Friday, November 16, 2007

Mini-Me Friday #9 - and a Me-Me

This is gonna be a quickie while I'm waiting for my hubby to get home. If I end abruptly, now you know why! I choose him. Yay!

So, I lost one pound this week. I can't remember who asked, but someone asked how much I've lost. I've lost 9.5 lbs so far, which makes it 10.5 lbs away from my first goal of 20 -- and I have 5 weeks to get there. (That's the end of my first session with First Place.)

I feel good about things and know that I can do better. I *will* do better. I think this week was about more than weight loss for me, and the fog has lifted. I feel more energized, more joyful, and more confident in myself -- I finally feel like things have clicked in on this journey and I'm doing it the way that I need to. I'm more about the whole package than the scale, and it's been a LONG time since I could say that.

So, there ya go. The long and short of it.

Bethanne basically dared anyone who reads her blog to do a Me-Me, and because we were united in our tween angst of being Annie-haired-freaks, I will go ahead and oblige her. I'm tagging anyone who needs something to blog about and has seven wacky facts to share. (Basically, that's about 75% of my audience, I'm guessing.)

Okay -- here ya go. 7 (probably lame) things you might not know about me:

1. When I was growing up, I *hated* playing Barbies. This got me into many little squabbles with friends who were Barbie-a-holics. I wanted to play house. Or store. Or teacher. Or some sort of role-play game. (Yes, I was a five year old control freak -- started early, girls. What can I say?)

2. I am PHOBIC of lightning. I'm not talking "I don't like it" or "It scares me" stuff. I'm talking I go into almost hyperventilating, shaking mode when it gets bad. I will NOT go outside if I see it anywhere REMOTELY close. (This is where my definition of "remotely close" usually drastically differs than 99.9% of the population.) This whole lightning "issue" drives my husband nuts.

3. I had stick straight hair before I had kids. I know some women's hair falls out. Mine all stayed in, but it got curvy. Yes, curvy. Not wavy, not curly -- curvy. The first time I got my hair cut after I had Mitchell, my hair stylist accused me of cheating on her -- she thought I went and got a bad perm. Not so much. She right then and there appointed me the posterchild for what hormones can do to someone's hair. Oh -- and it gets worse -- it's only on like the bottom half of my hair -- not bottom half as in one piece of hair -- but as in thickness. So the top to middle of my hair is sort of straight and it gets crazier as ya go deeper. Not pretty. Not. Pretty.

4. I don't wash my face at night. I know, I know. I'm an alien. With a bad skin care regimen.

5. I do this thing that Chris has nicknamed "The Tara Shuffle" and it is off-the-charts in the nerdy department. Basically, my arms are stretched out straight in front of me and my legs are stretched out straight behind me and I run in place that way. Yes, it's quite a sight.

6. When I sit and watch TV, I don't realize I'm doing it, but basically I rest my hand (in sort of a loose fist) against my chin and my pinky goes against my upper lip. Chalk up another "drives the hubby nuts" thing.

7. Every hanger in the closet has to face the same direction. HAS. TO. As in NOT up for discussion. (By the way, the hubster just got home and helped me with these last two and suggested a &, *, !!! for this one. I'm a bit freaky about it.)

Okay -- done. There ya go. Happy weekend!!


Mari said...

Way to go Tara - I'm so proud of you. It takes a lot to get past the scale thing and I'm not there yet. I wish the program you attend was going on near me. It sounds like a great thing.
Love your crazy facts - you are a hoot! No wonder your kids are funny!

Alana said...

Yay! One more pound. you are doing great!

I'm the same way with the hanger thing. Didn't used to be, but now I am ;-0

I like to add new neurosis every once in a while!

Alana said...

neuroses, I mean.

The need to spell correctly is an old neurosis ;-)

Earen said...

So I chuckled several times at your 7 things! It's funny the way you write them & brings a smile to my face...I can just hear you saying it!

Tara, you're doing a great job on your weight loss. And for those of you who don't know her personally she's looking great. I get the pleasure of seeing her twice a month at least & she's looking great & I'm proud of how hard she's working at it!!

I'm Sadie said...

You never fail to make me laugh Tara! I love your 7 facts! You are doing awesome at losing weight. I too wish I had one nearby. Guess that is a downfall to living in nowhere huh?

I'm Tara. said...

Thanks, girls!! How fun is that to wake up to warm fuzzies??

Earen - you should talk!! You should see this girl...she looks fantastic herself!! I meant to tell you that yesterday, by the way. And while I'm on the subject -- I am LOVING your hair!!! Gorgeous!

I got my hair done last night (thank GOODNESS) and when I walked, the first thing she said was "Well, you've lost some weight!" So yay for that -- it always feels good when people you never see can tell. :)

Kristen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your kids would love the Go Fish CD's - all the kid ones are great. What I love the most is that I truly enjoy listening to them too, it isn't just for kiddos.

Great job on your weight loss. That is wonderful.

I didn't like Barbies growing up either. I was more into the roll playing. My poor cats were dressed up in doll clothes and pushed in strollers. I had dolls but for some reason my sister and I always made our cats dress up as the babies. My mom has some great photos :o)

Terri said...

Way to go with one more pound. It all helps. I like all the new info. you gave on your 7 things. I love the new picture of Georgia. She is soo cute!

Denise said...

so glad to meet another person terrified of lightning. my family sits around thinking it is cool, while i am in tears.

duh with the hangers, doesn't everybody do that? :-)

and yeah, what's with the curvy hair- me too! i love my straightener, i hate humidity.