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  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 1,671 Member Member Posts: 1,671 Member
    Saturday 17 July

    Log
    Stay in the green
    5 fruit and veg
    Water
    Weigh ๐Ÿ˜Š trend โ†”๏ธ

    Another fun day of preparing the house for selling. Where does all the junk come from? Dining room, study and cloakroom are now ready but we keep seeming to move things from one room to another and my husband is filling cracks/repainting so no point in getting too advanced with the cleaning! Still need to tidy my wardrobe and no excuse why I should not get on with it.
  • Janele0627Janele0627 Member, Premium Posts: 104 Member Member, Premium Posts: 104 Member
    Recap 07/16:

    - Wake up at 7:30 x 8:00
    - Walk the dogs before work โœ“ 0.66 miles, 20 minutes
    - Eat a good breakfast x Nothing in the house, ended up at McDonalds
    - Take my vitamins x
    - 10 mindful minutes x
    - Drink 64 oz of water โœ“
    - Get 10,000 steps โœ“
    - Eat a good lunch โœ“ Leftover sushi and some fruit
    - Exercise for 30 minutes x
    - Eat a good dinner โœ“ More sushi lol. I ate sashimi to avoid the rice
    - Pick up my prescription x
    - Log EVERYTHING x
    - Clean/organize my deskx

    Got home from work and my boyfriend decided he wanted to go out for dinner. So we went and got sushi. Delicious, but I failed to log it. But I didn't over-stuff myself. Then we ended up at his parents house, where I had a few glasses of wine and some chips. But I don't feel like I overdid it. We'll try to get back on track today. The weekends prove hard.


    JFT 07/17:

    - Eat a good breakfast
    - Pick up prescription
    - Take dog to the vet
    - Eat a good lunch
    - Drink 64 oz of water
    - Get 10,000 steps
    - Take my vitamins
    - 10 mindful minutes
    - Exercise for 30 minutes
    - Eat a good dinner
    - Log EVERYTHING
    - Clean the house
  • MLHC1MLHC1 Member Posts: 642 Member Member Posts: 642 Member
    Well, I am 65 posts behind. I apologize for my MIA status.

    Lately, I have been trying to center myself as I have felt imbalanced in my life. Thankfully I have found balance. The short version of the story: I terminated my 3-year-old's school contract and will be homeschooling him for the next year. The negative energy from the school was affecting our family. I rescheduled my MCAT exam for 2022 to provide myself some time and grace for preparing. I have restructured my schedule and will be including going to the gym. My official new schedule begins Aug. 1 so there will be some inconsistencies over the next two weeks. For me to feel centered I organize myself by; (1) God (2) Spouse (3) Self (4) Family (5) Career/School. [Over the last few months 4 and 5 have been misplaced, I have corrected that.]

    Now moving on.

    For some reason, I neglected to take my allergy medication over the last week and paid for it the last two days. My breathing is improving so I should be able to move forward now.

    07/17/2021 Saturday JFT:
    AM Family Martial Arts Class
    Yoga
    Household weekly deep cleaning
    Prepare weekly breakfast taco mix
    Prepare dinner for the babysitter (Date Night tonight <3 )
    Misc. Household tasks


    07/18/2021 Sunday JFT:
    Exercise Rest Day
    AM Family Brunch
    Church
    PM errands
    Prep MCAT note cards for one end of chapter
    Read one chapter in one MCAT prep book


    If I do not make it back on here tomorrow, I will check in on Monday. You all have a fabulous weekend and stay strong!! ;)

  • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Member Posts: 5,501 Member Member Posts: 5,501 Member
    JFT- Saturday July 17
    1.5L of water
    Log all Food
    Walk 15 minutes

    I have kept my goals in mind and made them for the last few days but Rodger was home in the evenings with me so I havenโ€™t kept up with posting. I used to have such a good rhythm and now I struggle. I need to find a new routine that works consistently.

    Zizzybumble - i have a room like yours as well, it is my craftroom. Next weekend it is getting a good clearing out and organizing.

    Littleblackskirt - itโ€™s good that you are able to have time with your Grandson, but itโ€™s a shame his Mother wouldnโ€™t keep him longer.
    We had to clean our parents house in 2015 to make things easier for Mom. The upstairs was a holding ground for so much that should have been tossed years before. My brother put the tractor bucket up to the window. We took the window panes out and loaded the bucket. So many things and so much money thrown away. We had a huge bonfire when it was all done.

    I donโ€™t remember having snacks and treats growing up unless we snuck over to our grandparents for a nighttime snack with our Grandfather. I think another thing now is the ease of going to the store. We used to go on Thursday night for groceries and except for bread or milk nothing else was bought until the next week. I find I go to the store numerous times a week because itโ€™s so close.

    Cschmitz110515 - I donโ€™t want to do the things either. Iโ€™m so with you.

    mytime6630 - Iโ€™m happy to see you back, sorry you have had drama. I hope your daughter and husband are well.

    Janele0627 - I love the fox meme.

    I have my granddaughter here today, we are going to do some cleaning and then go shopping.

    Have a great day everyone



  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,856 Member Member Posts: 2,856 Member
    Later than usual to post, but trying to keep myself accountable.

    Recap 7/16 F ~ skipped early a.m. x-training >:)
    1) 8:15 mammo ~ remembered incentive form & alternate route :)
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks :neutral: 12/14 & 7.9K
    3) Net cals zero / 14c water :s no supper planned & emotional eating = red net cals / 13c
    4) Submit wellness incentive form for mammo / update Project Status s/s / submit PAR, PRO, KRO s/s / 12:00 Facebook Live canceled / GA-C/V testing / emails = 5/6
    5) Mail niece's bday card :D almost forgot on way home, had to take long way to P.O. / whatever else is done is bonus including bedtime routine :p not much but some decluttering TA-DA!

    JFT 7/17 Sat.
    1) Farmers market :smiley:
    2) Walked dog 4.19 mi on beautiful summer a.m. just a bit warmer than I wanted B) happy dog & happy me
    3) Net cals zero / 12c water
    4) Ta-da list = already washed most of dirty dishes pile on counter & cleaned hallway. Any more?
    5) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / 7:00 alarm (walk dog before church / heat & humidity build-up)

    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 ~ 4.30.21 not pretty ~ skipped 5.31.21
    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 = 146 out of 339 in 34:00:42 / Hope 2021 Face Mask virtual 5K (benefits No Kid Hungry) anytime 5.11.21 in 58:04 / 100 Miles in May virtual challenge ~ 134.68 miles would've been more if I hadn't sluffed off on dog walks one week / Bellin (virtual) 10K on 6.19.21 after thunderstorm in 1:45:49 ave. pace 17:02 per mile / Titletown Wellness Shoreline Challenge: virtual distance from Gills Rock to Pleasant Prairie (232 miles) as many times as possible 6.12.21 - 11.26.21
    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
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,856 Member Member Posts: 2,856 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
    04/10/21 = 168.0 week of eating leftover Easter ham & chocolate
    04/17/21 = 169.0
    04/24/21 = 168.5 baby steps
    05/01/21 = 170.5
    05/08/21 = 170.0
    05/15/21 = 171.5
    05/22/21 = 169.0
    05/29/21 = 171.5 May was not a good month for me; 10-day hiatus from MFP. Restarted logging 6.1.21.
    06/05/21 = 171.0
    06/12/21 = 172.5 this is ridiculous... June is worse than May
    06/19/21 = 171.5 needed to do something so reset weekly goal on MFP
    06/26/21 = 173.0 stressful week (mom's knee surgery Mon.) & only 2 workouts
    07/03/21 = 173.5
    07/10/21 = 173.0 workouts not consistent (somewhat weather related)
    07/17/21 = 174.0 have been bumping along on the struggle bus, hopefully getting that out of my system

    โ€œHave 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
  • clicketykeysclicketykeys Member Posts: 4,900 Member Member Posts: 4,900 Member
    JFT Saturday
    1. 1 set of lifts. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! Check in on MFP. Check weather. Write transcript.
    2. Morning: Green room: Scrub usable items and photograph. Transportation (see FB post for offer). Where can pictures hang? Umbrella / cane / sword storage. Yoga at library.
    3. Scrub 2 plates. Hang costumes. Put usable items on FB messenger. Get grey cabinet to new spot. Where can the fan go? Take recycling out. Groceries!
    4. Brunch: Oatmeal. Scrub one necklace with toothpaste.
    5. Afternoon: Choose orgs for donations? Check on plates. Read: 1 hr (Nickel Boys). Log reading on Beanstalk and Goodreads. S&F script work: 1 hr. Hang laundry. Fold clothes. Put clothes away.
    6. Evening: Clois. Dinner: Dutch baby? Update common room.
    7. 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.
    8. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth.
    9. Upcoming: Wed/Fri livestreams. Wed book group. Sat yoga. MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville? Donations to thrift store. World lit book to S Fri-Sat; forward email contact. 9 Round - check on free week. IS to check on jobs over the weekend. Visit hiking park Monday.

    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
    End of March: 190.4
    End of April: 188.7
    End of May: 191.2
    Today: 196.4

    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 The Prince (tr. Tim Parks, Russell Price, or Robert Adams), The Secret Adversary (Christie), Hood Feminism (Mikki Kendall), Caste (Isabel Wilkerson).
    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 โ€“ Late Oct? ObG schedule for 9/22. PCP Aug 17. Therapy July 27.
    7. Theater: ??
    8. House: Siding. Or perhaps bathroom floor. Office conversion.
    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, 10 pushups, 30 crunches, 15 side lifts, 15 back kicks. Horse stance for 5 breaths, tree for 10 breaths each leg.
    14. Summer: Organize photos with the family. Write Clois. Write Stuffy and Friends. Create PDFs for video lessons. Change the green room into an office.
    15. Other: Practice hair braiding with D. 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 SO humid. And it's supposed to storm all day tomorrow. I'm not keen on the idea of running in the rain, but I might have to just suck it up :P

    @cschmitz110515 - Yup. And I'm developing a habit of self-soothing by munching. I need to find something else.

    Oops. I forgot to click 'Post Reply.' Hee hee!
    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.
  • Janele0627Janele0627 Member, Premium Posts: 104 Member Member, Premium Posts: 104 Member
    Recap 07/17:

    - Eat a good breakfast โœ“ Made home fries and cheesy scrambled eggs
    - Pick up prescription โœ“
    - Take dog to the vet โœ“
    - Eat a good lunch x Had brunch
    - Drink 64 oz of water โœ“ 80 oz
    - Get 10,000 steps x 6,500
    - Take my vitamins โœ“
    - 10 mindful minutes โœ“
    - Exercise for 30 minutes โœ“ 15 minute stretch, 20 minute cardio
    - Eat a good dinner โœ“ Chicken riggies
    - Log EVERYTHING โœ“
    - Clean the house โœ“ Organized my desk

    After a fun night, I made a nice brunch. Been feeling very happy despite neglecting my MFP routine.

    Our dog was pretty bad at the vet - he was a rescue with a suspected history of abuse - but they got him all taken care of. Got a call that he tested positive for Lyme, so we start preventative treatment for that on Monday.
    Ended up taking the dogs on a walk after the vet appointment to let them both decompress - our other dog was very upset that he got left behind. 0.72 miles, 21 minutes, 100 calories burned.

    Finally got groceries so I can start cooking dinner at home again!!! We ate out again. It's a bad habit when we're short on time - at least we aim for real dining and not fast food when we do...

    Need to buckle down and do more cleaning around the house, aaghh.


    Sunday. A new week, a new chance to be awesome and better than we were last week!

    JFT 07/18:

    - Wake up by 8:00
    - Weigh in & measure
    - Take my vitamins
    - Walk the dogs: try to hit 1 mile!
    - Drink 64 oz of water
    - Get 10,000 steps
    - 10 mindful minutes
    - Exercise for 30 minutes
    - Log EVERYTHING
    - Clean the house
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 12,433 Member Member Posts: 12,433 Member
    ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–
    ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’– JULY ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–
    ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–
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    2021
    ๐Ÿ”นWord - Balance
    ๐Ÿ”นI am in tune with my dreams
    ๐Ÿ”นI know what is right for me
    ๐Ÿ”นI will pursue my dreams and greatest passion
    2021
    Life Affirmations

    ๐Ÿ”นI live in congruence with my authentic self
    ๐Ÿ”นI am mindful
    ๐Ÿ”นI am creative every day
    ๐Ÿ”นI foster positivity
    ๐Ÿ”นI am compassionate
    Turning up is the ultimate success!
    • Name: Terri
    • Age: 75๐Ÿ”น Height: 5'2"
    • SW: 227 (Mar 2014)
    • Joined MFP: Jan 2015
    • 1st Goal: 190 (โœ”๏ธ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
    • 14 Feb: 144.0
    • 11 Apr: 142.2
    [*] 1 May: 142.6
    [*] 3 June: 144.4 (thanks to Bank holiday 4 day weekend indulgences)
    [*] 1 July: 144.4 (holding steady)
    [*] Total Weight Loss: 83

    UGW: 142 < x > 148
    Daily Habits:
    Thu: โœ… Fri: โœ… Sat: โœ… Sun: Mon: Tue: Wed:
    1. Weight 142 < x > 148: โœ… 3/7 ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    2. Reduce Fat%: โœ… 28.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2 23.4 23.1 โ€”>22.6
    3. Increase Muscle%: โœ… 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.9: 31.6 โซ
    4. Log CI<CO/Calories in the green โœ… 3/7
    5. Steps > 7500 โœ… 7/37
    6. Intentional exercise > 50 mins dailyโœ… 3/7
    7. Active hours > 6 daily โœ… 3/7
    ๐ŸŒนPositive Intentions for Sun 18 July
    [*] Meditation
    [*] Weigh/post weight
    [*] Family Skype
    [*] Declutter session
    [*] Daily Chores
    [*] Puzzles: Watch TV:
    [*] Keep up to date with email
    [*] Daily goals update

    ๐Ÿ’ฆ July Challenge ๐Ÿ’ฆ
    ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง
    ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง
    ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง

    NLNS
    Jun: LNS: 2 ~|~ ME: 15

    THERE ARE NO QUICK FIXES OR SHORTCUTS to achieving permanent change.
    REMINDERS: One or two thoughts to remember.
    • Daily weight fluctuations are normal, and can be as much as 2 lbs a day for no apparent reason.
    • A general downward trend is what we are looking for.
    • The scale is only one gauge of progress. Others include Measurements, clothes fit, improvement in general well-being/fitness.
    • Eating out can cause apparent weight gain because of high sodium levels, but usually goes quickly. Drinking extra water helps with this.
    • The human body does not react instantly to what we do to it. Sometimes it can take several days to see results.
    • Plateaus are a normal part of the process. The body is consolidating and adapting to your new way of eating/exercising.
    • The closer you get to your goal weight, the more difficult it becomes to lose weight, as your body becomes more efficient at using what you feed it.
    • When you exercise you build muscle, which takes up less space than fat, so use measurements as well as weight to assess your progress.
    • Getting/Staying fit and healthy requires a lifestyle change for most people.
    Stick with the process. It DOES work! But it does take time, effort, and most of all, patience!

    Not much time to read or comment but I hope to get back to it tomorrow.
  • clicketykeysclicketykeys Member Posts: 4,900 Member Member Posts: 4,900 Member
    JFT Sunday
    1. 1 set of lifts. Balance work. Feed cats. Meds. Tea! Check in on MFP. Check weather. Run? Write transcript.
    2. Morning: Green room: Scrub usable items and photograph. Transportation (see FB post for offer). Where can pictures hang? Umbrella / cane / sword storage. Scrub shower.
    3. Scrub 2 plates. Put usable items on FB messenger. Get grey cabinet to new spot. Where can the fan go? Read Jacky!
    4. Brunch: Oatmeal. Scrub one necklace with toothpaste.
    5. Afternoon: Choose orgs for donations? Check on plates. Read: 1 hr (Nickel Boys). Log reading on Beanstalk and Goodreads. S&F script work: 1 hr.
    6. Evening: Clois. Dinner: Dutch baby? Update common room.
    7. 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.
    8. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth.
    9. Upcoming: Wed/Fri livestreams. Wed book group. Sat yoga. MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville? Donations to thrift store. 9 Round - check on free week. IS to check on jobs over the weekend. Visit hiking park Monday.

    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
    End of March: 190.4
    End of April: 188.7
    End of May: 191.2
    Today: 196.4

    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 The Prince (tr. Tim Parks, Russell Price, or Robert Adams), The Secret Adversary (Christie), Hood Feminism (Mikki Kendall), Caste (Isabel Wilkerson).
    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 โ€“ Late Oct? ObG schedule for 9/22. PCP Aug 17. Therapy July 27.
    7. Theater: ??
    8. House: Siding. Or perhaps bathroom floor. Office conversion.
    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, 10 pushups, 30 crunches, 15 side lifts, 15 back kicks. Horse stance for 5 breaths, tree for 10 breaths each leg.
    14. Summer: Organize photos with the family. Write Clois. Write Stuffy and Friends. Create PDFs for video lessons. Change the green room into an office.
    15. Other: Practice hair braiding with D. 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. I'm going to prep for a morning run tomorrow in case it's not pouring. We'll see.
    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.
  • HEGoddard0928HEGoddard0928 Member Posts: 814 Member Member Posts: 814 Member
    Didn't post goals yesterday bc I was so tired. But honestly, I'm glad that I didn't. Bc I ended up finding out some bummer information that makes Matt getting approved for disability more complicated. I mean, I'm pretty sure he's going to get approved but now I have to schedule an appt with a neurologist to get a general eval and a cognative eval done. That way I can send those results in with his application.

    And Friday ended up getting even worse after I posted my goals. But it turned out okay in the end. I've decided to add a med I was taking previously to my current regiment bc I did a lot better on it. And I signed up for a consult with an ADHD coach to help me with habit/routine forming. So we'll see how that works.

    I made a to-do list a few minutes ago and then realized that I didn't actually put an tasks to be done down. I've done everything I wrote down except dinner and my night stuff. But honestly, I think I'm just going to keep it like that for the afternoon. Lol

    I'm kind of off tomorrow but not really. We have an employee covid case at my store so she's out until the 25th. Which means that we need to cover all of her shifts. That won't happen. As well as 2 managers and 2 other associates. So me and one of the Leads are going to go in the mornings of our days off to help with truck and I'm going in at 5 am all next week. We're supposed to have all but 1 person back to work by next Monday. So hopefully these nightmare two weeks will not go on any longer than that. Lol.

  • Janele0627Janele0627 Member, Premium Posts: 104 Member Member, Premium Posts: 104 Member
    Recap 07/18:

    - Wake up by 8:00 x 9:00
    - Weigh in & measure โœ“
    - Take my vitamins โœ“
    - Walk the dogs: try to hit 1 mile! x It was yucky and rainy all day
    - Drink 64 oz of water โœ“
    - Get 10,000 steps x
    - 10 mindful minutes โœ“
    - Exercise for 30 minutes โœ“ 25 minutes of yoga, 15 of stretching
    - Log EVERYTHING โœ“ Even though my diary was way over tonight :(
    - Clean the house โœ“ Cleaned out the fridge, Dishes, Cleaned the bathroom, Cleaned the cat box, Put away the empty reptile tank, Emptied all the luggage from our vacation

    Weekly Check-In:
    Weight: 209.9 (- 0.9). A total of 3 lbs!
    Measurements: Lost 0.5 an inch in my neck (for a total of 1 inch), 1 inch in my waist, and 1 inch in my hips!


    JFT 07/19:

    - Wake up by 7:30
    - Walk the dogs before work
    - Take my vitamins
    - Drink 64 oz of water
    - Get 10,000 steps
    - 10 mindful minutes
    - Exercise for 30 minutes
    - Log EVERTHING
    - Clean the bedroom
  • bookmeister86bookmeister86 Member Posts: 1,156 Member Member Posts: 1,156 Member
    I'm back - been away for just under two weeks staying at my mum's.

    Had a nice time, was lovely to have a change of scene and to spend a bit of time with my mum. I took two days of holiday which we used to go for a nice coffee/ bit of shopping/ nice walk in the country. The rest of the time we worked from there. We didn't argue once which is pretty unusual (we nearly argued once when she was grumpy about it being hot when it wasn't hot at all... But managed to avoid it ....)

    We noticed while we were there that my mum seems to have declined a bit in terms of fitness and mobility. She's only 70 and hopefully has years of active, healthy years left. But she hasn't been exercising that much in the last few months and it seems to have made a difference in terms of her speed and ease of movement. She doesn't really like walking - she used to go swimming several times a week instead, but hasn't done that since the start of the pandemic. For the first few months of the pandemic she was fairly good about going for walks and she downloaded a fitness tracker and got all competitive with herself. But she says she hasn't really bothered this year. She blames it on being too busy because of all the work she's been doing clearing out the house.....but it's clearly just an excuse, she just doesn't like doing it!

    She mentioned that she can't walk as well as she used to and that she may be on the verge of getting arthritis which runs in our family (her mum ended up in a wheelchair because of it, it was the era before hip replacements became routine). I pointed out though that she hasn't actually got significant arthritis yet and that the best way to stave off arthritis is to keep active (pulled out the NHS website to show her on this). I also downloaded the Google Fit app for her which tracks your steps all the time, so she can see how active you are being.

    Hopefully this conversation will have some effect and she'll make a bit more effort.... I know she will lose mobility eventually but I just don't want her to lose it before it's inevitable. It worries me that because her parents both lost most mobility in their seventies she will think it's inevitable she will too. But that was thirty years ago, and neither of them had ever really taken care of their health (they also had bad diets and had multiple heart attacks/strokes as well). It doesn't have to be inevitable for her.

    As for me and my health: I didn't eat particularly well whilst there, had a few barbeques and also she'd got in loads of ice cream which I don't normally keep in so may have made the most of it.... But we did plenty of exercise and had a few 'good' days to balance out the bad days, and I seem to have pretty much maintained, or only gained about a pound. I currently have 5.75 pounds to lose in 32 days (one every 5.6 days) if I want to be less than 12 stone by my France trip. It's a bit ambitious and truth be told I think it probably is a bit too ambitious. But I'm going to try for it anyway....

    Anyway, today's goals:

    - Log everything I eat
    - Be in the green
    - Eat 5+ fruit & veg
    - No alcohol
    - Get 5,000 steps

    - Switch emails off when finished reading
    - Stay positive
    - Finish work by 5.30 and go for pre evening walk

    - Update weekly to-do
    - Check housing alerts

    - In bed by 10.30
    - Lights off by 11
    edited July 19
  • littleblackskirtlittleblackskirt Member Posts: 558 Member Member Posts: 558 Member
    @Snowflake1968 ..."So many things and so much money thrown away" oh how true this is. A tractor bucket would be very useful here too! Going to your grandparents for a nighttime snack sounds like a lovely memory to have.

    Today's the day! I'm going to start logging again. I know it will make me more aware. I'm not convinced I can stick to 1200 calories but I'm sure it will help.

    JFT Monday 19th July

    Log everything
    Back exercises
    Only one small snack
    Walk
    Laundry/ironing
    Gardening
    Paperwork up to date
    Phone electric company
  • KevHexKevHex Member, Premium Posts: 254 Member Member, Premium Posts: 254 Member
    Monday July 19
    Rest day from running.

    1 hr Yoga
    35 minute indoor cycle on Zwift
    Stay in the Green
    Hit fiber & fat goals
    1.5L of water
    Log all Food
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 1,671 Member Member Posts: 1,671 Member
    Saturday 17 July

    Log ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Stay in the green ๐Ÿ˜Š
    5 fruit and veg ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Water ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Weigh ๐Ÿ˜Š trend โ†”๏ธ

    Another fun day of preparing the house for selling. Where does all the junk come from? Dining room, study and cloakroom are now ready but we keep seeming to move things from one room to another and my husband is filling cracks/repainting so no point in getting too advanced with the cleaning! Still need to tidy my wardrobe and no excuse why I should not get on with it.

    Sunday disappeared and now itโ€™s Monday lunchtime ๐Ÿ˜ก. Itโ€™s so hot and thereโ€™s lots to do!
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Member Posts: 1,671 Member Member Posts: 1,671 Member
    Monday 19 July

    Log
    Stay in the green
    5 fruit and veg
    Weigh ๐Ÿ˜Š trend โ†”๏ธ
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,856 Member Member Posts: 2,856 Member
    Didn't post JFT goals yesterday, would've been the usual anyway.

    JFT 7/19 M ~ hot & humid day again, which I don't love
    1) Walked dog 3.94 mi before work, saw sandhill cranes & only 1 bunny (that I noticed). Sun appeared orange red as it rose, from the wildfires in western US. :smiley: happy dog & happy, sweaty me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks
    3) Net cals zero / 14c water
    4) 12:00 Facebook Live / GA-C/V testing / emails
    5) At least 3 things on ta-da list (counting small stuff)
    6) Unplug 9:00 / FLOSS / RETAINERS / Voltaren / Calm app before bed / 5:40 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 ~ 4.3.21 ~ 4.30.21 not pretty ~ skipped 5.31.21
    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 = 146 out of 339 in 34:00:42 / Hope 2021 Face Mask virtual 5K (benefits No Kid Hungry) anytime 5.11.21 in 58:04 / 100 Miles in May virtual challenge ~ 134.68 miles would've been more if I hadn't sluffed off on dog walks one week / Bellin (virtual) 10K on 6.19.21 after thunderstorm in 1:45:49 ave. pace 17:02 per mile / Titletown Wellness Shoreline Challenge: virtual distance from Gills Rock to Pleasant Prairie (232 miles) as many times as possible 6.12.21 - 11.26.21
    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
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    Leaving to take mother to dentist, so wanted to post goals quick. I'll check back in later! Have a great day everyone!

    Just for Monday
    1. 24H Plan and Assess Done :smile:
    2. 64 oz water. Juice 1 lime into water.
    3. Intentional activity - 30 minutes Done :smile:
    4. Catch up on MFP JFT thread and Healthy Habits thread.
    5. Make batch of dog food and put in containers
    6. Readings & Journaling
    7. Update Habit Tracker
    8. Close kitchen at 7:30 pm
    9. Bedtime routine. Start ON TIME!

    July WOM: Consistency.
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