JUST FOR TODAY -- One Day at a Time .... Daily commitment thread for 2019

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  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,514 Member
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    DISCARD 5LBS CHALLENGE!
    Name: Carmela
    Start Date (for me): November 13

    SW: 165.5
    GW: 160.5
    CW: 165.5 lb
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,514 Member
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    Weekly Weigh-In = When I'm active I eat back calories. My weaknesses: I love food... my sweet tooth, especially chocolate... portion control... FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Saturday a.m. is my MFP weigh-in logging day, and I peek occasionally other days. My digital scale only shows half pound increments & I'm too cheap to buy a fancier scale. No goal dates set ~ this is not a diet but my lifestyle.

    Age 62, 5'4.5" remembered to add another year ;)
    GW #1: 150 in a livable way = It's. Not. A. Diet.
    GW #2: 145 normal BMI
    UG maintain: 145 - 150 [Need to be realistic! Revised from 140 - 145]

    11/5/15 = 195.0 joined MFP with no real plan except It's. Not. A. Diet.
    1/10/17 = 185.5 clearly not a regular on MFP / joined JFT, best group ever! :smiley:
    5/31/17 = 180.5 two end of month celebrations / committed to posting weekly weigh-in
    06/03 = 177.5
    06/10 = 179.5 pre-10K spaghetti supper night before
    06/17 = 179.5 numerous meals away from home, several occasions w/ alcohol, happy no gain
    06/24 = 178.0 fluctuated during week, but ended ok
    07/01 = 176.0 Yay!!! Achieved June goal to stay <180
    07/08 = 177.5 oops
    07/15 = 176.5
    07/22 = 175.0
    07/29 = 174.0 saw at least one daily w-i below 174
    08/05 = 174.5 dined out for Girls Day Out & ate Dad's cooking & baking
    08/12 = 173.5 scale flirted with even lower numbers on daily weigh-ins
    08/19 = 173.5 had couple of high calorie days
    08/26 = 172.0 kind of a surprise
    09/02/17 = 170.0 Woohoo! Officially overweight, not obese :smiley:
    09/09 = 171.5 backsliding, ack!
    09/16 = 169.5 yay, the middle number is a six!
    09/23 = 168.5 have lots challenges in upcoming week
    09/30 = 167.0 met Sept goal to stay under 170
    10/07 = 166.0
    10/14 = 166.5 dined out 2 days with adult beverages plus wine & cheesecake at spa
    10/21/17 = 166.5 dined out 2 days plus food day in office / no gain is good [joined Just Give Me 10 Days challenge (daily w/i)]
    10/28 = 164.5 very active week & watched CICO / reached October goal of 165
    11/04 = 163.0 wow, really surprised at this, daily fluctuations very up and down this week
    11/11 = 164.5 this is temporary b/c very high sodium yesterday
    11/18 = 162.0 big surprise, especially b/c I weigh myself daily and didn't see this all week
    11/25 = 163.0 no surprise after 2 no-logging-food days (parade day and Thanksgiving), just glad not worse
    12/02 = 161.0 Jingle Bell 5K day / 44:37 chip time & ave. pace 14:22 & very happy!
    12/09/17 = 158.5 surprised to say the least / first time in 10 years my weight is 1-5-anything! :love:
    12/16 = 158.0 no work parties or food days & stuck with CICO
    12/23 = 157.5 no "workouts" but shoveled snow & snowshoed, busy with Christmas preparations
    12/30 = 159.0 Christmas Day no food/beverages logged
    01/06/18 = 159.0 New Year's Eve hubby & I splurged on treats & beverages (at home), and I did not log...totally worth it!
    01/13 = 157.0 big surprise! Yesterday evening, walked in Frenzy on the Fox 5K in 47:26 & pace 15:19. Very happy with my time, wore layers of clothes in 10 degrees & NNW 12 mph wind, fun event.
    01/20 = 156.5
    01/27 = 156.5 maintaining / not a bad thing
    02/03 = sick / no weigh in
    02/10 = 152.5 unhealthy loss due to illness / I know weight will go back up & I'm totally fine with that
    02/17/18 = 153.0 thrilled with annual physical on 2/15/18: BP 110/68, pulse 64 and BMI 26.14 :star:
    02/24 = 154.0 little out of control last week, but at goal for the month
    03/03 = 155.5 oops / still lower than before I was sick
    03/10 = 153.5 back on track
    03/17 = 152.5
    03/24 = 153.0 evening snacks & two days straight of 8 hr seminars (+ lots of sitting)
    03/31 = 153.5 pre-10K spaghetti supper night before / Badger State Brewing 10K 1:30:28.82 and average pace 14:35 :smiley:
    04/07 = 154.5 ack ~ ate Easter candy most evenings
    04/14 = 153.5 Day 1 of record-setting blizzard ~ yuck! Followed by day 2 of blizzard, then snow day (no work / still shoveling & plowing) on Monday ~ in APRIL ~ yikes! :p
    04/21 = 153.5 after such weird week & daily weight fluctuations, happy to maintain
    04/28 = 152.0
    05/05 = 153.5 kinda stalled three months + feeling hungry more often ~ since w/i 10# of goal, changed MFP setting to lose 1/2 lb. per week & see how it goes
    05/12 = 153.5 ok with this ~ think changing my MFP setting, and having more net calories to play with, is agreeing with me ~ I'm not so hungry all the time
    05/19 = 154.0 drinks (2 margaritas) & dinner w/ BFF night before + enjoyed everything!
    05/26/18 = 153.0 Health Risk Assessment 5/15/18 ~ BMI 25.6 :star:
    06/02 = 153.0 basically in maintenance for now ~ I'll take it!
    06/09 = 152.5 Bellin Run 10K 1:28:12 split time 45:03 ave. pace 14:12 ~ beat goal of < 1:30 :star:
    06/16 = 152.0
    06/23 = 156.0 end of vacation week & lots of eating out
    06/30 = 155.5
    07/07 = 156.0 post-vacation w/i net calories not. so. much. Ack!
    07/14 = 154.5 prelogging & sticking w/ plan helps
    07/21 = 154.5 Packers 5K 44:50 ave pace 14:26 min/mile ~ beat goal < 45:00 :star:
    07/28 = 157.5 peanut M&M attacks (eek) + dinner out w/ SIL/niece (yum!) + staff luncheon (ick)
    08/03 = 155.5 started Evening Snack Challenge on JFT
    08/11 = 158.0 stressful week (job crap ~ hubby's & my own) >:) , Chinese buffet 1 evening & Feast with the Beasts (so worth it!)
    08/18 = 157.5 saw 156.0 during week ~ evening snack challenge not. so. good.
    08/25 = 156.0 prelogged as much as possible & CICO getting better
    09/01 = 154.5 included Taste on Broadway & office relocation so packing & moving boxes ~ very pleased
    09/08 = 157.5 too many office bday indulgences / City Stadium 5K for Veterans 44:27 & ave. pace 14:16 ~ beat goal of < 44:30 :star:
    09/15 = 156.0
    09/22 = 155.5 maybe lower if not for Pizza Ranch prairie pizza & wine at BFF's the night before
    09/29 = 154.0
    10/06 = 155.0 may include water retention in muscles b/c resumed home version of weights & circuit-training day before
    10/13 = 157.0 birthday treats & adult beverages / walked in Run for the Hill of It 5K in 48:13 pace 15:32 & hill 2:01 ~ beat both time (part unpaved trail with sloppy conditions due to 5" rain over preceding week) & hill (finish is UP a steep sledding hill) from last year :star: and learned only 25 out of 267 participants finished the hill < 1 min.
    10/20 = 155.0
    10/27 = 158.0 oops... lots of leaf-raking the evening before + too. much. snacking.
    11/03 = 156.5 better planning / stopped evening snacking (mostly)
    11/10 = 156.0 basically stuck in maintenance mode ~ not the worst thing
    11/17 = 157.0
    11/24 = 159.5 Thanksgiving week & paid time off with hubby ~ def going in wrong direction ~ oops
    12/01 = 157.5 Jingle Bell 5K 45:38 & ave. pace 14:42 ~ not bad
    12/08 = 157.0
    12/15 = 156.5 clearly in maintenance mode all year ~ not exactly the plan but I'm ok with this for now ~ really happy to stay 1-5-anything
    12/22 = 155.5 surprised by this ~ maybe due to much later than normal weigh-in (late start to the day)
    12/29/18 = 159.5 stayed 1-5-anything over holidays & vacation days at home
    01/05/19 = 157.5
    01/12 = 158.0 Frenzy on the Fox 5K 1/11 with friends ~ not timed / MapMyWalk 54:19
    01/19 = 158.0 maintained even with evening snacking & skipped workouts
    01/26 = 157.5
    02/02 = 158.5 hubby's traditional bday dinner + leftovers + evening snacking ~ oops
    02/09 = 158.5 ok with no gain / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 48:34:89 & ave. pace 15:89 in below zero temps & icy mile 2
    02/16 = 158.0
    02/23 = 160.0 oops... deserved, net cals & sodium def red prior 3 days. Annual physical 2/26 159.6 fully clothed.
    03/02 = 159.5
    03/09 = 157.5
    03/16 = 158.0 feeling unwell & no workouts all week
    03/23 = 157.5 finally feeling better
    03/31 = 160.5 posting Sun. month end w/i ~ too many days, net calories RED. Badger State Brewing 10K 3/30 in 1:28:14 & ave. pace 14:12 and beat goal < 1:30 :star:
    04/06 = 160.0 saw 158.5 during week
    04/13 = 159.5
    Hiatus from MFP 4/17 - 4/29 (Easter 4/21)
    05/04 = 161.5 logging again starting 4/30
    05/11 = 163.0 ack
    05/18 = 163.0 no gain
    05/25 = 163.0 could be worse
    06/01 = 162.0
    06/08 = 162.0 pre-race spaghetti night before / Bellin Run 10K 1:29:54 split 44:13 ave. pace 14:29
    06/15 = 164.0 ate at fast food, cafe (brunch), pub (happy hour), seminar (lunch), dinner at BFF's (sangria)
    06/22 = 162.5 better eating & tracking
    06/29 = 163.5 two days of conference food
    07/06 = 162.5
    07/13 = 163.5 two out-of-town family parties + diner food + drinks/dinner at Mexican restaurant
    07/20 = 166.0 cousin's funeral luncheon (one whole table w/ family desserts) + restaurant week lunch w/ hubby + pizza supper w/ hubby
    07/27 = 165.0
    08/03 = 164.5 happy to see any loss at all... I am the tortoise :D
    08/10 = 167.5 high sodium & emotional eating
    08/17 = 167.5
    08/24 = 165.5
    08/31 = 169.5 staycation week & ate whatever I wanted
    09/07 = 167.0 flushed sodium & water weight / City Stadium 5K for Veterans 45:12 (goal < 45:00) & ave. pace 14:33
    09/14 = 166.5
    09/21 = 166.0
    09/27 = 165.5
    10/05 = 167.5 pre-race food ~ Pink Pumpkin 5K 44:06 :star: (goal < 45:00) & ave. pace 14:12
    10/12 = 165.5 eating back on track ~ Run for the Hill of It 5K (trail event) 48:06 & hill 1:58 :star: (goal < 2 min.)
    10/19 = 165.5
    10/26 = 165.0 slowly but surely... my lifestyle is NOT a diet :D
    11/02 = 165.5 party food night before
    11/09 = 164.5 few days of staying at zero net calories works!

    “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Francis of Assisi
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,351 Member
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    J4T / Tuesday
    • Journal every bite - good, bad & ugly :)Yup. And trust me, it was bad and ugly!!!!
    • Drink 80+ oz of water >:)Why oh why can I not drink this much water? *sigh*
    • 15+ minutes of cardio >:)Tired and lazy last night after work
    • 10-15 minutes of strength training >:)Tired and lazy last night after work
    • Prep for tomorrow: clothing / lunch bag packed / coffeemaker set :smile: Working from home so much easier to do.
    • Research recipes for bean and rice dishes. Look up some soup recipes. Look up nutritional info on which veggies have the most protein. :)Started this by looking up recipes for beans, rice and Mediterranean diet.
    • Daily Bible Study: Lose Weight God's Way :smiley:Done!
    • Early bedtime with evening routine: Skin care / Gratitude journal / DO reading / JM podcast / SA daily reading / pick a book to read (still haven't found a new book to read yet...). >:)Fell asleep watching Season 2 of Great British Bake Off on Netflix!

    Monday and Tuesday were both bad food days for me. I want to blame many things, but at the same time I know that I am responsible to make my health and food choices a priority and I obviously just did not. But it's a lifestyle change I'm making, not a diet, so I need to brush it off and start fresh again today. Just For Today, right?

    It's snowing in big white flakes here in Wisconsin and it's actually quite beautiful! It looks like a winter wonderland in a snowglobe. I won't feel this way for long...I get sick of the cold real quick! But today I'm working from home so i don't have to go outside and drive in it...that makes a big difference in whether it's pretty or it sucks! LOL



    Discard 5 lbs Challenge #5
    Name: Tracie
    SW: 184.4 lb
    CW: 185.4 lb +1 lb gain
    GW: 179.4 lb

    J4T / Wednesday
    • Journal every bite - good, bad & ugly
    • Drink 80+ oz of water
    • 15+ minutes of cardio
    • 10-15 minutes of strength training
    • Prep for tomorrow: clothing / lunch bag packed / coffeemaker set
    • Early bedtime with evening routine: Skin care / Gratitude journal / DO reading / JM podcast / SA daily reading / pick a book to read (still haven't found a new book to read yet...) --FIND A BOOK! SERIOUSLY!!! JUST PICK ONE!

    Word of 2019: TENACITY I will NOT give up!





  • HEGoddard0928
    HEGoddard0928 Posts: 824 Member
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    Discard 5lbs Challenge

    SW-180.6
    GW-175.6
    CW-183.4
    (+/-)- +2.8

    JFT, 11/12/19
    1. Log all my food! :)
    2. Figure out dinner :)Made chicken salad with chopped up celery from a leftover chicken breast from dinner the other night.
    3. 64oz of water(back to the basics with this one) :)Barely. But I did it.

    I don't know about yesterday. First, it seemed like it was strange but then again it seemed like it really was just any other day. Does that make sense? Lol. First, it flurried. The day started out in the 50s and then by the end of the school day(1:20 pm) the temperature had dropped into the mid-30s and it was flurrying out. During my second job, the session went really well but that was because I wasn't running it. I had another therapist run it for me while I shadowed. It was a great learning experience because I kind of jumped in without a clue about what I was doing with this particular client. She's going to try and see if she can help me with my session tomorrow too. I really hope that she can.

    I took today off because I thought that we were going to go to the hospital to visit my FIL. They found a blood clot in his leg and kept him for a few days for observation. Matt tried to go yesterday but parking is a nightmare and after driving around for an hour he finally gave up and went home. But today he decided he didn't want to go so there was no reason for me to have taken off which is pretty frustrating. But at least I get the whole day off. My session with my other clients was canceled.

    I've been spending the last few days reading when I haven't been at work and Matt closes his store tonight. So it's prime reading time. I just have to find a book that I will enjoy reading. I read primarily on my phone through a few different ebook apps and I love to read self-published indie authors. I feel like just because a lot of authors don't get traditionally published doesn't mean they aren't any good, Sorry, that's my inner writer talking. Lol

    Okay, on to some goals!

    JFT-11/13/19

    1. Log all my food
    2. Actually eat today. Don't use Matt not being home as an excuse to just pig out or not eat at all.
    3. Drink 64 oz of water

  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
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    JFT Wednesday
    1. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! Review plans.
    2. Before school: Check class websites. Update first directions.
    3. Class 1: Socratic discussion.
    4. Class 2-3: Machiavelli project. Return work.
    5. Planning: PUT PAPERS AWAY. Check plans and adjust; input all grades. Run progress reports.
    6. Short run. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    7. Run. Dinner: Leftovers. Finish all grading.
    8. Read 20 pages of Choice Theory. Update Goodreads. Prep celery. Pack lunch. Set up JFT for Thursday
    9. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Alarm set for 5:50.
    10. Ask about how to support new AP. Practice hair braiding with D. Check on appts for drs. Remind D to ask his dad about the table. Check with D about ceiling. START BLOGGING AGAIN. 3 posts/week? Create test for MLA format. Create unit plan for Malala. Put jewelry away. Fold laundry. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Remember that M does not like surprises! Check dates of classes and update semester plan. Request parent meeting with KC and BW. Revise Laws essay and read to group. Group checks for clear main idea, what else? Thursday cart grammar test.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    January 2019: 186.0
    February 2019: 187.0
    Today: 194.2

    Ongoing plans/ideas behind the cut
    1. Purchases: Look for an "ugly Christmas sweater" and a long-haired doll at thrift stores. Practice French braiding. Go to used bookstore and look for On Writing (Stephen King), Dying for a Paycheck (Robin Hardman), The Prince (tr. Tim Parks, Russell Price, or Robert Adams), The Secret Adversary (Christie).
    2. E2: What should the controlling ideas be in a study of world literature? Review world lit options. Create vocabulary lists for each unit that come from the texts used: Animal Farm, Julius Caesar, Wes Moore, I Am Malala. Find a way to incorporate changing words from one part of speech to another. Students need to know how to review multiple sources and synthesize information in order to draw a conclusion. Need practice with the difference between transitions and overlapping (at end of paragraph - "another issue is Y" vs "there are other issues besides X"). Quit using "in conclusion" and "I believe" and other writing-about-my-writing phrases. Confusion between direct/indirect objects and prepositional phrases. Use the UDHR and the Declaration of Independence to study paraphrasing; use that to front-load Machiavelli and how to deal with challenging texts. Confusion between everyday / every day and similar constructions.
    3. E1: Need practice with quoting & paraphrasing sources, identifying claims that would need support, use of last names for reference, and capitalization practice (common/proper nouns, titles). Difficulty using possessive nouns in their own writing. Honors: practice subject/object pronouns (my friend and I / my friend and me). Poetry: Revise "Songs are Poetry" handouts.
    4. Curriculum Development: Writing mini-unit. Review scholarly research on 5PE. (I think I can have this as an intro to the research unit so that they also get exposure to how quotes are integrated and cited.) Parallel structure; use of emotional language, specific detail. Use "Write About a Pebble" lesson from Atwell. How long should each unit take? Do research on characteristics: curiosity, persistence, resilience, creativity, responsibility, optimism, courage, integrity, authenticity, leadership, self-awareness, humility, compassion - others? Include grammarly check on essays! Review assessments. What is the purpose for each unit? What should the controlling ideas be in a study of world literature? Review world lit options. Schedule assessments for Fall 2019; plan out return times. Write 1 reflection weekly; type one in Classroom by Weds. Copy-paste to PB for comments due Friday. PB usernames 6 digits, no 19 or 20s, no birthdates. Homework: Online journal Mon due Tue; Reflection Tue due Wed; C&P journal in class Wed; Comments Thu due Fri. Bonus if you are the first response; further bonus if you respond to comments on your post. Grammar practice Mon & Wed; quiz Fri.
    5. Professional Development: Write blog post weekly. Comment on 3 posts each week -Tu Th Sun? Check with PSC. Talk with Z about articles and/or conference proposals. NOTE: ATTENDED PRE FLEX DAY.
    6. Medical: Dentist Apr 30 8 AM but check on meetings and RS. Onco Apr ???. PCP Schedule for July. ObG schedule for October. PCP - allergy shots?
    7. Theater: What's next?
    8. House: Mineral oil on tile spots. Check with D about ceiling.
    9. Fun: Open beading on Thursdays. Coloring at library on Tuesday. Put jewelry away. Edney Hack Nights alt Weds. ASL? Spanish/Portuguese practice? Practice piano. ROL Secret Adversary. Buy new bikes and bike rack for car.
    10. Volunteering ideas: Theater. Library. Animal shelter.

    WFTY: Climbing. Trying for another short run today. Fingers crossed.
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,221 Member
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    Trying to get back on track! Keeping it simple, as its a busy day.
    Goals for today
    1. log all food :)
    2. concentrate on WATER!! WHY is this so hard for me to drink water! :) (and as a result, up 4 times through the nite! :s
    3. mindful eating :)

    JFT, Wed, nov 13
    1. log all food
    2. concentrate on water
    3. go to gym :) Already did this, and trying to concentrate on weight lifting! Did 40 minutes of weights... and I can feel it!
    4. work on chemo hats! I am so far behind this year, and the cancer center is running out. SO hoping by early next week to at least have 25 for her to pick up. Sew 5 tonite
    5. plan menus ... have recipes and ingredients on hand for at least 3-4 quick meals
    6. get back on here .. be accountable

  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,221 Member
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    Today I leave work early to attend 4:00 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour & am so excited.

    I am trying to convince hubby to go to one of their concerts ... Great way to get in the Christmas mood!Of course, the weather is helping us in that way! :s
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,097 Member
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    Ah man he have a big share bag of crisps! Now I know what you're all thinking lmao but no, I checked the label and measured out the recommended portion.
    Good right?!
    But now my brain is like "GIVE ME
    MOOOORE!"

    Time to go gulp down some water lol!!
  • HEGoddard0928
    HEGoddard0928 Posts: 824 Member
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    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Ah man he have a big share bag of crisps! Now I know what you're all thinking lmao but no, I checked the label and measured out the recommended portion.
    Good right?!
    But now my brain is like "GIVE ME
    MOOOORE!"

    Time to go gulp down some water lol!!

    Yes Bex! You're killing it! No not chips!!! You'll feel so much better!

    I'm trying to convince myself NOT to make brownies. I always have the ingredients on hand and I'm craving something warm and chocolatey. It's 32 degrees outside. 😬😬
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,221 Member
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    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Ah man he have a big share bag of crisps! Now I know what you're all thinking lmao but no, I checked the label and measured out the recommended portion.
    Good right?!
    But now my brain is like "GIVE ME
    MOOOORE!"

    Time to go gulp down some water lol!!

    Drink that water!!! And great job measuring out the chips .... that is awesome Bex!!!
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,221 Member
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    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Ah man he have a big share bag of crisps! Now I know what you're all thinking lmao but no, I checked the label and measured out the recommended portion.
    Good right?!
    But now my brain is like "GIVE ME
    MOOOORE!"

    Time to go gulp down some water lol!!

    Yes Bex! You're killing it! No not chips!!! You'll feel so much better!

    I'm trying to convince myself NOT to make brownies. I always have the ingredients on hand and I'm craving something warm and chocolatey. It's 32 degrees outside. 😬😬

    How about some nice hot chocolate instead??? NO brownies!! LOL... I would eat the entire pan!
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,097 Member
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    Lol despite resisting the crisps aka chips
    I'm now having curry for dinner and I'm not too sure how that's going to go with the rice and naan in terms of calories.

    Still not sure about walking dog, he's not been out today but it is freezing cold out there and with him being a whippet there's not much fat on him and we don't have a dog coat. So not only do I not WANT to go, I'm not sure if he SHOULD go.
  • biche896
    biche896 Posts: 261 Member
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    biche896 wrote: »
    Setting up JFT for tomorrow:

    1. Follow WW points and stay within
    2. No swearing
    3. Fold one basket of laundry

    So I didn’t meet point 1 yesterday but did 2 and 3.

    For today’s goals:

    1. Follow WW points and stay within
    2. No swearing
    3. Fold one basket of laundry
    4. Exercise
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,097 Member
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    Bex953172 wrote: »
    JFT Weds
    Okay so my weight took me by surprise
    Yesterday I got weights of 185 and 182. So I was unsure
    Weighing today left me with 180 and I weighed like 3 times in different areas and it's still 180!

    So sticking with that and feeling good I'm gonna try smash these goals today!

    - 6 waters 👍
    - Log EVERYTHING even if it puts me in the red!👍 I just want to get used to logging and get over the fact it's hard on my phone! Remind myself it won't take long to do!
    - Walk dog ❎(weather permitting)

    Sooo the curry we made was 900 calories!!! Ive never made one that high before! It was ridiculous, not helped by the tart i had afterwards.
    So im over by 200 cals once you take off the cleaning and school run.

    So j was feeling a bit like meh because i was doing well til that point, then saw that my goal wasnt to be in the green but to log! And i did!

    Decided against dog walk, need to get him a coat!
  • cory17
    cory17 Posts: 1,397 Member
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    Going shopping today to have bulk veggies and fruit to snack on instead of Cheetos at work. The cc cookies are gone (I finished them). Made (and ate) some sugar free cake (no frosting). It's my own fault the pants are feeling tighter today.

    @mytime you have a very handsome family! and are looking great!
  • MancLass
    MancLass Posts: 33 Member
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    Do you live in the uk? In Manchester? Just read your username x

    Hi Bex - yes I do, do you?

  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,097 Member
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    MancLass wrote: »
    Do you live in the uk? In Manchester? Just read your username x

    Hi Bex - yes I do, do you?

    Not quite! Used to live in Bramhall near Stockport but now live in Cheshire near Macclesfield:)
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,330 Member
    edited November 2019
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    The only failure is giving up!
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    DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGES:
    #1: - 5; #2: - 5.2; #3: -1.4; #4: -4.8
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    DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGE 5
    NAME: Terri
    SW: 150.8 (11/11)
    GW: 145.8
    13/11: CW: 150.3: - 0.5
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    Daily Goals
    • Food: log All food and drink; stay under goal; balance macros/micros; Hydrate adequately; NLNS!!!
    • Exercise: Knee Physio; 7,500+ Steps daily; 30 + minutes intentional exercise
    • Other: Daily Mindfulness Practice/Meditation; Practice Self-care; Positively reframe thoughts; Learn something new; 15 mins Daily Declutter session
    JFT: Wed 13 Nov
    Goals: ✅ Decluttered glassware
    Activities:
    • am: Grocery shopping ✅
    • After lunch: chores + walk 🌻
    • 7pm: Crochet Group ✅

    JFT: Thu 14 Nov
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  • littleblackskirt
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    @littleblackskirt Hugs to you, dear friend! Caring for elderly parents is hard work. Before we were married, hubby cared for his dad who'd had a stroke. After he passed, hubby (youngest of six kids, 5 living) cared for his aging mother. When hubby and I married in 2004, we bought a big house so she could live with us, and his sisters could stay occasionally. His mom Esta was 88 years old then. She and I were never close, but we got along. Hubby stayed at home full time because she otherwise would need to live in assisted living or a nursing home. I worked my corporate job then, long hours & sometimes weekends, but I managed food & meals, mostly. Esta had advancing dementia, and at times living with her was very difficult, but I would never ask hubby to move her out. We could never leave her on her own in the last years, some family member (she would balk at anyone else) had to be in our house if hubby and I went out together. Esta lived to be 99 years 10 months, and passed away in her room at our home in 2016. Hubby cared for her 24/7 with bi-weekly 24 hour stays from his youngest sister and frequent visits from his other sister (2 brothers & their wives visited infrequently and never helped out with care). I know how tough that was on hubby. But we are both so happy he was able to care for her in our home. You will not regret taking care of your parents.

    @cschmitz110515 , thank you so much for sharing your story. It's obvious you and your hubby are very kind people. I do wonder how my finances will cope, I've already had to stop a small sideline which used to make me a little bit of money. It's hard when I'm on my own, but I'm not going to worry about it, it will work out I'm sure.