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Thursday, November 1, 2012

61 Day Challenge

Today is Thursday, November 1st, 2012.

In 61 days, it will be December 31st, 2012.

There is no reason to wait until January 1st to take control of your life, when you can start today.

So, I am challenging you to join me on this 61 day Living Low Amylose challenge.

Let's do this together. For me. For you. For US.

With the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas, or whatever holidays you celebrate, we will be living, eating, and breathing a Low Amylose lifestyle.

Here is the challenge:
  • Eat Low Amylose 99% of the time. If you eat three meals and two or three snacks a day that is 35-42 times a week that you will find yourself eating. Treating yourself to one flavored coffee or cupcake once every week or two isn't going to hurt you. When you do treat yourself, go for the small or medium drink or a kids sized treat. But remember, this is a challenge. Don't over treat yourself! Better yet, treat yourself with non-food treats (pedicure, manicure, a new shirt).
  • Exercise for 3.5 hours a week. Whether you work out for 30 minutes every single day or 45 minutes every other day, you must work out at least 3.5 hours a week.
  • Increase your water intake. Instead of going for that diet soda, unsweet tea, or 100% fruit juice, grab the bottle of water first. If you have trouble drinking water (I sure do!) try easing up to mostly water by making yourself drink water in between each flavored drink. Water, juice, water, diet soda, water, etc.
  • Keep a food log. Whether it's a little memo pad you keep in your purse or a message you text yourself, keep a food log of every single thing you eat and what time you're eating it. This will help you see what food groups you're eating from and see what you may be skipping out on (too much fruit, not enough veggies, or too much fruits and veggies and not enough protein). You don't have to share this with anyone but yourself.
  • Check in at least 3 times a week. You must check in via e-mail or our Facebook group page at least three times a week. When you're checking in with the group, you're more likely to keep yourself in check. And if you slip up, we're here to help get you back on track.
The real challenge lies with yourself. It's your body and your life.
No one else can make you want it, you have to want it for yourself.

At the end of the 61 days, I will draw from those of us doing the challenge to win a prize. But really, if you stick to the challenge, you're already a winner.

Here's to kicking some PCOS butt and getting in shape, the healthy way.

If you're IN you can check IN on our Facebook page. If you don't have Facebook, please feel free to leave a comment on this post or e-mail me!

Lets do this ladies!

Ready...

Set...

GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Win It Wednesday - Wild Squirrel Peanut Butter

I was supposed to be back to posting last week, but I got really sick on Thursday! Hopefully I'm back again!

This week we're giving away some Wild Squirrel peanut butter. I saw them on ABC's Shark Tank a few months ago and decided to support a couple of fellow college students when I heard they had some Low Amylose friendly peanut butter! Instead of using sugar, they use agave nectar in their Cinnamon Raisin flavor.

It is really, really good! I am a huge fan of cinnamon and raisins, and this product combines them wonderfully.

I will be mailing three (3) people three (3) packets of Cinnamon Raisin peanut butter to try.


All you have to do is leave a blog comment below! 
For additional entries, please leave one separate comment each.
That's seven possible entries, but the only one you must do is leave a comment on this blog post.

You must leave me a way to contact you via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter.

The giveaway is from August 8st, 2012 until Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my winning email or another winner will be chosen. Winners are chosen using Random.org. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Win It Wednesday - Fit Fresh Lunch Bag!

I took the month of July off for finals and jury duty (that never happened!!), but it's August 1st, which means I'm back in the saddle!

I know it's the first of August, but it's also Wednesday, and even though it may mean hump day to some, it means it's time to win something 'round these parts!

Up for grabs this week we have a Fit Fresh Lunch Bag. I am a HUGE fan of Fit Fresh and their products. As you all know, it's very important to have things on hand and ready when you're eating a low amylose lifestyle. It's easier to stay within the food guidelines, if you're prepared.

Lunch time? It's no exception. It can be hard to stay on track if your office caters lunch every day or if you have to go through a drive-thru. But, if you have something prepared and ready for you, you're safe!

This lunch bag comes with three containers and an ice pack. The bag itself has a snap closure and it is insulated.


Want to see more about this bag? Check out our first ever video blog! (It was taped at 5 am this morning after a rough night of sleep so forgive me if it sucks. Lol)


Are you ready to win it?

All you have to do is leave a blog comment below! 

For additional entries, please leave one separate comment each.
That's seven possible entries, but the only one you must do is leave a comment on this blog post.

You must leave me a way to contact you via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter.

The giveaway is from August 1st, 2012 until Sunday, August 5th, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my winning email or another winner will be chosen. Winners are chosen using Random.org.