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16th July 2010

And the contest winners are…

by Rachel

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest for the body-positive gift basket and body-positive gifts.  The contest has now ended and the winners have been randomly selected.  Congrats  to…

Winner of the body-positive Gift basket: NinjaEema

Winners of body-positive gifts: Phyllis, Twistie and Sam

The winners should all receive an email shortly requesting their mailing address info.  Thanks again to all who entered, and for those who didn’t win this time, I hope to host another contest soon!

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9th July 2010

Win it: Body positive goodie basket and gifts

by Rachel

I’ve been a very lax blogger as of late and for that I am incredibly sorry.   I went off my thyroid medication for more than a month (long story, but ADD played a huge role) and as a result I was extremely hypothyroid and have been battling mental and physical exhaustion and lethargy since.  I’ve been back on my meds now for a couple of weeks, but am nowhere near my usual near-manic energy level.  I’ve also been extremely busy with the nonprofit animal rescue I volunteer with (anyone want to adopt a kitty or bunny?), and frankly, I’ve just needed a break from the topics I usually blog about .  So, as a sign of my sincerest apologies, I’m giving away a few goodies.  One lucky winner will get a body positive goodie basket and three others will receive a smaller body positive gift.

The rules are simple:  To enter, you must be a resident of the U.S. (sorry, international folks; I’m the one forking out shipping costs).  Only one entry per person.   The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. (EST) Thursday, July 15.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Friday, July 16 and contacted by email for shipping details.  You must enter via the form below.

And for your Friday dose of cuteness… I rescued two bunnies last month from absolutely horrendous living conditions.  The mom gave birth a few days later to these adorable eight baby bunnies (available for adoption in mid-September!).  Mom is a Californian and dad is a Satin cross; parents and babies are all now doing well.

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9th December 2009

Win it: “Rethinking Thin” by Gina Kolata

by Rachel

The New Year’s weight loss self-flagellations resolutions are returning in gale force again.  Why not trade in those tired (and probably oft-repeated) resolutions for something more purposeful and constructive?  Like, say, a copy of Rethinking Thin by New York Times science writer Gina Kolata. That’s right.  I’m giving away not one, but TWO hardback copies of the book to two lucky readers now through Dec. 13.

Interested? Details and entry form after the jump Read the rest of this entry »

posted in Administrative, Book Reviews, Contests, Fat Acceptance, Rachel | 8 Comments

1st October 2009

Teeth ruined to bulimia? Enter the Smile Makeover contest

by Rachel

We’ve discussed here before how bulimia can literally (and metaphorically) rob sufferers of their smiles.  Now one organization hopes to give at least one lucky sufferer their smile back.  Jill from 1-800-DENTIST sent me a note about the organization’s Smile Makeover contest. Here’s how it works:

To help raise awareness about the importance of dental care, 1-800-DENTIST is offering a smile makeover contest. One lucky person will win a smile makeover valued up to $30,000. There’s no fee to enter the smile makeover contest; contestants need simply to upload a short video explaining their dental problems and how it affects their lives. Entries must be received by November 10.

Each contestant video will have its own page, including a brief personal summary. This is where friends, family and the rest of America can cast their vote! Ask friends and family to cast their vote from 11/10 noon – 12/1 noon PST. Only one vote per person per day allowed. The winner of My Smile Bites! will be announced on December 15, 2009* noon PST. Details can be found online here.

Jill also wrote an article on bulimia-related dental problems with some advice for people still struggling with the disorder.

Be sure not to brush your teeth after vomiting, as most bulimics feel compelled to do. The abrasive materials in toothpaste will further damage tooth enamel made sensitive by stomach acid. Eating or drinking anything acidic will have the same effect. Instead, wash your mouth out with water to neutralize the acid, and wait a few hours before you eat, drink or brush your teeth.

Practicing excellent oral hygiene will also help slow the process of tooth erosion. It’s extremely important to receive ongoing professional dental care. Although you may feel embarrassed by the condition of your teeth, visiting a caring dentist will relieve pain and restore your smile. As untreated bulimia effects can lead to large cavities, expensive dental treatment or even tooth loss, treatment should be sought as early as possible.

If you do enter the contest, be sure to let us know the link to your page so we can all vote for you!

posted in Bulimia, Contests, Rachel | 5 Comments

1st June 2009

And the “disFIGURED” giveaway winner is…

by Rachel

Twistie of the blog Manolo for the Big Girl!  Congratulations, Twistie, on winning the disFIGURED giveaway.  Send me your mailing address at Rachel (at) the-f-word (dot) org and the DVD will be on its way.  Thanks again everyone for entering.  I hope to hold another giveaway soon.

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29th May 2009

Win it: “disFIGURED”

by Rachel

Today is my first day of a weeklong furcation (this is what we journalists are calling our furloughs so as to ease the reality of a week off with no pay) and after Wednesday’s post about the trainwreck that is MeMe Roth, I feel the compelling need to light some virtual incense and salt the blog’s doors and windowsills.  And what better way to clear the air than with a giveaway!  Director Glenn Gers was kind enough to send me a copy of his new film disFigured after it came out.  He had previously sent me an advance review copy, so I’m offering the new still-shrinkwrapped copy to one lucky reader here.  You can read my review of disFIGURED here and an interview with Gers here.  Men-in-Full also has a great review here.

Interested?  Leave a comment to this post letting me know you’d like to win by midnight (EST) Sunday, May 31. The winner will be picked randomly and announced on Monday.  He/she must reside in the U.S. or Canada for free shipping — international folks can enter, but I’m asking that you subsidize shipping costs beyond what I would pay to ship to Canada — and needs to provide a mailing address by email.   Good luck!

posted in Anorexia, Arts and Music, Binge Eating Disorder, Contests | 85 Comments

6th January 2009

The “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters” contest winner is….

by Rachel

The winner of the “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters” giveaway is….

I know I’m almost a week late in this announcement and I apologize for the delay.  It took us much longer than expected to finish the doll house (photos here).  I’ve also been feeling sick and rundown the past few days and just haven’t had the energy to do much of anything.  Thanks to everyone who entered.  I’ll be offering another contest giveaway soon (and I promise to be on the ball with it!).  Remember, all contests are posted in the Contests/Giveaways forum on the-F-word messageboard.

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