Just for today --- daily commitment thread

mytime6630 Posts: 4,185 Member
edited March 2015 in Motivation and Support
This is a continuation of a thread I started a thread late October, and another one in January and February, to try to stay on track, "JUST FOR A DAY".

We have had over 500 replies each month, so I am going to restart this each month. This has helped me tremendously, to start each day new. It has kept me going, and to keep on trying, one day at a time. And, I've met some wonderful friends along the way! Reading others goals for just one day has given me so much inspiration and goals to set for myself.

If I can do this for JUST ONE DAY, well, maybe that one day will lead to another day, an entire week, an entire month, and this will help me to develop better habits for my life, taking this one day at a time.

So each day I am going to post what I would like to accomplish. While I post my "Just for today" list, I am also going to post how I did the day before, so I am accountable to you guys as well.

Would anyone like to join me!! I am always so encouraged reading others goals, and together, we can all reach our goals for 2015 and beyond. I hope to keep doing this, starting a new thread each month.

March is a new month, a fresh start!

To bookmark this new thread, just click on the little yellow star. That book marks it, so you can find it easy. When you go to post again, to the right at the top of your page is a bell, a star, and a little flower. Click on the star, and it will show your book marked threads.

Anyone can join!



  • goingforahundred
    goingforahundred Posts: 590 Member
    Joan, I think I will join you for this month.

    Just for today, 3/1
    • Drink at least 8 cups of water
    • exercise for at least 45 minutes

  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,150 Member
    Just for today (just had surgery Thursday), I'm going to get my 10k steps in.
  • jglovicz
    jglovicz Posts: 44 Member
    Just for today
    1) drink at least 75oz water
    2) run at least 3 miles on the elliptical
    3 clean my desk
  • March 1st -
    Just for today, I will;

    1. Exercise for at least 180 minutes.
    2. Drink lots of water.
    3. Start using my food scale, so I'm more accurate calculating calories.
    4. Have relentless discipline !!!!
  • feistyjojo
    feistyjojo Posts: 303 Member
    Hello again Joan and thanks for starting this new thread.
    I will do my final month's way in tomorrow and post.
    The weekend hasn't gone entirely to plan... and I'm still slightly under my weekly net calorie target so I will live with it.

    Keep going Joan... fresh month, fresh focus.
  • azulvioleta6
    azulvioleta6 Posts: 4,196 Member
    Joan, maintaining is its own accomplishment!

    Just for today, I will:
    1. Get to the gym (lifting, some cardio...mostly I just need to GET there)
    2. 10,000 steps
    3. Stick with healthy eating goals...I really want pasta today...I should not have pasta!
  • franola12
    franola12 Posts: 45 Member
    I'm going to add five minutes to my aerobic workout.
  • Frappleberry
    Frappleberry Posts: 251 Member
    This is a great thread! I've had my birthday celebrations recently which I've found hard to track my eating!
    Just for today I'm going to plan my food for the day and stick to it
    Get my 10,000 steps
  • MissBlunts420
    MissBlunts420 Posts: 63 Member
    Just for today I will:

    1. Walk for 30 minutes.
    2. Drink 10 8oz cups of water.
    3. Stay within my calorie goal/NOT binge.
  • loveby30
    loveby30 Posts: 76 Member
    Thanks @joan6630!
    Goals for yesterday met :)
    Just for today I will
    1) Do BR phase 1 workout 2
    2) Do 30 min of cardio
    3) stay under my calorie goals
    4) Weigh and measure everything

    Good luck everyone :)
  • taxmom9093
    taxmom9093 Posts: 1,296 Member
    Hello again everyone! I was trying to post in the other thread this morning and I kept losing everything right before I click post reply. I ended up giving up before I did something I would regret to my computer. :# My goal for the day ended up being Not losing my temper when things do not go my way. And I succeeded. :D Sometimes small steps are important.

    Joan, not gaining in February is no small accomplishment. Now that it is March, I want to get my weight loss restarted again also. We can do this together, I am sure of it. By the end of the month I would like to be at least 3 pounds lighter.
  • taxmom9093
    taxmom9093 Posts: 1,296 Member
    I know I need to leave early tomorrow, so I am going to post my goals for Monday now.

    Just for today I will.

    1. Take a walk.
    2. Log everything I eat
    3. Keep track of time. Do my best not to be late today.

    I can do this one day at a time. Have a Wonderful Monday Everyone!
  • GrandmaJackie
    GrandmaJackie Posts: 35,760 Member
    Just for today 3/2

    1. Take a walk or bike ride w/ hubby
    2. No late night snacking
    3. strengh training
    4. Remember to come back (this NEEDS to happen @ least every other day)
  • GrandmaJackie
    GrandmaJackie Posts: 35,760 Member
    taxmom9093 wrote: »
    I know I need to leave early tomorrow, so I am going to post my goals for Monday now.

    Just for today I will.

    1. Take a walk.
    2. Log everything I eat
    3. Keep track of time. Do my best not to be late today.

    I can do this one day at a time. Have a Wonderful Monday Everyone!

    Yes, you can! :D:)

  • March 2nd -

    Met all of my goals yesterday. It was an eye opener using the food scale for the first time !! I always thought I was guessing portion size weight pretty close....Wrong !!! lol

    Just for today, I will;

    1. Add more protein to my meals.
    2. Drink lots of water.
    3. Eat more veggies.
    4. Exercise for at least 240 minutes.
    5. Make time to meditate.
    6. Have relentless discipline !!!!
  • LisaPower123
    LisaPower123 Posts: 1,837 Member
    edited March 2015
    I found this thread last week, but I didn't post. I think it is just what I need to remind me to take it one day at a time because otherwise I keep thinking about how much I need to lose and get overwhelmed . So I am jumping in

    Today I will:
    1. Go to the gym
    2. Cook ahead lunches for the week
    3. Be more patient with my family
    4. Work for at least 3 hours

    Have a great day!
  • mkl76
    mkl76 Posts: 7 Member
    Just restarting attempting weight loss today - hopefully to keep it off this time - and this thread popped up on my home page. Sounds like a great idea to not get overwhelmed.

    Just for today:
    I will log everything I eat
    I will not give in and eat everything in the cupboard if I go over my calorie goal.
  • sithiria
    sithiria Posts: 16 Member
    Thanks for this.

    Just for today:

    I forgive myself and am starting again by,

    logging everything I eat.
    Staying within goals.