Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday Ten: The Giveaway Edition

Before I start the 10 let me just say I thoroughly enjoyed the long weekend.  Probably - no definitely - indulged too much.  But I'm happy and content today and ready to get the show on the road.

As promised, when I hit 100 followers or 200 posts I said I was going to do giveaways.  This really came about because when I put our family room back together after the flooding, I cleaned out the bookcases.  These are books that I have either bought or had given to me as I've tried various approaches to losing weight.   Here, in no particular order are this Tuesday's Ten - which you have an opportunity to win and with which I've included a link where you can see a full description of the item:

1.  The Abs Diet for Women paperback purchased by me because having a flat belly sounded like a nice idea...

2.  The South Beach Diet Supercharged purchased by me because I lost my original SB book. Then I found it when I had to pack & unpack after the flood.  So this is almost brand new and is a hardcover.

3.  The GI Diet Clinic & The GI Diet Express one purchased by me, one given to me as a gift.  I've taken everything I want out of them so if you've been curious about the glycemic index way to lose weight, here it is.

4.  The Belly Fat Cure purchased by me because, well see item #1.  Huh, I definitely have belly issues.

5.  The Fat Flush Plan, Cookbook & Journal and Shopping Guide purchased by me because a friend lost a whopping amount of weight using it and well, I wanted to too!  Not my thing though - you'll see the books are like new.

6.  The Spark given to me by a blogging friend because they knew I use SP to journal food.  I've read it cover to cover, took what I want but don't need to keep that book!

7.  Making the Cut purchased by me and I didn't like it, maybe you will.

8.  Such A Pretty Fat given to me as a birthday gift.  This book is brand new because I already had it.  Jen Lancaster is one of my most favorite memoir writers!

9.  Why Your Last Diet Failed You purchased by me, and written by Charlie Hills, who has a connection to our blogging community.  Besides writing on his own blog sporadically, our favorite food blogger Biz is his sister!  Chapter 14 "A Walk in the City" is the chapter where he describes going by himself to walk a marathon - a marathon Biz talked him into doing, but then had to back out of because she got sick.  Let me just say, when you read that chapter, wear a Depends.  Yes, that's right.  I laughed so hard I peed. Along with this, because I want you to be successful at your diet after you read Charlie's book, you'll get Cooking Light Best Chicken Recipes which I purchased but cannot link for you because it is one of those specialty magazines that I bought going through a register when I was hungry. It has beautiful full page color photos and chicken done every which way but loose.

10. Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2009 which I purchased.  I've taken out the recipes I want and now it can be all yours.

The giveaway is open to US and Canadian citizens.  You will have to be willing to send me an address to mail things to!  Enter by leaving a comment stating which item you would like to win - or if you have more than one thing you'd like put them in order that you'd like to receive them.  If you want to comment but not win, please say so!  Also, anyone who is willing to link this on their blog gets an extra entry but you've got to tell me you did it. I'm going to throw names in a hat and pull them out so you could win twice!!

Enter until Friday at midnight Eastern, winners will be announced next Monday, June 7th.


  1. Please enter me to win:

    1. Such A Pretty Fat

    2. Why Your Last Diet Failed You

    Have a great week, Helen.

  2. Glad you had a great weekend Helen! It is nice to get back to your normal routine though isn't it? I enjoyed last week but am glad I'm back to doing what I need to do to get things done and back on track this week!

    You have 103 folks following you now - that's fantastic! I love the idea of give aways but at the same time I am not interested in putting my name in for them as sometimes I feel I have enough "stuff" and would just love it if someone else had the chance instead of me. :)

  3. They all sound great! I'd love the Cooking Light recipes! I'm getting up there in followers too and I am not far behind you with the 100. It's exciting! I'm almost at 200 posts I think too, not sure. Thanks!

  4. I'd like to check out the GI Diet and Clinic Book. 2nd choice the belly fat cure. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Helen - Glad you had a good weekend!

    Enter me for: Such a Pretty Fat, South Beach Supercharged. Glad we can help you unload some stuff!

  6. What an awesome idea Helen! Your part about having to wear Depends reading the chapter about the Chicago Marathon cracked me up!

    I'd actually like to read The Spark. Charlie and I both talk about the "switch" being on and you'll be on track, to all of a sudden it is switched off and you eat like shit.

    Day 2 of our 101 challenge - I already did a 28 minute yoga tape this morning and plan to hit my new gym at lunch today - have a great day!

  7. Jenn@slim-shoppinJune 1, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Aweseom give a way!!

  8. Well...it seems that overeating this weekend is a trend. UGH. Anyways...I would LOVE to be entered to win:

    1. Making the Cut
    2. Such a pretty fat

    Thanks ma'am!

  9. Oooo! I'd like a copy of my book back. Will you sign it if I win?

  10. LOL @ Charlie!

    You are so sweet to offer up your books! I have Jen's and Charlie's books, otherwise I'd want them - they are both so good! I'd like a crack at the Cooking Light Annual Recipes, please. :)

  11. I stopped by to say hello and not to put my name in for the drawing/give-away. I've got the other book on the way to you.

  12. I would love to win #2, 1, or 4. I have belly issues too. :)

  13. Every time I read a blog where POD has posted a comment, I always think of her post where she talks about getting her nose hairs waxed. Go figure, ha! All of the books sound dandy. I guess #9 would be my first choice and #8 would be my second. Thanks! - Kirsten

  14. This is an awesome give a way. I would go for the Cooking Light Cookbook since I love their recipes the best!

  15. I love alllll of those books.

    no need to enter me I just wanted to say you ROCK for your READER LOVE.


  16. Oh oh! Enter me! I would like number 10 most but nine also.

    Congrats on your blogging milestone, 100 challengers! Woot! I will also mention your giveaway on my blog today. ♥

  17. Oh! I love a giveaway! Thanks for hosting this!

    Hmmm ... I'm a recipe whore so I'm totally interested in the Cooking Light cookbook. Also, I'd love to get my hands on Why Your Last Diet Failed You/Chicken Recipes.

    Congrats on your blogging milestone. I'll totally mention your giveaway on my blog! =)

  18. Just found your blog, and it appeals to this 50-something reader :) I'd be particularly interested in the Cooking Light 2009, Abs Diet for Women or Belly Fat Cure. Thanks!

  19. I just stumbled across your blog....love your photos of you, btw. :)

    I love giveaways, too!

    My choices would be:
    ~Why your last diet failed
    ~Cooking Light 2009
    ~South Beach Diet SuperCharged

  20. I would love the Cooking light book :) sounds awesome!