Monday, May 2, 2011

Giveaway!! Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You

I have decided to offer a giveaway as it has been a while since I have had any opportunities offered to me and my little blog.  I have an extra copy of the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You: 101 Encouraging Stories about Dieting and Fitness... and Finding What Works for You (Chicken Soup for the Soul (Quality Paper))

I actually tried to use this book as a  prize over at my Turn My Life Around blog.  Unfortunately I had no takers for my weight loss challenge.

So, would you like a copy of this book that is full of "encouraging stories about dieting and fitness...and finding what works for you"?  Here is a quote from the back cover:

"There's nothing better than hearing the success stories of other people.  Read what worked for them and what didn't.  You'll find your own path to success in these 101 stories about getting fit and shaping the right body for you."

Here is the list of the sections included in the book:

Getting Started
Exercise Can Be Fun
To Err Is Human
Regaining Control
The Gym
Liking Myself
Having a Partner
Telling Myself the Truth
Foods that Made a Difference
Off the Beaten Path

I have really enjoyed reading the stories in this book and I hope one of my readers will find it just as encouraging.  
I plan to keep this giveaway open for the month of May, the time frame that I will be participating in the new challenge over at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans called May Your Way.  I have found great motivation and accountability by joining these challenges.  In fact I have lost 33 pounds since I started my weight loss journey at the beginning of the year.  If you would like some accountability head on over to join in, it is not too late.  If you do, I have some extra entries down below.

Check out all the ways you can enter this giveaway.

Mandatory Entry
Follow Tots and Me via Google Friend Connect and tell me which section sounds the most intriguing to you (1 entry)

(Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.  Each comment should include a way to contact you, such as an email address, so I can contact you if you win.)

Additional Entries
  • "Like" Tots and Me on Facebook. (1 entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter. (1 entry)
  • Subscribe via email. (1 entry)
  • Tweet about this giveaway (1 entry per day, please leave link to your tweet)
  • Blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post. (3 entries, please leave a link to your post URL)
  • Enter this giveaway in a giveaway linkup that I have not already entered it into. (Leave me a link to the blog where you enter the giveaway please.  This can be done 5 separate times in 5 different linkys for 2 entries each time)
  • Vote for Tots and Me on Picket Fence Blogs (1 entry per day)
  • Vote for Tots and Me over at Circle of Moms Top 25 Homeschool Blogs. (1 entry per day)
  • If you are signed up for the May Your Way Challenge over at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans you get 2 entries.
  • Follow Turn My Life Around (1 entry)
  • If you are participating in a weight loss challenge, I have some additional extra entries.
  1. If you lose 5 pounds in the month of May (5 entries) Just post about it on your blog, leave the link and give yourself 5 entries when you reach this goal.
  2. If you lose 10 pounds in the month of May (an additional 15 entries) Just post about your victory on your blog, leave the link and give yourself 15 entries when you reach this goal.
  3. Give yourself 2 extra entries for each pound over 10 pound lost.
  4. If you made exercise goals and met them (5 entries) This will have to be posted on June 1st at the end of the challenge.
  5. An additional 3 entries for weight loss/fitness tips that worked for you this month.

This giveaway will end on June 1st at 11:59 pm. I will choose a winner within 24 hours and post the winner in a separate blog post in addition to emailing the winner. Please contact me to claim your prize by June 4th or a new winner will be sadly have to be chosen.

This giveaway is only open in the US as I will have to ship the book myself.  Sorry.

Good luck to you and thank you for taking the time to read my blog.


  1. following you as part of the blog hop, look forward to your future posts! You can find me at

  2. I think I would like the section on foods that make a difference!

    new follower via the meet me monday hop

  3. Hello!!! I found you thru the Meet Me Monday bloghop, following you thru google and liked your page on Facebook. I would love this book because I'm having a hard time Just Getting Started!!! Ugh. I'm not gaining weight anymore but I'm sure as heck not loosing any yet either! Hope to pick up some tips.


    Hope you'll follow me back at

  4. I'm here from the MOm Blog Monday Hop. Already a Gfc follower, now following you on twitter and clicked like on your facebook page. Happy Monday!

  5. I follow you and would like to read this section: Foods that Made a Difference

  6. Following you via Monday blog hop. Please follow me.

  7. That looks like a great book!

    I'm following from Mom Blog Monday hop. Congrats on being featured!

    Be sure to link up with us at "Tiggerific Tuesday! Blog Hop...or Bounce!" Linky opens at 6PM (Central time) tonight at, where Disney IS school.

  8. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Monday Blog Hop. I love giveaways and will get my first one as soon as my Facebook reaches 200 fans. I'd love it if you'd {like} me!
    -The How To Mommy

  9. GFC follower! I think the 'off the beaten path' sounds interesting!
    alklong at hotmail dot com

  10. I like you on Facebook!
    alklong at hotmail dot com

  11. Twitter Follower!
    alklong at hotmail dot com

  12. Email Subscriber!
    alklong at hotmail dot com

  13. I now follow Turn my life around!
    alklong at hotmail dot com

  14. I am a follower on Google friend connect... I am interested in reading 'Exercise can be fun' section.

  15. I voted on Picket Fence Blogs!

  16. Looks like there are more takers for this great giveaway. Thank you for linking up at NOBH. What a wonderful prize for one lucky winner. Have a great day.

  17. I am a follower and the sections on exercise sound good! That's where I am falling short, big time! Great giveaway, thanks!

    I didn't know your homeschooled, I do too and SO glad the year is over!

  18. Do I get an additional entry for gaining 5 lbs. in May? Just kidding! That's why I'm doing a weight loss challenge for the summer because I stank in May. I'd love for you to come join, thanks!


Thank you for visiting my blog today. I love to read your comments, so please leave me one if you have the time.

Related Posts with Thumbnails