Eggface's 5 Year Anniversary Giveaway - Prize 5

June is a BIG month in my world. 5 years ago (June 20th 2006) I made the best decision of my life, to have weight loss surgery.

5 years ago I started this blog The World According to Eggface for my friends and family to follow the amazing life changing journey I was embarking on.

Oh and there might be a 40th birthday this month (June 28th) too. 40 years!? Eeek. It wasn't so bad and I can't really complain... I feel better at 40 than I did on my 30th birthday, heck I feel better than my 20th birthday.

Protein Ice Cream Birthday Cake

In honor of these BIG events in my world I'll be giving away 5 super cool prizes throughout the month as my way of saying THANK YOU for taking this incredible journey with me. I am blessed to have crossed life paths with all of you fellow fighters of the battle against obesity. Thank you for being there for me this past 5 years!

Speaking of fellow fighters. The final prize in my 5 year celebration is not as snazzy as an ice cream maker or tasty as a tub of protein but I think it's the best prize of the month...

Prize 5: A 1-Year Individual Membership in the (OAC) Obesity Action Coalition (If you are already a member I'll renew you for another year)

The OAC is a national non profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to those affected by obesity through education, support & advocacy. OAC Membership is the most important way you can make a difference in the cause of obesity. The greater the coalition's membership, the stronger our voice on issues. When you walk into a legislator's office to ask them to support a cause, numbers speak. Membership in the OAC makes our voice louder.

What you will receive with your membership:

A welcome letter & membership card (new members)
1 year subscription to Your Weight Matters Magazine OAC's Quarterly Publication
Subscription to the OAC's monthly e-newsletter
Periodic member alerts informing you of issues that need action/attention
Representation in advocacy issues, a voice for ourselves and those we love who are affected by obesity.

If you haven't checked out the Obesity Action Coalition and all they do hit their website and poke around. It's an AWESOME resource. Want to join? Click here.

How to enter: Just leave a comment (include your name and an email addy) on this blog posting by Wednesday, July 6th, midnight (pacific time) and sometime on Thursday, July 7th. I'll draw a name using a random number generator and announce the winner of this prize here on the blog! I will also email the winner at the addy posted. You'll have one week (7 days) to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

One COMMENT ENTRY per person. Remember blog comments are moderated so there may be a slight delay (up to a few hours) in seeing your comment/entry post. Giveaway is open to anyone in the United States (48 contiguous, Alaska & Hawaii only, sorry non-US pals.)

***Want extra chances to win?*** Do anything listed below and mention in your comment what you did for up to four more entries per person!

* Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway:

Hey Everyone Enter to Win Prize #5 in the @Eggface 5 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

* Follow me on Facebook and share this giveaway on your page.

* Blog about this giveaway or post about it on a social networking or support forum you frequent (send me the url so I can enjoy your post!)


m said...

<3 your site! congrats on 5 years and Happy Birthday!!!


My Switched Scoop said...

Hi Michelle!

Happy b-lated birthday :) and I am already a member of the OAC but another year would be nice ..


I have you Badge on my blog

And I tweeted your give away and shared it on my FB page! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! What an awesome prize! I tweeted the givaway under gr8gastrectomy, too.


Anonymous said...

Happy surgerversary and birthday! Love your website! Just bought a cuisinart ice cream maker last week and made your chocolate caramel ice cream! SO ymmy! Can't wait to try some more recipe! Keep up the GREAT work!


marisa said...

Awesome giveaway! Crossing my fingers!

marisa said...

I have your button

The Lingo Family said...

Coolest Giveaway!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway, I have always wanted to join but never set aside the monies and did it. Thanks for all you do!


Jenn said...

I would love to become a member and even if I dont win, I am still going to look into it. Seems like a great tool to add!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for all you do :)

Jacquie said...

Love you shelly!


Kelly Rae said...

I love that you are letting us all celebrate with you!

Cassie said...

Yay birthdays!


Anonymous said...

I am not a member but would love to be!


Rosella said...

Congratulations on 5 years! And Happy Late birthday! I would love to be a member of the OAC!


Anonymous said...

HI! Congrats on 5 years! I"d love to win this prize!


Anonymous said...

It would be so awesome to get a year membership to OAC. Hopefully waiting.

I also follow you on Facebook.


Lynette said...

That would be a cool thing to become a member and get the Magazine.

Thanks again for a chance to win :)


Sheila said...

Congrats on such an important milestone! Thanks for all you cool giveaways.

sheilaextra at comcast . net

Anonymous said...

I just renewed. but would love another year! You are great for doing all this for us! <3 Tammy

i also put this on my facebook page

amazonbug said...

I am not a OAC member yet but plan too very soon!!! Love your blog!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another chance at a great prize!


Angelyco said...

This would be awesome!


bec said...

Happy Belated Birthday and many more!

Luana said...

Happy 29th.....with many more to come.


Shanda said...

This is the best prize yet, in my opinion.

I posted to facebook, twitter and made my own blog about it:


Roniquilts2 said...

Happy Birthday!!Congrats on your 5 yr anniversary, too.


Marie said...

I am still in awe of your success. I have struggled for the last two years with weight gains...You inspire me. Marie

Linda said...

Would love to become a member who knows I might just make a differance in someones life as you have done ... luv ya !!

Your Pa friend,

Anonymous said...

Thank you,
Julie W.

Milton said...

Great birthday prizes being given out and I've been more than happy with just the recipes. This is a sugar free treat.

nospam at

laundrychick said...

I love your site! Thanks!

Yvette said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on 5 years!


mirilapband said...

Thanks for having these super giveaways!

Pennyk54166 said...

What a great prize!! Happy Birthday and Surgiversary! You have made such a difference in my journey alone!! Penny

Cynthia said...

Happy birthday!


penny said...

Thank you Shelly!

Terry said...

Thanks for everything you do.

Anonymous said...

great prize!!!


Anonymous said...


I recently stumbled across your site through the link on a friends blog. I am hooked! I haven't had weight loss surgery, but have found your stories, recipes and tips invaluable! I am a diet flunkie and I have been so inspired by your blog especially your recipes!, I am actually losing weight and on my way. I have about 60lbs to lose, and godwilling, I will get there. I have shared your site with a friend who has been considering GBP for years, and she is hooked as well. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

Dana said...

Happy belated birthday! We share that in common (except mine was a few years earlier...)

Congrats on your anniversary as well!

Kelsey said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 30 a few days ago and am blessed to feel better than I did ever before, and even more blessed to be having a baby after 10 years of trying. Gastric Bypass saved my life :)

Sarah Skinner said...

Dear Eggface,
You have changed my life in so many ways. I had the VSG in December, and my life has changed for the better, but I was in such a rut with the foods I was eating. Until I found you. I love to cook, but having a hard time figuring out what and how to cook my new foods in a healthier way. Your recipes have changed my way of cooking, looking at foods and my whole family loves them! Thank You Shelly! You have been my angel!

Sarah Skinner

Lisa Ladrido said...

What a great giveaway, thank you for hosting. Happy Birthday!
Your article was featured in my online newspaper! Health and Fitness Times
I am following you on:
I tweeted the giveaway
I shared it on FB
I have your button on my blog!!
My Blog

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday ~ The best is yet to come! I am grateful for all you contribute to our community <3
Celebrate big!

Kristen Rogers said...

Happy birthday!! And congrats on 5 years. You are a real inspiration.


Jessica Houston said...

What a welcome addition to my weight loss you will be! I just had my VGS on June 30th and am currently struggling to get in my water let alone my protien. But today was better than yesterday so that means tomorrow should be even better! I can't wait to try some of your pureed recipes next week!


baseballmom said...

5 1/2 years ago you probably never would have imagined yourself where you are now! You are an inspiration to me and hundreds of other WLS patients. I'm getting a little off track but when I read your blog it makes me realize that I can do it. Thanks for believing in all of us out there.

jim said...

Shelly, It has been 3 years since my RNY and I still love your ricotta bake recipe. You have served as such an inspiration for me that with a little ingenuity, so many foods can be made in a healthy, tasty and WLS friendly manner.


Carryn said...

Cool prize! Thanks for the chance!

Carryn Sheehan

JensJourney said...

Ok, I am trying this again , hopefully it will work and I can have a chance to win your give away!
So HaPpY BiRtHdAy Michelle again :)
Hope it was a wonderful one :) I was having surgery on your day and celebrated my birthday the 29th
what a great giveaway !
I Would love to win this! You are an inspiration to so many ..
Thanks for all you do... Jen

shadesofgrey70 said...

Lovin' your site more and more each day. Now if I could just hire you as a full-time chef, my kitchen would be complete :)

Christi Bennett

Lena said...

Yay happy 5 years!!! Thanks so much for letting me read your journey :)


Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Today is my birthday so maybe I will be a winner :)


Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thank you everyone for entering and for the lovely comments.

**The entry period for this giveaway has ended.**

Winner will be announced in a blog entry later today 7/7/11