Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Busy

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...


22 comments:

elizasmom said...

Lady, you look GREAT!

The weight loss is fantastic, but what really strikes me in these pictures even more than that is that you look like you feel at home in your body. As far as I'm concerned, that's an even greater achievement.

Also, I can do the plank, but I am so lousy at push-ups it is just sad. I am officially jealous.

Shelli said...

You are so beautiful. Congratulations on the pregnancy. Seriously, you are really beautiful.

Shelli said...

Okay, sorry. Hope that didn't sound stalkerish. Must be all that hard work and the pregnancy, girl.

bon said...

tee hee! Honestly, I worked so dang hard I just looooove the compliments!

Fantastagirl said...

You are one beautiful mama - what an amazing difference in your face - you are just so pretty! No wonder your kids are adorable!

Mama D said...

You are gorgeous! I always happened to think so but you can even tell in the pictures that you are better friends with yourself. And that makes me so happy.

And I am SO happy that we are growing babies together. That is awesome!

Mama D said...

P.S. I am LOVING your hair!

jenk said...

Great job! Can I tell you that you look younger as well? Isn't it funny that weight loss translates into a younger face? It's weird.

I, too, am loving the new hair.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Bon! Elizasmom told me about your return and I am so excited about it. I admit that I checked your blog regularly during your absence in hopes you might have changed your mind. And now you did! Yeah! Congratulations with all those changes. I totally admire your dedication to exercise. Running, weight lifting, doing planks... awesome. You look great and sound great! And congratulations again with your pregnancy! May the suckitude be over soon.
Mama

The Motherboard said...

I just found you, and want to say that the "head shots" are wicked awesome! And that I am TOTALLY photoshopping a garden hose into my next photo shoot... so chic! :>)

Congrats on the weight loss... I have major amounts to shed now from my pregnancy... gag. I hate diets! (whoops, we're supposed to call them 'life changes'!)

Good luck with the baby!

Liz :) said...

woo-woo, look at you with the snazzy hand on the hip action and RIGHT BY the hose! I wish I would have thought of that! :) haha... Anywho, you look amazing! Congratulation indeed!
I'm not sure how I found you, blog surfing, Fight the Fluff or through another blog, or maybe it was while I was searching NM??? I don't know, I'm on here alot lately just checkin' it out! :)Ironically though my husband grew up and graduated in Farmington... weird! :) He's actually there as we speak picking up our boat from 505.. :) haha

Liz :) said...

Yeah I haven't been there in years, since I was little I guess but I remember it not being so big.. :) heehee... My husband was class of 95. It was probably FTF that I found you. :) Nice to meet you too. How'd you end up there?

Lynanne said...

I'm *so* happy to see you are blogging again. I really missed you. Congrats on the pregnancy and the weight loss too! I'm impressed! And you do NOT look "old and dumpy" You are gorgeous! You are one of those people that I envy because you are so pretty no matter how much you weigh. Throw the darn scale away already. :)

jenontheedge said...

You look FABULOUS!

shan & andrew said...

YOU GO GIRL! I stumbled upon your blog through Sue who is part of teh Fight of the Fluffy blog...anyway, I just have to say you look great! Thanks for being such an inpiration to me!

Smoochiefrog said...

Totally can see it! Great job!

the MomBabe said...

Good for you! And congrats on the pregnancy! Besides, even if you don't "lose weight" you can still be healthy and strong for the new baby. Keep up the good work!

JustRandi said...

you look so good!! I'm very very impressed!!

Jill said...

Lookin good Bon!

I am now going to pay closer attention to all the magazines at the grocery store check out stand.
I just KNOW that some celebrity will copy you, and we'll see Angelina Jolie or Katie Holmes posing with a garden hose in the background.

A trendsetter, you are!
;0)

Glad to see you back!

Badness Jones said...

You look amazing! And being strong and fit is amazing too - I know that getting in shape has really helped me with the games of "mommy monster" that the kids like me to play with them! You inspire me.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

Oh.my. God.

woman, you look HAWT!!

Diana - Teacher Mom said...

You look mahvelous, dahling! Absolutely mahvelous!