Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Biggest Loser Challenge

By: Finance Foodie
Summer is creeping around the corner and you know what that means: swimsuit season! I usually look upon this with dread, as me and restrictive diets…well…we are like oil and water. Plus as someone who lives for trying new foods and the next exciting meal – its uber depressing to think about a steady stream of oatmeal, salads, and steamed chicken breasts for the next few months.




However, this year, I have some extra ammo in my pocket to help me achieve my swimsuit ready body by summertime. The Kroger Co., General Mills, NBC's “The Biggest Loser” are partnering to donate up to $1,080,000 to Feeding America this year. I’ve decided to participate in this “Biggest Loser” challenge – where I can lose the pounds and support a charitable cause!


And YOU can get involved too – here is how:


* Visit the Pound for Pound Challenge website to make your pledge to lose weight and to get more information and to find tools to change your life for the better. It is FREE, EASY and only takes ONE MINUTE to make a change that can help you and help the hungry in your local community.


* Through June 30, 2010, for every pound you pledge to lose, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14¢ to Feeding America® — enough to deliver one pound of groceries to a local food bank.


Sweet, simple, and highly motivational! I’ll see you at the beach in a few months!

********Giveaway!*******





Congrats #37! -Meaghan F.
"I pledged 15 and I truly hope I can make that amount because I have a really difficult time loosing weight. It's definitely a reach, but it's possible!"
Please email financefoodie [at] gmail [dot] com with your mailing address so I can send your prize! 



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Financefoodie.com is giving one lucky reader a $30 Kroger giftcard to help jump start your summer weight loss. The giftcard can be used at anyone of the Kroger Family of Stores includes Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph’s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillon's, Smith’s, Fry’s, QFC, Baker’s, Owen’s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Pay Less Super Markets and Scott’s Food & Pharmacy.

You can enter up to FOUR times:

1. In my comments section, tell me how much you are pledging to lose for the Pound for Pound challenge (I pledged 10 lbs!)
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)
4. Facebook this giveaway on your news feed (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ended Monday May 24 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!


[As an FTC compliant site, the Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills provided me with the gift card, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.]

193 comments:

cdziuba said...

10 lbs, and it'll be a miracle if I can pull it off this time.




cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

I posted your giveaway on my Facebook page carol p dziuba http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=752204468

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/14233698646

cdziuba said...

follow on Twitter cdziuba

Kristi said...

5 lbs

kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

Stephanie said...

10 lbs too - need to lose more but need to start somewhere
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Pat said...

I pledged to lose 10 pounds.
pkildow at gmail dot com

debbie said...

I pledged 25 pounds.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Amber said...

I am pledging to lose 12 pounds!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Rebecca Graham said...

I will pledge 10 lbs.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

follow you on Twitter: rhoneygee

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Theron said...

Ten pounds.... Time to regulate my caloric intake.

peg42 said...

I pledge to loose 10 lbs.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot) com

peg42 said...

I retweeted:
http://twitter.com/peg42/status/14246651300
Thanks
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

peg42 said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (peg42)
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com
Thanks again

Pixie said...

I follow on twitter via pennypixie

sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Pixie said...

I pledge 10 lbs!

slb3334 said...

25 pounds.

dawns41 said...

10 lbs and I hope I am up to this challenge!

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i am gonna pledge 5 lbs bc i need to be realistic :)

scar20qp at hotmail dot com

Kiara said...

I pledged to lose 10 pounds.
austma7@aol.com

Mysharona said...

I'll pledge 10.

Anonymous said...

I would love to lose 12 pounds
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

Wanda said...

10 pounds. And hopefully I'll go on from there.
wandapanda at live dot com

Wanda said...

Following FF on Twitter as TantaDesChiens.
wandapanda at live dot com

Wanda said...

I tweeted at this link:
http://twitter.com/TantaDesChiens/status/14259919183
wandapanda at live dot com

Cappoman said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @ivansmom60

Cappoman said...

I am pledging to lose 12 pounds

Cappoman said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/ivansmom60/status/14262332084

Linda said...

I'm going to shoot for 10lbs!
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

sohamolina said...

I pledged 10.

sohamolina said...

http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/14269602316

sohamolina said...

I follow FinanceFoodie on Twitter.

sohamolina said...

fb

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/sohamolina?v=wall&story_fbid=118348321538886

skytoucher said...

60 lbs.

EDRing said...

I pledged to lose 20 pounds.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

Meaghan F. said...

I pledged 15 and I truly hope I can make that amount because I have a really difficult time loosing weight. It's definitely a reach, but it's possible!

Arr I not be tellin' no onez said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/hanzabean/status/14277890932

Arr I not be tellin' no onez said...

Following finance foodie on twitter
hanzabean



mairuanna at hotmail dot com

Joseph said...

I pledged to lose 50 lbs on the Pound for Pound Challenge. I've already lost 17 lbs so far as of Jan 1st.

Joseph said...

I follow FianceFoodie1 on Twitter -

ID: josephboltz

Joseph said...

Retweeted the giveaway on Twitter -
ID: josephboltz

wildcat32 said...

I pledge 12 pounds.
monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenna Wood said...

I made a pledge to lose 15 pounds!
six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

April said...

I pledge to only lose about 5 pounds. I don't need to lose a lot, just need to tone up.

teenytig@sbcglobal.net

Nanette said...

I am pledging 10 pounds.
nanoarta1 at gmail dot com

Meg said...

I'm pledging to gain 5 pounds!

Deci said...

10 lbs. (35 would be better.)

deedleweedle said...

I pledge 20 at least!

McKim said...

I need to lose 50, but I'll be more realistic and pledge 25!

mogrill said...

I pledge 20 pounds...I CAN DO IT!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Bebemiqui said...

I pledged 3, since I'm really more about maintaining at this point.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

throuthehaze said...

follow on twitter @throuthehaze
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

10lbs!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

PAIGE said...

I pledged 15. WOW

Nicole said...

5 pounds!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

For this challenge, I pledge 15 pounds. Thanks!

jzagarjr said...

I pledge to lose 10 lbs

AsTheNight said...

10 pounds!

Cindy Merrill said...

I pledge to lose 12 pounds.

chromiumman said...

15 pounds

Cathy said...

I'll pledge 10 pounds too. Thanks for the giveaway!

dementeddoll said...

i pledge to lose 12 pounds!!!

dementeddoll said...

following on twitter!!!! @whitetrashtrish

cynthiac said...

I pledged 5 pounds.

kathleen romans said...

I pledge to lose 25 lbs

andrew b said...

started jogging with my dog twice a day

sarahhirsch said...

I am afraid of jinxing so I will not pick a number, but I plan to keep working out on the treadmill so I hope to be healthier

princesskaren said...

I pledge 5 lbs. Thanks.

beth shepherd said...

I pledge 8 pounds
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

beth shepherd said...

I follow on twitter
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Nancy said...

I am pledging to lose 10 pounds...the five I gained this winter and then another five.

Madeline said...

I'm pregnant so I can't lose any right now, but post baby I pledge to lose about 30 lbs.

jennifer short said...

I pledged 15. I should be able to do that, and hopefully by my birthday. Will take me out of the 200s! WHOO HOO!

aekz2 said...

I pledged 18 pounds.

Karen M said...

I pledged 10 lbs. Thanks.

Amanda D. said...

15 lbs! I need to lose more than that, but small steps, right? Thanks for the opportunity.

licata said...

i pledge to lose 15 lbs

licata said...

i follow on twitter

licata said...

i follow on facebook

Carla said...

I pledge to lose 10 pounds.

janna said...

I pledge to loose 150 lbs! I am already working on it and have lost 15lbs!

Robin said...

I pledge to lose 20 pounds

Kari said...

Following Finance Foodie on twitter as @alas3lads

Kathy Scott said...

I pledge to lose 20 pounds

Kathy Scott said...

idahomom7 follows you on twitter

Kathy Scott said...

http://twitter.com/idahomom7/status/14510371429

Deanna6 said...

I'll pledge to lose 10lbs, too!

Deanna6 said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter as "calidreamin87"

Deanna6 said...

Retweeted the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/14515778627

sheila christensen said...

I'm pledging to lose 60 pounds,

ky2here said...

I'll be realistic and go for 5 pounds.

ky2here said...

Twitter follower ky2here1.

ky2here said...

Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/14525077290

CC said...

5 lbs!

CC said...

I follow on twitter @speech_hero

CC said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/speech_hero/status/14525211737

Hannah said...

10 lbs!

stephaniegrant said...

I pledged 15lbs!

stephaniegrant said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @sgrant2005

stephaniegrant said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/14534598008

Jennifer R said...

I pledge to lose 5 lbs.

MariDoug said...

I pledge to lose 10
runningmatey at hotmail dot com

MariDoug said...

Follow on Twitter name LuckyDuckyToo

Julie said...

I pledge 10 pounds

Julie L said...

I pledged to lose 12 lbs. This is my local food bankFood Bank of South Central Michigan

dddiva said...

10 lbs here as well.

dddiva said...

Follow on twitter dddiva

dddiva said...

http://twitter.com/dddiva/status/14566328445

willitara said...

I pledged 15 pounds. I really hope I can do it.

willitara said...

I follow on twitter as willitara.

willitara said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/14570175113

Erica C. said...

I'm pledging 5 lbs (I don't have much to lose!).

leandrew said...

I pledged to lose 15 lbs! Though - honestly, I could probably stand to lose a bit more!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Good Luck to all!

leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

leandrew said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter!

My Twitter Username: LT38

leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

leandrew said...

I Tweeted this giveaway to all my Twitter friends!

http://twitter.com/LT38/status/14575864871

leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

letessha said...

pledging for 20lbs.

letessha said...

follow in twitter/dahliamomma

letessha said...

shared on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/letesshaw#!/letesshaw?v=wall&story_fbid=123997860956930&ref=mf

Kate said...

16 pounds!!

susitravl said...

36 pounds would put me at a weight I am pretty happy with most of the time.

susitravl said...

Follow you on Twitter - susitravl

namefail said...

I have pledged to lose 50 lbs this year

Rachel Hunt said...

I am pledging to lose 15 pounds for the Pound for Pound challenge.

nesta67 said...

I'm pledging 3.

nesta67 said...

I'm following you on Twitter (I'm @ThriftyJinxy).

beshe1 said...

I pledged 15 lbs i 60 days

Jammie said...

I pledge 15 pounds to start I have already lost almost 25 since January

Jammie said...

I follow you on twitter Jammie79

Barbara Wright said...

I"m pledging 10 pounds

Barbara Wright said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter - bsw529

Barbara Wright said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/14587070701

Barbara Wright said...

I shared on facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1291965387&v=wall&story_fbid=124420560914875

LeesaWho said...

i pledged 7 lbs.

LeesaWho? said...

Following you on Twitter. LeesaWho

LeesaWho? said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/LeesaWho/status/14589933525

LeesaWho? said...

posted on FB...LeesaWho

rebecca hackett said...

I'm just trying to lose 5 pounds but can't seem to get if off!

Carla Pullum said...

Okay I am trying for at least one pound but would like to lose 10 pounds so one pound at a time!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Angela Winesburg said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter (Hotsnotty2) Thanks!

rebecca said...

I pledged 30 lbs, it's that time.

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...I pledged 13 pounds.

Brian E. said...

Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

Brian E. said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/14605138356

Trina said...

I pledged 10 pounds

gkran said...

I pledge 7

kimbly said...

I pledge 7

Carolsue said...

I pledged 10 lbs
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Carolsue said...

I follow you on Twitter @cezovski
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Carolsue said...

I posted this giveaway on my Blog
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Karen said...

I'm pledging to lose 8 pounds.

nancysloan said...

I will pledge 15 pounds

onedayitwillbealrght@gmail.com said...

I pledged 10 pounds.

onedayitwillbealrght@gmail.com said...

following you on twitter

@lostnwv

valancia said...

20 pounds
skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

valancia said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter
skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

amy d said...

i pledge 15

Lethea B said...

I pledge to lose 7 lbs.

Lethea B said...

I follow you on twitter~Luvdaylilies

CujoHMB said...

I pledge 15 pounds - Thanks!

CujoHMB said...

Twitter follower - HMB99

CujoHMB said...

Tweet -http://twitter.com/HMB99/status/14623807365

Birdie S. said...

I pledged 15 lbs

Birdie S. said...

I follow U on Twitter/ Birdson777

Hillary F said...

I am pledging 10 pounds. Thanks for the giveaway!

Hillary F said...

I follow you on twitter & tweeted

http://twitter.com/hillary1971/status/14624374572

nicolegreene said...

I pledged 20 lbs :)

pittsy82@hotmail.com

nicolegreene said...

I follow on Twitter @pittsy82


pittsy82@hotmail.com

nicolegreene said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/14625347889

pittsy82@hotmail.com

nicolegreene said...

I shared this giveaway on my Facebook page http://bit.ly/byyQZO

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Altusbecky said...

I pledge to lose 10 lbs.

lilyk said...

I am pledging to lose 10 pounds for the Pound for Pound challenge.

Mya Brooks said...

I pledge to lose 15 pounds! mzpaw@yahoo.com

Happi Shopr said...

I pledge to lose 30 lbs.

susansmoaks said...

I am pledging the 30 pounds i need to lose!

susansmoaks said...

i am a twitter follower @fdp4life

Louise Werre said...

I have set my goal at 30 lb loss. But I want to do it 5 lbs at a time. Every time it gets below the next 5 mark on the scale that would be great!

Breanne said...

15 pounds

garrettsambo said...

I am pledging to lose 10 pounds. garrettsambo@aol.com

degood said...

I pledge to lose 12 pounds.

degood said...

I follow you on twitter as kmayans

amy delong said...

I am pledging 10 lbs!

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

pamelas said...

I have a lot to lose so this is a good incentive to do so. I'll say 12 pounds. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

valeen said...

I am currently losing weight (77 lbs so far). I pledged to lose 13 more! Wish me luck! Time to go, gotta get back on the treadmill!

tinareynolds said...

I pledge 40 after the baby is born, My hubby is currently working hard and pledges 15 more thanks for the chance.
eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tinareynolds said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @mrstinareynolds

tinareynolds said...

http://twitter.com/mrstinareynolds/status/14642184402

immortalbeloved said...

10lbs

joseph newby said...

I am pledging five pounds. I just got married so it will be amazing if I can lose any weight.

khmorgan_00 said...

I pledged 10 lbs.

jeand said...

I pledge to lose 25 pounds. Thanks for the giveaway!

jeand said...

I follow you on twitter (name= @Ida_Sessions).

jeand said...

tweet-a-tweet!
http://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/14650413013

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