Sunday, July 25, 2010

30 by 30 and Getting to know YOU

I have had a crazy weekend, all together when my shift ends tonight (if it ends at 2 AM) I will have worked a total of 46 hours since Friday morning at 5:30 AM.  That is not including the 24 hours I worked on Monday and Tuesday!!!  That is one crazy work week!!!  It is coming to an end though and I have the next two days of and then Friday-Sunday off :o)

Now I do have some fabulous news to share with you...I have been watching what I am eating and riding my bike and working out on an elliptical trying to lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday which is on January 19th.  Well since I started a little over a week ago I have lost 4.4 pounds :o)  That means I have 25.6 pounds to go and a little less than 6 months to achieve my goal...if I keep going like this I think I will make it!!!

I have been trying to eat healthy and cut down on my sugar and bread.  I am drinking as much water as I can handle and I have been allowing myself one coke a day (that is pretty much just for the caffeine at work)....I will admit that this weekend I have drank more than one coke a day just because of the hours I am working.

I am so proud of myself for the amount of weight I have lost and I was really excited when my little sister came over tonight and the first thing she said to me was that I look like I have lost weight....score!!!!  Thanks Amelia...that is why you are my favorite next youngest sister :o)

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Now to some questions from our favorite gal Keely from Mann Land 5 who is the fabulous host of Getting to know YOU.  Just click on the button above to play along.


1. Thong or Granny Panties?

I like boy shorts best but I do like to wear Hanes bikini cut panties too.  They are super comfortable and they do not ride up...win-win situation if you ask me!!

2. If you see a guy with his fly down, do you tell him?

Yep....well most of the time!!  I will just either ask him if he is afraid of height and when he answers I will tell him his zipper is too or I will just simply say....hey, your fly is down!!!

3. Spanx or no Spanx?

I do not own a pair but I wouldn't mind having some for those times when I am going somewhere and I do not want my belly in the way....hopefully I won't have to worry about that in 6 months :o)

4. Do you sleep in your sheets?

Nope, I never use the top sheet...it always gets all tangled and it drives me insane!!!  I use a duvet and it has a cover that I was every time I wash my sheets.

5. What is your favorite Disney character?

Belle from Beauty and the Beast!!

6. Dream vacation spot?

Jamaica and one fine day I am going to make it there!!!  I want to take a cruise to Jamaica and then I want to stay there for a week or two enjoying the beaches, weather and food!!!

7. What is your dream job?

To be a lawyer!!

8. Who is your hero and why?

I have a lot of hero's.  They are all Hero's in their own special way.

My Mamma is my hero because she raised 4 girls on her own and she did  a great job by the way LOL.  Seriously though, my Mamma has been through a lot and she always comes out on top and she has taught us sisters right when it comes to the ways of the world and I love her so much for that.  My Mamma has gone to school three times in my lifetime...she went to college to learn to be a clothing designer (I think that is what you call it??), she is a architectural drafter and she is a landscape architect.  She did all this while raising 4 kids all by herself!!!

My step-dad Gunnar Gauti is my hero because of all the things he has overcome in his life.  He was diagnosed with colon cancer on September 6, 2007 and after loads of chemo and hard work he is in remission!!!  He is the most patient person I have ever met in all of my life....he has the heart of gold and it takes a lot to be like that.  

My sisters are my heros because of what they have overcome....we had to deal with an alcoholic father and all that includes!!!  Having made it through that takes a real Hero!!!

My Grandmother is my hero because when my Grandfather died 15 years ago she had to start all over again.  It was so hard for her, they had been together for years (I want to say 40 but I am not 100% sure how long and my Mamma isn't answering her phone so I can ask her) and she had to learn how to live her life after losing the love of her life.  Today would have been my Grandfathers 80th birthday...Happy Birthday Afi minn!!!  My Grandmother has traveled the world since my Grandfathers passing, learned how to dance Salsa, joined all kinds of activities and she has lived life for both of them.  


I could go on forever but I am going to stop here.  


Now I am going to go to sleep since I have to be back at work in less than 3 hours.  

Have a great Sunday everyone!!!


2 comments:

3LittleMonkeys said...

Love your answer to your hero's question! Sounds like you have a wonderful family.

And no...you won't need Spanx after losing 30 pounds!

Murdock's mama said...

WaHoo! Congrats on loosing weight & sticking to your goals & good habits! You can do it! Your Hero answer is so sweet! Have a good week!