Sunday, October 28, 2012

I've been nominated for a Liebster award!

Bailey over at Bailey's Blog! nominated me for a Liebster award!!!  I'm so touched!  People really do read my blog! :P  Really, I'm touched and flabbergasted!  Bailey you're such a sweetheart!  And thank you!

Here are the stolen details :)

Basically it's an award where you nominate bloggers that you enjoy reading. It's an award for bloggers with less than 200 followers, but who (in the person who nominates yous opinion) deserve way more! :)

Rules is rules!
- Once you're nominated, write 11 facts about yourself
- Then take a look at the 11 questions the person who nominated you asked and answer them
- Get your thinking cap on and come up with 11 questions of your own for your nominees to answer
- Then choose the 11 bloggers you want to nominate (they must have less than 200 followers)
- Let them know they've been nominated and remember there's no tag backs, i.e. you can't nominate the person who nominated you.

11 facts about me

1.  My nickname PhoenixBlaise is a tribute to my two biggest fans, my daughters Lara Blaise and Zaryah Phoenix!

2.  I eat snack pack puddings probably 3-4 times a week and have this entire weight loss journey!

3.  My favourite pudding flavours are Chocolate and Butterscotch.  I love both equally!

4.  I am a Diabetic Educator and a lot of my motivation to lose weight is that I keep telling myself my patients wouldn't listen to nutrition advice from an obese Nurse!

5.  I weigh 55 pounds less than I did on my wedding day and I still haven't tried my wedding dress on for fear it wouldn't go on!

6.  I do squats/lunges etc in the bathroom at work most days!

7.  I'm more than a foot shorter than my husband!

8.  Up until a few days before my husband and I started dating, I swore I wasn't interested in him!  I found out on our first date that he'd had a crush on me since we were kids!  We are so in love now!

9.  W had a small budget for our wedding and I still wanted it all!  So I learned how to do everything myself!  Right down to my wedding cake, bouquets, boutonnières  corsages, decorations, table dressings, jewelry, gifts for the guests etc...

10.  Right now, I can fit my entire wardrobe of clothes that fit and that I wear in one drawer!

11.  I'm very anal about a lot of things.  Right down to where dishes go in the dishwasher, how towels get folded, so much so that I'll correct it after my husband does it :)  I'm so lucky he loves me so much!

My questions from Bailey!

1. What is your favorite exercise?
I'm starting to really love running!  Although 
I don't always get the opportunity and my body doesn't give me the chance sometimes.
2. Who is your fitness idol?
Katie at Runs For Cookies  Her starting weight and mine were the same and she has lost over 100 pounds and has just run her 2nd marathon!  I only home I can share her enthusiasm for running that she does someday!
3. What is the coolest thing that you've seen this week?
My 3 1/2 year old daughter going on about Spiderman and the Avengers.  She is a little fricking sponge!!!  The details she remembers about comic characters!  Amazing!
4. What's your favorite type of volunteering?
Anything that supports a small town organization.  It's amazing to see our small town pull together for a cause!  It's suck a moving experience!
5. What are you going to be for Halloween?
Sadly nothing this year.  Next year however, I should be at goal with a new set of boobs and my husband has a few ideas up his sleeve that will show off my new figure :P  Can I see a "sexy Nurse" in his future???
6. If you have $500 to spend on workout/fitness stuff, what would you get?
New shoes, a Garmin or something like that, proper running clothes and a new sports bra.  Gotta look the part right?
7. What is your biggest milestone?
One of my huge ones was being under 200.  My most recent one was getting out of the obese category yesterday!  I was overweight on one calculator but on another I was 0.4 pounds off and still obese, hence why I haven't blogged about it yet :)
8. What is your next big goal?
75 pounds is right around the corner!  
9. Do you travel? If so, where?
I've been to florida a dozen times or so, a couple driving trips in the states, Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and eastern Canada.  If I could I'd travel the world!  I love visiting new places and learning the history of the area!
10. Do you like to read? If so, what's the last book you read?
To be honest I love to read!  But I hardly get the chance to these days.  Currently I'm reading Weight Loss Boss.  By David Kirchoff, the CEO of Weight Watchers.  Good book!
11. What trend are you currently loving?
Scarves!  Up until recently I hated scarves and the way they ee so bulky around my neck!  I've since realized it wasn't the scarf!  It was my neck fat!  Now that I have a skinny neck the scarves don't bother me!  Now I want to wear scarves all the time!  Not that I have a lot of them :/  Weird huh!

Here are my picks!

I confess I cheated a little, the rules say you must pick blogs with less than 200 followers.  A couple of these the number of followers weren't listed.  So I chose them anyways :)  I'mm notify them all tomorrow :)

Life in crisis, I mean, Fitness
Czesia Lives
Onederland or Bust
Minus One Hundred
Pound Per Pound
Losing It
Emilio's Weight Loss
Downward TrENZ
Can I Borrow That?
A Merry Life

My questions for these wonderful people are:

1.  What made you start blogging?
2.  Where is your ultimate dream vacation?
3.  What is your favorite exercise accessory or equipment and why?
4.  Is there someone in your life, past or present, that you wish to model yourself after?  Who and why?
5.  What is the stupidest thing you've ever done?
6.  If you could change career paths, what would you do?
7.  If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
8.  What is your favourite kind of clothing you have?
9.  What is your favourite type of music, musician?
10.  Are you a morning person or a night hawk?  (Or both like me!)
11.  What is your "red light" food?  Something that if you had one bite it would send you into eating an entire bag full?

Thanks again Bailey!


  1. Get it girl!! 75 pounds down is going to be so AMAZING!

  2. Hey thanks for the nomination!! I already did a post about this so I'll just give you 11 new facts and answers your questions right here!

    11 facts about me:
    1 - I've been signing like EMILIO! for about 8 years.
    2 - I hate to be sick.
    3 - I love playing sports specially basketball and soccer.
    4 - I'm very competitive and always need to win.
    5 - I love to clean up and organize.
    6 - I haven't had any alcohol for 8 months.
    7 - I love playing video games!
    8 - I like to sunbathe but hate the heat.
    9 - I'm a Portland Blazers fan.
    10 - I love to travel.
    11 - I like to help people but hate it when people tries to help me.

    Your questions:
    1. What made you start blogging? My girlfriend was starting a blog and I thought it was idea to do the same thing.
    2. Where is your ultimate dream vacation? Seattle is a beautiful place with tons of stuff to see and do.
    3. What is your favorite exercise accessory or equipment and why? My basketball. I can spend hours playing without feeling tired.
    4. Is there someone in your life, past or present, that you wish to model yourself after? Who and why? My friend from the States Jonny Ramos he is a fitness instructor and has the greatest body! He is awesome.
    5. What is the stupidest thing you've ever done? I've done many stupid things in my life...the stupidest was probably breaking my knee playing paddle.
    6. If you could change career paths, what would you do? An actor, a cook, a mathematician...
    7. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Seattle (WA) or Portland (OR). Aalborg or Ahrus (Denmark). Somewhere cold preferably.
    8. What is your favourite kind of clothing you have? My DC gf wants to throw them away though :S
    9. What is your favourite type of music, musician? I like tons of musicians and I'm a really big fan of music in general. If I had to choose...Jake Shimabukuro or Massacre.
    10. Are you a morning person or a night hawk? (Or both like me!) I'd say both!! I like to study at night time but cannot sleep in more than 8 am.
    11. What is your "red light" food? Something that if you had one bite it would send you into eating an entire bag full? I'm a meat eater. That will never change. I bet I can eat around 3 or 4 lbs of meat without stopping.


    1. Awesome!!! I just love reading about other peoples lives! Thank you for answering the questions!