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Mindless Eating seminar

I’m a fan of Brian Wansink’s book, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, which explains some of the reasons we overeat. I also think it’s funny that he plays pranks on people with never-ending soup bowls in the name of science as the Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. Wansink is giving an online seminar on Thursday, January 29 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST which is 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST titled “How to Get A Grip on Mindless Eating.” It’s hosted by The Knowledge-Economy and tickets are $15, but you can win one of two free passes if you comment on this entry by 11:59 pm on Monday, January 26th. Please only enter if you’ll be able to watch the seminar. I don’t want the passes to go to waste.

You can still sponsor my “Bop to the Top”

At 12:59pm today I’m scheduled to start my bop to the top of the 37 story One America building downtown. There is still time to sponsor me and the Riley Children’s Foundation (even after the race) by visiting my fundraising page. If you donate, I will link to you in my entry about the race next week. Thank you sooooooo much to everyone who has donated! We’ve raised over $1000 for sick kids in Indiana – in just 3 days! You guys rock my socks off. Now I need to go put them back on so I can do the climb in about 2 hours.

Donate blood and win a trip in Manic Mommy’s contest

If you can’t afford to donate money to charity this year, hopefully you can at least afford to donate blood. Give something you made yourself! :) Manic Mommy is holding her annual blood drive again this year and this time one grand prize winner will receive luxury accommodations for six days, five nights at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Get more details on her site.

Yoplait yogurt coupon

The folks at Yoplait sent me a link to a coupon so you can try their two new yogurt flavors, Cinnamon Roll and Cherry Cobbler. I will admit, the Yoplait yogurts are delicious, but I’ve stopped eating them because they contain high fructose corn syrup. However, if you buy them, please enjoy the coupon! I don’t doubt that they taste good.

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28 Comments

she overflows • January 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

The seminar sounds like just what I need! And I’m actually off work that day, meaning I can watch.

Now to look into the blood drive…

Good luck on your Bop to the Top, PQ!

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Merry Mary • January 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I could definitely use that seminar. Mindless eating is one of the things that I am trying to work on stopping.

I couldn’t donate a lot, but I gave a little something. Its a good cause. :) I hope you meet your fundraising goal! You are getting pretty close!

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Merry Mary • January 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I could definitely use that seminar. Mindless eating is one of the things that I am trying to work on stopping.

I couldn’t donate a lot, but I gave a little something. Its a good cause. :) I hope you meet your fundraising goal! You are getting pretty close!

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Merry Mary • January 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I could definitely use that seminar. Mindless eating is one of the things that I am trying to work on stopping.

I couldn’t donate a lot, but I gave a little something. Its a good cause. :) I hope you meet your fundraising goal! You are getting pretty close!

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Merry Mary • January 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I could definitely use that seminar. Mindless eating is one of the things that I am trying to work on stopping.

I couldn’t donate a lot, but I gave a little something. Its a good cause. :) I hope you meet your fundraising goal! You are getting pretty close!

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Merry Mary • January 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I could definitely use that seminar. Mindless eating is one of the things that I am trying to work on stopping.

I couldn’t donate a lot, but I gave a little something. Its a good cause. :) I hope you meet your fundraising goal! You are getting pretty close!

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Michelle Romano • January 24, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I am a fan of the book Mindless Eating. I’m also enjoying your book. I work for a major bookstore chain and noticed your book with the other new year new you books. I’ll certainly recommend it. I hope 2009 brings you much joy and good health.

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maggieapril • January 24, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Would love to sit in on the seminar. Please enter me in the contest.

Hope you’re kickin’ ass on those stairs!!

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Merry Mary • January 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I could definitely use that seminar. Mindless eating is one of the things that I am trying to work on stopping.

I couldn’t donate a lot, but I gave a little something. Its a good cause. :) I hope you meet your fundraising goal! You are getting pretty close!

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Jen Hughes • January 24, 2009 at 6:26 pm

That seminar sounds great. I’ll probably end up doing it whether I win or not. I just put the book on hold at the library too. Thanks for the tip. :)

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Kathy K • January 24, 2009 at 6:59 pm

I would love to have the opportunity to watch Brian Wansink’s seminar. Thanks!

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cindy • January 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm

This sounds very interesting. I wonder how effective an on-line seminar would be. I’ve been seeing a lot about on-line classes. I am from the old school, where there is a teacher in the front of the room, but this could be like a test of my ability to adapt (or not!).

I gave blood on Christmas Eve for the second year in a row and noticed that I had given blood six times last year! I have been giving blood since college (so for more than 25 years!) but I usually only manage 3-4 times a year. So now I’ve raised my own bar and need to meet this record of 6 times again this year…

We all find our own ways to contribute to the common good…

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Heidi • January 24, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Oooh I am a total mindless eater and I’ve heard of these experiments before. I’m always looking for more ways to control my eating.

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Sharilyn • January 24, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Yes, I would like to attend the mindless eating seminar.

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anon • January 24, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Peeks! PQ! i used to read your blog religiously and I see it’s been a huge year of changes!

the site is so awesome now! your book looks awesome!

I was reading some of your recent entries.

I am so sorry you’ve been suffering pain. that is fucking heinous.

You’re so funny and sweet and great to read — I hate to see you suffering.

the antidepressants are a godsend. at least they are for me. prozac apparently is less likely to cause weight gain than others.

Also, when you get down, remember — you ALWAYS get really down in the winter. I know from being a longtime reader that you HATE the winter.

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debby • January 24, 2009 at 10:51 pm

That seminar sounds interesting, and I am not working Thursday, so pleas enter me! Anxious to hear how 30 stories went!

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Kate • January 24, 2009 at 11:05 pm

I’d love to listen to the seminar. I was supposed to give blood Friday, but have had the flu since Wednesday. The flu is not fun, but it is nice to have something other than a headache.

Thanks!

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Melissa • January 25, 2009 at 12:50 am

Me, me! I’d love to attend the seminar (virtually). I’ve recently started eating off of 9″ plates, based in part of things I’ve read in reviews of Mr. Wansink’s book. It really works to make me feel satisfied with appropriate servings.

I love your blog, you are very inspiring! And, as if you didn’t already know this, maintenance is WAY harder than losing weight in the first place. WAY. Especially if you’re not feeling 100%, ever. Take it from someone who gained a lot of the weight back after a year of chronic illness. I feel you, my sister.

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Julie • January 25, 2009 at 12:53 am

The seminar sounds great, his book had a lot of good information.

Good luck on your stair climb!

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gknee • January 25, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I have not read the book either but if sounds like a wonderful seminar that I would love to be part of!

I want to have less mindless eating and more mindful eating!

(will it help my chances if I tell you that it is my birthday on FRiday??)

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Elizabeth • January 25, 2009 at 8:28 pm

I would la-love to attend the seminar! Thanks for passing it along!

Bopping is over? How did it go?

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Lynn • January 25, 2009 at 9:05 pm

I love that book. I heard Brian on Radio Times on NPR driving home from Niagara Falls last year (why I remember the exact location of where I heard that interview I don’t know).

It’s now Sunday and I’m wondering how you’re feeling after yesterday. Congrats on the more than $1000 raised and I look forward to reading about it.

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Andrea in Argentina • January 26, 2009 at 6:57 am

I’d love to “attend” the seminar!

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psychsarah • January 26, 2009 at 8:59 am

The seminar sounds fantastic-I love that his scientific bent on this stuff. Please enter me in for the pass to attend! Thanks!

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Amy • January 26, 2009 at 11:12 am

I heard about the blood drive contest last year here and WON it! It wasn’t a vacation, though. :)

I was just scheduling my next blood donation anyway. Here in central Indiana, there’s now a way to earn points and schedule your appt ahead of time. It also knows your donation dates and cholesterol from all your past donations! Check out donorpoint.org. I’m at 1.5 gallons for my Indiana donations so far.

(I am not entering for the seminar passes, btw)

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Pamela • January 26, 2009 at 11:57 am

I would LOVE to win an entry to that seminar. Need it!

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Kathy • January 26, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Finally! Being on the east coast will do some good. I can definitly make it to the seminar

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rebecca • January 26, 2009 at 8:00 pm

I can make it to the seminar and

1. I loved the book mindless eating, I am the one who would keep eating the soup until it was gone.

2. I am reading your book, am about half way through, that is how I found your blog. I’ve come in search of more pics of you as there is only a head shot for post loss.

I am in the midst of reading weight loss memoirs and yours is the best by far!

I am 219lbs and trying to conceive, being told weight is a factor. I would love to win.

thanks,

a new fan

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