Here we are, officially Day 1 of the Hunger Challenge.  My lack of technical expertise served me well this morning in that I was so focused on figuring out HOW to upload the weigh-in photo that I wasn’t able to spare thought for the fact that I was about to PUBLISH my actual weight!

After sending the email explaining my plan, I spent the week hearing from people and receiving offers of support.  Our current pledges stand at $15 per pound I lose, and I thank everyone who has pledged their financial support for this challenge!  I want, also, to thank all of you for the emotional support you’ve offered.  I have been truly touched by your willingness, whether pledging or not, to help make this a successful venture.  Because I have been asked by a couple of people, I want to reiterate that you are all welcome to share this with anyone you think may be interested in either contributing to the pledge or following our progress. 

Please note that in the sidebar of this blog page are additional pages titled: Hunger Challenge and, beneath that Weight Log.  If you click on either of these, you will navigate to other pages (Hunger Challenge is a brief explanation for anyone who doesn’t wish to read the entire blog to find out what we’re doing; Weight Log will list the weekly weights).  I plan to add both a page listing sponsors and one listing organizations which will be included in the final vote to receive our donation at the end of the Challenge. 

Because this update is more about informational details than anything else, I haven’t included much personal reflection, nor have I profiled an organization.  I will be adding a post sometime later this weekend to avoid making this post unbearably long!  In the meantime, enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday — and know that my heart is full of gratitude for the many gifts I have received — especially for each of you and your loving support.