Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Step 6: Donate to Pound for Pound

On Monday, I received an email from Samantha, who works in PR for General Mills, the company that does the Pound for Pound challenge on Biggest Loser. I know many of you watch the Biggest Loser, so you've probably seen ads for the program, and maybe you already contributed your weight loss.
Samantha wanted to let me know more about the program, as well as encourage everyone partipating in my 20/20 Challenge (and those who aren't) about this great program!
Basically, you go to the website:, and pledge to lose weight. For each pound you lose, food will be donated to your local shelter to feed the hungry. It's as simple as that! I did it this morning, and it only took 2 minutes!

Now what you have to do is pledge your amount now, and then by May 5, go back and report your actual weight loss. May 5 will be in the middle of week 7, so we all should have lost 6 pounds by then. I pledged 7, but you can do whatever you think you can!
Now right now, the group is up to 102, which means if we all lose our 6 lbs., our group will be donating 612 lbs. of food!

If you want to take this a step further, you can even mail-in the Pound For Pound lids and seals from specially-marked General Mills products. For every lid or seal mailed in, General Mills will donate 10 cents to Feeding America. Visit this website to see the products you can find these lids and seals on.

I truly hope that you all take part in this. In my lifestyle change, it's about mind, body, and spirit. What better way (and EASY!) to enrich your spirit than to donate to those in need while also losing the weight? It's truly a win/win.

Thank you so much to Samantha for enlightening me about how important this cause is!


  1. This is such a great idea. I pledged my pounds, and I decided I am going to commit to donating $10 to Feeding America for every pound I lose by the end of this challenge. In the end it should be about $200, which can buy 2000 lbs. of food, and feed a family of four for a couple months.

    Now I really do have to lose this weight, because a needy family depends on it! Definitely some extra motivation to work hard :)

  2. I signed up for this a few months ago because I thought it was a great idea. Now to find that user id and password.Hmmmmm. :)