web analytics
0 Flares Filament.io 0 Flares ×
This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Jimmy Dean, however the opinions and feelings expressed here are my own.
Scott said…
tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/31093572933525504Scott

Do you know what’s harder than being surrounded by amazing food and treats during the holiday season? Being pregnant and being surrounded by amazing food and treats during the holiday season!! Now don’t get me wrong – I’m not one of those people who think that you can just go crazy and eat whatever you want when you are pregnant, but let’s be honest. It’s a lot easier to sneak an extra cookie here or a second helping of mashed potatoes there when you know that you are already humongous.

When I had my daughter, my goal was to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight within 6 months. I didn’t quite make it, I think it took me about 8 months, but I did eventually reach it. And then the ultimate goal was to be down 10 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight by her first birthday. Well, that one didn’t happen. But this time around, I am determined to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight even faster, and then to drop those extra 10 pounds!

So, the million dollar question is – how am I going to do it? Well, I have an outline of a plan. The first thing – and the most important thing – is that I’m going to start being healthier before this baby even comes. And what better time to start than a new year?!? We’ve all heard it said a million times before, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I know that if I start my morning off with a healthy, protein-rich breakfast, I feel a lot better all day long, I’m more motivated to eat better all day long, and I eat less during the day. I’m not a diet follower, but I do believe in moderation, serving sizes, and making sure you get all of the nutrients you need during the day.

Now, I love breakfast. And I love breakfast foods. But things have changed a lot for me since I had a child. Literally, the first words out of my daughter’s mouth in the morning are “I’m hungry.” This makes it hard to even take 20 minutes to whip up something for breakfast. I am seriously lucky to have time to make some toast and cut up an apple before she goes crazy because she needs something to eat. So breakfast has to be fast in my house. Here are some suggestions for healthy breakfasts – that only take a few minutes to prepare!

Oatmeal with fruit and nuts: If you really want to be healthy, try steel-cut oats. But they do take some extra time to cook. Adding fruit – especially something like blueberries, can add a whole new layer of nutrients, and the nuts give you a great source of protein.

Eggs on Whole Wheat Toast: Eggs – great protein! And the carbs from the whole wheat bread will give you that jumpstart you need in the morning.

Yogurt, Fruit and Granola: You have to be careful with this one and read the labels or else you could be eating an unbelievable amount of sugar. Get low fat yogurt (stay away from fat free – it has tons of added sugar) and make sure you read the label on the granola you are choosing to make sure it’s not loaded with sugar.

Cottage Cheese and Fruit: Ok, so I’ll admit that this one isn’t my favorite. I love cottage cheese and I love fruit, but I’m not a lover of them together. But lots of people love the combination!!

Jimmy Dean D-Lights breakfast: Seriously people – the Turkey Sausage Muffin has 260 calories and 18 grams of protein. And it’s ready in under 3 minutes. You can’t beat that!!

Eating a good breakfast, along with a reasonable fitness routine is a great way to start the year off right!!



How would you like a $100 Visa card to start the year off right? Jimmy Dean has given me a Visa card to giveaway to one of you!

Here are the short form rules
No duplicate comments.  You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) In the comments below, tell me one change you are making this year to make a better you.
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) Read the official rules for alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.  Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.  You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

This giveaway will go until January 30th, 2011. A winner will be announced on February 1st. For complete rules, CLICK HERE.

Visit the Exclusive Offers section
Visit the Official site

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 0 Google+ 0 Email -- Filament.io 0 Flares ×
twitter fb fb fb

412 Responses to Better Breakfast, Better You {and a GIVEAWAY!}

  1. Sara Lang says:

    I'm drinking more water, and trying to cut back on soda. Hopefully that helps me keep in better shape, and shed a few pounds.

  2. I Live In says:

    I'm going to say YES every time my kids want me to go outside and play with them…the dishes and laundry can wait and I need to stop using these as excuses to not get my booty outside…

  3. Valerie says:

    I used to exercise every morning until my divorce. Then my schedule changed and I have to wake up at 5:00 to start my day. So I just haven't exercised. But I am going to fit it into my schedule this coming year, along with a few other healthy changes.

  4. Our little family says:

    I am going to cut way back on my soda habit, and try to drink more water.

  5. fink-girl says:

    $100 would be a great way to start the year! Both of my girls have birthdays in Feb so I would use the GC for that!

  6. canewton42 says:

    I'd like to say I'm going to start jogging via Wii again. But, realistically, I'm doing doable stuff like taking my vitamins everyday, putting on my nighttime aging face creams every night, flossing once a day … I should start a list!

  7. Susan says:

    I'd like to be more patient

  8. G Mills says:

    I love to eat but in order to shape up in the new year I plan to use the 80-20 rule and eat 80 % healthy to leave room for the 20% unhealthy foods.

  9. My Crazy Family says:

    Bike riding and walking more.

  10. aldean.edwards says:

    planning on buying an ellyptical so i can work out at home!

  11. Barbie and Kyle says:

    I am starting a major diet in hopes of preventing a knee surgery. Wish me luck!

  12. Deanna and Gary says:

    This year I'm trying to be more healthy by watching what I eat, taking healthy snacks to work, and doing some form of physical activity most every day. And if I fall off the wagon I will climb back on the next day and not beat myself up over it.

  13. keepitsweet says:

    i am going to try to keep my dessert portions in check!

  14. Amy @DYKTMP? says:

    My new years resolution is to be a better friend. Over the past year I've had some struggles with friends. Next year I'm gonna be a friend worth being friends with.

  15. Joanne says:

    Awesome giveaway Deborah! I love your resolution! Mine is to lose all of the weight i gained last year, which I plan on doing by cutting out the mindless snacking!

  16. Evan B says:

    I'm not pregnant but I'm a firm believer in a good breakfast (probably one of the reasons I want to own a bakery!) I wish I had an excuse like that to eat more though 🙂 ha

    This year I want to try to give more.. to the community and the people around me. I want to get more involved in charity work.

  17. mandy says:

    I am going to be more active, exercise and playing with my kids!

  18. Elaine says:

    More whole foods–fresh fruits and veggies (and frozen/canned). Using those whole foods to make more dinners and lunches at home!

  19. wholesomewomanhood says:

    I received a lot of books that teach how to be a more intentional wife and mom…not letting the little moments slip by without noticing. I'm looking forward to reading those and applying the lessons I learn.

    ~ Carrie ~

  20. Eagles17 says:

    I am going to start entertaining more because I feel like it's really important to keep friendships and show those people in your life how much you really care.

  21. ARLENE says:

    I'm eating fruit or pudding as my evening snack instead of lowfat bars or muffins or cookies.

  22. Eagles17 says:

    Just tweeted about the giveaway (@cupcakes_mmm): http://twitter.com/?status=Taste%20and%20Tell:%20Better%20Breakfast,%20Better%20You%20{and%20a%20GIVEAWAY!}:%20http://bit.ly/gmWGvY%20via%20%40addthis#!/cupcakes_mmm/status/19851230406778880. =)

  23. tracym2303 says:

    I'm going to try and be less negative. It gets us nowhere, so why bother with it.

  24. Allison says:

    Less processed foods. Just signed up for the CSA organic fruit/veggie delivery and I am going to try one new preparation each week to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into the weekly menu for my family.

  25. Allison says:

    Less processed foods. Just signed up for the CSA organic fruit/veggie delivery and I am going to try one new preparation each week to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into the weekly menu for my family.

  26. Megan says:

    I'm working on having a more positive internal dialogue and hoping it leads to more self confidence!

  27. Bert and Benton says:

    I'm going to do better at eating healthier snacks, reach for veggies and fruit instead of baked lays or crackers.

  28. Darla says:

    I am going to try and lose weight and exercise more.

  29. Mami2jcn says:

    In 2011 I plan to Zumba at least 3 times a week and keep a food journal.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  30. Kelly says:

    I am going to start walking for 1/2 hour every day.

  31. Stew and Lindsey Campbell says:

    I'm doing a good job exercising during pregnancy (here here on being pregnant during the holidays!), and want to stay fit when I have my baby in May and be back down to pre-pregnancy weight by December!

  32. syntexerror says:

    i'd like to start buying more locally grown foods – veggies, fruits, and meats! i like the idea of knowing where my food was grown, where my meat was raised, that it was treated right, etc.

  33. Kara says:

    I am making it a priority to exercise each day, usually in the morning, and to avoid processed foods!

  34. stacief says:

    I am going to try to be more outgoing…and get out of my shell!

  35. Mrsblocko says:

    I'm going to walk my daughter to school every day once the snow melts/temps are above freezing. Just get out and walk more in general. I got away from that this summer when it was unbearably hot. Why is it so much harder to restart a good habit than it is to break it!

  36. Janell says:

    I gotta take it easy on my sweets and remember that one serving is plenty!!

  37. Tiffany says:

    I am trying to cut out foods with HFCS and eat more healthy.

  38. Margaret says:

    Eat more protein and exercise regularly!

  39. Sook says:

    Thanks for this post! I am pregnant now and I've been eating kind of bad this month with the holidays and all and also because I was so sick for five months that I guess I just went crazy over food now that I feel much better… But your guidelines are so helpful. I am going to start eating healthier again. 🙂

  40. Claire says:

    Let's see…I'm going to try and be consistent with doing weights! I used to do this religiously during college. I think I missed maybe 3-4 Tues/Thurs the entire four years. THEN I started medical school…yeah, haven't been consistent since then. So, I'm going to try and be consistent with doing them 2x's a week…that is very doable!

  41. bonnie says:

    I am cutting back on everything, lol well that's not really gonna happen, but smaller portions and more excercise


  42. Jenny says:

    i plan on getting more sleep.

  43. Danelle says:

    This year I'm going to exercize at least one extra day a week, and eat more fruits and vegetables.

  44. Tasha says:

    Getting back into yoga. I think it is so beneficial for me, both mentally and physically, and I hate that I just quit (working out in general) once pregnancy began to wear me out so much. I miss it!

  45. Ann says:

    I'm going to try to cut out sugar, or a t least cut down on sugar! And more walking!

  46. suburban prep says:

    I am going to try to make a concerted effort to drink more water. I had kidney stone surgeries this year and well hydration is the biggest thing that needs to be attended to. I do not want to experience that pain again.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  47. LAMusing says:

    I need to add some form of regular exercise to my life – the kind I can maintain. I live on the beach, so I’m thinking walking the path along the shore for 30 minutes 5 days a week would be enjoyable and manageable. On rainy days I have an exercise machine thingy under the overhang – I'll do 15 minutes on it if the weather doesn't allow for a walk.

  48. Kelli says:

    I'm going to cut back on my sugar intake! I don't have much problem with this throughout the day; it's night time that does me in!

  49. katidyd says:

    I'm going to exercise 5 times a week, even if it's only 15 minutes. Every little bit will add up and I need to realize that with a 3 year old and a 9 month old 15 minutes is all I have sometimes. The sooner I get myself into the habit the sooner I will like it and like what it does for me!

  50. teresa says:

    great giveaway! i'm going to quit eating so late, that always seems to be when i eat the worst!

  51. Heather of Kitchen Concoctions says:

    Humm… there are several areas I would like to improve to make myself a better person this year. Some are be more active, read more books, spend more time with friends and family, and to slow down a little!

  52. Heather says:

    I'm going to find fun ways to be more active.
    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

  53. TZel says:

    I have to become more active. Plan on taking the bike out when the weather gets better…

    bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

  54. KPort207 says:

    I am going to stop drinking soda and drink only water.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  55. Julie says:

    What a super giveaway! I bought a book for my husband for Christmas that I'm hoping we can start following soon called The Belly Fat Cure. Hope it works!

  56. Woodbury Family says:

    I want to cut out all added sugar. If you check labels it is in EVERYTHING! I've done it before and it makes a huge difference.

  57. Jillian says:

    This year I'm going to cook wih more whole grains and whole foods for a better me!

  58. Traumajunky says:

    I am going to give up pop again and go back to drinking only water.

  59. Scott says:

    I look forward to bettering myself in the coming year. Not only will I lose weight for myself I will also be a better role model for my two kids. That is the best I can wish for in the new years.
    Scott Martin

  60. Craig and Jill says:

    I plan on finding more joy in each day. Walking farther and dropping diet coke.

  61. Smurfette79 says:

    I'm vowing to get back to the gym. I pay for a membership that I dont even use. The sad thing is im on my feet busting my keister at both of my jobs i work plus taking care of a house and two kids… when do i go to the gym? – Soon! I'll figure out a way. Gotta be healthy!

  62. ALW says:

    Less salt, less fat, more veggie in my diet (that means cooking more!)

  63. Monet says:

    What a great giveaway…and what great breakfast ideas. As for the next year? I hope to cut back on sodium and eat/make more whole grains. I hope you are having a lovely week. Thank you for always sharing such great eats AND giveaways with me.

  64. MCantu1019 says:

    I will be eating breakfast.

    MCantu1019 AT aol DOT com

  65. Stephanie says:

    fighting cancer right now and just out of treatment and isolation but need to find balance and ways to heal the body so would like to try yoga to better myself in the new year
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  66. Benny Williams says:

    One change I will make is to be healthier. I plan to eat healthier and lose weight! My strategy is to not overeat, but still eat the things I like. Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. Jenny Sunshine says:

    I gave up soda this past year- but I still kept my morning cup of coffee- My goal for this coming year is to phase out the coffee too (mostly to give up the cream that I love to put in it!).


    destressing my life a bit more- ok alot

  69. girlforgotten81 says:

    As soon as I heal from my c-section, I plan to work out more!

  70. sweepmom says:

    I am streamlining my workouts to make them more effective.

  71. idahomom says:

    I am going to stop having that drink every night.

  72. saphyress says:

    I am getting back into a fitness routine, 2010 I was taking care of a sick family member and my routine suffered

  73. Amanda - RunToTheFinish says:

    This year I am going to focus on everyday moments for happiness rather than big events

  74. mamadana says:

    I am newly pregnant and vow to be more active and eat better this pregnancy. I would like to workout at least 4 days a week too.

  75. peg42 says:

    I'm planning on eating healthier and trying to loose about 20 lbs. Thanks so much.

  76. Deedles says:

    I plan on exercising more often.

  77. ihaveabackbone says:

    I'm planning on setting goals. It may be funny to list "setting goals" as a goal, but I usually just live in the moment, so my goal is to have specific goals.

  78. dn6511 says:

    Eat better and exercise more

  79. buzzd says:

    I plan to eat more fruits and vegetables

  80. Phyllis says:

    Going to get back to walking all that I can this year.

  81. Jeni says:

    i'm going to stop drinking soda and drink more water and milk and try to tone my body

  82. M.A. says:

    Am going to increase the amount of veggies in my diet —and decrease the amount of meat.

  83. Kelly says:

    I am going to stick with eating healthy and exercising daily, but I'm going to increase the time and intensity of my workouts.

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

  84. sarah says:

    I will choose to get off my butt more. I plan to exercise more by using the treadmill whenever i watch tv.

  85. Bonnie says:

    I am adding more protein to my breakfast meal

  86. Lisa says:

    I have GOT to start exercising!

  87. Mysharona says:

    I joined a running group.

    1agordon at live.com

  88. snowluvnferret says:

    I'm going to tackle 2011 head on! No more making excuses to eat right and exercise. Eating better, taking my vitamins and taking care of myself spiritually too. I'm a new Christian so I'm just now learning the Bible and growing in Christ.

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

  89. ohkeeka says:

    My goal for the new year is to eat fewer empty calories and more nutrient-dense foods. Lots of fruits, veggies, and nuts!

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

  90. susan1215 says:

    I plan on walking more and eating more fruits and vegetables and less sugar and junk food

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  91. Janice says:

    I am cutting back on carbs as I am now diabetic.

  92. kat says:

    I'm getting back to the gym, no more lazy mornings in bed 7 days a week!

  93. Dawn says:

    I really want to work on thinking positive and letting the negative thoughts go. Easier said then done but I'm going to practice this and not give up. It can only make for a better 2011 🙂

  94. naturegirl says:

    I am going to make sure that I get some form of exercise every day, preferably long, brisk walks.

  95. Bacallsmom says:

    I recently joined an exercise program at work that pays for pedometer steps, workouts, etc. That should give me added motivation to exercise throughout the year.

    bbentry [at] aol [dot] com

  96. rewcath says:

    The one change I am making is to eat healthier especially at breakfast, I am eating more whole wheat and fresh fruits

  97. kdkdkd says:

    I plan to cook more from scratch and eat more whole/organic foods, need to get my system clean and healthy

  98. ranya112 says:

    I going to try to eat more veggies.

    iridia718 at gmail dot com

  99. Melly says:

    less Starbucks, my blood pressure and pocket book with love me for it.

  100. Felicia K. says:

    For 2011, I'm planning to quit smoking AND drinking pop. Wish me luck because I'm so going to need it!

  101. Terri. says:

    I am going to work on portion control and adding more veggies to my diet

  102. JC says:

    I plan to do more yoga and jogging
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  103. grace says:

    no more eating at the computer. i honestly do most of my noshing there (poor, poor laptop), so that should have a huge impact on my intake!

  104. Smarti says:

    i plan to stay away from negative people
    rmartinclarke @ gmail.com

  105. Amy says:

    My kids love pasta and noodles! I'm swtiching to whole grain pasta and buck wheat noodles!!! Small change, but hopefully and better alternative!

  106. Jeanentt says:

    I am resolving to bump my thirty minutes of exercise to an hour!

  107. 4Sisters says:

    Making smarter snack choices!

  108. Just call me "B" says:

    I run. So, my plan for 2011 is to work on incorporating running and other workouts. We'll see how it goes 🙂

    scottorbsmith at gmail dot com

  109. Ellie says:

    I am going to try to quit smoking. Again.

  110. clc408 says:

    I'll be making better food choices and promise not to eat anything after dinner.

  111. Tina12312 says:

    We will be doing more renovations on our home and getting exercise in the process, win/win 🙂 Thank you!

  112. Jeanentt says:

    I'm going to extend my work out from thirty minutes to an hour!

  113. Courtney says:

    I am determined to exercise more. Last year I started eating healthier so no I need to tone up.

    hebert024 at aol dotcom

  114. Peace Love and Pets says:

    I already started, I am 4 weeks smoke free

  115. Kelly Massman says:

    I’m planning on trying to eat less fat and exercising more!! Thanks!

    I could buy more healthy fruits and veggies with $100…

  116. *~Dani~* says:

    I am going to increase the amount of walking I do, which shouldnt be hard considering it is next to zero now!

  117. meeyeehere says:

    I am gonna start eating more veggies! Already started this week! Just adding extra servings in with my meals.

  118. In Krista's Kitchen says:

    I want to try to cut down on french fries that aren't home made. The level of acrylamide in french fries is frightening, so I want to only eat french fries that I bake at home.

  119. floating says:

    this year i am going to have smaller portions and drink more water. I think it help help me feel better and look better

  120. Kristen says:

    I'm planning to exercise more and drink less sugary drinks.

  121. Brown Family says:

    One of my goals is to try and savor and enjoy life's little moments each day whether it is why the children, hubby, something in nature, religious, etc… Whatever it maybe I need to slow down; life is too short to rush right through everything.

  122. Anna Resnik Pickelsimer says:

    Need to play more with the kids and less with the computer. 🙂

  123. Tabathia says:

    I plan on walking daily, cutting out pork and sodas and start exercising
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  124. ohstac says:

    I need to exercise more consistently so I am going to try to walk 10,000 steps per day.

  125. pickledseeds says:

    I'm going to exercise at least 5 times a week.

    ksgillmore at yahoo dot com

  126. Tracy R says:

    I am going to reduce my late night snacking.

  127. jillyrh says:

    I plan on exercising daily for better health. Even if it's only for 20-30 minutes.

  128. jillyrh says:



  129. hale2005 says:

    I am going to lose weight and get into shape this year.


  130. hale2005 says:

    I have retweeted.



  131. Dove056 says:

    I'm trying to quit smoking for good this year. I cut down quite a bit this past year but ended up buying a pack here and there when things weren't going so well. I've stocked up on nicotine gum and so I should be good to go if all goes well.
    Dove056 at aol dot com

  132. betsy says:

    I am going to eat more more fruit, vegis and whole grains.

    betsy_349 at hotmail dot com

  133. Natalie says:

    i'm going to relax more and stress less 🙂

  134. Margo says:

    I am going to continue to cook and bake fabulous foods and desserts, but I am going to limit myself on eating them, so I can lose weight. But I won't give up the foodie in me, so I will share more than I indulge. It is a win-win situation for everyone!

  135. The Sunshyn says:

    Now that I've cut my pain medications I intend to gradually work up my daily exercises this year.
    chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

  136. The Sunshyn says:

    I tweeted about this
    chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

  137. Beth says:

    No more sugar in my tea or on my breakfast cereal.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  138. bdiane34 says:

    I need to get more sleep this year, stayed up too late last year.

  139. nape says:

    When I think of an exercise regimen, I usually think it's time for a nap. However, this week I'm having extensive back surgery. I vow to follow the directions of the physical therapist, because it's crucial now for me to regain strength and stamina.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  140. Katrina says:

    I watch way too much tv…I want to start watching way less and spending more time with my daughter.

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  141. marybug2 says:

    I plan on eating a good breakfast and doing some walking.

  142. ellie says:

    I plan on cutting out junk food. well most of it, anyway, and stop drinking soda as much in 2011.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  143. Amber says:

    I plan on eating healthier this year and exercising more also. Thanks!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  144. Janna @ Feed Your Pig says:

    I would stock up on jimmy dean light griddlers!
    Thanks so much!
    Janna Johnson

  145. sweetsue says:

    One change I have decided on is to eat at least 3 servings of fruit a day.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  146. Jennifer M says:

    I'm aiming to take the kids for 2+ mile walks in the neighborhood at least 4 times a week. That gets me off my rear end and gets the kids out for fresh air.

  147. pestkaj says:

    I plan to make small changes through the year, like eating more veggies and moving more.


  148. JC says:

    Be less of a gossip!

  149. Mary Burn says:

    I want to exercise more by getting out of the house. Perhaps give up some of my "sweets".

  150. Lorie says:

    More sleep!! I need it and I know that it will help with all of my other fitness goals!!

  151. Callie says:

    My new resolution is to up my trips to the gym from 2 a week to 3 times a week. And to hold myself to "making up" missed gym trips with videos at home.


  152. dawniawnie says:

    I've been pretty good about exercising 2 days a week. My goal is to do 3 days most weeks this year. And be more aware of what I'm eating, consistently.

  153. mmburdette22 says:

    I have resolved to actually eat breakfast in the morning. Usually I just run out of the house and don’t even think about it. So by mid-morning, I am starving and I have to go the vending machine to get something to snack on. So by eating a healthy breakfast every day, I should be able to curb all of the snacking that I do.

  154. Susan says:

    Do P90X at 4:45 AM!

  155. Susan E. says:

    I am setting aside 15 minutes daily for deep breathing and relaxation
    exercises. I've found that when I feel less stressed, it's easier to meet my other goals, both health and otherwise.

    dogsrock at insightbb dot com

  156. msrodeobrat says:

    im going to stop eating so much junk food
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

  157. wigget says:

    i will try to buy less sugary processed foods

  158. Carrie says:

    I'm going to exercise more often and complete more of the tasks on my list!

  159. Debbie says:

    I've set monthly goals that include exercise, cleaning my house(!), and reading. Hopefully I can reach those goals and that will definitely help me improve.

  160. tamiv says:

    I've made a commitment to spend more time with my Mom and Enjoy it!

  161. KPage says:

    More gym time, more water, less snacking.

  162. Toystory says:

    I am exercising more.

  163. luckycat1818 says:

    I am going to try to go to bed earlier this year. I am a night owl so this is very hard for me, but I think I would feel better and be happier if I got more sleep.


  164. vickdn says:

    I plan to drink more water and get to the gym more often.

  165. Amie says:

    I do want to walk more…it's the only exercise I enjoy. amiedanny@msn.com

  166. wizardewu says:

    I will be more physically active.
    eugeniewu (at) gmail (dot) com

  167. Howell says:

    I will make sure to stay hydrated when I exercise.
    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

  168. KaHolly says:

    I am going to try to be more physically active, esp. during the winter months. I notice as I age, I have less stamina. I always need to drink more water!!

  169. Jennifer says:

    I'm going to recommit to walking and jogging for exercise.

  170. Megan says:

    I'm gonna try to leave the wine alone. I dont need a glass of wine (or 3-4) every weekend night. AND I went back to my volunteer position at the gym so I can have my free membership back. Now to use it!!!

  171. Scott K says:

    I'm working to maintain my weight loss and build some muscle mass.

  172. caroline says:

    I'm going to try to eat better and exercise more because I really need to lose weight.

  173. My Crazy Family says:

    Eating more fruit and working out.

  174. malleycc says:

    One change I am making is filling half the plate with fruit or veggies and the other half – half with protein and half with carbs.

  175. momof2girls says:

    I am going to stress way less. This mean to choose my battles. It's great advice.


  176. Tiffany @ Lattes And Life says:

    Hi stranger!!! 😉

    My big change isn't really a change….more of a continuation from last year. But I intend to lose the last of the baby weight this year. I thought last year would be the year…I came about half way, so that's not terrible. But this year? THIS YEAR will be THE year!!!

  177. crystalf says:

    I plan to work out regularly. Our local Y opens later this month and we want to spend as much time there as possible. Thank you!

  178. In Krista's Kitchen says:

    My change is a continuation of what I've been doing for the last three months. I have been cutting down on eating out and increasing and diversifying what I'm making at home! AND I'm eating my leftovers instead of tossing them.

  179. Jenny says:

    Hoping to drink more water and eat breakfast everyday not just when I remember too ;D

  180. clynsg says:

    I am really trying to stick with healthy snacks despite my sweet tooth.

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

  181. cimorene5 says:

    I am going to be exercising on a regular basis! We just got a gym at work, so there's no excuse not to use it! I feel you on the baby weight– just had my first in November and I'm determined to lose this weight.

  182. swoodsonshoeclips says:

    i'm going to drink more water and walk my dog daily! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  183. Georgia says:

    I am starting an exercise program for sure this year.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  184. Georgia says:

    Tweeted here too


    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  185. jakiesmom says:

    i am making sure i eat veggies with at least 2 meals..i can't just rely on vitamins anymore and i also am going to work to improve my good cholesterol level
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  186. Kathleen says:

    I plan on drinking more water and eating at least the recommended amount of vegetables daily.


  187. Timbo says:

    The ONE thing I plan to do to better myself is to make time for myself to do the projects I have been meaning to do for quite a while 🙂 Y'know, Me-Time 🙂

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    sales4545 at gmail dot com

  188. Timbo says:

    I just tweeted this giveaway here 😀


    Please feel free to contact me at:

    sales4545 at gmail dot com

  189. Donna says:

    I am going to eat less fast food!


  190. Jolene says:

    i plan on starting to run again!

  191. mickeyfan says:

    I don't deal well with "thou shall nots" so instead, I'll focus on doing good things for me: add more fruits/veg/whole grains and cut back on portion sizes.

  192. Stacey says:

    I'm afraid to visit my doctor since he told me last year I needed to exercise more! So, I am going to try to incorporate more fitness in my life – starting with this – I can certainly give up a few minutes a day

  193. ape2016 says:

    I am absolutely going to start exercising again- standing while eating doesn't count anymore.

  194. Wander says:

    Stop eating whatever I want.
    Get up off my booty and move it!

  195. Carolyn says:

    I am going to get more sleep.

  196. Keersten says:

    I am ready The 4 Hour Body and plan to give it a go this year. Cross your fingers for me. How long can you still call it baby weight? If my baby is over a year old, does it just turn into fat???

  197. Erin from Long Island says:

    I plan on sleeping more, continuing to run 6 days a week, and getting better weight training done!

  198. Becca says:

    The biggest change I have made this year is cutting back on sugar. I am losing some weight and love not craving it anymore, thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

  199. Angel Jacklyn says:


  200. Angel Jacklyn says:

    2nd ENTRY TWEET twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/24541673396637696 kytah00@yahoo.com

  201. nhmoose99 says:

    My better start is discovering myfitnesspal.com – I am using to track my calories ( have done WW before)

    nhmoose99 at yahoo dot com

  202. Henria O. says:

    I'll try to eat organic (the healthy choice) as much as possible!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  203. Nancy says:

    My plans for 2011 are to try and cut back on as much processed food and sugar as I can for a healthier lifestyle.

  204. carma says:

    I'm applying to go back to school to get another degree

  205. Kacie says:

    I am drinking more water this year.

  206. Val says:

    I am eating less processed foods and more real foods!

  207. ktgonyea says:

    I'm going to promise to eat breakfast EVERY day !!

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

  208. Elizabeth says:

    I am making more meals at home- cheaper and healthier!

  209. Shel says:

    Instead of resolutions, I've decided that every year I'm going to learn something new. I always felt weird that I didn't know how to swim so this year I signed up for swimming lessons at our local community college. Not only will I learn a new skill, I'm hoping to get healthier with some much-needed exercise.

    My classes start in February and I'm looking forward to feeling more fit and actually being able to swim by summer!

    shel704 at aol dot com

  210. pjgirl74 says:

    I am adding jogging into my daily walking routine slowly and loving it! Thanks!
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

  211. Cathy says:

    Have been getting back into going to the gym 3-5 days a week

  212. Dining In, LLC says:

    I am going to get my personal training certification so that I can use those skills to help me and my husband get in better shape! I am also focusing on making healthy and balanced meals each day! I feel really mostivated to be successful!

  213. Lisa says:

    I intend to exercise at least 1 hour each day.

  214. Elizabeth says:

    I've been losing weight since August, but I'm going to start adding more exercise in,

  215. sstormon says:

    I'm going to start weight training to make up for muscle lost when I was sick last year. I'm also going to eat at least on piece of fruit a day.

  216. Melissa says:

    My husband and I have decided not to eat ANY fast food for 1 year. We've sat down and defined what is "fast food" and what alternatives we are going to take to avoid it. I'm excited for the healthy challenge.

  217. Melissa says:

    I shared this giveaway on my blog. http://www.mealsbymel.blogspot.com.


  218. Joyce says:

    Not my choice, but 7 years ago my husband and I divorced. I have gained 30 lbs since then and would love to get them off and then some. I have started cutting back on sweets and soft drinks and amping up the water consumption and lost 3 lbs so far this year. I began volunteering at several different agencies in order to get me out of the house and back into life. I would buy an exercise bike with the wonderful gift card to help me get a few more pounds off.

  219. Megs says:

    I am trying to walk two times a week and drink more water. This may not seem like a lot but trust me, it's big for me!

  220. vmkids says:

    Think I am going to try to do my gazelle so I can walk the dust off of it

  221. sharonjo says:

    I quit smoking–Yay!! I'm actually at 4 months tomorrow, but I'm determined to never light up again.

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  222. eclairre says:

    I'm making a conscious decision to stop picking at my face. No more "just this once"s or "only whiteheads". (tmi? maybe.) IM GOING COLD TURKEY! lol.

  223. Margaux says:

    I'm going to try to drink more water and cut down on diet soda intake, which I'm addicted to!

  224. abitnerdy says:

    Simply put: TO COOK MORE, meaning I eat out less, save more, AND pick up new hopefully good cooking skills. lol*

    Also to drink a big glass of water before bed every night.

    Thank you for the breakfast tips, I'm going to have to look into the yogurt I eat every morning, I always forget to factor in the sugar. Am also going to invest in steel cut oats now, I tried it once, but stopped because of the cooking time.

  225. abitnerdy says:

    Simply put: TO COOK MORE, meaning I eat out less, save more, AND pick up new hopefully good cooking skills. lol*

    Also to drink a big glass of water before bed every night.

    Thank you for the breakfast tips, I'm going to have to look into the yogurt I eat every morning, I always forget to factor in the sugar. Am also going to invest in steel cut oats now, I tried it once, but stopped because of the cooking time.

  226. Cheryl says:

    One thing that I have vowed to change and make a better me, this year, is to chill out. I am so uptight and a worrier. So this year it is all about controlling my stress level and making sure to take time for me. It would be so nice to have $100 to just spend on me, for once.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter.

  227. Lynn says:

    I'm going to eat a healthier breakfast every morning to keep me full until lunchtime.

    rawrms (at) gmail (dot) com

  228. bukaeyes says:

    So far in 2011, I have replaced high saturated fat with healthy fats that are found in fish and nuts. We also are eating more fresh organic fruits and vegetables
    bukaeyes at aol dot com

  229. Dee says:

    I am hoping to get more rest – at least 7 hours a night 5 nights a week! I don't sleep enough and that's not good :/ ahh!

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  230. Tammigirl says:

    This year I want to stop eating when I'm full. I have morphed into a person who keeps eating, just because food tastes good. Bad, very bad.

  231. busiemommie says:

    I am planning to eat less sweets, drink more water, and get back to a consistent exercise routine.

  232. slehan says:

    I will swim 3 times a week and try to walk as much as possible.
    Thanks for the contest.

  233. ms-texas says:

    i am trying hard to walk on my treadmill regularly


  234. ms-texas says:

    i tweeted here:



  235. Sarafan2 says:

    Taking better care of myself including eating healthier, walking daily andexcercising whenever I can.


  236. katklaw777 says:

    I am going to eat more fruits and veggies…organic if possible.
    I am adding a fruit and vegetable to each meal and fruit for an afternoon snack. I want to encourage my whole family by setting an example. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  237. Natalie says:

    This year I'm trying to say NO more so that I don't overly fill my plate, so to speak, which leads to a grumpy natalie!! 🙂

  238. bikeohio says:

    I am eating breakfast more often!

  239. Kerry says:

    I am going to walk more miles on the treadmill this year.

  240. Nita says:

    I am going to get moving and stop being so sedentary.

  241. Jayne says:

    I'm increasing my exercise routine. Hope it helps me!

  242. marcia goss says:

    I'm trying to get outside more and walk.

  243. Jen says:

    I'm trying to eat less sugar and drink more water. Also trying to eat more real food and less of the processed stuff.

  244. Rhondi says:

    Eating less processed foods, eat a healthful breakfast every morning, take a multivitamin, take walks with my kids on weekends

  245. rebelmom says:

    Ia m trying to control portions, drink lots of water and eat plenty fo fruits and veggies…i would love to say I can sneak a nap in to…but that just doesn't happen.

  246. Karina says:

    i'm planning on drinking much more water

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

  247. Jayne Martin says:

    I'll be drinking more water, cutting back on sugar and wakling more.


  248. Eileen says:

    I know a better breakfast can make a better day for me…I usually ditch it all together or eat so late that it messes up my eating schedule and metabolism. To better help this, I need to eat MORE throughout the day, Healthy foods…starting with breakfast. I know the "starve" is not good and the whole DIET thing I am SO tired of. With kids in school I don't worry about feeding myself "normal" anymore until dinner. I'd like to get to a point this year that I can be on track, eat like a normal woman again…where food is just FOOD and not an enemy, enjoy it and let be a tool to improve my rotten health. After that, I can work on getting my MOVE on again and stop being a couch slouch. Having chronic illness doesn't mean you should stop working on yourself just because you have been "dealt" a rotten hand…it means you have to work harder and better at keeping healthy!
    Hope I can put these better choices into ACTION!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  249. Eileen says:

    tweeted this!



    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  250. Zemzemma says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway.


  251. Angela says:

    I am going to try and focus more on the big picture. Stop stressing small stuff.

  252. dawns41 says:

    A change I made is to stay positive this year and eat more healthy.

  253. Chip says:

    One huge change that I have made is to exercise. After feeling like a slug for way too long, I have got my act together. Already starting to feel better.

  254. teressm says:

    I'm going to learn how to take care of me, which means prepare a healthy breakfast every morning, not just think about it. Just do it!!

  255. Amanda says:

    I plan to buy more fresh produce, and cook healthier meals this year! My family deserves it!

  256. Frieda says:

    A change I need to do is exercise. Can't have a food blog without exercise, can you?

  257. Pettitt Family says:

    Cutting my eating-out drastically. It's a waste of money AND ruins my waist! It's a bad habit especially with kids.

  258. Deb says:

    After years of resolving to simply eat less to try to lose weight (and never being successful), this year I changed my resolution to add to my diet; specifically more fiber. I know I don’t get enough fiber in my diet, so I’m adding high fiber foods to each meal. It is much easier to keep this resolution, and I actually do feel better physically.

  259. Sandyhere says:

    I have cut the simple sugars from my diet. I have incorporated some other changes but cutting the sugar has increased my energy levels, No more highs and lows on the insulin scale.

  260. Sandyhere says:

    I tweeted:


    all_honey_here at yahoo dot com

  261. Shana says:

    I started volunteering!

  262. dadivastreet says:

    My goal is to walk 10,000 steps per day and make healthier food choices. DaDivaStar69@gmail.com

  263. pattycake says:

    I want to exercise more

  264. deb126 says:

    I will get back to walking on regular basis just like I did last year, I walked 3-5 miles everyday but due to some other personal issues have been delayed getting back to walking until now so I've vowed to begin my routine of walking and exercising at least 3-4 days a week and slowly getting back to daily, with full intent to lose the extra lbs I picked up from lack of exercise & walking, Thanks for the great giveaway

  265. shelley says:

    I plan on cooking healthier meals for my family!

    shelleymikey at gmail dot com

  266. Erica C. says:

    This year, I'm trying to drink more water.

  267. Helen says:

    2011 is going to be my year! I am doing Weight Watchers and am making a serious effort to go to the gym at least three times a week. I refuse to dwell in my unhappiness with my body anymore.

  268. Chisum Crew says:

    I'm training for my first 5K. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  269. Debbie C says:

    I will be trying to replace some favorite food items with better choices. Jimmy Dean D-lights is one thing I'll be trying.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail com

  270. Suzi says:

    I plan on eating more fruits and veggies and less Diet Coke. 🙂

  271. Laura says:

    I am going to exercise more

  272. Laura says:

    I went to the official rules and used the form for an alternate form of entry

  273. Susan C. says:

    I gave up soda and am drinking more water. I thought it would be difficult, but so far so good!

  274. Jenn S. says:

    I am going to make the initiative to drink more water and consume less sugar this year.

    jas8929 at gmail dot com

  275. angie lilly says:

    One thing I am doing this year is adding at least one serving of FRESH fruit to my diet every day…not canned or frozen…FRESH!
    14earth at gmail dot com

  276. angie lilly says:

    I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/31056565121327104
    14earth at gmail dot com

  277. the Crave to Save says:

    I joined weight watchers late last year and I am continuing on the program. Just trying to lose the baby weight 🙂

    gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

  278. Scott says:

    gradually transferring all my pantry items from traditional to organic/whole food based!
    nynekats at gmail dot com

  279. shiloh says:

    I am determined to stress less by forgiving quickly, this will improve my overall health.

    spiersrp at gmail dot com

  280. Melanie says:

    My plan for 2011 is to get outside and walk more.

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

  281. Julieh says:

    I plan to eat fresh foods (fruit, veggies, lean meats) instead of processed and fast foods. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

  282. GoldenOrchard says:

    Doing more yoga and eating more fruit and less junk


  283. dhunt says:

    Would love to win!!

  284. Barbara says:

    My plan is to be more disciplined in doing strength exercises with light weights. I bought a mat to do them on, so now I have no excuses.


  285. Lexiquin says:

    well, here it is one month into the New Year and I haven't made much progres with the one thing I had resolved to do–which was to spend less time on the computer. The way that would help better me is by freeing up my time to invest in something more productive (either cleaning up around the house) or by exercising (I'd like to walk more regularly). The pull of the Internet is strong; afterall, how would I know about great opportunities like this if I wasn't on the computer?!? Thanks for the giveaway.

  286. Suz says:

    I am eating less than 100 g of carbs per day.

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

  287. kygirl says:

    One change to make a better me is to quit smoking.

  288. Tammy says:

    I am drinking more water!

  289. mrssquigg says:

    I am stopping smoking and eating much better. Next on my agenda is to start a workout routine.

    mrssquigg @ gmail.com

  290. latishajean says:

    I want to walk more and eat better more veggies! I also want to drink more water!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  291. paula michele says:

    I'm trying to cut out most of my caffeine.


  292. annmuth says:

    I'm goin to relax more

  293. pauline15 says:

    My kids and I are trying to eat healthier. I decided to get them involved and it's worked great! I let them scoure the internet for recipes, they send me a shopping list for items we don't have available and put it together when I get home. It's been great so far!
    pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

  294. pauline15 says:

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/pauline15/status/31526892330819584
    pauline15_01 at htomail dot com

  295. hendy says:

    I think paying attention to your mental health is a big part of living a healthy lifestyle so I plan to spend more time with my family and live happier.
    hendymartin1 AT yahoo DOT com

  296. rhonjerm says:

    Get at least an hour more of exercise a week for the first 2 months & continue to increase by an hour or 30 minutes more every 2 months after that, Eat more dairy, fruits, veg, & fiber foods!


  297. rhonjerm says:

    GFC follower!
    Rhonda C.


  298. Claire says:

    I am planning on walking a lot more. In addition to being good exercise it really clears my mind and helps with my creativity 🙂

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

  299. jzagarjr says:

    I'm going to drink less Coke and more water

  300. Kitty Cardero says:

    The change I am making is no more soda and lots more water.

  301. sksweeps says:

    My first change for the new year has been to work on having a good breakfast every day. I've been having oatmeal and raisins – I love your suggestion of adding nuts to it for the protein! Thanks!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

  302. Carolsue says:

    The one big change I am making is to make sure everyone WALKS a lot more. Parking further away, for instance, forces me to walk more!
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

  303. Carolsue says:

    I posted this giveaway on my Blog
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

  304. momznite says:

    One change I am making is switching to whole grain products.

  305. Jinxy and Me says:

    I am walking my new dog for an hour every day!

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

  306. kakihara says:

    I only eat breakfast on the weekend–it's not good for me and it's not a good example for my children–so I'm trying to eat breakfast everyday.

  307. EmmaPeel says:

    To try to be a more caring and kinder person than I already am

  308. Its Just Me says:

    I am going to eat more fruits and veggies

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  309. JD says:

    walking at least 3 miles a day

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

  310. Jennifer R says:

    I am making it a priority to get more sleep this year.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  311. Ardy22 says:

    I plan on eating less fatty foods
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  312. chlorinebrain says:

    I plan on eating more fresh fruits & veggies!

    chlorinebrain at sbcglobal dot net

  313. Robin T says:

    I plan on exercising 3 times a week

  314. Colengal says:

    I am making it a goal to exercise more. even if it is as simple as running up the stairs when I do chores or dancing while I make dinner. Every bit counts

  315. miriama says:

    More sleep, less diet cola and less greasy foods.

  316. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I am embarking on a sustainable exercise plan.

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  317. carolpie says:

    I am continuing to exercsie every day and also to stick to my low inflammation diet and I like the changes I see-both weighing less, more energy, look younger and sleep better.
    spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol.

  318. Emily N. says:

    I’m going to eat more vegetables and fewer starches.

  319. Melissa O. says:

    I'm doing my best to make it to the gym 5x per week rather than my typical 3.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  320. Betty C says:

    I had good intentions last year but didn't follow through. This year I'm going to lose enough weight to actually start feeling better.

  321. Catharine says:

    I am getting some form of exercise every day.

    ceriehl at gmail dot com

  322. js22 says:

    I'm trying to get more exercise in 2011 and to eat healthier too.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

  323. 07violet says:

    exercising more

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

  324. penguin28 says:

    I am going to try and get at least 7 hours of restful sleep every night.


  325. Melinda says:

    We are trading in our ice cream for fruit smoothies:

    Fruit + ice + skim milk + yogurt (optional) = smoothie deliciousness!

    Healthy and tasty

  326. Artistic Cook says:

    I'm going to ride our recumbent bike 3 times a week. Make that purchase worth the money.

    artisticbaker at gmail dot com

  327. Blue Girl says:

    we are trying to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and not as many canned veggies

    bluegirl1423 at gmail dot com

  328. ShoppingChic2 says:

    Drink more water in 2011. This is my goal for a healthier life.

    shoppingchic2 at gmail dot com

  329. Anne says:

    My change to make a better me is to eat more vegetables, and I'm trying to make them local, seasonal vegetables too.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  330. Carol W. says:

    I plan to increase the intensity of my gym workouts.


  331. elango says:

    I have been eating more veggies lately and having more reasonable portions of the main course at dinner. I am also exercising more which will get easier once the weather gets better

  332. Barbarawr says:

    I’m going to live healthier this year – not fanatically healthier because I won’t stick to it, but I’m going to try to do a little more each day to be healthy.

    Email address is in blogger profile

  333. Barbarawr says:

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/31836781116653568

    Email address is in blogger profile

  334. ~dab says:

    One change I'm making is reading food labels so I make informed choices! I'm making lots of others too, but you asked for one 🙂

  335. Atreau says:

    I'm going to curb my snacking!

  336. Auriette says:

    I have cut back on soda already, and I am being diligent about reducing my caloric intake.

  337. mail4rosey says:

    I was going days without water and I made a commitment to myself to drink the required amounts of daily water in this new year. So far, so good, but what should be seemingly easy, is really a bit of a self-battle!


  338. lisaray says:

    Make sure that I am not eating out of boredom or depressions (It was an emotionally draining year.)

  339. caseycolette says:

    I love that the girl said drinking more water. i def have that problem. I LOVE Jimmy Dean! YUM!! *slurps*
    I'm trying so hard to lose this after-baby weight… shes 8 mo old and I've lost 15 lbs and I have 15 more to go! its a daily struggle to make healthy choices and be active. Hard to make enough time in the day, to take care of the baby and get my other little one to (and from) school, plus take care of myself, 2 dogs, the husband the house, but somehow I manage. (Moms do it everyday, but noone tells you how HARD it is! one was easy, two kids, totally diff! Lordy if I had more! ) Lord, grant me the serenity to not freak out over every little tiny mess. My resolution is to lose this weight!~
    I am eating healthier and trying hard! .. Wish me luck!!! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *