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  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,740 Member Member Posts: 2,740 Member
    No posting over the weekend, but I did log. Over 50 JFT posts behind which I'll read later.

    JFT M 1/13
    1) Move hourly / stairs breaks / 5 somethings
    2) Prelog meals & snacks / net calories zero / 14c water
    3) PA-BB progress / keep up w/ inbox and/or clear more
    4) Leave 4:25 for hair appt. / empty dishwasher & put away / fold line-dried clothes & take rest of laundry upstairs & put away / other? light workout?
    5) Unplug 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / BED & NO TV 10:20

    Friday evening I walked in Frenzy on the Fox 5K (on paved trail along the river) in 49:36 ave. pace 15:29. That's slower than normal so I know I'm not in the shape I want to be... lack of dogs walks during winter will do that. Sad dog & sad me. Spent time Sat. & Sun. undecorating, including both trees, and light cleaning, plus treadmill after church, so active weekend. Baked fresh salmon from Sat. winter market and Sun. made chili w/ yak meat (first time using ~ very lean meat & tasted fine), so food logs looked decent. Watched Packers beat Seahawks, another nail-biter. @PackerFanInGB what a game! I was so nervous the entire 2nd half! Finally, need to update my weekly w-i JFT post.

    2020 Goals
    1) Get weight below 160# (last time was 4/20/19)
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks 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
    edited January 2020
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,740 Member Member Posts: 2,740 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
    01/04/20 = stomach flu 1/4 - 1/5 & slow recovery 1/6 - 1/7
    01/11 = 164.5 Fri. evening Frenzy on the Fox 5K 49:36 ave. pace 15:29

    “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Francis of Assisi
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,657 Member Member Posts: 3,657 Member
    My weight history:
    Name: Joan
    5'11"
    69 yrs old

    SW Year 2017: 217
    SW Year 2018: 195.5
    SW Year 2019 : 206
    SW Year 2020: 182.6
    Goals for 2020:
    These are the healthy habits I would like to do in 2020:
    1. Lose 15 pounds to get to my ultimate goal of 165, and then learn how to maintain it.
    2. To be better with planning my meals each week
    3. to get up in the morning, and have a rough idea of what I plan to eat the rest of the day.
    4. To stop mindless eating. To learn how to eat to live, not live to eat.
    5. To make drinking water a regular habit.. and drink 8+ glasses of water a day


    2020 - January Discard 5lb Challenge

    Name: Joan
    SW: 185.4 (Jan 3)
    GW: 180.4
    CW:
    Jan 6: 181.2 -- back on track with healthy eating the past 2 days.
    Jan 7: 182.5 - got into Candy Kisses last nite :/
    Jan 13: 181.7 -- getting there, but slowly. Weight went up for a couple days, due to unhealthy eating again.


    Busy weekend ... I think I sewed up 30 chemo hats, ready to be picked up this week.Now I can clean up my sewing room, and get back to quilting. But hubby got in more orders today,so it will be a busy work-week again.

    I've been struggling to get back on track. It is amazing how easy the old habits can come back, and the effort it does take to stop them. I have to remember to grab a piece of fruit when I am hungry .. not chips, ice cream, etc. I don't keep much of that around for that reason. But with the snow this weekend, it was a weekend of being stuck inside.

    SO goals JFT, Monday
    1. log all food
    2. concentrate on drinking water
    3. stick as close as possible to my planned meals/snacks
    4. help hubby
    5. clean up sewing room

    edited January 2020
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,657 Member Member Posts: 3,657 Member


    @cschmitz110515 and @TerriRichardson112 -- how do you find your post to keep it going (ex, your weightly weigh-in chart, etc.). I keep losing mine, and trying to also keep it as a email to myself, but that is hard. I like how you guys do it... how do you do that. I'm sure you don't retype it all the time?
  • Bex953172Bex953172 Member Posts: 3,382 Member Member Posts: 3,382 Member
    MLHC1 wrote: »
    Good morning All!!!!

    This weekend was very busy for me! Hubby came back home from working out of town. We spent the weekend getting all the family stuff dealt with and the prep / packing for him to go again yesterday. He will be doing this schedule for the rest of the month so I'll probably be a M-Sat JFT :D

    To all the ladies inquiring about my little guy:

    Last year was the year of adjusting to his breathing treatment needs after his surgery. We learned a lot and know for sure harvest season agitates his breathing. (It has that affect on my asthmatic kiddo also so not too surprising.) He did attempt to start Montessori school last week but the director wasn't comfortable with him yet. She feels that he needs another month to adjust. (This is also understandable sorta bc he has been playing catch up in the development area due to his medical set backs.) Even though it was disappointing that the Montessori school "gave up" on day 2, this only motivated ME to homeschool him to the point he surpasses those other kiddos!!! So now, once again, I have to postpone my graduation date and take a distance learning course. The plan is to try Montessori school again in June but try a part time schedule to adjust him. Then in August he will go fulltime and hopefully I can knock out the last two semester's for my Bachelor's degree, Lol!! There is plenty of positive in this new adjustment and little man needs me right now which is more important!!


    1/13/2020 Monday:

    update / post JFT
    log all food on mfp
    30 min. exercise
    drink 96 oz. of water
    daily house chores
    Plan meals for the week
    Grocery shop
    Banking
    Kiddo Dr appt
    STAY POSITIVE ♡

    Can I just say, you are the most amazing mum :) completely un-selfish (selfless?)

    What a lucky boy to have a mum like you!!

    Sorry about the school, it's a shame they didn't try for longer but I know you and your little man will make it :)
  • MLHC1MLHC1 Member Posts: 590 Member Member Posts: 590 Member
    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Can I just say, you are the most amazing mum :) completely un-selfish (selfless?)

    What a lucky boy to have a mum like you!!

    Sorry about the school, it's a shame they didn't try for longer but I know you and your little man will make it :)

    You are sooo sweet!! Thank you!! <3

    How are you doing?? I haven't seen you on here as much as before..........Is everything going alright??
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 11,642 Member Member Posts: 11,642 Member
    mytime6630 wrote: »

    @cschmitz110515 and @TerriRichardson112 -- how do you find your post to keep it going (ex, your weightly weigh-in chart, etc.). I keep losing mine, and trying to also keep it as a email to myself, but that is hard. I like how you guys do it... how do you do that. I'm sure you don't retype it all the time?

    I keep track of what page my last post is on. I hit <Quote> then edit my last post by removing the opening and closing square brackets and then deleting/copying/pasting, and adding to the relevant parts of the old post.

    See below:
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 11,642 Member Member Posts: 11,642 Member
    Another New day! Another opportunity to achieve great things, one step at a time.
    .
    The only failure is giving up!
    ==============================
    2019 DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGES:
    01 Aug 2019: 170.1
    31 Dec 2019: 151.2
    Total weight loss: 19.9lbs
    ==============================
    ==============================
    2020 - Jan Discard 5lb Challenge
    Name: Terri
    SW: 152.1 (02 Jan)
    GW: 147.1
    03 Jan: 151.8
    04 Jan: 151.4
    05 Jan: 151.2 This is mostly water weight.
    06 Jan: 151.2 - 0.9
    08 Jan: 150.9 - 1.1
    09 Jan: 150.2 - 1.9
    10 Jan: 150.2 - 1.9
    11 Jan: 149.9 - 2.2
    12 Jan: 149.6 - 2.5
    13 Jan: 149.4 - 2.7 Upping the intensity of workouts, being mindful of healthy choices, and reigning in the snacking seems to be doing the business. Long may it continue.

    ==============================
    WFTY: DEPTH
    Depth Year - Updates
    I definitely have way too much stuff. I need to streamline my existence, resist adding more stuff, and start using what I have already got. I have been working towards doing this for several years with my decluttering. I need to stop the march of consumerism, and putting money into the pockets of other people by buying things I want rather than actually need.
    03 Jan: This is going to be way harder than I thought. Need to work out strategies and guidelines for what I can and cannot purchase.
    1. I have a stack of books which I haven't read. I will read one of those book a month, and not buy any more books this year. I will source any other books I want to read at the library.
    2. 04 Jan: The Illusionists - Rosie Thomas > 5 chapters per week
    3. 12 Jan: finished chapter 18, so well ahead of goal.
    4. 13 Jan: finished my 1st book: Will start the 2nd tomorrow
    5. I have closets full of clothes that no longer fit. I will work my way through them over the next two months, and either alter them to fit, or donate them to charity.
    6. 07 Jan: One bag already full and ready to go to the charity shop
    7. I have a lot of Craft supplies. I will optimise what I have before I buy any new supplies. Sticking to this one will be difficult.
    8. 07 Jan: Depth Year: I have Patchwork Craft this morning. I will pick out one of my ongoing projects and work on it to completion. No new projects until I have finished at least 3 ongoing ones.
    9. 14 Jan: Craft Group: working on patchwork project from last Tues.
    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 Mon 13 Jan
    Daily Goals:
    🌟
    Activities:
    • 30 minute HIIT Workout 🌟
    • 15 minutes Dynamic Yoga 🌟
    • Prep for Monday Painters🌟
    • Chores🌟
    • 2pm: Monday Painters🌟
    • The Illusionists - Rosie Thomas: Ch 19🌟Finished my first book. Already have the second one ready to go.
    • more Laundry 🌟
    JFT Tue 14 Jan
    Daily Goals:

    Activities:
    • 30 minute HIIT Workout
    • 15 minutes Dynamic Yoga
    • 10.30am: Craft Group
    • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman: Ch 1 (2nd book: 2017 Book of the Year, British Books Award)
    • more Laundry

    @mytime6630 I deleted Sunday’s JFT, then copied/pasted Monday’s and edited it for tomorrow’s goals.
    edited January 2020
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,657 Member Member Posts: 3,657 Member

    @mytime6630 I deleted Sunday’s JFT, then copied/pasted Monday’s and edited it for tomorrow’s goals.

    Thank you! I keep forgetting, or unable to find my last post, and start over each time. Then I lose my weight chart. I'll try this tomorrow. BTW .. you are doing great getting back to your goal weight!
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