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  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 730 Member Member Posts: 730 Member

    JFT

    - Up early and sweep downstairs :smiley:
    - Wait for cable guy :smiley:
    - Do some IATF & GLU Work
    - Walk at lunch :smiley: well I walked after work
    - 10K steps :( 8.8K close but not quite
    - Nap :smiley: Glorious
    - Ride after work, increase distance by a couple of miles and try to maintain pace. : I was dog tired so I didn't increase my distance. Still a good ride
    - Healthy Dinner :smiley:
    - Log everything :smiley:
    - Stay green :smiley:
    - No alcohol :smiley: Even though hubby had a drink and offered me one. I call that a win
    - No cookies or candy :smiley: Not even my poet ride "treat"

    Prayers for you all and our nation. Take care of you for me because you are valued and loved. Have a great day y'all.

    I feel like I've really turned a corner lately. Combination of 2 things, first I started working with my former coach again a few weeks back and then I had a wake up call when I went shopping for dresses for the wedding. Ugh... None the less something positive has come from it. My coach is great, he keeps me positive and moving which is huge for me physically and emotionally. Totally worth the cost! I already feel less bloated and "thinner". I only weigh once a week, so on Friday I'll see if the good work shows on the scale. If not, it's ok because I feel much better. The only real struggle right now is finding balance with my eating, I'm being a little over restrictive which is a recipe for disaster.

    JFT Wednesday

    - Sleep in a bit, as I'm not sleeping well at night
    - Work on GLU stuff
    - Grilled chicken for lunch maybe a little spinach salad
    - Walk after work, aim for 4+ miles which is up from my norm of 3.1 - 3.5
    - Have spaghetti squash for dinner while the family has pasta. It like it ok and the calorie difference is HUGE!
    - Log everything
    - Stay green
    - Listen to my book on anti-racism. I'm a little nervous about "reading" it. I guess I'm uncomfortable with the thought of taking action. Of course most change involves a little discomfort. I'm determined to become more educated and more effective in dealing with the current turmoil.
    - No alcohol
    - Bed by 11:30.

    Y'all have a great day and know you are important and loved. Prayers to all of those sick, or just struggling during this crazy time.

    Good luck @teigansdad racing tonight! Have a celebratory beer for me.

  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,502 Member Member Posts: 2,502 Member
    Recap T 6/2
    1) Walk dog = 4.14 mi 1:15:08 & stretched B) happy dog & happy me, esp. since we beat heat & humidity ~ we may reach 90(F) & it is sticky!
    2) Move hourly / REMEMBER 5 somethings / stairs breaks (basement to 2nd floor) = Fitbit 14,436 / 250+ 13/14 / 34 floors :smiley:
    3) Net calories green / 14c water = Net cals 23 :smiley: sodium & sugar green :mrgreen: fiber & protein ok :neutral: 14c water :smiley:
    4) Work from home / organize papers & electronics for work at office W / prep overnight oats, lunch/snacks & water bottle / prep mail to drop off W = 4X :)
    5) One home chore = :) few small ones
    6) Floss :smiley: / retainers :smiley:

    JFT W 6/3 ~ rest day since working at office
    1) Move hourly / REMEMBER 5 somethings / stairs breaks (3 floors today)
    2) Brought lunch & snacks to work / supper will be leftovers / net calories green / 14c water
    3) Work at office / complete online HIPAA training & print certificate for manager's In basket :) / complete checklist of things in office / organize papers & electronics for work from home R / drop off mail at PO on way home
    4) One home chore (maybe more boxes?)
    5) Floss / retainers

    Working at the office today, but limited staff on-site. Only 2 other cars in main parking lot when I got here, and my floor is mostly empty of colleagues. Only one co-worker is in my dept. several offices over, and I haven't seen my own office-mate (we share offices) since March 19. Already I scared one colleague as I exited the restroom, then startled the facilities guy as I stepped out of my dept.

    Rest days are as important to me as workout days and, due to my work schedule, today is a rest day. Which meant yesterday I had to work out. Since the basement area where I work out is temporarily cluttered with my basement boxes project (2020 Goals), that meant an early morning dog walk. Glad I did, as temp reached a record for that date ~ it was 92(F) [33(C)] and dew point in the 70s, very humid. Today is nicer, so maybe I'll take a quick walk outside at lunchtime.

    @Snowflake1968 Have no idea if/when we know who receives the shoe donations. Took two days for the sponsor just to tally all the miles submitted during May and send a group email. Participants could submit miles for only what they ran/walked on a single day as an "event," not supposed to be a total of tracker miles for a day. Apparently they even verified one who ran 100 miles! I still have hopes for the shoes to hubby.

    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
  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Member, Premium Posts: 2,846 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,846 Member
    Just for Wednesday:
    1. Body:
    • Pre-plan for today / log every bite / eat mindfully / stay Green
    • 75 oz water
    • 30 minutes activity
    2. Mind:
    • Spend time sewing
    • Listen to podcasts or watch TV shows but NO news
    • Stay off social media except for MFP
    • WT at 6:00 p.m.
    3. Spirit:
    • Joyce Meyer podcast
    • meditate or have quiet time in prayer or reading

    WOTY 2020: Persistence

    Gratitude: I am grateful today for another day of good health, another day off work and my awesome family.
  • clicketykeysclicketykeys Member Posts: 4,318 Member Member Posts: 4,318 Member
    JFT Thursday
    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. Call ER and ask for itemized bill. Call oncologist - PM appt?
    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. Garden 1:45-6:00. Play practice.
    6. Color! Watch ATLA. Read to p 200 in Book Thief.
    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? Friday off, 10 mile run, oncologist.

    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: 194.6

    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. Not happy with the scale.
  • Kuhl50Kuhl50 Member, Premium Posts: 397 Member Member, Premium Posts: 397 Member
    Daily habits: track, 😀exercise, 😀journal😀
    Wednesday Action Plan
    1. Up by 0700, pill, weigh, pill😀
    2. Workout 0730-0830😀
    3. Breakfast = yogurt + Kashi 😀
    4. 0900 call with boss😀
    5. Trim DH hair🤨
    6. Make 3 salads😀
    7. Salad for lunch + chicken😀—salad for dinner
    8. Eat smart at celebration 🤨
    9. Upstairs by 9🤨—took a long nap, so stayed up later
    10. Journal😀
    11. Meditate😀
    12. Lights out 9:45🤨—but should be by 1045

    Today DSD (dear step daughter—eldest) graduated high school! We are still in relatively strict shelter in place, so it was a drive through graduation. No speeches, no awards, no waiting...took less than 10 minutes from pulling in the school driveway to her popping out of the car for 2 sets of pictures, a diploma case, a diploma, done. Considering it was a freak 100 degree day, staying in an AC car was nice, even if the “ceremony” was anticlimactic! We had the car covered in chalk writing, ribbons, balloons and banners. Her mother’s car—both families piled in as only one car was allowed. Then a BBQ at our house. With the kids going back and forth we gave up and are “bubbled” as a 2 family household. I overate a bit at the BBQ, mostly because I didn’t realize exactly how “expensive” corn on the cob is, and because DSD made a freaking Fantastic strawberry shortcake (she loves to cook and insisted on making half the menu). Best I’ve ever had. But overall I believe I’m under maintenance calories.

    Daily habits: track, exercise, journal
    Thursday Action Plan
    1. Up at 0600, pill, weigh, pets, pill
    2. On call by 0658
    3. Breakfast: yogurt + Kashi. Set intention
    4. Weights workout during 0900 call
    5. Walk during first part of 1000 call
    6. Lunch = salad + left over shawarma. Set intention.
    7. Dinner = left over sausage + cauliflower. Set intention.
    8. Upstairs by 9
    9. Layout clothes
    10. Journal
    11. Meditate
    12. Lights out 9:45

    Setting Intentions personal challenge
    One yoga figure for each day I set my intention before eating.
    1, 2, 3
    🧘🧘🧘

    GRATITUDE: I am grateful for the extended family through divorce and remarriage that can come together in love and support of our wonderful children.

    WOTY: Habits
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 890 Member Member Posts: 890 Member
    Wednesday 3 June


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

    I didn’t post yesterday evening, the electricity kept tripping but we could not find the problem, unplugged various thing and it stayed on so went to bed late leaving just the essentials with power. We will start turning things back on today and see what happens.
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 890 Member Member Posts: 890 Member
    Thursday 5 June

    Log
    Stay in the green
    5 fruit and veg
    Water
    Fitbit exercise goals
  • jenwalkingfurtherjenwalkingfurther Member, Premium Posts: 190 Member Member, Premium Posts: 190 Member
    JFT - Wednesday
    15k steps👍
    7hrs sleep👎
    Log everything 👍
    Stay within calorie target 👍
    Online Kettlebells 👍

    JFT - Thursday
    15k steps
    7hrs sleep
    Log everything
    Stay within calorie target
    Online Yoga

    @Snowflake1968 , I am very lucky that the awesome lady that runs my local gym has taken all her classes online! We dial in from home on Zoom - it’s been an absolute lifeline whilst the gym is closed.

    I hope everyone has a great day today x



  • littleblackskirtlittleblackskirt Member Posts: 323 Member Member Posts: 323 Member
    @Snowflake1968, in the GREEN! Well done, keep going :)

    What I find frustrating is that as "overweight me" I'm quite happy with what I'm eating and I can keep my weight steady. But every time I've lost weight "slim me" can't stay slim, even though I feel that I eat the same amount!
    I need to get slim one more time and work this out :)

    So JFT Wednesday 3rd June

    Log everything, even the bad. Get used to it again. Done, ended the day about 1600 cals, too high, but forced myself to log everything
    Back exercises. I haven't done these for months. Still haven't done them
    Drink enough yes
    Short walk in the evening No, was in too much pain. Frustrating
    Do one "paperwork thing". It's all complicated and I don't want to do it! Did the easiest bit, lazy! Then paid a couple of bills for parents
    Do the last painting touch ups Went well, pleased to have it done. Just one room left, different colour of paint

    JFT Thursday 4th June

    Log everything
    Back exercises
    Drink enough
    Short walk in the evening
    Tackle one piece of paperwork
    Wash car
    Repair wallpaper and finish painting in last room


  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,718 Member Member Posts: 9,718 Member
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    💜💜💜
    I choose to feed my body
    the nutrition it needs
    and feed my mind with
    the quality thoughts it deserves

    💜💜💜
    To 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
      [*] 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!
      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! 😂)
      Sun 31May: 148.7
      JUNE:
      Week 1:
      Mon 01: 148.5 😎 Happy to maintain until I sort out strength w/outs.
      Tue 02: 148.5 🧚🏻‍♀️
      Wed 03: 148.8 🦩
      Thu 04: 148.6 🧚🏻‍♀️
      Fri 05:
      Sat 06:
      Sun 07:


      JFT Wed 3 June:
      We finally got a smidgin of rain overnight
      Daily goals:
      Sleep: 🌷
      Meditation:🌷Affirmations
      Intentional exercise: > 50🌷
      Cardio: > 30🌷Walking, gardening
      Strength: > 10🌷legs
      Flex: >10🌷Gentle stretching
      Prelog: stay in the green 🌷
      Weight: < 150🌷
      Steps: > 7500😏 8169
      Fitbit > 6 active hours 🌷7
      Mood: 😎
      Activities I got to do today:
      🌷meditation✅🌷Chores/Laundry✅🌷
      🌷Wed shopping for essentials🌷
      🌷fillsummer planters ✅🌷Write✅🌷
      🌷Birthday project for Grandson🌷
      🌷Watch TV✅🌷Puzzles✅🌷
      🌷Crochet✅🌷
      edited June 4
    • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 730 Member Member Posts: 730 Member
      @Snowflake1968 Great job on being green!

      @fairy_daisy welcome!

      @teigansdad Hell yeah o the win!

      @Kuhl50 I love that your families have enough love to go around.
    • cesse47cesse47 Member Posts: 907 Member Member Posts: 907 Member
      Just For Today -- June 4, 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) Install peony support cage. (2) Trim forsythia and lilac bushes. (3) Sweep kitchen and dining room floor; do Swiffer wet mop.

      Did not do yesterday's tasks ... so they are still there for today. I did go to the Farmer's Market so supper last night was fresh caught Lake Perch, fresh asparagus, and pickled baby beets. Soooooo Good!! Focus for today: drink water!! Do exercise!!! Do my 3 tasks!! So, guess I better get moving.

      Have a great day Everyone! 👋


      @Snowflake1968 The funniest drive-thru query came thru a large group FB site within my local community. They wanted to know if there would be enough interest for drive-thru manicures. :p

      @TerriRichardson112 I love it!! Now, when my DGD pokes fun at me I can say I've forgotten what day it is because of the "fluid nature of my routine". YES!!
    • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 730 Member Member Posts: 730 Member

      JFT Wednesday

      - Sleep in a bit, as I'm not sleeping well at night :smiley:
      - Work on GLU stuff :smiley:
      - Grilled chicken for lunch maybe a little spinach salad :smiley: Chicken and grapes
      - Walk after work, aim for 4+ miles which is up from my norm of 3.1 - 3.5 :( I got overheated and had to call it early.
      - Have spaghetti squash for dinner while the family has pasta. It like it ok and the calorie difference is HUGE! :smiley: I did, but I missed the chew of the pasta
      - Log everything :smiley:
      - Stay green :smiley: Yes but needed to eat more, but everything I wanted was off plan so I just went to bed.
      - Listen to my book on anti-racism. I'm a little nervous about "reading" it. I guess I'm uncomfortable with the thought of taking action. Of course most change involves a little discomfort. I'm determined to become more educated and more effective in dealing with the current turmoil. :smiley: Completed the prologue and 2 chapters
      - No alcohol :smiley:
      - Bed by 11:30. :smiley:

      Yesterday was odd. I was very tired and hungry all day, so I ate all day, but managed to keep my meals/snacks small and healthy. I went out to walk, but I just didn't have it in me. I started the walk and turned back within 5 minutes. It was hot and I was tired, but normally, I'd just move on. I got a side stitch and just went home. I felt bad about it, but it is what it is. I would have ridden yesterday, but none of my bike kit fits and my bum needed a break from the seat. Tonight it is supposed to storm so I am going to do a Peleton spin class, perhaps followed by a core class. Peleton offers a TON of classes, but they are hard and I have to modify some (which pisses me off).

      I weighed in a day early because I was curious and I'm down 2 pounds this week. It feels really good to be moving in the right direction, now if I can just keep it going... Move everyday and watch my calories. Sounds so easy, but for some reason it has been difficult for me.

      JFT Thursday

      - Go into work today
      - Get approval for visitor to come next week, send Covid questionnaire to vendor
      - Protein bar for breakfast
      - Make lunch out of stuff I have at work, since I forgot to pack
      - Review section 10 of the Quality manual revision
      - Meetings and more meetings
      - Ride Peleton after work
      - Eat reasonable dinner
      - Eat healthy snacks only, no cookies or candy
      - Log everything
      - Stay green, but eat at least 1300 cal (sounds silly, but I get over restrictive when I count calories if I'm not careful)
      - Listen to more of my book
      - Start back in on Bible reading, I'm in 2 Samuel, but haven't done it since February. Not sure why I quit.
      - No alcohol
      - Bed by 11:30; take a sleep aid to see if I can sleep through the night.

      Happy Thursday y'all, hope it's great!
    • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,718 Member Member Posts: 9,718 Member
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      To any new folk that I might have missed.
      @Snowflake1968 Well done for staying in the green, Tracey. One day at a time, you can do this!
      @cesse47 Drive through manicures Bwahaha😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
      @pridesabtch I also like spiralised courgette, and cauliflower rice as substitutes for spaghetti/rice.
      @littleblackskirt Good to see you back.
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      Hang in there.
      edited June 4
    • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Member, Premium Posts: 2,846 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,846 Member
      Just for Wednesday:
      1. Body:
      • Pre-plan for today :) / log every bite :) / eat mindfully :) / stay Green :#
      • 75 oz water :#58 oz, so not really bad but not goal
      • 30 minutes activity :/Emotionally drained and overwhelmed. I started sewing to quiet my mind and forgot about "walk" time!
      2. Mind:
      • Spend time sewing :)
      • Listen to podcasts or watch TV shows but NO news :smile:
      • Stay off social media except for MFP :)
      • WT at 6:00 p.m. :#Totally forgot!
      3. Spirit:
      • Joyce Meyer podcast :)
      • meditate or have quiet time in prayer or reading :)

      Still furloughed. Finding myself having a lot of anxiety this week between COVID, unemployment, and world events, so yesterday I reminded myself that good health and well-being includes body, mind and spiritual health. So, I'm breaking it out and addressing all 3 entities again today until I get the anxiety under control.

      Tuesday was my husband's birthday and we took a ride to Lake Michigan and walked out on the pier. Brought my dog along, and she was so excited that she literally crashed when we got home. Coming from Dallas, she never has been to a body of water like that before. The water level is really high and waves were crashing over the pier. There were ducks, geese and seagulls everywhere. She thought she was in some other world I'm sure... LOL! It was a really nice day. Now if I can just keep away from his DQ Ice Cream cake that he requests every year for his birthday! :grimace:


      Just for Thursday:
      1. Body:
      • Pre-plan for today / log every bite / eat mindfully / stay Green
      • 75 oz water
      • 30 minutes activity
      2. Mind:
      • Spend time sewing
      • Listen to podcasts or watch TV shows but NO more than 60 minutes of news - 30 local and 30 world
      • Stay off social media except for MFP
      • WT at 6:00 p.m.
      3. Spirit:
      • Joyce Meyer podcast
      • meditate or have quiet time in prayer or reading

      WOTY 2020: Persistence

      Gratitude: I am grateful today for a beautiful day outside with less humidity, time off work which I normally would not have, my faith in God and answered prayers.

    • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Member Posts: 4,514 Member Member Posts: 4,514 Member
      JFT - Wednesday June 3
      1L of Water - :)
      Log all Food - :) - Not in green though

      JFT - Thursday June 4
      1L of Water
      Log all Food
      Gratitude Journal

      @cschmitz110515 - That would have been a big task, hope your husband gets them.

      @PackerFanInGB - No news and no Social Media - I am overwhelmed with the news, I don't blame you at all and have been doing the same when I can. My husband has been watching all of the news networks way too much for my liking.

      @kuhl50 - Congratulations to your DSD, what a year this has been for the graduates. Strawberry shortcake is one of my favourite desserts I would have had a hard time resisting too. It's just one day and a celebration. I may have to adopt your intentional eating plan. I bet it makes a difference.

      @jenwalkingfurther - I am not a gym person, I have joined twice and never used them really both times. I don't like being viewed while I'm working out so it's a very uncomfortable position for me to be in. I need to get back to doing some of the online videos I used to do though.

      @littleblackskirt - I understand what you mean about keeping your weight steady at a higher weight. I am the same. I think for me it is the things I am eating that are different. I grew up with "treats" as an actual treat. Pop, chips, pizza were all reserved for Friday nights and occasionally if we went for a drive on Sunday we were able to get pop, chips and a chocolate bar. This was the case no matter whose house we were at. The towns I grew up in did not even have take out restaurants or drive thrus year round. There were some canteen style where you walked up to a window, ordered, and then ate in your car in the summer. Restaurant trips only occurred maybe once a month unless we were lucky enough to go with our grandparents. Anyway, when I turned 18 I moved to Toronto and all of the "treats" became the norm. I love McDonald's, Wendy's, pizza, eating out all the time. When I am losing weight I go back to how I was raised, proper meals that are made at home. I get tired of that, not only the actual food, but also the fact I have to make it, I miss my treats and revert back. It's a never ending cycle. I have found the longest I was able to maintain a loss was when I convinced myself that I could have my treat on Friday and only eat out once a week. My downfall this time has been my new work situation. Lunch has been ordered in almost daily, there isn't a good lunch room that the admin office uses and there is very little steps involved in my position. At best I might get 400 steps in a day at work. I have two or three others at work now that are trying to refrain from ordering lunches and so far I have brought lunch 3 days this week and walked in the evening twice. It's a start.

      @fairy_daisy - We all were the newcomer at one time too, welcome. I give this board a lot of credit for helping me successfully lose 25 lbs from April 2018 - July 2019. In July last year I hurt my hip at my daughters wedding and used that excuse to relax. It was also at that time I started my new job. Things just progressively got worse with my eating, I quit coming here daily and I am back to where I started in 2018.

      Well yesterday was a fairly decent day, I ate more than I should have and didn't exercise to make up for it. I did do something I've never done before though. I picked up my husband's 20lb weight and did 15 squats with it. I may try that again tonight after a walk! The weather is supposed to be nice today and tomorrow and then rain again. Last summer it rained almost everyday and I am so hoping this summer isn't a repeat of that.

      I had to run into the city yesterday after work to take my daughter to pick up her car from the repair shop. The Grands stayed in the car with me while she went into pay. I had invited them to do so, and my daughter said well they have to they aren't allowed to go in with me. My grandson pipes up from the backseat, "yeah we aren't allowed to go anywhere or do anything anymore". He was whiny and broke down crying at least three times in the 10 minutes we spent together. I haven't seen him cry for a long time and it made me realize how hard this has been on him.

      Well I'm at work, and have spent the last 1/2 hour on here, so I should quit writing my novel and get to work.
      Have a great day everyone!


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