Stylish Blogger Award

by Christine on January 25th, 2011

filed under Christine's Life Updates

Thank you to Heather from “Am I actually doing this? Heather’s Banded Journey” for nominating me for the Stylish Blogger Award!

First up: I need to share 7 factoids about myself.

  1. Today I got asked if I’d like to be nominated for the head Creative Director for next year’s MIT Mystery Hunt. This role would be in charge of making sure that all puzzles and activities conform to the overall theme. What an honor to be thought of, but I’m not wholly confident in my abilities to carry this off, especially considering that these are some of the most intelligent people in the world that I’d be on the Management Team with. I’m intimidated and feeling quite insecure, although I think the job would be fun and challenging as all get-out!
  2. A recent Non-Scale Victory (NSV):  I’ve discovered a new bone in my body! My shoulder has a bone that sticks out at the very top, edge of my shoulder (where the arm begins). I can’t see it, but I can feel it, and it’s pretty cool. Yay for bones!
  3. This week I ate at Wendy’s (a small half-salad) and McDonalds (a salad) because both establishments are close to my work. Both meals were both rather gross. I knew that they were calorie nightmares before I ordered them, but I had never had the salads at either place before. I learned my lesson and won’t be ordering from there again.  I’ll chalk that one up to a “learning process.”
  4. One of my favorite songs when I was in 8th grade was “I am the Walrus” by the Beatles, and like a dummy that I am, I decided it would be cool to write the song title on the back of my own jean jacket. Yes, I was overweight. And yes, I was teased about that, a lot.
  5. When I lay on my side, I’ve got so much loose fat on my belly that it droops and pools on the bed. It’s way gross, but it’s still better than being fat.
  6. When I was fat, I tried everything to lose weight. I mean everything. For instance, in this blog post I talked about starving myself…I didn’t eat a thing for 70 days.  I was miserable being fat, and I was desperate for something, anything to work. I was willing to put in the hard work to lose weight, but nothing was working. I tried to teach myself to purge my food. Learning to be bulimic is not very easy. I tried shoving tooth brushes down my throat, gagging on my fingers, throwing myself over the back of the couch to get a gagging reaction–anything. I could never do it, and I’m glad that all my efforts failed. Now, with the gastric band, I can easily vomit up my food if it gets stuck, but I’m extremely aware of how easily it would be to cross the line into bulimia, and so I’m always extremely careful not to cross that line, EVER.
  7. I love ice cold applesauce. I’ll even stick it in the freezer for a bit to make sure it’s really cold. Ice-cold applesauce is amazing when you have a sore throat!

Now I get to nominate five awesome, stylish bloggers!

Congrats everyone, and thank you again Heather!

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  • patrick

    Congrtas on the well deserved award! Wow, “I am the Walrus” was a fave of mine and earned me the nickname “Walrus” for a short period, it didn’t really stick. I wore a jean jacket in the early 80’s that was very much a part of my ‘image’. It wasn’t a conscious decison on my part for that to happen, I liked the jacket and that was enough for me!

  • Shingle Roofing Phoenix

    Just wanted to drop you a thank you for the writing you do and the way it pushes your readers to learn more & more to keep up with you!