Wednesday, November 10, 2010

$65 CSN Store Giveaway!!! Enter here to win!! and raw musings

I am happy to announce a $65 giveaway to the CSN store! CSN is comprised of over 200 online stores, where you can find everything from a funkalicious counter stool for your kitchen to a new digital camera!

There are several ways to enter. Each entry in my comment section will put your name in the hat once. I will pick the winner ( via random.org )  10 days from today ( November 17 ).

1. Leave your name/email in my comment section and do one of the following:
2. Link back to this entry via your blog and leave a comment letting me know when it is up
3. Like Melomeals: 3.33 a day on Facebook ( link on my sidebar; come back and let me know you did this )
4 Tweet the giveaway ( each tweet will get you an entry the drawing, again, leave a comment with each tweet so I can make sure count each tweet in the drawing )
5. Link to this blog via your facebook page (let me know you did this so I can enter you )

You can do this every day for the next 10 days. The more you tweet/link/etc more chances you have to win!

Good luck! They have tons of cool stuff!!

So, today Raw Wednesday and I hate to say it, but I just don't enjoy eating 100% raw. As much as I think I will, I just don't. I planned my meals today before hand to make sure I wouldn't over do the fats and I just don't feel satisfied. Calorie, for calorie, I feel fuller eating grains and legumes and cooked veggies. I love my raw fruits/veggies, don't get me wrong, but I like cooked food too. It's OK though, because doing this once a week is good for me both physically and emotionally.

Many women have complicated relationships with food, and I'm no exception. Long time readers know I am in constant battle with my weight, and even though things are heading in the right direction, it is still an uphill ride.

So, taking a step back from comfort foods for a day is a nice reminder that there are many ways to comfort myself besides hot soup!

Having the time to go and take a long walk at the ocean is a blessing. Every single time I see the ocean, I let out a huge inner squeel! I have to pinch myself, " Am I really this lucky ?". I inhale the delicious aroma and hear the waves crashing against the rocks ( or gently trickling in )..  I can watch the gulls for hours. They are so beautiful and have such personality.

So, today at lunch time when I wanted hot soup, I had a big salad instead and hung out by the water.

I came home with this feeling inside of me... like a gentle hug from the inside.

104 comments:

  1. I get why some people like to discipline themselves to eat raw once a day or month or whatever. For me, I'd rather have one or two raw meals a day and then one cooked one. It's just a matter of how I best feel balanced.

    I liked on facebook!

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  2. tweeted

    @cherrycobbler

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  3. Lovely post! I get giddy when I go to the oceanfront as well!

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  4. I like some days raw, some cooked, and some a bit of both. It seems to work out pretty well that way. I liked on Facebook!

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  5. Being at the sea or ocean is my absolute favourite experience. I yearn for the day I can move to the coast!

    Thanks for the giveaway, CSN is pretty great.

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  6. I am a fan on Facebook.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  7. I posted about the giveaway on my blog.
    http://allaboutthemurrays.blogspot.com/2010/11/65-csn-store-giveaway.html

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  8. I linked this to my facebook page.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  9. I hear ya -- I really like cooked food, too.

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  10. Email address
    gretchenrbreen@gmail.com

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  11. I 'like'd on Facebook as Karen Benevento.
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  12. I liked on Face book!
    ceecee
    withinthekitchen(at)gmail.com

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  13. How fun! shereeb@cox.net

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  14. I am a fan on facebook.

    mags317@yahoo.com

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  15. How awesome! I could totally use a new immersion blender- mine died a couple months ago and I miss it so much...

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  16. I don't have a blog, facebook account, or twitter account...does that mean I can't enter in the giveaway?!?

    Courtney

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  17. I am a fan on facebook!

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  18. Hi, I like Melomeals: 3.33 a day on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  19. Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/2905588065378304
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  20. I have officially "liked" you on Facebook- That action was overdue anyways. :)

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  21. Courtney, you are officially entered! When are you going to get a blog girl? I'm curious about your kitchen!

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  22. Tweet link: http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/3028300276436992
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  23. This is my first time here, and I loooovvvee your blog! I have been a vegetarian for 20 years. I was vegan a couple of years. The lifestyle wasn't for me on a full time basis, but your recipes and ideas are so good that I plan on incorporating more vegan and raw meals into my life.

    I like you on FB!
    Mary jenkins
    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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  24. I did every entry option :)

    Momo

    http://www.gumbootsandcats.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/mmmorgans/

    http://www.twitter.com/mmmorgans/

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  25. Thanks, Melody! And haha...it is a wonder I can e-mail and use the computer at all, lol! I am not very technically savvy...I don't think a blog is in my immediate future :-)

    Courtney

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  26. I "liked" you on Facebook! I start my day raw with a green smoothie.

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  27. I liked your blog on facebook, tweeted about the giveaway, and linked to you on my fb page! =)

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25830560

    http://twitter.com/frauleinlayla

    I don't have a lot of readers on my blog, but I'll mention you, your blog and your possible rescue of my lumpy soupcakes soon. Not for the contest, but because you're awesome. =)

    frauleinlayla@yahoo.de

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  28. susan7:19 PM

    raw works better for me in the summer...i need some warmth in the winter

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  29. ok im going to tweet this!

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  30. Tweet link: http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/3414670836760577
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  31. I simply love having raw meals, that is until the weather turns cool. Then I gotta have my meals piping hot! :)
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  32. tammigirl@gmail.com

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  33. oops, published when I was trying to start a new line.

    tammigirl@gmail.com

    I like you on facebook.

    I agree with you on many fronts. All raw is not a way for me to go. I enjoy my raw foods, but I also enjoy my cooked foods and having both is a luxury I hope I never have to give up.

    The ocean. My husband says it's the best psychiatrist. I think he is right.

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  34. I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-giveaways_13.html
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I liked you on Facebook! I am also interested in your Vegan recipes and will follow subscribe to your feed! (Helna.L)
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/melahelen/status/3565396254789632
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  37. I tweeted

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    Tim

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  38. Fan on facebook! abby b.w.

    email in blogger profile

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  40. Anonymous1:58 AM

    I liked this blog on face book trudefaith@yahoo.com

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  41. I LIKE Vegan for a $3.33 a Day on Facebook (Erin Mize)
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  42. Tweet link: http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/3774028028313600
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  43. Liked you on fb as suburbsanity.
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  44. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/3790102878748672
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  45. Linked on fb @suburbsanity.
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  46. I like you on facebook as rachel carter crisman
    I tweeted too
    http://twitter.com/meeyeehere/status/3823491673489410

    Thanks for the chance
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  47. http://twitter.com/uberabby2/status/3829746416750593

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  48. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  49. I have liked your page on facebook.

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  50. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/melahelen/status/3912074069549056
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  52. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/melahelen/status/3964372544131073
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  53. Amanda West

    mandalynne@kc.rr.com

    I blogged about your giveaway at

    http://mommyof2monkies.blogspot.com/2010/11/65-csn-giveaway.html

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  54. Amanda West

    mandalynne@kc.rr.com

    I like Vegan for $3.33 a Day on facebook

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  55. Amanda West

    mandalynne@kc.rr.com

    Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/bowl4soup/status/3997480660242432

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  56. Tweet link: http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/4117630852009984
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  57. Daily tweet

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  58. i'm a facebook fan.
    (and you know how to contact me.) <3

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  59. DT
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  60. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/melahelen/status/4387723448160256
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  62. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/melahelen/status/4395417471025152
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  63. Tweeted this fun giveaway! :)
    http://twitter.com/HeidiHMc/status/4428418464616448
    tyson 2468 (at) charter (dot) net
    Heidi McMahon

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  64. Tweet link: http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/4485496298274816
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  65. tweeted today! thanks!
    http://twitter.com/uberabby2/status/4681273293406208

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  66. 11/16 tweet

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/4547078353068032

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  67. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win!

    I like you on Facebook!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  68. I blogged!

    http://quiltznhoez.blogspot.com/2010/11/melomeals-333-day-65-csn-store-giveaway.html

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  69. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/4717260354621440

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  70. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/melahelen/status/4752409347760128
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  71. Daily Tweet! :)
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  72. "like" you on facebook (hannah knit)

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  73. tw http://twitter.com/#!/achrissmile/status/4818663211270144

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  74. Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/4843888716025856
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  75. 11/17 tweet

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/4883960702173184

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  76. Daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/bowl4soup/status/4929487661694976

    mandalynne@kc.rr.com

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  77. I liked you on Facebook :)
    g33kgrrl93@gmail.com

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  78. I really thought I'd entered this give-away!

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  79. I like you on facebook too.
    :)

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  80. I thought I entered this the first day it was up but can't find my comment, so here it is now!

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  81. I liked you on fb.

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  82. DT
    http://twitter.com/uberabby2/status/5052170541993984

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  83. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/melahelen/status/5031781476601856
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  84. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/melahelen/status/5065973333753856
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  85. First I love spicy too and the color of this looks so vibrant!

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  86. dreaminitvegan@yahoo.com

    I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/dreaminitvegan

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  87. tweeted! @baurenlug

    laurenbugliarisi@gmail.com

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  88. tweeted! @baurenlug

    laurenbugliarisi@gmail.com

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  89. Olivia S11:38 PM

    tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/olivoliv/status/5117520168095744

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  90. Hi! Unfortunately, I don't have a facebook account, twitter account, or an active blog, but I'd still love to enter if possible. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  91. :) Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/HeidiHMc/status/5142638923616256
    tyson 2468 [at] charter [dot] net

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  93. Just liked you on Facebook! I have followed you for a while and am so happy you started sharing your great recipes!

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  94. I "liked" you on Facebook! And that pho you posted looks awesome. I just treated myself to a spiralizer that arrived yesterday, and now I know how to christen it!

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  95. :) Daily Tweet!
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  96. Daily Tweet! :)
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  97. Tweet! :)
    http://twitter.com/HeidiHMc/status/6257840045957120
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  98. Carrie Woolf
    luvmylanaloo@Yahoo.com
    I am a facebook fan!

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  99. I LOVE Raw Food and this dish looks incredible, I can't wait to try it out =D

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  100. I'm a fan on facebook too! You're so lucky to get to be by the ocean...

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