OK, here is something that I hope will be both fun and productive if I can get a little help from all of you folks...
No doubt about it, I need to lose weight. A little exercise here and there isn't going to do anything about it, so here is the new plan. I need external motivation.
It is the Don Weight-Loss-A-Thon 2011, to benefit the Genesis Center in Kaufman.
What I want from you ... to commit to donating $1 per pound that I lose between August 1 and Dec. 2. All money goes from you to the shelter ... a tax deductible gift from you. If I do very well, you will only be out $20 or $30.
What do you get?
First, a slimmer, healthier Don, which is a good thing all around, right?
Second, regular updates on the process to see how much it is going to cost you through updated "Fitness Friday" posts.
Third... well, just the fun of helping a great cause.
But wait, there is more!
Of course, what fun would it be without a little contest as well?
On Dec. 2, I will draw one lucky participant to win a free Christmas card photo shoot for your family. That means me, lights and camera meet you and your family somewhere in the Dallas/Kaufman county vicinity during the first week of December. I will then have 50 Christmas cards made with your favorite picture in time for you to mail them. If you don't celebrate Christmas, we can just do some family photos and prints... I'm flexible!
For any participants outside of my local area who want to join in, I cannot travel to you for a photo shoot, but I will be happy to create custom photo cards for you using a photo from you or give you a choice of Christmas themed photos I have filed away.
To officially be part of this and be eligible for the contest, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Learn to Dad Facebook page. I will confirm that I received your commitment and put you on a list.
We start at 259. Join me!
I will detail the diet and exercise plans for the next 4 months this week on the blog... Let's do this!