Friday, July 27, 2012

Goaloflosing... An Award Winning Blog?

Mary over at A Walk in the Woods has chosen me to receive a Liebster Award!  I was really surprised when I learned that I had received an award, but to be honest, I had no idea what the Liebster Award was! Apparently, the Liebster Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  The meaning for Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

Rules for receiving this award:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Then answer the questions the tagger sent for them, plus create 11 questions for the people they've tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Notify the people you have tagged.
5. No tag backs.

So, first I will post 11 things about myself:

1. My name is Kay and I am overweight. My all time highest weight was 268 pounds in March, 2012.

2. I once saw 271 lbs on the scale, but it was right after eating so I refuse to count that!

3. I am 24 years old and am the oldest of 5 siblings, ages 16; 11; 9; 5, and; 2.

4. I work as a paralegal for a child welfare agency.

5. I have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and Factor V clotting disorder.

6. Having PCOS will make it hard for me to have kids one day; however, I would love to have at least one child in the future.

7. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have been together since we were both 15 years old. He has always been and continues to be my number one supporter in everything that I do.

8. I ran my very first 5K race in June, 2012. I never thought that I would enjoy running in a race as much as I did. I can’t wait to do another!

9. My husband and I have 2 dogs and 1 cat.

10. I am trying to lose a total of 100 pounds and reach my goal weight 168 lbs.

11. Even though I always loved sports while I was in school, I stopped playing them in middle school because of my weight.

My answers to the questions asked by Mary:

1. What inspired your blog name? Every New Year’s Resolution I could ever remember included a goal of losing BLANK amount of pounds before the next year. That’s where “goal of losing” came from!

2. What do you like most about blogging? Blogging is my way of sorting out my thoughts and struggles throughout my journey. It’s a way for me to be held accountable for what I’ve done and a place where I can keep all of my goals in order.
3. What was your dream job when you were a child? I wanted to be a famous singer. I don’t even have a good voice but now-a-days I don’t think that’s even necessary!

4. Where is the furthest place you've ever travelled? Ensenada, Mexico

5. What is the strangest or most exotic food you've ever tried?  And did you like it? I think that trying squid (calamari) was strange for me and I actually love it and order it often.

6. What is your favourite film? Right now, I’ve been watching Adventureland over and over. I just think it’s a great summer movie.

7. Who is your favourite TV show character? Dexter

8. Do you have a crazy, far-fetched ambition and what is it? I’d love to go to Paris or Italy.

9. If your friends could describe you with one word, what would it be? I’ve been told that I’m the comic relief.

10. If money were no object, where would you live and why? I would probably still live where I am because it’s home to us. We’re very lucky to love where we live!

11. What is your favourite book of all time? Twilight

Here are the 11 questions for my chosen recipients:

1. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
2. If you were given only one word to describe yourself, which word would you choose?
3. What is your favorite movie?
4. What is your favorite book?
5. Where is the furthest you have travelled?
6. If you could be anything when you grow up, what would you be?
7. What would your answer to #6 have been when you were a child?
8. What is your favorite food?
9. Do you have one bad habit that you would like to break?
10. What is one of your pet-peeves?
11. When was the last time you laughed and why?

And finally, here are my chosen recipients for the Liebster Award!


  1. Cool cool cool! I'm really limited in computer time since we're in the middle of a MAJOR move (from Hawaii to Louisiana!) but as soon as I'm settled I'll definitely play along :) Thanks for tagging me! ~Ang

  2. what?! girl! :D Nobody ever reads my ramblings!