Sunday, February 14, 2010

Blog of the Week

Before I get to the blog of the week, please make a donation for my Polar Bear Plunge.  I've only raised $10 so far and that's a long way from my goal.  I need your help!

It's been quite some time since I posted a blog-of-the-week.  For those of you who aren't familiar, for the past couple weeks (with the exception of this previous week) I have bestowed the title of "blog of the week" on one lucky blogger whose message particularly resonated with me that particular week or so.  There are a lot of really good weight loss blogs out there and reading them makes me feel much less alone on my journey.  It's hard to pick just one blog each week; I actually contemplated awarding it to two blogs this week.  In the end, I decided on one (but on the plus side, I already know who's winning next week and I'm not telling).

This week's winner is John is Fit.  I picked him for a number of reasons.  He's doing a cool thing right now where he takes a picture of everything he eats.  I may do the same at some point.  Right now I'm focusing on getting back on track after this week.  The biggest reason I picked his blog is he gave me a heart-rate monitor.

Now, I know you're thinking, "Does this guy give everybody heart-rate monitors?"  No.  He does not.  I guess I'm special.  Actually, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.  John was given a heart-rate monitor by the company that wanted to promote the product.  He was happy with his chest-strap heart-rate monitor, so he decided he would give it away to the first person to leave a comment saying they wanted it.  I was actually second to say I wanted it, but Dr. Kal graciously let me have it after reading my blog and seeing I had a long way yet to go.

Three days later, the Mio Stride Heart Rate Monitor Watch arrived in the mail.  I tested it out at the gym and it's pretty accurate.  I'll give you a full review later on.

Ignore the scratches on my hand.  I have some pretty playful cats.

So congrats to John is Fit.  Go check his blog out.  

I'm always looking for more weight loss blogs, so if you read any others, please let me know about them.  I subscribe to around 20 blogs right now and have almost double that in weeks left until I reach my deadline.


  1. Hey, what a nice surprise - thanks! Cool seeing the prize in action, usually I never get a nice follow-up like that.


  2. I've got a large list of blogs here:

  3. I read that blog too! He's on my blog-roll.

  4. I'm on my way to check it out now. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Looking forward to your review of the watch.

  5. 82 more pounds to go. Put that monitor watch to good use.