life, lifestyle

Meaning behind my blog name…

I had a hard time coming up with a blog name, no matter what I came up with just didn’t sound catchy or good enough. I finally came up with one but then completely changed it to what it is now…Thoughts with Suz. And it’s exactly what it is, it’s my thoughts…obviously my blog is about my life blog along with lifestyle so it just made sense to name it that and I really like it! I blog about my struggles with my weight, about infertility, I share recipes, talk about life, my obsession with coffee, tea, and Disneyland and now my puppy! I hope you can follow me along this journey! 

xoxo

life

Rewriting my 3rd Blog Post…

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This is my very first 3rd blog post that I have written for this blog in October of 2018 and here are my answers, I’ll answer it in bold next to my original answer to compare.

I found this questions on facebook and thought it will be fun to answer them on here…

1. First thing you wash in shower?

My hair if it’s hair day (I wash my hair every other day) if not then my face. I still do the same thing now…that has not changed! 

2. What color is your favorite hoodie? 

White from disneyland 😊 Now its a light blue one that I also got from Disneyland. 

3. Do you plan outfits? 

Not really, I usually just figure it out in the morning before going to work. I’ll think about it the night before sometimes but never put it out for it to be ready for me. 

4. How are you feeling right now? 

Good, enjoying the peace and quiet watching Sex and The City. Tired but good, I forgot how tiring it is to have a puppy. 

5. What’s the closest thing to you that’s red? 

A basket. A red and white pillow. 

6. Tell me about your last dream?

I actually don’t remember. Same thing – I really don’t remember it. 

7. Did you meet anybody new today?

Yes, Im currently babysitting and the parents had their friends come over to go to dinner so I met them. Nope… we are on “stay at home” so no socializing what so ever. 

8. What are you craving right now?

Bubble gum ice cream… yum! A salad that I get from Sweetgreens… yum! 

9. What comes to mind when you think of cabbage? 

Tolma…this Armenian dish that my mom makes with cabbage! yum! 

10. Have you ever counted to 1,000?

Nope. Nope! 

11. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? 

Lick it. Lick it!

12. Do you like your hair? 

Now that I get the keratin treatment, I actually do. Lately no, its been so dry. 

13. Do you like yourself? 

Depends on the day…it still depends on the day sadly!

14. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? 

Sure. Why not…

 15. What are you listening to right now? 

The movie Sex and the City. The sound of some Russian show my parents are watching in the next room. 

16. Were your parents strict? 

For the most part yes. With me… yes 

17. Would you go sky diving? 

No too big of a chicken lol Heck no! 

18. Do you like cottage Cheese? 

Its not my favorite but I don’t hate it either. Not really. 

19. Have you ever met a celebrity? 

Yes. Yes – when I use to work at a preschool, I had a few celebrity parents. 

20. Do you rent movies often? 

Hardly ever now. Nope…netflix, YouTube, Hulu – pretty much all I watch now a days. 

21. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in? 

No. The flower stickers I have on my nail. 

22. Have you ever made a prank phone call? 

Who hasn’t? Definitely have. 

23. Ever been on a train? 

Yes Yes

24. Brown or white eggs? 

Both. Both 

25. Do you use chap stick? 

Yes, not as often as I should though. Yes I do. 

26. Can you use chop sticks? 

Im getting better at it. Yes.

27. Are you too forgiving? 

Yes. For sure, I hate it. 

28. Ever been in love? 

I’m in love with my husband! Yes 

29. Last time you cried? 

It’s been a while. Maybe a few weeks ago. 

30. What was the last question you were asked? 

Last time I cried. This question. 

31. Favorite time of the year? 

Fall Between fall and spring 

32. Do you have any tattoos?

No again I’m a chicken, I can’t handle the pain! I want one but I don’t – I can’t decide 

33. Are you sarcastic?

Is that even a serious question? Of course I am. Oh yeah I am. 

34. Ever walked into a wall?

Oh yeah and boy did it hurt. Definitely … ouch! 

35. Favorite color? 

Purple, pink and blue. Light pink, lavender and light blue. 

36. Have you ever slapped someone? 

No. I play slapped my husband when we are playing around.

37. Is your hair curly? 

Nope, wavy. Wavy 

38. Do looks matter?

Kinda. Kinda 

39. Do you like your life right now? 

For the most part. I can’t complain. 

40. Do you sleep with the TV on? 

Nope, room has to be dark and quiet! Nope, dark and quiet. 

41. Can you handle the truth? 

No but I prefer it. Same answer. 

42. Do you have good vision? 

No. I wear contacts! Still wearing contacts and glasses. 

books, Uncategorized

A book that has inspired me…

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A while back I was kinda obsessed with Khloe Kardashian and got her book “Strong looks better naked,” and loved it. It inspired and motivated me to work out, work on my health, my body and to just put myself first. I remember I was on my fitness and healthy lifestyle journey for a good few months after reading that book and then I fell off the wagon. Since then I haven’t really picked up the book again, or maybe I did once after that but only read a few chapters only. I think I will pick it up again and reread it to see if it will again give me that motivation that inspiration to get myself back on track since I have been so off since this whole coronavirus started.

What is one book that has inspired you???

challenge

31 Days of Blogging…

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I have not been feeling like blogging lately and part of me misses it, so I looked on Pinterest and put together a random 31 day challenge for the month of May! Anyone want to join me? Here it is…

Day:

  1. A picture of yourself with 5 random facts about you.
  2. Difficult Time in your life.
  3. How to unwind after a long stressful day.
  4. Current book you’re reading and your thoughts on it so far.
  5. A book that has inspired you.
  6. 5 books in your bookshelf.
  7. Skin care routine.
  8. 3 healthy habits you’re working on and 3 healthy habits you want to add
  9. What your work day looks like.
  10. Places you have visited.
  11. Places you would love to visit.
  12. Share something you struggle with.
  13. Share 5 blessings in your life.
  14. What to do when you’re feeling down.
  15. Someone that you miss dearly.
  16. Name one thing you wished you had right now.
  17. If you could have one job in the world, what would it be?
  18. Share a recipe.
  19. Top 5 pet peeves.
  20. Go to the very beginning of your blog and rewrite your 3rd blog post.
  21. Meaning behind your blog name.
  22. My favorite show and why?
  23. 3 of your favorite blogs.
  24. At home facial routine.
  25. Your favorite jewelry.
  26. Share10 of  your favorite photos you have taken in the last year without any words.
  27. 3 Things you don’t leave the house without.
  28.  If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be and why?
  29. Google this or that questions and pick one and post it with your answers.
  30. Your zodiac sign. Does it fit your personality?
  31. Your goals for next month.
life

Pausing my 100 day challenge…

I have decided that I am just going to pause my 100 day fasting challenge for now. It’s such a stressful time right now and with me being extra extra busy at work I don’t get a chance to eat as I should do when I finally come home, I find myself stuffing my face with a ton of food and stuff before I start my fast for the night. I have been getting a ton of headaches too so not sure if it’s because I’m eating very little then a lot within an hour window that’s causing this or no. But for now while we are all dealing with this stressful stressful times and everything that’s going on in the world I will just stop and then continue when I feel ready and not so stressed.

Curious, how are you guys dealing with all this and trying to still lose or maintain your weight? Are you exercising? Dieting?

challenge, weight loss

100 day Fasting

With everything going on I knew that I wouldn’t eat as healthy or as good as I would like so I decided to get back into intermittent fasting. I challenged myself to do a 100 day fasting challenge and to aim for 16/8. Today is day 11 and so far I’ve done good, there’s only been 2 days where I didn’t reach 16 hours and that is really ok. I did notice that 2 days that I didn’t reach 16 hours was because I ate past 7 pm the night before. For example last night my brothers girlfriend bought her new puppy to our house so I was distracted and played with the puppy for a while and by the time I got to eat it was closer to 7/7:30 so I didn’t finish eating till 8 pm so for it to be 16 hours I had to fast till noon today and that’s hard for me since I’m awake and working so early. I woke up this morning and was starving so bad so I waited it out for a bit took a shower and I was still hungry even after drinking water so I gave it and had breakfast so I only fasted for about 11.5 hours and really that’s ok! I’ll try better today by trying to finish eating by 6:30 or 7pm the latest tonight. I’m going to share my results here! I’m hoping this helps me shed a few pounds since I’m such a bad stress eater and like everyone else right now I’m under a lot of stress with what’s going on in the world. As far as exercise goes I’ve been trying to go on 2 long walks with my nanny kids a day and if we can’t then I have an elliptical at home that I’ll end up using after I’m off for about half an hour to an hour.


How are you handling the stress? Are you still keeping up with healthy eating and exercising?

goals

February Goals.

A month ago I wrote my New Years resolution/goals for 2020 but then found a blog post where she talked about how she no longer makes new year goals but month to month so I decided that starting this month I will be setting new goals maybe even the same goal every single month. I wanted to share my February goals with you today.

  • Post 5 blog posts.
  • Lose at least 6 pounds, preferably 9.
  • Drink more water.
  • Be active everyday even if its a slow walk for 30 minutes…its something!
  • Read 1 full book or listen to 1 audio book.

Curious…do you do month to month goals?

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blogmas

Day 1: Blog Name meaning!

Happy November! It’s hard to believe that we only have two more left until we welcome in 2020! I wanted to take this month to do a blog challenge and for our day 1 its all about my blog…the meaning behind it and why I chose to do a blog.

As you can already see the name is Life thoughts and tea and the meaning of it is pretty simple actually, I wanted to blog about my life, my random thoughts all while sipping on a cup of tea or sometimes even coffee!

I love to write and I love to read books so I figured why not do create my own blog and write about it; so here I am doing just that and I hope you can follow me along this journey!

Follow me on instagram, twitter, Pinterest, and bloglovin.

life, podcast

Our Podcast

Hey guys – I wanted to take a second to share with you that my husband and I actually have our own podcast and we would love for you guys to check it out, subscribe, rate and leave us a review…it will help us out a ton! Thank you so much for your support!

Life with Coffee is the name of our podcast and you can find us anywhere that you listen to podcasts; just type in life with coffee and our picture should pop up 🙂 Thank you!

https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZjYyNDIwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/life-with-coffee/id1437899011?mt=2&uo=4

challenge

10 week challenge starts Today!

Good morning!

Even though I didn’t finish my challenge last time, I actually really enjoyed it and felt like it helped me in a lot of ways of making sure I read everyday and worked out as well; therefore I decided to do another one! This time I will be doing a 10 week challenge rather than a 6 week challenge!

My 10 week challenge starts today and ends on November 25th! This is what I’ll have to do everyday (minus the weekly photo) in order to complete my challenge:

• Workout everyday for at least 30 minutes.

• Drink a gallon or more of water.

• Read for 15 minutes or more daily.

• Write a blog post everyday!

• Intermittent fast. Minimum of 12 hours but aim for 16!

• Progress photo once a week along with measuring myself once a week.

I’m so excited, it has been about 3 weeks since I worked out but I’m ready to get back into it! I also want to eventually incorporate keto into my diet slowly!

Anyone want to do the challenge with me?