Lose For Good

September 21, 2010

For the third year Weight Watchers is running a campaign to help fight world hunger.  They are calling it Lose For Good.  For every pound Weight Watchers members lose, they are donating money to Share our Strength and Action Against Hunger

Well... I've also decided to get involved personally as well.  I have been so incredibly blessed to always be fed well; to have a healthy meal several times a day.  I was inspired by another incredible Weight Watcher:  Tory.  She took a picture of herself with food equal to the amount of weight she's lost, and donated it - all 108 pounds of it!  I thought this is awesome!!!  So I decided on Saturday that I was going to donate 107 pounds of food.  107 pounds to represent the weight that I have lost to date.

I first went through our cupboards, because we always have LOTS of extra pasta, rice, cereal, soups, etc.  I filled a whole grocery bag nearly to the top and weighed it... 16.5 pounds!  WOW!!!  It felt heavy.  It was hard to lug around.  I cannot believe I had been previously hauling around over 6 bags like that on myself every single day.  No wonder I felt so horrible, so tired, and so worn out!  I also realized after weighing one large bag of food that this might be a bit to take on, on my own, so I sent out a plea - telling people of my idea - and asking them to donate food to represent my weight loss.  The response has been amazing.  So many people have volunteered to bring food for me to donate.  I am amazed and honored at the response.  Thanks!  I can't wait to collect all 107 pounds of food and take a picture of myself with it.  Then its going straight to my Weight Watchers meeting to be donated.

So... I challenge you - If you are blessed to have healthy food for yourself each day please consider making a donation to your local food pantry this month.

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  1. I love the idea of donating what you've lost- thanks for sharing Tory's idea! I will definitely follow through on this. :)

  2. I love this idea too! What a great way to visually recognize your own accomplishment and give back at the same time.

  3. Sarah! You are such an inspiration to me in so many ways! Losing the amount I need to lose, and doing so much for others. Your awesome.

  4. What a great idea! I remember on the last season of Biggest Loser, where the contestants each had a big bag, filled with weights that equaled the amount of weight they had lost to that point. For some, that was in the hundreds.

    It's just crazy to think about.

  5. Your photos are absolutely amazing, and your idea to donate the equivalent to your weight lost is very inspiring. I've been down 100+ pounds myself for a few years now and it's always great to connect with others who are maintaining their weight loss (which I've found at times can be harder to do than losing the weight!) Great blog!

  6. This is really a great blog. Nice photos and cute daughter.


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