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Kinnelon-Butler Patch vs. Montville Patch: A Weight Loss Competition

Two Patch editors compete to lose the most weight.

It's not easy being healthy. Add covering late-night school board meetings, never being home and sometimes working out of your car, and it's even harder.

Over the past several months, Montville Patch Editor Nate Adams and I have noticed that not a day goes by that we don't regret eating something terribly unhealthy, simply because it's convenient.

We want to change that.

We've decided that in an effort to motivate each other to be the healthiest Patch editors, and people, that we can be, we will enter into a friendly competition to see who can lose the most weight in 30 days.

But we need your help! No one knows how to lose weight in our communities like the people who are already doing it. We will be relying heavily on the resources near us to help us in this challenge. We will be shopping for healthy food at our local stores, exercising in local gyms and parks and seeking advice from local doctors and nutritionists about the best practices for weight loss. Each week, we will document our experiences  in a new weekly column, Battle of the Bulge, that will run on Tuesdays.

Next Thursday (weather permitting) we will be inviting the community to go for a healthy hike with us at , which borders Kinnelon and Montville. 

Each week, we will weigh in and record the percentage of body weight lost by each editor. The final weigh-in will be held on April 15, at which point one winner will be crowned and the losing Patch editor will have to host a breakfast in their respective community.

Feel free to start your own weight loss challenge today also so you can share advice and tips with us!

Gina Harriz March 16, 2011 at 04:37 PM
Awesome effort. I'm jumping on this bandwagon! I can stand to loose a few (okay, a lot) of extra pounds. Good luck and remember, moderation is key ... especially at those weekly pizza tasting events ;-)
Ed Baron March 16, 2011 at 05:35 PM
If its one thing i know about nate adams its that hes a winner. But im not sure if he's a loser. Can u be a winner at losing? we will certainly find out!
Clint March 17, 2011 at 05:47 AM
This is indeed became very popular but my hands are up because it helps people with weight loss problem to become motivated. It serves as a push to them to lose weight.
Ashley Mastroianni March 18, 2011 at 02:25 PM
Good luck Ariana! You got this!
Carey Yang June 16, 2011 at 03:38 AM
A little friendly competition is positive. Both of you won since you're willing to step up the plate and made the public announcement. Weight-loss maintenance and getting fit is a lifelong journey. 30-day is a good jump-start, but not the end. Rather, it's just the beginning of bigger breakthrough. Congrats to both of you. Carey Certified Personal Trainer, Patch Health/Fitness Blogger

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