Brand Spankin’ New Weight Loss Challenge: Whittle Away for Water!

Whittle Away for Water - a new weight loss challenge by @shrinkingjeans benefiting @charitywater and YOU! 50% of the pot will be donated to BB's Clean Water for Christmas campaign {http://mycharitywater.org/cleanwaterforchristmas4} and the remaining pot will be split among challengers who lose 4% or more of body weight! #weightloss #fitness #charity #kidsdoinggoodRegister HERE!

Who’s ready for a new, fast and furious weight loss challenge? I am! The holidays are usually a time of overindulgence and excess, which in the end, makes us feel not-so-merry. This year, we are changing that. We will start the holiday season off on the right path, making good choices, all thanks to our super new weight loss challenge – Whittle Away for Water!

Not only will this weight loss challenge benefit your waistline, it will also benefit communities across the world who are in desperate need of clean water – through a little 10-year-old boy’s Clean Water for Christmas charity: water campaign. I have a special love for this boy, not only because he is extremely smart and cute {and mine!}, but because this is his fourth year giving up gifts to raise money for water sources for these people. All in all, he has raised over $13,000! Holy wow! This year, his goal is $10,000, so we are doing our best to help his cause.

He's only 10, but this year he's raising $10,000 for @charitywater ! Clean Water for Christmas: http://mycharitywater.org/cleanwaterforchristmas4  #kidsdoinggood #charity #cleanwaterforchristmasView Bridger’s Clean Water for Christmas Campaign!

Which leads us to…

Whittle Away for Water

Register HERE!

You’re thirsty. You walk to the kitchen, turn on the faucet, and fill a cup with cold, refreshing water. Or maybe you grab a bottle of water out of the fridge as you run out the door to pick up the kids from soccer.

What if you couldn’t? What if you had to drink water that looks like the glass on the left? What if your children were forced to drink water infested with E. Coli, Salmonella, and nasty organisms, causing sickness and often times, death?

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An average American uses 150 gallons of water a day. The average person in a developing nation struggles to find 5.

Bridger wants to change this. We want to change this. Everyone should have access to clean water.

Most of us walk and run simply because we can. We walk miles to get in shape, clear our heads, or lose weight. In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water, with women and children bearing the burden of walking miles and miles each and every day.

What if, by losing excess pounds in a friendly competition, you could ensure that an entire village was provided with access to clean water? Instead of walking miles and miles everyday for water {water that most of us wouldn’t even think of touching} to bring home to their families, women and children could focus on other important factors that we often take for granted — school, jobs, and family.

Lose Weight, Give Water.

We are teaming up with Dietbet to host a charity game; the ante is $20 and 50% of the total pot will go directly to charity: water. Where does the rest of the pot go? It will be split among all participants who lose 4% of their body weight or more! You can use the money to treat yourself, or if you choose, you may also donate your winnings to our cause. Seriously, do it and we’ll give you all the virtual high-fives you can handle! Dietbet keeps 10% of the pot to cover their costs.

The Whittle Away for Water charity game begins today -Wednesday, November 13th- and ends on December 11th. Sign up here, and make sure you tell all your friends and family about it, too! Most Americans gain a few pounds during the holiday season, but not you! You will be looking merry and fine come Christmas, thanks to this weight loss challenge!

WIN!

One participant in @shrinkingjeans new weight loss challenge will win a Fitbit Force -it could be you! We are giving away a Fitbit Force to one lucky participant in our weight loss challenge that begins today! The Force tracks steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes throughout the day in real-time on your wrist. At night, track your sleep and wake up silently with a vibrating alarm. Pretty awesome, huh? Sign up for our Whittle Away for Water weight loss challenge through DietBet and this could be yours! (value $130) Prize will be awarded to one random challenger on 11/20. Good luck! Image source: fitbit.com

So, what do you say? Are you in?

You can do it. Choose to change your life and the life of others. Whittle Away for Water! Even if you aren’t actively trying to lose weight, will you pin, share, and tweet the heck out of this post to help Bridger’s cause? Pretty please? We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! xo!

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  • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

    I’m in! Hot for the Holidays, yo!

  • Margo

    I am in too. This time last year I started a living healthy and did wonderful until this last two month where we have spent most of the time juggling travel, work, home life. It has been NUTS. Thank goodness I have not gained back everything that I lost, but it is scary how fast some of it came back. I am hoping that along with some weight loss, that this challenge will bring back some consistency, normality and control back into life. Thanks Shrinking Jeans (and all it’s members) for the continued motivation and support.

    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

      You can do it, girl! Focus!

  • Brisha

    Please tell your son he is an amazing and wonderful boy who is going to inspire so many people to care about things that really matter. What a way to truly live the holiday season!

  • Mohamed Behraoui