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JUST FOR TODAY -- One Day at a Time .... Daily commitment thread for 2019

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  • atheistred89atheistred89 Posts: 28Member Member Posts: 28Member Member
    Today I will walk for at least 30min. I did a lot of walking yesterday so gonna take it easier today. I'll also drink more water. Definitely didn't get enough yesterday! And I forgot to track what I did.. which I really should be better about. I'll also consciously sit/stand up straighter. My disc doesn't hurt so much if I have good posture.
  • bookmeister86bookmeister86 Posts: 846Member Member Posts: 846Member Member
    Happy New Year everyone!

    I'm in again :)

    This year, I AM going to reach my goal weight and I AM going to maintain it. I only have about 12 pounds to lose, this is very achievable!

    For the newbies: I'm 32, live with my boyfriend near London, work in London at a job that I want to leave (and hopefully will manage to do so within the first half of the year!). In my free time I exercise, read and am learning French (my boyfriend is French and I'm studying for a qualification). My weakness is social eating and drinking - my normal diet is fairly good but I socialise quite a bit and am not good at reining myself in when I do so end up consuming a lot of calories! This year, I need to get to grips with living in moderation and prioritise my health more. I'm fairly young now but am probably not doing my body any favours with my lifestyle and it'll probably catch up with me in time.

    Today has been a total write off - last night was a fairly heavy one - so I'm not setting goals today but I will be starting fresh tomorrow :smile:
  • shakenbake57shakenbake57 Posts: 167Member Member Posts: 167Member Member
    Hoping this will be ok with the group. I'm going to jot a goal for the next day and report in every evening. That and using the stairs at work throughout the day tomorrow are my goals for tomorrow.
  • PrincessTinyheartPrincessTinyheart Posts: 666Member, Premium Member Posts: 666Member, Premium Member
    OK, confession time... I have gained all of the weight back that I lost 1 1/2 years ago, most of it in the past 4 months while going through some family crises. I am bummed about it buy I'm also determined to get back on track.

    1) stick to calorie goal
    2) keep Macros in check
    3) drink enough water
    4) take daily supplements
    5) Cardio for 30 min, 3x week
    6) weight training for 30 min, 4x week
  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Posts: 2,356Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,356Member, Premium Member
    Hoping this will be ok with the group. I'm going to jot a goal for the next day and report in every evening. That and using the stairs at work throughout the day tomorrow are my goals for tomorrow.

    Sounds perfect! Whatever works best for you! :smile: Welcome!
  • vetvickivetvicki Posts: 62Member Member Posts: 62Member Member
    Hi everyone, I started logging yesterday and was pretty horrified at what it all added up to. So this morning I've started with a clear mindset and awareness of what I'm putting into my body.
    Resolutions are-
    Log daily.
    Move daily even if it's not a strict exercise routine.
    Lose 10kg this year. 5 kg by 20th February when I go on holiday.
    Drink more water.
  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Posts: 2,356Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,356Member, Premium Member
    @frenchfancy2014 I love what you posted about the Zen Habits! Really hit home with me. Thanks for sharing. Is this by chance the blog by Leo Babauta? I listen to a podcast called Optimal Living Daily and sometimes they read an excerpt from his blog. Just curious. :smile:
  • ZizzyBumbleZizzyBumble Posts: 308Member Member Posts: 308Member Member
    Today I will:
    Eat 5 portions of fruit and veg
    Drink enough water
    Accurately log food and drink, unlikely to be in the green as I have a special lunch with family and friends
    Plan healthy food for tomorrow so that I can stay in the green
    Get to bed on time and set a morning alarm so that I can get back on track with my fitness goals.

    Happy New Year
    Today I will:
    Eat 5 portions of fruit and veg. 😊 That was the easy one!
    Drink enough water 😊 Probably
    Accurately log food and drink, unlikely to be in the green as I have a special lunch with family and friends 😝Failed but the raspberry pavlova was worth it!
    Plan healthy food for tomorrow so that I can stay in the green 😊Need to eat leftovers but yes
    Get to bed on time and set a morning alarm so that I can get back on track with my fitness goals. 😊

    Happy New Year

  • sarah74_vtsarah74_vt Posts: 302Member Member Posts: 302Member Member
    Happy New Year!!

    JFT (Tuesday, 1/1/2019)
    1) Go to the gym
    2) Log all the food I eat
    3) Stay "in the green" with my calorie intake for the day
    4) Drink 8 glasses of water before having a Diet Coke
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Posts: 2,993Member Member Posts: 2,993Member Member
    OK, confession time... I have gained all of the weight back that I lost 1 1/2 years ago, most of it in the past 4 months while going through some family crises. I am bummed about it buy I'm also determined to get back on track.


    You can get back on track!! I also gained 10 pounds since Halloween ... but we know what it takes to get it back off! We did it once, we can do it again!
    edited January 1
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Posts: 2,993Member Member Posts: 2,993Member Member
    I’m a fan of Zen Habits which is a mindfulness blog. Nothing to do with Zen.... on the blog for today the post is about the blank page of 2019.... it says


    We have a new year upon us, and while “January 1” is just an arbitrary date, for most of us, it feels like a new beginning.

    And there’s something beautifully minimalist about this new beginning — it’s a blank slate, where we can do anything, imagine possibilities, become a new person.

    In fact, this is available to us in any moment: each new second is a fresh beginning, a new opportunity, a chance to start over, a blank canvas to be filled with whatever art we are moved to create.

    Let’s imagine this new year as a blank slate. It’s like an empty house: what would we like to put in it?

    This is a kind of minimalism. We can start afresh, tossing out everything and only placing in this empty house what we find most important, and nothing more.

    What would you like to do with the minimalist blank slate of this new year? »

    This gave me hope as each second, each minute is a new beginning. Tu day I am in the green- finally!!!!! Woo hoo🥴😃😍😅😇 good start ....

    Amd I’m continuing with my little pamper me of moisturise at night just before bed my hands and feet. It’s a little treat, it’s sitting out my rough skin and it gives me one success I can do right at end of day even if failed in all others 😍

    Thanks for sharing this! I love how we learn so much from others! I also am starting to moisturize my feet before bed! And I am curious about the Zen Habits blog?
  • FaebertFaebert Posts: 927Member Member Posts: 927Member Member
    I’ll join in with the introductions for any new joiners. I’m 39 and live in North London with my two girls (ages 7 and 9) and our cat. I’m a primary school teacher in Year 1 (age 5-6). I’ve been separated for five years and am going through what feels like the world’s longest ever divorce. I have a boyfriend of 3 years but we don’t live together. I lost around 50lbs from my highest weight to now and have been maintaining for nearly 2 years. Although no longer losing, I find makntenance pretty tough at times so love this board for the accountability and wonderfully inspiring members.

    Recap on today (Tuesday)
    Portion and freeze batch cooked meals ✅
    - Finish cleaning ✅
    - Laundry ✅
    - Morning jog with the kids ✅ our best ever! We managed around 3 miles. 😄
    - Afternoon visit to parents ✅
    - 2ltr water ❎ Too much coffee and Pepsi max!
    - Log all food and stay in calorie goal ✅
    - Re read 2019 goals - stay mindful ✅
    - Early night✅

    Happy with today! Will jump on tomorrow morning to set goals for Wednesday as feeling very post-NYE snoozy! 😴

    Night all x
  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Posts: 2,356Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,356Member, Premium Member
    Faebert wrote: »

    Recap on today (Tuesday)
    Portion and freeze batch cooked meals ✅

    This caught my eye in your goals earlier and I was wondering what kind of meals do you batch cook that freeze well? I'd love to do something like this for the week but I am a horrible cook and have no imagination for recipes either! :)
  • ANUJAM2019ANUJAM2019 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    What a great way to start 2019! This is a great challenge for me. I’m in with goals of lifestyle changes for the rest of my life.
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