Saturday, August 22, 2009

Blogger Love

I know you all have seen the lovely blog award. It has really been making it's rounds. I will tell you my favorite blogs in a moment. First I must address the fact that I was awarded the Honest Scrap award weeks ago by Crystal at Mi Vida Loca. I am very flattered that anyone would even read a blog filled with my selfish, random thoughts. Now to be awarded for it? Hotdog! Well I am supposed to tell you ten honest (and interesting) things about me. If you have heard them before, I am sorry.
  1. I have never felt bad about myself or hated myself, especially just for being obese. I have always been a good person and compared to the rest of the world, being obese seemed like a small flaw.
  2. I can forgive, but I NEVER, EVER forget. Anything you have done to wrong me, lingers in my mind whenever I see you.
  3. I love the water. So much so that if I die by drowning I will be extremely pissed in my afterlife (where ever that may be).
  4. I think I was born to be a mom. I love kids and love to teach but the more I am around kids, the longer I can wait to be a mom.
  5. I like to watch depressing shows (i.e. Intervention on A&E or 16 and Pregnant on MTV) because they make me feel better about my own life.
  6. I make really good pico de gallo. It is just an awesome food that I can eat on pretty much anything. I order it in restaraunts to eat on baked potatoes.
  7. I have never twittered and I rarely go on Facebook because I think the news feed is retarded. I could careless if your kid took a crap 2 hours ago and you are now folding laundry or that you sent some imaginary pixie to bomb Japan in some stupid, fake game you are obsessed with.
  8. I have mad interpersonal skills. The thing I can do best is interview. Weird, huh?
  9. I am TOTALLY freaked out by anyone who wants to be a clown. I think they are just perverts that dress up to get close and molest children. It is not logical, but I stick by my theory. And no, you cannot change my mind.
  10. I do not feel any older now than I did 10 years ago when I was 21. I just feel like everyone around me is getting younger.

I think I am very negative sounding in my head but really I am pretty pleasant to be around (at least I think so). On to better things, your blogs.

I have to tell you, I love blogs. You can say whatever you want. And then I get to read it. AWESOME. It's like looking into someone's windows when you are walking your dogs late at night because they left the lights on and shades open and I get to see what you are doing (not that I have ever done that and enjoyed it or anything). That said, I am disappointed in some bloggers. Don't worry, not you. Some that got too big of a following or too many book deals and changed who they are and now their thoughts (or at least the posts on their blogs) are crap. Some people who I found totally inspirational were all like I have this beat, I quit. I felt abandoned. All of these blogs I am referring to are on my blog roll on the side, mixed in with yours.

I enjoy reading all of your blogs. It is so hard to pick a few but I would like you to check them out if you haven't already. These people are so inspirational, honest and best of all, entertaining. I am not going to mention Jack Sh*t because my guess is EVERYONE knows who he is, but I do love it. So here we go friends:

  1. TJ's Test Kitchen- awesome inspiration and the girl has mad cooking skills and takes lots of pics!!
  2. Confessions of a +Sized Girl - honest, hard working and super cute. She is like that friend you have that is always there for you, no matter how bad a day either of you have had.
  3. Halving Hadley - this girl is super intelligent. I love her graphs and percentages and honest account of life. I just wished she would cut herself some slack and not OVER analyze her bad days.
  4. Not Just Celery - this girl is total inspiration. With nothing but hard work and determination, she has dropped over 100 pounds. She is now an athlete!
  5. Watch My Butt Shrink - she is a trained writer so her blog is excellent but it is her positive attitude and wit that keep me coming back.
  6. Fit to the Finish - never has a bad thing to say. Conquered obesity and helps others now. Her story is amazing and brutally honest and has some of the best before and after pics I have ever seen.
  7. Diamond Motivation - a newer blog but FULL of energy and motivation. Always a fun read.
  8. Shedding My Fat Suit - does not post as often as I would like to read but when she does it is heart felt. Her blog is so relatable. Just read, you will see. I think she is someone who always has a big hug for you.
  9. Bigger Than My Body - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her. I feel we are kindred spirits. And I totally laugh out loud when reading her posts. She can be very deep and meaningful - maybe I will learn something.
  10. Infatuation - Darling, darling girl overseas. Our lives are so different and yet so similar. Incredibly honest and funny - I know she will have HUGE weight loss excess as her journey continues.

If I have given you a blog award before, I tried to spread them around this time because there are so many great ones. I am not telling these folks that I am giving them an award, they will have to discover by reading. Thanks for all your positive thoughts on the new school year. I love you all. Best support system ever!!


Karen said...

Thanks for the blog love! =)

Monica said...

Thats friggin awesome that you had to name 10 honest things about yourself, I love that. And TY for giving me some blog love as well!

You MUST teach me to make pico de gallo! I love it!

Clowns are just scary in general, and I cracked up about your facebook statement.

*Fitcetera* said...

I totally peek in people's windows at night (from the sidewalk) to see how they decorate. Is that wrong?
I read most of these people's blogs but some I haven't ... will go do that now.
Congrats on the awards.

Deb said...

Thanks for the blog love! I do need to get back to posting more. Have been having some (not necessarily weight-related) struggles and haven't felt up to posting. I do want to get back to it though. And I do have a post percolating in my head about a recent business trip I took.

Thanks again. I love your blog too. I love that I am getting to follow along with you as you SUCCEED!

jo said...

Congrats on the awards!

I am SOOO with you on the clown thing.

Jenn said...

First of all - congrats on your awards, you totally deserve them!
Thank you for the bloggie love, too!! I'm honored to be on a list with such terrific blogs!!!

2Bmeagain said...

Congrats on the blog awards! Loved your list of ten honest items. I'm with you on #2 & #10.

I also liked your list of blog awards. Many of the ones you named I haven't seen before, so I am looking forward to checking them out.

Hadley said...

Awww! Thank you so much for the blog love and kind words. Your comments on my blog over the past month and a half or so really have meant so much to me, so thank you for all your support. I do try not to be as hard on myself!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Congratulations on the Lovely Blog Award, and thanks for passing it on to all of us! I'm very honored.

You have done a great job with your weight loss, and I love your attitude!

wildfluffysheep said...

:D woot i got a mention and an awesome comment. thank you m'lovely. this was definitely the post i wanted to read fresh back from my mini break!

i hear you on both the bad and the good blogs *nods*

I am totally with you on the clown thing. why do you need to be dressed that creepy? *shudders*

TJ said...

:) Thank you so much for the blog-luv! I always try to email you back after you comment on my blog to respond/agree/and laugh with you about something but I CANT!! :( No email addy for u! Thank you so much for your support- I love reading your blog mainly because you are serious about your weight loss journey, something that I believe in. :)