Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pound for Pound Challenge

I'm a pretty big television dork! You'd probably be surprised to learn that it's not even on right now!
But anyway, one Tuesday night last December there was nothing else on and so I got caught up in the season finale of The Biggest Loser. I'd caught bits and pieces of it on and off throughout its previous seasons but that night I just got sucked in. It's inspiring to see what these people can do in such a short amount of time. Of course, I realize that working out becomes they're full time job while they're on "campus" and when they return home they have a difficult time balancing all their other life commitments with the desire (or addiction) to working out during all their spare time.

So my point isn't to talk about the most recent show I watched or tell you that I started working out because of it. Simply I want to tell you about the Pound for Pound Challenge. If I saw you over the holidays then I'm sure I told you about it.

All you do is sign up at this website and then go back anytime from April 1 to May 5 to report your weight loss. You may not be trying to lose any weight or even need to but just say that you lost 1 lb and General Mills will donate 1 lb of food, up to 5 MILLION lbs of food! So just spend 5 minutes of your day signing up and 5 minutes in 3 months and you'll have helped at least one person eat for the day. Why wouldn't you want to do it?! If you do sign up and don't think you'll remember to go back and between April and May shoot me an email and I'll remind you!

To read more about Feeding America click here:
To read more about the Biggest Loser initiative click here:

Oh, and how about this for every pound you, my friends lose* I'll match the donation that General Mills would make! Just leave a comment or send me an email letting me know that you plan to work to lose weight (or should I say, get healthier) during this time and then let me know how you did in April or May.*For real weight loss, because I don't have the money that General Mills does!

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