Monday, August 13, 2007

Update and I've been tagged.

Just a quick I haven't sold my house yet, and yes I'm still packing and cleaning!! Man what a lot of work!!

I've been tagged by Sparky's Girl to list 8 random facts about myself.

First, the Rules:
1) Post these rules before you give your facts
2) List 8 random facts about yourself
3) At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them
4) Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they’ve been tagged

Here are my 8 facts:
1. I have 2 adult children, ages 22 and 25, that I raised as a single mom. (and I'm incredibly proud of them!)
2. At the age of 43 I packed up my kids and myself, sold my house, quit my job, and moved from MA to NC.
3. I'm a RN, and probably became one because of my dad's sister, also a nurse, who I adored.
4. My hair is pretty much completely gray and has been for several years....I first noticed it changing before my 13th birthday.
5. I'm the baby of the family, the youngest of 4. There is 13 yrs between me and my sister, the oldest.
6. I'm a RN, but right now I work as a QA Analyst testing a web-based application for nurses, social workers, etc. I'm self taught in at least 75-80% of what I know about computers and applications.
7. I have 2 dogs, Daisy and Duke, who are rescues. They are a mix (we think) of Doberman, Shepherd and some kind of hound. After I move I might get a kitten.
8. I love birds. I like to feed them, watch them, photograph them....but I can't stand to see them in a cage!!

Now...who will be my victims??
1. Jimmy Moore (Livin La Vida Low Carb)
2. Connie Bennett (Sugar Shock)
3. Mark (Mark’s Daily Apple)
4. Mr & Mrs Fat (Blogging While Fat)
5. Lady Rose (The Diet Pulpit)
6. Crabby (Cranky Fitness)
7. BamaGal (Back Across the Line)
8. Carol (Kudos for Low Carb)

I hope none have already been tagged....I'm way behind in my blog reading!!

OK....Now the REAL reason I'm posting today. I have hit my latest mini-goal!!!

I am soooo psyched!! My goal was 180 by 8/12, and I weighed in Saturday at that, then Sunday at 179.4!! That means I have less than 20 pounds to go!!

Last time I weighed under 180 was when I was pregnant with my son.....yep, the 22 yr old. When I got pregnant with my son I weighed that's my next goal. I think by December 1. Since I'm so close to goal I know the loss will be slow, and I don't want to set too high a goal and end up getting frustrated.

This weekend I'm going on vacation with a long time friend. We're going to Hilton Head, where she has been able to get a vacation share. We have no idea what the place looks like, but we're going!! I don't even care if it rains all week!! Just being able to get away from work, and the house, and all the rest....and talk to a dear old friends.....who needs sun!!

OK....that's it for now!! I'm hoping once I get back from vacation things will be a bit quieter. But not for too long!! I want to sell my house and move and get back to normal!!

Thanks to all who read my blog and post comments. Be sure to check out the people I've tagged! They all have great blogs!



Crabby McSlacker said...

Wow, Congratulations on hitting your mini-goal! You've lost an amazing amount of weight. You must be so thrilled!

Thanks so much for the blog mention, too! I'm afraid I ended up having to declare a "no meme" and "no tag" rule just because I kept getting tagged and couldn't keep up with them, but also couuldn't seem to say yes to some and no to others. Sounds silly (especially since I was tagging plenty of people myself before I stopped) but having said it, I've been trying to stick to it. So I always feel very flattered when someone tags me for something, and hate to be such a spoilsport by not passing it on. Sorry, and thanks!

Lady Rose said...

Congrats on reaching your mini goal. :)

Lady Rose said...

Meme list is up! Have fun on your vacation.

BamaGal said...

First let me congratulate you on your mini goal---I had every confidence you would reach it.

Also thanks for the tag. I've been following this on some other blogs---let's see who I can come up with---so many in the LC community have been tagged already---guess I can branch out to my WLS and Bipolar friends.

Jimmy Moore said...

I was tagged late last year Cindy! Google "blog-tag" and my name to find my answers. :)

Cindy Moore said...

Thank you, thank you, Thank you for the congrats!! Major milestone for me!!

As for the tagging....I didn't even check any of your blogs to see if you'd been hit yet!!

Off to read Lady Rose's blog!!

Carol Bardelli said...

Doesn't it feel great to meet a goal!? Congratulations!

And thanks for tagging me. I love memes, quizzes, questionaires, etc.
Their always fun.

One of my oldest friends sends me email memes / questionaires regularly and we've even done the same ones over a couple of times, but hey, the anwsers change. Must be a writer thing, loving to explore even ourselves.

Cindy Moore said...

Carol...I also like doing the quizzes and lists. I'm not writer tho!! Reader....that's me, I LOVE to read!

And's fantastic meeting a goal....especially when you know it's not just a fleeting moment!!

I'm meeting a friend this Friday for vacation and since I've seen her I've lost about 40 pounds. I'm really looking forward to her reaction....and of course I'm going to wear what makes me look the skinniest! LOL

Sparky's Girl said...

Congrats on meeting your mini-goal Cindy! I'm so proud of you! :0)

Cindy Moore said...

Thanks for the encouragement!!

Took a bit, but I finally responded to your tag!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,

Wow! You've made some impressive strides! Congrats on losing that massive amount of weight. You should feel so very proud of yourself -- and to have reached a weight you had years ago must be incredibly exhilarating!

Thank you so much, too, for tagging me. I'll have to get on the tagging bandwagon. I'll try my best to catch up -- right now I'm still busy doing media for my book SUGAR SHOCK! (trying to get the word out about the dangers of sugars and refined carbs and the joys of kicking the stuff), lining up speaking gigs, doing my Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Radio Show, scheduling kick-sugar programs, etc. Anyhow, thank you again. Keep up the great work!

Cindy Moore said...

Thanks Connie!! It must be great for you having the expose and success with your book!! I have heard your name around several of the low carb and anti-sugar sites!! Good luck with continued success!!

TESS said...

Congrats Cindy! I know you must be floating o air and how nice to be able to celebrate with a vacation!

Cindy Moore said...

Thanks Tess!!

Yep...vacation starts in less than 8 hours!!