I was watching the Biggest Loser Finale the other night . Anyone else? Were you as impressed and inspired as I was at what these fearless contestants were able to accomplish in just 7 short months?
I know that I still have another 80 lbs to lose (give or take) to reach a healthy happy weight. How about you? are you still carting around the remaining 5-10 lbs that you are finally ready to do something about or is your journey like mine?
Something else that lit a fire was the Biggest Loser’s Pound for Pound Challenge:
For every pound you pledge to lose through May 31, 2011, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 11¢ to Feeding America® — enough to secure one pound of groceries on behalf of local food banks. $1,040,000 maximum donation.
I think that was just the inspiration I needed to kick myself back into gear! Doing something to help myself while helping others. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a way to give back – either time, talent or treasure – but sometimes it’s easier said than done. NBC and the Biggest Loser have answered the question on my heart and I’ve responded.
I pledged. Have you? There are a number of groups you can join to take part in the challenge. Maybe there is one in your own back yard. If not, join my group – Slightly Off Kilter – and pledge to lose so that we can not only get healthier together, but can also help to fight hunger in our own back yard!
Who’s with me? Please share this with your friends and family so that together we can make a difference!
***edit- the link above to join my group takes you to the main teams page. Unfortunately, you have to search for the team you want to join. You can search by city, state or team name. In order to join a team, you must first pledge the amount of weight you will lose by May 31, 2011. More info about the challenge can be found here in the FAQ page***
************Thanks Jessica – try scrolling through the pages instead of searching and the option to Join should be available! I found the group on page 10 – the more members we have, the closer to the top of the list we will be*****