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It's on! 10% Challenge begins today. +Great Link

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Hey everyone. Been away for a bit but have a whole new inspiration to carry me through the next 6 months and hopefully keep me Sparkin. Finally made it over to the Y for my official beginning weigh-in for the 10% challenge. I was thinking high 180s but was shocked to see 194.75 on that very expensive looking doctor's scale. At least I hadn't shrunk so that's good news and I wasn't completely naked.

Now that the nice gentleman verified me in the system I have 6 months to lose 10% or 20.5 pounds. I'm not even messing with halfs, I'm going for 21 or more. This works on another level as well as I've got a half marathon at the end of September that I want to run at 170 or less. That would be about 15 lbs lighter than my 1st HM last year and I'm hoping that'll mean me a little bit quicker.

Here's the deal: if I make it and lose the 21 pounds they'll double my "investment" and I get $300! If I don't they keep my $150. Always changes things when you've got some skin in the game. If it sounds good and you need an external motivator head over to They even have a free BMI challenge where you get $100 bucks with no money down just for getting to a healthier BMI! How cool is that? But DO read the rules! Like you have to take a starting pic even after you're verified and you have to weigh-in weekly. Miss 3 weigh-ins and just like in baseball you're out of the challenge and out your money.

And now for that Awesome link I teased you with: Beware it's super-motivational. Got it from a member over at Fitocracy (feel free to look me up: A24).

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ARISANNA 12/19/2013 3:55PM

    Hi! I'm curious as to the results of your experience with Healthwage? :)

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FUTUREHOPE49 10/10/2013 2:23PM

    Wishing you all the luck I can muster. You CAN do this Kirk. emoticon emoticon
A pity they don't have that here in UK.
Thank you for the link. If only I could do that yoga pose. Hmm! Great motivation.

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RACEWELLWON 5/20/2013 11:31AM

    You can do it !! Very cool - Here if you need us !!~ emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 5/11/2013 8:28AM

    I know you will double your money!! Good luck!!! emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/9/2013 9:04AM

    Wow thanks for the great site Tumbir, love the graphics!

Sending you good vibes for the challenge!

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MISSLISA1973 5/8/2013 11:28PM

    OK, so I just spent way too much time on Tumblr. I love it there! So many inspirational graphics!

Best to you on your contest. I know you can do it!

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