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Kumochi 04-14-2014 07:17 PM

Accomplishments Journal
I received a tip today from a different website about starting an accomplishments journal. It sounded like a good idea for a thread. Please feel free to post your daily accomplishments here. No negatives. What matters most is what you are doing. I'll start.

Today so far I have filled in my food journal, did my morning yoga and sauna and eaten to plan. Mary

jjrudd 04-14-2014 08:01 PM

So far I've eaten healthy, no snacking and written a new post on my blog.

Kathy13118 04-14-2014 09:08 PM

I have eaten healthy and logged my food.

JediMindTricks 04-15-2014 12:34 AM

I've not had a single drop of sugared soda all day for the first time in quite a while. I feel really good about that.

simplybea 04-15-2014 12:56 PM

In retrospect - Yesterday

I got to a walk in clinic and got antibiotics! I can drink coffee today! Yesterday I had one cup and was in tears the first sip. And let it sit to lukewarm <blech>

Abscess will soon be gone! It is not fun in a top front tooth, EVERYTHING touches it

Kumochi 04-15-2014 06:24 PM

I passed the 20 pounds lost mark today. Whoo, Whoo! Funny thing is the only person who has noticed is my brother. I'll see if my kids do at Easter.

Kathy13118 04-15-2014 09:45 PM

It's tax time at our house. Time to 'eat my feelings.' So far, controlling that... barely.

JediMindTricks 04-15-2014 11:47 PM

Just as Facebook has a "Like" button, I wish FitDay had a "Yea!" button to put on posts. There are some fabulous achievements here!

aimeet_1 04-16-2014 06:22 AM

Can now remove my wedding rings when it was impossible a month ago. That makes me happy.

aimeet_1 04-16-2014 06:23 AM

mary- congrats on your 20lb milestone:D

JediMindTricks 04-16-2014 04:19 PM

My first accomplishment of the day...I'm back to losing after struggling for a few days. Hopefully that won't be my last accomplishment of the day. :)

Kathy13118 04-16-2014 10:31 PM

There are still tax issues in the air around my house - and I want to comfort myself with food. Made my standby comfort food - plain mashed potatoes - but mixed them half and half with baked eggplant. A small concession to dieting.

JediMindTricks 04-18-2014 02:11 AM

I was thinking about how good a soda and ice cream from McDonald's would be on my way home. I had it all mapped out in my head which McDonald's I was going to stop at, which way to take home, etc. But when it came time to make the turn towards McDonald's, I went the other way and went straight home. :D Big deal for me to pass up a drive thru urge. Proud of myself! :cool:

Kumochi 04-18-2014 02:24 PM

Well done guys. These small decisions all add up. I was tempted by cola yesterday but walked by the vending machine. Coke ( several a day) used to be my major downfall so avoiding it is good.

Kathy13118 04-19-2014 05:45 AM

I succeeded in sticking to my 'all-liquids' rule for the day. It's an idea from the Deepak Chopra book 'Perfect Weight.' Once a week, have only liquids (even if soup is included, or smoothies, etc.).

I tried it for a day last week. This week, I was reluctant, thinking about what I had in the fridge for meals, but in the end, I'm glad I spent the day with soup and juice again.

simplybea 04-19-2014 01:41 PM

Hi Kathy,

How did the liquid diet make you feel?
Did it give you a clear head?

I wouldn't be opposed to trying it if I saw a positive benefit aside from calorie control

Thanks in advance :)


Kumochi 04-19-2014 01:56 PM

I may try a day of liquids next week. I often substitute a protein shake for a meal so going all liquids should be doable. I'd be interested in any good or bad reaction you had to it.

My accomplishment for yesterday was cleaning my bedroom. I count the 1.5 hours spent as exercise.

Kathy13118 04-19-2014 02:37 PM

The liquid diet for just one day seems to work well. He doesn't say to make it low-calorie, but he says not to make it fatty and heavy stuff - don't just liquify meatloaf, for example! And it's just one day a week.

I just have soup and juices. A smoothie, too, if I have the time and items for making one. I think it does end up being lower calorie.

One other of his recommendations that I like: sip hot water throughout the day. In a mug, really hot water. It's a good way for me to get my water 'quota.'

No clear head. My head is always muddled.

Kumochi 04-22-2014 03:43 PM

Kathy Have you tried cutting out wheat for your muddled head? It seems to have helped mine. I know it reduces the ringing in my ears. I am going to try a liquid diet some day this week. I need to go grocery shopping. I also have company for part of the week so will have to work around that.

My accomplishment for today is coming in to work. Hard to do after a 4 day weekend. Now I need to do some work!

Kathy13118 04-29-2014 04:02 PM

Last week, I missed my 'liquids only' day (the Deepak Chopra habit). Today, I'm back - today, it's juice and soup only for me!

sfdonovan 04-30-2014 03:57 PM

This morning I stopped myself from going into the community kitchen area at work. Someone came by and announced that there were mini "pigs in blankets" put out for everyone. These things are delicious. I think in Texas we call them "Kolache". Anyway...all my coworkers marched into the kitchen to snack, and I stayed in my office. I told myself... "I've already eaten my breakfast".... but man was I tempted.

Kumochi 04-30-2014 04:27 PM

Well done. I think it is those times we resist temptation that go a major way to weight loss or maintenance. I was rewarded for all my work today when I tried on some golf clothes I have not been able to wear the past two summers. They look good - and will look even better when another 5 pounds goes.

lildebbieg 04-30-2014 04:32 PM

Mary that's an excellent NSV (non-scale victory)!!! I'm sure that must have made you feel so motivated and accomplished! Great job!

Kathy13118 05-13-2014 05:27 PM

Reminded myself today that I wanted to stick to a once-weekly day of liquids only. Soups, etc. It's a Deepak Chopra idea that I like. For some reason, it slipped my mind the last few weeks. Time to resume the habit.

Kumochi 05-14-2014 01:42 PM

I talked myself out of the voice that was telling me to give up over the next two weeks because I start holidays then and I've been off track for a few days so why get back on before that. I think I have killed off that voice and replaced it with a - 2 weeks spent working on fitness will pay off on holidays. Now to reward myself with chocolate - just kidding.

Kathy13118 05-19-2014 05:56 PM

I had an all-liquids day again. It's not the same day every week, and I almost forget to do it. It's never well-planned. But I'm getting better at doing this once a week.

Kathy13118 06-06-2014 04:10 PM

I've been keeping up my one-day-a-week liquid diet day. Yesterday was that day!

aimeet_1 06-06-2014 04:41 PM

We miss you Mary! Can't wait to hear about your holiday!

Today I am back on track to where I was a few months ago. I have allergies but I am going to work out anyway.

Kumochi 06-09-2014 04:40 PM

Back from 8 days in Paris with a slight weight LOSS! I hope there is some airplane gain so my loss may be even more. Great holiday but happy to be home. Motivated to lose more as high school reunion in 4 weeks. 50 years since graduation!.

harop23 06-10-2014 10:15 AM

The accomplishment journal should provide all timing detail and consumption per hour.

aimeet_1 06-11-2014 05:55 AM

Yesterday I made brownies and ate none of them. I didn't even lick the spoon.

JediMindTricks 06-11-2014 07:50 AM

omg Aimee! I could never do that. You have got some mighty tough willpower!!! That's a great accomplishment!

Kumochi 06-11-2014 11:53 PM

Wow I can't do that. If I make brownies I have to eat them. Even thinking of them makes me want one. Well done Aimee

JediMindTricks 06-13-2014 10:25 AM

2 days ago I baked a cake for the kids. I had just a single piece. 2 days later there is still some in there and I haven't touched it. :D (I try not to even look at it for fear it's hypnotizing array of sprinkles should tempt me into another piece...or four. lol;))

Kathy13118 06-28-2014 08:37 PM

I've been dragging my feet all week about choosing an 'all-liquids' day. Now that it is late afternoon on a weekend, I'm going to go with tomato soup. And any other liquid meal that tastes right....

lildebbieg 06-28-2014 09:08 PM

This whole liquids for a day thing is such a different idea! Where did you get this idea? How do you feel it benefits you? Awesome job sticking to your commitment of having and entire day of liquids on a weekly basis! :)

Kathy13118 06-29-2014 02:17 AM

It's a Deepak Chopra thing. On that day, I feel like there are very few decisions to make. As long as it's a liquid soup like tomato soup or even a smoothie, it's OK. I don't think about much beyond the texture of the soup when making a choice... I do feel like I make 'lighter' choices and that's OK. It's just one day a week.

Kathy13118 07-05-2014 04:22 AM

Made it through my liquids-only day. Works best when there's nothing great in the refrigerator....

JediMindTricks 07-11-2014 08:24 AM

I have a non-diet accomplishment. I have to admit that I am not the best housekeeper in the world. I'm not one to live in a pig sty, but I'm no neat freak. dh is though. I've come a very long way over the course of our marriage.

When we moved into our new house I made a vow to myself that I would not let it get bad, that I would always pick up after myself, etc. (the kids haven't learned that yet :( unfortunately.) If you've read my posts you may have noticed that I'd been feeling down the past few weeks (I realized last week that I had been taking my meds improperly and I think that was most of the problem). Now that I'm doing it right I'm feeling really great and have lots of energy and optimism.

While I was down and depressed I let the kitchen go a lot and dishes (although rinsed and cleaned) stacked up in the sink waiting to get loaded into the dishwasher, etc. dh didn't say anything, but I knew I wasn't doing my job and I felt bad about it. :( He works too hard every day to come home to a less than clean house.

This past week my head turned around and I've been doing a great job with the housekeeping. dh even acknowledged me today saying that he's noticed. That made me happy that he noticed. (The other night I swept and mopped without him asking me to like a child for example) So tonight I went above and beyond just getting the dishes done. I gave the kitchen a really good cleaning and got both the kitchen and family room decluttered. (There was a catch-all corner on the kitchen counter that is no longer catching anything, and some odds and ends were stacking up on one of the coffee tables. i went through some drawers, cleaned out some stuff I don't need, I took a magic eraser to our glass top stove (and boy did that work!)...Just got it looking really nice.

And dang it, I feel pretty good about what I've done this week. Housekeeping has never been my thing. The thing is, when he complimented me, it made me want to do more to make him happy because he made me happy. And, since I've been feeling better this week I'm making more productive use of my nights when I'm awake and the house is quiet rather than digging into too many snacks and binging.

So that's it. I cleaned. I know, big deal, but it's looks super nice, and I'm proud that I'm making self-improvement and to live in a very beautiful house...and I want to keep it that way.

Now, on to the laundry! (He normally does all the laundry too. I try to help out...not as much as I should, but I try.)

Oh! and I got the bananas and strawberries that no one were eating prepped and in the freezer for later use rather than letting them go bad and throwing them away. Good job me!

jjrudd 07-11-2014 02:10 PM

Jenai that is a BIG deal. I know how much work it is to keep a house tidy and there is a sense of pride in a clean home.
It reminds me that I am behind on my goals of cleaning. Heard the truck for recycling coming up the street at 7AM and thought OH C--- it's garbage day (I thought it was Mon!!). So quickly threw on some clothes ran down the stairs and put it out.

I did have a post written out last night but don't know where it went?? Had stir fry for dinner on Chinese noodles. One way to get my veggies in since I haven't been doing well on that goal this week.

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