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  • aubyshortcakeaubyshortcake Member Posts: 795 Member Member Posts: 795 Member
    Happy birthday Terri!! Sorry I'm late! I have not done my workout in three weeks, I can feel myself getting out of shape and I don't like it, I'm going to start again today. It's time I got some sense of normalcy back in my life!

    Yesterday 4/20:

    1. Log all food 😁
    2. Stay within calorie goal 😁
    3. Walk dogs 😁
    4. Put a major dent in the mess our house is!!!!!😔

    JFT 4/21:

    1. Log all food
    2. Stay within calorie goal
    3. Go for a walk
    4. Do workout

    🌺🌸🌼SPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE🌼🌸🌺
    🎯 Set your own daily goal 🎯
    🌺🌸🌼 Earn one 💐 for each day 🌼🌸🌺
    ❗️ From 15 April to 31 May (47 days) ❗️

    Daily Goal: Stay in the green

    April: 19,20
    🌺🌸
    May:

  • cesse47cesse47 Member Posts: 945 Member Member Posts: 945 Member
    🌺🌸🌼SPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE🌼🌸🌺
    🌺🌸🌼 15 April to 31 May 🌼🌸🌺
    My Daily Goal -- 30+ minutes of intentional exercise -- 🌺🌸🌼🌸🌺🌼🌸

    JFT Goals for Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Log everything; Be mindful of everything I eat - try for lower carb choices
    Drink at least 8 water
    Do 2 5 min walks -- try for 3
    Do 30 min Chair Yoga -- use the new program
    Do stretching video in full
    Clean Bathroom: Stool, Tub & surround, Walls, Floor
    Work at least 15 minutes in bedroom closet to declutter and organize


    Hope Y'all have a great day! :)
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,892 Member Member Posts: 2,892 Member
    Troubles with MFP this morning, finally can post...

    Recap M 4/20
    1) Move hourly / stairs breaks / 5 somethings = Fitbit 10,121 steps, 250+ 13/14 (talking to CFO) & 37 floors :smiley: One month working from home & I was puffing a little more than I used to coming up three flights of stairs in my work building. :p
    2) Net calories green / 14c water = No exercise cals (see #4) so net cals -275 :( sodium -988 (still eating Easter ham leftovers, will I get a sodium drop eventually?) sugar -4 :) fiber & protein excellent :smiley: 13c water
    3) Work in office / remember to print or send docs = :smiley: Saw Asst. Manager in office briefly, the one I don't always please very well, and I was happy to see her. My, how social distancing and isolation after one month changes my perspective. :D
    4) Walk dog if weather permits :'( Afternoon rain showers turned into thunderstorms & very strong winds. Instead of working out in basement, I made several personal calls instead. :D
    5) Floss :smiley: / retainers :smiley:

    JFT T 4/21
    1) Move hourly (pace if have to) / 5 somethings (forget most of the time :# )
    2) Net calories green / 14c water
    3) Work from home / watch Facebook Live video I missed (didn't realize) yesterday / pay professional dues no longer paid by employer
    4) Walk dog even if windy
    5) One home chore
    6) One contact outside of home
    7) Floss / retainers

    Car has been mostly sitting in garage for one month; yesterday stupid Check Tire Pressure light went on. This is usual during big temp swings (spring, fall, etc.), so will have to stop at gas station & pump some air. Maybe an outing for hubby, dog & me this weekend? :D

    Was a long but good day in office yesterday. Few people still working on my floor (Finance, Communications, Govt.) so every time I walked out of my office, wore my mask. Even had one other co-worker in my dept. and I took advantage to ask her questions, since she's an expert on the area I'm assigned to review. Have lots more to work on from home now.

    Even though yesterday I saw more people I knew & talked to them than in the past month, still wanted to reach out to several people by phone last night. Talked to (long-distance) sister <3 for hour then local, single friend for another hour. :D I have created a contact list to reach out to various family & friends every few days or so. I think it will help me in evenings when hubby is at work, and I will not feel so disconnected from my former life.

    SPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE
    🌸🌼🌷🥀 Earn a flower each day 🌺💐🌻🌹
    From 15 April to 31 May (47 days)

    My Daily Goal: net calories green (always a struggle)
    April: 15, 16, 17 [3X]
    🌸🌼🌷

    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) = 2.1.20 / 2.29.20 / 4.1.20 (forgot 3.31.20)
    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 = Frenzy on the Fox 5K 49:36 ave. pace 15:29 / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 46:26.7 ave. pace 14:47 / Badger State Brewing 10K virtual race w/ dog on 4/2/20 1:44:16 ave. pace 16:33
    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 = basement (boxes) Jan. / home office desk (some) & more basement boxes Feb. / basement boxes & home office (some more) Mar. / decluttered/cleaned in bedroom & more basement boxes Apr.
    Word for 2020: Persist
    edited April 2020
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 12,620 Member Member Posts: 12,620 Member
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    I am grateful...
    • ...that I had such a lovely birthday yesterday. DED sent me emergency supply (6 tubs) of my favourite Drink Me Chai Latte. I was saving my last serving of this for my birthday. DYD brought Prosecco and Rose 🍷 and we visited in the garden. DH gave me a chocolate orange (mmmm didn't last long!) and some gourmet crisps, and organised a lovely healthy birthday meal.
    • ...that the Birthday bounce up was relatively painless. Still under my 150 goal.
    • ...that our family had a starwatch last night. We were hoping to see the Starlink Satellite train pass over our respective homes. Some success, but we missed the Sat train. However we did see a wondrous meteor shower in progress.
    • For all those essential workers still going out there....
      🙏🏻 Thank you for your service 🙏🏻
      Everyone else, please stay home!!!
    What am I doing to keep busy?
    To name a few...
    • working on a Memories Project for my grandson
    • I’ve joined a 14 day on line art challenge (search for painters on line on Facebook) I finished the 14 day challenge, but have been too busy to continue with the extended Challenge.
    • structuring my day
    • morning and evening meditation
    • Using the internet to ‘talk’ to family
    • crochet, jigsaws, journaling, gardening, reading, writing .......
    • HIIT videos off YouTube,
    • yoga/Taichi
    • Walks with DH
    • Cleaning! Cleaning! Cleaning! 😂
    • Decluttering
    • Stress relievers (search YouTube for Paul McKenna)
    Keep your chin up!
    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 Personal Discard Weight Challenge
    Name: Terri
    My plan is to weigh less at the end of each month than I did at the beginning
    SW: 152.1 (02 Jan)
    GW: 147.1
    Jan: - 2
    Feb: - 1.3
    Mar: - 0.9
    Tue 31 Mar: 147.9
    April:
    Week 1
    Wed 01: 148.1
    Thu 02: 147.2 💖 finally off the plateau! 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼
    Fri 03: 147.8
    Sat 04: 147.2
    Sun 05: 147.5
    Mon 06: 147.4
    Tue 07: 147.2 Almost at my goal weight!
    Week 2
    Wed 08: 147.3
    Thu 09: 142.6 😱 Now, logic suggests that I can't have lost almost 5 lbs overnight, but I'm putting it out there, although I'm expecting this to bounce up again tomorrow.
    Fri 10: 144
    Sat 11: 146.2
    Sun 12: 149.1: 😜 Scale needed new batteries! Gotta cut back on the Easter treats. 😂
    Mon 13: 148.8🐣 Easter treats! 😂 Chocolate overload!
    Tue 14: 149.4:
    Week 3:
    Wed 15: 148.8
    Thu 16: 148.2
    Fri 17: 148.2
    Sat 18: 148.5
    Sun 19: 148.2
    Mon 20: 148.2
    Pass day!!! 🎈🎉🎈74th Birthday 🎈🎉🎈
    Tue 21: 149.4 🍫🍷Birthday bounce. 😂 Don't regret one single mouthful 😂
    Week 4:
    Wed 22:
    Thu 23:
    Fri 24:
    Sat 25:
    Sun 26:
    Mon 27:
    Tue 28:
    Wed 29:
    Thu 30:
    Fri 31:
    Still working on the project for my Grandson's birthday present.
    JFT Tue 21 Apr:
    Daily goals:
    Sleep: 🌷
    Meditation:🌷breathing meditation
    Intentional exercise: > 50 🌷62
    Cardio: > 30🌷Walking, gardening
    Strength: > 10🌷Core
    Flex: >10🌷Yoga
    Prelog: stay in the green 🌷
    Weight: < 150🌷
    Steps: > 7500🌷8480
    Fitbit > 6 active hours 🌷13 done
    Mood: 😎
    Gratitude: I am grateful for all my MFP family
    Activities I got to do:
    • Catch up with isolation Journal 🌷
    • Fold/stow laundry 🌷
    • General chores 🌷
    • make out shopping list for tomorrow 🌷
    • Work on Birthday project for Grandson 🌷this is ongoing. DH and I are working on this together.
    🌺🌸🌼SPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE🌼🌸🌺
    🎯 Set your own daily goal 🎯
    🌺🌸🌼 Earn one 💐 for each day 🌼🌸🌺
    ❗️ From 15 April to 31 May (47 days) ❗️

    Daily Goal:
    50 + minutes intentional exercise

    April: 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
    💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐
    May:

    edited April 2020
  • teigansdadteigansdad Member, Premium Posts: 308 Member Member, Premium Posts: 308 Member
    Tuesday goals
    Stay green✅
    Sufferfest after dinner✅
    No M&Ms✅
    No beer or booze✅

    Wednesday goals, liked Tuesday’s goals so much think I’ll repeat em

    Stay green
    Sufferfest after dinner
    No M&Ms
    No beer or booze
  • SERmom3SERmom3 Member Posts: 568 Member Member Posts: 568 Member
    TUESDAY:
    - homeschool🟢
    - Log everything🟢
    - Stay green🟢
    - Exercise (try cardio...hopefully the rain holds off)🟢
    - Shopping at BJs 🟢
    - Dishes/laundry🟢🟢
    - Set up virtual call for B🟢
    - Set up virtual dance for E🟢

    It was windy and cold yesterday, but I got 5 miles in before the rain. I’m glad I did because I was hungry yesterday and i needed to burn calories to eat what I wanted. Stayed in the green, but not by much.

    The governor officially cancelled school for the rest of the year. I’m sad, but relieved. I was having a hard time imagining sending my kids to school. My 5th grader is particularly disappointed. This was her last year at her elementary school. She’s missing the field trips and graduation ceremonies. Not to mention the social aspect of being with friends and building relationships before middle school. We certainly don’t have it as bad as high school seniors, but it’s still a disappointment for her.

    Today is more of the same...

    JFT WEDNESDAY:
    - homeschool
    - laundry/dishes
    - Log everything
    - Stay green
    - Exercise (lifting routine)
    - Edit yearbook
    - Look at unemployment
    - Virtual call for E
    - Virtual dance for B (practice handstands!)


    SPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE
    To earn a flower, I must:
    1) Log everything 2) Stay green 3) Exercise
    April 15,16,17,18,19,20,21
    🌸🌼🌺🌻🌸🌼🌺

    Be well! 💕
  • clicketykeysclicketykeys Member Posts: 4,960 Member Member Posts: 4,960 Member
    JFT Wednesday
    1. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea!
    2. Check email. Write everything down before it goes in the mouth. Enter all Socratic grades and include on site update. Update class sites.
    3. Answer student emails. Grade any make-up work. CALL STUDENTS. Call senator. Email other officials. AM run: Training plus steps to 9k. Send D for groceries. Update music playlists.
    4. Lunch: meatloaf or chicken salad salad. Yoga with core/balance work.
    5. Work on a blog post. GARDEN! Review papers by desk. File or trash.
    6. Color! Fold laundry. FINISH God of Small Things. Condense TOWM questions to prep for 2021 summer project.
    7. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water!
    8. Update Goodreads. Message Z. Move end table to beside bed.
    9. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Next week: Tuesday, go to school and pack classroom. Thursday: NewsELA and USATestPrep. The FOLLOWING Thursday introduce Galileo. Find ER bill and call for itemized list of charges. Wednesday: edit blog posts to make sure that the continue link is after a return.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of January: 194.6
    End of February: 196.2
    End of March: 193.8
    Today: 196.2

    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 discussion board 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: 1984.
    8. House: Crawl space repairs. After that - siding? Or perhaps bathroom floor.
    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 bike rack for car.
    10. Volunteering ideas: Theater. Library. Animal shelter. Community Kitchen. Emerge Georgia training.
    11. Family: Google Hangout.
    12. Other: Practice hair braiding with D. Check on appts for drs. Remind D to ask his dad about the table and check with home repair contractors. START BLOGGING AGAIN. 3 posts/week? Create test for MLA format. Create test for infographics and visual information. 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. She Should Run vision statement. Update standards on board. When to change bulletin board?

    WFTY: Progress. So yesterday I packed up my classroom for the year. It was kind of surreal.
  • AJB1014AJB1014 Member Posts: 1,365 Member Member Posts: 1,365 Member
    JFT
    1. Take a walk ✔
    2. Drink one water bottle ✔
    3. Be positive ✔ until I wasnt and cries, but I'm just feeling all feels
    4. Reach out to a friend ✔


    JFT Weds
    1. Take a walk
    2. Drink one water bottle
    3. Give yourself some grace
    4. Reach out to family
    5. Load of laundry
    6. One kitchen chore
    7. Take a nap
    8. Bed by 10
  • AJB1014AJB1014 Member Posts: 1,365 Member Member Posts: 1,365 Member
    teigansdad wrote: »
    The 500 in the green has not been easy as of late. I don’t know why but my guess is that the makers of M&Ms must lace those bad boys in crack.

    I can’t just eat one handful.

    Anyway ideas for low calorie, high volume chocolate treats would be appreciated. Seems I crave that late.y.


    This is hilarious! :mrgreen: And I have to agree that you might be onto something! I cannot just eat a handful of them either. No ideas for low cal high volume chocolate treats off top of my head, but I'll let you know if I think of some. Chocolate is my downfall too!

    Chocolate hummus! Sounds gross, but I love it! I eat it with plain Graham crackers usually. I think it's only about 50 cals/2 tbs plus 130 cals/2 Graham crackers.
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,892 Member Member Posts: 2,892 Member
    Have to be quick, have webinar in 20 min.

    Recap T 4/21
    1) Move hourly (pace if have to) / 5 somethings (forget most of the time :# ) = Fitbit 15,460 steps, 250+ 14/14 boom! 44 floors :smiley: remembering 5 somethings more often :)
    2) Net calories green / 14c water = Not so great... net cals -99 :( sodium green :mrgreen: sugar -24 :s fiber low :/ protein excellent :) 14c water :smiley:
    3) Work from home / watch Facebook Live video I missed (didn't realize) yesterday / pay professional dues no longer paid by employer = :):):)
    4) Walk dog even if windy = 4 mi 1:11:32 & stretched B) happy dog & happy me
    5) One home chore :):)
    6) One contact outside of home <3 called mom & dad (in their 80s and taking safer at home seriously :smiley: )
    7) Floss :smiley: / retainers :smiley:

    JFT T 4/21
    1) Move hourly (pace if have to) / 5 somethings
    2) Net calories green / 14c water
    3) Work from home / webinar (2 CPEs)
    4) Walk dog
    5) One home chore
    6) Floss / retainers

    SPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE
    🌸🌼🌷🥀 Earn a flower each day 🌺💐🌻🌹
    From 15 April to 31 May (47 days)

    My Daily Goal: net calories green (always a struggle)
    April: 15, 16, 17 [3X]
    🌸🌼🌷

    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) = 2.1.20 / 2.29.20 / 4.1.20 (forgot 3.31.20)
    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 = Frenzy on the Fox 5K 49:36 ave. pace 15:29 / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 46:26.7 ave. pace 14:47 / Badger State Brewing 10K virtual race w/ dog on 4/2/20 1:44:16 ave. pace 16:33
    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 = basement (boxes) Jan. / home office desk (some) & more basement boxes Feb. / basement boxes & home office (some more) Mar. / decluttered/cleaned in bedroom & more basement boxes Apr.
    Word for 2020: Persist
  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Member, Premium Posts: 3,035 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,035 Member
    AJB1014 wrote: »
    teigansdad wrote: »
    The 500 in the green has not been easy as of late. I don’t know why but my guess is that the makers of M&Ms must lace those bad boys in crack.

    I can’t just eat one handful.

    Anyway ideas for low calorie, high volume chocolate treats would be appreciated. Seems I crave that late.y.


    This is hilarious! :mrgreen: And I have to agree that you might be onto something! I cannot just eat a handful of them either. No ideas for low cal high volume chocolate treats off top of my head, but I'll let you know if I think of some. Chocolate is my downfall too!

    Chocolate hummus! Sounds gross, but I love it! I eat it with plain Graham crackers usually. I think it's only about 50 cals/2 tbs plus 130 cals/2 Graham crackers.

    I've actually heard from some of my coworkers that this is really good! I haven't been able to get myself to try it because it sounds weird to me....kind of like black bean brownies too. But I just added it to my grocery list to try it! I love to dip raw veggies in hummus, so now I guess it's time to expand my horizons! :)

    By the way, @AJB1014 , it's so nice to see you back! :flowerforyou:
  • Kuhl50Kuhl50 Member, Premium Posts: 416 Member Member, Premium Posts: 416 Member
    Daily habits: track, 😀exercise, 😀journal😀

    Tuesday Action Plan
    1. Up at 0600, pill,pets, pill😀
    2. Move Bike into the office😀
    3. Water bottle at desk, apple in fridge😀
    4. On computer, video ready at 0655😀
    5. Healthy breakfast at desk: yogurt + GoLean😀
    6. Bike during 10am call😀
    7. Legs, Abs, stretches🤨—forgot the stretches
    8. Lunch= salad + chicken😀
    9. Dinner = tilapia + sautéed chard😀
    10. Meditate😀
    11. Upstairs by 9, journal, lights out 9:30😀

    Last night I was too sleepy to post before bed, but did a good job on my goals. I went pretty far over on calories, unfortunately, but I logged everything. Happy hump day!

    Daily habits: track, exercise, journal
    Wednesday Action Plan
    1. Up at 0630, pill,weigh, pets, pill
    2. Bike, arm weights, abs, yoga
    3. Water bottle at desk, apple in fridge
    4. On computer, video ready at 0755
    5. Healthy breakfast at desk: yogurt + Kashi almond
    6. Something creative for Brian birthday
    7. Lunch= salad + chicken
    8. New batteries Into scale
    9. Dinner = Tri tip + sautéed chard
    10. Meditate
    11. Upstairs by 9, journal, lights out 9:30

    SPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE🌸
    My Daily Goal: cardio or strength training, any duration
    April: 15, 16, 17,19,20, 21
    🌺 🌹 🌸 🌷🌼🌺

    GRATITUDE: I am grateful for a beautiful backyard with a garden built by my DH where I can go and relax for a few minutes between meetings.

    WOTY: Habits
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