June Weight Loss Blog Contest - Top Prize $250 Cash

May 31, 2009 · 76 comments


I’ve experienced a lot of ups and downs over the last couple of years here on this blog. I’ve found that even when things aren’t going well on the weight loss front that I can count on participation on my blog as a form of a pick me up. And what I’ve learned is that the only thing I like as much as losing weight is giving away prizes to my loyal readers, like my past bike giveaway. So since I’m just not having any success losing weight right now I thought it would be a perfect time to hold a massive contest so that you can benefit from my largess.

This contest will run for the month of June. At the end of the month I will randomly select 7 winners for the following prizes:

1st - $250
2nd - $75
3rd - $25
4th - Book: The Source: Unleash Your Natural Energy, Power Up Your Health, and Feel 10 Years Younger
5th - Book: The Complete Beck Diet for Life: The Five-Stage Program for Permanent Weight Loss
6th & 7th - Set of NURU Exercise Anywhere cards

That’s a total prize pool of almost $425!

(Cash prizes payable through PayPal only - anyone is eligible to win. Prizes for 4th-7th include free shipping to continental U.S. only)

Want to know how to win? Here is what you need to do to be eligible:

At the end of the month I will randomly select 7 winners from the pool of entries (which I will do on video to ensure transparency). Each person may earn up to a maximum of 4 entries. This is how you earn entries:

1) You earn one entry by telling your readers about this contest. Include a link to this post on a post on your blog for a single entry.

2) You earn three entries by writing about one of my product reviews. Choose whichever product interests you the most and whether it’s just a funny story or a serious one, write up a post including a link to the review referring to the product you are writing about. For example, maybe you have had some bad luck with breaking glass bathroom scales, you could write a story about that and include a link to my glass bathroom scale review page.

I will use every means at my disposal to detect when these posts are written to give you credit for your entries, however if you want to be sure you will be credited you should add a comment here letting me know how many entries you think you have earned and including links to the posts so that I can verify.

Anyone with a blog is eligible and it doesn’t even have to be a weight loss blog - I’d love to read your stories whether you normally write about weight loss or not.

I’m not going to attempt to track this formally, but I would like to give extra credit to whoever goes out of their way to Stumble, Tweet, Digg, Blog Post Comment, etc, this post. I’ll try to watch for who really excels at advertising this contest through social media and will work with the winner to determine a prize, which would be something related to a guest post, or an interview, or some similar thing.

Contest runs through June 30th, 2009. GOOD LUCK!

Contest Sponsors:

I want to thank the following contest sponsors:

The Source

“Why do I feel so tired and drained?” You’re not alone if you’re constantly asking yourself this question. Exhaustion is epidemic in America and “lack of energy” one of the top five complaints to doctors nationwide. This is because vast numbers of people have lost their connection with the inner energy that is the source of healing and radiant vitality.

But now Dr. Woodson Merrell shows us that it doesn’t have to be this way. One of the nation’s preeminent integrative medicine specialists, Dr. Merrell tackles this problem head on with his long-awaited first book, offering a way to break the fatigue cycle and achieve the abundant energy that leads to true health. Here is his uplifting, proven program — a breakthrough, six-step, 21-Day Plan for how you can become an “energy creator” rather than an “energy consumer.”

The Source is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and cutting-edge health guide available on how to power up your energy, your health, and your life. In his more than twenty years of medical practice, Dr. Merrell has discovered core concepts about energy that draw on both Western and Eastern medical knowledge and healing practices. His plan has helped to transform thousands of people’s lives physically, mentally, and spiritually to allow them to feel better than ever before. With myriad paths to energy and wellness, Dr. Merrell’s plan gives you all the tools you need — including relaxation practices, a sustainable exercise program, a protocol for detoxifying your body, and organic menus and recipes for each day of the 21-Day Plan.

Dr. Merrell is among the first physicians to give a blueprint for energy generation, providing an accessible, clear solution for living, looking, and feeling better. As you undertake his program, you will tap into “The Source” of life’s essential force — energy — and increase yours as you experience incredible changes in mind, body, and spirit. You will power up your body and wake up to life.

Learn more at Woodson Merrell.

Beck Diet

Bestselling author and weight-loss expert Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., has inspired thousands of dieters to lose weight and keep it off using the power of Cognitive Therapy. Her techniques emphasize preparing the mind and changing eating habits before making changes to the food you eat. Now, for the first time, Dr. Beck outlines the next step on the road to success: a specific, balanced diet plan that teaches how to eat thin to ensure that weight loss lasts a lifetime.

Based on the eating choices of her most successful dieters and maintainers, The Complete Beck Diet for Life provides a step-by-step approach to weight loss by helping readers successfully navigate the 5 stages of learning to eat thin. Each stage teaches a different skill necessary for losing weight and keeping it off. It starts by first helping dieters change their thinking so they can make permanent changes in their eating. When dieters are ready to change what they eat, they determine the right food plan, including comprehensive suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and bonus foods, as well as a Think Thin menu formula with 37 recipes for Phase 2 of the plan and 15 bonus recipes for Phase 4. In addition, a sample strength-training plan is provided to help shape up while slimming down; interactive elements include filling out Response Cards, completing daily eating logs, and charting progress on weight-loss graphs.

Find out more at her website, Beck Diet Solution.

NURU Exercise Anywhere Cards

NURU’s Exercise Anywhere is for anyone who wants to improve their physique-regardless of whether they have access to a gym. Sized to fit in the palm of your hand, these 30 ultra-thin, waterproof cards provide innovative, “do-anywhere” cardio and muscle-strengthening exercises designed to get your blood pumping. Exercise Anywhere targets every major muscle group, including: arms, legs, chest, back, and abs. Each exercise provides variations for people at different levels. Plus, each deck comes with a unique serial code, providing access to the deck online.

To learn more about NURU, check out NURU Planet.

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Mary - A Merry Life May 31, 2009 at 10:40 am

That is one way to get some links. :) But I’m broke (need money, need money!) and love your blog (I do! post more!) I will definitely post on this things later and let you know in the comments when I do. For now, I’ve retweeted it http://twitter.com/amerrylife/status/1981204669 and gave ya some stumbleupon love. :)

Thanks for that Mary - I’m trying to post more (and comment on other blogs like yours more), I’m really trying. Darn it.

Hanlie May 31, 2009 at 11:12 am

Wow! What a great contest! I’d love to take part… will get cracking on this!

blog contest May 31, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Great contest and I just wrote a blog post on my blog about it. For verification, here is a link to my blog below:

1 entry, thanks

Jenks May 31, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Just gave ya a tweet, I’ll be working on the other points later this week. http://twitter.com/Jenks97

Thanks for the Tweet!

Mike June 1, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Hi John,

I’m in. Truefully, not many people read my blog and those that comment are not all that nice. I posted a link to your site. I hope it helps.

Good Luck to you.

1 entry, thanks

bunny June 1, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Cool contest! Thanks for the chance.
Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/06/great-links.html

1 entry, thanks!

Will (4xlt) June 2, 2009 at 2:23 am

Oh man, guess I’ll pin the a-hole badge on my chest and take some flak for this, but I always view these traffic increase strategies with some sense of trepidation. Maybe it’s just the content matter being something really personal to me these days that makes me sensitive to seeing this popup on a weight loss sorta blog, but you know what, more power. Congrats on your sponsorship, John!

I know what you are saying Will, and I get it. Bottom line is I’m trying to make blogging fun, which at one point has worked for me and I hope it will work again. I don’t know if it is true or not but I would like to think that if I had more and more people reading my blog maybe I would feel more likely to try harder? Not sure. But I’m just trying to have a little fun, maybe make a little money and hope like hell I can find the commitment I need to lose weight. Throwing stuff against a wall to see what sticks.

MamaBearJune June 2, 2009 at 5:45 am

So, John, did you go to the doctor about your leg pain???? (I’m not called MamaBear for nothin’. I’ve been worried about you.) Had great luck with the bike, will have to come back and get me some entries in the contest! ;-)

I have an appointment for Friday, which I made right after your comment. My leg feels a little better but there is still something not quite right. I also scheduled a physical for later in the month, so I’m trying to be good. :-)

Mary June 2, 2009 at 8:45 am

In response to Will, I don’t see anything wrong with it. I try to make enough money off my blog to at least pay for hosting costs and maybe even enough to buy the good kind of food that I can’t afford. I’m experimenting with how best to do that all the time. So if John finds something that will bring more readers, make him work harder, and bring in a little extra money, then more power to him. Also, I hope I win, cause I’m broke.

Thanks Mary - good luck!

Angie (Losing It and Loving It) June 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Thanks for the chance to enter. I blogged about it and linked to it above. It’s in my Menu Plan post for the week.

1 entry, thanks.

workout mommy June 2, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I’m with Merry-there is no harm in trying to make a couple bucks and drawing in extra readers. Plus, I read John’s blog because I’ve been a long time follower—the prizes are just an extra “bonus”. (great bonuses by the way!)

So I’m tweeting, posting and stumbling! :)

Thanks for the social media love!

workout mommy June 2, 2009 at 9:48 pm
Courtney June 3, 2009 at 7:37 am

I came here from Workout Mommy’s blog! Great contest! And I think I’ll stay a while and read - thanks!

Thanks Courtney, hope to see you again. I checked out your blog - very nice site!

Pamela Kramer June 3, 2009 at 8:31 am


Here’s my Tweet.

Thanks for the Tweet.

Lucid Fire June 4, 2009 at 11:22 am

Blogged about the contest and also about one off your product reviews so hopefully I’ve got 4 entries. Thanks!


4 entries, thanks

Healthy Diet Weight Loss June 5, 2009 at 10:00 am

This contest is a really great idea, I am off to write a blog post about it on my blog!

Keith (My Body Fat Blog) June 6, 2009 at 2:59 am

Great Contest I’m in and I’ve just blogged about it.

Good luck everyone with the contest and your weight loss.

1 entry, thanks

MamaBearJune June 7, 2009 at 1:56 am

All right, put a post on my website and I linked to your product review on the pedometers. THANKS! :-)

Path to Health

I want those 4 entries! ;-)

And you got em!

gLf June 7, 2009 at 8:01 am

Great blog contest! My post and my link to product review


Hope everything is ok!


4 entries, thank you.

Mark at Darn Good Reviews June 7, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Count me in!
I posted here.

I stumbled as “marksierra”

And tweeted as “darngoodreviews”

1 entry, thanks

sharkbytes June 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Hi John- Great contest. I blogged about it and one of your reviews at justthrowmoney.blogspot.com. Best of luck on your continuing exercise program. Also stumbled it.


4 entries - good luck!

Weight Loss Weapons June 8, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Hey John,

Great contest, you can find my entry here.

Also stumbled as mclintst. Hope it helps :)


Thanks for the stumble and good luck on your entry Steve!

Indo Contest June 10, 2009 at 4:01 am

Nice Contest.
Blogged at:
Good luck everyone…

4 entries, good luck!

Israel June 10, 2009 at 10:50 am

hope this does well. posted it to my facebook of over 1K friends.

Thanks Israel. That’s a lot of friends!

Geo Peter June 10, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Count me in for the contest
here’s my entry

4 entries, good luck

I Heart Contest June 11, 2009 at 4:38 am

Hi! Blogged about your contest here: http://i-heart-contest.com/2009/06/june-weight-loss-blog-contest

Good luck! =)

1 entry, good luck

suwari June 11, 2009 at 9:06 am
logtar June 11, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Very interesting idea, make sure to post afterward what the results were :)

akira07 June 12, 2009 at 6:23 am
CH June 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Great contest.
Post : http://contesthunter.info/win-prize-250-cash-from-weight-loss-blog-contest/

4 entries.

4 entries, thanks

iish June 13, 2009 at 10:12 pm

subscribed: hsiri1092@gmail.com
followed on twitter: hsiri1092
posted on this post; http://miss-rainbow.org/iish/uniform/

Thanks for the entry

iish June 13, 2009 at 10:13 pm

TECHNORATI favorites my id: hsiri1092

JoeyfromSC June 14, 2009 at 2:49 am

I”m new to your blog! You have a nice blog…I lost 70 lbs, but have found about 15 of that back lol

Thanks for a fantastic contest!(and thanks to your sponsors)

Here’s my tweet about the contest(I am following you now btw haha)


Thanks for the Tweet

JoeyfromSC June 14, 2009 at 2:54 am


I mentioned your blog and giveaway on my blog(link above)

I’ll try to do a product review tmrw

Thanks for the entry

Daniele Pauciulo June 14, 2009 at 5:04 am
gengen June 14, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Hi I want to join your contest…wanted to win any of teh cash prizes very needed…

I blog about this contest:

I Twit:

I Stumble:

I digg it:

4 entries, thank you

Sherry June 14, 2009 at 8:20 pm
Sherry June 14, 2009 at 8:21 pm

tweet about your contest too http://twitter.com/sherrygo/status/2171786871

Sherry June 14, 2009 at 8:22 pm

follow you on twitter as sherrygo

Iskandar June 15, 2009 at 1:13 am

Hello John,
How do you do? This is my entry, 4 entries right?

4 entries, thank you

jogz June 15, 2009 at 7:19 am

If I have more than 1 blog, will I earn more credits/entries if I post it there as well?

Just 1 blog please

Steffi June 15, 2009 at 10:57 am

Hey, John! Awesome contest. I posted about your contest and your RipStik review on my blog. Good luck with your goals this summer!

4 entries Steffi, good luck!

Jenn June 15, 2009 at 11:41 am

posted about the contest! here’s the link http://gloss.bubblecrush.org/june-weight-loss-blog-contest

Good luck on your entry!

JoeyfromSC June 16, 2009 at 11:51 am

Finally got around to blogging about one of your reviews.

My Dad died, so haven’t felt up to blogging or getting

online much.

Here’s the entry(I should have 4 entries now right? lol)



Sorry to hear about your dad Joey. 4 entries now, thank you.

Eva June 17, 2009 at 4:12 am

Hi, nice contest!
I blogged about it here:
I also stumbled this page, my nick on SU is evakent.
Thanks for the chance :)

Thanks for the entry and stumble Eva, good luck.

Iris Pulga June 17, 2009 at 8:46 am

Hi John!

I love your site, great help for the chubby chubby me :)

I blogged about your contest: (1 entry)

I made a post on your reviews: (3 entries)

Followed you on Twitter and posted a twit about the contest:

Plurked about this contest, too!

Subscribed to your feed:
iris_rebao [at] hotmail.com

Stumbled upon:

Thanks John!

4 entries, thank you

David June 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm

1. Blogged about your giveaway: http://www.dailydollarreport.com/john-is-fit-250-cash-weight-loss-contest/
2. Stumbled (username: DSchloss)
3. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Schlossy/statuses/2217011458
4. Subscribed by email

4 entries, thanks David

Angelyn June 22, 2009 at 12:49 am
Marco June 22, 2009 at 1:38 am
Cah Kontes June 23, 2009 at 6:09 am

Blogged here: http://www.cahkontes.com/menangkan-250-dari-johnisfit-com/

thank you! :)

Thanks for the entry

antonfkip June 23, 2009 at 11:21 pm

i was blog and review your produk…..count me in your contest

Blogged here: Contest June Weight Loss Blog Contest – Top Prize $250 Cash

review here: Heart Monitor Review

4 entries, thank you

Mohamed June 24, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Hi John - link to the contest can be found here - http://www.lose-weight-feel-great.com/2009/06/24/weight-loss-blog-contest/

and the post on the review coming up!


Thanks for the entry

Cindy June 26, 2009 at 4:05 am

I have a post about the pedometer too. Please count me in. Hopefully this post qualifies for 3 entries.


3 entries, thank you

jogz June 27, 2009 at 5:10 am
April June 27, 2009 at 11:42 pm

hey there John, I’ve blogged and twitted it already :) here are the links, hope I didn’t missed the deadline yet :)

Product Review - Weight Problems

Contest Info - June Weight Loss Blog Contest

Tweet - http://twitter.com/aepireul/status/2368061179

There you go ^_^

4 entries, thanks

Abie June 28, 2009 at 12:38 am

Hello! I have joined your contest. I blog about it.

1 entry, thanks

Abie June 28, 2009 at 1:21 am

Hello! My post to your review..http://nurseabie.blogspot.com/2009/06/bathroom-scale.html

3 more entries, thanks

Abie June 28, 2009 at 1:56 am

Tweet this- https://twitter.com/nurseabie/status/2369049385

Tech.Fave - username:nurseabie
Digg- username: nurseabie
Stumble- username:nurseabie.

adads June 28, 2009 at 5:34 am

here is the correct post link

1 entry, thanks

Elvz June 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Hi John! I blog about the contest here: http://iluvgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/weight-loss-blog-contest.html

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MommyElvz/status/2381487217

Thank you :)

Thanks for the entry

Phoebe June 30, 2009 at 8:40 am

hi john..while looking at the comments, I noticed that I was not able to leave one..sooo forgetful of me..you even commented on my blog post about this contest, yet I forgot to leave mine…

anyway, it’s better late than never right :D …here’s the post of the preggy mom who wishes to loss weight as well after giving birth: http://thebabyinbetween.blogspot.com/2009/06/join-this-weight-loss-blog-contest.html

I already had you down, no worries!

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