Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Who Me, Slow?

Me, Heathrow Airport, Dec. 3, 2006, trying to contain my excitement at going home.

In other news:

My no sugar plan is going swimmingly. Well, except for the part where I pretty much want to kill everyone all the time. I could use some work with that part of the plan.

In other other news, I thought I'd share some more photos (to distract you from the general lack of running news) which I am calling the Evolution of Jeanne:

July 4, 2006.

Happy return from Sevilla, Number One Daughter! Dec. 21, 2006.

Company Christmas Party photo booth, Dec. 2006. Who knew I had it in me?

Dec. 23, Kennedy Center Concert.

It's entirely possible that I am losing weight. I refuse to write it, in case I jinx the whole thing.

So, just to balance out the yang from the yin, let's post this one from Christmas morning:

Keeping it real. Someone needs a new nightie.

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Photos courtesy S., D., K. and B.

30 comments:

Neese said...

i love the red hat in the first photo, and North Face, way cool i have two..love em... and, the final photo omg i think it's my favorite keeping it real is awesome great photo post!

Firefly's Running said...

Yes, you are losing weight. (YES, I did say it! Blame it on me if it get jinxed.)

Waterfall said...

Definitely losing weight. And years. Just goes to show, running keeps you young.

Anita said...

Jeanne, I'm surprised no one told you but anyone attempting to give up sugar is permitted to kill and/or maim up to three people during the first 60 days of abstinence. Choose your weapons and happy hunting! (This offer void where prohibited by law.)

And yes, you're losing weight and yes, please get a new nightgown.

Just12Finish said...

2 words: Victoria's Secret.

Show off that sugar-free masterpiece!

Dori said...

Yay, NODs home! And looking none the worse for wear. Good job on the no sugar. I'm up to 16 days (!), although Christmas Eve dinner at the marvelous Cosmo's restaurant was a close call. It's hard to resist a gourmet dessert. I don't have much energy, which I'm blaming on the lack of chocolate. However, my disposition is fine--just ask my husband. Wait, let me remove that sock from his mouth...

21st Century Mom said...

Nice! You are onen brave woman for posting that last picture. How about you ENJOY you-know-what (I'm not going to say it and create a jinx sitchyashun).

Are those sugar-free pies coming out of the oven?

Susan said...

How wonderful! You are braver than I - there will be no Christmas morning pictures of me on my blog!

Have some sugar-free pie for me!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Thanks for sharing those photos-you've become a new person!! You look great. Have a great New Years:)

Susan said...

Fabulous evolution! Keep 'em coming! I posted a similar evolution on my blog last night (well, OK, it's very different, but an evolution nonetheless).

nancytoby said...

What ARE those things in the oven? I WANT ONE!

Looks like you could use a new stove, too. That one looks like mine, circa 1962. :-)

Stephanie said...

Wow, you look fabulous!! Happy New Year to you!!

Ashley C aka Kitten said...

ROTFLMAO! Thanks for the post - LOVED the pics. And, if I may say, you look maaaaaaahhhhhvelous!!!

Juls said...

NOD is BEAUTIFUL. And so are you.

That last photo made me laugh though because as I sit here typing this I am wearing my GRANDMA's flannel nightgown. I am not sure that I am as brave as you to post it though. Humm?
I was thinking the same thing...
"someone needs a new nightie"

Happy New Year!

Laurie said...

You look younger, happier, and thinner. Keep up the good work!

Ellie said...

MMMMmmmm, Dutch Babies! Been hearing about 'em, gonna make some! Nancy steered me to your blog so I could see a picture of some. Congratulations on your weight loss and sugar abstinence!

craig said...

What you are taking out of the oven in the last picture looks very much like the oven pancakes I make for my daughters. Running does a body good.

LBTEPA said...

Maybe I shouold give up sugar... hang on, wine is made of sugar, oh dear...
You are becoming more of a hottie all the time :)
(but do get a new nightie)
BTW it took 2 weeks of very disciplined mince pie eating to gain the weight, you need have no worries whatsoever.

Lora said...

Any woman that can be comfy within herself to wear a shiny green sleeveless top AND be seen in a flannel nitegown is someone I want to keep on my friends list!!

Real women rock!!

susie said...

You might be feeling like you're ready to kill, but you LOOK beautiful and happy. I've not been as successful, but I'm trying. Keep up the good work for both of us, ok? Enjoy NOD, too.

Rae said...

Wow!! I guess seeing pictures all along you don't notice when people have lost weight but you look awesome!!!

And please let me know when your b-day is so I can send you a super hot set of PJs!! You are too hot of a momma to wear that nightgown!

Firefly's Running said...

Jeanne, to answer your question - YES, that was your name of my awesome pre-race shirt. You deserve it!

Steve said...

Hi Jeanne and THANKS for the comment.

To answer your question, I used a Fujifilm Finepix V-10, very compact camera. As far as shooting myself, I just place the camera somewhere in front of me and racewalk towards it.
What you don't see in the video, is me walking away from the camera so that I can walk back towards it.( edited out).
My racewalking IS getting faster, but unfortunately I can only go for short intervals.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Steve said...

PS Whatever that is in your oven........ it sure looks tasty!

Black Knight said...

Nice pictures! You look like the sister of your daughter. Happy new year to you and your family.

Neese said...

Happy New Year! :o)

bbieberitz said...

congrats on the work you did. It really makes a difference. you should be proud :) Keep up the good work.

Mark I. said...

Lots of nice pictures. But that one of you and your daughter in the airport is lovely - a keeper, for sure!

IHateToast said...

you look fab. in all the photos.
my favourite is of you and NOD on 21 dec.

but the amelie photobooth shots are very fun, too.

merry merry and happy happy!

brent said...

great pictures jeanne! lookin' good!!!