Some local faith community leaders are calling for people to participate in a “10,000 Pound Challenge” to lose weight in 30 days to improve their health and well being, based on the principles of: “Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus & Friends.”
Theplan is derived from the Daniel Plan by Rick Warren and led in part by local educator Michael L. Moore Sr.
The “10,000 Pound Challenge” is aligned with the Let’s Move! Initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, combining comprehensive strategies with common sense so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
For 30 days, participants in the “10,000 Pound Challenge!” will participate in healthy eating habits and physical fitness based on the five life principles – with the goal of achieving a significant
drop in weight as a whole community.
Organizers are asking participants across the Oakland community to commit to lose at least two pounds during the 30 days of the “10,000 Pound Challenge.”
To participate: “Weigh in”, apply the five life principles for 30 days and weigh out.
To sign up, send an email with your location, number of participants and type of organization to [email protected] to sign-up.
The “weigh-in” at schools and workplaces is Monday, Feb. 3, and “weigh-out” is Monday, March 3. For the faith-based community, “weigh-in” is Sunday, Feb. 2 and “weigh-out” on Sunday, March 2.
Supporters of the “10,000 Pound Challenge” include Shiloh Church and the Oakland Unified School District. For information send an email to [email protected]
10,000 Thousand Pound Challenge Weigh In Instructions
Assign a 10K Champion who will commit participation on the Weigh-In and Weigh-Out dates.
Receive commitment information from participants in one of two ways.
- Get name and email from each participant on the 10K Victory Form (Name, email and weight loss goal – i.e. 5 pounds), or
- Put the weight loss goal (i.e. 5 pounds) on a post-it or other piece of paper by writing the number. A person with the goal of losing 5 pounds during the 10,000 Thousand Pound Challenge would write the number “5” on the post-it or piece of paper and place it in the box/basket/bag provided in the workplace, sanctuary or sign in station.
The 10K Champion will email totals to [email protected] by Wednesday February 5, 2014.