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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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So I know Josh and I don't look much like that picture anymore...but I wanted to put it up for a few reasons...1. Because I like it 2. to remember the feelings of that particular time in my life 3. for motivation to shrink myself back down to somewhere within...hmm...AT LEAST 30 pounds of that. Why shrinking has to be so incredibly hard for me I can't understand...it is a super power I was not born with. Now, inflating I have down to an art...I can do that really well. I don't even have to try...in the words of N. Dynamite, "I am probably the best I know of".
Do you think I could make it as a super hero named "Inflata Girl" (say it with a loud booming voice and carry out the ggiiiirrrrrrl)? All in good fun my folks...just displaying a little humor as I try and summon the powers within to raise my metabolism by 50% and instantly have a diversion to all things...food like (pregnancy isn't an option...I liked all things food like when with child...except mac n cheese...blah)

***note to self: never search on Google for an image of "Inflata Girl" ever again***

25 comments:

Shane and Amy Jo said...

That is a really good picture of both you & Josh. In all of those motivational speeches, they always tell you to visualize the prize. I remember in track, the coaches would tell you to visualize...let's say the trip-jump...before you actually make your attempt. Whatever works, right?!?

Jennifer Dunn said...

You have such a great sense of humor!

note to self: read Laura's blog for an honest and fresh perspective on life's little challenges!

That is a lovely picture. I was reluctant to replace my old blog header because I also like to remind myself of when I was younger and thinner and so in love. It reminds me that I actually am still so in love!

Shawn and Megan Atwood said...

Okay, can I say you are hilarious! Second, I really think you should become a writer, seriously, You are such a good writer, I think you would make big bucks!!!!Thirdly, I wish you lived close to me so we could try to lose weight together, I so need someone to motivate me! Fourthly, maybe you do live close to me and I don't know it because I have no clue where you live or what you are up to! (I need to be better at keeping in touch with people! So where are you and what are you up to?) Fifthly, that is cool you were in my bro's ward, I love that little Jaxon, he melts my heart!

**nicke said...

you crack me up! i love your picture. i think it is super funny that we haven't ever really met but i think you are a great friend. so, i did your tag (i think you tagged me???) and i tagged you back... so get on it!

also, i agree with jennifer and megan... i read your blog for fresh perspective and you really do have a gift with words. you really should be a writer... you could be the next stephanie meyer. ahhh, edward...

Shelby said...

This was too funny--love the picture too!

Casey Marie said...

You both look great in that picture. And I think you should follow everyone's advice and start (or should I say finish?) some books.

munge said...

You go, Inflata Girl!!!

Alli said...

I am all for motivation. You look beautiful in that picture.. Your so witty I love to read your posts.
That blanket is so pretty..

Cheri said...

Oh no! I could have told you not to google that! That's just looking for trouble. Ha, hope it wasn't to bad.
I love that picture at the top. It's very pretty and I agree with you, one of my biggest motivations to get in shape are looking at pictures of myself and trying to look like THAT again. I hope it works for you, too!

Kristin, Jeff, and Michael said...

You guys are so cute! I love that picture! You really are a funny girl...you know it? You make eeverything enjoyable to read and you entertain me. So thank you! And I'll take your advice and not google Inflata girl!

Des- T.Designs said...

I like the picture! I really do. I think the same when I look back on our enagament picture- that I loved that time and it reminds me of it....and I agree with the quilt. I love it!
so about the nursery and office...feel free to send any pictures. and do you think you have alittle time to email me some of your tastes....like do you already have stuff in there you would like to keep, do you have a color scheme. do you like a red brown, or blues -you get the jist. Also do you like themes- like cowboy, or superhero, or animals, cars etc. maybe just kind of explain what you have what you want and like. pics are great! desaraefowler@hotmail.com or desarae.fowler@gmail.com :)

Liz said...

Seriously...I look at wedding pictures and just laugh and laugh. There's no way I could fit into my wedding dress right now. Pregnant or not.
You look beautiful in the pic, by the way.

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By the way, it is true, you are so funny. And you and Josh are a sexy sexy couple.

Us Bailey's said...

Your picture is gorgous! I love it! Mike and I have attempted to do a six week challenge where we eat good and exercize with prizes for meeting goals and 6 weeks didn't seem overly long-- well we have officially lasted 1 whole day lol! That's it! So if you know any tricks let me know -- I had all the baby fat off and now I'm gaining some of it back-- although I don't have a baby to use as an excuse!

Brandi said...

I think this is a good picture of both of you. So have you made plans to come down this way for Christmas?

ashley said...

haha! Did you get a nice picture of a blow up doll? :) love it. You are so beautiful and always will be. I have always loved your coloring!

ashley said...

Yes, I realize that the picture is in black and white but I have what you look like stamped in my mind forever, cause I love yoU!

Bradbury Trio said...

You are so funny Laura--and Julie's comments cracked me up to!! I tend to say crack up a lot on your blog!! Because you really do make so many people's day with a single post! Love you Laura! I would love you any shape or size! You're beautiful inside and out, and I wish I could see you now, as neighbors....oh wouldn't we just have the best of time!!!?? The header picture looks great! I love you guys!!