Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Polar Bear Plunge

I know quite a few of my posts recently have had nothing to do with weight loss.  I'll get back into the swing of things soon.  I'm going to the gym tonight, and I'll start counting my calories again tomorrow.  I'll weigh in again on Monday, but I can't promise the results will be encouraging.  This post is about me doing something very stupid for charity.

In my last entry I decided I was going to take the plunge and jump into Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis on March 6th to raise money for the Special Olympics.

I have now registered for the event.  You can donate here or you can click on the banner below.


I've set my goal at $400 but I'm really hoping to donate a lot more than that so please tell all your friends.  Also, if you live in Minnesota and want to join my team, please let me know and I'll tell you how to set it up online.  

As I said before, I'd like to set up some benchmarks for dollar amounts. 

Here's what I posted last time:

$75, I'll take the plunge and blog about it later.  $75 is the minimum cut-off to enter.
$150, I'll post pictures of me taking the plunge on my blog.
$300, I'll post video of myself foolishly jumping in a frozen lake to my blog.
$500, I'll wear a silly costume
$800, I'll let you vote on the costume
$1000, I'll take suggestions for a silly costume and let you vote on each and every suggestion (they have to meet regulation of course, I'd prefer if I could make or find it for cheap, and they have to be feasible and appropriate, so no assless chaps please.)

If you have some suggestions for different activities at different dollar amounts, please let me know.

I'll be leaving a banner on my side-bar where the poll was.  Let's raise some money for charity!



  1. It's on my calendar! Hopefully I'll be able to come watch! :)

  2. I posted about you! Read it here: