Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Long time no posty.

Hello all!

Well, I'd like to offer my profound apologies for my calloused neglect in updating the past few days. We all know that being on vacation can make the days fly by and for me, that has definitely been the case.

I REALLY want to thank all of you for the sweet, awesome, kind, fabulous comments you left on my last post about the New Years dress and how I looked. You all are so sweet, I can't even stand it!!!

So, I've been keeping up my low carb eating, and I'm really happy about that. I know that low carb eating isn't for everyone, but I feel amazing when I cut bread, potatoes and pasta from my diet. No more snacking on crackers or eating mac and cheese. I feel lighter, my bloat goes away completely and I have a TON of energy.

I've been roughly maintaining around 169-170 over the vacation. I have had Pho twice, so that's probably to blame for a little bit of the fluctuation, plus normal fluctuation, of course. :)

So! I have nothing else cool to report. I wanted to share some more photos with you guys, 'cause, well, that's what I do.

The whole group, first party of the new year!

I'm a tiger! Growl!


Baller, again.

Me with my friend Lori:


Me with my old pal Dan:

Me with Rico and Dan:

Me with Beth, check out her blog!

ALSO! I did a family shoot, (weird, I know,) and a band shoot on Saturday. Check 'em out!

The Leyba Family (click here for more shots):

The awesome Mestizo (click here for more shots) (click here for their website):



Julia said...

I miss you so. I hope you are having a blast (looks like you are,) but don't have so much fun that you don't want to come back.

Congrats on keeping up with the low-carb. I am so proud of you chica!



Christy said...

Hope you are having a BLAST on vacay!

M said...

I missed you more than Jewlia did! :) I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your photos! Youre so lucky that youre photogenic! I am trying to imagine your photo albums. Or scrapbooks.

Kudos on the low carbness!

'Drea said...

That's an awesome picture of the Leyba family.

Greta from www.bigbottomblogger.blogspot.com said...

Low carb works really well for me, too....but I did add fruit back in so now it is more like "lowish carb". Grains and potatoes just stick to my behind like glue....darn it....I need to avoid them as much as possible.

GREAT pics! Love the "atlas" one. :)

Melanie said...

Ok, totally off subject... (and forgive me if you already know about this) Youu should enter the contest that Nathan Bransford is hosting on his blog (http://nathanbransford.blogspot.com).

From the excerpt that you posted a little while back, I think that you are a fabulous writer so I thought of you when I read about his contest.

So go! Enter! Win!

MadScientist said...

no matter what weight you've been at, are at, or are going to be at...your goregous/fun personality shines.

I love it!

Unknown said...

Love, love, love our pictures!!!! You are the most fantabulous photographer ever! And it's been so fun having you here. I'm going to be so sad when you go.

Anonymous said...

I love your photography!

I'm trying to do lower, healthier carb dieting. It's a struggle. I love my Mac&Cheese, and winter makes me want to stay inside and curl underneath the covers, but I'm trying to stay motivated.

Rita (Inflicted with DSD) said...


I caught wind of your blog and you seem to be doing really well with your weight loss journey. I too have created a blog so people can give pointers and encouragement to help me lose weight. I have about 60 lbs to lose. My blog is www.dietsurplusdisorder.blogspot.com. I have called it Diet Surplus Disorder because I feel that is exactly what I have experienced. So many diets and yet still so much weight to lose. I'm trying a new diet every 3-4 weeks hoping this will avoid the monotony of any one diet and hopefully this will keep me motivated. I only have a couple of followers on my site and I'm wondering if you have any pointers on how to get more followers? I would love it if you would become a follower on my blog as I can use all the help I can get and as you've been pretty successful on your diet journey, I'm sure you've got some good ideas on keeping motivated! Hope to be inspired by you soon!


Unknown said...

Way to rock the skinny jeans at the party!!!! Missed ya!

Amanda said...

Props for eating Pho! I live in Vietnam right now and unfortunately thats about all I have for breakfast choices here...but at least its good!

Also, congrats on your weight loss. You are inspiring!

MegFordice said...

How goes the Shred? :)

Lew said...


I'm male, 30, British, overweight and started a weight-loss journey just four short days ago. I won't bore you with the details but after discovering your blog around November last year I figured I should do one of my own, keep me honest.

I just wanted to say that I've spent last few evenings reading your entire blog from start to finish. I will admit to skipping a lot of the John Mayer/Chris Thile posts and much of your family-related content (I'm not some trans-atlantic stalker). You truly are a great inspiration to me and I want to congratulate you on how far you've come.

Though I'm a software engineer by trade I do photography on the side for the love of it and have my third wedding coming up later this year. Your wedding photography is some of the best I've seen and is proving quite the inspiration.

All the best,

carla said...

you are such a fantastic photographer---too bad you dont live closer as I know I need some new (OK ANY :)) pics...

clc7pe said...

Well, I (like many who have commented here) am new to your blog, but I think it's fabulous! I'm not actually trying to lose weight (because I lack motivation), but I love seeing people make and work towards meeting their goals, it's very inspiring. You looked beautiful before (I'm part of the group that hates saying people only look beautiful after they lose weight, because everyone is beautiful when you really think about it!!), but you definitely look very lovely now. Can't lie, I like you very much more without the highlights that are in your side photo, much more natural.

Oh so on to the point of me commenting, damn rambling, I go on a couple blogs every day but my attention to them has waned and I'm always just excited to see if you've posted again! By the way, if you haven't seen Outblush blog, it's a women's shopping thing and gives me fabulous things to lust over every day. I'm not affiliated with it, I just think it's great.

Lastly, I share your love of John Mayer. I'm going to his concert in Va in March and am sitting 8th row floor, I will probably pass out from sheer love and adoration. My jealousy over your Mayercraft trip is unexplainable, but I'm glad someone cool got to experience it.

At this point, I should probably stop writing :) Keep up the great work!


Jill Pilgrim said...

You look so great!!!

rachaelgking said...

LOVE the family shot. It's the least-nerdy family portrait I've ever seen. And that's saying something. ;-)

Kat said...

Great blog pics! Can you tell me where you got the current weight and goal weight photos? What program is that? I'd like to do that of myself!

Julie said...

I found your blog by accident a few months ago and just love, love, love reading your posts! You inspired me to start my own blog and shed some serious pounds.

Love your pics! You look amaaaazzzing!


Liz said...

Hi Jennifer - I just started reading your blog and am so glad i found it - so inspirational! Am attempting this year to get healthy and lost the excess fat so will be following your story and trying to stay motivated!!! Keep it up! p.s. the new years dress WAS awesome, wish i suited red lipstick!! Liz