Exchanging Extra Pounds for Dollars

The After Shot, Before.

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That’s the plan anyways. Today I’m embarking on a weight loss challenge with some of my fellow blogging buddies. We’ve enrolled in “the matchup” at healthywage. The grand prize is $10,000 to the team that loses the greatest percentage of weight starting today and ending on August 15th. Our team is the Beefcake Bloggers and consists of myself, Jesse from PF Firewall, Brad from Enemy of Debt, Baker from Man Vs. Debt and Darren who is currently blogless.

Are you Nuts?

Yes just a bit. Honestly when Jesse approached me I had already been on the road to clean living and this just happened to fit nicely with that plan. All the better that I’ll have great accountability and a chance for a very large reward. I’m tired of being overweight. At 6’4″ it’s easy for me to mask my extra tonnage but I can’t mask the effects on my health like high blood pressure and cholesterol issues. What’s worse is that I know what it’s like to be skinny. In 2005 I was able to lose 65 pounds, hit my target weight and run the Vancouver marathon. I want to be there again and this time I’ll stay there. I’ve been able to crazy focus and pay off our debt, I’ll do the same with my weight loss plan.

How About You?

Anyone else struggle with their weight? Got some tips to lend? I’m all ears. Like personal finance there isn’t any magic to it, it takes some hard work and behavioral changes. I have all of the tools I need it’s now just time to put it in motion. I’ll keep you posted as we move through the program but I’m stoked to get started! Also if you are interested in getting your own team together you have until May 29th to get going!

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