Biggest Loser: Clergy Edition

I have come to admit to myself that I need to lose weight.  I think I am in a position in my life where I can really dedicate time and energy to do it, the right way.

I have looked around and I have not seen any “Biggest Loser” type competitions.  For those who know me I am very competitive, even at the simplest card game.  I don’t lose it or anything but I do enjoy winning.

One of my goals this year is to get healthy but I can’t do it alone.  I need something to motivate me — some sort of competition. Well I have a great opportunity to get together with some of the other clergy in the area (or even beyond the area) to ban together to lose weight and get healthy.   I think this would be fun and helpful for so many people!

So using an outline from a friend of mine (thanks Lindsey) created a document (and I borrowed her document) and I handed out at the last Conference meeting.  Each person participating puts in $25.00 and the “winner” gets the pot of money and loses a pot of belly.  The winner also has the opportunity to have the Bishop come and preach at their congregation (don’t worry she agreed).

We started today and we are going to go until our (Upstate NY) Synod Assembly in May.  If you want to participate let me know as soon as you can!

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