Sunday, November 08, 2009

Cute as bug. The car, not me.

This is my friend Julie's adorable car. Isn't it cute as a bug? Oh yeah, and that's me, aka Bugs. We're in the parking lot of Austin Java where we had just lunched. People have been asking me why I haven't posted any update photos of Mike and me as we progress with our weight loss. There are two reasons, plain and simple.

1. There is rarely anyone around to take a picture of me anyway, since I have a husband who travels hither and yon.

2. And besides, even if he is here to take a picture, I generally spend my days in my home workshop make-up-less, in yoga pants and t-shirts covered with dog hair, bits of thread and cotton batting ... and with hair that most often resembles a bird's nest.

A photo op is rare. So since I was meeting up with Julie and other good friend, Kimber, to lunch and brainstorm Julie's idea for a new book proposal ..... we had a little photo shoot in the parking lot. (Gotta plug their terrific blogs here: Julie at Midlife Jobhunter and Kimber at Fragrant Liar.) Anyway, a lovely setting for pictures, doncha think? What with utility boxes and phone lines and the cars roaring by. What's worse was the posing and prancing about the parking lot, trying to channel Project Runway model moves. We had a giggle. Nevertheless, I've made an utter fool of myself in public yet again.
And there was yet another photo op this week!
This is me standing on my veranda overlooking the beautiful Texas Hill Country. And by my veranda I mean someone else's 6 million dollar house where we happened to be on a home tour on Thursday. And another pic of me in my study ... er, rich people's study.

So, see? I have lost some weight! Been a little stuck for about 10 days but I've lost almost 14 lbs. now. Just a couple more to go to reach the initial goal of 16 lbs. and then I'll probably re-assess. I just might decide to shave off a few more while I'm at it. But wait. Thanksgiving's coming. Oh.

Mike has also been stuck at the same weight for awhile but his intense travel schedule as of late has made losing weight so very challenging. He gets a pass though, because he actually lost weight in the early part of this year and so, fuhgeddabout our August 16th diet/blog launch date, he's lost a total of 20 lbs. altogether this year! (Which is why I don't think he even needs to lose another ounce.)

Just want to say that with the holidays nearly upon us, I'm about to get as busy as an elf with my creative work and will probably be posting less frequently. What am I working on? Shameless self-promotion: Still much more to come online once I've finished a little more inventory: holiday cards made from vintage Christmas tablecloths, vintage-y pillows, purses ... and the cutest little pincushions you ever did see! Stay tuned!
See ya before Thanksgiving, for sure!


Midlife Jobhunter said...

You look Mahvelous! So fit, and glowing. Most fun shooting you in the parking lot. Proud of you for losing the weight and keeping us apprised along the way. Encourages me!

Anonymous said...

Dayammmm you look cute! I know you'll be ever-so-willing to keep it up 'cause you KNOW you look so darling! You're my idol. I'll give up everything but math for you.

Praoud, praoud, praoud of you!


Crazy Charm said...
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Crazy Charm said...

You look amazing! Seriously. You look considerably better than most of my friends who are in their twenties. Good for you!

I love that haircut, too!

*I had to delete my previous comment because it had a spelling error, and we just can't have that :)

Jocelyn said...

Poodle, you are HAWT. In that first photo, I thought you were the model hired to show off the vehicle here at the car show. Andddddd, FLOURISH!

Michelle Wells Grant said...

Anonymous Jode:
Thank you but you are cuter. And older. Do the math! (It's only a fraction. heh, heh.)

Oh stop! I mean .... go on!
Not doing any car shows soon. Or ever!
But thank yeeeeeew, as we say in Texas. Heading over to your place tonight for (I'm just assuming) a seam-splitting laugh.

Bernie said...

You do look great. How did you lose the weight? The car is cute but you are cuter.

The only thing is, I think you should be a little more choosy in the company your keep?:)

ds said...

You look terrific! Well done. You are an inspiration.

Fragrant Liar said...

I missed the photo shoot!! You looked great in person and the pictures prove it.

But I'm like Bernie. Shouldn't you be a little more selective about the company you keep?


Bernadette said...

You look fantastic! And oh how I wish I could have been there when you three were doing the photo shoot. I bet you were hysterical! Way to go!

Nishant said...

You look amazing! Seriously. You look considerably better than most of my friends

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