I've been tagged by Allison to list seven facts about myself... and then to tag 7 others.... this is not a popularity contest so I'll be tagging my 7 by choosing people who have left comments on my blog in the last little bit.
Here are my facts:
*Starting in the fall of 2000, I did Weight Watchers and lost a total of 63 pounds by the middle of summer in 2001. I have kept off most of that weight, but after becoming a member of the "Dead Dad's Club" last year, I find myself with about 20 pounds to lose.
*I was married at the tender age of 20 (6 weeks before my 21st birthday) and on my honeymoon in Florida I was unable to drink or drive the rental car because I was too young. Bruce and I will be celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary in June.
*I had breast reduction surgery in 1992, bringing myself from an overflowing D cup to a comfortable C. Two babies later, my breasts are back up to a D cup, but I am more comfortable with their size now than I was in my 20s.
*I only drink diet pop. I can't stand the syrup-y feeling of full sugared drinks. I will even order a Diet Coke float (with ice cream in it) instead of a regular Coke one. Yes, I am one of those people who goes to McDonald's and orders a Quarter Pounder, Supersize Fries and a Diet Coke.
*I am my own worst critic. I am so hard on myself for so many things. My appearance, my abilities as a wife, my creativity, my weight, my duties as a daughter and sister, my parenting.... If I had a friend who treated me this badly, we wouldn't be friends anymore.
*When I was growing up, all I could dream of being was a teacher. I even started my degree right after high school (but truth be told, I am a terrible student). I realize now that dropping out of the Education program (never did finish a University degree) was the right decision... not only was I wasting time and money, but I don't honestly like kids all that much. Don't get me wrong... I LOVE my kids and I enjoy kids... but I don't think I'd want to be with them all day as my full time job. Teachers deserve so much more credit than they get I think!
*I love french fries. I could eat french fries every single day (and some weeks, I have them most days!). I like fries with just salt on them. Or salt and vinegar. Or dipped in ranch dressing. Or speared on my fork with a nice juicy piece of steak. Or baked in the oven with cheese and bacon on them. Or sometimes with gravy to dip them in (love gravy at A&W). And we wonder why Nancy has a problem with her weight!
And I hereby TAG the following bloggers... Starr, Cindy, Tracy, Shannon, Jana, Jen, and Laura