Sunday, April 26, 2009

I'm such a loser

In fact, the Biggest Loser! That's right folks, I ended up winning the biggest loser contest we had with friends out here. I ended up losing 16.58% of my starting weight. I can't help but feel pretty awesome about it. What really matters, though, is the state of my health. I feel like I am in a much healthier place than I have been in a long time. I'm stronger now- much more fit. I think I'm healthier than when I was this weight in the past. This is what's really important. Healthy habits and attitudes are what I want to pass onto my girls. From here on, I plan on continuing my healthier habits, but not obsessing so much over my numbers. Anyway, here's what I look like today. I had been rubbing my eyes a bit due to the awesome state of allergy itchiness I find my self in nearly constantly.

I'm reluctant to find a "before" picture, but know that I got some jeans just after Christmas that I can't wear now. When I bought them, I had to suck in a little bit to do them up. Now, I really can't wear them. they are simply too big.
Well, it's been a over a week since I've posted any pictures of my cuties. Here are some of the latest.
Cute, even when the top of her head is cut off. We got her six month portraits taken recently, and there was a mix up as to when. We had some time to kill and there were some killer after Easter sales. I ended up getting each girl a pretty outfit. The above is Alice in her new duds...

And this is Sally in her new dress. I love finding super sales on such adorable items!
Alice loves to play outside, though it' s already starting to get super hot. We need to play in the water a lot this summer.

I don't remember what she's looking at, but I love her expression.

Alice Marie is such a sweet girl! She loves bathtime, but usually not after. She doesn't like the lotion. this was probably pre-lotion. Super cute.
Even sweet with fingers in her mouth. Check out miss Sally's eyelashes- they are SO long and SO curly! She didn't get that from me, though I wish she did.
I'll leave you with a couple of funny and cute sleep pictures.
You can't really tell, but Alice's leg is much higher than the rest of her body. It was propped up against the side of her crib.

Today, I peeked in at Sally during her nap. This is what I saw. How did she fall asleep like that? Too funny.


Becky said...

Congratulations for the weight loss! You are awesome, and I'm so proud of you! You look fantastic in my old dress. And the kids are adorable...I can't wait to see them in 3 1/2 weeks!

Cicely said...

You are a rock star!

ps. That picture of Sally sleeping is better than awesome.

Leslie said...

Em you look awesome! Congrats on losing all that weight!

DB said...

Way to go. You look great- you always do/have i think! And, love the cute sleeping pictures!!!- jessica
p.s. thanks for your comments on our blog

becca said...

Way to go, you look awesome! But really you always do! Are you coming here in 3 1/2 weeks or is your mom flying out there? Please say here....that would be awesome! Your girls are beautiful! That picture of Sally is HILARIOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, I need to get in shape. I agree, it's not about numbers, just how you feel when you are fit. I just realized, I got the same dress for Lyla for next year (Childrens Place?)! Too cute!

Marilyn said...

You are amazing! Congrats! I AM the biggest loser - because I haven't lost ANY! I love the picture of Sally looking up - that's one for the wall!

paul and lindsay said...

Alright, you've inspired me to finally get into gear and lose my baby weight (the last two babies' weight). I gave Paul all my secret candy this morning to hide at the office. You look great. Wish I could see you in person.

That picture of Sally should be entered in some kind of crazy-positions-that-babies-sleep-in contest. She would win. That's awsome.