Thursday, May 03, 2007

all those pesky challenges

Just thought I'd post an update on the quadrillions of challenges I can't seem to stop myself from signing up for. Why? Because I'm so thrilled to say my first challenge--The 30 Day Organizational Challenge--is now behind me! Hooray! I did it! Can you tell I'm pleased with myself? I'll even show you the here, if you're interested in seeing the photos of my transformation. (Had to answer some questions for the challenge, but if you scroll down a tiny bit you'll get to the "before" and "after" shots.) Yep, I not only got it organized, but I painted the room and made curtains, too.

As for the 10:4 Challenge that I signed up for yesterday, I've decided that twice a month I'm going to try to adopt one new small healthy change. Nothing major...I know myself too well to expect miracles here. But I figure that lots of little changes is better than nothing at all. So my first change is to stop skipping breakfast. I'm just never hungry in the morning. But when I don't have breakfast, by lunch time I'm starving, and in the process of fixing the munchkins lunch I nibble down 3 times as many calories as I would have if I just had a small, sensible breakfast. So that's small change #1.

And as for the multiple book challenges...well, I guess only 3 of them are currently underway: Once Upon a Time Challenge--I'm one book down, 4 to go (by June 21), The Spring Reading Thing Challenge--I'm one book down, 5 to go (by June 21), and The Non-Fiction Five Challenge--0 books down, 5 to go (by Sept. 30). Hmmm...maybe I should go hole up in my new clean little craft room with a big pile of books, huh?


Katrina said...

Stopping by to let you know that you won one of the books in my Books Galore #3 giveaway. Congrats! You can see which one you one here.

Can you send me your mailing address so I can pass it along to the author? Thanks!

callapidderdays AT gmail DOT com

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Wow, you're doing good Debi! I'm still amazed you would take these on, with everything else you have on your plate. Kudos to you for accomplishing so much :)

P.S. Katrina stopped by to tell me I had won a book this week also. So cool! :) Congrats to both of us!

gail said...

I've been eating oatmeal all this week for breakfast, usually eat Cheerios...put my oatmeal in a microwave bowl with some raisins, liquid and cook it a minute or so. Then put cinnamon on it and milk and it's been filling me up pretty good!

Yay on winning the book! I won one from Katrina's site a week or so ago and I think it's the package I just picked up in my mail; better go open it to find out!

gail said...

P.S.....tagged you for something, if you feel like playing along!

Anonymous said...

LOL, pesky is the key word ... kinda why I never enter them. I *know* it would be too much of a challenge for me, LOL! You've accomplished so much, though!

LOL @ your comment about the contest! Sure! You can win it for whoever ya want! :o)