Thursday, January 22, 2009

Goal Giveaway

Today is the one year anniversary of reaching my goal weight. To celebrate, I'm giving away an ample supply of five things that have helped me maintain that goal: Quaker Oatmeal, PB2, Weight Watchers Smoothies, Orbit-SF Gum, and Green Tea. Leave a comment, it's that simple...not feeling creative today.

Quaker Oatmeal has been a staple of mine almost every morning. This is one food that I continue to measure out. Most everything else I have begun eyeballing, but don't mess with my oatmeal. It seems to keep me full until lunchtime and if I don't eat it, I tend to eat more later in the day. Seems that all oatmeal is not created equal either, as I have tried the store brands or lower price brands and they just do not have the same texture. The best thing that happened to me was having no microwave for a few weeks as I was forced to make it on the stovetop and have not gone back to the microwave.

PB2 has become an important snack of mine. I love peanut butter and would never put the PB2 in my oatmeal, but I use it as a dip for my carrots all the time. I've also used it in my WW chocolate smoothies, which creates a delicious blend of chocolate and peanut butter. I've tried the chocolate flavor and enjoy that equally as well.

I'm not always a fan of the WW products, but I do keep a supply of smoothies on hand for those days I'm needing something different. I know the link is for the already made smoothies, but I always use the mixes. I tend to add way too much to my smoothies, but I know that everything that I add is healthy.

Orbit Gum has been a lifesaver during those afternoons when my girls come home and eat through the cupboards. If I don't stick a piece in my mouth, I would probably join them in this all to familiar quest.

Green Tea has become a favorite evening treat. I've started drinking it as I watch TV and also usually bring some to bed with me. It has helped curve the carvings for needless snacks in the evening somewhat.

I've been reflecting over the past few days about all the things that have happened this past year. New president, new full-time job, new part-time job, new baby, lots of new neices and nephews...all of this occuring while every new person I meet has no idea of the journey I have taken. It's been a wonderful, fast, fun-filled year with many exciting twists and turns. Looking forward to another year!


noelle said...

Congratulations to you! It really has been a remarkable journey. As I look at your before and after pic's you really are just not the same person you were before. So great!

Dinah Soar said...

Congratulations! I remember reaching my one year..a huge milestone, since keeping it 'off' is the key to success.

Though I have failed to do so twice--after 5 years the first itme, and 2 years the second, perhaps your 'fate' will be different than mine. I hope so!

When my WW leader told me she had regained 23 pounds of the 60 she'd lost I remember thinking "how could you after all your hard work??!!"--determining that I wouldn't do that.. happened...even though I was determined to not let it happen. My body seems to have a mind of its own. LOL

I say this not to discourage you but to encourage you to be vigilant..fight-fight-fight. It takes every bit of fight you can muster to hold fat at bay.

Keep up the fight and Best Wishes!

Kathy said...

Congratulations! You are one of my favorite bloggers and I wish you continued success!

spunkysuzi said...

Happy anniversary!!
I often eat oatmeal, i've never tried PB2, never had orbit gum, never had a ww smoothie, but i love green tea :)
Here's hoping you have a great day!

Kate said...

Happy Anniversary!

I am the same way with my oatmeal, its one of the few things I seldom change up!

Anonymous said...

Hey TB! Congratulations on this milestone. You have learned a lot about yourself, and I thank you for sharing this journey so we could all learn more about you, too! You have given a wonderful gift to yourself and your family!

Love you all!

Andrew is getting fit said...

Congratulations on maintaining for a year. That's a great accomplishment.

P.S. Don't put me in the draw as the postage to NZ is stellar.

new*me said...

what an exciting year it must have been for maintain so well and inspire others along the way! I love all the things you mentioned but still have to try the PB2 ;)!!!

Happy 1 yr! Here's to many,many more ;)

Melissa M. said...

Happy Goaliversary!!! :-)

MizFit said...


happy rest of your life, TB.


South Beach Steve said...

One year of success - that is fantastic! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your goals and especially sticking with it after you reached it. I agree with the oatmeal. Its one of those foods that you just have to eat.

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

That is WONDERFUL!! Congratulations! I hope to be you one day!!!

Lynn said...

It is great to see people who make goal! You should be very proud of yourself!

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