Total Weight Loss

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Joy tagged me yesterday in a little game that is making its way through our cyber-circles.  This isn't the tag that we played as children where running is invovled.   This is more like what we called "Slam Books" in the 7th grade.  I must say I loved those things.

The rules to this game of tag are:
1. Post these rules. 
2. You must post 11 random things yourself. 
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post. 
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer. 
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them. 
6. No stuff in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you are reading this."

Rule 1, done.  Rule 2, 11 things:
  1.  I am almost always cold.  Right now I have on four undershirts, a sweater and a hoodie above the waist.  I'm still chilly.
  2. I get my hair highlighted every 5 weeks.
  3. I have gone to the same church since I was 9.
  4. My cell phone is a prepaid minutes plan.
  5. I run Linux on my computer at home.
  6. I got a heating pad and a heated throw for Christmas.  See Random item number 1.
  7. We have a dog that is almost 15 years old.  (His birthday is February 2.)
  8. I wear only one contact lens.
  9. I have only one pair of blue jeans, on purpose.
  10. I have only one pair of dress pants, on purpose.
  11. Summer is my favorite season.
Rule 3:
If money wasn't an option, what would you do for a living?  Own a bakery, if I actually had to work.  Otherwise, I'd be happily retired.
What is the one thing you are really afraid to to? Start my own business
What brings you the most joy?  My family
What exercise is your favorite?  This is a hard one.  I don't like to exercise - at least not yet.  I'll say aerobics, since I taught it in the 80's!
What is the one thing that pushed you to start your weight loss & fitness plans?  I wanted to skydive.
What keeps you motivated?  Sadly, seeing the scale go down.  I know I need to find another motivation, but that & smaller clothes seem to be the biggies.
Who inspires you? You!  All of my followers and the bloggers I follow.
Are you a hugger?  When was the last time you got hugged?  I'm not really a hugger, except when it comes to 65MD.  The last time was just a few minutes ago.  That will probably be true no matter what time this post is read.
What would your perfect day look like?  It would be on a beach on a bright sunny day.  I'd have no agenda and do what I felt like doing when I felt like doing it.
Are you going to reach your goals?  If so, what's your plan? Yes, I will reach my goals and probably very soon.  My plan is to do whatever works for as long as it works.  When that stops working, find something else that does work.

Rule 4:
  1. What is your fondest childhood memory?
  2. What is your favorite color?
  3. What is your favorite on plan meal?
  4. What is your favorite exercise?
  5. Which do you prefer summer or winter?
  6. What makes you laugh the most?
  7. What is your dream job?
  8. What did you eat for supper last night?
  9. Are you happy?  If not, what would it take to be happy?
  10. Are you allergic to anything?
  11. What is your biggest surprise about blogging?

Rule 5:


Unfortunately, I'm not able to complete Rule 5 because something (my computer?, blogspot?) has decided that I can't post comments.  I hope those I tagged see themselves here and follow through.  It's fun.



  1. "What is the one thing that pushed you to start your weight loss & fitness plans? I wanted to skydive."

    Oh my.. me too. Well, it was not why I started my weight loss, but I have always wanted to do a jump and the absolute top limit was 240lbs and even then it cost more and they were not 100% sure.

    I want to scuba dive too and did not want to start that until I was under 200 lbs.

  2. Oh dang! I just tagged you too!! But Joy beat me to it! Oh well, if you want to answer my questions too, you can!! :)

    I can really relate to your number one random of being cold! Me too!! And I LOVE my electric blanket.

    So... have you been skydiving yet?


  3. i had lotsa trouble reading this, then it wouldn't let me comment. so i did like you posted but no tags! lolol fun and frustrating!

  4. I'd love to go skydiving… that has always been my dream. I know I'd love the thrill.

  5. So fun learning more about you! Have a great day and stay focused!!!