Flash Giveaway: Balance Bar

To celebrate National Chocolate Day on October 28th, Balance Bar sent me some of their chocolatiest bars to share with you guys.
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To help you prepare to celebrate National Chocolate Day, I will send 2 bars to the first 3 people to comment on this post with their favorite way to consume chocolate.

And don’t forget to check back here on October 28th for my Balance bar review and a second giveaway!

A Little Reminder to Myself to Stick with It.

Bit of housekeeping – my Lightlife giveaway ends tomorrow. There aren’t many entries yet so go tell me your favorite breakfast food and enter for a chance to win!

There are officially 52 days until my wedding. (Excuse me while I have a minor freak-out over that fact. Okay, I’m back now.)

This means there are 52 days left in Operation Fit in my Damn Dress. I went for my first fitting on Saturday, and while the dress is fitting better thanks to the 5.5lbs I’ve lost in the last month, dropping another 5 – 10lbs before the wedding wouldn’t leave me swimming in my dress. I’ve been a little lax lately with my tracking and workouts lately, and as a direct result, my weight loss has slowed a bit. Now, I’ve never been one to lose more than a pound a week or so, but the last couples weeks it’s been more like a half pound or less a week. Plus, not getting my butt to the gym is not helping the be less squishy goal.

So in an effort to keep myself motivated and on track, I’m setting a little challenge for myself for the next 50 days. It’s based on the 4/40 Challenge Cassie over at Back to Her Roots did around this time last year. Four goals to focus on for the next 40 days (because I’m not dumb enough to think I will have time for anything but wedding the week before the wedding):

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  • 30 days of tracking food/ points (This works out to about 5 days a week)
  • 20 days of lifting heavy things (strength training) (This works out to about 3 days a week)
  • 40 days of 30 minutes of activity (walking can only count for 10 of those days since I walk daily as part of my commute)
  • 35 days of no beer/ booze

My reward is $50 to spend on whatever I want. With the wedding coming up, descretionary spending has been pretty limited lately. This gives me a chance to buy any un-wedding related thing I want.

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