The Bearded Weight Loss Challenge!

$2,790 of $1,000 goal
Given by 45 generous donors in around 3 months

The doctor said I need to lose 25kgs! Instagram poll voted I grow a beard until I lost that 25kgs! So let's raise money for charity!


Hello Beautiful People!

Here we have it, my own Bearded Weight Loss Challenge!

It took some time to be convinced but in mid-April, I finally took the push to go see my doctor about my sleeping problem. Basically, he said my quality of sleep needed improving and very slyly said, "When was the last time we weighed you?". Any man and his dog could tell he was implying I had spent some time enjoying a few late-night K-fry runs since I last saw him.

He checked his computer and discovered the last time I was weighed was 2016 and I was 105 kgs.

Updating the system I had managed to get myself to 130 kgs! This is the heaviest I've ever been!

If the pants not fitting wasn't a sign already haha!

The doc said that if I wanted to improve the quality of my sleep I needed to knock my weight down to that 105 mark or below - so here we are haha!

After running a poll on my Instagram 64% of people voted in favour of me growing a beard until I lost that 25 kgs which is cringe because I hate having a beard - it's patchy, looks like crap and is itchy haha! Anywho, I lost, but it did make me think why not raise some money for a worthy cause whilst losing the weight and growing this stupid beard haha!

I've chosen Age Concern Canterbury mainly because when COVID hit - where I'd like to blame most of the weight gain haha - I was concerned about how our elderly were doing during a pretty lonely and tough time. Although I reached out to Age Concern NZ I didn't follow it up with the local branch here in Canterbury. Fair to say, if you know me then you know how much volunteering I already do and have done for many years but this is still a little something for them from me and all of you.

Please donate only what you can and for every donation - no matter the amount - you'll get a big bearded bear hug IOU from me to be cashed in the next time I see you haha!

If you'd like to follow the journey then please find my Instagram @fyfefitness

Aroha/Love/Alofa to you all,


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Ma&Pa on 14 Sep 2021
Knew you could do it
Liz on 13 Sep 2021
Proud of you Dante and always willing to give back to supporting our elders. Alofa atu.
Des on 13 Sep 2021
Well done Dante! Great work and keep at it mate. Chris, Billie, Oscar & Louis :)
Sefa on 13 Sep 2021
Well done Mr Faitala
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Guest Donor on 13 Sep 2021
Well done Dante!

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