Thursday, July 26, 2012

Snacking Right to Get Slim for Summer 2012

By: Finance Foodie

Now that the weather is literally over 100 degrees, it's time to break out the short shorts and tank tops - cause baby it's warm outside! However, showing more skin means I gotta be trim - I'm sure no one wants to see a muffin top (unless it's edible) walking down Newbury Street. And as many of you may know, I'm a hardcore snacker - and it's only gotten worse since I started my internship (those afternoon slumps really hit especially hard in the office setting). But luckily as a food writer, I'm fortunate enough get the first dibs on all types of cool new foods - including the healthy ones. So here are some of my favorite snacks (all under 200 calories per serving) that taste great while keeping me at a feel great weight - along with daily exercise, of course. 

Fruit Bliss Dried Fruits (100-110 calories per 1.5oz serving) BKLYN based Fruit Bliss grew out of founder Susan Leone's passion for snacking healthy and tasty. Fruit Bliss' soft dried fruit is all natural and preservative-free, perfect for on-the-go and stay-at-home snacking. Every piece is infused with a touch of moisture so that it is soft, juicy and truly irresistible! The current line of products include 6 oz. re-sealable pouches of soft dried figs, apricots and plums, as well as 1.76 oz. individual packs of mini apricots. As a bonus, Fruit Bliss also donates 5% of their profits to local organizations that share this same purpose of healthy living.
Pete and Gerry's Organic Blue Heirloom Hard Boiled Eggs (100 calories per egg)
I first discovered Pete & Gerry’s eggs at this summer's Food Fete in NYC for food writers. An egg is not just and egg - Pete and Gerry's is a producer of a small family farm based, Certified Humane, sustainably raised organic heirloom eggs. These naturally blue eggs come from hens fed only organic grain - free from antibiotics, medications, pesticides and herbicides. These eggs are also super fresh - as soon as the eggs are gathered, they’re chilled to 45° and shipped in refrigerated trucks the morning after they’re washed, graded and packaged, and remain chilled until they reach my grocer's dairy case.
Bai5 Drink (5 calories per 8oz serving)
Bai5 is a delicious low calorie (sweetened with Stevia) and 100% natural and made from the most super of all superfruits, the coffeefruit. My faves? The Costa Rica Clementine with a cool, crisp clementine finish and the Sumatra Dragonfruit, a tasty little beast without the scales but rich in antioxidants to fight off free radicals. (Note: Bai5 is the lower calorie version of the original full calorie Bai drink).
Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almond Cereal (180 calories per 1 cup serving)
Fiber One's newest cereal is not only tasty but also has 43% of the Daily Value of fiber in each serving, with crunchy nut clusters, real almond slices and whole grain flakes. I like to have this as a mid-morning snack - the cereal is hearty enough to eat right out of the box without milk. Convenient, nutritious and delicious - a real winner in my book! 
Kettle Brand's 30th Birthday Collection (150 calories per 1oz serving)
It’s hard to believe that Kettle Brand made its first batch of all natural, flavorful kettle-cooked potato chips nearly 30 years ago! To usher in this milestone, the brand has brought back four of its favorite retired flavors for a limited time: Red Chili, JalapeƱo Jack, Salsa with Mesquite and Cheddar Beer. My favorite? I liked them all but the Cheddar Beer - a slick combination of tangy sharp cheese with malty beer notes that formed a perfect balance of smooth and salty flavors - was the clear standout from the pack.
Olympus Greek Yogurt (115-160 calories per 6oz serving, depending on flavor)
New to the American market, Olympus Greek yogurt is the only Greek yogurt in the US imported directly from Greece- and the difference is in the taste. It's velvety thick, luxuriously creamy texture is perfect for cooking or simply eating on its own! These all-natural, non-GMO and Kosher treats come in eight flavors - Plain, Honey, Blueberry, Vanilla, Cherry, Peach, Strawberry and Lemon -  one bite and you'll forget about being mad at the country that's at the heart of the Euro crisis (sorry - bad finance joke!).
****Giveaway****
Congrats Lisa!

Fiber One wants one of  financefoodie.com's readers to make sure they are getting their fiber on while eating well! One lucky reader will a win a three month supply of Fiber One cereal and a $30 Kroger's giftcard, in case you wanted to sample the other treats in the post!

Grand Prize: One $30 Kroger's gift card and five (5) product coupons good for a free box of Fiber One cereal (ARV: $60)

There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your favorite workout (mine is the elliptical). Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards!!

Full Disclosure: The  coupons are being provided by Fiber One. Finance Foodie Media Productions purchased the Kroger's Gift Card. I was not compensated for this post.

236 comments:

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Brett Josephson said...

swimming!

Brett Josephson said...

swimming

Mami2jcn said...

I like Zumba.

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Mami2jcn said...

I follow you on Twitter (@mami2jcn)

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slb3334 said...

Mine is walking.

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Kelly R. said...

My favorite workout is walking in the park.
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Kelly R. said...

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Mysharona said...

I like swimming

peg42 said...

Mine is speed walking. I love just getting outside and walking around our neighborhood.
Thanks so much.
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peg42 said...

I'm a twitter follower (peg42)
Thanks
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Anonymous said...

Treadmill.

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peg42 said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/228584703907737600
Thanks
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ky2here said...

jogging - it makes me feel great

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Denise S. said...

I like dancing.

Denise S. said...

I follow on twitter
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Pat said...

My favorite workout is Zumba.
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Amber said...

I love doing yoga and hiking in the forest preserve!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow you @financefoodie1 on Twitter, I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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psnyder said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter - @grammypennyann - grammypenny@frontier.com

Amber said...

I tweeted about the giveaway, I'm @AmberGoo:
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Thank you for the giveaway :)
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kroch said...

I love using the arc trainer

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kroch said...

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Peter Schott said...

I like to swim.
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Elena said...

I like running

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Elena said...

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JC said...

I like swimming.

JC said...

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JC said...

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LUCKYLADY48 said...

Riding my bike.

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clc408 said...

I enjoy daily walking.

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Janet W. said...

My favorite is dance aerobics.
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Janet W. said...

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jenspurg said...

I like doing the Hip Hop Abs.
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jenspurg said...

twitter follower. @jen_r_horn
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Linda said...

Riding my bike and walking
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maryjaco1 said...

My favorite is the rower.
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April said...

I like surfing!

Kia89 said...

My favorite workout is walking.
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Kia89 said...

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PAIGE said...

My fave is Pilates.
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sksweeps said...

my favorite workout is hiking the hills above the local botanical garden and then enjoying the flowers

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marcia goss said...

My favorite workout is walking.
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marcia goss said...

I follow on Twitter @mgoss123.
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marcia goss said...

Tweet.
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kyl neusch said...

the Treadmill

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Fangirl Jen said...

I like the treadmill.

Fangirl Jen said...

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Stephen Saunders said...

Walking.
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MANDY83 said...

i love zumba!

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MANDY83 said...

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Jessica To said...

I like yoga.
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kdkdkd said...

My favorite is swimming in the summer, walking/running the rest of the year

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kdkdkd said...

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momandsons said...

I love to bike...

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llinda29 said...

my fave is aerobics

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

love swimming laps
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jzagarjr said...

My favorite workout is swimming

ladyspy79 said...

I love running!

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Rebecca Graham said...

I like Zumba.

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tristatecruisers said...

Jogging :)

Marci H
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tristatecruisers said...

following on twitter @MarciHurst

Lentil said...

My favorite workout is a good brisk walk!

Dorcie Kemp said...

I like walking!

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Dorcie Kemp said...

Also, I'm following you now (Goldfishareblue)

steve stone said...

riding my bike
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Diane52 said...

My favorite workout is pilates
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Robin T said...

My favorite workout is swimming

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Robin T said...

I follow you on Twitter - Imawinnertoday

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Christy said...

I like to run with my dogs.

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Anonymous said...

Bicycling

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Tara said...

kickboxing!
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Tara said...

follow you on twitter @thehappyclipper
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Dawn Reid said...

The treadmill
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Anonymous said...

I love to walk, rain or shine.

Julie said...

I love to dance and walk
thanks
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ellie said...

My favorite workout is pilates.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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ellie said...

I follow you on Twitter @eswright18
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ellie said...

tweeted
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Angela Cisco said...

I like walking outdoors in the summer and indoors with Leslie Sansone video's when the weather doesn't permit.

Daniel M said...

i like mountain biking - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

*~Dani~* said...

love pilates!

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mogrill said...

I like Swimming.
Thanks for the chance.
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Wendy said...

Dancing is my favorite workout.
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Wendy said...

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Sylphie said...

I love to roller blade--so fun!
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Breanne said...

I like swimming

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sparkedcat said...

I like to use free weights when I work out

sparkedcat said...

I follow you on twitter as @sparkedcat

sparkedcat said...

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PR4GatheringRoses said...

Walking with hand weights. I love it.

Terri P
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PR4GatheringRoses said...

Walking with handweights. I love it.

Terri P
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PR4GatheringRoses said...

I follow @financefoodie1 on Twitter @Georgiamist

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shaunie w said...

running - sandyhills25@yahoo.com

Debbie C said...

I can't say it's my "favorite" since I hate workouts, but I do use an elliptical.

Debbie C said...

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shaunie said...

I follow you(@financefoodie1) on twitter - sandyhills25@yahoo.com

shaunie said...

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Ashley P. said...

My favorite workout is Zumba!

Ashley P. said...

I follow you on twitter @Ashley4Savings

Ashley P. said...

I retweeted your giveaway!

Robert Pyszk said...

My favorite workout is still Sweating to the oldies lol Love Richard Simmons :D

So fun !

Valeen said...

I absolutely love to swim!

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Jammie Morey said...

currently jumping jacks is my favorite. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Jammie Morey said...

I follow you on twitter. mommysdizzy

Jennifer Reed said...

lap swimming
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Sarah said...

Following you on Twitter @sarohioan

Sarah said...

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brendaelsner said...

My favorite workout is running.

brendaelsner said...

I follow Finance Foodie on twitter @brat52101

Amy said...

Running is my fav!

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RebaFan said...

I like swimming

RebaFan said...

Swimming

Mishia Blogs said...

I love riding my bike!
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Mishia Blogs said...

I follow on twitter @tornxnxfrayed

Jackee said...

My favorite is the treadmill
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Jackee said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @happeegirl

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Charity/CC said...

Yoga.

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amy16323 said...

on the treadmill
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Theresa C said...

my fav workout is the treadmill or step aerobics

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amy16323 said...

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ThriftyAnnabella said...

Love working out with dance aerobics DVD's

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Theresa C said...

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Anonymous said...

I like hiking!

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Claire said...

I like going for a run.

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bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love doing insanity./
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channallocks said...

walking
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jlafount said...

Brisk walks

Crystal Renee said...

Favorite way to exercise is to go out and hike trails.
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The Busy Mom said...

My favorite workout is Jillian's 30 Day Shred DVD. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
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The Busy Mom said...

I follow you on Twitter (@sewmuchstuff)
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Carolyn Daley said...

Indoor: Walking in place in front of the TV under the air vent

Outdoor: Swimming

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Carolyn Daley said...

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csue said...

Walking, which I do all over town.

Anonymous said...

mine is Zumba wilcarvic
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Theresa said...

Lately I have been enjoying my exercise bike.

Thanks!
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Theresa said...

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brich2222 said...

my fav workout is rope skipping

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Beth said...

Since I have an elliptical machine in my basement, I'll have to go with that. Back when I had a gym membership, though, I preferred the treadmill.

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slehan said...

I love to go swimming 3 times a week.
Thanks for the contest.

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Trisha McKee said...

I love playing tennis.

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Trisha McKee said...

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Denise Donaldson (MistySunrise) said...

I like to walk

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Sherry Conrad said...

For me it is swimming or dancing.
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Sherry Conrad said...

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Lana Bradstream said...

I love Zumba!

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Courtnie Miller said...

I like dancing, and I also like to do the Wii Fit!

Courtnie Miller said...

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Greenlake said...

My Favorite workout has been my weekly bootcamp.
Thank you
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Allison Downes said...

The treadmill

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Jane said...

My favorite workout is weight training.
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lyndseyluvsjj said...

My favorite workout is swimming and basketball.

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lyndseyluvsjj said...

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Karen said...

I like to jog in the park. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Julie said...

love to dance
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sumer blaker said...

My fave workout is rising bikes with my daughter around the neighborhood.
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dvice12 said...

My favorite workout is bicycling or walking

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Kelly N. said...

1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your favorite workout (mine is the elliptical). Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!

IM A RUNNER


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Kelly N. said...

2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)

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Kelly N. said...

3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)


retweet

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Kelly Colucci said...

I like to mix up my workouts but my old standby is walking.
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Christine Jensen said...

My fave workout is running!

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susansmoaks said...

my favorite workout is pilates, i love it
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susansmoaks said...

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susansmoaks said...

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Candy Merry said...

I like swimming!
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Candy Merry said...

I like swimming!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is yoga.

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Bonni said...

I really love hiking!

/\Heather/\ said...

I like changing it up, with an obstacle course-type workout.
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/\Heather/\ said...

I follow you on twitter - ilovetoclap

susan1215 said...

I enjoy taking my dog for walks

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/\Heather/\ said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/ilovetoclap/status/230346917098446848

susan1215 said...

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