The weekend was a busy one, and I’m thankful that I was able to spend time with my family – especially Uncle Wesley. Yesterday was his 53rd birthday, and last week, his doctor wasn’t sure if he’d make it to that day. Well, he made it…and he even preached a sermon at church that left me without any doubt that God is listening to me. And shortly before the service ended, I was astonished. Perhaps I’ll share more on that later.
Saturday I had planned to go the airport around midnight because my cousin, Sarah, was flying in, but moments before she was due to arrive, I learned that she had missed her flight and that she’d have to spend the night in her layover city. And that was no fun, but I did manage to have quite a lot of fun last night anyway, and Sarah arrived safely this morning. I met up with a lovely lady named Anne who reads my blog, and I’m so glad we did. In addition to adorable presents, she also provided great conversation and loads of motivation! She has lost about 50 pounds since February, and her husband has lost about 125 pounds (though he started sooner!)
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I had a great weekend filled with family and friends and intense workouts! And I’m looking forward to having a healthy week which will start with improving in my food choices. Late last week, I mentioned that I was struggling with it, but I’m prepared this week and hope to be home a bit more so I can concentrate on making good choices. Now it’s time for FMM.
Now it’s time for FMM! 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!
FMM: 8 Taboo Topics
- How often do you read/watch the news? Multiple times daily…I read the news online and watch cable news as well.
- What is your opinion on beauty pageants? I think that they are weird and outdated rituals that place emphasis on what’s most important to society – the outside. I wish I could be pretty enough to compete in a pageant, but I also wish that society as a whole valued those of us who are pretty awesome on the inside too.
- Would you date/marry someone who has different religious views than you? Sure…If you know me, you probably know I want someone tall and brilliant who will accept me as I am. Part of that means accepting them too. As long as we can respect the opposing view, I’m okay with it. Plus, it yields awesome philosophical conversations, and i dig those too.
- Do you follow politics? Yep. Religiously. 🙂 I don’t talk about it on my blog for several reasons, the biggest of which is that it can be polarizing. And I value those of you who might agree with me and those of you who wouldn’t. But I share so much here, and some days it’s incredibly difficult to keep my opinions to myself.
- How often do you talk about sex in your daily life and/or on your blog? Hmm, I talk about sex with friends pretty regularly, I guess, but it’s another thing I rarely discuss on my blog. I keep saying that will change, but I don’t have much to discuss now so maybe later. Ha…
- Does it make you uncomfortable when someone asks you about your salary/income? Does it ever happen? It happens occasionally, more often in New York than anywhere else but people write in asking once in a while too. And yeah…I think it’s usually inappropriate and usually keep my answer vague.
- Do you tag friends and family in pictures that you post on FB, or do you seek permission first? I tag friends and family that I know won’t mind when I’m feeling motivated enough to do it, but when I’m not sure, I don’t. There was a time in my life when I hated being tagged (though I don’t mind now as long as the picture isn’t awful) so I try to be sensitive about it.
- Can you be friends with people who have opposing views on ‘taboo’ topics? Yes, definitely…If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have many friends nor would I be close to many members of my family. Sometimes it’s not about being right…It’s simply about accepting and respecting others even when you disagree.