JUST FOR TODAY--One Day at a Time--Daily Commitment Thread for 2022

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  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,055 Member
    Up early and out shopping this morning. Glad to be back home in the warmth. Will be taking it relatively easy today.
    ❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️
    ❄️⛄️JANUARY 2022 ⛄️❄️
    ❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️
    Life Affirmations
    🔹WOTY - CONSOLIDATE
    🔹I am in tune with my dreams
    🔹I know what is right for me
    🔹I will pursue my dreams and greatest passion
    🔹I live in congruence with my authentic self
    🔹I am mindful
    🔹I am creative every day
    🔹I foster positivity
    🔹I am compassionate
    Keep your chin up!
    Turning up is the ultimate success!

    Personal Stats:
    • Name: Terri
    • Age: 75
    • Height: 5'2"
    • SW: 227 (Mar 2014)
    • Joined MFP: Jan 2015
    • 1st Goal: 190 Sept 2015
    • UGW: 145
    • 01 Aug 2019: 170.1
    [*] 31 Dec 2019: 151.2
    [*] 31 Dec 2020: 145.6
    [*] Total weight loss: 81.4 lbs
    [*] (30 Dec 2021: 138.6 - Total Loss: 87 lbs)
    [*] 3 Jan 2022: 138.9


    January Daily Habits: Week 1
    Sat: ✅ Sun: ✅ Mon: ✅
    Tue: ✅ Wed: ✅ Thu: Fri:
    1. Weight < 145: ✅5/7 (I weigh each morning after ablutions)
    2. Reduce Fat%: ✅ 29.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2 23.4 21%
    3. Increase Muscle%: ✅ 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.9: 31.8
    4. Calories in the green ✅5/7
    5. Steps > 7500 ✅ 5/7
    6. Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily✅5/7
    7. Active hours > 6 daily ✅5/7
    8. 11pm shutdown of devices✅5/7
    9. Cleanup sweep of ground floor rooms✅5/7
    10. after making bed > 10 minutes of flex✅5/7
    Positive intentions for Wed 5:
    • Meditation 👌🏻
    • Weekly shopping 👌🏻
    • Daily Flex👌🏻
    • Crochet👌🏻/Jigsaw
    • laundry👌🏻
    • Daily Chores👌🏻
    • Self Care👌🏻

    Positive intentions for Thu 6:
    • Meditation
    • Daily Flex
    • Crochet/Jigsaw
    • Finish taking down Christmas decorations
    • Daily Chores
    • Self Care

    @Bex953172 Aw thanks. I never thought I would get here. I started maintaining nearly 3 years ago when I hit 155. Then noticed the weight was still very slowly dropping, so kept on to see how far it would go. 😂


    Terri 🦄


  • Janele0627
    Janele0627 Posts: 231 Member
    Janele0627 wrote: »
    JFT 01/05
    - Log everything ✓ I tried my best, but I might have forgotten one or two of the small snacks I had. Went on a bit of a comfort binge due to extreme fatigue, stress, and my monthly
    - 64 oz of water X 55 oz
    - 15 min of cardio X Got caught up with trying to finish more crafts once again
    - 10,000 steps X 7625. Not bad for still recovering from extreme fatigue and sitting to work on crafts a lot
    - Complete plan checklist
    - Work on crafts for store opening ✓ Progress is slow. I'm worried I won't have as much prepared as I had hoped for the opening
    JFT 01/06
    - Up by 7:30
    - Vitamins
    - 64 oz of water
    - 10,000 steps
    - 15 min of cardio
    - Shower
    - Work on crafts
    - Meal plan/Grocery list
    - Log everything
    - Daily plan checklist
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,063 Member
    Word the year: Determination

    JFT Thurs 6th

    - Log all food
    - 4 waters
    - 10k steps
    - Clean kitchen
    - Exercise ✔️


    I was good last night, I chopped up a carrot for a snack and had a green & peppermint tea :)
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,471 Member
    edited January 2022
    Recap W 1/5
    1) X-trained before work (circuit/weights in basement) :smiley:
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks :smiley: 13/14 lost track during intense hour at work haha, 28 floors, 13.5K
    3) Net calories zero / 14c water :smiley: green 37, high sodium :/ , fiber excellent, protein low-ish, sugar good, 104 oz. water
    4) Make skillet pan lasagna for supper ~ yum / shovel snow? yes 45 min. / 1-2 ta-da's :neutral: not much but TA-DA
    5) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 6:00 alarm (treadmill before work) :smiley: 6/6

    JFT R 1/6
    1) Treadmill 3 miles before work :smiley:
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks / pace in office during webinar
    3) Supper? / net calories zero / 112 oz. water
    4) Catch up daily work log comments / clear some email backlog / Facebook Live 12:00 / webinar 2:00 / online training if time
    5) Shovel snow? / place citrus order / balance bank accts / update budget s/s / another ta-da?
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / Calm app / 6:00 alarm (treadmill before work)

    Yesterday after work, I was surprised to see that snow plow had gone through our outlying neighborhood already, creating the usual snow ridge at end of driveway. Our driveway is very wide (fits 3 cars) and the longest in our block. Happy that hubby had shoveled before he left for work, snow not so deep when I got home. Also glad snow was dry & fluffy, not wet & heavy. I took care of kitty & dog, changed clothes, and shoveled entire driveway, snow ridge, curb under mailbox, front walkway & back patio. Fitbit recognized activity as Walk. Whatever. Helped keep my net calories green. Depending on when today's snow showers end & if hubby shovels before work, I may have to shovel again tonight. Maybe there will be enough snow for next week's workplace hike to be on snowshoes. That would be fun.
    About me: Carmela
    Height 5'4"
    64 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2022 Goals: mainly updates from the last two years
    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 track daily on a separate app (for the visual). 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
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking dog, treadmill in winter, but include weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    6) Participate in race or challenge events hopefully fewer virtual this year ~
    • started MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,022km challenge on Jan. 1
    • registered for Frenzy on the Fox 5K on 1.21.22
    • registered for Seroogy's Valentine 5K on 2.5.22
    • will register for Bellin 10K on 6.11.22 ~ first time in person since 2019
    • will register for Packers 5K when July details announced
    • will register for Bellin Women's Pink Pumpkin 5K when Oct. details announced
    • will register for Run for the Hill of It (trail) 5K when Oct. details announced
    • watch for other events to add
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together ~ excellent goal last two years to be continued
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states) ~ keeping this goal as well
    9) Continue to declutter bedroom, home office, former work from home space (a/k/a dining room) and basement

    Word for 2022: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,569 Member

    JFT for 1/6 (today): ✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 1/3), unless I want sugar free or no sugar added.
    2) Peanut butter ok today (last 1/2)
    3) Don't weigh again until Thursday, 1/6
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/5)
    5) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today (1-2 Tbsp). (last - 12/13)
    6) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds ok, up to 1 oz of nut gift OK today
    7) No dried apricots today. (last 12/13)
    8) None of DH's treats today.
    9) No turkey jerky today.
    10) No turkey Vienna sausage today
    Added 11) Can eat a brunch due to lunch meeting..

    Hour commitment - will have coffee stuff at or after 8 am.

  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 960 Member
    Well, yesterday's "balanced" eating plan didn't quite go as intended. Far too many sweets. In addition to the planned small cup of ice cream, I started the day with pastry for "second breakfast," skipped lunch but had a cookie with my tea in the afternoon, and ate a few chocolates in the evening. Not exactly consistent with the Mediterranean eating plan recommended by my cardiologist. (Dinner was fine - salmon, asparagus, and brown rice - but I should have chosen fruit instead of candy.) Tonight my daughter's family is coming for dinner since my son is heading home tomorrow. I'm making chicken and cheese enchiladas, a family favorite, but not exactly low in salt, saturated fat, or calories. Well, I'll be aiming for balance again today and hopefully avoiding the sugary stuff.

    Recap Wednesday, 1/5
    Balanced meals - Not quite
    Stay hydrated - :)
    Walk - :)
    Enjoy the ice cream - :)
    One chore - No
    Tutoring session - :)
    Lego project - start phase 2! - :)
    Bed by midnight? - :) Yes!

    JFT Thursday, 1/6
    Balanced meals
    Stay hydrated
    Walk or stationary bike
    Quick grocery run
    Make enchiladas
    Lego project (if there's time)
    Enjoy time with family
    Bed by midnight?
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,569 Member
    Hour commitment - early lunch. Getting ready for meeting. Now I won't eat again until after 5 pm, except for dose of metamusal.
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,186 Member
    mytime6630 wrote: »
    JFT, Wed
    1. log all food :)
    2. concentrate on water :)
    3. plan meals: breakfast and lunch are easy; dinner will be brocolli/chicken casserole Ended up eating just a hamburger (hubby wanted hamburger because he worked out at the gym) with a large salad
    4. snacks: apple or orange, maybe a cheese stick :) Actually .. did not have a snack at all
    5. write in journal :s
    6. positive thinking :)
    7. start taking down xmas stuff :):):) And while doing it, went through and going to shred 10 years worth of tax documents! So that gave me more room to store xmas stuff. But got everything down and put away (except for some snowmen/winter like things

    JFt, Thurs
    1. log food
    2. concentrate on water

  • Faebert
    Faebert Posts: 1,588 Member
    Hi all

    I think I forgot to update last night. Took ages at the vet but luckily little Monty the cat is on the mend now. I’m so relieved. Also really pleased that, even though we got back late, cold, tired and hungry, I still made good food choices and stayed under. It’s like things have clicked for me, and I’m far stronger willed because I’m in the zone.

    Another good food and exercise day today. Will need to challenge myself a bit now - add in some different exercise and/or add to my running mileage.

    Hope you are all doing well - nearly Friday!

    Wednesday goals recap:
    Morning run ✅ 1 mile
    Builder to visit for shed base quote 7:30am 😖 I was ready, but he bailed on me
    Call vet again ✅ and visited ✅
    Finish planning✅
    Check with M re MTP✅
    Stay within calorie goal✅
    Water✅
    Pick up LFD tests at school❌ Forgot
    Leave on time ✅

    Thursday goals:
    Morning run ✅ 2 miles
    Walk kids to school ✅
    Print maths worksheets ✅
    New timetable ✅
    Leave by 12:30 ✅
    Stay within calorie goal ✅
    Water ❌ not been great today. It was so cold I just kept making coffee
    Early night - I need this! Cat worries have kept me up two nights
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,186 Member
    AJB1014 wrote: »
    Hi everyone! Thanks for the warm welcome @Bex953172 :blush: Back again today. Today I showed up, stopped eating when I was full instead of finishing what was on my plate, I drank water and poured out half my coffee! Just for today I will give myself credit for all I have accomplished! And speak nicely to myself when I think about what I did not.

    So nice to see you back! And yes ... you had a great day!
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,055 Member
    edited January 2022
    it was a dark wet stormy day, so stayed indoors. Working on putting our tree and ornaments away until next Christmas
    ❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️
    ❄️⛄️JANUARY 2022 ⛄️❄️
    ❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️
    Life Affirmations
    🔹WOTY - CONSOLIDATE
    🔹I am in tune with my dreams
    🔹I know what is right for me
    🔹I will pursue my dreams and greatest passion
    🔹I live in congruence with my authentic self
    🔹I am mindful
    🔹I am creative every day
    🔹I foster positivity
    🔹I am compassionate
    Keep your chin up!
    Turning up is the ultimate success!

    Personal Stats:
    • Name: Terri
    • Age: 75
    • Height: 5'2"
    • SW: 227 (Mar 2014)
    • Joined MFP: Jan 2015
    • 1st Goal: 190 Sept 2015
    • UGW: 145
    • 01 Aug 2019: 170.1
    [*] 31 Dec 2019: 151.2
    [*] 31 Dec 2020: 145.6
    [*] Total weight loss: 81.4 lbs
    [*] (30 Dec 2021: 138.6 - Total Loss: 87 lbs)
    [*] 3 Jan 2022: 138.9


    January Daily Habits: Week 1
    Sat: ✅ Sun: ✅ Mon: ✅
    Tue: ✅ Wed: ✅ Thu: ✅ Fri:
    1. Weight < 145: ✅6/7 (I weigh each morning after ablutions)
    2. Reduce Fat%: ✅ 29.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2 23.4 21%
    3. Increase Muscle%: ✅ 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.9: 31.8
    4. Calories in the green ✅6/7
    5. Steps > 7500 ✅ 6/7
    6. Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily✅6/7
    7. Active hours > 6 daily ✅6/7
    8. 11pm shutdown of devices✅6/7
    9. Cleanup sweep of ground floor rooms✅6/7
    10. after making bed > 10 minutes of flex✅6/7

    Positive intentions for Thu 6:
    • Meditation 👌🏻
    • Daily Flex👌🏻
    • Crochet/Jigsaw✅
    • Finish taking down Christmas decorations ✅
    • Daily Chores✅
    • Self Care✅
    Positive intentions for Fri 7:
    • Meditation
    • Daily Flex
    • go to Fishmongers
    • Crochet/Jigsaw
    • Daily Chores
    • Self Care

    @cschmitz110515 Carmela, it’s great that you both take the time to keep the sidewalk clear. I’m sure older people, and those less able must appreciate it when people do that.
    @Snowflake1968 Tracey, I know what you mean about time and energy. I don’t always get in here every day.
    @Faebert Well done on staying on track.


    Terri 🦄
  • MrsHermit
    MrsHermit Posts: 195 Member
    I think I have caught the thing, so trying to get over that. DH is further along than I am, getting better. Thankfully I have a few days to catch up on tasks once I get better. Yesterday I didn't really track (went way over calories), just focused on eating a large variety of food/veggies/fruits.

    There has been quite a bit of snow lately, everything looks so very white! I wish I felt better so I can go out and enjoy the deep snow one last time before we move.

    @Faebert Thank you, packing is going alright despite the interrupting with this illness. We're also getting a few things that we'll need that won't be available there. It's so satisfying peeking at the package, crossing it off the list, and putting it on the pile "already packed!!". haha I hate moving too. At least this time has a since of adventure, and much prayer.

    @Outdoorsy_Canadian Evening snacking is one of my stumbling blocks too. I'm trying to replace it with tea.

    @cschmitz110515 Thank you, I'll keep looking to try to help DH.

    @Bex953172 It looks like you're already practicing your word of the year: determination! You can do it!!
    JFT Thursday

    WFTY: Focus. Students come back tomorrow.
    @clicketykeys You got this!

    @Janele0627 You're opening a crafts store! How exciting! I hope it goes really well for you! Are you online too by chance?

    @AJB1014 I need to do something similar with portions too, put back half or a third. And more water.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,569 Member

    JFT for 1/6 (today): ✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 1/3), unless I want sugar free or no sugar added.✔️
    2) Peanut butter ok today (last 1/2)✔️
    3) Don't weigh again until Thursday, 1/6✔️
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/5)✔️
    5) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today (1-2 Tbsp). (last - 12/13)✔️
    6) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds ok, up to 1 oz of nut gift OK today✔️
    7) No dried apricots today. (last 12/13)✔️
    8) None of DH's treats today.✔️
    9) No turkey jerky today.✔️
    10) No turkey Vienna sausage today✔️
    Added 11) Can eat a brunch due to lunch meeting..✔️

    JFT for 1/7 (tomorrow): ✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 1/3), unless I want sugar free or no sugar added.
    2) No Peanut butter today (last 1/6)
    3) Don't weigh again until Monday, 1/10
    4) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 1/6)
    5) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today (1-2 Tbsp). (last - 12/13)
    6) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds ok, up to 1 oz of nut gift OK today
    7) No dried apricots today. (last 12/13)
    8) None of DH's treats today.
    9) No turkey jerky today.
    10) No turkey Vienna sausage today

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.


  • clicketykeys
    clicketykeys Posts: 6,568 Member
    JFT Friday
    1. Tea! Check in on MFP. Breathing & stretching.
    2. Morning: Check email. Therapy exercises. Watch Abbott Elementary. Update feed from blogroll.
    3. Reading: Last Night at the Telegraph Club. Update Beanstack.
    4. Writing: Clois. Script. 1 hr.
    5. Housework: Put laundry away. Unload/reload dishwasher. Clean small bathroom. Calls.
    6. Afternoon: Set up video. Check on elliptical. Walk at park.
    7. Evening: Livestream. Dinner: Soup. 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. Update JFT.
    8. Gratitude journal. Therapy exercises: crunches, push-ups, squats, ankle lifts, box jumps, plank. Meds. Floss, rinse, brush teeth. Set out journal. Read: 1 hr (NFH) while playing sleepy music.
    9. Upcoming: Upcoming: Wed/Sat livestreams. MH Monday check-in; Tough Question Tuesday; Whatever Wednesday AMA; Thankful Thursday. S&F script work. Clois. Theater 1/12. Dentist 5/12. Therapy 1/26 10A and 2/24 4P. Conf 1/13. Start planning Saturday Seven for 1/8 6 PM. Yoga at library 1/8 10:00; then volunteering. Need to patch the flamingo dress. Where are my patches? Call DFCS about Medicaid; call lawyer after. Check on elliptical. The small bathroom needs to be cleaned. Slow cooker meal. Load dishwasher S/T/R eves.

    Scale goals
    End of 2017: 174.6
    End of 2018: 189.2
    End of 2019: 196.4
    End of 2020: 187.4
    End of 2021: 194.4
    Today: 196.0

    Ongoing plans/ideas

    These are not up to date. See regular weekday plans. Include previous WOTYs though.

    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. Look into
    6. Medical: Dentist May 12. ObG schedule for 2022 after 9/28. PCP March? Therapy 9:15 12/29. Ankle 9:15 12/27.
    7. Theater: Read play for discussion Jan 12 7P.
    8. House: Siding. Or perhaps bathroom floor. How to remove cement.
    9. Fun: Open beading on Thursdays. Coloring at library on Tuesday. Put jewelry away. Edney Hack Nights alt Weds. ASL? Spanish/Portuguese practice? Practice piano. ROL Secret Adversary. Buy bike rack for car.
    10. Volunteering ideas: Theater. Library. Animal shelter. Community Kitchen. Emerge Georgia training.
    11. Family: Book group. Dinners?
    12. Writing: Blog post: Running, Racism and Rum: Learning to Handle Discomfort. Fanfic: Create a scene list for the Batgirl story. Finish the cafe scene for the Titans story.
    13. 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 blog posts for video lessons.
    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? Indochino suit fitting - Atlanta or Nashville?

    WFTY: Focus. @MrsHermit I did! Overall things went well. Attendance was only at about 70%, which... honestly I can't do anything about that so I need to just not dwell on it.
    2020 WFTY: Progress. 2021 WFTY: Persistence.
  • Outdoorsy_Canadian
    Outdoorsy_Canadian Posts: 54 Member
    Not getting enough sleep. Need to work on getting 7+ hours.

    Unproductive at home. Need to get more motivated once dinner is done.

    JFT Jan 6
    1. Drink lots of water ✔️
    2. Log all food✔️
    3. NLS✔️
    4. Exercise❌
    5. Meds✔️
    6. Unplug for 1 hour ❌