They Are So Sweet…

I have been nominated by two fabulous fellow bloggers for this award!  Blogger friends can be so sweet!

The first gal to nominate me for this award was Colline (back when she was still blogging through Nuggets of Health).  Her new blog gives her a forum to discuss a wide variety of topics (making her truly versatile), and is full of thought-provoking posts and great information.  If you have not already popped over to see her, please do.

The second gal to nominate me was Charity from What The Heck Are Skinny Jeans?  She has recently renewed her dedication to get healthy and was recently lucky enough to become my step-counting buddy!  I love her blog because she reminds me a bit of myself when I started on my journey 76 pounds ago.  She is real and talks about genuine temptations and hiccups that affect thousands of other real people battling obesity.  Again, if you have not been to visit her, please do.

As per the rules of receiving this award, I am to now share seven facts with all of you that I have not previously shared:

1. The athletic shoes I am wearing right now are *the first* pair of athletic shoes I have ever owned in my life.  Really.
2. My daughters’ names were chosen from a video game and a hair dye bottle (both of which I changed the spelling to include a ‘Y’ instead of an ‘I’).
3. My older daughter’s name was picked out when I was 12.  I did not have her until I was 22.
4. I saved *all* of my clothes from when I was a teenager and actually expected to wear them when I lost all my weight.  Most of them, by the way, are in *terrible* condition, and I would *never* wear them as an adult.  I have come to the conclusion I must have been completely out of mind.  Although, I am wearing a pair of old yellow camo pants which I have not worn in about nine years.  Yeah me!
5. I am crafty…in all sorts of ways.  I scrapbook, draw, paint, sculpt, and make greeting cards.  I actually have a little “store” on Etsy in which I sell some of my paper goodies…and my seven-year-old sells her polymer clay beads.
6. My house is a little crazy with color…and I love it.  My kitchen is a bright, spinach green, my dining room is a deep wine color trimmed in “garlic.”  The bathroom downstairs is a teal color, and my living room is deep, vibrant red with “garlic” trim.  My office (the room I probably spend the most time in) is white with big green polka dots all over.  My bedroom is deep purple…and my daughter’s room is about six different colors in contrasting wall/trim colors on each wall.
7. I know several very popular bands…personally.  When I was a teenager, I used to go to Detroit and stay with Twiztid (of course, they were The House of Krazees back then).  I met ICP (Insane Clown Posse) while we were hanging out with Jamie and Paul since they were all buddies.  My cousin even dated Jamie for a while…and I had a small, fleeting “thing” with Paul.  We met many other bands back stage during shows and such, too.  It was pretty cool.

The last rule for accepting the award is nominating five fellow bloggers for this award:

1. Diary of an Angry Fat Woman – Shonnie is amazing.  Really.  She has lost a tremendous amount of weight already and is always willing to share her knowledge about the journey.  She is uplifting, inspiring, and always has supportive and encouraging words for others.  The Butt-Kickers Club is her baby and helps to celebrate the loss of others in the blogosphere.  If you have not spent some time in her corner of the Web, you simply must.

2. Balancing My Chemicals – Andie’s blog is another of my regular reads.  She is currently in the middle of a “not-so-pleasant” detox, and she is sharing all the ups and (mostly) downs of it.  I love her wit and charm…and I am always looking forward to reading her posts and her thoughtful comments on my posts.  Andie has also lost a considerable amount of weight and is experimenting with ways to keep it coming off steadily.  Visit her blog, I promise you will not be disappointed.

3. 52 Weeks, 52 Pounds – J is seriously inspiring in so many ways.  He has a plan and he gets it done.  His original goal was met months ago (he is now in Phase III of his journey) so he set his sights higher.  Right now he is training for a marathon…that’s serious folks…and he is kicking butt.  Take some time to check him out.  His blog is full of information and that “I can do this too” kind of feeling.

4. Girl Worth Weighting For – This is another of my very favorite blogs.  I love her take on things…and I love how honest she is (especially when it comes to eating and boys).  Those of you who are single and overweight (and believe completely the two are related) will find some comfort reading GWWF.  So, go check her out.

5. Waisting Time – Karen is awesome.  I love reading her posts because her personality certainly shines through the words.  She has a great sense of humor about her weight loss journey, too.  So, you know what I am going to say now, right?  Go spend some time getting to know Karen…if you have not already.

A special thanks to Colline and Charity, again, for nominating my blog/me for this award.  I think the two of you are wonderfully sweet!

-Erica

13 responses to “They Are So Sweet…

  1. You truely deserve it 🙂

  2. Awww yay! It’s so funny you mentioned the bright colors in your house. If/when I can afford it we will be repainting my house. When I was 13 I repainted my room at the house I grew up in. It was deep purple with lavender trim and bright canary yellow 60’s inspired flowers and lavender swirl stamps..then the door and closet doors were yellow with purple flower and lavender swirl stamps..It was awesome and I had a tie dye bedspread and sheets. I had the coolest room then. 🙂 Good memories! Thank you for the awesome shout-out! I haven’t received the cool pedometer just yet, that I know of. The hubby said he would let me know if it’s there when he gets home. Pretty excited about it though! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! 🙂 ~Charity

    • Your childhood room sounds fabulous, Charity! I love color…everywhere (which explains, at least partially, the crazy hair – LOL).

      Your pedometer was actually returned to me. 😦 Apparently, the automated machine I used to send it in the first place did not put enough postage on it. So, it went back out in the mail the day before yesterday (I think). Hopefully it’ll arrive today or Monday…I’m anxious for you to play (I mean USE it!). 🙂

      -Erica

  3. Thank you! As I sit here in my bright green kitchen, I am blushing a deep pink. (It looks great with the splotches that the detox has already brought out on my face, which my client even asked about earlier today – in a nice way, but still. Makes me think I should stay home. But I digress …)

    Thank you!

  4. As are you! Thank you for the award and the kind words. I promise I will get around to it on my blog but it might be a while.

    And… I am so curious about your daughters’s names now!

    • Don’t worry about how long it takes to get around to the award. I won’t tell you how long it took me from the original nomination from Colline! LOL – Let’s just say I am a *serious* procrastinator. 😉

      My older daughter’s name is Syndel (sin-dell) and it was originally from Mortal Kombat – the character with long purple and silver hair named Sindel (sin-dle). My younger daughter’s name is Ceryse (sir-ese) and it was originally from this bright, vibrant pink hair dye called Cerise (sir-ease). Of course, “cerise” is the french word for “cherries” (which completely explains why the hair dye color was titled that). Hope that satisfies the curiosity…and that no one steals my daughters’ names. LOL

      -Erica

  5. Aww…I feel so loved! Thank you thank you thank you! I love how the blogging community can seem so small.

    • You are so welcome! You should feel loved…and sometimes the blogging community does seem really small, doesn’t it? 😉 I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing, though.

      -Erica

  6. thanks! I shall see if I can respond by Wednesday!

    I always say there isn’t anything that garlic can’t make better, if it isn’t a dessert.

    • J, I completely agree about the garlic thing. Here’s another interesting (and random) fact about me…

      I am Italian. I *hated* garlic and everything with garlic in until I was with my ex- for several years. I would not even eat garlic bread until I was about 25. Strange, huh? Of course, I absolutely *love* it now, and I often have at least one clove in my kitchen at all times. 🙂

      -Erica

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