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

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  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,541 Member
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    @HappyDonkey75 Your muscles could be retaining water from your activities this weekend, causing the weight gain.

    @emgracewrites Welcome back! Happy to hear you're doing a bit better.

    I didn't post since Friday. Still no dog walk, with rain/storms Friday p.m. into all of Sat. Friday evening concert was rescheduled to August & even Sat. farmers market was canceled (kind of rare). I stayed busy on computer updating expenses for financial advisor and R2AK. Sun. was usual church service, followed by business meeting, then I talked hubby into brunch at one of our favorite diner-type places. Afternoon was nice so hubby mowed, I did misc. yard tasks & hung 2 loads of laundry out to dry.

    JFT 6/24 M ~ no dog walk bc I didn't get up early enough to beat the heat
    1) Only skyr for breakfast / banana strawberry sourdough pancakes for lunch with D / leftovers for supper? / log all food / no crazy snacking / 80 oz. water / log best guess
    2) Empty kitchen compost into bin / check/clean/refill birdfeeders / usual Mon. trash duties / wash dishes / follow up message with financial advisor / try new farmers market at Howard Commons 5:00 / anything else?

    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 (internet) ~ very good, recipe is keeper
      * glazed lemon cookies (internet search) ~ everyone loved them at Easter dinner
      * rhubarb cobbler (in my first ever cookbook BH&G) ~ very good, I want to try with other fruits this summer
      * yellow cake (BH&G cookbook) ~ I followed instructions closely & blended well, very good with rhubarb sauce
      * white chicken enchiladas (newspaper) ~ very good, although 2 tortillas with recipe as written 846 calories (created in MFP recipes)
      * Greek yogurt almond butter breakfast parfait (newsletter) ~ terrific, if high in calories... maybe tweak
    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, 2x1 [lots of lousy weather, plus 1 wk overnight trip]
    May: 6 days x2wks, 3x3 [fit days in around 2 overnight trips & visit on Mother's Day]
    June: 6 days x1wk {including Bellin 10K}
    • 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
      Jan 4x; Feb 1x; Mar/Apr 0x; May 1x; June x
      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 / June
      6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
      • Registered early (rats, missed out on waiver of fee) on 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 ~ light rain most of race, steady rain last mile or so :star chip time 1:42:35 ave. pace 16:31 (first half 16:50 second half 16:12) overall 3,136 out of 3,463 / females 1,560 out of 1,792 / F65-69yo 30 out of 48 ~ not as fast as I used to go, but still finished my 27th Bellin overall (their 48th year)
      • 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 on 5.18 & youngest brother/SIL & eldest brother visited after moving 2 nieces to new apt.
        ~ Father's Day visit 6.16.24 / all brothers, sister & spouses there plus maternal aunt
        ~ overnight visit 7.4-7.5
      • 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
        6.3.24 lunch with former IA mgmt team
        6.4.24 volunteers lunch at church
        6.24.24 lunch with DE
      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: 2,841 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.
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,123 Member
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    @emgracewrites Welcome back! Also glad you are feeling a bit better!

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    I had avocado and eggs for breakfast today, went to the gym, got back and had a protein shake then we went out for a bit to pick up some new wireless earphones and I got a small cone of chips from the chippy. And since then I've had the worst stomach pain.

    It's.mostly just trapped wind, but from my stomach it's turned into sulphur burps which makes you feel like vomming and now my back ends started with some hilarious farts. Sorry for the TMI, the only reason I'm getting away with them with Ash is because they don't smell 😂😂

    Had to skip dinner but I'm not even hungry anyway. Just hope my stomach settles before bedtime.. which is soon
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,841 Member
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    JFT for 6/24/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 6/15) Leave marshmallows for 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 6/21)✔️
    4) Won't weigh again until 6/24✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 6/22). 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. ✔️
    8) Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 6/14)✔️Didn't eat today.
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/18)✔️Didn't eat today.
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today. (last 6/22)✔️
    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 6/21)✔️
    14) No more that 600 calories at lunch today.✔️
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.✔️
    16) Ground turkey ok today.(last 6/20)✔️Didn't eat today.
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 6/25/24 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 6/15) Leave marshmallows for 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 6/21)
    4) Won't weigh again until 6/27
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 6/24). 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.
    8) Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 6/14)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/18)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) No bakers chocolate ok today. (last 6/24)
    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 6/24)
    14) No more that 600 calories at lunch today.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.
    16) Ground turkey ok today.(last 6/20)
    ================== 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


  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 470 Member
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    Goals for 6/24
    - cook tofu with gnocchi and spinach for dinner ❌
    - Yoga ❌ - treadmill instead
    - 48 oz of water ❌
    - Do better than I did yesterday ✅

    Goals for 6/25
    - cook tofu with gnocchi and spinach
    - Yoga
    - 48 oz of water
    - Do better than I did yesterday
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,400 Member
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    JFT Monday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Approve timecards :smiley:
    - Order new chairs for control room :smiley:
    - Pub or Spin :smiley:
    - Log food :(
    - Stay green :(
    - 3 beer max :(
    - Shower :smiley:

    Well at least I showered yesterday... Played trivia and watched the hockey game. Go Panthers! I'm really a Boston fan, and the Panthers took Boston out of the playoffs. So I guess it looks better if they lost to the national champions. The game went until 11:00'ish so we didn't get home until 11:30'ish. I'm dog tired today.

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,841 Member
    edited June 25
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    JFT for 6/25/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 6/15) Leave marshmallows for 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 6/21)
    4) Won't weigh again until 6/27
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 6/24). 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.
    8) Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 6/14)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/18)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) No bakers chocolate ok today. (last 6/24)
    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 6/24)
    14) No more that 600 calories at lunch today.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.
    16) Ground turkey ok today.(last 6/20)

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 12 pm, unless I decide to go get a salad at the salad place, then can eat a little early.
    ================== 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: 3,541 Member
    edited June 25
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    @Bex953172 Bex, I'm very sorry for your discomfort, really, but you had me laughing at your descriptions. Hope you feel better by now.

    Recap 6/24 M ~ no dog walk bc I didn't get up early enough to beat the heat
    1) Only skyr for breakfast / banana strawberry sourdough pancakes for lunch with D / leftovers for supper? yes / log all food / no crazy snacking ~ too many pistachios but not unhealthy / 80 oz. water / log best guess :s
    2) Empty kitchen compost into bin / check/clean/refill birdfeeders / usual Mon. trash duties / wash dishes / follow up message with financial advisor / try new "farmers" market at Howard Commons 5:00 ~ very disappointed, only one produce vendor, everyone else was crafts or prepared foods... at least I saw & got to visit with former coworker, who was selling her fabulous cookies (no, I didn't buy any) / anything else? did some reading, stacked & stored patio chairs in protected area by garage, moved all planters to shelter along house foundation or other protected areas in prep for overnight storm, moved misc. yard stuff (empty bird feeders, wind chimes, etc.) to protected areas, MCM in Italy 8:00 :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 6/25 T ~ very humid, heat index already 86F so another day no dog walk
    1) Figure out supper / log all food / 80 oz. water
    2) PT exercises
    3) Moved all plants & patio chairs & yard misc. back / found recipe for garlic scape pesto ~ add cashews to grocery list / make breakfast parfaits for next 2 mornings / make hummer syrup & refill feeder / choir rehearsal 7:00 / take bags of air pillows for L / other stuff?

    In the middle of the night, as forecast, we had some whopper thunderstorms move through. The lightning was like strobe lights, with constant thunder, rain/downpours at times and lots of wind. Peak wind gust reported was 61mph. Dog left her safe space in the basement to spend night in our bedroom and was pretty scared. We wanted her to stay downstairs, but she does what she wants. At least we didn't get hail like some areas. I also read about roads flooded & some roads washed out in the area. This morning we didn't find any storm damage in our yard, house, street. All good. And yet again, both rain barrels have overflowed. I have no more gallon jugs to fill. I already have 81 collected (will use for houseplants in winter, and for heated birdbath).

    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 (internet) ~ very good, recipe is keeper
      * glazed lemon cookies (internet search) ~ everyone loved them at Easter dinner
      * rhubarb cobbler (in my first ever cookbook BH&G) ~ very good, I want to try with other fruits this summer
      * yellow cake (BH&G cookbook) ~ I followed instructions closely & blended well, very good with rhubarb sauce
      * white chicken enchiladas (newspaper) ~ very good, although 2 tortillas with recipe as written 846 calories (created in MFP recipes)
      * Greek yogurt almond butter breakfast parfait (newsletter) ~ terrific, if high in calories... maybe tweak
    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, 2x1 [lots of lousy weather, plus 1 wk overnight trip]
    May: 6 days x2wks, 3x3 [fit days in around 2 overnight trips & visit on Mother's Day]
    June: 6 days x1wk {including Bellin 10K}
    • 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
      Jan 4x; Feb 1x; Mar/Apr 0x; May 1x; June x
      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 / June
      6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
      • Registered early (rats, missed out on waiver of fee) on 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 ~ light rain most of race, steady rain last mile or so :star chip time 1:42:35 ave. pace 16:31 (first half 16:50 second half 16:12) overall 3,136 out of 3,463 / females 1,560 out of 1,792 / F65-69yo 30 out of 48 ~ not as fast as I used to go, but still finished my 27th Bellin overall (their 48th year)
      • 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 on 5.18 & youngest brother/SIL & eldest brother visited after moving 2 nieces to new apt.
        ~ Father's Day visit 6.16.24 / all brothers, sister & spouses there plus maternal aunt
        ~ overnight visit 7.4-7.5
      • 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
        6.3.24 lunch with former IA mgmt team
        6.4.24 volunteers lunch at church
        6.24.24 lunch with DE
      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: 2,841 Member
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    Hour commitment - After my metamusal, I won't eat again until after 5 pm. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch.

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,841 Member
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    JFT for 6/25/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 6/15) Leave marshmallows for 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 6/21)✔️
    4) Won't weigh again until 6/27✔️
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 6/24). 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. ✔️
    8) Vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 6/14)✔️
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/18)✔️
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    11) No bakers chocolate ok today. (last 6/24)✔️
    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 6/24)✔️
    14) No more that 600 calories at lunch today.✔️
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.✔️
    16) Ground turkey ok today.(last 6/20)✔️Didn't eat today.

    JFT for 6/26/24 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 6/15) Leave marshmallows for 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 6/21)
    4) Won't weigh again until 6/27
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 6/24). 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.
    8) No vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 6/25)
    9) No sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/25)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today. (last 6/24)
    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 6/24)
    14) No more that 600 calories at lunch today.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.
    16) Ground turkey ok today.(last 6/20)

    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

  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 470 Member
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    Goals for 6/24
    - cook tofu with gnocchi and spinach for dinner ❌
    - Yoga ❌ - treadmill instead
    - 48 oz of water ❌
    - Do better than I did yesterday ✅

    Goals for 6/25
    - cook tofu with gnocchi and spinach
    - Yoga
    - 48 oz of water
    - Do better than I did yesterday

    Today was a complete wash. Didn’t log food, barely ate dinner because my stomach wanted no part of it. No exercise or enough water either. And my work computer completely died and I can’t get a new one until 10am tomorrow. Normally I start work at 6 so I’m basically losing half a day. Not ideal when I have a non-negotiable deadline tomorrow and a huge pile of work that just keeps growing because were understaffed and (supposedly) don’t have the budget to hire someone new.

    I guess my only goal for tomorrow is to do better than I did today.
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,123 Member
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    @Bex953172 Bex, I'm very sorry for your discomfort, really, but you had me laughing at your descriptions. Hope you feel better by now.

    Hahahaha 🤣
    Yes much better now!

    By the time it was like 11pm I had mostly settled and then was STARVING . But there was no way I was risking food, just told myself I wasn't gonna die in the night from not eating and got myself to sleep lol!

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,841 Member
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    JFT for 6/26/24 (today✔️
    1) No desserts ok today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 6/15) Leave marshmallows for 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 6/21)
    4) Won't weigh again until 6/27
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 6/24). 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.
    8) No vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 6/25)
    9) No sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/25)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today. (last 6/24)
    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 6/24)
    14) No more that 600 calories at lunch today.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.
    16) Ground turkey ok today.(last 6/20)
    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


  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,400 Member
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    Not much on the agenda today. Did some training at work, now I'm catching up on emails. Trivia tonight, but plan is to go home after and not stay to shoot pool. Didn't bring food to work so Cheez-it crackers were my lunch. Not ideal, but they settled my tummy.

    JFT Wednesday
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Training until 10:30 :smiley:
    - Email
    - Lunch
    - Retirement party
    - Meetings
    - Home
    - Nap
    - Trivia
    - Pizza for dinner
    - Limit 3 beers
    - Shower
    - Bed
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,541 Member
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    Recap 6/25 T ~ very humid, heat index already 86F so another day no dog walk
    1) Figure out supper ~ garlic scape basil pesto with radiatore 1st time & yum! / log all food / 80 oz. water ~ only 64 oz. :neutral:
    2) PT exercises didn't have time & sad me :(
    3) Moved all plants & patio chairs & yard misc. back / found recipe for garlic scape pesto ~ add cashews to grocery list found cashews in my "nut box" in pantry / make breakfast parfaits for next 2 mornings / make hummer syrup & refill feeder forgot we're out of sugar / choir rehearsal 7:00 / take bags of air pillows for L / other stuff? got out food processor (Dad's old one) & had to figure that out LOL, made garlic scape basil pesto for first time & very good! used up radiatore from pantry :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 6/26 W ~ weather not so humid or hot = YAY
    1) Supper? / log all food / 80 oz. water
    2) Walked dog 3.62 mi :smiley: dog got treat from Wed. garbage truck driver, happy dog & happy me
    3) Grocery shop / make Kitty annual appt / call Mom / city band concert 7:00 St. James Park / other?

    Today I reached the halfway point of the MapMyWalk annual distance challenge... 512km so far. I had hoped to reach that last week, but weather really did not cooperate. Happy me! :star:

    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 (internet) ~ very good, recipe is keeper
      * glazed lemon cookies (internet search) ~ everyone loved them at Easter dinner
      * rhubarb cobbler (in my first ever cookbook BH&G) ~ very good, I want to try with other fruits this summer
      * yellow cake (BH&G cookbook) ~ I followed instructions closely & blended well, very good with rhubarb sauce
      * white chicken enchiladas (newspaper) ~ very good, although 2 tortillas with recipe as written 846 calories (created in MFP recipes)
      * Greek yogurt almond butter breakfast parfait (newsletter) ~ terrific, if high in calories... maybe tweak
      * garlic scape basil pesto (internet blog) ~ excellent! tried as recommended with pasta (used up my radiatore)
    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, 2x1 [lots of lousy weather, plus 1 wk overnight trip]
    May: 6 days x2wks, 3x3 [fit days in around 2 overnight trips & visit on Mother's Day]
    June: 6 days x1wk {including Bellin 10K}
    • 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
      Jan 4x; Feb 1x; Mar/Apr 0x; May 1x; June x
      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 / June
      6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
      • Registered early (rats, missed out on waiver of fee) on 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 ~ light rain most of race, steady rain last mile or so :star chip time 1:42:35 ave. pace 16:31 (first half 16:50 second half 16:12) overall 3,136 out of 3,463 / females 1,560 out of 1,792 / F65-69yo 30 out of 48 ~ not as fast as I used to go, but still finished my 27th Bellin overall (their 48th year)
      • 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 on 5.18 & youngest brother/SIL & eldest brother visited after moving 2 nieces to new apt.
        ~ Father's Day visit 6.16.24 / all brothers, sister & spouses there plus maternal aunt
        ~ overnight visit 7.4-7.5
      • 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
        6.3.24 lunch with former IA mgmt team
        6.4.24 volunteers lunch at church
        6.24.24 lunch with DE
      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: 2,841 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 metamusal.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,841 Member
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    JFT for 6/26/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 6/15) Leave marshmallows for 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 6/21)✔️
    4) Won't weigh again until 6/27✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 6/24). 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. ✔️
    8) No vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 6/25)✔️
    9) No sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/25)✔️
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today. (last 6/24)✔️
    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 6/24)✔️
    14) No more that 600 calories at lunch today.✔️
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.✔️
    16) Ground turkey ok today.(last 6/20)✔️

    JFT for 6/27/24 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 6/15) Leave marshmallows for DH.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including chocolate truffles, candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 6/21)
    4) Won't weigh again until 6/27
    5) Up to 2.0 oz of mozarella cheese ok today, but no other type. (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 6/26). 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.
    8) No vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 6/25)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/25)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) No bakers chocolate ok today. (last 6/26)
    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 6/26)
    14) No more that 600 calories at lunch today.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.
    16) No ground turkey ok today.(last 6/26)
    17) Can eat lunch early due to lunch meeting.

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again 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


  • emgracewrites
    emgracewrites Posts: 470 Member
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    Don’t know if today was a win or not but at least I made it. And I only missed my work deadline by an hour and a half 🫤 I’m exhausted but my mind is spinning with how much I still have to get done by the end of this week. All I do is work and sleep, and most of my meals are eaten in front of my work computer.

    I desperately need something different but the one job I’ve applied for that actually gave me an interview - the only one of at least 2 dozen jobs I’ve applied for - yeah, they just rejected me. Finding it hard to start looking again when it just feels like a waste of time.

    I know I need to suck it up and stop feeling sorry for myself but for tonight I just need to vent, cry a little bit, and then pass out in bed so I can wake up and do it all again tomorrow.
  • HappyDonkey75
    HappyDonkey75 Posts: 123 Member
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    @emgracewrites - I understand the over worked and underappreciated work scenario. I am not sure if your in the US or not but the job industry is really HARD right now.. I found that networking on LinkedIn was helpful when I was looking. Might be worth giving it a go
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,841 Member
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    JFT for 6/27/24 (today)✔️
    1) No desserts ok today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. (last 6/15) Leave marshmallows for DH.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including chocolate truffles, candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream).
    3) Peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 6/21)
    4) Won't weigh again until 6/27
    5) Up to 2.0 oz of mozarella cheese ok today, but no other type. (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 6/26). 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.
    8) No vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 6/25)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today.(last 5/25)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) No bakers chocolate ok today. (last 6/26)
    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 6/26)
    14) No more that 600 calories at lunch today.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking.. Can have at restaurants.
    16) No ground turkey ok today.(last 6/26)
    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