"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Blog Giveaway!

Hi everyone! The nice folks at Blogspark and Hershey's made me aware of a new website called ModerationNation.com. It's a site devoted to educating people on how to achieve balance in their lives through moderation, both in nutrition and physical activity.

The program features online and face-to-face engagement tools, such as Moderation Menus and a new iPhone mobile application, to help people understand what moderation means for them and their families and how to apply it to their everyday lives. While the concept of moderation has been espoused for decades, this campaign represents one of the first concerted efforts to turn the theory of moderation into practice on such a widespread scale.

I went on over to look over the site and I must say I am impressed---lots of information on eating in moderation, including healthy recipes and ways to get a little more exercise in your day. There are opportunities for us to connect with a registered dietician, and information on keeping a food journal ----- the theory being you are more careful about what you eat when you make yourself accountable to journal it.

Hershey's and Blogspark sent me a lovely gift package to promote their new site: a Tshirt (which I will wear to work out in!), a great little journal to track food, and (oh, yum!) a bag of York Peppermint Patties! Now, most of you know I am in the midst of dropping a bunch more weight (pictures soon), but I am allowing myself the occasional treat, even when I am on restricted eating. I put the York Peppermint Patty Minis in the freezer, and I allow myself on about every other day (at 50 calories each, it's not going to wreck me----and oh, they melt slowly in your mouth from the freezer, so you can really savour the flavour.)

Even better, I have a gift package to give away to one of my blog readers!

You may enter the contest one of two ways:

1. Leave me a comment below with what one food you have either learned to eat in moderation, or need to work on learning to eat in moderation!


2. Link this post on your blog, and then leave me a note in the comment section with the link to your blog post!

You may enter once on each of my blogs, this one or my Holy Hormones blog!

Deadline for entries is Thursday, October 28, 2010 at midnight (I extended the deadline as we had an issue with comments being posted). I will use a random number
generator to pick a winner, who will be notified so I can get your mailing address. Please make sure I have access to an email address to contact you---thank you and good luck!


  1. Chocolate. I can only eat dairy free, so that helps moderate my intake. And Pops chips - still working on that one!


  2. I've learned to eat EVERYTHING in moderation...especially sweets. Used to sit down with a bag of candy in hand and a good magazine...now I limit to a bite or two of organic dark chocolate bars from Trader Joe's...and of course on birthday's I just have one piece of cake instead of two! Thanks! :)

  3. Moderation??? Are we supposed to eat in moderation?? OHHH, that must be what I am doing wrong! Count me in on the giveaway!

  4. Choclate with nuts drives me nuts....I'm a hybrid...I run on Wine and Chocolate!