A number of people are interested in tackling the Quit now! challenge again. If you are new here with no idea what I'm talking about, please review what I posted at the beginning of June (linked above).
Many people did very well this last month. If you look at the comments here, you'll see their reports. I am not among those who did well. As the stress built in the situation with my grandmother-in-law, and the temperatures soared, I pretty much threw in the towel. We ended up getting take-out a number of times because I was either too hot, tired, or depressed to deal with making even the simplest of meals. As a result, I am choosing the same thing for my July challenge: eating out. I would like to go one month, a mere 31 days, without relying on someone else to cook my meals. This may mean a few meals that are extremely unexciting, perhaps featuring the dried potatoes I ordered last week, but I'm sure we can live through that.
Let me please point out that anyone who wants to try again with something that still needs work from the June version of this challenge is welcome to do so. If you've completely conquered that addiction though, and are merely continuing on with it, choose something new that will challenge you. Please clarify in today's comments so that I can modify the list in the sidebar as necessary. Thanks!
Here's a little doodad you can put up on your blog as a reminder of your commitment. It also helps other people find out about the challenge, so please either include it or some other link back to the challenge so we can spread the word. The more the merrier when it comes to doing something challenging!
Please note that having your own blog or online journal is not a requirement! Anyone can participate in the challenge. Just leave a comment with your name and I'll add you to the sidebar. All the fun discussions happen in the comments sections anyway. Believe me, I'm not the only one here with good ideas.
For the doodard, first copy this code:
<a href=http://chilechews.blogspot.com/2008/05/quit-now-challenge.html"><img src="http://bp0.blogger.com/_2H3G4C5T6s0/SD1ruwqisEI/AAAAAAAAAy8/SMeXCf9rzUE/s400/Addiction+logo+mini.jpg" /></a>
- In Blogger, go to your layout options, and click on Add a Page Element.
- Select Text.
- Type whatever you want for the title or leave it blank.
- Click Edit Html
- Paste the code you copied in the body.
- Then click Rich Text to confirm the image shows up.
When you view your blog, the sidebar image should now appear and have a hyperlink back to this blog.