This morning I read a wonderful post by Ryan over at NoMoreBacon called ‘What I Wish More People Knew About Me.’ It made me smile on so many levels.
First, I can’t believe how much I have in common with Ryan. I knew I liked him for a reason. :)
Second, I’m such an open book on the blogs, I’m not sure there is much you guys DON’T know about me.
Third, I’m game. I never miss an opportunity to talk about myself. ;)
Being an inspiration stresses me out TOO. This was Ryan’s first point and I couldn’t agree more. After years of maintaining, I started to fear I was no longer relating to those that still needed to lose. Now that I need/want to lose, I fear that if I don’t get back to my goal weight, I’m a fraud.
I feel not "fat enough" for some and not "skinny enough" for others. This stresses me out, but also reminds me that the most important thing is to be happy with myself.
I ALSO worry about my kids. This goes without saying. We live in a crazy, scary world. Have you ever seen Prelude to a Kiss? There’s a scene when Meg Ryan’s character says she doesn’t want kids because she can’t imagine bringing them into such a broken world. I’ve felt this way. Of course I’m happy I have kids, but I’ve always had a bit of that same pessimistic view.
I ALSO don’t know what I want to be when I grow up! Again, very similar to Ryan. I’m proud of my career and look forward to what’s next. I’m actually making some decisions right now, as I have too many hands in too many pots.
OMG I LOVE going out to the MOVIES! Ryan may be my long lost brother! There is nothing I enjoy more than going to a movie theater. Especially for a great thriller, action, or horror flick. Those are by far the best on the big screen!
I’m spiritual but not religious. Like Ryan, I don’t talk religion much. I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school but I don’t practice. To me, spirituality is supposed to be private. I don’t need to go to a church to pray/meditate/reflect/whatever you want to call it.
I wear my heart on my sleeve. I can’t hide emotion, just ask the husband. I cry when sad and laugh when happy. I’m simple like that.
I’m wildly forgetful and remember almost everything. I can’t even believe Ryan listed this as I thought I was the only one! There are times I make 3 trips from the car to the house to grab things I forgot: cell phone, purse, jacket. Yet I remember people, comments, lyrics, quotes, conversations, etc. much better. I never really thought about it before, it’s strange to have a good memory yet be forgetful at the same time.
I feel consistently overwhelmed. WHAT am I doing with my life? HOW did I end up with 2 kids? WHY did I leave my job? WAS it the right decision? WHEN will it all just click? WHO AM I?
I could seriously work 24/7. Even though I’m overwhelmed, I love what I do (whatever this is) so much I wish I had more time to do it. I’d post a recipe daily on GreenLiteBites. I’d write a book on weight loss. I’d be more active on BlogToLose. I’d plan 2 conferences a year. I’d take more photos and share more stories. I’d launch more blogs (yes I have ideas!) I’d record more videos. I love everything about blogging. I get all excited when I talk about it and angry I don’t have more time to do it.
I watch America’s Next Top Model. I confess. This is a guilty pleasure for me. I know I shouldn’t, but I’ve always been a bit intrigued by the modeling industry. When I was younger (like preteen) I loved watching runway models. They are so beautiful and confident. It took me a long time to realize it’s their confidence I want, not the super thin physique.
I’m a kid at heart. I could play games and watch cartoons all day. This is why I love having a 6 year old. He’s my "excuse" ;)
I could keep going with these, but I won’t. You are probably already bored IF you made it this far. But I agree with Ryan (again,) writing these posts are always eye-opening to me. I really think the more we learn about ourselves, the more we accept ourselves, the more confident we get. And in my opinion, it’s all about confidence.
Ok, I’ll shut up now. :)
Here’s my food journal today…
|Uncle Sam cereal with fresh berries||My second favorite breakfast at the moment.|
|watermelon||My go to morning snack at the moment.|
|"pizza" made on a sandwhich thin with leftover skillet veggies, leftover chicken and 1 oz of cheese||I could make "pizza’s" every day! fab lunch!|
|Light Yogurt||I’m obsessed with the yoplaits right now.|
|3 Dorritos||DAMN husband and his snacks.|
|BBQ Chicken Quesadilla||SUCH a fun easy dinner! Check out the video of me and Little Guy making them on GreenLiteBites by clicking here.|
|Banana Soft-Serve with a handful of cocoa almonds and a dash of dark chocolate||OMG.. this is so good. The combination is amazingly decadent! I may do a video on how I make it next week.|
|4 mile run today! TOUGH! average about 12/mile and had to walk alot.|
|Could have done better int he water department. I think that’s one of the reasons the run was hard.|