Beautify Your Heart (Giveaway)

January 21, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under health & beauty, reviews & giveaways

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is Kristen H.

How’s your cholesterol level? Do you practice healthy eating habits to help keep your numbers in check? Well, now is the time to get a jump on it and be screened because February is Heart Health Month.

To promote this event, Metamucil and WomenHeart have teamed up to bring you the Beautify Your Heart campaign, a partnership that encourages women to get cholesterol screenings and helps them learn healthy habits for beautiful hearts.

Metamucil is encouraging 100,000 women to get their cholesterol screened and donating $100,000 to WomenHeart to help fund heart disease education and patient advocacy programs. “Desperate Housewives” star and heart health advocate Brenda Strong was the first of 100,000 women to get screened.

How can you participate?

  • Find a cholesterol screening location in your area
  • Learn heart healthy lifestyle tips and recipes
  • Enter the “Beautify Your Heart” sweepstakes for a chance to win a heart makeover getaway for you and your friends
  • Pledge to get a cholesterol screening

Start the new year off right by taking the first step to living a more healthy lifestyle.


How would like to win a surprise WomenHeart gift bag containing some additional information and heart healthy goodies, including a Metamucil sample? To enter,

  • Stop by the Beautify Your Heart website before midnight, Jan 30th and check out the suggested heart-health goals.
  • Then come back and mention in comments which goal you pledge to do. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on Jan 31st.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Beautify Your Heart.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!



199 Responses to “Beautify Your Heart (Giveaway)”
  1. Marilyn Wons says:

    The half-hour challenge is my goal. I plan to run daily 30 minutes non-stop.

  2. Roseann says:

    Eat heart healthy meals and exercise!

  3. Karen E says:

    I’m going to focus on aromatherapy because my entire family can benefit from it, not just me.

  4. Thao says:

    I have gestational diabetes and have been managing it with diet. After the babies are born, I want to continue a healthy diet so i am not more at risk for type 2. So my goal is better nutrition by eating more fish, whole grains and veggies.

    member (dot) thao (at)

  5. Thao says:

    I subscribe.
    member (dot) thao (at)

  6. Dina says:

    All those goals are great and I can pick almost every single one - but I’ll start with Increase Your Daily Water Intake.

  7. Dina says:


  8. Tiffany Lane says:

    I am going to exercise more and try to eat better.

  9. ellen cunningham says:

    I am trying to be less refined. Thanks for the chance.

  10. ellen cunningham says:

    I am a subscriber.

  11. Linda says:

    eat more fiber so it helps me all thru the body!

  12. Shelly Miller says:

    i find that increasing my fiber intake really helps to keep me satisfied longer, no more hunger pains!

  13. Ronni Fox says:

    I walk for at least 30 minutes every day.

  14. Rita Sheppard says:

    I will Stay Active Indoors.

  15. Brenda says:

    I learned alot just reading these, I definitely would try the drink more water, thanks for the info and giveaway

  16. Shelly says:

    My goal I struggle with is: Eat More Servings of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  17. Shelly says:

    I am a subscriber

  18. judy brittle says:

    I pledged to eat more fruits and vegetables as my main goal because I just don’t eat enough I’m a junk food addict. Thank you!

  19. judy brittle says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  20. Shelly says:

    I have your button:

  21. Melinda says:

    I will do the half-hour challenge . . . i will exercise regularly

  22. Kathy Conley says:

    I pledge to get my blood cholesterol numbers checked!

  23. Jennifer B. says:

    I need to reduce my salt intake and exercise more.

  24. Jennifer B. says:

    Your button is on my blog.

  25. Jennifer B. says:

    I subscribe to your feed too!

  26. Gina Stratos says:

    Increase Your Daily Water Intake

  27. Gina Stratos says:


  28. Carol says:

    I am working on INCREASING MY DAILY WATER INTAKE, which is far less right now than I should be drinking.

  29. Carol says:

    I subscribe.

  30. Carol says:

    I have your button.

  31. Carol says:

    I have your button.

  32. Nancy J. says:

    I pledged to do a continous 30 minute walk a day. I’m hoping to stick with this one!

  33. Nancy J. says:


  34. Nancy J. says:

    Your site Button is on my sidebar here

  35. Sandy says:

    eat heart healthy meals and exercise- which I have been really trying

  36. Sandy says:


  37. Pat says:

    The Fitness Goals appeal to me. I pledge to improve my fitness with strength training.

    Thanks for the contest. Best wishes for a happy & prosperous 2009!

  38. denyse says:

    I plan to increase my water intake.

  39. Jamie Z says:

    Walk for at least 30 minutes every other day. More specifically I am aiming to do 8,000-10,000 steps a day!

  40. Amir says:

    I plan to excersize on a regular basis.

  41. susan varney says:

    eat fish for a healthy heart

  42. Trisha R. says:

    I’m going to increase my water intake AND my fiber. Can’t hurt!

  43. Cortney says:

    I need to clean up my eating, but right now I can commit to 30 mins of exercise.

  44. Lisa Kent says:

    I committed to 30 minutes of exercise.

  45. Lisa Kent says:

    I subscribed to your feed.

  46. Renee C. says:

    I recently had a cholesterol screening and was not happy with the results I had already begun increasing my fiber and watching the type of food I was eating but the website simply indicates a GREAT step to d/c cholesterol is to
    Ditch the trans and saturated fat. I am working on it and hope in 6 months my cholesterol is down to where it should be.

    Thanks for the contest!

  47. Renee C. says:

    I am subscribed.

  48. Jo says:

    My goal is to cut down on caffeine

  49. Jo says:

    I am a subscriber

  50. christopher h says:

    i pledge to improve my fitness, with strength training

  51. Sparky Duck says:

    Kailani is giving something away??? I am there

  52. kelly Hedberg says:

    I am trying to exercise more.

  53. Vikki Parman says:

    I am working out now at least 4 days a week.

  54. Shannon says:

    Exercise more.

  55. Holly says:

    I am drinking less soda and more water. I am also taking a quick walk during my breaks at work, and a little longer walk at lunch time.

  56. Valerie M says:

    Veg out! :)

  57. Valerie M says:


  58. Cheryl says:

    I pledged to walk for at least 30 minutes every other day and to eat more fruits and vegetables.

  59. Cheryl says:

    I subscribed!

  60. Stephen Saunders says:

    I pledge to “think” healthy… that way I don’t have to involve any sort of physical in the approach. ;)

  61. Darlene Alexander says:

    It’s all about eating less and working out more.

  62. Belinda says:

    I’m choosing more whoel grains. Thankas!

  63. dianne says:

    I plan to excersize more.

  64. angie says:

    I have already begun to eat more fiber (try the new Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt! YUM!) I had some all this week and am going out today to pick up some more!


  65. angie says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email. Pricousins at aol dot com


  66. sandra kao says:

    i might try to Cut Down on Caffeine

  67. Mary Marlatt says:

    Trying to save money AND be healthier, I am trying to drink more water.

  68. Lisa Vance says:

    I am eating a more healthy diet and drinking more water; also drinking green tea

  69. linda lansford says:

    I pledge to maintain a healthy life style

  70. Fresh Girl says:

    I pledge to do the 30 minute walk every other day. Actually, I’m already doing it EVERY day! :)

  71. Fresh Girl says:

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed! :)

  72. Denise says:

    More vegetables and exercise more.

  73. patti s says:

    had a mild heart attack in Sept, so now on low fat diet and exercise routine

  74. sarah says:

    i’m going to eat more fruits and veggies!

  75. Audrey B says:

    I signed up and am going to exercise more and have my cholesterol screen done!

  76. Angela J says:

    I plan to do strength building

  77. leloni says:

    I want to beautify my heart.

  78. Sharon Harmon says:

    Goal: Stay Active Indoors
    I recently bought a couple of indoor exercise dvd’s
    and I got a Wii Fit to go with my Wii game console
    so I can do all kinds of indoor exercises!!
    Thank you for the contest!

  79. Clifton Wade says:

    Exercise more and cut back on sugar! Thank you for this great contest and prize. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  80. Sara Amos says:

    I pledged to eat more fruits and veggies and eat more fiber!

  81. Beverley Justice says:

    I have multiple sclerosis, so walking is difficult. However, I pledge to walk a mile three times a week.

  82. veronica sandberg says:

    walk more

  83. sito says:

    Thanks for the giveaway that led me to the Beautify Your Heart website. I’ll be checking it all out in more detail! I really need to set my goal as Stop Procrastination in Its Tracks. I plan to start tomorrow. :)

  84. sito says:

    I subscribe.

  85. Terri D says:

    Stay Active Indoors - I work at a desk all day, so I just need to get up and move once inawhile.

  86. Green Yak says:

    I can pledge to do the 30 minutes of nonstop walking or running :-D. I’ve been hitting the gym to do 30 minutes of cardio 3 times a week, but I’m trying to bring that up to 4x a week.

  87. Christina says:

    I pledge to eat more fruits and vegetables and fiber and cut down on soda and coffee!

  88. Kathy Scott says:

    I am fifty pounds over weight and I pledge to take a walk at least 4 times a week.

  89. trishden says:

    I’m going to pick keeping fit indoors for my goal as I have pledged to do my Nordic track at least 4 times a week. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  90. trishden says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  91. patricia skinner says:

    I am eating more beans which are heart healthy and drinking tons of water.

  92. Kristin Harris says:

    I’m working out about 2 1/2 hrs per week and am getting my cholesterol checked sometime in the next couple of weeks.

  93. juicer girl says:

    I am going to exercise more.

  94. Pam says:

    walk this way goal…walk for 30 minutes atleast every other day is my pledge.

  95. Ash says:

    Stay Active Indoors

  96. Ash says:

    Button is up!

  97. Betty says:

    increase my activity level throughout the day after I get my exercising in. I’m not a tv watcher but I sit like a coach potato for long periods of time at the computer or while reading a book. Trying to make a point to get up and stretching each hour. Meanwhile I have resistance bands and light weights prepositioned for convenient use when I settle in to sort email.

  98. Betty says:


  99. Maggie M says:

    I signed up and took the pledge. The goals I added are: Mall Walking, Cut Out Trans fats, Up the Vegetable servings, Work out during TV time and Home Spa treatments. Each goal required a specific completion date to earn “badges”. I think this is a terrific site for reminding women to take better care of our heart, the number 1 killer for women. Enter me to win please:)

  100. Maggie M says:

    I’m a subscriber by email :)

  101. Karen Gonyea says:

    An Island Review Beautify your heart prize pack :)

  102. Amy L says:

    get in tune with your health
    Goal: Explore Music Therapy

    Stress is a huge factor in overall health. My husband confided to me that he was thinking of a Zune for Valentines…

  103. Kayce says:

    I plan to Stop Procrastination in Its Tracks.

  104. Brandlyn says:

    Try to control my stress. I would love to win that prize.

  105. Tamara B. says:

    My goal is to choose More Whole Grains and Fewer Refined Grains in Your Diet.

  106. Bonnie Day says:

    I have taken my cholestrol down from 270 to 190 this year by eating healthier, exercising and losing weight

  107. Debbie Criss says:

    I’m going to take exercise inside, and also walk 30 minutes every other day. Please enter me, thank you

  108. vicky boackle says:

    exercise to reduce stress.

  109. Carol says:

    I’m going to exercise 5x a week.

  110. Jackie B. says:

    I pledged to eat more fiber.

  111. Jackie B. says:

    I am a subscriber.

  112. Melissa B. says:

    My goal is the mile marker ~ under fitness goals, only I did the mile last year on a reg basis, so this year I am upping it to 3 miles.

  113. mindy says:

    i will try and control stress although that is a hard one thanks for the giveaway

  114. beth shepherd says:

    I am going to lower my cholesterol this year for sure. THank you!

  115. Kasey Proctor says:

    Since this has always been a concern for all the women in my family it’s something I’ve become concerned about as well. So the main things for me are losing weight and more exercise to keep blood pressure in check.

  116. Reeva says:

    i’ll try to control stress levels

  117. Reeva says:

    i’m a subscriber.

  118. Kari Follett says:

    I’ve been trying to ride 5 miles a day on my bike

  119. Kari Follett says:

    Im also a subscriber!

  120. Christie says:

    My goal is to reduce stress and check into creative ways to do this.

  121. Jay F says:

    Explore Music Therapy - that sounds like a good goal. I listen to music to relax, but I will more actively choose what I listen to.

  122. Jackie says:

    My goal is to increase my daily water intake. I drink too much soda!!

  123. R Hicks says:

    I pledge to increase fiber in my diet!

  124. Veronica Jarvis says:

    I signed up to control my stress! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  125. Jennifer M says:

    I pledge to Cut Down on the Saturated Fat in My Diet.

  126. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I have been adding more fiber to my diet and trying real hard to lower my sodium intake

  127. monica says:

    I pledge to walk every other day for 30 minutes.Great giveaway!

  128. Alissa Schrader says:

    Im taking exercise inside. I already do quite often, but this is a great tip. I also want to De-stress myself.


  129. Sharon Aquilino says:

    I pledge to exercise a miniumum of 2 hours per week.

  130. Chrysa says:

    I pledge to eat more fiber!

  131. Chrysa says:

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed.

  132. Daphne says:

    “Take Metamucil Daily”
    is my ‘yummy’ goal to meet.
    My day starts with a cup of coffee
    and their fiber cookies: sweet!


  133. Casey H says:

    My goal is to “get up and moving during your favorite show.” It really helps that one of my favorite shows is the biggest loser!!

  134. Rosanne says:

    I pledge to practice aromatherapy

  135. Rosanne says:

    I’m a subscriber

  136. Sharon Seneker says:

    I am taking fish oil capsules daily and exercising & dieting! Thanks!

  137. Leann S says:

    My Goal: To exercise 5x a week

  138. wendy wallach says:

    I will try to reduce my stress.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  139. kim v says:

    To eat more fiber.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  140. hetal g says:

    My goal is to do treadmill at least over the weekends, that’s the best and realistic goal for me.

  141. joanna smith says:

    I will pledge to incorporate the scents of health with the Goal: Practice Aromatherapy. This sounds like a beautiful way to de-stress yourself! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  142. joanna smith says:

    I am subscribed! My username is joannaonthelake and I also receive your emails too!

  143. Jingle says:

    I will commit to increasing my fruits and vegetables!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

  144. Annette says:

    lower my cholesterol

  145. Laura G says:

    I plan to Stop Procrastination in Its Tracks.

  146. Eva Daniell says:

    I pledge to walk or jog 1 mile non-stop


  147. Miranda Allen says:

    I pledged to walk 2 miles a day

  148. Shannon says:

    Create a spa on the fly. (take better care of myself)

  149. Kt says:

    keeping my stress levels in check…and to get more exercise….as always….

  150. Kimberly F says:

    I will exercise more with the little one. :):):)

  151. Kimberly F says:

    I subscribed too:):):)

  152. Melanie says:

    My goal is to keep a water log, I don’t drink enough water! Thank you!

  153. Hilary says:

    I will try to eat fish at least twice a week. Goodness knows I like it better than beef anyways!

  154. Hilary says:

    I also subscribed :-)

  155. Laura says:

    My goal is to begin my weightloss journey..I have alot of weight to lose!

  156. joni chadwell says:

    I have strugged all my life w/ weight issues so I am going to continue my weekly weigh in at TOPS.(It’s like weight watchers)

  157. David Clark says:

    I pledge to exercise to reduce stress. Thanks for the contest.


  158. Aila D. says:

    My goal s to keep a water log, because I think it would help me realize how little I drink each day!

  159. Melanie says:

    I plan do the Mile Marker goal.
    Walking 1 mile shouldn’t be hard.
    I can do it.

  160. Janet F says:

    I pledge to Cut Down on Caffeine.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  161. Janet F says:


    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  162. Lisa says:

    I pledge to cut down on my soda and drink more water by keeping a water log.

  163. Darcy B says:

    My goal is to keep a water log–I know I need to drink more–this will make me!

  164. jennifer gersch says:

    exercise to reduce stress

  165. Diana D says:

    Pump up my heart with strength building exercise. I have begun that for 2009. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

  166. Erma says:

    My goal is to exercise more. Thanks for the chance to win.

  167. Audrey says:

    I signed up to control my stress! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  168. Karen M says:

    I cut down on salt and am trying to lose weight!

  169. Nanette Olson says:

    I pledge to cut down on soda and drink more water.

  170. jjean says:

    I like the weight training goal and will make that one my own. Thanks!

  171. Tammy says:

    Cut Down on Caffeine

  172. Jennifer Barr says:

    trying to exercise more :)

  173. kathy pease says:

    i pledge to cut down on saturated fat :(

  174. kathy pease says:

    im a subscriber :)

  175. Ann.W says:

    Goal: Explore Music Therapy

  176. crystal allen says:

    My goal is to keep a water log. I know this would be good for me. thanks

  177. Kathleen Lewis says:

    I’m going to eat more veggies and fruit.

  178. Helen S says:

    I pledge to Exercise to reduce stress and eat healthier. Thanks for the giveaway!

  179. Helen S says:

    I subscribed.

  180. Marilyn Tuley says:

    I’ve also subscribed to your blog!!

  181. Marilyn Tuley says:

    I pledge to “veg out” and get more fruits and vegetables into my diet, this year!! I also pledge to do 30 minutes of walking at least twice a week.

  182. Marilyn says:

    I am continuing my weight loss journey. I have lost 20 lbs. so far!

  183. Roxy says:

    My goal is to exercise to reduce stress.

  184. jayne says:

    My goal is to keep a water log! Thank you!

  185. Veronica Garrett says:

    I pledge to Choose Healthy Cheeses.

  186. Marcy Strahan says:

    I will try to eat fish at least twice a week! Catfish is so goooooooood.

  187. Marcy Strahan says:

    I subscribe!

  188. Julie D. says:

    My goal is to do fish twice a week.

  189. Kristen Hendricks says:

    The one thing I pledge to do is the tv fitness guide and Get Up and Moving During My Favorite Show. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.

  190. Donna K says:

    Walk 30 minutes at least every other day.

  191. Donna K says:

    I am a subscriber.

  192. Donna Kozar says:

    I put your button on my blog.

  193. Lily Kwan says:

    I pledge to keep a water log.

  194. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your feed.

  195. Rachel Robertson says:

    I am trying hard to lose weight but have to admit it is going slower than I wish it were. I have though begun to eat healthier although I still love my chocolates and cheesecake!


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