Wednesday, May 02, 2007

a new challenge


But not a reading one this time. This time we're shooting for healthy. I actually saw a weight loss challenge over at Jennifer's this morning. The challenge is actually here, but I read about it at Jennifer's (one of my favorite daily reads!). Anyway, I was all set (somewhat reluctantly) to join, but then I read about another challenge over at Carl's that I thought might be a better fit for me. The gist of Carl's 10:4 Challenge is to lose 10 pounds in 4 months. No, that's not a lot of weight, and heaven knows I need to lose more than that. But the idea behind Carl's is to make small changes to your habits. Changes that you can really stick with for life. It's not about dropping a lot of weight fast. I like the idea of making this a "thoughtful process". Doing it smart. And with a challenge and a goal, there's accountability...I'm hoping that will help.

6 comments:

Carrie! :o) said...

That is a wonderful way to lose weight the healthy way! Good luck with the challenge! :o)

Jean said...

Go for it! If it helps, we can all be expecting weekly updates here. :-)

Jennifer said...

;) You made my day!!!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh, great challenge to join, and I just know you can do it. 10 lbs in 4 months is very doable, and in 4 months, you're likely to make "lifestyle" changes.

P.S. You really had me worried that you had joined another book/reading challenge, LOL!

gail said...

That's a good one.....I need to check it out.
I first thought it might be a reading one too!

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Good luck! That seems like a healthy way to lose weight. Of course, I maintain that if you want to drop some pounds, buy a lot of organic food. The cost alone is enough to make you think twice about everything you put into your mouth!