A special thank you to Sarah from Ethereal Endeavor for suggesting yesterday that I have a “fabulous giveaway” to celebrate the fact that this blog now has one hundred followers. Her comment started my mind working overtime and it has developed something unique which I hope will be pleasing to the masses and beneficial to many.
I was out walking to meet my husband this evening, mulling around all of these different ideas that I have, when I finally hit on what I want to do. Not only will the unconventional concept - which I will describe momentarily - help me rejoice in the fact that I have so many wonderful individuals watching my journey, but it will also acknowledge my decent into onederland this morning. Sometimes my timing is just right, and in the case of having two notable achievements - both concerning the magical one hundreds - I would say that today it was impeccable!
So I am opening up the comments section on this post for everyone to have an opportunity to enter the Celebrating The One Hundreds Giveaway! There is a catch though: you don’t actually have a chance of winning anything. Instead of offering a single person a prize, I thought that I would do things a little differently. In acknowledgement of the Thanksgiving celebrations of my neighbours to the south, and in the beautiful spirit of giving which always accompanies this time of year, I would like to donate something to those less fortunate in my area.
So on behalf of anyone who leaves a comment on this post, between now and the end of this month, I will put $1 of my own money towards purchasing food for the homeless. I will also put another $1 towards this project if you post about this giveaway on your blog and link back to this site (and then leave me a separate remark here letting me know). Unfortunately, I have to place a maximum of $100 on this. I wish that I could do more, but times are tough and I really felt like it was necessary to put a limit on the amount that I can afford to spare in the name of this cause. I am hoping to get enough comments to actually reach the maximum donation though!
So, that’s my idea! When this giveaway is over I will buy, prepare, and hand deliver food - I am most likely thinking sandwiches and other easily packaged items - to those who simply do not have as much as others. I figured that this was a nice way to tie all of my thoughts together into one relatively cohesive concept, and I hope that you will agree that being a part of a group working towards a goal such as this is much better than winning a more tangible prize as an individual. At any rate, I hereby declare the Celebrating The One Hundreds Giveaway underway and I will report back on the results on the first of December. Thank you so much in advance for the role you will all play in this!
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 9 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 banana
- 1 mug of decaffeinated tea with milk
- 2 cups spinach salad with small cubes of cheese, tomato, dried cranberries, croutons, and an olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing
- 1 violet flavoured mint
- 1 pear
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with ham, grated cheese, spinach, dried cranberries, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 orange
- 1 celery stalk with 1 Tb. light peanut butter
- 2 sets of 15 squats
- 2 sets of 15 lunges for each leg
- 2 sets of stomach crunches
- 45 minute walk
- 2 sets of 2 minutes of weight lifting with 5 lbs per arm