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Join Me in NYC? BlogHer Ticket Giveaway

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BlogHer HealthMinder Day

I haven’t had time to make a big deal about this but I’m moderating a panel this year during BlogHer’s HealthMinder Day. It’s called Good Coach, Bad Coach?

What does a fantastic role model for fitness and nutrition act like online? When do role models become targets? When does language become labels? Fitness & nutrition bloggers expose not just issues, but themselves, and to do so takes thick skin and courage. On the other side of the coin: how do you become a resource and guide without shaming or judging your readers? Roni Noone moderates a conversation with experienced fitness & nutrition bloggers Terry Walters,Tina Shoulders, and Erika Nicole Kendall, as they share the pitfalls and pleasures of community management.

I’m actually excited about the other Fitness track sessions as well, Technology Rocks Your Running Socks (gadgets, gizmos, apps, and web sites to help you manage your health and achieve your fitness goals) and Dedication vs. Obsession

BlogHer is allowing each speaker to bring a guest to HealthMinder Day but how could you attend it and not all of BlogHer? That’s crazy talk! You have to experience the entire conference. So I thought why not give away the HealthMinder guest ticket but also a full conference pass.

So that’s what I’m doing! Here’s the details…

HealthMinder Day: BlogHer’12 Pre-Conference Valued at: $79 8/2
HealthMinder Day will be held the day before BlogHer ’12, on Thursday, August 2nd. Tickets for HealthMinder Day only include HealthMinder Day and are not valid for access to other BlogHer ’12 events. HealthMinder Day is limited to 200 attendees.
BlogHer’12 Full Conference Pass Valued at: $298 8/3-8/4
Ticket includes admission to all conference programming, meals, breaks, sponsor areas, parties and expo floor on Friday and Saturday.

If you’ve never been to a BlogHer before it’s an event to be experienced. Thousands of female bloggers all in one place at one time? It’s utter madness! Madness in a 3 day continuous party kind of way. :)

Leave a comment to be entered to win both and I’ll buy you a drink in New York. :)

Note: I will only be providing the tickets, all other expenses will be the winners responsibility. A winner will be selected at random next Thursday.

Here’s today’s food journal. I’m trying to go to bed early. I haven’t been getting enough sleep lately. Do we ever?

What Why
Spinach Ham Omelet Roll-Up (click here for recipe) This is one of my favorite breakfast!
Blueberry Chicken Salad with Cheesy Herb Dressing quick lunch I made with leftovers from last nights BBQ – Will post recipe soon. I’m so behind on GreenLiteBites posts!
2 leftover chicken wings Total impulse – The husband didn’t finish the wings and was going to throw them out. ugh. Hate when I do that!
Miso soup + tuna maki + California roll + a few bites of chicken broccoli and low mein Dinner was out tonight.
A few bites of ice cream The restaurant we go to always brings the kids free ice cream. Just a scoop. I split it with the baby. :)
Fresh Berries Wanted SOMETHING. this is what I came up with.
run to the gym + BodyPump class


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There are 42 comments so far.

    Meeeeeee! I want to win BOTH! =)


    July 5, 2012

    Ohh! Buy me a skinny Mojito Roni!

    Rebecca Real Mom of OC

    July 5, 2012

    I have made it my lifes mission to get healthy, I am a 2 year+ cancer survivor, and a mom to 2 boys with Autism. I am working on getting them GFCF, and after an 80lb weight loss, I am still at the point of trying to get the last 20 lbs off.
    I know that is more about changing my mind than changing my number on the scale, and I am learning this slowly, and my stories are shared on my blog.

    Our family has endured a bitch of an economy, cancer, and autism, and we were financially devasted, and we are coming back from both. Last year I didn’t even have the money to drive to San Diego and go to BlogHer an hour away, I still can’t afford it in New York but with your help, I can.

    Thanks for your consideration,


    Brandi Koskie

    July 5, 2012

    Would love to be drawn for these BlogHer tix Roni! Thanks for sharing your good fortune. I don’t even need to pay for a hotel when I get there, making it even easier to justify going. Thanks!

    Dessa David

    July 5, 2012

    I would love to go to BlogHer conference.As an MIS professor, it will give me a wealth of experience to share with my students. Did I mention, I’ll be looking forward to learning and sharing with everyone there. Pick me :).


    July 5, 2012

    I win and I will buy YOU a drink in NYC :-}


    July 5, 2012

    I would love to join you in NYC (I’m right across the bridge…or tunnel!) to BlogHer ’12. I have never been but have heard it is an inspiring and phenomenal experience–the HealthMinder day sounds amazing!


    July 6, 2012

    I’d love a trip away. It sounds spectacular!

    I am jealous of whoever gets to be your guest. Sad. :( I’ll be thinking of all the BlogHer fun from the other coast – I’ll be in the States at the time. Have fun!


    July 6, 2012

    This is so awesome! BlogHer has always been on my wishlist!


    July 6, 2012

    Roni, for those who will not be able to attend, and since that can be considered a “tech” event, have you considered “twittering” by the participants? For those of us who ar still interested we could almost follow the even “Live”..When I go to conferences n the states, that has become the norm..Just a thought..

    Kathy King

    July 6, 2012

    Hi, Roni! What an awesome giveaway! I am struggling. I have been doing WW for 5 years and still not at my goal. I think I am actually going to continue to do WW on my own, but join a gym. I so want to be healthy! Thank you for your blog you inspire me every day!


    July 6, 2012

    Wow… New York sounds great! I would love to see you speak!


    July 6, 2012

    pick me!


    July 6, 2012

    Well darn, I’ll be in NY the week before blogher, hope you have a terrific time though and good luck with your talk and to the people entering the giveaway.

    Jeannie Waters

    July 6, 2012

    I’ve always wanted to go to a blogher conference but alas just can’t justify the funds. And I live in NY! WOO! No matter who wins super awesome of you to give away a ticket :)

    Kara D

    July 6, 2012

    This would be fantastic to win!

    Pick me! We can go together!!!


    July 6, 2012

    Michele – I’ll tweet now and then but I don’t like many any promises because I’m a bad phone person and can never get my phone to work when I need to. lol That being said, I’ll be sure to blog most nights I’m there with recaps. :)


    July 6, 2012

    I would soooooooooooooo love to win this! I’m just getting into the blogging world with my “journey through weight loss” blog. This would be so incredible! Plus meeting all these incredible people who have inspired me! This would be an opportunity of a life time!

    Jo Bridge

    July 6, 2012

    Would love to have joined you, and usually it would have a been a definite “no thanks” as I live in Manchester England, but I’m on holiday in NYC just a week later :-( Never experienced anything like a BlogHer conference and would have been up for that! Hope you have a great time. Really looking forward to NYC myself though:-D Never been to the USA before!


    July 6, 2012

    I don’t blog and should not be considered for the prize. I hope you’ll do a run in Central Park while you are here…would love to get a chance to meet you!


    July 6, 2012

    I ran in central park last time it was there. LOVED It! It’s all the weekend I found out I was preggers. :)

    Here’s the post….

    I’ll try to organize something!

    Oh my goodness! I really want to go to BlogHer this year. I’m trying to decide if I can afford it since I just graduated in May and have yet to get a job teaching special ed. This would really help me decide. ;)

    Nicole L.

    July 6, 2012

    Count me in for both! :)


    July 6, 2012

    I would love a chance to go!!!

    Jo B

    July 6, 2012

    I plan on doing a run in central park when I visit! Can’ t wait :-)


    July 6, 2012

    I’d love to go to Blogher! Pick me! Pick me! :)


    July 6, 2012

    I wanted to go to BlogHer this year but I didn’t want to pay for the conference fee. Would love to have a drink with you! :) (Formerly blogged at

    Carli Fierce

    July 6, 2012

    Ouuuu Roni! Pick me! I’ve read everyday for years! LOL!

    Wendy Wallach

    July 6, 2012

    I live in new York right outside the city
    So this would be great!


    July 6, 2012

    Oh man, this would be the ultimate giveaway to win!

    Jackie W.

    July 6, 2012

    I’d love to win this! I live in NYC and have always wanted to go to a blogging event. You were one of the very first food/weight blogs I read.


    Shannon H.

    July 6, 2012

    ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!!!

    robin reynolds

    July 7, 2012

    Meeting you would be amazing !!!


    July 7, 2012

    I wanna go!!


    July 7, 2012

    This is so exciting! I wanna go!

    Erin @ erinberries

    July 7, 2012

    Would love to join you in NYC! I’m currently on my own weight loss journey and am down 18 pounds! I’m blogging about it at on my own blog. I’ve been keeping a personal food journal for a while now, but then thought blogging would give me more motivation to keep on track!


    July 9, 2012

    Thank goodness I didn’t miss out on the chance to win!!! I would LOVE the chance to attend. Plus it would be amazing to meet you too!! Wahoooooooooo.


    July 10, 2012

    it has been a dream of mine to go to BlogHer ever since a friend of mine went and couldn’t stop raving about it. Now that it’s in NYC it actually seems like a real possibility- but only if I win this. (so pick me- please. Pretty please?)

    Christy Newell

    July 16, 2012

    I live in California, stay-at-home mom of 2 young children… and the only way I will get to BlogHer is by winning my way there. :)

    Janessa @designsbyjaness

    July 20, 2012

    I would love to win the ticket to Healthminder Day. I could really use some support by being around other special needs parents in one room. Thanks!