Pound For Pound Challenge

United States
April 29, 2010 1:21pm CST
Have you heard about this? For every pound you pledge to lose, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14 cents to Feeding America, that's equivalent to 1 pound of groceries, and it will go to a local foodbank. I made my pledge about 6 months ago, when I began my weight loss journey. I pledged 50 pounds, which was the maximum allowed. I've lost 70. Here's the website if you want to check it out: http://www.pfpchallenge.com/ It is free, and only open to US residents. All you must do is register and start losing weight!
4 responses
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
Interesting, you only have to pledge to lose? You don't have to lose?
• United States
3 May 10
Well yes you do have to lose... but they don't keep track to ensure that you are.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
Well then, it's eat less and exercise more. :-)
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
29 Apr 10
I've heard of it when they mentioned it on Biggest Loser. But I never looked into it. I wondered how they knew if people really kept up to their pledge or not. I guess since they limit you at 50 pounds that keeps people from making huge pledges just to raise money and then not sticking to it. I'll have to go check it out. I've been trying to lose weight too but haven't done as well as you have. It's hard to stay motivated.
• United States
29 Apr 10
It's funny... I'm way past the point of needing help with motivation. Now I just need that extra push to get the last 10-20 pounds off... seems my body is used to what I'm doing and I need to step it up a notch, but I'm finding that difficult.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
24 Jul 10
Count the calories as you eat. It’s a good idea to have an idea of the calories that most food items have. If it is a packed thing then the label is sure to have the calories that the substance has.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Apr 10
Perhaps you could lobby to make it world wide?