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Monday, October 24, 2011

Sephora gift cards up for grabs!

In my previous post, I mentioned that I was offered FREE samples of Slim-Fast in exchange for my review on the blog. I was happy to agree, because I have used Slim-Fast a lot in my weight loss journey... I have always liked the taste (even when it was a powder that you mixed with milk.. remember that?).

This is what a representative from Slim-Fast sent me about the NEW and IMPROVED Slim-Fast...


Did you know one in four people considering a diet are focused on looking at a specific event or occasion?

With the Holidays right around the corner and juggling family life, thinking about losing those last 5-15 pounds for any special occasion, such as a high school reunion or wedding, can seem difficult. But with Slim·Fast’s new on-the-go shakes you can throw the re-closeable bottle in your purse or gym bag.

Slim·Fast is shedding the can to introduce its new, best-tasting shake ever – all inside a convenient, on-the-go bottle. The new shakes are creamy, rich and feature 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 24 essential vitamins and minerals, making it easier – and tastier – than ever to go from now to “wow”. 

Slim-Fast is an equally convenient, great-tasting way to stay fit and filled for those looking to lose weight or just looking to maintain. Flavors include Creamy Milk Chocolate, French Vanilla, Rich Chocolate Royale, Cappuccino Delight and Strawberries N’ Cream.

This person was also nice enough to send me FIVE gift cards for Sephora that are worth $25 each. Honestly, I didn't know about Sephora until now, but I am VERY excited to try some of their products!

I am giving away THREE of these gift cards on the blog, and the other two on my Facebook page. All you have to do to get your name thrown in the hat is leave a comment on this blog post about how much you love (or don't love) Slim Fast, and you can also go to my Facebook page and leave a comment on the post that is there about the give-a-way. It's that easy! I will choose a winner randomly on November 1.


FTC Disclaimer: I was offered free Slim-Fast for my honest review, which I provided. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...

Backslider...

Yes... I am a backslider. But not for long.


Fall Break, which was the first two weeks of October for me, really threw me off track. I had minor surgery on 10/4 - which went well for the most part. I DID come down with a case of MRSA, which doesn't surprise me because whenever I'm in the hospital, no matter how hard I try to prevent it, I get some sort of staph. Ugh. And I am still "healing" from my surgery site... which is driving me insane. 


**ok... this is the part where it may be TMI**


I had some abnormal tissue removed from my cervix, and also had an endometrial ablasion at the same time. Although my doc says it's normal, I am still spotting. Not a lot, but enough that I have to wear a pad. And it's DRIVING ME CRAZY. I feel like I've been on my period for over three weeks. I know someone in blogland understands what I'm going through...


**end of TMI**


Ok... so with being sick, and not feeling like my "normal" self, my eating has been off track. I can't blame it all on surgery, though. A lot of it has to do with being "happy". I have a new special someone in my life, and that person was around a lot during Fall break. My in-laws also came to visit for almost a week. This means that I cooked a lot more than I normally do. And because I am a good cook, I usually eat my food and enjoy it.


See where I'm going?


Well, almost like a sign from GOD, I got a nice little package from Slim Fast in the mail on Saturday. They have new and improved shakes that I was happy to agree to try... everyone knows I love a good shake!


"Slim·Fast is shedding the can to introduce its new, best-tasting shake ever – all inside a convenient, on-the-go bottle. The new shakes are creamy, rich and feature 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 24 essential vitamins and minerals."




I had a shake for breakfast this morning, and they really are good! But I thought the old Slim-Fast in a can was good, too. I am definitely going to be using these to get back on track. Today was a crazy day both at work and at home, so I do admit to doing some stress eating. But I have already planned my meals for the next three days, so I am ready to keep going back in the right direction. I haven't weighed, but I know I have gained. 'Tis life, and just part of my journey. I will get back on track... NOW.


Who's with me?


Stay tuned for my next post... I've got some Sephora gift cards that are burning a hole in my pocket!


FTC Disclaimer: I was offered free Slim-Fast for my honest review, which I provided. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...