Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My First Award

My friend Ellen from Fat Girl Wearing Thin has honored me today by awarding me a "Versatile Blogger" award. I adore her blog, she has already lost the weight she has wanted to but we all know the journey doesn't stop when the scale tells you what you want to see. Ellen reminds us all that the journey never ends, she has great ideas about nutrition and fitness, always has a fun adventure to tell you about and since she is so down to earth and relate-able she will be an instant favorite for anyone who decides to read her blog. 

Now along with the award Ellen has asked me to share 6 things about myself that my readers may not know so here goes:

1. I graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelors of science in Chemical Engineering. I have a great job but it is 100% different from the one I had imagined having as I walked across the stage. Luckily I am still young and have plenty of time to figure it out.

2. I am an animal lover and dog enthusiast. My favorite breed is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and I own the cuddliest corgi in the world, named Toby. 

3. I am a family girl and could never imagine living further then an hour from my family. My little sister is my best and closest friend in the world.

4. I have never broken a bone in my body, or had a hospital stay. I hope to keep it that way for a long time to come.

5. One of my very favorite ways to pass time is sewing. I have been known to sew an outfit or two a year, my favorite thing to sew are costumes.

6. Despite being 24 years old and knowing the difference between my right and left sides when someone tells me to "turn left" I almost always turn right instead. Something about that split decision makes my brain short out.

An eventful Wednesday for me, I have been tending to my boyfriend who had surgery this morning. My eating  and exercise schedule are all out of wack but I feel remarkably stress-free. In fact, I just spread a pattern out on the floor and will begin sewing something fun and new in less then 20 minutes.

Hope everyone had/has a great day. Thanks again to Ellen for thinking of me!

Now to pass the love around:

Trisha at Crazy little thing called Life isn't only trying to lose weight but is also battling some pretty serious medical issues. Trisha is like the little engine that could, she just keeps at it! She is ridiculously strong for having the courage to talk about her sickness and mostly because  despite her sickness she still has heart and dedication to her journey. Reading her blog reminds me no matter how hard things get I need to keep going, because she does too.

Tim from Fat. Boy. Thin. in a world full of female weight-loss bloggers Tim stands out. In more ways then one. Not only does he have some pretty hefty goals like his 15million steps challenge, but he has a way with words and has such a positive outlook on life and his own weight loss its hard not to smile when you read blog. Tim's blog reminds me to enjoy the small things in life and take the time to look around and enjoy life while you live it.

Sweet Pea from Veggin my way to Skinny like me Sweet Pea is pretty new to her journey but she has great ideas and awesome recipes for vegetarians. She is always around to offer help and advice and I can't wait to see how far she will go on her journey.

Need to Get Me Back weighs in weekly and posts her food log almost daily. It's great to see her progress (over 50lbs so far!) and she makes it completely cut and dry about how she is doing it. She is a real down to earth sort of person and always has a "Attitude of Gratitude" to remind everyone that you always have something to be thankful for.


  1. You completely deserve this award!! I am so glad Ellen gave it to you!! And thank you so so much for the kind words about me!! (makin me blush) I always read your blog to get me going, so Im the engine that could, as long as you keep posting ;)

  2. Wow, so unexpected to read my name on the list. I really appreciate it!

    I agree with Ellen and Trisha, you totally deserve this award and I am sure you will get plenty more over the next few months. Keep up the great blog!

  3. I loved learning some new things about you, Ellie - I knew you had to be a fellow dog lover :)
    You really do have a great blog and you're a pretty fantastic person, too!