Friday, January 16, 2009

Pound for Pound Challenge to help feed the hungry

OK you losers I think this is a pretty darn good cause.
I got an email from the people over at General Mills yesterday and was moved to go ahead and endorse this cause. The Biggest Loser and General Mills have teamed up for a pound for pound challenge.

This is how it works. You pledge to lose a certain amount of weight and General Mills will donate 10 cents for every pound you lose to a local food bank. Apparently 10 cent for a food bank will be about a pound of food with the buying power they have.

I have pledged to lose 30 lbs from a starting weight of 306. I have until May 5th to do this. So I am asking you to join me in pledging some weight loss for a couple of months. Feed some people who are hungry and feel great!

Right now people have pledged over 1.5 million pounds of loss. I hope that people can lose the weight and follow through by logging back in at recording their final loss. Even half of that 1.5 million would be awesome. 750,000 pounds of food will help. Any amount will help.

In these times when we may be making fewer donations because of our personal financial situation I think it is great the General Mills is stepping up. So lets make them pay everyone! Lose a pound or 2 or lose 10 or 20 or more. It is time to give back.

To that end I am going to up the ante. I am creating my own pound for pound challenge. I will donate 10 cents for every pound you lose between now and May 5th to Harvesters. Just do the same thing you do with the General Mill promotion. Let me know in the comments that you want to join in, how much you think you can lose, and then I will remind all of you to give me your totals as May 5th draws near. You have till Feb 15th to get your rear in gear and sign up. I will write up a separate post to refer to later with all the details.

So now. Sign up for General Mills Challenge and then sign up for mine. Make us pay.


Magpie said...

Wow, this is awesome. :) Go Matt!!

Stages of Change said...

Awesome man. I signed up for the P4P challenge. And I will take you hope on your excellent offer too. I pledge to lose 80 pounds by 5/1.

ALso, thanks for the suggestion of finding my BMR. I checked it out and have been thinking about how to adjust my day to day to perhaps maximize things a little bit.

Be well man.

SuperDave said...

What a great idea! I'm in...Let me figure a few things out and I'll post em.

Matt Keeling said...

Fantastic Dave! I am sure you will make me pay!

Rosie said...

Count me in your challenge!

Rosie said...

I forgot to mention I pleaded to lose 20 pounds.

Anonymous said...

I signed up for the P4P last week after seeing it advertised on the show and I want to join yours to I plan/hope to lose 20lbs by May

octavialuna said...

Hello! i pledge to lose 20 lbs. by May 1.h