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JUST FOR TODAY -- Daily Commitment Thread for 2021

mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,507 Member Member Posts: 3,507 Member
I think everyone is ready for 2020 to end, and a fresh start, 2021 .. a new beginning!

And that also means a fresh start for this thread -- JUST FOR TODAY. ONE DAY AT A TIME!

A fresh year where we can strive to work on the unhealthy habits we want to change, and replace those habits with healthy, lifestyle changing habits.

They say it takes 21 days to set a new habit. This is a thread to set daily goals that you would like to attain, and to try and change those old habits into good habits. We do this ONE DAY AT A TIME, hence the name, JUST FOR TODAY

It is a thread of encouragement and motivation.

If we set goals for ourselves for JUST ONE DAY, maybe that one day will lead to another day, an entire week, an entire month, and this will help us to develop better habits for life, taking this one day at a time. Your goals can be as few as just one goal, or many goals for the day. This thread keeps us accountable .. it keeps us from giving up when things are hard ... because we only need to do things one day at a time.

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.

It is so encouraging to read others goals, and together, we can all reach our goals for 2021 and beyond.

Anyone can join - and we would love to have you! This is not a "group", so we welcome anyone who wants to improve their life, and reach their goals. This is my 5th year of this thread ... and many of the posters have been posting that long. Lasting friendships also!

To bookmark this thread and help you find it each day, just click on the little yellow star. That bookmarks 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.


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  • sarah74_vtsarah74_vt Member Posts: 327 Member Member Posts: 327 Member
    Name: Sarah
    5'4"
    46 yrs old

    SW: 229.2
    1st goal: 225
    2nd goal: 220
    Ultimate goal: 160

    Word for the year 2021: Persevere

    Goals for 2021
    1) Learn to love myself
    2) Get to my ultimate goal of 160
    3) Stay on track with my time at the gym


    JFT 1/1/2021
    1) Go to the gym
    2) Stay within my calories
    3) Take my vitamins
    4) Drink 64 oz water

    Happy New Year!!
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,661 Member Member Posts: 2,661 Member
    Happy New Year everyone! Thank you @mytime6630 for a fresh thread to start the year.

    Name: Carmela
    Age: 63
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 162.5#
    Goal: 150#

    About me: I love food, including chocolate, sugar and carbs. No food is off limit. I eat regular meals and snacks, no crazy food plans. Occasionally I drink adult beverages (hubby does not imbibe, and that's good for me). Portion control can be an issue. My focus is CI < CO and 80% healthy / 20% other. I am a regular at local farmers markets when in season.

    Our dog and I walk 3-4 miles weather-permitting = happy dog. When road conditions dictate (snow & ice because we live in Wisconsin, USA) I walk on the treadmill in our basement. I x-train with my home version of circuit and weights. Rest days are important too. I enter 5K and 10K races, which in 2020 turned virtual. I walk. I am not a runner.

    I've been on JFT since Jan. 2017 and it was the impetus for losing 28# that year. I lost 7# more but have fluctuated since. In 2020 I reached my goal of below 160# but recently bounced up with holiday eating & drinking. In 2021 I would like to reach my goal weight, but won't stress if I don't. This is my lifestyle. It's. Not. A. Diet.

    My JFT goals are very repetitive, but they keep me accountable to you and me. It's late in the day, so JFT goals for 1/1 F are short and sweet:
    1) walk treadmill :smiley: 2.35 miles
    2) log all food

    I have updated my annual goals from last year for 2021:
    1) Weight 150#
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    3) Post weekly weigh-in on JFT for accountability. Saturday a.m. is my "official" weigh-in day, and I peek occasionally other days. My digital scale only shows half pound increments & I'm too cheap to buy a fancier scale.
    4) Take measurements & log on MFP every month end ~ remember this year!
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking but include weights/circuit & other x-training
    6) Participate in race or challenge events even if virtual ~ started MapMyWalk You Vs. Year 1021K on Jan. 1 / virtual 50 Mile Frenzy 11.27.20 - 1.15.21 (replaced Frenzy on the Fox for Jan. 2021) 50.37 miles 12.17.20 and continuing to log / Tour de Northeast WI virtual challenge: cover distance from Oshkosh to Gills Rock (139 miles) 1.1.21 - 3.31.21
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together = excellent goal last year that should be repeated
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states) = had this goal in 2020 and how ironic
    9) Declutter bedroom, home office and basement = made good progress in 2020 & want to keep it up

    Word for 2021: Gratitude ~ be mindful of & appreciate my many blessings
    edited January 1
  • shenna333shenna333 Member Posts: 100 Member Member Posts: 100 Member
    Hi! I'm Shenna. Much like the weight, I am here then gone, here then gone. Well, we are both back :D

    Glad to see some familiar names from way back.....I was always trying to keep up with grandbabies and win the newest weight loss challenge. Well I now have 7 grandbabies all 7 years old and younger. They love their fluffy grammy, but holy cow I've gained so much I can barely move. At my highest weight ever, including my full term pregnancies. So......here we go

    Shenna
    5'2"
    51 yo
    SW-190
    GW-145

    Some of my goals for this year

    Do something for myself everyday
    Declutter
    Improve overall health
    Get a new hobby


    JFT 1/1/21:
    Get a game plan together for accomplishing new goals


    Happy New Year Everyone!!

    Black eyed peas, greens, and cornbread on the menu tonight. I need all the good fortune I can get!!!
  • azulvioleta6azulvioleta6 Member Posts: 4,097 Member Member Posts: 4,097 Member
    Name: Julie
    5'10"
    45 yrs old

    The scale and I have parted ways until the pandemic is over. I am more focused on healthy habits than weight right now, since I can barely leave the house until the pandemic ends--no swimming, no gym, no social dancing at all. I lost nearly 100 pounds a couple of years ago and my lowest weight was 209. I am very muscular and athletic, with odd proportions. I wear US size 8 jeans at 209 pounds. Yeah, I know that is strange!

    Word for the year 2021: SHINE

    Special challenge: health: I have panhypopituitarism, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, fibromyalgia, migraines, some issues as a brain aneurysm survivor and a bunch more stuff; to stay at a healthy weight I need an hour a day of intense exercise (HIIT, cardio, lifting heavy) plus an hour of lower impact exercise like walking, swimming or social dance. I also need to eat under 75G carbs/day. Yeah. I could do that when I was not working full time, but it's a huge challenge now.

    Goals for 2021:
    These are the healthy habits I would like to work on in 2021:
    1. Develop a consistent early-morning routine before daily WFH.
    2. Continue home workouts and be more consistent with them.
    3. Get outside as much as possible (very limited until Spring as I live in an extremely rainy place)
    4. Develop work-life balance; work on some stress reduction while starting new leadership role
    5. Work on eating habits and start tracking food again at some point.
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,507 Member Member Posts: 3,507 Member
    mytime6630 wrote: »
    JFT, Jan 1
    1. log all food :)
    2. concentrate on water :)
    3. mindful eating :'(
    4. stop nitetime snacking ... eat only ONE apple. Stop by 9 (and that means if I haven't eaten that apple yet ... I will not eat it) :'( I was only going to eat a apple, but we had egg rolls leftover from last nite ... so had 2 of them. But all in all ... a OK day.


    I love hearing you guys stories. When I wrote that.. I realized I did not even tell my own!

    To new people, I am almost 70 -- live in St Louis, MO. I am very tall, 5'11". I lost almost 30 pounds in 2018 and met my goal.. stayed at goal until August of this year. Like so many, covid stresses led me to eat, and I have gained 15 back. So I would like to lose about 20 pounds.
    But I'm not losing weight for how I look, rather for how I feel. When I was at goal weight I felt so much better. More energy, more confidence, just a better outlook on things.So this is what I want... and I hope with this thread, it also helps others to achieve that.

    A very big welcome to any new comers. You will find this thread so uplifting. For any wanting to join... I know we seem like we all know each other so well. That is because some of us have been posting for 4+ years. But trust me, we all want to help each other, so anyone is welcome to join. The posts can be once a week, daily, monthly.. whatever works for you the best. I try to post daily, but I know sometimes that is not possible. And posts can be as much as you want.

    My goals tomorrow are going to be simple, just to get back on track.
    JFT, Jan 2
    1. log all food
    2. mindful eating
    3. concentrate on water!! This is my biggest habit I need to develop!
    4. stop nitetime snacking at 9pm




    edited January 2
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,507 Member Member Posts: 3,507 Member
    weekly weigh-in 2021 -- every friday

    Name: Joan
    5'11"
    69 yrs old

    SW: 195
    1st goal: 185
    2nd goal: 180
    Ultimate goal: 170-175

    Word for the year 2021: Consistency

    My weight history:
    SW Year 2017: 217
    SW Year 2018: 195.5
    SW Year 2019 : 206 -- met my goal weight of 178 on December, 2019
    SW Year 2020: 182.6 -- gained 15 pounds through the pandemic :s
    SW Year 2021:195

    Goals for 2021:
    These are the healthy habits I would like to do in 2021:
    1. Lose 25 pounds to get to my ultimate goal of 170, and then learn how to maintain it.
    2. To be better with planning my meals each week
    3. to get up in the morning, and have a rough idea of what I plan to eat the rest of the day.
    4. To stop mindless eating. To learn how to eat to live, not live to eat.
    5. To make drinking water a regular habit.. and drink 8+ glasses of water a day
    6. To curb and stop nitetime snacking for good.

    Weekly weigh-in. I plan on weighing every friday
    Friday, Jan 1st: 195.6
    edited January 2
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,507 Member Member Posts: 3,507 Member
    Name: Julie
    5'10"
    45 yrs old

    The scale and I have parted ways until the pandemic is over. I am more focused on healthy habits than weight right now, since I can barely leave the house until the pandemic ends--no swimming, no gym, no social dancing at all. I lost nearly 100 pounds a couple of years ago and my lowest weight was 209. I am very muscular and athletic, with odd proportions. I wear US size 8 jeans at 209 pounds. Yeah, I know that is strange!

    Happy to have you join us again Julie!
    edited January 2
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,507 Member Member Posts: 3,507 Member
    shenna333 wrote: »
    Hi! I'm Shenna. Much like the weight, I am here then gone, here then gone. Well, we are both back :D


    So happy to see you back Shenna!
  • mytime6630mytime6630 Member Posts: 3,507 Member Member Posts: 3,507 Member
    annk18 wrote: »
    I have been lurking in this thread for almost a year. I read it daily and feel I know a lot of you. I am finally ready to make the commitment to post my goals and be accountable.
    I grew up thin, but have slowly gained a lot more weight than is good for me. My various medical issues would greatly benefit from reducing the poundage. At the beginning of the pandemic I slowly (and with hard work) lost about 5 lbs. But...during the last 6 weeks, or so, I gained them all back. I seem to be on an uncontrolled eating binge. Most of the food is healthy, just way too much of it. I have also stopped doing a lot of the exercise I was doing and, instead sit at the computer playing solitaire.
    Name: Ann
    Age:76
    Ht.: 5' 6"
    Wt.: 174.2 (I weigh myself first thing every morning, butt naked. Not a pretty thing. lol)
    1st goal wt.: 169 and to hold under 170 for 3-4 weeks.
    UGW: 150

    JFT
    1. Log everything even if ,for now, it is only approximate calories
    2. Drink 8 (or more) glasses of H2O
    3. Exercise at least 30 mins 😀(walked in the cold around the neighborhood)
    4. Only 1/2hr at computer solitaire😞
    5. Make blood apt.
    6. Pay est. tax
    7. Add self to JFT😀

    We are happy to have you join us! Welcome!
  • Bex953172Bex953172 Member Posts: 3,229 Member Member Posts: 3,229 Member
    annk18 wrote: »
    I have been lurking in this thread for almost a year. I read it daily and feel I know a lot of you. I am finally ready to make the commitment to post my goals and be accountable.
    I grew up thin, but have slowly gained a lot more weight than is good for me. My various medical issues would greatly benefit from reducing the poundage. At the beginning of the pandemic I slowly (and with hard work) lost about 5 lbs. But...during the last 6 weeks, or so, I gained them all back. I seem to be on an uncontrolled eating binge. Most of the food is healthy, just way too much of it. I have also stopped doing a lot of the exercise I was doing and, instead sit at the computer playing solitaire.
    Name: Ann
    Age:76
    Ht.: 5' 6"
    Wt.: 174.2 (I weigh myself first thing every morning, butt naked. Not a pretty thing. lol)
    1st goal wt.: 169 and to hold under 170 for 3-4 weeks.
    UGW: 150

    JFT
    1. Log everything even if ,for now, it is only approximate calories
    2. Drink 8 (or more) glasses of H2O
    3. Exercise at least 30 mins 😀(walked in the cold around the neighborhood)
    4. Only 1/2hr at computer solitaire😞
    5. Make blood apt.
    6. Pay est. tax
    7. Add self to JFT😀

    Welcome, it's great to have you here!
    I also weigh myself butt naked hahaha
  • Bex953172Bex953172 Member Posts: 3,229 Member Member Posts: 3,229 Member
    Bex953172 wrote: »
    JFT - Friday

    - Log all my food ❌
    - Drink 4 waters✔️
    - Limit the bedtime snacks! ❌

    Oooookay not the best start, you know I did log everything up until dinner and then completely forgot about my goals. So I had snacks in bed. I'm not gonna give myself a hard time about it, I've not posted goals in so long it might take some getting used to.

    edited January 2
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