Twenty Questions

I’ve seen this survey all over the blog world so thought I would take a stab and let in you learn a little bit about me! I’m in San Antonio currently and will be heading back tonight… back to the grind tomorrow!

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

I love to get a workout first thing like a run outside when the weather is nice or a killer session on the stairmaster at the gym, and then spend the day hanging out with friends and/or getting my nails done. After laying low for most of the day, I love a nice meal out and possibly a night on the town if I’m feeling up for it.

2) List your top three favorite TV shows.

    • Breaking Bad
    • Mad Men
    • Parenthood

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

Half and half. I love taking pictures, but I also loving getting good pictures that I am in so I can remember fun times with family and friends!

engagement partay

4) Why do you blog?

I blog because it’s a creative outlet for me and I really like to have something in my life where I can regularly talk about weight loss, healthy living, and my struggles with weight maintenance. I’ve met some incredible people, both readers and other bloggers alike, and it’s helped me be more committed than ever to leading a healthy life and setting a good example.

5) Share five websites you visit regularly…

    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Gmail

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be?

Louis CK. I feel like that would be the best lunch ever.


7) List a few of your favorite snacks.

Cottage cheese or greek yogurt with fruit, banana with peanut butter, black bean dip or hummus with veggies, and popcorn. If I’m not being particularly healthy, I can eat my weight in cheese and french bread.

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?

Nope! Funny story – my friends in college and I decided it would be a good idea to get a cat my senior year and we named her Chloe. When we got her, my parents were asking who was going to take her when the year was over, and I assured there would be a fight over who got to keep her. Take one guess where she lives now… with my parents.

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

      • iPhone (I somehow made it 27 years, but now…)
      • A good chef’s knife
      • My laptop

10) What’s your favorite drink?

Non-alcoholic is coffee, alcoholic is a tie between vodka soda with a splash of cran or a nice glass of wine!


11) Do you enjoy cooking?

I do! I generally like to cook bigger meals 1-2 nights a week and then have quick meals the rest of the week that I can whip together in just a few minutes so I can embrace some downtime.

12) Do you have children?

Nope! Definitely want a few in my future, though.

13) What are your favorite hobbies?

Running, blogging, experimenting in the kitchen, finding awesome happy hours,

14) Would you consider yourself shy or outgoing?

Outgoing, hands down. I do get a little shy if I know no one in social situations.

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

I would love to be a little less impulsive. I tend to get REALLY into things quickly and want to drop everything to make things happen without fully thinking it through. I’d love to be a bit more moderate in my approaches to decision making/life in general.


16) Who is your favorite actor/ actress?

I love Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Natalie Portman, and Mila Kunis.

17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?

Visited San Antonio for the first time ever!

18) Do you live near your family or far from them?

I’m lucky that all my family is within driving distance. My one sister Heather lives in NYC (4 hours by car from DC) with her two kiddos, Ben and Claire (and her husband). My other sister Wendy lives with her husband Justin and their son Harper in Philly (2.5 hours by car from DC), and my parents live near Atlantic City, NJ (3 hours by car). I feel fortunate to have them within driving distance, but sometimes wish they were a little closer so I could just meet up for dinner sometime!

19) List three of your talents.

    • I am really good at making people laugh.
    • I am really good at finding bargains with food, clothes, restaurants, and household items.
    • I type extremely fast – over 100 words per minute.

20) What is your greatest attribute?

I am really good at achieving goals that I set myself to and doing what I need to do to make them happen.

What three material things do you think you’d struggle to live without? If you can’t think of three, share one or two!

12 Comments on Twenty Questions

  1. Parita @ myinnershakti
    January 30, 2012 at 8:51 am (9 years ago)

    Loved learning more about you! I posted this survey on Sunday – so fun. The 3 material goods I can’t live without are my cell phone, my chapstick, and my rings (engagement + the one my grandma gave me). Happy Monday, Beth!

  2. Tina @ Best Body Fitness
    January 30, 2012 at 10:43 am (9 years ago)

    I can be so impulsive as well. It’s pretty crazy.

    And I need to go check out that dont even reply site. I have a feeling its like auto correct and those things always get me laughing.

  3. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    January 30, 2012 at 11:19 am (9 years ago)

    I love reading these surveys and learning random facts about fellow bloggers!
    Your #15 is SPOT ON for me. I would echo that word for word.
    I have to say that my most beloved “material” possession is my car: a Subaru Outback wagon. (I traded in my Honda Accord when I got my dogs so that I could lug them around with me). I am your stereotypical tree-hugging Subaru owner through and through- AND it makes me feel like I’m one step closer to finally moving to Colorado (where everyone drives a Subaru).

  4. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt
    January 30, 2012 at 11:28 am (9 years ago)

    Three things I couldn’t live without…my iphone (how did I get by without it?!), chapstick, my hairbrush. All things you wouldn’t want to see me without!

  5. Zoie
    January 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm (9 years ago)

    Coffee (with sugar and milk), all wheel drive car ( I live in CT) and cast iron fry pan.

  6. dena b
    January 31, 2012 at 11:06 am (9 years ago)

    So fun to read Beth, and I love that you picked Louis CK, he is so funny and inappropriate, I love his humor

  7. Roz@weightingfor50
    January 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm (9 years ago)

    So fun to learn more about you Beth!!!! Three material things I wouldn’t want to live without (but could if I had to), my camera, our little chest freezer (best purchase ever!), and my engagement and wedding rings. Have a great Tuesday.

  8. Dee
    January 31, 2012 at 7:37 pm (9 years ago)

    I’m with you on the iphone- can’t live without it. One of my character flaws is being ridiculously impatient, to the point of being rude. Now, when stuck in lines or waiting for people, I just go right to the iphone and am fully stimulated until things get moving again!

  9. Kim @ spoonful of Sass
    January 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm (9 years ago)

    Louis C. K. = great choice! Don’t know that many people would pick him, but it would be a hysterical lunch! His stories about his daughters are the best…”why did the horse bite me Daddy!”

  10. Mel @ Post Grad Mel
    February 1, 2012 at 11:32 am (9 years ago)

    I also LOOOOVE Mad Men. I can’t wait till it airs again this March! Of course, there’s a slight caveat for me however. It premieres March 25th and I leave with the Peace Corps on March 19th! So sad!

    PS- Hope you enjoyed San Antonio. I went this summer, and loved it! I miss the sunshine!


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