Friend Making Monday: How Was Your Christmas?

Sarah from Losing Weight and Having Fun is taking a break from blogging and in her stead we have Sara from Sara Runs this Weigh will be taking her place for the time being.  If you’ve taken part in FMM before then you are familiar with 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 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 read and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

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How Was Your Christmas?

1. How was your Christmas? First off I wasn’t in the holiday spirit, and when I woke up Christmas morning I was just like, “I can’t wait for this day to be over” I spent the day and my parents and right after breakfast my step-father got ill and went back to bed. But with us four Christmas was very low-key, I was happy that. This year wasn’t great, but at the end of the day I spent it with my family and that was the most important thing. Now that Christmas is over, now I can start getting irritated with all the Valentine’s Day crap that will be hitting the store in the next few days…. it’s never ending.

2. Did you get any gifts you weren’t exactly happy with or just downright hated? I was very happy with everything that I got this year; but I’m always happy when people give me gifts….

3. Did you get any gifts that you loved? What was your favorite? All of them….the Fitbit, the wireless speaker, the Coach perfume, the new George Forman Grill, and a nifty pair of Cole Haan sunglasses.

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4. Did you have a gathering (friends, family, co-workers) to celebrate and eat?  I spent the day with my parents then I went over to my aunt’s house for a few hours to end the night there… nothing out of the ordinary….just family

5. What is your favorite food and/or drink of the season? Although I didn’t have any this year (what’s up with that?) I love having Hot Apple Cider.

6. Do you have any sporting events you like to watch on or around Christmas? I’m generally not a sports fan, but the Bulls were playing the Lakers on Christmas so I watched a little bit of that… let me just say that their holiday uniforms were hideous.

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7. Do you go to any tree lightings or trail or lights? Nope, since I wasn’t in the holiday mood this year, I figured just showing up to my parents was all the holiday glee I could muster.

8. Did you ever have your photo taken with Santa as a child?  Yes, who doesn’t have that one picture of themselves in tears on Santa’s La

9. If you have kids, do you take them to get their photo taken with Santa? No kids, but I’m always jealous of people who get pictures of Santa and their dogs…. you can’t do that with cats, it’s such a shame Tsuki is so photogenic.

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10. Do you gather at a particular person’s house every year for Christmas, do you rotate who hosts Christmas, or do you just do your own thing? Since 2 out of 3 of my mom’s children are in Chicago we just go to her house for the holidays

Until Next Time

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Friend Making Monday–Foodie Questions

So I saw Kenlie’s entry for FMM and she has a photo of her fridge and my first thought was “dang it’s neat and organized” and my second thought was, “I should clean out some of the crap in the fridge” So the plan was to take a picture of my fridge like she did, but then I had an epiphany taking a picture of the inside of my fridge is like taking a naked photo of myself… it’s deeply personal, and y’all don’t need to see my goodies…. *snort*

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If 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!

1. Do you make grocery lists?  I have to, I can’t rely on my brain… I will get home and not get any of the things I originally planned to get. But I always get stuff that’s not on my list….

2.  Do you have a routine when shopping in your favorite grocery store?  I tend to go to the produce section first… my visits to the grocery stores take at least an hour… I consider it exercise

3. What is your favorite seasoning?  I love Adobo, I put it on everything… eggs, meat…. everything

4.  What is the healthiest food in your fridge right now?   That’s a trick question, I have loads of healthy things in my fridge…. I’m gonna go with fruits and veggies 

5. What is the most unhealthy food in your fridge now? How did I not know this question was coming….lol I have a Tony’s frozen pizza in my fridge…. that’s a lie… I have 2, but in all fairness I only eat about 1/4 of it at a time. And yes I realize that Tony’s is a cheap/trashy pizza…. but listen here, there are times when I enjoy cheap and trashy…

6. What is the most exotic produce you’ve ever had? Mango, now I know a lot of you are like, “Seriously, step outside the box” and I’m just gonna tell you all “NO!!!” It’s not that I’m afraid, I don’t want to waste it… texture is a big thing for me, if it looks funny, I’m pretty sure it will feel funny in my mouth…..

1545857. Tell us about your favorite local restaurant.  Yolk, I love it… it’s cute and quaint and they have really good food. I love breakfast food, and I would eat it all day if you let me.

8. What kind of pasta do you prefer (regular, whole wheat, etc.?)  Whole wheat pasta, when I eat it… but it’s not often

9. If you could make one food calorie-free for an entire week, which food would you choose? 

10.  If you had to choose would you rather give up French fries or chocolate?  I can give them both of to be honest, I’m not a fan of either, I don’t know why I have a strong dislike for chocolate and chocolate flavored things…. except for hot chocolate… and I hate French fries (might be the texture thing), but I love potatoes….. can you tell I’m a super picky person. I’m 36 and my mother is still lamenting about how much of a picky eater O am…. I like what I like!!

Bonus: This wasn’t a question but I wanted to share what is currently the yummiest thing in my fridge. Kemp’s Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt….yum41483029188-Moose-Tracks-Fro-Yo-48ozmy!!! Now some of you keen detectives might have noticed that moose tracks has chocolate in it…well my aunt flow is visiting so all my logic at the moment is flawed….

Sometimes I crack myself up…. until next time lovelies!!

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Friend Makin’ Mondays: Getting To Know You

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It’s already Monday and I feel like I’m not going to be able to get everything done this week, times like this I wish I had a clone, or at the very least a super helpful twin…well enough of that… Here’s the low down!

If 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!

 

 

1.  Have you ever been skinny dipping?  No, I don’t want to get naked in a pond or lake, I’ve seen way too many Discovery Health shows about creatures that like to climb all into your neither regions. And I don’t have a private pool…

2.  If you could choose an exotic vacation destination today, where would you go?  Three words… Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. The idea of me in those places have me super giddy. I would probably never want to come home. And although not so exotic I would love to go to Korea; I’m actually thinking about moving there and working..

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3.  Do you prefer to live in the city or the suburbs? For me I think I’m more suited to city life. I’ve always said that we’re every I lived I needed to live near a large metropolitan area with a good public transportation system. I live in Chicago, and I always take the train Downtown, parking would put me in the poor house. I love the convenience of being able to get here and there and not worry about having to travel 10 miles to get to Walmart… that would drive me crazy

4.  If you could paint, draw or illustrate any masterpiece in the world, what would it be?  for me I think my artistic-ness would be at it’s peak if I could sculpt something. I would attempt to do something for the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park. The project and the works there are simply amazing!

5.  What is your favorite dish to cook when you’re cooking for one?  Tacos, I mention it all the time….I could eat them everyday. They are my favorite thing to eat for on or for five…. yummy, yummy tacos

6.  Who has recently influenced you in a spectacular way? This may sound a little odd, but it’s the group Imaginary Friend they have song call “We Are The Love We Give” the song and the lyrics are super simple, but it made me sit down and think about the people in my life and those who I love, and it really is about getting back what you give…just a simple but wonderful concept

7.  Have you ever considered dating a person who’s younger than you?  If so, how young would you go?  I haven’t dated someone younger than me, but I’ve had several crushes on men younger than me, should I date them….. oh yeah

8.  What do you typically wear when you’re at home with no plans to go out?  Pajama Pants and a T-shirt (usually bra-less)… comfy, rarely matching and always embarrassing when someone comes over.

9.  Do you prefer a shower or a bath? I shower all the time.

10. When you meet strangers are you outgoing or more introverted?  I’m more introverted until I get to know you, I like to feel people out before I un leash the real Tyra… I’m not trying to scare people away…lol

 

Until Next Monday!!

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FMM: Questions and Answers

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Yesterday was absolutely amazing, my mother was invited over to my cousin’s house for a Mother’s Day brunch, and she extended an invitation to me, and I was kinda on the fence about whether or not I wanted to go since I wasn’t a mother and motherhood and my issues with miscarriage and fertility always  seem to come to a head around this time of the year. But my mom encouraged me to go by saying, “it’s Mother’s Day, and I want to spend it with you”… how could I refuse. We had a good time and we saw some family. And most of all I spent the day with my “best girl”

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I call this my Mother’s day progression pic. okay so you only see the face, I know that both of those pictures have me in it… but it’s like looking at two different versions of myself. Every year I’m getting better and better. I can’t wait until my mother’s day progression picture next year.

1. Do you use coupons? Oh my goodness yes, You don’t understand. I love coupons. When I find and use them I am so pleased with myself; I feel like I’m getting an extra bargain!

2. How often do you weigh yourself?  I try to do it every other week. I think its better if you don’t obsess about the scale.

3. What was your favorite TV show as a kid?  Soul Train… when it was younger it was totally “must see TV” for me and my friends

4. How often do you drink alcohol?  Never

5. Have you ever met a celebrity or public figure that you really admire? Yes …several

6.  If you had to choose between only your cell phone or only your laptop all week which would you choose? Are you serious? That’s just cruel… neither I would go absolutely mad….I’m not ashamed to say that I’m addicted to technology. The hard drive died on my computer and I felt like one of my friends died… I called my mom in tears and she was so annoyed by my emotions she brought me a new computer (I SWEAR I didn’t call to get a new computer)  and if I don’t know where my cell phone is I panic… it’s an illness…I might need therapy. If they were taken away I would be so bored I would just sleep…

7. What is your favorite brand of detergent?  Deft. Yes I know that’s it’s primarily used for babies, but I have very sensitive skin and will break out in hives if the detergent is too strong

8. If there was a movie about your life, who would play the role? 

9.  What book are you currently reading? I’m actually reading Hemlock Grove: or the Wise Wolf  by Brian McGreevy . I pretty much watched the entire series on Netflix in one day… and it totally had me intruged… I had go go and download the book, because I had so many questions. I can’t wait until the author publishes the second book in the series.. I’m gonna need my fix           

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10.  If you could spend one day on vacation anywhere in the world, which place would you choose?  The Seychelles. I would pretend I was on the TV show Lost and scream…” Waaallllttttt” at the top of my lungs

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Until Next Monday!!

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FMM : A Little About Me

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This week  has already started out with a bang for me, I have mentioned before on FMM and my blog that I will be participating in the Pretty Muddy 5K in September, and after busting my butt on the treadmill the other week (here’s a hint people… even if your gym is open 24 hours … don’t attempt to exercise if you are currently suffering from insomnia… it doesn’t end well) So as I was saying I totally screwed up my knees, ankles and hips… so I wanted to start slow… So I challenged my self that I would walk 5k a day. Today I have finished day 2 and I’m doing well… the pain and the swelling has gone down.. and most importantly I’m sleeping like a champ. I’m documenting my journey on my YouTube channel. I’m also in the process of recording last weeks FMM as a video so stay tuned for that!…Now on to the questions…

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.

A Little About Me

1. Have you ever experienced love at first sight?  No, I tend to not like the men that I end of dating at first, When I say not like, I mean a deep rooted dislike. Maybe it’s my way of denying my attraction..

2. What channel is your TV on most? I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix & Hulu… All My Children and One Life To Live  have returned, and THEN I discovered all these shows… right now I totally into this show called The Only Way in Essex. (It’s like a cross between The Jersey Shore and The Hills), Then of course Hemlock Grove…that show is nuts!!!

3. Share one quality that you’re proud to have.  My nurturing quality

4.  Describe your idea of a great evening. I’m pretty low-key… so hanging with good people and having a good conversation is a great evening for me… great food would be an added plus!

5. If your friends were asked to describe you in three words, which words would they choose?  I really don’t have a clue what they would say about me, I’m a bit scared. I know sarcastic would be one…

6. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas!

7. If you could change one thing that would make your life easier instantly, what would it be?  I would not have an autoimmune disease that cause my two liver transplants.

8. What is one healthy food that you crave?  Avocado

9. Do you wear socks when you sleep?  If I’m really cold I will fall asleep with them on, but I take them off when I start to get hot. They end up under my blankets only to be found days later.

10. Share at least three things for which you are thankful.  My amazing family, the ability to wake up each morning and strive despite the obstacles I seem to face, and my an amazing support team that seems to be growing every day.

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