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Giveaway Winner Announced!

Well not as big of a turnout for my Salt Sugar Fat giveaway as for the recipe and exercise books the past 2 years, but that’s okay, I can appreciated that reading about Big Food is not something everyone is interested in. Thank you all for reading my blog though!

Drum roll please…Here’s the winner:

Doc1Congratulations Nettie! I’ll be in touch soon to send you your prize!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Happy 3 Year Blogiversary to Me and a Giveaway!

Happy 3 Year Blogiversary to me!


Here we are….(ok, fine…technically July 31st!)…three years later and I’m still blogging about my weight loss journey. Maybe that’s the most important word there…JOURNEY. Oh there have been ups and downs, easy weeks and difficult months. My journey is definitely not over…I would still like to lose about 20lbs to reach my goal weight, but you know what? I think I’ve come a pretty long way in the last 3 years. Here I am – almost 100lbs lighter, I exercise regularly, and even though I struggle, I eat WAY better than I did years ago. So I know I’ve made progress, but sometimes I lose sight of just how much better off I am, how much healthier I am, than I was when I started.

I began this blog as a way to stay accountable – there’s something about posting my weigh-ins every week that does help me. Sometimes it’s harder than I want to admit to post and sometimes I can’t wait to share with you all my news. But in the end here I am…plodding along. Learning as I go. I wanted to thank you all for sticking with me through these years, readers who have been with me since the beginning and new readers. Thank you so much!

I mentioned before that I was reading the book Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss all about Big Food and how processed food has become ubiquitous in our modern life. I’m still halfway through the book, but I’m enjoying it immensely. And, if you’ve been following my blog you know I enjoy reading about eating/food, exercise, and the connections to obesity and weight loss and maintenance. And so to celebrate my 3rd Year Blogiversary and to thank you all for sticking with me I’m going to give away a copy of the book!

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This giveaway is open to residents of Canada or the US only (I can’t afford overseas shipping! Sorry!) and will be sent to you either through Chapters/Indigo or Amazon.

Open until Friday, August 9th, 2013 – 11:59pm Eastern. Saturday morning I’ll announce the winner!

How to enter: Just leave me a comment below with your favourite quick & easy meal made with real food (nothing processed!). Let’s share ideas on how to eat well!

Second way to enter: Follow me on twitter and leave me a tweet! Leave me a comment here that you’re following me.

How I choose the winner: I’ll use random.org to choose a number corresponding to your comment – which is why you must leave me a second comment here if you enter through twitter also.

*Disclaimer* – All opinions are my own. No one has paid me to say or promote any books or products, I just really like them so I choose to promote them.  Giveaway is paid for by me!



Sunday Video Sharing – Normalizing the Abnormal

I watched this video this weekend from one of my favourite blogs – Weighty Matters by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. This is a speech he presented on normalizing the abnormal i.e. processed food and junk food. It’s a great little video about how ubiquitous fast food and convenience food has become. Check it out (about 17 mins long):

It goes hand in hand with my current reading – Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss. I’ll post a full review of it when I’m done, but in the meanwhile check out some articles about it I found useful from Maclean’s, The Toronto Star, and the New York Times.

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