Monday, July 5, 2010


In a very last minute, but completely fitting, decision, I have decided to join Deb’s Freedom Challenge! Corresponding very nicely with my timing of declaring temporary maintenance, a couple of the blogs that I read were making mention of this wonderful event and so I popped over to Deb’s site to investigate.

In a nutshell, this challenge is exactly what it sounds like. For four weeks, the goal is to commit to gaining freedom from something - be it food, poor health, stress, or anything else that fits the bill. Naturally, I will be staking my claim for freedom in the name of maintenance.

Nothing has changed since yesterday. I am not aiming to stay locked on a specific number, nor will I be doing this for the long run. But, for the next four weeks – which coincidentally very nicely coincides with my prior statement of doing this for the month of July – I am going to stop actively trying to lose weight.

So, I guess the goal is old news, but at least participating in something like this is a novel concept. Plus, I have always loved the fun badges that accompany these types of challenges and I think that being a part of such a well-timed endeavor will help me to stay committed to my current objective. Some things are just meant to be!

- 6 glasses of water
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli turkey, cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 banana
- 1 1/2 cup fat free strawberry yogurt with 2 cups wheat and rice flakes granola cereal
- 12 golden delicious apples with cinnamon
- 3 narrow slices toasted white calabrese bread with light peanut butter and light strawberry jam
- 2 cups meat lasagna
- 1 piece garlic bread
- 2 cups chocolate ice cream with sprinkles

- 1 hour and 10 minutes of rowing a dragon boat


  1. I'm so excited that you are participating in this challenge. Thank you for much for my "answer" in your post yesterday. I really think to live 4 weeks without actively pursuing weight loss is going to be healthy for both of us! You are a true gem 266!

  2. Having caught up with some of your posts I think these are all great moves for you. You will have a great month!

  3. Wahoo! I loved this post--you captured the essence of the FREEDOM Challenge perfectly.

    We're gonna do this thing!


  4. Oh, my! I just looked thru your photos!!! You have absolutely transformed into a whole different body! You look amazing. congratulations on the great job! :D Deb