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Trade "Fat for Food"? Yes, you can!

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on June 26, 2009 at 6:46 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:10 AM

"Fat for Food" Fitness Challenge

Tomorrow, at 11am - the Fat for Food Fitness Challenge kicks off here in the Treasure Valley at Boise Hawks Stadium. If you take part, you can lose weight and get fit - AND - benefit the Idaho Foodbank at the very same time. In this economy, the foodbanks are in serious need. Trading fat for food sounds good, doesn't it?

Here's how it works, you lose the weight - and then corporate sponsors match your weight loss with food donations. Pound for pound. You need to be 18 years old, and the program costs 50 dollars.

This is all organized by Jacob Nordby and Mike Winsor - who have both lost a lot of weight - and know how to help you do it too! Jacob is a recent twitter and facebook friend of mine, and sent me these before and after pictures of his success:

Jacob - BEFORE:

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Jacob - AFTER:

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Local celebrities are taking part in the challenge too. Celebrities like The Biggest Loser's Mandi Kramer. She recently emailed me because she wants me to get the word out about her team. She wants you to join it!

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Mandi Kramer

From Mandi Kramer:

"I think this is an awesome opportunity not only just to get healthy but to support people in need by supporting the Idaho Food Bank. Its not everyday you get to find motivation outside yourself to meet your personal goals; especially if you're competitive like me, sometimes it helps to have other incentives to lose weight other than just yourself. Not only that, its not often you get to work in a group setting and have team members to support you and push you along.

Plus, its a great opportunity for me to take all that I've learned and give my team members a little information on how to start a fresh new healthy lifestyle.

And If our team does really great and we win there's so many great prizes we get back!"

If you want to join Mandi's team - email her at:

Fat for Food Kick Off Party!

*Saturday, June 27th @ 11am
*Boise Hawks Stadium

"NEWS TO ME" by Nick McMullin

It was Larry's Birthday this week, so in honor of Larry - here is a restrospective of his LIFE, and what's to come - courtesy of our camera operator and cartoonist Nick McMullin.

(Notice Larry even has a mustache when he's a baby! LOL!)

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(Click to enlarge)