Monthly Archives: February 2006

Just 4 Today: February 28, 2006

Just 4 Today, I’m going to drink 2 liters of water at work (yesterday I drank 3 liters!). It seems like everyday I do that, I lose a pound. And everyday I don’t, I don’t! It can’t go on forever, but I’m sure enjoying it while it lasts. Also, I’ll do a little bit of walking (nothing too much).

And I’m hoping that everyone likes the new look. I know that it’s too wide for some people and I’m looking for a way to give everyone the option of going back to the other layout (but with a version of the new header). I haven’t got it working yet — but it’s coming soon.

What are you going to do today?

Eat 4 Today – The Commitment. Putting the brakes forever on weight gain.

I’m not eating between meals and I’m not going to take seconds. Just today. And I’m going to try it for a year to see what happens.

A year ago I weighed the most ever — and the most I’ll ever weigh. Since my early teens I gained weight most years. Luckily there were those few years every now and then where I’d successfully lose weight and maintain the weightloss for a year or three. But, a year ago, I knew I had to do something — and couldn’t imagine what.

I just didn’t have the heart to do the weightloss thing knowing that it was only a temporary measure. And that in all likelihood, all that weight and another ten or fifteen pounds would be back soon enough. Because sooner or later life makes it just too difficult to focus on a mere diet. Births, deaths, weddings, holidays, illness, boredom — all the elements of our lives will eventually overshadow the discipline I need to follow any conventional diet.

I mention this because I’ve successfully navigated several of those events in the last 3 months. In addition to the holidays, we had a huge family wedding/reunion in December, and while my sprained ankle was the most minor of sprains, it still totally disrupted the pattern of my life — and not in a good way. Continue reading »

A new look. And an Open Thread

Things will change through the evening. And I’ve thought of a solution for the 800×640 resolution monitors. I’ll find a ‘plug-in’ that allows you to switch back to the original look if you want it.

Oh, and this is an open thread. I drank 3 liters of water while I was at work. I wonder what that was all about?

[ON EDIT] I’m still working on the ability to switch ‘Themes’. I’m hoping to have it going by tomorrow night.

Just 4 Today: February 27, 2006

Just 4 Today I will drink 2 liters of water (and maybe 3).

And I’ll ask everyone what they think of this possible look for the site. I still can’t seem to get the other template to work at all here on the live site. But the one you’re looking at does work.w I am just talking here about the LOOK. The actual items in the sidebar and how they are titled would be very different.h This one is a little bit darker. And I don’t like it as much.w But it does work with the new banner.

Would it work as a transition until I get the one I showed yesterday working?

Just 4 today — feedback required!

Eat 4 Today – The Commitment. Just Today means don’t worry about yesterday

I’m not going to eat between meals and I’m not going to take seconds. Just Today. And I’m going to try it for a year to see what happens.

In terms of my Commitment, the weekdays are always a bit easier for me. I eat breakfast. I bring my water and lunch to work, and I drink all the water and eat only my lunch. Then I come home and eat my dinner and drink a bit more water. And go to bed. It’s so simple.

But everythings less structured (for me) on the weekends. I don’t usually fill the water bottles (I like them to have a chance to dry out once a week.) And I’m home — with a kitchen filled with food — all day. And sometimes it’s very hard to keep my pledge.

So Mondays could easily be a day to ‘start fresh’. A day to forgive myself, or not.

But, with the Commitment, that isn’t really necessary. Each day is a new day. Just as we aren’t worrying about tomorrow, we don’t have to worry about yesterday. If there are lessons to learn from experiments try to remember those. But otherwise, let it go.

We’re concentrating on Just Today.