HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!
I love the first one!
"Showing the tonsils" laughs are the best!
You get prettier every year dontcha?!
Awww thank you! I wear less makeup every year it seems, which I guess means I'm more comfortable with the real me. That feels good.
YOU LOOK AMAZING!! SO happy, and so healthy! I know you don't feel comfortable at 10 pounds over, but you look just gorgeous and glowy.
The smily-wine-glass-is-more-than-half-full picture is my favorite :)
I have to agree, I think the extra lbs really agree with her :)
Thank you guys. I am in a "normal" BMI range, so I think that it's cool since it's healthy. I just worry since it's normal to put on weight as we age that I'll be back in an unhealthy range if I don't have a buffer. I do think it looks ok, but I'd prefer to be a bit lower before I start trying to hvae a baby so I can put on baby weight and still have a healthy delivery. That's my thinking in my baby obsessed mind. I wouldn't mind staying the same weight though or even putting on some so long as I'm healthy.
details details... ;) I understand the worry. Always my biggest fear when I lost it was that I would gain it back, makes you obsessive.
Well for most of us it's a well founded fear.
When I was in Belize snorkeling there was this woman who brought up Oprah and her "regain" of 40lbs and said, "Shut up about it. I mean, you could have caught it when it was 5lbs!" Ha. Now that is obsessed. But I suppose there are points on both sides.
I have of course transfered all my fears onto my daughters... which now have issues with food and weight I fear we all need counseling! ahhhhh
One of my girls is now seeing three doctors, one at childrens, and nutritionist, and a pcychiatrist trying to undo all damage done by the unrealistic body image that is placed on women..she plumited to under 100 lbs, and I was thrilled..she lost weight..look how thin my daughter is? ... danger! I am afraid the vast majority of us are just screwed up.
You look MAHVELOUS, darling! :)
I'd say "I hoped it was wonderful" but I can totally tell!
Congrats on not looking a second older than 28!
Thanks! Yes it was much needed time with wonderful people who I love and I was touched that they went out of their way. Craig and I both really needed their support at such a rough time.
I gotta say it is SO good to see you smile! :) I am also in agreement that the little bit of weight wears very well on you. You look so healthy and beautiful. I wish I coulda been there to share in the celebration. I guess I got in my annual Seattle b-day trip a bit earlier this year but it seems strange to be so far away right now. Glad the gang could help you celebrate.
Thanks! I do think the fact I have a lower pain level helps too and I'm still in the "normal" BMI range, so I'm not really overweight, it's just that I'd like a buffer so when I have a baby I won't end up with health risks. I miss you too, but I'm glad I got to see you this year even if it wasn't for either of our birthdays.
Gorgeous. Of course.
35 agrees with you!
2009-03-16 01:16 am (UTC)
caption for the first is so ...
NOM NOM NOM PEEPS
Yay PEEPS! I love peeps...it's a sickness really. I'm glad you had a great birthday party.
I have to second everyone's comments that you look amazing - so HAPPY and HEALTHY.
As for the baby thing - please stop worrying. that won't help anything! FWIW (and I know this is just my experience, but I'll share it with you in hopes that you'll realize that not everyone gains and gains during pregnancy with no hope of losing). With all three of my kids I was 10+ pounds below my prepregnancy weight within 2 weeks of giving birth. I know that's not the usual, but its how my body works. And, while I've had high risk pregnancies due to my weight and weight related issues, everything has been just fine with that too. If you're going to have problems, chances are you're going to have problems (meaning health problems during pregnancy) and you can't predict them. My sister had MUCH worse issues during her pregnancies, and she's 5'7" and 130 lbs and always has been. Weight is not the only predictor. :)
Looks like a great time! Happy birthday!