Friday, November 20, 2009

Victory, and a Giveaway

I had another great day yesterday although I was super tired most of the day. I ate healthy meals, and when I started feeling what I call "munchy" (wanting to eat when not hungry) I had a sugar free chocolate mousse, a ton of water, and just told myself no (which usually works pretty well). I distracted myself with a phone call and making a healthy dinner. In the evening, I was sooo tired (for no apparent reason) but still got on the bike and pedaled kinda slowly for 30 minutes. Then I went to bed at 9! That's pretty much unheard of. If I had my way I'd go to bed at 1 or 2am (like I did until I was about 35) but I just cannot function on that little sleep anymore. So I generally was going to bed around 11. I recently moved it up to shortly after 10. But last night I listened to my body and went to bed at 9. The sleep felt so good!

This morning, I was so thrilled to see 229 on the scale! I almost danced I was so happy! The last time I saw 229 was in early April of this year. I struggled up and down between 230 and 245 for the past 6 months and it just feels SO GREAT to be able to make this happen, finally. Finally!

I have a special surprise for you loyal weekend readers. Remember my power bracelet? I wear it every day. Well, the lovely Miranda from mstarbuck's shop on etsy contacted me and offered to provide a power bracelet for a giveaway on my blog! So now you have the chance to win one for yourself. To enter just leave me a comment (anything) on this post and I will draw a random winner on Tuesday, November 24th. Miranda is willing to ship ANYWHERE so this giveaway is open to all.

If you don't want to wait, or would rather have some other piece of jewelry, go check out her site. You can contact her to see if she can make you something custom (prices are pretty good!) and she can make bracelets longer or shorter depending on your wrist size. Pretty cool. The bracelet is very lightweight which makes it comfortable enough to wear all day.

Disclaimer: I was not paid or given any merchandise or incentives to link to her blog. I am doing so because I LOVE my bracelet and am happy that she offered a free one for a lucky reader!

Good luck! Enjoy your active, healthy, happy weekend!

94 comments:

Leslie said...

I could use me some power in the form of a bracelet! Sign me up for the giveaway.

Congratulations, Lyn, on new decade-hood. That always feels good. You're doing so well, and your recent break-er-through really inspired me.

tiffanyhendrix said...

I would love love love to have/wear the power bracelet. It would be a good reminder that the power that it takes for me to live the way I want to doens't reside in fate, circumstance, or the hands of others- IT IS MINE!

Jenn said...

Wow...you're back at 50 lbs lost! Congrat and great job!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah said...

Congrats on the scale. There is nothing better then seeing a number go down!!

2tberrys said...

Congratulations on the scale! Sign me up for the giveaway!

Shelley said...

What a nifty giveaway - love the Power bracelet as it's a great reminder that we DO have the power to achieve great things!

Great job on dropping into the 220's - so nice that things are falling to place for you, weight loss wise!

Once Upon A Dieter said...

You did pass a milestone! I had to tell myself "no" last night, too. I'm bummed about water weight bloat, but being in the 260's, even with a bit of bloat, makes me so happy.

You'll be in the next decade down soon enough. Go, Lyn, go!

And I was over at Miranda's site looking at the bracelet after your original post, so yeah, I'd love to be added to the giveaway.

spunkysuzi said...

Lyn i'm dancing the happy dance with you :) Congrats on nice weigh in!

Would love to wear the power bracelet.

Lanie said...

i'd love to win that bracelet! after losing and keeping 40 pounds off for 2 years i'm currently training for my first 15k and it would be awesome to be able to wear a reminder of the power I have!

Jessica Burgess said...

I want a power bracelet!

sheddy said...

Power is a good thing. You are a true inspiration

JoanneG said...

Congrats on the 220's. You are a very strong and determined woman.

The bracelet is a great way to remind us of the journey we are on and how we control that journey.

Katie said...

I could use one of those bracelets as im struggling atm. Good on youy for having such willpower to not keep snacking.

damjanalikesitwholesome said...

Oh, I'd like some more power too. And I'm happy that you're happy with your progress!

statheidi said...

Just found your blog - i'll be a faithful reader from now on. I lost 30 pounds and have kept it off for 6 years now -- but i'll still could use a power reminder!

Paula said...

If I don't win one, I'm going to order myself one! I do need the power! Have a great weekend.

happyfunpants said...

I loved this bracelet from when I first read about it - so I would LOVE to be reminded every time I look at it that *I* have the power.

Melissa said...

Awesome! I would LOVE a power bracelet!

Dee said...

I'm amazed at how well your doing and thanks for mentioning the giveaway. I would love to have one of those:)

Anonymous said...

Just read your blog, I found it through Prior Fat Girl Jen's blog. Great job with the milestone weigh in!!!
Cheryl
www.momenttolose.blogspot.com
(I haven't updated it in a while)

emmabovary said...

That is indeed a lovely empowering power bracelet. I'm in!

Hannah said...

I'd love some power to help in my journey! I know the bracelet's been working for you, and I could always use a boost! Thanks so much for always keeping us updated on your journey!

Sarah said...

I hope I win the giveaway

Andra said...

'Grats on making it out of the 230's!

Tanya said...

Congrats on breaking the 230 barrier!

TC said...

Power is such a great motto! My school has POWER as an acronym to promote positive behaviour. P- Positive attitude, O- Ownership, W- we not me (putting others before yourself), E- Excellence R- Respect

I would LOVE this bracelet to remind MYSELF to be POWERful too. :)

Thanks for the chance, Lyn. So happy for your renewed focus and energy! I was with you through the tough times, and saw you figuring out new things every day. Seeing it "click" for you is very inspiring. I need it as I try to lose my last 10 lbs...slowwwwly!

Alicia said...

Just started reading your blog and I find it very inspiring/informative. I want to start my own journey soon and get this weight off. Your writing is easy to read and keeps me wanting more. Congrats on taking control of the binge.

Would love to win the bracelet!

Foodie Girl said...

Well sign me up! Cool! Thanks to both of you for doing that!

Quinta da Quilter said...

How exciting!!!
Pick me!!

Adrienne said...

Would love a power bracelet and could really use one... keep up the good work!

Joan said...

Sign me up-I would LOVE to win a bracelet. Thanks for inspiring the rest of us. Keep up the good work!

rachel said...

Congratulations on re-entering the 220's!!! What an accomplishment :D

stephseef said...

Bring on the power, girl.

Congrats. I'm proud of you!

Steph

www.stephanieseefeldt.com

Erin Miller Tosspon said...

My mom is having such a hard time right now remember that she is a powerful woman. I would love to give this her for Christmas!

PS
Way to go!!

Kathryn said...

Hi Lyn,
I don't have a blog of my own but I have read yours regularly since the beginning of 2008. You share the struggles (good and bad) which keeps it real and let's so many of us going through the same journey relate. Keep up the great work.

foolsfitness said...

I do read your blog even with out the chance at freebees but Foolsfitness being focused on world domination is always power hungry! The power must be mine!!! That braclet will just be one more step to my domination of the universe... muhuhahahaha

OK No more soda for me.

Still It'd be cool to wind something. I'd like to be in and hip.

At Foolsfitness we are always in the market for decoder rings!-Alan

Loretta said...

I could use a little power myself!

Erin P. said...

i would lovew to win. How wonderful.

Erin Percy
http://blogmeamillionaire.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your victory, and thank you for inspiring others on your journey! Brenda

Tina said...

Ooooo! I hope I win!

Sue R said...

Hi Lyn!

Count me in. It can be my "you to me" b/day gift

Sue R

Camille said...

Your blog is an inspiration to many people. You're real and honest and I appreciate that. I feel like i'm the only one who freaks out on the diet and hits up wendys.
Sign me up for the giveaway. Power is what I need a little more of.

M said...

Yea for 229!! Woot Woot, good for you!!
Sign me up for the great bracelet giveaway.
Congrats again on all your success!

antgirl said...

Way to go Lyn! Congrats on hitting 229. Wooooot!

You really are an inspiration. Power is a great mantra. :)

Jen said...

Congrats on the great WI.

The Power bracelet is awesome and I would love to win.

brenda-lou-who said...

I just found your blog and I am excited to go back through your posts.

You are inspiring!

Brenda

Georgia Mist said...

Congrats on 50 pounds down! That's fantastic.
Thanks for the great contest, too!
I'd love to have a power bracelet!

Beth G. said...

I have to tell you- I've been a long time reader of your blog, and this is my first comment. You are truly an inspiration to me. I have been overweight for years now, pretty much since middle school (I'm now in my twenties), and last spring I lost 40 pounds, and in the months since I've gained them back (and then some), so I completely understand how it feels to go up and down, focus and refocus. I'm trying to get back to that weight and continue losing, and reading your daily blogs help to keep me in that mindset. I need all the "power" I can get to achieve my goals! THANK YOU so much!

Monica said...

Eh, I never win these things, but it's fun to try.

heather park-Hillhouse said...

that's super exciting. I love your power bracelet, and would love to have one. thanks for the giveaway

Annimal said...

simple, lovely, meaningful. I would love it.

Autumnforest said...

Congrat's! There's something about getting into the next 10-pound range that just makes you lighter in your step (figuratively and literally--hee hee). That just shows your perseverance has really paid off. I'd love to get the bracelet--sounds like a good luck charm!

screwdestiny said...

Congrats on seeing 229 on the scale.

And from the way you phrased it, are you saying not everyone sits at their computer reading blogs all weekend? Apparently I have no life. :-P

Candace said...

Congrats on the weight loss and may it just go down from here :o) Good sleep is so the key to my weight loss, I can feel it.

BigJandLittlec said...

Great job!!!
I read your blog weekly it is very inspiring!!

Lea said...

Congratulations on seeing a new digit in the tens place! So exciting.

Also: I was soooooooo coveting that bracelet of yours, so please include me in the drawing.

Anonymous said...

thats a great giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog as I too am struggling so it's nice to know someone else is growing through what I go through.

Jackie
(NZ)

Sarabei said...

Sometimes I forget that when I've exhausted all options of distracting myself from eating when I'm not hungry, I can go to bed! It's usually late night anyway when I get the munchies; I'll have to remember that!

Chubby Chick said...

Yay for the 229 you saw on the scale today! I am SO happy for you, Lyn! :)

Someday SkinnyMinnie said...

Congrats on your loss!

Ms. Geek said...

229 that's the number I want to be. Yours is the second blog I follow where the blogger has hit 229. I've been circling 234 to 240 for 3 months. I find your blog inspiring. Now darn it, if I didn't give in and get a hot chocolate from Dunkin donuts and a raisin bagel..I'm ready to persevere again .

Lin said...

Wow, Lyn,
You should be very proud of yourself. I need some serious motivation to get back to my WW ways, and can't find it anywhere. Good for you, I follow, just don't usually comment. but I could use this power bracelet to get me on the right track! Congrats to you!

Margie M. said...

Your blog is "power" to so many people. Congratulations on having a great week.

Anonymous said...

Cool giveaway, something I would love.
I've thought of you a few times today, as I'm mid-cycle right now (ovulating) and am crazy hungry, totally can't get filled up!! Frustrating, but I feel encouraged by reading your posts about it,and know that I also hold the power to overcome this obstacle! Thanks!
~Karen

destinationathlete said...

I love the bracelet.

And I also wanted to send you a virtual HUG for getting into the new (old) decade. You are AWESOME and such an inspiration for doing the right thing, day after day, despite the curveballs that are getting thrown at you!

Salted with Shadows said...

I want to enter your giveaway! It's a great bracelet, and her other jewelry is absolutely lovely, too.

Wishing on a star said...

I love your blog. Keep the great work you are inspiring to me :D

Sherri said...

Love your blog... love your honesty! I check on you daily and am starting to feel like I actually know you.
Don't usually comment (should say NEVER comment) - but I really could use a little 'power' bracelet to remind me of my goals and get me through the hard times :) Keep up the great work!!!

Rebekah said...

You rock with the weight loss girl!
Keep hanging in there :D

Tammy said...

Boy, after the last couple of days I've had, I could use some girl power. Sign me up please.

Beastie Girl said...

POWER! :)

Vickie said...

sounds like you had happy little fingers as you typed this posting - glad you had a very good day and the scale gods smiled upon your efforts.

Rachel said...

Telling yourself no - what a concpet! I must have an inner bratty 2 year old that retorts with "WHY?!" and "Pleeeeeease?" :)
I'm so glad you've found such peace and balance lately. I'm rooting for you!

Erin M said...

Yet again, I just want to say "Thank you"! You have helped me so much by sharing your ups and downs.
You are doing so good and helping others!
What an inspiration you are!
Erin

bindiya said...

Your blog is a big inspiration esp. when one is about to lose control!Congrats and a splendid job!

littleswallow said...

Saying no, what a concept eh? We struggle with it every day we feel so empowered when we can say it and so let down when we can't resist. I think we could always use a reminder of the strength we have within so sign me up! Thanks and good luck. :)

student said...

Way to go Lyn. You're making it happen.

KC said...

congratulations on breaking out of the 230s! :)

Coralee said...

Congratulations on being back in the game in such a healthy way!
I love your blog for the honesty that always comes through in good times and in bad and I want to wish you continued success as we move into what can be a challenging time of the year for the majority of the population.

Please sign me up for the giveaway!

Cortney said...

Congratulations! So glad to hear about your successes :)

Jon said...

I'd love a bracelet, thanks!

moonduster said...

The power bracelt sounds awesome! :) I'm on my way over to have a look at her jewelry now!

Kelcey Hereau said...

The bracelet would be as big of an inspiration as your blog is - thanks for posting you are a wonderful blessing
klcbaskets@yahoo.com

Fertility Chick said...

So glad to come across your blog!!

Would so love to win the power bracelet - that word holds special meaning for me!

Crossing my fingers!!

Kristi said...

I love following your progress! Keep up the good work!

Chibi Jeebs said...

Go you - this is awesome! :)

mstarbuck has some lovely pieces on her website: thanks for sharing the link!

Candy said...

Thanks for this great giveaway, Lyn! The bracelet is really inspiring. Love reading your blog! Good luck and stay strong!
malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

Cynthia said...

I'd love a power bracelet! I always need a reminder... though reading your blog helps a lot in that respect as well! You are doing so great! I'm carrying on, but it's always a bit of a battle.

I need an armory, LOL!

d8t8k said...

Congratulations on your recent entry into the 220. I would love a bracelet like yours to remind me that the power to change is within.
Karen
d8t8k@aol.com

JennieM said...

I would love a power bracelet.

allthingsjuice said...

Sign me up for the bracelet! And congrats on your milestone. :)

100in12 said...

what an awesome giveaway! i love that bracelet. here's hoping with this comment! anyway, congrats on being in the 220s! yah!

flyingwoman said...

I got to 10% today!

(I had to tell someone:)

I was sure I'd already commented for your faboo contest but I guess not.

I'd love to win!

MB said...

I'm not sure if it is too late to enter but I could use a little power these days.

Thanks for always showing us your power and determination to succeed.

Hope you have a happy holiday.