GIVEAWAY: What’s in Your Bag?

February 18, 2011

Sometimes life gets crazy. We all have those days where we are so busy we can’t keep things together or find what we need when we want it. It’s on those days that a great laptop messenger bag or any sort of bag that keeps things organized when you want them will be a lifesaver.

I think it could also be helpful on your journey to health. We all know that bringing along our own snacks/lunch for instance will keep us away from the vending machine and fast food drive-thrus. It can also help to keep your food journal in your bag with you. I always say “bite it and write it.” It definitely keeps me on track.

I’ll admit sometimes I live out of my laptop bag or my purse. If you looked in there right now you’d find:
- an empty Tupperware that had Nutella in it for my toast this morning
- a church bulletin from last Sunday
- a half eaten granola bar
- My weight watchers materials/journal
- mittens
- makeup
- gum
-old pay stubs
- my gym membership scan card
- coupons
- an American Express gift card, tucked into a thank you note.
- 2 pairs of sunglasses – one broken one not
- cell phone charger
- GPS charger
- iPod charger
- Weight Watchers weekly
- Samsung Intercept cell phone (my latest toy)

Today, CSN Stores has offered to give one of my readers a $40 credit to one of their over 200+ online stores. CSN Stores is an online retailer that is comprised of more than 200 different shopping sites. Some of these include:,, and I have made purchases in the past from CSN Stores, and have appreciated the good customer service and fast shipping!

There are a couple of ways you can win. For each of these please leave a separate comment to have your entries all counted:
1) Leave a comment and tell me, what’s in your bag, and how does it help you on your journey?

2) Post this giveaway on twitter using the following: I just entered @fatlittlelegs @csnstores giveaway and you should too: me a comment telling me you tweeted.

3) Follow my blog (with Google Friend Connect - on the right hand column OR by subscribing to my email updates) and leave me a comment telling me you did. If you already follow my blog, just leave me a comment telling me that.

4) Post about my giveaway on your own blog, and leave me a comment with the link.

This contest will be open until 9 pm Central Time on Thursday, February 24th. The winner will be chosen at random from all eligible comments.   This giveaway is open to readers in the United States and Canada only.

Disclosure: CSN stores did not compensate me directly for this post, but they did offer to give one of my readers a $40 gift card.

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  1. i follow your blog! it's in my google reader now :)

  2. as far as what's in my purse... everything except a small child (although i could fit that as well). The thing I couldn't live without that lives in my purse is my smart phone. i have a samsung epic and i do EVERYTHING on it. i track my WW points and activity with the WWDiary app, i look up nutritional info with the fatsecret app and i prepare blog entries and answer emails using the Wordpress app and Gmail app!

    I think I would disintegrate if I lost it. (that would be an easy way to lose weight....)

  3. Hey Sarah - thanks for the contest! In my bag - two point snack bar in case I get caught out and won't have to find a fast food place, my WW journal, some gum,
    Lip gloss, phone, sudoku book, and a little cash! I carry a small purse! Love your blog, you are such an inspiration.

  4. Hey Sarah. I follow your blog. Love it!

  5. Okay, what I keep in my bag/purse:

    My franklin planner - keep track of my life!
    Digital camera - take pics of what I eat often
    Small lotion - my hands get dry often
    Sugar free gum - a must in between meals for me
    Extra Medifast bar or two - in case eating time comes when I'm out
    Lip balm
    TSFL brochures / leaflet - when people ask about my weight loss
    Cell phone and charger

    And that's about it. I don't leave home without any of this!! :)

  6. My purse has my school id so I can get into the gym, my iPod, random receipts, too many store membership cards, my training schedule and Kleenex. I recently switched to a small purse; when I have a large one I have everything but the kitchen sink with me:-)

  7. I always have a book in my bag, just in case I have a spare moment to read.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Hi Sarah! Thanks for the opportunity.

    I am a follower.

  9. What's in my bag?

    ~digital camera
    ~make up, bobbie pins, bandaids, tampons, etc
    ~nail clippers
    ~magic marker
    ~note pad
    ~daily planner
    ~coupons, gift cards, and discount cards

  10. In my bag I have:
    cell phone
    chap stick
    "To Do List"
    multiple pens
    check book (This usually stays at home, but I grabbed it this morning because I need to write out some payments.)

  11. My bag has my life in it, really. Everything from my wallet (stuffed with normal things like cash drivers license and gift cards in it) parking recipts that need to be turned in for work. notebooks pens a marker, my business cards for my blog, my snacks right now I have bags of sahale snacks and dried fruit and beef jerkey (that is shredded and looks like chew)
    I don't usually leave the house without tossing my iPod touch into my purse either. That is where I keep track of my food. I also keep a book or two in my bag. also in there are coupons and a flashlight. One of the compartments has my epipen rubbing alcohol wipes and my medications and tissues in it. It really is a catchall for everything. I would be lost without my bag.
    It is big, but I do clean it out every week or two to make sure there is not a lot of junk in it.

  12. Count me in! I'm a subscriber to your blog. I won't bore you with the contents of my bag, but will say that it continues to get lighter as I grow older, and I like that-easier on the back!

  13. Sarah-I am a follower of your blog and it inspires me when I think I need to go eat something in the kitchen.


  14. In my bag well here goes: my wallet with all the essential cards and cash, date book, cell phone, WW weekly and passbook (just got back from a meeting), extra car keys and house key to my sis-in-laws house, business checkbook, coupon filer, hand sanitizer, inhaler, advil, lotion, and rewetting eye drops and pics of my three girls.


  15. In my purse: wallet, keys, phone, about 3.5 pairs of gloves because I'm always losing them, extra car keys in case I lock myself out of my car with it running (have done this twice, hence extra keys), pens, checkbook, mini hairbrush, coupon wallet, feminine hygiene products, notepad, whatever I've bought while I was out if it fits in the purse, little screwdriver for adjusting eyeglasses, Advil, DVDs from Blockbuster. I just switched purses; the old one was a mess of random papers and receipts in addition to the above.

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  16. I'm a follower!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  17. I tweeted!!/FakeGradSchool/status/40633821972021248

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  18. I'm pretty simple, an organizer, phone wallet, chapstick and keys.


  20. I follow with GFC- jr911; email in profile.


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