Saturday, November 24, 2012

Contest Winner & New Contest!

to Karen K.!

Karen, you've just won a copy of Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, by Anne Rice. I sincerely hope you enjoy the book.

New Giveaway

Last week I shared two new (to me) treats to keep me on the path of eating well despite all the temptations that surround us this time of year.

I spoke about planning "cheats" into your healthy lifestyle, such as my favorite, dark chocolate, because no eating plan will work if you aren't enjoying it.

Now I'd like to hear from you.

Do you have a favorite guilt-free product you enjoy? Something you consider a treat for the taste-buds but don't have to feel terrible about eating (or drinking) afterwards?It could be a short recipe of your own or just point us at a product you love. I'll pick one winner from among those who leave a comment,  to win GOD HAS A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE: THE MYTH OF THE MODERN MESSAGE, by Ray Comfort.

DOES God have a wonderful plan for your life? According to His perfect plan, yes. According to what OUR idea of wonderful is, maybe not. This is a provocative, thoughtful little book that I think you'll really appreciate. I'm a fan of Ray Comfort's but I recently found that I'd bought two copies of this book by accident, so I have a brand new one to give away to one of YOU.

Leave a comment and share a favorite healthy treat. It could be something you make yourself or just grab from the shelf of a grocery or natural foods store.

When you leave a comment, include your email address so I can contact you if you win, like this: Linore(at)linoreburkard(dot)com.

I look forward to what you'll share! We all need some great ideas to help us not to pack on pounds at the upcoming holiday gatherings. 
Thanks, and Warmest Blessings,

Linore  (Click here to see some regency-era illustrations such as those below. Scroll past the calendar of events)

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chaplaindebbie said...

congrats to Karen!!!

Hmmm...guilt free treat? For my husband, that would be celery with a bit of peanut butter. For me? Guilt free? Not sure about that. I usually just try to eat in moderation. I may have a couple of chocolate chip cookies, or some popcorn....never going overboard. Sometimes, I keep those miniature candy bars handy, for those days when I MUST have chocolate. :)

Linore Burkard said...

Celery and peanut butter works for me-- an oldie but goodie. You, Debbie, sound like a natural Skinny person. :)
Thanks for the suggestions!

chaplaindebbie said...

Well, I always had great metabolism growing up. Once I hit 30, it started slowing down. I have to watch my weight a bit, but not too much, thank God. Two of my kids took after me, but our oldest was not so lucky. She has struggled with weight issues a lot, just like her dad. But, since his stroke, Jack has lost a lot of weight and I intend to make sure he never gains it back. :)

Linore Burkard said...

Yes, it's a nasty surprise when our bodies change that way, isn't it? I didn't really notice the slowing down until I had my 5th child--it took much longer for me to lose the weight. And I don't ever want to put it back, either. :)

Pat Cochran said...

My guilt free treat is frozen grapes.
Yummy! And you can have more than just
a handful!

Pat Cochran

Linore Burkard said...

Hey, I haven't thought of that one in awhile, Pat. Good idea! I've also read that covering frozen banana slices in dark chocolate and then freezing tastes great--and less calories than ice cream as long as you don't go overboard. Thanks for sharing. (And thanks again for the book order!)