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

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  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 14,506 Member
    🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷
    🌷🌱🌷MAY 2022🌷🌱🌷
    🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷
    WEEK 3: 15 - 22 May

    For May, my focus is:
    Eat Heathy!
    πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—
    πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—
    πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—
    Move More!
    πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ
    πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ
    πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ

    Daily DONE Log:
    πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
    πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
    πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

    18 May:
    πŸ”Ή 06.30: meditation (30)
    πŸ”Ή 07.05: wake-up walk (20)
    πŸ”Ή Weighed/recorded weight
    πŸ”Ή Herbal tea/supplements
    πŸ”Ή posted Sole Mates steps from yesterday
    πŸ”Ή shower/dress
    πŸ”Ή breakfast
    πŸ”Ή 08.10: Weekly shop
    πŸ”Ή 10.10: clean fridge/put groceries away
    πŸ”Ή 10.50: Coffee/relax
    πŸ”Ή Plan/Log food for today
    πŸ”Ή Balance macros
    πŸ”Ή 11.45: Yoga (20)
    πŸ”Ή 12.30: lunch/clear up
    πŸ”Ή 13.30: writing
    πŸ”Ή 16.30: coffee/relax
    πŸ”Ή 18.00: Make dinner/clear up
    πŸ”Ή Watch TV
    πŸ”Ή Posts JFT/JGM10D/SoleMates
    πŸ”Ή Posts UAC/BHHs
    πŸ”Ή Posts for WATWs/Women50+


    πŸ¦„ Terri
  • Anniesquats100
    Anniesquats100 Posts: 1,546 Member

    JFT Wednesday
    1. No candy yes
    2. No cookies yes
    3. Eat under calorie limit yes
    4. Yoga yes
    5. Fast marching video close
    6. Change tax withholding yes!!!

    7. Eat salad yes
    Another great diet and exercise day. Yay! I am so proud of myself for saving calories for lunch. 😊

    JFT Thursday
    1. No candy
    2. No cookies
    3. Eat lunch out and log in MFP
    4. Horseback riding
    5. Dumbbells 40 reps

    Annie
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 847 Member
    Hour commitment - Small supper, but now I won't eat anything else today with the exception that I can "sample" some of my crockpot chicken when it's done and I'm putting it away. Probably around 9 pm or so.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 847 Member
    JFT for 5/18 (today): βœ”οΈ
    1) No desserts today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added (last 5/11) When cookies come this week, I can have some of those.βœ”οΈ
    2) No peanut butter today (last 5/14)βœ”οΈβœ”οΈ
    3) Don't weigh again until Friday 5/20
    4) No hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/17) Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at Italian restaurant ok.βœ”οΈ
    5) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last - 5/14)βœ”οΈ
    6) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds & mixed nuts ok (22-28 g)βœ”οΈ
    7) No turkey jerky today. (last - 5/15)βœ”οΈ
    8) No chicken Vienna sausage today (last 5/16)βœ”οΈ
    9) No pumpkin or yam today (last 5/17)βœ”οΈ
    10) None of Gary's stash for my desserts, but can have nuts.βœ”οΈ

    JFT for 5/19 (tomorrow): βœ”οΈ
    1) No desserts today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added (last 5/11) No cookies today.
    2) Peanut butter ok today (last 5/14)
    3) Don't weigh again until Friday 5/20
    4) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/17) Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at Italian restaurant ok.
    5) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last - 5/14)
    6) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds & mixed nuts ok (22-28 g)
    7) No turkey jerky today. (last - 5/15)
    8) No chicken Vienna sausage today (last 5/16)
    9) Pumpkin or yam ok today (last 5/17)
    10) None of Gary's stash for my desserts, but can have nuts.

    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 757 Member

    JFT Wednesday 18th May

    Stay under maintenance yes
    Only one snack yes
    Walk (with friend, so I will do it) 50 minutes
    Finish work ironing yes

    I also managed to do some weeding and planted some seeds, better late than never. Spinach and lettuce as well as some flowers. I wanted to do some more gardening in the evening, but my neighbour phoned me to tell me to close my doors, there was a huge swarm of angry wasps in a neighbour's garden. Almost everyone in the street were looking out at them. So too scary to go outside. I wish I knew where they went when they dispersed, I'm allergic to wasp stings.

    Today I 'm going to take it easy with not too much bending, as I'm aching after yesterday. I need to go out, might make myself go to the garden centre as well.

    JFT Thursday 19th May

    Stay under maintenance
    Only one snack
    Walk
    Grocery shopping
    Post court letter

    May Challenge
    Week 1 180/150
    Week 2 0/150
    Week 3 84 /150
  • Anniesquats100
    Anniesquats100 Posts: 1,546 Member
    I'm down 1.7 from last Friday. Yay! And down to the 160s but that won't last through lunch. Still, it feels great!

    Annie
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,132 Member
    Recap 5/18 happy hump day
    1) Overcast & rainy so PT exercises before work :smiley: (screwed up Fitbit for tracking, does PT count? LOL)
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks (take the time!) / pace in office during webinar :) 8.5K 21 floors 13/14
    3) Leftovers for supper / net calories zero / 96 oz. water :/ net cals -354, sodium not bad, fiber ok, protein & calcium good, 96 oz. water
    4) Slog away at GA-S testing & documentation / 10-12 webinar / complete webinar summary form, pdf & digital sign *sigh* / 2:30 Warehouse to review records for 7 yr retention / update mileage log / update PRO s/s comments / emails current / log JMI activity = 7/7 productive work day
    5) Leave office 4:25 / hair appt 5:00 / some type of declutter 15 min. / make overnight oats / finish grocery list / another ta-da ~ refilled bird feeders, reviewed recipes/meal planned TA-DA! = 5/6
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / pray & Calm / 5:45 alarm (walk dog before work) :p watched Downton Abbey marathon on TV instead

    JFT 5/19 R
    1) Walked dog 3.18 mi before work, saw cranes in flight :sunglasses: happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks / pace during webinar
    3) Make supper? / net calories zero / 96 oz. water
    4) Write F&D summaries for Warehouse records & as many Hold Percentages (20) as I can today / download & print W CPE & submit with webinar summary form / 2-3 webinar / complete summary form, pdf, digital sign / download & print CPE & submit with summary / Facebook Live video / emails current
    5) Breadsmith / grocery shop / mail dentist pmt / contact GBBG re online pass update / check DVR / make overnight oats / boil eggs / anything else?
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / Voltaren / pray & Calm / early alarm (if raining, PT, if not, walk dog)

    May Exercise Challenge:
    Goal 1: PT exercises 4-5 days per week
    Week 1: :smiley::smiley::smiley: {more dog walks instead}
    Week 2: :smiley::smiley::smiley:
    Week 3: :smiley::smiley:

    Goal 2: 3 mile dog walks, up to 5 days per week by end of May if knees permit
    Week 1: :smiley: 3.06 :smiley: 3.18 :) 1.61 w/ hubby :smiley: 3.06
    Week 2: :smiley: 3.25 before work yay :) 1.42 Fox Tails work hike :smiley: 3.06 :sunglasses: 3.19
    Week 3: :smiley: 3.14 :sunglasses: 3.18

    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 ~
    • 1.31.22 forgot to measure & log (DDS 8:20, quick stops at bread store & grocery essentials, then to mom & dad's for her bday)
    • 3.1.22 (still recovering from flu 2.23-2.25)
    • 3.31.22 maintaining not gaining
    • 4.30.22 barely maintaining
    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
    • Started PT (physical therapy) exercises 1.28.22 due to overuse of arthritic knees
    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
    • Frenzy on the Fox (River Trail) 5K on 1.21.22 ~ untimed event, per MapMyWalk 53.47 & ave. pace 16:30, frigid this year with wind chill at zero
    • registered for Seroogy's Valentine 5K on 2.5.22 ~ medico nixed race b/c inflammation in knee due to overuse & my arthritis = sad me but good for my knee
    • registered 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
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 1,568 Member

    JFT Wednesday
    - Up at 6:30 :neutral: up but didn't move until closer to 7:30
    - Weigh :smiley:
    - Work by 8:00 :neutral: 8:10, pretty close
    - Morning meeting :smiley:
    - Area pre-audit :smiley:
    - Work on audit report :smiley:
    - Leave work around noon :smiley:
    - Straighten up house :smiley:
    - Welcome kiddo home :smiley:
    - Maybe get some balloons for V's b-day :(
    - ride :(
    - shower :(
    - Birthday get dinner & gifts :smiley:
    - no alcohol :smiley:
    - Bed by 11:30 :smile:

    Happy Wednesday y'all!

    Sierra made it home safely yesterday and we talked for hours. It was really nice hearing about her year, except that she told me she went through a severe depressive episode. She did finally reach out for help, thank goodness. She lost 25 pounds in 1 month, she only weighs 115 on a good day. It broke my heart, but I stayed upbeat and encouraged her to continue seeing her therapist over the summer. I didn't want her to see my pain. It really is one of my biggest fears. My problems got worse when I went to college and I really don't want that for her. I blame myself in a way because my family has such a strong history of mental illness. I wasn't diagnosed until after I had kids, and though my mom and grandmother were both nuts, nothing was ever said or diagnosed. I often wonder if I would have still had kids if I'd known I was such a mess. I just love my girls so much I don't want them to have to live through what I have. Hopefully, now that both are in therapy at a relatively young age, things won't get as out of hand as they did with me. I didn't share this with my hubby, because I just don't know how or if she wants me to. It will break him in two. She is daddy's little girl.

    As for the rest of the day, it was pretty great. V was really happy with her birthday gifts, dinner and brownies.

    Today, I'm just doing the work thing and then going home and doing the mom thing. Don't feel like making goals for today...

  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 3,694 Member

    JFT Wednesday
    - Up at 6:30 :neutral: up but didn't move until closer to 7:30
    - Weigh :smiley:
    - Work by 8:00 :neutral: 8:10, pretty close
    - Morning meeting :smiley:
    - Area pre-audit :smiley:
    - Work on audit report :smiley:
    - Leave work around noon :smiley:
    - Straighten up house :smiley:
    - Welcome kiddo home :smiley:
    - Maybe get some balloons for V's b-day :(
    - ride :(
    - shower :(
    - Birthday get dinner & gifts :smiley:
    - no alcohol :smiley:
    - Bed by 11:30 :smile:

    Happy Wednesday y'all!

    Sierra made it home safely yesterday and we talked for hours. It was really nice hearing about her year, except that she told me she went through a severe depressive episode. She did finally reach out for help, thank goodness. She lost 25 pounds in 1 month, she only weighs 115 on a good day. It broke my heart, but I stayed upbeat and encouraged her to continue seeing her therapist over the summer. I didn't want her to see my pain. It really is one of my biggest fears. My problems got worse when I went to college and I really don't want that for her. I blame myself in a way because my family has such a strong history of mental illness. I wasn't diagnosed until after I had kids, and though my mom and grandmother were both nuts, nothing was ever said or diagnosed. I often wonder if I would have still had kids if I'd known I was such a mess. I just love my girls so much I don't want them to have to live through what I have. Hopefully, now that both are in therapy at a relatively young age, things won't get as out of hand as they did with me. I didn't share this with my hubby, because I just don't know how or if she wants me to. It will break him in two. She is daddy's little girl.

    As for the rest of the day, it was pretty great. V was really happy with her birthday gifts, dinner and brownies.

    Today, I'm just doing the work thing and then going home and doing the mom thing. Don't feel like making goals for today...

    Awh I'm sorry you feel that your history of mental health is being passed on through your children. Maybe it has but it doesn't make it your fault.

    The resources and understanding of mental health is much more recognised than it used to be. And although it's hard for us parents I'm sure they will make it through it and be strong with the right support, which it sounds like they have. And with you having been through it yourself atleast you have a very good understanding too and know what they need to help them. I've always admired the stories you tell us about your kids. They sound amazing and you should give yourself credit for the wonderful girls you've raised despite you're own struggles Xx

    I really need to get Marley booked in for an ADHD assessment because more and more things are becoming recognisable.
    I just need to get off by fat butt and get her registered at the Dr. (Somehow they missed her application when I got everyone else joined up)
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 847 Member
    JFT for 5/19 (today, updated): βœ”οΈ
    1) No desserts today, unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added (last 5/11) No cookies today.
    2) Peanut butter ok today (last 5/14)
    3) Don't weigh again until Monday, 5/23
    4) Up to 1.5 oz hard cheese today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 5/17) Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at Italian restaurant ok.
    5) Starting to allow honey again, but not everyday. No honey today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last - 5/14)
    6) No peanuts today & No pistachios today; walnuts & almonds & mixed nuts ok (22-28 g)
    7) Turkey jerky ok today. (last - 5/15)
    8) No chicken Vienna sausage today (last 5/16)
    9) Pumpkin or yam ok today (last 5/17)
    10) None of Gary's stash for my desserts, but can have nuts.
    11) Can eat a brunch today because of long lunch meeting.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 847 Member
    Hour commitment - After I finish my watermelon, I won't eat again until after 5 pm. Can still have my dose of metamusal. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch.
  • PackerFanInGB
    PackerFanInGB Posts: 3,143 Member
    Sunday I skipped church to watch my girl row on ESPN+. It was cool seeing her on TV I actually took pictures of the TV my younger daughter found that hilarious. After the races I went an bought some new plant stands for outside then went to the local farm/greenhouse and bought some baskets of flowers for outside. Once Tim and I finished that, we went for a bike ride. That pretty well sums up the weekend, food was iffy, but the weekend was good.

    Today I have to audit ALLLLLL day long. It's lunch time now. I grabbed a healthy bag of Cheez-its (lol) and thought I'd check in. After work if it stops raining I may do some yard work if it is raining maybe I'll clean the floors downstairs (that was on hubby's weekend list, but he wasn't feeling great).


    How cool is that???!! You must feel so proud!

    I had to laugh at your Cheez-Its comment because they have been taunting me and winning for about a month now! They magically jump into my grocery cart and sometimes at night they jump into baggies and wind up in my hand while I'm reading at bedtime. Sneaky little suckers.... :mrgreen:
  • azulvioleta6
    azulvioleta6 Posts: 4,158 Member

    JFT for Wednesday, 5-18:
    1. Eat breakfast/take morning pills :smile:
    2. No grains or sugar :)
    3. Track food :)
    4. Rest today :)
    5. 8 C water :)
    6. No caffeine after noon :)
    7. 5+ freggies :)
    8. Keep working on improving sleep :neutral: Fitbit sleep score 66
    [/quote]

    JFT for Thursday, 5-19
    1. Eat breakfast/take morning pills
    2. No grains or sugar
    3. Track food
    4. Take a long walk
    5. 10,000 steps
    6. 8 C water
    7. No caffeine after noon
    8. 5+ freggies
    9. Keep working on improving sleep
    10. Get 4th COVID jab (am going to start swimming again, will be a bit safer with this)

  • azulvioleta6
    azulvioleta6 Posts: 4,158 Member
    Oh, and I got my medicine yesterday! I feel like a bit of a survivor! Feeling better already, should be a lot more energetic in 3 or 4 days.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 14,506 Member
    edited May 19
    🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷
    🌷🌱🌷MAY 2022🌷🌱🌷
    🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷
    WEEK 3: 15 - 22 May

    For May, my focus is:
    Eat Heathy!
    πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—
    πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—
    πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—
    Move More!
    πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ
    πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ
    πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ

    Daily DONE Log:
    πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
    πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
    πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
    19 May:
    πŸ”Ή 07.20: meditation (30)
    πŸ”Ή 07.50: wake-up walk (20)
    πŸ”Ή Weighed/recorded weight
    πŸ”Ή Herbal tea/supplements
    πŸ”Ή posted Sole Mates steps from yesterday
    πŸ”Ή decluttered email inbox
    πŸ”Ή researched accommodation for grad ceremony in Oxford for end of July (granddaughter)
    πŸ”Ή 09.20: breakfast
    πŸ”Ή shower/dress
    πŸ”Ή laundry
    πŸ”Ή Decluttered kitchen w/tops
    πŸ”Ή 10.50: Coffee/relax
    πŸ”Ή Plan/Log food for today
    πŸ”Ή Balance macros
    πŸ”Ή 11.35: pruned shrubs
    πŸ”Ή 13.00: lunch/clear up
    πŸ”Ή 13.30: aerobics (15)
    πŸ”Ή Watched News/TV prog
    πŸ”Ή 15.00: more Gardening
    πŸ”Ή 16.30: coffee/relax
    πŸ”Ή 19.00: Make dinner/clear up
    πŸ”Ή Watched TV
    πŸ”Ή Posts JFT/JGM10D/SoleMates
    πŸ”Ή Posts UAC/BHHs
    πŸ”Ή Posts for WATWs/Women50+
    @littleblackskirt I also overdid the gardening today. Thighs, abs, and butt are screaming.
    @pridesabtch Sierra’s difficulties aren’t your your fault. These things weren’t known about as much as they are today. And you are a great mum to those girls.

    πŸ¦„ Terri
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 3,904 Member
    Oh, and I got my medicine yesterday! I feel like a bit of a survivor! Feeling better already, should be a lot more energetic in 3 or 4 days.

    SO happy you were able to get the meds that you need.. and hope you start to feel better soon!
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 3,904 Member

    JFT Wednesday
    - Up at 6:30 :neutral: up but didn't move until closer to 7:30
    - Weigh :smiley:
    - Work by 8:00 :neutral: 8:10, pretty close
    - Morning meeting :smiley:
    - Area pre-audit :smiley:
    - Work on audit report :smiley:
    - Leave work around noon :smiley:
    - Straighten up house :smiley:
    - Welcome kiddo home :smiley:
    - Maybe get some balloons for V's b-day :(
    - ride :(
    - shower :(
    - Birthday get dinner & gifts :smiley:
    - no alcohol :smiley:
    - Bed by 11:30 :smile:

    Happy Wednesday y'all!

    Sierra made it home safely yesterday and we talked for hours. It was really nice hearing about her year, except that she told me she went through a severe depressive episode. She did finally reach out for help, thank goodness. She lost 25 pounds in 1 month, she only weighs 115 on a good day. It broke my heart, but I stayed upbeat and encouraged her to continue seeing her therapist over the summer. I didn't want her to see my pain. It really is one of my biggest fears. My problems got worse when I went to college and I really don't want that for her. I blame myself in a way because my family has such a strong history of mental illness. I wasn't diagnosed until after I had kids, and though my mom and grandmother were both nuts, nothing was ever said or diagnosed. I often wonder if I would have still had kids if I'd known I was such a mess. I just love my girls so much I don't want them to have to live through what I have. Hopefully, now that both are in therapy at a relatively young age, things won't get as out of hand as they did with me. I didn't share this with my hubby, because I just don't know how or if she wants me to. It will break him in two. She is daddy's little girl.

    As for the rest of the day, it was pretty great. V was really happy with her birthday gifts, dinner and brownies.

    Today, I'm just doing the work thing and then going home and doing the mom thing. Don't feel like making goals for today...

    From what I know about you.. you are one of the best moms. Don't ever blame yourself for your daughters mental illness. I do not have mental illness, yet my daughter has schizoaffective bipolar. For years I blamed myself for causing this. I thought it was something that I did in parenting her, until I realized so many others in my family suffered from the same mental illness. It was in the genes .. there was nothing I could do to stop her from having this. Like you, I thought if I had known all this I would not have had children. But like you, I love my kids so much, and I would not trade that for anything.

    This is something that is no one's fault. Mental illness is so hard to explain, and so many have it. You should be very very proud of your daughter for getting the help that she needs, seeing a therapist. She is a beautiful girl.. she has a beautiful caring mother. Hugs to you! With your support, I know she will be OK.
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 3,904 Member
    I've not been on here posting goals, nor even reading for awhile. But .. I am watching my food intake, and I'm hoping the scale will show a loss tomorrow.
    we have been very busy.. just been away from my computer for awhile on purpose. I think sometimes I just needed a break!
    Love you .. will post goals tomorrow!
    But I have been doing OK on my exercise challenge