Tuesday, May 1, 2007

A New Kind Of Challenge And A Winner!

Carl V. is hosting yet another wonderful idea for a challenge! This one is the 10:4 Challenge. Here’s the deal. This one’s not a book challenge. It’s a physical health challenge. The challenge is to lose 10 pounds in 4 months. What a great idea! Now I actually have someone to report to which will make me a little more disciplined and responsible in losing weight. I’ll finally put that gym membership to good use. So I’m in. I’ll lose the 10 pounds and hopefully more. The challenge goes from May 1st (today) through September 1st. The prize – feeling better about yourself! Can’t beat that. I have a friend, the author of Why Do I Need A Title?, who has lost near 100 pounds since August 2005 and totally turned her life around! So she’ll be my inspiration for this. So, starting weight – 195.8 lbs.

Brandon Mull’s new book comes out today. It’s the second in the Fablehaven series, a truly wonderful series. This one’s called Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star. I’m so excited about it! But due to a lack of money and reading time, I’m going to have to wait a couple of weeks L I highly recommend that any fantasy fan check out this series. You won’t be disappointed!

I got my book in the mail today from Bookfool and I love it! It’s The Tibetan Art of Positive Thinking and looks like something that’s right up my alley! Thanks Nancy :D

And finally, we have a winner for the Mirrormask giveaway! Congratulations to Deslily! I had never read Deslily’s blog before, but I’ve really been enjoying it. She seems to be a big fan of fantasy and a great person all around. Deslily, send me the address you want the book sent to and I’ll get it out to you ASAP. Hope you enjoy it. My email is chrisa511 at gmail dotcom.

10 comments:

Carl V. said...

Congrats Deslily! Now, if you haven't seen the film you simply must get it and watch it. It is a visual feast!

Thanks for joining the 10:4 Challenge as well. I've got a new post up today with some banners for it in case you're interested.

Quixotic said...

Congrats Deslily!

DesLily said...

OMG! I never win! LOL this is a first!! Thanks so much for having the give-a-way! I got me a Free Read! YiiiHaaaww! lol thanks again Chris.

I'll email you my address!

Bookfool said...

Congrats Deslily! And, I'm glad the book arrived safe and sound, Chris! I've joined in on a challenge to walk or run 100 miles by July 4, so I guess I'm doing similar - not so much trying to lose pounds as to get moving. :)

Nymeth said...

This was very generous of you, Chris.

Congratulations, Deslily!

Chris said...

Carl, banners are always a good thing ;)

deslily, congrats again! You're welcome....I'll have it out to you tomorrow :)

Bookfool, Ooh, that's a good one too! Maybe I could do the two of them together...I'm a sucker for challenges. Thanks so much for the book!

Robin said...

Congratulations, Deslily! I know you'll enjoy the book!

Carl V. said...

I like how you did the challenge banner and the sections for progress for each month.

Chris said...

yeah, I figure that's even more motivation for me to actually lose the weight...I actually have to report it to the world!

Bookfool said...

You're welcome. :)

The website with the running challenge is http://runagogo.com/, in case you're interested. I haven't quite figured it all out, but I love the idea.