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  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,695 Member Member Posts: 2,695 Member
    Yeah, I am in Oregon, so very little light right now and mostly cloud cover or fog during the day. I've had SAD symptoms before, but not for many years. I am taking Vitamin D and certainly don't feel depressed, but I might just be too busy right now to notice. :)

    Does anybody have a recommendation for a SAD lamp? I'm going to see what I can find on Amazon.

    I did walk about a mile during my lunch break. Only a heavy mist today rather than the usual pouring rain. It was cold too, but tolerable. :) by the time I am done with work it is pitch dark, so my options are kind of limited.

    Here in WI we haven't had a sunny day for weeks on end. We even had a stretch with very foggy nights and freezing on roads and trees, very unusual. At least we're not buried in snow this year.

    I use two Grandrich lamps (floor & desk) but they aren't strictly "sun" lights. Both use a full spectrum 27 watt bulb, which can be very helpful.

    I also take vitamin D ~ year round.
  • HealthyTrentHealthyTrent Member Posts: 157 Member Member Posts: 157 Member
    2021 Goals:
    Walk or Jog 1000 miles -(at 29/1000)
    consistently track my eating and activity(Logged 11/11 days so far)
    Weight from 230.9 12/31/2020 to 190-200 lbs. by 3/31/2021 (currently 226.6
    undergo IVF (will continue trying to lose weight until I conceive)

    JFT Monday 1/11 -
    Drink lots of water - goal = 100 oz. (in the form of coffee (1 cup), plain water, or herbal tea) - DONE
    Walk/Jog 3 miles on treadmill after work - Did 2.5 Miles
    Go to bed at 9:30pm, wake up at 6am in the morning - 10:15/7am - I struggle so much waking up in the morning, but I want to do so earlier so I can walk in the morning!
    Log food/activity - DONE
    Burn 3100 cal/Eat 1400, deficit 1700 - 2600/1200/1400 (I should be more realistic about my burn goals on workdays!)

    JFT Tuesday 1/12 - I have an annual checkup today, so I'm fasting until my 1pm dr appointment for the fasting bloodwork. :s
    Drink 100 oz water
    walk/jog 4 miles on treadmill
    Go to bed at 9:30pm, wake up at 6am
    Log food/activity
    Burn 2800, eat 1200, deficit 1600
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,695 Member Member Posts: 2,695 Member
    Recap 1/11 M ~ planned rest day
    1) Move hourly / stairs breaks (3 floors) :smiley: 13/14 & 10.5k
    2) Prelog / net cals zero / 14c water / NO peanut M&Ms >:) I made mistake of sitting near M&M bowl before supper & telling myself "just 5"... at least I curbed what I ate later. Net cals -134 & 13c
    3) Work in office: keep up w/ emails / AJNH ~ ha! sort of / Facebook Live 12:00 = 2.5/3
    4) Meditation app forgot / start to pack Christmas decorations at least I brought 1 storage box up from basement / prep lunch, snacks, water bottle & overnight oats / declutter 15 min. / start grocery list / other chores? yes = 4/6
    5) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / 6:15 alarm (x-train before work) = 4/5

    JFT 1/12 T feeling exhausted = unplanned rest day :s
    1) Move hourly / stairs breaks (3 floors at work)
    2) Meals/snacks prelogged / net cals zero / 14c water / STAY OUT OF PEANUT M&Ms!!!
    3) The usual at work in office
    4) 4:15 NP appt. / Schwan's delivery / meditation app / pack 1 box decorations / prep lunch, snacks, water bottle & overnight oats / declutter 15 min. / make shopping lists & plan errands for W / one other chore?
    5) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / 6:15 alarm (x-train before work)

    2021 Goals:
    1) Weight 150#
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    3) Post weekly weigh-in on JFT for accountability. 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.
    4) Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ remember this year!
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking but include weights/circuit & other x-training
    6) Participate in race or challenge events even if virtual ~ started MapMyWalk You Vs. Year 1021K on Jan. 1 / virtual 50 Mile Frenzy 11.27.20 - 1.15.21 (replaced Frenzy on the Fox for Jan. 2021) 50.37 miles 12.17.20 and continuing to log / Tour de Northeast WI virtual challenge: cover distance from Oshkosh to Gills Rock (139 miles) 1.1.21 - 3.31.21
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together ~ excellent goal last year that should be repeated
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states) ~ had this goal in 2020 and how ironic
    9) Declutter bedroom, home office and basement ~ made good progress in 2020 & want to keep it up
    Word for 2021: Gratitude ~ be mindful of & appreciate my many blessings
    edited January 12
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,571 Member Member Posts: 3,571 Member
    Monday, 1/11
    1. log all food :)
    2. brush teeth at 9pm .. no more eating :/:/ Went to the grocery store... I don't go to the store much, just maybe once a month. I have been SO hungry for ice cream.. ended up buying 2 boxes of ice cream, but then they had little 3-packs of cookies. Ended up eating them. So far the ice cream is not opened ... so not going to open it all week.
    3. eat nitetime snack in kitchen... I need to stop eating in my office while I work and sew. :/ Ate 3 chocolate chip cookies ... without even thinking about it. This is what I have to stop ... be mindful, and enjoy every bite, which I didn't. Tomorrow is a new day
    4. go for a walk. Its only 34 degrees out though.. but the sun is shining! :) Did get in a 3 mile walk ... 31 degrees out when I went!

    JFT, Tues, 1/12
    1. log alll food
    2. mindful eating
    3. stop nitetime snacking at 9 -- brush teeth. Make up for cookies last nite
    4. concentrate on 8+ water

    Today is a new day ... ate too much last nite, but make it up the rest of the week.

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  • HEGoddard0928HEGoddard0928 Member Posts: 754 Member Member Posts: 754 Member
    01/11/21
    - sleep in ✅
    - weigh in✅
    - Noom articles✅
    - mini habits✅
    - Walmart✅
    - laundry✅
    - dishwasher❌
    - 2k words❌
    - go through courses✅
    - cook dinner❌
    - post goals✅
    - log all my food✅

    Battling a headache. Just wanted to post some goals for when I get a handle on it.

    01/12/21
    - get a handle on headache
    - weigh in
    - Noom
    - mini habits
    - post goals
    - print doc note(bc my manager is demanding a doctors note bc I called out with a migraine...)
    - hang up laundry
    - dishwasher
    - make chicken & salsa
    - 2k words
    - log food
    - do 3 course lessons/take notes
    - read 3 articles/take notes
    - bed by 9:30
  • azulvioleta6azulvioleta6 Member Posts: 4,097 Member Member Posts: 4,097 Member

    MONDAY:
    1. Eat breakfast :)
    2. Walk outside at lunch for natural light :)
    3. No caffeine after 2PM :)
    4. Do 2 mini-workouts :(
    5. Have a big salad and start counting freggies again :)
    6. at least 8C liquids :)
    7. At least 8000 steps :(
    8. 6 hours sleep 4 hours :(

    We may be in the middle of plague and insurrection, but Amazon can get me a SAD light by tomorrow. :) I am hoping that helps with sleep because I am getting desperate!

    TUESDAY:
    1. Eat breakfast
    2. Walk outside at lunch for natural light if possible (heavy rain right now)
    3. No caffeine after 2PM
    4. Do 2 mini-workouts
    5. Have a big salad and start counting freggies again
    6. at least 8C liquids
    7. At least 8000 steps
    8. 6 hours sleep...do not stay up all night listening to salsa DJs
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 11,385 Member Member Posts: 11,385 Member
    ❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️
    ❄️⛄️JANUARY ⛄️❄️
    ❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️

    January 2021
    🔹Word - Balance
    🔹I am in tune with my dreams
    🔹I know what is right for me
    🔹I will pursue my dreams and greatest passion
    January 2021
    Life Affirmations

    🔹I live in congruence with my authentic self
    🔹I am mindful
    🔹I am creative every day
    🔹I foster positivity
    🔹I am compassionate
    Keep your chin up!
    Turning up is the ultimate success!
    • Name: Terri
    • Age: 74
    • Height: 5'2"
    • SW: 227 (Mar 2014)
    • Joined MFP: Jan 2015
    • 1st Goal: 190 Sept 2015
    • UGW: 145
    • 01 Aug 2019: 170.1
    • 31 Dec 2019: 151.2
    • 31 Dec 2020: 145.6
    [*] 1 Jan: 147.2
    [*] 8 Jan: 144.2 (lowest in many years)
    [*] Total weight loss: 82


    January Daily Goals: Week 2
    Fri: ✅ Sat: ✅ Sun: ✅ Mon: ✅
    Tue: ✅ Wed: Thu:
    1. Weight < 150: ✅5/7
    2. Reduce Fat%: ✅ 29.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2[/s] 23.4
    3. Increase Muscle%: ✅ 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.9: 31.1
    4. Calories in the green ✅ 5/7
    5. Steps > 7500 ✅ 5/7
    6. Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily✅ 5/7
    7. Active hours > 6 daily ✅ 5/7
    Positive intentions for Tue 12
    Positive intentions for Wed 13:
    • Meditation
    • Daily Yoga/tai chi practice
    • Outdoor walk
    • Weekly groceries
    • De clutter fridge
    • Hearing test update
    • continue work on Hobbies room clear out
    • Daily Chores
    • Puzzles: Watch TV:
    • Ch 2 'Travels with Charlie, John Steinbeck ongoing

      Terri 🦄
  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 853 Member Member Posts: 853 Member
    @pridesabtch - I teach honors/gifted sophomores. Quite often they have crafted an identity around being "the smart one." When they encounter material that they do not master on the first try, (a) they may not have developed alternative strategies, and (b) it's an unpleasant experience that they don't have much experience with.

    I talk to my students about the fact that nobody can "do it all." They're getting to a point in their lives at which they're going to have to prioritize some things ahead of others. And that means that things that are at a lower priority may not come out just right, or they may need to let go of some of them. And that's okay.

    Good luck. You'll be in my thoughts. <3

    I was that kid, so I know where she is coming from. Math got hard, but she was just procrastinating with Japanese. We’ll get there...

  • clicketykeysclicketykeys Member Posts: 4,591 Member Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    JFT Wednesday
    1. 1 set of lifts. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! Post class plan right away on screen AND on site.
    2. Pit Crew: Whatever Wednesday. Mark Es and make recommendations.
    3. Classes: NRI Unit 1. Add header. Answer survey. Conference about book choices.
    4. Planning: Grade classwork. Enter book choice grades. Stretch. Philosophy of ed.
    5. Lunch: Egg Salad. Buy Hood Feminism and New Jim Crow? Pride & Prejudice notes.
    6. Afternoon: Philosophy of ed; college rec. Library.
    7. Evening: S&F 4. Livestream. Dinner: Soup. Breathe. Set 2 of lifts.
    8. Drink more water. No, more. Keep the pitcher in the fridge full. You're not actually hungry. Make some tea. Drink more water! Chop celery and pack lunch. Set out clothes for tomorrow. Set up JFT for tomorrow.
    9. Shower. Review papers by desk. File or trash. Pester S about sending emails for characters.
    10. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Wed book group. MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville?

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    Today: 191.0

    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. 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 – March? ObG schedule for April. Schedule PCP for May.
    7. Theater: Little Princess.
    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. Open Wordpress in Safari.
    13. Lifting: 15 squats, 15 deadlifts, 10 shoulder presses, 15 arm raises, 15 pushups, 30 crunches, 15 side lifts, 15 back kicks, horse stance for 5 breaths.
    14. 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. 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: Persistence. It's evening and I remembered!
    Reminder: Last year's WFTY was progress, and I am ... actually, I was going to say content, but it's more than that. I'm proud of myself, and I'm pleased with the progress that I made. Even without the challenges throughout the year, I accomplished things that I should be proud of; and given those challenges, I'm even happier about what I was able to do.
    edited January 13
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 1,311 Member Member Posts: 1,311 Member
    Tuesday 12 Jan

    Log 😊
    Stay in the green 😊
    5 fruit and veg 👿
    Water 😊
    Fitbit exercise goals 😊
    Weigh 😊 trend ↔️

    A better day than Monday. @pridesabtch and @snowflake1968 I’m frustrated that I let someone else’s mood impact on my choices - why do we do it!
  • shenna333shenna333 Member Posts: 100 Member Member Posts: 100 Member


    JFT 1/12 TUE:

    Meet step goal ❌
    Log food✅
    Think positive thoughts!✅
    Dust off food scale✅


    Got a few things done after work that were pressing. A friend stopped by and that was pretty much it for the day. She brought me her old pressure cooker, 15# of potatoes, and TP. Strange bouquet of gifts, I know. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it though. It's like someone, just a friend, is going through their daily lives, thinking about me. Like hey! She could use this, or might like that or needs this. It's great.

    JFT 1/13 WED:

    Meet step goal
    Log food and water
    Positive thoughts only!!
    Now take digital food scale out of
    box...ha!
    Be grateful, rejoice in my many
    blessings

    Have a great day and be well❤️
  • teigansdadteigansdad Member, Premium Posts: 297 Member Member, Premium Posts: 297 Member

    Tuesday goals

    Stay green.. aiming for a 400 calorie deficit✅/❌ was green but not at the deficit I had hoped thanks to 👇
    No beer❌🍺🍺🤷🏼‍♂️
    No candy✅
    Zwift workout✅ Did the time but didn’t hit my power numbers
    Pay credit card✅
    Pull ups✅
    Push-ups❌
    Walk dog ❌

    Wednesday

    Tuesday goals

    Stay green.. aiming for a 400 calorie deficit
    No beer
    No candy
    Zwift workout
    Pull ups
    Push-ups
  • WellingTXWellingTX Member, Premium Posts: 565 Member Member, Premium Posts: 565 Member
    Good day on Tuesday


    For Tuesday, it's a new day. Have some work to do to blend out the week

    - I'm grateful for my bride on many, many fronts. Today it's that she doesn't judge me but supports me. She doesn't enable but also doesn't make me feel worse when I fall off track.
    - 1700 calories: 1552, Low for me but two day average is still above 2000
    - Work out for 80 minutes: 85 minutes including a 45 minute, 1.82 treadmill walk
    - Eat between 8 and 6: Done
    - Eat only at the table for dinner and afterwards: Done
    - Invest 15 minutes in professional development: Podcast on treadmill
    - Spend 30 minutes on the house: Short but kept up with my stuff
    - Read books at night. Keep the news updates for the daytime: Making progress but no clean

    For Wednesday:

    -I'm grateful my late 80's parents received their first COVID vaccine. Haven't seen them in - person since Thanksgiving '19.
    -1800 calories, continue to make progress on the weekly average:
    -Work out for 80 minutes:
    -Eat between 8 and 6:
    -Eat dinner at the table:
    -Invest 15 minutes in professional development:
    -Spend 30 minutes on the house:
    -Read books at night:
  • lauriekallislauriekallis Member, Premium Posts: 320 Member Member, Premium Posts: 320 Member
    WellingTX wrote: »
    Good day on Tuesday


    For Tuesday, it's a new day. Have some work to do to blend out the week

    - I'm grateful for my bride on many, many fronts. Today it's that she doesn't judge me but supports me. She doesn't enable but also doesn't make me feel worse when I fall off track.
    - 1700 calories: 1552, Low for me but two day average is still above 2000
    - Work out for 80 minutes: 85 minutes including a 45 minute, 1.82 treadmill walk
    - Eat between 8 and 6: Done
    - Eat only at the table for dinner and afterwards: Done
    - Invest 15 minutes in professional development: Podcast on treadmill
    - Spend 30 minutes on the house: Short but kept up with my stuff
    - Read books at night. Keep the news updates for the daytime: Making progress but no clean

    I love your specific goals. Clear and direct. A few of them feel downright inspiratial for me this morning and I'm going to borrow them and give them my best shot:

    -Eat between 8 and 6. I need to set an eating window in my day. Reading yours really clicked!

    -Spend 30 minutes on the house. I'm way behind on the house front and it has become overwhelming. 30 minutes I think I can handle.

    -I'm grateful.... what a brilliant idea. I'm going to remember to consider these things also.

    Thank you for sharing.

  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,695 Member Member Posts: 2,695 Member
    @pridesabtch My deepest condolences on the loss of your friend Greg. What a beautiful story of your mentor/friend!

    Recap 1/12 T feeling exhausted = unplanned rest day :s
    1) Move hourly / stairs breaks (3 floors at work) ) 13/14 & 9.6k
    2) Meals/snacks prelogged / net cals zero / 14c water / STAY OUT OF PEANUT M&Ms!!! :p No M&Ms but ate popcorn & handful of mixed nuts in evening. Net cals -281 :/ 15c :mrgreen:
    3) The usual at work in office :) good progress
    4) 4:15 NP appt. / Schwan's delivery / meditation app / pack 1 box decorations / prep lunch, snacks, water bottle & overnight oats / declutter 15 min. no time / make shopping lists & plan errands for W / one other chore? called mom & dad (he's doing well after passing his kidney stone) and aunt... took up 1.5 hrs <3 = 7/8
    5) Unplug 9:00 :neutral: 9:15 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / 6:15 alarm (x-train before work) = 1.5/5

    JFT W 1/13
    1) X-trained before work :smiley:
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (3 floors at work)
    3) Net cals zero / 14c water / NO evening snacking
    4) Work in conference room day: keep pushing on AJNH / clear some emails / sanitize room end of day / pack up for work from home
    5) Market on way home / other errands? / update & submit 50 Mile Frenzy log / pack up more decorations / wash dishes / declutter 15 min. / meditation app
    6) UNPLUG 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / Voltaren / 6:30 alarm (walk dog before work)

    When my alarm went off I really didn't want to crawl out of bed, but I REALLY didn't want to report on JFT another "unplanned rest day". Plus I realized my body was starting to feel achy & sluggish from too much laying about, and the solution would be movement. Happy I forced myself to the basement & worked out. I feel so much better, including mentally.

    2021 Goals:
    1) Weight 150#
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    3) Post weekly weigh-in on JFT for accountability. 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.
    4) Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ remember this year!
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking but include weights/circuit & other x-training
    6) Participate in race or challenge events even if virtual ~ started MapMyWalk You Vs. Year 1021K on Jan. 1 / virtual 50 Mile Frenzy 11.27.20 - 1.15.21 (replaced Frenzy on the Fox for Jan. 2021) 50.37 miles 12.17.20 and continuing to log / Tour de Northeast WI virtual challenge: cover distance from Oshkosh to Gills Rock (139 miles) 1.1.21 - 3.31.21
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together ~ excellent goal last year that should be repeated
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states) ~ had this goal in 2020 and how ironic
    9) Declutter bedroom, home office and basement ~ made good progress in 2020 & want to keep it up
    Word for 2021: Gratitude ~ be mindful of & appreciate my many blessings
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 1,311 Member Member Posts: 1,311 Member
    @pridesabtch I'm sorry to hear about your friend and mentor. I like your thoughts on how you will pay tribute to him.
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