Last month, the city of Louisville kicked off a new health initiative called “Lose It Louisville.” The city-wide fitness and weight loss program is designed to help people eat healthier and develop a healthier lifestyle. The goal of the Lose It Louisville challenge is for residents to collectively lose 100,000 pounds by Labor Day (in time for the fall Hike and Bike event). According to a press release: “Residents ages 18 and over can sign up for the program and track their weight loss while getting health and fitness tips at www.loseitlouisville.com. People who join are eligible for weekly prizes, including bicycles and gift certificates to local groceries. People also will also be e-mailed weekly tips for staying in shape — and they can learn about free fitness classes in Metro Parks and walks and runs for charity events.”
A small warning about the website: the audio explanation of the mayor describing the challenge is a bit long. Personally, I get really irritated with websites that auto-play music or other embedded audio, but that’s just a personal pet-peeve of mine. The most annoying thing with this site is that the audio seems to play every time you come back to the site. Ugh. Otherwise, it looks like an interesting challenge. I’ll be curious to see if Louisville meets the 100,000 goal.
Today’s starting weight: 150
— Chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie = 385 cal.
— PB&J on whole wheat = 398
— 8 honey wheat pretzel sticks = 110
— 6 fat free Fig Newtons = 300
— Vitamin Water Zero = 0
— Wheat pasta with olive oil and garlic = 300
— 1 cup Honey Nut Cheerios = 147
Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride!
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