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  • Kuhl50Kuhl50 Member, Premium Posts: 416 Member Member, Premium Posts: 416 Member
    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. Make 2 new salads 😀
    10. Dinner = Tri tip + sautéed chard protein pancakes😀
    11. Meditate👿
    12. Upstairs by 9, journal, lights out 9:30👿

    Another day, another 10 hours of calls. But I have a job, smart and fun colleagues, and a decent space to work at home. Even took a couple video calls from my backyard today to get some sunshine.

    Have started to contemplate what life will be like soon when things slowly open back up. I read an article to consider: in April of 20222 what will you wish you had done with your COVID isolation? Well I think I’ve done as much as I could...I worked very hard, and I kept my health goals 95% intact. I won’t be returning to the office having learned some cool new skill like being a master chef, but I will have lost at least 5 more pounds and am definitely better at working remotely and using the technology. Hopefully that’s enough to be happy with myself 2 years from now.
    What do you think about your COVID time?

    Daily habits: track, exercise, journal
    Thursday Action Plan
    1. Up at 0600, pill,pets, shower
    2. pill
    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 8am meeting,
    7. Legs, abs, yoga
    8. Lunch= salad + chicken
    9. Dinner = Tri tip and 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, 21,22
    🌺 🌹 🌸 🌷🌼🌺🌷

    GRATITUDE: I am grateful for fun colleagues who work so hard yet still laugh together.

    WOTY: Habits
  • lilyyetemlilyyetem Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    SW: 160 lb
    CW: 154 lb
    GW: 120 lb <3

    goals!

    - develop better sleep patterns
    - exercise twice a day (morning & night)
    - drink water more frequently
    - be mindful about portions
    - try not to eat past 7pm
    - eat nutrient dense foods instead of processed foods
    - no eating in front of a screen
  • teigansdadteigansdad Member, Premium Posts: 308 Member Member, Premium Posts: 308 Member
    Wednesday goals
    Stay green✅
    Sufferfest after dinner✅
    No M&Ms✅
    No beer or booze✅

    Thursday...rinse and repeat
    Stay green
    Sufferfest after dinner
    No M&Ms
    No beer or booze
    14 pull-ups
    Push-ups
  • SERmom3SERmom3 Member Posts: 568 Member Member Posts: 568 Member
    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)🟢

    Yesterday was a terrible food day for me. Started off by having a sandwich for lunch. I don’t normally eat much during the day. (I had my gallbladder out several years ago, but still have problems. Small snacks throughout the day help me manage it.) Then it just snowballed. I didn’t want to get outside for cardio to balance off the eating. It was super windy and I was unmotivated. At least I did my lifting routine.
    New day today!

    JFT THURSDAY:
    - Log everything
    - Stay green
    - Exercise (cardio)
    - More yearbook edits
    - Read my book
    - Virtual class for S

    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! 💕
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,863 Member Member Posts: 2,863 Member
    Still getting days/dates mixed up. Most of yesterday, I thought it was Tues. :D At least I'm on the later end of another work from home week.

    Recap W 4/22
    1) Move hourly (pace if have to) / 5 somethings = Fitbit 8,190 steps, 250+ 12/14 & 36 floors :)
    2) Net calories green / 14c water = Cut it close, peanut M&Ms didn't help... net cals 38 :D sodium -83 :) sugar 4 :mrgreen: fiber & protein low :s 14c water :smiley:
    3) Work from home / webinar (2 CPEs) = :):)
    4) Walk dog Not nice out & decided to x-train (weights/circuit) instead :smiley:
    5) One home chore :):) With low expectations, I'm happy to get more than one thing done, no matter how minor.
    6) Floss :smiley: / retainers :smiley:

    JFT R 4/23
    1) Move hourly (pace if have to) / 5 somethings
    2) Net calories green / 14c water
    3) Work from home / contact webinar speaker about series?
    4) Walk dog? Rest day?
    5) One home chore
    6) Floss / retainers

    Weather has continued to be mostly cloudy, breezy & temps 15 degrees below normal. My glass rain gauge broke the other day because I didn't empty it, and temps fell below freezing over night. How I long for calm, sun and 50F (10C)!

    Last night called my favorite aunt to talk and had to leave a message. She called back later and we chatted for 90 minutes! <3 Reminded me of pre-internet days when I regularly made "long-distance" calls just to chat with family and friends (since they don't live in my city). I don't need to see them, just talk. It was wonderful!

    Found out aunt didn't answer phone earlier b/c she (and several other of my family members in other households) were watching Survivor on TV. LOL I thought I was the only one who didn't answer phone calls so I could watch a show. Not being a fan myself, I had no idea Survivor was on. @PackerFanInGB if I recall, you are a fan?

    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. 22 [4X]
    🌸🌼🌷🥀

    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
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 12,464 Member Member Posts: 12,464 Member
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    Hope everyone is keeping their head above water. 💕💖💕
    I am grateful...
    • ...that my birthday bounce up short lived.
    • ...for my fortunate life
    • ...for the continued good weather. Can’t believe how good it is. April is usually one of our wet months.
    • ...that my seeds are developing apace
    • 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: 148.8
    Thu 23: 148.4
    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 Wed 22/Thu 23 Apr:
    Daily goals:
    Sleep: 🌷
    Meditation:🌷breathing meditation
    Intentional exercise: > 50 🌷
    Cardio: > 30🌷Walking, gardening
    Strength: > 10🌷Core
    Flex: >10🌷Yoga
    Prelog: stay in the green 🌷
    Weight: < 150🌷
    Steps: > 7500🌷
    Fitbit > 6 active hours 🌷12/10 done
    Mood: 😎
    Gratitude: I am grateful for all my MFP family
    Wed 22: Activities I got to do:
    • shopping for essentials 🌷
    • Fold/stow laundry 🌷
    • gardening🌷
    • spend time with DH 🌷
    • Birthday project for grandson 🌷

    Thu 23: Activities I got to do:
    • meditation🌷
    • Sorting out summer clothes 🌷
    • Fold/stow laundry 🌷
    • gardening🌷
    • spend time with DH 🌷
    • Work on Birthday project for Grandson 🌷
    🌺🌸🌼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: 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,
    💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐
    May:

  • Kuhl50Kuhl50 Member, Premium Posts: 416 Member Member, Premium Posts: 416 Member
    Daily habits: track, 😀exercise, 😀journal😀

    Thursday Action Plan
    1. Up at 0600, pill,pets, shower😀
    2. pill😀
    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 8am meeting,😀
    7. Legs, abs, yoga😀
    8. Lunch= salad + chicken😀
    9. Dinner = Tri tip and sautéed chard 😀
    10. Meditate😀
    11. Upstairs by 9, journal, lights out 9:30😀

    Clean sweep of goals and 2 calories under target! Even got to end calls by 4:45. Tomorrow I will walk again, crossing fingers my shin can take it. Haven’t tried to get to a doctor, am trying to use research and common sense—stop if there is any (bone) pain!

    Daily habits: track, exercise, journal
    Friday Action Plan
    1. Up at 0600, pill,weigh, pets,
    2. Walk 30+ minutes, arm weights, abs, yoga
    3. pill, bring work phone upstairs, shower and ready
    4. Water bottle at desk, apple in fridge
    5. Healthy breakfast at desk: yogurt + Kashi almond
    6. Lunch= salad + tritip or “TV dinner”
    7. Dinner = left overs or salad
    8. Check in on parents
    9. Laundry
    10. Meditate
    11. Upstairs by 10, journal, lights out 10:30

    SPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE🌸
    My Daily Goal: cardio or strength training, any duration
    April: 15, 16, 17,19,20, 21,22,23
    🌺🌹🌸🌷🌼🌺🌷🌸

    GRATITUDE: I am grateful that I live with pets who give me love and entertainment (and chores...!)

    WOTY: Habits
  • SERmom3SERmom3 Member Posts: 568 Member Member Posts: 568 Member
    THURSDAY:
    - Log everything🟢
    - Stay green🔴
    - Exercise (cardio)🔴
    - More yearbook edits🟢
    - Read my book🟢
    - Virtual class for S🔴

    Went over calories again. I also didn’t get any intentional exercise in. I did prep the garden and unloaded a truck full of wood, but I didn’t track that. I doubt it would have been enough to keep me in the green anyway.

    JFT FRIDAY:
    - log everything
    - Stay green
    - Exercise (lifting routine)
    - Finish yearbook edits
    - Pick something to organize
    - Laundry/dishes
    - Look at unemployment

    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! 💕
  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Member, Premium Posts: 3,025 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,025 Member
    Last night called my favorite aunt to talk and had to leave a message. She called back later and we chatted for 90 minutes! <3 Reminded me of pre-internet days when I regularly made "long-distance" calls just to chat with family and friends (since they don't live in my city). I don't need to see them, just talk. It was wonderful!

    Found out aunt didn't answer phone earlier b/c she (and several other of my family members in other households) were watching Survivor on TV. LOL I thought I was the only one who didn't answer phone calls so I could watch a show. Not being a fan myself, I had no idea Survivor was on. @PackerFanInGB if I recall, you are a fan?


    I was thinking the same thing yesterday about how I miss the pre-internet days when I used to call my favorite aunt or grandparents every holiday and sporadically throughout the year just to talk to them! Everyone would gather at one house in Minneapolis for the holidays and I would get to talk to my grandma, my aunts, my dad and my cousins. It made me feel like I was part of the celebration with them, and I actually really miss that! I need to start calling my aunt again....like in the next few days. I miss her. I don't get up there for holidays anymore because I have my own children, stepchildren and 23 grandkids here and I won't leave them for holidays there.

    And YES!!!! Survivor is my very favorite show! My Husband's too! We do the same thing. All our kids know not to call mom or dad, or even stop by the house, on Wednesday night between 7:00 and 8:00 pm! hahahaha! I will not answer the phone and I will give them the "mean mom" look if they show up in the middle of the show! Funny! Good to know we are not alone..... :smile:
  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Member, Premium Posts: 3,025 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,025 Member
    Yesterday was an emotionally *kitten* day. I got furloughed beginning Monday. It's a long story as to why it is me getting the furlough, but if someone on our team had to be furloughed then it's good that it's me. I have been very worried about my younger colleagues, one a single mom, and the other living check to check with their kids. I know they would have found a way to stay afloat, but I think my husband and I are just in a better place to weather the storm and I would have felt just horrible had the single mom been without a paycheck. So, although it was a tough day, I will try to approach it in the most positive manner I can and try to keep telling myself it is temporary and they will bring me back when they can.

    In the meantime, I have much to get caught up on today and hand off to my teammates before the end of day. So, I'm going to set some goals here. I'm going to really try hard to use this time to develop a routine of healthy habits though. I am going to try to use this time in a positive way. I've never been unemployed and I'm 60 years old, so this is going to either make me realize how much I like getting out of the house and going to work OR it's going to make me want to find a way to retire early! Right? :mrgreen:

    Just for Friday
    • Journal every bite
    • Drink 75 oz water
    • Get a good recording of ECL video for S
    • Forward meetings to team / contact Leadership members to add others to emails and meetings in my place
    • 30 minutes activity - text V when I do it
    • Deep breaths during meetings today. Remain calm. It's all going to be okay. Remind myself of that.

    GRATITUDE: Today I am grateful for my supportive husband, a roof over my head, and hugs from my buddy Maddie.

    WOTY: Persistence
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,863 Member Member Posts: 2,863 Member
    Grrr... had my updates all typed & lost my WiFi connection.

    Recap R 4/23
    1) Move hourly (pace if have to) / 5 somethings = Fitbit 6,553 steps, 250+ 14/14 boom! 28 floors :D up early but fewer steps staying inside home all day ~ I did make myself use stairs to be active each hour though
    2) Net calories green / 14c water = Snacked due to lack of meal plans & ambition ~ ack! Need to get a grip. Net cals -549 >:) sodium green :mrgreen: sugar -19 :s fiber & protein low >:) 10cc water :(
    3) Work from home / contact webinar speaker about series? :):)
    4) Walk dog? Rest day? :p
    5) One home chore :):)
    6) Floss / retainers :s:s

    JFT F 4/24
    1) Move hourly (pace if have to) / 5 somethings
    2) Net calories green / 14c water
    3) Work from home / Facebook Live noon / weekly status updates as well as daily update to Manager
    4) Walk dog
    5) One home chore
    6) Floss / retainers

    Weather a little better today ~ sun starting to come out, breezy not windy & temp somewhat warmer. Sure makes my attitude better LOL. :sunglasses:

    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, 22 [4X]
    🌸🌼🌷🥀

    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
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,863 Member Member Posts: 2,863 Member
    Last night called my favorite aunt to talk and had to leave a message. She called back later and we chatted for 90 minutes! <3 Reminded me of pre-internet days when I regularly made "long-distance" calls just to chat with family and friends (since they don't live in my city). I don't need to see them, just talk. It was wonderful!

    Found out aunt didn't answer phone earlier b/c she (and several other of my family members in other households) were watching Survivor on TV. LOL I thought I was the only one who didn't answer phone calls so I could watch a show. Not being a fan myself, I had no idea Survivor was on. @PackerFanInGB if I recall, you are a fan?


    I was thinking the same thing yesterday about how I miss the pre-internet days when I used to call my favorite aunt or grandparents every holiday and sporadically throughout the year just to talk to them! Everyone would gather at one house in Minneapolis for the holidays and I would get to talk to my grandma, my aunts, my dad and my cousins. It made me feel like I was part of the celebration with them, and I actually really miss that! I need to start calling my aunt again....like in the next few days. I miss her. I don't get up there for holidays anymore because I have my own children, stepchildren and 23 grandkids here and I won't leave them for holidays there.

    And YES!!!! Survivor is my very favorite show! My Husband's too! We do the same thing. All our kids know not to call mom or dad, or even stop by the house, on Wednesday night between 7:00 and 8:00 pm! hahahaha! I will not answer the phone and I will give them the "mean mom" look if they show up in the middle of the show! Funny! Good to know we are not alone..... :smile:

    You made me smile with your memories of holiday phone calls. Love those calls! You also made me laugh at your Survivor "rules" too funny! :smiley: I have similar rules for watching Packers games!

    Sorry about your *kitten* furlough news. (((HUGS))) I like your attitude to this happening, and knowing this is temporary as most things are these days. Just over two weeks ago, I was thinking similar thoughts when I learned one person from my dept. would be laid off. I knew hubby and I were fortunate and could handle things financially, unlike several co-workers who, due to life circumstances, are not so financially secure. My laid off co-worker is planning to retire later this year on her 70th(!) bday anyway, she's required to be covered medically by Medicare, and I'm sure she is ok financially, so that was a relief. Nearly 2,000 total have been laid off by my employer, so I am one of the lucky 827. Our mental/emotional attitude is so important. Hang in there!
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