Those of you who have been keeping or (or recently catching up) know that the goal I set in September '09 is rapidly coming to an end. It looks like I may have set the bar too low. By the grace of God, instead of taking me until the end of October '10 (60 weeks) to lose 80lbs it looks like I'll probably reach that goal closer to 40 weeks (In June '10 sometime). So, it's time to set a new goal.
A friend of mine, and probably the greatest sailor I know, came up with an idea I really like: Get to 210lbs by the end of 2010. He even came up with a great tag line for it:
210 in 2010 (Two Ten in Twenty Ten)
And of course, I'm still committed to raising funds and awareness for fighting human trafficking. I'll be doing the same fund raising that I have been doing so far until I hit 241lbs (My original 80-60-40 goal). Once I get there, the game is going to change and that's where I'm going to need your help...
Two amazing people (and good friends) have thrown down the gauntlet. They have each pledged $210 towards the cause - but with 2 conditions:
- I have to get to 210lbs before Dec 31, 2010.
- I have to raise matching funds for each pledge.
I'll be taking care of the first part (losing the weight) but I need help with the second part.
If I can get $210 in pledges, then the first $210 in matching funds will be unlocked. If I can get another $210 in pledges, then the second $210 in matching funds will be committed. That means at least $840 in donations going to Love146.org in addition to what we've raised so far.
So I ask you, my readers and friends, can you help fight against modern day slavery? Any pledge/donation is worthwhile - nothing is too small or too large. If we can get $420 in pledges, we can double it!
You can pledge a fixed amount, an amount per pound (31 to meet the goal), or any sort of arrangement. Just let me know how you would like to be involved: email me at email@example.com, message me on facebook, holler at me on twitter (@scbubba), or leave me a comment on this blog (any post will work).
So, in my quest to get smaller while supporting something bigger, I weighed in this morning:
So please help Love146.org with any amount you can and let me know what you can pledge towards 210 in 2010.
God bless you.
(I'll have another Freedom Friday post next week.)
Photo credit to Filipe Samora.