Sunday, April 10, 2011

Getting To Know You Sunday

I'm linking up again today on Mannland5's "Getting To Know You Sunday"!
1. do you weigh yourself?
I blogged about this recently... I really have a love/hate relationship with my scale. I love to see progress... but the reality is, that the scale just doesn't change every single day. I have tried to limit myself to weighing once a week... but sometimes it ends up being 3 or 4 times a week. To be honest, when I have a "bad eating" day, where I cheated on our diet, I do weigh myself to see how much my weight was affected. Sometimes it depresses me, and sometimes it gives me more motivation to pick it back up the next day!

2. what's the nastiest thing you've ever eaten?
RICE CHEESE!!!! Without a doubt. Currently, Kurt and I are eating a 99% meat and dairy-free diet. So, while at Trader Joe's the other day {The most amazing grocery store ever known to man, and I can't believe we went so long without one here in Omaha!}, I found some dairy-free cheese that was made from rice. Decided to try it... BIG MISTAKE. It was "cheddar flavored". More like crap flavored. I had tasted it straight from the wrapper (they're wrapped up individually like American cheese singles), so I thought maybe it would be better on a sandwhich or something... I was wrong. very, very wrong!

3. snail mail or email?
Both! I love waking up to an inbox full of personal emails {meaning, emails from real people, not stores and Groupon etc.}... but there's nothing better than getting an actual, handwritten letter in the mail. That's just one of the many reasons why I love Christmas time!

4. do you have any irrational fears...what are they?
Oh, I don't know if any of my fears are completely irrational, but I do worry about my next pregnancy... whether or not something will happen to that baby. Because my mom and I are both the oldest in our families, and both lost our first child, a thought that has gone through my mind is, "is there some kind of family curse? where the oldest daughter loses her first daughter? is this going to happen to my next child?" Actually... I'm not the oldest, technically, since my parents lost Katie just before me, but I'm the oldest living child.

I know none of these things are true, and none of them are going to happen... but it's an unavoidable thought that has popped into my head on occasion.

5. do you play an instrument?
Nope! I took violin lessons at school in 4th grade because all of the "cool kids" were doing it, but I wasn't very good at it. I stopped mid-way throughout the year, I think.

6. would you rather be bitten by a snake or attacked by a bear?
Um... a snake! A snake bites you... a bear can rip apart your whole body! Why would anyone pick that!?

7. do you ever go braless in public?
Hahaha!! Anyone who knows me in real life is probably laughing right now. I am ... shall we say... extremely well endowed on top. I have been getting comments on how large my chest is since the early days of high school. Pregnancy and gaining weight has basically tripled their original size... so they're big. And not wearing a bra is simply not an option. I don't even like the feeling of going braless at home, unless it's time for bed! I wear a sports bra around the house if I don't have a regular one on:)

8. today i am thankful for........................?
So many things. For my husband who knew my mouth hurt and brought me a mocha protein shake home from the gym... for my wonderful friends and family, my doggies, and most of all today, all of the AMAZING people who made additional donations to Team Livie Bean for March of Dimes along with their t-shirt orders. We are so, so blessed.


Jenna Anders said...

Betsy, I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog :) I keep trying to blog myself, but there's no time with my block practicum. I can't wait until graduation! Anyways, you are a fabulous writer and I love your pictures too. I know we didn't ever talk much in our social work classes or anything, but I feel like I've learned a lot about you from your blog and I think you are an awesome person and I think you are a very strong women. God has great plans for you!

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