Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Our Hotel, I mean Home

First off, my current post at workingmomsblog is up. Go check it out. Now. But there is an update to the stats mentioned. I have now officially lost my Weight Watchers goal of 50 pounds. Seriously. I have lost the amount of a large dog. Or a small child.

So what do you do when you reach your goals? You show people where you were and where you are now:


Before, in August right before I started Weight Watchers...

And after, Ray says it's not my most flattering outfit, and this was taken at 9:30 at night after wrestling the kids to bed...


And you make a new goal - I want to lose ten more pounds. I think I can do it too. Of course, that means I can only eat 20 points a day and considering I ate about 35 points on Monday to celebrate my weight loss, this should work out great. Right?

So these past two weekends we have had house guests. The weekend before last we had friends who are moving here from Northern Virginia (Northern Virginia sucks, everyone flee to North Carolina!). They have a two year old boy and a four year old girl. And those kids were the best behaved children I have ever been around. I think they are secretly drugging them to make them so laid back and happy. The two year old boy? Not once did he get mad and throw a toy. The girl? No whining, nothing. Everyone played nicely. I can't wait for them to move here and hopefully rub off on my kids...

This past weekend we had some more friends from Northern Virginia visit us with their 5 month old. And they too are leaving Virginia, but to go somewhere crazy like Michigan or Ohio or Tennessee. My friend's husband is going back to school to get a doctorate in political science. No, we decided against playing Scrabble or anything with him because he would KICK OUR ASSES. She would too actually. Anyways, we had a great weekend, and a lot of this was consumed on Saturday night:

To include my favorite (hehe):

Oh, and their son? Weighs more than Audrey. My poor light weight. I swear she eats.

Oh right, how I tried to kill Ray. On Saturday morning I tried to play good host and make cinamon muffins. Little did I know they had some sort of tree nuts in it. Ray's lips started to swell, then his throat. He actually ate two of them, so his allergy to whatever was in it was on the milder side. It took about two hours, but the swelling finally went down. Maybe we need to update our life insurance policy....

18 comments:

Happy Working Mom said...

You look HOT!!! Seriously, you look absolutely fantastic! Great job on sticking to it, the results have totally paid off!

Your counter tops look a lot like mine! Do you know who built your house? Your backsplash looks like mine too!

I'm glad you had fun with your friends, and by the looks of the pictures, a lot of fun was had!

Working Mom said...

You look fabulous!! I can't wait to get back on Weight Watchers. You've really done a great job by sticking to it!! Be proud.

Kellie said...

EXCELLENT work on the weight loss. You look amazing and should be SO proud of yourself.

Looks like a good time was had by all :)

Poor Ray...hope he's not sleeping with one eye open now!

CPA Mom said...

You look amazing! Totally inspires me to keep on going. I can't wait to see you in July. oh, and your hair? Rocks!

V tech wine? Was it sour?

serious note - you make sure you have the right amount of life insurance on you both. You know I know from experience how important that is. My late husband did not have enough. Enough said.

Nikki said...

you need to update you homeowners policy...and you look great!

...and they can all leave VA if they want...that just leaves more job openings for me ;)

That Chick Over There said...

You look smashing my dear!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

50 LBS!!!

You look fantabulous!

Then you tried to kill your husband...hmm..sounds like motive to me. LOL.

You really look great..and good for you.

I hope to be able to say the same thing by year end. That would just be great.

Rachel said...

I don't think you need to lose 10 more pounds, you look great, but that's your call I suppose.

And why the hell is Tennessee crazy??????

Beccy said...

Well done on the weight loss, you look fantastic.

EC said...

WTG!! You're my hero! ;)

Seriously, you look fabulous. I'm SO tempted to try it, really I am. This low carb diabetic diet is killing me :( Anyhow, back to you - congratulations!!

And I LOVE how you have baby shoes next to the alcohol, lol. That is so totally a mom for ya!

EC said...

OH Wait, I forgot to say that I love your new look!!

SJ said...

Okay, a few things.....

First of all, you look fantastic! Way to go on the weight loss, I know you must be very proud of yourself. And Ray must be proud too, and hell! I'm proud of you. Keep it up (although you really do look great as you are right now!)

Secondly, I love the new template!

And the last few things.....Does Ray have an epi-pen? And how tough is that to prepare foods when he's allergic to nuts and stuff? I can't even imagine, and I'm glad to hear he's okay! I've been there with the swollen lips and face, and ...it's NOT FUN!

I think VA is crazy too, hence why I moved away, but really Colorado is the place to be! :) And people used to accuse me of drugging Keven Jr. as well because he was so good as a little one, Isaac on the other hand, not so much.

Lost A Sock said...

Congratulations!!! You rock!! How exciting to have met your goal. Have fun this weekend!

Bethany said...

You look GREAT!! Fantastic job!

my4kids said...

Congratulations, really, I'm jealous that was a goal for last year and not so much I think I actually gained a little. I am a horible dieter and I actually don't really eat much! Hmm.
Anyway you look great though.

Did you ask your friends if the kids act like that normally? People tell me that with our kids and I look at them like they are crazy! Also even when they were really little for some reason they behaved sooo much better when we were at someone elses home.

Jippy said...

WOW! You look great! Your blog looks great!
What a great surprise to see the pictures. I am so inspired by you. What a great example you are.
Awesome!

Amy said...

Congratulations on your weight loss. That's wonderful. I know what it's like - am at 42 pounds down in the year but am slowing down. I might actually have to really exercise now. Sucks.

Love the photo of the wine bottles. Looks like a good night!

Lawyer Mama said...

Wow! That's impressive weight loss. Go you!

I fled from Northern Virginia too. Didn't make it quite down to North Carolina, but almost.