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Book Review: Eat Shrink & Be Merry and a Contest!!

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When was the last time you picked up a cookbook that made you laugh out loud?

Eat Shrink & Be Merry Comic

This is a comic pulled from the pages of Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Eat Shrink & Be MerryThe book is filled with funky factoids, tons of interesting information, cooking tips, question & answers, quizzes or should I say “Pop Quizines”, light eating ideas and did I mention fun recipes? With names like Darth Tater,Britney’s Spears, Dilly Beloved, Jamaican Me Hungry and Little Miss Muffin Tops how can you not be entertained?

Besides a good giggle here and there, the recipes are really fun, practical and pretty easy to make. My only gripe is not all recipes have pictures! I like to see what I’m about to make but it’s not a deal breaker a lot of good cookbooks don’t have photos. (Total side bar: This is why my book is taking so long. I refuse to put in a recipe without a photo. Well that and I’ve had NO time to work on it recently!)

OK, so that’s the book, now on to this CONTEST! EatShrinkAndBeMerry.com has given me 20 copies to give away to my readers! How cool is that!?! There is only 1 stipulation, you have to be a current Weight Watchers member to win.

So here’s the deal, anyone who comments between now and Sunday, September 21 at noon is entered in the random drawing. On Sunday the toddler and I will pick 20 numbers out of a hat that will correspond to the comment number you are assigned when you leave the comment. We MAY chose the numbers on video but I’m not making any promises just in case something goes wrong because as you know when you have a 3 year old, anything can happen! ;~P

If your number is picked you WIN! I’ll shoot you a personal email to let you know. The only thing you’ll have to do is copy (scan/take a picture of) your last weigh in from your Weight Watchers book as proof of membership and tell me where you want to ship your prize. That’s it!

Good luck! and don’t forget to leave a comment to enter!

Updates/FAQs

YES!! Online Members are a go!! Unfortunately, the publisher can only ship to the US. :~(
I’m sorry guys.




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Discussion

There are 117 comments so far.

    lexi

    September 15, 2008

    ooh! sounds fun!

    Check out lexis last blog post..Im sure NOBODY reads my blog anymore but….

    Shannan

    September 15, 2008

    Hi Roni,

    I’d like to enter the contest! I’m a WW Online member, does that count? I can take a screen cap of my weigh-in. Thanks for running the contest!

    Check out Shannans last blog post..Week Two, Day Three Report…

    Holly

    September 15, 2008

    I’m with Shannan, WW Online member only…I ‘weigh in’ online :)

    Are we eligible? Either way, I’ll be checking out that book.

    Thanks!

    Carol

    September 15, 2008

    Count me in! I’m a current WW member and a cookbook junkie.

    Terry

    September 15, 2008

    Terry here… a Weight Watchers member.. looks like a fun book!

    JEnn

    September 15, 2008

    Hi Roni!
    I’d like to enter as well! I’m also a WW online memeber.
    Thanks!!

    suzanne

    September 15, 2008

    What’s funny is that my daughter just found one of these on top of a dumpster so i already have one!! Free is the best ;)

    Check out suzannes last blog post..Monday September 15, 2008

    Christine

    September 15, 2008

    Count me in! Thanks!

    lisa

    September 15, 2008

    Hi!

    I am also a paying online WW member. I could certainly send you a screen shot of my online weight tracker?

    Hope I can enter the contest, what a fabulous idea!

    Check out lisas last blog post..Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup..YUM!!

    Debbie

    September 15, 2008

    Sounds like a hilarious book. Their website is fun. Thanks for the offer!

    Sara

    September 15, 2008

    I’d love a new WW friendly book. Thanks!

    Kelly

    September 15, 2008

    Books like this are great because you can take just about any idea and run with it.

    And add me to the ww online group.

    Lauren P

    September 15, 2008

    I’d love a new cookbook! And it sounds like this a good one!

    Karen

    September 15, 2008

    Hi Roni,
    I am a current WW member. Count me in!

    Check out Karens last blog post..WW Update Wk #9!

    Courtney

    September 15, 2008

    WW online member too!

    Lori

    September 15, 2008

    Love your site! I would love a new WW friendly cookbook.
    Thanks for all your inspiration!

    Tammy

    September 15, 2008

    WW online member too!!!

    Holly

    September 15, 2008

    I love a new cookbook. Thanks

    Julie

    September 15, 2008

    I too am an on-line member. Hope that we are eligible too!

    Becky

    September 15, 2008

    i’m a ww member and would like to be in the drawing.
    love your website and can’t wait for your cookbook to come out!

    Alle

    September 15, 2008

    OOOh, fun! I’m a WW member and I’d like to be entered!

    Bonnie

    September 15, 2008

    I’m a Weight Watchers meeting member….count me in! Thanks Roni!

    Sarah

    September 15, 2008

    Thanks Roni!! I love your contests :) And your video podcasts are AWESOME.

    Crystal

    September 15, 2008

    Count me in too! I’m doing WW and am down 19 pounds so far!!! Woot! Woot!

    Nicole

    September 15, 2008

    I just joined WW a couple weeks ago, and I’ve loved reading your blogs and recipes!

    Liz

    September 15, 2008

    Who doesn’t love contests! I’m a weight watcher member and could use a little boost with a new cookbook :)

    Christy

    September 15, 2008

    Online WW’s member here. Please enter me in the contest.

    Check out Christys last blog post..Oh a contest…

    Michelle

    September 15, 2008

    I am always looking for new recipes for my husband to make! I’ve lost 30lbs this year, my first time on WW.
    Thanks!
    Michelle

    C.J. de Wit

    September 15, 2008

    Hi Roni,

    Guess the Netherlands is out of the question for shipping ? How about if I have it sent to a friend’s address in the US – does that count.
    I’m online member of WW here in the Netherlands. And have been reading and loving your blog for years.

    Sharilyn Surface

    September 15, 2008

    Count me in for the new book. I’m always up for a giggle!

    Erin

    September 15, 2008

    WW online member here… count me in!

    Julie P

    September 15, 2008

    I would love to win one! I’m a current online member.

    Check out Julie Ps last blog post..At Church…

    Shelly

    September 15, 2008

    Count me in. I love cookbooks. I read them like “regular” books.

    Michelle

    September 15, 2008

    Would love a new cookbook with humor in it to spur my WW lose on!
    Current WW At Work member.

    Jennifer

    September 15, 2008

    Thanks Roni. I am a weight watchers member and would love to be entered in the contest.

    Barb

    September 15, 2008

    Love you Roni! I am 16 week WW member & have lost 29 pounds!

    Caitlin

    September 15, 2008

    Heyyyy! I just joined WW last week and am always looking for new recipes! The book looks adorble! =)

    Diane

    September 15, 2008

    Thanks, Roni. I’m a weight watchers @ Work member. Please count me in, I love experimenting with new recipes.

    rebekah

    September 15, 2008

    ha! just the motivation i needed to weigh in! count me in…

    Tasha

    September 15, 2008

    Please enter me, also. Thanks! (online member)

    Samantha

    September 15, 2008

    Sounds like a great book. Please enter me too. Thanks! (online member)

    Caroline

    September 15, 2008

    Woo hoo!! Sounds like a great cookbook. I am a current WW member. Thanks!

    Check out Carolines last blog post..This & That

    Amber

    September 15, 2008

    I’d love an opportunity to win!

    Check out Ambers last blog post..Digging Myself Out

    Lacey

    September 15, 2008

    Loyal WW meeting member here :) I would love to win one of these books. Thanks Roni!

    Check out Laceys last blog post..Kate

    Tricia

    September 15, 2008

    Hi Roni, This looks like a great book. I am definitely hoping to win a copy. :)

    Kelly

    September 15, 2008

    Lifetime members count, right??

    Sherre

    September 15, 2008

    WW at Work member who loves contests here! (Plus the book sounds fun.)

    Check out Sherres last blog post..Weekend Update

    Patsy Houghteling

    September 15, 2008

    Hello Roni
    Your awesome – Count Me In (Meeting Memeber)!

    Carol Poulos

    September 15, 2008

    I’d love to win the book. I’m a WW online member.

    Nancy

    September 15, 2008

    I’d love to win this great book, fingers crossed! I’m a lifetime Weight Watchers member! Yee! Haw! Thanks for the chance to win! And, thanks for the fantastic website and podcasts!

    Christie

    September 15, 2008

    Hey Roni, I am a current WW member. Count me in!

    Jess's food coma

    September 15, 2008

    Sounds like fun!!!

    Valerie

    September 15, 2008

    I’m in! A lifetime member here!

    Jen

    September 15, 2008

    Thanks for the contest!

    Chrissy

    September 15, 2008

    I’m a current member too- and any kind contest sounds great to me :-)

    AnnaBanana

    September 15, 2008

    hi Roni. what a fun contest! YES i am a WW member (9months and counting) please count me in!

    Stacie

    September 15, 2008

    I would love to be apart of the contest. I am a WW member also. : )
    Thank you!!!

    mrsdawngreen

    September 15, 2008

    What a great idea! I love these gals and recipies from Looneyspoons and CrazyPlates are staples in my cooking rotation. Must try the home-made hummus and mango salsa!

    Lynn

    September 15, 2008

    Lynn Here – sounds like fun!

    Amy

    September 15, 2008

    Hi! Please enter me in the cookbook contest!

    Mica

    September 15, 2008

    Hello! Just joined WW online last week. I think your blog is great!

    Angela

    September 15, 2008

    Sounds like a great book. I also prefer recipes with photos. I’m just like a little kid who wont read a big girl book because it doesn’t have pictures in it :)

    Melissa

    September 15, 2008

    Please enter me in the contest! Thanks for doing this! -Melissa

    Michelle

    September 15, 2008

    I’m a WW online member!

    Jennifer

    September 15, 2008

    I’m an online member, and knew you way back when on the msg boards.

    Check out Jennifers last blog post..FO: Wakame Lace Tunic

    Tennille

    September 15, 2008

    Wow! 65 comments already, holy shnikies. lol I want to enter! *grin* I’m a WW meetings member :) well, I do the monthly pass program so I’m online to! *grin*

    Check out Tennilles last blog post..An Inspiration

    Tanya

    September 15, 2008

    Hi Roni.

    What a great idea!! I would love to be entered in the drawing! Thanks so much!!

    Mary

    September 15, 2008

    Hi Roni:

    I would like to be entered in the drawing for the cookbook. Love your site and all the inspiration ! Thanks !

    Mel

    September 15, 2008

    What a super giveaway!! I’m always looking for new recipes and would love to have some more Five Point Friday ideas. I am an online subscriber so please count me in. Thanks!!

    Arlene

    September 15, 2008

    Pick me, pick me! :D I can always use a new cookbook full of light recipes, and if it’ll make me laugh, that’s even better. I’m a WW member … just went to my meeting today, and posted a 2-pound loss!

    Krista Ficco

    September 15, 2008

    Roni: I have been a WW member since 1986. Hope that counts! I love your website and check it daily for the next step in your journey.

    Check out Krista Ficcos last blog post..Challenge Results So Far

    Stephanie Lairson

    September 15, 2008

    I’m a book fanatic!!! Would love to add this one to the collection!

    Lisa

    September 15, 2008

    I’ve been a WW member since June 2007 and have lost 65 pounds so far.

    Amy

    September 15, 2008

    I hope the toddler picks me!!! Thanks for the contest!

    Nicole

    September 15, 2008

    It would be so cool to win this cookbook!

    Farrah

    September 15, 2008

    WW member here who would love to win the book!

    Melissa

    September 15, 2008

    Sounds like a fun book!

    Siobhan

    September 15, 2008

    Love, love, LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing (as always!). I have a question about YOUR book. Maybe I haven’t followed very closely, but, just to confirm, you are writing a cookbook?! Yay! Will you have the Points listed in the book right up front? Or are you not allowed since you are not “officially” part of WW? I appreciate anything that makes my life more simple, so if I can just glance through a cookbook and see the points all printed and pretty, I love that.

    Also, I’m with you on the picture thing! You go girl!!

    Siobhan

    Check out Siobhans last blog post..Listen to the locals!

    Michele

    September 15, 2008

    I love contests! Please enter me.

    Thanks Roni!

    Erin

    September 15, 2008

    I alway can use a good cookbook – especially one that helps me on the quest to reach goal!!

    Check out Erins last blog post..Azad

    Ginny

    September 15, 2008

    I would love a chance to win this cookbook! It might be the kick I need to get back on track. I’m a WW online member. Thanks for your inspiring blog, Roni!

    debby

    September 16, 2008

    I just rejoined w.w. haven’t even told anyone yet! but i’d like to see the cookbook. I don’t think it can beat your recipes though.

    Check out debbys last blog post..The Food Journals

    debby

    September 16, 2008

    I just rejoined w.w. haven’t even told anyone yet! but i’d like to see the cookbook. I don’t think it can beat your recipes though.

    tina

    September 16, 2008

    that cartoon is so true…… and i always need humor to help on my journey to weight loss…. thanks!
    tina :)

    Lynn

    September 16, 2008

    WW member, thank you for entering me and all that you do to motivate!

    Catherine Brown

    September 16, 2008

    I have two of their other cookbooks and they are good. I am a current WW member.

    Shannon F.

    September 16, 2008

    Enter me too!

    Kassie

    September 16, 2008

    I’m in! Fingers crossed!

    Alisha

    September 16, 2008

    Hi Roni! I am a current member ALMOST to lifetime WOO HOO!!!! Please enter me…..love me a good cookbook, yo.

    Jennifer F.

    September 16, 2008

    Count me in!!!

    Misty

    September 16, 2008

    I am a Lifetime WW member and a *new* Leader! I would love an opportunity to win a cookbook!!!!

    Sandy

    September 16, 2008

    Hi Roni! I’m with Debby–I’d love to see the cookbook but I’m sure the recipes (which I use CONSTANTLY) are nowhere near as good as yours. Thanks!

    Tawnya

    September 16, 2008

    Sounds like a fun cookbook and it’s free! Count me in!

    Michelle Dickerson

    September 16, 2008

    I would love to read a funny cookbook!

    laura

    September 16, 2008

    yay! i hope i can still win……i just made lifetime!!!!!!!!!……however, i still go weekly to check in.

    cammi99

    September 16, 2008

    Would love to have the book. thx Roni

    nancy

    September 16, 2008

    Thanks for this great give-a-way. This cookbook sounds like fun and full of ideas. Please enter me.

    Alison

    September 17, 2008

    I’d love that cookbook!

    lorenmarie

    September 17, 2008

    I’d like to enter. Thanks!

    PaulaS

    September 17, 2008

    Hi, Roni. I’d love to be entered in the contest. Been a member of WW since November, hit goal and I’m on week 4 of Maintenance now. Love your site!

    Michele Dochat

    September 17, 2008

    Hey wow, count me in also…I am also an online only WW member…hope that counts…I see my post is 101….that’s roughly a 1 in five shot at winning as it stands right now, but my guess is you’ll get TONS more entries on this one..I saw the review of this on Amazon and have been looking for this book!

    Hope I win!

    xo
    Michele

    Check out Michele Dochats last blog post..Michelle

    Michele Dochat

    September 17, 2008

    I just posted above, but it didn’t link my page, but my friend’s page…trying again…

    Check out Michele Dochats last blog post..Michelle

    Michele Dochat

    September 17, 2008

    Nope, still getting the wrong Michele…Roni, any thoughts??

    Check out Michele Dochats last blog post..Michelle

    Stacey

    September 17, 2008

    I have this cookbook, and it is GREAT…they have two other cookbooks to. Loony Spoons and Crazy Plates, and they are all geared toward healthy eating with all kinds of great pictures, facts and recipes. I highly recommend you get yourself this cookbook even if you don’t win it!

    Jen in MN

    September 17, 2008

    I would absolutely LOVE a new cookbook. Roni, I’ve been reading your posts for about a year now, tried a bunch of your recipes and find you very inspiring. Thanks for taking the time to blog like you do. It’s nice to know we’re all in the same boat!

    Adriana

    September 17, 2008

    This book looks great! ***Lifetime member, online subscriber and a lover of cookbooks :)***

    Lindsey

    September 17, 2008

    Hi Roni, please enter me in the contest! I am a online WW member. Thanks!!

    Johnna

    September 17, 2008

    Hi Roni- Love your site! Please enter me in the contest.

    Marcie

    September 17, 2008

    I LOVE cookbooks!!!! Thanks for posting about this one, I hope to win one :) You’re the best Roni!!

    Michelle T

    September 17, 2008

    Count me in for the contest! I’m a WW Lifetime Member (2 yrs and counting!!!).

    Sally

    September 18, 2008

    What fun! A great prize for 0 points! And how many do we get for a good laugh? Have been a WW Lifetime for over 25 years, but overgoal for the past xxxx. Still attend my meeting every Friday though, weighing in every time. I’m old enough to be your mother but still love reading your blog.

    Kristy

    September 18, 2008

    Sign me up!! I could DEFINITELY use a new cook book! Looks fabulous, love me some sense of humor!

    Check out Kristys last blog post..Not so bad

    kathy

    September 18, 2008

    Want in on the cookbook giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nikki

    September 18, 2008

    I would love a cookbook. I also love your website and I love that you are a real person who includes the toddler in everything. You are so easy to realate to becasue you don’t make us feel like we have to be superwoman to do this. Thanks!!!!

    Melanie

    September 18, 2008

    115! Roni, you continue to be an inspiration! Keep it up, you rock star!!

    Valerie

    September 19, 2008

    Hi Roni, I have been blessed and encouraged by your blog and GLB for so long. Thank you all the hard work and heart you put into it! I am a WW member so count me in!

    Aimee

    September 15, 2011

    Sounds like a lot of fun! I love your site and love keeping up with you on Fb! :)