Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's Swimsuit Season - A Giveaway and a Charitable Contribution...

I adore summer, but not such a fan of getting into a swimsuit. Lucky for me, I have other willing swimsuit models in the house.  I've recently started running to help my poolside physique (not fast, but actual running - maybe I'll share more on that later). Let's get to the giveaway... This sponsored giveaway** was something I could relate to and thought you might too. You can win a $25 Kroger gift card, think of all the healthy food you can buy with that! Leave a comment and let me know a tip to be more swimsuit ready. The winner will be drawn randomly at 9PM, PST Tuesday, June 29th. Good luck.

Now for the Charitable Contribution:
How would you like to pledge to lose some weight, get healthier and help other people while doing it? If you pledge to lose a pound, they give a pound of food to a local food bank! What a great idea, I know I'm going to join up, hey the summer is just beginning.

Here is some more info from my giveaway sponsors:

You’ve seen the Biggest Loser on TV, watched contestant’s struggles and achievements, and may have even thought, “Hey, I can do that!” Instead of waiting for the BBQs to be over and your schedule to open up, put all excuses aside and make a pledge to live healthier with the Pound For Pound Challenge.

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores, General Mills, NBC's hit TV Show “The Biggest Loser” and other key sponsors are partnering to donate up to $1,080,000 to Feeding America this year.
Here’s how you can help:
  • Visit to make your pledge to lose weight and to get more information and to find tools to change your life for the better. It is free, easy and only takes a minute to make a change that can help you and help the hungry in your local community.
  • Through June 30, 2010, for every pound you pledge to lose, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14¢ to Feeding America® — enough to deliver one pound of groceries to a local food bank.
As the official supplier of the Biggest Loser Ranch and partner of the Pound for Pound Challenge, the Kroger Family of Stores* wants to help you achieve your goals. If you’re a fan of the Biggest Loser, you may have seen several great General Mills products featured on the show. These products, including Yoplait Greek yogurt, Total, and Multigrain Cheerios, are available at your local Kroger Family of Stores and can help you stick to your weight management plan.

*The Kroger Family of Stores includes Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph’s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillon's, Smith’s, Fry’s, QFC, Baker’s, Owen’s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Pay Less Super Markets and Scott’s Food Pharmacy.
**The Kroger Family of Stores gift card, information, and giveaway were all provided by the Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.


Mami2jcn said...

Stay hydrated and take long walks in the evenings.

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audrey said...

My swimsuit tip is to prep by spending sufficient time choosing a suit that flatters you. Swimsuit shopping is a pain, but if you spend the time it takes to find a suit that draws attention away from your "problem" areas and draws attention to your "assets," you will feel much better every time you put it on.

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Joanna said...

I don't thing I'm eligible but it's always fun to play. My tip would be ... take your kids outside more and chase them around! Also, for me I can't keep sweets/chocolate in my house at all. Otherwise I will eat it all!

Tammy said...

hmmm... getting ready for swimsuit season - not a fun thing at our house! My tip is portion size. Keep your portion sizes realistic (not Claim Jumper size) and it really helps!!

Tara H said...

My swimsuit tip is to do push ups. I think arms and shoulders (don't forget triceps) are some of the most prominently displayed items in a swimsuit, especially when you get into the water!