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Anyone up for a challenge?

About two and a half weeks ago, my elliptical bit the dust.  When you buy a product off of Craiglist five years ago for $100, you expect a certain kind of quality.  :sniff:

To properly mourn my loss, I’ve been sitting on my ass and eating ice cream.  My ass and I are very very sad right now.  My aunt and uncle gave me an exercise bike that they had laying around, but Troy hasn’t had a chance to put it back together yet.  Who know when I’ll be back to exercising, so until then, I need something to jump start my lack of energy.  What to do, what to do?  Introducing the Sugar Fast 2011 FBC (Frugal by Choice) Challenge!  Intrigued?  Want to participate?  Read on.

The rules:
1) Leave a comment on this post saying you’re in.
2) Cut out processed sugar from your diet between Monday, August 29th and Sunday, September 4th.

Processed sugar includes Splenda, Equal, Sweet and Low, white sugar, etc.  I use organic evaporated cane juice for my baking which is a less processed form of sugar, but I’m still cutting it out.  Honey and maple syrup are great alternatives!

That’s it! For those of you still in the game by September 4th, I’ll be holding a drawing for 1 lucky winner to win my favorite new kitchen tool, this citrus squeezer thing-a-ma-jing.

Now, I’m not able to give out huge cool items, because I pay for these things myself using earnings from Swagbucks.  But hey, a little prize is still better than no prize at all, right?

Some times Blogger has issues with people commenting.  They know about this issue, but seem incapable of fixing it.  Lame.  If you’re trying to comment, but it’s not letting you, when Blogger asks you to sign in, unselect “remember me” and then sign in.  Then it should work.

I’ve shared this at Monday Mania.

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7 comments on “Anyone up for a challenge?”

  1. *nervously* I’m IN! Need to shake my sugar habit…and if you need help putting that bike together, your UndaJim may be able to do it for ya! 🙂

  2. Last night in the little pull down where I normally select “KEQ (Google)” and there are other options for livejournal, wordpress, typepad, etc….. there were none listed and no little arrow to pull down.

    It is working now though!

  3. I’m in. I have been wanting to take a week and do that anyway, so this is perfect. Thanks.

  4. I’m in! I need to detox myself from sugar. I have been horrible lately! Thanks for giving me a kick in the butt. I have been making cookies, brownies, or ice cream every week. I need to lay off the sugar big time.

  5. Count me in! I’m interested to see how much sugar I normally consume

  6. What about products that contain sugar? ie: soymilk, lemonade, bread etc?

  7. Connie, I’m cutting out lemonade for this week unless I made it myself with honey. I’m headed to Costco before I meet up with you guys tonight and am cruising the lemon and lime section!

    I now make my bread with honey, so I’m good there.

    As far as other people are concerned, it your call if you want to abstain from that kind of stuff or not. I don’t run strict challenges. ;-D