Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Lola Legacy

Alrighty. I figure that since this is near the beginning of my blog- I should do an "About Me" kind of post- sparked a bit by Eternal Lizdom's Party Post

Probably most of the people who may read this will already know me personally- but maybe not- so here's to you!

In no particular order. . .
- I am a 30-something woman with 2 young children who lives in Indianapolis.
- Married to a really wonderful man who I'll call "Kid Electro" for his privacy's sake here on the blog. I kissed a lot of toads to meet this Prince, and I KNOW how lucky I am to have him. I may not show it every day- but he is my R-O-C-K.
-I'm a sister, a daughter, a friend, a cousin, a granddaughter, a mother, a wife and an employee. I'm also a runner, a cook, a hockey and football lover and many other things.
-I have struggled with my weight since the end of high school- I was always at a comfortable/manageable weight until my Freshman year of college where I put on at least 2 people's worth of the freshman 15- and it just came on from there.
-Since then- I've yo-yo'd up and down; one time getting back to my pre-college weight, which is when I met my husband and then promptly put back on 40 lbs of "I'm happy" weight. 7 years and 2 kids later- here I am. I have a lot of weight to lose overall to get to my goal, but I'm not looking at the big number right now. I'm focusing on continuing my fitness efforts and reeling in my eating habits.
-I've actually been athletic for the better part of my life- sometime between entering college and gaining the weight (give or take a few periods of time) I became lazy and enjoyed a little too much partying. But in middle and into high school- I was a competitive swimmer, played softball, tennis and liked being in shape. I'll never be really thin- it is just not my build; I'm ok with that- I just want to be healthy and fit.
-I am a very determined person. When I set my mind to something- very little can get in the way. I may have setbacks- but I will come back to it- with passion and focus.
-I love deeply, I'm fiercely protective of my close family and friends
-I'm very liberal- so liberal in fact that I even have conservative friends; because, let's face it- it takes all kinds to make the world go round- and I can't preach respect without giving it.
-I'm very outgoing. So outgoing that I sometimes put my foot in my mouth or seem nosey. So - if I do this to you- apologies now, it is not intentional- I just genuinely care about whatever I'm asking- I'm curious by nature.
- I can't pinpoint my biggest flaw- because I have many. I'm coming to grips with them as I age- I tend to be a bit of a control freak. . .*whistle* who knew?
- I need a hobby. Running is is new to me. I'll probably write a lot about it (will talk exclusively about that in my next post). But I need something else- a series of books, or an inexpensive hobby that doesn't take tons of time or investment. I have a short attention span caused by my inability to carry on a linear conversation now that I have children.

Ok- one final thing about me- the name....Lola. It isn't my real real name is Emily. Lola was born- oh, around 1997-98, I think (girls, correct me if I'm wrong here). See, me and the Grant Street Girls (again, another post- but short version: college roomies and best friends) would bar hop- and sometimes we might be hit on by a less-than-desireable male. In said situation, we decided as a joke to give fake names....they all started with L. For some reason- I *became* Lola- and it has stuck. Lola is kind of bad ass. She likes wigs and a reason to dress up and be silly. Emily has not found enough time to be Lola lately. Lola lives within though- and she's that little part of me that will never fully grow up, will never stop being a smart ass, will always be too big for her britches in defense of others and always stubborn.

Wondering about something else? Feel free to ask!

1 comment:

  1. My sister and I both call ourselves Lola, although it isn't our real name. It's a good alias! Our story is here if you're interested.

    Good luck with the weight loss. I am trying to deal with my extra pounds too.