Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pound for Pound Challenge


I have been a big fan of the Biggest Loser series, since the beginning. There is something about watching their struggles and achievements that provides motivation to me to do something for myself. One of the programs that they support, which helps to motivate many to live healthier lives is the Pound For Pound Challenge. In addition to promoting healthier lives, it also has made an impact in the community. Last year, the Pound for Pound Challenge helped Feeding America deliver more than 3.5 million pounds of food to local food banks.

As part of the Pound for Pound Challenge, The Kroger Co. Family of Stores, General Mills, NBC's hit TV Show “The Biggest Loser” and other key sponsors are partnering to donate up to $1,080,000 to Feeding America this year. You can help them in reaching this goal - visit the Pound for Pound Challenge to make your pledge to lose weight and to find tools to change your life for the better. It is free, easy and only takes a minute to make a change that can not only help you, but 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. I'm making a pledge to lose the 13.5# I still am wanting to lose to reach my goal.

    As the official supplier of the Biggest Loser Ranch and partner of the Pound for Pound Challenge, the Kroger Family of Stores wants to help you achieve your goals. If you’re a fan of the Biggest Loser, you may have seen several great General Mills products featured on the show. These products, including Yoplait Greek yogurt, Total, and Multigrain Cheerios, are available at your local Kroger Family of Stores and can help you stick to your weight management plan.


Giveaway:

To help get the word out about the Pound for Pound Challenge and to help you get a jump start Kroger and General Mills are providing a $30 Kroger Family of Stores Gift Card to be given away to one (1) A Busy Mom of Two reader. (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.)

To enter: Leave a comment sharing what you are doing to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Bonus entries:

Make a pledge to lose weight at Pound for Pound Challenge. Leave a comment letting me know you made a pledge (it is optional if you want to share what your pledge was).

Sign up to receive daily updates from A Busy Mom of Two. Leave a comment letting me know that you subscribed or already do.

Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your tweet.

This giveaway will remain open until June 14th at 6 pm. Winner will be selected using random.org. The winner will be contacted by e-mail (be sure to leave one!) and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

No compensation was received for this post. I did receive a $30 gift card to the Kroger Family of Stores courtesy of Kroger and General Mills, through MyBlogSpark. In addition, they provided the opportunity for me to host a giveaway for one reader to win a $30 gift card to Kroger family of stores.

72 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I'm trying to drink more water and walk more.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I took the pledge.

Anonymous said...

I am trying to incorporate more fruits/veggies.

the.anonymous.ett@gmail.com

Tracey said...

I am trying to eat fewer snacks throughout the day, and make those that I do eat healthier options. :)

jennifer said...

I'm trying to stay active and drink a lot of water.

huntandride@hotmail.com

jennifer said...

I pledged to lose 10 lbs.

huntandride@hotmail.comsent

jennifer said...

I subscribe through Google.

huntandride@hotmail.com

Chelsea Spurgeon said...

I am staying active and drinking more water.

ladyirish_20_32@yahoo.com

Chelsea said...

I signed up to receive daily updates.

ladyirish_20_32@yahoo.com

Chelsea said...

I am following on Twitter.

@ladyirish30

ladyirish_20_32@yahoo.com

Leticia said...

I firmly believe in cutting back on starchy carbs and boosting the fruit and veggie count!

Lori Sifuentes said...

I made a pledge to lose 20 lbs.

Thanks
surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

Lori Sifuentes said...

Email subscriber

Thanks
surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I quit smoking!!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I pledged 10 lbs!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I subscribe by email!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/status/15552307636
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Kim said...

I am trying to eat more natural foods & A LOT less junk food....which is very difficult!!

Kim said...

I am a subscriber (as kimjkim@live.com)

chicstyle@live.com

Christine said...

I limit sodas to one a day and walk.

Christine
dazed1821@aol.com

Christine said...

I pledged 20 pounds.

Christine
dazed1821@aol.com

Kathy Rambousek said...

I am striving to achieve balance in my life. Balance between eating well and snacking; Balance between exercise and rest; Balance between work and free time.

LKARambo at comcast dot net

Kathy Rambousek said...

I pledged 5 pounds

LKARambo at comcast dot net

Kathy Rambousek said...

Email subscriber

LKARambo at comcast dot net

Kathy Rambousek said...

Twitter follower and tweet
http://twitter.com/LKARambo/status/15607898505

LKARambo at comcast dot net

Kim said...

I try to workout at least 5 days a week and drink more water.

Jennifer said...

Tyying to drink more water and quit smoking as much...Even through I'm down to 1 or 2 a day!
thekillerbeesx3@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

I subscribe via e-mail! thekillerbeesx3@yahoo.com

Coupon Teacher said...

I walk with my kids at recess!

Margaret said...

I roam the playground at recess and I try to discreetly fidget during long periods of sitting.

Margaret said...

Just subscribed via RSS

Staci said...

We eat at home about 90% of the time. I prefer to know what we are eating and I like to prepare it. :)

Mami2jcn said...

I subscribed via email.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

We are eating cleaner, less processed foods.

Amanda said...

I pledged 15 pounds.

Amanda said...

I receive your daily updates in my google reader

Kristi said...

I am eating more fruits and veggies and less sugar.

kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

Kristi said...

I pledged 5lbs.

kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

Theresa said...

I park far away instead of in the closest spot to get in just a few more steps!

Theresa said...

Subscribed via email

Theresa said...

I pledged 17lbs!

Meagan said...

I'm fitting in more exercise and family time by getting the kids out in the evening for a walk. Exercise is so much easier while we all enjoy each other's company!

debbielynne said...

Eating more fruits & veggies and drinking more water!

deborahcraft at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I've pretty much gotten rid of drinks with calories altogether. Now I sip unsweetened tea I brew at home to save money and calories!

alyssa.l.dale@hotmail.com

Sarah in MO said...

Consistent exercise is what I find helps the most.

Thanks for the giveaway!
misterjimmy at sbcglobal dot net

Hannah said...

I am walking everyday.
Hannah C
psychopathicpixie @ yahoo

Hannah said...

I pledged to lose 20 lbs.
Hannah C
psychopathicpixie @ yahoo

Hannah said...

I am an email subscriber.
Hannah C
psychopathicpixie @ yahoo

Michelle said...

We love BL, too. We've watched every season. Like Rocco, we try to create healthified versions of our favorite meals, too.

Michelle_5809 "at" cox.net

Rachel said...

Thanks for having this giveaway.

Rachel
Cha Ching Queen
www.chachingqueen.com

we joined a gym and I'm trying to exercise more

Mari said...

Whenever possible, I am purchasing organic foods and shopping at farmer's markets when in season. I experimented with canning last year and it is a great way to save money, and incorporate healthy foods into my diet.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Mari said...

I made a pledge at the pfp website to lose 10 lbs.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Mari said...

email subscriber

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Mari said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/16076427111

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

The Wexlers said...

I am teaching people how to exercise while laying down or watching TV. Doing that with them will keep me in shape!

Pixie said...

I took the pledge

Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Pixie said...

'm trying to drink more water :)

Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Vanetta said...

I try to prepare meals from scratch so that I can control calories and sodium.

via12300 (at) yahoo (dot) com

sandra said...

I've cut out the sweet tea and replaced it with water! Thanks for the giveaway!
sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

sandra said...

I subscribe via email!
sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

sandra said...

I pledged five pounds!
sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

I bought rollerblades to exercise more!

Emilyannogle@yahoo.com

ms-texas said...

i pledged to lose 10 lbs

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

ms-texas said...

i am trying to walk on my treadmill everyday and cut back on what I eat

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

ms-texas said...

i follow on twitter and I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/16136063717

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

amy L said...

I drink water all the time.

Johnnysservice at aol.com

amy L said...

I am now subscribed.

Johnnysservice at aol . com

Emilie said...

I am trying to exercise using my stability ball.

mrspennypincher at gmail dot com

Deanna G. said...

I made a pledge to lose 10lbs!

Deanna G. said...

I work out & eat healthy :)

Deanna G. said...

I follow you on twitter as "calidreamin87" & I tweeted about the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/16155500904

Shelly H said...

I am trying to cook all of our food from scratch and eat out less. I agree - The Biggest Loser is great motivation!

stamptramp at gmail dot com