Friday, February 1, 2008

I've Been Tagged!!

I’ve been tagged by Jennifer from My 3 Sons and A China Girl. To list 7 things you may not know about me.

The rules are to link the person who sent this to you and leave a comment on their blog so their readers can visit yours. Post the rules on your blog. Share 7 strange/weird facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, linking their blog. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So, here goes.

1. I am a drop out!!! I did my bachelors in psych then straight to my master’s degree in psych and then started my doctorate in psych. At that time I was all of 23 years old, newly married and sick to death of pysch so I made it one year in the doctorate program and then—DROPPED OUT!!!! So yes, I am a DROP OUT!!!

2. I use to weigh 300 pounds. 8 years ago I had gastric bypass surgery and lost a heck of a lot of weight. Not sure what I weigh now (I refuse to weigh) but I have been the same weight (+ or - 10 pounds) since surgery. It was a wonderful decision for me.

3. I met my husband when we were 16 years old in our church youth group. We were total opposites and no one thought we would make it more than a week and we ended up dating for 6 years and then were married and have been for 13 years!!

4. My best friends are identical twins and we met in 7th grade when we were 12 at our little Christian School. We have been best friends ever since. Many of you see Laila and her daughter Ava on my blog often—her twin Laura is a doctor in Manhattan (Laila is a doctor also but is not practicing because she is raising her kids).

5. I’m taking this one from Jennifer—thanks—but I am a total purse and shoe addict. I have more purses than I would care to admit. I also cannot help myself from buying a great pair of shoes but they have to be on sale. My favorite places to buy my shoes are Marshalls and Nordstrom Rack. Both have high end shoes for CHEAP!!! Oh ya, I am totally CHEAP!!!

6. I am an avid snowboarder. I have been snowboarding since college and love it!! I taught the boys to snowboard three years ago and they are really good also. They go down all the expert runs with me. Kev also picked up snowboarding reluctantly (he grew up in Canada and is an avid skier but to hang with the family he took up snowboarding).

7. I know this is a touchy subject and I know some of you may hate me for posting this BUT--- I AM A BIG TIME CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN!!! Don’t throw rocks at me but I just align with the party. I even worked for the Republican Party on the last election as a neighborhood representative. OK—I admitted it—don’t hate me—actually I am proud of my party J

Now I get to tag 7 people.

Isabelle’s mom at Simple Pleasures
Ellie’s mom over at Our Family
Fins mom at My little Bit O’ Shark Bait
Allies mom at For Allison With Love
Spicy Girls mom at Hunan Spice
Carson and Kamree’s mom at Follow The Leaders
Sophie, Silas and Sadie’s mom at From Journey to Journey

And since I cannot post without a picture or two I decided to post a NO NO picture. I heard Mia in the other room shaking something. She has a ton of toys that make a shaking sound so I just assumed she was playing with one of them. Well, she wasn’t. She had found some of the boy’s air soft bee bee’s and was shaking them all over the place. There is a little spout on the top of the jar of bee bees and the bee bees were spilling everywhere. By the time I came in to check on her, there were literally bee bee’s all over our downstairs. They were shaken EVERYWHERE!! At least she was attempting to put them back in the spout 1 by 1 (the girl has amazing fine motor dexterity) I had to get the vacuum out just to get all of them and I am still finding them 2 days later-- uggg!!!

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  1. Can I say I am SHOCKED to hear you had GB surgery. You ALWAYS look like you were a "thin" person. I had my surgery in Dec 06:) I have been at a HUGE stall (MONTHS) and trying to get the rest of my weight off.
    Loved this post..

  2. WOW... I would have never known about your GB... You look amazing..
    Love all of them..
    You are amazing..
    Have a Great Weekend..
    Hugs to you girly..

  3. WOW Christy! GB surgery! You look fab! Good for you to make the healthy choice to get healthy.

    That's so cool about you and the them!

    Try being a republican in a MAJOR democratic, green party city!

  4. What an accomplished student you are! I'm impressed! Thanks for including me...I've already tagged my people!

  5. Another chiming in about your GB surgery... Wow!! I never would've guessed that you've ever been anything but thin. You just look like a naturally thin person!

    Would you mind sharing some pics? I need all the inspiration I can get. My plan this year is to get all my excess weight off...and it's A LOT!

    But so far so good... I'm down about 16 or so. Yay!

  6. Hi all,

    Back when I was heavy was before my digital cameral phase therefore I dont have any on the computer but Im sure I can find some and scan them in. I will try to find dome time today or tomorrow and post them. THanks for all your nice compliments. When I was heavy all I wanted to be was a thin person-- like a naturally thin person. It was such a distant dream but GB really worked for me and luckily I am one of those rare people who kept the weight off. Anyway, it is nice to hear I look like a naturally thin person-- honestly, I cant remember even being heavy-- that is a nice feeling.

    Christy :

  7. WOW!! I loved hearing your "secret seven". You do seem as if you have always been this size. I am so impressed, you are so beautiful, active and so full of life, this is definitely who you were meant to be!!

    Right there with you on the political issue!!

    OOOH Mia, that little sneaky girl!! You're right, quite the fine motor skills!!:)

    Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Also right there with you on the politcal side! John McCain does NOT have my vote. I live in Reagan Country and love going to the Reagan Library when I can.

    I didn't know you had GB, I'm glad it worked for you.

    And you proved everyone wrong about your marriage! Congratulations!

    Also congratulations on your MA and some of your doctorate. You Rock!


  9. Wow Christy, I am very impressed by your degrees and the GB. You are such a well rounded person and full of life and so much engergy. Way to go!!!

  10. well, I will join the others in saying WOW!! on your GB! Who knew? You look AMAZING! I, too, am conservative:) thanks for sharing your secrets!

  11. Thanks for the tag. I posted for you!

    Congrats on keeping your weight off. My neighbor just had that surgery too.

  12. Hi Christy -

    Would have never even remotely guessed about the GB surgery, but you look fabulous! And congrats to you for keeping the weight off -what an amasing milestone in your life.

    A big congrats about you and your hubby too - very cute.

    Conservative?? Yup, me too...I get some real nasty looks sometimes:)

    And Mia, just too smart for her own good - she's gonna be out there snowboarding before you can blink -betcha she'll have some phat pink board and bling boots!

    Have a happy end of your weekend!

  13. You have three gorgeous children......Mia is so beautiful!

  14. I'm a Republican too. I'd vote for a democrat if I really liked one.
    I love your answers and honesty. I too love shoes and purses!

  15. she is so cute and I am a doctoral drop out too after 37 hours. can you believe I would make it that far and dump it?


  16. Wow Christy!!! I can't believe you had GB surgery!! You look amazing. I would have to see the pics of you at 300 to believe it!! That is AMAZING!!! Wow!! Thanks for tagging me. I'll have to answer the questions. It's so hard to think up things like that!!! I focus so much on everyone else...thinking of me takes time!! :) Anyway, Thanks for taggin me!!! Have a great week!
    p.s. sorry it took me so long to reply...I've been offline all weekend! computer issues!! UGGG!!

  17. OK, I don't think dropping out after you have your masters counts!!! (and I don't blame you!) Can't believe about the GB. I am so happy for you to have been able to keep it off! I'm on board with the conservative stuff too!