Daily Commitment Thread for 2020 -- JUST FOR TODAY

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  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 936 Member
    JFT Wednesday 9th September

    Log everything I think I did, had no internet until evening, hope I remembered everything
    Stay in the green no, the evening snack ruined it
    Back exercises I did them...all of them...properly!
    Foot exercises did these as well
    Walk no, too sore
    Finish laundry almost done, did some unexpected babysitting instead
    Find paperwork required and send off pension application yes
    Gardening yes

    JFT Thursday 10th September

    Log everything
    Stay in the green
    Back exercises
    Foot exercises
    Walk
    Weekly shop, no treats
    Finish ironing
    Arrange repair of parents care call system
    Gardening
    Housework
    Try to see in eaves, I have a wet bedroom ceiling

    Does anyone else have problems putting their food into mfp? For weeks now I keep getting a "server error" message, sometimes just once or twice before it corrects itself, sometimes it won't let me do it at all. It's very frustrating. (free version)

    @Bex953172 hope you can sort something out.
  • SERmom3
    SERmom3 Posts: 568 Member
    WEDNESDAY:
    - LOG ALL FOOD🟢
    - Meet with new music director🟢
    - laundry / chores🟢🟢
    - Make financial decision with hubby🔴
    - Library🔴
    - Farm stand🟢
    - Meal prep🔴

    Yesterday’s meeting with the music director went really well. I thought he was the new director, but found out he’s only filling in until the church hires someone permanently. He is so talented on the piano and we worked really well together. I’m looking forward to the wedding this afternoon. 🎶💕

    JFT THURSDAY:
    - log all food
    - Chores
    - Library appointment
    - Quick grocery run
    - Meal prep
    - Sing for wedding

    @mytime6630 - so nice that your daughter can visit in the porch!

    @Bex953172 - I’m so worried about that same scenario when my kids get back to school. I really don’t want a Covid test every time they have a runny nose! Hope everyone is feeling better soon.
  • teigansdad
    teigansdad Posts: 394 Member
    Wednesday goals
    Drop dog off for checkup✅
    Stay green❌🙁
    Start getting papers ready for recertification❌
    No candy❌
    No beer❌
    1 hr sweet spot or harder work✅
    Pay medical bills✅

    Dang I have zero self control with unhealthy food.on a positive note last nights workout was both physically and mentally difficult and I got thru the other side stronger

    Thursday goals
    No beer...I mean it this time
    No chocolate
    No other form of candy
    Fruit for snacks
    Stay green
    Tempo or virtual group ride on zwift tonight
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Thursday
    1. AM: Therapy exercises - crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! AM walk. CHECK ON COMPUTERS RIGHT AWAY. Thankful Thursday. BRING PENCILS TO SHARPEN.
    2. 1st class: START AND FINISH WITH HOMEWORK LOG. NRI practice. Find literary elements in stories. Discussion posts: Literary elements. SUMMARY PRACTICE. Finish typing Laws of Life. HW - Rat Court v2 - TYPED, due Friday.
    3. 2nd-3rd classes: NRI practice. Finish Success reflection and Laws of Life essay. Find literary elements in stories. Read challenge books.
    4. Pit Crew: Thankful Thursday. Lunch: tikka masala. Read new book.
    5. Planning: Set up extra credit letter project. Continue parent calls - any low grades. Work on blog post. Fic? Update Goodreads. CALL DR AND CHECK ON SCRIPT.
    6. Write a letter. Dinner: leftovers. Breathe. Review papers by desk. File or trash. Work on CV.
    7. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water! Sort recycling. BRING CREAMER TOMORROW.
    8. Color! 1 hr reading. Dishes. Laundry. Order new CF plate. Call CVS - meds?
    9. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Wed book group. SHBP screening - August? MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville? What are some tasks that could be completed by CBBVI students? Need to return / exchange PJs.

    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
    End of June: 192.2
    End of July: 188.6
    End of August:
    Today: 190.0

    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. Unit plan for research (Idea for regular: comparing same story on sites with different biases).
    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.
    6. Medical: Dentist call to schedule cleaning. ObG schedule for October. When is re-up with ortho? Schedule PCP for same day.
    7. Theater: ???
    8. House: 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: Book group. Dinners?
    12. Writing: Blog post: Running, Racism and Rum: Learning to Handle Discomfort. Fanfic: Create a scene list for the Batgirl story. Finish the cafe scene for the Titans story.
    13. 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. 3 posts/week? Create test for MLA format. Create test for infographics and visual information. Therapy exercises: squats, push-ups, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Remember that M does not like surprises! Check dates of classes and update semester plan. She Should Run vision statement. Update standards on board. When to change bulletin board?

    WFTY: Progress. SO. I need to check my run time this afternoon and then see if I can beat it tomorrow.
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,292 Member
    JFT Wed
    - Work from home :smiley:
    - Watch TDF :smiley:
    - Eggs for breakfast :smiley:
    - Work meeting at 2:00 :smiley:
    - Meeting with Mom’s financial advisor at 3:00 :smiley:
    - Taking dogs to the pool this evening :smiley:
    -

    Yesterday wasn't great health wise, but I had a good day in general. It was fun taking the dog to the pool. He played with the other dogs and had a good time. I worked from home yesterday, which I like, but today feels like Monday again. Ugh...

    JFT Thursday

    - Work by 7:00
    - Work with mom on her finances some more. She is dealing with some dementia and is starting to make mistakes with her finance. I'm not really sure what to do.
    - Redo overdue calculations with new grace periods.
    - Revise calibration document to reflect changes
    - Do some audits after lunch
    - Pick up kiddo from school
    - If its nice, go for a bike ride

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  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,056 Member
    SERmom3 wrote: »
    WEDNESDAY:
    - LOG ALL FOOD🟢
    - Meet with new music director🟢
    - laundry / chores🟢🟢
    - Make financial decision with hubby🔴
    - Library🔴
    - Farm stand🟢
    - Meal prep🔴

    Yesterday’s meeting with the music director went really well. I thought he was the new director, but found out he’s only filling in until the church hires someone permanently. He is so talented on the piano and we worked really well together. I’m looking forward to the wedding this afternoon. 🎶💕

    JFT THURSDAY:
    - log all food
    - Chores
    - Library appointment
    - Quick grocery run
    - Meal prep
    - Sing for wedding

    @mytime6630 - so nice that your daughter can visit in the porch!

    @Bex953172 - I’m so worried about that same scenario when my kids get back to school. I really don’t want a Covid test every time they have a runny nose! Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

    Our school is just going off if they have a temperature, or a new cough.
    They're looking for further information is theres any other ways to tell between a cold or corona but I doubt there will be a way to distinguish between the two without being sure.

    My concern now is that they've asked for a test from Casey. But she's 2. I dont want her to have one, shoving cotton buds down her throat and up her nose, she's not gonna like that one bit. But seeing as ive come down with sore throat, cough etc immediately after her, im hoping I can take the test maybe?
    Because surely if one of us have it then we all have it? And we ALL have some.sort of cold related illness right now
  • WellingTX
    WellingTX Posts: 617 Member
    For Wednesday do the things I’m supposed to do:

    1900 calories.- 1627 made good choices
    Work out 70 minutes - 33 minutes. No exercise walk
    Support my bride - You’re spot on @snowflake1968. We have to support those we love. My bride certainly supports me.
    Focus on health and flexibility for retirement
    Walk after dinner. - .5 with my bride

    For Thursday. Will rarely feel like getting it done, do it anyway

    1900 calories
    Work out 70 minutes
    Support my bride
    Focus on health and flexibility for retirement
    Walk after dinner
  • AJB1014
    AJB1014 Posts: 1,380 Member
    AJB1014 wrote: »
    JFT Wednesday
    1. Smoothie for breakfast ✔
    2. Take meds/vitamins ✔
    3. Self care day; scalp treatment, eye masks, foot masks. ✔
    4. Take a walk ✔
    5. Make bone broth ✔
    6. Find water bottleb, drink Atleast 1 ✔
    7. Log food! Good, bad and ugly...get an idea of what my "normal" has been ✔
    8. Submit UE ✔

    1. Smoothie for breakfast
    2. Take meds/vitamins
    3. Self care day am and pm routine
    4. Take a walk
    5. Make pizza for lunch/salmon burgers for dinner
    6. drink Atleast 1 water bottle
    7. Log food!
    8. Be kind (to yourself especially)
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,711 Member
    JFT -Wednesday Sept 9
    1L of water - :)
    Log all food - :)
    No chips - >:)>:) I had a snack attack yesterday afternoon. I'm surprised I wasn't 1500 calories over
    15 minutes of activity - :)
    Gratitude Journal - :)

    JFT -Thursday Sept 10
    1L of water
    Log all food
    No chips - I've already failed this one but leaving it anyway
    15 minutes of activity
    Gratitude Journal

    @mytime6630 - I think that your porch is a nice compromise for you and your daughter, now you both just need to stay healthy. Is it a place you can use year round?

    @bookmeister86 - That sounds like a wonderful day for you. It must be so nice seeing everyone. I haven't been isolated like a lot of others because I've still worked all the way through. When we opened up to cohorts my daughter and Grands started to come visit so that was nice.

    @Bex953172 - Oh Bex! I hope its just a regular flu for all of you and you all get well soon.

    @littleblackskirt - I use the free version and haven't had any issues with logging food. Are you using the app on your phone or on a computer? If you're using the app maybe try uninstalling and installing again.

    @teigansdad - Your weakness with candy is my weakness with chips and Coke. It's such a shame that I started eating it again, I had quit for almost 2 years.

    @clicketykeys - Are you teaching online or in class this year?

    @pridesabtch - I'm sorry your Mom is showing some symptoms of dementia. After going through this with my Mom I have to say you need to make sure she has a POA in place very early. My Brother was my Mom's as he lived closer. He had her add him to the bank account so that he could monitor things online. After a few months that wasn't enough, he took her debit card away from her because she was just wasting money and not paying bills. Finally he ended up having to withdraw her "extra" money and he would dole it out to her. Within about a year and a half he was managing everything. She went downhill very fast from the first signs to going into the nursing home. I'm sorry you'll have this to deal with, are you an only child?

    Well I ordered birthday presents for my Grandson last night, I ordered a boxed set of books and a Lego set. I struggled finding something for him this year as he is so into video games that's all he wants and I don't like buying video games. We are celebrating Saturday. Our birthdays are Sunday, I hope I can see him for a minute at least on Sunday as well.

    Have a great day everyone
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,292 Member

    @pridesabtch - I'm sorry your Mom is showing some symptoms of dementia. After going through this with my Mom I have to say you need to make sure she has a POA in place very early. My Brother was my Mom's as he lived closer. He had her add him to the bank account so that he could monitor things online. After a few months that wasn't enough, he took her debit card away from her because she was just wasting money and not paying bills. Finally he ended up having to withdraw her "extra" money and he would dole it out to her. Within about a year and a half he was managing everything. She went downhill very fast from the first signs to going into the nursing home. I'm sorry you'll have this to deal with, are you an only child?

    Thank you. Yes, I am an only child. I already have POA. I am on one of her bank accounts (savings which I think she emptied when she bought her car), but I guess I need to get put on her everyday account. Finances are very upsetting to her. Luckily, I have been able to give her what she needs for the past few months, and I've set up a monthly payment from her security funds that should bridge the gap. Her financial advisor has been very helpful. They have called me when she went in last month crying, and I got things straightened out. Then I went yesterday and we developed a plan going forward.

    Hopefully, it was just a matter of things slipping through the cracks during Covid. There was a delay in disbursement of a few payments that got her behind. She is very diligent about keeping her records and knowing what she has, but she doesn't seem to be able to plan anymore. She forgets that her SS Check doesn't come until the 3rd Wednesday of the month and that screws her up. In her mind it is supposed to come at the beginning of the month so she thinks she has more money than she really does. She lives alone, and doesn't really talk to me much. She has always gotten angry with me easily and given me the silent treatment. It sucks, and is hard to judge her state, but I'm all she has and I do my best. She does talk to my aunt who keeps me in the loop. It's very sad to watch her decline.
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    @Snowflake1968 - BOTH! AT THE SAME TIME! It's incredibly frustrating and stressful. I have students who are logged in to Google Meet while I have others physically in the room with me. There are questions from every direction. I just had a remote student say "my program ain't working." *facepalm* Like I'm supposed to just read your mind and know what the problem is when you provide zero details. UGHHH.
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,711 Member
    @pridesabtch - It's so hard to watch them decline like that. My Mother's issues came to light when she called me 4 days after she had received her cheques asking if she could borrow money from me. She had spent about 500 that couldn't be accounted for at all. She called me because she knew my brother would be upset with her. I, of course, had to call my brother. At least your Aunt is keeping you in the loop, it would be awful if that wasn't happening.

    @clicketykeys - I cannot imagine! My Grandson (Grade 4) is doing online this quarter. My daughter is trying to keep my Granddaughter (4 Years) occupied so is doing some preschool things with her. On Tuesday, the first day, my daughter posted and said give teachers all the money, I can't imagine doing this as a job. She said that even the noise of Jonah's online classes was enough to get her to drink. Here though they have different teachers for online vs in class.
  • AJB1014
    AJB1014 Posts: 1,380 Member
    JFT Wed
    - Work from home :smiley:
    - Watch TDF :smiley:
    - Eggs for breakfast :smiley:
    - Work meeting at 2:00 :smiley:
    - Meeting with Mom’s financial advisor at 3:00 :smiley:
    - Taking dogs to the pool this evening :smiley:
    -

    Yesterday wasn't great health wise, but I had a good day in general. It was fun taking the dog to the pool. He played with the other dogs and had a good time. I worked from home yesterday, which I like, but today feels like Monday again. Ugh...

    JFT Thursday

    - Work by 7:00
    - Work with mom on her finances some more. She is dealing with some dementia and is starting to make mistakes with her finance. I'm not really sure what to do.
    - Redo overdue calculations with new grace periods.
    - Revise calibration document to reflect changes
    - Do some audits after lunch
    - Pick up kiddo from school
    - If its nice, go for a bike ride

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    A dog pool?! That is amazing. My dog loves swimming too! Your dog is so sweet, such kind eyes.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,011 Member
    🌾🎍🌵🌴💕💖💕💖💕🌴🌵🎍🌾
    🏖🎡💕💕💖 SEPTEMBER💕💖💕🎡⛱
    🌾🎍🌵🌴💕💖💕💖💕🌴🌵🎍🌾
    💜💜💜
    Another pleasant day doing more of the same as most other days. Not really good enough for a walk outside. Did HIIT, a walking video, and Latin American Dance video. I like to change things up exercise wise. 😂

    Great things are done by
    a series of small things brought together

    (Vincent Van Gogh)

    💜💜💜

    What am I doing to keep busy? To name a few...
      [*] 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 Weight Challenge
      Name: Terri
      SW: 152.1 (02 Jan)
      GW: 150

      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, so not unexpected. It's a balancing act! 😂)
      Jun: +0.2

      September Daily Goals: Week 2
      Tues: ✅ Wed: ✅ Thu: ✅ Fri:
      Sat: Sun: Mon:
      Weight < 155: 3/7
      1 Aug 2019: 170.1
      1 Aug 2020: 149.9

      01 Sept 2020: 149.4
      Reduce Fat%:✅ 29.3; 27.1; 25.2; 25.1; 24.7
      Increase Muscle%: ✅ 28.7->30.1 30.5
      Calories < in the green 🦄 3/7
      Steps > 7500 🏃🏽‍♀️ 3/7
      Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily🦄 3/7
      Active hours > 6 daily🦄 3/7
      Positive intentions for Today
      🌟Meditation 3/7 Exercise 3/7
      🌟Family Skype 0/7
      🌟Gardening: 1/7 🌟Declutter🦄2//7
      🌟Laundry 2/7 🌟Circuits 2/7
      😜Housework 3/7 🌟Plan shopping (1/7)
      🌟Shopping 1/7
      🌟Write 3 pages or 15 minutes a day 🦄 1/7
      🌟Update Journal🦄 2/7
      🌟Catalogue poetry🗃(Ongoing)0/7)
      🌟Crochet🦄 2/7 🌟Puzzles 🦄 3/7
      🌟Watch TV🦄 3/7 🌟Read 3/7

    • cschmitz110515
      cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,465 Member
      Well, today certainly got away from me. Posting JFT anyways, since it's always repetitive. Before I forget, shout out of welcome back to @bookmeister86 @AJB1014 @Bex953172 @PackerFanInGB ! Hope I didn't forget anybody. So glad to *see* you again. And welcome @WellingTX love reading your goals.

      Recap W 9/9 ~ work in conference room day
      1) Move hourly / stairs breaks (3 floors) :) 13/14
      2) Make broccoli soup (perfect weather ~ below normal temps & rainy) / net cals green / 14c water :) green & 12c
      3) OAHC PA / request AJNH records once hear from mgmt / clear some of email backlog / save records to flash :) 3/4
      4) Wish aunt happy bday <3 / wash towels :) / register for Run for Hill of It no time / one other chore :smiley: baked chocolate zucchini cake YUM
      5) Unplug 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / set 6:00 alarm (walk dog before work from home) :smiley: 4/4

      JFT R 9/10 ~ work at home
      1) Walked dog 4.07 mi before work :smiley: happy dog & happy me
      2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (2nd floor to basement)
      3) Log all food (midday & afternoon really screwed up) / net cals not horrible red / 10c water (far behind usual)
      4) Remember to email daily update to manager (stupid work-from-home rule) :D
      5) LTC call 10am :) / kitty annual check up 1pm :) / check birdfeeders :) cleared wet seed (rainy days) & refilled (even put last 50# bag of seed in garage containers) / wash dishes / register for Run for Hill of It (in person) and Jingle Bell 5K (virtual) / financial to-do list
      6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / set alarm & walk dog before work from home

      Surprised at vet's office, only one person allowed in with pet, so hubby sat in vehicle while I went in. Found out office had just gone 30 days with NO person allowed in with pet. Process keeps changing in this environment, I know this, flexibility is key. No matter where, hubby and I always have our masks, and sanitize hands as often as
      we can. But I long not to.

      Yesterday we had a record low "high" temp of 51F (used to be 55, from 1917). Today not as cold but house is so chilly & mid-afternoon I got sick of my freezing hands and feet so turned on the furnace to knock chill out of air. Much better now. Cat and dog happy too.

      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) / 5.1.20 (forgot 4.30.20) / 6.3.20 (forgot at ME again)
      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 / 100 Miles Challenge fundraiser (per fitness tracker) & completed 5/18/20 / Bellin Run 10K virtual race w/ dog on 6/6/20 1:41:03 ave. pace 16:14 dog definitely slows my "race pace" / Hope Isn't Canceled virtual 10K w/ dog 8/29/20 1:43:10 ave. pace 16:36
      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 / reorg in basement June & July
      Word for 2020: Persist
    • mytime6630
      mytime6630 Posts: 4,185 Member
      Name: Joan
      5'11"
      69 yrs old
      My weight history:
      SW Year 2017: 217
      SW Year 2018: 195.5
      SW Year 2019 : 206
      SW Year 2020: 182.6
      1st GW: 185.4 :) Met this goal
      2nd GW: 175 - and learn to maintain
      Ultimate goal: 165-170, and maintain

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

      2020
      Jan 3: 185.4
      Feb 1: 178
      March: 183.6
      April: 181.0
      May: 179
      June: 182
      July: 177
      August: 185
      Sept: 187
      September 1, 2020
      Weight today was 187.6! OK ... self... get back on track! I need to lose those 10 pounds fast!! I was doing so good during this pandemic until the last month, and its maddening how quickly the weight can crept up!
      9/3: 184.4
      9/5: 184.0
      9/5: 183 -- getting there!
      9/8: 187.5 00 too many potato chips over the weekend
      9/9: 186.2
      9/10: 186

      Personal challenge for myself. LOG at least ONE meal each day.
      Completed: 2/30



      JFT, Thurs
      1. log all food :)
      2. concentrate on water :)
      3. work on pc boards :/ - cleaned house instead
      4. work on business bookkeeping .. I am so far behind!
      5. go for 5+ mile walk :/ - just couldn't get it done today. But walked 2 miles.
      6. clean house :)
      7. work on quilt! -- well, unless I work on it tonite, but I probably won't. May work on business bookeeping instead.

      Tonite is a sad nite. We have friends who are our neighbors going on 42 years. The husband just turned 80 .. he was the one I sewed a pillow for. He has parkinsons, and 3 weeks ago, started to decline very fast. He was needing a walker, but he was able to stay home, and his wife was able to care for him. She had someone coming in to bath him, and recently, occupational and physical therapist.

      He ended up in the hospital 3 weeks ago, and today, they had to put him in a rehab place. They hope they can get his strength up so he can come back home, but I just cannot see that happening. His wife texted me tonite... she cannot even go to see her husband of 55 years! She said she can only have prearranged visit, but her husband is on one side of the fence, and she on another. All because of Covid. She is aching ... and it just made me cry. I just cannot imagine being in that position.

      And that got me really thinking about my husband. Even with our daughter in the patio room, he is scared. So ... now I am scared also. His immune system is low because of the cancer treatments. I just cannot imagine if he got covid and I could not be with him. Our daughter has her own apartment... so I called her tonite, and told her we would be back to the outside patio. I did have them spray the entire yard today, so I hope that will help, and also hope if temps get cooler that will help. But now I am agreeing with my husband .. until they come out with a quick test, it is just not worth risking it.

      I know my daughter has been having nightmares again ... and I feel helpless. I told her she really needs to tell her doctor about the nightmares. But even her being out here until late at nite, like she was last nite.. at some point she still has to go back to her empty apartment. I am praying that maybe she can develop some hobby, or figure out a way to help herself more. I have spent so much on crafty stuff, but she has to want it bad enough to do it. So I have to be this way. We would not be any good to her if one or both of us got this virus.

      So I am sad in many ways.I hate this virus ... I hate what it has done to the entire world. And I pray it ends very soon. I miss our son and grandkids. But, I have my husband, and the important thing is for the 2 of us to stay safe, and make it through these awful times.

      So sorry for the depressing post. Sometimes it is hard to look ahead and not get scared. so tonite... I will work on business taxes,and watch some Netflix tv shows... oh ..and drink water!

      @Bex --- I hope and pray that you are all safe as well. It has got to be so hard sending little ones to daycare and schools... worrying about them as well.
    • Bex953172
      Bex953172 Posts: 4,056 Member
      mytime6630 wrote: »
      Name: Joan
      5'11"
      69 yrs old
      My weight history:
      SW Year 2017: 217
      SW Year 2018: 195.5
      SW Year 2019 : 206
      SW Year 2020: 182.6
      1st GW: 185.4 :) Met this goal
      2nd GW: 175 - and learn to maintain
      Ultimate goal: 165-170, and maintain

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

      2020
      Jan 3: 185.4
      Feb 1: 178
      March: 183.6
      April: 181.0
      May: 179
      June: 182
      July: 177
      August: 185
      Sept: 187
      September 1, 2020
      Weight today was 187.6! OK ... self... get back on track! I need to lose those 10 pounds fast!! I was doing so good during this pandemic until the last month, and its maddening how quickly the weight can crept up!
      9/3: 184.4
      9/5: 184.0
      9/5: 183 -- getting there!
      9/8: 187.5 00 too many potato chips over the weekend
      9/9: 186.2
      9/10: 186

      Personal challenge for myself. LOG at least ONE meal each day.
      Completed: 2/30



      JFT, Thurs
      1. log all food :)
      2. concentrate on water :)
      3. work on pc boards :/ - cleaned house instead
      4. work on business bookkeeping .. I am so far behind!
      5. go for 5+ mile walk :/ - just couldn't get it done today. But walked 2 miles.
      6. clean house :)
      7. work on quilt! -- well, unless I work on it tonite, but I probably won't. May work on business bookeeping instead.

      Tonite is a sad nite. We have friends who are our neighbors going on 42 years. The husband just turned 80 .. he was the one I sewed a pillow for. He has parkinsons, and 3 weeks ago, started to decline very fast. He was needing a walker, but he was able to stay home, and his wife was able to care for him. She had someone coming in to bath him, and recently, occupational and physical therapist.

      He ended up in the hospital 3 weeks ago, and today, they had to put him in a rehab place. They hope they can get his strength up so he can come back home, but I just cannot see that happening. His wife texted me tonite... she cannot even go to see her husband of 55 years! She said she can only have prearranged visit, but her husband is on one side of the fence, and she on another. All because of Covid. She is aching ... and it just made me cry. I just cannot imagine being in that position.

      And that got me really thinking about my husband. Even with our daughter in the patio room, he is scared. So ... now I am scared also. His immune system is low because of the cancer treatments. I just cannot imagine if he got covid and I could not be with him. Our daughter has her own apartment... so I called her tonite, and told her we would be back to the outside patio. I did have them spray the entire yard today, so I hope that will help, and also hope if temps get cooler that will help. But now I am agreeing with my husband .. until they come out with a quick test, it is just not worth risking it.

      I know my daughter has been having nightmares again ... and I feel helpless. I told her she really needs to tell her doctor about the nightmares. But even her being out here until late at nite, like she was last nite.. at some point she still has to go back to her empty apartment. I am praying that maybe she can develop some hobby, or figure out a way to help herself more. I have spent so much on crafty stuff, but she has to want it bad enough to do it. So I have to be this way. We would not be any good to her if one or both of us got this virus.

      So I am sad in many ways.I hate this virus ... I hate what it has done to the entire world. And I pray it ends very soon. I miss our son and grandkids. But, I have my husband, and the important thing is for the 2 of us to stay safe, and make it through these awful times.

      So sorry for the depressing post. Sometimes it is hard to look ahead and not get scared. so tonite... I will work on business taxes,and watch some Netflix tv shows... oh ..and drink water!

      @Bex --- I hope and pray that you are all safe as well. It has got to be so hard sending little ones to daycare and schools... worrying about them as well.

      Oh Joan, I wanted to reply to you about this but unfortunately I never got the time! I was going to say right now you're stuck in the middle of both of them. They both have opposite needs and you're like me, you want to help both of them!

      But I was going to say, with all these treatments your husband has, he is scared. Definitely. In his mind he's probably thinking if he catches Covid now then he's probably a goner! And he's probably worrying about the stress it would cause you. I would be terrified.
      Ashs mum is the same, we didnt see her for weeks, she didn't want the kids around and to us it was a bit hurtful because we were struggling with our mental health and the kids and just couldn't get that break from anyone.
      But we realised with her she was just scared of getting ill and her treatments getting put off. Her tests had already been put off through it all and so we've only just found out whats wrong. Waiting on last biopsy results atm.

      I hate that now that we are potential coviders I have to keep saying to ash "no we can't go your mums remember" and he just wants to see his mum.

      Realistically, I think with what you said the other day about excessively cleaning the indoor patio, I honestly think that would be sufficient. But is it worth the anxiety for your husband on top of everything?

      I know you've been made to feel like its a choice between your husband and daughter. It doesn't have to be a choice, look after them both as best as you can, but I think healthwise you're husband is at more risk due to his low immune system, so he should take that slight priority.

      I hope your daughter understands, it must be hard for her too, its all a big change, nothing is the same.

      For me its hard because of the kids.
      I know its affecting them and then we as parents got ourselves in a situation (next door) that has affected our kids and we feel terrible for that. I know me and Ash are struggling but we know how to fix that ourselves but its harder for us to know how the kids really feel. But we can see it in them. Its been honestly awful for my kids. I didnt want them back in school so desperately for my benefit, but for theirs. And now they're home poorly again with all the rubbish going on next door, cajt even play outside.

      (Were hoping thats stopping. He got arrested in the next town, and released again, and they told them that is was NOT us.) So hopefully that's done with.


      But Joan, from all your previous posts I can see that you are putting everyone first, youre doing the absolute best you can, and its not going to be the way you want it but you're making it work, I know it doesn't seem like it.
      Keep your head straight, I know its hard, but you got this. And just sit tight.

      I'm thinking second wave is gonna happen here with the cold weather change.
      I also expect a potential Christmas lockdown because its September and Christmas stuffs out. Normally its Halloween and bonfire but I've not seen any of that yet.

      Thinking of you!
    • littleblackskirt
      littleblackskirt Posts: 936 Member
      @pridesabtch I think I'm in love with your dog, he looks so happy in the pool! I hope you can find something that works with your Mum, it's very sad when parents deteriorate. My Mum leaves me to do all the finances now, she keeps asking me if she needs to give me money bless her.

      @Snowflake1968 I mostly use a laptop, and occasionally my phone, but I don't have the app as the phone is too old. I thought about clearing everything off in my settings but was worried I'd lose all the meals I've saved. I don't really know how it works!

      @mytime6630 I really feel for you, you are in an impossible situation trying to keep both your husband and daughter well. I feel for your husband too, home is meant to be your safe place and he doesn't feel safe right now. This virus is making life so difficult for people.
      Your neighbours story mirrors my parents, except it's not parkinsons but cancer. Dad has been in hospital for weeks and it's awful not being able to visit. We can phone, which is better than nothing, but not the same. I understand why it's like that but it doesn't make it any easier. We have a meeting next week to discuss what happens to him next, and I know it's going to be awful, not looking forward to it at all. Keep telling yourself "This too will pass".

      JFT Thursday 10th September

      Log everything yes
      Stay in the green yes
      Back exercises sadly no, I think I need to make this a challenge
      Foot exercises no
      Walk only 20 minutes, it was after 9pm before I had time to get out
      Weekly shop, no treats yes, no treats bought. And the crisps were half price again!
      Finish ironing yes
      Arrange repair of parents care call system yes
      Gardening grass cut and some tidying up
      Housework yes
      Try to see in eaves, I have a wet bedroom ceiling I looked, still don't know where the wet is coming from

      JFT Friday 11th September

      Log everything
      Stay in the green
      Back exercises
      Foot exercises
      Walk
      Collect medication
      Housework
    • SERmom3
      SERmom3 Posts: 568 Member
      THURSDAY:
      - log all food🟢
      - Chores🟢
      - Library appointment🟢
      - Quick grocery run🟢
      - Meal prep🟢
      - Sing for wedding🎶

      The wedding went well yesterday. Hopefully I’ll get a few more booked for the fall. 🤞

      JFT FRIDAY:
      - Log all food
      - Laundry / dishes
      - Set up new office chairs
      - Finalize work space for kids / look for headphones
      - make kid’s schedules for next week / set up computers with links
      - Prep food for weekend
      - Softball game for S

      Have a great day! 💕
    • teigansdad
      teigansdad Posts: 394 Member
      Thursday goals
      No beer...I mean it this time✅
      No chocolate❌
      No other form of candy✅
      Fruit for snacks❌
      Stay green✅
      Tempo or virtual group ride on zwift tonight✅

      Think key today is when I stop at store do not buy junk food. Will. See if I can control myself.

      Only goal today is to log food
      Avoid candy
      Fruit or vegetables for snacks

      No calorie restriction today
      Beer ok but if I bend on candy no beer.