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    Hey! I'm Beth - a 27 year old foodie living and working in the Washington, DC area who has lost almost 90 pounds through Weight Watchers. I love good food, wine and getting creative in the kitchen, and then balancing that out with running, The Shred, and yoga. Please feel free to browse around and hopefully you'll find some ideas, recipes and motivation!

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ABCs of Me

Hi friends!

Thank you guys SO much for your comments on yesterday’s post. I’m definitely going to be reading through those any time I’m struggling or feeling frustrated with the journey. If you haven’t read through them yet, I suggest you do. It’s pretty crazy how many people felt like they could have written that post themselves – that the words felt like they were coming from them rather than from me. It’s a post had I been toying with the idea of writing for quite some time, and I’m glad I did based on your reactions.

Today I have a much lighter post in store. I’ve seen the ABCs of me going around the blogworld, and I thought it would be fun to do it, too. I’ve been really into sharing information about myself this week apparently.

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A. Age: 26

B. Bed size: Queen.

C. Chore you hate: Cleaning the floors. HATE hate hate.

D. Dogs: My mom gave our cocker spaniel, Sabrina, away when I was little without telling me and it was pretty traumatic. I’ve never been too attached to any dog since. I do love my sister’s dog though because I can run with Sadie!

E. Essential start to your day: Brushing my teeth immediately upon crawling out of bed, then reversing it with a large cup of coffee. Always.

F. Favorite color: Grey, black, yellow and turquoise.

G. Gold or silver: Silver. Hands down.

H. Height: 5’8.

I. Instruments you play: I used to play the flute and the piano but didn’t stick with either, so nothing now. Except if I’m with my niece Claire. Then all bets are off and I’ve been known to play some random instruments, sing, and dance like a crazy person.

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J. Job title: Sponsorship Development Specialist. Aka fundraiser.

K. Kids: None for now. Though my boyfriend does have a daughter so I get to pretend a little.

L. Live: In Arlington, VA and work in downtown DC.

M. Mom’s name: Susan aka Sue. Fun fact: Her middle name is Wilma but she used to tell everyone it was Wisteria.

N. Nicknames: Beth is my full name – not Elizabeth, not Bethany, not anything else with Beth in it. Just Beth. People have a hard time getting their head around that one. But nicknames? BK, Betty Boop, B-Kizzle. Ha.

O. Overnight hospital stays: September 2006 – I had emergency back surgery and spent 2 nights in the hospital. I spent a lot of time on the floor surrounding that period of my life. Half sleeping, half online shopping.

P. Pet peeve: Grammar mistakes. Their/they’re/there, too/two/to, and misspelled words. Definately. Excellant. Makes me crazy!

Q. Quote from a movie: “When I said, “yeah, sure”, but what… literally what I said was “yeah, sure” sir.” Gets me every time. Name that movie.

R. Righty or Lefty: Righty.

S. Siblings: Two older sisters – Heather and Wendy. I’m the baby. They say I only got cool around age 22 – no idea what they’re talking about.sisters

T. Time you wake up: 7:30am during the week, unless I’m working out in the morning – 6:55am (which is pushing it). On the weekends, whenever I wake up. Usually between 8 and 10.

U. Underwear: Creeper. No response.

V. Vegetables you dislike: Hmmm this one is tough. I really love my veggies.

W. What makes you run late: I HATE being late so try not to be. The only thing that ever gets in the way is traffic, but I usually plan for it!

X. X-rays you’ve had: On my back for above mentioned surgery, plus some others I’m sure.

Y. Yummy food you make: Quinoa Burgers are my favorite lunch/dinner recipe, and the skillet soufflé is my favorite breakfast/brunch/anytime recipe.

Z. Zoo animal favorite: Zebras! They are so beautiful.

Tell me to stop anytime. 🙂

Now what about you? Tell me the essential start to your day and your nicknames!

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13 Responses

  1. SUPER TROOPERS!!!

  2. Fun post! And the picture of you dancing may be the best picture ever, I especially love the facial expression of the woman to your right!

    Essential start to my day, an amazing breakfast! It is my favorite meal.

    Nicknames:
    Mom & Dad – Binky, Binky-roons, Twinkle Toes
    Brothers – Moe, MoJo
    Husband – Love
    Friends – Mon, MonMon

    And we are both fundraisers!!!! We should have a blogger/fundraiser meet-up! 😉

  3. love getting to know more about you! i must walk pepsi as soon as i get up and my husband calls me bunny 🙂

  4. Ahahaa I love the photo of you dancing! You’re so goofy! my mornings always start with half a banana, almonds and raisins and a good ol’ workout. That’s only 5x/wk, but I don’t know that I could ever switch it up! Guess I find comfort in consistency. And I loved the honesty in your last post, you’re such a breath of fresh air when you’re that real in the blog land! I have the same moderation issues on an almost nightly basis, “I’ll just have a baby-sized handful of muesli…” And I end up downing 3. It all comes down to these wise words: Sometimes complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. SO TRUE! Happy weekend B-Dizzle!!

  5. I LOVE this post! It’s so fun getting to know quick little facts about you. Very fun!

    When my alarm goes off in the morning (at 5:30am every day) I must immediately get in the shower. I cannot function until I’ve had a shower to wake me up and help me feel fresh.

    My nickname is Chicken. When we were dating and newly married my husband called me chickie. After I became pregnant I said I didn’t like chickie, it sounded too young. I was married and about to be a mother. He said chickies grow up to be chickens. That’s how it started. I’ve been Chicken for over 20 years now.

  6. i love the pictures you posted in this. Adorable.

  7. Essential start to my day is an Egg Beater omelet and I have to drink a 20oz bottle of water on the way to work (I swear I will have a panic attack if I don’t). I am a creature of habit!! My nicknames are:
    Mommy
    Babe
    Wiesner (maiden name)
    Groff’s Wife
    Auntie
    Mrs.Groff
    Amanda Teacher
    Mandy
    Groffy

    Love your post, so fun to learn more fun things about you!!!!

  8. Nicknames – My parents call me Hi-Yee (how my youngest sister pronounced my name when she was little) or Holly Dolly. My Sister in law calls me Ha-Ree because that is how her daughter used to pronounce my name when she was relaly litte. Who knew Holly was such a hard name for kids? 🙂

    Essential start to my day: warm shower, big breakfast!

  9. The essential start to my day is breakfast 🙂

  10. Love this post! Haha, I do the same thing–brush my teeth and then instantly drink coffee. And the photo of you dancing is priceless! And and yeah, I love that line about “half sleeping, half online shopping” lol, the story of my life, hahaha

    And good to know that your full name is Beth =)

  11. Probably not good that I start my day with repeated snooze button pushing. Then scrambling around trying to get dressed, brush my teeth and hair, and get out the door in 15 minutes.

    Nicknames are Ang, Angzers, and Eva the brownie Nazi (long story).

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