Monthly Archives: May 2009

Just 4 Today (Sunday, the end of May)

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today I’m going to weigh myself (!!), walk 5 miles (in at least 3 walks), log everything I eat in my Nutribase database, and I’ll drink 2 liters of water & drink my fiber supplement.

!! I actually remembered to weigh myself before I did anything else.

What are YOU going to do today?

Just 4 Today (Saturday!)

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today I’m going to walk 5 miles (in at least 3 walks), log everything I eat in my Nutribase database, and I’ll drink 2 liters of water & drink my fiber supplement.

I didn’t do so well yesterday & forgot sometime in the late afternoon about the logging part.  Also, I forgot to weigh myself first thing yesterday AND today…. I can’t decide if I should do it now that I’ve already had breakfast?

What are YOU going to do today?

Friday, The power of personal commitments

I struggled with my weight and health for years before I found a trick to make managing both pretty easy & fun.  The trick was making my Just 4 Today pledge at the start of each day and writing an essay about some aspect of making a commitment real.

And it worked for years.

The inverse of that trick also works — if you don’t touch base with that commitment (saying it’s just today) that commitment loses power.  And pieces of it flicker out and away. . . . It’s not like the world comes to an end.  Actually, everything seems just a little easier – after all for me, I wasn’t having to get up at the crack of dawn to write a post read by maybe 50 or 60 people.  It was a relief really.  Really. Or not.

Well, things are changing (this a promise to both of us) :

  • Just 4 Today posted (check)
  • Coffee drunk & Breakfast eaten (check)
  • Medication & Supplements taken (check)
  • Spending time thinking about the power of dreams & plans (check)

…. Well, alrighty then! Let’s go.

Just 4 Today (Friday May 30)

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today....

Just 4 Today I’m going to walk 5 miles (in at least 3 walks), log everything I eat in my Nutribase database, and I’ll drink 2 liters of water & drink my fiber supplement.

What are YOU going to do today?