I’m glad you all enjoyed my review of TRU! It certainly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Speaking of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences…
I GOT HIRED!!
I am so elated to report that I have officially accepted a full-time position at the company I have been interning for this summer. Today has been absolutely surreal. I wasn’t expecting it to happen, but am obviously incredibly glad it did and so excited to be starting a new future with this firm.
It may seem odd, but I really just want to thank all of you for making this possible. You may not realize it, but having this blog has provided me with a huge outlet to express myself and grow in this new “social media” space. The experience I have gotten just by writing posts and meeting and getting to know all of you has been absolutely invaluable. I have grown as a person, as a writer, as a communicator – and I hope you know how much I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you for all you have given me!
I’m going to keep this post short because I have a bit of celebrating to do in the form of pineapple sparkling wine from Maui In lieu of what I was going to talk about today, I want to instead offer up an exciting giveaway! I hope you enjoy!
GIVEAWAY: The Eating Well Diet Cook Book
Recently, I was asked to do a review of the Eating Well Diet Cook Book. The book is an extension of a diet created by researchers at the University of Vermont called Vtrim. (You may remember Jenna’s post on it from earlier this summer!) Essentially, the Vtrim philosophy is to make a lifestyle change for the better of your diet. As they put it on their site, it’s “a systematic shaping of everyday common behaviors that you will be able to break old habits and learn new ones. Drinking grapefruit juice until you scream is a behavior change, of course, but not the kind that you will sustain for very long.”
I really liked the layout of this book. The recipes are complex yet easy to understand and include nutritional information for each, which I always appreciate because sometimes it can be hard to determine whether or not something that sounds delicious is actually all that good for you from a nutritional standpoint. The book also has a lot of tips for those looking to lose weight, offering a lot of encouragment by adding spaces for goal-setting, journal entries and planning. That said, it’s a great tool for anyone, regardless of what you’re looking to accomplish with your eating habits. There is a delectable vegetarian section, too, with a “Coconut-Crusted Tofu” recipe that sounds simply mouthwatering
The great people who represent Vtrim would like to offer up a copy of the Eating Well Cook Book to one lucky reader! I’m going to keep this contest easy – you have until Sunday at 11:59 pm to enter!
Here are the ways to win:
- Leave a comment on this post with one of your top tips for “eating well”
- Post the following on Twitter (and come back and leave a comment telling me that you did so): RT @EatingBender I eat well. I live well. I love food.
I will definitely have a video post up soon – I have a lot to say! Plus I have a fun interview and some delicious recipes to post, too! Have a happy Friday!