Monday, June 7, 2010

It pays to be a Loser

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Feeding America. It is a great charity and one that I've seen more of recently. One of the chef's on Top Chef Master's has been competing for this charity, as well as Chef Curtis Stone who was a recent contestant on the Celebrity Apprentice. With the turn the economy has taken, the overwhelming need for assistance from local food banks has been even greater recently. I have personally witnessed this because my church has a small food bank in it and there are people constantly coming. The needs are so great. I've seen statistics that children are especially affected by hunger here in America. And with summer coming and kids being out of school and not able to get at least one good meal a day from going to school, food banks are going to be even more pressed.

Recently, I was contacted by the MyBlogSpark program and asked if I'd like to participate in a program being sponsored by the Kroger Co. Family of Stores, General Mills, and The Biggest Loser. They are supporting a wonderful effort called the Pound for Pound Challenge. If you go to this website http://www.pfpchallenge.com/Kroger, you can find information on this effort that can help you with living a healthy lifestyle and achieving your weight loss goals.

The cool thing about the Pound for Pound Challenge is for every pound that you pledge to loose through June 30th, Pound for Pound will donate 14 cents to Feeding America. I've already gone on the website and made a pledge and I'm hopeful that you will too. Think about how doing this small thing that only takes a few minutes from the comfort of your home could affect such positive change in your community. What a powerful program this is going to be with the support of folks like you.

General Mills is one of the official suppliers of food to the Biggest Loser Ranch. Some of the foods that they supply that have helped the contestants in their weight loss journey include: Yoplait Greek Yogurt, Total, and Multigrain Cheerios. I personally have liked using the Yoplait Greek Yogurt in recipes. Most recently I made a recipe that called for one cup of buttermilk and I didn't have any, so I was able to use one cup of the Yoplait Greek Yogurt as a substitute. The recipe turned out great. Did you know you can substitute yogurt for buttermilk if you don't have buttermilk? And I can't say enough good things about Cheerios. They are a favorite with my family. I have been trying to make sure we give our boys an early start with good eating habits.

The folks at MyBlogSpark were kind enough to send me $30 in Kroger gift cards so my family could get some of these wonderful General Mills products. I was excited because I normally buy these products. And I'm happy that they've given me the chance to share this opportunity with you too. Below are ways you can enter the giveaway for the $30 Kroger gift card.

Methods of Entry:
You have 5 opportunities to enter. You must post separate responses to this thread for each entry to count. You must also include your email address so I have a way to contact you. This giveaway will end on Friday, June 18th at 12:00 a.m. EST The winner will have 48 hours from when I contact them to get in touch with me, otherwise I will draw another name.

1.) Go to the Pound for Pound website and make a pledge to loose weight before June 30th. Come back and tell me that you've made a pledge. I won't ask you to share how much weight you've pledged to lose, but if you'd like to share I'd love to help encourage you. And I promise I won't be a Jillian to you. :) http://www.pfpchallenge.com/Kroger

2.) What is your favorite General Mills product that helps you maintain a healthy life style?

3.) Follow @chiccraftychick on Twitter and Tweet the following: Come win a $30 Kroger gift card with the @chiccraftychick blog and the Pound for Pound challenge. http://bit.ly/XVmhS
You can tweet one entry per day. Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your tweet.

4.) Follow the Chic Crafty Chick Blog. Check out the right hand side of my blog to follow. If you are already following, please leave a comment saying you are a follower.

5.) Add Chic Crafty Chick to your blogroll, or add my badge to your sidebar. Be sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment.

I can't wait to read your comments and to here how you plan to participate in the Pound for Pound Challenge.

40 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I took the pledge!

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Mami2jcn said...

My favorite healthy General Mills product is Fiber One yogurt.

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Mami2jcn said...

I'm a new follower of your blog.

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Mami2jcn said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:

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Kristi said...

I pledged 5lbs. You can be Jillian...I like her...until she starts yelling. :)

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Kristi said...

One of my favs is Cheerios.

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Kristi said...

I am a GFC follower.

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Amber said...

I took the pledge...

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Mami2jcn said...

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Mari said...

I pledged to lose 10 lbs.

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Mari said...

We eat Cheerios as a part of a heart healthy diet.

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Holly said...

I pledged to lose 9lbs between now and 30Jun.

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Holly said...

my favorite General Mills product to stay healthy is Green Giant vegetables:)

I eat the Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Lucky Charms cereals, but I don't think those really constitute as healthy ;)

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Holly said...

I am following your blog with my google account!:)

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Tabathia said...

I pledged to lose 10 lbs
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Tabathia said...

I love progresso light soups
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allthingsnew said...

I made a pledge! I hope I can do it :)

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allthingsnew said...

Honey Nut Cheerios...they are slightly sweet so I want to eat them, but they are pretty good for you too!

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allthingsnew said...

I am following you via GFC (stephanierosenhahn)!

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allthingsnew said...

Following you on Twitter and tweeted!

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