Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Challenge...

I received a challenge from Loretta at for the month of August.

It's an informal, fun type challenge with only one rule: please choose a goal that is NOT related to the number on the scale.

Other than that, be creative and have fun!

Your 1 Thing can be anything at all.

Want to "dress up" each day? Make it that.

Want to sing each day? Make it that. See??

I plan to report my updates each Monday... you do whatever your little heart desires. :-)

If you read this late feel free to hop on board anytime during the month of August.

And it would be great if you could do me a favor, and get the word out on your own blog, if you have one.

Let's rock August!


I know I'm not supposed to focus on weight loss, but that's what I've got to do this month!! I need to lose 18 pounds by September 5th for our oldest sons wedding. I have been trying to achieve this goal since January 2010. (For a total weight loss of 60 pounds) Time is running out. I guess if I should not be focusing on the weight loss number, then I will just have to focus on my plan. And just do it ~ EVERYDAY......MAKE THIS THING HAPPEN!

I really need to accomplish this for me. I am so close and would hate to miss by a hair....

Are you ready to join me? Let me know!!!



  1. Wonderful and very informational. Thanks for an excellent post!

  2. Just found your blog and have enjoyed reading your story. Will be back soon to finish catching up from the beginning! I love travel and really enjoy reading blogs from folks in other parts of the US. You are on the opposite side, so its going to be fun reading your blog regularly.

  3. Hi Joy - Wow, it will be one amazing wedding on Sept 5th, to be 60 lbs lighter than you were in January! You have been very determined - what an incredible journey you've had so far this year. Keep up the great work! You seem to have the right attitude, and I think that is everything. I know my mindset, this time, is entirely different than it has been in years' past. I am not on any formal plan - just doing this on my own - but I'm being sensible about it. Congrats on a job well done. I'll look forward to following your progress!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! I'm so happy you did and now I'm here! I love it!

    I also love this challenge. I'm going to bed now (it's late) and am going to think of something *really* good for this month and will post it tomorrow. I'm definitely in on this fun challenge.

    Looking forward to following you!

  5. Focusing on your plan is the right to get to your goal!

    Focusing on a number doesn't do much. It's the ACTION that gets up there, so you are on the right track.

    We don't really control the number on the scale... except indirectly by our actions. So putting our efforts and focus on those actions can guarantee wonderful progress.

    So plan your actions, and work your plan. Done deal. You got this!

    I'm rooting for you to make it!


  6. What a great challenge! Looks like I need to get to thinking for something, myself! I am sure you will reach your goals -- you're great!