Wednesday, May 6, 2009

With Apologies To Spunky Suzi

My golf playing compatriots asked me several questions regarding my blog(ging). While answering them, I thought of Spunky Suzi and her question days. With apologies for copying her brilliant idea, here are the questions that were asked of me.
1. How often do you blog? I try to blog every week day, rarely on a weekend.

2. How many people read your blog? I assume millions, but only a mere handful ever reply.

3. How do you know you have a reply? Do you have to check your blog every hour or so? I'm usually messing around on the computer, so I do check the blog quite frequently. But I also do that in order to keep up with those blogs I follow.

4. What actually is a post? We all know the answer to that one.

5. Why are you doing this? Also, an answer that varies slightly with each one of us, but mostly cuz it's fun and inspiring to hear of other successes and sometimes stumbles. We all share an equal amount of each.

If one of you millions of readers out there care to reply, I will relay your answers to my playing partners when I see them Thurs. :)

And now, for the real pressing issue of the day...Weigh In Wednesday!!! Happy news, I am down 1# for a total of 13.4#. This, in spite of the fact that Hubby Dearest and I shared a basket of fries w/nacho cheese sauce (on the side, cuz that makes it healthier) Saturday after golf. The only up side to this mistake, was that our dinner was so very light it hardly counted. :) Then last evening I followed up with a Cinco de Mayo dinner of chicken enchiladas, pico di gallo with avocado, and Adult beverages. So, I have to say, I'm feeling pretty darned cocky about a 1# loss this morning.

Also, I should clear up the misconception I am an Iowan. I merely live in Des Moines. I am a Nebraskan by birth and will stay a Nebraskan until my dying day. I like DM, but I'm an Omaha girl through and through. And yes, a Cornhusker football fan, to boot. There, the honesty is all out there now.

And lastly, as for my over cardio-ing yesterday. I am most assuredly not hardcore about much of anything, especially exercise, I am, however, determined to whoop The Perfect Child's little heiny in our cardio competition. And just for the record, I'm a much more regular blogger than she is. (Just sayin', kiddo.) She and Hubby Dearest already owe me a homemade dinner of my choice from our last competition....guessing the arrival date of grandchild #2. KidDoodle 2, as he is known in the blogosphere will be 2 yrs. old in June!!! So you can see how quickly the payoffs are made. :) And in the spirit of honesty, she won the KidDoodle 1 sweepstakes, so Hubby Dearest and I cooked her dinner...also years later. Speed is not our family's fortè.


  1. Congrats, V on doing such an awesome job!!!!

    I love your cardio competition idea and how you're ramping up for the Woman challenge!

    Glad you tried the Magic Margaritas! Happy Wednesday!!!

  2. Wow! Why didn't ya tell me earlier that the nacho cheese should be on the side? Now I know the trick! ;-)

    You ladies are stumping all over me with the weight loss...I gotta get my butt in gear.

    Yeah, about Perfect Child, crush the young little whipper snapper! :-)

  3. 1. how often do you blog? Daily
    2. how many people read your blog? No idea but i do have 117 followers!
    3. replies go straight to my email address but yep i check quite often when i'm home.
    4. what is a post? Whatever i want it to be :)
    5. why am i doing this? Well i love doing it, it's fun and it's educational when i read others. I love the support you get from fellow bloggers and it keeps me accountable.

    Oh and of course i love this blog :)

  4. Yay on the 1 pound! I was happy with a .4 this week. I too had those adult beverages and then that incident where chips fell into my mouth.

  5. Sorry I don't comment more! But I enjoy reading your blog. Congrats on the loss!!!

  6. Yippee - another pound down! Keep up the hard work!

  7. wooo hoooo on the pound gone!!!

    1. how often do you blog? every day
    2. how many people read your blog? no clue
    3. My replies also go directly to my email!
    4. what is a post? my thoughts
    5. why am i doing this? I write in my blog simply for me. I write to work through thoughts in my head and also to keep a record of thoughts and feelings I have as I learn about myself on this weight loss journey!

  8. Woo hoo for another pound gone! Especially in light of that adult beverage incident. :)

    The questions:
    1. how often do you blog? whenever I have something to say, which seems to be about 4-5 times/week
    2. how many people read your blog? don't know
    3. How do you know you have a reply? Do you have to check your blog every hour or so? I get copies of replies in email. I try to check several times a day, but I often get into other people's blogs and forget to check my own. :)

    4. What actually is a post? you said it well

    5. Why are you doing this? I love the accountability and the understanding I know is there in other fitness/weight loss bloggers.


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