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Twenty Questions

If you haven’t noticed, I tend to talk about myself a lot. Isn’t that kind of what blogging is all about? 😉 And over the last several months I’ve gotten to know some of you all very well. I even spent an afternoon in Vegas with one of my favorite bloggers.

And while many of us are on similar journeys to healthier lives, sometimes I forget that I don’t know the most basic information about my bloggin’ buddies. So I’m going to share twenty random things about myself – a few regarding weight loss, a few random things and several things that I’d like to know about you.

If you read my blog then you already know how grateful I am for each comment of encouragement, advice and empathy. I’d also be grateful for the opportunity to learn more about those of you who take time to make me feel good on a regular basis.

So I’ll answer the questions below, and I hope you’ll answer some or all of them as well. If you answer them here, obviously I’ll know quickly. If you post them on your own blog then let me know so I can read all about you there.

Either way, I’m looking forward to sharing more of myself with you (yes, I guess it is still possible..hehe) And I’m looking forward to learning more about you too.

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday? I like to sleep in late then spend the day shopping, working out and going out with friends and/or my boyfriend in the evening…

2) List your top three favorite TV shows…White Collar, Big Bang Theory and 24

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them? I enjoy taking pics, but I love to be in them too…Does that really come as a surprise to anyone? 😉

4) Why do you blog? I started blogging because I wanted to hold myself accountable and remember where I started. Now I blog because I love the encouragement I receive, and I love to encourage others.

5) Share five websites that you visit everyday…
See the links on he side of my blog. I visit those everyday and about a zillion others…;)

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be? I don’t think I could pick just one..I’d choose @DizFatty, @TXMarianne, @dkirchhoff, @Jacksht, @FoodieMcBody, @joyarises, @bubblyheart…you get the idea…I adore so many people on Twitter that I may not have met otherwise. It’s fantastic.

7) List a few of your favorite snacks…almonds, crunchy natural peanut butter, 100 calorie pringle packs, every Fiber One product, giant red delicious apples, bananas, Special K chocolate protein shakes, etc.

8) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind? I do..! I have an adorable cocker spaniel who is 2.5 years old. She’s a constant source of joy and arguably loves to cuddle more than any other living thing…


9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without? My laptop/iPhone, my home and the scrapbooks I’ve made..

10) What’s your favorite drink? I like mojitos, but I prefer water. It’s so thirst quenching. And I have no interest in wasting calories and bloating on sugary drinks…just sayin’.

11) Do you enjoy cooking? I enjoy cooking sometimes, but I love baking! It feels so rewarding to cook and meal and genuinely enjoy it. I’ve come a long way in the last year…

12) Do you have children? Nope…I think they’re cute, but I haven’t considered having my own..who knows what the future holds?

13) What are your favorite hobbies? Scrapbooking, reading, hitting balls at the driving range, traveling, shopping, making jewelry, singing, etc.

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing? Hmm…I think it’s safe to say that I’m pretty outgoing. 🙂

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change? I’d change exactly what I’m changing…I’m working one day at a time to turn myself into the healthy, well-rounded person I want to be.

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress? I am in serious lust with Matt Bomer from White Collar. Not only is he a good actor, he’s also gorgeous, educated and from Texas. It doesn’t get much better than that…(Note to boyfriend: I want to marry you someday, but I cannot apologize for my infatuation with Neal from White Collar.)

17) What’s the silliest thing you’ve done this week? I tried on a swimsuit that had a built in ddd cup. Note to Lane Bryant: You have some really nice swimwear this year, but not every girl who wears my size can fill out a swimsuit like that which is why I left it on the rack and bought one somewhere else.

18) Do you live near your family or far from them? I live far from family. I know made that choice when I moved here, but I miss them everyday. I’m going to see my whole family next month, and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

19) List three of your talents…vocal music, intelligence and humility…;)

20) What is your greatest attribute? I’m optimistic. I firmly believe that I can achieve anything I want to achieve if I’m willing to work hard and not give up. I have a very positive attitude (which I hope shines through on my blog) and a willingness to try again when something doesn’t go my way the first time. I believe in people, and I believe in myself.

Now it’s your turn…I’d love to know your answers to these questions. Feel free to answer as few or as many as you’d like. I’m looking forward to it.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Janexx
    March 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Hey, I just subscribed on Saturday. I love your blog 😀 Here are my answers.

    1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday? 11 am Powerflex, 12:50-3 Zumba, hang with friends afterwards.

    2) List your top three favorite TV shows…Dexter, Biggest Loser, and I'll group all the Vh1 reality crap together.

    3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them? It depends on how I look that day.

    4) Why do you blog? The inspiration hit me one day out of the blue. I wanted people to know about my struggles and successes, because I knew I wasn't alone.

    5) Share five websites that you visit everyday…
    Blogger, Facebook, Craigslist, Twitter, Plentyoffish.

    6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be? My Twitter bff @Lena.

    7) List a few of your favorite snacks…I'm not going to lie. Right now, it's Girl Scout cookies. So much so, in fact, that I had to make my coworker hide the box from me.

    8) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind? Nope.

    9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without? Laptop (my baby's in the shop), iPhone, PS2 (I'm old school lol)

    10) What's your favorite drink? Wild Cherry Pepsi

    11) Do you enjoy cooking? It's ok. I probably will more when I have full use of my kitchen, after I get my sink and dishwasher fixed.

    12) Do you have children? Only at work.

    13) What are your favorite hobbies? Singing, acting, DJing, running, Zumba

    14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing? Shy until I feel comfortable. Then I won't shut up!

    15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change? My weight loss mania lol. I need to just chill, and let it happen. I work out 2-3 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it's starting to concern me how bad I feel if I don't…

    16) Who is your favorite actor/actress? Angelina!

    17) What's the silliest thing you've done this week? Hmmm. Not sure. I do a lot of silly things, but I can't think of one.

    18) Do you live near your family or far from them? 20 minutes away from my parents, and 50 minutes away from my brother and sister-in-law. Yay!

    19) List three of your talents…music, movies, and writing

    20) What is your greatest attribute? Hmmmm. Not sure.

  • Reply
    Seth
    March 11, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I think I might use this idea and do a blog posting using these questions. Thanks for putting this up.

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    Genie @ Diet of 51
    March 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Hi Kenz,

    I enjoyed reading the answers to your questions. Truthfully, I was feeling a little down this AM, so I purposely went to your blog for a lift. You never disappoint!

    I'm going to work on my own answers this weekend, hopefully. Thanks! You really know how to spread your sunshine!

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    Tammy
    March 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday? Sleep a little late, read the newspaper, go shopping, read a book (preferably on the front porch!)
    2) List your top three favorite TV shows…Big Bang Theory, What Not to Wear, The Good Wife
    3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them? I like being in them, but I’m usually the one taking them
    4) Share five websites that you visit everyday…
    Facebook, MSNBC, What not to Wear forums, FabFindsUnder50, Fashion4EconomicallyChallenged
    5) List a few of your favorite snacks…Skinny Cow ice cream, York Peppermint Patties, apples, my mom’s fudge at Christmas
    6) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind? Two dogs. Cosmo, a black Labrador Retriever, who will be 10 this summer. And, Stretch, a mix of black Lab and Greyhound (or Great Dane, the vet isn’t sure). He is about two years old – we aren’t sure because he was a stray when we got him.
    7) What's your favorite drink? I don’t drink alcohol, so my favorite treat is real Coke. Most of the time I’m drinking water or Crystal Light.
    8) Do you enjoy cooking? I don’t mind cooking when I have time, but I prefer to bake. I won a ribbon a couple of years back at our local fair for some strawberry bread!
    9) Do you have children? No, I guess I’m missing that gene! I have one niece, who is 16, and I adore her.
    10) What are your favorite hobbies? I like scrapbooking, but I haven’t done it in a while. The scrapbook I did of all my high school memorabilia won a blue ribbon the same year that strawberry bread won. I like reading, and I even have a Kindle, but I never seem to have enough time. Shopping!
    11) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing? I’m outgoing most of the time, but if I’m in a room full of strangers, I keep to myself until I feel more comfortable
    12) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change? I would be thinner (working on that one), taller, and have better hair!
    13) Who is your favorite actor/actress? I like Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock
    14) What's the silliest thing you've done this week? Not sure I’ve done anything silly, which is a surprise. I’m usually pretty goofy.
    15) Do you live near your family or far from them? Far, and I hate it! Everyone moved away and left me here in our hometown! My parents are about an hour and a half away, one sister is three and a half hours away, the other sister is closer to eight hours away.
    16) List three of your talents…Scrapbooking, finding great clothes, being a good friend
    17) What is your greatest attribute? I’m a happy person. I have a nice smile, and I share it a lot!

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    The Monkey and Me
    March 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I'm turning this into a blog post – thanks for the inspiration – as you give me everyday.

    – I was just talking about The Big Bang Theory w/ a mom friend who's son is also on the Autism spectrum (my son has Asbergers) – she attended a conference that day where the speaker used that show as an example of typical Asberger behavior – the character Neil I think it is – is obviously and Aspie
    – WTF – Lane Bryant has some crazy ideas about cup sizes on their sizes – I always had that problem with them at every size
    -You sing? Tell us more about that!! Um next time I come to NYC I want to have lunch with YOU – and maybe a night out at "Don't tell Mama" to hear this voice of yours!

  • Reply
    linds
    March 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I answered the questions in a post. Here's the link! http://ramblingsofafatgirllinds.blogspot.com/

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    WaistingTime
    March 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I love this idea and hope you don't mind that I borrow it for my own blog when I get back from vacation:)

    Until then…

    1) With a long bike ride in nice weather and with a great movie to watch at home.

    2) Soooo many too choose from. I will go with Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, and Big Bang.

    3) I love family photos when I look good. But usually I am taking the shots.

    4) I started to fine personal motivation and accountability for my last-ever-diet. I found so much more with this great blogging community. I love it!

    5) Facebook, fitday, 3fatchicks, igoogle (for a calendar and my newsfeed), my own blog (gotta do that, right?)

    6) I would love to meet Bobbie.

    7) I will go with my current healthy snacks and not what I would pick if calories and diet were no issue! Green bean fries, mushroom chips, peanuts, cheese.

    8) Not anymore. Our dog died of heart failure almost a year ago.

    9) My cell phone, my computer, oh – house is a good one!

    10) Right now I am really into English Breakfast tea.

    11) No:(

    12) Two boys, 20 and 17.

    13) I am counting blogging! I also like scrapbooking and reading.

    14) I am shy but most people don't believe that since I work very hard at being more outgoing.

    15) Oh I would change too many things. So I will go with being an optimist.

    16) He is quite cute:) Have you seen the guy on Human Target? I don't think I have a favorite.

    17) My husband would tell you that I said fried rice when I meant refried beans. It cracked him up. I eat the latter everyday now for breakfast and can't even remember the last time I had the former.

    18) Near my mom and one brother. Very far from everyone else. And way too far from my oldest son:(

    19) I'm going with character traits since I don't think of myself as talented: organized, good communicator, dependable.

    20) I am loyal in love and in friendship.

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    March 12, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Wow…this is spectacular. I have so many answers to read…Thanks friends! I love learning more about each of you…yay!

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    Deb Willbethin
    March 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Awwww. You'd like to have lunch with me! Awwww, that's nice. 😀 I'd like to have lunch with you, too. If you ever have a layover in Pittsburgh, give me a call. 🙂

    I can't answer all of those questions right now, but one of my favorite TV shows is also the Big Bang Theory, too. My son is a brilliant computer wizard who works for a university. There are elements in the show that are amusingly familiar. chuckle.

    Gotta go–grdtr is calling from the tub!

    Deb

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