giveaway: Operation Beautiful book!

5 Aug

Hey peeps!

A couple of you guessed right earlier today – I got my nose pierced!  What’s funny is that I don’t think most people would consider me the type to have a piercing anywhere other than my ears.  But alas, I have an affinity for nose piercings.  That is, as long as they’re the right kind, ie. very teeny tiny.

The night before we left Thailand after our year there, a bunch of my friends were getting tattoos, so I decided to get my nose pierced that night.  On our journey back home to the U.S., we had a 3 day layover in Tokyo, and because I couldn’t find a smaller stud to replace the monstrous one they pierced it with, I took it out.  I hadn’t seen my family in a year, and I didn’t want to freak them out right when I stepped off the plane:) lol.


So, now that I am not teaching anymore, I decided it would be the perfect time to get it done again!  I love it!

Anyway, lets get to eats for the day and then I have an exciting surprise!

I actually had a really weird eating day today.  I just didn’t really have much of an appetite.  A couple hours after my coffee this morning, I snacked on the tiny bit of leftovers from last night’s Tempeh Stir Fried Rice.

This was just as delicious as it was the first time around!

And then a few hours later I finally broke down and just made a peanut butter and grilled banana sandwich.  It seems that when my appetite is gone and nothing sounds good – peanut butter always saves the day!

For dinner tonight we decided to go out.  Don’t even ask why…we just felt like it!  How’s that for livin’ in the moment;)  Anyway, I picked up some Panera, and it was deeelicious!

Mediterranean veggie sandwich (hold the feta!) and strawberry poppyseed salad

major lol – I didn’t realize until after I uploaded this photo that there is a huge fly on my sandwich! Doh!

I die.

So today I ordered two Operation Beautiful books (by one of my favorite bloggers, Caitlin) off Amazon – one for myself and one for my little cousin.  Then I went to the website of our local bookstore, which by the way I’ve been to twice since the book dropped, and found out that they had just gotten it in!  Obviously I had to buy a 3rd copy:)

waiting at Panera

Hmmm…any ideas on what to do with this lone 3rd copy???

How ’bout a giveaway!?!

For those of you who have already purchased a copy (yay!), enter anyway and think of someone you love who you can pass it on to!

Here’s how you can get up to fifteen entries.  Do as many or as few as you would like!

  • For one entry: leave a comment on this post with an Operation Beautiful message of your own.  It can be as simple as “you are beautiful!”
  • For two entries: leave an Operation Beautiful note somewhere and just tell me you left one (honor system;)
  • For three entries (this is getting serious now:): follow me (@chiaseedme) on twitter, tweet about the giveaway and let me know you did so in the comments.  You can use the following: enter to win an #operationbeautiful book! @chiaseedme
  • For four entries: put ChiaSeedMe on your blogroll and leave a comment telling me you did. If it’s already there, just tell me that!
  • For five entries (I know, right?!): blog about the giveaway and copy and paste the link (to the specific post) in the comments

Giveaway will run until midnight on Tuesday, August 10th (my birthday!).

I’m so excited about this giveaway, and I hope you are too!  It’s time for a revolution in the way we see ourselves. We can’t do enough to spread the word.

Also, if you win and you would like for me to take the book to Healthy Living Summit and get Caitlin’s autograph – I’d be happy to!  I’ll pop it in the mail as soon as I get home.

See you guys tomorrow!  You are beautiful:)

27 Responses to “giveaway: Operation Beautiful book!”

  1. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh August 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    What a great giveaway! My message would be: Someone thinks you are the most beautiful person in the world 🙂

    • candice August 6, 2010 at 10:34 am #

      Your message gave me chills:)

  2. cristen August 5, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    LOVE the fly…seriously made me lol

    U R Beautiful with a capital B. =)

    ps. when you’re up for your next read, check out “the art of racing in the rain”…it’s written from a dog’s perspective and is supposed to be really good. also, “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell – i just bought this one at Half Price today

    pss. i’m rising to the five entry challenge!

    • candice August 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

      thanks for the recs! I’ll have to check ’em out. And thanks for entering!

  3. cristen August 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

  4. cristen August 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm #

    you’re officially the first member of my blogroll. get excited.

  5. Heather (Where's the Beach) August 6, 2010 at 7:50 am #

    I definitely wouldn’t think of you as a nose pierce girl, but it really fits you – especially with your short, sassy hair. It’s fun!

    Right now I have a post it that says “Love yourself.” But am thinking of changing it due to recent conversations about how we tend to cheer on our friends but not ourselves “Support yourself like you would a friend.”

  6. Heather (Where's the Beach) August 6, 2010 at 7:51 am #

    I follow you on twitter and will be scheduling a post for 4:15 pm CST (since I’m at work)

  7. Heather (Where's the Beach) August 6, 2010 at 7:51 am #

    You are most definitely in my blog roll!

  8. Heather (Where's the Beach) August 6, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    Does my note on my own mirror count? Or do I need to put one up elsewhere?

    • candice August 6, 2010 at 8:12 am #

      That totally counts!

  9. Veronique August 6, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    Here goes:
    “throw out your scale, judge your health by the way you feel on the inside instead :)”

    And you are on my blogroll!

    I have been meaning to get this book, it looks greatly inspirational.

    • candice August 6, 2010 at 10:30 am #

      love it! (your message and the book:)

  10. Ashley August 6, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    My note: See the beauty within!

  11. Ashley August 6, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    You’re on my blogroll! entry 1

  12. Ashley August 6, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    You’re on my blogroll! entry 2

  13. Ashley August 6, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    You’re on my blogroll! entry 3

  14. Ashley August 6, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    You’re on my blogroll! entry 4

  15. PR_Cal August 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    This week has inspired me. I’m going to make some positive changes and would love a copy of the book to help.

    My post-it is:
    My body relies on my for nourishment, I will be there for it.

    I added you to Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway:

    • candice August 6, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

      Yay! So happy you’ve been inspired in such as positive way:)

  16. bitt August 6, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Happy Birthday in advance!

    My message would be to love yourself as much as you love others.

  17. bitt August 6, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    tweeted. @cherrycobbler

  18. LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils August 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    Yay giveaway! I would give the book to my sister. And my message for her is,

    “You are enough. Just as you are.”


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