Doodle Daze – A blog about a labradoodle

Mummy’s new health craze and idea
February 16, 2010, 11:31 am
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Here’s a few words from my mummy about a challenge she is going to be taking….and it’s all in honour of ME!

The idea…I’m going to raise money for the Labradoodle Trust.  This is the group that we got Barney from.  And they have lately been inundated by tons of dogs and have many needs.  Labradoodles have a few myths surrounding them, such as ‘they are hypoallergenic’ or ‘they don’t shed’…which in some cases is true, but in many…nope.  Barney sheds for England.  Seriously.  So, in honour of our wonderful doggy, I want to do something to raise money for them.  And what am I going to do?  Money for pounds.  And I’ll do it in a healthy manner.  I will not diet in the traditional way of starving myself, but will eat smaller portions and not eat as many desserts or drink as much wine.  I’ll workout, both by lifting weights (which I love) and by starting to jog with Barney…slowly at first and with lots of walking…but I’ll get there.  My fundraising will be a six month journey to give myself time to do this in a very healthy manner.  And my goal will be to lose twenty-five pounds – which is about 1 lb a week.

I’m calling this the Pounds for Pounds fundraiser.  I start today at the following weight:  168.8lb  , which is  12 stone and .8 pounds.  And my goal is to get to  143 lb, which is 10 stones and 3 pounds.  This is around the weight that I was right before I met my DH and probably my ideal weight when I’m fit.   Any money I raise during this time will be donated to the Labradoodle Trust, to help them find good homes for abandoned dogs.  If you are interested in supporting this cause, please let me know how many pounds (or dollars or euros or whatnot) you are willing to donate per pound I lose after this six month journey.  I’ll post a weekly progress report with my weight, what I’ve done well, what I’d done not so well and my thoughts so far.  No matter what  I lose, the Trust gains!  And while my focus is somewhat on me, it’ll be more on what I can do for someone/something else..which is always a good thing.