Monday, February 28, 2011

Photo Challenge Day 8

The explanation of the photo challenge can be found on Day 1's blog here:  Photo Challenge.

Day 08 - A picture of your favorite color 

I love all colors.  That's all it comes down to.  Ever color you can think of, it was probably my favorite at some point.  LoL.  Some days I like warm hues like orange and red and others I jump at the cold hues like blues and greens.  Its all about my mood but really, I'll wear any color, decorate my room in any color, whatever!  Its all about variety!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Photo Challenge Day 7

 The explanation of the photo challenge can be found on Day 1's blog here:  Photo Challenge.

Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item 

 This is my teddy bear, Eddy Teddy.  My dad gave him to my mom before I was even born (the date on his tag is 1978, I was born in 1984).  My dad's name is Edward hence the teddy's name.  I stole him sometime when I was little from my mom and never gave him back!  I still love him!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Photo Challenge Day 6

The explanation of the photo challenge can be found on Day 1's blog here:  Photo Challenge.
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.

Yes, I know its a picture of me, but I like being me.  There really isn't anyone that I would want to trade places with.  Maybe it would be fun to be some rich woman with an awesome high powered job living in the Upper East Side of NYC but I would want it to be me and not someone else.  So that's what you get!  A picture of me because I wouldn't want to be anyone else :)  Not even for a day!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Photo Challenge Day 5

The explanation of the photo challenge can be found on Day 1's blog here:  Photo Challenge.

Day 5:  A picture of your favorite animal.

 My Spooky cat!  If you told me to pick generic, it would probably be a tiger or something but I decided to tell you my favorite physical living animal and that's my kitty.  Because she's adorable.  The chickens would be runners up this time!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Photo Challenge Day 4

The explanation of the photo challenge can be found on Day 1's blog here:  Photo Challenge.

Day 4:  A picture of the cast of your favorite TV show

I love love love love NCIS.  I could watch it all day every day.  I watched several episodes last night even.  The new one on DVR and an old episode that we really liked and recorded to watch again!  Haha.  I like shows that have fast talking witty people (my other favorite show that isn't on anymore is Gilmore Girls.  I can't watch Parenthood because I know I'll become hooked! Same thing, fast talking witty people!). 
Oh but wait!  What about the Doctor?!
What do you mean that isn't the current Doctor?  Who cares!  He's my favorite Doctor :)  Ok fine, here is the current one:
I have a serious geek side I know but I absolutely love Doctor Who.  Are first I thought it was weird but then I really got into it and love it now!  Good thing NCIS and Doctor Who are on different nights!
And I tried to post pictures of my runners up but its not working so instead you get a list:
Ghost Hunters
Holmes on Homes
Top Gear (the original BBC version)
NCIS Los Angeles
White Collar
Stargate Universe

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Photo Challenge Day 3

The explanation of the photo challenge can be found on Day 1's blog here:  Photo Challenge.

Day 3:  A picture of your inspiration for weight loss.
This one was kind of hard for me.  I don't have anything special to think of.  There was nothing that really popped in my head.  My weight loss journey has been solely for myself.  For my own well being.  So I guess I am my own motivation.  I don't really have an "inspiration" per say.  Just a drive to make myself better.  So since I'm self motivated to lose weight and get healthy, I will post the pictures that motivated (or "inspired") me to get fit and healthy.

These are all pictures that I was shocked (and maybe horrified) to see of myself.  I worked hard and got to where I am now!  So I guess you could say my inspiration was to get fit and healthy for myself which is the best reason!

?What is your inspiration for being healthy and fit?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Photo Challenge Day 2

The explination of the photo challenge can be found on Day 1's blog here:  Photo Challenge .

Day 2 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest 
This one was hard but because I'll probably use Rob (my hubby) for day 10, I figured I would use my oldest friend for this one:  Callista!

We've been friends since about 7th or 8th grade.  I think we became closer in 8th.  We were really close all through high school and she was/is most definitely my best girl friend!  Even though we don't see each other as much any more, we still make time to get together about once a month (usually comes out to about 2 months).  I know that she will be the first person there whenever I need a shoulder to lean on!

Who is your oldest and closest friend?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Daily Photo Challenge - Day 1

I found this in some friends' blogs on my other website and thought it would be fun to kick off my blogging here!  The Daily Photo Challenge!  You just post a picture each day according to the topic for the day:

Day 01- A recent picture of yourself
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 03 - A picture of your inspiration for weight loss
Day 04 - A picture of the cast of your favorite TV show
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite animal
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item
Day 08 - A picture of your favorite color
Day 09 – A picture that motivates you to do more
Day 10 - A picture of your closest friend
Day 11 - A picture of your IPOD or other music playing device on shuffle, and then list the first 10 songs that play.
Day 12 – A picture that defines you
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 – A picture of you now
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity, and the reasons why it is the biggest
Day 19 - A picture of your nicknames you have; why do you have them.
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21 – A picture of an exercise you can’t do, but would like to try (and then try it if you want to)
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book; why is it your favorite?
Day 24 - A picture of what I would find in your bag
Day 25 - A picture of your favorite super hero and why
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30 - A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?

Day 1 is a picture of me so here's 2!

Not much explaining for these pictures.  I will write more as the topics are more interesting :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by my blog!  This is just going to be a quick introduction about me and what I plan on writing about here right now.  I already have a blog at

For those note familiar with the website (although I think all my followers already are!), it is a fitness, health, and weight loss site.  It has an excellent user base and prides itself in its social networking aspect, bringing people together to support each other during their journey for a healthy lifestyle.  Anyway, so I already write there about various topics but mostly health and fitness.

I don't know yet what exactly I will talk about here since I don't want to repeat everything I talk about on SP (Spark People) so for now I'll just tell you about various things I'm interested in.  First, the most obvious is... health and fitness!  Since June 2009, I've lost 50lbs so weight loss topics will pop up a lot.  I will probably talk about whatever various new workouts I'm trying since I change it up a lot but one thing very important to me is my running.  I've done a few 5Ks, a 10K, a 10 miler, and a half marathon.  I'm also registered for this years Philly Broad Street Run (2nd year now).  I only started running in June of 2009 so I'm still a bit of a newbie but I've learned to love it!  I started out with the Couch to 5K program and was totally new to running so feel free to ask about getting started! So anyway, running will probably pop into my blog here and there.

As for health related topics, this can run the gambit.  I am very into eating "clean" as most people would say.  I still support eating dairy products although some people don't consider that a clean food.  I just say to eat real food.  I will probably discuss ingredients lists and nutrition labels on here at some point.  I'm also into eating organic when possible and doing "green" things.  I'm not perfect about it though.  I enjoy my 6 cylinder car that speeds me around town, but then again I only drive 4 miles to work (suburban area, impossible to commute any other way, even by bike).  So you might see those topics here.

Seeing as I'm trying to be green and I live in a house (with my parents) that sits on about 6 empty acres, my husband and I have tried to farm!  Both his and my parents have experience so we weren't totally blind but we gave it a shot last year without much success.  More effort will be made this year so come summer time, expect to hear about my gardening adventures!  Oh, and we aren't only gardeners but we like to tend to our 32 chickens.  Actually, my husband tends to them while I walk around taking pictures of their cuteness.  I do enjoy them but seeing as he is already in work clothes when we get home from work and I'm dressed to impressed, I just think its easier for him to go tromping around in the chicken poo!

 I think I've covered a lot of what I talk about in my blogs.  I work a lot but don't talk about that in my blogs since I leave work at work.  I exercise a lot in my off time and my husband has his various sports he enjoys while I'm off running around in circles for miles (although sometimes he joins me).  I'm hoping to have more topic oriented blogs here but there really is no exact purpose yet.  I just like blogging and wanted to get out in the real blogger world :)  So that's it for now.  Feel free to pop in to say hi or ask questions.  I will probably blog a few times per week.  Weekends are iffy for me because I'm generally busy.  Let's hope this one goes as well as the SP blog!

PS.  You haven't met my cat Spooky yet.  She shows up a lot in my blogs too :)
PSS.  "The Chicken Scoop" was a suggested blog title by a coworker and some SP friends seemed to like it so we'll stick with that for now although I'm open to suggestions!
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