Slim-Fast Women of Wow Update (& Giveaway!)

Alternate title – 166: So We Meet Again

I’ve been using the Slim-Fast shakes and bars for about three weeks now, so I thought it was time for an update. As you might guess from above, my weight is currently at 166 lbs, which just happens to be the lowest weight I’ve ever been as an adult. I hit this same number late last year, but never managed to get beneath it.

I started the year at 170 (after my holiday hibernation), so four pounds lost in a month isn’t shabby at all! But 166 is a tough number. I was actually at 166 a week ago, then jumped up to 168 out of the blue, and now I’m at 166 again after days of being diligent about my calorie intake.

I’m wishing on a star that this might be the week to officially get past this number on the scale, but I also know that my body seems to have some kind of threshold at 166. Apparently no one gave my body the message that insurance companies and doctors don’t consider me at a healthy weight until I weigh 158.

I have to admit that the past few weeks have been very easy when it comes to food. I have a Slim-Fast shake in the morning before I go to bed (I work night shift, remember), I eat a Slim-Fast snack bar or piece of fruit when I wake up, then I eat a normal dinner with my family. When I go to work, I either eat a low-cal frozen meal or Slim-Fast shake for my “lunch” and have one or two snacks of about 100 calories each. Overall, my daily calorie intake is usually between 1400-1600, which I keep track of by using the Lose It app on my iPhone.

On weekends, we tend to eat out more, but even eating out isn’t a trap for me - I keep to small portions and take the time to enjoy every bite. I’ve found my stomach is smaller now, and so it doesn’t take as much food for me to feel full. And surprisingly, the shakes really do help me feel full despite being liquid calories. (The vanilla one tastes like melted vanilla ice cream – yum!)

With my food intake under control, I have to turn my attention back to exercise now. I’m averaging about one workout a week at this point. If I want to get this weight off, I know I’ll need to move more. I’ve got eight more pounds to go until my goal, and I’m determined to get there.

Giveaway!

Not only has Slim-Fast given me the tools to help me reach my goals, but they want to help you have your moment of wow, too! I’ve got one $50 American Express gift card to give to one lucky reader – use it towards new workout gear, an outfit to celebrate a milestone, or whatever you’d like!

To enter: leave a comment below telling me your favorite type of exercise. What type of exercise gets you motivated and keeps you coming back for more? Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner, too.

For additional entries (1 per method – leave a separate comment for each):

- Follow me on Twitter and leave a separate comment with your Twitter username.
- Like Slim-Fast on Facebook
- Leave a comment on one of my Women of Wow posts on the Slim-Fast Facebook page (leave a comment here with your FB name)
- Write on the Slim-Fast Facebook Wall that you entered to win a $50 AMEX Gift Card at Losing My Hind with a link back to this post.

Entries will be accepted until Friday, February 17 at 11:59pm EST. One entry per method, for up to five entries total, US residents only. After that date, one winner will be selected at random to receive the $50 AMEX gift card. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond or an alternate winner will be selected.

Also, visit these other Slim-Fast Women of WOW for additional chances to win!

Being Alison
Shop With Me Mama
Hollie’s Weight Loss Blog
Blessings Abound Mommy
Yellow Tennessee

Good luck!

Full disclosure: This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Slim-Fast Women of WOW! Program. Visit www.facebook.com/slimfast to join the conversation.

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  5. My favorite type of exercise is running

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  7. I’m definitely more of a weightlifting kind of girl, which is easy for me as a painter by profession since I’m constantly hauling around gallon and 5-gallon buckets of paint. When I set out to exercise, though, nothing beats swimming or hiking.

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  9. I like to ride my bike, especially along the river with the kids!

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  13. I like jogging and yoga.

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  17. My favorite kind of exercise is running, usually on the treadmill. It’s easier than running outside :)

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  22. running in the woods

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  24. Danielle Meek says:

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  39. agatewood1 says:

    I like doing Zumba its fun I don’t even feel like I am exercising! thank you!
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  43. Colleen Boudreau says:

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  47. Hiking motivates me the most. Sometimes I miss it during the winter.

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  49. Like Slim-Fast on Facebook (Wendy T).

  50. I like zumba

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  52. Kathryn Costa says:

    I love to walk especially taking my new puppy for a walk. She loves to get out and put her nose to the ground and go. Which keeps me going. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Kathryn Costa says:

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  57. The treadmill is my absolute favorite. It’s what I’m saving up for to have in my own home. When I can’t do that, then walking and yoga are my second favorites.

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  61. Yoga gets me going and keeps me going! mssluna02 at gmail dot com

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  67. Teressa Oliver says:

    The only way I can get motivated to exercise is to go to the gym. Its not a particular exercise just goign for some reason helps me
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  68. Teressa Oliver says:

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  72. Allison Downes says:

    I like to Jog

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  76. I swim 3 times a week and really enjoy it.
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  81. jenmalonee says:

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  86. Kathy Rambousek says:

    I love to play pickleball! It’s my exercise of choice

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