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

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  • teigansdad
    teigansdad Posts: 394 Member
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    Ok so starting life style journey at same time as going to New Orleans probably was doomed for failure at the get go😂

    Had our first group ride of year. I’ve always been the fastest in the group but hauling around extra me, not training as intensely coming back from the shoulder surgey, and I guess soon to be 50 all wrapped up together made for a humbling evening. Didn’t get dropped but I’m not me That’s for sure…
    Two more days till back to work
    I’ve got PT in morning
    Then doctors appointment
    Later in morning/afternoon gonna do some work on a friends bike
    Don’t feel much like training today will see how the day goes. I really need to cut back on the beer. I just love the taste of a nice Thick hazy NE IPA…
    Gonna try switching back to kombucha again during the week. That worked before. Try to limit the brewskis to only when I’m hanging w/ buddies

    Plan
    Stay under caloric limit
    No beer

    Starting easy 😃
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,346 Member
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    5# Challenge
    SW: 189.0
    3/20: 187.0
    3/21: 185.6
    3/27: 187.6
    3/29: 187.0
    3/30: 185.2
    3/31: 184.2
    4/1: 183.2
    4/2: 182.2
    4/3: 183.2




  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,777 Member
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    JFT - Tues Apr 2
    1.5L of water - :s 1.0
    Log all Food - :)
    Move 20 Minutes - >:)
    Weigh for 5# Challenge - 196.6

    JFT - Wed Apr 3
    1.5L of water
    Log all Food
    Move 20 Minutes
    Weigh for 5# Challenge - 196.8

    @mytime6630 - There are a lot of Spring colds going around it seems.

    @beachwalker99 - I have been tired this week and have napped in the afternoon. I never do this.

    @pridesabtch - I'm glad the infusion wasn't as difficult as you were expecting. How long do you have to do this?

    @teigansdad - Those darn vacations always seem to get us off track. I'm expecting my BF since grade 2 arrives tomorrow, I'm sure we'll overeat a bit too.
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,346 Member
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    @Snowflake1968, once a day for 6 weeks...
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,494 Member
    edited April 3
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    Recap 4/2 T ~ spring snowstorm into next day
    1) Figure out supper ~ pierogis from freezer / LOG all food / limit treats / 64+ oz. water :s Logged good, bad & ugly, including snacks I really didn't need. Ack!
    2) PT exercises / at least 7,500 steps :smiley:
    3) Vote in state primary election (research referendum questions first) / financial tasks ~ lots done / wash remaining Easter dinner dishes (punch bowl, pots/pans, coffee mugs) ~ YAY all done / read / digital declutter / other? called Mom <3 / before weather really hit, refilled bird feeders :smiley: TA-DA!

    JFT 4/3 W
    1) Supper? / log all food / cut out the snacking / 64+ oz. water
    2) Help hubby clear snow (wet, heavy... yuck) if necessary / PT exercises / at least 7,500 steps
    3) Put away clean dishes / retry sss.gov website & contact Help Desk if necessary / read / digital declutter / other?

    Crappy spring snowstorm still happening, wind still howling, although snow is diminishing. Hard to tell how much came down, since it's already melting. But end of driveway is filled from snowplow running early hours this morning. We need the moisture though, have been near drought conditions with so little snow all winter. Wind gusts last night were terrible, woke me & kept me awake. This morning I saw a neighbor's full-grown tree had split and come down. We have lots of small branches down in our backyard, from our trees & neighbors. At least we still have power, thousands within our state region have lost power since last night.

    5# Challenge (ends May 1):
    SW 184 on 3/18/24
    3/23/24 = 182.5 most likely sodium/water drop plus keeping portions proper
    3/30/24 = 182 working hard to clean house & prep food for Easter dinner, no dog walks for one week due to that & weather
    Challenge Goal 179

    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.
      * lentil rice sausage tortellini soup ~ very good, recipe is keeper
      * glazed lemon cookies ~ everyone loved them at Easter dinner
    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]
    March: 5 days x1wk, 4x1, 3x1, 0x1 [ack... prep house & food for Easter dinner; 1 wk overnight trip 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
      3.19.24 messaged H (his job recently downsized)
      3.25.24 Darboy: tax returns with hubby & MJSW, shorter visit this time
      plans 4.6.24 with PZ canceled b/c she forgot they're going to OH to watch eclipse
    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: 2,346 Member
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    1derland99 wrote: »
    Do you all have room for another new member?
    I love the idea of a *Just For Today* daily commitment and I think a 'one day at a time' approach is really going to help me get back on track.


    Today's Plan:

    Get my food diary and goals set up on the MFP website and app.
    I'm at home most days so I find it easier to do these kinds of things on my desktop computer versus using my phone.

    Drink WATER...lots of water today.
    I'm definitely retaining some water weight, so I'll be very happy and feeling a little better if I can get a handle on this.

    Log EVERYTHING!!

    Always room for one more. It's a very supportive group. Welcome! I'm Nikki, I'm 50 so not that far off from you, but no grand kiddos, just a grand puppy.
  • mochasmommie7193
    mochasmommie7193 Posts: 104 Member
    edited April 3
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    Just stumbled on this group. Loving this idea.
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,083 Member
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    1derland99 wrote: »
    Do you all have room for another new member?
    I love the idea of a *Just For Today* daily commitment and I think a 'one day at a time' approach is really going to help me get back on track.

    It's probably been close to a year or so ago since I last used MFP and I desperately need to get back on track. I tried to go it alone for a period of time without logging my foods or using any weight loss apps in general but then I found myself going back to my old eating habits, and now here I am back to square one again.

    I'm a 52 year old :D Grandmasaurus Rex :p (nicknames that our grandchildren created) and have been married to my husband, aka Grandpasaurus Rex (age 58) for 34 years.
    We absolutely love being grandparents and while this may be relatively young in dinosaur years, these days I'm feeling VERY OLD...and my body (especially my feet these days) is hurting bad as a result of my weight.

    I re-started MFP on April 1st, 2024 (this past Monday) with a starting weight of 285 lbs. :s

    Today's Plan:

    Get my food diary and goals set up on the MFP website and app.
    I'm at home most days so I find it easier to do these kinds of things on my desktop computer versus using my phone.

    Drink WATER...lots of water today.
    I'm definitely retaining some water weight, so I'll be very happy and feeling a little better if I can get a handle on this.

    Log EVERYTHING!!


    My MIL said she was too young to be called "Nan" so my girls call her Poppy and grandad is "DarDar"

    She's also 58 but would have been 48 when my eldest was born! Atleast I think.. I don't remember going to her 50th?

    That's got me thinking now.. I'm sure she's 58 now though lol
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,678 Member
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    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until tomorrow.
  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 960 Member
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    Another late one, complicated by power outages during today's storm.

    Recap - Tuesday 4/2
    Log - :)
    Hydrate - :)
    Healthy choices - Mostly
    Errands - :)
    2 chores - :)
    Grading - Procrastinating :(
    Relax - :)
    Sleep - Good 7h 17 min but 20% awake

    JFT Wednesday 4/3
    Log
    Hydrate
    Healthy choices
    Errands
    2 chores
    Grading
    Relax
    Sleep
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,083 Member
    edited April 4
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    Kids have had a great Easter. Ash's mum did giant baskets for the kids again.

    I really need to stop "helping" them get through it LOL

    Can't wait til it's out the house bit I also need to limit it for them too rather than letting them stuff their faces!

    Have been exercising still but really need to stop eating bloody chocolate!
    My meals are pretty good!

    Avocado and egg for breakfast
    Chicken salad for lunch
    And chicken, brown rice and greens for dinner.

    But then having chocolate after is no good
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,215 Member
    edited April 4
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    @teigansdad
    Welcome back. Vacations can be a minefield.

    @1derland99
    @mochasmommie7193

    Welcome to the group. It’s good to see new people. Look forward to getting to know you.
  • littleblackskirt
    littleblackskirt Posts: 965 Member
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    JFT Wednesday 3rd

    THINK before I eat ✅
    Log everything ✅
    Stay in the green ❌ just over
    No snacking ❌ evening!
    PF exercises ✅
    Back exercises ✅

    JFT Thursday 4th

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


    5lb challenge

    SW 19/3 182
    CW 2/4 181

  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,215 Member
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    💗 Terri 💗

    Working on getting back to the middle of my weight range. I’m using weekly mini goal as weight fluctuates from day to day.

    3 lbs challenge: (weigh less on 24th March than I did on 17th)
    17/3: 137.8
    24/3: 137,6 (0.2 down 👌🏻)
    25/3: 137.5 (Weigh less on 31st March than I did on the 24th)
    31/3: 136.7 it’s been up and down for the last few days. But reasonably happy so far. Back to my pre-Christmas weight, but will go for the last 1lb.
    1/4: 136.5 (Weigh less on 8th than on 1st April)
    4/4: 136.5

    💡Being more mindful on portions, and snacks, Eating just a small portion of my exercise calories.
    💡Sticking to my Solid Habits, and being mindful of over snacking.

  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,346 Member
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    5# Challenge
    SW: 189.0
    3/20: 187.0
    3/21: 185.6
    3/27: 187.6
    3/29: 187.0
    3/30: 185.2
    3/31: 184.2
    4/1: 183.2
    4/2: 182.2
    4/3: 183.2
    4/4: 183.2


    JFT Wednesday
    - Go back to sleep :smiley:
    - Up at 7:00 :smiley:
    - Weigh :smiley:
    - Shower :(
    - Doctor :smiley:
    - Work :smiley:
    - Log food :smiley:
    - Stay green :smiley:
    - Home :smiley:
    - Infusions :smiley:
    - Heat up dinner :smiley:
    - Bed by 10:00 :smiley:

    Yesterday was pretty good food wise, a friend brought us dinner and it was very calorie rich. Homemade mac & cheese with pulled pork sliders. Yummmm. I had small portions, but thoroughly enjoyed it. It was really nice to not cook, and even better that I didn't have to determine what we were having for dinner. My weight has held steady over the past few days, but I was dropping fast before so I'm guessing I'm leveling out.

    Today I have a ton of meetings. Nothing planned for the evening other than cooking and laundry.

    JFT Thursday
    - Up at 6:30 :smiley:
    - Weigh :smiley:
    - Work by 7:30 :smiley:
    - Meetings
    - Log food
    - Stay Green
    - Home by 4:30
    - Start Laundry
    - Infusions
    - Cook
    - Bed by 10:00

  • beachwalker99
    beachwalker99 Posts: 960 Member
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    Power's still off, so today's plans and goals are up in the air :/
  • more_freggies76
    more_freggies76 Posts: 2,678 Member
    edited April 4
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    Still limited movement and horrible positioning requirement for this retinal bubble treatment, but time is going by and I’m doing everything I can to help doc repair my retina. No exercise is killing me; I feel like a blob.

    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until after 12 pm. No more than one croissant today. (DH bought a bunch - what was he thinking?☺️)
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,346 Member
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    Still limited movement and horrible positioning requirement for this retinal bubble treatment, but time is going by and I’m doing everything I can to help doc repair my retina. No exercise is killing me; I feel like a blob.

    Hour commitment - I won’t eat again until after 12 pm. No more than one croissant today. (DH bought a bunch - what was hecthinking?☺️)

    How long will it take to heal? Not exercising is a huge mental hurdle when you are accustomed to it. Be patient, and remember you aren't going to lose your fitness by taking a few weeks off.

    I'm sure the croissants are hard to resist. Hopefully next time he'll pick up fewer.
  • 1derland99
    1derland99 Posts: 12 Member
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    Thank you for the welcome...

    Yesterday was a bust, much like Tuesday and Monday was too :s
    Trying to get back on track is proving to be much more difficult this time around.

    I was supposed to be starting back on my plan this past Monday...and here it is Thursday and I have yet to get going.

    That is going to change TODAY!
    I'm going to enjoy my usual morning coffee with creamer and then at 9:00am (pst) I'll be starting 24hr fast through 9:00am tomorrow morning. Nothing to eat or drink, except water.
    A little jump start if you will...

    That's my one and only goal for today.

    Well, I have time for one more cup of coffee before I get this show on the road!