Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Giveaway and 40lb Update Pictures


40 lbs Lost!




Update Pictures:



Day 1 - 216.6 lbs.





8 Months and 40 lbs. Later

176.5 lbs

























To Celebrate my 40 Pound Loss I thought I should have a giveaway!

Two weeks ago I got a really great cookbook. It is called Hungry Girl 200 under 200. It is a cookbook with 200 recipes under 200 calories. I love it! It is my new favorite cookbook.

I figured what better way to celebrate my 40 pound loss then to give one of these cookbooks to one lucky reader.






Here's how to get in on the fun:

1. Leave a comment below telling me your favorite Cookbook.
2. Earn a second entry by being or becoming a follower/subscriber and leaving that in the comment section below.
3. Earn another entry by grabbing my button.
3. And another entry by making a post on your own blog telling everyone about this contest and linking it to this page. Then paste your link in the comment section below.

I will be drawing the winner randomly on Monday, September 14, 2009. I will contact the winner by email.


74 comments:

Rebecca said...

My favorite cookbook was a gift from my sister. The small town she lives in made a cookbook for their centenial celebration.

rebeccalynn78 at gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber via google reader.

rebeccalynn78 at gmail.com

TJ said...

You look beautiful Jessica! :) Keep up the great work!

I already have the cookbook- so dont include me in the giveaway! :)

Watching and Weighting said...

ohmyword you look fantastic! congrats on such an amazing loss!!!! soooooooooo inspiring! well done lady! xxxxxxx

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

You look amazing! Congratulations on the weight loss.

Favorite cookbook? An out of print cookbook called Superfoods by Jyl Steinbeck. It's great!

McNeill Family said...

Oh the first entry must be a lucky one!!! I love Giada's Family Dinners! Congratulations on your weight loss!

Shelley said...

You look like a new woman! I'm so happy for you, Jessica!

Great giveaway - but don't enter me, because I won this cookbook from MizFit a few months ago. Love Hungry Girl - she has so many yummy ideas!

No Fat Chicks said...

I've enjoyed following your blog! Congrats on losing 40 pounds. Now you've inspired me to get moving and lose some weight! The cookbook looks great. I wanted to share a new find...have you tried the Yoplait Fiber One yogurts? They are VERY filling at 50 calories and 5 grams of fiber and the key lime pie is like having a real mccoy...they are a bit pricey. Although last week my grocery store had them on sale for buy one get one free...they are a must try for you! Keep up the good work! I'm right there cheering you on...

operationmuffintop said...

You are doing fabulous & you look beautiful!! Keep it up!!!

My fave cookbook, hmmm... honestly, I don't have one. *blush* Is that bad? LOL!! I'll find recipes from here and there, and just "healthy them up" to my own liking.

Anonymous said...

Hi there!! My favorite cookbook is the one that I make from prints from blogs like yours!
Thanks
Amber

choosinglosing said...

You look fab! I like the South Beach Diet quick and easy cookbook.

You are added to my google reader!

spunkysuzi said...

My favorite cookbook is the clean eating cookbook!

Mike, Adrienne and Lincoln said...

My favorite cookbooks are the Americas Test Kitchen cookbooks.

Mike, Adrienne and Lincoln said...

I am a RSS subscriber.

Lucrecia said...

You look so great Jessica!!

Heidi said...

My favorite cookbook is one called For the bride and groom

Heidi said...

I subscribe to your feeds

Becca said...

Well, I tend to rely more on recipe sites than cookbooks these days. My favorite book is actually a Betty Crocker one, not the traditional one, but a fast and easy one with lots of 20 minute meals. Though, I admit I am more drawn to the pretty pictures most of the time.

Carrie said...

My fave cookbook is Weight Watchers 20 Minute Recipes. It was a special release by Time, Inc., an it is AWESOME!!!!!! So much flavor, so little points!

Carrie said...

I'm a subscriber, too, via Google reader.

Susan said...

You look wonderful, keep it up :)

jerricapuck said...

I have two favorite cookbooks;
1 - Cook Yourself Thin ;; it has fantastic recipies!!
2 - Taste of Home!
:)

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jerricapuck said...

i follow your blog.
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Heather & Chaos said...

Oh I love my first Hungry Girl Cookbook!! Would love to win this one!!! Congrats on the 40 lbs girl! You look FAB!!!

Heather & Chaos said...

I am a follower! WOO HOO!!!

Heather & Chaos said...

And put on my blog:

http://anewheather.blogspot.com/2009/09/hungry-girl-200-under-200-cookbook.html

Anonymous said...

My favorite cookbook is the better homes and gardens one - every single thing I have done out of it has turned out great! Now I give it for bridal shower gifts :) You look great!!
Bethany
jebany at sbcglobal.net

laurajane said...

Wow, you look great! 40 pounds makes a big difference!

2Bmeagain said...

What a great give away! I bought that same cookbook several weeks ago and also love it. I've only tried three of the recipes so far, but they have all turned out to be really good. Not only are they easy to make, but they are delicious.

kaw said...

My favorite cookbook is a family cookbook that one of my aunts made for me when I got married. She compiled a bunch of family recipes and favorite quotes and verses. I use it all the time!

Kim

kaw said...

I'm a subscriber via Google Reader.

Kim

Anonymous said...

I would love have an inspiration to focus on myself for once and to help keep me going on the weightloss track. :) Thanks for the opportunity.
jodirae5480@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a follower on my yahoo reader..

Erika
Princess_erika_am_I@yahoo.com

Mandie said...

Wowza! First off you look DYNOMITE!!! Seriously, you look gorgeous!!!! I love the dress, very flattering...and look at you...WOWOWOW!!!

Secondly, I wanted to tell you I am now a follower, as I'd love to win the HG cookbook...

Thirdly, my favorite cookbook is my family's cookbook. My Grandma went through and hand-wrote ALL the recipes in it. Some of our normal/typical recipes are in that book - like the kind that you take to Thanksgiving dinner, etc. It's the most special one I have!! Maybe not the most healthy though :)

Slomack said...

What fun! Thanks for giving us the opportunity!

My favorite cookbook is actually a weight watcher's cookbook. I'm not a member of WW, but I somehow ended up with this book and LOVE it...it allows me to make healthy, delicious things fast...several of the recipes have been added to our regular "rotation!"
jennypraytor@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

Wow great job on all your weight loss. I don't have a favorite cook book per se - tend to just print recipes online. I do love the Taste of Home stuff though! Looks like a great cookbook!

McNeill Family said...

I hope this second entry is legit....I subscribe in my reader already!!!

Mimi said...

My favorite cookbook is the good old fashioned Betty Crocker cookbook.

Mimi said...

I follow your blog.

girlsmama said...

I love the Barefoot Contessa's cookbooks. Not really healthy eating friendly though.

girlsmama said...

I subscribe via google reader.

Emily said...

Joy of Cooking.

Thanks for the giveaway!

e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

Laura said...

Congratulations on reaching such an amazing goal! My favorite cookbook would have to be an old church one given to me by my mom when I was seven years old. It has so many great recipes in it!

Laura said...

I am a follower.

Emily said...

My favorite cookbook is the Weight Watchers Momentum cookbook. It has super fast and easy recipes.
You look great; keep up the good work!

mle526@hotmail.com

Pat said...

My favorite cookbook is The I Hate to Cookbook. You look just fantastic! Congratulations on losing the weight.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Becky said...

My favorite cookbook would be either my crockpot cookbook or I have a cookbook called 4 Ingredient Recipes (so cheap and easy with only 4 ingredients!).

Thanks for the giveaway, it is so motivating to read your blog!

Becky said...

I also subscribe via google reader.

Young in TX said...

Congratulations! Good job. My fave cookbook is 'Betty Crocker'.

Laura in TX
123yes456@gmail.com

KSK said...

My favorite cookbook is "Farmhouse Cookbook" by Susan Herrmann Loomis.

Laura said...

My favorite cookbook is my hometown's cookbook (Misawa Air Base, Japan).. lots of yummy recipes from all over.

This book is something I need as I am trying to lose some weight.

Superjaxster said...

I love all the books by Racheal Ray. I try to tweak them and make them healthy, when I can. Though sometimes her stuff is already pretty point friendly. And PS Good for you! You are just knocking that weight off like crazy! Doing a happy dance for you!

Kathryn said...

I love those little cookbooks you get from Pampered Chef for $1. They have great recipes!

Michelle Osborn said...

I subscribe to you via google reader. Thanks.

Michelle Osborn said...

My favorite cookbook is the Junior League cookbook from Wichita, Ks. I have about 100 cookbook and this is by far my favorite!

MariaS said...

I don't have a favorite I love them all!(Over 100)

amlitrocks said...

I love just a simple Betty Crocker cookbook. I cook from scratch a lot so this book is extremely helpful. Please enter me in the contest!

Diana Campbell

Rhonda said...

My favorite cookbook is any Taste of Home books! Love it! I also love your blog! Congrats on the 40 pounds!!!! Way to go! YOu looked beautiful in the wedding!

Bombtastic Belle said...

Congrats on your 40 lbs loss - that's awesome! :):):)
I love my Rachel Ray cookbooks

Sarah said...

I have several WW cookbooks that I really like.

MamaFeelgood said...

Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day

cheshiresmile at gmail dot com

MamaFeelgood said...

I also subscribe to your blog

cheshiresmile at gmail dot com

Dot said...

Right now, my favorite cookbook is South Beach ,the one with the yellow cover.

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Dot said...

I also just started following you the other day...you are looking good girl !

biz319 said...

Great giveaway! My favorite cookbook has to be my grandmas Fannie Farmer cookbook. Hardly a healthy recipe in it, but it has all her handwritten notes on why this recipe worked, and what she did different in the next one.

CONGRATS ON 40 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll like to you tonight! :D

Edie said...

You look great!

I've never met a cookbook I didn't like but my "More with Less" cookbook is one of my go-to books.

From Fat to Fit said...

What a great giveaway! I follow you in GoogleReader too. Congrats on the loss. :)

Lisa said...

I love allrecipes.com. Not really a cookbook, but I use it often when I'm in a pinch or need to find a recipe to use up foods that are going to spoil. And yes, I usually find a fattening dessert to make from there too. Why must there be so many yummy desserts to try! :)

Coupon Teacher said...

To be honest, I don't have a favorite cookbook, but my mother in law made me a great recipe box full of delicious recipes!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Congrats. You inspire me. My favorite cookbook is The Most Decadent Diet Ever. Everything is so good tasting but no bad for you.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I am a follower too.

Sherre said...

I love Hungry Girl and would love to win this cookbook. And I missed this post last week, but your update pic looks AWESOME. WTG! (And your daughter is adorable.) I am a follower too.

superpaige said...

I love the Betty Crocker cookbook. I use it all the time.

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