Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I am Challenging All of You!!!

As we all know, the Holidays are swiftly approaching. And we all know what that can mean...

Weight gain. Anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds. Or more...


From the beginning of the Fall cool down to the first of the year, we feel the need to stock up. To bulk up. To nom on comfort foods. Thick, rich stews, roasts, hot, yeasty breads, saucy casseroles, apple pie. Then there are the treats that we associate with  all of the various holidays and special occasions and parties that abound this time of year.

Well, I believe that we don't have to travel down that ruinous road. We can chose better! We can continue to lose our weight as we navigate the Season. Parties? Pshaw! We can eat a healthy meal before we arrive, sip diet soda or mineral water and snack on the veggie platter. Thanksgiving? Thank goodness we know how to cook turkey the smart way, can prepare healthy, delicious sides that work in our plan and make our spirits and our families happy.

Christmas and Hanukkah are mine fields of parties and eight day long celebrations. Fruitcake, fudge, cookies and potato latkes. And don't forget the eggnog.

Actually, do forget the eggnog. lol

The premise of this challenge is simple. It is a personal challenge for each of us. We are not competing against each other. We are challenging ourselves to hold the line, stay on track and lose weight, not gain it.

Here is how it works. If you wish to join up, simply snag the badge below. You can join the challenge any time between now and the end. Tho I suggest you start the first day of Fall. :D Place it in your sidebar with the title above stating that you refuse to blow it over the holidays and below, in the caption line, keep a running total of weight lost from the first day of Fall to New Year's Day. (Simply edit that line each time you weigh in between those dates.) Please see my badge in my sidebar for an example. At the end of the challenge, drop me a comment with amount of weight lost during that time and I will do a post lauding all of you and your fabulous accomplishments!

Here is your badge:

So, ladies and gentlemen, join me and let's all Refuse To Blow It Over the Holidays! Please leave me a comment if you decide to join, just so I know that you are in. :D


  1. Oh yea, count me in. We only have one holiday here,which is Xmas, but i really want to see 199 for new year,and all the usual baking and entertaining i do will not stop me this year!!

  2. Count me in, baby!! This will give me the extra incentive not to blow it!

  3. Thanks for this Erika. I'm in. Luckily I dislike eggnog - lol.

  4. Yay! I'm in, Erika. I really, really need this!

  5. Okay that's the cutest damn button ever. I'm taking it when I get time....remind me if I forget...I gotta catch up on blogs first.

  6. I'm scared, but go ahead and count me in!

  7. Hey, I can post now!!! I'm in this thing, too. I already grabbed the button!

  8. Eeep! So many participants, so far. We are all going to rock Fall and Winter and the Holidays right off the face of the Earth! :D

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  10. Count me in. Thanks for hosting this challenge I'm hoping it will help me get through the holidays. Good luck on your weight loss. I hope you don't mind but I have added you as one of my favorite blogs.

  11. I just posted an update on the challenge. I'm still moving in the right direction! Thanks for hosting!

  12. Erika - thanks again for this challenge. I lost a total of 11.6 lbs over the holidays instead of gaining the usual five to fifteen! Your challenge deserves a lot of credit for that!


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