Friday, January 02, 2009

I lost 65 lbs without exercising!

What? Is this some sort of infomercial blog post? No, it's actually true. I have found the secret to weight loss. First, get pregnant with your second child. Gain extra weight because you are not living in a culture where walking everywhere is common place. Then, give birth to a 10lb 12 oz baby. Then, stay at home, taking care of 2 kids under the age of 3 for a few months. You will find your day consists mostly of feeding the kids, putting them down for naps, changing diapers, and potty training. It is unlikely that you will have time to eat. A few months later, when you get a chance, weigh yourself.

Don't believe me? I have photographic proof. Here are my before and after pictures:

So as you may realize, I am not making a resolution this year to lose weight. Exercise, yes, I need more energy. But with the goal to lose weight, not so much.

So what is the big resolution of 2009? 2009 has been deemed "The Year of Home Improvements" Yup, that's right, the ugly wallpaper in our kitchen that we have wanted to replace since we moved in in 2006, it's got to go. The carpet that looks like it is from the 60's, with a dull gray cloud pattern, that's probably going to go. We have to see how messy of an eater Alex turns out to be. And we are finally going to paint our living room, dinning area, and Dan office area. Any major construction projects? We shall see. Solar panels on the garage? Maybe. Replace our school classroom-like dining room ceiling? Perhaps. We are definitely going to paint or replace our backyard gates. Who knows, maybe we will even clean our garage or bring our fancy China inside so we can actually use it!

Bored and live in Southern California? Come hang out with our kids so we can actually work on a Home Improvement!

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