7 Things You Might Find Useful

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for six (6) blogger awards!  You might be saying, “Bully bully for you, Lisa, but why should I read this post?”  Well, because I’m going to write about 7 things you might find useful.  Things like top-secret diet tips, how to stop your toddler mid temper-tantrum and the winning lottery numbers.  (For the lottery numbers, you just have to send me links to your personal bank account so I can forward them to this prince from a country in Africa…)

Thank you to the following blogs for nominating me:  Gluten Free Muscle, Annely’s Fit Mama, Mommy Verbs, Hangry Hippo, Angie’s Food Adventures,  and Eye Dancers.  These are terrific blogs that I follow and hope you check them out and enjoy them as much as I do!  Blogger awards are meant to encourage people to continue writing and to help promote other blogs just getting started.  The Rules:  1) Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site, 2) post the award on your blog, 3) write 7 things about yourself, 4) nominate other blogs.

7 Things You Might Find Useful

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  1. Vodka removes the stinky smell from clothing.  This is a throw back to my actor days.  My friend worked in the costume department for the movie Ethan Frome starring Liam Neeson and Patricia Arquette.  Everyone in the movie wore wool sweaters.  Film lights are very hot.  You do the math.  She said they had bottles and bottles of vodka to spray on the sweaters because it took away the stink, dried fast and didn’t stain the cloth.  I tried this trick on the following items:  My prom dress, my favorite suit jacket and my favorite running sneakers.  It worked.  (If you are going to try this trick at home, start with an old T-shirt or something.  I’m not sure how well it works on all fabrics.)

  2. Hate the taste of water?  Try Crystal Light.  They come in a variety of flavors (I like raspberry lemonade) and they are only 5 calories.
  3. Toddler fighting you?  Offer him a false choice.  Instead of saying, “Ready for bath time?” to which he will respond, “NO! NO!  NOOOOOOOO!”  Try this:  “It’s bath time.  Do you want to walk to the bath like a puppy dog or hop to the tub like a bunny rabbit?”  Trust me – this trick works.

    To err is human.  To really mess things up you need Facebook

    To err is human. To really mess things up you need Facebook

  4. Want more “likes” on your Facebook page you have for business?  Log into your personal page.  Click on that circle icon and click on your business page.  Click on Build Your Audience.  Click on Invite Friends.  (Note:  This is helpful if you already have tons friends and are just trying to build your business page.  If you are like me starting completely from scratch on both personal and business pages, it helps to beg for “likes” on your blog.  That’s pretty classy too.)

    Sugar Free Gum

    Sugar Free Gum

  5. Feeling hungry?  Drink a glass of water and wait 10 minutes.  You might be thirsty but your body reacts the same way.  Still hungry?  Try a piece of sugar free gum.

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    en.wikipedia.org

  6. Feeling depressed?  Eat a tuna sandwich or salmon.  They are fish filled with Omega-3 DHA, which helps your brain function properly and will give you a mood boost.   Still feeling depressed?  Help someone.  By helping others you feel better about yourself and get a little perspective about your own problems.Bossypants
  7. Laughter is good for you.  Here are some funny movies (in no particular order):  The Hangover, Borat, Dumb and Dumber, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Bridesmaids, Office Space, Shaun of the Dead, South Park:  Bigger, Longer and Uncut, and Austin Powers.  Here are some funny books:  “Bossypants” by Tina Fey, “The NEW New Rules” by Bill Maher, and “My Point…And I Do Have One” by Ellen Degeneres.

Now here are the blogger awards I’ve been nominated for and my list of other blogs I am nominating in kind.  If your boss doesn’t monitor your computer at work you should check these out when you don’t feeling like working:

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

Nominees: Peonut, One Fit MamaNo Longer Working On ItThe Mommaleh, Angie’s Food Adventures, and Hangry Hippo

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Nominees:  T Rex to TigressStay Fit ChroniclesBalanced Fitness for Life, Bee Fit with Tracy, Gluten Free Muscle, Annely’s Fit Mama

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Nominees:  We Are 2 Fit 2 Quit, Wisdom-Courage-Power, Live Life With Us, 43 Fitness, Genext13, Eye-DancersM7 Adaptive Fitness, A Girl’s Transformation

Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger Award

Nominees:  Live, Love, Be GreenBeing Mummy, Chaotic Survivorship, Leanne Nalani, Life with a Dash of Pepper, Twiggy Biatch

Blog of the Year - 2012

Blog of the Year – 2012

Nominees:  On the Go FitnessMy Pursuit of Happiness and Skinny JeansThe Fit Chronicles, Baz-The Landy, Fitness Cheerleader, Pittsburgh Rules, Adventures We Seek

Inspiring Blog Award

Inspiring Blog Award

Nominees:  Mommy VerbsTrying to Be a Yummy Mummy, Deirdre Ryan Photography, Happy Being Healthy, Triathlon Obsession, Weigh to Health

Hope you found this post helpful and congratulations to all the nominees!

P.S. – Please “like” my FB page!  http://www.facebook.com/ShesLosingItnet

Lisa ;)

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37 responses to “7 Things You Might Find Useful

  1. Thanks Lisa! I’m going to try that vodka trick even though it may look like I’ve started drinking in the laundry room! Loved Bossy Pants! Read Chelsea Handler’s books—also hilarious. 🙂

  2. Sheesh that’s a lot of awards! Congrats! And thank you for nominating me. I did like your FB page. 🙂
    I used to drink Crystal Light all the time. Like obsessively, and then weaned myself off it so I could drink regular water. I still chew sugar free gum all the time, though. It helps!

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  4. Thanks for the nomiation!
    I had no idea these blog award things were actually… a thing! 😀

  5. What happens after the nomination? Is there a panel of judges, picking out the best in each category?

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  10. Can I simply just say what a comfort to find a person that really knows what they’re talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More and more people really need to read this and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you aren’t more popular because you definitely possess the gift.

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