Thursday, November 29, 2007

The goose is getting fat...oh, wait, that's me!

We've finally arrived home from a whirlwind two weeks of visiting friends and family and besides mounds of laundry and one dead fish, we had a wonderful time and have survived virtually unscathed.

Our first visit was to the frigid north to visit our friends Rob and Kenna and their passel of kiddies. I haven't stayed up until 3:30 in the morning since college days--or maybe fussy nursing baby days! What a great time we had catching up with our favorite cheese heads.

Next we headed out to visit my folks for Thanksgiving and then on to my grandparents for a mini-reunion in New York for a long weekend.
Now I've never been a woman with body issues--a diet or work-out plan here and there, yes, but the truth is, I'm way too into cooking and eating to really give any serious thought to excessive exercise or health food! But here's the rub: it's more painful than I expected to have someone who looks just like you be 20 lbs. lighter! Here's the photo of the happy fam:

I'm on the left and Ruth Ann is on the right. We've always been a matching set right down to our double names, but now she's quite skinny and I'm, well, getting "settled" and pudgy around the middle. She's earned it with discipline and self-control--she's careful about her eating and exercises often. I'm not and I don't. And until this past weekend, I thought I was ok with that. Now I'm not so sure.

I picked up a Walk Away the Pounds video at the library.


anika said...

WELCOME back! I missed you!
You look just fine to me, but walk on sister if you feel the need!
you are loved

Beth said...

Good to have you back. I was wondering if you guys had went away for the holiday or you were just taking a break from the blog world. If you need any tips on diet or exercise, I would be happy to help.

Saralyn said...

Anika--thanks for the kind words. Last week I would have agreed with you!

Beth--knowing your self-discipline and love for exercise, I'm warning you that I'm terriblyfrustrating! Ask Anika about my pendulum swinging eating (she's my health food girl).

Rebecca said...

I feel the same way! I am way too much of a foodie & love cooking & baking to be overly into health food & exercise. I'll be needing to lose some weight after the baby is born & I'm thinking there must be a balance in there somewhere.....

Glad you enjoyed your getaway, even if it was a bit of a whirlwind ;>)