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

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  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 961 Member
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    JFT Sunday 17th March

    THink before I eat ✅ 3 sensible meals
    Only one snack ✅
    PF exercises ✅
    Back exercises ✅

    Well, I failed at the first hurdle...I forgot to weigh myself before breakfast! I'll do it after I've showered, and check properly tomorrow. At least I weighed my breakfast, so have logged it.

    JFT Monday 18th March

    THINK before I eat
    Log food
    PF exercises
    Back exercises
    Osteopath visit
  • teigansdad
    teigansdad Posts: 394 Member
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    Woof… fell off the rails since Thursday. Was active every day except yesterday but holding myself accountable, beer consumption and caloric excess was at the opposite spectrum of what I am shooting for. I can’t erase it so I just gotta move on.
    Goals for today
    1) stay under caloric allotment
    2) no more than 1 Diet Coke
    3) workout after work
    4) no beer
    5) no snacks after 8
    6) log alll food

    Got 3 12 hr shifts then I’m on vacation.
    Going to new orleans Sunday (gonna be tough to keep my calories in check) but I’ve never been and wife and daughter wanted to go. Looking forward to it with the exception of the drive (road tripping from NC).
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,207 Member
    edited March 18
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    💗 Terri 💗

    I just want to get back to the middle of my weight range.

    3 lb challenge: (weigh less today than I did yesterday)
    March 17: 137.8 lbs
    March 18: 138.1 lbs

    Not a great start 😝 I posted earlier before I weighed.
    💡Still under my ceiling, but I need to make sure it doesn’t creep any further.
    💡Sunday usually has a little bump up. Need to be more mindful of portion control, and not eat back all my exercise calories.
    💡Also possible uptick because of extra strength exercises for heart health.

    @Bex953172 🥳 Happy Birthday 🥳 for yesterday.
    @PackerFanInGB Delighted to hea the excellent news about your recent scan.
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,210 Member
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    So, my goals today, March 17 (st Patricks day!)
    1. LOG ALL FOOD :) Ha.. logged it, but not good
    2. concentrate on water >:)
    3. concentrate on calories .. keep it at or below 1400 >:) Was over 2000!
    4. do 25 squats :)
    5. go for a walk since I skipped the gym this morning >:)
    6. Do it. Do not give up. Its totally up to me what I want to look and feel like. If I want to continue to feel old and tired, look frumpy in my clothes.. keep doing what I am doing. If I want to fight getting older, stay as limber and strong as I can, wear cute clothes .. I have to change. Its up to me.
    7. What do I want to look like the rest of my life. Overweight, frumpy, unable to do what I love. Or be a "young" 74 year old.. that can still walk, can still garden, can wear beautiful clothes and feel like I look nice, to be energic, to be able to continue to ride my bike, etc etc! Thats what I want.

    Ok.. how am I going to do things different today to reach my goals. Last nite I got into the nuts and raisins. I love nuts, and when I mix them with raisins.. ha.. so good. But loaded with calories. So .. these are my goals today
    JFT, Monday, 3/18
    1. log all food
    2. concentrate on water
    3. concentrate on calories - 1400 or less
    4. put ALL NUTS in the freezer .. out of sight
    5. put raisins in the back of pantry... out of sight
    6. brush teeth after dinner
    7. chew gum
    8. concentrate on water i n the evening.

    Gotta run now as hubby has CT scan for his aneurysm. but will read up later.
    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: 211.6
    Jan 28:207.2
    Feb 1: 206.2 (goal was 205)
    Feb 4: 206
    Feb 11: 207
    Feb 18:
    226. Feb 25:205.8
    March 3: 206.2 (Goal was 199)
    March 10: Did not weigh in
    March 17: 207.2 -- not going anywhere!! Starting the 5 pound challenge
    March 24:
    March 31:
    April 7:
    April 14:
    April 21:
    April 28:

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  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,489 Member
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    I'm in for the 5# Challenge:
    SW 184
    Challenge Goal 179
    About one month ago, I was actually in that lower decade, but then, IDK, guess we/I had too many meals away from home. That, and snacking. That's life. Ack! :D

    Recap 3/17 Sunday
    1) Church 9:00 :smiley:
    2) Salmon, veg & side salad for supper / log all food / 64+ oz. water :smiley: Day went great, but then evening snacking. >:)
    3) Suck it up, bundle up for wind & cold and WALK DOG :smiley: Brrr wind chill felt like 19F (-7C) & my winter layers were enough but would've been better adding bamboo shirt layer and wind pants. I'll keep that in mind today, since weather is on repeat. 3.71 mi & happy dog.
    4) Air in tires (warning light went on this a.m.) / check status of Soc. Sec. application / wash dishes / start planning & make list for Easter dinner ~ in my mind, though / read / digital declutter / other? balanced bank accts, made xfer, updated budget s/s, refilled bird feeders :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 3/18 M
    1) Meatloaf & baked squash for supper / no evening snack / log all food / 64+ oz. water
    2) Walk dog (have to wait for delivery first)
    3) Yelloh (Schwan's) delivery noon - 3:00 / wash dishes / clean something (so we don't have to do it all the week before Easter) / meal plan, including Easter, and grocery list / request written copy of extended warranty / read / digital declutter / 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 / Mar
    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
      overnight visit 3.14-3.15 & eldest brother visited
    • 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: 2,647 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.
    JFT for 3/18/24 (today)✔️
    1) No dessert today (last 3/10) unless I want sugarfree or no sugar added. Exception - can have some Valentine candy hearts!
    2) None of DH's stash ok today (including candy, chocolate raisins, peeps, ice cream, Valentine candies). Exception - can have some Valentine candy hearts!
    3) No peanut butter ok today, 2.5 to 3 T (last 3/15)
    4) I won't weigh again until Thursday, Mar 21.
    5) Up to 2.0 oz hard cheese ok today (trying not to have cheese everyday) (last 3/14). 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 3/13)
    10) Only 1 ice drink today.
    11) Bakers chocolate ok today.(last 3/15)
    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 3/17)
    14) No more than 600 calories for lunch.
    15) No real butter today, unless in cooking..
    16) None of the cornbeef and cabbage today.

    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


  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,338 Member
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    I'm in for the 5# challenge as well, but I didn't remember to weigh in this morning. I did log food today for the first time in a while. Been a good day so far. Still more tired than I should be. They keep upping my thyroid meds, but can't seem to get it under control. I'm best around 1-2, and I'm currently at 9, but they won't make another adjustment for another 6 weeks. I think I may have had my first hot flash yesterday. That may be good or bad depending on how long the transition is.

    Spin class tonight, should be able to get home in time to change and actually ride today.

    JFT Monday
    - Weigh in :(
    - Work by 8:00 :smiley:
    - Approve time cards :smiley:
    - Meetings :smiley:
    - Do a safety audit :smiley:
    - Log food :smiley:
    - More meetings :smiley:
    - Home by 4:30
    - Spin Class
    - Buy wrapping paper for baby shower gifts
    - Wrap gifts
    - Dinner
    - Bed by 10:00
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,647 Member
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    Hour commitment - 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.
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,210 Member
    edited March 18
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    5 Pound Challenge

    Starting TODAY, St Patricks Day. This challenge will run from now until May 1st (where we might do another 5# challenge)

    We can do this guys!!! I know for myself, had I kept to my commitment in January.. I would be down 12 pounds. So lets all do this!! If we do this, just from now until August .. we could all be down close to 20# if we just lose 5 pounds a month. And even if that weight loss is half of that.. 2.5#.. that would be 10 pounds!!!
    I will post our results on April 31st!!! (Hows that for commitment and accountability!!)
    Anyone else want to join.. I'll add you to the list!!!

    @mytime6630
    SW today 207.2
    5 pound challenge goal: 202
    @Bex
    17th March - 1st May
    SW: 167
    GW: 162
    @cschmitz110515
    SW 184
    Challenge Goal 179
    @TerriRichardson112
    3 lb challenge: (weigh less today than I did yesterday)
    March 17: 137.8 lbs
    March 18: 138.1 lbs
    @Snowflake1968
    @Pridesabtch
  • mytime6630
    mytime6630 Posts: 4,210 Member
    edited March 18
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    5 Pound Challenge
    Updated .. want to be sure everyone is included. If anyone else wants to join.. let us know! It doesn't have to be 5# .. it can be any amount you want! Its just progress and motivation to keep going!

    Starting TODAY, St Patricks Day. This challenge will run from now until May 1st (where we might do another 5# challenge)

    We can do this guys!!! I know for myself, had I kept to my commitment in January.. I would be down 12 pounds. So lets all do this!! If we do this, just from now until August .. we could all be down close to 20# if we just lose 5 pounds a month. And even if that weight loss is half of that.. 2.5#.. that would be 10 pounds!!!
    I will post our results on April 31st!!!
    Anyone else want to join.. I'll add you to the list!!!

    @mytime6630
    SW today 207.2
    5 pound challenge goal: 202
    @Bex
    17th March - 1st May
    SW: 167
    GW: 162
    @cschmitz110515
    SW 184
    Challenge Goal 179
    @TerriRichardson112
    3 lb challenge: (weigh less today than I did yesterday)
    March 17: 137.8 lbs
    March 18: 138.1 lbs
    @Snowflake1968

    @Pridesabtch

    @littleblackskirt
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,647 Member
    edited March 19
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    Sorry, guys, I don't do well with weight challenges. But it looks like you have a good group going.
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,763 Member
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    JFT - Mon Mar 18
    1.5L of water - 🥴
    Log all Food - 🙂
    Move 20 Minutes - 🙂
    Weigh for 2-5lb challenge - 197.6

    JFT - Tues Mar 19
    1.5L of water
    Log all Food
    Move 20 Minutes
    Weigh for 2-5lb challenge

    I am joining the 5lb Challenge! My weight this morning was 197.6. I’m not sure if that is accurate. I need to replace the batteries in my scale I think.

    @pridesabtch - hot flashes suck! I did ok until my stress levels got so high my last year of work at my job, I was having them all day. Since I’ve been able to rest some and get rid of it they have really cut back. Maybe 2-3 a week, I was getting them 10-12 times a day and all night.

    @beachwalker99 - that leprechaun is adorable.



  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,079 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won't eat again until tomorrow.

    Sorry, guys, I don't do well with weight challenges. But it looks like you have a good group going.

    Don't apologize! It's not obligatory to join in! Also you've explained your past before and that's more than understandable!

    You keep doing you! Your posts are always so detailed and you are so disciplined with it!
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,079 Member
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    @beachwalker99 I LOVE the amigurumi!

    I like crocheting too. Haven't done it in a long time though. Although I used to think I was pretty good at it, when I see other people's work I realise maybe I wasn't that good 😂😂
    The thing I find hard with crocheting is remembering the amount of stitches I've done and how many rows etc.
    Maybe that's why mine don't come out as planned!
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,079 Member
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    Yesterday wasn't the best. But I honestly dont even mind.

    We had one of Ash's assessments for his disability benefit. So we were both riddled with anxiety.
    So we got out for a walk in the morning to town and got the last Easter eggs for the girls. We've already got quite a few so just wanted to add one more big one each for them. And they were on a deal 4 for £10. So there was an extra one for me and Ash to share.

    The phonecall then came in around lunchtime and it actually went really well. And we're feeling very confident that it will all go through okay as the assessor hinted that it would.
    But we were still a bit anxious over it all. It deffo takes alot out of Ash.
    So I though F it. Let's go get some food, so I treated us to a McDonald's. That made us feel alot better. Then we went for a walk. Then I had to do the school run.
    Then I had to go to Asda on the way home for ibuprofen. Took Saskia and Casey with me. Casey then wanted to buy clothes! I told her I couldn't afford that today and then she goes "you've got my birthday moneyyyy" which I did. Lol I had 17 quid of hers in my bank. She actually picked some really nice stuff and for a bargain! 2 dresses, then a two piece set and a summer coat and each one was £6! So she spent £18 total x I spared her the quid lol.

    Then we had curry for tea, not a takeaway away, I made it but it's not exactly low calorie.

    Anyway I had a snack when I got home too because I felt so exhausted, I needed the energy. I basically ate far too much but I also had done 24,000 steps.
    I think the calories balanced out but I don't trust the exercise calories so it's probably over.

    Feel like I'm waffling on now anyway. I'm tired today lol


  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 961 Member
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    JFT Monday 18th March

    THINK before I eat ✅
    Log food ✅ though lunch was estimated
    PF exercises ✅
    Back exercises ✅
    Osteopath visit ✅

    I started off the day with great intentions...after the osteopath visit I called in to the garden centre (had a voucher for a free pot of tea) and had lunch. They don't have much that's low calorie, only really soup and I'm not a fan of soup when eating out. So had a baked potato with coleslaw and some cheese. I estimated 600 calories. I hoped that would do for the day but started to get peckish later so ate again. I've realised I start to worry when I'm getting hungry...I think I'm worried that if I don't stop it quickly I'll get really hungry and eat far too much when I finally get my meal. I can turn this around, I just need some willpower until I get used to not snacking between meals again. When I worked full time I didn't eat at all between early breakfast and evening meal!

    JFT Tuesday 19th March

    THINK before I eat
    Log food
    Stay in the green
    No snacking
    PF exercises
    Back exercises

    My osteopath visit went well. She has given me extra exercises to do for plantar faciitis, basically concentrating on making the feet stronger and more flexible. So I'll have to spend more dedicated time to them, I'm going back in a couple of weeks and she wants to see if there's an improvement.

  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,079 Member
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    Oh yeah and that extra Easter egg I said we had...
    The dog ate it when we were at McDonald's.

    I didn't tell him off. It's his separation anxiety and I did leave the bag on the floor. Could of been worse, could of ate them all!

    Maybe it's a sign I shouldn't be eating chocolate LOL
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 961 Member
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    @more_freggies76 No worries re joining in the challenge. You do what works best for you. I'm very impressed with your commitment, and how long you've stuck with it.

    @Bex953172 I'm another one who has written off yesterday and will be starting properly today. Sounds like Casey has good shopping skills already! I don't think I will buy any Easter eggs this year, last time I bought grandson an egg I don't think it even got eaten.

    @mytime6630 Your points 6 and 7 about not giving up are *exactly* how I feel too. All the reasons why we need to do this!

    @beachwalker99 Really cute leprechaun! I keep saying I'll start crocheting again but haven't so far. I remember my mum trying to teach me as a small child, she couldn't do it and had to send me to a left handed neighbour to learn. I only made blankets and sweaters though.

  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 961 Member
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    @mytime6630

    Will you please add me to your challenge list. I weighed this morning (2 lbs less than yesterday!) and will start with the lower weight or I'd feel like I was cheating myself.

    SW 19/3/24 182
    GW 1/5/24 177

    182 lbs is a straight 13 stone, so it will be easy for me to remember!
    (Am I right in thinking that the USA doesn't use stones?)