Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Results


The weight loss challenge has come to an end, and I am victorious. As of Thursday morning, I was down 6.2 pounds, and as of this morning another 1.2 less than that. I'm trying not to be too show-offy about this, as that would be unclassy. But I am pretty stoked (yikes--1980 called. They want their slang back) that I made it through Thanksgiving without gaining anything.

We had a great Thanksgiving in Wytheville. The great big kitchen was abuzz with activity and way too many cooks. I think I counted 5 people at once trying to prepare various dishes. It was pandemonium, but when we sat down, everything was finished at the same time and delicious. I especially enjoyed Andy's stuffing, made the way his mum makes it. It's an onion and sage stuffing that's flattened out and fried crispy in a pan. Yum!

You'd think that I'd have taken a ton of pictures with all the fall splendor around me, but I was kind of busy driving through the mountains. I did notice this billboard and it struck me as funny:


I guess "aiming high" means different things to different people. Not that there's anything shameful about getting your GED, but isn't that kind of a Plan B ?

Yep, I'm a snob. There, I've said it.

8 comments:

Jacquie said...

Congrats on the weight loss. I gained 5 pounds since my birthday. It's all Mark's fault. I have never seen anyone eat like him...and stay thin somehow. He is killing me with all the junk food. Anyway, my 5 pounds went right to my Irish ass...not my boobs like I had hoped.

JB said...

I am proud of you - and envious - I need to get back in the game now that Thanksgiving is over!!

Janine Serresseque said...

Jake, you look fantastic. I'm inspired by you! Don't worry about those 5 pounds--you'll get rid of 'em. But yes, The Boyfriend Factor can be disruptive to one's discipline. I know that happened with Andy and me.

Janine Serresseque said...

JB, thanks for the encouragement! I'm pluggin' away at it, but it's not easy! I want my 20-year-old metabolism back. This exercise shit is for the birds!

Jacquie said...

Thanks Neen! You have been my inspiration for years! You were the first person I knew who started walking on regular basis. I remember you calling ME to get me out there with you. So I am just following your lead kiddo!

I guess I can't really blame Mark completely for the recent weight gain...I can now add JB to the list. You know that lovely Thanksgiving Day pie that is featured on her blog…well, she brought it into the office on Monday and I have been shoveling it down my face for three days now. She is such a great cook, so nice, so funny, so talented, so pretty…and yet there is this evil side…

JB said...

Oh Jake - I did not make that pie - Robert T. did - blame him! :)

Jessica said...

Sounds like a nice day. We kind of spaced Thanksgiving somewhat since it's spring and no one knows what we're talking about over here. Last year we made a point to go to the American Women's Assoc. Thanksgiving. Somehow chatting with (very nice) strangers made me feel even less like it was the holiday. This year I made a couple of things my aunt always makes (the veggie ones) leading up to the day, and that was about it. But the thankfulness part is key as you said. Lots to be thankful for...

This is too long - maybe I should have posted it on my own neglected blog. :)

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