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Daily Commitment Thread for 2020 -- JUST FOR TODAY

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  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Posts: 532Member Member Posts: 532Member Member

    JFT NY Day Wednesday

    - Peloton 30 min :smiley: Hell Yeah!
    - Breakfast with the family :smiley:
    - Log everything :smiley:
    - Drink at least as much water as soda. :smiley: I only had 1 soda
    - Stay green today. :smiley:
    - Read a couple of chapters in Deuteronmy :smiley:
    - Start de-Christmasing the house :(
    - 0 - 1 alcoholic beverage depending on calories available :smiley: New chosen drink is raspberry lemonade with pineapple vodka.

    Happy 2nd of January Y'all! Woke up not feeling well so I went back to bed and took a Peloton rest day, but plan to walk at lunch so I don't lose momentum. Currently trying to choke down one of these new protein bars I decided to try. I don't like them, so I won't buy them again, but I will try to finish them.

    JFT Thursday
    - Work 8 hours
    - Protein bar for breakfast :smiley:
    - Pack lunch and snack :smiley: Leftover soup beans & cornbread, celery & peanut butter
    - Get out of my office and work in the lab today.
    - Drink at least as much water as soda
    - Send girls a grocery list for our first cooking lesson
    - Cooking lesson
    - Family Dinner
    - More Deuteronomy
    - Log all and end up green
    - Bed by 11:00
    - Choose to be happy
  • clicketykeysclicketykeys Posts: 3,849Member Member Posts: 3,849Member Member
    Happy New Year, everyone!

    Today I have done some balance practice. I'm going to do some core work, portion out some of the soup my husband made, meal prep for next week, go for a run, and then we're visiting friends this evening. And I'm going to try to log on and check in tomorrow morning.

    Good morning! Husband soup is pretty tasty. I'm a little achey after my core work yesterday, but I did it! I'm going to try to do that and the yoga for balance today. We're going to visit my parents for a late lunch. I might see if I can manage an inside run after lunch. And I want to clean off my desk, and make a necklace for a friend. Also I have my gloves sitting out and I don't really have a place for them. I need to find one. ETA: And I'm going to try to put the laundry away. There's not a lot, but hopefully if I put it away when there isn't a lot, it won't be as much of a chore! (Hopefully.)

    My run yesterday was my longest one so far since I started running again - 5.2 miles!

    I don't yet have any goals for this year. I've been sorta-kinda thinking about it, but for the moment, I'm content just to do what needs to be done.

    @snowflake1968 - Sorry to hear about your argument. :( I hope you're able to get things sorted.
    Thanks for getting us started again @mytime6630! Those sound like some great goals :)
    @PackerFanInGB - Like you, I gained rather than lost (although everyone seems to think I've lost? so I must have done something right!) but it's a process. I only gained a little, slowing my rate, so hopefully this year I can turn that around and send the scale back the other way.
    Good luck with the pregnancies @HEGoddard0928 and @aubyshortcake! Hoping everything goes smoothly and healthily :)
    edited January 2
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Posts: 2,343Member Member Posts: 2,343Member Member
    Happy new year JFT! Thank you so much @mytime6630 for starting a new thread for 2020. I like fresh starts. This group is so supportive and inspiring, and helps keep me accountable.

    2020 Goals:
    1) Get weight below 160# (last time was 4/20/19)
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog whenever possible on MFP
    3) Post weekly weigh-in on JFT for accountability
    4) Take measurements & log on MFP monthly (I stopped as weight plateaued & went up)
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking but include weights/circuit & other x-training
    6) Participate in race events ~ have planned 7 5Ks and 2 10Ks at minimum
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
    9) Declutter home office, bedroom and basement

    Word for 2020 = Persist

    JFT 1/2 Th ~ Back to work after 12 days off and boy, was it hard to get out of bed this morning!
    1) Move hourly / stairs breaks / 5 somethings
    2) Change clothes & leave early for workplace mindfulness hike (bah ~ not enough snow for showshoes)
    3) Prelog meals & snacks / not sure of supper plans since hubby not at work tonight / 14c water
    4) Wish niece/goddaughter happy bday / schedule annual physical & shingles vaccine / catch up work inbox since absence
    5) Spend evening w/ hubby <3 / unplug 9:00 / FLOSS (let this go on vacation :s ) / retainers / bed & tv off 10:20
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Posts: 2,343Member Member Posts: 2,343Member Member
    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"
    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!]

    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!
    09/16/17 = 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 first time in 10 years my weight is 1-5-anything! :D
    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 and happy I 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 Maru & Jack's party / food night before
    11/09 = 164.5 few days of staying at zero net calories works!
    11/16 = 165.0 rare Fri. night dinner date w/ hubby at local cafe ~ totally worth it!
    11/23 = 166.0 wrong way again
    11/30 = 168.0 ACK!!!
    12/07 = 165.5 sick several days & painful sore throat will do that
    12/14 = 167.0 on prednisone & ate to quell nausea
    12/21 = 165.5
    12/28/19 = 168.5 spent 75% of 2019 in 160s... not the plan :p

    “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Francis of Assisi
    edited January 2
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Posts: 8,745Member Member Posts: 8,745Member Member
    It’s heartening to read all the positive steps we are undertaking. A sympathetic support group makes this process so much easier.

    @Snowflake1968 Marriage isn’t for the faint-hearted, but hopefully it’s just a temporary glitch. You have both had a busy time in the run up to Christmas.

    Let’s do this, my beautiful people!!!
    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; #4: -2
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    2020 Goal: < 150lbs
    NAME:
    Terri
    01/01: CW: 151.4 👀
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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; Live! Love! Learn!; 15 mins Daily Declutter session; keep up to date with chores

    JFT Thu 2 Jan
    Daily Goals:
    ⛄️Much more sensible choices today
    Activities:
    • 10.15am: Dance group⛄️
    • 2pm: Shakespeare Study⛄️
    • Laundry⛄️
    JFT Fri 3 Jan
    Daily Goals:

    Activities:
    • am: take Christmas decorations down and pack away
    • 2pm: Parchment Craft
    • More Laundry
    edited January 2
  • Kuhl50Kuhl50 Posts: 187Member, Premium Member Posts: 187Member, Premium Member
    Hi,

    I’m new to the group and MFP. Been through multiple other programs, have gained and lost 20-50+ pounds several times over past 30 years...stress/emotional eating. You know the drill. So back on track for 2020, got to keep up with my family and prepare for a healthy retirement. Love the idea of JFT goals.

    Thursday:
    1. Walk 30+ min 😀
    2. Do a 7-minute workout from app
    3. Map out walk/run plan for rest of month considering travel and early meetings 😀
    4. Go to store for veggies, yogurt, etc
    5. Log all food and be green
    6. Upstairs by 9:30 to journal and do a Calm meditation
  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Posts: 532Member Member Posts: 532Member Member
    • 10.15am: Dance group⛄️
    • 2pm: Shakespeare Study⛄️
    • Laundry⛄️

    What Shakespeare study are you doing?
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Posts: 815Member Member Posts: 815Member Member
    Thursday January 2nd

    Thank you @mytime6630 I find the daily accountability really helpful and it’s nice to be a part of a supportive group.

    After the holiday excesses it’s time for me to set and stick to some goals. I’m 5kg (about 11lbs) heavier than I was this time last year. I’m expecting to loose some of that very quickly as the scales have jumped up in the last few days and it can’t all be true weight gain. The good news is there’s no left over sherry trifle to tempt me - the bad news is that I finished it last night!

    Log accurately :)
    Stay in the green :)
    Water :):) I usually struggle to do this as I forget or am too lazy to fetch a drink.
    5 fruit and veg :)
    Fitbit goals :)
    Loose some of that 5kg!

    Today was easier than I expected, I think I was ready for eating and drinking less.

  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Posts: 532Member Member Posts: 532Member Member
    Anyone heard from Bex our Bookmeister lately?
  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Posts: 2,749Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,749Member, Premium Member
    Anyone heard from Bex our Bookmeister lately?

    I have not! I think @bookmeister86 is on holiday but not sure about @Bex953172 !
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