Saturday, June 19, 2010

BYOC and Teardrops on My Guitar

Since it is raining torrentially for the next couple of hours, here is my BYOC.
1. If your heart had a singing voice, whose would it be? I sing along with almost any song which is one reason I love to travel in the car all by myself. I turn up my favourite songs and sing right along with Andrea Bocelli, Avril Lavigne, Barbra Streisand, Il Divo, Faith Hill or Lady Gaga. And I love Taylor Swift, the reason I put her song, Teardrops on My Guitar in my title (and my son wants to marry her!). I even sing the background singers part too. I'm a regular one woman band.

2. What is your most disgusting habit? I'm perfect. Nuff said. I would never bite my fingernails or fart or burp. And I never swear. I want to set a good example, so remember if you ever get the urge to burst out with expletives (@#^$(*@%), just say to yourself, "What would Sandy do?"

3. Carmen and I were talking about Chicago and our fears...for those of you going (and those of you not you can answer as if you were going)...what is your biggest fear? Initially I thought all the same thoughts—no one would talk to me, no one would like me, what's the old lady doing with all these younguns... But then I got to know most of you even more by reading your blogs and have no worries at all. So I'll sit in the back corner away from everyone and if you feel left out, ignored, disliked, come see me and we will start our own party. The problem is I can't imagine that ever happening. I am looking forward to seeing everyone step out of their comfort zone. And I figure it has to be less revealing than some of those pictures you all posted of your post-op stomachs (I just couldn't bring myself to do that!). If you can do that, you can do anything. I am also bringing my laptop with me so maybe we should blog every hour of the weekend, to keep the others who aren't able to come, up to date on our activities. We'll be like Mary Tyler Moore in the big city of Chicago! 

4. This isn't so much a question but a challenge. Name one thing you will do for just one day next week in the name of health and commit to it on your blog and to us. There is something funny I have discovered watching everyone set goals. I don't do well when I say I will do something. For example the summer weightloss challenge. If I had joined in on that I would have gained weight. I have no idea why when I set a goal I fail but that is what happens. But to be fair, I will be going back to the gym again this week and trying not to eat too much junkfood. Will the Blog police come after me if I don't meet that goal?

5. Whose blog or comment stuck with you the most this week? I have to say my own post about loving all you guys. It was a lightbulb moment when I realized that I could actually lose weight and I was doing this because of the support from around the world. Thanks for all the comments. I would not be this far without being able to read the stories that you blog about.This isn't a diet, it's an adventure and it is so much fun! So thank you, all my booggers!

I am leaving with some pictures of me when I was little. It's nice to see where we came from. So pull out all those old photo albums and start scanning (for those of us who grew up in the non-digital world).
8 years old (1962)

13 years old (1967). I loved to bake and it was Canada's 100th birthday. This is two years after I was on the amphetamine diet which buzzed off a bunch of pounds. Sadly, they all came back.

15 years old (1969). The curls were Dippity-Doo'd straight.
That's all folks! And the sun just came out.


Jacquie said...

...the sun will come out tomorrow...or today! Did I mention how much I love you? Have a great weekend!

Sherry said...

You ARE perfect! Perfectly wonderful!

Bonnie said...

I love the pictures. And we all know your perfect. :-)

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

I really cannot wait to meet you!

Jennifer said...

You are perfect and I'm going to make that my new go to question. WWSD?

I am SO GLAD to see I'm not the only one who does not do well with goals. I fail miserable and beat myself up over it. I did the memorial day challenge and learned my lesson. I also did a personal one to be at 199 by my one year anniversary. HA HA. That was a month ago and I'm still 25 lbs. away from it.
Anyway...THANK YOU for posting that - I officially feel better and normal again. (Well maybe not 'normal' know.)

Gilly said...

Your post where you loved me was MY favourite post too! What a co-incidence! :)

tessierose said...

Love it! You are terrific, I can't wait to meet you in person!

Maree said...

Wish I was going to Chicago....why is the BOOBs meeting 18 hours flying from me?! Love the old photos!

Fiona said...

Wonderful BYOC Sandy. I am the same with music. Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman, time to say goodbye, I can feel a tear already. I even rap in the car lol.
WWSD fantastic new mantra!
Your comments always make me smile.
Enjoy the sunshine x

Cindylew said...

Great pics...I SOOOO remember dippitty doo...had the same jar for my entire childhood. In fact if I went home (to my Mother's home that is) I'll bet I'd find that same jar with a dried out gummy mess at the bottom.
So glad I'm going to Chicago so that I can meet you in person.

Pamela E. Williams said...

THESE ARE SOOOO COOL!! I love looking at old pics as well. It makes me think about how innocent times were then.

Since I can't go to Chicago, I would love to read you guy's post about how much fun you're having. At least I can live virtually through you guys.

Band-Babe said...

I don't join the challenges for the EXACT same reason... I don't know what the deeper implication is... but I'd end up gaining weight. I did join one wl challenge at work when I was at the height of my swelling because I'm a big cheater and knew I'd lose that weight for certain.

I'm so excited to spend time with you in Chicago! And, thanks for posting the pictures from your childhood. Very interesting, n'est pas?

Girl Bandit said...

Great answers and pics...I can't wait to meet you

Dinnerland said...

Thx for sharing and I loved your "love you guys" post too!!

Jess said...

I love old photos! I look at mine from when I was little and I was tiny and I never realized it. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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