Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Giveaway and that Wednesday Scale Thing

Having received a free extra copy of Sean Anderson's book Transformation Road : My Trip to Over 500 Pounds and Back, I've decided to pass it along to a lucky reader. 
Sean felt that he was tardy in sending out the copy of his book that I bought, so he added another signed copy in the mail. How nice is that? When I received it a couple of weeks ago I thought how can I return this favour? I figure the best way to pay him back is to pay it forward.

This is not a how-to lose weight book, rather a very honest chronicle of Sean's history with morbid obesity. Some passages were hard to read, especially the ones where he details the effects on his family. He writes with his authentic voice and if you've ever read his blog, it's that same honest writing you'll find in this book.

All you have to do is answer the following question in the Comments on this post:  

If you were to be a cast away all alone on a deserted island (with an iPod of course, ha ha!) which record would you choose to have with you?

I'm such a music lover and supporter of local musicians, I'm having a hard time answering this question! I'll give my answer with the winner's name next Friday September 26th.

  • The winner will be chosen by a random number generator
  • Entries close on Thursday 25 September 2014 at 11pm /EST
  • I'll send the book to wherever in the world the winner is located, even the South Pole :)
Since I'm a small blogger and am not doing any promotion to try to get a larger following, the chances of winning are good.

Other news, since it's Weigh-in Wednesday, I'm at 173.3 lbs. Slightly less than last week.

20 comments:

  1. Congrats on the loss!! And I'm absolutely honored you chose my book to give away!! Thank you for the kind words in review! :)

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  2. Nice giveaway, it sounds like an interesting book!

    If I was on a desert island with just one record, it would probably be The Beatles. That's the only record I could imagine listening to over and over (and over and over) again.

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    1. I agree Gwen, he's awesome! Thanks, it's coming off little by little :)

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  4. It's very difficult, but I think I would have to take Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. It has some of the best rock songs ever written.

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    1. Hi Marilyn! Thanks for stopping by!
      My man agrees that PF's DSotM is the best choice :)

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  5. Def Leopard - Anything from their early years

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    1. I only know their later popular stuff. I'll have to check out their early stuff on Youtube :)

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  6. I'm a Queen freak - all of it, but I'd probably take Innuendo.

    BUT, there's a new artist I found - small at the moment - named George Ezra. Young fellow too, but I'm loving his voice!

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    1. Checked him out, yes nice voice indeed!

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  7. Okay--I'm super passionate about music--so this has taken some time to consider....
    If I could only have one album--- The Beatles Abbey Road ;)

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    1. That's a great choice, a classic!

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  8. THE BEATLES!!! My dad got me hooked to them!!

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    1. Wow, it's all about The Beatles! Good choice :)

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  9. I totally would pick Enya to relax and calm me down

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    1. Good choice, she can make anyone sail away into relaxation :)

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  10. Anything by Kirk Franklin, but probably his CD "The Fight of my Life." I have a big soft spot for Southern Gospel. Just cannot get enough of it! :)

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    1. Had to look up Kirk Franklin. That's pretty inspiring music :)

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