In September 2013 I started a weight-loss challenge and as I have tried and failed many times I wanted to come up with a way to stay motivated and not fail again. "Lose For Food" was born. I decided I was going to help out two charities with my mission "The Calgary Food Bank" & "V.E.T.S Canada"
I pledged that I would donate $1.00 for every pound I lost in the next 365 days as well as one pound of food for every pound that I lose to the Calgary Food Bank.
Here we are almost nine months later and I have lost 70lbs so far.
"Get 10,000 & Give 10,000"
They're giving away $10,000 to the most inspiring story and that person receives $10,000 to pay it forward to someone.
I instantly thought of the folks at V.E.T.S Canada to receive the $10k as I have worked very closely with them over the past few years and have seen first hand the great work they do with Veterans who need assistance.
What would I do with the $10,000 I receive if I win this? The first thing I will do is buy my lbs in weight-loss in food and donate it to the Calgary Food Bank and top that donation up to $500 along side of it.
I also found out back in November that me and my lady are going to be having our first child in the first few weeks of July. This money would help us out a lot with things we're going to need for the little one.
A lot of people have asked how I'm losing the weight well the answer is simple, I'm working my a$$ off. I go to the gym five times a week now and do cardio every day and some circuit training every 2nd day. I have cut out junk food, pop and take out food and replaced with healthy meals & drink a lot of water.
The original pledge I made to the Calgary Food Bank & VETS Canada helps me stay motivated. On days when I don't feel like going to the gym I think about the people I'm going to be able to help if I keep working hard and that usually lights a fire under me.
The "Give 10k Get 10k" contest is for all of North America so it's going to take a lot to help us take this one home and be able to donate $10,000 to V.E.T.S Canada as well.
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Dave M. - Calgary, AB
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