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:

  1. 10 lbs, and it'll be a miracle if I can pull it off this time.




    cdziuba@aol.com

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

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

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  4. 5 lbs

    kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

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  5. 10 lbs too - need to lose more but need to start somewhere
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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

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  7. I pledged 25 pounds.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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

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  9. I will pledge 10 lbs.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  10. follow you on Twitter: rhoneygee

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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

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

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

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

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  15. I follow on twitter via pennypixie

    sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  16. 10 lbs and I hope I am up to this challenge!

    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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

    scar20qp at hotmail dot com

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

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

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  20. 10 pounds. And hopefully I'll go on from there.
    wandapanda at live dot com

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  21. Following FF on Twitter as TantaDesChiens.
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  22. I tweeted at this link:
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    wandapanda at live dot com

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  23. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @ivansmom60

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  24. I am pledging to lose 12 pounds

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

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

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

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  28. I follow FinanceFoodie on Twitter.

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  29. fb

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

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  30. I pledged to lose 20 pounds.

    Ellen
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  31. 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!

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  32. tweeted
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  33. Following finance foodie on twitter
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  34. I pledged to lose 50 lbs on the Pound for Pound Challenge. I've already lost 17 lbs so far as of Jan 1st.

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  35. I follow FianceFoodie1 on Twitter -

    ID: josephboltz

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  36. Retweeted the giveaway on Twitter -
    ID: josephboltz

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

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

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

    teenytig@sbcglobal.net

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  40. I am pledging 10 pounds.
    nanoarta1 at gmail dot com

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  41. I'm pledging to gain 5 pounds!

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  42. 10 lbs. (35 would be better.)

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

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

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

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  46. follow on twitter @throuthehaze
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  47. 10lbs!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  48. For this challenge, I pledge 15 pounds. Thanks!

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  49. I pledge to lose 10 lbs

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  50. I pledge to lose 12 pounds.

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

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  52. i pledge to lose 12 pounds!!!

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  53. following on twitter!!!! @whitetrashtrish

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  54. I pledged 5 pounds.

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  55. I pledge to lose 25 lbs

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  56. started jogging with my dog twice a day

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  57. 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

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  58. I pledge 5 lbs. Thanks.

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  59. I pledge 8 pounds
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  60. I follow on twitter
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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

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

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

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  64. I pledged 18 pounds.

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  65. I pledged 10 lbs. Thanks.

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  66. 15 lbs! I need to lose more than that, but small steps, right? Thanks for the opportunity.

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  67. i pledge to lose 15 lbs

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  68. i follow on twitter

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  69. i follow on facebook

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  70. I pledge to lose 10 pounds.

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

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  72. I pledge to lose 20 pounds

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  73. Following Finance Foodie on twitter as @alas3lads

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  74. I pledge to lose 20 pounds

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  75. idahomom7 follows you on twitter

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

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  77. I'll pledge to lose 10lbs, too!

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  78. I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter as "calidreamin87"

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  79. Retweeted the giveaway:

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

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  80. sheila christensenMay 22, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    I'm pledging to lose 60 pounds,

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  81. I'll be realistic and go for 5 pounds.

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

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  83. I follow on twitter @speech_hero

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

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  85. I pledged 15lbs!

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  86. I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @sgrant2005

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

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  88. I pledge to lose 5 lbs.

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  89. I pledge to lose 10
    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  90. Follow on Twitter name LuckyDuckyToo

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  91. I pledge 10 pounds

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

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  93. 10 lbs here as well.

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  94. Follow on twitter dddiva

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

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

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  97. I follow on twitter as willitara.

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

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

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  100. 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

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  101. I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter!

    My Twitter Username: LT38

    leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

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  102. I Tweeted this giveaway to all my Twitter friends!

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

    leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

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  103. pledging for 20lbs.

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  104. follow in twitter/dahliamomma

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

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  106. 36 pounds would put me at a weight I am pretty happy with most of the time.

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  107. Follow you on Twitter - susitravl

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  108. I have pledged to lose 50 lbs this year

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

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

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  111. I pledged 15 lbs i 60 days

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

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  113. I follow you on twitter Jammie79

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  114. I"m pledging 10 pounds

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  115. I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter - bsw529

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

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

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  118. i pledged 7 lbs.

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  119. Following you on Twitter. LeesaWho

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

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

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  122. 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

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  123. Angela WinesburgMay 24, 2010 at 1:34 AM

    Following Finance Foodie on Twitter (Hotsnotty2) Thanks!

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  124. I pledged 30 lbs, it's that time.

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

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  126. Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

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

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  128. I pledged 10 pounds

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

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

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  132. I'm pledging to lose 8 pounds.

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  133. I will pledge 15 pounds

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  134. onedayitwillbealrght@gmail.comMay 24, 2010 at 5:13 AM

    I pledged 10 pounds.

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  135. onedayitwillbealrght@gmail.comMay 24, 2010 at 5:14 AM

    following you on twitter

    @lostnwv

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  136. 20 pounds
    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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

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  138. I pledge to lose 7 lbs.

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  139. I follow you on twitter~Luvdaylilies

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  140. I pledge 15 pounds - Thanks!

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  141. Twitter follower - HMB99

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

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  143. I pledged 15 lbs

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  144. I follow U on Twitter/ Birdson777

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  145. I am pledging 10 pounds. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  146. I follow you on twitter & tweeted

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

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  147. I pledged 20 lbs :)

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  148. I follow on Twitter @pittsy82


    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  151. I pledge to lose 10 lbs.

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

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

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  154. I pledge to lose 30 lbs.

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  155. I am pledging the 30 pounds i need to lose!

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  156. i am a twitter follower @fdp4life

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  157. 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!

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

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  159. I pledge to lose 12 pounds.

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  160. I follow you on twitter as kmayans

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  161. I am pledging 10 lbs!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  162. 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

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  163. 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!

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  164. 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

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  165. I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @mrstinareynolds

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

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

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  168. I pledged 10 lbs.

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

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

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

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