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Friday, August 01, 2008

let there be *jazz hands*

So I am in. I figure if Mrs. G can bare her bum in polka dot panties in an effort to make me healthier and such, the least I can do is play along. Lord knows I will take any opportunity to ramble on about the joys of the eight count and dancing.

It completes me.

Greg took this picture last summer, at the coast. I was on about 80 mg of Prednisone at the time and sporting chipmunk cheeks ala steroids.
Rock climbing, coastline style

I was on a heavy dose until I tapered off just a few months ago. Doctors tell me the equation goes like this:

Months spent on Puffy, Weight increasing drugs is = Months taking off said Puffy jumpsuit.

Like pregnancy. *sigh*

I guess I am on track, and with a little help from my friends, and a swift kick to my ample padding, I hope to improve my health and impress my rheumatologist when he returns from Spain this fall.

(He's a stickler for effort and hard work.)

So, are you in?
Post-glisten, just this morning. Yes, it is raining.

I feel better than I look. Really.

23 comments:

Saucy said...

Sorry, babe... not in. I'm on 50 mg of prednisone right now and guess what... opposite effect. I've dropped from 117 to 107 in two weeks. I've got no boobies left and I used to have a really, awesome, fantastic rack.

If I exercise, there would be nothing left for Veto to squeeze. It's really an awful problem... just as bad as being overweight. People always comment with "ohmygawd what is WRONG with you? you are wasting away!" like I have a mental disease! Just a bit. You know that.

Mrs. G. said...

You look fantastic-all glowing and kick-ass-atastic. I was in the rain too.

Rima said...

You look gorgeous right now, Mama Milton!

Kimberly said...

I'm angling to get a wii fit for my birthday next month. I eat pretty decent these days but the exercise? Non-existant at this point. Thanks for the kick of inspiration - you look fab!

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lapoflux said...

I am in - once I get moved (because stress eating is going to see me through...)
I'm up 25 lbs in a year so I need some help.
Though there will be no baring my knickers - I am nowhere near as courageous as Mrs G!!
And you look awesome - though the chipmunk cheeks were cute too!

lapoflux said...

Sorry about the multiple comments, my laptop is behaving strangely...

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Prednisone is the frickin' worst. I took it for some bouts of bronchitis/pneumonia and it made me into an insane insomniac. And puffy? I was Stay Puft puffy.

You? You are so dang beautiful. You shine.

Stu said...

I have noticed a difference. The work is paying off.

-Stu

Professor J said...

You look great! I'm glad to have you in this with me (and many other derfwads).

flutter said...

You look fantastic, girl. You are inspiring me.

Scribbit said...

I think you look great too--so healthy!

Jennifer H said...

You look amazing!

So you're saying exercise works? Darn. I was hoping for evidence to the contrary. :-)

My treadmill is waiting...

mushroomvillagers said...

You go girl. Man, I can't remember the last time I worked out. You look great!

Lisa Milton said...

Talk about kindness. I post an untouched picture I asked Lexi to snap after class - she looked at me, like I was crazy, because 'you are all sweaty' - and you are too sweet.

Thanks so much. Really.

holly said...

i will *continue* to exercise ... with you?

you look great on the before, sweetie. what, are you going for unbelievably awesome? i'm happy enough to settle for not-painful-to-look-at...

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, but remember it is better to 'wrook' good, then to feel good I always say. But baby, you 'wrook' 'mawwvoolus'!

Fernando Llamas...err...I mean your hubby.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

You really are, what's the word? Amazing. And it's not just the jazz hands stuff.

If it really is helpful you, I will drag my ass out to do whatever [except jog] you would like me to do. Let me know...

San Diego Momma said...

I think you look fabulous.
And by the way, you should wear that color every day.

Beck said...

You're so pretty! Good luck!
I gained FIFTEEN POUNDS last year. 15! So I'm working on losing that. Yeah.

missburrows said...

You look lovely. What exactly are you asking us to join in on?

Bee Repartee said...

Found you on twitter under a "our city" search and then I see Kimberly and Miss Burrows here....it's like, how did I miss coming here?

Anyway, very nice to read you..and here is to fitting into our 'skinny' jeans. :)