JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

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  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 1,722 Member
    Today Sierra has her first regatta of the season. We have to be there at 8:30, and it will only be 25F outside, brrrr. Can you say layers? I always look forward to seeing her row, and the team has a heated tent to sit in between races. The event itself lasts from 10:00am to 2:15pm. Then she is going on her first date ever. I’m so excited for her, it’s only going to get up to 55F, and their plan is to go fishing. My guess is they’ll get cold and quit early maybe go for a late lunch. Anyway, I should get plenty of steps in today trying to stay warm!

    Yesterday was an okay day, I accomplished my goals, but adjusting to the new earring window is tough when the extended family dinner is much earlier than I’m used to earlier than I’m used to eating. Means I have longer before bed and more time to get snacky. I managed though. I’m proud of me for that.

    Didn’t sleep well last night and finally just got up at 5:00am. Combination of things, when the up my thyroid meds this tends to happen. Also I’m kind of excited to watch my girl row.

    JFT Saturday

    - Layer up
    - Be at boathouse by 8:30
    - Walk to the coffee shop while kids get ready to race.
    - Watch races and walk about
    - Go Easter shopping for the girls. They are older, but they are still my babies!
    - Log foods
    - Eat better 11:00 - 8:00.
    - Bed by midnight.

    Happy day y’all! Make yourselves proud today!
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,012 Member
    @Bex953172 - I thoroughly endorse everything @pridesabtch said. I couldn’t have put it better myself. Tough love is tough for them and us, but it pays in the long run.
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 3,731 Member
    edited April 2021
    Bex953172 wrote: »
    So Friday was good, I was just over in calories I think, but I had exercised most of them back. Although I wasn't entirely convinced by the MFP calories burnt by cleaning (they seemed too high)

    Yesterday was a rubbish. I barely ate anything in the day and then had a takeaway with Ash, so realistically I could be within my calories but there was no nutritional info for the food and I couldn't even begin to guess.
    But I also went for a walk yesterday for about maybe 50 mins.
    Didn't reach 10k steps though.

    So today I'm going to have a more structured day. (hopefully)

    - 8 waters
    - Log all food
    - Exercise
    -

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    On an unrelated topic, Im having a very hard time getting the kids to listen to me. To the point where I feel they shouldn't be getting their eggs.
    Ive even warned them as a punishment that they will not be receiving their eggs.

    They just don't listen, to anything I say, and it's really upsetting.

    All I've asked for is a bit of quiet at some points in the day (especially in the morning) and that's just because their play always involves lots of high pitched screaming and then some one always gets hurt, then they start whacking each other.

    Or if it's quite play like jigsaws or colouring they then all start fighting over that.

    And then just to tidy their mess. They watched me clean all downstairs, I went upstairs for 5 mins and it was a mess again.

    But they just don't seem to listen, marley doesn't even seem to care (when telling her off as she was going to her room for time out, she said "can't hear ya, not listening"

    It took me all my self control to not really flip out.

    Basically all the kids are pushing every button down and if they keep taking the mick they're going to get a reaction they won't like
    Is it unfair of me to take their eggs away if they continue this today?

    Ive said today that this is their last chance to earn back their easter eggs. But Im not sure how to even implement that.

    Well Bex as far as the kids go that is really tough. I’d just counsel not to threaten to do things you aren’t willing to do. I’m not sure how you do eggs there, here they don’t come from the parents, but the Easter Bunny so mum couldn’t threaten for them not to get them. However, mom could take them and put them up until they could show they earned it. You have to give them a clear way to earn them though. Not a vague be good, but rather something specific. Maybe in the morning, I’m going to set a timer for 1 hour, and I want this to be a quiet time. If you can do that you will earn back your eggs. Just an opinion, but I have learned over the years not to threaten unless I was going to go through with it. They learn you mean business, and don’t give unlimited threats, tell them twice what the punishment will be if they don’t behave, then do it. Time out can be effective, but they have to not enjoy it. When I first tried time out, I sent the girls to their room, but they just played so it wasn’t much of a punishment. Instead they had to sit in the living room until their time was up. If they got rowdy I stopped the clock until they settled down. Once they settled we talked. I’ll warm you this can be an ugly process especially with strong willed children, but you are in control.

    That being said, every family is different, and every kid has a currency. When you find it, life will get easier. My oldest daughter hates solitude so time out worked great. My youngest likes being alone so time out was less effective. For her privacy was her thing. I once got so fed up and angry that I removed her door. She didn’t think I would do it, but soon learned mom means what she says. No matter what after the punishment have a time of bonding and love, once the punishment is over let it go.

    Just my two cents. Of course I’ve not slept and it’s 5:44am, so I might have rambled a bit.

    No that's great, yeah we have the Easter Bunny, we have some eggs they can see so from like Grandparents and 1 each from us. The rest are hidden which are from the Easter bunny. I don't really get them much because my MIL does a massive Easter Basket every year which takes a lifetime get through.

    So far I've put a list of rules up? It needs tweaking but will do for today.
    And then a chart, with ticks for good behaviour and crosses for bad. So far Sask is responding to it the best with no crosses. Marley and Casey have a mixture.

    Youre right, a lot of the time i don't follow through because I give up. So I guess I've caused this problem all myself. But thanks very much for your tips.

    Tbh I was really hoping you'd reply because your children sound so amazing with every thing they achieve and it just makes me think you've done a real good job raising them! If my children turn out as half as good as yours I'd be proud :)
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 1,722 Member
    Thanks Bex, they are good kids, but there are also battles I gave up on. If you saw my youngest daughters room you’d be blown away by the mess. I just decided not to argue it every day. She straightens it up a bit on the weekend, but you still can’t see the floor. Too many fights for too little reward.

    I also once forgot my kid at child care. I was all the way home when they called me. Oops!

  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 3,731 Member
    Thanks Bex, they are good kids, but there are also battles I gave up on. If you saw my youngest daughters room you’d be blown away by the mess. I just decided not to argue it every day. She straightens it up a bit on the weekend, but you still can’t see the floor. Too many fights for too little reward.

    I also once forgot my kid at child care. I was all the way home when they called me. Oops!

    Well my room was the exact same when I was younger. Floor-drobe was the term that got used for it in the end haha

    I always resisted my parents nagging (I was calling it an organised mess because in all fairness I knew where everything was haha) in the end I got fed up of it. And tidied it up at times.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,187 Member
    edited April 2021
    Recap 4/2 Good Friday
    1) Move hourly :smiley: 13/14 & 20.3K :mrgreen: Wowza!
    2) Walk dog after hubby leaves 3pm for work :smiley: 3.83 miles & happy dog
    3) Net cals zero / 12c water :s red & 12c
    4) Swept & scrubbed lino floors / washed towels / scheduled cc pmt / downloaded cc & LCEF activity / updated finance s/s / scrub toilets / declutter 15 min. / other chores? = 8/8
    5) 7:00 Tenebrae service :)
    6) Unplug 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / Voltaren / no alarm Sat. >:) zero!

    JFT 4/3 Sat.
    1) Move hourly
    2) Walk dog
    3) Net cals zero / 12c water
    4) 2 loads laundry / cancer study survey (1 hr) / shop for walking shoes (30% coupon) / set mouse traps in garage / prep church envelopes
    5) Prep for Easter dinner: bake dinner rolls (from frozen) / pineapple/cream cheese/jello salad (family tradition) / fruit trifle
    6) Unplug 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / Voltaren / 6:30 alarm (7:45 Easter service)

    Forgot month end measurements this week, so did this morning. ACK!!! Wake up call that I can't keep "comfort" eating and evening snacking when I'm alone. Realized by looking at dates, all started when BIL's illness worsened in Jan. and he passed so quickly. Changes start today.

    @Bex953172 and @pridesabtch I love reading about your girls. We don't have kids, but I grew up oldest of 5 kids, and hubby was youngest of 6. Brings back lots of fond memories, even when they included misbehavior and punishment. BTW my parents always carried through on threats of punishment. We knew punishment would be dealt, and we were never given multiple warnings. I still love my family dearly!

    Easter will be a quiet day at home with hubby, after early church service, no family gatherings yet. I'm a little sad b/c Easter has always been the holiday for my parents, siblings & their families to come from out of town to our house for dinner and sitting around the table talking and playing games. This is two years running that we can't gather. But I'm making the traditional dinner anyway for hubby and me. It's still a holiday. Hubby and I even picked out a movie for us to relax and watch together. New memories with my love.

    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 ~ 4.3.21
    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 97.44 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: 3,187 Member
    Weekly Weigh-In = When I'm active I eat back calories. My weaknesses: I love food... my sweet tooth, especially chocolate... portion control... FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Saturday a.m. is my "official" weigh-in day, and I peek occasionally other days. My digital scale only shows half pound increments & I'm too cheap to buy a fancier scale. No goal dates set ~ this is not a diet but my lifestyle.

    Age 63, 5'4" (have permanently lost half inch ~ bummer)
    GW #1: 150 in a livable way = It's. Not. A. Diet.
    GW #2: 145 normal BMI
    UG (need to be realistic): maintain 150

    11/5/15 = 195.0 joined MFP with no real plan except It's. Not. A. Diet.
    1/10/17 = 185.5 clearly not a regular on MFP / joined JFT, best group ever! :smiley:
    5/31/17 = 180.5 two end of month celebrations / committed to posting weekly weigh-in
    06/03 = 177.5
    06/10 = 179.5 pre-10K spaghetti supper night before
    06/17 = 179.5 numerous meals away from home, several occasions w/ alcohol, happy no gain
    06/24 = 178.0 fluctuated during week, but ended ok
    07/01 = 176.0 Yay!!! Achieved June goal to stay <180
    07/08 = 177.5 oops
    07/15 = 176.5
    07/22 = 175.0
    07/29 = 174.0 saw at least one daily w-i below 174
    08/05 = 174.5 dined out for Girls Day Out & ate Dad's cooking & baking
    08/12 = 173.5 scale flirted with even lower numbers on daily weigh-ins
    08/19 = 173.5 had couple of high calorie days
    08/26 = 172.0 kind of a surprise
    09/02/17 = 170.0 Woohoo! Officially overweight, not obese :smiley:
    09/09 = 171.5 backsliding, ack!
    09/16/17 = 169.5 yay, the middle number is a six!
    09/23 = 168.5 have lots challenges in upcoming week
    09/30 = 167.0 met Sept goal to stay under 170
    10/07 = 166.0
    10/14 = 166.5 dined out 2 days with adult beverages plus wine & cheesecake at spa
    10/21/17 = 166.5 dined out 2 days plus food day in office / no gain is good [joined Just Give Me 10 Days challenge (daily w/i)]
    10/28 = 164.5 very active week & watched CICO / reached October goal of 165
    11/04 = 163.0 wow, really surprised at this, daily fluctuations very up and down this week
    11/11 = 164.5 this is temporary b/c very high sodium yesterday
    11/18 = 162.0 big surprise, especially b/c I weigh myself daily and didn't see this all week
    11/25 = 163.0 no surprise after 2 no-logging-food days (parade day and Thanksgiving), just glad not worse
    12/02 = 161.0 Jingle Bell 5K day / 44:37 chip time & ave. pace 14:22 & very happy!
    12/09/17 = 158.5 first time in 10 years my weight is 1-5-anything! :D
    12/16 = 158.0 no work parties or food days & stuck with CICO
    12/23 = 157.5 no "workouts" but shoveled snow & snowshoed, busy with Christmas preparations
    12/30 = 159.0 Christmas Day no food/beverages logged
    01/06/18 = 159.0 New Year's Eve hubby & I splurged on treats & beverages (at home), and I did not log...totally worth it!
    01/13 = 157.0 big surprise! Yesterday evening, walked in Frenzy on the Fox 5K in 47:26 & pace 15:19. Very happy with my time, wore layers of clothes in 10 degrees & NNW 12 mph wind, fun event.
    01/20 = 156.5
    01/27 = 156.5 maintaining / not a bad thing
    02/03 = sick / no weigh in
    02/10 = 152.5 unhealthy loss due to illness / I know weight will go back up & I'm totally fine with that
    02/17/18 = 153.0 thrilled with annual physical on 2/15/18: BP 110/68, pulse 64 and BMI 26.14 :star:
    02/24 = 154.0 little out of control last week, but at goal for the month
    03/03 = 155.5 oops / still lower than before I was sick
    03/10 = 153.5 back on track
    03/17 = 152.5
    03/24 = 153.0 evening snacks & two days straight of 8 hr seminars (+ lots of sitting)
    03/31 = 153.5 pre-10K spaghetti supper night before / Badger State Brewing 10K 1:30:28.82 and average pace 14:35 :smiley:
    04/07 = 154.5 ack ~ ate Easter candy most evenings
    04/14 = 153.5 Day 1 of record-setting blizzard ~ yuck! Followed by day 2 of blizzard, then snow day (no work / still shoveling & plowing) on Monday ~ in APRIL ~ yikes! :p
    04/21 = 153.5 after such weird week & daily weight fluctuations, happy to maintain
    04/28 = 152.0
    05/05 = 153.5 kinda stalled three months + feeling hungry more often ~ since w/i 10# of goal, changed MFP setting to lose 1/2 lb. per week & see how it goes
    05/12 = 153.5 ok with this ~ think changing my MFP setting, and having more net calories to play with, is agreeing with me ~ I'm not so hungry all the time
    05/19 = 154.0 drinks (2 margaritas) & dinner w/ BFF night before + enjoyed everything!
    05/26/18 = 153.0 Health Risk Assessment 5/15/18 ~ BMI 25.6 :star:
    06/02 = 153.0 basically in maintenance for now ~ I'll take it!
    06/09 = 152.5 Bellin Run 10K 1:28:12 split time 45:03 ave. pace 14:12 ~ beat goal of < 1:30 :star:
    06/16/18 = 152.0 lowest weight all year :smiley:
    06/23 = 156.0 end of vacation week & lots of eating out
    06/30 = 155.5
    07/07 = 156.0 post-vacation w/i net calories not. so. much. Ack!
    07/14 = 154.5 prelogging & sticking w/ plan helps
    07/21 = 154.5 Packers 5K 44:50 ave pace 14:26 min/mile ~ beat goal < 45:00 :star:
    07/28 = 157.5 peanut M&M attacks (eek) + dinner out w/ SIL/niece (yum!) + staff luncheon (ick)
    08/03 = 155.5 started Evening Snack Challenge on JFT
    08/11 = 158.0 stressful week (job crap ~ hubby's & my own) >:) , Chinese buffet 1 evening & Feast with the Beasts (so worth it!)
    08/18 = 157.5 saw 156.0 during week ~ evening snack challenge not. so. good.
    08/25 = 156.0 prelogged as much as possible & CICO getting better
    09/01 = 154.5 included Taste on Broadway & office relocation so packing & moving boxes ~ very pleased
    09/08 = 157.5 too many office bday indulgences / City Stadium 5K for Veterans 44:27 & ave. pace 14:16 ~ beat goal of < 44:30 :star:
    09/15 = 156.0
    09/22 = 155.5 maybe lower if not for Pizza Ranch prairie pizza & wine at BFF's the night before
    09/29 = 154.0
    10/06 = 155.0 may include water retention in muscles b/c resumed home version of weights & circuit-training day before
    10/13 = 157.0 birthday treats & adult beverages / walked in Run for the Hill of It 5K in 48:13 pace 15:32 & hill 2:01 ~ beat both time (part unpaved trail with sloppy conditions due to 5" rain over preceding week) & hill (finish is UP a steep sledding hill) from last year :star: and learned only 25 out of 267 participants finished the hill < 1 min.
    10/20 = 155.0
    10/27 = 158.0 oops... lots of leaf-raking the evening before + too. much. snacking.
    11/03 = 156.5 better planning / stopped evening snacking (mostly)
    11/10 = 156.0 basically stuck in maintenance mode ~ not the worst thing
    11/17 = 157.0
    11/24 = 159.5 Thanksgiving week & paid time off with hubby ~ def going in wrong direction ~ oops
    12/01 = 157.5 Jingle Bell 5K 45:38 & ave. pace 14:42 ~ not bad
    12/08 = 157.0
    12/15 = 156.5 clearly in maintenance mode all year ~ not exactly the plan but I'm ok with this for now ~ really happy to stay 1-5-anything
    12/22 = 155.5 surprised by this ~ maybe due to much later than normal weigh-in (late start to the day)
    12/29/18 = 159.5 and happy I stayed 1-5-anything over holidays & vacation days at home
    01/05/19 = 157.5
    01/12 = 158.0 Frenzy on the Fox 5K 1/11 with friends ~ not timed / MapMyWalk 54:19
    01/19 = 158.0 maintained even with evening snacking & skipped workouts
    01/26 = 157.5
    02/02 = 158.5 hubby's traditional bday dinner + leftovers + evening snacking ~ oops
    02/09 = 158.5 ok with no gain / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 48:34:89 & ave. pace 15:89 in below zero temps & icy mile 2
    02/16 = 158.0
    02/23 = 160.0 oops... deserved, net cals & sodium def red prior 3 days. Annual physical 2/26 159.6 fully clothed.
    03/02 = 159.5
    03/09 = 157.5
    03/16 = 158.0 feeling unwell & no workouts all week
    03/23 = 157.5 finally feeling better
    03/31 = 160.5 posting Sun. month end w/i ~ too many days, net calories RED. Badger State Brewing 10K 3/30 in 1:28:14 & ave. pace 14:12 and beat goal < 1:30 :star:
    04/06 = 160.0 saw 158.5 during week
    04/13 = 159.5
    Hiatus from MFP 4/17 - 4/29 (Easter 4/21)
    05/04 = 161.5 logging again starting 4/30
    05/11 = 163.0 ack
    05/18 = 163.0 no gain
    05/25 = 163.0 could be worse
    06/01 = 162.0
    06/08 = 162.0 pre-race spaghetti night before / Bellin Run 10K 1:29:54 split 44:13 ave. pace 14:29
    06/15 = 164.0 ate at fast food, cafe (brunch), pub (happy hour), seminar (lunch), dinner at BFF's (sangria)
    06/22 = 162.5 better eating & tracking
    06/29 = 163.5 two days of conference food
    07/06 = 162.5
    07/13 = 163.5 two out-of-town family parties + diner food + drinks/dinner at Mexican restaurant
    07/20 = 166.0 cousin's funeral luncheon (one whole table w/ family desserts) + restaurant week lunch w/ hubby + pizza supper w/ hubby
    07/27 = 165.0
    08/03 = 164.5 happy to see any loss at all... I am the tortoise :D
    08/10 = 167.5 high sodium & emotional eating
    08/17 = 167.5
    08/24 = 165.5
    08/31 = 169.5 staycation week & ate whatever I wanted
    09/07 = 167.0 flushed sodium & water weight / City Stadium 5K for Veterans 45:12 (goal < 45:00) & ave. pace 14:33
    09/14 = 166.5
    09/21 = 166.0
    09/27 = 165.5
    10/05 = 167.5 pre-race food ~ Pink Pumpkin 5K 44:06 :star: (goal < 45:00) & ave. pace 14:12
    10/12 = 165.5 eating back on track ~ Run for the Hill of It 5K (trail event) 48:06 & hill 1:58 :star: (goal < 2 min.)
    10/19 = 165.5
    10/26 = 165.0 slowly but surely... my lifestyle is NOT a diet :D
    11/02 = 165.5 Maru & Jack's party / food night before
    11/09 = 164.5 few days of staying at zero net calories works!
    11/16 = 165.0 rare Fri. night dinner date w/ hubby at local cafe ~ totally worth it!
    11/23 = 166.0 wrong way again
    11/30 = 168.0 ACK!!!
    12/07 = 165.5 sick several days & painful sore throat will do that
    12/14 = 167.0 on prednisone & ate to quell nausea
    12/21 = 165.5
    12/28/19 = 168.5 spent 75% of 2019 in 160s... not the plan :p
    01/04/20 = stomach flu 1/4 - 1/5 & slow recovery 1/6 - 1/7 ~ lost unhealthy amount of weight quickly
    01/11 = 164.5 Fri. evening Frenzy on the Fox 5K 49:36 ave. pace 15:29
    01/18 = 164.5 managed to maintain weight lost while sick
    01/25 = 166.0 expected (some high sodium days)
    02/01 = 166.0 bday celebrations (hubby's, mom's, co-worker's) + evening snacking
    02/08 = 166.5 pre-race carb-loading / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 46:26.7 ave. pace 14:47 :star:
    02/15 = 166.0
    02/22 = 167.0 not sure about accuracy of exercise calories logged this week
    02/29 = 165.0 yay
    3/2/20 Dr. B recommended getting my weight back down for relief of mild arthritis in both my knees. Another incentive.
    03/07 = 165.5 several very red days ~ oops
    03/14 = 164.5 conscientiously logging food helps
    03/21 = 162.5 stressed out & not feeling like eating (apparently I emotional eat only when bored, lonely or sad)
    03/28 = 162.0 work at home since 3/20/20, eating (mostly) healthy to stay healthy & walked 27.62 miles w/ dog
    04/04 = 161.5 walked virtual Badger State Brewing 10K on 4/2/20 1:44:16 ave. pace 16:33 [not my usual race pace but I never walk race events with my dog & no other participants ~ happy me]
    04/11 = 162.0 several evening snack attacks of peanut M&Ms
    04/18 = 162.5 inching back up ~ Easter dinner + chocolate + high sodium meals of scalloped potatoes/ham + pea soup w/ ham
    04/25 = 162.0 happy to be inching back down
    05/02 = 162.0 saw 161 during week ~ yay
    05/09 = 163.5 comfort eating + rest days Thurs. AND Fri. ~ oops
    05/16 = 164.0 wrong direction ~ need to get a grip! Virtual #RonaRunOff w/ dog 5.08 mi in 1:23:15 ave. pace 16:23. Event miles of each participant will be aggregated at the end of May and, for every 50 miles, a pair of shoes will be donated to an area healthcare or janitorial worker. I had the opportunity to nominate my hubby for the shoes. I hope he gets selected!
    05/23 = 163.0
    05/30 = 162.5
    06/06 = 164.0 emotional eating + unhealthy evening snacking / walked virtual Bellin Run 10K w/ dog 1:41:03 ave. pace 16:14
    06/13 = 162.5 healthier farmers market eating & limited evening snacks
    06/20 = 163.0
    06/27 = 162.5
    07/04 = 162.0
    07/11 = 162.5
    07/18 = 162.0 changed MFP to lightly active
    07/25 = 161.5 really happy b/c after high sodium day
    08/01 = 161.5 after high sodium days (saw 161.0 2X during week ~ yay)
    08/08 = 161.5 hanging in there (saw 160.5 1X during week)
    08/15 = 161.0 niece's wedding day
    08/22 = 160.0 YAY
    08/29 = 165.0 staycation week ate take out & 2 day trips/restaurants ~ oops & I don't care. Walked Hope Isn't Canceled Virtual 10K with dog 1:43:10 ave. pace 16:36
    09/05 = 161.5 big sodium flush
    09/12 = 161.0 back on track
    09/19 = 162.5 ugh ~ high sodium week
    09/26 = 161.0 better / virtual Packers 5K w/ dog 52:23 ave. pace 16:41
    10/03 = 160.5 slow & steady
    10/09 = 160.5 w-i one day early (before bday splurges) / virtual Bellin Women's 5K w/ dog 52:55 ave. pace 16:57 on 10/10/20
    10/17 = 160.0 take that, bday indulges! / virtual Run for the Hill of It 5K (no finish up steep sledding hill this year) w/ dog in 50:35 ave. pace 16:16
    10/24 = 161.0 lack of meal planning & stupid snacking
    10/31 = 159.0 WAHOO!!! long time coming
    11/07 = 159.0 after Halloween candy splurge & apple crisp, I'm happy
    11/14 = 158.5
    11/21 = 159.0
    11/28 = 161.5 oops ~ Thanksgiving & long weekend / home edition Turkey Trot 2 mi w/ dog 11.26.20
    12/05 = 160.0 back on track
    12/12 = 159.5 virtual Jingle Bell 5K (actually 3.86 miles due to stupid RunGo app failures) 1:08:46 with dog
    12/19/20 = 159.5 ~ 50.37 miles 12.17.20 in 50 Mile Frenzy 11.27.20 - 1.15.21 (replaced Frenzy on the Fox for Jan. 2021)
    12/26/20 = 162.5
    01/02/21 = 163.5 holiday eating & drinking :p
    01/09/21 = 162.0
    01/16/21 = 161.5 slow & steady / submitted 50 Mile Frenzy log 11.27.20 - 1.15.21 walked total of 97.44 miles (some on treadmill)
    01/23/21 = 162.0 lack of meal planning
    01/30/21 = 164.5 high stress (BIL died), comfort eating & high sodium
    02/06/21 = 163.5
    02/13/21 = 164.0 F-it wk #1
    02/20/21 = 164.5 F-it wk #2
    02/28/21 = 167.0 F-it wk #3 ack!
    03/06/21 = 166.0 slowly getting back on track
    03/13/21 = 167.5 cataract & refractive surgeries on 3/8 & 3/11, very sedentary & several restaurant take outs
    03/20/21 = 166.5
    03/27/21 = 166.0
    04/03/21 = 167.5 >:) net calories way too red & high sodium ~ need to quit comfort eating & evening snacking

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

    Today: Smile ~ Laugh ~ Be Kind ~ <3 ~ Eat Well ~ Be Active
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,017 Member
    edited April 2021
    JFT - Friday April 2
    1.5L of water - 🙂
    Log all food - 🙂

    JFT - Saturday April 3
    1.5L of water
    Log all food

    @littleblackskirt - I can empathize with the back pain. It’s a tricky thing to keep healthy and pain free.

    @bex953172 - I’m sorry the girls are causing such frustration. I personally never really liked or used the threat of taking special holiday treats and stuff away. I just never had the heart to do it and fought my husband if he tried it. I did though, threaten that Santa didn’t come to a dirty house. It had them help me clean and help keep it clean. Have you tried separating them for activities to get some quiet time? One has to colour in the kitchen, while one works on a puzzle in the other room and the other in another? They probably get tired of each other from time to time. Raising children is a thankless job until they have children of their own.

    My youngest cleaned from birth it seemed, she needed that order and control. My eldest was terrible, I gave up on that too at about age 12. I did strictly stick to no dishes or food in the rooms though because I was fearful of what she would leave behind.

    @cschmitz110515 - I need to do the measurements too, and frankly I’m scared to.
    We are not doing Easter either. We had Thanksgiving in October but that was it last year. I’ve told my girls that the minute we’re allowed I was having a party to celebrate with balloons, streamers and the whole bit.

    I think today that I’m going to go buy treats for the Grands to drop off.

    Have a great day
  • HEGoddard0928
    HEGoddard0928 Posts: 824 Member
    Break's almost over. Here's my list!

    4/3/21

    - work 6-1
    - no snacks on the way home!!!!(my biggest challenge right now)
    - pick up orange juice for my parents! (they have covid but are doing alright)
    - enjoy some baseball
    - do some author work
    - ACTUALLY COOK DINNER!!!!!
    - walk with Matt after dinner
    - stay up until whenever I want! Both our stores are closed tomorrow! And we're both getting paid!
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 3,731 Member
    @bex953172 - I’m sorry the girls are causing such frustration. I personally never really liked or used the threat of taking special holiday treats and stuff away. I just never had the heart to do it and fought my husband if he tried it. I did though, threaten that Santa didn’t come to a dirty house. It had them help me clean and help keep it clean. Have you tried separating them for activities to get some quiet time? One has to colour in the kitchen, while one works on a puzzle in the other room and the other in another? They probably get tired of each other from time to time. Raising children is a thankless job until they have children of their own.

    My youngest cleaned from birth it seemed, she needed that order and control. My eldest was terrible, I gave up on that too at about age 12. I did strictly stick to no dishes or food in the rooms though because I was fearful of what she would leave behind.

    I suppose I wouldn't normally, but it's the only leverage I got right now for a quick turn around in behaviour.
    I have tried separating them, Saskias okay going to chill in her room, she likes reading a lot so it's a quiet space for her.
    Marley can never decide what to do and Casey tries to get involved in both their activities and then they get annoyed at that sometimes.

    This chart has helped you know, it definitely needs work in terms of house rules. But Saskias been the best behaved today with the most ticks, Marleys done okay with a fair amount of ticks and a couple of crosses, and Casey has been just as good as Saskia and got as many ticks as her, but she's also got like 5 bad ones! Making her the naughtiest too

    Saskias very helpful with cleaning, she'll do anything we ask and sometimes does stuff off her own back and gets rewarded for that. Casey is getting a lot better, the other day without asking she grabbed a bag and started collecting any bits of rubbish around the house (just because I started cleaning)
    Marley doesn't clean anything, she ways says she's too tired, her legs hurt, shea got a headache, there's too much to do.
    But if you let her do it by herself, she'll do it? But doesn't want any help but sometimes she just doesn't do it. So it's hit and miss with her.

    I think the best thing is that I don't have to shout at them, for anything, I just have to say "right I'm putting on a cross" and they know they've done wrong and I'm. Not happy.

    It's like magic. Why has this took me 7 years? 😂
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 1,722 Member
    edited April 2021
    Great job with the chart Bex!
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 1,722 Member
    Go me I have 17k Steps by 3:00! Not I’m sitting on the couch ready for a nap.
  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 5,725 Member
    JFT Sunday
    1. Feed cats. Tea! Write in Clois for an hour.
    2. Read for half an hour. Choose orgs for donations?
    3. Set 1 of lifts. Grade & enter T&T.
    4. Length requirement script.. Lesson plans for poetry unit.
    5. Stretch. Fanfic. S&F script work.
    6. Afternoon: Zoo? Walk at sculpture park.
    7. Evening: Clois action scene. Dinner: Meat loaf?
    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?

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    Today: 192.2

    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), 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. If I do not EEEEEEAT LESS I will not LOSE WEIGHT. Ugh.
    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.
  • WellingTX
    WellingTX Posts: 616 Member
    For Saturday:

    -1999 calories 1890. 26 days under 2000
    -Work out for 90 minutes 88 minutes

    For Sunday:

    -2500 calories. May break my streak but if I can lose control it will be a good day
    -Work out for 40 minutes


  • jeschepp
    jeschepp Posts: 307 Member
    It was glorious here in MN today, up to 70 degrees! I have been taking more breaks from running, and focusing on strength training and recovery. Well something is working because I had my best run yet today! Not necessarily fastest or farthest, but definitely the strongest. The common sense advice holds true: start slow, listen to your body, and take breaks! Got to sneak into my sister's house tonight to help hide Easter Bunny goodies for my nephews-so fun! I'll be heading over for a small family meal tomorrow. Everyone will be vaccinated and we still usually do masks and distancing since my mother is older.

    JFT Saturday:
    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 Sunday:
    80 oz water
    stay in the green
    meet all serving recommendations for 5 food groups
    rest day-walk or house project
    screens off 8:30
    track food, exercise, water and post on JFT
  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    edited April 2021
    Sunday 4 April

    @Bex953172 Being a parent to 3 small girls must be very challenging at times. It looks like you had some good advice and found a solution. My mum told me that she was very cross with my dad when she overheard me telling my younger brother “you don’t have to do what daddy says but you do need to do what mummy says”. If she said something she meant it and it was back in the days when parents would give a slap! When I wouldn't keep my bedroom even remotely tidy, she removed every ornament and unnecessary item until I kept the remaining items tidy then reintroduced the ornaments etc. one by one. I’m still have an untidy bedroom!

    @pridesabtch I home Sierra’s race and date go well. Today my husband and I celebrate the 38th anniversary of our first date. 🍾


    I’ve finished my sweater and will post a photo later.
  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Sunday April 4

    Log
    Stay in the green
    5 fruit and veg
    Water
    Fitbit exercise goals
    Weigh 😊 Trend ⬇️
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 3,731 Member
    Hey everyone.
    Easter got cancelled here.

    Everything was going well, they all earned enough ticks and they were well happy. I said right the last test is bedtime. And they F'd it right up.
    3 hours I spent trying to get them to go to bed, after 2 hours (I'd lost my cool at this point) I took in an Easter egg and said "Get in bed now, or I'm stomping on this egg" (and yes I was fully prepared to do it) and guess what.. They just didn't stop.
    So one egg got it. Got it bad aswell.

    And.. They still didn't stop. They actually started playing a game called Smash The Egg.

    I feel like an utter failure, in every possible way. 😭😭😭

    So I've just said no eggs today. I feel like the worst parent. But they just don't deserve it.
    What am I supposed to do?
  • ZizzyBumble
    ZizzyBumble Posts: 1,679 Member
    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Hey everyone.
    Easter got cancelled here.

    Everything was going well, they all earned enough ticks and they were well happy. I said right the last test is bedtime. And they F'd it right up.
    3 hours I spent trying to get them to go to bed, after 2 hours (I'd lost my cool at this point) I took in an Easter egg and said "Get in bed now, or I'm stomping on this egg" (and yes I was fully prepared to do it) and guess what.. They just didn't stop.
    So one egg got it. Got it bad aswell.

    And.. They still didn't stop. They actually started playing a game called Smash The Egg.

    I feel like an utter failure, in every possible way. 😭😭😭

    So I've just said no eggs today. I feel like the worst parent. But they just don't deserve it.
    What am I supposed to do?

    Bex, you are not a failure. I’d suggest getting rid of the eggs and saying nothing more as it sounds as if they got some enjoyment from seeing you upset last night. I think they’ve lost their chance to earn their eggs back. Either they didn’t really care about them or they didn’t believe you - either way, it won’t harm them to go without and they might think twice next time. I’d caution against you eating the eggs as they might twist their thinking to justify their behaviour by saying you took their eggs because you wanted to eat them. Sending you hugs and strength as I expect you’ll have some tempers to deal with.
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 3,929 Member
    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Hey everyone.
    Easter got cancelled here.

    Everything was going well, they all earned enough ticks and they were well happy. I said right the last test is bedtime. And they F'd it right up.
    3 hours I spent trying to get them to go to bed, after 2 hours (I'd lost my cool at this point) I took in an Easter egg and said "Get in bed now, or I'm stomping on this egg" (and yes I was fully prepared to do it) and guess what.. They just didn't stop.
    So one egg got it. Got it bad aswell.

    And.. They still didn't stop. They actually started playing a game called Smash The Egg.

    I feel like an utter failure, in every possible way. 😭😭😭

    So I've just said no eggs today. I feel like the worst parent. But they just don't deserve it.
    What am I supposed to do?

    Bex - parenting is the hardest job. YOU are doing a great job ... these little girls are testing you. you are being a good parent in teaching them consequences for their actions. Hugs to you dear friend.