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Happy Monday! Today is a tough one because it’s the first day back after a week off.  To top it off, I have my full day, 3 different preps, which means I switch gears from English honors to yearbook to AVID.  And then after school I have my mid-year evaluation.  To top it off, I’ve got a really bad sinus headache.  But, I’ll get through it, and it will be Tuesday before you know it.

This week, and for the next month, FMM is moving locations.  Sarah over at Losing Weight and Having Fun is hosting FMM for the time being, and I’m excited to discover her blog and meet a bunch of new bloggers.

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at: Losing Weight and Having Fun so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Randomly Getting to Know You

1. Introduce yourself in under 10 words.

I’ve lost 125 lbs, teacher, live in the Bay Area.

2. How did you find Friend Makin Mondays?

I first discovered Kenlie’s blog in July 2011, and have been participating in FMM as often as I can since. A lot of the time I don’t write my FMM posts until later in the day/evening on Mondays, or sometimes I even sneak them in on Tuesdays.

3. Have you ever met any of your blog readers?

A couple of years ago I met one of my readers, which was really fun.  Many of my readers and I communicate all the time off of this blog, but because we live so far apart, we haven’t met in person (yet!).

4. How many states have you visited?

Traveling throughout the U.S. is one thing that I really need to do more of.  My list of states isn’t that extensive, unfortunately:
Oregon (Portland), Washington (Seattle), Nevada (Las Vegas and Reno), Hawaii (Oahu), Florida (Miami and Orlando), Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan (Niles), Indiana (South Bend), Illinois (Chicago). I’m visiting Hawaii again in April, and I CANNOT wait!

5. What did you have for lunch yesterday?

I had the best lunch yesterday! Shrimp, asparagus, a bit of guacamole, on a bed of spinach.  I love the combo of guac and shrimp!

6. How many different places have you lived in?

Not many.  I was born and raised in San Jose, CA which is where I still live.  I did move to San Francisco (about an hour north), and lived there for a little over 3 years.

7. What’s your favorite color?

Hot pink.

8. Do you have any pets?

I have the best dog in the world – Sofi, who has a blog, btw.  She’ a Shichon (Shi Tzu/Bichon mix), and she adds joy to my life every single day!

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9. What would your ideal job be?

Although I still love teaching, more and more I’m drawn to something in the health/fitness world.  I’m exploring options around personal training/nutrition coach/wellness coach/health educator.

10. Do you have any tattoos?

Yes, I have three of them, one of which I’d really like to get removed someday.

Now it’s your turn to answer the questions!   And also be sure to go back to Sarah’s blog and leave a link to your FMM post in the comments!  I really encourage you to comment on as many people’s posts as you can – I’ve met some fantastic people through FMM.  You never know who you’ll meet today.

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If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Getting To Know You

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday? Saturdays are the days that I get a lot accomplished – Zumba in the morning, spend a good part of the day cleaning the house and doing laundry, then take a long afternoon walk with Sofi, and I finally, I like to spend Saturday late afternoon/evening/night with friends/family – grabbing coffee and chatting, going to a movie, window shopping, out to dinner, etc.  A nice mix of To Do’s and socializing.

2) List your top three favorite TV shows.  I have really gotten into the whimsical, yet dark nature of Once Upon a Time.  I also just started an obsession with Sons of Anarchy, and I’m catching up on the past seasons with my Amazon Prime membership.  And of course, I love any and all of the Real Housewives series on Bravo.    I watch a lot of TV, though, so there are many other shows that I watch on a regular basis (Dexter, Boardwalk Empire, Project Runway, etc.)

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them? Why choose?  I like to be in settings where I can take photos but also be in them (with friends).

4) Why do you blog? To find a creative outlet for my emotions, intellect, and my journey.  Along the way, I’ve “met”/met some incredible, supportive people whom I consider among my best friends.

5) Share five websites that you visit regularly…

~ Facebook

~ A few different news sites, including my local newspaper and Huffington Post.

~ MyFitnessPal

~ Goodreads.com

~ Tie between Pinterest and Twitter

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be? I’d love to meet Jen Lancaster (@altgeldshrugged) because I love her writing, her personality is hilarious (from what I can tell on Twitter and on her  blog), and I know we’d eat a great meal because she knows all the best Chicago hotspots.  

7) List a few of your favorite snacks. Right now I’m doing a whole different eating plan, but normally I love nuts, fruit, veggies, and pita chips with hummus, to name just a few.

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind? Sofi!!  She’s a 9-month old Shichon.  She even has a blog.

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without? MacBookPro, iPhone, Kindle.

10) What’s your favorite drink? Coffee, water, and wine.

11) Do you enjoy cooking? I love to cook!  I cook for myself every single night, and have been really enjoying figuring out lower carb versions of my favorites.  Check out my Bella Cooks page to see all of the different recipes I’ve tried.

12) Do you have children? No, but I have two adorable nieces and 144 students.  That counts, right?

13) What are your favorite hobbies?  Writing, reading, cooking, and anything I can do creatively.

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing? Very outgoing.

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change? My weight.

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress? Johnny Depp.

17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?  It’s only Monday – nothing very cool has happened yet.  I’m looking forward to going to an Indian Temple Dance class on Thursday afternoon, though.  That should be cool!

18) Do you live near your family or far from them? Very near.  My sister lives next door, my parents live 5 minutes away, and my other cousins/aunts live in the same city or the neighboring ones.  I’m really lucky.

19) List three of your talents. Leading, writing, organizing.

20) What is your greatest attribute? My strength and determination.

Now it’s your turn to share your answers.  Don’t forget to go back to Kenlie’s blog and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday!

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