Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hiatus: Not so intentional...

Hey all!

Well, as we notice many of our beloved bloggers have been taking breaks (if indefinitely,) - rest assured that at this moment, my absence is purely busy self and lazy self.  I do miss checking in, but I've not been very connected here lately.

+8 or so pounds since WPPI.  You know, the last post with tons of really unhealthy food?  The eating has continued.  Yesterday was my first day of healthier eating - a big salad for lunch and our favorite stir fry for dinner.  But, those efforts were thwarted by the mass consumption of champagne.  At least I was able to circumvent the giant bag of M&M's Dan has been eating, and the remaining Paczki's, and have at least one day without super high levels of sugar in me.

I've also been going through a lot of personal growth / emotional issues / stress / anxiety since quitting smoking.  I don't want to blame what I'm going through with this + food on that, but the timing sure seems to be right.  I don't have cigarettes to quell my emotional stress anymore... I am working on figuring out an option that isn't "food," or "cry a lot," or "feel so scared I want to puke."  Deep breaths seem to help on a very short term basis... but I'm struggling to figure out what else to do.

If you're ever wondering where I am or what I'm up to, you can creep on me over at my Photography blog, or add me on Facebook.  (Or, my Ex Hot Girl Facebook is there, too.  Sometimes I post there and I don't post here.)  And while we're at it, do me a solid and "like" my Photography FB page.  It's cute, I promise.  :)

So, just wanted to pop in to say... I'm always around, just not always here.

A few recent shoots:

A February engagement session.  Nuts, but beautiful.

A promotional shoot with a local musician / artist.  What a blast she was!  (click here for the full shoot)

A quickie headshot session with Lilu of the Southified Masshole when she came to visit us in Wisconsin!  In case you're not sure who that is, she's the one who started the awesomely bad TMI Thursday!
(Click here to visit her post about that.)

Lots of headshot sessions:

Aaaand, a wonderful maternity session with my Sister-in law, her husband and their adorable little girl.

I lurve you guys.



Chubby McGee said...

I love your pics! You do such a great job in capturing the person/subject and not making it...I dunno..stuffy. I like photographers that can do that.

I've been absent, too. You're not alone. It's perfectly okay! As long as you're not sitting in a dark closet somewhere...with bags and bags of potato chips and Girl Scout Cookies.

jennifer said...

I quit smoking in July of last year and it took me until January of this year to get rid off and keep off that 13 pounds I gained when I quit. It happens and you will get over the it. Surprisingly, I don't rely on cigarettes anymore when I'm stressed and that was the reassurance I needed to know that I don't want to start again!

andthencameforty... said...

Hi there ex/still hot girl -

I have lurked on your blog and Jewlia Goulia's blog for oh, almost a year now? And I have greatly enjoyed both your journeys with weight loss and your photographs. Now Jewlia has disappeared - and just before her big reveal! I am so sad. Could you let her know how inspiring and amazing her blog was for me? I checked it all the time. I really really hope she continues to post openly...

And you, you need to post more!!!

Thanks for reading this - and for writing.

Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

I just had quite the splurgy weekend and am now trying to get back to that weight loss mode. Great pics!

Sarah said...

First of all, your photos are SO beautiful! You are very, very talented!

I know that you can get over the smoking hurdle. It's just a little bump in the road. Does it help to go for a walk when you crave them? Or read a book? Or shower? Just some suggestions. I hope you're feeling better SOON!