Just for today --- daily commitment thread

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  • Wotan39
    Wotan39 Posts: 11 Member
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    Just for today I will
    1. Drink more water
    2. Just for day I will avoid sugar
  • shrcpr
    shrcpr Posts: 885 Member
    edited June 2016
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    shrcpr wrote: »

    JFT, 6/18/2016

    1. Walk the dogs :)
    2. Today is rest day so no planned workouts :)
    3. Stay within maintenance calories :#Not by a long shot; even went over weekly calories; 2 days of over this week wiped out my entire deficit and then some. Of course, it was mostly alcohol.

    Back on track yesterday. Body Beast Day 57 completed: Build: Chest/Tris. Stayed within weight-loss calories.

    JFT, 6/20/2016

    1. Walk the dogs
    2. Body Beast Day 58: Bulk: Legs
    3. Additional cardio workout
    4. Stay within weight-loss calories
  • tmn2016
    tmn2016 Posts: 159 Member
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    Maybe this thread will motivate me to lose the last 12lbs!! Posting for tomorrow (as my commitment)

    Just for tomorrow 06/21/2016
    1.) walk at lunch at 4mph and at night
    2) don't pick at food
    3.) track all my food even the diet cranberry juice
    4) drink 64oz of water
  • bookmeister86
    bookmeister86 Posts: 1,165 Member
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    For today, 6/6/16, I will:

    - Not exceed my calorie goal, for food
    - At drinks tonight, only drink slimline G&Ts - maximum 3 (taking me max 150 calories over my limit)

    Managed to do these, even though I was hungry!

    Also persuaded my friend that I went for drinks with to download MFP - we can be buddies and support each other now.

    Today's commitment -

    - Go to gym after work
    - Finish day with 350+ calorie deficit (after including gym calories)
    -

    Met both of my targets, and actually smashed the second one to the point where MFP told me I wasn't eating enough! (That's never happened before when I've not forgotten to log something)

    Didn't actually feel hungry though despite the deficit, which is encouraging. I won't have that deficit on any other days this week:

    Today going to my friend's for dinner which will make it difficult to stay within calorie limit - the food is generally not healthy and lots of wine is normally involved.

    However, will set the following targets to keep the indulgence down:

    - I'll log the dinner, even if I am not exactly sure what's in it
    - I'll make sure I don't eat more main course than others - no second!
    - If dessert is one where we choose portion size, I'll have a small portion
    - I'll drink as much diet lemonade as I do wine to keep my appetite under control - and will limit wine to half a bottle MAX

    Hmm, so I managed two of these, I'd say - two of these, though probably wasn't really down to my efforts as opposed to my friends giving me a plate with a small portion size!

    Failed on the other two though - had an entire bottle of wine + double g&t, and failed to log any of the calories. It had been a very bad day so i don't feel too bad about it, however I have to make sure this doesn't happen too often - bad days will happen and I need to learn to deal with them without turning to alcohol/food.

    Today's commitment is very simple: come in within calorie goal!

    Met my goal, came in with zero calories left! I was very hungry though - made me realise that I need to optimise the foods I eat to be fuller - had eaten quite calorie dense but non-filling foods.

    I'm now staying with my boyfriend in Madrid for the weekend so control will be hard - we'll be eating out a bit and don't have a scale in the flat for weighing ingredients. Nonetheless, I'll:

    - Log all the foods I eat, even if I'm not sure I'm being accurate - better to put something than not bother at all
    - not snack outside meals
    - at meals, go for 'healthy options' - or if i want to go for 'non-healthy options' have small portions
    - keep alcohol and milky coffees to a minimum - no more than one coffee per day and order wine by glass (with as much water drunk as wine)

    Will be hard as i like to eat on holiday... will see how i do!

    I met all these apart from the not snacking outside meals - we had a couple of pre-dinner drinks and in Madrid they always bring you snacks (crisps/olives) with them. I didn't have loads but did have more than I should have.

    Other than that I met them all though. I ended up going 500 cals over, though I'm not sure that's correct, I ate (maybe - not sure) 400g of bread and MFP has said that's nearly 1000 kcal?!

    That seems way too high, however just in case i will try to steer clear of the bread today and eat other things instead! Very hard to track when away, you just don't know how many calories you're eating....

    So yesterday was slightly better in some areas, slightly worse in others, therefore calories consumed were about the same (just under 500 over).

    I avoided bread, which really helped with the calorie intake! On the other hand, I drank more wine than the previous day and had a more fattening dinner - Spaniards put too much olive oil on everything!!

    I need to have a better day today otherwise it will too hard to make up for it before next week's weigh in. So today I will:

    - Not drink any wine - a G & slimline T might be acceptable if I'm doing ok with calories
    - log all my calories again
    - Not exceed my calories my more than 200
    - not eat any of the crisps they give you when you order drinks!

    Met all my commitments, yay! Only went over by 30 odd cals, so quite pleased with myself.

    Hadn't lost any weight when I weighed in this morning which disappointed me slightly, though that's a bit silly as I hadn't really stuck to my diet enough to do so. I guess I am no longer in the 'shed lots of water weight' phase and now actually have to try harder!

    Commitments for today:
    - stay within calorie limit
    - go to gym and don't eat back the exercise calories
    -

    Didn't manage my commitments yesterday - it was a very busy day at work so had to work late (and hence skipped gym) and then went over my calories by 70 due to drinking a couple of gins to wind down....

    Not too worries about the calories...70 is not much.... but I do need to work on the 'alcohol as crutch' thing. It's hard when the alternative crutch (food!) is being restricted....

    Today I'll set exactly the same targets as yesterday, though I'm aware it's going to be another busy day at work (will be busy until Wed at least) so I may end up finding it hard to go.

    If that happens, I'll go - but for a cut down workout (30 mins). Better to do that then nothing!

    And only one gin today...

    Failed on both my commitments - did not go to the gym (at all) as I ended up going to the pub with my colleague and then had to work more when I got home....

    Today I'm going to take it easier on myself, I'm in a stressful place at the moment and think I need to take care of myself rather than aim too high. Weight is dropping off regardless (does stress burn calories?!) So priority for tonight is actually to take it easy, relax and get some sleep. I got barely any yesterday and feel pretty dreadful.

    So today's commitments are:
    - come in within calorie limits
    - NO alcohol
    - walk instead of taking the tube for two stops - some gentle exercise may help with the stress levels
    - email counsellor to arrange a session - got to sort out my mental wellbeing

    Hmm, once again didn't go so well - was 250 cals over, and did drink some gin. However, had still lost weight on my weigh in today!

    Also failed to email the counsellor because when I actually looked at the contact details it was quite complicated to work out which therapist I would actually need and I got a bit stuck. I've arranged to wfh on Friday though and will ring then up then - hoping that sorting my head out will help with the urge to drink/comfort eat!

    However, i did do the walking - win!

    Today I'll keep it simple, I'll stick within my calories but I'll also do the walking again as that was quite enjoyable and relaxing.

    Yesterday I managed both of my commitments, yay! There's something to be said for being less ambitious.

    Today I'm going to a friend's for dinner, where apparently we'll be having 'chilli with lots of red wine', which will present some challenges!

    My commitments are:

    - attempt to log everything even though i won't know exactly what's in it
    - drink at least as much diet lemonade as wine, to reduce the munchies and over eating
    - come in within calorie limit - with a small surplus if poss (made it to gym this morning so i have quite a few extras i can eat!)

    @KetoneKaren Thanks for all your support! I'm rushing back to work now so can't respond fully, but will do so later when I'm done for the day!

    Managed all my commitments yesterday, which is good!

    Today is a big test... going to a barbecue! Normally I go a bit mental at barbecues.... i go somewhat overboard on the burgers, snacks, drinks.....

    So today will be the test of whether I'm yet capable of indulging a bit, but not going completely overboard!

    Commitments are:

    - Log everything I eat and drink
    - eat up to 500 surplus calories (i can make this back with a gym visit)
    - drink only gin and slimline tonics, and have plenty of soft drink alongside
    - eat only minimal snacks alongside the mains - with my boyfriend to be the judge of whether I've succeeded on this!
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    Hmm so didn't quite succeed on the bbq commitments....

    Didn't log anything at the time, had to retrospectively later - therefore went over by 1000 calories rather than 500! At least, I think so... There are a couple of things where I really have no idea how much they were (e.g. cake, homemade redcurrant cordial) so I've estimated, and I might have over compensated....

    I nearly managed the 'only gin and tonics' commitment but ended up being tempted by some homemade redcurrent cordial. I also drank no soft drinks at all! Which in retrospect was an error, that would have helped keep the calories down....

    I wasn't too bad on the snacks though, although I can't really claim too much credit as there weren't that many around!

    Having said all that, I'm not feeing too bad about the day as i was COMPARATIVELY restrained compared to how I would normally be at a bbq (shows you how much I would normally eat!) And did turn down some extra food when I realised i wasn't hungry....

    Next time, I really will drink some soft drinks and also will do a better job at adding calories at the time so I'm aware of what I'm eating before it's too late!! It's always difficult to keep adding calories whilst socialising but at the very least I can log the food that I'm taking and intend to eat before i get there... then I'll know how little is left for extras! I will also take my shot glass with me so i don't end up over doing the gin measures.... my natural tendency is to make them pretty strong....

    Today is a 'normal day' so i will come in under my calories, ideally with a 100 cal deficit (need to make up for bbq a little!)

    Would ideally like to have no alcohol today but I'm going to campaign for the EU referendum on the phone tonight and suspect i may need a gin afterwards to get over all the abuse :-) however I'll avoid if at all possible - may have a bath instead.

    Met my commitment yesterday, did have 100 calories left! (And did have a sneaky gin - I wasn't able to have a bath as I seem to have developed some weird itchy skin problem which I didn't want to aggravate)

    Same commitment today - stick within calories, ideally with a 100 calorie deficit!

    @KetoneKaren you're right, recognising when full - and more importantly, acting on it! - is a victory for me as well, I'm not normally good at that at all!!!
  • KetoneKaren
    KetoneKaren Posts: 6,411 Member
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    JFT Mon Jun 20 2016

    1) Allow time for leisurely breakfast before work :)
    2) Carry a positive attitude to work :)
    3) Log every bite :|I plan on completing yesterday's log today.
    4) Go for a walk after work :|No but I walked a lot at work, and took care of some estate planning tedium after work.
    5) Perform a random act of kindness :|This is pathetic but the closest I could come was to refrain from honking at someone who cut me off in traffic. Going to have to keep my senses open for opportunities for this goal, it hasn't been as easy as I thought it would be.

    JFT Tue Jun 21 2016

    1) Jazzercise
    2) Perform random act of kindness
    3) Log every bite
    4) Take a nap
    5) Get ready for grandkids

    Karen in Virginia

  • StrawbC
    StrawbC Posts: 167 Member
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    StrawbC wrote: »
    StrawbC wrote: »
    Just for today..

    As I do this at night I feel like I have to say just for tomorrow...

    Last time
    1. GYM I will go YES :(
    2. NO sugar.. hmmmmstill debating where honey fits if its in the sugar basket then .. :(
    3. Be kind to myself.. gentle gentle on this Much kinda today though still that 8.00pm binge... Its a toughy to crack

    Just for tomorrow.
    1. Yoga and pilates
    2. Avoid sugar
    3. jump on here instead of eating when the evening urge hits

    I need to work out what to do with my evenings. They killing me

    Well avoided sugar till Friday evening. Now Saturday evening and already a lost cause..
    Didn't do Yoga but did do pilates and a pretty intense cardio session

    and I'm doing number 3 right now... I WANNA EAT SWEET STUFF RIGHT NOW. but instead here I am just gotta flop around here till bedtime.. :smiley:

    SO:....
    Just for Sunday

    1. YOGA this is a must for my bodies sake
    2. a sugar free day
    3. stay within the calorie goal
    and a non diet goal

    4. work my horse

    Doing ok on my daily comittments so will keep this up

    Just for Wednesday

    1. Exercise for at least 45 mins
    2. a sugar free day
    3. get 8 hours sleep.. thats a toughty
  • karenvirapen
    karenvirapen Posts: 40 Member
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    goals for Monday, 20/06/16:

    1. Stick to what I plan to eat - mostly - I did have a small slice of Lee's pizza as well, which wasn't in the plan, but it was delicious and the rest of the day I ate what I was supposed to :)
    2. Go to yoga class yes, done
    3. Unpack one box :)no - but by the time I'd done everything I had to yesterday it was 10.45 and bedtime, so I didn't have time to unpack. On a less hectic day, I'll get round to unpacking.

    So today's plan:

    1. Stick to planned dinner (during the day sticking to plan is easy, as I only have the food I bring to work. Evenings are the bigger challenge)
    2. Go to yoga tonight again
    3. Drink plenty of water
    4. Get in touch with a friend

    Good luck folks with your commitments for today! :)

  • KetoneKaren
    KetoneKaren Posts: 6,411 Member
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  • BeastField
    BeastField Posts: 463 Member
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    Just for Today:
    1. Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
    2. Better lunch choice
    3. Do some exercise after work
  • niblue
    niblue Posts: 339 Member
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    My commitment challenge for today is to try and fit in a run at some point. Not easy 'cause I was up early for a meeting this morning, have a full day of work then a 3 hour drive home at the end of it.
  • rlief
    rlief Posts: 1 Member
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    Just for today:

    -stay under calories
    -yoga
    -45 mins jump rope/hiit
    -8 glasses water
    -smile
  • amanda000002014
    amanda000002014 Posts: 73 Member
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    1. Strength exercise-done.
    2. Get my daughter on her bike teach her how to use her brakes.
    3. Daily chores
    4. Wash towels and clean bathroom
    5. Hooked on phonics
    6. Train dog
    7. Stay in calorie range
    8. Clean yard
    9. Fix fridge.
    10. Go to work at 6p-10p.
    11. Come home straighten everything that needs to be straighten up; go to bed!
  • shrcpr
    shrcpr Posts: 885 Member
    edited June 2016
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    shrcpr wrote: »
    JFT, 6/20/2016

    1. Walk the dogs :)
    2. Body Beast Day 58: Bulk: Legs :)
    3. Additional cardio workout :) Went walking for a total of >12.5k yesterday
    4. Stay within weight-loss calories o:)

    JFT, 6/21/2016

    1. Walk the dogs
    2. Body Beast Day 59: Build: Back/Bis
    3. Cardio or walking to total > 10k steps
    4. Stay within weight-loss calories

    Going to record tomorrow's, too, as I'll be gone from the house all day working in SF.

    JFT(omorrow), 6/22/2016

    1. Get in >10k steps
    2. Stay within maintenance calories or as close as possible - dinner with coworkers
  • 47Jacqueline
    47Jacqueline Posts: 6,993 Member
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    1) Teach Zumba 11am
    2) Haircut (I hope)
    3) Grocery shop

    ^yes

    Today 6.21.16
    1) dermatologist
    2) meet a client
    3) eat dinner
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,224 Member
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    :star: Challenges are the spice that makes life zing! :star:
    :heart: Dare to be YOU! :heart:

    :smiley: Welcome Newbies! :smiley:

    "The accountability of posting here keeps me on the straight and narrow.
    I can always find excuses in my head, but somehow,
    They just don't cut it when I see them in black and white on the page."
    (Terri Richardson)

    JFT Mon 20 June 2016
    • Pre-log/follow through; 150+ minutes exercise, ; 10000+ steps,
    • 8 cups liquids/Monitor sodium intake.
    • Live! Love! Learn!
    • (Prep - write poem) read at Creative writing 10.30 am/Library Poetry 6.30 pm.
    • Dentist 11.45am
    • Monday Painters 2 - 4pm.
    • RSPB 7.45 pm.
    :) Monday was busy but I met my goals.
    :) Missed posting yesterday. But it was relatively quiet.


    JFT Tues 22 June 2016 easy day today.
    • Pre-log/follow through; 150+ minutes exercise, ; 10000+ steps,
    • 8 cups liquids/Monitor sodium intake.
    • Live! Love! Learn!
    • Grocery shopping am.
    • do bank statement reconciliation after lunch.
  • KetoneKaren
    KetoneKaren Posts: 6,411 Member
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    JFT Tue Jun 21 2016

    1) Jazzercise :(
    2) Perform random act of kindness :)
    3) Log every bite :)
    4) Take a nap :s
    5) Get ready for grandkids :#

    Ummm I forgot I had to work yesterday so rudely and jarringly was reminded of that fact 7 minutes after I was to start working. Luckily I live close so was there within 15 minutes. I have done that about 4 times in the last 25 years. I hope I never do it again. However, I will say that once I was at work, it was one of the best days I have ever had at work. You never know. But it did screw up my JFT commitments.

    JFT Wed Jun 22 2016

    1) Jazzercise
    2) Get ready for grandkids
    3) Log every bite
    4) Take a nap
    5) Perform a random act of kindness

    Karen in Virginia

  • BeastField
    BeastField Posts: 463 Member
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    JPBgrad98 wrote: »
    Just for Today:
    1. Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
    2. Better lunch choice
    3. Do some exercise after work

    And FAIL. :(
  • KetoneKaren
    KetoneKaren Posts: 6,411 Member
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    @JPBgrad98 Yeah, I kinda screwed up yesterday too...on to today's commitments! Good luck!
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,224 Member
    edited June 2016
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    :star: Challenges are the spice that makes life zing! :star:
    :heart: Dare to be YOU! :heart:

    :smiley: Welcome Newbies! :smiley:

    "The accountability of posting here keeps me on the straight and narrow.
    I can always find excuses in my head, but somehow,
    They just don't cut it when I see them in black and white on the page."
    (Terri Richardson)

    JFT Wed 22 June 2016 easy day today.
    • Pre-log/follow through; 150+ minutes exercise, 255 minutes; 10000+ steps, 15250
    • 8 cups liquids/Monitor sodium intake. :)
    • Live! Love! Learn! ;)
    • Grocery shopping am. :)
    • do bank statement reconciliation after lunch. Ongoing

    JFT Thurs 23 June 2016
    • Pre-log/follow through; 150+ minutes exercise, ; 10000+ steps,
    • 8 cups liquids/Monitor sodium intake.
    • Live! Love! Learn!
    • Visit outdoor sculpture exhibition in walled garden.
    • Check on apartment. (It's up for sale).
    • Bank statement reconciliation!
    • Prepare for trip to Dublin tomorrow with my daughters.
  • KetoneKaren
    KetoneKaren Posts: 6,411 Member
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    JFT Wed Jun 22 2016

    1) Jazzercise :)
    2) Get ready for grandkids :)
    3) Log every bite :)
    4) Take a nap :)
    5) Perform a random act of kindness :)

    JFT Thur Jun 23 2016

    1) Finish getting ready for grandkids, pick them up after Jazzercise.
    2) Jazzercise
    3) Enter granddaughter's swim meets onto calendar so I don't inadvertantly miss another one.
    4) Log every bite
    5) Have fun!

    Karen in Virginia