January 8, 2012

Let's Get Skinny & Win Free Stuff. Cool?

Raise your hand if you ate one too many pieces of pecan pie on Christmas day.
Raise your hand if you eat too dang much every day.
Raise your hand if your new year's resolution was to shed a few LB's.

If you noticed your hand involuntarily raising itself for all 3 of those questions, keep reading. If not, then you're that skinny chick we all envy & despise so get the heck outta here! ;) (kidding)

Even if you are that 5'9" size 2 chick we love to hate, I think we can all agree that our bodies need a good cleaning out every so often. From all the fried, processed and packaged foods we've consumed over the past year or so, it's time to get it out of our systems.

We're talking the yeast-free diet, peoples.

No sugar.
No alcohol.
No dairy.
No yeast.
30 days.

Who's in?

Here you have it: Every year my company puts on a 30 day yeast-free challenge called "Yeast-Free With Me." (And by "my company", I mean "moi".) This is my first year completely coordinating the entire thing by myself so to say I'm just a tiny bit anxious/nervous about the outcome is an understatement.  Basically, Yeast-Free With Me is a 30 day email series where you'll receive valuable information regarding the Yeast-Free diet including guidelines, shopping lists, recipes, tips, motivation and more...brought to you by, well....ME...of course with the assistance of our ever-loving PR/marketing team! (God bless those women!)

This is where YOU come in.

Don't you want to get back in that size "S" bikini by your big trip this summer?
What? You have a wedding dress to be in this year?
Oh! Your fat jeans are a leeeetle tight these days?

Good.
(Well...not "good" but here's where I strap on a cape & save the day.)

All I need is for you to sign up with your email address here. Once you've signed up, you should receive an email within 24 hours that includes any and everything you could possibly want to know about the yeast-free diet. The challenge starts January 16th so you still have time to mentally and physically prepare for it. From then and until Valentine's day, you'll be receiving about 2 emails per week all geared towards yeast-free eating and, well, living an overall healthy lifestyle. (New outfit for V-day?!) I've even compiled a list of super simple, but tasty recipes that I'll be emailing out as well as a daily food journal. (You're welcome.)

Here's where it gets good.

In addition to signing up, I'll be giving away a few of my most favoritist health inspired things. Yes-not only am I determined to get you lookin' good and feelin' good but I'm also gonna give you free stuff.

Youknowyouloveme.

 -"The Optimal Eating Cookbook"...a.k.a. THE Yeast-Free Bible



-Under Armour Great Escape running shorts. 
Color? Your choice!
Seriously love. Thick waistband. Not too long. Not too short. Perfect.

 -6 pack of Under Armour mini headbands
(because who wants to workout with sweaty hair caked to their forehead??)
...AND

-6 of my go-to, all time favorite protein bars, PaleoBars.
(Vanilla Almond, Chocolate or Mixed Berry-your choice!)



How to enter:
(One comment per entry, please!)

1. Follow my blog and let me know.
2. Sign up for Yeast-Free With Me and tell me you've done so.
3. Tell me the one thing you hope to accomplish in doing the YF diet.
(weight loss, lead a more healthy lifestyle, cleanse your system, etc...)

Giveaway winner will be chosen Monday, January 16th at midnight so make sure you sign up before then and check back Tuesday, the 17th to see if you're the lucky winner!
Even if you're already lookin' hawt in your bikini and don't want to participate in the challenge, do me a lil favor and sign up anyways? My goal is to outdo our number of participants from last year which is pretty lofty and since you're mah frand I think you should help a sista out. Purtty please?! Cherry on top?! (Yes. This is me begging.)

Anywho-husband and I have jumped the gun and are already on day 6. So far so good! We've both agreed we're feeling SO much LESS bloated and so much MORE lean. Energy levels are great and actually, I'm not really all that hungry and haven't had any crazy sugar cravings. (Even while on my period. Strange.) To top it off, this morning I put on my suit and to no surprise, my pants are sitting a little lower on my hips than normal! ;)

I really don't have a lot of weight to lose so don't go thinkin' I've lost my mind. I'd just like to be back down to where I feel my best...122-123ish...not the 127 I've been pushin'. (Yep. There it is. My weight all over the world wide web.)


Still unsure if this is the right thing for you? 
Check out my "Lifestyle" page or leave a comment with your questions!

Whether you like it or not, I'll be intermittently updating you all on my YF journey over the next month, including an entire weeks worth of food journaling and possibly, an after picture of yours truly AND Beau in next to nothing to show off our results.  
(No promises there.) 

Now that you all have a good visual, get ta signin' up!

"When you look good, you feel good.
When you feel good, you look good." 
-me

191 comments:

  1. you look so great! I follow your blog!

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  2. I'm a follower of your lovely blog!

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  3. I hope to lose weight on the diet!

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  4. I signed up for the yeast free with me!

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  5. I have signed up for the YF 30 day diet!! O good lord, what have I done ha! I'll do my best.

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  6. I would like to draw the number again! I am on day 6 of yeast free and have lost around 4 lbs already. If I can do it during deer season and my birthday month anyone can do it.

    Hubby

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  7. I signed up for the challenge! No alcohol?? what??

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  8. I'm a follower of your lovely blog! :)

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  9. I have signed up for the YF30 day diet...and I'm excited!!!!

    I'm looking forward to losing weight and seeing how much better I feel!

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  10. Weird, I raised my hand to oh, everything!!

    I'll be signing up after work! So excited :)

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  11. Beautiful Mess follower! Love your blog :) Definitely going to try the YF diet, hoping to cleanse and lose the 12 lbs I've gained since I got married 3 years ago...OH, and I would love to get my hubby to join me? Any great ideas on how to convince him? xo
    Katie
    lifeasweknowitspot.blogspot.com

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  12. I signed up for the emails. I'm so excited!

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  13. I am a follower!

    PS. I love your hubby's comment! :)

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  14. I signed up for Yeast-Free With Me yesterday, thanks to your sweet email! :)

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  15. And of course I want to lose weight, but mostly I want to lead a healthier lifestyle and hopefully gain more energy! :)

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  16. I'd really love to lose some weight & definitely clean out my system. I was eating pretty healthy until december hit.

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  17. im a follower!! I actually emailed you last week about this diet... doing well so far!

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  18. what i want to accomplish on this diet is obviously lose a few pounds and kill my sweet tooth! Its out of control right now.

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  19. What I hope to accomplish...
    a little weight loss would be good, but mostly hoping to get more energy & feel better.

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  20. NO ALCOHOL? Great - now all of my friends will be convinced I am pregnant.

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  21. PS - i just saw Beau commented on your blog...dyyying.

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  22. Agh I feel like I really want to do this ... I need motivation though... U look great BTW :) also Soo jealous that u and Katie pants are meeting up next month .. Too cool !!

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  23. I am a long time follower of your blog :)

    chelsi.baird@mantech.com

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  24. I signed up to be YEAST FREE for your 30 day challenge! YAY!

    chelsi.baird@mantech.com

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  25. I want to shed about ten lbs and keep that weight off

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  26. I hope to lose a few lbs and feel better over all(cleanse).

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  27. In signing up for your YEAST FREE 30 day challenge I hope to lose the weight I have been pushing myself to lose finally. I hope to feel better and finally get back down to the weight I am comfortable with! I'm excited.

    chelsi.baird@mantech.com

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  28. It might kill me but I signed up for Yeast-Free with Me.

    Thanks for the inspiration!!! :)

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  29. I am a follower. And I have signed up for the yeast free diet. Wanting to lose about 30 pounds.
    Thanks so much!
    Jayne

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  30. #1, I love your blog
    #2, I am already a follower :)
    #3, I signed up for the email
    #4 by joining the challenge I am hoping it will be that extra nudge on the weight loss journey I am already in to accomplish my goals!

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  31. I signed up for Yeast-Free and I would love to cleanse my system and lose weight. Great blog Stephanie! I think I'm going to start tomorrow actually :)

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  32. I signed up for Yeast Free With Me!

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  33. I hope to feel better about my self/ lose weights which in turn will give me the motivation to get my butt up and to the gym! Woooo!

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  34. To accomplish: To get all my baby weight off!!!!

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  35. Last but not least...I want to look hot in my swimsuit in the Bahamas in June!!

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  36. Signed up for the challenge!

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  37. I've been a follower for a while .. But i also signed up! I am trying to lose my baby weight that i've gained back since having my little guy in August .. One thing I hope to accomplish is getting a better a diet in general, and to also be down to my pre baby weight of 135lbs .. Right now I am pushing close to 150lbs! I can't believe i just told on myself! LOL :)

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  38. I signed up for the challenge. My husband and I have already given up gluten for 30 days, and I'm interested in seeing the information on yeast as well.

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  39. My goal through all of this is to rid my body of toxins and unnatural junk. I want to have a healthy body...and hopefully that healthy body is skinny!

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  40. My overall goal is a healthier and leaner body.

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  41. I'm signed up! I hope to accomplish losing my beer gut.

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  42. I would love to kick start my system with a healthier diet. Hopefully this will be just what I need!

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  43. I signed up!! Love your blog. My weightloss goal is to loose a significant amount of weight ( 85ish pounds, give or take once I get there and how I feel about myself) Ever since living in a big city i've been exposed to SO many fatty (but very yummy) foods that has packed on the weight over the years, which i'm totally not proud of. I can't wait to try the yeast free diet! (although once it said alcohol I gasped, I guess i need to finnish my wine ASAP)

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  44. I have been a follower for awhile (love your blog!)

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  45. I signed up for the yeast free diet

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  46. I hope to FINALLY lose some weight.. blech

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  47. OK so I think this is officially my first comment since our emails a few months ago, but what a better one to start with right?! :-D Folling (duh) and I signed up! Do we really need the starter kit that's out of stock???

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  48. I'm like you and don't have a ton of weight to lose, but my wedding is in July and I want to look and feel my best!

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  49. New Year and I want to look and feel like a new me so I've signed up for Yeast Free :)

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  50. I'm also a new follower (well a couple of weeks new)

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  51. Just signed up for the emails. This is JUST the motivation I needed! Thanks!

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  52. I've love to lose these 10 pounds that aren't going anywhere with exercise!

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  53. I am a follower and love your site.

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  54. One thing I hope to accomplish? Help minimize my muffin top...

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  55. I signed up for the Yeast Free Diet.

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  56. I want to accomplish a healthy lifestyle. I quit smoking 8 months ago joined a gym and have tried to lose weight so I am hoping this will be the trick for me. Can't wait to get started and it could not have come at a better time since I am moving back to my beloved Texas from Missouri this month. Thanks so much for this challege.

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  57. I need to lose that last five pounds for my wedding in March.

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  58. I am one of your BIGGEST fans {followers}!

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  59. I signed up for the program/email!

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  60. I want to lose more than 5 lbs & also try to change my eating habits!

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  61. Can't get enough of your blog! Following! :)

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  62. Signed up for YFw/ME!

    I hope to get the change to burn my fatass jeans...damn things! :)

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  63. #1 I follow your blog and love it!
    #2 I'm hoping to lose the weight I've gained from knee injury/knee surgery!
    #3 I joined and signed up for the challenge :)

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  64. #1 I am unaware if I follow your blog or not ;) um jk 30 days
    #2 I need to get down to your size
    #3 I joined woooo wooo now you got the #1 on your list :)

    can I win those shorts? how about that cook book? bring me a copy to fl? I could use headbands too. GREAT giveaway my Stephy! loves you

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  65. I follow your blog and I signed up for the 30 day challenge!! So excied! =)

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  66. PS...I have that exact blue and black dress you are wearing in your "before" picture...although I can not fit into mine anymore!

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  67. I signed up for Yeast-Free.

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  68. I want to lose the weight and feel better about myself!!

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  69. I signed up for Yeast-Free!!! :] SO excited!!!

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  70. I'm ready to start a new healthy lifestyle that I can stick with for good! I'm graduating from college in 4 months & its time to get healthy & lose all the weight I've put on from the last 4 years of late night munchies & binge drinking ;]

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  71. loving this post! would def love to do a weight loss challenge!!



    http://infinitelifefintess.com

    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  72. Hello beautiful.
    I signed up for your wheat free month & am a follower. Love your blog. :)

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  73. I've been a follower for a few weeks and am super excited to do this yeast free thing!! I signed up for it already and it starts the day AFTER my vacay so we are all good there! Lol. I have lost 50 pounds through changing my eating habits already, and I only cut out fast food, and started being more active. I have another 70 to go until I get to my ideal weight, but I plan to go skydiving on 4.21.2012 and must be 40 pounds lighter by then to do that, I can't wait, losing weight has been one of the most life changing things that's ever happened to me! Id love for you to follow my blog at vicsbetterlife.blogspot.com! And I am super excited to learn more about how you live your healthy lifestyle.

    -Victora

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  74. This is awesome and I wish you all the luck!!!

    I started an Arbonne 7-day Cleanse...I am almost through with Day 1...and dying!! I need inspiration!!

    Good luck!!!

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  75. #1 - Definitely a follower :)
    #2 - Signed up for Yeast Free With Me
    #3 - Would love to drop some weight that I have added since the wedding and would like to get rid of before having babies :)

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  76. OKAY! OKAY! You have motivated me to STOP eating trash food & to get excited about bikini shopping again :) my bf won't do it since he won't give up beer so I'm counting on you to keep me motivated :) (no pressure! LOL!) I just signed up..... Good luck to everyone! ~Sheri

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  77. Love this giveaway!! I'm definitely a follower :)

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  78. oh man - i was totally down with this diet until i realized 80% of my diet is milk...but then i realized i drink soy milk....and that doesnt' really count as dairy right? maybe i'll try - i'm so with you on wanting to shed a few lbs!!!

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  79. I have been a follower for a while I love your blog!

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  80. I have signed up for the YF diet and am super excited!

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  81. I want to cleanse and loose weight. I just read the skinny bitch after raven vented about and really want to start changing the way I eat and lifestyle just need the motivation I think this might help! p.s love the giveway!

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  82. I follow your blog!

    xox,
    Mallory

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  83. with the YF diet I'm hoping to help my Hypothyroid/metabolism problem. I'm tired of feeling tired all the time and not having any energy to do anything!

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  84. Yay I am so glad you are doing this and giving us a chance to participate! I'm a follower!!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  85. And I just signed up!! Yay!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  86. I'm getting married in 5 months and I would really just like to be as healthy as I can be. I tend to eat a lot of junk but I have really been trying to change that. Looking forward to participating

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  87. Hey Rodeo pal! LMAO. I am getting ready to have a baby... (tomorrow actually)and this will be a perfect way to jumpstart getting down to my pre-baby weight. I am most comfy at 122-123 myself.. I am weighing in at 154 as of this morning. It's all worth it, but Mommy needs her groove back! :) I am a YFWM subscriber as of now. :) Looking forward to the challenge! Thanks in advance for all the tips you are going to be lending.

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  88. Signed up for the yeast free newsletter!:) I have 73 days until my first wedding dress fitting - this is a great way to get in shape! Thanks for the motivation!

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  89. Hey girl! I'm following your blog, subscribed to the Yeast-Free diet, and looking forward to finally getting some motivation to be a happier, healthier ME!

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  90. Also just joined the YF Challenge, although because I'm preggo, I won't be able to give up the dairy! Mama needs her MILK! (Skim!)

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  91. I signed up for the email list. I'm interested in learning more about it before I take it on but I'm down to learn. :)

    I've been looking for a healthy "detox" for my body for a while. Unemployment does nothing for the waistline. LOL

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  92. I'm signed up to be Yeast Free! WHAT WHAT!

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  93. My goal this year is to live by my phrase of the year: Single and Skinny in 2012. I will be pouring all the energy I've given to men throughout my life into me this year, including pampering myself, indulging in shopping sprees or just a little happy hour with friends. I will focus on me and learn to be happy with JUST me. And skinny...because I'm tired of my clothes feeling tight. I want EVERYTHING in my closet to look great on me!

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  94. You look amazing, girl!! I love all of the giveaway items :) Love your quote, too!

    you are too sweet - thank you for the sweet comments on my 2011 post ;) I think you are adorable!! xoxo

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  95. I hope to learn how to lead a more healthy lifestyle and cleanse my body. This is new for me so I'm excited :)

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  96. Started YF yesterday and lost 2 lb over night. Going YF to cleanse my body of excessive yeast and get my energy up. Losing 5 lb would be a bonus.

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  97. I want the wedding dress I bought to be too big for me so they have to alter it even more and I look SUPER hot in it!

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  98. I started following you a little while ago and had been plannaing to start the yeast free when I got back from vacation (which was yesterday...) and I was just on here and found out about the 30 day yeast free with me. It was meant to be. I have signed up and I am hoping to drop some lbs and get in shape for summer!

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  99. I'm a new follower and I signed up for the YF challenge! I'm excited to challenge myself with this lifestyle and dropping a few pounds in the process will be great!

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  100. I signed up for yeast-free emails :)

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  101. annnnd I hope to lose weight and cleanse my system after the sugar (and alcohol, *ahem*) holiday binge month

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  102. I follow your blog! It's my favorite part of my morning!
    -Cara McKee

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  103. I signed up for yeast free with me, I am going to start January 16! I might have to join you at the grocery store in prepartion my 30 day commitment!
    -Cara McKee

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  104. i signed up obviouslyyy cause i want to support and also i'm so fascinated by this diet!! and i WILL do it but i'm running
    a half marathon february 26th so I think ill do it after that cause for reals i need carbs after i run!! thanks for always sharing this stuff its such good motivation!!

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  105. Im signing up for your diet and actually doing it!!!!

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  106. I wanna be a skinny minne jsut like you cause I loves you A LOT!

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  107. How did I miss the giveaway? I must have been drawn to the weight loss : ) But I follow you!

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  108. I've signed up and Im' doing the diet. Can't wait actually.

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  109. I am in a slump on my weight loss and need some help! Hello, YF!

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  110. Long time reader but new follower.

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  111. I have signed up for yeast free.

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  112. I would like to lost weight, especially the "puffiness"

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  113. i have been following you! & i signed up :) i would like to continue with my weight loss!

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  114. I'm hoping to lose weight for my family vacation in April!!

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  115. I like that this didn't start right away with the new year! I follow your blog, signed up for the YF 30 day plan and tips, and after completing the 30 days I hope to fit into the pants that are hanging in my closet with the tags still on them. They are not looking so good on right now, but hoping to change that with this encouragement. Good luck ladies!

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  116. I signed up for the yeast free diet...I am a little nervous about it, but I think it will be good. I actually have stomach issues, tmi?? And technically not supposed to have dairy, I have it anyway...but I still think there may be something else I am eating that causes my problems...this will be a good way of see what does.

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  117. I will take this YF diet challenge with you!

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  118. One thing I hope to accomplish is to tone and lose a few lbs in order to get myself back in shape to run a half marathon in May!!

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  119. I'm a new follower :)

    www.GurleeGirrl.com

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  120. I hope to achieve many things, weight loss, healthier lifestyle, feel better and get educated on the YF lifestyle.

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  121. I've signed up for the Yeast-Free Challenge :S a little nervous..

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  122. I'm hoping to lose a few lbs and also feel "better" - more energy, not so sluggish. Healthy, clean eating is needed in my life!

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  123. I'm a follower! And I NEED this stuff!! :)

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  124. My main goal is to eat healthier---period. I hope that in doing that I'll lose a few pounds, have more energy, and be introduced to some collar bones! :)

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  125. I signed up for Yeast Free with you

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  126. I hope to lose some weight by doing YF!

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  127. I would love to feel better and drop a few pounds! Thanks for doing this great giveaway!

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  128. I can't wait to see how much better this makes me feel. Losing weight wouldn't be so bad either!

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  129. I hope i'm not too late, but I follow you ... durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  130. I just signed up for Yeast Free!

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  131. I would love to lose weight, be healthier, and just start feeling better about myself. Plus the idea of having more energy doesn't sound too bad!

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  132. My goal is to cleanse my system and get overall healthier. I have too many issues with my back to worry about anything else!

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  133. I follow, signed up and want to lose weight for my upcoming wedding!

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  134. I want to get healthier. And being skinny is just a bonus!
    I'm doing this for my babies!!

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