Friday, July 20, 2012

Summer Slim Down with Slim-Fast (& Giveaway!)

What's that? It's nearly time for back to school? Not around here it isn't!

August is usually the hottest month here in Ohio, and that means beach weather. Our family is planning a trip to Lake Erie in August, and I'm already a little nervous about knowing I'll have to be in a bathing suit for part of that trip. As much as I'd like to wave away body concerns and say it doesn't bother me, the truth is it does. Not as much as it used to, but I still want to look and feel my best when swimming and building sand castles with my daughters.

Slim-Fast is helping me reach my summer slim down goals by providing me with nutritious shakes, meal bars, and snack bars that are delicious, filling, and help me keep my calories and cravings under control. I used Slim-Fast earlier this year to shed ten pounds and get myself right on the edge of a healthy weight. (And I've kept it off!) Now I'm counting on Slim-Fast again to help me lose a few more pounds and get me to my goal weight before I step into that bathing suit.

The Slim-Fast plan is simple. One shake or meal bar in the morning, one at lunch, and then a balanced 500-calorie dinner. You also get three snacks to keep cravings at bay between meals, and you can either try one of their 100-calorie snack bars (which taste like indulgent candy bars!) or any other 100-calorie snack that you like, such as a cheese stick, small cup of nonfat yogurt, a piece of fruit, a handful of almonds, or any other treat that suits your tastes!

If you add up the calories you'll see the plan budgets for about 1200 calories a day. I try to work in running or strength training a few days a week, and for me I usually increase my calories by 100 on those days. (I've found that's what works best for my metabolism - you may need to find what best works for you in those situations.) The shakes have 10 grams of protein in them, which helps me feel content between meals. The snacks, for me, are really all about indulging and feeling like I'm getting a treat.

I've been back on the plan for a little over a week now and have already lost one pound, which is a big deal for me. This close to my goal, I have to fight hard for every pound lost. I'm excited to see the scale moving down again - Slim-Fast makes it so easy for this busy mom to have nutritious meals no matter how much is going on in my life. I can't wait to WOW everyone next month!

Giveaway!


Enter to win one of TWO Slim-Fast “Summer of WOW!” Swag Bags. The bags have everything you’ll need to turn heads on the beach, including a $20 gift card to a top department store to add to your WOW! wardrobe, a bright beach tote, a premium infuser water bottle and a sampling of Slim-Fast products designed to help you look your best before you hit the beach.


To enter, just follow the Rafflecopter instructions below. Two winners will be chosen after the giveaway closes on Thursday, July26.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Slim-Fast® Summer Slim-Down Challenge. Visit www.facebook.com/slimfast to join the conversation.

133 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I'd like to try the chocolate fudge brownie meal bars.

Rafflecopter name: Mary Happymommy

Elena said...

I would like to try the Rich Chocolate Royale Shake

MANDY83 said...

the chocolate cookie dough meal bars

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engineergirl said...

I'd like to try the chocolate shake! Thank you. Joey.

jenmalonee said...

I would like to try the Peanut Butter Crunch Time Snack Bar

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Tina said...

3-2-1 Ready To Drink shake
merleandtina@Yahoo.com

yeny flores said...

I'd like to try the shake!

Mysharona said...

i like the vanilla shakes

clc408 said...

The Peanut Butter Crunch Time Snack Bar sounds good to me.

Caren C. said...

Chocolate mint snack bar

JC said...

Rich Chocolate Royale sounds great to try

Happyskunky said...

I'd like to try the Strawberry slim fast shakes.

Thank you!

Jessica To said...

I would like to try the cookie dough bars to replace the snacks I eat now!

Kia89 said...

I would like to try the chocolate shake.

Chrissy Nestor said...

I would try a Meal Bar first!

mkjmc said...

I would like to try some of their bars

agatewood1 said...

Rich chocolate royale shake! thanks!

Nicole C. said...

I would love to try the Chocolate Mint Snack Bar.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Sylphie said...

The shakes!

bayctygrl said...

I would like to try the
Chocolate Peanut Caramel Meal Bar

hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com
Jennifer B

robyn paris said...

i would like to try the vanilla shakes

KPort207 said...

chocolate peanut butter meal bars

kport207 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

I want to try the shakes.
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Cynthia W said...

I want to try the Peanut Butter Crunch Time Snack Bar
cawillingham1202 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the shakes. Any flavor!!

llinda29 said...

I like the Shakes

Chelsey said...

I would like to try any of the meal bars. :)

Kathlean Owens said...

I want to try the Chewy Chocolate Crisp Meal Bar

Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to try the chocolate shake.

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Denise M said...

lower carb vanilla cream

Holly Hook said...

The Peanut Butter Crunch Time Snack Bar looks really good.

Rebecca Shockley said...

The chocolate cookie dough meal bars!
rjwashington2000@yahoo.com

kyl neusch said...

the Chocolate Mint Snack Bar.

Jenny said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Nougat Gone Nuts bar.

Carolyn G said...

The Chocolate Royal shake

skitsbits2000 said...

I would like to try the strawberries and cream or the cappicino shake

Mary Casper said...

the strawberry shake
ccasper@centurytel.net

Claire said...

I'd love to try their snack bars.

crystalf said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Mint snack bar. thank you!
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Renee G. said...

I would like to try the rich chocolate royale slimfast shakes. and the vanilla shakes too

ashley said...

I'd like the try the vanilla shakes because all I've ever tried was chocolate.

Breanne said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Peanut Caramel Meal Bar

Aimee Fontenot said...

I would really love to try the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Meal Bars.

ferriz said...

the rich chocolate royale shake. mmmm.


dani marie

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Debbie C said...

I would like to try the Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond bar.

chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

wildcat32 said...

I would like to try the Rich Chocolate Royale shake.

Tamar said...

I love the Rich Chocolate Royale Shake!
Tam Sweeps RC/FB

TheresaJenkins said...

I'd like to try the Cappuccino Delight shake

Caryn said...

The Rich Chocolate Royale Shake sounds delicious

caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

DevotedMommy said...

The Shakes

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gnwg said...

I'd like to try the nougat gone nuts snack bars!
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Pamcakes said...

The chocolate shakes sound yummy!
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Chrystal said...

I'd like to try the chocolate shakes and chocolate mint snack bar.

Heidi Back said...

French Vanilla Shake mix

Table4Five said...

The Chocolate Nougat Gone Nuts snack bars sound delicious!

HTerry said...

I love the Rich Chocolate Royale Shakes

Jen said...

I'd like to try the peanut butter snack bar.

AStarrA said...

Cappuccino Delight Shake

Monica said...

Anything chocolate! LOL

sparkedcat said...

Fruit & Yogurt Trail Mix Meal Bar

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I'd like to try the chocolate fudge brownie meal bars.
Damian Jarreau

Becca Ann said...

I would like to try the chocolate shakes

Valeen said...

I'd like to try the Lower Carb Creamy Chocolate Shake!

Karen said...

The Cookie Dough bars sound really yummy. Thanks.

Jennifer said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Royale Shake.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Liz B said...

The Rich Chocolate Royale Shake!

Erica C. said...

I'd like to try one of their 100-calorie snack bars.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

Mandy said...

The Chocolate shakes

amymarie2777 said...

The Chocolate mint snack bar sounds good.
awoodssmith at gmail dot com

Katie Roch said...

I want to try the Chocolate Peanut Caramel Meal Bar

Amy said...

Id like to try any of the shakes.

susan1215 said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Peanut Caramel Meal Bar

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Mosaic317 said...

Omg, I would love Chocolate Peanut Caramel Meal Bar! Sounds soooo good!

mosaic317 at gmail dot com
Claire McKeon

pauline15 said...

I already love their chocolate shakes, and I'd love to try the Chocolate Peanut Caramel Meal Bar!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

Beth said...

I've tried their shakes, so I think I'd try the snack bars next.

brich2222 said...

want to try High Protein Creamy Vanilla shake mix

brich22 at earthlink dot net

Sarah said...

Sweet and salty chocolate almond looks good.

Julieh said...

I'd like to try a 100 calorie snack bar.
julie hawkins
honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Anash said...

i want to try a slinfast shake! Thanks for a super giveaway!
My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

The Busy Mom said...

I would like to try the Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond Meal Bars. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
Erin E
busymom369 at gmail dot com

Jammie Morey said...

I would like to try the meal bar in chocolate peanut butter Caramel.

flychild7 said...

The 100 calorie Snack bar

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Peanut Butter Crunch Time snack bar. Thanks!
pjgirl74 at aol dot com

One Crazy Momma said...

I would like to try the chocolate fudge brownie meal bars

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I would love to try the chocolate shake.
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

chadro said...

I'd like to try some of those 100 calorie Snack bars

Jeanette H. said...

chocolate fudge brownie meal bars sound good (:

Sue C. said...

I'd like to try the Chocolatey Vanilla Blitz snack bars.

Tracey said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Nougat Gone Nuts Snack Bar
traymona[at]aol.com

Sherry Conrad said...

Chocolatey Vanilla Blitz Snack Bar

Sarah G. said...

I'd like to try the Fruit & Yogurt Trail Mix meal bar

carol lewis said...

Vanilla shake sounds good to me.
spcale at yahoo dot com

Victoria R. said...

I'd love to try Slim Fast's Chocolate Cookie Dough Meal Bars!

Anonymous said...

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amy16323 said...

The chocolate shakes
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Tonya Dean said...

I want to try their meal bars.

tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

clynsg said...

I would like to try the snack bars.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

Lynde Foy said...

The Chocolate Nougat Gone Nuts bars-yum!

mverno said...

i'd like a vanilla shake
mverno@roadrunner.com

mary gardner said...

the Chocolate Cookie Dough Meal Bars

jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

Kelly N. said...

Leave a comment on this post telling me which Slim-Fast product you'd like to try.

ill go with a vanilla shake

samf36 said...

the chocolate fudge brownie meal bars sound good

Harriett said...

I would love to try Chocolate Cookie Dough Meal Bar!

Gianna said...

Peanut Butter Crunch Time Snack Bar.

sasha dang said...

Lower carb vanilla ice cream. I love ice cream.

Kristy Thiel said...

I'd love to try the chocolate royale shake!

susansmoaks said...

i want to try the chocolate cookie dough meal bar
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Diana Stanhope said...

I would like to try the chocolate shake.

peppersalt said...

I would like to try the chocolate shakes.

Inez Cegelis said...

Id like ot try the choco nougat gonentusb ars

Kendra Gillilan said...

The fudge brownie bars, thanks

Anonymous said...

The Chocolate Mint Snack bar is my item of choice!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

amyd said...

chocolate shake
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Erika P. said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Mint flavor snack bars.

Ms Penny Pincher said...

I'd like to try their chocolate shake!

PDWinner523 at gmail.com

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we like Slim Fast 3-2-1 Plan (Formerly Optima) Chocolate Royale Shake Mix Powder.

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Brian E.

laurasloves said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Meal Bars.
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

Peggy Rydzewski said...

Chocolate Nougat Gone Nuts

MELINA said...

I would like to try the chocolate peanut caramel meal bar

Anabel said...

I would like to try the Rich Chocolate Royale Shake. =)

Charity/CC said...

Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond Bar.

ccboobooy at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

The shakes please.

Tim Moss, yupbucket@hotmail.com

Tabathia said...

the chocolate shakes

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

/\Heather/\ said...

Would love to try the Chocolate Nougat Gone Nuts bars!

jzagarjr said...

I would like to try the Double-Dutch Chocolate snack bars

Sherrie said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate fudge brownie bars!

Anonymous said...

I want to try the chocolate chip cookie dough meal bar wilcarvic
[at]gmail[dot[com]]

slehan said...

meal bar
Thanks for the contest.

Trisha McKee said...

Oh, definitely the cookie dough bars!

tridingermckee at gmail dot com

Atreau said...

I would like to try Rich Chocolate Royale Shake.

Swtlilchick said...

I would like to try the Rich Chocolate Royale Shake

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barblong said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Nougat Gone Nuts Snack Bars.

longbarb1@aol.com

MamaStace said...

I'm curious to try their snack bars

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