June 6, 2012

SlimKicker Review & GIVEAWAY!!

Hey everyone! I'm coming off a weeklong vacay on the north shore of Lake Michigan and my first trip to Chicago...what a great place, with lots of great FOOD!! Definitely not the place you want to be while counting and recording your calories for the world to see, but, I did just that for you kind people.

Why, you ask?? I am teaming up with SlimKicker to give you a chance to win this professional digital kitchen scale...
So what is SlimKicker? It is a handy little health and fitness (or diet, if you choose) app. The app is free for download on your iPad or iPhone and there is also a website; they all work pretty much the same way.

SlimKicker differs from other health and fitness apps by turning your goals into a game with points, rewards and fitness challenges, all to keep you motivated.

Personally, I think diets are evil. I prefer to work out strictly to eat what I want. I found SlimKicker handy because it made it easy to see where I was doing well (fruits/veggies) and where I could improve (protein). You can see how badly I did while on vacay by checking out my profile. I especially like the addition of challenges, although I'm not doing so good at my 10 wall squats a day challenge! Let's hope things improve now that I'm home!

So how do you win?? Leave a comment below or on my Facebook Page with your suggestion for your idea of a fun, challenging, creative fitness or nutritional challenge.

I can't enter obviously, but if I did my ideas would be:
50 crunches per day (my core is sad)
-or-
8 glasses of water per day (I so do not consume enough water!!)

So, go for it and remember to share this post with your friends!! SlimKicker will pick the winner and we'll announce it next week!

P.S. when you comment make sure I can get back to you by providing an e-mail address or have your profile link to your blog or e-mail! Thanks!

**SlimKicker will choose the winner without my input and ship the prize directly to the winner.  I have not been paid to write this post and the opinions and words are mine alone.  This giveaway is limited to people in the United States only (sorry my friends outside of the U.S.!).


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86 comments:

  1. I would say my favorite challenge would be to make sure you play a physical game with your kids for 30 min each day. I fail this sometimes, but often I shed my big girl pants and go play tag, red rover, etc or I help my girls fight the dragon fairies that the wicked witch plagued on our castle! wormbutt at gmail dot com

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  2. My favorite challenge will be to cut out sodas completely. Some pretty bad labs back at the docs, oopsie. :)

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    1. Stluc, please provide an email address so I can contact you if SlimKicker pics you as a winner. Thanks!

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  3. great giveaway idea! My fun fitness challenge is this: start with 10 push ups and add one to your set every day until the end of the month! You'll be ripped in no time!

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  4. how fun! i'm glad you had a good vaycay:) a nutrition challenge is to eat a rainbow of fruits and veggies every day! :) thanks!

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  5. taking the stairs at work, ugh I'm on 6th floor. And avoiding the "Let's order in for lunch" syndrome at work. That would save money and calories.

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  6. I challenge you to leave the mess on the floor and well... When you come home after a hot summer day, just drop everything you carry in the door on the floor, and then there goes your clothes, remember just leave them laying there for now at least. Grab your suit and squeeze into it, then run don't walk and jump right into that cool refreshing pool. Hit up a few laps too while you're at it and have fun!

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    1. Dear Coco11,
      Are we talking about lap swimming here? I only have a kiddie pool for Otis so that one would be hard for me! But that would be great for anyone that has a pool! Please send me your contact info in case you're chosen, thanks!

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  7. I set a nutritional challenge for myself of eating more dark vegetables. Today I cooked Asparagus for dinner and it was a hit. Definitely something we'll be having more often. =D

    winitmama @ gmail dot com

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  8. I use WALKWAY OVER HUDSON. Its the world's longest pedestrian walkway over water. Plus its connects to miles of railtrails. Inspiring views!

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    1. Hello anonymous! Please provide an email in case you win! Thanks!

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  9. My challenge would be to get 8 hours of sleep every night.

    sbourne825 at gmail dot com

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  10. I like to challenge my fellow bike rider friends to see who can ride the most miles each month. We log our miles and the logger of the most miles each month gets a free (paid for by the rest of us) carbo-loading dinner at our favorite bike/pizza place...Hot Italian! It helps to have a little motivation, AND, everyone's a winner when a pizza dinner and good company is the end result.

    (Shannon McKenna, missmckenna @ gmail . com)

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    1. I ♥ Hot Italian!! :) That's a good deal!

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  11. Always go to the local farmers market and get fresh fruit and vegetables and also try to make something vegan every week. Drink a lot of water daily. Go for a one hour walk or 30 minute run. My challenge to you.
    frugalohio at gmail dot com

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  12. My challenge would be to do 30 jumping jacks at every television commercial break. Whether it is my son watching his tv or me sitting watching tv.... stop whatever I am doing when I hear a commercial break and do 30 jumping jakes.....either I get more fit or the TV would be off more often then it is now - win win either way

    dythia_99(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Great ideas everyone!! Keep them coming!

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  14. My challenge is to have consistency now that my vacations are over! Have a plan even if they are small items they add up.
    Eat more fruit and vegees and be mindful of drinking more water.
    Daily exercise routine to keep my core strong & stable.
    Stretch!!!

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  15. Hmm.. a good challenge idea is to do 10 jumping jacks everytime you pass a doorway. People might give you some crazy looks in public though.

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    1. Good idea Sha-Sha! Please provide your contact info in case your idea is chosen, thanks!

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    2. Hi, thank you.. btw, here is my email address - ghelai123187@yahoo.com

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  16. I too have cut out all sodas. Strangely, I really love just water with lemon juice. I now am juicing lemons at an amazing rate. I wonder sometimes if it's even healthy (too much acid maybe), but so far it seems fine. I've been using electrolyte water too, from Trader Joe's.

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. AnnaZed - water with lemon juice isn't strange! It's good! :)

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  17. i do the Wii step climb (with the step raised) while the coffee pot is brewing

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    1. Hi Amy,
      Please provide your contact info in case SlimKicker picks your idea! I haven't tried wii stair climbing, but wii tennis sure is fun! TCW

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  18. I just started my life change program and my biggest challenge is to walk a little farther every day.

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  19. Fun nutritional challenge: eat something from every color of the rainbow daily - red cabbage, oranges, yellow peppers, green broccoli, blueberries, purple carrots. You get the idea! :)
    (hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com)

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  20. I love this giveaway! I am currently dieting and have lost 8 pounds...30 more to go! My idea or tip would be to exercise with a buddy! Me and my best friend work out a few times a week and it goes by much faster then when it is just me!

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    1. Great work Carrie! Please provide your contact info in case your idea is chosen as the winner, thanks!

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  21. My idea is to do all the ideas that have been posted here. I will be in shape quickly. or passed out from exhaustion.
    shellymclayton@yahoo.com

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  22. I would set up a healthy habits for the week that I would challenge to. Such as writing down what you eat and the nutritional value, exercise for at least 15 minutes a day, drink 48oz of water per day, spend 30 minutes meditating per day, eating 4-5 servings of fruits and veggies a day. Then you get a point for each of these things you do per day and at the end add up how many points you earned. It would help you focus on things each day and you can see where you need to improve in yoru health. Perhaps if you need more of an incentive, if you make it past so many points per week (or month) you can reward yourself with a small gift or a desert you have been wanting!

    disneykayla(at)gmail(com)

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  23. Hi Sarah,

    What a fun giveaway. I think this scale would motivate Scott to exercise. Currently, zero exercising going on. I also like to weigh the kids and record their growth in their growth and development journal.

    Let's see, my goal is truly to help Scott exercise and be the healthiest he can be. So, less food at each meal, start a very easy jogging routine, and make him home-made granola bars for lunch. You know he takes granola bars everyday, and they contain have cane-sugar, diary and soy. I can make much healthier bars at home!

    My goal is to eat foods good for my health, do more yoga, and control stress. :-)

    Thanks for this great giveaway!!!

    Hugs,
    -Amber

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  24. My challenge is to train for a 5K race.

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

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  25. I think a wonderful challenge would be to only eat whole foods for a week. (Or even just a couple days- baby steps are good!) ;)

    That means you would stick to the basics during the challenge period- no processed foods from boxes, bags, or packages. Challenging, but oh-so-rewarding!

    cjwinger (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  26. Well I would do what I am currently in the process of doing. My husband and I are visiting several different parks a week and taking the hiking trails. It is fun, energizing, and beautiful. It keeps us motivated because we love to be outside and it's fun to go on the primitive trails and get lost in nature. It strengthens our muscles, our cardiovascular system, and our mind. On our down days when we don't go hiking we take long walks together everyday.
    sellcrystal2 (at) yahoo dot com

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  27. Buy all your produce this week from a farmers market or other locally grown establishments. Less time from farm to you means more nutrients. And you're supporting your local economy, which we all need right now.

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    1. Ashley, this is a great idea. I am a big supporter of the Farmer's Market too! Please write me back with your contact info in case SlimKicker picks you as the winner! Thanks.

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  28. My fun fitness challenge is to challenge my kids to games of tag, horse or just plain old sprints. They are competitive and I want to spend time having fun with them and this way we all get more exercise.

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  29. my challenge would be to cut out caffeine!
    wendywynsma@gmail.com

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  30. I agree cutting out caffiene would be a big challenge and eating after the kids are in bed

    aimee murad at gmail dot com

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  31. Cutting caffeine is a great challenge! What about cutting all artificial sweetener? I could never do it, personally!

    eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  32. I've been wanting to try the Couch to 5K challenge but for me, just getting out to jog each day is a good goal. I have like no motivation, lol

    world_as_one(at)live(dot)com

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    1. Mommy of Two - Couch to 5k is a good one. That's how I started running 3 years ago. Since then I've done 4 half marathons! I am a firm believer that Couch to 5k will teach anyone who thinks they can't run distance that they really can. Keep up the good work!

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  33. Try some new veggies as they come in season.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  34. Walking is always a good thing. I try to walk at least a mile a day. And carry water exspecially if it's very warm out. Thanks
    lasherjodi@yahoo.com

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  35. We do a 5k/10k/1 mile run as a family every month
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  36. My favorite challenge is to try not to go two days in a row without working out. When I'm able to do that, I really get in shape and feel better.

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  37. I'm retired now and need to work out more. I think it would be fun to get my grandkids involved in a work-out with me so that they can see that it's a lifelong challenge to stay fit, but that it can be done. Thank you!
    marika200@hotmail.com

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  38. My current nutritional challenge is cutting out processed foods and eating whole foods. We're making great progress as a family. I can still make some of my old favorite recipes by making my own versions of processed foods they call for sometimes (like cream of soups, salsas, etc...) It's an ongoing process and I'm glad we decided to go for it.

    -Missy

    mlynnh5 at gmail dot com

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  39. I'm going to be honest because of my back and leg pain I'm unable to exercise. I'm hoping to have surgery to fix my problem.I had hodgkins lyphoma last yr and my last chemo treatment was the end of jan.'12. I'm trying so hard to eat more fruit and veggies.I think I'm doing ok. I have type 2 diabetes and I have that under control so I'm happy for that. I drink lots of water because I know that's so important. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. I need to make my walks more challenging and not so boring. I'm going to start heading down to the beach to walk...and even bring my dog so we can splash in the waves a bit, too!

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  41. My challenge would be to try out the workout programs on my new treadmill. It's so easy just to stay at the same pace/slope, but that'll get me no where!
    Allibird1 at aol dot com

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  42. My husband and I are currently doing a weight lose challenge. First to 10% lost gets their choice of prize.

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  43. Oops - kristi dot peshke at gmail dot com!

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  44. My husband and I have been more aware of what we are eating and how much we're eating. We've been working out together and motivating and challenging each other. We also keep a food journal(well, I do, his is from "memory") and compare notes and help each other to eat better throughout the day when we're apart.

    melt003@hotmail.com

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  45. suebunting1977@gmail.com my challenge is drink 8 glasses of water per day, eat lots of fruits and vegtables, and workout at least one hour a day.

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  46. to give up dr. peppers. I gonna have my cokes
    jenniferwinchester@ymail.com

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  47. I would like to walk a little farther every day. Maybe up to five miles. And to reduce my sugar intake. So hard. I need to buy more fresh fruits and vegetables. Less processed foods. Sigh! A food journal would help. I need to be more accountable. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  48. My favorite fitness challenge right now is going from being a non-runner to trying to run a 5K by run-walking with more running than walking each time.

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  49. I have been lacking on my water, too, so I need to work toward drinking my 8 glasses of water.

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  50. Oops, forgot my email address.

    pixiedustedhomeschool at yahoo dot com

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  51. Ginger b.
    Timelyone at hotmail dot com

    My challenge would be to be active everyday. I find if I skip a day it adds to 2 then 3 then a week and so on. Tha ks for the giveaway.

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  52. I think it would be fun to train for a marathon
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  53. My husband is trying to do the beat juice smoothies from garden fresh beats. We'll see just how well it goes. I've not joined in, a bit scared to be honest! lol.

    julie@themlbb.com

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  54. To stay active, I try to participate in as much outdoor sports and activities I can, such as Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. Those two sure can get the blood pumping!

    Thanks for the giveaway - Katie M, agirlslegacy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. My challenge is drinking more water and green tea instead of caffinated drinks.
    candyo0217@hotmail.com

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  56. I ride my bicycle every single day, carrying my two kiddos behind me in a trailer. We ride to the grocery store three times a week, and if it won't fit, I won't buy it! This not only helps my budget, but my waistline!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  57. Ride my bike down the road every day! curtiss.24@osu.edu

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  58. My challenge is to cut out diet soda completely from my diet, and replace it with tea. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  59. My challenge is less chocolate and more water!

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  60. Not really interesting to most but I set myself myself targets when I use my elliptical like burning 400 kcal in 20 minutes, etc. I love beating my expectations.

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  61. Keep it fun and different! My challenge is to do 3 miles MWF and then ride my bike T and TH! Hopeful!

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  62. My suggestion is to walk while watching TV! When the commercials come on, get up and walk in place the entire time the commercial break is airing! It doesn't feel like you're exercising, and it gets the blood pumping and heart rate up. It takes a little bit to get in the habit of doing this, but once you do, it's actually fun!

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  63. quitting smoking is hardest challenge for me

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  64. My challenge is to train for a 10K race. I already do the races, but never get a chance to move up to a bigger race.
    joretta933(at)centurylink.net

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  65. quitting soda is a great challenge
    geoffcodner@yahoo.com

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  66. my favorite challenge would be trying to cut out soda
    stracey2010@live.com

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  67. Eat more fruits and veggies and make time for exercise in your schedule if you scedule you are more likely to do it!

    Morrisonmom01 at yahoo dot com

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  68. My challenge would be to walk my dogs everyday! formergrappin@yahoo.com

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  69. My challenge would be to walk my dogs everyday and to get 8 servings of fruits/veggies into my diet everyday!

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  70. my favorite challenge would be to go for a walk at least four days a week! heather.loftus@aol.com

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  71. My sure you drink 8 glasses of water a day.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  72. To do a yoga routine 3 times a day!
    Jadavis42@students.tntech.edu

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  73. Learning to cook healthier meals.
    jboyanto at swbell dot net

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  74. My favorite challenge is to compete with my sister, it gets us both going!
    Thanks malibu311 gmail dot com

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  75. Thank you so much for all the comments everyone! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED. I will announce the winner once SlimKicker picks them! Thank you!

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