Sunday, May 30, 2010

~Happy Memorial Day~

The Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

I just want to say:




~Pound for Pound & Kroger Family Of Stores Gift Card Giveaway~

You´ve seen the Biggest Loser on TV, watched contestant´s struggles and achievements, and may have even thought, "Hey, I can do that!" Instead of waiting for the BBQs to be over and your schedule to open up, put all excuses aside and make a pledge to live healthier with the Pound For Pound Challenge.
The Kroger Co. Family of Stores, General Mills, NBC's hit TV Show "The Biggest Loser" and other key sponsors are partnering to donate up to $1,080,000 to Feeding America this year.

If you´re a fan of the Biggest Loser, you may have seen several great General Mills products featured on the show. These products, including Yoplait Greek yogurt, Total, and Multigrain Cheerios.

Now I have to be honest...

Last week I was flipping through the channels and stopped on The Biggest Loser.

The contestants had lost so much weight I didn't even realize they were the same people. They were going back to their hometowns. Their friends and family had not seen them since they left for the ranch. I tell you, they did GREAT! In 18 weeks they had lost right at and above 150 lbs.
'The Biggest Loser: 2010 winner
Michael Ventrella who had a starting weight of 526 pounds and lost a total of 264 pounds

Look what he did when he put his mind to it!

For every pound you pledge to lose through June 30, 2010, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14¢ to Feeding America®—enough to deliver one pound of groceries to a local food bank.

Now, I know you may think that 14¢ is not much but go to Pound For Pound Challenge and check out all the pledges they have received so far!
While you are there, make your own pledge!

Follow them on Facebook!
This statement was taken from the Pound For Pound Challenge facebook page:

Pound For Pound Challenge
Last year, The Pound For Pound Challenge helped Feeding America® deliverd more than 3.5 million pounds of groceries to local food banks. The Pound For Pound Challenge is back for year two and with your participation, we hope it is even a greater success!

So.. Yes, the 14¢ adds up!

The Kroger Family of Stores includes:

Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph´s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillon's, Smith´s, Fry´s, QFC, Baker´s, Owen´s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Pay Less Super Markets and Scott´s Food & Pharmacy.

~Now on for the giveaway~

To help you get a jump start Kroger and General Mills are giving away a

$30 Kroger Family of Stores Gift Card to one of my lucky readers!

See the "Family of Stores" above!

Leave a separate comment for each entry.

Make sure you have a valid email address so I can contact you.

1. Go to the Pound for Pound website and pledge then come back and tell me you did.

2. Tell me: What else are you doing to stay healthy?

3. Follow me in Google.

4. Subscribe to my emails.

5. Follow me on Twitter.

6. Put my button on your blog and leave me a link to find it. (worth 5 entries)

This giveaway will end on Friday, June 4th, at 11:59 pm EST. I will use to select the winners and they will be contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.

The Kroger Family of Stores gift card and giveaway were all provided by the Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

~Free Samples~

~ I love free stuff~
You know, sometimes you want to try something but you don't really
want to spend the money? I mean, if you don't like it, you have
lost your money... And if you are like me, I don't have
money to lose.
So go HERE and get some samples!
Try it... you may like it.

Save $5.00 at The Greater Good Network Stores

Think about saving yourself money and helping out a great cause too!

While shopping at any of these sites when you make a purchase money goes towards the cause!

Check them out for more information!


Monday, May 24, 2010

McDonald’s® McNuggets® and Shrek Forever After™ House Party™

Today was the day we have been waiting for!

The McDonald’s® McNuggets® and Shrek Forever After™ House Party™

All the kids had a great time. They were very appreciative!

We had just enough food and lots of fun!

Even the big kids wanted to get in on it!

(and I was worried some of these kids would have thought it was to young for them...Not!)

Thanks House Party & McDonald's
Mrs. Oliver's Class

Friday, May 21, 2010

Harris Teeter Deal!!

Well at lunch time today I went to Harris Teeter. It was right at 48 dollars and I ended up spending $6.58. I was excited! Go me!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

What is Depression?

Depression is a serious medical illness; it’s not something that you have made up in your head. It’s more than just feeling "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. It’s feeling "down" and "low" and "hopeless" for weeks at a time.

What are the signs and symptoms of depression?

People with depressive illnesses do not all experience the same symptoms. The severity, frequency and duration of symptoms will vary depending on the individual and his or her particular illness.

Symptoms include:

  • Persistent sad, anxious or "empty" feelings

  • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness and/or helplessness

  • Irritability, restlessness

  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex

  • Fatigue and decreased energy

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions

  • Insomnia, early–morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping

  • Overeating, or appetite loss

  • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment

A Thank you goes to:

Liz Steele, RN, BSN
Health Promotions Nursing Coordinator
Pitt County Public Health Center

Source: National Institute of Mental Health

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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