friday - no treats after dinner!
    1. Stretch. Attempt Y class. Duo.
    2. Check in with members about Feb 22 Capitol Day. REVIEW ELECTIVE PLANS. Print script, monologues, play. Print Week 2 rosters & set up for grades.
    3. ELA: FIVE DAY FEEDBACK WHEN PHONES IN/OUT. Review standards! Write back, then intro to graphic novels, then journal 2 (practicing FANBOYs). Input 5-day feedback.
    4. Planning: Script on concrete and abstract nouns. Read library book. Schedule eye exam. Schedule surgery. Write a 'wins' update.
    5. Elective: Logic puzzle. Intro research. Criminal minds.
    6. Review interview data; look for patterns.
    7. Return grammar practice while students work.
    8. Evening: Livestream. 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 ESOL assignment. Get through school. Get through ESOL class. Tweetchat. Podcast. Post to FB for both groups. Write a blog post. Read the play. Create name tents and folios; write back to students. Read Patina and return.
    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. This Saturday is theoretically D&D night.

    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: 202.6

    Long-term goals/progress

    1. Professional / read current research. 2. Professional / present at conferences. 3. Professional / publish scholarly articles. 4. Professional / observe student needs and develop supports. 5. Professional / complete a doctorate. 6. Personal / retire comfortably. 7. Personal / renovate house. 8. Community / local progress. 9. Community / time with friends & family. 10. Family concerns. 11. Medical/fitness.

    1. Research: Five paragraph essay. How student attitudes affect standardized test results; student surveys.

    2. Presenting: Promote YT channel. Invite guests. Record mini-lessons.

    3. Publishing: Read one journal article weekly; respond in a blog post. Clois for CWG. S&F for YT channel. Goodreads purchase list for McKay’s. Weekly blog series: Weekly Wishes (Monday) and Weekly Wins (Friday).

    4. Observed student needs: Changing words between parts of speech (vocabulary/grammar). Synthesizing info from multiple sources, drawing conclusions (RI/W). EFFECTIVE transitions (W). Every day v everyday; any one v anyone (grammar). Sub/obj pronouns & structure (grammar). Poss v pl nouns (grammar). Short nonfic from Lat Amer/Africa/Asia (World Lit).

    5. Doctorate: Research programs, requirements, resources, cost, timeline.

    6. Retirement: Update name on JSSB acct. Check investments. Theater CV. Entertainment experience. Duolingo/Lang8.

    7. House: Floor joists. Siding. Gutters. Floors.

    8. Local progress: Library. Theater. PC2V. City/county govt. Community kitchen. She Should Run vision statement. 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. PCP schedule 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 absolutely sucked. All of the AM classes were half-length because of the delay. I had to completely revamp my lesson plans on the fly and the AM classes were STILL stressful and we didn't get everything done. Afternoon classes didn't have enough to do. Oh and of COURSE my planning period is in the morning. There were a LOT of students out, because parents kept them home because they didn't think the roads were safe. This was miserable. And I get to do it ALL OVER AGAIN TOMORROW because they've called ANOTHER delay because of icy roads. again. MAYBE JUST STAY CLOSED.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence. 2022 WFTY: Focus. 2023 WFTY: Priorities
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,399 Member
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    JFT Thursday
    - Work by 7:45 :smiley:
    - Meetings until 11:00 :smiley:
    - Post Office :smiley:
    - Let dog out :smiley:
    - Eat leftovers :smiley:
    - back by 11:30 :smiley:
    - Check in with MFP :smiley:
    - EH&S Audit at 1:00 :smiley:
    - Log food :(
    - No alcohol :(
    - Bed by 10:00 :smiley:

    Had an unexpected evening out last night, and didn't log the food or drinks. Not conducive to success, but it is reality. Tonight we have to start emptying out the kitchen and purchase a few more things for the remodel.

    Cold snowy day here, but I don't mind much. The roads are pretty bad, but I live close to work. A LOT of people took vacation or worked from home today. Was supposed to judge a social studies fair at a local elementary school this morning, but schools are closed. Fair is rescheduled for next Tuesday, but Tuesday doesn't work with my schedule. Oh well, they will find someone.

    JFT
    - Work by 8:30 :smiley:
    - Work stuff
    - Log food
    - no alcohol
    - rearrange dining room and start packing up the kitchen...
    - Buy braided hose for refrigerator
    - Buy new light fixture
    - Buy new speaker for spin class
    - Bed by 11:00
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,820 Member
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    JFT for 1/19/24 (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, birthday cake).
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 1/12)
    4) Don't weigh again until 1/22
    5) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/15). 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 1/17) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans.
    8) No beef jerky today.
    9) Chicken Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 10/28)
    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 1/18)
    14) Tamales ok today.(last 1/9)
    15) Olives ok today. (last 1/16)
    16) (need to be flexible today - No calorie restriction for lunch.)
    17) Flexible with lunch and dinner because I'm taking my friend for a procedure.
    ================== 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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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until a dinner - but don't know when that will be. Going soon to take my girlfriend to the hospital.