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Daily Commitment Thread for 2020 -- JUST FOR TODAY

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  • cesse47cesse47 Member Posts: 929 Member Member Posts: 929 Member
    ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผSPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
    ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ 15 April to 31 May ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ


    My Daily Goal -- 30+ minutes of intentional exercise === ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ-0-0-0-๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ-0-0-๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ-0-0-๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ-0-๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ-0-0-0-๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ----๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ ==== !! 28 Flowers Total for May !!


    Must Do List --
    Eat Mindfully & Drink 8+ water & Log everything in MFP
    Do 15 minute Richard Simmons stretches
    Do 30 min chair yoga routine
    Do 4 5-minute walks (Step challenge for Fat2Fit group)

    Task List ---
    Dining Room -- declutter, vacuum, mop floor -- still decluttering
    Dining Room ceiling fan -- Glass Housing (Sec1, Sec2, Sec3), medallion, blades - blades in process
    Clean cupboards above stove/ref -- Cup1, Cup2, Cup3
    Remove and clean Dining Room windows
    Organize Closet -- just need to START!!

    Like To Do --
    Get outside at least 15 minutes: yard work, run errands, etc

    Last day of May ... thank goodness! Please God, let June be a better month!
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 10,451 Member Member Posts: 10,451 Member
    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
    Today I feel inspired
    by the dedication I see on this thread

    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

    ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท
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    ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท

    To all those essential workers still going out there....
    ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thank you for your service ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
    Everyone else, please stay home!!!
    What am I doing to keep busy?
    To name a few...
    • working on a Memories Project for my grandson
    • Iโ€™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 โ€˜talkโ€™ to family
    • crochet, jigsaws, journaling, gardening, reading, writing .......
    • HIIT videos off YouTube,
    • yoga/Taichi
    • Walks with DH
    • Cleaning! Cleaning! Cleaning! ๐Ÿ˜‚
    • Decluttering
    • Stress relievers (search YouTube for Paul McKenna)
    Keep your chin up!
    Turning up is the ultimate success!
    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
    Apri: +1.3 (not too bad, considering lockdown/Easter/Birthday this month)
    Tue 31 Mar: 147.9
    April:
    Thu 30 April: 149.2
    MAY:
    Week 1:
    Fri 01: 148.9
    Sat 02: 149.2
    Sun 03: 149.2
    Mon 04: 148.6
    Tue 05: 148.6
    Wed 06: 148.6
    Thu 07: 148.5
    Week 2:
    Fri 08: 148.4
    Sat 09: 148.9
    Sun 10: 148.9
    Mon 11: 148.6
    Tue 12: 148.7
    Wed 13: 148.6
    Thu 14: 148.5
    Week 3:
    Fri 15: 147.9 ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜ Ooo! A wee whoosh.
    Sat 16: 148.2
    Sun 17:148.1
    Mon 18: 148.2
    Tue 19: 147.9
    Wed 20: 149.2
    Thu 21: 149.2
    Week 4:
    Fri 22: 148.2
    Sat23: 148.8
    Sun 24: 148.6
    Mon 25:
    Tues 26:
    Wed 27: 149.2
    Thu 28: 148.4
    Week 4:
    Fri 29: 148.6 ๐ŸŒทJust grateful that I am maintaining as I have been ramping up my strength to improve muscle tone.
    Sat 30: 148.4
    Sun 31: 148.6

    JFT Sat 30 May:
    Daily goals:
    Sleep: ๐ŸŒท
    Meditation:๐ŸŒทbreathing meditation
    Intentional exercise: > 50๐ŸŒท55
    Cardio: > 30๐ŸŒทWalking, gardening, HIIT
    Strength: > 10๐ŸŒทarms
    Flex: >10๐ŸŒทYoga
    Prelog: stay in the green ๐ŸŒท
    Weight: < 150๐ŸŒท
    Steps: > 7500๐ŸŒท8420
    Fitbit > 6 active hours ๐ŸŒท10
    Mood: ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Gratitude: I am grateful that I have what I need.
    Activities I got to do today:
    ๐ŸŒทmeditation๐ŸŒทChores/Laundry๐ŸŒท
    ๐ŸŒทfilling summer planters ๐ŸŒทWrite๐ŸŒท
    ๐ŸŒทBirthday project for Grandson๐ŸŒท
    ๐ŸŒทWatch TV๐ŸŒทPuzzles๐ŸŒทCrochet๐ŸŒท

    ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผSPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
    ๐ŸŽฏ Set your own daily goal ๐ŸŽฏ
    ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ Earn one ๐Ÿ’ for each day ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
    โ—๏ธFrom 15 April to 31 May (47 days)โ—๏ธ
    Daily Goal:
    50 + minutes intentional exercise
    April: 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,
    29,30
    ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ (16)
    May: 1,2,3,,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,
    15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28
    29,30,
    ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’
    ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’
    ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’



  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 10,451 Member Member Posts: 10,451 Member
    @Snowflake1968 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Youโ€™re getting good service out of. That new deck.
    @cesse47 Bravo for getting that laundry sorted so quickly. May June bring you much joy.
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,577 Member Member Posts: 2,577 Member
    Better late than never today...

    JFT Sunday 5/31
    1) Walk dog = 4.74 mi 1:25:19 B) happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / REMEMBER 5 somethings / stairs breaks (basement to 2nd floor)
    3) Make pasta with shrimp & pesto for supper / net calories green / 14c water
    4) Watch w/ hubby: church service video :) / Downton Abbey (hilarious hubby commentary today & lots of laughter :D )
    5) Wash & line-dry hubby's work clothes :) / dig more dandelions in back yard :) / put away clean dishes :) / organize more in basement :)
    6) FLOSS / RETAINERS

    Friday evening I spent nearly 3 hours on computer updating financial records for analysis by advisor, and I went to bed quite late. Then yesterday was productive and active, until it wasn't. After walking dog nearly 5 miles and washing small mountain of dishes in the morning, hubby and I ran a few errands. After that I crashed ~ unintentionally napped over an hour on the couch! Think I needed that, it felt so good.

    Didn't feel like making supper so we ordered take out again ~ tried two thin crust pizzas we hadn't had before & delish! I also had "small" arugula salad... everything this restaurant makes, I love. Unfortunately, evening snacking later got me, so net cals red (didn't even bother to log all).

    Figured out, I average every other day net cals green. I guess I can live with that as long as the red net cals don't completely sabotage my efforts.

    SPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE
    ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€ Earn a flower each day ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน
    From 15 April to 31 May (47 days)

    Daily Goal: net calories green
    April: 15, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 30 [7X] pitiful
    ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป
    May: 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11,12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29 [15X] {no logging 5/23 - 5/25}
    ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’

    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 / Prevention virtual 5K Fun & Fit Team on 5/2/20 I walked 3.48 mi w/ dog in 1:01:10 ave. pace 17:33 / RonaRunOff 5/16/20 virtual walk 5.08 miles with dog in 1:23:15 ave. pace 16:23
    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. / basement boxes May
    Word for 2020: Persist
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,577 Member Member Posts: 2,577 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 "official" weigh-in 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" (have permanently lost half inch ~ bummer)
    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 ~ lost unhealthy amount of weight quickly
    01/11 = 164.5 Fri. evening Frenzy on the Fox 5K 49:36 ave. pace 15:29
    01/18 = 164.5 managed to maintain weight lost while sick
    01/25 = 166.0 expected (some high sodium days)
    02/01 = 166.0 bday celebrations (hubby's, mom's, co-worker's) + evening snacking
    02/08 = 166.5 pre-race carb-loading / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 46:26.7 ave. pace 14:47 :star:
    02/15 = 166.0
    02/22 = 167.0 not sure about accuracy of exercise calories logged this week
    02/29 = 165.0 yay
    3/2/20 Dr. B recommended getting my weight back down for relief of newly diagnosed mild arthritis in both my knees. Another incentive.
    03/07 = 165.5 several very red days ~ oops
    03/14 = 164.5 conscientiously logging food helps
    03/21 = 162.5 stressed out & not feeling like eating (apparently I emotional eat only when bored, lonely or sad)
    03/28 = 162.0 work at home since 3/20/20, eating (mostly) healthy to stay healthy & walked 27.62 miles w/ dog
    04/04 = 161.5 walked virtual Badger State Brewing 10K on 4/2/20 1:44:16 ave. pace 16:33 [not my usual race pace but I never walk race events with my dog & no other participants ~ happy me]
    04/11 = 162.0 several evening snack attacks of peanut M&Ms
    04/18 = 162.5 inching back up ~ Easter dinner + chocolate + high sodium meals of scalloped potatoes/ham + pea soup w/ ham
    04/25 = 162.0 happy to be inching back down
    05/02 = 162.0 saw 161 during week ~ yay
    05/09 = 163.5 comfort eating + rest days Thurs. AND Fri. ~ oops
    05/16 = 164.0 wrong direction ~ need to get a grip! Virtual #RonaRunOff w/ dog 5.08 mi in 1:23:15 ave. pace 16:23. Event miles of each participant will be aggregated at the end of May and, for every 50 miles, a pair of shoes will be donated to an area healthcare or janitorial worker. I had the opportunity to nominate my hubby for the shoes. I hope he gets selected!
    05/23 = 163.0
    05/30 = 162.5

    โ€œHave I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

    Today: Smile ~ Laugh ~ Be Kind ~ <3 ~ Eat Well ~ Be Active
    edited May 31
  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 793 Member Member Posts: 793 Member
    Better late than never today...

    Figured out, I average every other day net cals green. I guess I can live with that as long as the red net cals don't completely sabotage my efforts.

    Is it possible your calorie goal is just too aggressive. Maybe you need to raise your calories by 100 or 150, and then you might have more consistency. I used to only be able to string a day or two together, then I raised my bare calories by 110. I find that extra little bit always me to have longer green stretches. Itโ€™s like I would get too hungry after a day or two and end i I o going over the next day.

    Of course, whatever works for you OSs best for you.

    Best of luck. Love ya!

  • jenwalkingfurtherjenwalkingfurther Member, Premium Posts: 225 Member Member, Premium Posts: 225 Member
    So JFT - Sunday
    15k steps ๐Ÿ‘
    7hrs sleep ๐Ÿ‘Ž 4 minutes off...
    Log everything ๐Ÿ‘
    Stay within calorie target ๐Ÿ‘
    Go for a run๐Ÿ‘

    JFT - Monday
    15k steps
    7hrs sleep
    Log everything
    Stay within calorie target

    Have a good start to the week! X

  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 973 Member Member Posts: 973 Member
    Monday June 1st

    A new month and a fresh start! Iโ€™ve not been able to weigh myself since 13 April; despite not doing too well with my usual health goals, Iโ€™ve only put on about 3 lbs. I am more motivated when I can see my Happy Scale trend and I want to see it move from red (gain) to green ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Log
    Stay in the green
    5 fruit and veg
    Water
    Fitbit exercise goals

  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 10,451 Member Member Posts: 10,451 Member
    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
    Today I feel inspired
    by the dedication I see on this thread

    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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    ๐Ÿ’TO BLOOMING JUNE๐Ÿ’
    To all those essential workers still going out there....
    ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thank you for your service ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
    Everyone else, please stay home!!!
    What am I doing to keep busy?
    To name a few...
    • working on a Memories Project for my grandson
    • Iโ€™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 โ€˜talkโ€™ to family
    • crochet, jigsaws, journaling, gardening, reading, writing .......
    • HIIT videos off YouTube,
    • yoga/Taichi
    • Walks with DH
    • Cleaning! Cleaning! Cleaning! ๐Ÿ˜‚
    • Decluttering
    • Stress relievers (search YouTube for Paul McKenna)
    Keep your chin up!
    Turning up is the ultimate success!
    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
    Apri: +1.3 (not too bad, considering lockdown/Easter/Birthday this month)
    May: +0.7(working on upping my strength to,tone muscles, sonot unexpected. It's a balancing act! ๐Ÿ˜‚)
    Sun 31May: 148.7
    JUNE:
    Week 1:
    Mon 01: 148.5 ๐Ÿ˜Ž Happy to maintain until I sort out strength w/outs.
    Tue 02:
    Wed 03:
    Thu 04:
    Fri 05:
    Sat 06:
    Sun 07:


    JFT Sun 01 June: Had a relaxed day.
    Daily goals:
    Sleep: ๐ŸŒท
    Meditation:๐ŸŒทbreathing meditation
    Intentional exercise: > 50๐ŸŒท86
    Cardio: > 30๐ŸŒทWalking, gardening, HIIT
    Strength: > 10๐ŸŒทCore/legs
    Flex: >10๐ŸŒทGentle stretching
    Prelog: stay in the green ๐ŸŒท
    Weight: < 150๐ŸŒท
    Steps: > 7500๐ŸŒท8106
    Fitbit > 6 active hours ๐ŸŒท10
    Mood: ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Activities I got to do today:
    ๐ŸŒทmeditationโœ…๐ŸŒทChores/Laundryโœ…๐ŸŒท
    ๐ŸŒทfilling summer planters ๐ŸŒทWriteโœ…๐ŸŒท
    ๐ŸŒทBirthday project for Grandson๐ŸŒท
    ๐ŸŒทWatch TVโœ…๐ŸŒทPuzzles๐ŸŒทCrochetโœ…๐ŸŒท

    ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผSPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
    ๐ŸŽฏ Set your own daily goal ๐ŸŽฏ
    ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ Earn one ๐Ÿ’ for each day ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
    โ—๏ธFrom 15 April to 31 May (47 days)โ—๏ธ

    We made it to June!!!
    Daily Goal:
    50 + minutes intentional exercise
    April: 16 ๐Ÿ’ May: 31๐Ÿ’



    edited June 1
  • cesse47cesse47 Member Posts: 929 Member Member Posts: 929 Member
    Just For Today -- June 1, 2020

    Eat Mindfully & Drink 8+ water & Log everything in MFP
    Do 15 minute Richard Simmons stretches
    Do 30 min chair yoga routine
    Do 4 5-minute walks (Step challenge for Fat2Fit group)

    Three tasks for today. (1) wash dishes, dry, put away. (2) Trim forsythia and lilac bushes so trimmings can go out tomorrow with yard waste. (3) Sweep kitchen and dining room floor; do Swiffer wet mop.

    Have a great day Everyone! ๐Ÿ‘‹
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 10,451 Member Member Posts: 10,451 Member
    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
    Today I feel refreshed and enervated

    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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    ๐Ÿ’TO BLOOMING JUNE๐Ÿ’
    To all those essential workers still going out there....
    ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thank you for your service ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
    Everyone else, please stay home!!!

    What am I doing to keep busy? To name a few...
      [*] working on a Memories Project for my grandson
      [*] Iโ€™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 โ€˜talkโ€™ to family
      [*] crochet, jigsaws, journaling, gardening, reading, writing .......
      [*] HIIT videos off YouTube,
      [*] yoga/Taichi
      [*] Walks with DH
      [*] Cleaning! Cleaning! Cleaning! ๐Ÿ˜‚
      [*] Decluttering
      [*] Stress relievers (search YouTube for Paul McKenna)
      Keep your chin up!
      Turning up is the ultimate success!
      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
      Apri: +1.3 (not too bad, considering lockdown/Easter/Birthday this month)
      May: +0.7(working on upping my strength to,tone muscles, sonot unexpected. It's a balancing act! ๐Ÿ˜‚)
      [/spoiler]
      Sun 31May: 148.7
      JUNE:
      Week 1:
      Mon 01: 148.5 ๐Ÿ˜Ž Happy to maintain until I sort out strength w/outs.
      Tue 02:
      Wed 03:
      Thu 04:
      Fri 05:
      Sat 06:
      Sun 07:

      JFT Sun 01 June: Had a relaxed day.
      Daily goals:โœ…
      Sleep: ๐ŸŒท
      Meditation:๐ŸŒทbreathing meditation
      Intentional exercise: > 50๐ŸŒท86
      Cardio: > 30๐ŸŒทWalking, gardening, HIIT
      Strength: > 10๐ŸŒทCore/legs
      Flex: >10๐ŸŒทGentle stretching
      Prelog: stay in the green ๐ŸŒท
      Weight: < 150๐ŸŒท
      Steps: > 7500๐ŸŒท8106
      Fitbit > 6 active hours ๐ŸŒท10
      Mood: ๐Ÿ˜Ž
      Activities I got to do today:
      ๐ŸŒทmeditationโœ…๐ŸŒทChores/Laundryโœ…๐ŸŒท
      ๐ŸŒทfilling summer planters ๐ŸŒทWriteโœ…๐ŸŒท
      ๐ŸŒทBirthday project for Grandson๐ŸŒท
      ๐ŸŒทWatch TVโœ…๐ŸŒทPuzzles๐ŸŒทCrochetโœ…๐ŸŒท
      ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผSPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
      ๐ŸŽฏ Set your own daily goal ๐ŸŽฏ
      ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ Earn one ๐Ÿ’ for each day ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
      โ—๏ธFrom 15 April to 31 May (47 days)โ—๏ธ

      We made it to June!!!
      Daily Goal:
      50 + minutes intentional exercise
      April: 16 ๐Ÿ’ May: 31๐Ÿ’

    • clicketykeysclicketykeys Member Posts: 4,429 Member Member Posts: 4,429 Member
      JFT Monday
      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. Take treats. Check laundry! Call ER and ask for itemized bill.
      3. Review papers by desk. File or trash. Check green room for paintbrushes and donations.
      4. Lunch: wrap. Read 50 pages. Write a blog post - album? Email Dr. Bates.
      5. Write a letter. Nap. Fold clothes. Head to school to pick up mask & drop off check. Buy pants?
      6. Color! Watch ATLA. Head to protest.
      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. Writing: Album post. Message Z.
      9. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: lunges, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Check on free NAIE membership? Tuesday - pick up holds at library.

      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
      End of April: 192.6
      End of May: 191.8
      Today: 191.8

      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. 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? left toe joints. Sleep center 778 3316.
      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. I need new pants but I don't want to buy some that currently fit me. :P But I need new pants.
    • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,577 Member Member Posts: 2,577 Member
      Recap Sunday 5/31
      1) Walk dog = 4.74 mi 1:25:19 B) happy dog & happy me
      2) Move hourly / REMEMBER 5 somethings / stairs breaks (basement to 2nd floor) = Fitbit 20,363 :mrgreen: 250+ 10/14 & 35 floors
      3) Make pasta with shrimp & pesto for supper / net calories green / 14c water = Net cals 426 (lots of exercise/activity cals) :smiley: sodium -161 :neutral: sugar green :mrgreen: fiber low :( protein ok :| 12c water
      4) Watch w/ hubby: church service video :) / Downton Abbey (hilarious hubby commentary today & lots of laughter :D ) / Holey Moley DVR :)
      5) Wash & line-dry hubby's work clothes :) / depoop yard for hubby to mow :) / dig more dandelions in back yard :) / put away clean dishes :) / make hummingbird syrup & hang feeder :) / refill seed feeders :) / clean & refill birdbaths :) / organize more boxes in basement :) / more work on finance spreadsheets :) BUSY day :D
      6) FLOSS :smiley: / RETAINERS :smiley:

      JFT M 6/1
      1) Walk dog = 3.73 mi 1:09:12 B) happy dog & happy me
      2) Move hourly / REMEMBER 5 somethings / stairs breaks (basement to 2nd floor)
      3) Net calories green / 14c water
      4) Work from home
      5) One or more home chores
      6) Floss / retainers

      I earned a total of 23 flowers out of 47 days in the Spring Flower Challenge. I'm not worried ~ my weight has stayed pretty stable during these six weeks, after the initial weight drop due to stress in late March - early April. Tbh, I'm trying to reduce negativity in my life, and I'm being kind to myself during this time of pandemic & chaos. My bathroom scale is only one tool I use, my clothes are fitting or loose, and that's important to me.

      SPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE
      ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€ Earn a flower each day ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน
      From 15 April to 31 May (47 days)

      Daily Goal: net calories green
      April: 15, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 30 [7X] pitiful
      ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป
      May: 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11,12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29, 31 [16X] {no logging 5/23 - 5/25}
      ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป


      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 / Prevention virtual 5K Fun & Fit Team on 5/2/20 I walked 3.48 mi w/ dog in 1:01:10 ave. pace 17:33 / RonaRunOff 5/16/20 virtual walk 5.08 miles with dog in 1:23:15 ave. pace 16:23
      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. / basement boxes May ~ very pleased w/ my progress
      Word for 2020: Persist
      edited June 1
    • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Member Posts: 4,791 Member Member Posts: 4,791 Member
      JFT - Sunday May 31
      1L of water - :)
      Log all food - :)

      JFT - Monday June 1
      1L of Water
      Log all Food

      Just taking a minute to post goals. I am waiting to complete payroll at work. I really hate waiting on people to be able to complete my job properly.

      @HEGoddard0928 - I don't envy you having to wait for the laundromat. I did that for 3 years straight here, what a pain.

      @PackerFanInGB - That must feel awesome that you wore the dog out. I have to get back to my walking. I can't seem to keep my calories in check without the exercise.

      @cschmitz110515 - I love naps, but then I can't sleep at night so I try to avoid them.

      @pridesabtch - I felt like I had a "normal" weekend this weekend too. It was quite nice.
      I like that you are learning more, I may follow your lead. I have taken note of the books you mentioned.



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