JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 3,731 Member
    Helloooo JFT I'm back!

    I've been busy of late, and didn't make time to MFP. That changes today, I've got a spreadsheet I'm going to fill out religiously so I can know what kind of weight loss I'm expecting, let's do this.

    JFT:
    ✅Go running (it was great, I always forget how much I like it after I let it go too long between runs)
    ✅Clear another raised bed frame
    ✅Water the plants
    ✅ At least 95g protein (my breakfast and lunch have been protein-packed, haha)
    ✅Do Crafts (paint, knit, or block the knitting I just finished)
    ✅at least 7k steps
    ✅call a friend back

    Red letter day yesterday, did all my goals! I'm seeing a 2lb increase on the scale today, but my legs feel sore because of running for the first time in...months... so I'm not going to worry about the scale.

    JFT:
    -Water the plants
    -Get 7k steps in, going to be tough- today is busy.
    -call another friend back
    -At least 95 g protein
    -input my lasagna recipe for tomorrow
    -play Sea of Thieves with some friends

    Awesome you did all your goals yesterday! I'm not very good at running. I prefer treadmill running if I'm honest, but I don't own one or have a gym membership.
    I find my shins hurt when I run? And I have proper running shoes but they just hurt after a while. And I could do with one of them fitness straps that hold your phone, it's really off putting having it bounce around my pocket lol
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,190 Member
    Recap 3/22 M
    1) Walked dog 3.65 mi before work :mrgreen: happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks :mrgreen: 14/14 boom! 16k
    3) Leftovers for supper / net cals zero / 14c water :) -41 & 13c
    4) Facebook Live 12:00 / pick up JMIO t-shirt 4:30 - 5:00 / 5:30 haircut = 3/3
    5) P2P payment / xfer funds / balance bank accts / update budget s/s / prep lunch, snacks, water bottle & overnight oats / boil eggs / replace batteries in Noxgear vest / finalize grocery list / declutter 15 min. / wash dishes? = 8/10
    6) Meditation / unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / 6:00 alarm (walk dog before work) = 5/6

    JFT 3/23 T ~ reset early alarm for more sleep = rest day
    1) Move hourly / stairs breaks
    2) Net cals zero / 14c water
    3) Grocery shop / gas in car / prep lunch, snacks, water bottle & overnight oats / wash dishes / declutter 15 min. / prep W checks
    4) Meditation / unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / 6am alarm (rain forecast = x-train)

    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! ~ 1.31.21 ~ 2.28.21
    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 completed 97 miles total / Tour de Northeast WI virtual challenge: cover distance from Oshkosh to Gills Rock (139 miles) 1.1.21 - 3.31.21 ~ completed distance on 3.21.21 / 30/45 Build to Bellin virtual challenge 30 min. activity for total of 1,350 min. in 45 days 3.1.21 - 4.15.21
    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
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,190 Member
    jeschepp wrote: »
    Went on a walk/jog today and was really being hard on myself. Telling myself I wasn't fast enough and didn't look great, that others were judging me. Halfway through I shifted my focus and just paid attention to the enjoyment of my time and the nature around me. Got back home and was looking over my stats, and saw that I shaved a whole minute off of my jogging pace! Just goes to show that it pays just to show up, and there's no benefit to beating yourself up. Give yourself credit for what you are doing, and trust that that's enough.

    Love this! When I first started participating in 5Ks and 10Ks years ago, I always worried I'd finish in last place. The horror! LOL

    Read this on MFP a while back & I love it: DFL > DNF > DNS (translation: Dead F-ing Last is greater than Did Not Finish is greater than Did Not Start).
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 3,929 Member
    mytime6630 wrote: »

    SO goals for today, March 22, monday
    1. no nite time snacking. Do whatever I can to distract myself for 10 minutes. Brush teeth, take a walk, go downstairs, get on social media or on here.... >:) We were working outside all nite ... I am still clearing honeysuckle. But hubby wanted popcorn. But ... I only ate my ONE bowl, so I still count it as a win.
    2. concentrate on 8+ cups water :)
    3. listen to podcasts if time :/ -- sometimes just not enough hours in the day, and too tired.

    We are trying to get to bed before 11, and I was on the phone with my daughter till
    10. She is working too much, and having bad nightmares again. So as a result, I lay in bed until 2:30 unable to sleep. Unable to help her, other than listen. When her anxiety gets up those nitemares come back to her, so hoping she can relax today and calm down.

    JFt, Tues
    1. no nite time snacking. Do whatever I can to distract myself for 10 minutes. Brush teeth, take a walk, go downstairs, get on social media or on here. I have to be careful today, because I am tired. And when I am tired I tend to want to eat more.
    2. concentrate on 8+ cups water
    3. listen to podcasts if time
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,032 Member

    🍀🐛🌷🦆🐥🐤🐸🐤🐥🦆🌷🐛🍀
    🐛🌷🦆🐥🐤 MARCH 🐤🐥🦆🌷🐛
    🍀🐛🌷🦆🐥🐤🐸🐥🐤🦆🌷🐛🍀

    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
    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
    • 01 Aug 2019: 170.1
    • 31 Dec 2020: 145.6
    • 1 Jan 2021: 147.2
    • 8 Jan: 144.2 (lowest in many years)
    • 15 Jan: 145.2
    • 22 Jan: 144.9⏬

    UGW: 142 < x > 148
    • 14 Feb: 144.0
    • Total weight loss: 83 ⏫
    March Daily Goals: Week: 4
    Mon: ✅ Tue: ✅ Wed: Thu: Fri: Sat: Sun:
    1. Weight 142 < x > 148: ✅ 2/7
    2. Reduce Fat%: ✅ 28.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2 23.4 [/s] 23.1
    3. Increase Muscle%: ✅ 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.9: 31.3 ⏫
    4. Calories in the green ✅ 2/7
    5. Steps > 8000 ✅ 2/7
    6. Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily✅ 2/7
    7. Active hours > 6 daily ✅ 2/7
    🌷Positive intentions for Tue 23 March:
    • Meditation 🎉
    • Weigh/post weight 🎉
    • wrist exercises 🎉
    • Laundry - put away 🎉
    • declutter master bathroom 🎉
    • Outdoor walk 🎉
    • Daily Chores 🎉
    • Puzzles: 🎉 Watch TV: 🎉
    • Reading: Slow trains to Venice 🎉
    • Keep up to date with email 🎉
    • Daily goals update🎉

    Feb/March DAILY RED CUP CHALLENGE (8 x 8oz water)
    Feb:💧💧💧💧💧
    March:
    💧💧💧💧💧💧💧
    💧💧💧💧💧💧💧
    💧💧💧💧💧💧💧
    💧💧
    NLNS (7 March —->)
    LNS: 1
    Me: 16

    Terri 🦄
  • WellingTX
    WellingTX Posts: 616 Member
    For Tuesday

    -Work out for 40 minutes: Nope
    -1999 calories: 1881. 15 days down.

    For Wednesday

    -Work out for 40 minutes:
    -1999 calories:



  • jeschepp
    jeschepp Posts: 307 Member
    Short and sweet today. Current reflection word is momentum. Small steps add up!

    JFT Monday:
    80 oz water ✅
    stay in the green ✅
    meet all serving recommendations for 5 food groups ✅
    30 minutes exercise ✅
    screens off 8:30 ✅
    track food, exercise, water and post on JFT ✅

    JFT Tuesday:
    80 oz water
    stay in the green
    meet all serving recommendations for 5 food groups
    30 minutes exercise
    screens off 8:30
    track food, exercise, water and post on JFT

    @cschmitz110515 Thank you for your words of wisdom! I needed to hear that :)
    @PackerFanInGB Welcome back! You got this!
  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Tuesday 23 March

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

  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 5,734 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. Review stories.
    3. Classes: Starter: Review project. Indiv: Project work / prep work. GRADE WORK.
    4. Planning: FANFIC? Lunges. Review videos to create transcripts. Input assignments. Writing script.
    5. Lunch: Tikka Masala. Write script for P&P notes.
    6. Afternoon: Philosophy of ed. Livestream. Application. Driving practice? Book group. Set up GED. Other testing sites.
    7. Evening: S&F 4. Dinner: Steak Skewers. 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.
    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? BREAK: WORK ON PHIL OF ED AND FANFIC.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    End of January: 189.8
    End of February: 190.0
    Today: 189.2

    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), The Prince (tr. Tim Parks, Russell Price, or Robert Adams), The Secret Adversary (Christie), Hood Feminism (Mikki Kendall).
    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. There's too much.
    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.
  • sarah74_vt
    sarah74_vt Posts: 368 Member
    JFY 3/23/2021

    1) Fast until noon :)
    2) Drink 64 oz water :/ (40 oz)
    3) Log all my food :)
    4) Stay within calorie limit :/ (only over by less than 100 calories though)
    5) Go for a walk :)
    6) Meditate :) (Completely fell asleep during this and slept through 2 1/2 guided meditations on YouTube!! LOL)
    7) Bag up junky/broken items in basement for Saturday's "Dump Run" :)
    8) No Diet Coke :) (2 days now)


    JFT 3/24/2021

    1) Fast until noon
    2) Drink 64 oz water
    3) Log all my food
    4) Stay within calorie limit
    5) Go for a walk
    6) Meditate
    7) Bag up junky/broken items in basement for Saturday's "Dump Run"
    8) No Diet Coke
  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Wednesday 24 March

    Log
    Stay in the green
    5 fruit and veg
    Water
    Fitbit exercise goals
    Weigh 😊 trend ⬆️ 😡 pretty sure that this is the result of very salty smoked haddock!


  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 763 Member
    JFT Tuesday 23rd

    Log everything yes
    Stay in the green no, 40 over
    Back exercises yes
    Walk 36 minutes, was cold and windy
    Phone calls/admin yes
    Gratitude did my best, yesterday was a hard day but I was grateful as several things could have been worse!

    JFT Wednesday 24th

    Log everything
    Stay in the green
    Back exercises
    Walk
    Food shop

    Word for 2021 Strength

    Lose 21lbs in 2021
    2.5
  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 847 Member
    Another marathon day of conferences on top of my usual course load, so I'll keep it short this morning.

    Yesterday was my first step into a post-vaccine reality. I had an absolutely wonderful dinner with my sister, her daughter, and my mom. It's the first time I've seen my sister, who moved back to the States last August, since June 2019. For my mom, it's been even longer. To celebrate, I broke out the good dishes and opened a special bottle of wine. What a joy!

    Have a great day everyone! I'll try to catch up with reading and responding to posts once I've cleared the deck.

    JFT Tuesday 3/24
    • Conferences!
    • Set up tutoring schedule for at-risk students
    • Avoid mindless snacking
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,019 Member
    JFT - Wednesday March 24
    1.5L of Water
    Log all Food

    I fell off the posting over the weekend and though I thought about it on Monday and Tuesday I was just so busy in the morning to get on here. Today is a new day though.

    @PackerFanInGB - I know I sound like a broken record, but I have to have a come-to-Jesus meeting with myself every now and then, and this morning was the meeting. I think I'm finally working through the sadness I feel about losing my job. I can't believe it has bothered me for so long. The part I miss most is my friends. After 27 years, you know a lot of people who are part of your daily life in some way and then they are just gone. That has been difficult for me. I really never made any real "friend" friends in the 30 years I've lived here. They've all been work friends and my life has revolved around my husband and our family. So it's been lonely, not to mention throwing Covid into the mix. I still don't have a good morning routine so that needs to be addressed soon also.
    I know exactly how you feel. I have never made many friends here in AB except work friends, I didn't even really make mom friends because of the shift work I worked I didn't get to participate when the girls were involved. I have been thinking of volunteering in some capacity or getting involved in something, but I don't know what and Covid has put a stop to that even.

  • CupcakeCrusoe
    CupcakeCrusoe Posts: 1,106 Member

    JFT:
    ✅Water the plants
    -Get 7k steps in, going to be tough- today is busy.
    -call another friend back
    ✅At least 95 g protein
    -input my lasagna recipe for tomorrow
    ✅play Sea of Thieves with some friends

    Very Tired yesterday. Jetissoned everything I didn't absolutely have to do, and went to bed early. It was the right call. I got right out of bed this morning and have gone running already.

    @Bex953172 I find that I have shin pain when I'm striding too much out in front of me. Your running steps should be landing on ball of your foot and rolling through the toe, and your foot hitting the ground should be almost directly beneath you. I hope that helps! As for the phone, I carry mine so I can see my stats at all times, :lol:

    JFT:
    ✅ go running
    - survive having both kids by myself this afternoon
    - at least 95g protein
    - finish a headband I'm knitting and block it
    - call my friend back already
    - water the plants
    - clear and finish another raised bed
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,190 Member
    @Bex953172 I love your idea for a letter from the tooth fairy! So creative.

    @littleblackskirt If my net calories were -40 I would give myself a smiley. Close enough!!!

    @PackerFanInGB Welcome back! Someday when masks and social distancing aren't things, we have to meet. We can be friends in person, besides MFP & JFT. Even though I've lived in GB for 40 years, I've learned not being "from" here, that changes the family and friendship dynamics. Most of my friends are work related too.

    Recap 3/23 T ~ reset early alarm for more sleep = rest day
    1) Move hourly / stairs breaks :) 13/14 & 9k
    2) Net cals zero / 14c water :| not horrible for rest day -320 & 13c
    3) Grocery shop / gas in car late so postponed / prep lunch, snacks, water bottle & overnight oats / wash dishes / declutter 15 min. / prep W checks :neutral: organized paperwork at least = 4.5/6
    4) Meditation / unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / 6am alarm (rain forecast = x-train) = 3/6

    JFT 3/24 W
    1) X-trained before work :mrgreen: need to log for work challenge & virtual challenge
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks
    3) Net cals zero / 14c water
    4) GA-IT FY21 prep / print SS EE sheet / clear some email backlog / pack for work at home
    5) Write checks & drop mail at Post Office / 7:00 Lent service / gas in car? / declutter 15 min. / at least one chore
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / 7:00 alarm (walk dog 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! ~ 1.31.21 ~ 2.28.21
    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 completed 97 miles total / Tour de Northeast WI virtual challenge: cover distance from Oshkosh to Gills Rock (139 miles) 1.1.21 - 3.31.21 ~ completed distance on 3.21.21 / 30/45 Build to Bellin virtual challenge 30 min. activity for total of 1,350 min. in 45 days 3.1.21 - 4.15.21
    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