Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Breaking news and a pound for found update

Lets start with the pound for pound update. 

First off you guys rock!  Second, I need to get off my butt.

Here is the list of participants thus far
Stages of Change will be changing by 80 pounds!
Rosie is a  Diet Soda Diva and is in for 20! 
Star plans to lose 20!
Octavialuna has pledged 20!
Jen the Cooking Bookworm is in for 30
Andrew is Getting Fit and has pledged 15lbs (dude from where do you plan to lose 15?)
Mary is living a Merry Life and looking to lose 20
John is Rejecting Reality but is totally in for 20
MaggieApril is Tasting not Wasting her way to 9 lbs
KC is taking Small Steps to 15 lbs
Renee says it is Finally Time for a 30 lb loss!
Its TJ's Weigh or the Highway on the way to 15lbs
Fars is in for 10% of her 150 and Counting (that's 15 lbs for those of you who happen upon this prior to your morning caffeine)
Mickey will be Losing the Chubbadoo to the tune of 24 lbs

So as I break out my abacus that is 333 and then add my 30, that is a grand total of 363 pound that we are pledging thus far. 

For those of you just joining us check out the original pound for pound post for more details.  It is not to late to sign up!


I have wanted to tell you guys all about my stress and the reason for it, but I couldn't.  You see a few of the people I work with read this blog and I needed to keep this very quiet up until now.  I am leaving my current employer and heading of to work at a new company!  That's right all that hubbub over a new job.  Currently I am a sys admin, but now I am getting back into the Credit Union industry and will be back to Managing an IT Department.  Actually Manager of Technology and Online Services is the official title.  So there you have it.  All of my stress had been due to the fact that I knew the position was coming available and interviewing and waiting and just that whole process.  I am very excited to start with my new company and will be able to again focus my energy on my health.

Have I talked about being singularly focused?  If not, we will discuss that in the next day or two. 


Ron said...

Congrats on the new job!

Paul said...

Congratulations on the new job! An exciting time for you, to be sure.

Andrew is getting fit said...

Great news! The new job sounds awesome.

And I have no idea how I'll lose 15 pounds but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

maggieapril said...

Congrats on your new job - maybe you'll be too busy to eat!!

octavialuna said...


Mary - A Merry Life said...

Congrats on the new job! Thats awesome.

I agree... how is Andrew going to lose 15 lbs? Crazy!

SuperDave said...

Hurray for the new job!
Sry I'm late on this. Count me in for 25 lbs!
Because I want to make you pay!!
And me too...

Julia said...

I've been meaning to drop by and say hi, so I'm taking this opportunity to wish you, good luck and congratulations on the new job:)
And, Hi!

MizFit said...


cant wait to hear moremoremore and I love what maggieapril said :) you never know that might happen!

MaryFran said...

Congrats on the job!

I would love to join your challenge. I had already signed up for the pound4pound challenge....and I pledged to lose 20!

Jen's Journey said...


Congrats on the new job!

You are doing so well. Thanks for sharing your amazing journey with us!

You have inspired me today!

Deb said...

Congratulations on the new position!

Kdog said...

Hello, I am new here...great site! I pledge to lose 30 pounds by May 5th. I am currently at 411 lbs. This is a very cool thing you are doing! Keep up the good work.

maggieapril said...

OK, my first week weigh-in for your challenge - down 1.4 pounds!!

Also, I put a shout out for your challenge in today's post at Taste Not Waist so feel free to come over and do a celebrity drop-in! ;)