Before I tell you who won the Optimum Nutrition giveaway (because, let’s face it, THAT’s the reason you came back today), I want to tell you about the guest post I did for Janetha from Meals and Moves.  Head that way to read about a great way to train for your next triathlon!!

Self promo over…let’s focus the attention you guys (get it.  get it.)

Well, the results are in.  You guys REALLY like O.N. protein powder!!  I was BLOWN AWAY by the response to this giveaway, when really, I shouldn’t have been – it’s an amazing product!

Some interesting statistics:


Yes, I went through all the comments.  It’s not like I have anything better to do with my time, right?  According to your comments, you guys like a simple post-workout shake best (some with added oatmeal and peanut butter), with protein baked goods coming in a close second.  Here’s the breakdown:

  • Shakes – 25%
  • Baked Goods (pancakes, brownies, muffins, etc) – 21%
  • Oatmeal – 18%
  • Smoothies – 16%
  • In Cereal – 5%
  • Yogurt – 5%
  • In Coffee – 3%
  • Raw Goods – 3%
  • Pudding –2%
  • In Juice – 2%

Observations: I’ve NEVER thought to put protein powder in my coffee!?!  I plan to though, tomorrow morning to see how I like it!  Another interesting one was using it as “milk” in your cereal.  Going to try that too!

Some of my favorite “recipes”:

rice pudding


and John’s awesome one:


And now for the winners!!

If I could pick a winner based off of pure comment love, it would be a tie between Lindsay and Gary.



Right back at you, loves!!

Sad for them, an online random number generator picked the winners for me.

Without further ado….

Grand Prize: One 2lb canister of 100% Casein Protein Powder (Chocolate P.B.), one sample packet Essential Amino Energy (Blue Raspberry), and one 32 oz. Shaker Cup.


Runner Up Prize: Two sample packets of Gold Standard 100% Casein Protein Powder (Chocolate Cake Batter) and one sample packet Essential Amino Energy (Blue Raspberry), and one 32 oz. Shaker Cup.


Ellen and Jeff, send me an email with your mailing addresses and I’ll get your prizes shipped ASAP!  Congrats!

If you didn’t win, I’m sorry.  Remember we can’t all be winners.  Just the pretty, skinny people.


Last but not least, if you could go here and vote for my “Better Breakfast” #15, I would really appreciate it!  In fact, I might just do another awesome giveaway on Monday to reward you for voting!  Hmmm….offering a giveaway in order to win a giveaway.  Eh…whatever works.

You guys – it’s Friday….yeehaw!


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    1. I know, she totally teased. I just read my name was like YESSSSSSSSS! And then I frowned = (