*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 r**eally 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:

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

cdziuba@aol.com

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5 lbs

kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

10 lbs too - need to lose more but need to start somewhere

tvollowitz at aol dot com

I pledged to lose 10 pounds.

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I pledged 25 pounds.

twoofakind12@yahoo.com

I am pledging to lose 12 pounds!

Thank you for the giveaway :)

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I will pledge 10 lbs.

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

I pledge to loose 10 lbs.

Thanks so much.

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I retweeted:

http://twitter.com/peg42/status/14246651300

Thanks

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I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (peg42)

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Thanks again

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I pledge 10 lbs!

25 pounds.

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

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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

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I pledged to lose 10 pounds.

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I'll pledge 10.

I would love to lose 12 pounds

Diane Baum

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10 pounds. And hopefully I'll go on from there.

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Following FF on Twitter as TantaDesChiens.

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I tweeted at this link:

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Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @ivansmom60

I am pledging to lose 12 pounds

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I'm going to shoot for 10lbs!

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I pledged 10.

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I follow FinanceFoodie on Twitter.

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60 lbs.

I pledged to lose 20 pounds.

Ellen

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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!

tweeted

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Following finance foodie on twitter

hanzabean

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

I follow FianceFoodie1 on Twitter -

ID: josephboltz

Retweeted the giveaway on Twitter -

ID: josephboltz

I pledge 12 pounds.

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I made a pledge to lose 15 pounds!

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

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I am pledging 10 pounds.

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I'm pledging to gain 5 pounds!

10 lbs. (35 would be better.)

I pledge 20 at least!

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

I pledge 20 pounds...I CAN DO IT!

Thanks for the chance.

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I pledged 3, since I'm really more about maintaining at this point.

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follow on twitter @throuthehaze

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10lbs!

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I pledged 15. WOW

5 pounds!

For this challenge, I pledge 15 pounds. Thanks!

I pledge to lose 10 lbs

10 pounds!

I pledge to lose 12 pounds.

15 pounds

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

i pledge to lose 12 pounds!!!

following on twitter!!!! @whitetrashtrish

I pledged 5 pounds.

I pledge to lose 25 lbs

started jogging with my dog twice a day

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

I pledge 5 lbs. Thanks.

I pledge 8 pounds

Thank you

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I follow on twitter

Thank you

tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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

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

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

I pledged 18 pounds.

I pledged 10 lbs. Thanks.

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

i pledge to lose 15 lbs

i follow on twitter

i follow on facebook

I pledge to lose 10 pounds.

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

I pledge to lose 20 pounds

Following Finance Foodie on twitter as @alas3lads

I pledge to lose 20 pounds

idahomom7 follows you on twitter

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

I'll pledge to lose 10lbs, too!

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter as "calidreamin87"

Retweeted the giveaway:

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

I'm pledging to lose 60 pounds,

I'll be realistic and go for 5 pounds.

Twitter follower ky2here1.

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

5 lbs!

I follow on twitter @speech_hero

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

10 lbs!

I pledged 15lbs!

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @sgrant2005

Tweet:

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

I pledge to lose 5 lbs.

I pledge to lose 10

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Follow on Twitter name LuckyDuckyToo

I pledge 10 pounds

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

10 lbs here as well.

Follow on twitter dddiva

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

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

I follow on twitter as willitara.

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

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

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!

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I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter!

My Twitter Username: LT38

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I Tweeted this giveaway to all my Twitter friends!

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

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pledging for 20lbs.

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shared on facebook

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16 pounds!!

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

Follow you on Twitter - susitravl

I have pledged to lose 50 lbs this year

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

I'm pledging 3.

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

I pledged 15 lbs i 60 days

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

I follow you on twitter Jammie79

I"m pledging 10 pounds

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter - bsw529

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

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

i pledged 7 lbs.

Following you on Twitter. LeesaWho

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

posted on FB...LeesaWho

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

Okay I am trying for at least one pound but would like to lose 10 pounds so one pound at a time!

Carla

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Following Finance Foodie on Twitter (Hotsnotty2) Thanks!

I pledged 30 lbs, it's that time.

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

Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

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

I pledged 10 pounds

I pledge 7

I pledge 7

I pledged 10 lbs

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I follow you on Twitter @cezovski

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I posted this giveaway on my Blog

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I'm pledging to lose 8 pounds.

I will pledge 15 pounds

I pledged 10 pounds.

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20 pounds

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Following Finance Foodie on Twitter

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i pledge 15

I pledge to lose 7 lbs.

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I pledge 15 pounds - Thanks!

Twitter follower - HMB99

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

I pledged 15 lbs

I follow U on Twitter/ Birdson777

I am pledging 10 pounds. Thanks for the giveaway!

I follow you on twitter & tweeted

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

I pledged 20 lbs :)

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I follow on Twitter @pittsy82

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I pledge to lose 10 lbs.

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

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

I pledge to lose 30 lbs.

I am pledging the 30 pounds i need to lose!

i am a twitter follower @fdp4life

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!

15 pounds

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

I pledge to lose 12 pounds.

I follow you on twitter as kmayans

I am pledging 10 lbs!

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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

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!

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

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @mrstinareynolds

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

10lbs

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

I pledged 10 lbs.

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

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

tweet-a-tweet!

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