June 11, 2009

Soap & Chocolate Giveaway!

Hey kids, today I'm guest-posting over on yonder MizFit. "Please to" check it out! I've written what I hope is an amusing list of reasons why "You Might Be a Health Blogger..." [EDITED TO ADD:] Or just scroll down and you can read the list here too. :)

And to celebrate this list, I wanted to hold a special, non-sponsored giveaway! What's in the prize, you ask? It may or may not contain things such as these:

Hey, the blog's called Soap & Chocolate! You knew that some day I'd be giving away soap and chocolate. Duh. I'm putting together a custom care package for one lucky winner and it will contain high quality products free of junky ingredients. That's how I roll, y'all!

How to enter? Leave your addition to my MizFit list in a comment below - the funnier you make it, the more secret goodies might show up in your care package! :) Plus, I'll be creating a permanent page for the "You Might Be a Health Blogger" list in the near future, so be sure to include the URL for your own blog (or at least your first name) in the comment so that I can link back to (or credit) you!

And as always, link back to this contest from your blog (if you have one) to earn an extra entry. Email me at diana [at] soapandchocolate [dot] com to let me know when you do so.

If you don't have a blog (or even if you do), earn unlimited extra entries by leaving another reason why "you might be a health blogger" or reader! Entries will be granted one per reason, preferably posted as separate comments.

I will choose a winner randomly on June 18! Read on and get funny!

You Might Be a Health Blogger (or Reader!)

…if you know what KERF stands for.

…if you’re training for a marathon.

…if your sense of self-worth is defined by your oatmeal recipe and variations thereupon.

…if you switched to stevia.

…if you share the stats on your heart rate monitor.

…if a loved one has ever filed a Missing Person report on you during your trip to Whole Foods.

…if your dining companions wait for you to snap pictures of your food at restaurants before digging in…or remind you to do so if by chance you forgot.

…if there is a BlogHer and/or FoodBuzz ad on your website.

…if “the Shred” is not something you did to make dinner.

…if bake sales can and should be done via internet.

…if your Google Reader consistently says “(1000+)”.

…if “HOLY YUM!” is firmly ingrained in your vocabulary.

…if one or more meals per day goes through a blender before hitting your stomach.

…if the blog world knows more about your GI tract than your doctor.

…if you had to teach your parents how to comment.

…if you refuse to use the flash when photographing food.

…if you pity the fool who thinks raw food is limited to salad.

…if you’ve ever made your own nut butter/milk/flour …and/or spun flax into gold.

…if yoga has changed your life.

…if to know you is to know your love for Barney Butter.

…if P90X isn’t hard enough.

…if you’ve begun to assume that everyone knows what PB2 is.

…if jelly beans have matured from Easter Candy to running fuel.

…if Trader Joe knows you by name.

…if you read MizFit. ;)

93 comments:

moonduster said...

You might be a health/food blogger if you continually "test" new versions of recipes (Because you can always make it healthier and tastier than the original recipe)

and

if every time you discuss something health or food related with friends, you think, "I should blog about this."

and

if you keep thinking up new blog posts while doing your cardio exercise.

Mom said...

So...you're not satisfied with your parents comments on your blog?? Hey, I now know about wheat grass, EVOO, your digestive habits and social life. So teach me, Toots. Or better yet, cook for me. xoxoxo

Dori said...

MizFit is blocked here so I can't read your list, but I want to enter! I hope I remember later...

Charlotte said...

...…when you contemplate the fact that roadkill is actually free-range, grass-fed, organic meat - for free!

Although my favorite one was yours that said "...if your google reader says 1000+

So true! Glad I found your blog from Miz!!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

...if you continually use blogging screen names in daily conversations as if you know the person in real life.

...if you have more online friends then real life friends.

...if you tell your significant other "I'll just check my google reader quick, I swear" and an hour later they come looking for you.

Just added you to my google reader! Can't wait to read more!

Brandi said...

....if you get more mail now than you did from your parents while at summer camp.

Brandi said...

...if gmail/google reader are ALWAYS open, no matter what computer you're on

Brandi said...

....if you start getting cramps in your hands from typing too much

Jenny said...

you might be a health/food blogger if you spend more time taking pictures of your meals than you do eating them =)

Brandi said...

...if your husband starts thinking that you love your computer more than him.

Brandi said...

...if your cat is constantly laying right up against you on the couch because she KNOWS the laptop will be on and warm so she stays nice and toasty :)

Diane, fit to the finish said...

You might be a health/food blogger if:

your kids never have to look farther than the computer to find you.

and

if getting comments on your blog makes you as happy as a phone call from a real person

and

if sharing your weight loss experience is more fun than sharing the birth of your children experience

dragonmamma/naomi said...

You might be a health blog reader when:

You get all excited about going through the archives of a blog you just discovered.

Found my way here through the post on Mizfit's blog; looks like good reading here.

Missy said...

You might be a health/food blogger if your mail man hates you because you receive 5 boxes of food a day and are never home!

Olga said...

You might be a health/food blogger if you cancel your previous plans to attend blogger meet-ups.

If you hope that 15% of your eats for the month will come in a form of winning giveaways.

If you get offended when other people don't know what a food blog is.

If you start referring to food as "crack."

If you expect all your friends to know who VeggieGirl is.

If you start watching obnoxious shows, like the Real Housewives of NJ, and think "wow, I'm watching this BECAUSE OF FOOD BLOGS."

Lanie D said...

You might be a health/food blogger if you now know there are way more kinds of nut butter,and flavor combinations, than ordinary peanut butter...

Jenna Z said...

...if the Green Monster is your friend and you don't mean Oscar the Grouch

..if you start every sentence with "One one the food blogs I read..."

...if half your grocery budget is spent on new products, just so you can try them and then blog about it!

Sagan said...

LOVED your MizFit post! Too too funny. I adore the health blogging community (and my contributions are at your guest post).

Also that casserole looks delicious.

healthy ashley said...

Umm, yes please! And how cute that your giveaway is soap and chocolate? You're too cute I tell ya!

I love your post! I'd add... if you buy plates and bowls based on how good they would look in photographs!

Irene said...

Loved your post over at mizfit!

Katrina said...

.... you bring your camera to the grocery store just in case there is something new!
.... you hold "photo shoots" with your food.
.... you carry your food around your entire house trying to "find the best lighting for a picture" before eating it.
.... when people ask you what you are up to you ask, "Did you read my latest blog post?"

blueskyworld said...

yum yum!

fattymcbutterpants said...

-- if writing down everything you eat has become an obsession.

-- when talking to boyfriend, have to explain that the person is a blogger.

-- boyfriend insists that there must be an online love!

emily said...

You might be a food blogger if you spend hours trying to think of funny new post titles.

emily said...

You might be a food blogger if you consider a dead camera an emergency.

emily said...

You might be a food blogger if you conveniently "lose" your camera before trips to fast food spots.

meghanN said...

if my number one "cookbook" is my google reader

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

AMAZING post! Love it.

...you're always on the lookout for new weird foods at the grocery so you can post about them and start the next green monster-esque trend!

meghanN said...

if you have 12 nut butters in your pantry

meghanN said...

if the word "mess" is mostly used as a breakfast term

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

...you spend more money at Whole Foods than you do when shopping for clothes!

twochicky said...

if you run in races, just so you have something to blog about.

twochicky said...

if you have to prove to your friends that you can get spaghetti out of a squash

twochicky said...

if you measure your peanut butter and oatmeal in grams

Gena (Choosing Raw) said...

You might be a food blogger if you've purchased new placements and/or dinnerware in the last few months specifically so that the blog world won't know that you often you eat off of the same plate and on a paper towel :)

Kelsey said...

oooh, I love these kinds of lists!!
...you think about blogger's appointments, events, races, etc and constantly worry!

Kelsey said...

...you skim through older posts to find new recipes and ingredients you have missed.

Kelsey said...

...you know the latest exercise trends/videos before people outside of the blog world know.

Kelsey said...

...a green drink is consumed daily without protest.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Ha ha - Hilarious Diana!

My contributions:

Your husband or significant other asks if any packages of free food arrived today. (P.S. Today I got to tell CD that some Mighty Maple arrived. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Such a fun surprise)

If you've received blondies from VeggieGirl

If you've sent emails to company begging, um, I mean asking for free samples to review on your blog.

twochicky said...

if your toddler’s favorite foods are couscous, Kefir and pistachios

Lori said...

You know you are a health blogger if your hard drive is filled with pictures of oatmeal and smoothies!

mgaltier said...

You know you're a faithful health blog reader if:

you consume and enjoy Green Monsters

and your loved ones are both amazed and horrified at your 'interesting' food combinations

Ellen said...

... if a trip to whole foods qualifies as "retail therapy."

HangryPants said...

LOL

I left mine on your guest post, but I will leave it here as well.

Your friends and family members send you pictures of their food for publication on your blog.

Oh and another one.

You've taken pictures of food in the supermarket causing at least one child to say, "Mommy, why is that lady taking pictures."

HangryPants said...

Also, your mom is hilarious.

One more. You travel with your meals through your house to find the best lighting.

Ellen said...

... your bar collection rivals most women's shoe collection!

Tracy said...

you mention/cite/allude to bloggers in regular conversation like old friends.

Willa said...

... if you make your own [insert nut or fruit] butter

... if you buy weird nut butters that have "half the calories and fat!" that probably shouldn't

.... if you whip out your camera at every meal

..... if you think whole foods is an adventureland

..... if you love farmer's markets (actually everyone should love farmers markets)

.... if you neurotically eat organic foods and shudder at the thought of HFCS

.... if you make your own ketchup or mustard or mayonnaise out of tofu.

there's so many more i can think of but i feel like i'm rambling and taking up too much space

oh, and if you obsessively comment on health food blogs. !!

jocelyn said...

You might be a health/food blogger if you know what an iced dong is..
http://carrotsncake.com/2009/06/creative-cupcakes.html

if you have a bad day - immediately internet hop over to the blog stalkers blog ...and feel better by the hularity of comments such as "iced dong" and mowing your lawn to produce "amazing grass clippings"
http://www.theblogstalker.com/

if your oat/pumpkin/carob/whatever else you can throw in their bfast makes your dad want to barf at first sight...and you secretly smile inside because it is sooooooooooo dang good! he don't know what he's missin girl!

Jocelyn said...

You might be a food blogger if your skin has started to glow from drinking 22 ouncer green monsters... thanks oh she glows!

- if it becomes quite normal to smother dark chocolate peanut butter on pretty much everything, muffins, cookies, carrots, peas..................... ... ..

- if veganomicon is a makeshift bible in times of trouble

Laura said...

.....when you spot an item in the grocery store that you've seen on blogs and scream/jump up and down because you've been DYING to try it (I did that when I finally found chobani in the local store...got some weird looks but hey, I was happy)

Laura said...

...when you base your meals around whether or not the meal will photograph well for the blog

Laura said...

...when every single meal you eat contains some form of nut butter

carla said...

thanks for yesterday....

talesofexpansion said...

hahahahah, omg diana, i'm laughing so much! i have nothing new to add, but i had to tell you what a great post this is anyway. i knew i could count on you to start my friday with a chuckle! see you tonight :-D

Dori said...

...if you know that there is no such thing as a plain bowl of oatmeal

...if you wonder if each meal you are eating is "blogworthy"

...if you are excited about your brand new recipe -- not to eat it, but to post about it on your blog

...if you justify eating a cookie by telling yourself, "It's okay, Carrots'N'Cake eats a cookie every Friday!"

...if you try the new exercise trends

...if you can't begin your work day until you are all caught up on your blog reading

...if you get jealous when other bloggers get together

...if you have to apologize for eating the same meal two days in a row

Danielle said...

You might be a health/food blogger if reading this list was the highlight of your day... or does that make you pathetic? Hahahaha ;)

Brandi said...

...if you've taken more pictures of oatmeal in the past 6 months than you have of yourself OR anyone in your family.

Brandi said...

...if you have 14 + open jars of nut butters in the house at any given time.

Brandi said...

...if you close your eyes when opening your google reader, hoping that it's not over 100.

but, even if so, you dig right in like it was your job.

Anna said...

THIS IS AWESOME. so true. major props.

jane said...

if you have more bookmarks that space available of various recipes you want to make someday

if you celebrate your "bloggiversary" with more excitement than your birthday

sweetkaroline said...

You might be a health/food blogger if...

you've grown so addicted to taking pictures of the food you eat that you have now branched off to taking pictures of everything your dog eats just as an excuse to whip out your camera even more...

~SweetKaroline
http://sweetkaroline.wordpress.com/

Ada said...

Hey I am a food blogger from NYC also and I just wanted to say your blog is awesome :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Aww, wow, I am so honored :)

Oh, and I know what your blog title means now! I went to the Dallas Museum of Art, and there's totally a sculpture there made of soap and one of chocolate... I thought of you the whole time I was looking at them!

lifesdelights said...

When you see the produce and bulk section of the store you exclaim, "I'm home!"

Metta

Mama Bear June said...

Left a comment at Mizfit's, too. Here's my contribution:
You might be a health blogger if...........................

you walk around your couch before going to bed to make sure your pedometer gets to the "required" 10,000 steps for the day. ;-)

Path to Health

LAF said...

If you know what a "Green Monster" is!

Laura E said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity, I don't have a blog but I'm going to try to think up more then one!

You might be a health/food blogger(reader)if you drink your veggies before 9 a.m.

Laura E said...

You might be a health/food blogger(reader)if you get stressed out when you can't get on your computer for longer then a day!

Laura E said...

You might be a health/food blogger(reader) if you recently bought a peanut butter stirrer online.

zuz said...

hey hey!!

Where did you find sugar free chocolate milk?

LucindaSarina said...

You might be a health food blogger if you have to plan "no computers allowed" time into your day to spend with your boyfriend.

Rhonda said...
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Rhonda said...

You might be a health blogger if...

If you are showing carpal tunnel symptoms.

Rhonda said...

You might be a health/food blogger if:

You cannot leave blogland so you do tush squeezes in your chair.

Rhonda said...

...
you make green monster popsicles to stand out in the green monster world!

Rhonda said...

....you get so excited when you find a new coffee grinder at a yard sale...to grind your whole flax seeds.

Rhonda said...

....when you take the roll off your plate before photographing because it stands out as 'not healthy' for your food picture.

ttfn300 said...

loved this post!! :)

Connie Weiss said...

You might be a health/food blogger...

if you travel long distances for fresh/interesting ingredients.

Connie @ Fat2HotMommy

Connie Weiss said...

You might be a health/food blogger....

if you read fitness/food/health magazines so that you have something to blog about.

Connie @ Fat2HotMommy

hopskipleap said...

...when you make some kind of mistake, or something goes wrong and you write down, "c'est le vie!"

Leila said...

if the list of things to do on your last trip to New York City had: 1) whole foods 2) trader joes 3) PB&co and to convince your friends to go to trader joes you had to make up a story about it's the original native trading post that the Europeans marked upon their first arrival.

p.s. great post totally had me cracking up.

Neena said...

...if you know that Green Monsters are not original or new cast members of Sesame Street.

Jane Beall said...

If you know that a breakfast cookie is actually healthy!

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

Hahah! I am loling so much reading these!

elise said...

i am DYING of laughter over these...so funny because they are true! ive been reading them to my fiance and hes rolling his eyes, as usual, but its nice that now he knows hes not the only suffereing family member/friend out there...haha!!

"...if your boyfriend knows more about what your blog friends ate/how they exercised than about real life people he's met"

i just found your blog and i love it. cant wait to keep reading. great giveaway!

eatingbender said...

You're so awesome! This list cracked me up - I loved the P90X one :o) All of the additions are fabulous as well - I am bookmarking this post and returning to it on a rainy day!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

If you start shopping for one or two pretty plates and bowls...just for the blog....

Michelle @ TacomaAromaEats said...

...If flax seed is somehow incorporated into baked good,mainly to justify eating it.

...Your camera holds more pictures of food than people or places

Dita said...

...if every time you make something you run for the camera before you take a bite of it...just in case, for future articles.