Support + Free Chocolate

I mentioned on Sunday that there would be two giveaways this week.  A wonderful, calorie friendly, chocolatey treat could be yours.  Open to all North American readers!….full details at end of this post.

Once again, the support from out blogging community has really amazed me.  I got so many wonderful comments yesterday, some actually made me tear up.  I really can’t thank you all enough.  I know that I will get there eventually and I know that I really run the half and be proud of the fact that I completed it, regardless of my time.  I got home last, organized the kitchen, cooked us a decent supper and relaxed.  It was nice.  I had time to think about what I want and what I’m going to do to make that happen.  I also had time to think about how I can better organize my life so that I’m not so stressed.  Obviously, it can happen I just need to fine tune my schedule a bit. 😉

Supper was a pasta dish.  Whole wheat penne tossed in pasta sauce with crumbled Italian sausage, broccoli & onions.  Sprinkled with shredded cheese.

Served with a fun POM Spritizer.

This & That
1.  The Prairie Natural’s protein powder giveaway is still open.  It does close tomorrow at Noon, so make sure you enter soon!

2.  We’ve officially registered for this year’s Relay For Life.  My thoughts on this fundraiser can be found in this post.   It would be greatly appreciated if you could please take a moment to check it out and answer my question about the raffle. Thanks!

3.  We’ve decided to hold off on the Old Orchard Beach trip and instead focus on renovating the house. Vacation time is still booked so we’re thinking about going away some place closer to home. Maybe PEI or Cape Breton.  I am kind of disappointed but it’s the best decision because I do want this house to feel like a home and the only way to that is to sink money into it.

The Giveaway
Remember this delicious looking dessert?  A Deep Chocolate Vitatop. SOOOO good!  I’m sure you’d be interested in trying some right??!!

Well I’m going to make it really easy by giving away a 12 pack!

The folks from Vitalicious wanted me to pass along to my readers that the Deep Chocolate VitaTops (12-pack) are now available at Costco in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI) They are on sale now but will be gone in 4 to 6 weeks, so scoop them up while you can!

Ca-DeepChoco-12-VitaTop-Freezer-box-Costco-SMWith no preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind, Deep Chocolate VitaTops provide all the flavor of freshly baked muffins without all of the sugar and fat. Only 100 calories, VitaTops contain 6g of fiber; 3g of protein; 8g of whole grains; and only 1.5g of unsaturated fat per 2 oz serving. And they are addictingly good. 

Entering the contest is simple.

Leave me a comment with the title of your favourite workout song.  You know, the one that gets you really pumped to sweat!!

The giveaway is open to US AND Canadian residents and closes tomorrow at Noon. (04/15/2010 – 12pm AST) Winner will be selected using and announced the next day.  Winner has 24 hours to claim their prize or I will have to redraw.

Thanks for entering and good luck!

I want to extend my sincere apologies to my US readers.  I know a few of my recent contests have been open to Canadians only and that is simply because the coupons were only valid here in Canada or the company doesn’t ship across the border etc. 

I can almost taste the martini(s)

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