Monday, January 18, 2010

Belly Be Gone!

I have a modest proposal for you, dear reader. As you probably noticed, I’ve put on a couple pounds over the past few years. (No, really, I have! Seriously! I’m not carrying a bowling ball under my shirt!)

So, I’ve decided to do something about it. I’ve tried a negative incentive (last year I said that I’d donate $201 to the federal Conservative party if I didn’t reach my goal of getting into my size 34 jeans by Easter. I squeezed into said pants, only to gain the weight back - within a month).

So, I’m going to try a positive incentive this time. This is where you come in.

I’m asking you to sponsor me in my weight loss quest. Say, a dollar per pound (or $10 or $100, or....) and I will weigh myself on June 21 (first day of summer). If I’ve lost say, 30 pounds, you donate $30 to Canadian Lutheran World Relief via a special fund I’ll set up at Good Shepherd (to get a tax receipt).

To add further incentive. I’m going to challenge my brother to do the same; i.e., get people to sponsor his weight loss goal and raise money for a charity/nonprofit of his choice (Porn Star retirement fund?). Whoever raises the most money wins.

I’m going to weigh myself on Monday January 18 (later tonight) and again on June 21 (and, of course, regular weigh-ins throughout the coming months). And what ever the number of pounds lost, the sponsor (you) will donate to CLWR.

What say you? Will you help me meet my weight loss goal and raise funds for CLWR at the same time? Not to mention allowing me to have bragging rights over my brother....which, in itself, is priceless.

Let me know.


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