Weight Loss Challenge Calls for Dedham to Collectively Lose 1,000 Lbs.

The challenge is part of a 50 Days of Fitness Fun initiative taking place over the next several days in Dedham.

Credit: www.dedham-ma.gov.
Credit: www.dedham-ma.gov.

As part of Dedham's 50 Days of Fitness Fun, town officials are hosting a number of related events this weekend, including a challenge to get the entire town of Dedham to collectively lose 1,000 pounds for the month of February.

Luau Party: Thursday, Jan. 30

Time & Location: 5-7 p.m. at the Endicott Estate

Sponsored by the Dedham Health Dept and Whole Foods, this event will feature an exotic fruits and healthy smoothie sampling. Try samples of exotic fruits, make a healthy smoothie and listen to the sweet sounds of Hawaiian music.

International Dance Party: Friday, Jan. 31

Time & Location: 7-9 p.m. at the Mother Brook Arts & Community Center

This event will be facilitated by the DYC ELL Club and Dedham DJS Club! Music from various cultures will be played for all to enjoy.

Downsizing Dedham: Saturday, Feb. 1

Time & Location: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in front of Dedham Town Hall

Downsizing Dedham is a community weight loss challenge for the month of February. As a town, it is our goal to collectively lose 1000 pounds.

This challenge is meant to be a fun way for residents to rally together and support one another. The Dedham Youth Commission will donate a bottle of water for every pound lost by the town to the Dedham Food Pantry.


  • The official weigh-in event is Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dedham Town Hall. Everyone’s individual weight is kept confidential.
  • Representatives from local gyms and health facilities will be present to share health and fitness tips.
  • Everyone who participates in the Downsizing Dedham community weigh loss challenge is automatically entered into a raffle for a weekend getaway to Newport, Rhode Island and an iPod Touch.
  • The official weigh-out event is Saturday, March 1. Time and place to-be-determined.

To view the full “50 Days” schedule and to register for activities and workshops, please visit the Dedham town website.

For updates, pictures, videos, testimonials and daily health tips, please visit the group on Facebook at Facebook.com/DedhamFiftyDaysofFitnessFun.

Dan O'Neil January 30, 2014 at 07:40 AM
Well so far this month I've list 6.5 lbs. I use a product called fitbit it calculates your calories by wearing a small device on my wrist. It bases the calories on how active you are and how many steps you take. I also log my food eaten on their site and it calcs my calories eaten and cals burned. I've used it for over a year. I slso have there scale that syncs to the site.


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