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Another survey stolen from TASOGAREBAN

Saturday, March 13, 2010

DO believe the title says it all, LOL! So here we go:

1. What did you eat for breakfast?
Bran flakes topped with a mix of blueberries blackberries raspberries and strawberries and a shop prepared “Innocent Fruit Smoothie” and tea

2. How much water do you drink a day?
at least 12 glasses

3. What is your favourite workout?
Coleen Nolan’s Neon Workout 3x 20 mins of sheer aerobic fun

4. What is your favourite fruit?
At the moment it’s mango tomorrow it’ll be something else- I’m very fickle

5. What is your favourite vegetable?
Broccoli but that changes with the wind too LOL

6. How many calories do you burn a week?
Approx 2700 on an average week but at the mo it’s more as I’m decorating; stripping walls, moving furniture.

7. How many calories do you eat a day?
Between 1200 and 1550 is my calorie range but I eat over that because of increased cardio

8. What are your favourite healthy snacks?
Fruits or nuts
9. What do you usually eat for lunch?
A sandwich on whole wheat seeded bread and fruit or a salad with feta cheese and pine nuts or a fruit salad smothered in a cholesterol reducing (so it claims) fruit yogurt.

10. What is usually for dinner?
Usually fish with salad or hot veg and rice or chicken- but it’s always a healthy option.

11. What is your favourite body part to strength train?
My core

12. What is your least favourite body part to strength train?
My feet (yes I even work those LOL)

13. What is your least favourite exercise?
Foot strengthening exercise; I have trouble balancing when doing it although I’m improving

14. What is your favourite exercise?
Anything with dumbbells or my multigym and I love working up a sweat on my stationary bike

15. What is your "bad" food cravings?
Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies- at 231 calories I have to limit myself but I ADORE them

16. What is your go to workout song?
Irene Cara’s What a Feeling- that’s my warm up!

17. Do you take vitamins or supplements?
A Multi vitamin. Flax seed oil with my fruit smoothie and again at night in capsule form, and Evening primrose oil

18. How often do you eat out?
Once a month

19. Do you eat fast food?
very very occasionally I’ll have a Chinese takeaway but always regret it. But no burgers or KFC or pizza.

20. How do you stay motivated?
Loads of positive self talk, I listen to my SP chums and always tell myself I’ll live longer than my parents coz I’m doing everything right….something they didn’t

21. Who is your biggest supporter?

22. How much weight have you lost?
34 pounds

23. How did you determine your goal weight?
It was the weight that suited me in my thirties and that I felt most comfortable at

24. Do you have a gym membership?

25. How often do you work out?
6 days a week- 6 cardio and different strength area every day bar one

26. How did you find Spark?
I looked at Weight Watchers- cost £££ then trawled the internet for anything similar but cheaper HELLO SPARK PEOPLE.COM

27. How much sleep do you get a night?
8 hours provided the bloody dog over the road doesn’t start barking!

28. Are you a morning or night workout person?
Morning workout but during F1 racing season I match it to the timing of the races so I disappear to my back bedroom and workout in peace

29. Do you have a "cheat" day?
Not really although Sunday DH does a mean roast dinner and it’s the only day I have oil laden tatties and red meat.

30. Do you drink soda?
No- tea, water or juice or smoothies- no rubbish!

31. Do you drink alcohol? How much?
Tea total

32. What is your favorite thing about Spark?
The support network, my friends and the trackers- oh that’s 3 things LOL

33. What do you not like about your body? What do you love about your body?
Hate my elbows! Love my arms and core; Like pretty much everything else- or should I say I no longer dislike!

34. Do you have a workout buddy?
I workout out alone

35. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to this Healthy Lifestyle?
I appreciate being able to move more freely

Finished………you can wake up now

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NHGRL68 3/14/2010 3:07PM

    You are SUCH a dedicated and healthy person! You're definitely an inspiration to me:-) Thanks for always sharing with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I had a Chinese takeaway last night and did NOT regret it! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/13/2010 8:11PM

    you are committed to this program. i love reading more about you you always motivate me. emoticonthis was good. emoticon

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TASOGAREBAN 3/13/2010 8:04PM

    LOL reading your answers, I was like, "wow...she sounds waaaaay too healthy for me..." LOL! I'm working my way up to eating that healthy. I tend to come home from work and not want to cook hence low fat/sodium canned soups or healthy choice meals. Every blue moon I'll do a healthy stir fry or cook up brown rice and beans. I have to be in the mood to do it though. :) But I loved your answers!

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 3/13/2010 6:25PM

    Some great questions on this one!! I found Sparkpeople in a similar way. All the office girls were joining Weight Watchers but I couldn't afford so I looked for a different "club" to join and here we are!!

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mouse for women

Saturday, March 13, 2010

After years of research, scientists have discovered that women do not like the standard mouse given away with PC's. Scientists found that there is not a physical reason for their aversion; It is more of a Psychological problem.

Some women reported that their mouse 'just didn't feel right' in their hands. Based on the research, a new mouse has been designed especially for women.

Various field tests have been carried out on the new design:

Julie from Hounslow said:-

'It feels so much better. More comfortable, more like how it's supposed to be'
Susan from Chelmsford added:-

'I think mice were originally designed just for men, but this new type is definitely made for women. It fits right in with my lifestyle'

Hillary from Kent :said -

'I took to it like a duck to water, every woman should have one'!

Sally From London Said –

“It feels so natural”


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NHGRL68 3/14/2010 3:08PM

    emoticonIt wouldn't feel comfortable or normal to me! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/13/2010 8:06PM

    i have to admit i never use the thing so i would not like that muse at all. emoticon

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BEFIT014 3/13/2010 6:02PM

    I was a little scared to look! emoticon

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GEORGANNE39 3/13/2010 3:46PM

    LOL! I must admit, though, I was a bit nervous to scroll down! LOL!

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TASOGAREBAN 3/13/2010 11:20AM

    OMG no. I'm not going to make a good housewife, LOL!

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    I have seen this one before. Its hilarious, but the thing that freaks me out is that woman looks exactly like me!!!

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PURPLEBABYBEE 3/13/2010 11:14AM

    emoticon Just what I needed. emoticon

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These are hilarious. I didn't realise people were so THICK!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Jeremy Paxman:
What is another name for 'cherrypickers' and 'cheesemongers'?


Jeremy Paxman:
No. They're regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you


Jamie Theakston:
Where do you think Cambridge University is?

Geography isn't my strong point.

Jamie Theakston:
There's a clue in the title.



Stewart White:
Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful World?

I don't know.

Stewart White:
I'll give you some clues: what do you call the part between your hand and your elbow?


Stewart White:
Correct. And if you're not weak, you're...?


Stewart White:
Correct - and what was Lord Mountbatten's first name?


Stewart White:
Well, there we are then. So who had a worldwide hit with the song What A Wonderful World?

Frank Sinatra?


Alex Trelinski:
What is the capital of Italy ?

France .

France is another country. Try again.

Oh, um, Benidorm.

Wrong, sorry, let's try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?

Sorry, I don't know.

Just guess a country then.

Paris .


Anne Robinson:
Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experiences in what: - Prison, or the Conservative Party?

The Conservative Party..


DJ Mark:
For 10, what is the nationality of the Pope?

Ruth from Rowley Regis:
I think I know that one. Is it Jewish?

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (this is my favourite!!!!!)

Bamber Gascoyne:
What was Gandhi's first name?


GWR FM ( Bristol )

What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963?

I don't know, I wasn't watching it then..


What's 11 squared?

I don't know.

I'll give you a clue. It's two ones with a two in the middle.

Is it five?

RICHARD AND JUDY (daytime show)

Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman?

Forrest Gump.


On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?

Er. ... ....

He makes bread . . ..

Er .. ........

He makes cakes . . ..

Kipling Street ?


Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?

Barcelona .

I was really after the name of a country.

I'm sorry, I don't know the names of any countries in Spain ...


What is the world's largest continent?

The Pacific..


Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the name of a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


Steve Le Fevre:
What was signed, to bring World War I to an end in 1918?

Magna Carta?



James O'Brien:
How many kings of England have been called Henry?

Er, well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth ... ER. ER ... Three?



Chris Searle:
In which European country is Mount Etna ?

Japan .

Chris Searle:
I did say which European country, so in case you didn't hear that, I can let you try again.

Er ............ Mexico ?



Paul Wappat:
How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and Israel last?

Contestant (long pause):
Fourteen days.



Daryl Denham:
In which country would you spend shekels?

Holland ?

Daryl Denham:
Try the next letter of the alphabet..

Iceland ? Ireland ?

Daryl Denham: (helpfully)
It's a bad line. Did you say Israel ?




Phil Wood:
What 'K' could be described as the Islamic Bible?

Er... ..... ...

Phil Wood:
It's got two syllables . . . Kor ..


Phil Wood:
Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run . ..


Phil Wood:
OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I . . ...




Melanie Sykes:
What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?




What religion was Guy Fawkes?


That's close enough.



Johnny Weissmuller died on this day.. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loin cloth did he play?


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ALEXSGIRL1 3/13/2010 8:04PM

    and i thought i said dumb things now and then emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GEORGANNE39 3/13/2010 4:01PM

    OMGosh! Keep 'em coming, Caz! These are terrific! LMAO! emoticon

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YASMINSHORTER 3/13/2010 3:44PM

    OMG!!!! Who allowed these people to go on the show in the first place?!?! You'd think that a friend or relative would try to persuade them not to go!!!!! It's like the X-factor first rounds!

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IZZYBEBOP 3/13/2010 1:23PM

    Oh my gosh! emoticon

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DEE107 3/13/2010 12:08PM

    lol thanks

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TASOGAREBAN 3/13/2010 11:19AM

    Halfway through this I started to doubt myself, LOL! I was like, "Where is all this crap COMING from??"

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    We all say daft things at times but these are real classics!

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MBSKIT 3/13/2010 11:04AM


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A little survey that I took from TASOGAREBAN

Friday, March 12, 2010

A bit about me –you’re welcome to nick it from me so I can find out stuff about you too

I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 6 items. You can only pick one thing from the following departments... What is it?
1. Produce: Mangoes
2. Bakery: So Good For You brand of seed crusted whole wheat bread
3. Meat: Chicken breast
4. Frozen: low fat ice cream
5. Dry goods: brown rice
6. Dairy: skimmed milk

Let's say we're heading out for a weekend getaway. You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of clothing with you.
1. Jeans
2. Leather jacket
3. Pumps

If I was to listen in on one of your conversations throughout the day.. What 5 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?
1. Ikkle bunny
2. Great workout this morning
3. I’m away to my bed
4. I’m catching up on sparks
5. *to DH* what do you want for lunch/dinner

What 3 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?
1. Working out without interruption from DH
2. listening to music
3. sparking

Sweet, you just scored a whole afternoon to yourself. What 5 activities might we find you doing? Working out, sparking, listening to music, cooking, going for a walk

We're going to the zoo. But, it looks like it could start storming, so it'll have to be a quick visit. What 3 exhibits do we have to get to?
1. The big cats
2. Monkey enclosure
3. Penguins

You just scored tickets to the taping of any live show that comes on t.v. of your choice.
Ant and Dec’s Christmas Show provided Robbie Williams featured

You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone.
1. Strawberry
2. Vanilla
3. Mint

Somebody stole your wallet. In order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it.
1. Picture of Robbie Williams
2. Friendship card from Jackie
3. Brain donation card
4. Organ donations card
5. Impulse perfume spray

If you could go back and talk to the old you when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?
1. True friends tell you the truth
2. Save for old age- yes you will get old and grey- trust me!
3. Never a borrower or lender be………apart from a mortgage.
4. If you do lend money- consider it a gift- you’re unlikely to get it back

1. In one sentence, explain what ended your last relationship:
My relationship with DH has lasted 36 years- the previous guy wanted me as a trophy girlfriend to show off to his mates- very shallow! Ditched him!

2. What made you smile today?:
Getting more exercise and me time in to avoid the noise of F1 motor racing DH was watching- I disappeared up stairs for just over an hour had a luxurious shower and he was still there watching it.

3. What were you doing this morning at 8a.m.?:
Aerobics then a stint cycling and rowing

4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?:
Having lunch

5. Something that happened to you in 1985?:
I can’t remember that far back!

6. Your first day of high school?:
We don’t have high school here- but at Grammar School I got to choose between learning Russian or German as a second language- chose Russian.

7. Last thing you said aloud?:
Okay babe- to DH- he was finally going for a shower after watching F1 in his jim jams LOL

8. Last thing someone else said aloud?:
I’m going for a shower….what a pee?

9. Worst thing currently on television:
The news- so depressing

10. What was in the mail today?:
A leckie (electric) bill

11. How many different beverages have you drank today?:
A fruit smoothie, tea and water 3

12. What is your favourite part of the day?:
First thing b4 DH gets up and I can spark and get my cardio in… peace

13. Your current To-Do list?:
Food shopping, dinner our tonight with bezzie mate, go to Uxbridge tomorrow for a wander around the shops (nice long walk), contact hospital about getting my DBS battery checked/

14. Where is your best friend right now?
Grooming a dog (that’s her job, professional dog groomer)

15. What colour is your toothbrush?:

16. What is out your back door?:
The garden- presently in good nick but also has some rubble from doing up the kitchen

17. Any plans for Friday night?:
Seeing Jackie for a meal at our fav restaurant

18. Least favourite place to shop:
Hounslow West-------it’s all shoe shops- stocking all the same shoes

19. Last thing you bought:
A necklace in Diamonds and Pearls b4 it closed down in Uxbridge

20. Last gift you received:
A dress and complimenting scarf from Jackie for Xmas- I bought it a few weeks back with the Xmas NEXT voucher she gave me

21. Funniest thing you heard all day:
while watching a wildlife show- a keeper was going to revisit some elephants he’d not seen for 5 years “I wonder what they’ll be like” he said. And I thought well d’you think they’ve turned into Zebra? They’ll be bigger………that’s all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22. Favourite mug:
A friendship mug from Jackie- lilac and cream in colour- when ever I’m poorly I use it. Daft huh?

23. What colour is your front door?
It’s dark wood

24. Beautiful is:
Robbie Williams singing a ballad

25. Describe your keychain:
to many keys

26. Where do you keep your change?
In my purse or I have an empty out into the jar

27. Say something to the number 1 person in your Top 8 on Myspace:
Don’t go on there

28. What kind of winter coat do you have?:
Dark grey parka with a fur trimmed hood and sleeves for everyday use and a black leather coat trimmed with suede for posh!

29. What was the weather like on your graduation day?:
Didn’t have graduation over here in my day!

30. Last ice cream flavor:
Low fat Strawberry with pistachio sauce

31. Last rainbow you saw:
in the park about a week ago

32. Something you are excited about:
Robbie Williams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A- attention! who are you?
I am different things to different people; wife, friend……….but I am me!

B- baby fat.. how heavy were you at birth?
Under 5 pounds- can’t remember exactly- but remember having to be baptized, they didn’t think I’d survive!

C- circles.. how many times around before you get dizzy?
Not many!
D- devious.. best prank ever?
Can’t think of one off hand

E- envious.. what quality do you wish you had?
Confidence at a party- I’m really not a party animal, prefer a small group of friends

F- fire! what gets you hot and bothered?
Politians who say they’re telling the truth and to trust them! You think???

G- guilty! of what?
Being a perfectionist.

H- high on life.. whats your favorite part about yours?
Friends and family

I- inconceivable!! what totally baffles you?
Why anyone would enjoy watching the news- so depressing

J- just like that! favorite position?
You want the SP on my case for an inappropriate post??

K- knees... walk on yours. how do you feel?

L- lights! or dark?
Lights always…..and I mean ALL WAYS LOL

M- maybe =) .. are you a tease, shy, or forward?
Can be all 3

N- night! what do you wear to bed?
Jim jams in the winter, nothing once it’s warm enough to go without

O- obsession.. what cant you get enough of?
Robbie Williams, sparks, sun and fresh air (in that order)

P- prohibition.. favoured alcoholic drink?
Don’t partake!

Q- quit it! what irritates you most?
Uncontrollable kids! And noisy kids!.

R- reverse.. how far can you walk backwards [without looking] before you hit something?
I’d be more worried what I step in!!!!!!!!

S- silent! something you've never told before?
I wish I’d got married!

T- talent! any nifty ones?
The patience of a saint when F1 is on!

U- utopia.. where would you live if money didnt matter?
The Maldives

V- violinin'.. play any instruments?

W- work.. what is your ideal job, realistically?
I’m retired now and happy to keep it that way.

X- marks the spot! whats your spot?
If you mean fav restaurant it’s gotta be The Grapes or The Pheasant- both are excellent.

Y- y did you do that? stupidest thing you've done...
Lordie I am always doing stupid things….where do you want me to start?

Z- best 'z' word ever?

Okay gotta go and do the food shop for the week then get ready to go out tonight.
I enjoyed doing that survey

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NHGRL68 3/13/2010 8:49AM

    That was great! Thanks for sharing:-) I hope you are having a great weekend:-) emoticon emoticon

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 3/12/2010 8:20PM

    That's a fun one!! Lots of info packed in there. Might have to steal it tomorrow!

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GABY1948 3/12/2010 5:49PM

    This was GREAT and I learned more about you too! And better yet, more new words!

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GEORGANNE39 3/12/2010 5:12PM

    Terrific, Caz! Have a super weekend!

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    Really enjoyed that one Caz - will probably use it on my blog tomorrow (getting a bit late for me now)
Have an insane colleague who idolises the current Take That and can't stand our Robbie - she should be certified..... right?!
Jackie x

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TASOGAREBAN 3/12/2010 11:48AM

    Ooooh Caz! I enjoyed this blog SO MUCH. And I had NO IDEA you liked Robbie Williams so much, lol! I forget sometimes that you're "across the pond" but then you use certain words that remind me and I squee like a little girl LOL!

Here's a silly question though. I know it means like "significant other" or "spouse" but what does DH stand for? I see it all over spark but just never really asked anyone. :)

And I was wrong about the grammar school thing! LOL!

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Senior eye exam

Friday, March 12, 2010

If you see sheep..................

then you need glasses! emoticon

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BEFIT014 3/12/2010 7:01AM

    Hey, that is pretty cool!

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    Very cool!


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