Monthly Archives: April 2006

Just 4 Today: April 30, 2006

Just 4 Today, I’ll drink 2 liters of water.

Eat 4 Today – The Commitment. Starting the week with energy for change.

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

I like Sundays. I like to keep it unscheduled and spend it mostly on the patio watching the neighborhood kids (it used to be our kids) playing in the circle.c And we grill whatever we’re going to eat on Sunday, so we do a lot of our food preparation out on the patio too. I like to bring my books with me and my water (I used to bring treats, but I don’t anymore) and even a telephone (with callerID) so I don’t have to go inside all afternoon.

I like to dream about the week to come, to think about what I want to accomplish and how I might do it.> If I kept a diary, it’d probably reveal that I invented The Commitment on a Sunday.

I’ve talked about the power of dreams and using that power to fuel your commitment. But, it’s hard to dream if you don’t make the space for it.e With everything that’s going on in our lives, that space can be hard to find. Sometimes it seems that it just isn’t there at all.h But, it can be found in the oddest places and the strangest times.

Do you have a place or time that you can count on for dreaming and thinking? Does it make a difference to your week if you miss it?7 It does with me.

I need that time — and Sunday is as good a day as any — it give me the energy I need to stay focused on all the changes I’m making.

Eat 4 Today – The Commitment. Weighing myself everyday

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

I’ve been more serious for the last month or so about weighing myself. I knew before that it helped me. But, I’d only ever read the warnings from people who thouoght it meant that I expected to see huge changes in my weight. And that it would lead to discouragement. But while huge drops in my weight are always welcome, that’s not the attitude I have when I weigh.

And it turns out that if you have a tendency to gain weight, weighing yourself every single day is a powerful tool in the fight against gaining it back.

So, now I’m happy to do what I was doing anyway. Totally thrilled that it’s actually helping me to reach my goal.

Just 4 Today: April 29, 2006

Just 4 Today I’ll drink 2 liters of water and walk 3 miles

E4T Fruit and Vegetable Bar. Green Beans, Fruit or Vegetable?

Normally you will find the E4T Fruit and Vegetable Bar in this space. And that’s supposed to be a little reminder to each of us that we should eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday.

But in honor of the Science Friday posts at other blogs, today we have a discussion question:

Are ‘Green Beans’ a Fruit or Vegetable?u They sure don’t look like other beans.