H-E-B Slim Down Showdown

You guys know how I’m giving it my all to get healthier. It’s on my life list and while “get healthy” is vague, I do have some very specific goals that apply to my life right now that I’m working on.

I recently finished a two-day a week boot camp for a month and now I’m getting ready to start a month of Jazzersize (thanks to a deal on Groupon!) Plus – my husband and I are making efforts to eat better and embrace an overall healthier lifestyle and I’ve got the support of friends who will help me “go the distance”.

But it’s not easy, ya’ll. To change habits you need all the help you can get. And you need support from others to cheer you on (even if you don’t know them).

That’s why when I heard that H-E-B was hosting a Slim Down Challenge for 25 competitors from across Texas, I wanted to get the word out.

H-E-B’s 16-week challenge is designed to provide contestants with the education and tools they need to live a healthier lifestyle and the chance to win a $10,000 grand prize or a $5,000 “fan favorite” prize.

Seriously, you have to watch this video.

The Showdown is part of “Healthy at H-E-B,” a comprehensive, long-term commitment to improve the health of Texans and provide them with fresh, healthy food that is affordable and easy to prepare. On there website you can find ways to eat better, move more and live well including healthful recipes and information on proper nutrition and work out plans that work for you.

I’m proud of H-E-B and the contestants for making a commitment to good health.

The competition has been going on for a couple of weeks now and you can follow the journeys of all of the participants here. I can’t wait to see who wins. But you know, really – everyone involved is a winner…EVEN YOU!


That’s right, H-E-B  knows how I love to give away free stuff to Still Living The Dream readers, so they are providing one person a $25 H-E-B gift card!

All you have to do is go to the Slim Down Showdown page and come back here and leave a comment saying which participant you are going to follow and why. This giveaway is open to US residents only. A winner will be selected at random on July 26, 2012 at 11:59 CST.

But don’t stop there, get more chances to win by leaving a separate comment for each of the following you do below!

  1. Like Still Living The Dream on facebook
  2. Follow me on twitter
  3. Follow me on pinterest
  4. Tweet the giveaway with this language: “Win a $25 HEB gift card while supporting @HEB Slimdown Showdown @jpatrickcomm http://www.stilllivingthedream.com/2012/07/h-e-b-slim-down-showdown.html”

This contest is sponsored by H-E-B. I was given a $25 H-E-B gift card for my participation, but no other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



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    tess says:

    i am going to follow Dina b/c she has a 11 year old daughter at 200lbs- she needs her help
    tcogbill at live dot com

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      Jennifer Patrick says:

      Hey Tess! Good luck! It’s hard to pick which person to pick – they all have made such a great commitment towards good health.

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    tess says:

    i follow you on twitter-katychick123
    tcogbill at live dot com

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    tess says:
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    Kayla!! I am rooting for her!

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    I like you on facebook!!

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    I follow you on twitter as @SensiblySara

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    I follow your pinterest boards (Sara P/Doodle741)

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    debi says:

    I am following Vanessa. She reminds me of me. Life and motherhood has changed what we “think ” of ourselves
    And we need to get us back!!!!! Go Vanessa!!!

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    mIssy says:

    I am following Stephanie because she mentioned that she wanted to run the 5K in Disney when she goes to cheer her brother on in the marathon.

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      Jennifer Patrick says:

      Disney would be the perfect place to celebrate goals you work hard to accomplish!

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      Stephanie says:

      Missy, thanks!! I started my 5k training this week and now might actually try for the half marathon. My bro said he would run it with me and then run the full marathon the next day!

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    Kim C says:

    I am going to root for Vanessa! she it determined to accomplish her goal and is inspired by music, just like i am!
    xxkimhcxx at gmail dot com

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    Kim C says:

    i like you on FB – Kim C

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    Kim C says:

    follow you on twitter – xxkimhcxx

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    Kim C says:

    follow you on pinterest – xxkimhcxx (kim c)

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    Kim C says:
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    tess says:

    i follow you on pinterest- tess kaase
    tcogbill at live dot com

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    Dee S says:

    Debra, because her situation is similar to mine

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    Dee S says:

    I Like Still Living The Dream on facebook

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    Dee S says:

    I follow you on twitter as gratheeus

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    Dee S says:

    i follow you on pinterest as gratheeus

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    Kristin says:

    I follow you on FB.

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    Kristin says:

    I want to follow Kayla.

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      Thank you Kristin! I really appreciate the support! Tell all of your friends to go to heb.com/slimdown and comment on my blog. I love you and am so happy to know that so many people who do not know me are willing to support me! Thank you again!

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    Kristin says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

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    Kristin says:

    I tweeted for you! 🙂

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    Alba Garza says:

    I am following Adriana. She has has a daughter and I have a teen son. It is hard as a parent to follow diest, or healthy eating while trying to worry about the kids.

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    Alba Garza says:

    1.Like Still Living The Dream on facebook
    alba garza

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    Alba Garza says:

    2.Follow me on twitter

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    Alba Garza says:

    3.Follow me on pinterest
    alba garza

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    Alba Garza says:
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    Penny Imes says:

    Have you ever thought about writing an e-book or guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog based upon on the same subjects you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e mail.

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    Michelle in Htown says:

    Late to the game here, but what I really want to know is: Did you get your Vespa yet? (I recall the challenge from your husband …).

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    Great site and blog! Thank you all so much for watching the Sim Down video, and supporting the gals. The whole point of the Slim Down is to inspire others on their journey. The women you mentioned above are working hard to create a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families. And they are AWESOME people, too. Fun, smart, gregarious, and determined. Did you know that H-E-B is looking for more Slim Down Showdown for the 2013 contest? They started taking submission applications yesterday. If you live in Texas and want to be involved, visit: http://www.heb.com/page/healthy-at-heb/2013-slim-down-showdown

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    Debra says:

    Thank you for encouraging people to get fit and to follow our blogs and progress. As a Slim Down Showdown contestant I can assure that whomever you choose follow you will be inspired. Each of the other contestants inspires almost daily. Have fun getting fit and let’s all run when nobody is chasing us!
    Hey, also checkout the HEB website. Applications are currently be accepted for the next Showdown. You could share your fitness journey with others, too!

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      Jennifer Patrick says:

      Thank you so much, Debra! I’m so excited to hear that they are taking applications! You are an inspiration to all of us. Keep up the hard work!!!

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    VanessamSDSD says:

    Awe =’) thank you so much for y’alls support! It’s greatly appreciated.

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    LeeAnSDSD says:

    thank you readers! This opportunity provided by HEB has been fantastic! Thank you all for your support! Please continue to support and encourage us.

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    rynneesdsd says:

    Thank you all for checking our blogs out! It makes us move even more when we see that others are watching. 😉 Also, getting healthy has never felt so great! I am motivated more than ever to tackle this once and for all!

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    This is such a great blog! Thank you so much for supporting me and all of my H-E-B Buddies!!! This is the most amazing expierience! I am loving the healthy change my family is making. We look forward to seeing our new bodies! I love you all!


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