So I already posted a little about this, but wow, has this thing exploded! When Marko (pictured left), the president of Youth Specialties originally started this challenge to motivate himself to lose some weight (read about it here), he was thinking a couple dozen might sign up … not close to three hundred youth workers! I guess that just shows how much of a hunger there is for weight loss advice and healthy living education in the youth ministry world! I’m excited about the twelve week challenge as well; there are going to be some great prizes for the winners, and I’ve got some guesses at just how much weight we’re going to see disappear over the next twelve weeks. What’s also fun is the thought that combined. close to three hundred youth workers could potentially lose over three thousand pounds in just three months. Maybe that’s shooting for the moon, but I’d be ecstatic if we break the one ton mark!
Anyway, I’m enjoying trying to squeeze in some time to put together a couple short resources to help give people an idea which way to go with their weight loss. Most of what I’m putting together, though, is centered around people owning a calorie counter book – it was the key to my own weight loss, and everything I teach is based on counting calories and exercise. Once I finish putting it together, though, I’ll post the resources here as well!
* EDIT: you can buy a Biggest Loser Calorie Counter here.