Winner! Winner! No Chicken Dinner... But a Niiiice Prize Pack!

The lovely winner, Cariana!

Earlier this week, I announced the Grand Prize Winner for The Mane Objective's MyFitnessPal Challenge -- Cariana T.

Although the drawing was random, I am super excited that she was picked. She is definitely an inspiration, and her words are an awesome reminder for anyone on a health and wellness journey. Read her story and find out why:

Why did you join the Challenge?
 I wanted to join this challenge because I had recently fallen off the bandwagon with tracking my calories. What better excuse to get back on track than the chance to win a goody bag?! I'm happy that I did the challenge. I am now back on track.

What is the most valueable thing you have learned from using MyFitnessPal?
By using MFP I have learned that you can eat a lot more vegetables for less calories than your average candy bar. MFP has really taught me the benefits of portion control.

Tell us a little about your own healthy/natural hair journey, and how you found out about The Mane Objective.
In December of 2011, I weighed 176 pounds. Around August 2012 I had lost 36 pounds. I lost the weight by praying about it, using MFP daily, and exercising to the Biggest Loser Cardio Max DVD 3-5 days a week. I am currently still trying to reach my ultimate goal weight of 130 pounds at a whopping height of 5'1! I'm pushing forward to reaching that goal by June 1, 2013.

As for my natural hair journey, I have been transitioning from relaxed to natural for 6 months. It's been fun so far with help from the Mane Objective Blog. I plan on transitioning for two years and chopping in August of 2014. I found out about this blog by searching the transitioning hashtag on Instagram. I saw some of your pictures and found your information helpful. I started visiting the blog after seeing the link in your profile.

Any advice for those looking to get healthy?
My advice to anyone who wants to get healthy and start a weight loss journey is: push, keep pushing, and push some more! Honestly, you have to. Even after a bad day, as soon as you realize you made a
mistake---pick back up again. I always ask God to give me motivation, determination, dedication, and discipline. He hasn't failed me yet!

Congratulations Cariana! Your Grand Prize Pack is on its way!

The big reveal!!! Here's what's in store for our lucky winner: A Bobble to drink water anywhere, Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner, Evolve Satin Pillowcase, Palmers Deep Conditioning Protein Pack, Green Vibrance Drink Powder, WEN Cucumber Aloe Cleansing Conditioner, 100% natural Shea Butter from Ghana, Trader Joe's MSM, and Yes to Carrots Sweet Fig Lip Butter!  Let's goooooo! Drawing time!!!!