As a single mom of two teens, money doesn’t go very far. I’m a lower middle class working mom. Like so many of you out there, I can’t afford the expensive foods, the programs, the gym memberships, etc….nor can I afford medications, doctor visits, ER visits, etc….
Thankfully, where I live, there are Aldi’s Food Stores. Some time ago, they started carrying a line of healthier food choices called…
Roller coasters. They’re one of the best things around. Just think about it; the anticipation leading up to the ride, the slow ascent and the fast descent over and over until the ride stops and you get off.
Weight-loss is just like that. Especially for someone who’s been heavy her whole life, or has felt heavy her whole life. That’s me.
All my 45 years has encompassed the roller coaster…
And the final five!
46: Last song you sang?
Probably something from Pitch Perfect and I was most likely in my car.
47: Favorite chat up line?
LOL! I don’t think I have one of these.
48: Have you ever used it?
No! I’m far too shy to approach any member of the opposite sex.
49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
It’s been FAR TOO LONG!!! Going to hang with my sister and niece this Friday night. NO…
41: Last time you were insulted?
I don’t even remember that! LOL!
42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
43: What instruments do you play?
My voice. I can sing.
44: Favorite piece of jewelry?
My grandmother’s wedding ring.
45: Last sport you played?
Um….probably Red Rover, Red Rover. LOL!
36: Favorite food?
Tex-mex, sushi, pancakes and pie!
37: Place you want to visit?
I need to go back to Ireland, England and Italy. I also want to go to Greece, Australia, New Zealand, and several places in my own country.
38: Last place you were?
If this means on vacation – I was in Ireland.
39: Do you have a crush?
Not a real life crush. I do, however, have many book-boyfriends!
40: Last time…
31: Last book you read?
Catching Fire! Loved it. Trying to get through Mockingjay but I’m soooo busy!
32: The book you’re currently reading?
Oh *giggles* – see #31.
33: Last show you watched?
34: Last person you talked to?
My baby girl, Emilie (who is actually 15)
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
Last person I texted was my little cousin who I was raised…
26: The reason I joined YouTube?
To watch videos. Duh! LOL!
I honestly don’t believe in listing my fears. It’s just a habit I have. I rarely talk about my fears. Somehow giving voice to them is almost allowing them to come to pass. I don’t allow that! I speak Faith – not fear!!!
28: Last thing that made you cry?
29: Last time you said you loved someone?
I tell my kids and my…
21: How long does it take you to shower?
About 15 minutes without shaving my legs. About 25 with shaving my legs.
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
From start to finish with full makeup, it took me about an hour.
23: Ever been in a physical fight?
Not really. Got beat up once. LOL!
24: Turn on?
I’m always a sucker for a man who is true gentleman, loves coffee and books!…
16: Favorite Quote?
I have three favorite quotes.
The first is (and I don’t know who said this):
- “You will travel through the valley of rejection, you will live in the land of morning mists, and you will find your home, though it will not be where you left it.” This is what I experienced first hand surviving my divorce.
The second is from the movie Under the Tuscan Sun:
- Do you know the most…
What you’re supposed to do: This is the pose that looks like you’re lying down with your legs stacked up against an imaginary wall. To get into it, Vaynerman says you should lie flat on your back and stretch your legs up toward the ceiling so your feet are directly over your hips, placing your hands on your lower back for support. Then, simply hold still.
The mistake you’re probably making: Though this pose seems easy in theory—how hard can it be to tilt your legs up to the sky?!—Vaynerman explains that most people do it wrong. “What happens is that people think they’re supposed to just get up on their shoulders, and then it doesn’t matter what the rest of their body is doing. So they do that, but then everything else turns out crooked—their backs end up curled and their legs end up behind them,” she explains. In other words, it’s a mess!
The fix: Be sure your entire body is stacked in a straight line—i.e. your ankles are right over your knees, which are right over your hips, which are right over your shoulders. “A good way to be sure you’re stacked correctly is to clench and harden your abs, which will keep you more steady,” Vaynerman advises. And be sure to keep your head flat on the ground facing up—no peeking around to see if you’re doing it right! Moving your head from side to side can be seriously bad for your neck.
I could do this except my big ol boobs would fall on my face and suffocate me! :P