Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Very Chocolate Giveaway!

Let's lighten up.

I'm participating in a weight loss challenge with my mama's group, and so far I've lost 1.21% of my body weight in 2 weeks. Prrrrretty pathetic, especially since I could stand to lose about 30% of myself. So, I'm swearing off white, refined, delicious, terrible sugar.

To do that, I'm going to start up another 30 day green smoothie challenge!

For 30 days, I'm going to eliminate refined sugar from my life and also be sure to drink at least 24oz. of green smoothie per day.

I did one of these challenges before, and I totally loved it. I was drinking smoothies every day and cut WAY back on my sugar intake. My three year old was also consuming a big serving or two of dark, leafy greens every day. Oh yeah.

Then I got pregnant with Louise and suddenly, smoothies were at the top of my barf-inducing foods list. So sad. Every time I even thought about a green smoothie, I had to lie down and try to power through a wave of nausea. The two times I actually attempted to drink one? Well, let's not talk about that.

Now that Lulu is almost 9 months old, green smoothies are back on my yummy list. Unfortunately, sugar has a yummy list all of its own. So, here we go! 30 days of smoothies, starting soon!
(I'll write more when I officially begin this challenge, so check back for smoothie recipes and info. Also, let me know if you'd like to join me for 30 days of smoothies! I'll even accept guest posts about your own smoothie challenge with a link back to your blog.)


Since I'm swearing off chocolate for a while, I thought that you should pick up my slack. These locally crafted, gourmet chocolates aren't going to eat themselves! I present, in celebration of reaching 100 followers today:

A Very Chocolate Giveaway!

Two readers will receive some delicious, creative chocolate from Mon Amie Chocolates. Mon Amie has a wonderful collection of standard and unsual chocolates and international candy. Pittsburghers, be sure to visit them in The Strip! They're my favorite candy shop, ever.

Winner #1 will receive
Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lavender and Cayenne Pepper Chocolate Bites from Mon Amie.

Winner #2 will receive
Rosemary, Sea Salt, Rose and Lavender Chocolate Bites from Mon Amie.

For a chance to win:

1. Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite green smoothie recipe, or with some personal tips for cutting back on sugar and/or being healthy overall.

2. Leave me a comment about your favorite local business, and tell me why you like it so much!

3. Become a follower of Last Mom On Earth on Blogger. Leave a comment and let me know.

4. Fan Last Mom On Earth on Facebook. Leave a comment and let me know.

5. Blog or Tweet about this giveaway, and comment here with a link!

Leave a separate comment for each entry and make sure I have a way to contact you. I'll choose a winner in one week, on April 5, 2011 via random number generator. Entries will close at midnight on April 4th.