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October Alternate Challenge Blog

Monday, October 01, 2012

Despite cutting back on team activities to concentrate on the basics, I feel I'm ready to participate in a challenge this month. I did pretty well in September, but could have done better. Maybe focusing on one challenge that lasts one month will help.

For this challenge I have to set a goal for the month, find a weekly reward, pick a quote that moves me, blog about it all, and print this out so I can read it each day.

Goal for October: At least 3 days each week, (going to try for Tue, Wed, Thu) count my calories and keep them at 1400 or less. I will attempt to do this by not snacking at all on those days, by eating a small but healthy breakfast (oatmeal most likely), not eating out those days each week, and having only soup or a salad for at least 1 meal each of those days.

Reward: Each week that I accomplish this, I will give myself a goody, and if I accomplish it every week this month, then I will buy myself a new outfit (pants/top).

Quote: “Promise me you'll always remember:
You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think. "
-A. A. Milne

The quote is more sentimental than motivational, but I do really like it, and it makes me think of my son - which will motivate me to do my best.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KNH771 10/4/2012 6:50PM

    Nice to hear from you! I like your challenge... small challenges to build consistency.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/2/2012 8:22PM


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KENDRACARROLL 10/2/2012 10:34AM

    Let's rock October.

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DYNAMICDEB53 10/1/2012 8:18PM

    Great challenge and reward. It sounds like you have thought about this and made it something you really need to do for you. I also really like the quote.
I know you can do this.
Have a great month and I will we watching to see how you are doing. Next weigh in will be better.
Hugs and smiles

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    Excellent blog. I enjoyed your quote! Good luck with the alternate challenge and all of the goals that you've set for yourself.

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/1/2012 7:40PM

    They are definitely things you can do! I'm with you
let's do this!


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