Monday, November 22, 2010

Amazing Grass Challenge Complete....for this giveaway, 5 winners!



I officially completed the Amazing Grass The Two Week Challenge to "redefine my health"!

If you aren't familiar, this is the lowdown on Amazing Meal: it's an organic, raw, vegan, soy/gluten/dairy free powder, made from greens like wheat grass, fruits like acai, with 10 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber.  Use it to feel good, and reach your daily quota of fruits and veggies.

So how did I do staying away from caffeine, sugar (including chocolate), wine, eating right and having an Amazing Meal Smoothie once each day?

1. I did not have any sugar. Zero. That must be a record for me, so now I'm going to see how long I can keep it up, which may prove difficult when I start baking Christmas Cookies.

2. I did have wine. I had it on the weekends, and the night we got Frank.  I also had beer after getting my tattoo, but I think that was kind of required.

3. I had two cups of coffee, one cup on a Saturday morning when I was up with the birds and had a crappy night's sleep.  One other morning during the week, for pretty much the same reason.  The first two days of no caffeine, I had a slight headache, but nothing terrible. 

4. I loved my morning smoothie.  I used the Chocolate Amazing Meal, blended it with almond milk, and handful of frozen blueberries, and a frozen banana.  My trick with the banana is to peel them, break them into segments, and freeze them. I take some pieces out and let them sit for a couple of minutes, then chop them a bit, then throw them in the blender.  It makes the smoothie super thick, and I eat it with a spoon. That might be why I was able to stay away from chocolate, I was kind of getting my fix that way.

5. The daily emails from Amazing Grass were interesting, they covered topics like acidity in foods, and how they affect your diet, and how we need good, raw fats (pass me an avocado would ya?)

6. I didn't follow the menu suggestions to a T, but I got some ideas from it. They suggested 6 meals a day, so I certainly didn't starve!  One night I made shrimp stir fry with brown rice, another night it was baked chicken and sweet potatoes.  I ate my normal lunches, like black bean burgers with salsa on a roll, or a turkey or tuna sandwich on Ezekiel bread.  I made scrambled egg whites with sauteed spinach, mushrooms, onion and goat cheese, that was really tasty.

I love doing challenges like this, to get back on track diet wise, especially going into the holiday season. I'm going to continue to use the Amazing Grass (been using it for over a year), I do think it gives my immune system a boost.  I did get a flu shot, but with Luke and Eliza coming home from school covered in germs, I need all the help I can get!

Sooooooo, do you want to give The Two Week Challenge a whirl?  Thanks to the lovely folks at Amazing Grass, there will be FIVE winners for this giveaway, which is a bottle of Amazing Meal (a $48 value) in your choice of flavor, (Original, Chocolate, Pomegranate Mango or Vanilla Chai) to use while doing the challenge.  Then when it's complete, if you want to, share your thoughts on your blog. If you are interested, you can check it out here.

To enter, you do need to be a Friend of my blog, just leave a comment letting me know you are, and you're entered!

For additional entries (please leave a comment for each) you may:

1. Follow Amazing Grass on twitter here.
2. Be a fan of Amazing Grass on facebook here.
3. Share the giveaway info in the usual ways.

Giveaway ends at Midnight EST on Monday, November 29. 

Note: I was provided with a bottle of Amazing Meal for the purpose of this review, the opinions are my own.

53 comments:

Terri said...

Of course I am a follower! :)

Terri said...

Liked them on FB - don't do twitter! :)

Terri said...

Adding you to my giveaway sidebar - thanks for hosting this!

Terri said...

Adding you to my giveaway sidebar - thanks for hosting this!

Jen said...

I am a follower!

Jen said...

Will follow the Amazing Grass on twitter

Johann said...

I'm impressed that you could stick to this that well, awesome! Don't enter me for the giveaway. I'll die if I have to try that in the next few months. Too much marathon and ultra running ahead. Have a great week!

Brittney said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Brittney said...

I follow Amazing Grass on Twitter!

sisterbison said...

I coudl definitely use a diet jump start! I'm a follower of your blog.

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Allison said...

I'm a follower!!!

Allison said...

I'm friends on FB

Allison said...

You are on my blog!!!!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'm a follower

Jill said...

I am not on Twitter but will follow on FB when I get home from work and can get on FB (Nazi work police won't let us on FB - whaaa). You know how much I've been meaning to try this (I'd love to compare it to the Isopure I take).

One Crazy Penguin said...

I'm a follower!

One Crazy Penguin said...

Shared on my blog :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

wow no sugar for two weeks, I am beyond impressed

misszippy said...

Good for you! I'm a follower

misszippy said...

Like them on FB

misszippy said...

Posting on my blog

Amy said...

Nice job on the challenge! I'm a follower!

Runners Fuel said...

I'm a follower

Runners Fuel said...

like them on fb

Runners Fuel said...

posted on my blog

Canadian runner said...

I am a follower of your blog

Canadian runner said...

I follow them on twitter

Canadian runner said...

I linked your giveaway on my sidebar.

Pam said...

I follow your blog. <---and I typed that between bites of avacado!!! :P

Pam said...

And I'm posting this on my sidebar.

Rae said...

I follow!

JenniferLeah said...

I am a follower :)

JenniferLeah said...

linking on my blog (sidebar)

Caratunk Girl said...

I follow you! :) I love that stuff!

Caratunk Girl said...

I follow them on Twitter

Caratunk Girl said...

I like them on FB

Michelle said...

I follow you!

Michelle said...

I linked you on my sidebar :)

Michelle said...

I now follow Amazing Grass on Twitter - really want to try this!

LauraElaine said...

I am a follower!

Love the Decor! said...

Would love to try it!!

Love the Decor! said...

I am a follower too!!

Elizabeth said...

Already a follower of your blog

Elizabeth said...

Following them on tweeter

Elizabeth said...

Following them on FB

Elizabeth said...

Giveaway linked on my blog sidebar

Laura said...

I am not a user of supplements but this sounds natural, nutritiousand great! I would love to win and give it a try!

Jesse - Run To The Border said...

I follow your blog!

Jesse - Run To The Border said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog too (sidebar).

Jesse - Run To The Border said...

And I'm following A.G. on twitter now.

Emily N. said...

blog follower

Emily N. said...

I like them on facebook.

Emily N. said...

following Amazing grass on twitter (prizepuzzle).