Friday, July 29, 2011

BYOC - Bring Your Own Crazy!

A little ditty where we answer a few questions on Friday to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break.  Copy and paste to your own blog if you so desire!  Enjoy!

1.  Sun or rain?  Roses or tulips?  Romantic movie or comedy?
-SUN! I love me some sunshine. It's all warming on your skin and you can bask in it's glow.  B. E. A. Utiful!
However....I have been cursing the sun the last 2 months because of the extreme heat.  I'd rather have heat than cold though!
-Ummm, really, my favorite flowers are Irises.  I had purple ones in my wedding bouquet. Shocker on the color, I know.

-I agree with Draz...Romantic Comedy.  I just watched The Proposal 14 times last weekend. It was amazeballs.
2.  What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
Anything chocolate! Like, double chocolate brownie sunday, or rocky road, or chocolate chip mint.

3.  Are you a door locker - in your house and car? 
We NEVER locked our doors when I was growing up.  Even all through high school.  But now that we live 'in the big city' we lock all doors and windows AND have an alarm.  Fully protected.

4.  Tell me your "go to remedies" for when you are sick? 
If I even feel a ping of sickness coming on I take some herbal vitamins called Cold Snap.  Then I pop them like skittles all day...for days....until I feel better. My stepmom got me hooked on them. What they do is either stop the cold from happening or make the symptoms less harsh. Either way I've hardly ever been sick in 3 years (knock on wood) and now I've got my hubby hooked on them too.

5.  Repeat question:  Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.
 Bloggyland:  You know, I've been doing some thinking (no comments on that).  I've been on this roller coaster of getting healthier for quite some time now.  I've tried many different types of websites and support systems. And with most of the ones that I tried, you know what the main problem was with them?  Everyone was so negative towards anything I did.  If I commented on another site that I wanted to start running every morning, someone would reply that wasn't a good idea because blah blah blah.  Then, I was ALWAYS chastised for drinking.  Always.  I know alcohol causes weight gain. I know it's bad for you.  But I don't give blue monkey balls.  I like beer. I like wine.  I like to have a few drinks on a hot summer day.  I know it'll take me longer to lose this weight and it doesn't help my health at all. But I can live with that. I want to live with that.

But on here? Completely opposite.  If I tell you guys I'm going to start swinging naked from the backyard tree and dive head first into a kiddy pool of margaritas to try and slim down my thighs, you'd all be like, "Awesome! You can do it! Make us proud, Laura Belle!"  Or " Let me know how that goes so I can try it!" (You know we're all crazy like that.)

Basically, what I'm trying to say is the support that I get from y'all on here is outstanding. You guys are my rock. My sunny day. My colorful rainbow.  You the shiznit peeps!!! So, Thank You!

Real Life: I've found a new interval weight training thing on the internet, thanks to Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem, called I love it. I'm obsessed.  But I hated it last night because my ass and ab muscles hurt so bad that I couldn't bend down or breath without cursing Satan.  I also got up and ran this morning! Yippee for me!  I made it about 2 miles before I had to stop and lay on the pavement and catch my breath. Just kidding. I did a total of 4 miles and 2 of them I walked.  Not bad for taking a little month long breaky-poo.

And besides the cheese tortilla roll-up I had last night (made with a wheat tortilla, btw), I have stuck to a very strict high protein, low carb and low fat diet all week.  I also kinda made myself a little promise to not drink as much as I do on the weekends. I actually told myself that I would only drink Sat. night, but after the morning I had today, I think I deserve at least one frosty beverage when I get home. Oiy! Work sucks a big fatty.

Hope everyone has a fan-tabulously great weekend!!


  1. Back when I was younger, we never locked our doors either, but now that I live somewhere that's much more populated, I am crazy about locking things up at night. I can't sleep if the door's unlocked. The world gets scarier as you get older, I think.

    And The Proposal = AWESOME. Especially because of Ryan Reynolds.

  2. With workouts like that you can afford to have a drink.

  3. Laura,
    What you do and what you eat or drink is your own business. I don't think any of us here in blog land is qualified to tell you how to run your journey. You may be overdoing the alcohol sometimes compared to others but you make up for it with workouts. You really have the exercise down. That is more than I can say. I wish you the best and I love to read your blog and hear about your adventures. Keep up the good work and live your life to suit YOU and no one else. :)

  4. I only have one thing to say.

    Eeee Eeee Yah
    Eeee Eeee Yah

    Wait one more thing. I have an entire yard FULL of purple irises and now I'll never look at them without thinking of you.

  5. Can't wait to hear about how the naked swinging turns out! If it works, I might try a pool full of Malibu & pineapple.

    Have a good weekend, Lambchop!

  6. Life's too short not to enjoy yourself. Have that beer! I can't believe your still out running in this heat. You are a rockstar!

  7. 1. Sun! But I don't mind a rainy day every now and then.
    Romantic comedy.

    2.Ben and Jerry's chocolate fudge brownie! So. Good. Followed closely by Ben and Jerry's strawberry cheesecake.

    3. Yes, I always lock the house and car doors.

    4. No home remedies. I usually head straight to the doctor at the first sniffle. But when I'm already sick I like chicken noodle soup and Hi-C fruit punch. Strangely, I never drink it any other time. lol

    5. In blog land, recapping the vacation. In real life trying to stay cool in the 110 heat index. :(

    Bodyrock looks like a great workout! I read about it and keep meaning to try it.

    Have a great weekend! And yes, you do deserve at least one frosty beverage! lol :)

  8. Amazeballs is my new favorite word.

    I can't drink beer anymore (sadface), but I bet I match you in alcohol consumption. Sure, we'd probably lose faster without the liquid calories, but if I have to live a life sans a good beer, I sure as heck am not going to give up my red wine. Or margarita. Or gimlet.


  9. I want... No, I NEED to know when the "swinging naked from the backyard tree and diving head first into a kiddy pool of margaritas to slim down my thighs" workout is taking place!! Sign my old dimpled thighs up!!

  10. Woo! Swinging naked and diving into a kiddie pool filled with margueritas! That sounds "amazeballs" Yeah, my new favorite word too. /nod

    Love you girl. SO very proud of your 4 mile run/walk. You are a warrior.

  11. The support on these blogs is really amazing! I love it!


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