Monday, June 1, 2009

It's Contest Time!

It was cool enough last night that the furnace kicked back in. Hello…it’s JUNE! Grrr. Getting out of bed was tough because I was so cozy under the covers. Then I remembered that I had a new topping to try out on my oats this morning and that got me going! Nothing like the thought of food to get me out of bed.
-1 cup water
-1/3 cup Old Wessex 5 Grain cereal
-cinnamon
-banana
-diced fresh strawberries
-1 tbsp hulled hemp seeds!!
I loved these little sprinkles! Yet another food related item that I’ve seen on blogs and decided to try. If it wasn’t for you guys, I never would’ve know what to do with hemp seeds.

Backtracking to last night for a minute here; I was dying for some chocolate and found myself staring into the kid’s lunch snack drawer. Not good! I quickly closed it up and grabbed a chocolate chip z bar….
Just what I needed to smack the craving in the face! Earlier in the evening I also tried out the coconut chai tea. I added some honey and a splash of milk as per the instructions and it was mucho tasty!
So glad I bought it…and at a reduced price to boot! It was regular $10.49 and I grabbed it for $6.89

Work went by pretty quick today. I ate a few figs and 2 bites of a co-workers rhubarb cake before going to the gym;
The cake was really good, but I could tell it was loaded with white stuff which I try to avoid. I’ve become very picky the last few years about what kind of treats I decide to indulge in. My sweet tooth isn’t as sweet as it used to be!

I ran my first 5 miles today since my ankles bummed out on me! YIPEE! I was thrilled, if you can’t tell.

Time: 50 minutes
Avg Hr: 160
Max Hr: 183
Calories Burned: 476
Distance: 5.01 miles


I didn’t get there quite as fast as I had been, but that’s irrelevant because my goal was to just get there.

Lunch was some leftover love with a little extra broccoli for some added veggie;
Just as good as last night! Lunch dessert was a Strawberry Rhubarb muffin.
After dropping DD off at dance (this is the last lesson of the year) and before going to soccer with DS, I made 2 egg whites served up on a toasted Ezekiel English muffin with tomato slices and Franks hot sauce. There were also steamed green beans on the side and the rest of the tomato……
My sweet end was the last vegan cookie, chocolate chip shortbread;
This was only half as DS ate the other piece and it set off a bit of a sugar need. Unpictured is a Kellogg's chocolate chip all bran bar and 2 handfuls of cinnamon chips. Ooopps!!! Thank goodness it was time to leave for soccer or who knows what else I would've eaten!

As the title of this post indicates, it's contest time! Full Bar has teamed up with Krista's Kravings for a great give away. You can catch my review of Full Bar right here. If you've ever wanted to try this bar out or have just been curious about, this is the contest you really want to enter. As I said in my review, the bars themselves are really tasty and make a great grab n go snack, or you may want to use them to aid you in a weight loss journey. Either way, you can't go wrong in winning this great prize pack! In order to enter this contest you only need to follow 2 easy steps to win!

1) Go to Full Bar and browse their flavours then leave me a comment on this post letting me know which you would like to try and why
2) Link back to this post on your blog (if you don't have a blog you can still enter, just skip this step)

It's that easy! The contest will run until Sunday, June7th at midnight. I will use a random number generator to pick the winning entry and post the winner on my blog Monday, June 8 in the pm. And the best part? The winner will receive a weeks worth of Full Bars shipped to you directly from the company, anywhere in the world! And you will be able to choose whether you want one specific flavour or a mix. How's that sound?? Go on now...it's time to go flavour hunting! :)

One last thing before I sign off...Angela is hosting a very cool giveaway for My Hip-T's! You must check this contest out!! These little inventions are the greatest!

Bye for now!

80 comments:

  1. thank you! i really want to try any of their bars!

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  2. Ugh! I had the same problem this morning!! I was all warm and cozy in my bed - too bad it's JUNE and about 40F :(

    Oooh I would love to try the PB crunch full bar! Fun giveaway!

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  3. I've heard great things about these bars but have never tried them. I would love to try the Peanut Butter Crunch. Good luck to everyone!

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  4. I would try the PB crunch because peanut butter is pretty much my favorite food :)

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  5. i would have to say either caramel apple or cocoa chip. but really, all of them look worth trying!

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  6. Peanut Butter Crunch sounds SO good. Would love to try it out cuz I love all things PB!

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  7. The fresh berry bliss sounds good, especially because I know dried strawberries can be amazing.

    And I got a sample of hemp seeds this weekend, I can't wait to try them out!

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  8. I would love to try the Caramel Apple Crisp.
    Janette

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  9. Very exciting that you ankle held out through the run! Congrats :) What a fun giveaway- I would also love to try the caramel apple crisp...or the pb...ok they all sound good ;)

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  10. Peanut Butter Crunch seems to be a popular choice...and it's mine too! Sounds delish!

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  11. the PB Crunch bars sound AH-MAZ-ING!
    cmdrayer@comcast.net

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  12. I think the Caramel Apple Crisp looks good!

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  13. You lunch looks as tasty as last night as well. Love me some seafood! And glad you like the hemp seeds. I find them almost like sunflower seeds in their taste, but different. They make a great addition to yogurt.

    Fun contest too :) I would want to try the peanut butter, caramel apple, and cocoa chip for sure!

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  14. I linked back here: http://harpingonfitness.blogspot.com/2009/06/panic-on-patio.html

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  15. Oh congrats on your awesome run!!! And that is too funny because I just tried my first hulled help too! Its FAB!
    Caramel apple crisp sounds awesome! Thanks for the contest, I will link back tomorrow!

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  16. Mmmm, cocoa chip and pb sound awesome. I think I would try both together to make my favourite combination!

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  17. caramel apple crisp sounds delicious.

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  18. MMM You know I am craving the peanut butter crunch!

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  19. I'd love to try that cocoa chp bar.... you know..... chocolate/cocoa is my favorite flavor! :)

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  20. your muffin looks much better than the cake! :-) and yay for hemp seeds! they're so tasty and fun. just looking at that chocolate chip shortbread is enough to set off a sugar craving, so i can't imagine what biting into it did!

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  21. Cocoa Chip! Yummers! You have inspired me to dive into the world of rubarb and I can't wait to try to make those muffins.

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  22. I would love to try the cocoa chip! There is NOTHING better than chocolate.

    Amisha

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  23. cocoa chip any day!

    I love your blog by the way- I've been reading for ages but too shy to comment! So, "hello"!

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  24. sounds like an interesting bar, I'd like to try. pb crunch or cocoa chip both sound good!

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  25. wow, how interesting, of course i say pb :) but the caramel apple crisp is totally calling my name! how i love a warm apple crisp :)

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  26. caramel apple crisp sounds great because it's like autumn in a granola bar.

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  27. Umm ALL of those flavours sounds delicious! Since I'm in a chocolate mood right now though, the cocoa chip is sounding especially appealing :)

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  28. All the flavors sound fab but I'm going to veer from my norm and say the caramel apple crisp would be my choice... yikes that sounds just too good to be true

    P.S. I've already linked back :)

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  29. I WOULD LOVE TO TRY PB CRUNCH!!!

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  30. I'd love to try the Peanut Butter Crunch, because for some reason I've been craving peanut butter lately.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  31. Mmmmm cocoa chip! It's hard to find chocolate-flavored bars that are vegan! This one has no dairy (from what I can tell).

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  32. I want to try cranberry almond. two awesome flavors!
    -Tracy luminaire65@hotmail.com

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  33. I would love to have a any flavor. They are are wonderful sounding. I really need something and hope this might be the ticket for these Full Bars. Thank you so much.

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  34. I want to try the peanut butter crunch because I sure love peanut butter!!!

    www.fiteats.wordpress.com

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  35. I would love to try the peanut butter crunch flavor. I imagine it to be like the peanut butter rice krispie treats I used to eat as a kid. Yum! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  36. Definetely peanut butter crunch, i love anything with peanut butter!

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  37. I want to try the cranberry almond or peanut butter crunch!! Mmmmm

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  38. peanut butter crunch or cocoa chip sound awesome :)
    il link it back to my post today!!

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  39. awesome giveaway girl.. i would go for the PB crunch flavor, naturally :) I'm linking this giveaway in my post as we speak!

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  40. Fresh Berry Bliss sounds AMAZING!! I love me some berries :)yum x's 10!

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  41. the choco chip and caramel apple sound awesome!and im puttign you on my blog now

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  42. They all sound so good but I'd have to say I'd like to try Caramel Apple crisp! I linked to you in my post =)

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  43. Peanut Butter Crunch sounds good!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  44. Peanut Butter Crunch looks fab!!

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  45. Totally sign me up for the peanut butter crunch.

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  46. Hey I would love to try the peanut butter crunch
    Megan

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  47. PB Crunch flavor would be my cuppa tea ;-)

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  48. I would LOVE to try the PB Crunch... I love anything with PB in it ;)

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  49. Mmm, the Cocoa Chip and Fresh Berry Bliss bars both sound so delicious. I mean, who doesn't love chocolate or strawberries?

    See my blog later tonight and check out the post mentioning your giveaway! :)

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  50. The fresh berry bliss sounds AMAZING! Fabulous giveaway!!!!

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  51. I linked your giveaway to the top of my blog Uncovering Me!

    whoiamuncovering.blogspot.com

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  52. Caramel Apple Crisp sounds AMAZING!!!!

    And here is the link to my blog: http://nikislosingit.wordpress.com

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  53. Oh boy! Peanut Butter anything! YUMMO!!

    www.gingerkid-april.blogspot.com

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  54. peanut butter crunch all the way!

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  55. oooo definitly peanut butter crunch!! and I have linked back!
    www.jocelyneatsfresh.com

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  56. fun giveaway!!!
    i'd try the caramel apple, only because thats the best flavor ever :D

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  57. I can't decide between the Peanut Butter Crunch or the Cocoa Chip Full Bar ... they both have my two favourite flavours!!

    I've linked back ... http://byebyefatpants.blogspot.com

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  58. linked: http://hopskipleap.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/1st-times-for-everything/

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  59. Mmm I'd love to try Caramel Apple Crisp.

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  60. Mmmm I think the PB Crunch would be best! I'll be sure to link back to this now :)

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  61. I'd love to try peanut butter crunch! And my blog is http://sleepdreamdress.blogspot.com/2009/06/gone.html

    Thank you soooooo much!!

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  62. I would definitely have to pick the Peanut Butter Crunch.

    http://usfmeg25.wordpress.com/

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  63. Fresh Berry Bliss! Thanks for the giveaway!
    <3 jess
    xoxo

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  64. I linked back! http://havefaith4ever.wordpress.com/2009/06/06/im-a-baker/

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  65. They all look so good! I would have to pick the fresh berry bliss though, just becasue its summer c:

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  66. thanks! i'm always up for contests and new products :)

    perhaps I'd reach first for the peanut butter crunch? yumm!

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  67. Caramel apple crisp! That sounds like a delightful combo!

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  68. Umm all of them, but probably the peanut butter crunch first

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  69. It took awhile, but I finally linked back!

    http://nikislosingit.wordpress.com

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  70. The Cocoa chip sounds delish!

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  71. Linking back :)

    http://thewayiseetoday.wordpress.com/2009/06/07/giveaway-alert-2/

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  73. I am going to have to go with the chocolate chip sounds yummy

    erica_haggins@hotmail.com

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  74. Cranberry Almond looks delicious! Dried cranberries and almonds are one of my fave snacks, and I would love to try an alternative to that that would offer a few more vitamins and a little more filling!

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  75. Either peanut butter or the cocoa sound delicious. but I'd probably pick the peanut butter one just because it has more protein in it.

    angel_angelic123@hotmail.com

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