Pound For Pound Challenge

Those of you who still watch “The Biggest Loser” these days have probably seen the promotions for the Pound For Pound Challenge, a nationwide campaign to inspire people to lose weight by donating money to their local food banks.

Basically, for every pound you lose, 14 cents goes to buying food for the hungry in your community.

I don’t watch the show anymore (for reasons I won’t discuss right now), but I always thought that the Pound For Pound Challenge seemed like such an inspiring and rewarding thing to do and it was too bad that I couldn’t participate…until now!

You may remember that I recently reassessed my health and weight situation and decided it was time to get back to basics and lose the last few pounds that I never got around to after 2007.

Not long after that post, I got an email from a friend telling me about our very own “Pound For Pound Challenge” here at work and how I’d better start a team. So I did!

So now, starting February 22nd and running through June 30th, myself and four colleagues are going to lose some weight for a good cause.

Personally, I pledged to lose 10 lbs between now and June 30th and while I’m not 100% sure I’ll get there (fear of the unknown), I know I am going to try my best.

I am very excited to be participating in this challenge and I feel like it came at the right time for me. I’m also excited because two of my favorite brands, Larabar and Muir Glen Organics are partners 🙂

Having accountability (we have to weigh in at the gym) and a team to support and motivate you can make such a difference. Plus knowing that the pounds I lose are going to those who have less than me is something to keep in the back of my mind as I go along.

Speaking of accountability, I’m going to tell you my official starting weight now:

148.5 lbs (I have lost another pound on my own since last time I shared with you guys)

Assuming everything goes according to plan, I should be at or around 138.5 lbs by June 30th. We’ll just have to wait and see!

I will be reporting my progress every Monday 🙂

I should make it known that I am not a big fan of going by weight in numbers alone, so I will be closely monitoring other changes in my body as well, like waist/hip measurements, body fat percentage, etc. I need to get those done soon. I may even do before and after photos, who knows!

If you feel led to do so and it is healthy for you, I recommend participating in this challenge. I also recommend supporting your local food banks (click the link to find yours)! 🙂

About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on February 17, 2010, in challenges, Weight, weight loss and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Best of luck! Thanks for sharing your plan with us! I really admire changing something in your life that you feel will make you happier/healthier!

  2. Good luck honey! I am sure you will kick ass…hello it’s YOU! you always rock =)

    Kudos on the 1 lb!!!!

    So no meat for Mari for lent =)

  3. Good luck!! You will definitely rock it 😉

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