The Commitment

Eat 4 Today – The Commitment:

I’m not going to eat between meals and I’m not going to take seconds.

This is a club house for everyone struggling with this promise. And please, read this from DuctapeFatwa: Customizing the Commitment, on how to take control of your life and make the commitment your own (even if you do take seconds and occasionally eat between meals).

October 21, 2006: Day 277: Obesity and children (sharing my commitment)October 20, 2006: Day 276: Weight Watchers and The 3 phases of weight control

October 19, 2006: Day 275, Eat out and gain weight

October 18, 2006: Day 274, I need you to . . .

October 17, 2006: Day 273, Keeping that weight off: being in the 50% group

October 16, 2006: Day 272, Keep Control of your weight. Weigh In everyday and do something about it.

October 11, 2006: Day 267, Time flies and weight can too

October 10, 2006: Day 266, How to wreck your life with a taste for Cheese on Toast

September 19, 2006: Day 246, The Amazing Race to New Year’s Eve — A goal, a resolution and a commitment

September 14, 2006: Day 241, The Countdown to New Year’s Eve

September 10, 2006: Day 237, Keeping a food diary

September 9, 2006: Day 235, The first step to a commitment is a dream

September 8, 2006: Day 234, Autumn’s around the corner and the future is looking good!

September 7, 2006: Day 233, Weight Control, Simple Key/Complex Implementation

September 6, 2006: Day 232, Building self esteem with a life coach.

September 5, 2006: Day 231, Dietary Guidelines for a Healthier You, discussing nutrition documents

September 4, 2006: Day 230, This year I need a belt to wear last year’s Skinny Jeans

September 3, 2006: Day 229, My New Years Resolution, Yes in September

September 2, 2006; Day 228, A community of Links

September 1, 2006: Day 227 A Cinderella Pact

August 31, 2006: Day 226, Dreaming my life away

August 30, 2006: Day 225, Keeping just enough focus to keep control

August 29, 2006: Day 224, A New Year, A New You: Starting our New Year’s Resolutions Now

August 28, 2006: Day 223, Realization + Choice = Control

August 27, 2006: Day 222, After the Storm — Getting the right slope on the trendline

August 26, 2006: Day 221, I’m telling myself that it’s not a failure if I learn a lesson

August 25, 2006: Day 220, Unexpected day without posting.

August 24, 2006: Day 219, A community of Dieting Bloggers

August 23, 2006: Day 218, Tools for fighting obesity

August 22, 2006: Day 217, Where I prove (again) that my eat watch is busted

August 21, 2006: Day 216, How I stayed focused without my support group

August 15 – 20 Eat4Today switched hosts and was out of service

August 14, 2006: Day 209, Watching the trendline fall

August 11, 2006: Day 207, Learning to stop procrastinating

August 10, 2006: Day 206, Just this morning I’m going to visualize what I’m going to do today

August 9, 2006: Day 205, Plodding through Summer

August 8, 2006: Day 204, Keeping to The Commitment, Just 4 Today

August 7, 2006: Day 203, We’re having a heat wave, but I’m still walking

August 6, 2006: Day 202, Just 4 Today

August 5, 2006: Day 201, Finding strength in the written word

August 4, 2006: Day 200, Daydreaming Diets

August 3, 2006: Day 199, Deficit Eating, planning for calorie shortfalls

August 2, 2006: Day 198, Is Sonic’s Large Strawberry Shake really worth 860 calories to you?

August 1, 2006: Day 197, Avoiding the destructive path toward weight gain

July 31, 2006: Day 196, Weight Control: A Fierce Struggle

July 30, 2006: Day 195, A chore that can’t be put off

July 29, 2006: Day 194, Portion Distortion and Eating on the right side of the chart

July 28, 2006: Day 193, Killing me softly with saltines

July 27, 2006: Day 192, My sinkers are pulling me down (and that’s a GOOD thing)

July 26, 2006: Day 191, Embracing hunger

July 25, 2006: Day 190, Distracting Trends (One year of The Commitment!)

July 24, 2006: Day 189, My secret expectations

July 23, 2006: Day 188, A new day, a new year

July 22, 2006: Day 187, In the palm of my hand

July 21, 2006: Day 186, The first 72 hours are the worst

July 20, 2006: Day 185, 7 months of support and encouragement

July 19, 2006: Day 184, It’s spread like butter, evenly all over my body

July 18, 2006: Day 183, I start doing The Hacker’s Diet

July 17, 2006: Day 182, And they say you can’t do anything about the weather!

July 16, 2006: Day 181, At least I’ve got mine — health care for some

July 15, 2006: Day 180, Good news, bad news and the real meaning of mini-meals.

July 14, 2006: Day 179, As Strong as I need to be

July 13, 2006: Day 178, I am a rock

July 12, 2006: Day 177, I discover a trick for meeting every goal

July 11, 2006: Day 176, Are Oyster Crackers the new M&Ms?

July 10, 2006: Day 175, Eat4Today, everyday

July 9, 2006: Day 174, We’ve weighted long enough

July 8, 2006: Day 173, Unscheduled day off

July 7, 2006: Day 172, Out of my rut and rolling again

July 6, 2006: Day 171, I’m NOT going to eat between meals.

July 5, 2006: Day 170, Getting back in the groove

July 4, 2006: Day 169, Stumbling through vacation

July 3, 2006: Day 168, Why this summer is better than last summer.

July 2, 2006: Day 167, Successfully surviving a sibling visit

July 1, 2006: Day 166, vacation day

June 30, 2006: Day 165, I can eat anything

June 29, 2006: Day 164, Shaping up

June 28, 2006: Day 163, The unexpected thing that happened yesterday

June 27, 2006: Day 162, Controlling weight during family visits

June 26, 2006: Day 161, I’ll try it just today

June 25, 2006: Day 160, Sunday afternoon at the park

June 24, 2006: Day 159, Controlling my destiny

June 23, 2006: Day 158, Committing in Slow Motion

June 22, 2006: Day 157, Upheaval and Commitment: Building new routines after great change

June 21, 2006: Day 155, The best thing that’s happened to me this year

June 20, 2006: Day 154, Weighty Issues

June 19, 2006: Day 153, The DietMinder, my food journal

June 18, 2006: Day 152, The promise of a new week.

June 17, 2006: Day 151, A system for weight management

June 16, 2006: Day 150, Dying for Health Insurance

June 15, 2006: Day 149, We’re on a journey together

June 14, 2006: Day 148, Weigh-in and Walk 3 miles or Face the Consequences.

June 13, 2006: Day 147, 11 months and 60 pounds, so far the experiment’s a success

June 12, 2006: Day 146, That gigantic woman inside me

June 11, 2006: Day 145, The lure of the buffet meal

June 10, 2006: Day 144, Eating Just 4 a Special Day

June 9, 2006: Day 143, Cruising the Diet Blogs

June 8, 2006: Day 142, Working with a 300 pound gorilla

June 7, 2006: Day 141, And if the answer’s no, I’m not going to eat.

June 6, 2006: Day 140, The song of the coffee shop

June 5, 2006: Day 139, Perfect Weight Forever, The Commitment explained by a stranger

June 4, 2006: Day 138, The Prairie Giant, The Tommy Douglas Story (a review)

June 3, 2006: Day 137, I’d walk a mile for a Shasta

June 2, 2006: Day 136, Seriously — I’m glad it’s Friday.

June 1, 2006: Day 135, Is flat-out terror an effective weight-control tool? Eat4Today Goes Live!

May 31, 2006: Day 134, ITAM? HIAE? Two simple questions will change your life.

May 30, 2006: Day 133, Thinking my way to an exercise program?

May 29, 2006: Day 132, 6 simple things you can do to keep weight off forever.

May 28, 2006: Day 131, I wanted a snack and then I read the label, or keeping things balanced with The Commitment.

May 27, 2006: Day 130, With a little help from my friends

May 26, 2006: Day 129, How to lose 10 or more extra pounds this year. Making a commitment works like magic.

May 25, 2006: Day 128, Waiting to jump, the terror and thrill of making Eat4Today live

May 24, 2006: Day 127, How many pounds will you gain while you wait for inspiration? And how much is too much?

May 23, 2006: Day 126, Momentum’s been fired. Making The Commitment makes YOU the boss.

May 22, 2006: Day 125, 8 things I do everyday, With The Commitment good behavior becomes routine

May 21, 2006: Day 124, Finding happiness with The Commitment

May 20, 2006: Day 123, Maybe thinking is the important part? The Committment and staying in control.

May 19, 2006: Day 122, A year ago it was all about me. But now it’s more important than that. Eating 4 Today and The Commitment

May 18, 2006: Day 121, Is it chaos or normal? Does it matter? Can making The Commitment help you?

May 17, 2006: Day 120, What would you like to be? The Commitment can make it happen

May 16, 2006: Day 119, The Commitment – Don’t let weight fluctuations push you around.

May 15, 2006: Day 118, Sometimes a it takes a shock at the scale to snap yourself back, The Commitment when it gets hard

May 14, 2006: Day 117, Finding and sharing Internet sources that support The Commitment

May 13, 2006: Day 116, Routines, you gotta love ‘em — The Commitment supporting you when things get weird

May 12, 2006: Day 115, Everyone I know has a story, what’s yours? The Commitment and You.

May 11, 2006: Day 114, Listen to the little voice, it’s there to help you

May 10, 2006: Day 113, Spring Cleaning — Are you ready to reevaluate your goals and The Commitment?

May 9, 2006: Day 112, Knowledge is Power and making The Commitment helps.

May 8, 2006: Day 111, Change isn’t as scary if your ‘diet’ has structure

May 7, 2006: Day 110, Marshmallows and successful weight control

May 6, 2006: Day 109, Afternoon snacks and The Commitment

May 5, 2006: Day 108, Maybe you think one day wouldn’t make any difference. Maybe that’s wrong.

May 4, 2006: Day 107, Which path to follow? Who decides?

May 3, 2006: Day 106, Taking advantage of bad service. Or which platitude is right?

May 2, 2006: Day 105, Stop Creeping Scale Syndrome

May 1, 2006: Day 104, Guest Author, Puget4 – My committment

May 1, 2006: Day 104, Guest Author, monalisa – What the Commitment means to me.

April 30, 2006: Day 103, Starting the week with energy for change.

April 29, 2006: Day 102, Weighing myself everyday

April 28, 2006: Day 101, Everyday is a new challenge and I’m always (a little) scared that I’ll fail

April 27, 2006: Day 100, 100 days, a hundred ways to manage change.

April 26, 2006: Day 99, Even here, the devil is in the details

April 25, 2006: Day 98, What are you going to learn about yourself today?

April 24, 2006: Day 97, Examining the details

April 23, 2006: Day 96.

April 22, 2006: Day 95, Just this evening — You can do it!

April 22, 2006: Day 95, If a day’s too long, try it Just This Afternoon. (Part 2)

April 22, 2006: Day 95, Is a day too long? Try it just this morning.

April 21, 2006: Day 94, Have you ever wished you could give up food they way you can cigarettes?

April 20, 2006: Day 93, A doctor’s view

April 19, 2006: Day 92, Praise is nice, but is it really helpful? Learning to react well to praise.

April 18, 2006: Day 91, Keep your eye on your weight to keep your weight in place.

April 17, 2006: Day 90, Giving and getting support, it pays off either way

April 16, 2006: Day 89, Monitor your behaviour and adjust your rules as you go along.

April 15, 2006: Day 88, Shaping your future with dreams not fear

April 14, 2006: Day 87, Do clothes make the woman or man?

April 13, 2006: Day 86, Just a little more couldn’t hurt, could it?

April 12, 2006: Day 85, Not eating between meals? How will that help?

April 11, 2006: Day 84, The promise of spring, the power of The Commitment

April 10, 2006: Day 83, Getting comfort and strength from a routine

April 9, 2006: Day 82, Getting started can be the hardest part, so just give it a try.

April 8, 2006: Day 81, Bubble, bubble, bubble.

April 7, 2006: Day 80, Self-Talk and Self-Monitor, we just have to do it ourselves.

April 6, 2006: Day 79, Measuring to control the upward drift

April 5, 2006: Day 78, Eating what I want at meals makes them a treat and something to look forward to.

April 4, 2006: Day 77, Controlling your destiny by letting go of fear.

April 3, 2006: Day 76, Protected by your commitment, you can focus on the details

April 2, 2006: Day 75, Living up to yesterday’s success

April 1, 2006: Day 74, Like a force-field between you and dangerous territory

March 31, 2006: Day 73, The Commitment is not one size fits all.

March 30, 2006: Day 72, Finding strength just today and a supplement: Customizing the Commitment, by DuctapeFatwa

March 29, 2006: Day 71, Give yourself a good memory and try it just today.

March 28, 2006: Day 70, Just today, be the boss

March 27, 2006: Day 69, Beating the monster, it can be done.

March 26, 2006: Day 68, Everything’s easier when you do it with a friend

March 25, 2006: Day 67: Rocket Fuel for the Commercial Weight Loss Plans

March 24, 2006: Day 66, What is Victory or What do I get if I win?

March 23, 2006: Day 65, You can make today a real victory

March 22, 2006: Day 64, Measurements give you power and control

March 21, 2006: Day 63, Waiting until the time is right? Try it Today.

March 20, 2006: Day 62, They may not want you to succeed. Just do it today anyway.

March 19, 2006: Day 61, Laughing our weigh to health.

March 18, 2006: Day 60, The Commitment. We can’t do it alone, and we don’t have to.

March 17, 2006: Day 59, The Commitment. Celebrating National Drunk Day, what works for you?

March 16, 2006: Day 58, Eating Lunch, a lesson

March 15, 2006: Day 57, Dream powered health

March 14, 2006: Day 56, The little voice came back last week

March 13, 2006: Day 55, Make a change with baby steps

March 12, 2006: Day 54, Don’t let yesterday poison today

March 11, 2006: Day 53, I don’t want drama in my life

March 10, 2006: Day 52, Plan your meal, eat it and forget about it.

March 9, 2006: Day 51, Why can’t I wait until tomorrow to worry about this?

March 8, 2006: Day 50, Not Eating Between Meals, a hidden problem.

March 7, 2006: Day 49, Chaos makes change seem impossible.

March 6, 2006: Day 48, My arms and face look smaller to me, but not in a weird way.

March 5, 2006: Day 47, The Commitment. Is it really that bad if I eat an apple for a snack?

March 4, 2006: Day 46, Possibilities instead of failure.

March 3, 2006: Day 45, Jump start your self-esteem.

March 2, 2006: Day 44, Know your Utensils

March 1, 2006: Day 43, Don’t spoil your dinner.

February 28, 2006: Day 42, Putting the breaks on weight gain.

February 27, 2006; Day 41, Just Today means don’t worry about yesterday

February 26, 2006: Day 40, How committed is committed?

February 25, 2006: Day 39, Tomorrow is Today in Australia

February 24, 2006: Day 38, Just Today

February 23, 2006: Day 37, Not taking seconds.

February 22, 2006: Day 36, Drifting relentlessly towards health

February 21, 2006: Day 35, When Tuesday is Monday

February 20, 2006: Day 34, Do we have to tell people about all the changes we’re making?

February 19, 2006: Day 33, Is it selfish to think about myself this much?

February 18, 2006: Day 32, The Day After a Failure

February 17, 2006: Day 31, Getting help from an online support group.

February 16, 2006: Day 30, I’ve got a commitment, but I’m still struggling against my own mental games.

February 15, 2006: Day 29, The Commitment. It’s Wednesday and we didn’t have to do a thing to get here.

February 14, 2006: Day 28, The Commitment. Putting it in writing.

February 13, 2006: Day 27, It’s Monday — maybe having a commitment to something is enough.

February 12, 2006: Day 26, Commitment? I’m SICK! — Managing illness & injury.

February 7, 2006: Day 21, To eat only at meals there has to be a meal.

February 6, 2006: Day 21, The power of not taking seconds.

February 5, 2006: Day 20, This would be a Super Day to commit.

February 4, 2006: Day 19, Two good things in one day

February 3, 2006: Day 18, A day is a nice bit of time.

February 2, 2006: Day 17, conveying the power of passing time.

February 1, 2006: Day 16, accomodate the destroyers.
January 31, 2006: Day 15, Get a grip on yourself.

January 30, 2006: Day 14, Just as an experiment — what would happen if you tried it for a day?

January 27, 2006: Day 12, Let us rejoice in how far we’ve come

January 26, 2006: Day 11, Do you wish they had filibustered Thomas?

January 25, 2006: Day 10, I’m just checking, what about you?

January 24, 2006: Day 9, Committed in spite of myself.

January 23, 2006: Day 8, Guided Imagery – a powerful tool that can work for you.

January 22, 2006: Day 7, Try this experiment, just 4 today.

January 21, 2006: Day 6, Are you eating 5 servings of vegetables a day?

January 20, 2006: Day 5, Can you handle “the moment”?

January 19, 2006: Day 4, Avoid the post-prandial discomfort of the glutton.

January 18, 2006: Day 3, Talking about the time between meals.

January 17, 2006: Day 2

January 16, 2006: Day 1

January 15, 2006: The Announcement