Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Long and Lean(ish)

Losing weight is a tough but very rewarding thing to do, especially when it entirely changes the shape of your face!

Case in point: Picture from driver's license issued March of 2007

IMG_0999

Picture from driver's license issued January 2010.

IMG_1000

Although nothing else on my body got terribly long and lean(ish), at least my face did! I guess I should be thankful for (relatively) small blessings.

And on the subject of weight loss, this is my third week of taking a break from desserts. I made a pan of brownies for the family last weekend and they sat on the counter and called my name. Commandingly. Loudly. Insistently. Convincingly.

I resisted. But let me just say that I did not want to resist. What I wanted to do was pull up a chair and cut a slab of brownie, slap it on a plate, warm it in the microwave, and then top it with half a quart of marshmallow, Oreo, Heath bar, cookie dough, chocolate chunk ice cream.

But I didn’t.

Because I like having one part of my body that is long and lean(ish). Even though it is just my face.

Sigh.

__________________________

From the Comments Section:

“A Mom’s Serious Blunder” asked, “Any news on your other house?”

Well, even as as we speak, Steve is over at the house in Smithfield working on painting one last room and doing some final fix-its. We also just changed real estate agents and are hoping (and praying) that we will see results very soon.

The big time crunch right now is that we have a 6-month rent-to-own contract signed on the house we’re in. The contract ends on April 31st so if we haven’t closed on our Smithfield house by then, well, let’s just say we’ll be in a challenging situation.

_________________________

Jonna asked who sang the sang in this "house video" I posted back in November.


video

The song is “Always Home” by a group called “Sound of Harris. I love that song, too!

3 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Anonymous said...

What rooms is Steve painting and why?

Amie said...

I'm hugely impressed by the brownie resistance. Congratulations on the long and lean face. The difference is definitely noticeable in the pics :-)

Anonymous said...

You're looking great!! Don't know how you do it with all you have going on. I definitely wouldn't have the willpower to walk away from brownies!!