Friend Makin’ Mondays: Random Questions

So yesterday the groundhog predicted 6 more weeks of winter, and person in Chicago would have told you that. This winter has been brutal as most people in the United States can attest to. Man I can’t wait until the summer, and I’m putting this out there and I promise I will not complain one time when it gets hot this summer…. This is the view from the back of the house…. and we’re getting more snow. I feel like I’m gonna be buried in snow soon….

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wpid-friend-makin-monday-for-post3-300x179If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Random Questions

1. Did you watch the Super Bowl?  If so, what was your favorite part?  Nope, didn’t watch it, My mom and I watched the Puppy Bowl, then the Kitten Bowl and then closed out the evening with a Real Housewives of Atlanta marathon… I did tune in to watch the Half Time Show to see Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers…. but I hear the game was a blood bath… I hope  nobody lost money betting on the Broncos bruno

2. What is the weather like where you live?  Cold, Cold, Cold, with a lot of snow. Yesterday the weather was  24 and right now as I write this post it’s currently 11 degrees and we are preparing for yet another snow storm…. gotta love Chicago!

3. When is your birthday?  June 11th                                                                                           

4. Do you prefer sparkling water or flat water?  Flat water with fruit in it…. that’s my thing now… it give the water just a little bit of flavor… I really enjoy it!

5. How many hours did you sleep last night?  7

6. What is your favorite day of the week? I actually don’t know if I have a favorite day… I guess the day I deem my “rest day” from the gym is my favorite

7. If you had to choose between riding a bike or swimming, which would you choose?  I suppose it depends on the day, but generally, I think I’d pick swimming.  I absolutely love it.

8. How often do you eat red meat?  I don’t eat it often, but tonight I will be having a hamburger. I think that I eat read meat twice a month

9. What time did you wake up this morning? 7:00 am, my great-aunt called and woke me up. I’m not sure why I picked up the first thing that came out of her mouth was “WAKE UP” what happened to saying good morning… geez!!

10.20140201_135948 Do you have any goals for the week?  I’m going to complete my first week of Couch to 5k training, and I’m going to try to up the amount of protein that I eat (according to my doctor I’m not eating enough and I’m going to the gym six days this week… despite the weather… My goal this month is “no excuses”

I’ve got a long day ahead of my, food shopping, eye appointment and then off to the gym…until next time

tyraheart1

FMM: Movies and Me

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If you’re new to FMM here’s the lowdown, answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: http://www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Then invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts.

1. If you could be a recurring star on a show that is currently on TV, which show would you choose?  I would be on Scandal. I would be Olivia Pope’s therapist. I KNOW EVERYTHING! Although her relationship with Fitz is hot. It’s gonna fizzle out eventually and my character would be the one who fixes the “fixer” (Can you tell I haven’t really thought about this…lol)

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2. Name the movie that you are most embarrassed to admit that you love. *Looks around the room* Cool As Ice… SERIOUSLY Naomi Campbell and Vanilla Ice, I don’t care who you are, you want to see that hot mess in action, Alas the movie is difficult to find..

3. Name one show that you’ve never seen and would love to watch. I would love to see Wicked on Broadway…

4. Do you ever go to movies alone?  Yes, all the time, I like to go midday when there is no one in the theater  I went one time to see a horror movie and there was me and a suspicious looking man in the back, I wasn’t sure what freaked me out… the movie or the guy.

5. If you could only watch one TV show for the next year, which show would you choose and why?  I would rewatch Lost… that show was a total mind F*uck. And I swear every time I see it I notice something different about it

6. If you could star in one reality show, which one would it be and why?  It would be a cross between a weigh-loss, travel and challenge show, every time I hit a major weight loss mile stone, I would travel to some exotic locale and do something that I’ve never done (that scares the poop) out of me,  like sky diving, swimming with sharks, learning how to walk a tight rope… I would call the show               (I completely borrowed that logo from Ryan Lochte’s new reality show…which I will be watching… JEAH!)

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7. If someone rented a billboard for you, what would it say?  (My photo editing skills are fantastic….lol) billboard

8. Who is the most famous person with whom you have been in the same room?  Does President Obama count? I went to graduate school in Las Vegas, so there were always celebrities around and I always played it cool…cause I’m a total fan girl

9. If you were chosen to be a contestant on a TV game show, which show would you want to be on?  The Family Fued!! I would kick butt!!

10. If there was a movie being made about you, which actor would you choose to play you? Kim Coles…. I think she would fantastic in the role of me KIMCOLES_PROMOTIONAL_reddress

This was really a fun one… not sure what my answers say about me though….

Until Next Monday!

tyraheart1

FMM: Childhood Flashbacks

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1. Did you have a set bedtime as a child?  If so, what was it? Yes! My mother was very strict about me going to bed and getting my rest for school, Elementary school it was 8:30, Middle school it was 9pm. By the time High school came around my mother figured that I was mature enough to go to bed when I wanted to, but I love sleep and was often in bed by  9:30 and asleep by 10 every night.

2. Were you taught to be a member of the “Clean Plate Club?” Did it have affect your eating habits as an adult?  No I was never apart of that club, I was a picky eater as a child and if I didn’t want to eat something I didn’t.

3. Share one thing that you were not allowed to do as a child. I there weren’t many things that I wasn’t allowed to do as a child. But I distinctly remember that my mother has a huge issue with the color of my underwear. White and pastel colors only. Red? No… Black? Are you kidding me? Of course she purchased them so I really had no say. So now that I’m an adult, I have underwear in every shade of the rainbow!

4. What is the cheapest gas price you can remember? Maybe about $1.10. I miss those days!

5. What was your favorite thing on the playground?  Swings, fun for hours…

6. Share one thing that your parents always made you do that you didn’t like doing.  Clean up behind myself.

7. Do you remember your first kiss?  If so, share the details!  I answered this question in this post. But I’ll mention it again;  I don’t remember how old I was, I think I was 10 or 11. I did it on a dare, then the person who dared me ran and told my mother then I got in trouble. Needless to say it was a long time before I kissed another boy.

8. Did you prefer to play inside or outside?  I liked to ride my bike and things like that outside, but I liked being inside too.  I was always more interested in music, shopping and teenybopper magazines than I was about climbing trees or fishing.

9. What was your favorite TV show growing up?  Soul Train, that was always “Must See TV” for me. It was the only way that I could see my music idols on TV, and it gave me the opportunity to watch the Soul Train Line…. that was my favorite part!

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10. Share one awesome childhood memory.  Once a year my school would go to an amusement park called Enchanted Forest . Usually my mom and other family members would take off of work and we would go as a family, it was a big deal. This one particular year it was just me and my mom. I wanted to get on the Ferris Wheel so bad, and my mom didn’t want to me to go on alone, so she came with me (I didn’t know at the time that my mother was afraid of heights) So we’re on the Ferris wheel, I’m having the time of my life, then the operator starts letting people off of the ride, and we just so happen to be at the very top.  My mother had a panic attack, she was crying and REALLY freaking out. I remember even though I was a little girl that I held her hand and kept saying, “Momma we are gonna be alright, they’ll let us off soon.” Although my this is not one of my mother’s favorite memories it’s always been on of mine, I think that instance personifies our relationship. We do things for one another even if it makes us uncomfortable, and even whenever we need each other we are ALWAYS there.

Bonus: Share a picture of yourself as a child. 

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Remember to Be kind to one another!

tyraheart1

FMM: Food Questions

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How does this work? Simple…
Take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: http://www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Food Questions

1. What did you eat for dinner last night? Tator Tots


2. If you could make one food calorie-free for the next year, What would you choose? Mexican food, but since you said one food… I guess I would say tacos, I’m obsessed with them…


3. How often do you go to the grocery store?Generally I’ll go once a week, I don’t know what I’ll want to eat from week to week so it’s safer that way.

4. Do you make a list before buying groceries? ALWAYS! or I would leave the store with nothing that I intended to buy


5. List three things that can always be found in your kitchen. Crystal light, Oatmeal and tuna


6. How often do you clean out your fridge? Often, maybe twice a month.


7. Do you ever use a slow cooker? If so, will you share a recipe? In the winter months my slow cooker is my best friend, it’s also a no fuss. no mess way for me to make meals, so that makes me happy

8. How often do you try new recipes? I don’t try them as often as I should, but I do try one or two each month.  My current favorite is simple BBQ pulled chicken.  It takes a little time, but it doesn’t require much effort.  And it makes several meals for the week.


9. What is the most delicious meal(s) you make? 75% of the meals that I make are from recipes that I find on SkinnyTaste… and thy are amazing…if you haven’t been to that website.. GO!!! GO NOW!!!

10. Share at least one thing that is currently in your kitchen even though you don’t like it.  I have a bottle of Skinny Girl  White Cranberry Cosmo on top of fridge, I’m not gonna lie, it’s sounds yummy… but I don’t drink. (two liver transplants sort of keep you far, far away from the libations)

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Until Next Monday!

Dance Like Nobody is Watching!