JUST FOR TODAY... One day at a time .. Daily Commitment for 2024

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  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,489 Member
    edited March 10
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    Recap 3/9 Sat.
    1) Leftovers & side salad for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) Walk dog :smiley: Cloudy & cold NW wind, but otherwise... saw first robin of spring, heard first red-winged blackbird & saw/heard cardinal singing from high in treetops. 3.68 mi = happy me & happy dog.
    3) Locate doc for tax prep ~ realized info was on form already provided (whew) but at least papers on/around my desk are somewhat organized & decluttered... Seriously, need to stop doing the pile method!!! / verify A accts online / pay bill, pledge, membership / add address change to phone & labels / read / wash dishes / set clocks ahead before bed / other? downloaded cc txns, scheduled cc pmt, redeemed rewards cash, dusted downstairs, digital declutter :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 3/20 Sunday
    1) Log all food (best guess for restaurant brunch) / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog
    3) Fix plans with in-laws for M / wash dishes / refill bird feeders / read / other?

    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    This is my lifestyle. It's. Not. A. Diet.
    Height 5'4"
    66 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2024 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be thrilled if I can get back down to 160# this year
    • Post weekly weigh-in on MFP 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.
    • Take measurements & log on MFP every month end
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    • Try new recipes Unfortunately, no wall oven until mid-Feb or later & sad me, but try slow cooker & stove recipes... wall oven installed 2/26 but no new recipes yet.
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x):
    January: 5 days x2wks, 4x1, 3x1, 1x1 [1 wk lots of snow & 1 wk bitter cold so shoveling, treadmill & PT, 1 wk 4 day trips out of town]
    February: 6 days x1wk, 5x1, 4x1, 2x1 [2 wks overnight trips to visit parents]
    • Walk dog 3-4 miles, treadmill when necessary in winter, weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • PT (physical therapy) exercises to strengthen arthritic knees & hip flexor
    4) MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,024km challenge started on Jan. 1
    • In 2023 I logged 726.88 miles, or 1,169.8 km & completed yearly challenge 11.14.23 :star:
    • In 2022 I logged 500.4 miles, or 805km (knee issues).
    5) At least 7,500 steps per day
    • I can earn $10 every month on my Medicare Advantage Plan with 10+ days of 7,500 steps:
      Jan / Feb
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 & eligible to have race fee waived ~ rats, no waiver of fee
    • Register for my other usual events, and add other possible events
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    • Always a good idea
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
    • Visit parents 1-2 times each month, phone calls in between ~ they're in their late 80s and live 85 miles away
      canceled visit 1.12-1.13 due to blizzard
      canceled visit 1.21-1.22 due Mom's bad cold
      Mom's bday visit 1.31 with all siblings, in-laws & aunt
      overnight visit 2.12-2.13 / breakfast out with Mom/ladies & aunt, youngest brother stopped over
      overnight visit 2.27-2.28 & eldest brother stopped over
      planned overnight visit 3.14-3.15
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others, now that I'm retired
      1.7.24 HH came over & visited at my invitation
      1.28.24 great-nephew's baptism affirmation in Oakfield, followed by luncheon
      1.29.24 Greenville: BIL's 2nd cataract surgery (hubby was his driver) / lunch at IHOP
      2.2.24 cousin's funeral & saw parents, 2 brothers, most aunts/uncles, few cousins
      2.16.24 pub food from McGeorge's & wine at La Vie with P&B / The Dirty Martinis played
      2.18.24 Greenville: visit w/ hubby's brother, SIL & niece / lunch at Olive Garden
      3.8.24 Darboy: tax docs & long visit with MJSW
    9) Declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Not as much progress as I hoped last year, but not worse.

    Keeping my Word for the Year: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,338 Member
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    mytime6630 wrote: »
    Again, I'm not logging my food. Why is this so hard for me to take the time to do!! But ... I am trying to eat more protein, which helps a lot with the nite snacking. Last week I made protein bars.. they are so good. They are just 3 cups oatmeal, 1 cup protein powder (I used chocolate), 1 cup peanut butter, and 1/2 cup lite syrup. It makes about 12 bars.. and they are good size, take awhile to eat, and keeps me full.
    Today I'm working on quilting again. Got the gym in already, which always starts my day out in a good way. The next 3 days weather will be back in the 60s... so I am hoping to get the bike spoke fixed on my bike. That is my goal this year .. to get back to biking again!
    Hope you all have a great day! We can do this!! It is a journey.. the scale will go up and down, but it is for our health.. not just a number on the scale.
    My weight history
    Name is Joan. Age 73; 5'11"
    SW Year 2017: 220-217
    SW Year 2018: 195.5
    SW Year 2019 : 206 -- met my goal weight of 178, but gained 5 lbs over pandemic
    SW Year 2020: 182.6 -- gained another 12 pounds through the pandemic
    SW Year 2021:195 -- weight fluctuated all year from 184-190s
    SW Year 2022: 190 - reached 182 in August. But weight on a slow increase the rest of the year.
    SW Year 2023: 207.8 - got my weight down to 195; I always gain again between halloween and New Years.
    SW year 2024: 209.0
    Goals for 2024:

    Staring weight: Jan 7, 2024: 209.0
    Goal weight at the end of 2024: 175-180, and learn to maintain
    Goal to lose 25-30 lbs this year to be in healthy range
    Weight Goals:
    1st goal weight: 199 - reach this by March
    2nd goal weight: 185 - reach this by July
    Ultimate goal weight: 175- reach this by September
    Weekly Weigh-ins
    Jan 7: 209.0
    Jan 14: 211
    Jan 21: 210. 6.
    Jan 28:207.2
    Feb 1: 206.2 (goal was 205)
    Feb 4: 206
    Feb 11: 207
    Feb 18: 210.
    Feb 25:205.8
    March 3: 206.2
    March 10:
    March 17:
    March 24:
    March 31:


    I love all of the quilts but that first one is amazing!
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,652 Member
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    JFT for 3/10/24 (today)✔️
    1) Can have dessert today (last 3/6)✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream, Valentine candies & girl scout cookies, homemade cookies, no pistachios).✔️
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 3/9)✔️
    4) I won't weigh again until Monday, Mar 11.✔️
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 3/8). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.✔️
    6) No honey ok today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last1/25) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)✔️
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans. No pistachios today.✔️
    8) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 2/17)✔️
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 3/5)✔️Didn't eat today.
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    11) No bakers chocolate ok today.(last 3/7)✔️
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)✔️
    13) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 3/8)✔️Didn't eat today.
    14) Girlfriend coming to spend day, so can be flexible with meals.✔️
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking..✔️
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow. Can still have my dose of metamusal.

    JFT for 3/11/24 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 3/10) unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream, Valentine candies & girl scout cookies, homemade cookies, no pistachios).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 3/9)
    4) I won't weigh again until Monday, Mar 11.
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 3/8). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.
    6) No honey ok today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last1/25) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans. No pistachios today.
    8) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 2/17)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 3/5)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today.(last 3/7)
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 3/8)
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking..
    ================== 4DW started =============
    4DWs (4 Day Wins) are here, in a shared file:

    Sample

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hrtqbsOInIWeA9sl8FLnEv-ignY21p8m/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true


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  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 960 Member
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    March goals:
    Get back to logging and posting regularly
    Sort clothes by size and season, and donate/discard what I don't need
    Garden clean-up

    JFT Monday, 3/11
    Log
    Hydrate
    Healthy food choices
    Exercise
    Post
    2 chores
    Relax
    Sleep
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,080 Member
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    @mytime6630
    I loved the quilts!!

    Also loved the idea of making your own protein bars. I have all them ingredients apart from light syrup. And my peanut butters running low lol.

    Do you know how many calories they are per bar?
    And how do you make them? Do you just put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix then portion out? Or is there a certain way?
  • teigansdad
    teigansdad Posts: 394 Member
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    Getting back into it… the weekend went off the rails on several levels. Think best thing to do is just start fresh today.

    Goals
    No beer after work
    Stay under caloric goal
    No more than 2 diet sodas
    Log all food
    At least 30 minutes on trainer after work
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,338 Member
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    Monday is definitely a "Monday". Totally struggled to get up today even though I went to bed early and napped yesterday. This cold is holding on, but no fever or headache so that is a plus!

    Did a trade show Saturday at the state capital. Met a lot of senators and representatives. Sunday we took the pup shopping in town to some pet friendly stores. She was a very good pooch!

    The weekend was pretty good food wise. Mostly because I was busy and didn't snack much. Tim also made dinner last night, so we didn't go out for the first time in forever. Still haven't put the dining room back together, but the kitchen is done.

    Tonight is Spin class and puppy watching/playing. Gia is at daycare today getting a temperament test to see if she can go there for actual daycare Tuesday - Thursday. She is fine at the house, but she can jump the fence and we need to leave access to the back yard for our older dog. Due to his meds he needs out more often than we can get home from work.

    JFT Monday
    - Up at 6:30 :(
    - Take Gia to Daycare :( Tim took her
    - Work by 8:00 :(
    - 8:30 Meeting :( Canceled
    - Protein bar for breakfast :smiley:
    - Drink more water
    - Meeting from 4:00 - 4:45pm (just scheduled and not convenient)
    - Hopefully home by 5:00
    - Teach spin at 6:00 (30 minutes from home & I didn't pack a gym bag)
    - Home to play with Gia and Elliot
    - Left overs for dinner
    - Shower
    - Bed by 10:00pm

  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,338 Member
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    Monday is definitely a "Monday". Totally struggled to get up today even though I went to bed early and napped yesterday. This cold is holding on, but no fever or headache so that is a plus!

    Did a trade show Saturday at the state capital. Met a lot of senators and representatives. Sunday we took the pup shopping in town to some pet friendly stores. She was a very good pooch!

    The weekend was pretty good food wise. Mostly because I was busy and didn't snack much. Tim also made dinner last night, so we didn't go out for the first time in forever. Still haven't put the dining room back together, but the kitchen is done.

    Tonight is Spin class and puppy watching/playing. Gia is at daycare today getting a temperament test to see if she can go there for actual daycare Tuesday - Thursday. She is fine at the house, but she can jump the fence and we need to leave access to the back yard for our older dog. Due to his meds he needs out more often than we can get home from work.

    JFT Monday
    - Up at 6:30 :(
    - Take Gia to Daycare :( Tim took her
    - Work by 8:00 :(
    - 8:30 Meeting :( Canceled
    - Protein bar for breakfast :smiley:
    - Drink more water
    - Meeting from 4:00 - 4:45pm (just scheduled and not convenient)
    - Hopefully home by 5:00
    - Teach spin at 6:00 (30 minutes from home & I didn't pack a gym bag)
    - Home to play with Gia and Elliot
    - Left overs for dinner
    - Shower
    - Bed by 10:00pm

  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,212 Member
    edited March 11
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    Bex953172 wrote: »
    @mytime6630
    I loved the quilts!!

    Also loved the idea of making your own protein bars. I have all them ingredients apart from light syrup. And my peanut butters running low lol.

    Do you know how many calories they are per bar?
    And how do you make them? Do you just put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix then portion out? Or is there a certain way?

    Heres the link @Bex. She has lots of good protein recipes .. and also lots of protein bar recipes. (Theres a apple one I might make) Super easy to make. I put chocolate chips on the first time I made them (per the recipe), but skipped them the 2nd time.

    Calorie wise .. if you cut into 16 pieces they are aprox 170 calories. (But I think mine were bigger .. mine were cut into 12 pcs. But .. theres a lot of protein in them, which keeps you fuller longer.

    This lady also has a youtube channel .. she has lost 140 pounds, and does a lot of recipes concentrating on high protein.

    https://www.jennswwjourney.com/blog
    https://www.jennswwjourney.com/post/oatmeal-protein-bars
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,212 Member
    edited March 11
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    I've been SO tired lately. Usually I am the one up at 8, and off to the gym to get my blood going. Lately, its hubby up before me. I do think its my extra weight .. I just don't feel as good. SO I really need to buckle down. If I don't change how I eat.. who else will do it for me. Its up to me. Its my own fault.
    So today, Monday,
    1. log all my food. Keep calories at or below 1400. I did this for one week.. it works. Just keep going
    2. concentrate on water. I know I don't drink nearly enough water. Could also be the reason I'm more tired.. I'm dehydrated.. not hungry! Don't eat.. drink water
    3. aim for higher protein foods. It works. Higher protein keeps me from feeling hungry and doing mindless grabbing of foods
    4. take the time to do these things. It is worth it. It is worth feeling better. Forget about looking better.. feeling better is more important.

    Its up to me... If I want to stay the way I am, keep doing what I am doing. If I want to change my weight .. I need to make changes. Only I can do this.
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,652 Member
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    JFT for 3/11/24 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 3/10) unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream, Valentine candies & girl scout cookies, homemade cookies, no pistachios).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 3/9)
    4) I won't weigh again until Monday, Mar 11.
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 3/8). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.
    6) No honey ok today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last1/25) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans. No pistachios today.
    8) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 2/17)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 3/5)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today.(last 3/7)
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 3/8)
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking..
    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until after 12 pm.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    4DWs (4 Day Wins) are here, in a shared file:

    Sample

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hrtqbsOInIWeA9sl8FLnEv-ignY21p8m/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true


  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,652 Member
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    I read the time wrong and ate about 5 minutes early.

    Hour commitment - After my apple, I won't eat again until after 5 pm. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,489 Member
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    Recap 3/20 Sunday
    1) Log all food (best guess for restaurant brunch) / 64+ oz. water :smiley:
    2) Walk dog :sunglasses: 3.68 mi happy dog & happy me
    3) Fix plans with in-laws for M / wash dishes / refill bird feeders / read / other? called Mom <3, more digital decluttering :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 3/21 M
    1) Guesstimate food to log (Olive Garden w/ BIL, SIL & niece... I did well, had salad and lighter entree, which I brought half home, two breadsticks) / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walked dog :sunglasses: 3.16 mi on another sunny day, still wearing my winter coat & hat/gloves though. Saw Canadian geese flying north, another sign of spring.
    3) Research plants given to me by SIL (I need more houseplants like I need a hole in my head, but oh well, be gracious) / read / more digital decluttering / top up heated bird bath / other?

    About me:
    I'm Carmela
    This is my lifestyle. It's. Not. A. Diet.
    Height 5'4"
    66 yrs old
    Reside in Green Bay, WI, USA

    2024 Goals:
    1) Ultimate goal weight 150#... I'll be thrilled if I can get back down to 160# this year
    • Post weekly weigh-in on MFP 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.
    • Take measurements & log on MFP every month end
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    • Try new recipes Unfortunately, no wall oven until mid-Feb or later & sad me, but try slow cooker & stove recipes... wall oven installed 2/26 but no new recipes yet.
    3) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x):
    January: 5 days x2wks, 4x1, 3x1, 1x1 [1 wk lots of snow & 1 wk bitter cold so shoveling, treadmill & PT, 1 wk 4 day trips out of town]
    February: 6 days x1wk, 5x1, 4x1, 2x1 [2 wks overnight trips to visit parents]
    • Walk dog 3-4 miles, treadmill when necessary in winter, weights/my home version of circuit & other x-training
    • PT (physical therapy) exercises to strengthen arthritic knees & hip flexor
    4) MapMyWalk app You Vs. the Year 1,024km challenge started on Jan. 1
    • In 2023 I logged 726.88 miles, or 1,169.8 km & completed yearly challenge 11.14.23 :star:
    • In 2022 I logged 500.4 miles, or 805km (knee issues).
    5) At least 7,500 steps per day
    • I can earn $10 every month on my Medicare Advantage Plan with 10+ days of 7,500 steps:
      Jan / Feb
    6) Participate in my favorite area races ~ I walk, I do not run
    • Registered 12.29.23 for Bellin 10K race on 6.8.24 & eligible to have race fee waived ~ rats, no waiver of fee
    • Register for my other usual events, and add other possible events
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    • Always a good idea
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
    • Visit parents 1-2 times each month, phone calls in between ~ they're in their late 80s and live 85 miles away
      canceled visit 1.12-1.13 due to blizzard
      canceled visit 1.21-1.22 due Mom's bad cold
      Mom's bday visit 1.31 with all siblings, in-laws & aunt
      overnight visit 2.12-2.13 / breakfast out with Mom/ladies & aunt, youngest brother stopped over
      overnight visit 2.27-2.28 & eldest brother stopped over
      planned overnight visit 3.14-3.15
    • Monthly contact with former colleagues/others, now that I'm retired
      1.7.24 HH came over & visited at my invitation
      1.28.24 great-nephew's baptism affirmation in Oakfield, followed by luncheon
      1.29.24 Greenville: BIL's 2nd cataract surgery (hubby was his driver) / lunch at IHOP
      2.2.24 cousin's funeral & saw parents, 2 brothers, most aunts/uncles, few cousins
      2.16.24 pub food from McGeorge's & wine at La Vie with P&B / The Dirty Martinis played
      2.18.24 Greenville: visit w/ hubby's brother, SIL & niece / lunch at Olive Garden
      3.8.24 Darboy: tax docs & long visit with MJSW
    9) Declutter bedroom, home office, basement, books in living room
    • Not as much progress as I hoped last year, but not worse.

    Keeping my Word for the Year: Tenacity ~ persistent determination; the mental strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,652 Member
    edited March 12
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    JFT for 3/11/24 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 3/10) unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added.✔️
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream, Valentine candies & girl scout cookies, homemade cookies, no pistachios).✔️
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 3/9)✔️
    4) I won't weigh again until Monday, Mar 11.✔️
    5) No hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 3/8). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.✔️
    6) No honey ok today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last1/25) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)✔️
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans. No pistachios today.✔️
    8) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 2/17)✔️
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 3/5)✔️Didn't eat today.

    10) Only 1 ice drink today.✔️
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today.(last 3/7)✔️
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)✔️
    13) Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 3/8)✔️
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.✔️
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking..✔️
    Hour commitment - After my yogurt, I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    JFT for 3/12/24 (tomorrow)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 3/10) unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream, Valentine candies & girl scout cookies, homemade cookies, no pistachios).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 3/9)
    4) I won't weigh again until Thursday, Mar 14.
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 3/8). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.
    6) No honey ok today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last1/25) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans. No pistachios today.
    8) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 2/17)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 3/5)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today.(last 3/7)
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 3/8)
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking..
    ================== 4DW started =============
    4DWs (4 Day Wins) are here, in a shared file:

    Sample

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hrtqbsOInIWeA9sl8FLnEv-ignY21p8m/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,080 Member
    edited March 12
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    mytime6630 wrote: »
    Bex953172 wrote: »
    @mytime6630
    I loved the quilts!!

    Also loved the idea of making your own protein bars. I have all them ingredients apart from light syrup. And my peanut butters running low lol.

    Do you know how many calories they are per bar?
    And how do you make them? Do you just put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix then portion out? Or is there a certain way?

    Heres the link @Bex. She has lots of good protein recipes .. and also lots of protein bar recipes. (Theres a apple one I might make) Super easy to make. I put chocolate chips on the first time I made them (per the recipe), but skipped them the 2nd time.

    Calorie wise .. if you cut into 16 pieces they are aprox 170 calories. (But I think mine were bigger .. mine were cut into 12 pcs. But .. theres a lot of protein in them, which keeps you fuller longer.

    This lady also has a youtube channel .. she has lost 140 pounds, and does a lot of recipes concentrating on high protein.

    https://www.jennswwjourney.com/blog
    https://www.jennswwjourney.com/post/oatmeal-protein-bars

    Thanks so much!! I nearly bought some peanut butter and some honey today. I was gonna get honey because when I looked at what syrups we sell over here it's basically just golden syrup, or Canadian maple syrup! I said to Ash "is there such thing as light syrup?" And he said I'm probs best off with honey!

    Oh wait we did buy the honey actually. And the peanut butter was a more expensive one because it was an organic one, so it was literally nuts.. and salt. No sugar, no palm oil or any other stuff.
    The kind of peanut butter you can give to dogs 😂😂

    But I'll have to go back and buy that now lol!!
  • teigansdad
    teigansdad Posts: 394 Member
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    No beer after work✅
    Stay under caloric goal✅
    No more than 2 diet sodas💩❌
    Log all food✅
    At least 30 minutes on trainer after work✅

    Got out a little early yesterday so really couldn’t make an excuse not to workout. Think Sara was annoyed at me for that being a priority but right now I need to do these little things for me. Would have been way under caloric goal yesterday but ended up eating a little second dinner. At least it wasn’t candy or junk food. Still was well within goal.

    For today more of the same
    No beer after work
    Stay under caloric goal
    No more than 2 diet sodas
    Log all food
    At least 30 minutes on trainer after work
  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 960 Member
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    March goals:
    Get back to logging and posting regularly - have to start somewhere
    Sort clothes by size and season, and donate/discard what I don't need - didn't start
    Garden clean-up - too windy

    Recap Monday, 3/11
    Log - :)
    Hydrate - :)
    Healthy food choices - :)
    Exercise - No.
    Post - :)
    2 chores - :)
    Relax - Read a novel for a couple of hours
    Sleep - Good - 7+

    JFT Tuesday, 3/12
    Log
    Hydrate
    Healthy food choices
    Exercise
    Post
    Laundry
    Mid-semester grades
    Relax
    Sleep
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,652 Member
    edited March 12
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    JFT for 3/12/24 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 3/10) unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added.
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream, Valentine candies & girl scout cookies, homemade cookies, no pistachios).
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 3/9)
    4) I won't weigh again until Thursday, Mar 14.
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 3/8). Note: some grated parmigiana cheese has always been allowed and doesn't count towards hard cheese. Hard cheese at restaurant ok. Can have cheese with restaurant meals.
    6) No honey ok today(1-3 Tbsp.). (last1/25) (a little in honey mustard ok)(last)
    7) Nuts ok (22-30 g) or 12-14 in-the-shell nuts. (last 1/20) Additional nuts in a meal are ok. Like almonds already in green beans. No pistachios today.
    8) No chicken vienna sausage ok today (trying not to have higher sodium stuff everyday)(last 2/17)
    9) Sweet potato and/or pumpkin ok today. (last 3/5)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today.(last 3/7)
    12) A few tic-tacs as needed everyday. (No max for now, unless it's a problem)
    13) No Harvest Snaps(22-30 g) ok today. (last 3/8)
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking..
    16) Almost forgot, have to eat lunch early due to dentist appt.
    ================== 4DW started =============
    4DWs (4 Day Wins) are here, in a shared file:

    Sample

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hrtqbsOInIWeA9sl8FLnEv-ignY21p8m/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=108259155343870939869&rtpof=true&sd=true

  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,652 Member
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    Hour commitment - Had my early lunch, now I won't eat again until after 5 pm. None of the same foods at dinner as at lunch. Can still have my dose of metamusal.
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,080 Member
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    Don't know why I'm finding it hard to get started again. Dunno what's up with me!

    I've been so tired lately but I've been taking my thyroid tablets AND had vitamin D every day and still I feel so drowsy!