Tuesday, April 29, 2008


A few days after I found out I was pregs, I realized that for now, I was as small as I was gonna get. So I grabbed the camera and had Dadguy take a few snaps of me. This is not dressed up, not a glamour shot, although some of you may be thinking to yourself "look at that artfully coiled garden hose... she TOTALLY airbrushed this sucker!"

No, this is just the mama after she drops 50 odd pounds. As much as a part of me wants to say something critical about how much farther I have to go, how old and dumpy I look; the stronger part of me is quite pleased with how I look here. More than how I "look" I know that that body of mine could run for five miles with no problem, could endure some serious strength training and sweat, and keep up with the girls in a good game of tag. Dude, I can hold "plank" and do real push-ups. Boy push-ups.

That's a strong mama. She is OK by me.

As far as "before" pictures of me? Hmmm... not so much. The only digitals I can find are older shots or head shots. I was hiding. And can you blame me? I didn't recognize me in the pictures that I saw. In truth... I felt like how I look in these pictures; overweight, but not ghastly. And I still feel the same way I did then... except for better friends with myself.

If you like, you can compare some head shots...

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Hullo There...

It's been a while, yeah? I think it's been about seven months; and there has been a change or two around Chaos. Mostly the kinds of changes that come with the girls getting older, but one or two changes in me.

First: through Weight Watchers, serious workouts and running I lost 52 pounds since last September. This is great, and probably helped me achieve the second change, which is....

Second: I am pregnant. Solidly in the first trimester, and baby, much as I wanted this, being pregnant sucks every bit as much as remember it sucking. ie: lots and sucking buckets of suckitude.

Third: We are actively finishing the basement now. Seriously... we have been pecking away at this project for over two years now, and we are finally prepared to go for broke (literally) and DO THIS THING! So for all you who are interested in this sort of thing... there will be pix.

And of course pictures of Chaos.

So... much as I wanted to write up a great and comprehensive post as my Grande Bloggy Re-opening, this'n will have to do the jobby.

It's good to be back.